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staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

chuckhistory:

If you can play the guitar and someone at a party asks you to play - FUCKING PLAY! Don’t act like it is some big decision to be made. Just play! It’s a fucking party! Rolling Stone and Pitchfork aren’t going to review your performance. No one at the party is going to get upset if you miss a note playing that fucking Bright Eyes song. Drunk people don’t care! So what if there is some other dude at the party that can play guitar better?! No one fucking asked him to play! This said - > DO NOT pick up a guitar sitting around at a party and start trying to play Jessica or some shit. No one asked for you to fucking play the GUITAR! 

chuckhistory:

If you can play the guitar and someone at a party asks you to play - FUCKING PLAY! Don’t act like it is some big decision to be made. Just play! It’s a fucking party! Rolling Stone and Pitchfork aren’t going to review your performance. No one at the party is going to get upset if you miss a note playing that fucking Bright Eyes song. Drunk people don’t care! So what if there is some other dude at the party that can play guitar better?! No one fucking asked him to play! This said - > DO NOT pick up a guitar sitting around at a party and start trying to play Jessica or some shit. No one asked for you to fucking play the GUITAR! 

Let’s Talk About Movies:

Blade Runner: Creating the Universe

Blade Runner is a detective story set in a sprawling megapolis in the year 2019. To construct the proper setting, the filmmakers had to develop a clear, realistic vision of urban life forty years from now. Director Ridley Scott was determined to avoid the pristine, antiseptic future often seen in science fiction films. To help authenticate this picture of the future, the filmmakers enlisted Syd Mead, an internationally eminent industrial designer who is a specialist in picturing the shape of things to come, from skyscrapers and vehicles to parking meters.  According to the introduction, the filmmakers researched principles behind the future of “architecture, transportation, fashion and social behavior” to inform their work.

"Blade Runner’ is not a ‘hardware movie,’" Mead wrote, "It’s not one of those gadget-filled pictures where the actors seem to be there only to give scale to the sets, props and effects."

The entire look of the film was based on research and and carefully thought-out principles regarding the future of architecture, transportation, fashion and social behavior. This artwork represents a behind-the-scene look at the original production designs.

Artwork by Syd Mead, Mentor Huebner, Ridley Scott, Charles Knode, and Michael Caplan.

Source: Blade Runner Sketchbook read it online Here 

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What are the best life hacks to tackle procrastination? - Quora

scienceisbeauty:

I get the impression that this thread will interest many Tumblr users. To read tomorrow, of course.

I loved the Parkinson’s law:

"work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion"

with corolaries so actual as:

"If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do"

or

"Data expands to fill the space available for storage."

and

"Storage requirements will increase to meet storage capacity."

She found a paper mâché lover, cause she couldn’t stand to be alone.

All I wanted was to hold her forever.

Instead, I was left alone.

Bitter and cold.

nprcodeswitch:

Native American Artists Reclaim Images That Represent Them
There’s been a lot of discussion about the name of a certain Washington football team — withlawsuits arguing that it is disparaging, and media outlets choosing not to use it in their content.
But while the debates around the language are raging, the logo — also a part of the trademark lawsuit — remains emblazoned on hats, T-shirts, and picnic blankets around the capital.
The logo has been the team’s brand ambassador for a long time and this team isn’t the only sports team to use Native American imagery. It’s also not something that is exclusive to sports teams; caricatures and motifs depicting indigenous people have long been used to sell stuff — cigars for one, but also things like chewing gum and butter.
But there is another body of artwork out there — produced by Native American artists and entrepreneurs — that asserts ownership over the images associated with their culture. Their work counters the existing “non-Native” representations, questions these portrayals and provides new context.
Photo Credit: Sarah Sense

nprcodeswitch:

Native American Artists Reclaim Images That Represent Them

There’s been a lot of discussion about the name of a certain Washington football team — withlawsuits arguing that it is disparaging, and media outlets choosing not to use it in their content.

But while the debates around the language are raging, the logo — also a part of the trademark lawsuit — remains emblazoned on hats, T-shirts, and picnic blankets around the capital.

The logo has been the team’s brand ambassador for a long time and this team isn’t the only sports team to use Native American imagery. It’s also not something that is exclusive to sports teams; caricatures and motifs depicting indigenous people have long been used to sell stuff — cigars for one, but also things like chewing gum and butter.

But there is another body of artwork out there — produced by Native American artists and entrepreneurs — that asserts ownership over the images associated with their culture. Their work counters the existing “non-Native” representations, questions these portrayals and provides new context.

Photo Credit: Sarah Sense

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I can’t stand this place at all

I feel so stuck.



It has me feeling helpless as fuck!

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” 

(Source: queenofdale, via geekyredheads)

newyorker:

Hilton Als reviews Tavi Gevinson’s New York stage début in this week’s issue:

"From all available evidence, Gevinson … is a star being shaped by her own will to be seen and heard—but now as someone other than herself."

Illustration by Adrian Tomine

newyorker:

Hilton Als reviews Tavi Gevinson’s New York stage début in this week’s issue:

"From all available evidence, Gevinson … is a star being shaped by her own will to be seen and heard—but now as someone other than herself."

Illustration by Adrian Tomine

(Source: newyorker.com)

prx:

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