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The Cardiff Giant“Look, Reverend, your book may have some literary value, but if I were to take it at face value, I would call it the most ludicrous thing ever put to print.”
The year was 1869. New York tobacco tycoon, George Hull, found himself in a heated debate with a Methodist priest. The debate took place at a Methodist revival meeting, which Hull decided to attend just so he could humor himself. Whatever humor he was seeking, the source was certainly not the Reverend.
“I hope God forgives you for those words, Mr. Hull,” the Reverend said while pointing at George with contempt.
“Reverend, you have studied the Christian faith for your entire life. Surely you don’t actually believe that the Bible should be taken literally.”
“I don’t see how I wouldn’t.”
“The Bible makes references to happenings that couldn’t have possibly happened in any time period. I believe there was a verse in Genesis abou
Banned Golden Age Cartoons and Modern SocietyWhen television became a new, exciting medium, many cartoonists decided to take advantage of this new opportunity by airing their old theatrical shorts during the daily broadcast. However, when they sent in their respective packages, some of them were rejected for insensitive content, primarily cartoons depicting minorities in an offensive light. Today, these rules are still in place. Television stations refuse to play these cartoons, and debates have sprung over what to do with these films and how the modern eye perceives them. Regardless of where these films are shown or distributed or how people perceive them, the racially insensitive cartoons of the Golden Age can, at their most basic core, inform viewers about the background and ideas that were prevalent during the time of their creation.
This will mostly focus on the Warner Brothers cartoons, since these types of gags were very prevalent in those cartoons, and the controversies surrounding them are more do
The Race With Two Endings“And here they come, folks! The racers are approaching the finish line!”
On a bright summer’s day in the middle of August in the tiny town of Twinnisville, NJ, the 34th annual Twins Street Marathon was nearing its end.
Fighting for the lead was 19-year-old Bowling High student, Pat Murphy, and his long-time enemy, the captain of the Bowling High track team, Stan Derkly. Ever since they fought over the last copy of Good Burger at Blockbuster all of those years ago, the two have been at each other’s throats, constantly trying to one-up each other in everything.
Pat had spent the last few weeks training for this marathon with his father, Ted Murphy. Ted was the captain of the Bowling High track team back in 1976. During those weeks, he put Pat on the treadmills, the exercise machines, the indoor tracks at gym, the sidewalks throughout the town, the works. He had grown happy with the fact that his son had taken an interest in something
I Hope You Don't CareHello, neighbor
I hope you don’t care
But the sun was rising
And I wanted to stare
So I burnt down your house
Right down to the ground
So I can now see
The sun, oh so round-
Eternal Youth by Harold WallEternal Youth
By Harold Wall
To those of you
Who have risen from the soil
Either during or before my sprouting
I cry at your insulting words
Not out of sorrow
Nor out of regret
But out of laughter
For all who complain at my sapling-esque lifestyle
Saying that it is against the rules
Of the universal garden
Look at yourselves
Have you been so blinded
By these so-called "rules"
That none of you realize
That you've turned this beautiful garden
Into a lifeless patch of ice?
Perhaps you forgot
The eternal rain and sunshine
You received as a sapling
Perhaps you forgot
Your first sight of the garden
How it was brimming with life
How every flower was joined leaf-in-leaf
Singing a beautiful harmony
And that harmony was given a name
A name whose beauty shone
Through simplicity alone
Though the saplings grew
Into beautiful, vibrant flowers
The path they chose to take
Contrasted with their beauty
They dove into what
Those damned "rules" of the garden called
A state where the rain an
Sight of the SibchiOh my gosh! No! No, I said I wouldn't do this again. I'm sorry, I'll be out in in why aren't you screaming? Why aren't you running away? Wow, you're the first person I've met who hasn't done any of those things. Hey, could you take some time to listen to me? I've been having these problems lately.
I don't understand what's wrong with people. All I do is try to help them, but for some reason, I only end up making things worse. What is it about me that make people act this way? I don't look dangerous it all! I'm a green ball trapped inside a blue ball with a face painted on it, for Pete's sake!
My name is Sibchi, I'm five years old, and I live somewhere between this one small cloud to the left and this bigger cloud that kind of looks like a fish on the right. You've probably never seen me before, and there's a pretty good re
Reunited (Sirius BlackXReader)
It had been a regular evening for you sitting in your home at Spinners end until Remus appeared in your fireplace causing you to let out a shriek.
"Relax it's just me" Remus chuckled dusting himself down before walking over to you.
"What possessed you to floo here?!" You asked confused while hearing your heart beating erratically.
"Dumbledore restarted the Order he sent me to collect you" Remus explained.
"And you couldn't have owled?" You glared at him.
"I could have but where's the fun in that?" Remus replied. You shot him another glare and agreed to go with him. You packed a bag when Remus told you, you would be staying at the order hesdquarters and went back out to him. He held out his hand for you to take and when you took it he apparated you to Grimmauld place.
"A little warning next time you asshole!" You groaned picking yourself up from the floor.
"Hehe my bad (Y/n) now come on there's someone who's dying to see you" Remus laughed making everyone in the kitchen shut
Sex talk in class (Young!Remus LupinXReader)You sat beside Remus in your transfiguration class both in your 6th year at Hogwarts. Remus being bored and knowing about what McGonagall was teaching at that moment started running his hand teasingly along your thigh hiding a smirk. You short him a death glare and tried to focus but couldn't with him continuing. After 10 minutes you were fidgeting in your seat as Remus had randomly shoved his hand down your pants before turning his attention back to McGonagall.
"Remus. Get. Your. Hand. Out of my pants!" You hissed so only he could hear.
"Hmm nope" Remus smirked tapping his quill against his chin.
"Now!" You said which caught McGonagalls attention.
"Miss Potter, Mister Lupin what is so important that you have to talk during my class?" She demanded. You went silent and Remus mentally smirked widely before putting his quill down.
"You don't wanna know so I'm just gonna say Quidditch" He replied still not taking his hand out of your pants.
"No go ahead do share" McGonagall smirked thinkin
Date? (Young!Sirius BlackXReader)The day started out normal for you. Wake up, go to breakfast with Xeno, go to class, do whatever in your free time, go back to class, go to dinner, do homework, go to bed. Until today. You were walking to charms with Xeno as normal with Sirius Black the school manwhore and one of the Marauders stopped you.
"Hi" He grinned flirtily.
"Umm hi?" You replied glancing at Xeno who was looking at a butterfly that landed on his hand.
"Your (Y/n) right?" Sirius asked leaning against a statue.
"Yeah" You nodded.
"Well (Y/n) I was wondering if you'd do me the honor of coming to Hogsmead with me this weekend?" Sirius proposed still grinning.
"I'd love to but I'd rather not be one of your hook ups" You shook your head.
"Come on one date!" Sirius whined.
"No.....besides I have a date" You lied.
"Who? Loony Lovegood?" Sirius pointed to Xeno who was still intrigued by the butterfly.
"His name is Xeno and no it's not with him" You replied.
"Who then?" Sirius asked curiously.
"......Regulus asked me" You
When you got back to the Bunker after a successful Vamp hunt you were looking forward to a good sleep and good food. But when you got in you saw smoke coming from the kitchen. Quickly you ran over and ran into the kitchen only to see Gabriel standing there covered in cake and frosting.
"Gabriel?! What the hell?!" You demanded running in before turning on the fan to get rid of the smoke.
"Uggh......surprise?" Gabriel laughed nervously rubbing the back of his neck.
"What?" You asked after the smoke cleared.
"Well I tried to make a cake since your always saying I use my power to much and it well......blew up" Gabriel explained looking to the oven.
"Gabriel sweetie as nice as that is never go never the oven again and please fix it before Sam and his royal highness gets back or they'll both throw bitch fits" You patted his shoulder looking at the remains of the cake he tried to make.
"Darling for once I won't argue with you" Gabriel nodded snapping his fingers making the kitchen go back to
Thunder Buddies (SteveXReader) OneShot(F/N) (L/N) hated thunder. You could even say she despised it. In her world nothing was worse than the noise. All the crashing and booms, as she put it. It irritated her to Oblivion and back. And today was one of those days were it was raining, lightning as striking everywhere, and worse of all there was lots and lots of thunder.
And because of this (F/N) refused to go outside. Most of the day had passed by with her watching movies in her bed, and stuffing her face with cake. Steve had gone out to the store to pick up some more milk leaving (F/N) at home with no supervision. This is never a good idea…
“Fuck you thunder! You can suck my dick!” this was the first thing Steve had heard when he walked inside his small apartment. ‘Not again’ he thought. After putting his groceries away he walked into the small bedroom the two shared. Then he was met with a puzzling sight.
(F/N) was hidden under a pile of pillows and blankets on top of their bed, cursing Thor fo
Stay out of it (Lucius MalfoyXPregnant!Reader)
Spells shot left and right barely missing you as you deflected spells aimed at the students of Hogwarts some of whom were barely 12. On either side of you stood Remus and Sirius (I didn't have the heart to kill him again so he's alive deal with it) your best friends since you started school with your twin brother James. Somehow you managed to get separated from them when Greyback got involved in the action and found yourself near the courtyard. When Voldemort called his forces to retreat you made a move to go back to find Sirius and Remus before someone grabbed you around the waist and dragged you to the sidelines away from the doors.
"I told you to stay away!" Lucius growled turning you to face him.
"And I told you I wasn't gonna let my nephew and friends fight alone!" You replied shrugging out of his grip.
"You are in no condition to fight and ill be damned if anything happens to you or our child" Lucius said eyeing you.
"I'm perfectly fine to fight Lucius!" You defended c
FUCK YEAH (Drunk!Rick GrimesXDrunk!Reader)
There were some moments you loved your brothers but being stuck in a car with Rick for 5 hours because they didnt want to be was not one of those moments. It had only been 10 minutes and already you were literally banging your head off the window out of boredom and thinking of ways to murder Daryl and Merle and make it look like Glenn did it.
"Will you stop banging your head off the window it's annoying!" Rick snapped after another 5 minutes.
"But I'm bored! I don't think I can go 5 hours sitting in a car with you in awkward silence!" You whined.
"If this is you bored I'd hate to see Merle" Rick shivered at the thought.
"He almost stabbed a farmer" You said shaking your head at the memory.
"Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick......" You started.
"What?!?" Rick said looking at you.
"You have a nice beard" You said reaching your hand over before petting his cheek.
"...................." Rick just stared at you before leaning away from your touch turning his eyes back to the ro
Harry Potter according to Facebook (includes ocs)
Harry Potter had friended Albus Dumbledore, Sirius Black and 7 others.
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'Finally you get on Fb it's about time'
Sirius Black: Stfu Harry it's hard to get Wi-Fi here
Harry Potter: Well maybe you should pay for it instead of using your neighbours
Ron Weasley has updated his relationship statues to 'it's complicated'
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Bee Holmes: It's complicated?! We're either dating or not damit
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Harry Potter: whipped much
Ron Weasley: shut up Harry
Lucius Malfoy has uploaded a photo and tagged Draco Malfoy 'baby photos FTW'
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Draco Malfoy: FATHER REMOVE THOSE RIGHT NOW!
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A Walk around the Writer's BlockIt's not the street I usually go down, but for some reason, that day I turned down a different road.
The twisted black shadows of trees played like lattice work on the cobblestone floor. I didn’t bother looking back to see the other path; I was all too familiar with it already.
Besides, it lead to a house full of blank white pages and crumpled quill pens.
I didn’t want to deal with that right now. The whiteness reminded me of a gleaming teeth, faintly yellowed, juxtaposed next to black ink.
The ink were hollow, staring eye sockets, I imagined.
I shuddered at the thought.
The shadows playing on the ground suddenly struck me similar to a rib cage, but what did the coiling black bones protect?
A twinkling laugh, like the sparkling of stars made my vision rise from the ground. A lovely woman, dressed in a cream colored frock waved her greeting to me.
I felt myself turn rosy and gave her my greetings. She went on her way, doing her best not to laugh.
I couldn’t blame her.
How OHSHC Came to Be -Parody-A man from Japan was sitting in his basement one day thinking of his next big idea. Suddenly, he got a call from his gay cousin, and he told him that he recently got engaged to a nice man from Osaka. The Japanese man happened to be extremely homophobic and reacted to it negatively. In order to vent his anger, he began drawing the most hurtful stereotypes for gay people he could think of. Luckily, his mind wasn't too warped, so the most hurtful thing he could come up with "OMG SO FABULOUS." After his venting was over with, he began drawing the first chapter of his new manga series.
A week later, he showed the idea to the CEO of the publishing company. He looked at it and said, "What the fuck is this shit?" After endless bitching for 2 hours straight, the man packed up and left the office. As he was leaving, his hateful drawing flew out of his briefcase. The CEO took one look at it and said
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