babyslothsandpuppysizedelephants: Punctuating your assholery with “haha, what can I say, I’m an asshole lol” or something to that affect does not actually make you less of an asshole.
Earth are coming to NZ for the first time in September. That’s exciting. Between that, Erykah Badu and Boris, and, assuming Dead Can Dance extend their world tour to Australia/NZ, this is shaping up to be a great year for gigs. (Obviously we can still do a lot better, but I would consider it progress for such a tiny place.)
dionthesocialist: I just love everything I’ve been able to learn on tumblr.
Start copying what you love. Copy copy copy copy. At the end of the copy you...– Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist (via feministcookingshow)
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An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind...– Albert Camus (via larmoyante) This does not apply to every self-identifying intellectual, but otherwise, yes, this.
thebroodwichproject asked: Cronos is supposed to be pretty good. It's on my watch list!
dionthesocialist: Nobody ever says: homophobia will go away if we ignore it. terrorists will go away if we ignore them. homelessness will end if we stop talking about it. infant mortality will end if we stop acknowledging it. AIDS will go away if we stop focusing on AIDS so much. Everybody knows that those notions are ridiculous. Why then do people insist on thinking that racism, which is...
Can anyone recommend any good movies from South America? It’s the continent I have neglected most in film and I want to change that. Even when I think of movies set in South America, a lot of them have production teams and directors from the United States. Babel, for example, is a co-production of the US, France, and Mexico, and was written and directed by two Mexicans, but is obviously...
I’m sorry that I’m both your umbrella and the rain.– Tablo (via panda—)
Yeah, non-smokers, we know that cigarettes kill.
dionthesocialist: But they also relax invigorate comfort make me happy calm me down make me look cool go great with every mood make my mouth all tingly taste delicious after good meals are something I’m able to do totally and completely for myself. I’m a non-smoker and I endorse this message.
[TW: eating disorders] The reality is that fat people are often supported in...– Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead) I will always reblog this because it is so so important. (via infinitetransit) I just want to nail this to every stable surface I can find. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve seen fat folks being encouraged, cajoled, and even forced into behaviors that...
Internet Piracy in a nutshell
Person: Hey, there are child porn sites everywhere!
Government: We are working on it.
Person: Hey, there's these pro-anorexia sites telling young girls to starve themselves!
Person: Hey, registered hate groups like the KKK have websites!
Government: Well we can't stop them.
Person: I downloaded a movie from ThePirateBay.
Government: PIRATED MOVIES HARMING NOBODY? Time to censor the Internet!
(Lest we forget – and I never get tired of this fact – the RIAA, in its case...– ‘The Truth Is, It Doesn’t Work’ – CD Projekt On DRM via On DRM (via blackbutshining)
Movies in large have had a impact on the way I see and listen to classical music, like in A Clockwork Orange, for example. Wendy Carlos is a genius.
Instruments I want to learn: drums guitar cello autoharp and everything else really but mostly those in order of preference Instruments I can play: Just piano sigh
damianmaxwellthibodeaux: Is it really that hard to find single christians without the internet?
You can’t drive a knife into a man’s back nine inches, pull it out six inches,...– Malcolm X (via thedismembermentflan)
The Quietest Place on Earth Will Drive You Insane...
There’s a small room in Minnesota that blocks out 99% of all external sound. That’s an impressive number! Also impressive: nobody can take more than 45 minutes alone in the room before they go nuts. The Daily Mail describes Orfield Labs’ anechoic chamber as perfect for making extremely sensitive audio measurements. But also perfect for sending you into a hallucinatory hell so hellacious you’ll...
The only reason “coming out” is still even a thing is because it’s presumed that...– Anon (via victor-the-richter)
My life is out of control
supascooperandmightymansh: spiffingly: Yo hold up Less files though which is interesting. Also, I haven’t been able to download any new music for months, and that’s killing me, even though I’ve been focusing more on film this year anyway.
That last post got me thinking about whether or not someone who is a heteroromantic asexual or hetero-demisexual should be allowed to identify as queer, not to mention the validity of the demisexual identity (or, dare I say it, the asexual identity). These are issues I could become actively outspoken about if another suitably outspoken and misinformed person happens across my path. In the...
bankuei: Smashed Wrapper: “queer” people This is about people who have no actual connection to the LGBT community in any way whatsoever trying to take “queer” away from the LGBT community by turning it into an all-inclusive umbrella term for “not vanilla”. This. Tattoos don’t make you queer. A nose ring doesn’t make you queer. Having sex while dressed up doesn’t make you queer. Having a...
The victim who is able to articulate the situation of the victim has ceased to...– James Baldwin (via funkyfest) this is why people of color,or any marginalized group of people,raising consciousness scares the shit out of the privileged. (via brazenbitch)
endlosen asked: Other than Suspiria I'd recommend Deep Red, The Bird With the Crystal Plumage and Four Flies on Grey Velvet by Argento :)
What are the best Dario Argento films? I have only seen Suspiria, which I accidentally stole off a friend years ago (ie. borrowed and then our friendship ended abruptly and I now have no idea how to contact her).