Not crazy, just weird
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Not crazy, just weird

genderedboy:

"Why do you want this job?"

Because under capitalism I am forced to sell my labor in order to subsist.

"Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake someone else up, so that they can feel this way, too.”

Lemony Snicket, Horseradish (via bookmania)

sixpenceee:

Did you know that Monet stated at some point that he wanted to be blind. Similarly, Picasso said that painting was a blind man’s profession, because blind people have a clearer vision of reality.

So what is it about the blind that make artists from all around a tad bit jealous? 

Scientists looked at famous painter Esref Armagon, a man blind from birth. His art hangs in museums all around the world. He can draw landscapes and scenery with precision. This is his art:

Armagon went to a lab to have his brain scanned as he drew freehand. He was given objects to feel such as a toy or a cup and asked to draw them.

What scientists found was amazing. His brain scan resembled a sighted person’s brain scan. 

Although his no visual light reflected of his eyes and entered swept through his visual cortex, his visual cortex was buzzing with activity. 

What was going on is that his visual cortex was recruited by other senses such as touch and hearing. Armagon was successfully able to translate touch into images in his mind. 

SOURCE: The Body Has A Mind of Its Own by Sandra & Matthew Blakeslee

You may also like: What do blind people see when they dream? In what language do deaf people think?

I just found out My Country Tis of Thee is just a rewritten version of God Save the Queen
How did I not know the melody for God Save the Queen until now

k but my sister and i were just skyping and she told me that at our high school’s most recent football game kids were throwing metal garbage cans around the stands like they were beach balls and then one of the foreign exchange students crowd-surfed

also she just told me that last year they broke a ceiling tile in our cafeteria during our homecoming dance

god i love our high school

Mercat de La Boqueria - EGGS (+ a wooden goose)

Mercat de La Boqueria - EGGS (+ a wooden goose)

spookycyborg:

the reviews say “gritty realism” but the heart whispers “suburban straight boy libertarian fantasy with a limited color palette”

Froot - Marina and the Diamonds
Played 183,910 times

fetus-marina:

FROOT // MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS

mainheaux:

OH MY GOD

POLICE BRUTALITY CONTINUES IN AMERICA: Cops smash window to use Taser on African-American passenger during seat belt traffic stop while he was with his family [TW: Racism, Ethnocentrism, White Privilege, Police Brutality]

iverbz:

taurean-the-bully:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

ndiana family filed a lawsuit after police drew their guns, broke out a car window, and used a Taser on an adult passenger during a traffic stop.

Lisa Mahone said she was pulled over Sept. 25 by Hammond police for a seat belt violation as she drove with her boyfriend and their two children to a Chicago hospital, where doctors had said her mother was near death.

She handed over her driver’s license and proof of insurance, and police asked her boyfriend, Jamal Jones, for his ID.

Jones told police he did not have an ID because he had recently gotten a ticket, and he reached into a book bag on the back seat to show them the ticket.

Officers drew their guns on the couple and their 14-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter, and the teen began recording the encounter on a cell phone.

Mahone called 911 to report she feared for her life after officers drew their weapons, and she told the dispatcher that she hoped to reach the hospital before her mother died.

“I said, ‘Oh my god, he’s pulling me over like I robbed a bank,’” Mahone told WFLD-TV.

Police told Jones they had drawn their guns because they did not know who he was or what he would do.

“That’s why I have my windows up,” Jones told officers. “I’m not no harm to you right now. I got my kids in the car and you’re drawing your weapon.”

Jones told WFLD that he was afraid to leave his frightened children in the car, and he was also afraid to get out because officers were acting so aggressively toward him.

He tried to give the ticket to police, but they refused to take them.

“You all got a white shirt?” Jones asked, requesting a supervisor. “I just want to know what’s going on.”
“Look at my shoulder, dumbass,” an officer tells him. “I’ve got bars.”

Mahone continued speaking to the dispatcher as Jones spoke calmly to two officers standing outside the passenger door, with the window cracked about three inches.

“Why do you say somebody’s not going to hurt you?” Mahone said. “People are getting shot by the police.”

Suddenly, one of the officers uses a baton to break open the passenger-side window, sending shattered glass spraying throughout the inside of the vehicle as the children screamed.

The officer reaches into the vehicle and uses a Taser on Jones, who screams as the electric current jolts through his body for at least 3 seconds.

Officers haul Jones out of the vehicle as 7-year-old Janiya sobs in the back seat, and Mahone notices her teenage son, Joseph, had been videotaping the encounter.

Police place Jones in handcuffs and arrested him for resisting law enforcement and refusal to aid an officer.

The couple filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the Hammond police department, claiming the officers clearly overstepped their authority.

“They had no probable cause, one, to even ask Jamal to get out of the car, or two, to engage in excessive force in tasering and arresting him,” their attorney, Dana Kurtz, told the TV station.

The police department defended the officers in a statement, saying they intended to ticket Jones, as well, for a seat belt violation.

“In general, police officers who make legal traffic stops are allowed to ask passengers inside of a stopped vehicle for identification and to request that they exit a stopped vehicle for the officer’s safety without a requirement of reasonable suspicion,” police said.

But Kurtz argued that there was no search or any evidence to suggest criminal activity, and Jones said he was wearing a seat belt when the car was stopped and police never told him about their intention to ticket him.

One of the officers involved in the incident has been previously named in two excessive force lawsuits that resulted in settlements paid out by the city of Hammond.

Watch video of the incident posted online by Kurtz Law Offices:

Source: Travis Gettys for Raw Story

"One of the officers involved in the incident has been previously named in two excessive force lawsuits that resulted in settlements paid out by the city of Hammond."

Just let that sink in.

I was waiting for this shit to show up on my dash after the video. He was CLEARLY avoiding being a presumed threat by speaking calmly and keeping the window rolled up and these reckless motherfuckers shattered the glass on top of two babies for a fucking seat belt violation?