NPR wants email? I gotcher email right hee-yah.
Well, I sure could use a “YOU ARE SO AWESOME AND ELOQUENT AND I ADORE YOU AND BE MY BEST FRIEND OH RIGHT YOU ARE” gif right about now.
edit: but really, I don’t know how to put gifs on blargs. :(
If you’ve never heard of Felicia the Goat, you’ll know about her soon. Felicia the Goat is the main character in a recent Mountain Dew commercial, created in part by Tyler the Creator.
So Mountain Dew and Tyler, The Creator are like:
And I’m like:
Anyone ever feel like satire died, and its terrible, unfunny cousin suddenly got all popular somehow? It’s like… opposatire. Reversatire. Inversatire. Yeah, let’s go with inversatire.
When did this happen? When did regurgitating the most horrible, tired, demoralizing, dehumanizing clichés directed at the people and groups already the most marginalized by society for the “shock value” start getting confused with “satire” or “edgy humor”? When did being offended start becoming a dismissive insult you can casually fling at anyone who criticized your “jokes”?
I’m not trying to define what people should or shouldn’t be amused by, but come on guys.
Satire is supposed to subvert the status quo, take shots at those who abuse power, call out oppression and unfairness as being inherently wrong and absurd.
Inversatire, on the other hand, is the mindless vomiting of stereotypes. Inversatire makes fun of incarcerated black men and sexually assaulted women. It treats the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of American authority as high-larious. Lolrape. Lolgangstas. LOLEXTREEEEEEME.
See also: Tosh.0 rape jokes (or most rape jokes, really) (the ones where being raped is the punchline), racist college parties, hipster racism, hipster sexism
I just. With these clowns. Can’t deal won’t deal.
Hey, everybody! My best friend is extremely good at the internet, and also a Cool Genius, so you should probably read her blarg and anything else she ever writes.
This weekend I’ll be harnessing whatever’s left of my youthful hubris and dragging it along with me to Brooklyn. I’m excited about it, even though I think I just had a panic attack about deciding what to read on the bus, and then having another one because I should be able to choose A BOOK by now and maybe that’s a metaphor for my life?, and then I thought for a long time about that while I showered. I can’t think about it too hard. But it’s fine! Everything’s fine! YOUTHFUL HUBRIS, GET OVER HERE RIGHT NOW.
Anyway, I look forward to seeing old friends, not sleeping enough, and, in all likelihood, paying more than ten dollars for an egg sandwich at some point.
abstract I [A4 sketch pad] - AnnCT 08/2012
“ I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that - I don’t mind people being happy - but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down 3 things that made you happy today before you go to sleep”, and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is. ”
Hugh Mackay (via wethinkwedream)
(Source: beautemillesimee, via terencefox)
Hi. These are my friends drinking wine out of Twizzler straws.
how to tie a bow tie
Step One: Stare longingly at bow tie best friend gave you for your birthday, which was almost 4 MONTHS AGO OH MY GOD HAVE I BEEN 26 THAT LONG
Step Two: Look up youtube videos, rule them out based on if you will be able to watch video without snickering and muttering, Shut up, Nerd, at demonstrator.
Step Three: Attempt to tie bow-tie approximately 45,000 times.
Step Four: Begin drinking.
Step Five: Get bow-tie tied, kind of.
Step Six: Spend next half hour making what you consider to be “handsome” faces in mirror and drinking scotch at self, while wearing bow-tie.
Step Seven: Begin to strut around room while drinking scotch and wearing bow-tie.how
Step Eight: OH MY GOD IT IS 3 AM AND I JUST SPENT AN HOUR AND A HALF ON BOW-TIE ADVENTURES