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.
privileged kids go to counseling, poor kids go to jail. — judge mathis, speaking the truth (via gottashipitall)
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we’re halfway thru april, u know what tht means?
#ITS GONNA BE MAY
HOW DOES THIS MAKE ME LAUGH EVERY FUCKING YEAR!?
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[[seductively does nothing to indicate I’m attracted to you]]
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black- no milk, no sugar
with milk AND sugar
no sugar -> no milk
no milk, then no sugar.
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
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.
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.
brain and heart in conflict
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?
When your’e trying to get somewhere but the person in front of you is walking extremely slow
Yes, this. Walking down istiklal avenue in taksim makes you wanna crazy taxi all the tourists
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Apparently kylesimmonsstache gets really excited about art.
LET’S FUCKIN TALK ABOUT ART
OH WHOA THAT’S A SWEET ASS MOTHERFUCKING CLASSICAL PAINTING BUT THEN FUCKIN LOOK AT THE DETAIL
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FUCKIN SWEET ASS DAFT PUNK COLORED PENCILS HELLA
LOOK AT THIS AND TELL ME IT ISN’T FUCKIN RAD AS HELL
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??!!!!?
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!
Frotastic: Actress Lupita Nyong’o by Cedric Buchet for Marie Claire May 2014.