Werqin' 9 to 5: cursory notes on antiwork politics...
spitzenprodukte: Workin 9 to 5 What a way to make a livin’ Barely gettin by It’s all takin’ And no givin’ They just use your mind And they never give you credit It’s enough to drive you Crazy if you let it – Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 Dolly Parton knows good class analysis. 9 to 5 remains one of the clearest iterations of “antiwork” politics in song since “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum!”: a...
Theses on Thatcherdeath 2013
imagesfromthefuture: Today’s Novara on Thatcher’s death was an interesting assessment of her legacy. Here are a few of my own brief theses on Thatcher’s death and celebrations, loosely based on the themes in the show. 1) “She may be dead, but her legacy continues”. No one is so stupid to believe otherwise. Ignorance of this is not the reason people celebrated her death, was never the reason...
badkidsjokes: DO YOU LIKE TOMATO? well then eat it in a toilet with a red t-shirt DRINKING COFFEE
badkidsjokes: what did the pig says to the pig? I whill pig you at the right time just you wait
Went to a straight-edge show today. I kind of expect all hardcore gigs to have more or less the same people at them, but apparently there’s a whole secret scene of wholesome sober kids who only come out when straight-edge bands play. Was pretty weird. If you’re not so cripplingly neurotic that you need at least three pints before you can have even a minor social interaction without...
powerburial: i’m an activist for men’s frights. i dont think men are afraid often enough. i just want to give them a good scare once in a while. just spook some dudes.
For the Mob
piercepenniless: Certain of our esteemed betters who scrape their living together in disreputable papers telling us all what we should think have of late become obsessed – haunted – by the spectre of the mob, which has emerged from the shadowy recesses of the internet to disagree with them. A certain distressed moaning about civility and manners follows shortly on the heels of a great and low...
brandnewswastikas: During World War Two, most armies trained sharp birds to fly into opposing army guy’s eyes. Any country’s army that didn’t teach birds to do that was considered weak and boring. Humming birds were extinct for a long time after the war until a scientist reinvented them. Some armies taught birds to lay poison eggs. Then they would teach the birds to make their nests with...
sadviolence: trapsical: I took a shit in my grandma’s cat’s litterbox when I was like 13 and my whole family was wilding out trying to figure out why the cat took such a huge dump. Then they took her to the vet and we found out she has feline HIV so in a way, I helped her.
In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure...– Hunter S. Thompson, Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘76: Third-Rate Romance, Low-Rent Rendezvous
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brandnewswastikas: There is a really thoughtful narrative arc that becomes apparent when you watch all of the Jackass movies in one sitting.
Last night when I was out I found someone had done some graffiti in the toilets saying “DOGS RULE” and my first reaction was that I had to cover it up immediately in pretty much the same way I would have reacted to racist graffiti. No platform for canine supremacists.
Just because two people are capable of deeply hurting each other over and over...– Andrea Greb, You Are Not Blair Waldorf (via maddierose)
An Ice Cream
badkidsjokes: if you want an ice cream what should you do pee on the owner
It can help to step back a second and realize that the whole thing where people...– The Pervocracy, How to Have Sex on Purpose
To be born, a woman has to be born within an allotted and confined space, into...– John Berger, Ways of Seeing (via melodily) This reminds me of some really good stuff Anwyn Crawford wrote about the problems of basing your politics around things like “visibility” and “representation”. Unfortunately that stuff is hard to find now cos Crawford took almost...
There isn’t a word for walking out of the grocery store with a gallon jug of...– “There Is No Word,” Tony Hoagland (via commovente)
So much trouble is created by a completely uncritical faith. In even really...– Karen Russell (via nogreatillusion)