Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

— One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’.  (via lamegrownup)

(via anjalipatel)

doodlero:

niggaclouds:

pbh3:

The planets, aligned.

the sickest thing ive ever seen

earth
doodlero:

niggaclouds:

pbh3:

The planets, aligned.

the sickest thing ive ever seen

earth
doodlero:

niggaclouds:

pbh3:

The planets, aligned.

the sickest thing ive ever seen

earth
doodlero:

niggaclouds:

pbh3:

The planets, aligned.

the sickest thing ive ever seen

earth
doodlero:

niggaclouds:

pbh3:

The planets, aligned.

the sickest thing ive ever seen

earth
doodlero:

niggaclouds:

pbh3:

The planets, aligned.

the sickest thing ive ever seen

earth
doodlero:

niggaclouds:

pbh3:

The planets, aligned.

the sickest thing ive ever seen

earth
doodlero:

niggaclouds:

pbh3:

The planets, aligned.

the sickest thing ive ever seen

earth
doodlero:

niggaclouds:

pbh3:

The planets, aligned.

the sickest thing ive ever seen

earth

doodlero:

niggaclouds:

pbh3:

The planets, aligned.

the sickest thing ive ever seen

earth

(via whollyhwojo)


That little tail wag kills me

That little tail wag kills me

That little tail wag kills me

That little tail wag kills me

That little tail wag kills me

That little tail wag kills me

That little tail wag kills me

That little tail wag kills me

That little tail wag kills me

(via giitsby)

likefireandice:

thepepperinyourpot:

It’s like he said how are ya dog
And the dog launches into a long sob story

HE IS BEAUTIFUL.

"My human, he’s so beautiful. All the tumblr humans be loving him. My human… so beautiful."

(via londonstani)

justadashofsarcasm:

deluxetoaster:

can we start a club for teenagers who were constantly complimented on their intelligence when they were younger and are now having trouble coping with the realization that they’re actually of average intellect at best

can this club have a support person that helps us to study because we didn’t need to before so we don’t know how to now 

(via anjalipatel)

midbloods:

gETTING HUGGED BY PEOPLE WHO ARE PHYSICALLY TALLER AND BIGGER THAN YOU IS AMAZING

ITS LIKE BEING WRAPPED IN A BIG WARM PROTECTIVE HEAT BLANKET AND ITS WONDERFUL

YEAH

(via surfpenguin747)

brooklynncalifornia:

how to get gays’ attention

How to get ANYBODY’S attention.

brooklynncalifornia:

how to get gays’ attention

How to get ANYBODY’S attention.

(via orgasm)

“It’s like really beautiful armor because it makes me feel more confident and somehow more protected as I go through my day. It’s sort of like wearing my favorite outfit except I can do it everyday. I like the way I look. It’s pretty simple, actually.”

John Green, about makeup 

So I know people here have a lot of thoughts about John Green and many of you hate him but like….this made me feel good. Watch the video. He talks about how he used to be one of those guys that thought women wore makeup for men. He does say that he doesn’t wear makeup for other people and just likes how it makes him feel which he’s obviously privileged to say. He’s a white male so he (most likely) hasn’t been made to feel like he has to.

(via potterheadproblems)

-diagonalley:

miss-darling-clementine:

simplyalexandermason:

I feel like they just conspired together…

THE WINK, THE WINK IS KILLING ME.

This is so adorable!! 

(via jimstumblings)

“If I cut you off, chances are, you handed me the scissors.”
— Unknown  (via mercedene)

(via sleepoholic)

dr-watsons-lover:

sometimeskaren:

Also, persnickety

GOD BLESS THIS POST
dr-watsons-lover:

sometimeskaren:

Also, persnickety

GOD BLESS THIS POST
dr-watsons-lover:

sometimeskaren:

Also, persnickety

GOD BLESS THIS POST
dr-watsons-lover:

sometimeskaren:

Also, persnickety

GOD BLESS THIS POST

carnivour:

may the wings of your eyeliner always be even.

(via giitsby)