Shorter Excerpts (From A Work In Progress)

“Finally, there is the far right. These are the True Believers: the ones who not only buy into the center-right line, but also the raw Objectivism of Ayn Rand and Fox News that says that the only economic injustice in society is the one being perpetrated by the government itself, taking money from the “deserving” and giving it to the “undeserving.” In this view, the only inequality that matters to them is redistributive taxation to “others” in society. But the far right, being mostly made up of poorer and middle-class voters, does have the saving grace of at least grasping that something is fundamentally broken in the economy, and they’re willing to take drastic measures to fix it. This is the problem: on the center left and center right are mostly well-to-do people who have no personal incentive to alter the status quo. Whether out of genuine belief or raw self-interest, they don’t think that much needs to change, and they believe that things will be back to normal soon. After all, things tend to be going pretty smoothly for them, and there don’t seem to be any pitchforks on the horizon—yet.”
The four basic American reactions to record inequality (via azspot)

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cubbyzissou:

Gonna reblog this every Tuesday.

Hit snooze 5x this morning.

(Source: hurwitzs, via dismissivejerkoffmotion)

abloodymess:

These are fantastic.

Holy shit. I could never own #36 though, because I’d say “it’s drinking the water!” every time I saw it, and that Simpsons reference might wear on any future significant others I may share living arrangements with.

abloodymess:

These are fantastic.

Holy shit. I could never own #36 though, because I’d say “it’s drinking the water!” every time I saw it, and that Simpsons reference might wear on any future significant others I may share living arrangements with.

atomicdomme:

a lot of people talk like capitalism is necessary to have innovation and I just think of all the brilliant and creative people I know who spend all of their time and energy worrying about how they’re going to have a roof over their heads and food to eat. capitalism doesn’t drive innovation, it stifles it and shackles it to the endlessly wasteful machinery of exploitation.

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librarianpirate:

feministbatwoman:

<a chewbaccagaijin:

detectiveinspectordonut:

maybe aliens don’t talk to us because we’re creepy. i mean we send them weird mix tapes and we keep trying to find out where they live

#StraightWhiteEarthlingsTexting

And we write weird self insert fan fic about us getting together.

soulswooned:

The Neurobiology of Writing 

soulswooned:

The Neurobiology of Writing 

(via wildruled)

“Never interview a man who is sitting bare-arsed on a bar stool live on television. His squashed-up devil’s bagpipes will be right in your eyeline and it will be terribly distracting.”

What does it mean if you wear nothing between the sheets? | Lauren Laverne | Life and style | The Observer

Devil’s bagpipes.

(via isay)

That’s a euphemism I had not heard before today.

(via isay)

Catherine
Ryan Adams/Newport Folk 2014

party-wok:

hey look it’s the best new RA song. BEST. AND IT’S NOT EVEN ON THE NEW RECORD.

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Hermy doesn’t need your stinkin’ femism.
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Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked.

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Hermy doesn’t need your stinkin’ femism.

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked.

(via mlle-pompadourz)

msenjoli:

Well this is a little extra.

"Scattered, smothered, and covered"?

msenjoli:

Well this is a little extra.

"Scattered, smothered, and covered"?

abloodymess:

Lisa, when you get to be our age, you’ll learn a few things. Like when a sign says, ‘Do Not Feed the Bears’, man, you’d better not feed the bears.

abloodymess:

Lisa, when you get to be our age, you’ll learn a few things. Like when a sign says, ‘Do Not Feed the Bears’, man, you’d better not feed the bears.

(Source: deadhomersociety.com)