Why did Marx’s toilet always play music whenever it flushed?
Because of the violins inherent in the cistern
Holy SHIT the secondary characters in this show go down fast!
Whedon is a butcher. o_o
fakespaceskull asked: now now, some kids get to go on field trips all the time! like students in some New York charter schools had their schools closed for the day last Tuesday and were sent on a "field trip" because Eva Moskowitz (who owns Success Academy Charter School) is mad at Mayor Bill de Blasio and wanted to use them as political props for a pro-privatised-education speech
[lights everything on fire]
fun fact: if you tell someone to kill themselves it’s considered encouraging suicide and you can get a fine of $25,000 and 10+ years in prison. if they actually commit you can be charged with manslaughter.
so really it’s in your best interest not to be a cunt.
This needs to be shared
…Doesn’t this criminalize talking about assisted suicide?
This seems like a real dumb law.
Like, of all the things that have driven me to considering suicide, people telling me to kill myself are way low on the list and actually encourage me to stay alive simply through sheer pigheadedness. If we’re going to make people responsible for other people’s suicides, I can think of a lot of things that should be considered far more relevant.
Like, I don’t know, secretly filming your roommate having gay sex and putting it on the Internet, for example. Just to throw a tooootally random hypothetical out there.
Yeah. If this is a law, it’s a stupid one for multiple reasons.
Okay, so, um, OP is blowing this law a biiitt out of proportion, but it is not actually a dumb law. I have read about cases.
Haha, this post went into some terrible territory, so tw for everything? specifically predators related and depression and suicide related. Not nice stuff.
It’s one of those laws that is on the books for when they need it, not one they are going to enforce on everyone that does it, if that makes any sense. Lets see if I can dig up the specific case in question. Ah, found it. I really don’t want to link to any specific thing because this is one of the sickest stories I have ever read anywhere, but the dudes name is William Melchert-Dinkel and he went on suicide chats under false identities, talked to people who were planning to kill themselves, told them to do it by hanging in front of a webcam in a pact with him, and then watched. Several times. But like, because the chat was for people already planning to do it, they are trying to argue that he isn’t guilty.
Another use for this law is people who taunt potential jumpers. Police need a reason to get those people away from the scene as quickly as possible.
I have heard it used in assisted suicide cases, and that is terrible, but only when the death actually happens, not just in the discussion of it. The wording of the Minnesota version of it (I know this from the above mentioned case) isSubdivision 1.Aiding suicide.
Whoever intentionally advises, encourages, or assists another in taking the other’s own life may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than 15 years or to payment of a fine of not more than $30,000, or both.
Subd. 2.Aiding attempted suicide.
Whoever intentionally advises, encourages, or assists another who attempts but fails to take the other’s own life may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than seven years or to payment of a fine of not more than $14,000, or both.
They are clearly anti-assisted suicide laws, but there are real uses for them outside of that use (my own thoughts on assisted suicide are still a bit… uncertain, but that is for another time.)
So yeah, they wouldn’t come after anon’s via IP, but if someone was cyberbullied to the point of suicide by like, one or two people, this is recourse for the family. In fact, it might also be a way for someone to fight back against cyberbullies in general.
But like, just encouraging is not illegal in any form of the law I can find, unless there is an attempt made, and then it becomes, probably, a matter of degree. My guess is that it would have to be after someone makes known their intent.
Okay, this discussion is going bad places with my head, so it is ending for now.
This makes a lot more sense. Still reeeeally not happy about the way it criminalizes assisted suicide but this makes the actual uses significantly clearer.
Although I must admit to a certain wariness after the Aaron Schwarz debacle towards laws that could be used to prosecute people for online behavior… but I guess at this point if the US wants you to rot in prison for eternity they’re going to find a way regardless of legality so fuck it, I guess the point is moot.
Keeper and Allacharade: rays of sunshine and hope in the world.
As good as Buffy is there’s some really dated material in there.
Like the concept of public school kids going on a field trip to anywhere other than a standardized testing facility.
Hah. The 90s sure were a weird, decadent time, eh?
ANNE FRANK WAS BI
HOW DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME THIS
I FEEL FUCKING ROBBED
This is the part where I give you a really hard side-eye because that was very obvious iN HER DIARY WHICH YOU SHOULD HAVE READ BY NOW.
In school you don’t read her full diary and I have a theory why now.
bisexual erasure is incredible
whoa I had no idea. Read more books, me, GOD.
This was super duper meaningful to me as a kid and absolutely no one else in middle school wanted to talk about it.
I mean, look at this, from the wikipedia quote above:
Diary: Thursday, 6 January 1944 “Once when I was spending the night at Jacque’s, I could no longer restrain my curiosity about her body, which she’d always hidden from me and which I’d never seen. I asked her whether, as proof of our friendiship, we could touch each other’s breasts. Jacque refused. I also had a terrible desire to kiss her, which I did. Every time I see a female nude, such as the Venus in my art history book, I go into ecstasy. Sometimes I find them so exquisite I have to struggle to hold back my tears. If only I had a girlfriend!”
THIS IS NOT SUBTLE SHIT PEOPLE.
You know, there’s an interesting and complex dance in Faramir’s account of his people’s history. On the one hand, he makes much of the role of regressive attitudes in the decay of the line of Gondor, blaming the line’s fall on the elevation of the dead over the concerns of the living—and of those generations not yet born. And yet, on the other hand he seems discontent with the embracing of the “twilight” culture of the Rohirrim and the martial preoccupation that comes with it. He’s not a bitter man as he is in the film, spitting out lines about war making corpses of us all, but he’s certainly a melancholic thinker, and not a lover of war as was Boromir.
He seems caught between past and present, unsure of the best way forward, and I wonder if his stated belief early on that the return of the High King would be best for Gondor isn’t a sign of his own desire to resolve these doubts… or more accurately, to have these doubts resolved for him.
Today in… Ways Peter Jackson Pisses Me Off!
I just got to the description of Henneth Annun and it’s described as basically being more covered in sparkly rainbows than a pride rally and Peter Jackass filmed that entire landscape as a desaturated bunch of blues and browns.
I guess I never noticed before because I was too preoccupied by how egregiously Jackson screwed up Faramir’s character.
I just realized that Xander and Sokka would probably get along remarkably well. I have no idea how such a thing could be made to take place, but that is a crossover begging to happen.