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College, Fucking, and Saw: greyliliy ladyalexb Follow deadcatwithaflamethrower people l still want to stab over a decade ater Creative Writing Professor at a former college: Welcome to creative writing! By the way, you will not write fantasy, ghost stories, pranormal, or science fiction in this class, as this is a creative writing course." morgynleri What the ever loving fuck is with "creative" writing professors who think that speculative fiction of any stripe ISN'T CREATIVE? thebibliosphere I still remember my own creative writing teacher telling me this because he saw the Terry Pratchett book on my desk and got this smug smirk on his face like "aha, gotcha. He had the nerve to pick it up and call it "popularist fiction, like somehow being popular and easily accessible made it less inherent in intellectual value. I had it in my back pack because I did my final thesis on the evolution of mythology and folk tails into fantasy and sci-fi and the societal importance of telling stories (before anyone asks, no I don't have it, I lost it when I moved continents), and I used Terry Pratchett because there wasn't a single humanitarian issue the man did not touch on Which I told him. And then he kind of floundered and went "ah, well but, it's...well I mean it's not exactly high brow, like neither the fuck was Shakespeare or Dickens you self-important turnip. Dickens was literally selling his stories by the chapter. He was the popular author of his time. Shakespeare was too, he fucking made up words and phrases all the time because the language he needed to express himself didn't exist in the way he needed it too Intellectual elitism is nothing more than a hold over from class warfare and the belief that only certain people should get to be truly educated And it needs to be smashed #Writing #All types have their own value. #Queue 108,090 notes “Creative” Writing
College, Fucking, and Saw: greyliliy ladyalexb Follow
 deadcatwithaflamethrower
 people l still want to stab over a decade
 ater
 Creative Writing Professor at a former college: Welcome to creative
 writing! By the way, you will not write fantasy, ghost stories, pranormal, or
 science fiction in this class, as this is a creative writing course."
 morgynleri
 What the ever loving fuck is with "creative" writing professors who think
 that speculative fiction of any stripe ISN'T CREATIVE?
 thebibliosphere
 I still remember my own creative writing teacher telling me this because
 he saw the Terry Pratchett book on my desk and got this smug smirk on
 his face like "aha, gotcha. He had the nerve to pick it up and call it
 "popularist fiction, like somehow being popular and easily accessible
 made it less inherent in intellectual value.
 I had it in my back pack because I did my final thesis on the evolution of
 mythology and folk tails into fantasy and sci-fi and the societal
 importance of telling stories (before anyone asks, no I don't have it, I lost
 it when I moved continents), and I used Terry Pratchett because there
 wasn't a single humanitarian issue the man did not touch on
 Which I told him. And then he kind of floundered and went "ah, well but,
 it's...well I mean it's not exactly high brow, like neither the fuck was
 Shakespeare or Dickens you self-important turnip. Dickens was literally
 selling his stories by the chapter. He was the popular author of his time.
 Shakespeare was too, he fucking made up words and phrases all the time
 because the language he needed to express himself didn't exist in the
 way he needed it too
 Intellectual elitism is nothing more than a hold over from class warfare
 and the belief that only certain people should get to be truly educated
 And it needs to be smashed
 #Writing #All types have their own value. #Queue
 108,090 notes
“Creative” Writing

“Creative” Writing

College, Fucking, and Saw: I REALI FUCKIN IKE CAT deadcatwithaflamethrower OK people I still want to stab over a decade later: Creative Writing Professor at a former college: Welcome to creative writing! By the way, you will not write fantasy, ghost stories, pranormal, or science fiction in this class, as this is a creative writing course." morgynleri What the ever loving fuck is with "creative" writing professors who think that speculative fiction of any stripe ISN'T CREATIVE? thebibliosphere I still remember my own creative writing teacher telling me this because he saw the Terry Pratchett book on my desk and got this smug smirk on his face like "aha, gotcha". He had the nerve to pick it up and call it "popularist fiction" like somehow being popular and easily accessible made it less inherent in intellectual value I had it in my back pack because I did my final thesis on the evolution of mythology and folk tails into fantasy and sci-fi and the societal importance of telling stories (before anyone asks, no I don't have it, I lost it when I moved continents), and l used Terry Pratchett because there wasn't a single humanitarian issue the man did not touch on. Which I told him. And then he kind of floundered and went "ah, well but, it's...well I mean it's not exactly high brow", like neither the fuck was Shakespeare or Dickens you self-important turnip. Dickens was literally selling his stories by the chapter. He was the popular author of his time. Shakespeare was too, he fucking made up words and phrases all the time because the language he needed to express himself didn't exist in the way he needed it too. Intellectual elitism is nothing more than a hold over from class warfare and the belief that only certain people should get to be truly educated. And it needs to be smashed. vocifersaurus neither the fuck was Shakespeare or Dickens you self-important turnip Creative Writing
College, Fucking, and Saw: I REALI
 FUCKIN
 IKE CAT
 deadcatwithaflamethrower
 OK
 people I still want to stab over
 a decade later:
 Creative Writing Professor at a former college:
 Welcome to creative writing! By the way, you will not
 write fantasy, ghost stories, pranormal, or science
 fiction in this class, as this is a creative writing
 course."
 morgynleri
 What the ever loving fuck is with "creative" writing
 professors who think that speculative fiction of any
 stripe ISN'T CREATIVE?
 thebibliosphere
 I still remember my own creative writing teacher
 telling me this because he saw the Terry Pratchett
 book on my desk and got this smug smirk on his
 face like "aha, gotcha". He had the nerve to pick it up
 and call it "popularist fiction" like somehow being
 popular and easily accessible made it less inherent in
 intellectual value
 I had it in my back pack because I did my final thesis
 on the evolution of mythology and folk tails into
 fantasy and sci-fi and the societal importance of
 telling stories (before anyone asks, no I don't have it,
 I lost it when I moved continents), and l used Terry
 Pratchett because there wasn't a single
 humanitarian issue the man did not touch on.
 Which I told him. And then he kind of floundered and
 went "ah, well but, it's...well I mean it's not exactly
 high brow", like neither the fuck was Shakespeare or
 Dickens you self-important turnip. Dickens was
 literally selling his stories by the chapter. He was the
 popular author of his time. Shakespeare was too, he
 fucking made up words and phrases all the time
 because the language he needed to express himself
 didn't exist in the way he needed it too.
 Intellectual elitism is nothing more than a hold over
 from class warfare and the belief that only certain
 people should get to be truly educated. And it needs
 to be smashed.
 vocifersaurus
 neither the fuck was Shakespeare or Dickens you
 self-important turnip
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America, Mood, and New York: valeriekeefe: libertarirynn: fluorescent-air-fresheners: libertarirynn: daddyschlongleg: i was in the mood for some r76 c; can be a really young R76 before everything or an AU, take your pick  if you like what I do, consider buying me a coffee. ♥commissions Until I saw the overwatch tags I honestly thought this was fan art of cap and killmonger and I was like “well there’s a ship I haven’t seen yet…” I thought this was Tony Stark and Captain America actually but Killmonger and Cap…. (AU where T’Challa was able to explain things to Killmonger and they arrived at a peaceful solution) Killmonger: Hey, cuz, did I tell you I got a date to you and Nakia’s wedding? T’Challa: That is wonderful, cousin. I am glad to see you adjusting so well to things. Killmonger: Yeah we met last time I was in New York. Turns out he’s a vet, too. We hit it of trading war stories. Knows a lot about Wakanda too, even has a little vibranium. T’Challa: *raises brow* Oh? That is rather strange… Killmonger: He should be here soon. Says he’s got a buddy that’s been hanging out with Shuri and he was wanting to catch up with them before the wedding. Oh hey, there he is! Cap: Uh… hey T’Challa. I was gonna say something earlier… T’Challa: …This is unexpected. Again, I don’t understand why Cap isn’t fighting for Regime Change in this fic but… I dunno, you do you. That’s the next chapter.
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Until I saw the overwatch tags I honestly thought this was fan art of cap and killmonger and I was like “well there’s a ship I haven’t seen yet…”

I thought this was Tony Stark and Captain America actually but Killmonger and Cap….

(AU where T’Challa was able to explain things to Killmonger and they arrived at a peaceful solution)
Killmonger: Hey, cuz, did I tell you I got a date to you and Nakia’s wedding?
T’Challa: That is wonderful, cousin. I am glad to see you adjusting so well to things.
Killmonger: Yeah we met last time I was in New York. Turns out he’s a vet, too. We hit it of trading war stories. Knows a lot about Wakanda too, even has a little vibranium.
T’Challa: *raises brow* Oh? That is rather strange…
Killmonger: He should be here soon. Says he’s got a buddy that’s been hanging out with Shuri and he was wanting to catch up with them before the wedding. Oh hey, there he is!
Cap: Uh… hey T’Challa. I was gonna say something earlier…
T’Challa: …This is unexpected.

Again, I don’t understand why Cap isn’t fighting for Regime Change in this fic but… I dunno, you do you.

That’s the next chapter.

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Being Alone, America, and Captain America: Civil War: WINSTON ANGELA LUPITA CHADWICK MARTIN ANDY STERL DUKE BASSETT NYONG'O BOSEMAN FREEMAN SERKIS K.BROW THE FULL CAST OF MARVEL'S BLACK PANTHER FLORENCE!■FOREST DANA!! MICHEAL DANIEL LETITIA JOHN KASUMBAİ WHITAKER BURIRA I JORDAN EKALUUYA | WRIGHT KANI book.com/MarvelCinematicUniverse usernamegameon100: lastoneout: venivicivetinari: wisdomandlogicareking: jhaernyl: gallusrostromegalus: amarvelfangirlthings: The full confirmed cast of BLACK PANTHER YEEEEEESSSSSSYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH I AM MUCH EXCITE WHAT AN AMAZING CAST!THIS IS GOING TO BE AN INCREDIBLE MOVIE!!! How is this an amazing cast? There are literally only two actors out of this entire cast that are actually great actors, I have never even heard of the rest of these people. I feel like you are only saying “Its an amazing cast” Because there are so few white people. Angela Basset: Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, with enough award nominations/wins to necessitate her own wikipedia page for awards alone. Lupita Nyong’o: Academy Award winner.Chadwick Boseman: Joseph Jefferson Award nominee; already showed his stripes as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War.Sterling K. Brown: Emmy Award Winner for The People Vs. OJ Simpson and actor in the Golden Globe nominated television show This Is UsFlorence Kasumba: Already had a bit part in Captain America: Civil War; was praised by many critics for her one scene being a scene-stealerForest Whitaker:  Academy Award for Best ActorAfrican-American Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorBAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading RoleBET Award for Best ActorBlack Reel Award for Best ActorBoston Society of Film Critics Award for Best ActorBroadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorChicago Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorDallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorFlorida Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorGolden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – DramaHollywood Film Award for Actor of the YearKansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorLas Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best ActorLondon Film Critics’ Circle Award for Actor of the YearLos Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion PictureNational Board of Review Award for Best ActorNational Society of Film Critics Award for Best ActorNew York Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorOnline Film Critics Society Award for Best ActorPhoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best ActorSatellite Award for Best Actor – Motion PictureScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleSoutheastern Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorVancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorWashington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best ActorNominated – BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent FilmNominated – Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor2nd Place – Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role ^ that’s all from a single movie.Danai Gurira: Tony-award winning writer, plays Michonne on The Walking Dead, one of the most popular series out there todayMichael J. Jordan: Featured actor in popular shows like Friday Night Lights, The Wire, and Parenthood in addition to frequent appearances on film.Daniel Kaluuya: The star of Get Out, which currently boasts a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has been in the press pretty much constantly upon release.  He was also featured in an episode of the acclaimed series Black Mirror. John Kani: An actor, playwright and director; while he hasn’t had as much work in America, he’s prolific enough to have a theatre in Newtown Johannesberg named after him.Winston Duke and Letitia Wright have fewer credits to their names (the former has a consistent role in the well-received Person of Interest; the latter has been cast in Black Panther and Ready Player One in what is hopefully the beginnings of a bright career), but I don’t mean to belittle their successes by leaving them out, and those who aren’t as well known SHOULD be given a chance by big franchises.  Lesser known names tend to get big after starring in Marvel movies.  I sure as hell didn’t know who Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth were prior to their flagship titles.But even putting aside how important it is that this film is led by black creators, just because you don’t know these people doesn’t mean that they’re not critically acclaimed in their field, who haven’t put in the work.  They have, and they’ve been recognized for it.  Consider checking out some of their work before you decide whether or not only two of them are great actors.  Excuse me, police? I’d like to report a murder I love receipts
Being Alone, America, and Captain America: Civil War: WINSTON ANGELA LUPITA CHADWICK MARTIN ANDY STERL
 DUKE BASSETT NYONG'O BOSEMAN FREEMAN SERKIS K.BROW
 THE FULL CAST OF MARVEL'S BLACK PANTHER
 FLORENCE!■FOREST DANA!! MICHEAL DANIEL LETITIA JOHN
 KASUMBAİ WHITAKER BURIRA I JORDAN EKALUUYA | WRIGHT KANI
 book.com/MarvelCinematicUniverse
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amarvelfangirlthings:
The full confirmed cast of BLACK PANTHER
YEEEEEESSSSSSYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH I AM MUCH EXCITE

WHAT AN AMAZING CAST!THIS IS GOING TO BE AN INCREDIBLE MOVIE!!!

How is this an amazing cast? There are literally only two actors out of this entire cast that are actually great actors, I have never even heard of the rest of these people.
I feel like you are only saying “Its an amazing cast” Because there are so few white people.

Angela Basset: Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, with enough award nominations/wins to necessitate her own wikipedia page for awards alone. Lupita Nyong’o: Academy Award winner.Chadwick Boseman: Joseph Jefferson Award nominee; already showed his stripes as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War.Sterling K. Brown: Emmy Award Winner for The People Vs. OJ Simpson and actor in the Golden Globe nominated television show This Is UsFlorence Kasumba: Already had a bit part in Captain America: Civil War; was praised by many critics for her one scene being a scene-stealerForest Whitaker: 

Academy Award for Best ActorAfrican-American Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorBAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading RoleBET Award for Best ActorBlack Reel Award for Best ActorBoston Society of Film Critics Award for Best ActorBroadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorChicago Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorDallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorFlorida Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorGolden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – DramaHollywood Film Award for Actor of the YearKansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorLas Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best ActorLondon Film Critics’ Circle Award for Actor of the YearLos Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion PictureNational Board of Review Award for Best ActorNational Society of Film Critics Award for Best ActorNew York Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorOnline Film Critics Society Award for Best ActorPhoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best ActorSatellite Award for Best Actor – Motion PictureScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleSoutheastern Film Critics Association Award for Best ActorVancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best ActorWashington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best ActorNominated – BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent FilmNominated – Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor2nd Place – Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

^ that’s all from a single movie.Danai Gurira: Tony-award winning writer, plays Michonne on The Walking Dead, one of the most popular series out there todayMichael J. Jordan: Featured actor in popular shows like Friday Night Lights, The Wire, and Parenthood in addition to frequent appearances on film.Daniel Kaluuya: The star of Get Out, which currently boasts a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has been in the press pretty much constantly upon release.  He was also featured in an episode of the acclaimed series Black Mirror. John Kani: An actor, playwright and director; while he hasn’t had as much work in America, he’s prolific enough to have a theatre in Newtown Johannesberg named after him.Winston Duke and Letitia Wright have fewer credits to their names (the former has a consistent role in the well-received Person of Interest; the latter has been cast in Black Panther and Ready Player One in what is hopefully the beginnings of a bright career), but I don’t mean to belittle their successes by leaving them out, and those who aren’t as well known SHOULD be given a chance by big franchises.  Lesser known names tend to get big after starring in Marvel movies.  I sure as hell didn’t know who Chris Evans or Chris Hemsworth were prior to their flagship titles.But even putting aside how important it is that this film is led by black creators, just because you don’t know these people doesn’t mean that they’re not critically acclaimed in their field, who haven’t put in the work.  They have, and they’ve been recognized for it.  Consider checking out some of their work before you decide whether or not only two of them are great actors. 


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Anaconda, Ass, and Creepy: Ladies,İf you don't want toget rapedbya cop then follow the law in the first pace so you dont get pulled over." OK Patrol Captain George Brow plunderpuss: tallulah99: datiek: popping-smoke: mbisthegame: oparnoshoshoi: anarchyandacupofcoffee: OK Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says the best “tip” for women to not get raped by a cop is to “follow the law in the first place so you don’t get pulled over.”http://youtu.be/BO8g8akPWcY (Last third of the video). Three serial rapists in 3 weeks arrested in Oklahoma, all cops. Follow for Anarchy | Follow for Feminism Pro tip: if you’re signaled to pull over (whether you’re male or female) and you’re in a place that has no witnesses, turn your hazard lights on to acknowledge the officer’s siren, and drive to the nearest gas station or populated area. This is accepted protocol by every agency. You are not obligated pull over until you can do so safely. This includes personal safety. Understand your rights, brothers and sisters. There are disgusting examples of authority in this world. HAZARD LIGHTS ARE NOT AN ACCEPTABLE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. IT IS NOT ACCEPTED PROTOCOL BY EVERY AGENCY. DO NOT JUST CONTINUE DRIVING WITH YOUR HAZARD LIGHTS IN CASE THE COP MIGHT THINK IT’S A LOW-SPEED CHASE. I know that sounds dumb, but hear me out. My mother is a dispatcher for the local police station. I asked her about how to pull over for a cop and even brought up the use of hazard lights, and she told me that it is not always accepted. This is what she told me you can do in order to feel safe when pulling over: Call the police. No, really. Call and tell the dispatcher where you are and that there is a cop behind you demanding you pull over. The dispatcher can and will stay on the line with you while they look up the area you’re in to see if it’s one of their station’s cops. Then, once the cop comes to your window, you can crack it open (it only has to be an inch!) while still on the phone with the dispatcher. This is definitely, 100% accepted protocol. The dispatcher will verify that it is their own, real cop, and they will gladly stay on the line with you throughout your interaction with the officer. And God forbid this ever happens to any of you, but if something were to happen to you during this time, you’ve already contacted 911 and given your location to the dispatcher. Please keep this in mind if you are ever requested to pull over and do not feel safe. The dispatcher will understand. Do not, however, continue to drive, because there might be the off-chance an officer will think you’re flat-out refusing to pull over (a well-lit, populated area might be a ways away). Stay safe. Signal boost. Because I personally know some creepy ass mother fuckers who became cops because they’re demented psychopaths and they get off on having control over people. In light of current bullshit, this might be a good idea for a LOT of people, not just women. Marginalized minorities of all stripes, take note. I hate taking up an emergency dispatcher’s resources, but i also hate seeing yet another fucked up news story about police harming citizens.
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 then follow the law in the first pace so you dont
 get pulled over." OK Patrol Captain George Brow
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OK Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says the best “tip” for women to not get raped by a cop is to “follow the law in the first place so you don’t get pulled over.”http://youtu.be/BO8g8akPWcY (Last third of the video).
Three serial rapists in 3 weeks arrested in Oklahoma, all cops.
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Pro tip: if you’re signaled to pull over (whether you’re male or female) and you’re in a place that has no witnesses, turn your hazard lights on to acknowledge the officer’s siren, and drive to the nearest gas station or populated area. This is accepted protocol by every agency. You are not obligated pull over until you can do so safely. This includes personal safety. Understand your rights, brothers and sisters. There are disgusting examples of authority in this world.

HAZARD LIGHTS ARE NOT AN ACCEPTABLE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. IT IS NOT ACCEPTED PROTOCOL BY EVERY AGENCY. DO NOT JUST CONTINUE DRIVING WITH YOUR HAZARD LIGHTS IN CASE THE COP MIGHT THINK IT’S A LOW-SPEED CHASE.
I know that sounds dumb, but hear me out. My mother is a dispatcher for the local police station. I asked her about how to pull over for a cop and even brought up the use of hazard lights, and she told me that it is not always accepted. This is what she told me you can do in order to feel safe when pulling over:
Call the police. No, really. Call and tell the dispatcher where you are and that there is a cop behind you demanding you pull over. The dispatcher can and will stay on the line with you while they look up the area you’re in to see if it’s one of their station’s cops. Then, once the cop comes to your window, you can crack it open (it only has to be an inch!) while still on the phone with the dispatcher. This is definitely, 100% accepted protocol.
The dispatcher will verify that it is their own, real cop, and they will gladly stay on the line with you throughout your interaction with the officer. And God forbid this ever happens to any of you, but if something were to happen to you during this time, you’ve already contacted 911 and given your location to the dispatcher.
Please keep this in mind if you are ever requested to pull over and do not feel safe. The dispatcher will understand. Do not, however, continue to drive, because there might be the off-chance an officer will think you’re flat-out refusing to pull over (a well-lit, populated area might be a ways away).
Stay safe.

Signal boost.
Because I personally know some creepy ass mother fuckers who became cops because they’re demented psychopaths and they get off on having control over people.

In light of current bullshit, this might be a good idea for a LOT of people, not just women. Marginalized minorities of all stripes, take note. I hate taking up an emergency dispatcher’s resources, but i also hate seeing yet another fucked up news story about police harming citizens.

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America, Books, and Brains: On April Fool's day, NPR had an extremely simple joke that turned out to be an incredibly effective demonstration of how much commenters on Facebook actually read of es The post was simple NPR shared a link What has become of our brains? Why Doesn't America Read Anymore? www.npr.org In an age of readily available informmation and countless ways to get it, we seem to be losing touch with our powers of Except if you actually clicked through you got this: we semrines 9ศ the sense that come peegle are (ormeuring on NPR Rories that ey haven ocsallg red. you ore reig , please iie ais post and de t prople hare to his story Your friends at And of course, it worked like a charm. Some commenters blamed video games and TV, others got angry and offended because they were being accused of not reading: Who says Americans dont read? As an American who reads compulsively I find this offensive and at 3:38am Andrew J Greene Your comment is so funny I can't believe i'm reading an article about how I don't read anymore 3 - April 1 at 10:20am Are you SURE you're reading the article? 20 . April 1 at 10:47am Pshh..you must have interviewed right outside the Annual Moron's Convention. Everyone I know is It is because of video games. That's my theory, Plus, people just read on the internet these days But I still read and love paper books. I hate Nooks and Kindles E" level reader of his class. The levels in his class are A, beginner, to E, expert. My niece & oldest nephew are voracious readers as well. So, NPR, wipe those nervous beads of sweat from your brow, sit back, or read & conduct research at a library for another NPR story. There are plenty of bookworms, you just have to look for them. 31 Yesterday at 8:58am ets hope your brilliant nieces and nephews can help you read the article 5-22 hours ago viewers stopped reading everything except "books" by Coulter Malkin & O'Reilly, and Palin, which explains A LOT a picture of BOOKS.remember what those are? We are not talking about the ability to read text messages.or FB articles.t's abot ACTUALLY reading for pleasure and information.... People dont have the attention span or the 1 April 1 at 9:28pm I see you took the patience to read the article, so did you get a lot of information from it? What points did you agree/disagree with? 22 hours ago ummm yea, our son reads enough for many families plus plays video games and lifts weights and goes off with his friends and has a lot of fun...i.magine thatl He loves reading and you parents should teach this to your 1 - April 1 at 7:38pm much video. Everyone in my family reads a lot too, more so than watching video. Catchy headline, but not true. because of rap music and young earth 1 April 1 at 6:20pm As NPR fights back the deep, existential terror that people are reading their articles, and still questioning Really, I've noticed more articles lately, with more questionable content 1 April 1 at 3:18pm Television. It's the no-brainer. People expect to get information from it without effort. What they get is sold a bill of useless goods. Just sit and let it pour into your d1 April 1 at 12:44pm Edited In the words of ATHF: A book No sirl Shake says that books is from the devil, and that TV is twice as fast. 麗 Why transport yourself to far off worlds through books when there are so many dang video games out there to be played? Seriously, who the heck wants to read? Because kids are addicted to video games & TV AND parents arent reading to their kids. When L was little we never went to bed without a story, Now days we have at least 2 generations who don't read. April 1 at 10:52am If Facebook is any indicator (and it is) most people don't even bother to read the entire headline, much less the content. Why would we expect them to read an entire book? Luckily, there were some people who got the joke Ok, who are the biggest losers in this social experiment: the people who didn't read and commented anyway as though they did, the people that did read and commented as though they didn't, or the people that either didn't read closely enough to follow the instructions or couldn't even wait 10 minutes to spoil the joke? I can't decide, but thanks for the insight into Internet psychology, NPR 182 April 1 at 10:17am And some took the joke and ran with it: Brilliant, but a bit obscure for my taste. Especially the second paragraph stuff about democrats vs reblicans and the value of education. I do think the part about the GMO debate being mostly about liberal bias is extirely spot on. Not to mention all the stuff about Fox News, Glenn Beck and illegal allens being the real heroes in the war against Overall a great well balanced article. <p>Brilliant Facebook Prank Tricks Dumb People Who Consider Themselves Smart.</p>
America, Books, and Brains: On April Fool's day, NPR had an extremely simple joke
 that turned out to be an incredibly effective demonstration
 of how much commenters on Facebook actually read of
 es
 The post was simple
 NPR shared a link
 What has become of our brains?
 Why Doesn't America Read Anymore?
 www.npr.org
 In an age of readily available informmation and countless ways to
 get it, we seem to be losing touch with our powers of
 Except if you actually clicked through you got this:
 we semrines 9ศ the sense that come peegle are (ormeuring on NPR Rories that
 ey haven ocsallg red. you ore reig , please iie ais post and de t
 prople hare to
 his story
 Your friends at
 And of course, it worked like a charm. Some commenters
 blamed video games and TV, others got angry and offended
 because they were being accused of not reading:
 Who says Americans dont read? As an
 American who reads compulsively I find this offensive and
 at 3:38am
 Andrew J Greene Your comment is so funny
 I can't believe i'm reading an article about
 how I don't read anymore
 3 - April 1 at 10:20am
 Are you SURE you're reading the
 article?
 20 . April 1 at 10:47am
 Pshh..you must have interviewed right
 outside the Annual Moron's Convention. Everyone I know is
 It is because of video games.
 That's my theory, Plus, people just read on the internet
 these days But I still read and love paper books. I hate Nooks
 and Kindles
 E" level reader of his class. The levels in his class are A,
 beginner, to E, expert. My niece & oldest nephew are voracious
 readers as well. So, NPR, wipe those nervous beads of sweat
 from your brow, sit back, or read & conduct research at a
 library for another NPR story. There are plenty of bookworms,
 you just have to look for them.
 31 Yesterday at 8:58am
 ets hope your brilliant nieces and
 nephews can help you read the article
 5-22 hours ago
 viewers
 stopped reading everything except "books" by Coulter
 Malkin & O'Reilly, and Palin, which explains A LOT
 a picture of
 BOOKS.remember what those are? We are not talking
 about the ability to read text messages.or FB articles.t's
 abot ACTUALLY reading for pleasure and
 information.... People dont have the attention span or the
 1 April 1 at 9:28pm
 I see you took the patience to read the
 article, so did you get a lot of information from it?
 What points did you agree/disagree with?
 22 hours ago
 ummm yea, our son reads enough for
 many families plus plays video games and lifts weights and
 goes off with his friends and has a lot of fun...i.magine thatl He
 loves reading and you parents should teach this to your
 1 - April 1 at 7:38pm
 much video. Everyone in my family reads a lot too, more so
 than watching video. Catchy headline, but not true.
 because of rap music and young earth
 1 April 1 at 6:20pm
 As NPR fights back the deep, existential terror
 that people are reading their articles, and still questioning
 Really, I've noticed more articles lately, with more questionable
 content
 1 April 1 at 3:18pm
 Television. It's the no-brainer. People expect to
 get information from it without effort. What they get is sold
 a bill of useless goods. Just sit and let it pour into your
 d1 April 1 at 12:44pm Edited
 In the words of ATHF: A book No sirl Shake
 says that books is from the devil, and that TV is twice as
 fast.
 麗
 Why transport yourself to far off worlds
 through books when there are so many dang video games
 out there to be played? Seriously, who the heck wants to read?
 Because kids are addicted to video games &
 TV AND parents arent reading to their kids. When L was
 little we never went to bed without a story, Now days we have
 at least 2 generations who don't read.
 April 1 at 10:52am
 If Facebook is any indicator (and it is)
 most people don't even bother to read the entire headline,
 much less the content. Why would we expect them to read an
 entire book?
 Luckily, there were some people who got the joke
 Ok, who are the biggest losers in this social
 experiment: the people who didn't read and commented
 anyway as though they did, the people that did read and
 commented as though they didn't, or the people that either
 didn't read closely enough to follow the instructions or couldn't
 even wait 10 minutes to spoil the joke? I can't decide, but
 thanks for the insight into Internet psychology, NPR
 182 April 1 at 10:17am
 And some took the joke and ran with it:
 Brilliant, but a bit obscure for my taste.
 Especially the second paragraph stuff about democrats vs
 reblicans and the value of education. I do think the part about
 the GMO debate being mostly about liberal bias is extirely spot
 on. Not to mention all the stuff about Fox News, Glenn Beck
 and illegal allens being the real heroes in the war against
 Overall a great well balanced article.
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