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Stepford Wives

Stepford Wives

A comparison of the two Stepford Wives adaptations written for the MMU Novella Award blog. Ira Levin’s fantastic novella is one of my all time favourite books. Ask me nicely and I’ll tell you the other three. ;)

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The moment when Francis Capra from Veronica Mars is in Crank with Jason Statham and you don’t know who you want to win the gun fight. AARGH YOU’RE TEARING ME APART LISA

The moment when Francis Capra from Veronica Mars is in Crank with Jason Statham and you don’t know who you want to win the gun fight. AARGH YOU’RE TEARING ME APART LISA

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Pride and Prejudice (1995)

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Mourning the end of House of Lies season three? Mourn with me

House of Lies- Afterthoughts

House of Lies- Afterthoughts

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***WARNING: IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE FINAL THREE EPISODES, THERE WILL BE A FEW MILD SPOILERS***

I’ve previously written about my love of House of Lies, but for all it being a series I am obsessed with, I can’t help but feel that I haven’t really engaged with it. I watched the first two seasons in a three day frenzy, egged on by the sensationalist twists and the whole…

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'Okay, Dingle, why are Lois and the other girls flipping out over yooooou?'Superman, telling people who they can and can’t love since the sixties.

'Okay, Dingle, why are Lois and the other girls flipping out over yooooou?'

Superman, telling people who they can and can’t love since the sixties.

Is it weird that I find Adam Scott really attractive?

Is it weird that I find Adam Scott really attractive?

Can you explain why Europeans were much more technologically advanced than the indigenous populations of Africa? I mean, these cultures hadn't even invented sewage systems, which is something the Romans were able to design and implement in 800-735 BC (a long fucking time before "the white man" colonized it)... I mean fuck, without "the white man", they would probably still be in the fucking bronze age.
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eljepe:

shitrichcollegekidssay:

I don’t really know what kind of history books bigots like you read.

The Great Libraries of Timbuktu? The steel metallurgy of the Haya? Dentistry? Caesarean section? Premature neonatal care? Mathematics, architecture, engineering?

I know it’s hard for a racist like you who imagines “technological advancement” to be some kind of end-all-be-all, or proof of some “inherent intelligence”. I know, I know. It’s hard to imagine, but Europeans have been drawing knowledge from everyone around them since the dawn of time. What did you think ended the Dark Ages?

Your magical (read: white supremacist) idea of a purely 'white' Rome never existed.

Nevertheless…

The Minoan culture on the island of Crete between 1500-1700 B.C.E. had a highly developed waste management system. They had very advanced plumbing and designed places to dispose of organic wastes. Knossos, the capital city, had a central courtyard with baths that were filled and emptied using terra-cotta pipes. This piping system is similar to techniques used today. They had large sewers built of stone.”

In case you needed further clarification, neither the Minoans nor other (later) Greeks were ethnically uniform. They also had the first flush toilets, dating back to 18th century B.C.E. They had flushing toilets, with wooden seats and an overhead reservoir. The Minoan royals were the last group to use flushing toilets until the re-development of that technology in 1596.

Oh, and look the Mayans had indoor plumbing, acqueducts, and pressurized water too. I mean, you can ignore that the area Mayans lived in had little to few rivers, no lakes or standing water, nor other sources of running water, while simultaneously dealing with monsoons and flooding due to one of the heaviest yearly rainfalls in the Americas.

Classic Maya even used household water filters using locally abundant limestone carved into a porous cylinder, made so as to work in a manner strikingly similar to modern ceramic water filters.

Of course, by this time millenia later none of your precious “white people” had developed any methods besides shitting in pots.

Continuing, the earliest archaeological record of an advanced system of drainage comes from the Indus Valley Civilization from around 3100 B.C.E in what is now Pakistan and North India. By 2500 B.C.E (almost 5,000 years ago), they had highly developed drainage systems where wastewater from each house flowed into the main drain.
All houses in the major cities of Harappa and Mohenjo−daro had access to water and drainage facilities. Waste water was directed to covered drains which lined the major streets directed to covered drains, which also lined all major streets. Each home had its own private drinking well and its own private bathroom. The mains that carried wastewater to a cesspit were tall enough for people to walk through. Reservoirs, a central drainage system, fresh water pumped into the homes. Pools. Baths.

Filters for solid waste.

Sorry, what were the British doing up until like, 200 years ago? Shitting in the streets? Oh yeah.
I mean, I could get into how by the Shang Dynasty (roughly 1600 B.C.E.), China had sophisticated plumbing including pressure inverted siphons.

Or into the city of Amarna, Ancient Egypt. Or Persepolis, Persia and the Achaemenids in 600 B.C.E.
But, I mean, it sounds like the only one still in the Bronze Age is you.

always reblog this brutal smackdown.

Love this!

Love this!