Thursday, July 24, 2014

From Rostam’s Instagram: ek brainstorming on his laptop

From Rostam’s Instagram: ek brainstorming on his laptop

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queerbriel:

welcome to womens clothing where the sizes are made up and the measurements don’t matter

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ellefin:

Grimes, Pitchfork 2014.

okay, I’ll go back to lilac now

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Downtown Amsterdam at dusk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. November 2013

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"Cutting through it was the lacerating catharsis of whatever guitar she was channeling the life force of at the moment. While Annie played, her body lost the robotic rigidity and, in a couple instances, she melted onto the floor in flashes of such intense focus that I found myself tearing up from the whole spectacle of it. Toward the end, she pretended to collapse on stage, wiped out by the power of her guitar solo and revived only by the presence of a new guitar. The juxtaposition was beautiful and resonant: Here was a person escaping the robotic and the electric, becoming human through the power of music. The medium was the message. It was fucking cool and also fucking brilliant."

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skunkbear:

The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

Animals are as sentient as human beings and deserve no less respect.

I always think that I function quite well on my own, unusually so, but then I’m reminded how important people are to me. Laura Marling (via solitaryandserene)
crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

The best one is, “Maybe you should try the next size down.”
(Although, “Yes, but you might catch something from me” is somewhat ominously up there…)

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

The best one is, “Maybe you should try the next size down.”

(Although, “Yes, but you might catch something from me” is somewhat ominously up there…)

It is gray and raining here this morning, which is why I moved to this town, and this has always been my favorite album for a rainy day.