August 22, 2014
"If you ask a Mexican child in the first grade ‘why the hell are you eating a taco’ he’s going to go home and ask for a peanut butter sandwich."

— My professor on losing your identity as a kid (via lasfloresdemayo)

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August 22, 2014

There’s this great myth out there that we call the “Over-consumption Myth,” which goes: If you earn a decent income, and you’re in trouble financially, it must be because you’re blowing all your money at the Gap, and TGIF. The myth is so powerful, it almost seems like heresy to question it. But when we actually looked into the data on what real families actually spend, it’s just not true. An average family of four actually spends less on clothing than their parents did a generation ago, adjusted for inflation. That includes all the Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirts and all the Nike sneakers. How does this work? Well we forget all the things we don’t spend money on anymore — how many kids have leather shoes for Sunday school anymore? How many people dress up in wool suits for work everyday?

The point is that families today are spending their money no more foolishly than their parents did. And yet they’re five times more likely to go bankrupt, and three times more likely to lose their homes. Families are going broke on the basics —housing, health insurance, and education. These are the kind of bills that you can’t just trim around the edges in the event of a downturn.


Amelia Tyagi (via moontyger)

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August 22, 2014






We’re funny, okay?

THIS IS EXCELLENT except I have to disagree with one point: Jane Austen wouldn’t be hella annoying on social media - she’d just be trolling all the time.

Hemingway would also have some major MRA backers probably. He wouldn’t be one (he’d just be a regular misogynistic bastard) but his followers would be harassing anyone who called it out.

Faulkner has no use for twitter and his blog posts are interminable.

Robert Frost’s Instagram tho.

And Poe and Lovecraft trying to outdo each other with Two-Sentence Horror Stories.

And Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, and Sylvia Plath deliberately trolling MRAs.

And Polidori would tag “@DevilEnglishman” in every. Single. Post, trying to start a twitter war in the hopes of gaining followers.

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August 22, 2014



Me: I was feeling fine earlier, but now I feel sad all of a sudden and for no reason and I don’t know why

Me: Oh right. Depression. Lol.

Me exactly

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August 22, 2014
"I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me."

— Joshua Graham (via godmaking)

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August 22, 2014
"Maybe soulmates
are just two ordinary people
who are too stubborn
to let the world pull them apart"

— Daily Poem #1 by Nick A West (via nickawest)

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August 22, 2014



Enough said.

I fucking hate ISIS. I wrote a tweet blasting ISIS yesterday on my twitter, and it only got one RT, but I have over 1,000 followers. That’s right.. keep ignoring us.

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August 21, 2014

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August 21, 2014


A Twitter Essay by @HeerJeet: Pathologizing Black-On-Black Crime

Related: An Essay By GradientLair: Respectability Politics 

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Related: Five Myths About Black-On-Black Crime

Related: How Crime is Viewed Through The Lens of Race in America

Related: What does “Black-On-Black” Crime in Ferguson even have to do with Mike Brown?

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August 21, 2014

Things a boy can do with electricity (1938)


Things a boy can do with electricity (1938)

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