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German Ad Doesn’t Need Words To Speak Volumes About Supporting Your Kids

Being a teenager is hard. But the German home improvement chain Hornbach knows having parents who go the extra mile to show their support can make a big difference.

Watch the full commercial that will sum those awkward high school years perfectly here. 

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This is the kind of dad I want to be.








I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.

This is groundbreaking

this is my third time rebloging this today. this is so important.

I have goosebumps

because were all trying to heal the child that was broken


This show is wonderful


Apparently it’s not socially acceptable for a man to invite another man out just for coffee or to go out for a meal, in case it’s perceived as a date. Like it’s fine if you wanna go to the pub and drink beer and have a chat but make it non-alcoholic and suddenly you’re not straight anymore? You can go to the cinema together but ONLY if it’s an action movie. You guys can’t even just go shopping with each other. Oh masculinity, so fragile, so strange. 



The Prahran Hotel, Melbourne, Australia | Techné Architects

A rear of a small inner city Melbourne pub has been transformed from a tiny add-on back extension into a voyeuristic playground by Techné Architects. The clever rethinking of the space has effectively turned the 130m2 back area of The Prahran Hotel into 300m2 over three levels.

Brb dinnertime


Last night we camped out on a giant disc structure on top of a mountain that overlooks all of Los Angeles county. It was a good night.


Last night we camped out on a giant disc structure on top of a mountain that overlooks all of Los Angeles county. It was a good night.






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Chris [Pratt] never uses a spit bucket. When you do scenes where a character is eating, you eat and then spit it out into a ‘spit bucket.’ Chris just keeps eating. If you see Andy eating a cheeseburger in a scene, you should know Chris Pratt ate like 8 cheeseburgers. I love that guy.

- Aziz Ansari (I know what I said, but I liked this quote)

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In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.

In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.

In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.

Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.

In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.

Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.

FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.

- Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough? | Soraya Chemaly  (via mooncrumbs)

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Jeeja Yanin doing a wheel kick.

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The Queens of Kung Fu Cinema

article by Guts & Uppercuts
links by Wuji Fighter

I think the true queens of kung fu cinema were always Moon Lee and Yukari Oshima, simply because they could go toe-to-toe with any male fighter and make it look fantastic. Check out Dragon Dynasty’s recent US release of “Outlaw Brothers.” The film’s a little goofy, but it really showcases Yukari Oshima’s talent, and it has a superb end battle.

If you want to go back a little further, you have Angela Mao, Kara Hui and Lily Li. Kara Hui was the Shaw Brothers’ shining light when it comes to ladies, but that’s partially because she was the only female protege of Lau Kar Leung. Check out “Martial Club” and “My Young Auntie" to see her at her best. She’s had an amazing return recently too with “Kung Fu Wing Chun" and “Wu Xia.” Lily Li was somewhat of an unsung star. She excels in “The Loot" and “Daggers 8,” really breaking out some phenomenal shapes work. Sadly, she didn’t get nearly as much screen time as she should have.

Cheng Pei Pei was THE original female face of kung fu, and while I recognize her as a legend, I’m not really a huge fan, truth be told. Probably because I’m not a massive watcher of early basher films. “Come Drink With Me" is a firm fan favorite though.

Moving forward into the 80’s and, as well as Moon Lee and Yukari Oshima, we got Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Khan. I suppose I should mention Cynthia Rothrock too. Pull up her fight against Richard Norton in “Magic Crystal.” She busts out a flawless Eagle’s Claw and Mantis Fist. Michelle Yeoh continued to be the number one face of kung fun films when it comes to ladies throughout the 90’s and is still going pretty strong.

But, of course, we now have Luxia Jiang and Jeeja Yanin. Both of which have a shitload of potential but seem to have a mixed filmography. I love Luxia Jiang in “Bad Blood" (aka “King of Triads" in the US) but she’s really underused in “True Legend." Jeeja Yanin on the other hand has “Chocolate" as we’ll as “Chocolate 2" and “The Protector 2" in the pipeline.

We’ve had a bunch of other talents here and there over the years, but few have stood out as it’s pretty hard to in such a male dominated genre. I think faces are more well known than fighting ability when it comes to women. Hence why Maggie Cheung, Rosamund Kwan and Brigitte Lin were so popular. Sure, they can apply themselves to fight work but they’re not actual martial artists. But then neither is Michelle Yeoh.

I’d recommend seeking out some of the all female films of the 80’s as some of them have some of the most overlooked action ever put on film. Take a look at Yukari Oshima and Moon Lee’s filmography (there’s a lot of crossover) and you’ll find some seriously brutal fights. Ironically, the sub-genre was called “girls with guns” but it was when they ran out of ammo that everyone looked forward to.

Also, if you can, try and get your hands on the book, DEADLY CHINA DOLLS. I believe it’s rare as hell and goes for an absolute fortune but it’s a comprehensive encyclopaedia on female martial arts stars.

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