I Tried To Be A YouTube Star And All I Have Is Embarrassing Videos
The camera is on. I’m practiced enough, now, to do this in one take. I start feeding a rhythm into the keyboard and then, gesturing to the pairs of shoes next to me, I begin rapping.
Today on The Toast, the story of my adventures as an internet musician, from beginning to end.
I think if you are trying to do creative work on the internet, this is worth your time today.
12:35 pm • 10 March 2014 • 6 notes
do you still pray about me in your quiet time
It might be close to time to visit our dear friend the gravedigger again. Possibly next week. There’s no reason to wait, so we just jump into it and figure it out later. I like shooting but hate asking questions (as I usually hate the answer).
12:50 am • 10 March 2014 • 1,587 notes
“The wounded child inside many females is a girl who was taught from early childhood on that she must become something other than herself, deny her true feelings, in order to attract and please others.”
— bell hooks (via fourteendrawings)
1:14 pm • 8 March 2014 • 734 notes
“On the morning of October 3, 1991, I woke to the sound of people shouting, “Susan kills babies!” outside our bedroom window. “Susan kills babies!” I heard again. Must be a nightmare, I thought. I’m home. I am not at work. I am in my bed, right next to Randy. But I was awake. I was in my own bed. This was real.”
This Common Secret, Susan Wicklund
I remember seeing a video OneThirdGone posted about her group protesting outside a doctor’s home. I rolled my eyes at it and thought of how irritating they were. But after reading about the struggles of Dr. Wicklund and all the harassment she’s endured (and I’m not even halfway through the book yet), anti-choice protestors now make me physically sick.
They barricaded Dr. Wicklund’s home - they brought a mobile home and parked it in front of her driveway, and giant cement-filled barrels blocked the entrance. They stalked her daughter at her school, they posted “Wanted” signs all over their town. They made it nearly impossible for her family to leave their home.
If you think clinic protestors are okay, then I’m going to need you to do some rethinking.
9:32 pm • 6 March 2014 • 4,375 notes
The Believer Interview With Harold Ramis
||I can’t tell you how many people have told me, “When I go to the movies, I don’t want to think.”
||Does that offend you as a filmmaker?
||It offends me as a human being. Why wouldn’t you want to think? What does that mean? Why not just shoot yourself in the fucking head?
1:22 pm • 6 March 2014 • 1,475 notes
“I will say I have been more emotional since the study ended, and I don’t mean always cheerful,” said Peter. “But I think it’s better to feel things strongly — better to be alive than to merely function.”
— First LSD tests in decades show terminal patients gained valuable and lasting insights | The Raw Story
2:40 pm • 5 March 2014 • 8 notes
favorite anime: flcl
A black winged angel that came down from the heavens just for me.
It is 2014. Why has no one made Firestarter into a real game I can play on my phone. For fuck’s sake, people.
‘/|[Never Knows Best]
2:15 pm • 5 March 2014 • 4,704 notes
“Let everything that’s been planned come true. Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions. Because what they call passion actually is not some emotional energy, but just the friction between their souls and the outside world. And most important, let them believe in themselves. Let them be helpless like children, because weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a man is just born, he is weak and flexible. When he dies, he is hard and insensitive. When a tree is growing, it’s tender and pliant. But when it’s dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death’s companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being. Because what has hardened will never win.”
— Andrei Tarkovsky (via jonnynegron)
8:55 pm • 4 March 2014 • 196 notes