(overheard on the train to London)
Child 1: Are we at London yet?
Child 2: We're at Bundon.
Child 1: London?
Child 2: Bundon.
Child 1: LONDON
Child 2: BUNDON
Child 1: LONDON!
Child 2: BUNDON!
Child 1: Bundon people can't talk, they just go sssss and they laugh as they're watching the TV.
Child 2: They sleep with their eyes open.
Child 1: Why? Don't they have these? (points to eyelids)
Child 2: They have eyelashes and eyebrows... But they eat chairs for dinner.
Child 1: Chairs?
Dad makes daughter Wonder Woman Costume as a "fuck... →
khaleesi: halfvulcan:commanderspock | socialistexan When invited to a birthday party whose theme required that the boys dress as superheroes and the girls as princesses, dad Jay C. Batzner came up with an awesome compromise that simultaneously stomped on the face of gender normativity and made his daughter happy. Wonder Woman, both a princess and a superhero, had long been Daria’s favorite...
Depressing Music 24/7
Brother: I wish I could get into Radiohead.
Me: I wish you could too. I felt like that once, I knew they were good but couldn't get it.
Brother: How did you get into them?
Brother: ... Oh.
Me: Depression lets you listen to depressing music 24 hours a day!
It seems strange to see this procession of miserable specimens. So different...– Magistrate, Quadrophenia (1979) How times change.
I wish it was the sixties I wish we could be happy I wish, I wish I wish that...– Radiohead - The Bends
Poverty belongs in museums so future generations can wonder how a few people...– (via that-arab-girl)
Society cares about the individual only in so far as he is profitable. The young...– Simone de Beauvoir (via r-i-o-t)
What we have realised is that in the last 2 years we’ve had over 20...– Shelton Thomas, Target Against Gangs
And this is worse, for the men are not talking, but writhing and bleeding and...– G.K. Chesterton’s The Napoleon of Notting Hill
'We're married, we just don't have sex': From an... →
thefeeloffree: fuckyeahmenfolk: eclectic-ellie: People wonder why asexuals bother to get together, but Amanda and I have been happily married for nine months now and we’re both still virgins. Some people even think asexuality doesn’t exist. It’s so underrepresented, I can understand why people are skeptical. I was too,… Great story from an asexual man. A must read for anyone who feels...
More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition calling for anyone...– BBC News. When the poor are rioting, make them poorer!
Love makes you empty — empty of jealousy, empty of power trips, empty of anger,...– Osho (via nirvikalpa)
$230,000 For a Guard Dog: Why the Wealthy Are... →
zeitgeistmovement: As inequality in the US grows, the ultra-rich are pouring their spare cash not just into private jets, but into private security. Think there’s a connection?
The problem is, with a society which values products and profit over people, and...– Lowkey (via zeitgeistmovement)
Yup!: FYI: Tumblr quotes take html formatting →
quixotess: You CAN get your quotes on Tumblr to go bold or italicized. If your line breaks are disappearing, you can format that too. Just write the formatting into the quote. So <b>Bold text.</b> <i>Italics.</i> The formatting for getting line breaks is just <br />, no closing tag. So put <br />
Caring costs - but so do riots →
…Working at street level in London, over a number of years, many of us have been concerned about large groups of young adults creating their own parallel antisocial communities with different rules. The individual is responsible for their own survival because the established community is perceived to provide nothing. Acquisition of goods through violence is justified in neighbourhoods where the...
Anonymous Vows to 'Destroy' Facebook on Nov. 5
liberalsarecool: Anonymous has vowed to “destroy” Facebook on Nov. 5. Or more accurately, somebody has set up a Twitter account and YouTube channel to announce a plan dubbed “Operation Facebook.” Remember, Remember the 5th of November. Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators’ failed plot to blow up England’s House of Lords happened on November 5, 1605. I just heard about this. If I lose any...
new wave feminism: 1/4 of gay teenagers in... →
strugglingtobeheard: gaypolitics: One in four gay teenagers living in the US state of Massachusetts are homeless, says a new study. Findings by the Children’s Hospital Boston also indicate that 15% of bisexual teenagers are homeless - compared to three percent of heterosexual…
First They Came For
anthonyanaxagorou: First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me. Pastor Martin Niemöller
I have walked along a street with the best cigar in the cosmos in my mouth, and...– G.K. Chesterton’s The Napoleon of Notting Hill
The fences that you cannot climb The sentences that do not rhyme In all that...– Thom Yorke - Analyse
Reasons for the Riots
Camila Batmanghelidjh: Caring costs – but so do riots (The Independent) London has woken up to street violence, and the usual narratives have emerged – punish those responsible for the violence because they are “opportunist criminals” and “disgusting thieves”. The slightly more intellectually curious might blame the trouble on poor police relations or lack of policing. ...
"The UK riots are not revolutionary. In a...
r-i-o-t: They aren’t revolutionary, no. They are the cry of a long oppressed underclass lashing out. Yes it hurts the local community, but don’t expect these people to act logically when they have been treated like shit all their lives. Indeed. The kind of organised, middle-class protest expected by our government is a luxury for people with very little at their disposal.