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cherrybina:

The School District of Philadelphia is currently in the midst of a major budget crisis. Before the 2013-2014 school year started, the district almost didn’t open because there wasn’t enough money to operate schools safely. An emergency loan from the city of Philadelphia allowed the schools to open on time, but it was an extremely difficult year due to the doomsday budget.

It hardly seems possible, but the 2014-2015 school year is about to begin with even more budget cuts. They had to really work to find anything left to cut, but they managed to do it by eliminating transportation for many students and cutting back on cleaning services. That means this year, hundreds of students will have to walk to their filthy understaffed schools.

We don’t have enough paper and pencils, which means expensive supplies such as up-to-date textbooks and computers are pretty much out of the question. I set up a project through Donors Choose to get some much-needed technology supplies for my classroom. 

The awesome news is that The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is funding HALF the project, but only if it’s funded by 24 August. But that’s not all! Donors Choose will match donations dollar for dollar through 29 August if you enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page. 

My students are amazing and they deserve so much better than the poor excuse for a public education that the city of Philadelphia provides. I would be grateful beyond words if you would consider making a donation for them.

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bettafish-resistance:

thebluelip-blondie:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

There are no words.

are you fucking kidding me

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gaffegaffe:

36/100 || well OBVIOUSLY we went on a historical pub crawl in Philly led by Mistress Margaret, during which we just happened to stumble upon a Sir Benjamin Franklin in a TORY BAR of all places

this happened. we asked him questions about his french activities. everything was magnificent. 

gaffegaffe:

36/100 || well OBVIOUSLY we went on a historical pub crawl in Philly led by Mistress Margaret, during which we just happened to stumble upon a Sir Benjamin Franklin in a TORY BAR of all places

this happened. we asked him questions about his french activities. everything was magnificent. 

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citysleep:

fuckyeahcatfeet:

This cat has a moustache! Now all we need is a cat with a moustache AND eyebrows like Sam.
(via hamilton_the_hipster_cat on Instagram)

WAT

#someone get this cat a job at franklin fountain #PHILADELPHIA JOKES

citysleep:

fuckyeahcatfeet:

This cat has a moustache! Now all we need is a cat with a moustache AND eyebrows like Sam.

(via hamilton_the_hipster_cat on Instagram)

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citysleep:

arminaa8:

Are these Chickie’s and Pete’s crab fries? Because they look a lot like their crab fries. I WANT CRAB FRIES WHO WANTS TO GO TO CHICKIE’S AND PETE’S WITH ME

I do! I’ve never been there! WHAT IS A CHICKIE

THERE’S ONE ON LIKE, OREGON AVENUE AKA THE LITERAL DESERT/NUCLEAR TESTING GROUND OF “YOU’VE GONE TOO FAR SOUTH” PHILADELPHIA. how bad do you want those fries, gurl
[ edit ] i just ruined those fries for me

citysleep:

arminaa8:

Are these Chickie’s and Pete’s crab fries? Because they look a lot like their crab fries. I WANT CRAB FRIES WHO WANTS TO GO TO CHICKIE’S AND PETE’S WITH ME

I do! I’ve never been there! WHAT IS A CHICKIE

THERE’S ONE ON LIKE, OREGON AVENUE AKA THE LITERAL DESERT/NUCLEAR TESTING GROUND OF “YOU’VE GONE TOO FAR SOUTH” PHILADELPHIA. how bad do you want those fries, gurl

edit ] i just ruined those fries for me

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Philly Unveils World’s Largest T-Shirt Cannon; Haters Crying Themselves to Sleep; They Literally Cannot Believe It

gawkercom:

ATTENTION, ATTENTION: THE GAME HAS COMPLETELY CHANGED NOW THAT PHILLY HAS JUST UNVEILED THE WORLD’S LARGEST T-SHIRT CANNON.

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karlurbaninternational:

Karl on CBS Philadelphia

Photos are here: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/photo-galleries/2012/09/13/celebrity-appearances-on-talk-philly/

Maybe you can find video there?

filed under: PHILLY I FUCKING HATE THE WAY YOU DO COOL THINGS AND TELL NO ONE BECAUSE WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO WATCH YOUR SHOW? WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO SEE THAT PLAY? WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND THAT BULLSHIT FESTIVAL THING YOU’RE DOING SOUNDS GOOD OH WAIT IT ENDED AN HOUR AGO? THANKS FOR THE HEADS-UP. FUCK YOU.

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ORANGE ALERT, MOTHERFUCKERS
HIDE YO FUCKING PLANTS
NO DON’T HIDE THEM THAT MAY DISTURB THEM
BRING THEM INSIDE
OR COVER THEM
THEY COULD SUFFER DAMAGE

ORANGE ALERT, MOTHERFUCKERS

HIDE YO FUCKING PLANTS

NO DON’T HIDE THEM THAT MAY DISTURB THEM

BRING THEM INSIDE

OR COVER THEM

THEY COULD SUFFER DAMAGE