ok I think something’s wrong with me because I usually roll my eyes at all the Muslim and/or brown people barely out of their teens who want to get married because
sex and cuddles and sex and stuff (but who are obviously not prepared for the responsibilities and maturity involved with being in a serious committed relationship) but these past two days I’ve kinda really wanted to find a girl and that makes me feel dumb and fifteen
really missing california right now.
this is my parents being all cute after closing on their first house in america (and also the one I had my first three birthdays in)
"The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations. They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story."-Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF, chiming in on the pronunciation of the word. (As everyone knows, choosy memes choose “jif.”) Wilhite, a former CompuServe employee, created the format in 1987 and is to receive an award for his creation tonight. (via shortformblog)
Senior Guantanamo physician dismisses ethical concerns about force-feeding prisoners, and defends the ongoing practice.
Istanbul-based artist Erdal Inci clones sections of video creating an endless array of cloned avatars that appear to flood through the city streets.
"I think marriage in general is not a healthy institution in our society. If people want civil rights, then that’s what I feel we should be fighting for. Couples, people who are each other’s kin or primary intimacies, a friend who takes care of a friend for 30 years in the same household—all should have basic civil rights. To bring that whole movement for social justice under the rubric of ‘gay marriage’ seems to me just to reinforce patriarchal notions of who is worthy of care and support. It also lets down the gay people who don’t want to be married.
-bell hooks (via tabularasae)
The movement for gay marriage has had a strong push among very class-privileged people, because they are the people with trusts and with property and with health care. If you’re gay, black, poor and you don’t have any access to insurance, the question of whether your partner can be included on your insurance is not just relevant to the health needs of your life. What would be more relevant is national health care!"
My 3D facade model from my final semester of undergrad.
"Maps turn each of us into what Michel de Certeau calls a ‘voyeur-god’ … The map is a mechanism that shows what no eye could ever see, even when the maps represents the most familiar territory— the space marked out by daily experience … Maps suggest ways of thinking as well as seeing. They materialize a view of the mind more than of external reality. They project an order of reason onto the world and force it to conform to a graphic rationale, a cultural grid, a conceptual geometry."-
Christian Jacob, The Sovereign Map
(the piece where got the de Certeau bit from was his 1984 book, The Practice of Everyday Life)
the only people who have occasion to complain about affirmative action are people who are so blindingly incompetent that even their privilege can’t get them anywhere
I got a haircut today and it’s the first time in like 12 years that clippers have been anywhere near my head tbh
short sides and back but not like a complete undercut to the point where i look like a douchey hipster (jk I already look like a douchey hipster)
Anyway, the point of this post (jk there is no point to this post): I’ve already had two people tell me I look like Zayn Malik and… what the fuck. I’ve come to the conclusion that all you need to “resemble” a celebrity if you’re a poc is a vaguely similar haircut and then OMG YOU’RE LIKE TWINS. When I had longer hair I literally had people come up to me in restaurants and show me off to their family like I was an animal in a zoo because WOAH ARE YOU THAT SANJAYA GUY FROM AMERICAN IDOL CAN I HAVE YOUR AUTOGRAPH
Brother Sport :: Animal Collective
goddddd this brings me back. Almost forgot how damn good this album was67 plays
Something about this song (and band) is so gorgeous in a nostalgic way despite the slurred vocals, cheesy reverb, and obvious lyrics. This album goes on repeat every summer.8 plays