Another Day, Another Brain-Blast
fuckyeahmovieposters:

8½

kierongillen:

This is great.

queenofthepiskies:

Do you ever know someone where you’re just like “I am a decade younger than you and barely out of my teens, how am I the only one acting like an adult here”?

Only ninety percent of the adult human beings I’ve ever met.  Maybe ninety-five.

Being mature is like being smart, and being smart is like surviving in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, except all the zombies do is complain about brown people and send you FarmVille requests.  If you’re mature and smart, God help you.  Find the other survivors and hole up somewhere the zombies avoid, like a library.  Build barricades out of Stephenie Meyer novels.  Make more like you.  Repeat.

Bad Reputation - Joan Jett


Remember how Joan Jett is a board-certified badass?

Now you do.

Do us all a favor, won’t you?  Tell the creeps and the haters and the vampires and the dum-dums in your life to sit the hell down and shut the hell up.

KTHXBAIIIIIIIII 

Hammond Song - The Roches


I have no idea what this song is about or why I like it so much.  But I like it a lot.  So.

Strange Magic - Electric Light Orchestra


Just realized I forgot to do this yesterday.  Hardly an uncommon occurence, but allow me to exclaim “Oops!” in spite of that.

To answer your next question, no, I’m not one of those guys who’s all into ELO.  I’m fairly certain that if you look up “hit or miss” in a dictionary, you’ll see the ELO logo next to the entry.  But when they had something, they really had something.  ”Strange Magic” was one of the times when they had something, and it is fantastic.  Not quite as good as “Mr. Blue Sky,” I’ll grant you, but that one’s way overplayed.

The Winner Takes It All - ABBA


You know how some people think ABBA sucks?  Those people are objectively wrong.

"The Winner Takes It All," for example, is one of the greatest pop songs ever written, and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.

Gimme Danger - Iggy and The Stooges


Hello!

Unusually for me, I have a slightly better excuse for not posting this yesterday than “I forgot.”  Not only that, but I even have a moderately okay excuse for not posting a Music Monday installment last week.  Truly, this is a momentous occasion.

I didn’t post this last night because my internet was out.  I didn’t post last week because I had to do - ugh - jury duty.  Admittedly, neither excuse is great, in that I probably could have figured out a way to post on both occasions if I had remembered to.  But still!  Actual excuses!

Anyway, have fun letting Iggy Pop scorch your brain!
bitterassfandom:

rae-rose:

rad-and-broke:

campdracula5eva:

youbestnotmiss:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

No problem.

in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training

One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.

Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.
It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.

More power to you all because I can barely lift my five year old nephew without hating myself ten minutes later….

People have done studies of the military that demonstrate that with the same training for the same length of time, both men and women can achieve the same fitness level. They can carry as much, run as far, shoot as well, you name it. The idea that women are weaker than men is a total myth, and one that that the patriarchy is desperate to make us believe. (I wish I could give you a source for this but it’s been a while since I read it)

bitterassfandom:

rae-rose:

rad-and-broke:

campdracula5eva:

youbestnotmiss:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

No problem.

in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training

One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.

Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.

It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.

More power to you all because I can barely lift my five year old nephew without hating myself ten minutes later….

People have done studies of the military that demonstrate that with the same training for the same length of time, both men and women can achieve the same fitness level. They can carry as much, run as far, shoot as well, you name it. The idea that women are weaker than men is a total myth, and one that that the patriarchy is desperate to make us believe. (I wish I could give you a source for this but it’s been a while since I read it)

linzthenerd:

theguilteaparty:

crippledcuriosity:

itsfondue:

Isn’t it nice how people twist their religious scripture to suit their weds but when it’s used against them it’s suddenly not okay

I talked to a monk about this quote once (we have mutual friends, and he came to a New Year’s Eve party at my shared art studio). He said this isn’t even talking about homosexuality. That the bible never actually says homosexuality is wrong. What that passage means is this:

Women were treated as subservient and it that you shouldn’t treat other men as subservient, like they are beneath you. It is not talking about homosexuality. If it was, it would say it outright since the bible lists other things outright.

I take the word of a monk who have studied the bible extensively more than a self proclaimed Christian.

The above text, I would like to point out is from the point of view of this translation of the original Hebrew. I spoke with my cousin’s rabbi on the matter and his response was different, saying that it was a mistranslation. See, the true translation says that a man shall not lie with another in the bed of a woman, which is to say, the Hebrews had a shit ton of rules about when a man was or was not allowed in a woman’s bed and private quarters (including, if she didn’t want you there, you weren’t allowed there. Hebrew women were also allowed to divorce their husbands and the image of the ‘oppressive Hebrew people’ is an image that was propogated by Christianity which, historically speaking, doesn’t treat the Jewish people too well and liked to paint them as being rather barbaric and backwards and cultish with their traditions, which, another piece of fun info, their traditions were one of the main reasons why the Jewish people were less likely, in medieval times, to die of the plague. Because washing your hands and avoiding the dead and vermin and the like was a lot of help. Of course the Christians persecuted them for not dying but that’s another matter. I’m sidetracked). So the verse is literally saying ‘Don’t fuck in some lady’s bed because that’s just goddamn rude’

Also, whenever a Christian brings the book of Leviticus up, you should feel free to point out that these are rules that were given to make the Hebrew people prepared for when the son of God came to earth. In Christianity, it’s believed the son of God was Jesus. So by following the rules set in Leviticus or pushing them as things we should follow, they’re saying that Jesus was not the son of God, and that Jesus did not, in fact, die for our sins. Jewish people believe, in their faith, that the son of God hasn’t yet been born, so many choose to follow these rules.

Most people of course roll their eyes when I explain the translation of the verse (full breakdown found here) but it’s always fun to point out the nature of the rules in Leviticus and the implications of following them. 

I’m a theology student and I am on the verge of crying because of how accurate this commentary is. Historical context is simultaneously the most interesting and most important part of interpreting any texts. 

Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush


Kate Bush is either a genius weirdo or a weirdo genius, and I’ve never been sure exactly which.  Like Björk, her work exists in its own hermetically sealed continuum, one we can admire but never entirely comprehend.  But comprehension is not necessary.  We need only enjoy the quixotic delights she lays out before us.

Was that pretentious?  It sounded pretentious when I read it back.

Oh well, I’m tired, so I’m putting this up anyway.  If you’re reading this blog, God knows you’re already used to navel-gazing of little consequence.  Be thankful it’s short this time…!

Have a nice week.

Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young


Yeah, I’m a day late.  Couldn’t think of what to post yesterday.

But then I saw the post I just reblogged, and the right song was unfortunately quite obvious.

Don’t look away.  Not this time.
Ferguson from my TL- August 18 (2/3)
Page 13 of Transmetropolitan #58.

Remind you of anything?

Page 13 of Transmetropolitan #58.

Remind you of anything?

you are the person in the ftl credits!

I am, yes!

Ain’t self-promotion grand? :)