DJ Earworm - “United State of Pop 2013 (Living the Fantasy)”
It’s the most important day of the year.
Years from now, DJ Earworm United States of Pop mash-ups will remain the most accurate reflection of our collective mood. 2013 was apparently the year of overinflated grandeur soaked in an undeniable malaise, as we all moved forward fretting about our lack of control.
That “sleeping on people on the subway” experiment post still makes me hella uncomfortable, and I’m shocked at the number of people who are like “awww this is so cute!”
It’s not cute. it’s incredibly rude. Do not sleep on strangers without their permission. Do not touch strangers without their…
Look at this gorgeous woman.
This woman is Commodor Grace Hopper, professional badass.
Lemme tell you about this fabulous woman;
She was basically like the mother goddess of computers. She was a pioneer in the programming field, and was actually a motherfucking…
When Martha Stewart left prison in 2004 after serving a five-month sentence for conspiracy and obstruction of justice, she issued an emotional plea on behalf of the women she did her time with, many of whom were locked up for non-violent drug offenses. “I beseech you all to think about these women,” Stewart said in a statement (PDF). “They would be much better served in a true rehabilitation center than in prison where there is no real help, no real programs to rehabilitate, no programs to educate, no way to be prepared for life out there.”
Stewart recognized that many women with drug convictions were themselves victims of lives crippled by poverty and hardship and that a little assistance from the state would be much more beneficial to them than a heavy dose of punishment.
Photo: Kevin Glackmeyer/AP
That tag wins all the awards, in the history of ever.
"you should just get your license!"
“driving is fun!”
“It’s not that hard!”
leave me the fucK ALONE
Playing ME3 with a flare up can only end well.
MUCH LOVED Photographer Marc Nixon made a series of portraits of teddy bears and other stuffed animals along with their age, size and history. Some were very much loved :-)
These photos come from a book, “Much Loved” l Imprint : Abrams Image l Via
So, yeah. I know you’re tired of hearing about rape culture. But I’m tired of my friends getting raped.
I know you’re tired of hearing about abortion. I am too. So stop trying to tell me what to do with my uterus, and I promise you won’t hear another word from me about it.
I know men and women are different from each other. I’m just tired of that fact being used to excuse the inexcusable.
I know you’re tired of hearing about income inequality. But fuck you, pay us.
This is how it works. We get mad, we fight, we get tired, we get mad, we start again. Rinse, repeat. Feminism isn’t without its flaws, and it doesn’t seem able to speak with one voice or crystallize answers on the darker, stickier aspects of human nature and sexuality. But if I may get Rumsfeldian for a minute, this is the army we have. The fight comes to us whether we seek it or not, whether we want it or not, and whether we are ready or not."
I know you’re tired of hearing about racism. I’m tired of children of color getting murdered by white people and cops.
I know you’re tired of hearing the word “cis”. I’m tired of trans people getting erased, dehumanized, and murdered.
In the words of Catherynne M. Valente, I’ll stop telling this story when it stops happening to me.
So to review:
1) Vaccines don’t cause autism. The man who did the single study on which the entire anti-vax movement hangs its hat? He has had his credentials as a doctor stripped, been sued repeatedly, and has *admitted that he lied about the study.* He admitted he fixed the results so they’d be the results that the people who were paying him wanted.
2) Vaccines don’t cause autism but they /do/ decrease the herd immunity of the human race.
3) Herd immunity is important. Herd immunity is what means we don’t have polio, or smallpox, or whoop—
— oh, you mean all of those things are making a comeback?
Vaccinate your kids.
It doesn’t cause autism. An extremely, extremely limited number of people will react to vaccines — but your child’s chances of reacting to vaccines is minuscule compared to your child’s — or your — chances of dying from a really fucking horrifying disease if we don’t reverse this trend.
And for fuck’s sake, stop blaming vaccines for autism. My son was born with his brain wired differently. He’s neurodiverse. He isn’t brain-damaged.
I have ASD. My nephew has ASD. Life is not always easy, but Autism is NOT a death sentence.
Whooping cough is deadly. Measles are deadly. Polio is deadly.
Autism is not deadly.
I THOUGHT SMALLPOX WAS ERADICATED. YOU GUYS DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH THIS FREAKS ME OUT, SMALLPOX IS HORRIFYING.
Autoimmune disorders are on the rise (source), which means the odds are always going up that someone you know —someone you care about— is more medically fragile than you might realize. Folks with autoimmune disorders and otherwise weakened immune systems are at particular risk and benefit *greatly* from group immunity; when you chip away at that, you chip away at the safety of far more people than you realize.
“Nah, this is culture."
— Rizzo and Gonzo, A Muppet Christmas Carol
"Soda is one of a kind. He can get drunk in a drag race or dancing without ever getting near alcohol. In our neighborhood it’s rare to find a kid who doesn’t drink once in a while. But Soda never touches a drop. He gets drunk on just plain living. And he understands everybody."