I've got blisters on my fingers.

Read the Printed Word!

countsassmaster:

knightarcana:

superlolita:

il-tenore-regina:

shakeshack:

Artist Nathan Pyle's gif guide to NYC street etiquette is handy for any city. Take it to the streets!

I WANT TO IMPLANT THIS IN THE BRAINS OF EVERY FUCKING NYC TOURIST AND NEWCOMER. 

This is London too omg

This is probably every major city but New Yorkers are famous for the invisible sidewalk lanes.

IF YOU EVER PLAN ON VISITING NYC, PLEASE READ THIS, THIS IS SO IMPORTANT.

two words:

school

hallways

Fucking slow walkers piss me off so badly. They know what they’re doing!

(via puppysizedpond)

hismarmorealcalm:

Antonin Mercié (1845–1916)  Statuette “Gloria Victis”  circa 1873

hismarmorealcalm:

Antonin Mercié (1845–1916)  Statuette “Gloria Victis”  circa 1873

breakingnews:

Chelsea Manning’s name change request approved
AP: A judge approved a name change request Wednesday to formally change convicted WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning’s name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
"Hopefully today’s name change, while so meaningful to me personally, can also raise awareness of the fact that we (transgender) people exist everywhere in America today, and that we have must jump through hurdles every day just for being who we are,” Manning said in a statement.
Photo: AP file via NBCNews.com

breakingnews:

Chelsea Manning’s name change request approved

AP: A judge approved a name change request Wednesday to formally change convicted WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning’s name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

"Hopefully today’s name change, while so meaningful to me personally, can also raise awareness of the fact that we (transgender) people exist everywhere in America today, and that we have must jump through hurdles every day just for being who we are,” Manning said in a statement.

Photo: AP file via NBCNews.com

shepardtaichou:

why are people so caught up in romanticizing the past? romanticize the future. there will be robots and slightly more equality

"Your time will come, but tonight is our time!"

(via ohnedichallesdoof)

awesomepeoplereading:

Dennis Shimizu reads at the Manzanar interment camp, in a photograph by Ansel Adams.

awesomepeoplereading:

Dennis Shimizu reads at the Manzanar interment camp, in a photograph by Ansel Adams.

assholeofday:

Mitch McConnell, Asshole of the Day for April 23, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Mitch McConnell is running for reelection this year. And while he still has to get through a primary against Tea Party asshole Matt Bevin, he’s more focused on Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general election.
And since she’s a woman, Mitch McConnell is trying to convince people that he has a good record on women’s issues. Last summer he tried to tout his support for the Violence Against Women Act, except it turns out he supported it a long time ago, but has voted against it in 1994, 2012, and 2013.
Then in November he claimed he “worked his entire career” for equal pay, but again it turns out he voted against equal pay the last 5 years.
And now he’s claiming he stood up for women in a Senate sexual harassment scandal, but it turns out he actually sabotaged it when he had the chance:

Talking about the Packwood scandal this past week, McConnell noted that he was chair of the Senate ethics committee when Packwood resigned. In a Tuesday interview with the Lexington Herald-Leader, McConnell said he had taken “the toughest possible position.” The newspaper reported that McConnell had “offered himself as an example of how elected officials should handle situations when a member of their own party is accused of sexual harassment.”
But the bulk of the ethics probe against Packwood took place when the committee was chaired by a Democrat. When Republicans regained a majority in the Senate after the 1994 elections and McConnell became chair of the committee, he transformed the Packwood investigation into a partisan mess.
…With Republicans now in the majority, McConnell, as chair of the Senate ethics committee, took control of the Packwood inquiry. And the investigation suddenly slowed down. As the committee missed its projected deadline for voting on public hearings by several months, McConnell dodged questions about where the investigation stood.
In mid-May, the committee announced it had acquired sufficient evidence to hold public hearings on the allegations. Its investigation had substantiated “18 instances of kissing, grabbing, groping or propositioning women,” often by force, the New York Times reported.
It was unprecedented for such serious ethics charges not to result in public hearings. But McConnell battled to keep the ensuing proceedings against Packwood closed. With Democrats demanding public hearings, McConnell canceled an ethics committee vote on holding such hearings without explanation. In the following weeks, he allowed committee debates over whether to hold public proceedings to drag on without a vote.

Despite calls for public hearings, McConnell blocked them. And when it came up for a vote on a public hearing, McConnell filibustered. Filibustered. He does a lot of that.
Mitch McConnell played along with an investigation against a fellow Republican while he was in the minority and couldn’t really stop it. But once he had power, he sabotaged the investigation and public hearings. That’s not standing up for women; that’s standing up for the harasser.
So, for trying to rewrite his record on women’s issues, which says the opposite of what he claims, Mitch McConnell is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Mitch McConnell's second time as Asshole of the Day. His previous win was for his crocodile tears over filibuster reform even though he had exactly the opposite position when he was in the majority.
Full story: Mother Jones

assholeofday:

Mitch McConnell, Asshole of the Day for April 23, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Mitch McConnell is running for reelection this year. And while he still has to get through a primary against Tea Party asshole Matt Bevin, he’s more focused on Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general election.

And since she’s a woman, Mitch McConnell is trying to convince people that he has a good record on women’s issues. Last summer he tried to tout his support for the Violence Against Women Act, except it turns out he supported it a long time ago, but has voted against it in 1994, 2012, and 2013.

Then in November he claimed he “worked his entire career” for equal pay, but again it turns out he voted against equal pay the last 5 years.

And now he’s claiming he stood up for women in a Senate sexual harassment scandal, but it turns out he actually sabotaged it when he had the chance:

Talking about the Packwood scandal this past week, McConnell noted that he was chair of the Senate ethics committee when Packwood resigned. In a Tuesday interview with the Lexington Herald-Leader, McConnell said he had taken “the toughest possible position.” The newspaper reported that McConnell had “offered himself as an example of how elected officials should handle situations when a member of their own party is accused of sexual harassment.”

But the bulk of the ethics probe against Packwood took place when the committee was chaired by a Democrat. When Republicans regained a majority in the Senate after the 1994 elections and McConnell became chair of the committee, he transformed the Packwood investigation into a partisan mess.

…With Republicans now in the majority, McConnell, as chair of the Senate ethics committee, took control of the Packwood inquiry. And the investigation suddenly slowed down. As the committee missed its projected deadline for voting on public hearings by several months, McConnell dodged questions about where the investigation stood.

In mid-May, the committee announced it had acquired sufficient evidence to hold public hearings on the allegations. Its investigation had substantiated “18 instances of kissing, grabbing, groping or propositioning women,” often by force, the New York Times reported.

It was unprecedented for such serious ethics charges not to result in public hearings. But McConnell battled to keep the ensuing proceedings against Packwood closed. With Democrats demanding public hearings, McConnell canceled an ethics committee vote on holding such hearings without explanation. In the following weeks, he allowed committee debates over whether to hold public proceedings to drag on without a vote.

Despite calls for public hearings, McConnell blocked them. And when it came up for a vote on a public hearing, McConnell filibustered. Filibustered. He does a lot of that.

Mitch McConnell played along with an investigation against a fellow Republican while he was in the minority and couldn’t really stop it. But once he had power, he sabotaged the investigation and public hearings. That’s not standing up for women; that’s standing up for the harasser.

So, for trying to rewrite his record on women’s issues, which says the opposite of what he claims, Mitch McConnell is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Mitch McConnell's second time as Asshole of the Day. His previous win was for his crocodile tears over filibuster reform even though he had exactly the opposite position when he was in the majority.

Full story: Mother Jones

humansofnewyork:

"It’s important to forgive.""Who do you have the hardest time forgiving?""Myself."


Of course it’s hardest to forgive oneself. I know how bad I am.

humansofnewyork:

"It’s important to forgive."
"Who do you have the hardest time forgiving?"
"Myself."

Of course it’s hardest to forgive oneself. I know how bad I am.

In my dreams you’re alive and you’re crying
As your mouth moves in mine, soft and sweet
Rings of flowers around your eyes
And I’ll love you for the rest of your life when you’re ready

Neutral Milk Hotel - Two Headed Boy (via funeralfaerie)

"When we wake…"

(via ohnedichallesdoof)

Chaos Theory!

Greetings Citizen,
We are assembling our roster for the second season of CHAOS THEORY!
What is this crazy thing, you ask? 
-For those of you who have forgotten, or signed up without ever really knowing, Chaos Theory is an improvisational musical collaboration, in which musicians are selected every week via random number generator, and invited to our studio, where they spend no more than 90 minutes writing and recording a piece of music together.
-Previous sessions can be heard at soundcloud.com/durtydurham
What do I do?
… this invitation is open to anyone… who likes to music, and wants in. Just have them send their name, instrument, phone #, and email address to durtydurham@gmail.com to enter into the roster.
Eternally yours,
DURTY DURHAM ART COLLECTIVE

archiemcphee:

This awesome sculpture is a fully-functioning pipe organ made of 250 empty Pringles cans. It was created by Brooklyn-based mixed-media artist collective Fall On Your Sword, who explain that their inspiration for the project came from the organ seen in The Goonies.

Will Bates, cofounder of Fall On Your Sword, explains how the Pringles organ works:

"We built ten keys below the organ’s pipes by connecting the cans to springs. Pushing a key triggers a tone, causing air generated by hidden fans within the tubes to flow out of the pipes at the top of the organ. "We want the piece to feel like a real instrument, so the tones will be based on manipulated recordings of organ tones and resonances played through the cans themselves. Participants can make up their own tune, and have their own unique experience with the piece."

Click here for video of the Pringles organ in action.

[via Junkculture]

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