I love her so much
I love her so much
I’m a laid-back person with a ton of anxiety.
“Just as Dwight D. Eisenhower in his 1961 Farewell Address called on Americans to be wary of the military-industrial complex, we need, I argue, to be just as wary of the diet-industrial complex…
“Our national ‘war on fat’ has created a colossal health and diet industry closely enmeshed with government agencies. Profit motives for our sixty-billion-dollar diet industries and fat stigma have becomes so entangled that it has become difficult, perhaps impossible, to even entertain the possibility that we are fighting the ‘wrong war.’ In a profit-driven, consumer society, diet product manufacturers, pharmaceutical corporations, the advertising industry, and medical practitioners all benefit financially from fat stigma. Through their lobbying efforts, these entities influence our government agencies and public health campaigns; many in the corporate and medical world also serve as consultants or members of government offices and agencies. It is difficult to challenge this arrangement as our powerful fat-denigration ideology means that it ‘makes sense’ to fight fat.
“Yet just as the purpose of the military-industrial complex is to maintain itself, not to seek peace, the purpose of the diet-industrial complex is to keep people dieting (or choosing surgery, diet pills, or memberships in clubs) rather than to seek health.”
- Dr. Amy Erdman Farrell, Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture
Second part of the tattoo styles guide. Check out the first part here.
Trash Polka: http://1337tattoos.com/tagged/splatter
Negative space: tagged/blackw / tagged/dots
Minimalist: tagged/line / tagged/outline
Neo Tribal: tagged/blackw / tagged/line
*please do not delete the captions, thank you! I hope you guys like it and if you think I left some style out let me know.
From a press release:
“Artomatic returns for its signature free art event to be held this year in Hyattsville, Maryland. Artomatic draws over 1000 artists and performers throughout the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area to showcase their talents for a six weeks long free exhibition that routinely attracts more than 75,000 visitors.
This year, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Department of Parks and Recreation welcomes Artomatic to Prince George’s County in a 90,000 square foot space, located at 8100 Corporate Drive in Hyattsville with a Halloween themed opening weekend celebration.
Artomatic is well-known for transforming empty spaces into vibrant arts communities that create unique and exciting events for tens of thousands of visitors – all free to visit. Anyone can show art at Artomatic – it is non-juried and art is selected on a first-come, first serve basis – so it’s a great way to discover new art.
In addition to creative art, Artomatic also features a plethora of performing art forms throughout the exhibition – live music, dance, spoken word, comedy as well as professional development series and special events showcases. Every night of the event, thousands of people visit Artomatic to discover new art, grab a drink, listen to music, go on dates, and mingle with the creative community. No matter what kind of creative events you like, you’ll find something to like at Artomatic.
“We’re excited to be working with the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation who, like Artomatic, understand the importance of art to help foster community,” said George Koch, Founder and Chair Emeritus. “Our diversity of artwork is unmatched because both emerging and established artists present their work side by side, which helps attract the broadest range of visitors.”
“It is our pleasure to host such a renowned art experience in Prince George’s County which complements the numerous arts offerings of the County and the Department of Parks and Recreation,” says Ronnie Gathers, Director of the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation. “Artomatic will also help provide visibility for the thriving artists and art districts in the community, like the Hyattsville Arts District.”
Visitors will enjoy easy access to Artomatic with the New Carrolton METRO Station, as well as plenty of parking and bus stops nearby.
For the latest information about the event, how to participate, and when to visit, please subscribe to Artomatic by email or Facebook, or visit our website at www.artomatic.org.
What: Artomatic 2015
When: October 30th – December 12th
Where: 8100 Corporate Drive, Hyattsville, Maryland
Metro: New Carrollton, Orange line
Who: Artists, and everyone. This event is free.”
“People who don’t regularly experience sexual harassment in public have the freedom to choose where to go and how to get there based on convenience and cost. But for women and LGBTQ folks — populations that are at a higher risk of sexual harassment and assault — these considerations are often in conflict with a need to stay safe.
Our answer: RightRides DC. This summer, we wrapped up our pilot year of RightRides DC and it was a huge success! Thanks to all of you, our supporters and volunteers, we were able to provide free, safe rides home for dozens of women, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming members of the community over four service dates since last October.
Starting this fall, we hope to offer RightRides DC service dates once a month for an entire year! But to do that we need to raise $10,000 by September 30.
As a small, grassroots organization, we depend on our donors and volunteers to make our work possible. Together, we can make DC a city free from public sexual harassment and assault. And we can start by making sure women, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming members of the DC community can get home safe at night.
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As a native NYer of Latino decent, I am constantly galled by the hubris of transplants who feel like they are “discovering,” something when they come to the outer boroughs. Not only do we suffer the indignity of being essentially forced from my area due to rising prices, now we have to deal with these cultural colonizers who feel no need to mix and mingle with the already established populace and only force their white-bred, collage campus lifestyle on the rest of us, before heading back home to Wisconsin when the rents get too high. I’ll skip the artisanal grilled cheese in favor of an empanada. Fuck this cabron and fuck this girl’s twee crochet garbage.
It literally looks like something that goes on an elementary school bulletin board. And what artist looks at the art of someone else’s and says “hey that’s beautiful, I should totally slap my burlap mediocrity on top of it”?
Like there were no other spaces in the building, hell, in the city she could have thrown her scholastic vomit on?
I hope you spun that yarn from the wool of the world’s rarest sheep and then ate the sheep for lunch because the only way that’s raising property values is if the materials themselves are worth any money. That shit’s worth about two bucks and an hour of derisive laughter.
Three bucks if you put it on a wall you didn’t steal from someone who was already using it.
“Claiming the wall for herself”, holy shit, how arrogant can you get?
The scale CAN’T tell you any of these wonderful things. So why do you use it?
Have been wanting to buy from them forever
I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I love these. Thanks to a reader for sending – anyone know “Who is the mystery collage artist?”
Alex Jeffrey, executive director of DC NORML, examines one of the entries. (Photo by: Joe Morcos) via DC State Fair
Earlier this morning we talked about all the neighborhood festival action happening this weekend including the DC State Fair. Just got the following email which just felt so surreal to me, awesome, but surreal:
“For the first time ever, the DC State Fair, now in its sixth year, will host a marijuana growing competition: The Best Bud Contest. This is also the first time a state fair has ever successfully hosted such an event.
Fifty-six people registered to compete in the much-buzzed-about contest. The contest is a concept of Fair board members and Frank Asher, the owner and founder of Old City Farm and Guild.
The DC State Fair will be held on September 12, 2015, from 12 noon to 8PM at the Old City Farm and Guild located at 925 Rhode Island Ave NW. This year is the first time that the annual Fair, which has traditionally partnered with other neighborhood or arts festivals, will be held as a standalone event.
CRITERIA & JUDGES
Judges will critique the buds based on a variety of criteria:
Appearance: Is it well manicured? Does it have Trichomes (sparkling crystals)?
Odor: What does it smell like? Does it have a sweet, spicy, or musky smell?
Touch: Is it sticky? Does the stem snap or bend?
Your Story: Did you grow your plant organically? Did you use artificial light, natural light, or a combination? Was the plant grown hydroponically or in soil?
No one will smoke or ingest the buds for judging or recreation during the competition.
The Best Bud entries were first examined in a preliminary round of judging that took place on September 5. Photos and video from the day will be made available to press upon request.
The final round of judging will take place at the Fair on September 12 at 4:15 PM.
Judges for the contest include Adam Eidinger, co-owner of Capitol Hemp, Chris Washburn, owner and founder of Let’sGrowDC, Mark Perry, owner of Mark’s Organic Landscaping, Adam Amsterdam, co-owner Capitol Hemp, Alex Jeffrey, executive director of DC NORML, Paula Kahn, co-owner of Takoma Wellness Center, and Natalie Ruhl, a veteran of the California cannabis industry.
“In my 25-year experience in the landscape trade, I have found that cannabis growers are more passionate about their plants than growers of any other types of plants. This contest is sure to grow,” said Perry.
The DC State Fair is hosting more contests than ever this year, adding compost, best bud, and cut flower contests to an already extensive list. Traditional contests such as pie-baking, honey, heaviest fruit and veggies, and pickled foods will also be held. The ice cream contest last year was a big hit, and the Fair is bringing it back this year, along with the long-time favorites, tastiest tomato and homebrew.
The five bud finalists for the contest are:
Capital Chronic OG
SO HAPPY I REFOUND THIS :D
- Sonder: The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.
- Opia: The ambiguous intensity of Looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
- Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.
- Énouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.
- Vellichor: The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.
- Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
- Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.
- Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.
- Jouska: A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.
- Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.
- Vemödalen: The frustration of photographic something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist.
- Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening
- Ellipsism: A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out.
- Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.
- Lachesism: The desire to be struck by disaster – to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire.
- Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.
- Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.
- Rückkehrunruhe: The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.
- Nodus Tollens: The realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.
- Onism: The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time.
- Liberosis: The desire to care less about things.
- Altschmerz: Weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had – the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been gnawing on for years.
- Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective.
Tbh I never understood why the term “thunder thighs” is supposed to be derogatory, it sounds like I am a terrifying weather goddess
Ahh yes the radical trans agenda with such radical notions such as “please stop killing us” and “can we please have basic human respect?”
Love the use of O-rings
Pink and blue quartz geode
that’s a dragon egg
Once again, thank you everyone for reading, enjoying, and sharing this comic. Not just sharing in the sense of re-posting this comic, (which you should totally do) but also sharing your stories with me, letting my know how my comics have touched you. It means so much to me. Love ya!
Stay tuned for more comics!
Photo by PoPville flickr user molly
The epic beach exhibit from the building museum is coming to the potentially epic Dupont Underground and they need your help making it happen:
“You might have heard or read somewhere that the Dupont Underground is taking the 650,000+ plastic balls from the National Building Museum’s blockbuster BEACH installation. It’s true! We’ll be holding a competition for a site-specific installation in our space that will use the balls as both inspiration and artistic/design medium.
FIRST, however, we have to transport the balls from the museum to our space. And that’s where YOU come in. We need people to devote a few hours on SEPTEMBER 7 and SEPTEMBER 8 helping us pack the balls, load them in moving trucks, unload them at the other end, and put the boxes in the Dupont Underground.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
—The Dupont Underground Team”
Rad! You can download Stone Butch Blues for free … Just saw this on my Instagram feed and thought I’d share! 💜
Reader Sara told me about some food-shaming dishes. One of the plates says “It’s hard to be around you when you eat like this / Did you really need that second helping? / Please stop eating, we’re worried about you / For the love of God, stop eating.”
Let’s start with my answers in order:1. See ya. 2. No, but at this point if I stop eating with this fork I’m going to stab you with it so bring on a third helping or get some gauze for compression. 3. I can’t stop you from worrying but I can stop you from talking to me about it. 4. For the love of god mind your own business.
We’ve already talked about the total bullshit that is the “Do you need to eat that” question. But of course it goes beyond that.
I’ve heard people suggest that it’s their moral obligation to tell fat people that we “need to lose weight”, exercise more, or that if someone sees a fat child they need to say something to the caregiver. I’ve been part of any number of conversations where people who had no business or permission to talk to me about my weight did so. I asked some friends on Facebook who had spoken to them about their weight inappropriate. The answers included:
Strangers, Dermatologist, Psychic, Coworker, Father, Sister, Gynecologist, Cop (while giving a speeding ticket), Grocery Store Checker, Dentist, Restaurant Owner, Airport Staffer, MY MOTHER (emphasis by the original author), Grandmother, Girl Scout Leaders, ER Doctor, Coworkers, Waiters/Waitresses, Gym teacher, Nutrition Professor, Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig Employees (when I wasn’t enrolled in services), Softball Coach, Friend’s Parents, ROTC Leaders, Bagel Shop Employee, Other Kids Parents, Palm Reader, Obstetrician, Anesthesiologist, Photography Professor, Dermatologist, Chiropractor, Boss, Boyfriend’s Family, Dress Shop Employee, Massage Therapist.
Whoa. That’s a lot of people who think that it’s their right to say something to us about our bodies.
I won’t speak for anyone but me, but my response to this is No. No no no. World of no. Galaxy of no. Universe of no. No. First of all, how grossly over-exaggerated does your sense of self-importance have to be, and how big of a rock do you have to live under to talk to me as if I’ve never heard the opinion that I should lose weight. Do you think I never see TV commercials? Listen to the radio? Look the hell around? By my count I get about 386,170 messages a year that my body is wrong. So how about you trust me when I tell you that the three hundred eighty six thousand, one hundred seventy first time is NOT the charm.
I think that when someone feels this strong of a need to “save a fatty”, it’s often really much more about their own ego than the person they are supposedly so concerned about. Like an ambitious relief pitcher, they want to get credit for the save. I call this “Pulling a Jillian” as in Jillian Michaels, ego maniac from The Biggest Loser, who can’t stop talking about how she’s saving lives and she’s making people healthy, she’s doing this and she’s doing that blah blah blah. Newsflash Jillian, if you really cared about people we would be hearing a whole lot less about you.
I am a grown ass woman making choices. That is my right. Just like other people get to make choices for themselves. You can decide that you want to eat a raw foods diet or fast food every day or anything in between. I don’t get to decide how you live, it’s not my business. I get to make choices for my body and you have no right to question those choices. (And if you’re even thinking about making a “but my tax dollars pay for fatties” argument, head over here.)
You are allowed to be concerned about whatever you want, you are not allowed to share your concern with me unless I ask. The bottom line here is very simple: This is not a tree and I am not a kitten, so you can put your ladder away.
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Timothy Von Senden
Light a candle, whisper your problem to it, then say:
“I do not give a shit.
You can’t make me give a shit.
My last fuck has flown.”
And blow out the candle, symbolizing you blowing out the shit you were supposed to give.
This spell with all my heart.
oh my f goddd
Thank you. I needed this right now.
Anthony Oh is an industrial designer based in Singapore and Malaysia. While working in a technology company designing personal entertainment devices and computer peripherals, Oh started creating these tiny upcycled robot sculptures from pieces of waste electronics.
“While projects were in the pre-manufacture stage we received a lot of sample parts of plastic, metals and electronics for quality checks. There were lots of rejects that went into trash,” explains Oh.
one of the worst things about becoming educated on social issues is when people are like ‘you used to have a sense of humor’
no i used to have internalized prejudices which i’ve worked really hard to overcome and i realize now that your jokes are shittyAlways reblog this because becoming more socially aware makes you dislike a lot of people