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01 Jun 13:55

Mushrooms for Murry’s

by Prince Of Petworth

mushrooms
3400 Georgia Ave, NW

Well this is wild. And pretty potentially awesome. Post’s Express reports:

“…on June 12, Curtis, 30, is opening a second, much larger production facility in D.C.’s Park View neighborhood to grow more mushrooms as well as microgreens.

The new, 7,200-square-foot space at 3400 Georgia Avenue — dubbed The Perch — will allow Curtis to keep up with the demand for mushrooms. The space will also be used for classes on mushroom growing, and Curtis will make the building available to the community for event rentals (a clothing swap is already planned).”

rip murry
back in the day

09 Jun 18:00

Drink Moscow Mules with Local Vodka at The Ivy Room

by Missy Frederick

The tasting room within Republic Restoratives' distillery officially debuts tonight

Ivy City's newest cocktail bar is located within one of its new distilleries.

The Ivy Room, which officially opens to the public tonight, is a collaboration between Republic Restorative Distillery founders Rachel Gardener and Pia Carusone, as well as Vinoda Basnayake (David Strauss heads up the bar program). The venue will feature cocktails all made with Civic Vodka, the in-house spirit for the distillery.

The space, located within the 7,000 square foot distillery), is about 800 square feet in size. They're serving up drinks like Moscow Mules (with in-house ginger beer), vodka tonics, classic martinis and custom drinks like an Ivy City Swizzle (with mint and bitters). The space was designed by MAPOS, a New York-based firm.

Republic Restoratives opened for tours and tastings about a month ago. It's one of four local distilleries located within the Ivy City neighborhood.

The Ivy Room, 1369 New York Ave. NE, website

The Ivy Room [Photo: Jon Robinson/Official]

The Ivy Room [Photo: John Robinson/Official]

24 Mar 13:14

CUSTOM INK. BOXING HARES

by Punctured Artefact

CUSTOM INK.

Boxing hares

Upper half sleeve.

This design is focused around the theme ‘geometric nature’ 

CTD BH3

It features ; 2 boxing hares, roses, diamonds, gemstones, hummingbirds and a mandala  baced on the Viking invincibility symbol.

 

CTD BH5CTD BH9CTD BH2

Thanks go out to my fab client for this lovely project.

CTD BH11CTD BH13

Note: The photographs are taken on a slight angle, for copyright purposes.

” Have a lovely long (Easter) weekend, if you have one !

Inky love

cross-only

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11 Apr 00:01

Riverwest does bathrooms right. (at Riverwest Public House...



Riverwest does bathrooms right. (at Riverwest Public House Cooperative)

17 Apr 06:06

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition.

by Jasmine from Quirky and Curvy
Have you ever sat back, watched a show and just marvelled at all the pretty clothes.

For me one of those is Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. It is an Australian show based on the books by Kerry Greenwood. The show was aired on ABC in Australia and is available to buy and Netflix.

 This weekend I was able to go visit the Costume exhibition for season three at Old Government House, Parramatta. It features the costumes as designed by award-winning designer Marion Boyce.


The outfits are all simply stunning. I have always loved the design of 1920's era clothes. 
It simply just don't work for my shape but I ardently admire.. ohhh the wants.

The stunning designs worn by the whole cast and most off all the fabulous Essie Davis who plays the title character are amazing. They were all breathtaking, amazingly well made.

I think there is no better way to share the exhibition than through pictures.. 

So enjoy..




































The pictures do not do them justice, each item was just beautiful.. the fabrics and detail. 

There was a dress up room, in which we tried on some coats and decided we looked less glamours 1920's starlets and more like Yeti's....


I might of treated myself to a completely stunning Brooch from the Marion Boyce Collection, that I have been lusting after online..


Afterwards we had High Tea at the Gatehouse Tea room. I was so happy they had a gluten free high tea.. 

YUM


All in all it was a wonderful day with some of the best ladies..


The exhibition runs until June 19, 2016. If you love things all 1920's fashion do go have a look..

I may even have to go back again myself..

Have you seen Miss Fisher??

Do yourself a favour and go have a look, what could be any better than a smart, sassy and fearless lady detective..


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03 May 07:00

skaodi: Valentino Fall 2016. Paris Fashion Week.

Rosie

Would have loved to have gotten married in this.



skaodi:

Valentino Fall 2016.

Paris Fashion Week.

24 Apr 14:34

zombie-treds: marauders4evr: binch-wench: marauders4evr: Stop glorifying abled people who ask...

zombie-treds:

marauders4evr:

binch-wench:

marauders4evr:

Stop glorifying abled people who ask their disabled friends to prom.

Stop glorifying abled people who ask their disabled friends to prom.

Stop glorifying abled people who ask their disabled friends to prom.

STOP GLORIFYING ABLED PEOPLE WHO ASK THEIR DISABLED FRIENDS TO PROM!

STOP GLORIFYING ABLED PEOPLE WHO ASK THEIR DISABLED FRIENDS TO PROM!

BEING NICE TO SOMEONE WITH A DISABILITY DOESN’T MAKE YOU A HERO, AND IT CERTAINLY DOESN’T MAKE YOU NEWSWORTHY.

STOP!

wow you must have had a traumatic experience with an abled person asking a disabled person to prom

Well

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3440382/Is-sweetest-promposal-Heart-melting-moment-teenage-girl-asks-disabled-best-friend-high-school-dance-said-yes.html

you

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3045064/The-incredible-moment-high-school-sophomore-special-needs-asked-prom-biggest-crush-school.html

know

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3462835/This-promposal-takes-cake-Cheerleader-excitedly-asks-autistic-classmate-dance-icing-request-baked-treat.html

I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_QLoRrzwp0

guess

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/florida-high-school-cheerleader-asks-autistic-boy-prom-article-1.2542136

it

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/02/26/cheerleader-asks-autistic-friend-to-prom-with-cookie-cake.html

just

http://www.today.com/news/high-school-qb-fulfills-prom-promise-girl-down-syndrome-t20971

gets

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/04/16/inspiration-nation-promposal/25882907/

a

http://www.bustle.com/articles/77093-this-promposal-to-a-glenelg-high-school-student-with-down-syndrome-is-great-but-we-may

bit

http://www.buzzfeed.com/leticiamiranda/this-girl-asked-her-friend-with-a-disability-to-prom-in-the#.khX3AbVd8

upsetting

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/magical-surprise-promposal-texas-special-student-viral/story?id=30374313

when

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/03/us/down-syndrome-prom-proposal/

you

http://www.eastidahonews.com/2016/04/if-teen-asks-friend-with-special-needs-to-prom/

see

http://fox13now.com/2014/04/25/tooele-teen-with-disability-enjoys-a-prom-night-to-remember/

one

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/education/foothill-high-school-seniors-ask-special-needs-classmates-prom-dates

news

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/121437225-story

story

http://featured.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/01/29/palm-beach-county-cheerleader-asks-autistic-student-to-prom/

after

http://www.people.com/article/new-york-jets-prom-proposal-video

another

http://abc13.com/archive/8628351/

talking

http://www.businessinsider.com/rg3-prom-juwaan-espinal-2014-6

about

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/social/special-needs-girl-gets-asked-prom-and-it-left-her-tears-video

how

http://metro.co.uk/2015/04/19/heartwarming-moment-girl-with-special-needs-is-asked-to-prom-by-her-biggest-crush-5156767/

abled

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/02/10/michigan-teens-promposal-to-disabled-best-friend-goes-viral.html

people

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/02/24/cheerleader-asks-autistic-boy-to-prom-and-his-reaction-is-pricel/21318262/

are

http://siz.io/popular-girl-asks-disabled-boy-to-prom/

saints

http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/student-disabilities-gets-awesome-prom-proposal

for

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teen-disability-promposal-pigs-fly_us_56bd0f9ae4b08ffac1248eb0

taking

http://www.womansday.com/relationships/family-friends/news/a53732/michigan-disabled-teen-promposal/

disabled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxto0D44lek

people

http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/14917-watch-student-with-autism-jump-for-joy-as-cheerleader-classmate-invites-him-to-prom

to

http://www.seventeen.com/prom/news/a38076/this-girls-promposal-to-her-disabled-friend-is-truly-beautiful/

prom.

Word.

21 Mar 09:04

Finding Friends on Instagram: #Dreamygirlgang

by tasselfairy
Rosie

No plans to go to Disney World but love this styling!

 

tasselfairy

I am a huge dork and I pretty much always have been. Maybe thats the reason why I’ve always had a hard time making girlfriend. People assume that I’m cool and then I open my mouth, awkwardness ensues and its over lol. I seem to have the same experience over and over again living and working in LA amongst digital influencers and industry people… which honestly tends to leave me feeling like I don’t quite fit (probably because I don’t). But this is why I love the internet! It is a place where dorky awkward girls like me, who really just want to have fun, go to Disneyland and eat cotton candy, can meet other people with a similar outlook on life 🙂

Thats exactly what  happened last Wednesday.  I took my Instagram relationship with Izzy (@Izzy_Jacqueline ) to the next level and started texting. We’d been having all of these near misses IRL at various events, so I thought… Hey, we obviously like the same stuff, lets hang out on purpose. She then informed me that her and some other girls from Insta were all meeting at Disneyland and invited me to join!

I was a little apprehensive. I mean people are weird… I’m weird…  drop all that weirdness off in the middle Disneyland and who knows what could happen. To balance out my dorkiness, I invited my friend (and Studio Mucci photographer) Lauren to come along. Lauren and I also needed to meet up to work on a project so it all kind of came together perfectly.

Despite my initial anxiety, we all seemed to get on immediately. Everyone was just so sweet!

http://tasselfairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Disneyland-DATES.mp4

(I posted this to snapchat moments after Lauren and I joined the group)

And then we took like a million photos which was pretty fun! My husband is a great sport and will tolerate my incessant photo taking, but these girls were just like me… all about getting the shot!

House of Mouse Ears
We all had our ShopHouseofMouse ears (Made by Jess)

 

We obviously had to get ice cream! Duh!
We obviously had to get ice cream! Duh!

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Meet the girls and find out about their super cute outfits below!
Meet the girls and find out about their super cute outfits below!

We had so much fun! I totally felt like I was hanging out with girls I’ve known for years!  And on the car ride home I found out that every single one of these adorable, fun, interesting women that I’d been having a ball with all day were loyal Studio Mucci customers (which made me a little emotional)! Needless to say, we’ve already made plans to do more fun things together. Follow along with our adventures on Instagram under #DREAMYGIRLGANG (cute name right?)

Groupie!
Groupie!

The moral of the story here is… YES! It is a good idea to make friends on the internet. I mean I kind of knew this already (I met my husband online over 10 years ago). I have honestly made so many amazing friends online from all over the world and if geography wasn’t a factor my girl gang would be even bigger! 

Heres a little more about these cool chicks and their cute outfits!

Izzy:

Meet Izzy Jacqueline! She’s the cute blonde in the middle serving palm leaf realness ;)! I learned (via her adorable accent) that she is Chicago native who just recently moved to the west coast. You can find her blog at www.izzyjacqueline.com and follow her on Instagram @izzy_jacqueline. Shop her outfit below!

All about Izzy
Thats Izzy in the middle, scroll to meet these other dolls :)

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Jess:

Meet Jessica Gochman! She is the designer of all of the adorable ears we all wore! (They are my favorite for fun photo shoots!) She is also a fellow Wildfox enthusiast :). You can find her ears at www.shophouseofmouse.etsy.com and check her out on Instagram @shophouseofmouse. Shop her outfit below!

How cute is Jess!
How cute is Jess!
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Karen:

This is Karen Pagtama Hickman and she is just the sweetest! When she’s not busy being a TV producer on some of your favorite reality shows, she makes the cutest pins and accessories! Find out more about her at www.littlesweetthing.com and on Instagram @littlesweetkaren. Her cute dress is from Unique Vintage, shop the rest of her look below 🙂

Karen Pagtama Hickman
She is a total ray of sunshine!
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Jenna:

Jenna Fields is an true LA girl who loves retro clothes, tons of color and has a passion for sweets! Find out more about her colorful life @circusofcakes on Instagram and shop her look below!

Jenna Fields
As sweet as a cupcake!
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Tisha:

Meet Tisha, who I am pretty sure is actually Minnie Mouse in real life! Find out more about her world filled with cute retro dresses and Disneyland excursions on Instagram @teamsparkle and shop her look below!

Team Sparkle
Team Sparkle
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Lauren:

If you read this blog or follow me on social media, then you already know this little sunflower, but I’ll introduce you again! Lauren Comes is part of the Studio Mucci and Disney family which makes her twice as magical in my opinion. See what she’s been up to on Instagram @sunflowerdiaries and shop her outfit below!

Lauren Comes
Flower Child!
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Lauren also documented our adventures on her new vlog! check it out and be sure to subscribe!

 

06 Mar 01:34

racismschool: Criminal Defense attorney, Greg Doucette has had...





















racismschool:

Criminal Defense attorney, Greg Doucette has had quite enough of your non-sense.

05 Mar 15:17

guiltyhipster: misscheetahroo: guiltyhipster: TV show idea:  Baby boomers have to switch life...

Rosie

LOL.

guiltyhipster:

misscheetahroo:

guiltyhipster:

TV show idea: 

Baby boomers have to switch life situations with a millennial for a year. The millennial gets to live in their house (which they paid off like thirty or forty years ago) and work at their job that provides a good salary and benefits. The baby boomer has to live in the millennial’s shitty, overpriced apartment and struggle to pay rent and work a minimum wage part-time job as well as an unpaid internship in their (the baby boomer’s) field. 

The show can be called Switching Cribs and every time the baby boomer throws a tantrum a little cartoon of a baby crying appears in the corner of the screen. 

… …

Fund it.

With what money

I’m a millennial 

09 Feb 20:00

micdotcom: Watch: Jessica Williams also explained why this...

04 Feb 15:03

hajandrade: Some Self Portraits by Women Artists:Sofonisba...


Sofonisba Anguissola (Italian, 1530 - 1625), Self Portrait at the Easel Painting a Devotional Panel, 1556


Judith Leyster (Dutch, 1609 - 1660), Self Portrait, ca. 1630


Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755 - 1842), Self Portrait in a Straw Hat, after 1782


Marie-Gabrielle Capet (French, 1761-1818), Self Portrait, c. 1783


Zinaida Serebriakova (Russian, 1884 - 1967), At the Dressing Table - Self Portrait, 1909


Nasta Rojc (Croatian, 1883 - 1964), Self Portrait, 1912


Tamara de Lempika (Polish, 1898-1980), Self Portrait in the Green Bugatti, 1925


Leonor Fini (Argentine-French, 1908 - 1996), Self Portrait with Scorpion, 1938


Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907 - 1954), Self Portrait, 1945


Yana Movchan (born in Kiev, 1971), Beautiful Me (Self Portrait)

hajandrade:

Some Self Portraits by Women Artists:

  1. Sofonisba Anguissola (Italian, 1530-1625), Self Portrait at the Easel Painting a Devotional Panel, 1556
  2. Judith Leyster (Dutch, 1609-1660), Self Portrait, ca. 1630
  3. Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755-1842), Self Portrait in a Straw Hat, after 1782
  4. Marie-Gabrielle Capet (French, 1761-1818), Self Portrait, c. 1783
  5. Zinaida Serebriakova (Russian, 1884-1967), At the Dressing Table - Self Portrait, 1909
  6. Nasta Rojc (Croatian, 1883-1964), Self Portrait, 1912
  7. Tamara de Lempika (Polish, 1898-1980), Self Portrait in the Green Bugatti, 1925
  8. Leonor Fini (Argentine-French, 1908-1996), Self Portrait with Scorpion, 1938
  9. Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954), Self Portrait, 1945
  10. Yana Movchan (b. in Kiev, Ukraine, 1971), Beautiful Me (Self Portrait)
02 Feb 14:12

Photo

Rosie

Love.



29 Jan 01:42

mer-ow: An official post of my Harry Potter Valentines...















mer-ow:

An official post of my Harry Potter Valentines (including some new ones I didn’t post last night) !

The Hagrid one is kind of like… an insulting Valentine. So you can give it to your enemy to let them know you still don’t like them, but you wanted to include them on this emotional Hallmark holiday. 

Happy Valentine’s Day! (bit early, woops)

-Kjersti (new york kitty)

@isaacfloof

29 Jan 03:40

Passweird

by swissmiss

passweird

Passweird generates weird passwords for you. Nothing else. So good!

(via Chris)

30 Jan 08:00

suzeart: I’d been kicking this idea around for a while and...



suzeart:

I’d been kicking this idea around for a while and trying to think about how to articulate it. Pretty happy with how it eventually turned out! 

Sometimes I think about my reasons for getting tattoos (just for myself, not because they need justification). Adding onto this painting metaphore, I think getting ink is a way for me to put down portable roots. I move a lot and will be doing it again soon, and until I can actually settle down and paint some walls I’ll take visual control of something more accessible, namely myself.

27 Jan 19:40

skaletal: wholetjackdrive: queerart-civildisobedience: Europea...



skaletal:

wholetjackdrive:

queerart-civildisobedience:

European accents (and in general white people accents) are commonly perceived as attractive and endearing, while accents from basically any other part of the world are considered to be signs of laziness and disrespect and get routinely made fun of.

My whole family is Korean. My sister and I have grown up in the US so we can pretty much speak English. However, our parents speak very broken English. It makes me mad though because my mother has taken ESL classes at our local university and my father graduated from the University of Washington with a PhD in mechanical engineering, yet I constantly see them being made fun of by their coworkers or other people in general because “they’re too lazy to try to understand English.” My mom has spent countless nights crying whilst taking her classes because of the stress wishing she could speak half as fluently as I can. If you don’t know what it’s like trying to learn English as a second language, then you have no room to talk.

As someone who’s been trained to teach English to non-English speakers, allow me to inform you that English is an eldritch Frankenstein-esque abomination of borrowed words and mismatched grammatical rules.

Structurally, English is as convoluted and obtuse as any aspect of governmental bureaucracy, and it’s similarly societally entrenched in a way that makes people believe, and even insist, that’s just “the way of things.”

Here’s the facts: English is fucking hard. English doesn’t make logical sense. English is weird and horrible and inconsistent and makes common use of unusual phonemes that most adult speakers of other languages have to be mechanically taught to differentiate from similar sounds that are distinct in the English language. Without mechanical introduction and proper instruction, a lot of people cannot actually hear the difference in sounds you are mocking them for.

In some languages, [p] and [b] are indistinguishable. This is why you heard that gentleman say he would like a “can of Coke or Bebsi” with his order. It has nothing to do with laziness.

In some languages, [l] and [r] are indistinguishable. This is why you’re an asshole for going “me rikey” like the substitution is somehow comical. You’re a dick, and also most likely racist.

In the vast majority of languages, [θ] and [ð], known to English speakers as the voiceless (thing) and voiced (there) versions of the th sound, respectively, straight up does not even exist. This is why she says “teef” or “toofbrush,” why he keeps saying “ze” or “de” in place of “the,” and why they said “sank you very much” when you held open the door for them. 

There are sounds in English that a hell of a lot of speakers of other languages cannot teach themselves to recognize and recreate without assistance.

And, y’know, even if you get the screwy grammar and troublesome pronounciation down, English is a language in which very slight changes in intonation and word stress can completely change the meaning of a sentence. 

Like so:

But how are you doing? (Flamboyant pleasure to see someone, eagerness to catch up.)

But how are you doing? (Deflection from inquiries about self, moving conversation in a new direction.)

But how are you doing? (Concern, request for further or more accurate information.)

These are all totally different statements.

It’s incredibly easy to come across in a way you did not want or intend to when you’re not familiar with the particular ways in which saying something can change what it means to other people. 

Don’t you ever give people shit for not achieving or approaching fluency in English.

Repeat after me: English is a terrible fucking language and speaking it does not make me tangibly superior to anyone else in literally any way.

07 Jan 10:11

Dealing with Unwanted Weight Loss Compliments

by danceswithfat

The world is messed up you are fineA reader wrote in with a question that I’ve been asked before by a number of people who have lost weight unintentionally – through illness, or grief, or some other reason, and I thought I would address it today:

Now my friends are asking me for tips on how to lose weight.  I don’t know what to say.  But when I say that I wasn’t trying to lose weight, people don’t believe me.  They don’t believe me when I say that I was just as happy with my body when it was heavier.  But I really was. Do you have any advice about what to say?

When your body size has changed and you become smaller, people’s unwanted comments can range from annoying, to rude, to incredibly hurtful (I hear from lots of readers who are complimented on weight lost following the loss of a loved one, or an illness – one reader with stage 4 cancer had a co-worker tell her “cancer looks great on you!”)

To me, the most important thing to realize is that the problem here isn’t the person whose body is smaller, it’s people who are making inappropriate comments about it and the culture that tells us that everyone wants to be smaller than they are, that smaller is better, and that it’s ok to comment on each other’s body size without invitation.  So once again we have an issue that isn’t our fault, but can become our problem.

Nobody is under any obligation to do activism/education etc. so each person who deals with this gets to choose how to handle it.  On the other hand you might consider that, whether you ask for it or not, having a less-fat body in a fatphobic world means that you may have access to more things (clothes, spaces, etc.0 and people may treat you better.  You probably didn’t ask for this and you can’t really give it away, but you can use this as an opportunity for activism, and when you do it is much appreciated.

So here are some options for replying if people make undesired weight loss compliments.

Responses that invite a dialog

People keep asking me that – do you think they are assuming I tried to lose weight on purpose?

Oh, I’m not interested in weight loss.  My body size may go up or down and I’m fine with that. Isn’t it odd that we are so fixated on thinness as a culture?

I believe in Size Acceptance and practice Health at Every Size, I’d be happy to tell you more about that.

Responses that don’t invite dialog

I don’t engage in diet talk.

Diet talk makes me really uncomfortable, how about that local and or college sportsballing team?

Can’t help you – I don’t pay attention to my body size.

Responses to shut that shit down

I didn’t know that you were monitoring my body size, please stop, it’s hella creepy.

What a strange and inappropriate question, I’m curious – what made you think that was ok to ask me?

How are your bowel movements? Oh, sorry – I thought we were asking each other inappropriate personal questions.

Remember that, no matter how you handle this, you are not the problem.

Like this blog?  Here’s more cool stuff:

Like my work?  Want to help me keep doing it? Become a Member! For ten bucks a month you can support size diversity activism, help keep the blog ad free, and get deals from size positive businesses as a thank you.  Click here for details

Book and Dance Class Sale!  I’m on a journey to complete an IRONMAN triathlon, and I’m having a sale on all my books, DVDs, and digital downloads to help pay for it. You get books and dance classes, I get spandex clothes and bike parts. Everybody wins! If you want, you can check it out here!

Book Me!  I’d love to speak to your organization. You can get more information here or just e-mail me at ragen at danceswithfat dot org!

I’m training for an IRONMAN! You can follow my journey at www.IronFat.com

If you are uncomfortable with my offering things for sale on this site, you are invited to check out this post.

 

 

14 Dec 05:26

tongueturner: (via Saturday Morning Cartoons: Baopu #15) by Yao...

09 Jan 02:55

leftist-daily-reminders: blue-author: projectivepenteract: theuppitynegras: projectivepenteract: ...

leftist-daily-reminders:

blue-author:

projectivepenteract:

theuppitynegras:

projectivepenteract:

theuppitynegras:

I’m about 90% sure the economy is never gonna “improve” 

this is capitalism in it’s final form

this is it honey 

except, you know, those companies that do a charitable thing for every thing they sell

that’s kinda new and interesting. benevolent capitalism

lmao

Pay attention, class: This is what it looks like when one is unwilling to consider new information.

It’s not new information, though. It’s misinformation.

First, it’s not that new.

Did you know that there was a time in U.S. history—which is by definition recent history—when a corporation was generally intended to have some sort of public interest that they served? I mean, that’s the whole point of allowing corporations to form. Corporations are recognized by the commonwealth or state, and this recognition is not a right but a privilege, in exchange for which the state (representing the people) is allowed to ask, “So what does this do for everyone else?”

The way the economy is now is a direct result of a shift away from this thinking and to one where a corporation is an entity unto itself whose first, last, and only concern is an ever-increasing stream of profits. What you’re calling “benevolent capitalism” isn’t benevolent at all. It’s a pure profit/loss calculation designed to distract from—not even paper over or stick a band-aid on—the problems capitalism creates. And the fact that you’re here championing it as “benevolent capitalism” is a sign of how ell it’s working.

Let’s take Toms, as one example. The shoe that’s a cause. Buy a pair of trendy shoes, and a pair of trendy shoes will be given away to someone somewhere in the world who can’t afford them.

That’s not genuine benevolence. That’s selling you, the consumer, on the idea that you can be benevolent by buying shoes, that the act of purchasing these shoes is an act of charity. The reality is that their model is an inefficient means of addressing the problems on the ground that shoelessness represents, and severely disrupts the local economies of the locations selected for benevolence.

(Imagine what it does to the local shoemakers, for instance.)

The supposed act of charity is just a value add to convince you to spend your money on these shoes instead of some other shoes. It’s no different than putting a prize in a box of cereal.

Heck, you want to see how malevolent this is?

Go ask a multinational corporation that makes shoes or other garments to double the wages of their workers. They’ll tell you they can’t afford it, that it’s not possible, that consumers won’t stand for it, that you’ll drive them out of business and then no one will have wages.

But the fact that a company can give away one item for every item sold shows you what a lie this is. A one-for-one giving model represents double the cost of labor and materials for each unit that is sold for revenue. Doubling wages would only double the labor.

So why are companies willing to give their products away (and throw them away, destroy unused industry with bleach and razors to render them unsalvageable, et cetera) but they’re not willing to pay their workers more?

Because capitalism is the opposite of benevolence.

“Charity” is by definition exemplary, above and beyond, extraordinary, extra. “Charity” is not something that people are entitled to. You give people a shirt or shoes or some food and call it charity, and you’re setting up an expectation that you can and will control the stream of largesse in the future, and anything and everything you give should be considered a boon from on high.

On the other hand, once you start paying your workers a higher wage, you’re creating an expectation. You’re admitting that their labor is more valuable to you than you were previously willing to admit, and it’s hard to walk that back.

Plus, when people have enough money for their basic needs, they’re smarter and stronger and warier and more comfortable with pushing back instead of being steamrolled over. They have time and money to pursue education. They can save money up and maybe move away. They can escape from the system that depends on a steady flow of forced or near-forced labor.

So companies will do charitable “buy one, give one” and marketing “buy one, get one” even though these things by definition double the overhead per unit, but they won’t do anything that makes a lasting difference in the standard of living for the people.

Capitalism has redefined the world so that the baseline of ethics is “How much money can we make?” and every little good deed over and above that is saintly.

But there’s nothing benevolent about throwing a scrap of bread to someone who’s starving in a ditch because you ran them out of their home in the first place.

This is one of the best anti-capitalist posts on the entire site.

26 Jan 03:04

chronicillnessmemes: bedboundspoonies: I was kind of a mess when I first became bedridden, and...

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I was kind of a mess when I first became bedridden, and still am if I’m being honest.  Having this disability takes so much freaking discipline.  If I were to ever get cured, I’d be a productivity machine because I’ve trained myself not to procrastinate which is kind of a normal part of able-bodied life. 

This website helped retrain me into working with my disability.  What I like best is that things you don’t do will turn yellow, orange, red, and dark red over time so it’s a simpler way to keep track of all the minutiae that used to be natural (eating, drinking, peeing, pooing) and gives you a graph history of how many days it’s been since you done x. 

I keep my “dailies” as things I should do everyday:  brush teeth, take pills, lists of things I can try for a migraine.  While “habits” are things I strive for: drinking water, stretching, bms.  And “to dos” as things I need to get done when I’m above base level: fight for healthcare (I live in the states.)

Here’s a link to their commercial

Anyone else want to add suggestions?

Admin J here. Admin E and I are both HUGE fans of this website. We’ve talked about it before here. I like this site simply because I can’t do very much daily. So it was the first time I felt like I was getting stuff done even if it was still only brushing my teeth, eating and taking my pills.

It helped me get a routine going and helps keep my anxiety levels down because I don’t feel overwhelmed or like I am forgetting things.

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02 Jan 07:26

Did you actually just say that being racist comes with being white?????

http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/why-all-white-people-are-racist-cant-handle-being-called-racist-theory-white-fragility

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/yes-all-white-people-are-racists-now-lets-do-something-about-it

http://thefederalist.com/2015/07/10/why-white-people-will-always-be-racists/

yep, that I did.  granted, if you don’t believe in white privilege, then those articles are probably going to do very little for you and I would suggest researching what white privilege means and then move onto those later.  seeing as racism is something that’s basically just seeded into us from a very young age, it makes sense that it’s going to take many steps and processes to unlearn it.  at one point I thought that merely being aware of my privilege absolved me from actually being racist, but that’s simply just not how it works.


04 Jan 01:50

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almostdrchelsearar:

themidwifeisin:

PSA

You feel like shit is a website set up to help you get out of that funk/improve things just enough to not feel horrible and miserable all the time.  It’s amazing.

Whether you struggle with mental health problems all the time or whether this is a new/temporary state for you, this guide is an easy and judgement-free self-care tool.

PLEASE TRY IT OUT!  Really!  You just click through the questions to answer and follow simple instructions that in the end, ideally, will help you to feel more comfortable and stable on a daily basis. 

Good luck!  Have fun!

Wow this self-care took is incredible.

I’m feeling ok right now and am about to settle into bed (but this was scheduled hence the early morning post) but I flipped through it for awhile just to see what it is like and holy crap it’s like a choose-your-own-adventure of self-care activities that not only aims to engage you in positive feel good behaviors but also tries to match its suggestions to your level of energy/ability/can even.

I think I am going to use this definitely when I am having a bad time but maybe also try to incorporate it into my life on at least a weekly if not a daily or semi-daily basis.

This is super super awesome!

Adding this to my resource list.

I LOVE this. Love this.

17 Jan 13:19

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Lovely.









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kerosenedeluxe:

From my shoot last month in L.A😄

Photographer: Heidi Calvert
Dress: Rebdolls
Corset: Sweet Carousel Corsetry

🔥

21 Jan 19:40

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Forever and ever, amen. I love seeing all your selfies ❤

16 Jan 16:00

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graciehagen:

Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays the only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.  

Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.  

Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing. 

Photographer: Gracie Hagen

People bodies are so fucking cool

I love this.

16 Jan 03:25

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Ashish SS16

Every season Ashish manages to keep outdoing themselves. However this show caused for a celebration as this season marks Ashish’s 10th year showing at LFW. As per, the casting was refreshingly diverse. Alongside new faces, Chloe Norgaard, DJ Larry B and Jay Boogie stole the show.

When I heard that models were skateboarding at Ashish, I originally thought meh, that’s v Charlotte Free at Moschino. I was completely wrong. It was SO much better than that. On top of that, Anna Trevelyan’s styling makes me want to wear everything, all day every day.

Who’d have thought that there’s nothing I want more than to skateboard to the corner shop wearing a sequinned, ruffled, mesh dress with confetti in my hair?

25 Nov 11:34

Unboxing and Review - Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones.

by Jasmine Lammers
So over a year and a half ago I backed a project on Indiegogo for these cool but odd looking headphones. 

They were cute and had Cats Ears..... of course I had to get some.

image from here

It was all just concept art at that point but they looked awesome.

After a few delays and set backs they were finally shipped out to us a year later that first told.

I was super excited when I received mine, I just had to share it with you. 
Be warned, this post is very image heavy. I just had to take tons of pictures.


As expected I ordered the red, how could I not..

The box was just lovely, I am always a sucker for pretty packaging.


The cover art is as good as expected with artwork by the designer of Axent wear Yuumei 


























The headphones came in a Protective Hard case for you to store them after, and came with a postcard and the usual instruction booklet. 



and now the headphones themselves in their case 


In the box they came with the hard case, a detachable gaming mic, 4 foot detachable 3.5mm headphone cable (with inline controls) and a USB recharging cable.

they have the ability to play sounds as normal for you through the ear cups but you can also share what you are listening to through the speakers in the cats ears... pretty cool

More importantly how do they look and are they comfy.....


the answer..... KAWAII!!

I love them, they are super cute and they are comfy.

The accent lights in speakers in the ears and the red bands on the ear cups light up and are controlled separately to the sound from the external ear speakers.


With the lights on, the red is more an orange which is a little disappointing. it still looks really cool though so I am still happy.

the ear cups have a 20Hz-20KHz frequency response, 32 Ohm impedance and 40mm drivers. The sound is good, I listen to music a lot and my tastes are very varied. I have tried these with music ranging from Classical to Metal and have been happy with the sound. I have also used them gaming on multiple occasions and had the same result. 


The overall shape is just awesome, they are also not too heavy. The ears are fully articulate so you can wear them flat on your chest when you have them around your neck


They have a very comfortable over ear padding that was cushioned to help with noise reduction and fit. I have worn them for extended periods and they were not too tight or squishy on my ears. 

The controls for the external speakers including volume are on one cup, with a separate control for the accent lights. The other cup has the plug holes for the Audio cable, the USB for recharging and the boom mic.


With a closer look at the cats ears, they are well made and sturdy. The sound from them is pretty decent and what you would expect from small speakers. The car ear speaker audio is 200Hz - 18KHz frequency response with 32mm drivers.  


 so my overall thoughts, I am super happy I got a pair right away from the Indiegogo backer rewards. it was worth the year and a half wait. 


The mix of practicality and total kawaii is just perfect.

They are now available to buy from Brookstone for $149.00 USD.
which for over-ear headphones that can be used as a gaming headset is quite affordable


They come in Red, Blue, Green and Purple. 
I love my red but now i kinda want all the other colours as well just cause..... 


 so what do you think, would you rock some Cats Ear headphones?



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