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Apr 23

vicemag:

Everyone’s Tweeting Photos of Police Brutality Thanks to the NYPD’s Failed Hashtag 
Twitter is a cool website where you can type any old thing into a box and senpecid it out into the ether for the entire internet to read. Some people use it to joke around, some people use it to be like, “HEY INJUSTICE IS HAPPENING, WHOA #GETINVOLVED” and some people use it in order to roleplay as characters from Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s a lot of fun, especially if you like heated arguments with total strangers. 
Large institutions like corporations and government agencies use Twitter too, usually pretty badly. “Hey, we’re a pizza company, send us pictures of you eating our pizza and hashtag them #pizzapics” is an example of a typical lousy tweet from one of these accounts. Generally institutions try to drum up something vague called “social engagement”—basically they want to get people tweeting good stuff about them so other people see those tweets and, I guess, come to think good thoughts about the institution who started the engagement campaign. The New York Police Department was probably thinking they could do one of those social engagement thingies when they launched the hashtag #MyNYPD with this tweet:

What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:

1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.
2. You are getting arrested. 
3. You are getting beaten by the police.


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vicemag:

Everyone’s Tweeting Photos of Police Brutality Thanks to the NYPD’s Failed Hashtag 

Twitter is a cool website where you can type any old thing into a box and senpecid it out into the ether for the entire internet to read. Some people use it to joke around, some people use it to be like, “HEY INJUSTICE IS HAPPENING, WHOA #GETINVOLVED” and some people use it in order to roleplay as characters from Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s a lot of fun, especially if you like heated arguments with total strangers. 

Large institutions like corporations and government agencies use Twitter too, usually pretty badly. “Hey, we’re a pizza company, send us pictures of you eating our pizza and hashtag them #pizzapics” is an example of a typical lousy tweet from one of these accounts. Generally institutions try to drum up something vague called “social engagement”—basically they want to get people tweeting good stuff about them so other people see those tweets and, I guess, come to think good thoughts about the institution who started the engagement campaign. The New York Police Department was probably thinking they could do one of those social engagement thingies when they launched the hashtag #MyNYPD with this tweet:

What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:

1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.

2. You are getting arrested. 

3. You are getting beaten by the police.

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Apr 22

“privileged kids go to counseling, poor kids go to jail.” — judge mathis, speaking the truth  (via gottashipitall)

(Source: warcrimenancydrew, via thecypherstones)

toramorigan:

ashazzminscreed:

omfgcate:

dqdbpb:

we’re halfway thru april, u know what tht means?

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#ITS GONNA BE MAY

HOW DOES THIS MAKE ME LAUGH EVERY FUCKING YEAR!?

Fkdkskgoskhlskosofksbshajakak holy shit

(via thecypherstones)

[[seductively does nothing to indicate I’m attracted to you]]

(Source: megablaziken, via selamx)

…i just realized how finicky i am about my coffee:

black- no milk, no sugar

OR

with milk AND sugar

no sugar -> no milk

no milk, then no sugar.

HOWEVER

black with ice, well then i NEED milk

but ice with sugar no milk?- not a thing. 

…im squinting my eyes at myself. le sigh.

but Istanbul is warming up GORGEOUSLY and the homie Jenny reminded me about iced coffee and it was like learning it anew again. color me esscited. #summa 

Apr 21

newyorker:

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whom Washington has supported for a decade, is seen as increasingly authoritarian, sectarian violence is on the rise, and many Iraqis fear civil war. How did it all go wrong again? Dexter Filkins reports from Baghdad: http://nyr.kr/1ffBIayPhotograph by Moises Saman.

newyorker:

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whom Washington has supported for a decade, is seen as increasingly authoritarian, sectarian violence is on the rise, and many Iraqis fear civil war. How did it all go wrong again? Dexter Filkins reports from Baghdad: http://nyr.kr/1ffBIay

Photograph by Moises Saman.

(Source: newyorker.com)

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newyorker:

Nicholas Thompson on Meb Keflezighi’s Boston Marathon win: http://nyr.kr/1nD4as8

“Before the race started, I thought that there could be no greater tribute to the city and to the country than a victory by Meb: an immigrant who came to America because of the opportunities and the safety it offered. He wasn’t born here; he and his family chose to come here.”

Photograph by Charles Krupa/AP.

newyorker:

Nicholas Thompson on Meb Keflezighi’s Boston Marathon win: http://nyr.kr/1nD4as8

“Before the race started, I thought that there could be no greater tribute to the city and to the country than a victory by Meb: an immigrant who came to America because of the opportunities and the safety it offered. He wasn’t born here; he and his family chose to come here.”

Photograph by Charles Krupa/AP.

(Source: newyorker.com)

yogawithmaya:

brain and heart in conflict

yogawithmaya:

brain and heart in conflict

(Source: the-beauty-of-words-blog)

transformative justice

lambadinha:

some initial observations on violence:

1. our oppressors often view themselves as victims

2. it is easier to point fingers at a person rather than a system

3. it is easier to point fingers at a system rather than ourselves

4. oppression is not a feeling: we should not have to perform victim narratives to be noticed

5. how can we better express simultaneous injury as well as complicity?

(Source: queerlibido)

precumming:

When your’e trying to get somewhere but the person in front of you is walking extremely slow

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Yes, this. Walking down istiklal avenue in taksim makes you wanna crazy taxi all the tourists

(Source: precumming, via gogoactionfishy)

kylesimmonsstache:

bastealinghearts:

Apparently kylesimmonsstache gets really excited about art.

LET’S FUCKIN TALK ABOUT ART

"REGULAR" ART

FANART

OH WHOA THAT’S A SWEET ASS MOTHERFUCKING CLASSICAL PAINTING BUT THEN FUCKIN LOOK AT THE DETAIL

JESUS CHRIST

TTHHHIIISSSSS IISSSSS AAAAA PAAAIINNNTTTIIINNNGGGG?!!?!!?!!!?!?!!! WHAT TO HECK????

FUCKIN SWEET ASS DAFT PUNK COLORED PENCILS HELLA

LOOK AT THIS AND TELL ME IT ISN’T FUCKIN RAD AS HELL

MOTHERFUCKING EMBROIDERY?!!!!!!?!?!!?!!?

THIS LOOKS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE

OH SWEET LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE RIGHT

JUST WAIT A FUCKIN MINUTE HERE

THIS IS A DRAWING MADE TO LOOK LIKE A SCULPTURE I CAN’T FUCKING

LOOK MORE SWEET ASS COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGS
NOW I’M ABOUT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY BRO BERNINI OKAY JUST TRUST ME ON THIS

ALREADY GORGEOUS RIGHT

FUCKING LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT IT I’M FUCKING

HOW DOES MARBLE LOOK LIKE GOSSAMER FABRIC HOOOOOWWWW??!!!!?

kylesimmonsstache:

bastealinghearts:

Apparently kylesimmonsstache gets really excited about art.

LET’S FUCKIN TALK ABOUT ART

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"REGULAR" ART

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FANART

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OH WHOA THAT’S A SWEET ASS MOTHERFUCKING CLASSICAL PAINTING BUT THEN FUCKIN LOOK AT THE DETAIL

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JESUS CHRIST

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TTHHHIIISSSSS IISSSSS AAAAA PAAAIINNNTTTIIINNNGGGG?!!?!!?!!!?!?!!! WHAT TO HECK????

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FUCKIN SWEET ASS DAFT PUNK COLORED PENCILS HELLA

image

LOOK AT THIS AND TELL ME IT ISN’T FUCKIN RAD AS HELL

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MOTHERFUCKING EMBROIDERY?!!!!!!?!?!!?!!?

image

THIS LOOKS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE

image

OH SWEET LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE RIGHT

image

JUST WAIT A FUCKIN MINUTE HERE

image

THIS IS A DRAWING MADE TO LOOK LIKE A SCULPTURE I CAN’T FUCKING

image

LOOK MORE SWEET ASS COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGS

NOW I’M ABOUT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY BRO BERNINI OKAY JUST TRUST ME ON THIS

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ALREADY GORGEOUS RIGHT

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FUCKING LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT IT I’M FUCKING

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HOW DOES MARBLE LOOK LIKE GOSSAMER FABRIC HOOOOOWWWW??!!!!?

(via gogoactionfishy)

seraniaintshit:

fish-dinner-connoisseur:

the-sexylosers-club:

melissa-fit:

lavitadelpaolini:

iwantabeautifullife:

iamnothingbutnatters:

This is so beautiful. I want to cry.

is this real life????

Is this just fantasy?

All of my problems in life have been solved

My life has been saved!! Good god

im bout to sue for royalties

i bet you 88% of the ingredients people input include ramen and some type of food that has the word “product” at the end of its description 

No it’s actually good sht I’ve used it multiple times and it’s helped me figure out how to make foods using like three ingredients. Call it #clutch, that supercook comes thru!

seraniaintshit:

fish-dinner-connoisseur:

the-sexylosers-club:

melissa-fit:

lavitadelpaolini:

iwantabeautifullife:

iamnothingbutnatters:

This is so beautiful. I want to cry.

is this real life????

Is this just fantasy?

All of my problems in life have been solved

My life has been saved!! Good god

im bout to sue for royalties

i bet you 88% of the ingredients people input include ramen and some type of food that has the word “product” at the end of its description 

No it’s actually good sht I’ve used it multiple times and it’s helped me figure out how to make foods using like three ingredients. Call it #clutch, that supercook comes thru!

(via gogoactionfishy)

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Apr 20

divalocity:

Frotastic: Actress Lupita Nyong’o by Cedric Buchet for Marie Claire May 2014.


That’s flawless.

divalocity:

Frotastic: Actress Lupita Nyong’o by Cedric Buchet for Marie Claire May 2014.

That’s flawless.

(via sandra-nadine)