1. 18:18 20th Oct 2014

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    Reblogged from anarcho-queer

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    yourscientistfriend:

Ferguson vs Pumpkin fest  The media’s treatment of these two events were shameful!

    yourscientistfriend:

    Ferguson vs Pumpkin fest
    The media’s treatment of these two events were shameful!

     
  2. 14:21

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    Reblogged from thebegats

    thebegats:

Welp, I finally got my hands on some of the columns written by Maude Newton Simmons, my mysterious self-given namesake whose writing ambitions were a complete surprise to me when I learned of them a few years ago, and my fears came true.
I can’t bring myself to post screenshots of the truly offensive things she wrote, though I’m sure I’ll get into it all in my book. Let’s just say it’s definitely a lesson in being careful which long-dead barely-known relations you fetishize.
Because Maude/Maud* was almost the Emily or Molly or Haley or Sophie or Jennifer or Betty of its day, I have another great aunt Maude, too. I would like to think I slightly resemble her, if only because she looks amazing in a sexy lacy black dress that I would totally wear. She’s standing next to my great-grandfather, Zone, the guy with the umbrella, aka the self-declared Texan communist. 
I don’t know much about Maude Johnston Baldwin except that according to the census she worked as a seamstress in a dress factory and according to my mom she and her mom and the rest of her siblings “dipped snuff.” (“I remember each Johnston carried a can around to spit in and after a meal we all would sit in the living room and each one would spit from time to time and argue and fight,” says Mom. “Zone’s family was a striving, hell-raising bunch!! I hated being there.”)
* I prefer the unornamented form of the name.

    thebegats:

    Welp, I finally got my hands on some of the columns written by Maude Newton Simmons, my mysterious self-given namesake whose writing ambitions were a complete surprise to me when I learned of them a few years ago, and my fears came true.

    I can’t bring myself to post screenshots of the truly offensive things she wrote, though I’m sure I’ll get into it all in my book. Let’s just say it’s definitely a lesson in being careful which long-dead barely-known relations you fetishize.

    Because Maude/Maud* was almost the Emily or Molly or Haley or Sophie or Jennifer or Betty of its day, I have another great aunt Maude, too. I would like to think I slightly resemble her, if only because she looks amazing in a sexy lacy black dress that I would totally wear. She’s standing next to my great-grandfather, Zone, the guy with the umbrella, aka the self-declared Texan communist

    I don’t know much about Maude Johnston Baldwin except that according to the census she worked as a seamstress in a dress factory and according to my mom she and her mom and the rest of her siblings “dipped snuff.” (“I remember each Johnston carried a can around to spit in and after a meal we all would sit in the living room and each one would spit from time to time and argue and fight,” says Mom. “Zone’s family was a striving, hell-raising bunch!! I hated being there.”)

    * I prefer the unornamented form of the name.

     
  3. 13:37

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    Reblogged from freemarissanow

    case update, media correction!

    freemarissanow:

    Hello supporters of Marissa Alexander!  

    We just wanted to do a quick update about the status of Marissa’s case b/c there seems to be some confusion. The articles floating around that say Marissa’s conviction was overturned is OLD NEWS from Sept 2013. Good news, but old news. Some might remember there was a grassroots push last fall to urge Angela Corey to drop the case after Marissa won her appeal. But Corey then said that, not only would she re-prosecute Marissa, this time she is pursuing a 60 year mandatory sentence, tripling Marissa’s original 20 year mandatory sentence. 

    So that’s where the case has been for a year: Marissa won her appeal last September, and now as a consequence of winning her appeal, she is facing mandatory 60 YEARS IN PRISON.  That should be the headline. That should be the news that people are sharing.

    Marissa’s trial is currently scheduled for December 8, 2014 (jury selection begins on December 1st). So we need to KEEP GOING. We’ve got a lot of work to do before the trial in terms of fundraising, direct action, and media advocacy. Florida needs to know that the world is watching. So please share this widely and keep doing your work, b/c she’s only going to win this with your big love and support!!  Donate here: 
    gogetfunding.com/project/marissa-alexander-freedom-fundraiser

     
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    “People were just throwing everything they could find — rocks, skateboards, buckets, pumpkins. It was actually kind of scary.”
Thousands of privileged, (mostly) white college kids flip over cars, smash windows, and throw bottles at cops: 14 arrests at an ”out-of-control party.” 

    People were just throwing everything they could find — rocks, skateboards, buckets, pumpkins. It was actually kind of scary.

    Thousands of privileged, (mostly) white college kids flip over cars, smash windows, and throw bottles at cops: 14 arrests at an ”out-of-control party.” 

     
  5. 18:16 18th Oct 2014

    Notes: 35

    Reblogged from designstroy

    Tags: GOALZ

    designstroy:

(via Hallowholics)
     
  6. 17:53

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    The semi-newish bakery down the street made the most amazing cupcakes for awhile and then abruptly stopped for no good goddamn reason. But they’re reintroducing them for Halloween! So festive. Shop owner said he would also make “plainer” cupcakes and I was like what in heaven’s name for? Homicidal cupcakes will get you through to New Year’s.

    The semi-newish bakery down the street made the most amazing cupcakes for awhile and then abruptly stopped for no good goddamn reason. But they’re reintroducing them for Halloween! So festive. Shop owner said he would also make “plainer” cupcakes and I was like what in heaven’s name for? Homicidal cupcakes will get you through to New Year’s.

     
  7. 21:53 17th Oct 2014

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    Reblogged from malformalady

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    malformalady:

Prosthetic eyes

    malformalady:

    Prosthetic eyes

     
  8. A bookend to Grant Hart.

    (Source: Spotify)

     
  9. Yeah, it holds up in a smarmy way.

    (Source: Spotify)

     
  10. 20:44

    Notes: 212

    Reblogged from liartownusa

    liartownusa:

    johnfreiler:

    Hi, Everyone.

    If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been following my impotent rage over corporate insurance giant GEICO contracting the Martin Agency to create an ad that (With its Halloween theme) is scaaaaaaaarily close to a short I co-created with filmmaker Joe Nicolosi. If you need to get…

    I very rarely reblog anything like this, but since I make things (and since you either make things or presumably want others to keep making things), I figure it’s important to call bullshit on this sort of corporate “fuck you, we’re stealing your idea and presenting it as our own” mentality. If you agree and feel like reblogging it as well, I’d be grateful and I’m sure John Freiler would be, too.