My main problem with poetry is that poets are always comparing shit to fruit nobody eats.
Everything is sweet as persimmons. C'mon, poets. People eat fuckin' grapes & strawberries and little slices of orange our moms give us after our soccer games. Write some poems about goddamn orange slices.
(ilu poetry <3)
I expected from the headline this to be a site where men pretend to espouse feminist ideals for the sole purpose of gettin' some. ]
(which, honestly, I'm so terrified by that concept that, while I will argue on behalf of feminist ideals in any conversations where relevant, I am loathe to identify myself as a 'feminist' in non-anonymous situations unless asked by someone if I consider myself to be one - though this probably says more about my individual neuroses than about the world at large)
@Onymous Hmmmmm I think carnitas is probably the right answer to this question.
saw "important star stuff" on twitter & thought it was gonna be about OutKast. At least it was still about awesome shit from outer space!
"Boy, you must be a roadblock because you are something, such as a situation or condition, that prevents further progress toward an accomplishment."
Shit is harsh, son. Now I'm sad.
On Young Chinese Professionals Celebrate the Single Life by Spending a Collective $5.4 Billion in One Day
At least men in China can blame their gender imbalance. NYC is more women than men, so I pretty much have to blame myself, and my obsession with puns and ridiculous music leading to an hour of looped TRAP LORDE.
(Seriously though, why does anything exist OTHER than trap remixes of pop songs?)
@Danzig! - While I agree pretty strongly with your first sentence, I need to respectfully disagree with your thoughts on the role of comedy.
I don't think it's true that comedy isn't an inherently critical platform. At least as far back as Shakespeare, the role of a jester is often to issue the harsh truths and protests against authority that, if spoken plainly, would lead to censure.
Humor is almost always the drawing of attention to something which is wrong. "What's the deal with airline food?" doesn't work if the deal is that airline food is delicious and it's amazing that it's included. A regal and dignified person farting is a shitload funnier than a bum passing gas.
At the same time, some laughter and joking is mean-spirited too. I am constantly making fun of my god-son for his inability to do simple things like "speak". But where you really lose me is the idea that doing stand-up is inherently ineffective in....I don't know. Honestly, I feel like I'm a relatively smart guy, but the last paragraph here confuses me?
Like....stand-up can't make shit better because so much stand-up is shitty? I'm lost here. Like, if 99% of Stand-up for the history of time had been pro-kitten-killing, does that mean if somebody decided to do anti-kitten-killing standup, they would still be helping the dead-kitten agenda because they were doing stand-up at all?
I just don't understand how comedy is inherently patriarchal. I mean, I know this isn't verbatim Goldman, but I think the old "I don't wanna be part of your revolution if I can't dance" should hold - laughter and joking are fucking awesome. If somebody like Truscott can use an awesome thing like laughs to also say good, positive things for society, and to draw in people who wouldn't necessarily be aiming to hear her message, isn't that awesome?
(NB: I only disagree at length here because I have a lot of respect for both the intelligence commenters of this website as a group and for your thoughts as an individual, and I have many times in the past had my thoughts and opinions changed by the wonderful people who comment here, and as I disagree currently, would like to open myself up to maybe having it changed again)
This is completely amazing.
@Nutellaface I haven't really found any reliable way to know for sure. I just kind of assume I'm awake for real until obviously insane stuff starts happening, then I just kind of figure "Oh, this is probably a dream."
When I was in my teens and early 20s it was really terrifying, because I thought at any point it could be the onset of schizophrenia. As I got beyond the age range where the disease begins to manifest itself, it became a lot easier to assume safely "Oh, I'm just dreaming" when it happens.
The upside to all of this, though, is that about once a month I'll experience false awakenings or sleep paralysis, and rather than having a nightmare, it becomes a lucid dream, which is pretty much amazing. Growing up I loved Lucid Dreams so much I wrote a couple short stories about a kid who found a bottle of pills that could make you lucid dream, and it basically was worse than heroin because, ya know, why bother going out and living life when you can experience anything you can imagine in your dreams?
I swear, if I could make them happen anytime I wanted, or even if they happened with a higher frequency, I'd be so much less ambitious in life.