philosophical query of the day:
could you fall in love with someone who didn’t know who fugazi was? i’m not sure i could. it has nothing to do with my interest in fugazi (relatively low) but there is a level of punk awareness i feel that my partner would need to have in order to connect with them. is that effed up?
‘He had the courage to day unpopular things’: No... →
Every unaccepted pronouncement isn’t hidden wisdom. And every speaker of provocative things isn’t a genius. Saying someone has the courage to say the unsayable is meaningless without analysis of what exactly is said.
i’m watching a show about filming big cats in central america (i think). the night vision shots or the jaguar eating a turtle was intense. it’s all solarized, except the blood is still just red. anyway, the thing i find interesting is that the show isn’t making a narrative about what the animals are doing. the narrative is about capturing images of the cats. a lot of the...
He Can Say ‘I Do,’ But That Doesn’t Mean He Does →
this is crazy sad and is evidence that our ideas of tradition and family and what’s expected of us aren’t always what’s best. men and women both are coerced into marriage as a ‘step’ or ‘rite of passage’. we don’t need marriage to be happy or committed. this is an extreme case, but so many people break up just before or after getting married,...
Ostriches and their bloodless erections solve a... →
Still, putting together an exact evolutionary tree for erections is difficult — watch out for my new band, Bloodless Erection.
10 years ago, snl did a skit called “japanese laverne and shirley”. and the joke seemed to be, mostly, that the not asian people playing japanese people (yellowface without the makeup) weren’t pronouncing L’s (rabun and shuri were the characters names) and they were speaking in japanese (which doesn’t have any L’s or R’s actually). but that was way...
silentpunk: paper cut/extremely minor peeve →
rebelrebelbatcat: I set up our Bandcamp, so I get all the emails through that contact link direct to my Gmail. If I had a penny:for every time we got an email that’s like “HEY FELLAS”: scroogemcduck.gif Like, it’s really not a big deal, but it irritates me. My gender is not the most… yeah, that is annoying. though honestly, i always preferred “you guys” to when people...
my parents met at a debate meet between their highschools when they were 15. my oldest brother met his partner in his own home, at a party. whether either of them expected to ‘meet someone’ i don’t know. my middle brother married his highschool best friend’s aunt. my youngest brother married a girl who lived in his dorm freshman year. _________ the idea of meeting...
MARKETING BY MASCULINIZING THE FEMININE →
from sociological images At least three different varieties of their teas are bacon-flavored. And to make sure every element of your tea-consuming experience is sufficiently manly, you can steep your tea is this manly T-Baggin Tea Bag:
Broken Things: August 5, 2004 →
descent-into-madness: i dreamt that i broke you out of school. first i left my own and found you, all dressed up, in the room that was a library but now was some kind of study hall. all the “bad kids” had been sent there. you said you couldn’t leave, your parents had sent you. this school was my school too. but an older school from when i was younger. you looked cute in...
bird calls: This whole kickstarter shit →
birdcallsultras: Obviously there’s nothing wrong with the principle of people mucking in for a project for mutual benefit and sharing a burden - a new punk space, a situation like a band member needing medical bills and appealing for help abroad, getting a book published with high up front capital costs. But seriously, recording a record? i’m not comfortable with the kickstarter thing...
They called people “animals” and “savages.” One comment said, “Drop a bomb and...– The New York Times, “N.Y.C. Police Maligned Paradegoers on Facebook.” (via inothernews)
People can use food stamps "for anything,"... →
Remember, this is the best food stamp president in history. So more Americans today get food stamps than before. And we now give it away as cash — you don’t get food stamps. You get a credit card, and the credit card can be used for anything. We have people who take their food stamp money and use it to go to Hawaii. They give food stamps now to millionaires because, after all,...