Inuit & Vikings
Tbh this makes it sounds like the Norse settlement lasted from 986 AD to today; it didn’t - it was abandoned by 1450–1500 AD. While the Erik the Red-settlement is the reason Denmark-Norway could lay claim to Greenland, it’s first in the 18th-19th century that we again see settlements by non-Inuits on Greenlandic land (“recolonization” by the Dano-Norwegians started in 1721). This is somewhat important as I’ve actually seen the ‘omg the Norse were one Greenland before the Thule culture!1!!!’, whom modern day Inuits decent from, used as an argument against Inuit right to Greenland/Greenlandic independence from Denmark.
By John Lemon at Bound for Glory in Staten Island, New York
my brother and sister’s brother was really allergic to eggs when he was little, and one time when we were kids his mom pointed at their fried egg fridge magnet and said that that magnet was for him because it was “the only egg he could have” and as an adult that strikes me as really mean tbh
Anonymous said: Ohh gotcha, thank you for explaining, I didn't want to turn this into a whole Texas situation, but I could not think of another context for pogoing on my own
no problem! and god bless you for asking what i meant like a reasonable person instead of turning this into a 90k texas nightmare tbh.
on the “its acceptable for women to wear men’s clothes but not men to wear women’s clothes” thing- its always forgotten that women and girls have been fighting in small but organised ways to wear “masculine” (mostly read practical) clothing from at least the 1870s. I know women in their 80s and girls in their tweens who at some time in their life have organised in order to wear the clothes they want - from making petitions to persuade their school to let them wear shorts not gym skirts, to trade union organising at work to make sure overalls and workboots are available in women’s sizes, to being the first women in the office to wear trousers, to just turning up at social events in the clothes they want to wear - and getting solidarity from other women doing the same thing - and of course not forgetting the women who risked violence, losing their job or families, or being arresting for cross-dressing laws because of what they wore.
There just hasn’t been such a widespread and longstanding organised push from men to wear skirts or other clothes coded feminine in everyday life. That isn’t women’s fault.
Anonymous said: wait, is pogoing something different in norway? or do people use pogo sticks at norwegian weddings?
anon, none of the people involved in the situation i was referencing were norwegian; direct your beef to the british. and i believe steve coogan was referring to the punk rock style of dancing, ie jumping up and down aggressively because actual dance moves are for hippies and gays, probably.
Anonymous said: omg i misread that as "they’re the middle aged man in a leather jacket pooing at his daughter’s wedding" :(
i mean, that works too :(
Alright Ricky, get that rebellious pout on. Yeah, that’s the one!!!! Do the fingers! Do the double fingers!! this is going to look so fucking good mate. We are owning all of religion and also everyone else
what was it steve coogan said about the top gear dudes following one of their many instances of being racist “for the lols” - something about how they think they’re really edgy and really cool, but really they’re just sad, they’re the middle aged man in a leather jacket pogoing at his daughter’s wedding? that’s all i can think of when i see this photo and this fucking quote tbh
"maybe you shouldnt eat all of tha-"