Another Day, Another Brain-Blast

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? :)

Come And Get Your Love - Redbone


Yes, you’ve probably seen everybody posting this song because of Guardians Of The Galaxy, and I’m no different.  But I can’t get it out of my head, and I’ve got Guardians on the brain anyway, so what-the-eff-ever.

And yes, the “dancing through the ruins” bit is delightful.  
Hey, so I just beat FTL and I saw your blog from the credits, and I like your blog so I'm following!

Hey, cool! Glad you like the blog!

It always chaps my ass when I hear an old white man telling a kid or group of kids they don’t understand how the world works, that they’re “too angry.”

Kids do understand how the world works. That’s why they’re angry.

Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips


You’ve probably all heard this one, but I haven’t posted a song in a couple of weeks, and this one is good, so yeah.

wicdiv:

Hello. Issue 2 of The Wicked + The Divine is out tomorrow, in all good comic shops (and some bad ones). Here is a preview of it. 

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #2

story: KIERON GILLEN

art / cover: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON

JULY 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Diabolically divine pop-god Lucifer is in trouble. She offers superfan Laura an unprecedented deal if she helps. It’s a bargain. A Faustian bargain, and they always turn out so well. Who knows who Laura will turn to fulfill it? We do. Clearly. It’s our comic. You can know too if you buy this fine pictorial narrative with your human money coins.

Alongside the regular cover, there is a Chip Zdarsky variant.

You need to be reading The Wicked + The Divine. You know, if you want to be one of the Cool Kids. You want that, don’t you? Of course you do.

PEER PRESSUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRREEEEEEE

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Bottled In Cork


I can’t believe I almost forgot to do this two weeks in a row!  Shame, shaaaaame!

But this one is a treat, in that it is a great song and a great music video.  Directed by the amazing Tom Scharpling (of The Best Show On WFMU, the greatest radio show you probably never heard), and featuring a who’s who of top comedic talent, this thing is Ted-riffic!


I deeply apologize for the final word in that paragraph.  Shaaaaaaaaame.