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~ Tuesday, April 22 ~
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ahab99:

policymic:

Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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I like this a LOT. I don’t know who else can make these teams change at this point other than their own fans.

(Source: policymic)


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~ Monday, April 21 ~
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briennewalsh:

Viola Smith was one of the first professional female drummers. She was born in 1912 in Wisconsin, and was raised with seven sisters. She’s still kicking around at 101 (maybe not literally), and watching her today made me happy.


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~ Saturday, April 19 ~
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realitytvgifs:

One of the greatest scenes in Reality TV history.

This makes me sad. Paris and Nicole are the 1%—the dancer is the rest of America.


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~ Thursday, April 17 ~
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~ Wednesday, April 16 ~
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nextgenerationflapper asked: What books do you recommend to an aspiring artist?

thisishangingrockcomics:

it totally depends on what you’re looking for or what field you take interest in but i tend to think anyone in creative pursuit can benefit from the diaries of paul klee. it’s sharply written- his prose makes even his daily minutia and transcriptions of technique an endearing read. but what’s notable and powerful is how incredibly doubtful, self critical, and loathing he was of his work and ability. and paul klee is a total legend, like an undisputed master of his craft and hugely influential within his respective scene / time. but his diaries are littered with quips like “i am still incapable of painting, in spite of my sharp observation of tonal values and in spite of my clever way of determining the proper gradations of light and dark.”

the diaries provide great insight into a creative process that’s universal in a manor i wasn’t fully cognizant of prior to reading- it got me to accept hindering self doubt as an intrinsic part of that process. which, in turn, made my huge preponderance of doubt and instinctual self criticism hold a lot less credence 

yeah that’s definately an important book to me, i think it’s worthwhile


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~ Monday, April 14 ~
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When people from LA move here

wheninoakland:

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This makes me so happy.

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~ Saturday, April 12 ~
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devilduck:

DIG THIS NEW PARTY FAD. IT’S A GAS!
THIS IS IT!

My kid’s lucky. His hair naturally grows like this.

devilduck:

DIG THIS NEW PARTY FAD. IT’S A GAS!

THIS IS IT!

My kid’s lucky. His hair naturally grows like this.

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archiemcphee:

This spectacular white building is called Wat Rong Khun or The White Temple. It’s a Buddhist temple located in Northern Thailand just outside the city of Chiang Rai. Designed by Thai visual artist Chalermchai Kositpipat in 1997, The White Temple is an awesome blend of traditional Thai architecture and both beautiful and grotesque surreal elements. It’s as much a work of art as it is a building devoted to learning and meditation.

"To reach the temple you have to walk over a bridge over a moat filled with innumerable sculptures of out-reaching arms, apparently symbolizing desire. Once inside, you will be greeted not by traditional Buddha life scenarios but by contemporary scenes and icons of popular culture. Instead of paintings of heroes fighting demons, the artist decided to take contemporary manifestations of good and evil and put it into a Buddhist context. Murals of Batman, Superman, Predator and even Keanu Reeves as Neo from The Matrix are seen in the interior."

Although it’s already an incredibly impressive sight, Wat Rong Khun is still a work in progress. The temple sits on 3 acres of property that will eventually include a phra ubosot (prayer room), pagoda, hermitage, crematorium, monastery hall, preaching hall, museum, pavilion and rest room facilities.

[via Amusing Planet and All Day Chic]

Never lose touch with your sense of wonder.

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~ Friday, April 11 ~
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christopher-walken:

So. I just fucking saw Nirvana play at the bar I work at here in Brooklyn. It was fucking INCREDIBLE. Some of the guest singers were Joan Jett, J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr), Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)… I can’t handle this. It was just too amazing. Carrie Brownstein was rocking out only a few feet from me. I’m dead. Fucking FUCK, guys. (at Saint Vitus Bar)

That does sound like a solid lineup.

christopher-walken:

So. I just fucking saw Nirvana play at the bar I work at here in Brooklyn. It was fucking INCREDIBLE. Some of the guest singers were Joan Jett, J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr), Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)… I can’t handle this. It was just too amazing. Carrie Brownstein was rocking out only a few feet from me. I’m dead. Fucking FUCK, guys. (at Saint Vitus Bar)

That does sound like a solid lineup.

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