For the last 24 hours, I might as well have just wrapped my head in Cointreau- and Wild Turkey-soaked cotton wool, and stuck said head into J Mascis’ amp. Fuck.
About to begin the final semseter of my undergrad degree, finally got a job, organising temporary (and well-paid) employment in Gladstone for 6 months, looking forward to a month-long trip to Ecuador with Jessie, and moving to Brisbane in January. This is the year I’ve been waiting a long time for.
Behind the eyes I'm only sleeping: The... →
musings-and-machinations: The place where I sleep is cold and abandoned. Where there once was life – the constant crescendo and crash of a thousand conversations, the warm embrace of familiarity and the comfort of anonymity – there is void. Between each blissful darkness that falls with every blink of my weary eyes I am…
propaganda-duende: see headline “cuba bans reggaeton” cuba has actually decided not to play songs that are humiliating or degrading to women on public radio thanks western media, thanks,
Maya banned from performing ceremonies in their... →
so-treu: apihtawikosisan: Mexican authorities have banned Maya spiritual leaders from performing ceremonies at their ancestral temples, which are about to be overrun by a curious assortment of conspiracy theorists, dooms-dayers, new-agers and well-intentioned tourists who just want to be apart of the festivities. The Ceremonies are meant to mark the end of the Maya long-count calendar,...
The amount of people up in arms about refugees getting more government benefits than pensioners and free housing is about equal to the amount that get their facts second hand from Facebook.
MITCHELL: Obama making up drone rules as he goes →
The Obama administration has not yet answered concerns regarding the secrecy, legality and efficacy of the drone warfare program. During the presidential elections, to avoid leaving business unfinished, a last-minute effort surfaced in the White House to create a secret rule book for targeted killing. Although Barack Obama retook the White House, the rule book is still being written, and the...
If you do not have an idea of what you want to replace the State with, you have...– Slavoj Zizek, ‘How to Begin from the Beginning’ (via aidsnegligee)
ooooooooooooooooh: All that time spent going to...
Boys are rarely told that their virginity is a gift, or indeed that their...– Emily Maguire in ‘Like a Virgin’ for The Monthly (via monocled—misanthrope) basically, young (cis) boys are taught to be predators. young (cis) girls are taught to be prey. (via deliciouskaek) Yep, and cis girls who speak of their own pleasure as a priority are immediately demonized for the...
Egyptian Revolution, Act 2 →
amodernmanifesto: We received this report from Cairo, written last week just after the big November 27th demonstration. While it was being written, several thousands of demonstrators were still in Tahrir Square after the big demonstration of 27th. Hundreds of thousands had gathered in this square, the symbol of the Egyptian Revolution, shouting “Revolution”, “Oust the murshid government”...
Behind the eyes I'm only sleeping: Paralysis in... →
musings-and-machinations: With each step, I feel her warmth grow until it burns against my skin. I near the top of the stairwell. Almost. Through the doorway ahead the light streams in and floods the corridors of my mind, stinging my eyes and wrapping itself around my body. The doorway opens out onto a platform. A belfry….
Come on Punter, there’s one more century left in that bat.
baruchsbalthamos asked: I thought that's where it was! You guys watch it first (if you haven't already,) and then just mail it whenever - I have it downloaded anyway, so no rush.
baruchsbalthamos asked: To be honest, he'd get along great with my ex-boss. I should write that book. The fake miscarriage and the faux-AIDS scare; I'm laughing already!
baruchsbalthamos asked: Holy FUCK that is messed up. Jesus christ, Jason.
Just another evening in the sharehouse — my compulsive liar housemate told everyone in his life that he was dying of AIDS “to see if anyone cared”, got found out, lost his job, disowned by his foster family, evicted, and escorted out by the police. I’m a quiet person. I usually sit back and observe situations unfolding. Last night, I lost it. I was the only one in the...
I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes...– Bill Hicks (via wordsbydan)
FLASH: U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly votes...
Egypt: Morsi Humiliated as Revolution raises its... →
amodernmanifesto: Anger was simmering on Tahrir Square yesterday as hundreds of thousands poured in to the square to protest against Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi and his ruling Muslim Brotherhood (MB). Across the square large banners were inscribed with slogans such as “The Muslim Brotherhood has stolen the revolution” and “The Muslim Brotherhood are liars”. Throughout the day a seemingly...
So I think it’s about time I borrowed Guy Debord’s “Society of the Spectacle” from the library, and stopped being such a Situationalist poseur.
The spectator’s alienation from and submission to the contemplated object (which...– The Society of the Spectacle (section 30), by Guy Debord (via subnatural)
The more you consume, the less you live.– Graffiti from the May 1968 uprising in Paris. (via itoldyouiwasill)
You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your...– Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto (via sociologically)