I'm Listening

Sep 29

liberalsarecool:

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

Follow @shaunking

Sep 29

doodlemancy:

I get pumped around the end of August. WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IS RESTRAINT

Sep 28
Sep 24
sixpenceee:

Cracked.com has been a great source of entertainment for me in high school. Their articles are written in a comical way that will make you laugh as much as it makes you learn. 
The 7 Most Unintentionally Creepy Places on the Internet: These are seven websites that prove the internet can still make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end
5 Real Murders More Terrifying Than Any Other Horror Movie: Real killers are real scary
Creepiest Urban Legends That Happen to be True: (Part 1) (Part 2)(Part 3)(Part 4)(Part 5)(Part 6)(Part 7)
6 Terrifying Experiment Parents Did On Their Own Kids: Some people’s actions really make me wonder
5 Most Terrifying Diseases Doctors Can’t Explain: The oddities that exist in our world
Creepiest Places on Earth: (Part 1)(Part 2)
The 7 Most Horrifying Museums on Earth: My personal favorite
The 6 Strangely Convincing Real Life Curses: Coincidence or something more?
The 7 Most Ridiculous Ghost Stories From Around the World: A cultural experience
The 5 Creepiest Disappearances That No One Can Explain: It’s like they vanished into thin air

sixpenceee:

Cracked.com has been a great source of entertainment for me in high school. Their articles are written in a comical way that will make you laugh as much as it makes you learn. 

  1. The 7 Most Unintentionally Creepy Places on the Internet: These are seven websites that prove the internet can still make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end
  2. 5 Real Murders More Terrifying Than Any Other Horror Movie: Real killers are real scary
  3. Creepiest Urban Legends That Happen to be True: (Part 1) (Part 2)(Part 3)(Part 4)(Part 5)(Part 6)(Part 7)
  4. 6 Terrifying Experiment Parents Did On Their Own Kids: Some people’s actions really make me wonder
  5. 5 Most Terrifying Diseases Doctors Can’t Explain: The oddities that exist in our world
  6. Creepiest Places on Earth: (Part 1)(Part 2)
  7. The 7 Most Horrifying Museums on EarthMy personal favorite
  8. The 6 Strangely Convincing Real Life CursesCoincidence or something more?
  9. The 7 Most Ridiculous Ghost Stories From Around the WorldA cultural experience
  10. The 5 Creepiest Disappearances That No One Can Explain: It’s like they vanished into thin air
Sep 23

tastefullyoffensive:

The Adventures of George Washington by LadyHistory [more]

Sep 23

x-ratedvideoflorist said: Have you ever drunk wee?

sigurrossgeller:

Yes, there’s actually a marketed, branded piss-infused apple drink in the UK, called Strongbow.

Sep 21

petitedeath:

thatcatpic:

this fucked me up

what is this?

Paint. It’s a mural.

Sep 20
houseofalexzander:

Sending a big “FU” to the fashion industry.
As an increasingly successful fashion blogger, I have been targeted by several brands, large & small, one of which is quite a large corporation. Why? Because I am undermining a very important part of their money making system.
Today, the fashion industry is split in half. You have Women’s fashion & Men’s fashion. You will find designers here and there who produce androgynous designs but for the most part, the industry (brands & corporate companies) want designers who either design Men’s wear or Women’s wear, and follow a very gendered structure. Everything from the tailoring to the materials has to be specific to the binary boy/girl gender system.  This is why you can’t find feminine style’s of clothing tailored for the average males body type in any department store, thus creating a “mens” & “women’s” division.
Every time I modify the clothing I buy in department stores to fit my body type and then model it for people to see, not only am I inspiring people to step out of the box with their fashion choices, but I am merging two markets into one. Why is this bad for corporations?MONEY More markets equal more advertising and marketing opportunities which ultimately leads to more sales and more profit.
When I successfully inspire people to be less mindful about if they look like a girl or a boy, ultimately I am inspiring them to go against the gendered market system that brands and clothing companies make so much money off of.
I have received several hateful emails, discouraging my efforts as a fashion blogger. I was even asked by a large corporate clothing company to STOP buying their clothing and modifying it to fit my body type. They stated that by doing so, and sharing it with my audience that I was creating the illusion that gender did not exist, and that I am leading a bad example for society. …
A GENDERED SOCIETY CREATES A HUGE PROBLEM. IT DIVIDES PEOPLE.IT SEPERATES. IT CONTROLS. IT DISOLVES ANY & ALL ORIGINALITY.
FUCK YOU, to any clothing brand, company & corporation who’s got a problem with who I am, what I believe in & how I express myself.
-Elliott Alexzander

houseofalexzander:

Sending a big “FU” to the fashion industry.

As an increasingly successful fashion blogger, I have been targeted by several brands, large & small, one of which is quite a large corporation.
Why?
Because I am undermining a very important part of their money making system.

Today, the fashion industry is split in half.
You have Women’s fashion & Men’s fashion.
You will find designers here and there who produce androgynous designs but for the most part, the industry (brands & corporate companies) want designers who either design Men’s wear or Women’s wear, and follow a very gendered structure. Everything from the tailoring to the materials has to be specific to the binary boy/girl gender system.
This is why you can’t find feminine style’s of clothing tailored for the average males body type in any department store, thus creating a “mens” & “women’s” division.

Every time I modify the clothing I buy in department stores to fit my body type and then model it for people to see, not only am I inspiring people to step out of the box with their fashion choices, but I am merging two markets into one.
Why is this bad for corporations?
MONEY
More markets equal more advertising and marketing opportunities which ultimately leads to more sales and more profit.

When I successfully inspire people to be less mindful about if they look like a girl or a boy, ultimately I am inspiring them to go against the gendered market system that brands and clothing companies make so much money off of.

I have received several hateful emails, discouraging my efforts as a fashion blogger. I was even asked by a large corporate clothing company to STOP buying their clothing and modifying it to fit my body type. They stated that by doing so, and sharing it with my audience that I was creating the illusion that gender did not exist, and that I am leading a bad example for society. …

A GENDERED SOCIETY CREATES A HUGE PROBLEM.
IT DIVIDES PEOPLE.

IT SEPERATES.
IT CONTROLS.
IT DISOLVES ANY & ALL ORIGINALITY.

FUCK YOU, to any clothing brand, company & corporation who’s got a problem with who I am, what I believe in & how I express myself.

-Elliott Alexzander

Sep 18
Sep 18