Because I know at least two of my followers can’t hear this song without these lyrics popping up in their head.
I swear I must actually be turning into an honest-to-god misandrist
I’m just on this slow, sloping descent of gradually realizing that so many of the male-type people I come into contact with are total dicks and so few of the female-type people are
when I need help or encouragement it’s like one dude chiming in for every four girls
when someone says something really shitty it’s more like 5-2 male vs. female, but this is more derived from the wider internet and the two sites I visit most often, one of which is slightly male-dominated and the other of which is ridiculously female-dominated (it is tumblr), so even that could be skewed too highly toward noticing female shittiness
I’m not going to write off every single guy I know because I know some genuinely good guys, but
A few weeks ago my japanese class did a gift exchange with our penpal class in japan and their box of stuff came in today. All of the gifts had really cute messages on yellow notes. This one was my favorite..
Well done, Tamika.
1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;
2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;
3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.
Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.
douglas adams writing about technology in 1999.
Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:
[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE.
So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
SOMEONE DRAW HER PLEASE
things to look forward to in the night vale fandom:
i feel like nazi-related bullshit crops up in this fandom weirdly often for some reason
I can barely even conceive of this being anything other than a satirical modern art performance at this point
probably because I’m white and sheltered and persist in expecting better of Tumblr, which is a hilariously misguided hope
I should likely instead start wondering not if but when we’ll reach Hetalia fandom-style “fangirls outside a Jewish Holocaust memorial dressed as sexy Axis Powers” levels of horrifying
Zadie Smith, discussing how she never mentions the race of any of the characters in her new novel, NW, unless they are white. (via theraconteurasaurus)
[Love this — kelly sue]
Oh good. That was what I did in my novel Anansi Boys. (I took some flak for it — and even found myself accused of various bad things by people who hadn’t noticed that most of the characters were African/African-American/Caribbean/Anglo-Caribbean/Of Very Mixed Race, and who felt somehow tricked or confused. But it felt very right. Still does.)