Jul 28
Jul 28

breakfastattameras:

Amazing OITNB illustrations by starfleetbabe

Jul 27
Jul 27
cijithegeek:

youngbertreynolds:

Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.

My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.
One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.
First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists.  Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.
There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial.  Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.

cijithegeek:

youngbertreynolds:

Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.

My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.

One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.

First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists.  Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.

There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial.  Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.

Jul 27
lilprettymane:

love yourself

lilprettymane:

love yourself

Jul 27

casualcissexism:

i think the stupidest thing about refusing to use the right pronouns is youre not even proving anything. a woman isn’t going to stop her hrt because you called her a he. a dude isn’t going to just magically stop being a dude because you called him a she. nonbinary people arent just going to be like “oops, you got me” because you misgender them

literally all it is is a petty power trip and you are nothing but a petulant child

Jul 27
Jul 27
d-i-y-orgasms:

cracked:

Behind the hasty weight loss, trumped-up drama, and dramatic music of The Biggest Loser, there lurks a dark side. Cracked talked to Season 3 runner-up Kai Hibbard, who told us…
5 Details They Cut from My Season of The Biggest Loser

#5. They Hid Real Relationships if the Fat People Were Deemed “Too Fat”
The Biggest Loser had romantic subplots that would build throughout the season, but the producers and editors made sure to Jim & Pam that shit as slowly as possible. Those “relationships” weren’t allowed to bloom until both partners were skinny enough that their kisses were safe for a presumably very shallow audience that knows love only as something bedazzled on the butts of pretty girls’ pink sweatpants. … [Cameramen] straight up refused to follow actual couples to catch a glimmer of real romance because, and this was their actual reasoning, “Who wants to see two obese people making out?”

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if you watch this show and really think that this is how you lose weight then no you need to stop 

d-i-y-orgasms:

cracked:

Behind the hasty weight loss, trumped-up drama, and dramatic music of The Biggest Loser, there lurks a dark side. Cracked talked to Season 3 runner-up Kai Hibbard, who told us…

5 Details They Cut from My Season of The Biggest Loser

#5. They Hid Real Relationships if the Fat People Were Deemed “Too Fat”

The Biggest Loser had romantic subplots that would build throughout the season, but the producers and editors made sure to Jim & Pam that shit as slowly as possible. Those “relationships” weren’t allowed to bloom until both partners were skinny enough that their kisses were safe for a presumably very shallow audience that knows love only as something bedazzled on the butts of pretty girls’ pink sweatpants. … [Cameramen] straight up refused to follow actual couples to catch a glimmer of real romance because, and this was their actual reasoning, “Who wants to see two obese people making out?”

Read More

if you watch this show and really think that this is how you lose weight then no you need to stop 

Jul 27

elsimoncabra:

I love the DIY ethics of punk. You wanna be in a band but have no musical ability? You wanna put on shows but have no money? Wanna make a zine but you have no writing ability? Wanna draw but you can’t draw? Go do it, do what you want to do, the scene is full of people who don’t meet societies standards, we don’t need to be up to societies standards. Doing things is good, so do things! People that do things inspire other people to do things!

Jul 27