If You Must Think About Your Weight, Here Are 10 Things to Think -
Another day, another opportunity to think about how much space you, as a woman, take up. That’s how it feels when you can’t throw a fat-burning supplement without hitting a visual about the losing of the weight or the gaining of the weight, and who gained what, how they look, how they lost it, and how you can, too. You can’t control these images, but you can control the narrative in your own head. So the next time you get yet another message about weight that implies or outright demands that you consider your own, try thinking these things instead:
Cameron Esposito: Tell your rape jokes. Expect to be challenged on them. -
Seems like every 6 months or so - maybe once a year - there is a debate about rape jokes. Here’s how it goes:
A dude tells jokes about rape or deals with hecklers in way that includes rape. A woman hears these jokes or is the heckler. She publicly states that she is upset or didn’t like the joke…
A third of Tumblr’s active users come from households with incomes above $100,000 per year, giving it higher income skew than Facebook or Twitter, according to Comscore, the Web analytics firm. — Yahoo Tumblr Acquisition: It’s About Young People With Money (via brooklynmutt)
Yahoo is looking to the future here, and tying the entire life of their company to a bunch of pubescent girl bloggers was the smart move. — Yahoo Back On Top After Purchasing Millions Of 13-Year-Old Girls’ Blogs - The Onion (via brooklynmutt)
Newsweek: Update: -
okay so I’m sure a lot of this is national news now, but basically Oklahoma is not in good shape. I’m fine and all of my family and friends are fine. Moore, Oklahoma, 30 minutes south of me is destroyed. I just heard one of our main news reporters break down on TV because it’s…
Ike Davis officially can’t even stand still. without screwing something up. — @jasoncfry (via sportsnetny)
One of those pictures that has the “See, look!” quality of older postcards. See, look! In Idaho they made a pancake 33 feet wide. See, look! In Maine they caught a lobster the size of a collie. See, look! In California you can get seven avocados for a dollar, believe it or not.
Some days I miss California…
I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend a day with you I can still smell your perfume on my clothes, and I love that you are the last person I wanna talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you wanna spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
- Harry Burns
Mother Mom Sea Otter Holds Pup 7 of 9 Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris), female, marine mammal, with her baby pup by mikebaird on Flickr.
o. my. goodness.
Marine mammals! They’re just like us!
Trent Reznor is a network of balanced contradictions – and all the richer for it. His music can be as abrasive as chain saws or as melodious as birds – often in the same four minutes. Until The Fragile, he worked almost exclusively with machines but expertly wrung earthy warmth from their chips and bits. As much as his music screams “Fuck you,” it whispers “Love me.” It can sound simple, but it is meticulously crafted and complexly programmed. Reznor uncorks chaos but has the intelligence to harness it. As industrial, distorted and thrashing as Nine Inch Nails are, there is an inherent groove to the music that can’t be learned – like Prince, like Sly Stone.
Happy 48th birthday Trent Reznor!