‘You Don’t Own Me’ PSA of the Day: The latest opposition to the GOP’s War On Womenis led by 1960s teen idol Lesley Gore, who recruited some well-known indie female faces — Lena Dunham, Carrie Brownstein, Miranda July, Tavi Gevinson, Tracey Ross and more — for a “wicked lip-dub protest version” of her 1964 hit “You Don’t Own Me.”
Nerdfighteria, if you have room in the garage of your heart for more than the Tour Van, consider Eugene’s anglerfish car.
1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald.
2. “Fortune” is a word for having a lot of money and for having a lot of luck, but that does not mean the word has two definitions.
3. Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there.
4. People who say money doesn’t matter are like people who say cake doesn’t matter—it’s probably because they’ve already had a few slices.
5. There may not be a reason to share your cake. It is, after all, yours. You probably baked it yourself, in an oven of your own construction with ingredients you harvested yourself. It may be possible to keep your entire cake while explaining to any nearby hungry people just how reasonable you are.
6. Nobody wants to fall into a safety net, because it means the structure in which they’ve been living is in a state of collapse and they have no choice but to tumble downwards. However, it beats the alternative.
7. Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink.
8. Don’t ask yourself if something is fair. Ask someone else—a stranger in the street, for example.
9. People gathering in the streets feeling wronged tend to be loud, as it is difficult to make oneself heard on the other side of an impressive edifice.
10. It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside, who have paper, pens, desks, and an impressive view.
11. Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending.
12. If you have a large crowd shouting outside your building, there might not be room for a safety net if you’re the one tumbling down when it collapses.
13. 99 percent is a very large percentage. For instance, easily 99 percent of people want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and the occasional slice of cake for dessert. Surely an arrangement can be made with that niggling 1 percent who disagree."
Anita Page and Joan Crawford 1929
Capitalism is fundamentally invested in notions of scarcity, encouraging people to feel that we never have enough so that we will act out of greed and hording and focus on accumulation. Indeed, the romance myth is focused on scarcity: There is only one person out there for you!!! You need to find someone to marry before you get too old!!!! The sexual exclusivity rule is focused on scarcity, too: Each person only has a certain amount of attention or attraction or love or interest, and if any of it goes to someone besides their partner their partner must lose out. We don’t generally apply this rule to other relationships—we don’t assume that having two kids means loving the first one less or not at all, or having more than one friend means being a bad or fake or less interested friend to our other friends. We apply this particular understanding of scarcity to romance and love, and most of us internalize that feeling of scarcity pretty deeply.
While gathering all the gear necessary for a week long safari in the Masai Mara, a friend gave me the idea to pack a fake mustache to go along with my Tilley safari hat. Waiting a couple days into the trip before I introduced this magnificent hair piece out into the wild, it quickly made it’s way on to each the faces in the campsite, including everyone of the Masai Warriors who guarded our campsite at night. Apparently fake mustaches can transcend language barriers. -Jeff, (de)vices
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Always wanted to hang your coat on a knife? Well now you can!
Educational Film of the Day: Mario and Fafa track the evolution of the Hipster through time to arrive at the ironic hybrid we know and love to loathe today.
[g&b / thanks john!]
This is a Scottish anti-rape PSA that is a direct response to blaming a rape victim for dressing like a slut. What do you think? Is it effective?
we need PSA’s like this in the U.S. asap. this video gets to the point of what rape culture is and is very serious about it.
WIN WIN WIN WIN
WHY NOT HERE. WHY NOT IN THE US. Jesus. This was perfect.
teenageghoul: so, here’s the painting i did on my wall of Snape. i actually like it. not too bad for an hours work.
I can’t tell me if this freaks me out more than those Edward McVampyface decals you put on your door so he can watch you sleep. I’m going to say: freaks me out more, but also infinitely cooler.
Seriously though oh my god how can you not shrivel under that gaze HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITH HIM RIGHT THERE DISAPPROVING OF EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE.
I made a Tumblog for the music from Sirens. Heeeee. It’s been taking an inordinate amount of time to figure out some of the songs I like each week, so I figured I might as well put the information somewhere.
This scene was really very sweet.
Related sidenote: Stuart’s great, but I’m kind of rooting for Rachid and Maxine. Anyone else?
And just because: