• Professor Moorhouse: Earth legends are such dry, dusty affairs. And always fiction.
  • The Doctor: I wonder if I should tell him about when I met Robin Hood
  • The Doctor: or the Loch Ness Monster
  • The Doctor: or when I went to Atlantis
  • The Doctor: or the other time I went to Atlantis
  • The Doctor: or that time I met an Egyptian god
  • The Doctor: or when Rose chucked Satan into space
  • The Doctor: or the vampires
  • The Doctor: or the other vampires
  • The Doctor: or the other other vampires
  • The Doctor: or the werewolf
  • The Doctor: or when Merlin turned out to be me
  • The Doctor: *smiles*

randomstardust:

diabeticsworld:

theoneandonlykyna:

My open letter to www.Theberry.com for their photo they potsted of a button stating “gluten free intolerant” that appears to be on a chef’s jacket *shudder*

My dear berries,

What you see here is me the sickest I’ve ever been in my whole life. Some doctors had given up on me while others remained baffled.  I was in the hospital with inflamed organs, locked joints, unable to eat, scared, and malnourished to the point of broken teeth, bones, and hair loss.  This is the day they figured out why.  I have Celiac Disease.  The protein gluten found in wheat, barley, and rye had caused my immune system to wreak havok on my body and destroy the villi in my intestines.  Without villi it is impossible to absorb nutrients you need to survive.  A gluten free diet saved my life.  My organs began to heal themselves and with time I was able to trade in my handicap sticker for a 5k bib.  This is the same gluten free diet you made fun of this morning in your morning coffee album.  In case you forgot it was a nice big photo of a button stating, “gluten free intolerant.”

This disease is life threatening but somehow has become the butt of every joke.  Until now the Berry was one of the few places I could go and not worry about being ridiculed.   I cannot watch TV, listen to the radio, or go on the internet without hearing someone make fun of gluten or call everyone on the diet an annoying hipster.  I realize it is because so many have gone on the diet as a fad weight loss solution.   These are the same people that can’t even tell you what gluten is… As Jimmy Kimmel so kindly showed us.

The jokes, viral youtube videos, and photos are dangerous and have put me and others like me in danger.   The onslaught of negative gluten freeness on the internet, TV, and radio have caused friends, family, and food service workers to view this diet as a joke rather than medical necessity.  They roll their eyes then proceed to contaminate our food (or blatantly give us gluten) because they honestly do not believe that it will cause any real harm.  It only takes 1/5 of a crumb to cause a gluten reaction.  And no it’s not a tummy ache it’s weeks of vomiting, skin rashes, crippling joint and muscle pain, and dizziness… just to name a few.  Every joke puts a celiac that much closer to danger.  I love the Berry and I am heart broken.  Please rise above the ignorance. Please give us a place where we can go without seeing our disease laughed at. Please, for the sake of those struggling and those who have lost the struggle.

Sincerely,

Kyna Hockenberry, Celiac survivor 

I’d also like to note that the first response to this was, “lighten up.”

That badge disgusts me.

My mum has Celiac disease, and before she was diagnosed she couldn’t eat a meal without going and being sick immediately afterwards. She was lethargic, prone to illness and at an unhealthy weight that she could not change. Once she stopped eating anything with gluten her instantly took a turn for the better and she is healthier than I’ve ever seen her. But the instant, and I mean the instant, she ingests anything with gluten she is sick for days afterwards, even if it was just a taste of something that only had a trace of gluten (thickeners for soups and gravy often have gluten in them). My mum has had to endure going into restaurants and delis and such and being told in a condescending tone of voice that there is nothing for her to eat there because of her intolerance. She can’t even risk eating something she hasn’t made or supervised the making of at family gatherings because there could be a trace of gluten in it and the family just sneers and makes nasty comments about it behind her back. This attitude towards something that could make people very sick or kill them just sickens me. This is not just a fad, this is people’s lives on the line. Fucking have some respect and do your fucking research before being an ignorant shithead

I actually thought that the button was a typo. Like either it’s saying “I’m gluten free” or “I’m gluten intolerant”. The fact that it’s not a typo, that the chef probably stands by the message stated on the button, and that that man is responsible for preparing people’s food, terrifies me.

People have food allergies and intolerances. It’s a thing. Does everyone who claims that they’re allergic to whatever actually have a food allergy? No. But this is one case where you have to err on the side of caution, because if you don’t the results can be disastrous.

I run into this all the time with the pest control company I work with. People will say they have a certain pest, yet I can’t see any evidence of the pest species anywhere. I’ve had to deal with tenants of a property we’re employed by who the property manager is telling me is making it up. I’ve dealt with people so high off their rocker that you know the roaches only existed in their mind. Guess what? You still have to treat the account the same. If they say they saw a cricket, then by God you’re spraying for crickets.

If it’s like that for something that, at the end of the day, is often just a minor annoyance, then I can’t believe these chefs can’t take a life-threatening food allergy seriously.

rabalabaloo:

30 Days of Doctor Who - Day 5: What’s your favorite episode?

"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant." - Eleventh Doctor, “Vincent and the Doctor”

Is this a bit of a repeat of my favorite historical appearance? Yes. But besides the fact that I love Vincent Van Gogh and that in the Whoniverse, the Doctor got to show him what his art means to the world, I just love that quote. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but the bad things don’t always spoil the good things. It has really helped me get through a lot. This episode means so much to me for so many reasons, and I cry every time.

jewlesthemagnificent:

starkexpos:

buzzfeed:

itriedthatonceitwasabadmove:

austinabridged:

itriedthatonceitwasabadmove:

As a professional internet, it’s my job to search the web for quality, intellectually stimulating content. Like this.

The heavens parted, and delivered unto us a scion of hope, a glimmer of immortality. This song.

Its been a few hours since I posted this and I’m pretty sure I’ve gone back to listen to it about twelve times now and each time it still makes me almost develop a hernia from laughing so much.

i’ve never loved something the way i love this post

WHY IS THIS SO FUNNY?

This, my friends, is the pinnacle of human perfection. Here it is: what we have been striving for all these millennia. Listen, and rejoice!

superhappy:

cognitivedissonance:

After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?

“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”

The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.

BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?

BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?

The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.

This. Is. Not. OK.

guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons

profoundly-fallen-angel:

gotta-luv-dem-books:

landofgay:

notsomadmaddy:

karkat-doodle-doo:

fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

oeve-at-221b:

my-stereo-heart-beats-for-you:

albus—tumbledore:

32, 613 people understand this. Please explain

What?

nobody say a word

*squints loudly*…..
….WHAT IS IT?!

THIS BOTHERS ME SOMEONE EXPLAIN

no one say it

HOW DO 262,375 KNOW WHAT THIS IS AND IM JUST SITTING HERE LIKE WHAT

nobody say anything