Mind the Gap

Case in point.

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“If we think of the douchebag as a social identity as much as an accusation, as a subject with a distinctive persona locatable within the categories of race, class, gender and sexuality, then we find that the term carries a remarkably precise definition.
 
The douchebag is someone — overwhelmingly white, rich, heterosexual males — who insist upon, nay, demand their white male privilege in every possible set and setting.
 
The douchebag is always a white guy. But he is more than that. The douchebag is the demanding 1%, and the far more numerically significant class of white, heterosexist men who ape and aspire to be them. Wall Street guys are douchebags to be sure, but so is anyone looking to cash in on his white male privilege.
 
This narrowness of categorization — perhaps unique in the history of America’s rich history of racial and sexual slurs — is what makes the word douchebag such a potentially useful political tool.”

Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For — Medium

This is a great, interesting, insightful, long read.

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thisbigcity:

urbangeographies:

BICYCLE ACTIVISM:  Latvian activists from a branch of the bicycle advocacy group Let’s Bike it recently created a visual reminder of the space taken by cars on a typical road. To this end, the group fabricated bamboo skeletons shaped like actual cars and mounted them on their bikes. The activists then cycled around the streets of Riga for several hours to highlight the absurdity of using a large car to move a single person. The stunt was organized as part of European Mobility Week, an ongoing campaign that explores sustainable urban mobility around Europe.

Source:  Christopher Jobson, ”Cycling Activists Build Bamboo Car Skeletons to Demonstrate Space Taken by Single Occupancy Cars,” Colossal, 

Simple yet clear. Go by bike!

This scrolled up right when SBTRKT’s “Lantern” came on and it was perfect.

This scrolled up right when SBTRKT’s “Lantern” came on and it was perfect.

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“Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.”
— Louis C.K. (via thatkindofwoman)

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dorkly:

3 Viral Geek Rumors That Were Total Bullshit

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I feel like everything I know is wrong.

joeyx:

On this day, October 8th, in 1980: Talking Heads and Sire Records released “Remain in Light” (SRK 6095)
Today’s soundtrack: The album that was originally called “Melody Attack.”
Today’s screening: The BBC’s “Talking Heads vs. Television” - http://tinyurl.com/lfhjgbv
Today’s book club: David Bowman’s “This Must Be the Place: The Adventures of Talking Heads in the Twentieth Century”
Today’s quote: “Both “The Great Curve” and “The Overload” are droning drags, full of screeching guitar noise that’s more freaked-out than felt. Usually, however, the gambler’s aesthetic operating within Remain in Light yields scary, funny music to which you can dance and think, think and dance, dance and think, ad infinitum.” - Rolling Stone
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/nms37k3

I like that my youngest nephew’s birthday is the same as Remain in Light’s release date. Me? I share a birthday with Ginger Spice.

joeyx:

On this day, October 8th, in 1980: Talking Heads and Sire Records released “Remain in Light” (SRK 6095)

Today’s soundtrack: The album that was originally called “Melody Attack.”

Today’s screening: The BBC’s “Talking Heads vs. Television” - http://tinyurl.com/lfhjgbv

Today’s book club: David Bowman’s “This Must Be the Place: The Adventures of Talking Heads in the Twentieth Century”

Today’s quote: “Both “The Great Curve” and “The Overload” are droning drags, full of screeching guitar noise that’s more freaked-out than felt. Usually, however, the gambler’s aesthetic operating within Remain in Light yields scary, funny music to which you can dance and think, think and dance, dance and think, ad infinitum.” - Rolling Stone

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/nms37k3

I like that my youngest nephew’s birthday is the same as Remain in Light’s release date. Me? I share a birthday with Ginger Spice.

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shortformblog:

This is how much this man was loved. His Wikipedia page is too full for people to even see.

shortformblog:

This is how much this man was loved. His Wikipedia page is too full for people to even see.