Supernatural fandom should be coming any moment now.
an unexpected addition but highly appreciated
I couldn’t care less about your religion or sexual orientation or race or whether you’re a virgin or have slept with 400 people or have done time in jail
but the moment you eat my leftovers without asking that’s when i decide you’re a terrible person
tiger mommas are the sweetest
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
Okay, but let’s talk for a second about how that one lady called turkey “big chicken”
You can’t even buy all food with food stamps. You just… you flat-out can’t buy “food that will be eaten in the store/any food sold for on-premises consumption” or any “hot foods” with food stamps—meaning you can’t buy anything hot, you can’t buy anything that gets blended together, you can’t buy anything “pre-prepared,” in most cases you can’t use your EBT card at restaurants. You literally CANNOT purchase a milkshake with food stamps, because it’s considered “sold for on-premises consumption” (which was ridiculous at the place I worked, because the customer had to mix their own milkshake themself with a little machine we provided them, and several people got upset—rightfully so, I think—that it wasn’t covered under food stamps, because they often only found out at the register after already mixing it, often as a treat for their kids). You literally can’t walk into a gas station, grab one of those hot dogs off their grills/out of the little heated food area, and buy it with food stamps, because it’s hot.
And when I say “can’t,” I don’t mean “if the cashier notices you trying and cares enough to stop you, they’ll refuse to do it for you.” I mean “it is actually impossible to do this.” I’m not even sure these people who disseminate false information about food stamps have paid any attention at all when buying things at the store, because what happens is: We scan in the customer’s items, into our computer. The computer has specific codes for the items and rules for what it will let you pay for things with. We scan the customer’s EBT card, and it tells us exactly how much of that price total can be paid for via EBT, and it will not include anything that isn’t food, and it will not include anything considered “pre-prepared” food. It does this automatically AND THERE IS NO OVERRIDE FOR IT. If our machines say that you can’t use the EBT card to pay for something, there is literally nothing we can do to change that, even if we WANTED to.
So no. You can’t buy iPads or cigarettes with food stamps. You can’t withdraw money from casinos or anywhere else with food stamps. You can’t buy dog food with food stamps; sometimes you can’t even buy people food with food stamps. I’m not even sure if you can buy “the big chicken legs” at Disney with food stamps; remember, you can’t buy “any food sold for on-premises consumption” OR any hot foods, and that’s both.
Literally the only thing these fearmongers listed that you can actually purchase with food stamps even if you are in goddamn cahoots with the evil liberal cashier or store manager is soda, and the judgement against people buying that with food stamps is classist fuckwittery at its finest.
So, as always, Fox News is actually flat-out lying, and hateful conservatives both don’t know what they’re talking about and don’t give a fuck about people going through shit that they will never have to go through themselves, and that they in fact don’t have even the tiniest clue about (not even via five seconds’ research; a list of things that can’t be purchased with food stamps is on the Food and Nutrition Services website) but still think they should spout off about to their TV audience anyway.
I’ve been intrigued and delighted by the increase in transmedia stories and web series popping up on YouTube, tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. In particular, I admire how people are taking advantage of the high degree of technological connectivity in today’s age to represent timeless classics. So far, I’ve found:
- The Autobiography of Jane Eyre (ongoing)
Based on Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- Emma Approved by Pemberley Digital (ongoing)
Based on Emma by Jane Austen
- The Emma Project (ongoing)
Based on Emma by Jane Austen
- Green Gables Fables (ongoing)
Based on Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
- Grimm Reflections by WimseyProductions (ongoing)
Based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales
- Jules and Monty by TUTV (ongoing)
Based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- Kate the Cursed by Golden Moose Productions (ongoing)
Based on The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
- The Lizzie Bennet Diaries by Pemberley Digital
Based on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Lil Women by PERIODS. Films
Based on Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- The March Family Letters (coming December 2014)
Based on Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Nick Carraway Chronicles
Based on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Notes by Christine (ongoing)
Based on Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
- A Tell-Tale Vlog by Shipwrecked
Based on the life of Edgar Allan Poe
- Welcome to Sanditon by Pemberley Digital
Based on Sanditon by Jane Austen
- BlankVerse - reimagining the work of William Shakespeare in a modern university context. (ongoing)
- Classic Alice - a girl decides to base important life decisions on what characters do in classic literature. (ongoing)
- I Didn’t Write This - book excerpts adapted to video with music. (ongoing)
- University Ever After - fairy tale characters go to college. (ongoing)
Do you know of any others I can add? If so, please let me know.
In France, they say “mdr” instead of “lol” and that roughly translates to “death by laughter” so basically instead of laughing really loudly like we do, the French laugh so hard that they die.
French slang is freaking metal.
DEATH BY OHONHONHON
My mom got called on to read aloud in class and came across the word ‘island’ and pronounced the s (is-land) and the whole class laughed at her and the teacher told her she was stupid. She grew up hating reading and has literally not read any books, newspapers, magazines, etc. since my sister and I were younger and then she only read us children’s books because she ‘had to.’ So like, don’t do this.
Cosima Niehaus calls bullshit.
Of course there’s the fact that COSIMA IS THE EXPERIMENT.
That’s what this moment is about. He’s saying he knows she’s an experiment. And she’s saying she’s knows too. It’s one of the most dangerous scenes in my opinion.