time for haircut
I feel you.
Ok, let’s try this again.
This has nothing to do with games and is not a matter of legitimate public interest, but is simply a personal matter. I would hope and request that the games press be respectful of what IS a personal matter, and not news, and not about games. This is explicitly about…
There are some people in this world to whom I would like to send sequential boxes of spiders of increasing size.
I’ve never been a “fuck-the-police” type of person. And maybe this is something you don’t think about because you don’t have to live in fear of this happening to you or anyone you know on a daily basis. Most of us don’t.
Very few people know what exactly happened in Ferguson last week. There are obviously institutional deficiencies and policy makers that don’t even try to prevent this from happening, along with the current social atmosphere that makes this seem not as unacceptable as it rightfully should be to the public. Yeah, whatever; blame it on the zeitgeist. The media makes it easy for people to not care about young black men being killed because they’re invented to be objects of fear. I guess nobody can change the times or make progress come faster.
But if you haven’t seen this photo yet, it’s probably gonna be around for a while, like our generation’s Emmett Till. It’s just that I don’t think it was ever okay in my lifetime to not just kill a teenager, but to leave his body uncovered in the street like a common dog with no regard for the people who loved him. To allow his mother and his whole community to see him made an example of. Of what, I have no idea whatsoever. Maybe how a few shitty people can ruin a great country.
If you know what it’s like to have a son, a brother, or a friend, we can stop disassociating ourselves with other humans and afford everyone the bare minimum of respect and dignity, in life and especially in death.
1. Don’t try to piss quietly. Nobody in a public restroom thinks you’re knitting in your stall. They came to piss, just like you. And if you have to take a dump, do it. Get over your fear of public toilets. It’ll make life a lot easier.
2. Masturbate. Masturbate a lot. Talk about it with your friends. You’ve got the right to make yourself feel good and brag about it just like all the boys with extra large kleenex packages on their desks.
3. If you want the large fries, get the large fries. Hunger and appetite are nothing to be ashamed of, just human. Don’t ever feel guilty for eating in front of others. You need to nourish your body to stay alive. We all do.
4. Laugh as loud as you have to, no matter if you snort or gasp or literally scream.
5. Fart when you have to.
6. Always remember you weren’t born to visually please others. Forget the phrase “what if they think it’s ugly”. If you think it’s lovely, it is lovely. You wanna wear it, wear it!
7. Speak your mind! You can learn to do so without insulting others or shoving your opinion down other people’s throats."
Seven Simple Ways To Free Yourself, from girl to girl (via notcapableoflove)
I cannot always abide by #5. My butt is a WMD sometimes. Otherwise I like this.
As tears, rage, and protest accompany the fallout from the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old Missouri teenager, the investigation seems to be missing a crucial piece.
Even as the Ferguson Police Department has turned over its investigation to St. Louis County police and the FBI has opened up a parallel investigation into the shooting, no official has spoken with Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown at the time of the shooting.
MSNBC’s Trymaine Lee spoke with Johnson, who described the episode in which Brown was reportedly accosted, assaulted, and shot by a police officer just days before he was set to begin college."
Anonymous said: Have you heard about Peter Capaldi refusing to act a romantic relationship with Clara? Do you think he'll do well, or be smothered by Moffat?
From what I’ve gathered, Peter Capaldi is a huge fan of Doctor Who that pretended to be a huge Moffat stan until he’d signed an airtight contract, at which point he revealed he hates the direction Moffat was taking the show he loves, plans to systematically undo it to the best of his ability, has been openly mocking and refusing the participate in parts of the script he doesn’t think are true to the character, and insisting that they “won’t chase him off this show,” which is basically saying “this town ain’t big enough for the both of us.”
I think the new season of Doctor Who is going to be glorious.
I kind of want a show that is just Capaldi on the set of Doctor Who mocking the script and butting heads with Moffat.
Source on this stuff?
Oh boy do I ever sure hope this is true.
This is an old piece about Bustle, the “women’s” blog started by a total twatbro named Bryan Goldberg. Everything you need to know about him can be summed up in his statement about the quality of writers on his last blog, the Bleacher Report, which covers sports: “we don’t need every writer to be David Brooks.”
What a tone-deaf goon.
Trying to recreate the best rock & metal home from scratch & are out of $ for some sound equip/lighting/speakers & an awesome JUKEBOX!
HELLO EVERYONE. All dozen of you or whatever. Please consider donating to this kickass kickstarter and make this satanic dream a heavy metal reality.
Lucky 13 is a great bar that is about to become greater when they move to a great new space that allows them to incorporate a space for live music and performance. They’ve been in Park Slope for years, but as the neighborhood got wealthier and more family-friendly, the bar and its patrons started to become less and less welcome. Their new space is in just the best spot for them, in Gowanus, full of dirty fun times. The owner, Melody Henry, is super nice and once gave me the most effective hiccup cure of my life. The crowd looks hard but is really welcoming. And also my boyfriend and I had our first kiss there.
So if you can find some blackness in your heart, please donate something to them so they can open their new (really sweet-looking) doors. Keep South Brooklyn metal.
After months of demolition, the old Visitor’s Center on our site at Third and Chestnut is now completely gone. But before we begin construction in the fall, we must complete an important stage: archaeology.
From now through September, you can follow along! Archaeologist Rebecca Yamin will post weekly reports about her team’s findings on this page. And every Thursday we will take a look at previous inhabitants of our future home—a group that includes a prolific Revolutionary War diarist, the publishing house of the Saturday Evening Post, and a building that is believed by some to be the inspiration for the modern skyscraper.
Clearly, the intersection of Third and Chestnut Streets—and the historic district surrounding it—is no stranger to history. We’re looking forward to joining its storied list of residents. Stay tuned for news of our discoveries!
Oh what’s up dig.
Flawless :: Beyoncé + Nicki Minaj
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. LISTEN TO IT IMMEDIATELY.
The year 1969 comes up to you and asks what sort of marvels you’ve got all the way in 2014.
You explain that cameras, which 1969 knows as bulky boxes full of film that takes several days to get developed in dark rooms, are now instant affairs of point-click-send-to-friend that are also much higher quality. Also they can take video.
Music used to be big expensive records, and now you can fit 3,000 songs on an iPod and get them all for free if you know how to pirate or scrape the audio off of YouTube.
Television not only has gone HDTV and plasma-screen, but your choices have gone from “whatever’s on now” and “whatever is in theaters” all the way to “nearly every show or movie that has ever been filmed, whenever you want it”.
Computers have gone from structures filling entire rooms with a few Kb memory and a punchcard-based interface, to small enough to carry in one hand with a few Tb memory and a touchscreen-based interface. And they now have peripherals like printers, mice, scanners, and flash drives.
Lasers have gone from only working in special cryogenic chambers to working at room temperature to fitting in your pocket to being ubiquitious in things as basic as supermarket checkout counters.
Telephones have gone from rotary-dial wire-connected phones that still sometimes connected to switchboards, to cell phones that fit in a pocket. But even better is bypassing them entirely and making video calls with anyone anywhere in the world for free.
Robots now vacuum houses, mow lawns, clean office buildings, perform surgery, participate in disaster relief efforts, and drive cars better than humans. Occasionally if you are a bad person a robot will swoop down out of the sky and kill you.
For better or worse, video games now exist.
Medicine has gained CAT scans, PET scans, MRIs, lithotripsy, liposuction, laser surgery, robot surgery, and telesurgery. Vaccines for pneumonia, meningitis, hepatitis, HPV, and chickenpox. Ceftriaxone, furosemide, clozapine, risperidone, fluoxetine, ondansetron, omeprazole, naloxone, suboxone, mefloquine, – and for that matter Viagra. Artificial hearts, artificial livers, artificial cochleae, and artificial legs so good that their users can compete in the Olympics. People with artificial eyes can only identify vague shapes at best, but they’re getting better every year.
World population has tripled, in large part due to new agricultural advantages. Catastrophic disasters have become much rarer, in large part due to architectural advances and satellites that can watch the weather from space.
We have a box which you can type something into and it will tell you everything anyone has ever written relevant to your query.
We have a place where you can log into from anywhere in the world and get access to approximately all human knowledge, from the scores of every game in the 1956 Roller Hockey World Cup to 85 different side effects of an obsolete antipsychotic medication. It is all searchable instantaneously. Its main problem is that people try to add so much information to it that its (volunteer) staff are constantly busy deleting information that might be extraneous.
We have the ability to translate nearly major human language to any other major human language instantaneously at no cost with relatively high accuracy.
We have navigation technology that over fifty years has gone from “map and compass” to “you can say the name of your destination and a small box will tell you step by step which way you should be going”.
We have the aforementioned camera, TV, music, videophone, video games, search engine, encyclopedia, universal translator, and navigation system all bundled together into a small black rectangle that fits in your pockets, responds to your spoken natural-language commands, and costs so little that Ethiopian subsistence farmers routinely use them to sell their cows."
Scott Alexander, Promising The Moon.
We’re living in the future. And it is on the way to get better, at least with some work…
It’s getting better all the time.
(And the 1969 person can sing along while they listen to the Beatles sing it on your mind-bending personal electronic everything device.)
"So," the mantra continues, "they should get married."
…does Peter Edelman, author of So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So Hard To End Poverty In America, know something about my relationship status I don’t?
"The bones of the human skull may be grouped into three sets." (Human Osteology, 2nd ed, by Tim White)
I wouldn’t worry, Nathaniel, I don’t think this works very well.