What Is Twerking, Exactly? →
We have a crisis on our hands, America. We’re not sure exactly what it is, but it has something to do with Amanda Bynes. Whelp, I just learned a new word.
Wedding Tips for Marrying a German: 5 Things to... →
I am American. My wife is German. We got married in the States and it was awesome. So awesome, in fact, I was inspired to write this blog post for the benefit of every American who has married — o… This is an entertaining read. Also, the infographic about American wedding costs just further justifies my strong desire to never have a wedding. I mean, seriously. What the fuck for? Save...
Grad Student Woes
Sasha: I really need an editor.
Courtney: You can pay me to be your editor.
Sasha: You can't have pay.
This'll Show Abercrombie & Fitch →
In response to Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries not wanting “not so cool” kids or women who wear size large to wear his company’s clothes, Greg Karber has come up with a funny and creative way to readjust the Abercrombie & Fitch brand. I hope this is real.
A true friend would say…
kateoplis: “That outfit just doesn’t work on you.” “I saw your man with another woman.” or “Your boyfriend is amazing. Stop creating stuff in your head.” Garance Dore
30 of the Most Amazing University Museums →
A list of 30 the most outstanding university museums around the world listed by country. Both of my alma maters are on here (Berkeley at #4 and Arizona at #5).
The only thing left will be the prose and poems, the books, what is written...– James Salter (via theparisreview)
kateoplis: America the Clueless →
kateoplis: “40 percent of Americans are clueless about [Obamacare’s] sheer existence. Some think it’s been repealed by Congress. Some think it’s been overturned by the Supreme Court. A few probably think it’s been vaporized and replaced with a galactic edict beamed down from one of Saturn’s moons. With…
1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with...– Juan Cole, 08/09/2012 (via thepeacefulterrorist) Juan Cole actually wrote this 4 days after a white terrorist, yes, terrorist, murdered 6 and injured 4 people at a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin. The terrorist who committed said crime spoke of an impending “racial holy war” beforehand and was a...
In the novel or the journal you get the journey. In a poem you get the arrival.– May Sarton (via theparisreview)
Woman: I'm smart
Patriarchy: Well you're probably ugly then
Woman: I'm creative
Patriarchy: You mean unattractive right?
Woman: I have all these incredible accomplishments
Patriarchy: Yeah but look how ugly you looked doing them
Woman: I have value
Patriarchy: Not if you're ugly lol
Woman: I'm conventionally-attractive & posted self-photos on my blog
Patriarchy: I'm so sick of these empty-headed chicks only caring about their looks. Just because you are attractive and get attention from men doesn't mean you are special or deserve respect. Why don't you read a book or do something productive with your life you dumb slut
The Food Movement, Rising →
femmefatalefood: It might sound odd to say this about something people deal with at least three times a day, but food in America has been more or less invisible, politically speaking, until very recently. At least until the early 1970s, when a bout of food price inflation and the appearance of books critical of industrial agriculture (by Wendell Berry, Francis Moore Lappé, and Barry Commoner,...
Hilarious Yoga Mat for Sale Ad on Craigslist →
It looks like someone in Seattle is selling a yoga mat for $1. The mat was only used once and comes along with this hilarious usage timeline detailing the seller’s experience in a hot yoga class. Ha ha ha
After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,... →