Christ on a Cracker
I grew up in no less than a dozen shit areas of town and went to 4 lower class schools; I spent time in NYC, St Louis and LA, working alongside drug addicts, womanizers and roughnecks across the country; I bathed and babied senior citizens and have cleaned semen, vomit and waste off the back rooms of a dive porn shop; And I’d only ever been disrespected one time worse than today, when a...
solace: 2012, Le End of the World
Is anyone else tired of this yet? I understand that my astrophysicist credentials are a touch sub-par, and I know I’m not psychic “enough” to be able to channel a concrete answer on the matter… But a post on my all-time favorite social network turned me on to this 2012 website which basically solves both problems for me.Continue »
solace: The Forest for the Trees; Your Excuse is...
It’s no surprise, the world we live in, that discrimination, abuse and hatefulness are rampant. This was my father’s most adamant message to me, growing up: The world is evil and you can’t trust anyone. Heinous crimes are committed daily; countless souls go hungry and cold while the “executive” classes just keep getting richer. It’s not fair by any means, but...
A few months ago in Atlanta I ran into Tom Vilsack, our Secretary of...– Monsterbeard Mike Rowe, creator of the TV show “Dirty Jobs,” testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on the de-skilling of America, and the way in which skilled manual labor has been undervalued and derided in the USA to its detriment: My dad is a...
Foxconn Is Installing Safety Nets on Buildings? →
Foxconn is getting plenty of attention over working conditions and employee suicides at its factories, but it seems that the electronics manufacturer may have somehow managed to quietly start installing some sort of suicide safety nets along its buildings. According to a tipster, this photo is of…
Solace: "Today is All We'll Ever Have"
I read that quote recently and it made me think. I won’t apologize for the vast time between my last post and today’s because I felt like I was productive during that time. Not in the sense that I built anything or achieved any great success; I just feel like I grew up a little. My perspective is expanding, it seems. Continue »
Curvy women are real women. Skinny women are real women. Women who have had boob...– Hugo Schwyze (via polyphonicbellybutton)
I believe there are too many children who need loving parents to deny one group...– Barack Obama (via captainkappy)
36462.) I claim to be myself. But I don't know who...
I wish my teachers were this cool →
alliwantinmylife: Tyler Larson, a student at Northern Arizona University, wrote to me this morning with a situation we hadn’t seen before. In a nutshell: “My teacher will bump my overall grade up to an ‘A’ if my paper is posted on MuggleNet.” How could we say no to helping improve one’s grades? So, we’re happy to share with you ‘Harry Can Cast the Demons Out of the Schooling System,’ an...