princewenyuan:

“Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?) Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.”

One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)

GO THE FUCK OFFFF

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 . .  . is this a thing up North or something? Because I can’t think of any ethnic food spot near me that I actually think of as cheap. It’s all mid to high range. It’s fair prices too for what you get so I would never complain, but if I can afford to go out I can look around and go HEY I want to eat out! Do I want Thai, Indian, Greek, Russian, Japanese, actual Chinese or a burger. 
 … wallet voted burger. Fantastic. >.< 

I never hear anyone complaining about these places being too expensive UNLESS you hit the white owned famous chef type places and then I’m when we go we are all side eyeing those prices because we know the Japanese place downtown makes better food for less. 

We do here though side eye expensive burgers and steaks because WTF I live in Texas and there is no way you need to charge $40.00 for steak and potatoes. I literally (and I MEAN literally) have two cattle ranches near me, so don’t tell me about import costs. The sushi places can tell me about import costs because I don’t know how you get fresh fish to Dallas. Magic I assume. So that can be expensive and I accept that. I do not accept crazy expensive burgers because no. 

So I’m blaming New York for this one, Because when in doubt, blame New York. But this can’t be a thing all over 0.o 

athena-i:

Toro the Flaming Kid!

athena-i:

Toro the Flaming Kid!

seekingwillow:

bikenesmith:

im really tired of europeans on here reblogging posts about racism in america and adding shocked disapproving comments like “get it together america lol” as if there isn’t an enormous amount of racism in europe and as if it wasn’t the europeans that first colonized the new world that planted the seed of racism in north america

___

Where your multigenerational history black people at Europe? Oh yeah, the Holocaust - but you never remind folks. Where your 20th century US Black refugees at Europe? Oh yeah, Holocaust again. Where your Roma at Europe? Oh yeah, you’re driving them out of everywhere - despite their diminished numbers from the Holocaust too. Where your Turkish French at France? Oh yeah you refuse to consider them French. Where your Muslim French at France? Oh yeah, you keep trying to legislate them away. Where YOUR Turkish Germans at Germany? Oh your neo-nazis on the streets and in the halls of power are harassing them? Where your stolen Jewish gold at Switzerland? Come on Switzerland we keep waiting for you to make reparations. Where your Asian minority ethnicities at Russia? Oh yeah you keep trying to exterminate them.  Where your black people at Netherlands? They feeling respected? Oh yeah you keep using black face so you can keep the tradition of Zwarte Piet. How your Black Italians feeling, Italy? Oh you keep throwing bananas at them and insulting them in public and spitting on them? Where your Muslims at Sweden? Oh you’re busy trying to legislate against Mosques? Along with some of the Netherlands? And also promoting persons who create life-size pregnant black woman, naked, minstrel face, Saartjie Baartman cake - complete with red insides - to be eaten by individuals including YOUR MINISTER OF CULTURE? Where your black folk at Ireland? And where the real Black Irish? Oh you’re busy busting into their houses and attacking them, spraying graffiti and assaulting them on street corners and telling them to GTFO YOUR Country? Where your Black Spaniards at Spain? Oh you’re spitting on them too, just like the Italians?

Where YOUR Black Folk at England? Oh the police keep beating (and/or shooting) them to death and you’ve got a neo-nazi political party determined to cleanse England of all the ‘Darkies and P*kies’. Alrighty then.

*side eyes Europe and the UK and anyone thinking they’re untouched by racism and antiblackness and chromophobia*

Not reblogging so much for this us versus them nature of this but for the succinct run down of racism through the world 0.o The number of countries trying to legislate against Muslims floored me :(

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silvaniart:

Oo-de-lally Assemble

silvaniart:

Oo-de-lally Assemble

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illustratedkate:

steve “cool dad” rogers

AKA Over 30 on Tumblr

illustratedkate:

steve “cool dad” rogers

AKA Over 30 on Tumblr

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xpetrushka:

do you ever cry because baby bucky having plans for after the war

that-leftycurse:


Heroes for Hire Issue 5, 1997

For a man, who’s best friend is called Toro, to wear what looks like a Totoro short amuses the hell out of me.
Jim Hammond is my everything.

Me headcanon that Jim and Toro bond of Disney and Ghibli films is at least quasi-canon. I love it. 

that-leftycurse:

Heroes for Hire Issue 5, 1997

For a man, who’s best friend is called Toro, to wear what looks like a Totoro short amuses the hell out of me.

Jim Hammond is my everything.

Me headcanon that Jim and Toro bond of Disney and Ghibli films is at least quasi-canon. I love it. 

hazelxfaerie:

kristaferanka:

uncannybrettwhite:

patbaer:

laughterkey:

bookshop:

heidi8:

teamfreekickass:

alexandertheprettyalright:

mamalaz:

Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel 

Speaking their lines vs the final product

Why is Vin Diesel looking down? Is he worried he’s gonna forget his line?

Vin Diesel asked the director his inspiration for every line he did and did multiple takes until he was satisfied. He also recorded the line over 1,000 times and also recorded his lines in Mandarin, Portuguese, French, and Spanish so they could use his real voice in those versions. He’s looking at his lines because Vin Diesel is a  dedicated  motherfucking professional

And then he showed up at the LA premiere like this: 

Vin Diesel in an I AM GROOT shirt, on stilts, because he is awesome and magical

Stilts, people!

Vin Diesel is so fantastic every time I hear people mock him I just want to be like “excuse you, do you know of any other multi-racial actor in Hollywood who’s fronted a blockbuster franchise featuring an unashamedly multi-cultural cast full of primarily non-white actors, and who has done it unapologetically over and over again for *seven* installments? NO, YOU DON’T, SIT THE FUCK DOWN.”

<3 <3 <3

Vin Diesel makes goofy movies like The Pacifier so he can keep making Riddick movies. He even went so far as to found Tigon Studios to make sure the Riddick video game was good (it was awesome).

I love Vin Diesel!

In high school and college, when Vin Diesel really rose to box office prominence, I used to hate Vin Diesel because he seemed like the kind of dumb macho guy that A. made fun of me a lot and B., well, A’s enough, isn’t it? 

And then he went on “The Tonight Show” and talked in depth about his high school life as a hardcore D&D player. So. I’m on board with Vin Diesel now. And also, like, don’t judge people by how they look

i don’t even care about the gifs. reblogging for the comments and cause Vin is my boy. 

whoa i learned things

I knew none of this and must now share with others!!

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Send me a word plus ‘Headcanon’ and I’ll give a headcanon based on that word.

roachpatrol:

imagine steve rogers finding out people were saying that girls and women shouldn’t wear captain america merchandise and uploading a youtube video of him that consists of like seven minutes of him reading the stupid comments out loud in silly voices and laughing

He would not read in a silly voice and laugh. I feel like he would do an epic take down in all seriousness

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