It is painful to remember that homophobia — in all its many ugly guises — is something many people experience on a daily basis. But, Manchester artist Paul Harfleet isn't just acknowledging that fact. Or resigning himself to it. He's fighting back — by planting a single pansy in the exact spot of every (recorded) act of homophobia he comes across.
He started this project in 2005 after experiencing three separate incidents on the same day. And so far, he has planted 10,000 pansies in cities all around the world. See the man in action in Austria in this Guerilla Gardening video. And feel just a little bit better about the world we live in. Bravo. (Jezebel)
We would tell you that the video you're about to watch is very NSFW. But, being both Halloween and Friday, if you're actually at work right now, you really need to prioritize. For everyone else, Buzzfeed has created a series of vignettes that illustrate how awkward things would be if we casually dropped rapped lyrics IRL. read
Sure, adults have some clever, punny costumes. And, celebrities always take it to the extreme at their various Halloween fêtes. When it comes to the ultimate Halloween cuteness, though, nothing will ever top dressed-up children and animals. Extreme bonus points if the parents' and kids' costumes go together.