alacritr asked: why not zoidberg?
artificial suburbanism →
citymaus: In early 1942, Japanese submarines began to surface around the California coast as WWII expanded to US boarders. A rightfully nervous government set to protect their most valuable coastal assets, including Lockheed Manufacturing, a major producer of military planes and equipment. Located in Burbank, it was extremely vulnerable to potential attacks and needed to be safeguarded; but...
Also, in all this arguing over Black Friday...
motherjones: …and who’s more in-touch with “real people,” it’s striking how all the discussion centers on the consumer, and none of it considers, for just a minute, the retail worker: the hourly-paid, benefit-lacking working stiff today who doesn’t get that holiday between Thanksgiving and the weekend off, but instead has to work weird hours smiling and being nice to customers who, if they...
Religious Affiliations in the U.S.
RUSSIA: A BILL TO SILENCE MILLIONS →
lawsonry: thefuror: Political leaders in St. Petersburg are about to vote on law that will make it illegal for any person to write a book, publish an article or speak in public about being gay, lesbian or transgender. The ruling party led by President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin could make millions of people invisible with the stroke of a pen. Human rights defenders around the country...
I said to his physician assistant, I said, ‘That sounds foreign—not that I had...– Hermain Cain, after hearing that his former surgeon’s name was Dr. Abdallah. Looks like Cain is still raking in those gratuitous GOP xenophobia points. (via pantslessprogressive) OMG HE MIGHT BE A MUSLIM. On top of “ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan” and Mr. Cain’s complete...
I am tired of the double standards that are constantly present in our political...– Martin Sloan, who signed the petition to Tell Obama to Condemn Police Actions Around the Country. (via lawsonry)
aprettywar: “Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in ‘sadness,’ or ‘joy,’ or ‘regret.’ Maybe the best proof that language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I’d like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, ‘the happiness that attends disaster.’ Or: ‘the disappointment of sleeping with...
Notices given to the protesters said the park ‘poses an increasing health and...– An AP article on the Zucotti Park closure, which cites the eviction notices given to members of the community. (via shortformblog) If not before, it definitely does now that police ransacked the encampment. See:
The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is. … A...– GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, talking pizza and politics (but mostly pizza) with GQ. (via officialssay) Really? Really? Way to go, Mr. Cain. From stances on waterboarding, to “sissy [vegetarian] pizza,” to “Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan,” I cannot believe why you, or...
alacritr: looks kind of funky because i’ve got the full 360 degree range of yaw and roll angles mapped to the ~180 degree ranges of the pan and tilt servos (for every 2 degrees change on the IMU, the corresponding servo only moves 1 degree). this is definitely not studying for heat transfer… You’re right, it isn’t studying for heat transfer. It’s far more epic.
Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your...– Franz Kafka (via aprettywar)
Key Works in Sociology
nortonsoc: Glad to finally be reading some of these texts!
heavenearthandhoratio: bookishfeministash: pumpkintinsel: ocarinaofthyme: Snow White and the Huntsman - Trailer yessssssssssssss This movie looks fiercely bad ass! I’m so excited for it! Want. To. See. This freaking trailer, I am so excite. Why are you so far away movie?
On Penn State: Victimhood can be so lonely
thepoliticalpartygirl: Watching these Penn State riots/protests/whatever, I can’t help but think of the students at Penn State who have been victims of monsters like Sandusky. To watch your classmates chant the name of a man who not only permitted but enabled the sexual abuse of young children, some as young as 8-years-old must be so awful. I remember in the wake of my sexual assault, both the...
After The New Sociopathy, The New Psychopathy
globalsociology: Courtesy of George Monbiot: “If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire. The claims that the ultra-rich 1% make for themselves – that they are possessed of unique intelligence or creativity or drive – are examples of the self-attribution fallacy. This means crediting yourself with outcomes for which you weren’t...
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.– David McCullough (He continues: “We all know the old expression, “I’ll work my thoughts out on paper.” There’s something about the pen that focuses the brain in a way that nothing else does.”)
(mauvaise) nouvelle : Il n’y aura pas de Black Session #331. Merci à vous...– Hier sur le Twitter officiel de l’émission “C’est Lenoir” sur France Inter. La cultissime émission de Bernard Lenoir, notre John Peel français, est à deux doigts de disparaître de la grille des programmes de France Inter à la rentrée de septembre. Une chose est sûre : on n’assistera plus à ses...
PSA: C'est Lenoir, Black Session
yiyo: Hi hamijos, Just checking the famous french “Black Session” 2011 concerts. Please check (download) these cool performances: Anna Calvi Iron & Wine Warpaint Dum Dum Girls You’re welcome adieu Awesome! If you’re a fan of any of these bands, download these. If you’re a fan of any band that’s played on the French “Black Sessions” try to track down a...