Sid Greenstreet's attempts to make sense of this messed up planet.

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calantheandthenightingale:

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”


from The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922


I think I’ve posted this before.  So much truth.

calantheandthenightingale:

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

from The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams, 1922

I think I’ve posted this before.  So much truth.

Another famous uke player.

bisexualpiratequeen:

I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
5- NO
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

It bears repeating.

vintascope:

Independence Day

vintascope:

Independence Day

newsweek:

Japanese Farting Competitions - Imgur
This is a painting from a Japanese farting competition. For reasons of discretion (male genitalia), the rest are through the link.
Thank you, once again, redditors for bringing important, historic scrolls from the Edo period to our attention. 

One of the more esoteric martial arts.

newsweek:

Japanese Farting Competitions - Imgur

This is a painting from a Japanese farting competition. For reasons of discretion (male genitalia), the rest are through the link.

Thank you, once again, redditors for bringing important, historic scrolls from the Edo period to our attention. 

One of the more esoteric martial arts.

cabinporn:

A bivak and chapel on the Griespass, Swiss/Italian border. Built in remembrance of three scouts, who died there in December 1953.

Contributed by Joachim S.

thisisfusion:

(Image credit: The Economist)
The Economist recently published a ranking of America’s most conservative and liberal cities.
The results themselves aren’t all that surprising, but what stands out is just how many young people live in the country’s conservative bastions. 
In San Francisco, the most liberal city in America according to the chart from The Economist, 13.4 percent of the population is made up of persons under 18 years old, according to data from the 2010 Census. 
However, in Mesa, Ariz., the most conservative city in the country, that number jumps to 26.3 percent, according to 2010 Census data. 
In Washington, DC, the second most liberal city in America, people under 18 years old account for 17.2 percent of the population, according to Census data from 2013. 
But in Oklahoma City, the second most conservative city in America, the same age group accounts for 25.4 percent of the population, the Census reported in 2010. 
While, anecdotally, younger Americans are often seen as more liberal than older generations, political trends are markedly shifting across the country — as these population numbers might suggest.
In July, The New York Times’ The Upshot noted that today’s teenagers, unlike their immediate elders, are on course to grow up conservative. 
From The Upshot:

In the simplest terms, the Democrats control the White House (and, for now, the Senate) at a time when the country is struggling. Economic growth has been disappointing for almost 15 years now. Most Americans think this country is on the wrong track. Our foreign policy often seems messy and complex, at best.
To Americans in their 20s and early 30s — the so-called millennials — many of these problems have their roots in George W. Bush’s presidency. But think about people who were born in 1998, the youngest eligible voters in the next presidential election. They are too young to remember much about the Bush years or the excitement surrounding the first Obama presidential campaign. They instead are coming of age with a Democratic president who often seems unable to fix the world’s problems. 

And Harvard University’s Institute of Politics recently found that younger millennials are trending less democratic.

Reporting by Abby Rogers; Editing by Danielle Wiener-Bronner

thisisfusion:

(Image credit: The Economist)

The Economist recently published a ranking of America’s most conservative and liberal cities.

The results themselves aren’t all that surprising, but what stands out is just how many young people live in the country’s conservative bastions. 

In San Francisco, the most liberal city in America according to the chart from The Economist, 13.4 percent of the population is made up of persons under 18 years old, according to data from the 2010 Census. 

However, in Mesa, Ariz., the most conservative city in the country, that number jumps to 26.3 percent, according to 2010 Census data. 

In Washington, DC, the second most liberal city in America, people under 18 years old account for 17.2 percent of the population, according to Census data from 2013. 

But in Oklahoma City, the second most conservative city in America, the same age group accounts for 25.4 percent of the population, the Census reported in 2010. 

While, anecdotally, younger Americans are often seen as more liberal than older generations, political trends are markedly shifting across the country — as these population numbers might suggest.

In July, The New York Times’ The Upshot noted that today’s teenagers, unlike their immediate elders, are on course to grow up conservative

From The Upshot:

In the simplest terms, the Democrats control the White House (and, for now, the Senate) at a time when the country is struggling. Economic growth has been disappointing for almost 15 years now. Most Americans think this country is on the wrong track. Our foreign policy often seems messy and complex, at best.

To Americans in their 20s and early 30s — the so-called millennials — many of these problems have their roots in George W. Bush’s presidency. But think about people who were born in 1998, the youngest eligible voters in the next presidential election. They are too young to remember much about the Bush years or the excitement surrounding the first Obama presidential campaign. They instead are coming of age with a Democratic president who often seems unable to fix the world’s problems. 

And Harvard University’s Institute of Politics recently found that younger millennials are trending less democratic.

(Image credit: Harvard University Institute of Politics)

Reporting by Abby Rogers; Editing by Danielle Wiener-Bronner

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

—Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods (via thelastampersand)

(Source: furtivelittlefeelings)

And don’t forget Coolidge.

youmightfindyourself:

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ATTENTION, pack of punk-kid hooligans who have recently been vandalizing our store: GRAFFITI IS A CRIME. Do not spray paint, scratch, or otherwise deface this PRIVATE PROPERTY unless you are ACTUALLY AN ARTIST.

What qualifies as art? The question is HISTORICALLY FRAUGHT and PHILOSOPHICALLY DEBATED, but here are some GUIDELINES:

NOT
 ACCEPTABLE
  • The common CARTOON PENIS. Not only is this VULGAR and PRURIENT, but it is ILL-DRAWN. This is a scourge and an eyesore.
  • YOUR NAME. The ubiquitous “TAG” is navel-gazing at its most boring. It is the SELFIE of vandalism. Is this really the best way you can think of to declare to the world, “I EXIST”?
  • AGGRESSIVE LANGUAGE. Save your “BEEF” for in-person conflict resolution.
  • That GANGSTER FONT. If you have something to communicate, please make it LEGIBLE. Unless, of course, your CONSCIOUS AIM is to push the written word to the point ofABSTRACTION.
SOMETIMES ACCEPTABLE
  • META GRAFFITI. This is usually very ONE-JOKE, i.e.: that “NOT ART” tag or vandalizing this sign to make it say “GRAFFITI IS A FUN CRIME.” While good for a chuckle, these are not sustaining or NOURISHING.
  • Ask yourself: am I adding anything to the DISCOURSE? You may think you are being POST-POSTMODERNIST but you are likely just being DERIVATIVE.
  • Some ideas of more interesting meta graffiti include the word “PENIS” in a VERY FANCY FONT or perhaps a very detailed and beautifully drawn penis in HIGH RENAISSANCE STYLE. These are just examples; follow your individual influences, YOU’RE THE ARTIST.
ACCEPTABLE
  • POLITICAL STATEMENTS. What better way to criticize THE SYSTEM than through art illegal in SAID SYSTEM? Viewpoints should be LEFT-LEANING and if mentioning politicians by name we ask you keep it to our LOCAL MAYOR  or CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS. Broader issues are up to your discretion but we really respond to art about WORSENING ECONOMIC INEQUALITY.
  • RIPs to GREAT ARTISTS of our time. Heartfelt memoriams are always welcome, especially when accompanied by a LARGE and SEMI-RECOGNIZABLE drawing of the artist.
  • Anything AESTHETICALLY PLEASING. This can be drawings of CREATURES, technicolor geometric SHAPES, etc. The possibilities are endless. We encourage you to develop your own VISUAL VOCABULARY of symbols!
  • For inspiration, look into the works of STREET ART GREATS like Keith Haring, Banksy, or local artist PSYCHO GARY. Shepard Fairey, while generally acclaimed, is in our personal opinion A BIT TOO COMMERCIAL.

HAPPY PAINTING
VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED.