“What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?” “…My health, I came to Casablanca for the waters.” “The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.” “…I was misinformed.”—Rick knows about cultural misunderstandings…
“Il miglior souvenir di viaggio è un biglietto tranviario che una mattina, rivestendo un vecchio abito, troviamo in fondo al taschino del gilet, dove l’avevamo messo mesi prima, in una lontana città e poi avevamo dimenticato la sua esistenza. All’improvvisa scoperta, balza il cuore, quel pezzetto di carta è una metafora concisa e straziante.”—Mario Soldati, da “America primo amore”.
“But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.”—Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (via felicefawn)
Is especially hard to see what the hell these criminals had done to this poor man. This guy wasn’t just a man honestly earning a living in a really hard economy, he was more. He was the man that made it so that the second biggest resource for free contemporary art in a small city in the South of the US remained open, safe and accessible.
He paid with his own safety, he was risking his life. Not for oil, not for money, for culture to better the life of each single person living in that same city. If I think of somebody that deserves unconditioned support it’s him.
The people that beat him up didn’t just physically assault a man, they hit the heart and soul of the city, the best of all of you. Don’t let them get away with it. Make it so that the site will re open.
I was going to write a good introduction to this article, but my fingers hurt from eating too much sushi with chopsticks. Statements like these are a hallmark of the first-world problems meme, which features the complaints of entitled people complaining about everyday occurrences. Now the …
I feel a hot wind on my shoulder And the touch of a world that is older I turn the switch and check the number I leave it on when in bed I slumber I hear the rhythms of the music I buy the product and never use it I hear the talking of the DJ Can’t understand just what does he say?
Sums it up. Besides the wind is cold and the radio is Turkish.
In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
“A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The Native elder responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to understand. When you look at black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings and the chains. When you look at Jews, you see ghosts of all those bodies piled up in death camps. And those ghosts keep you trying to do the right thing. “But when you look at us you don’t see the ghosts of the little babies with their heads smashed in by rifle butts at the Big Hole, or the old folks dying by the side of the trail on the way to Oklahoma while their families cried and tried to make them comfortable, or the dead mothers at Wounded Knee or the little kids at Sand Creek who were shot for target practice. You don’t see any ghosts at all. “Instead you see casinos and drunks and junk cars and shacks. “Well, we see those ghosts. And they make our hearts sad and they hurt our little children. And when we try to say something, you tell us, ‘Get over it. This is America. Look at the American dream.’ But as long as you’re calling us Redskins and doing tomahawk chops, we can’t look at the American dream, because those things remind us that we are not real human beings to you. And when people aren’t humans, you can turn them into slaves or kill six million of them or shoot them down with Hotchkiss guns and throw them into mass graves at Wounded Knee. “No, we’re not looking at the American dream. And why should we? We still haven’t woken up from the American nightmare.”—On mascots & the Red Road: - Gathering Tribes | Facebook (via aboriginalnewswire)
“There are too many videos right now that put too much of a precedent on being entertaining, especially within the milieu of the internet; the music video has such a short shelf life now. I watched this Miley Cyrus video this morning, and the imagery was all shock-based. It had very little depth. Whereas the Replacements’ ‘Bastards of Young’ video has so much depth to it: The imagery’s so simple, but also multi-dimensional, which is all you can ask from great art. It doesn’t need to solicit you so aggressively.”—Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage on his favorite music video of all time in our latest Guest List interview. (via pitchfork)
Records show, without protest from police or their lawyers, that David Eckert was made to go through an absolutely insane series of medical procedures on his butt, including but not limited to three enemas and a colonoscopy in search of drugs.
A gunman opened fire Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, and a security agent was among those shot, federal authorities said. Federal authorities told NBC News that the gunman was in custody and that at least three people were wounded. It was not clear whether the shoot &
Oh for crying out loud! Can we take a break from shooting for a sec?
You can customize your PC, why not your phone? That’s the idea behind Motorola’s new Project Ara, an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones.
"The market of electronic devices is growing rapidly, but it feels like we are building disposable stuff," Hakkens wrote. "Every time we make something new we completely throw away the old one. Imagine all the good displays, bluetooths and speakers we have thrown away.