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stefanoblack said: What is tumblr *for*, anyway?

Me 2008: I really don’t fucking know. Seems kinda pointless. I should probably figure it out.

Me 2009-2011: LMAO OMFG WTF WAS I THINKING THIS IS THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE

Me 2014: What? Go away, I’m doing shit.



this thing that happens

Middle-aged man in a B&N starbucks
reading The Essential Superman Encyclopedia
in a place like this you see people at their
best

focused on what interests them
maybe a comforting childhood fantasy
“No X-Ray Vision? No Problem!” it says,
promising answers

another, maybe older, man reads Michael Moore
they are not home
in a dark living
room

fighting with their wives
judging their children
steeped in regret
or maybe they are
but it’s all right
this happens to all of us.



submissivelymonroe:

I canNOT with George Takei. He is like a god among mortals. 

(Source: chandra75)



THE KKK TOOK MY MUPPET BABY AWAY

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

(IRONICALLY THE FOOTAGE ACTUALLY IS ABOUT PEOPLE DRESSING UP AS GHOSTS BUT EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT KKK IT SO HAPPENS THEY ARE NAZIS)



deadly-mermaids:

callmemac:

gojikas:

grlgang:

feedmyaddictionnow:

kingofwesteros:

Publicity done right in an anti-rape campaign: double-page spread, pages glued to one another. After the reader forcefully separates them, the image above is revealed with the caption “if you have to use force, it’s rape”.

THIS IS BRILLIANT

I don’t like this it seems really gross I think the photo is what bothers me? It almost feels like they’re trying to sexualize a rape ad- and I am aware that the cafab body is not inherently sexual but the execution of the photo is…gross to me. Idk I can’t explain properly.

i kinda got the same feeling like i know what they were trying to say but it’s just in a way that seems sort of…off? i don’t know how to describe it; i think maybe it’s because the reader has to have the urge to willingly pull the pages open expecting something?? Idk how to word it maybe I’m just misinterpreting it

No, I saw it earlier and didn’t reblog because it weirded me out. I think grlgang is right — it seems like they’ve sexualized rape…

it is really creepy. it’s like playing pretend or something. it’s trivializing rape. “get it? now YOURE the rapist. but not really. you can go back to what you were doing now.”  its also presenting a woman as LITERALLY an object. the ‘victim’ in this psa has no voice. they’re not treated like a person. wouldn’t it have been more powerful and effective to have real people talking about their experiences as victims/survivors of rape? they could use this opportunity to show people what rape culture is. but instead they show us this nameless, faceless, sexualized body, and give us an overly simplistic, harmful definition of rape.

The other big problem here is that it implies rape necessarily involves force. This will reinforce for some people the unfortunate notion that “I’m not physically forcing her, so it’s okay to keep going even though [she said no/she doesn’t seem to want it/etc].”

deadly-mermaids:

callmemac:

gojikas:

grlgang:

feedmyaddictionnow:

kingofwesteros:

Publicity done right in an anti-rape campaign: double-page spread, pages glued to one another. After the reader forcefully separates them, the image above is revealed with the caption “if you have to use force, it’s rape”.

THIS IS BRILLIANT

I don’t like this it seems really gross I think the photo is what bothers me? It almost feels like they’re trying to sexualize a rape ad- and I am aware that the cafab body is not inherently sexual but the execution of the photo is…gross to me. Idk I can’t explain properly.

i kinda got the same feeling like i know what they were trying to say but it’s just in a way that seems sort of…off? i don’t know how to describe it; i think maybe it’s because the reader has to have the urge to willingly pull the pages open expecting something?? Idk how to word it maybe I’m just misinterpreting it

No, I saw it earlier and didn’t reblog because it weirded me out. I think grlgang is right — it seems like they’ve sexualized rape…

it is really creepy. it’s like playing pretend or something. it’s trivializing rape. “get it? now YOURE the rapist. but not really. you can go back to what you were doing now.” its also presenting a woman as LITERALLY an object. the ‘victim’ in this psa has no voice. they’re not treated like a person. wouldn’t it have been more powerful and effective to have real people talking about their experiences as victims/survivors of rape? they could use this opportunity to show people what rape culture is. but instead they show us this nameless, faceless, sexualized body, and give us an overly simplistic, harmful definition of rape.

The other big problem here is that it implies rape necessarily involves force. This will reinforce for some people the unfortunate notion that “I’m not physically forcing her, so it’s okay to keep going even though [she said no/she doesn’t seem to want it/etc].”

(via gojikas)



All @DAVID_LYNCH everything.

(Source: boiledjeans, via heyyouitsme)



two years.

Just watched ROGUE again for the first time in a year. Almost made it to the end without breaking down in tears this time.

I’m struck by how much it made me miss not only Raul but that whole period of life. Those were such good times…I miss the creative spirit of those days and all the people I shared it with, both of which have grown a little further away due to time, space, and frankly, Raul’s absence.

Two years since you left, and watching your work I still feel like I’m behind you. Two years since you left and still I envy your frankness. Two years since you left, I miss you as much as ever.

I’ll never let you die, you son of a bitch.



rogue-film:

Raul Rogue Rodriguez was a filmmaker, an artist, and a close friend.

His middle name was supposed to be Roque, after his father,
but they misspelled it on the birth certificate.

His life ended on the last day of 2011.

In this film I have presented a selection of Raul’s work, and also tried
to offer a glimpse into the life he lived and the ways he affected people.

If you knew Raul, I hope you’ll see sides of him both familiar and not.

If you didn’t know him…I hope it gives you even the slightest
understanding of who he was, what he meant to us all,
and how terribly you missed out.

[ LIFE ENDS; ART LIVES ON }

Today marks two years since I last saw you. I still miss you every day.

http://rogue-film.com



Two years ago this time, we eat together for the last time.



My first hypnosis workshop at Catland is on DNAinfo.

Speaks for itself. Join us at 2pm on Sunday 12/15.



time for giving

what you love will be gone
from your life, gone
from your memory, gone
from this earth, scattered
to dust

holdit
closer
forgiving
Thanks.



cutedeathrow:

Since we never uploaded any of these back in the day - the backing tracks from our three proudest pieces, plus the backing track from our live “Daft Racist” mashup cover.

CUTE DEATH FUCK MUSIC BUY OUR SHIT FOREVER

CUTE DEATH lived for a short time in 2011 and only ever played one show, up on Raul’s old roof. The only music Johnny and I ever uploaded were nihilistic little bedroom experiments, and remixes of a song by our friend Timmy’s band.

Here for the first time on interwebs are the backing tracks from the three best of our actual core “chipdustrial” originals, plus the track from our live “Daft Racist” cover mashup.

Still super proud of this stuff. Cute Death Fuck Music Buy Our Shit.



The chaos machine self-reflects.

The chaos machine self-reflects.



Never forget.

Today is indeed a day we should never forget. We should never forget that awful morning in 2001. Never forget the responders who suffered and died to help other human beings survive. Never forget the people who suffered and died for no reason at all.

And we should also never forget how low we let ourselves go because of it. Never forget how it brought the worst out of us. Never forget the bigotry and cultural hate it triggered, even between Americans. Never forget the ways we let it divide us rather than bring us together.

Never forget Afghanistan. Never forget how many more suffered and died so that a few rich tycoons could build an oil pipeline they’d been desperate to complete for years. Never forget Iraq. Never forget how many, many more suffered and died, on both sides, for a misguided, under-planned, arrogant ideological war - and personal vendetta - that we used our victims of terror as a justification for.

Never forget our poor track record of long-term results from arming rebels in nations and conflicts we frankly don’t understand. Never forget how much wealth and life we wasted fighting the Taliban who only existed in that form because we meddled in Afghanistan during the Cold War. Never forget the puppet governments we’ve installed or enabled that end up turning their backs on us anyway. Never forget the size of the can we keep kicking down a shorter and shorter road.

Yes, never forget your losses, your pain, your loved ones - never forget the brief glimmering hope of unity we saw in fits and flashes as the result of a trauma we were never told we’d have to be ready for. But also never forget our collective mistakes, failures, cruelties; our willingness to seek eye for eye, limb for limb; our comfort in turning to hate as well as in-fighting; our ease at seeing another group of people, and even members of our own, as less than human beings. Never forget how happily we passed the buck to individuals we all now realize did not have our best interests at heart. Never forget our collective responsibility, our own culpability, for more suffering and death than we’d already had to endure.

Forgive, but never forget. These lessons are immediately relevant again today, 12 years later, as they already have been several times in between. I don’t know the right answers to today’s most pressing international questions, but I know that as we look back at our pain and our healing both, it’s easy for most of us to lose sight of the bigger picture, the repeating patterns, the history and consequences we were too traumatized to understand in the first place.

So as we remember, let us never forget the future. It lasts a lot longer than the past.



floofyslandofwonder:

just went to a lecture on the mysticism behind the works of David Lynch. I have a lot to process. (holy fuck it was amazing)

Hey this is my favorite audience member (ranked by ocular sparkle) from The Black Lodge of Brooklyn talking about the talk! Wooooooo







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