shittybeatnik:

ancamnarvienn:

Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)

THIS is what the original Star Trek TV series and films were about. Not just about blowing up things in space and snazzy lens flares with a side order of casual sexism -.-‘.

dude do you know how many people I have pissed off by saying the exact same thing?

Not enough people.

Reblogged from ramoorebooks

itbefellinthedays:

sebastianmorris:

paulstead:

novangla:

feministhistorian:

francoisbonnefoy:

dataanxiety:

A quick geography lesson
It’s quite confusing to people to understand what the difference is between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and the British Isles…
By Anne Debenham, reproduced under CC License/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk.

i need this for reference

For all who didn’t know.

Cannot explain how much confusion there is in the US over these
Bonus points: “Great Britain” is contrasted with “Lesser Britain” which is Brittany in France.

From now on I’m just going to refer to the whole of France as “Lesser Britain”.

I don’t know why there is so much confusion. It all seems very easy. Perhaps poor standards of Geography and History education? This is sad because British history before 1776 is US history. Lest you become too content, this isn’t a definitive map. It indicates that the Isle of Man is part of the United Kingdom. While Mann is a part of the British Isles, and arguably part of Great Britain, it has never been part of the United Kingdom. It has been a British Crown dependency since 1765, ruled by HM as the Lord of Mann via an appointed Lieutenant Governor, and an elected assembly, the Tynwald. Now when to use one “N” or two “N”s in Man/Mann, that is confusing! 

Always helpful.  Damn you King John, downfall of the Angevins.

itbefellinthedays:

sebastianmorris:

paulstead:

novangla:

feministhistorian:

francoisbonnefoy:

dataanxiety:

A quick geography lesson

It’s quite confusing to people to understand what the difference is between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and the British Isles…

By Anne Debenham, reproduced under CC License/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk.

i need this for reference

For all who didn’t know.

Cannot explain how much confusion there is in the US over these

Bonus points: “Great Britain” is contrasted with “Lesser Britain” which is Brittany in France.

From now on I’m just going to refer to the whole of France as “Lesser Britain”.

I don’t know why there is so much confusion. It all seems very easy. Perhaps poor standards of Geography and History education? This is sad because British history before 1776 is US history. Lest you become too content, this isn’t a definitive map. It indicates that the Isle of Man is part of the United Kingdom. While Mann is a part of the British Isles, and arguably part of Great Britain, it has never been part of the United Kingdom. It has been a British Crown dependency since 1765, ruled by HM as the Lord of Mann via an appointed Lieutenant Governor, and an elected assembly, the Tynwald. Now when to use one “N” or two “N”s in Man/Mann, that is confusing! 

Always helpful.  Damn you King John, downfall of the Angevins.

Reblogged from itbefellinthedays