Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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My friends are fellow psychology grads.

Texts I just received over the course of 2 hours:

"Dude I wanna get drunk enough to experience impairment of fine motor skills but not gross motor skills because I have to walk home."

"You should come and if you don’t I’ll hold my breath til I die"

"That was very regressive of me. But I’m putting you in the outgroup if you just drink alone tonight."

"MY PREFRONTAL CORTEX IS GETTING POISONED!"

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Just like you can’t run into a theater and yell ‘fire’ when it’s not on fire, you can’t run into a crowded bingo hall and yell ‘bingo’ when there isn’t one… He seemed to think he could say whatever he wanted because it was a public building. I tried to explain that that’s not the case. Just because it’s a public building doesn’t give you the right to run into a theater and yell ‘fire.’ You can’t go into a ballpark and yell ‘out,’ because people could stop the game.

Police Sgt. Richard Webster of Covington, Ky. on the interruption of a heated bingo game by an 18-year-old prankster. Austin Whaley dashed into a bingo hall filled with elderly women and yelled “Bingo!” This caused  "alarm to patrons", and once people realized it wasn’t a real bingo, according to Webster, “[T]hey started hooting and hollering and yelling and cussing. People take their bingo very seriously.”

Whaley received no jail time, but is legally barred from saying the word “bingo” for six months. 

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motherjones:

Conservative culture warrior explains “How to talk about same-sex marriage at Thanksgiving.”

Take note, Tumblrs. Three easy steps! Remember step three: If you take issue with the Turkey Day proselytizing of your 700 Club-watching great aunt, you’re being intolerant. So start being more tolerant of marriage fundamentalists and shut up. Amirite???

Oh jeebus… I can’t even… 

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Hundreds of fans camped out at a movie theater in LA awaiting the premiere of the Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn: Part 1
It’s a good thing they’re not protesting anything and just awaiting sparkly vampires! Otherwise, they might be subject to tear gas for creating a health and safety hazard. Some of them have been there for almost a week now! With tents and everything! We know what a big threat tents are to democracy!
I’d like to point out the juxtaposition of the headline on the ticker about Zuccotti Park. 
So, iPhones and movie camping = ok. Protesting the system = not ok.
What the hell, America? 

Hundreds of fans camped out at a movie theater in LA awaiting the premiere of the Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn: Part 1

It’s a good thing they’re not protesting anything and just awaiting sparkly vampires! Otherwise, they might be subject to tear gas for creating a health and safety hazard. Some of them have been there for almost a week now! With tents and everything! We know what a big threat tents are to democracy!

I’d like to point out the juxtaposition of the headline on the ticker about Zuccotti Park. 

So, iPhones and movie camping = ok. Protesting the system = not ok.

What the hell, America? 

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