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10 Apr 21:01

nillia:Oops my hand slipped.Seriously one of the most beautiful...

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Oops my hand slipped.

Seriously one of the most beautiful and meaningful endings ever for a lesbian couple. 

 Please watch it.

If scenes in the beginning of the show make you uncomfortable, don’t ditch it.  You’re supposed to feel uncomfortable.  The show is very symbolic social commentary on toxic social expectations for conformity and sexuality.

Here’s some cultural context:

In a majority of Japanese media featuring girlxgirl relationships, the relationships are seen as either temporary non-sexual romantic friendships for young teens, or individuals are depicted as threatening and predatory lesbians. Their lesbianism is either meant to emphasize villain status or serve as a recurring gag.   This show amps both of these tropes up to 11, and is turning them on their head so we can see their flaws.

Sadly, the media reflects cultural misconceptions and stereotypes placed on lesbians in real life.

Women who love women beyond childhood are seen as immature and/or willfully nonconformist/disturbed and must be secretive to prevent social exclusion.  Many date or even get married to men to conform, and conduct a lesbian relationship in private.

With that cultural context, please, watch Yurikuma!

P.S. And follow me for more art of ladies who like ladies.

17 Apr 17:00

Marco Rubio Has Been Lying to Us This Whole Time!

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15 Apr 15:00

13 Favorites: Rooms with Flora and Fauna Wallpaper

by Izabella Simmons
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Bring in the outdoors with nature-inspired wallpaper. Here are 13 standout examples: whole rooms and single walls alive with leafy branches, birds, and butterflies.

Dining room with wallpaper of de Gournay I Remodelista

Above: A dining room wall featuring hand-painted wallpaper by de Gournay, a British luxury interiors company, specializing in wallpaper and more. Photograph via House to Home

Lou Archell's home wallpaper Willow Boughs pattern I Remodelista

Above: Lou Archell's dining area is covered in Willow Boughs, a William Morris pattern available at Wallpaper Direct. Photograph via Design Sponge. LA stylist/designer Estee Stanley used the same paper in her Hancock Park Home.


Above: A wall in Michelle McKenna's London kitchen is dressed up with a Chinoiserie panel from Fromental. Photograph by Emma Lee

Bedroom designed by Susan-Shaker I Remodelista

Above: Nature enters a bedroom in New York's Chelsea by way of hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper. Interior design and photograph by Suzanne Shaker via 1st Dibs.

Home of Tiina Laakonen and Jon Rosen I Remodelista

Above:  A guest bedroom in Tiina Laakonen and Jon Rosen's Hamptons house is clad in Apollo, a midcentury butterfly print by Finnish artist Rut Bryk. Contact Tiina the Store for details about the wallpaper and other Finnish patterns. Photograph by François Halard for T Magazine

Home of Tiina Laakonen and Jon Rosen I Remodelista

Above: In another bedroom Tiina Laakonen paired a black version of Rut Bryk's butterfly design with Night of the Skylarks by Birger Kaipiainen. Contact Tiina the Store for purchase information. Tour the whole compound in the Remodelista book. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.

Dumbo loft Robertson Pasanella master bedroom I Remodelista

Above: For a master bedroom in a Brooklyn loft, husband-and-wife team Marco Pasanella and Rebecca Robertson covered a master bedroom wall in Cole & Son Woods wallpaper. See more in A Whimsical Family Loft in Brooklyn, Whale Wallpaper Included. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.

Wythe hotel Wallpaper Cooperage I Remodelista

Above: Dan Funderburgh, a Brooklyn illustrator, artist, and wallpaper designer, is the mastermind behind Cooperage, shown here in a suite at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. 

St Alban Coffee Charleston Wallpaper by Lewis Wood I Remodelista

Above: At St. Alban Coffee in Charleston, North Carolina, gray paneling is paired with Adam's Eden wallpaper from UK company Lewis & Wood. Photograph via @TheOlive_mj on Instagram. 

The home of Catarina Skoglund I Remodelista

Above: Catarina Skoglund's home is papered in classic Josef Frank patterns. See more of her home in our post Steal This Look: An Anglo-inspired Kitchen in Gothenburg. Photograph via Skoglund's Swedish blog Lovely Life.

Raphael Wallpaper by Sandberg I Remodelista

Above: Swedish company Sandberg's Raphael wallpaper pattern evokes 18th-century French tapestries. In the US, Sandberg wallpapers and fabrics are available through the Scandinavian Design Center.

Michelle McKenna London house I Remodelista

Above: London designer Michelle McKenna's sons' room is papered in Paradiset, a fanciful Josef Frank pattern from Svenst Tenn in Stockholm. Tour the whole townhouse in the Remodelista book and our post The Power of Pastels. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista.

Rebel Walls Wallpaper Bellewood I Remodelista.

Above: Rebel Walls of Sweden offers wall coverings featuring outdoor scenes. Bellewood, a modern toile, depicts a mysterious forest.

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14 Apr 14:57

City Seeks to Relocate North Berkeley Farmers’ Market | Ecology Center

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The City has communicated with us (via email) that safety is the concern driving this, one specific concern being the damage that a rogue driver could cause if they drove into the market.
15 Apr 22:13

onlythevoid: Anarchist bicycle gang, in the 1920’s northern...

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Anarchist bicycle gang, in the 1920’s northern Swedish woods. (source)

16 Apr 14:53

Gillian Welch on How April 14th Came to Be ‘Ruination Day’ : Longreads Blog

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April 14 marks the anniversary of three awful, fabled events: the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865; the Titanic striking an iceberg in 1912 (it sunk in the wee hours of the 15th); and the Black Sunday dust storm of 1935. Gillian Welch first brought attention to this foreboding historical confluence on her 2001 album Time (The Revelator), which has two songs chronicling the events of April 14: “April the 14th, Part 1″ and “Ruination Day, Part 2.” I caught up with Welch to discuss how she first made the connection, and how the songs in question came about.
16 Apr 14:47

Cards Against Humanity’s breakup of Maine island stirs controversy

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...extreme subdividing and the installation of a platform, shed and safe within 22 feet of the lake’s normal high-water line are in violation of Liberty’s subdivision and shoreland zoning ordinances, according to Liberty Code Enforcement Officer Donald Harriman. Late last month, Harriman wrote to three legal entities involved with Cards Against Humanity and Hawaii 2 and gave them until April 15 to cease all commercial activity on the island, revoke the 250,000 “licenses” that grant the exclusive use of 1 square foot of land and remove the shed and platform from its present location. If this does not happen, he wrote, the town could levy fines of no less than $100 per day per violation and up to $2,500 per day per violation. “While it is unlikely that the court would order penalties of $625,000,000 per day (250,000 multiplied by $2,500), the town will seek the maximum fines, penalties and legal fees as may be awarded by the court,” Harriman wrote in the letter dated March 31. “A remedial plan acceptable to the town must be in place on or before April 15, 2015, to avoid the filing of a land use enforcement action in court.”
13 Apr 16:30

California’s Worst Drought in History: The Breakdown

by Katy French
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California Drought Map
California Drought Map

The last three years have left California facing a historic drought. This month, California Governor Jerry Brown issued an unprecedented mandate: Californians must reduce water use by 25%—or the state may face dire consequences. What factors are contributing to this drought?

California Drought Precipitation

While drought is no foreign concept to California, this stretch has been particularly brutal. California gets its water from 3 main sources—snowpack, water stored in reservoirs, and water pumped from underground aquifers—but each have been uniquely affected. For snowpack, 2015 has been a record-low year.


Reservoirs have also remained below average, with some at as low as 9% capacity.


Over the last 5 years, these factors have contributed to the most severe drought California has experienced.

California Drought Map




How can you help? Follow these tips to conserve.






13 Apr 18:32

mllescarlet: No that’s perfect


No that’s perfect

14 Apr 12:33

Two Free llamas, free flat screen TV (LUDLOW)

I have two very good llamas I need to get of my hand since I'm moving. The TV is a samsung 32 inch tv that is in mint condition. Text and call me!
10 Apr 22:23

RU 800 S, A Massive Machine That Renews Railroad Tracks With a Mobile Assembly Line

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RU 800 S is a truly massive piece of machinery that renews railroad tracks by replacing rails, railway ties, and gravel track beds simultaneously. The machine accomplishes each task on-site in what is essentially a mobile automated assembly line the length of many train cars. Its various functions are depicted in this curiously enthralling video. The RU 800 S is built by Austrian manufacturer Plasser & Theurer. It is not the largest machine of its kind–that distinction belongs to the Plasser & Theurer SVM1000.

RU 800 S Giant Railroad Track Renewal Machine

RU 800 S Giant Railroad Track Renewal Machine

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12 Apr 09:37

Dad: Affordable housing plan led to son's demotion in league - Yahoo News

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DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — In one of the country's richest towns — where Mercedes, BMWs and Land Rovers cruise tree-lined streets of multimillion-dollar homes — a man who proposed building more accordable housing says fellow residents took out their anger on his son: a 9-year-old boy demoted to a lower-level Little League team. Christopher Stefanoni says in a federal lawsuit that residents of Darien are so worried that affordable housing will draw black people to town that they'll do just about anything to stop it, including using his son to retaliate against him. Town and Little League officials say that's completely false. "Darien is a little white enclave, sort of a holdout segregated town," said Stefanoni, 50, a Harvard-educated father of five who has lived in town since 2000. "The attitudes that people in Darien have are very exclusionary, demeaning. When they go after your kids, they've crossed the line."
11 Apr 02:33

"Real cities have something else, some individual bony structure under the muck. Los Angeles has..."

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“Real cities have something else, some individual bony structure under the muck. Los Angeles has Hollywood — and hates it. It ought to consider itself damn lucky. Without Hollywood it would be a mail order city. Everything in the catalogue you could get better somewhere else.”

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11 Apr 16:51


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should've put this up in dorm bathrooms

10 Apr 20:00

Bites: Millennium on for Rockridge, Vampire Penguin

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hipster filipino food is finally (inevitably) a thing

The Halo-Halo. Photo: Vampire Penguin

Vampire Penguin, the soon-to-open “shaved ice” restaurant in Berkeley, will serve treats like the Halo-Halo, with flan, jackfruit, coconut, ube paste, mung beans and condensed milk over taro shaved snow. Photo: Vampire Penguin

Openings, closings…

VAMPIRE PENGUIN HAS THE GREEN LIGHT Berkeley will soon have its own shaved ice restaurant. We brought you news about Vampire Penguin, the popular Sacramento-based Taiwanese dessert restaurant, last fall. The restaurant now has its hands on a building permit, and manager Anthony Bai hopes to be open by mid-May. Vampire Penguin specializes in gourmet shaved ice — made primarily of fruit concentrate, sugar and non-dairy cream — with a variety of flavors and toppings like fruit, oats, taro, condensed milk, candies and other treats. It’s a potent combination; one Sacramento news outlet named the product, also known as “shaved snow,” the “best mouthgasam” in the city. Vampire Penguin will be at 2575 Telegraph Ave. (at Parker Street), Berkeley. Connect with the restaurant on Facebook.(...)

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11 Apr 13:20

Add Popular Board Games to Your Collection For Cheap, Plus More Deals

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there's a batman edition of love letter?????

Get set for your next game night with great deals on a variety of discounted strategy board games, today only on Amazon.


07 Apr 20:42

the-fallen-valkyrie:50 Shades of Bundesmutti

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50 Shades of Bundesmutti

09 Apr 14:05

Play it now: Apocalypse Gardening

by Leigh Alexander
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I love when games make you balance two sides of your brain at once. It's not because I'm good at it -- actually, some kind of schismatic asymmetry opens up and I very quickly lose my sense of myself. But I think that space feels interesting, and Apocalypse Gardening shoots right into it. Read the rest

08 Apr 16:35

Dark Stars: Here’s the John Carpenter-themed synth-pop album of your dreams & nightmares

by Michael Marotta

Back in February, horror and science fiction film master John Carpenter released Lost Themes, a collection of scores that mirrored his soundtrack work since his career began back in the mid-'70s. But it seems that…

The post Dark Stars: Here’s the John Carpenter-themed synth-pop album of your dreams & nightmares appeared first on Vanyaland.

09 Apr 18:01

Electronic Works 1958-1995 -

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This item is not available for pickup or at any of the Walmarts within 50 miles of your location.
09 Apr 10:46

Today Is Officially ‘Riot Grrrl Day’ In Boston. How Are You Celebrating? | ARTery

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“The Riot Grrrl movement is really important because it’s the intersection of arts and culture and feminist activism,” says City of Boston Chief of Policy Joyce Linehan. “It was a really important movement that showed girls and women should be able to create on their own terms.”
07 Apr 16:10

12 years ago today, Donald Rumsfeld sent the greatest memo of all time

by Matthew Yglesias

Today is Vox's first anniversary, but it is also the 12th anniversary of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sending what was perhaps the greatest memo ever written. Titled "issues with various countries," it noted in passing that basically none of the Bush administration's foreign policy initiatives were working well, and asked Undersecretary of Defense Doug Feith to solve all the problems:

Needless to say, none of this got solved.

WATCH: 'Frenemies - a story of Iran, Israel and the United States'

08 Apr 04:01

Boston to declare April 9 ‘Riot Grrrl Day’ in honor of ‘An Evening With Kathleen Hanna’

by Michael Marotta

The City of Boston will declare Thursday, April 9, as "Riot Grrrl Day" in honor of Kathleen Hanna's discussion later that night at the Wilbur Theatre. Hanna, a pivotal and influential figure in the Riot…

The post Boston to declare April 9 ‘Riot Grrrl Day’ in honor of ‘An Evening With Kathleen Hanna’ appeared first on Vanyaland.

10 Feb 01:20

Yuri Kuma Arashi | ep6 | the artwork from “The Moon Girl...

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still don't know if I like this show


I am holding off on the last episode because of the inevitable crying

Yuri Kuma Arashi | ep6 | the artwork from “The Moon Girl and the Forest Girl” [album on imgur]

03 Apr 03:46

microphonefiend:bae: come overme: i can’t, i’m in 16th century japanbae: i’m home aloneme:

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bae: come over

me: i can’t, i’m in 16th century japan

bae: i’m home alone


01 Apr 23:31

California drought: no snow to replenish reservoirs for the first time in 75 years - video

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The 1 April snowpack survey indicates how much water California will have in its reservoirs after its wet season. For the first time in 75 years, the snow course contains no snow whatsoever. Governor Jerry Brown has ordered a 25% reduction in statewide water use as experts say a massive response is needed to confront California's drought, now running into its fourth year Continue reading...

03 Apr 14:58

Missouri Republicans are trying to ban food stamp recipients from buying steak and seafood

by Roberto A. Ferdman
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"My intention wasn't to get rid of canned tuna and fish sticks"

In 2013, Fox News proudly broadcast an interview with a young food stamp recipient who claimed to be using the government benefit to purchase lobster and sushi.

"This is the way I want to live and I don’t really see anything changing," Jason Greenslate explained to Fox. “It’s free food; it’s awesome."

That story fit a longtime conservative suspicion that poor people use food stamps to purchase luxury items. Now, a Republican state lawmaker in Missouri is pushing for legislation that would stop people like Greenslate and severely limit what food stamp recipients can buy. The bill being proposed would ban the purchase with food stamps of "cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood or steak."

"The intention of the bill is to get the food stamp program back to its original intent, which is nutrition assistance," said Rick Brattin, the representative who is sponsoring the proposed legislation.

Curbing food stamp purchases of cookies, chips, energy drinks, and soft drinks at least falls in line with the food stamp program's mission to provide nutrition. Nutrition experts are already discussing whether to remove unhealthy items from the list of foods participants can buy.

But seafood and steak? Seafood has been shown, time and again, to be a healthy part of any diet. And steak is such a broad category that it's essentially banning people from buying any flat cuts of beef, from porterhouse to flank.

"It just seems really repressive," said Mark Rank, a professor at Washington University and author of the book Living on the Edge: The Realities of Welfare in America. "I don't see how it makes any sense to ban some of these foods. Fish is something that should really be in your diet. And steak, what does that mean in this context?"

Brattin admits that the language might need some tweaking. "My intention wasn't to get rid of canned tuna and fish sticks," he said. But he also insists that people are abusing the system by purchasing luxury foods, and believes that that must be stopped, even if it ends up requiring the inclusion of other less luxurious items.

"I have seen people purchasing filet mignons and crab legs with their EBT cards," he said. "When I can't afford it on my pay, I don't want people on the taxpayer's dime to afford those kinds of foods either."

Currently, a household of one can qualify for up to $194 dollars a month, or fewer than $7 dollars day, as part of SNAP, according to the Department of Agriculture. For a household of two, it's roughly twice that. For a household of three, it's about three times the amount.

It doesn't take too much math to figure out that foods like lobster aren't exactly within a recipient's budget. And it's also hard to draw conclusions based on a single purchase. What if that family that was purchasing a more expensive cut of meat had subsisted on cheaper canned goods for the past month in order to afford it?

Brattin's proposal is part of what Rank laments is a long history of stigmatizing food stamps and welfare programs in America. Ronald Reagan famously told the story of one "welfare queen" as though she were representative of the system at large. Rank says that today, the myth is perpetuated using similar anecdotes, like the Fox example, which he argued should be viewed as distortions of reality.

"There are some isolated cases of abuse, sure," said Rank. "But they are hardly representative of what the people struggling to get by on SNAP are actually buying... These people are spending their money extremely frugally."

Brattin says his bill is about making the food stamp program revolve around nutrition, but it also touches on more than that: whether poor people should be allowed to purchase foods that are deemed fancy. And Rank argues that this crosses a line.

"More than anything else, I think this is about controlling people," said Rank. "We should be treating people who are in poverty the same way we treat everyone else."

08 Apr 12:19

Diane Hillmann: Moving to an open world

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this is from the conference I am involved in on friday

important news: there will again be "netsl pretzels"

Presentation to be delivered at the 2015 NETSL annual meeting, discussing linked open data and libraries.
26 Jan 17:05

emmamunger: Here are the first of my Men of Twin Peaks Pinup...

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there's one of these in the office and it is in no way my fault


Here are the first of my Men of Twin Peaks Pinup project and they are ready to wish your sweetheart a saucy and studly Valentine’s Day!! 

Individual cards available here: Coop, Harry, Andy, Bobby, & James 

A set of all 5 available here !!