theblackamericanprincess:

psl:

Katt Williams on Dave Chappelle: “But Dave Chappelle was decapitated in front of us. And until we deal that. Until we deal with the fact that a devout Muslim was accused of being a crackhead. And until we establish the fact that they said he went to Africa to smoke cocaine when we know they don’t have running water and food over there. When they don’t have paved roads over there. You saying he flew past Chicago and Miami and LA and New York and Detroit, you saying he went past Cleveland and Fort Pierce, Florida, and he went past Okeechobee and Oakland, you saying he went all the way to another country where they not eating? You talking about somebody who has a wife and children, five children, and lives on a farm, he doesn’t live here in Hollywood. You saying you convince people that person was an insane crackhead? And he hasn’t been on movies and TV for eight years is that correct? Ok then don’t tell me about what you wanna tell me, I just watched you decapitate him in front of me… Then when he made 500 million dollars, even though his contract said he was supposed to get half of it, they said he made too much for the contract to be valid, so we’ll offer you 10% of what you made. You mean he made 500 million and they offered him 50? Yes. And he said, “what do you think my fans are gonna say? When they find out you offered me 10% of what I made you.” And they said, “your fans will believe that you’re a crazy crackhead by the time you get home. And my nigga got on a flight in LA and by the time he got to Ohio it was so. And eight years later he hasn’t been in a movie or television and is just now trying to do his real comeback in Radio City Music Hall. It’s bees like that sometimes.”

White supremacy is meticulous, and people think shit be happening by coincidence. This has pissed me d fuck off

The pain that Black comedians/comediennes go through. 

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Seems like old times…

rawstory:

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well this is sickening

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Anonymous said: What advice do you have for someone in their mid 20's who hasn't had a serious relationship? I feel broken, and I have dated but no relationship of mine has lasted more than 6 months :/

microaerophilic:

first of all, don’t beat yourself up over it. a lot of people are in the same boat you’re in, whatever the reason for it may be.

my best advice would be to really take time to learn about and come to love the person you are. I know that sounds extremely cliche, but I promise you, it is of value to do so. I think your twenties are much more of a transitionary period than your teens, and figuring out your true likes/dislikes/personality traits/etc outside of what you may have been interested in high school can be helpful. don’t freak out if you feel you’re throwing parts of yourself to the wayside; we are meant to grow and change, and shedding some layers that no longer truly represent you is a good thing.

once you really get in touch with yourself, you can start to focus on what you would like out of a relationship… I think this is something people (myself included in the past) gloss over, because you meet someone, they seem cool, and you decide based on very little substance that you might like to date them. and then it fizzles out not long after and you’re left feeling empty. let me tell you, there is nothing wrong with having discerning taste with deciding whether you want to date someone. is he/she a heavy smoker and you don’t smoke at all? might not seem like a big deal at first, but after your car starts to constantly smell like cigarettes, it may start to bother you. this applies on deeper levels, too. if you have ambitious dreams/goals and the person you’re considering dating seems to have no goals past making it to the end of the day, they may end up anchoring you down with their lack of drive and support. keep an eye out for someone that doesn’t have what you see as glaring deficiencies, as these things will seldom change without it being a forced situation, which leaves no one happy in the end because of the tension it builds.

i think it’s important to be very YOU. whether you are actively looking for potential partners or enjoying your single-ness, be you. do the things you enjoy doing, do things that make you happy inside and out, and eventually it’s likely that you will encounter the types of people that you enjoy being around. sometimes this will only lead to friendship, but you never know.

I know a lot of this sounds vague and wishy-washy, but I don’t think there is a clear cut answer. I’ve been a serial long-term dater since I was 14, but I never really paid attention to the big picture stuff until I was in the midst of ending my last relationship. I never truly considered what things were important to ME in a relationship. as a result, I’ve dated guys who wanted to change me or didn’t accept me fully as I am, whose goals in life were nowhere near what mine were, or who just didn’t end up being the kind of partner I needed them to be on an emotional level (which affects greatly how I respond on a physical level).

bottom line, be yourself, like the person you are, and don’t be afraid to walk away from something that leaves you feeling like you’re on a completely different wavelength than the person you’re dating/considering dating. it’s all trial and error, but something is bound to fall into place at some point (and usually not when/where you’re looking for it—another cliche that is true as fuck). keep your head up.

starkexpos:

Do this. Do this immediately.

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via fer1972:

Twisted Rainbow Bookstore for Kids in São Paulo designed by Arthur Casas

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"Much like the flower, for many of us, to love nature is to destroy it. We move from the city to the suburb or the rural town to be closer to nature, and to make it habitable (for us) we clear-cut it for new development, pave it over and turn woods and grasslands into manicured lawns, pollute it with our vehicles, etc. In our efforts to possess a small slice of “nature,” we change the meaning of the word, leaving us with something beautiful, perhaps, but far from natural. This strain of thinking is very popular in places like the Bay Area, where there’s a belief that we have to sharply limit development in cities in order to preserve some semblance of nature — ”how can a place so gray possibly be green?” But environmentalism is about much more than surrounding ourselves with greenery; in fact, its true meaning is exactly the opposite. Real environmentalism means surrounding ourselves with steel, concrete, and other human beings, leaving nature to itself instead of attempting to own it and shape it to our own selfish needs. What makes cities so important is that they allow us to express our love and appreciation for nature in a healthy way: from a distance, as a societal and environmental resource that can be preserved far into the future."

Why People Who Love Nature Should Live Apart From It | Streetsblog.net (via othemts)

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dirkbot:

If you notice me reblogging

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  • false information
  • etc.

please let me know, you’re not rude or annoying and I actually do give a fuck and I will correct my mistake, thank you

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"There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth."

— Friedrich Nietzsche (via shrinemaidens)

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"I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’"

— Toni Morrison (via thisislove)

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theseluckystars:

“My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”
What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

theseluckystars:

My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”

What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

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Social Media Hiatus

Hi, all,

Think it’s time for a break from my social media accounts and other various things that make me stare vapidly at my phone, occasionally chortling for no reason. 

Queuing up and heading out!

Tags: hiatus

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

(via i-have-beards)

phil-irish-artist:

By copyrighting his property as an artwork, he has prevented oil companies from drilling on it.

Peter Von Tiesenhausen has developed artworks all over his property in northern Alberta.  There’s a boat woven from sticks that is gradually being reclaimed by the land; there is a fence that he adds to each year of his life, and there are many “watching” trees, with eyes scored into their bark.

Oil interests pester him continually about drilling on his land.  His repeated rebuffing of their advances lead them to move toward arbitration.  They made it very clear that he only owned the top 6 inches of soil, and they had rights to anything underneath.  He then, off the top of his head, threatened them that he would sue damages if they disturbed his 6 inches, for the entire property is an artwork.  Any disturbance would compromise the work, and he would sue.

Immediately after that meeting, he called a lawyer (who is also an art collector) and asked if his intuitive threat would actually hold legally.  The lawyer visited, saw the scope of the work on the property, and wrote a document protecting the artwork.

The oil companies have kept their distance ever since.

This is but one example of Peter’s ability to negotiate quickly on his feet, and to find solutions that defy expectations.

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librarean:

collingsruth:

If you want to be cool these days you’ve gotta have gifs. Too bad making them in Photoshop requires intense patience. 
Introducing GifCam, a very simple free tool that records anything inside its screen and processes it into a gif. 

lecieltumultueux!

librarean:

collingsruth:

If you want to be cool these days you’ve gotta have gifs. Too bad making them in Photoshop requires intense patience. 

Introducing GifCam, a very simple free tool that records anything inside its screen and processes it into a gif. 

lecieltumultueux!

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All Points Bulletin to my colleagues in Children’s services

DILEMMA: We have a 2nd/3rd grader who wants books on boys because she says boys keep looking at her and she wants to know why. This was my face:

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She does not particularly want to discuss this with her mom, but all the books we COULD show her would require that.

So, yes, HELP.

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