Which Came First, The Music or The Misery: That...
Under a cut so you don’t have to read if you don’t want to. So, I just read this and this, and combined with BA panic centered around whether I have any right or authority to write what I’m writing (which is dumb, I know it’s dumb and doesn’t make sense, but that’s why it’s setting off my anxiety triggers; they are only tripped by non-issues), has led...
What do we have to give people
So that everyone will stop doing blackface? Do you want my lunch money? A date with my sister? Florida? If we sell you Florida, will you stop?
Is it mixed signals, if you don’t know if they’re signaling at all?
champagnecandy: nezua: Your new super power is remaining aware of what is in your control, and what is not; to firmly grasp the former, to let the rest slip into the wind. I could go for this.
In Robyn Crawford’s obituary of Whitney Houston in Esquire, Crawford says, “The...– Keir Bristol, Whitney: The Victim of the “Strong Black Woman” Stereotype, Racialicious 2/23/12. This. All. Day. (via racialicious)
Right from the start, it’s easier to be the father: no morning nausea, no...– I’d Rather be the Father by Faith Shearin | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor
As soon as you begin to ask the question, Who loves me?, you are completely...– The Loneliest Job in the World by Tony Hoagland | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor
We have now moved on to bollywood videos, from the 50s and early 2000s, and now we are watching the Spice Girls and comparing their treatment of seuxlaity to a comparable Indian pop song, and the current lady pop landscape. I have just said “they’re not ruining the party with sex, they’re ruining it with fun, which is more empowering. No one’s going ‘look at my sexy...
Two Classes Discussing Paul Simon's Graceland
I am so happy. I love having things I enjoy validated in an academic setting. Also, this is the second youtube video I’ve watched in a class today. The future!
They also captured footage of a one-year-old... →
aaaaand then my ovaries exploded.
To be honest, I felt hysterical: that Victorian word for the tantrums of...– The Rejectionist: Special Guest Post: Meg Clark on Jonathan Franzen I love Meg. (via champagnecandy) Still don’t like his books, not really sorry about it.
fwarg asked: 8, 9, 10
bluelightseven replied to your post: Selected Chapter Titles From a Book That I Do Not Need For My Thesis. I heartily approve of ALL OF THIS. (ps: WHAT THE HELL BOOK IS THIS FROM?) Music In Youth Culture: A Lacanian Approach by Jan Jagodzinski. He wrote it for his son! It focuses too much on modern music for what I’m writing about, but I’m going to pleasure read it when I’m...
Selected Chapter Titles From a Book That I Do Not...
Ethical Paradoxes of the Deadly Jouissance of Postmodernity Perversions and Hysterizations of the Music Scene On Castrati and Divas Death Row Records: Taking the Rap? Rap as Rhythmic Repetition of Resistance The Gangsta Rapper as Spectre Gangsta Sadomasochisim: Tails Yo’ Good, Heads Yo’ Bad “I ain’t nobody’s bitch” : Post-Oedipal Fallout W(rap)ping...
I love my wife. My wife is dead.– Letters of Note: I love my wife. My wife is dead. The post script, god, the post script.
I spent 2 hours carrying butter statues around an...
wearing a platinum blonde wing and an ugly silver dress. It was fun, I ate so much fucking food, people are terrible to servers, and I brought home a lot of fruit. At one point in the night, I was munching on caviar, still in costume, with 4 of my fellow servers watching the artist make a sculpture out of marzipan. Which is heavy! I did learn that I am not meant to be a blonde, which is one...
Chris Brown Police Report Provides Details Of... →
Ah yes, he certainly deserves everyone’s forgiveness.
Humans are hungry. Inside us there is a shriveled, slimy, disgusting turd of a...– are you reading captain awkward? if not, why aren’t you reading captain awkward? (via isabelthespy)
It Was A Valiant Effort
But the Quarter long Battle of I Will Not Get Sick, I Refuse, has been lost. Our forces have succumbed to the overwhelming and unrelenting attacks by The Sick. We have retreated to a pile of Kleenex to reminisce on the days when we could smell and our lungs were not trying so hard to exit our body via the mouth. What fond days, those! How we laughed, and sighed and didn’t need to...
Are The Foo Fighters Really That Good?
I Just Realized It's "Gimme The Beat Boys," not...
Nothing is real. Everything is a lie.
But let’s remember that there are also other interests at stake. If we have to...– Beyond Pelvic Politics - NYTimes.com
For The Record
My favorite part of parties is when they turn into extended karkaoke sessions.
captainrobocop: dharrison: dilladonuts: skinnymeanbruh: yourtwistedsister: lezlosworld: BYU Students on African Americans and Black History Month (I can’t find the words for this) *hurls* This is disgusting. Jesus Christ. hella people dont know about black history, all races. quit frontin LOL come on now it’s Brigham Young….it’s a damn shame but not surprising either. SMH...
Physics, Miracles, and Witchcraft: 50 Years of "A... →
A Wrinkle In Time was the first book I read that went over my head, but I knew it was going over my head, and that’s why I loved it.
Maybe I will apply to grad school in Cali and Texas next year. Maybe! My thesis adviser is really pretty and California and Texas are waaaaarm, these are very compelling arguments.
So the next thing you know we’re on I-95, because women, it’s never enough for...– The Lives They Lived - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
The Lagarfljóts Monster Worm | The Hairpin →
Note To Self:
Be more careful of what you wish for, for real though. On a happier note: This is the best thing I’ve seen in days, and now I am watching babies eating lemons, so.
If you really want to rebel against your parents: outearn them, outlive them,...– Henry Rollins (via sirmitchell)
Champagne Candy: listening to a radio show about... →
milkeemountainmama: interesting. they say the biggest problem is that there’s no language to talk about the *deep* issues around sex. that we can talk about things like “orgasm” and “facials” and “pussy” (they did not say this on the radio, just examples)—but we don’t have the language or…