1. Organization: arrangement of objects in a manner that justifies having purchased them

     


  2. Any man, at any time, can give up being “progressive” and find someone cute who will enter into a legal union with him and think it

     

  3. iso-hei:

    CLIMB THE HIGHEST SURFACE POSSIBLE WOOOO

    (Source: bunrobot, via evetreeforme)

     


  4. jspark3000:

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    Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run.  Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph.  The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp. 

    On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture.  I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive.  But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency.  Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up. 

    Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case.  *Edit*  This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police.  Please advise, it is highly disturbing. 

    And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.

    (via racialicious)

     


  5. zuky:

    Here’s who comes up in Vanity Fair’s search of people the New York Times has called “no angel”:

    • Al Capone, white mobster
    • James “Whitey” Bulger, white convicted murderer
    • Donald Manuel Paradis, white motorcycle gangster on death row
    • Erwin Rommel, Nazi field marshal
    • Clayton Lockett, white convicted murderer and rapist
    • Larry Flint, white pornographer
    • Eric Harris, white Columbine serial killer

    Who else does the Times label “no angel”?

    • Samuel Spencer, Black victim of murder by four white men
    • Magic Johnson, Black basketball player
    • Michael Jackson, Black musician

    Yeah. You do the math.

    (via racialicious)

     


  6. He lit a cigarette. His glass of whiskey lit a cigarette. “I can only truly love my dead best friend,” he said, “but not in a gay way. Women wouldn’t understand. They’re too gay.” Both of the cigarettes agreed.
    — from Mallory Ortberg’s hilarious “Male Novelist Jokes.” (via coketalk)
     

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  9. additional self-reminder that canada has its issues also and moving there doesn’t let anyone escape america’s

     


  10. Luke Cage was created in 1972.

    Four years earlier, in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed.

    Five years before that, in 1963, Medgar Evers was shot and killed.

    Eight years before that, in 1955, a young Black man named Emmett Till was tortured, then shot and killed.

    These events, and numerous others with frightening similarity, happened in a line, and in the early years of the first decade to reap the social benefits of the Civil Rights Movement, Marvel Comics gives the fans (and the world) a Black male superhero whose primary superhuman aspect… is that he’s bulletproof.

    Not flight, or super speed, or a power ring.

    The superhuman ability of being impervious to bullets.

    Superheroes. Action heroes. Fantasy heroes.

    Power fantasies.

    Is there any doubt the power fantasy of the Black man in the years following multiple assassinations of his leaders and children by way of the gun would be superhuman resistance to bullets?

    In American society, the Black man has come a long way from the terrors of the past handful of centuries, only to crash right into the terrors of the 21st century. Some of those terrors being the same exact ones their grandparents had to face and survive — or not.

    There are Black men who are wealthy, powerful, formidable and/or dangerous. They can affect change undreamt of by their parents, and their parents’ parents. Their children will be able to change the world in ways we can intuit and others we can barely begin to try and predict.

    But a bullet can rip through their flesh and their future with no effort whatsoever.

    And so we look at Luke Cage, a man who gets shot on a regular basis, whose body language is such that he is expecting to be shot at, prepared for the impact — because he knows he can take it.

    And maybe, in the subconscious of the uni-mind of Marvel Comics, is the understanding that Luke Cage may unfortunately always be a relevant fantasy idea for the Black man.

    2012 – Trayvon Martin is shot and killed.

    2013 – Jonathan Ferrell is shot and killed.

    2014 – Michael Brown is shot and killed.

    2015/2016 – Luke Cage premieres on Netflix.

    I look forward to seeing if the Luke Cage of that show will have a true understanding of his power and what he symbolizes.

    — 

    Real Life Proves Why Luke Cage Endures (via fyeahlilbit3point0)

    There’s a whole section in “black power” about Luke Cage existing as an anti-lynching fantasy

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  11. likeafieldmouse:

    Jon Rafman - Brand New Paint Job (2013)

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  12. manhatingbabyeater:

    atomic-glitter:

    fandomsandfeminism:

    iwriteaboutfeminism:

    It’s a tense night in Ferguson, but luckily no outbreak of violence. 

    This is still going on. Do not forget

    Don’t let the media make you think this is over. Those last few tweets are from today!

    These are dated August 24, 2014

    (via hoaxzine)

     


  13. When I close my laptop, it goes to sleep. It’s a curiously domestic metaphor but it also implies that sleep in humans and other animals is just a kind of low-power standby mode. (Do computers dream of electric sleep?) Last year, Apple announced a twist on this idea: a new feature for the Mac operating system called “Power Nap”. Using Power Nap, your computer can do important things even while asleep, receiving updates and performing backups.

    The name Power Nap comes from the term describing the thrusting executive’s purported ability to catch a restorative forty winks in 20 minutes but the functioning of Apple’s feature symbolically implies a yet more ultra-modern and frankly inhuman aspiration: to be “productive” even while dozing. It is the uncanny technological embodiment of the dream most blatantly sold to us by those work-from-home scams online, which promise that you can “make money even while you sleep”.

    Sleep, indeed, is a standing affront to capitalism. That is the argument of Jonathan Crary’s provocative and fascinating essay, which takes “24/7” as a spectral umbrella term for round-the-clock consumption and production in today’s world. The human power nap is a macho response to what Crary notes is the alarming shrinkage of sleep in modernity. “The average North American adult now sleeps approximately six and a half hours a night,” he observes, which is “an erosion from eight hours a generation ago” and “ten hours in the early 20th century”.

    Back in 1996, Stanley Coren’s book Sleep Thieves blamed insufficient rest for industrial disasters such as the Chernobyl meltdown. Crary is worried about the encroachment on sleep because it represents one of the last remaining zones of dissidence, of anti-productivity and even of solidarity. Isn’t it quite disgusting that, as he notices, public benches are now deliberately engineered to prevent human beings from sleeping on them?

    While Apple-branded machines that take working Power Naps are figured as a more efficient species of people, people themselves are increasingly represented as apparatuses to be acted on by machines. Take the popular internet parlance of getting “eyeballs”, which means reaching an audience. “The term ‘eyeballs’ for the site of control,” Crary writes, “repositions human vision as a motor activity that can be subjected to external direction or stimuli … The eye is dislodged from the realm of optics and made into an intermediary element of a circuit whose end result is always a motor response of the body to electronic solicitation.”

    You can’t get more “eyeballs” if the people to whose brains the eyeballs are physically connected are asleep. Hence the interest – currently military; before long surely commercial, too – in removing our need for sleep with drugs or other modifications. Then we would be more like efficient machines, able to “interact” with (or labour among) electronic media all day and all night. (It is strange, once you think about it, that the phrase “He’s a machine” is now supposed to be a compliment in the sporting arena and the workplace.)

     


  14. There is no easy way to confirm the identities of the hard core rioters. They tend to cover their faces and not give interviews while hurling projectiles or fleeing teargas.

    But the perception that they are among the visitors has shifted some scrutiny from police to the eclectic clusters of civil rights activists, anarchists, nihilists, socialists, hipsters, artists, Muslims, Christians and Buddhists.

     


  15. So white people, this is me calling you out. Solidarity is not meant to be comfortable. It is not shining light on yourself as ally at the expense of the oppressed who are demanding their counternarratives be centralized. It is understanding that your whiteness protects you from certain things which in turn prohibits you from participation in others, because at the end of the day, when you get tired of marching and chanting, you can put your hands down and feel confident that the police won’t see you as a threat.