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culby:

Katie Nolan, your (and my) new hero.

I did not know what to expect when I hit play on this video. It was really good! It gathers up a few things popping wheelies on the zeitgeist. Changing the conversation, steering it toward different, perhaps tangential (not really, though — how can sports and competition be a part of/intrinsic to/a metaphor/mirror of everything, *life*, yet major aspects of life have no bearing on sports and competition? — ) is exactly the sort of critique that’s been blossoming around all other cultural institutions. Media, music, movies, *video games*. Atavistic consumers of these cultures may declaim Social Justice Warriors co-opting their stuff, but if conversely their stuff is to have any outside or intrinsic value, and if it’s to leech value from the lives of those who fail to partake in them, viz. tax dollars, budgets, cultural climate, the constitution of one’s fellow humans (that is, the very way people are made, Lego block-like, by their interests and values), then these cultures need must become more heterogeneously concerned.

That and stipulated all dominant American culture has as its origin white maleness ('caucasity', if you will) leads inevitably to the feeling that it is being co-opted or overran. There’s something dangerous and exciting about the change, though. It’s like manifest destiny in reverse, a new frontier going backward rather than forward. An inversion of atavism; ie, obvs, progress.

Katie Nolan’s response comes obviously from a few personal angles — she makes her livelihood from NFL and she takes pleasure in NFL. But aren’t all of the angles personal? I’ve hardly seen a person who’s said, “If you watch football you condone child abuse and domestic violence” or “Literally destroy or abolish or something to that effect the NFL” who I do not strongly suspect cares naught for the NFL to begin with. Which is fine, but easy. And I’ve always tried to remind myself that the easy is almost never the good. Shining a light onto something you love and sloughing off its filth makes you a better person. Getting your index fingertip dirty writing ‘CLEAN ME’ on a dirty windscreen does not. People who violently overthrow other people’s governments are evil. (I spell America with a hundred and fourteen Ks.) So this Katie Nolan is a g/d hero.

psydoctor8:

Can brain science + several little motors + a cell phone expand the limits of our biology?

We’re undertaking an audacious task: developing the most advanced sensory substitution system to-date. We’re building a wearable vest that communicates sound to the brain using the sense of touch.  We expect this will be powerful enough to give deaf individuals a new “sense” of hearing. via

SCIENCE CALLING: Hi, my lab-mate made a vest where you can hear though ”compressed and translated audio that can be understood using vibrations on the skin’.…hearing through your skin.You might want to help make this happen.

psydoctor8:

Can brain science + several little motors + a cell phone expand the limits of our biology?

We’re undertaking an audacious task: developing the most advanced sensory substitution system to-date. We’re building a wearable vest that communicates sound to the brain using the sense of touch.  We expect this will be powerful enough to give deaf individuals a new “sense” of hearing. via

SCIENCE CALLING: Hi, my lab-mate made a vest where you can hear though ”compressed and translated audio that can be understood using vibrations on the skin’.…hearing through your skin.You might want to help make this happen.

Sep 8
witchoria:

I’ve been drinkin’I’ve been drinkin’ 

witchoria:

I’ve been drinkin’
I’ve been drinkin’ 

Sep 5

Incredible voice, talent, fearless, true grit, determination and something emanating from deep inside her. Spent a short bit of time with her and can tell you she’s is also musically brilliant and her adaptability is unmeasurable. Sammie at 14. The story is being written.
Cryin - Aerosmith (Cover) - Sammie Libman

(Source: youtube.com)

fabriciomora:

Loft apartment - Oskar Firek.

Aug 9
hookersorcake:


Remember the asshole scandal of 2019? Photographer Gene Mauch opened a photography show in LA  featuring close ups of celebrity’s assholes. Miley Cyrus, Leonardo Decaprio, Jennifer Hudson, David Bowie, Johnny Depp, Madonna, ect.  Miley Cyrus even showed up at the gallery opening and posed for pictures pretending to tongue each and every celebrity asshole, especially her own. The photographer Mauch had snapshots of all the other celebrities signing big prints of all their own assholes. All the media outlets covered it as real news.
Of course it was fake and just a big promotional campaign for a charity for ass cancer. Miley Cyrus insisted her asshole picture was the real deal though, because she wasn’t happy with any of the stand in assholes pictures in the portfolio. An investigation revealed that all the pictures were actually of David Bowies asshole. Such a talent.
Then remember later that very same summer when our solar system collapsed and was shit out of the asshole of our sun into the dazzling Nexus dimension where everything was revealed to be one.
I don’t know why I feel the need to keep telling this simple asshole story to myself, about ourself. I guess I’m worried if I forget who we were it’ll lead to all kinds of dumb shit again.

hookersorcake:

Remember the asshole scandal of 2019? Photographer Gene Mauch opened a photography show in LA  featuring close ups of celebrity’s assholes. Miley Cyrus, Leonardo Decaprio, Jennifer Hudson, David Bowie, Johnny Depp, Madonna, ect.  Miley Cyrus even showed up at the gallery opening and posed for pictures pretending to tongue each and every celebrity asshole, especially her own. The photographer Mauch had snapshots of all the other celebrities signing big prints of all their own assholes. All the media outlets covered it as real news.

Of course it was fake and just a big promotional campaign for a charity for ass cancer. Miley Cyrus insisted her asshole picture was the real deal though, because she wasn’t happy with any of the stand in assholes pictures in the portfolio. An investigation revealed that all the pictures were actually of David Bowies asshole. Such a talent.

Then remember later that very same summer when our solar system collapsed and was shit out of the asshole of our sun into the dazzling Nexus dimension where everything was revealed to be one.

I don’t know why I feel the need to keep telling this simple asshole story to myself, about ourself. I guess I’m worried if I forget who we were it’ll lead to all kinds of dumb shit again.

Aug 6

"Comes The Dawn"

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn…
With every goodbye you learn.

Author: Veronica A. Shoffstall
Up North. Keeping it simple.

Up North. Keeping it simple.

If the Moon had an atmosphere.

If the Moon had an atmosphere.

(Source: vrstargate)

I’m using political satire to practice photo shop. I’m such a hack. lol

I’m using political satire to practice photo shop. I’m such a hack. lol