Me watching a scary movie


What if women had minstrel cycles instead of menstrual cycles? You’d just have a guy with a lute follow you around for a week every month and play you songs constantly?

My boyfriend (via thecarrionlibrarian)

#no but can you imagine if that was how you learned once a month you weren’t pregnant#by some dude singing songs about the victory of it#you wake up and he’s there and you are so happy#this dude becomes your favorite dude#but then you realize you haven’t seen your friend’s minstrel in a while#I mean everyone notices#like half the people are on the same cycle so for one week out of four your job is just flooded with fucking minstrels everywhere#the cacophony#but Mary over there is all alone#and she’s like my minstrel is late#but we all fucking know#her minstrel has gone off to find her a baby#a nine month journey he must make alone#and until he comes back there is no music in her life#what a glorious world this would be#I love the minstrels (@onionjuggler)

hey so I have an extra ticket to see Bastille in nyc 10/9 next week, anyone interested?

i don’t know how but i know i will [for those days where you see no way through. you haven’t failed. you are alive. everything else is bonus.]

(Source: angrygirlsquad)



color combos are fun.

why am i even going to art school

i’ve just learned it all here

For example, it’s quite telling that this group of coders and designers decided it wouldn’t be fucking embarrassing to go forward with this product with so so so little diversity on their team. That wasn’t a deal-breaker for them. Demographic diversity is closely tied to a diversity in perspectives and ideas. Like, if this group was even a little more diverse they would likely have known better than to make a social site live without a block button. As @interdome said, “if a social network can’t figure out that it will need a block button on its own, I don’t have much hope for it’s survival.”

As it goes, Ello creator Paul Budnitz said, “we built Ello for people like ourselves”.

This is yet another example of social media built by designers, coders, and entrepreneurs, but no central role for those expert in thinking about and researching the social world. The people who have decided they should mediate our social interactions and write a political manifesto have no special expertise in the social or political. I’m pretty tired of social technologies being treated as far more technology than social, where the coders and designers run the thing and those who study social relations, study sex and gender and race and sexuality and identity and culture and power and domination and vulnerability and resistance and everything else hope to get our opinions heard later on.

Nathan Jurgenson, on Ello and how its lack of privacy features can be attributed to its lack of diversity on staff. (via notyourexrotic)

Original post on Ello’s privacy problems and further updates.

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I think I stumbled on the Internet’s greatest Yelp review.