I respect every person’s decision to do what they want with their own bodies, but here’s how people who decide not to participate in immunizations kill people for real:
Science-based medicine wiped out smallpox using vaccines. Smallpox, let me remind you, used to kill 400,000 Europeans PER YEAR! That’s all American gun deaths PLUS all American car deaths TIMES FIVE. So we got rid of that motherfather. With science. No big deal.
Measles, not quite the killer that Smallpox was, but we were on our way to eliminating it. Also with science. Using vaccines. Now, measles is coming back. That’s like 400 - 500 kids a year dying and 1000 people per year becoming disabled for life because hippies don’t want to vaccinate their kids.
You and your friends are healthy? That’s wonderful. I cannot tell you how happy I am for you and your friends. However, that’s not how vaccines work. You and your friends could probably all get measles and be fine a week later. No big deal. You know who it is a big deal to, though? The baby you accidentally gave measles to when you didn’t know you were contagious yet. And the old lady on the bus who was unfortunate enough to be inhaling oxygen right at the time you coughed.
They’re dead now. They’re dead forever because of your hippie parents.
Healthy people need to be vaccinated against diseases we have vaccinations for because some people are not healthy and those diseases will kill them.
Yes. Get vaccinated damn it!
RELEASE THE PINEAPPLES
I don’t know what this is but I accept it
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, written by Peter Davison
A hilarious short featuring Classic Who Doctors Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann attempting to be a part of the 50th anniversary special with cameos from many friends and favourites of the Who universe, as well as a few not-directly-related familiar faces!
Definitely topped the 50th anniversary special, personally. This was so funny and so well-done, and look at their faces! Such adorable men, look at Colin Baker’s smile! :’) This was a great homage to Classic Who, one that was really, definitely, needed.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, I drew this slightly ridiculous tribute to the Bayeaux Tapestry - I had originally intended this to be one 12-foot long image, but then I realized that if I were to ever turn this into a print that it would be impossible to frame (and difficult to view in one piece online), hence the more conventional 24x36-inch print available here.
Crazy Monster loses track
Three days, years, decades.
Doctor Who Themes I Greatly Enjoy - [4/10]
↳ Doctor Who: The Fifth Doctor
My seventh favourite theme song is the verison used for the end of the Fourth Doctor’s run, through the Fifth’s, and into the beginning of the Sixth’s. I like this version because it was the first to break away from the ‘standard’ sounding theme, and, come on, it’s just fucking rad.
The best. especially the end!
barbara park, the author of that junie b jones series you probably read in kindergarten and first grade, died today. i feel like it’s necessary to make a post about this because those books are some of the first i consciously remember reading and that inspired me to find joy in books. and it’s honestly just really sad because i loved those books okay everyone come be sad now
Sad. She captured the 5-6 year old personality perfectly.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Thoughtful and realistic.
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor
I think I’ll likely just post this every Halloween: As October draws to a close and children begin to pick their Halloween costumes and anticipate candy