Everyone’s getting all retro now.
Chinese knock offs are the best
Fucking lost it at Robert Cop just chillin’ with Johnny 5 and the lovechild of C-3P0 and the T-1000
AHAHHAHA HARRY POTTER SONIC OH NO
This whole post hurts my brain.
I literally do not even know where to begin with the amount of things wrong with literally EVERYTHING here
They didn’t just get the names wrong or make the designs look a little strange
The people who made these literally got EVERY SINGLE THING WRONG
To the point where nothing about it is even close to the original product
I CANNOT STOP CACKLING RIGHT NOW
I cannot wait until Robert Cop comes out! And ‘Don’t have a box new’ is so totally my new catch phrase. =P
I just can’t wait for Thor’s guest appearance in Game of Thrones, too :D
How can y’all ignore the tagline of that other Robert Cop 2.
"THE FURNITURE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT".
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.
For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”
All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.
Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?
Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.
JESUS JUST GOT SO MUCH MORE BADASS REMEMBER THIS NEXT TIME SOME WHITE CHRISTIAN TELLS YOU TO BE NICE “LIKE CHRIST” REMEMBER THEY’RE ASKING YOU TO BE LIKE THE MIDDLE EASTERN JEW WHO IS TELLING YOU TO BE PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE.
Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “What would Jesus do”
The other thing to consider about the sort of reaction that Jesus described is that it seems like the best way to demonstrate to the oppressive party that their behavior is immoral.
If you think about the oppressive behaviors listed — backhanding a servant, suing a debtor for their coat, forcing a citizen of an occupied nation to carry the occupying soldiers’ packs for a mile — they’re all things that were legitimized by law, even though there were strict prohibitions against going any further.
By daring the oppressive person to take the next step, you’re effectively suggesting that what they’ve already done amounts to the same sort of abuse of power. It forces them to consider, “is this the type of person I want to be?” in a situation where the rules of society where designed to prevent them from understanding that the legitimized behaviors were nearly as bad as the prohibited ones.
Beyond passive-aggressive mockery, it seems like a way of responding to aggressors in such a way to forestall future aggression. If you intentionally humiliate an aggressor, they’ll probably still want to hurt you, even if their hands are tied at the moment. But if you awaken their conscience to the true nature of their own actions, they might reconsider similar actions in the future. And, even if the particular individual is a nasty enough person not to care, there will probably be enough people out there who do to make non-violent resistance a valuable form of protest anyway.(via ikkinthekitsune)
Patrick Stewart is well-known for being a vocal activist speaking out against domestic violence. But it was hearing his heartfelt, honest story of his own experiences that reminded me that nobody is exempt from the dangers, and that it is crucial to keep bringing the issue to the public’s attention.
thinking of future gf c:
from when Kanaya thought Rose was also a troll
You have 2 cows and you give one to your neighbor.
You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and gives you some milk.
You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and sells you some milk.
You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and shoots you.
You have 2 cows; the Government takes both, shoots one, milks the other and throws the milk away..
You have 2 cows. You sell one and buy a bull. You herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.
You have 2 cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow dropped dead.
You have 2 cows. You go on strike because you want three cows.
You have 2 cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called Cowkimon and market them Worldwide.
You have 2 cows, but you don't know where they are. You break for lunch.
You have 5000 cows. None of which belong to you. You charge others for storing them.
You have 2 cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim full employment, high bovine productivity, and arrest the newsman who reported the numbers.
Everyone thinks you have lots of cows. You tell them that you have none. No one believes you and they bomb your arse. You still have no cows, but at least now you are part of a Democracy.......
'Wow, dig it, like there's these 2 cows, man, grazing in the hemp field. You gotta have some of this milk!'
You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.
You have 2 cows. You do not care.
You have 2 doomed cows...
You have 2 cows. There is no God.
You have 2 cows. That one on the left is kinda cute.
You have 2 cows. You pay taxes for 6 cows. You have to sell one cow in order to pay the taxes. Your remaining cow gets sick and dies while waiting for availability in the public vet hospital.
You have two cows. Since they are both female, if you happen to keep them in the same stable you will pay a 5,000 rouble fine for homosexual propaganda.
You have two cows. You kill them both. You then use naked women to convince other people that killing cows is wrong.
You have two cows. Both of them are your daughters time traveling from the past where they had a brief love affair with Da Vinci making you the rightful Queen of England. As you assume the throne, you throw them off a building.
You have 2 cows. You ask for another one. Instead of getting just 1 cow, you get 2,485,506 cows.
You have 2 cows. You are not the president of the united states.
You have 1 cow. Everyone decides to make 5 different versions of that cow.
You have 2 cows. The cows are now diamonds. I'm on a horse.
You have a million cows because they're everywhere
You have 2 cows. You ship them together and make GIF posts screaming about how much you love your cows, but they should stop existing because they are so perfect.
I give you a hamburger.
You do NOT have two cows. Cows do not exist. What's a cow? Show me a cow! That's not a cow! Who let you in here?
You have two cows. You are very sorry for them.
You do not have two cows, you have an elk. Riding on two cows is not majestic. Also the dwarves are on fire.
You had two cows but now they're on fire.
You did not invite those two cows for dinner.
The shit you go through.
Started off as a post that explained different goverments but then everything changed when the fire nation attacked