Tumblr„ despite being also terrible, has restored my faith in Greek-Americans.
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God forbid a post by a queer Greek person briefly expressing their anger at queer Greek people being used as props by liberals to advocate imperialist expansion, market consolidation, etc in Greece not be co-opted by two fuckwits debating “racism” in classical Greece and Egypt (to explain prejudice against LGBT people and other minority groups in Greece today).
I hate this sort of nonsense. People who believe this rarely mention anything specific.
Ignore the fact the construct of race as we know it today in the US didn’t exist in the ancient world. There’s plenty that’s actually directly anti-white in Ancient Greek culture. You see it alive still in the superstition around the mati, or evil eye. Light eyes were regarded as having a sort of spooky evil supernatural quality. When ancient Greeks came in contact with the Gauls they described them as having white, straw like hair and pink skin. That was not seen as beautiful.
Yes yes yes to all of this.
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You’ve heard of them: Tough Mudder, Savage Race, Warrior Dash.These glorified dick measuring contests can be something to boast about. They are challenging. Good for you.
It just fills me with Dirty Rage.I hate these fucking things. Look at this picture ADVERTISING the race:Yep, that bitch is bleeding from the head. Bleeding.Though I’m sure this woman is all “ZOMG sooooo worth it!!!1” I don’t give a fuck. There’s something that rubs me the wrong way about this sort of volunteer torture.It just makes me think these things were invented for people who didn’t get beat or abused as children. They obviously feel like they missed out and must now inflict injuries onto themselves through taxing physical labor.It disturbs me that Americans, though mostly fat layabouts from what I hear TV talking heads saying about childhood obesity and the like, are still are overly impressed with physical feats. Brawn over brains, much like our Roman forebearers.On the other hand I support all sorts of ridiculous attempts at fun, so I don’t begrudge the people who truly find this sort of grueling torture super fun. Have at it. Just don’t brag about it.I am sick of you insufferable douchebags who think having a pot belly is the epitome of failure, while masturbating to your own ability to make your way through the fitness race equivalent to a theme park. These are the same sort of vile people who hate on fatter people for being “lazy” and “gross” just because when THEY were fat it was because they’re lazy and have gross souls.And you know it’s not really hard, right? It’s gritting your teeth on a sunny day through a carefully contrived obstacle course. You’re doing that shit for fun, so stop beating your dick over it. You are not that great or impressive for having the free time and resources to participate in this kind of bullshit.I get it, I really do, we all hear the Siren’s call of an achievment buzz in our lives. When we make it a physical feat it’s measureable, it’s provable, it’s something we can show people. But really, it’s something to do with your time.I used to hate marathons before people tried to blow them up (I have rescinded my hatred for both marathons and Boston out of respect). And at least some of those people really overcame terrible illnesses to run*, they aren’t just overprivileged 20 somethings who miss college.*Please don’t write me about your one friend who like totally overcame illness and competed in one of these courses. IDGAF.
My new blog where I dump all my dirty rages. Enjoy if slightly misanthropic rants are your thing.
Anonymous asked: I went on a first date with someone who seemed great- successful, extremely smart, well-dressed and kind. But he is very unattractive, I’m not sure if the chemistry will ever be there- do I push it anyway?
Beyoncé fashion sketches
Pucci is literally the only fashion house I covet. I’m going to build my Beyonce concert outfit on these sketches. Because I am an adult woman.
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I defriended someone because they said twerking was trashy.
this summer i’ll be studying the lamentation and death rituals in various ethnographies of Greek women and their sociocultural traditions
I know some of these!
I performed formal lamentation in a production of The Trojan Women. I played Cassandra. I was the only cast member to have ever been at funerals where it was practiced in real life before being involved in the production.
My favorite part is that these specific sounds and movements (hair pulling, chest beating) are part of what’s described in the Iliad.
i can do this i just don’t want to
This is a classic street illusion. There’s a small seat attached to that staff that he has hidden in his robes.
‘The Purge,’ a bloody horror movie starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, has as much to say about income inequality in 21st century America as it does about triumphantly swinging an ax into the spine of an amoral, wealthy college kid who’s trying to kill your family.