Archive for December 18th, 2012

December 18th, 2012

Fritz was having such a good time on Anna’s lap that he…



Fritz was having such a good time on Anna’s lap that he manifested this little drool bubble, like his own personal holiday ornament.

December 18th, 2012

"Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night Had scarcely deigned to lie- When, stirring, for Belief’s…"

“Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night
Had scarcely deigned to lie-
When, stirring, for Belief’s Delight,
My Bride had slipped away-

It ‘twas a Dream - made solid - just
The Heaven to confirm-
Or if Myself were dreamed of Her-
The power to presume-”

-

Emily Dickinson (1830-1866)

THIS IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT MONSTER.

She literally does love to sleep on the left side of my chest, over my heart because she is my baby love.

December 18th, 2012

nilevalleystudies: Tilchtt Walata Archaeological investigations…







nilevalleystudies:

Tilchtt Walata

Archaeological investigations in southern Mauretania have revealed a wealth of rather spectacular stone masonry villages which were occupied by prehistoric cultivators as early as 1000 B.C. It is argued that the inhabitants of these villages were African and very probably Soninke, and that the basic elements of their culture had developed without major influences from outside the area. The apparent sophistication and complexity of this cultural manifestation, combined with the close fit of developments in this area with Carneiro’s theory of state formation, suggests that this prehistoric complex represented at least a powerful chiefdom which embodied many of the characteristics of subsequent West African states. The first demonstrable outside influences in the area began about 600 B.C. with the arrival of Libyco-Berbers from North Africa. Rather than causing still further cultural advances, the initial effect of this contact was the collapse of this sociopolitical organization. But with subsequent adjustment, plus the potential from trans-Saharan trade carried out by the North Africans, the basic, pre-existing pattern re-emerged, resulting eventually in a second and much more powerful African political organization in this area – the Ghana Empire.

this is so beautiful

December 18th, 2012

gothpimp: Upcoming event Melvins/Redd Kross 12”, a peppermint…



gothpimp:

Upcoming event Melvins/Redd Kross 12”, a peppermint dream.

TEEN ME IS FREAKING OUT

December 18th, 2012

If you are going to dramatically insist that others check their “factual grounding,”…

If you are going to dramatically insist that others check their “factual grounding,” please note the difference between a spree killing and a mass killing, which you had wrong.

Tags:
December 18th, 2012

"The 1970s-80s social movement called U.S. third world feminism functioned as a central locus of…"

““The 1970s-80s social movement called U.S. third world feminism functioned as a central locus of possibility, an insurgent social movement that shattered the construction of any one ideology as the single most correct site where truth can be represented. Indeed, without making this kind of metamove, any ‘liberation’ or social movement eventually becomes destined to repeat the oppressive authoritarianism from which it is attempting to free itself, and become trapped inside a drive for truth that ends only in producing its own brand of dominations. What U.S. third world feminism thus demanded was a new subjectivity, a political revision that denied any one ideology as the final answer, while instead positing a tactical subjectivity with the capactiy to de- and recenter, given the forms of power to be moved. These dynamics are what were required in the shift from enacting a hegemonic oppositional theory and practice to engaging in the differential form of social movement, as performed by U.S. feminists of color during the post-World War II period of great social transformation.””

-

Chela Sandoval, Methodology of the Oppressed (via eastafrodite)

for anyone who assumes that “third world” and “feminism” are diametrically opposed or antithetical to one another

put down your Ariel Levy and Jessica Valenti

seek out documents from the grassroots collectives of the ’70s and ’80s

shit was fucking happening at this time

people will try to tell you that the ’80s was a decade marked by a ~return~ to ~traditional~ values via Ronald the Devil

but the ’80s is so fucking important

please read and watch and learn and listen

you won’t regret it

(via farahjoon)

December 18th, 2012

"Don’t hang out with people who don’t love you. Don’t try to impress people who aren’t worth it…."

“Don’t hang out with people who don’t love you. Don’t try to impress people who aren’t worth it. Don’t try to win people over who aren’t worth it. Focus on yourself, and focus on the people who are really awesome and who love you. Don’t hang out with people who make you feel like shit. Don’t spend your energy on them.”

- Beth Ditto (via loveyourchaos)