[eBooks] aren’t books. You can’t hold a computer in your hand like you can a book. A computer does not smell. There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt. A book has got to smell. You have to hold it in your hands and pray to it. You put it in your pocket and you walk with it. And it stays with you forever. But the computer doesn’t do that for you. I’m sorry.
Ray Bradbury, on the Kindle (via maxistentialist)









Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

My senior year of college, we’d watch the Madonna version of Evita and say, “Look at all Evita did before she died at 26!” And then when challenge ourselves to do as much as she did.

We didn’t have Wikipedia in college, so I only now just realized she was 33 when she died… so somehow her achievements (however you measure them) seem more manageable.

But, shit, I’m still older than Evita was when she died and I’m not the first lady or vice president of any country.

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cupcakes (makes 12 cupcakes)
1 can of pumpkin
1 box of yellow cake mix (any will do) Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the yellow cake mix and the can of pumpkin and mix well. Fill the cupcake wrappers about ¾ of the way to the top. These cupcakes will rise slightly, so pour filling into the wrappers accordingly. Place the cupcake pan in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

someone write a paper about

the rising, progressive voice of women in mainstream country music.

First there was Kacey Musgrave’s Follow Your Arrow

Make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s something you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t
Just follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points

Now there’s Girl In A Country Song by Maddie and Tae on high rotation on country stations… it criticizes the messages about women in popular country. And it’s become a popular song.

Bein’ the girl in a country song
How in the world did it go so wrong?
Like all we’re good for
Is looking good for you and your friends on the weekend
Nothing more
We used to get a little respect
Now we’re lucky if we even get
To climb up in your truck, keep my mouth shut and ride along
And be the girl in a country song

I feel like there’s something bigger happening here and I want someone else to really dig into it.