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These are the paintings of random New Yorkers and tourists. Some are artists, some just passing by and pulled in by this little city of art.

Set up on The Highline (a park that was converted from an old, unused rail road line that runs from the Meatpacking District to just south of the Jacob Javits Center) in New York City, David invites everyone to join in painting little 2”x2” squares of cardboard that people can either take home or leave with him to put on display. He doesn’t sell the art, nor does he charge anyone, though he does greatly appreciate the donations that help fund his project.

From his site: “#iThinkOutsideMyBox (#iTOMB) was born on 6 October, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, Manhattan as a performance art and community outreach vehicle supporting Occupy Wall Street and created by David Everitt-Carlson. The concept was first featured in the Wall Street Journal on 7 October, 2011. On 21 July, 2012, 32 pieces from the #iTOMB collection were featured at the Munch Gallery in New York as part of “Up Against It”, a show depicting societal struggle.”

My daughter (pictured second row left) and I encountered him yesterday by the projector. He’s the nicest guy and happy to talk about his project and the people he encounters, so if spending some time in a park two-three stories over Manhattan painting cardboard squares sounds like a thing to do, I highly recommend it.

For more info on his project, to donate, or to learn more about what #iTOMB is about, go to ithinkoutsidemybox.blogspot.com

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Adorable little Japanese Lolitas with squeaky voices singing Idol lyrics to electric guitars.

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Walking into work the other day, a coworker noticed the tattoo on my wrist.

  • Coworker: Oh, hey what's your tattoo?
  • Me: My daughter's name.
  • C: Oh, Margarita?
  • M: No. Margaret.
  • C: Oh, oh, sorry...
  • M: Her grandmother is- WAS- Margarita.
  • C: Oh, she change her name?
  • M: No, she died.
  • C: D:
  • M: -Continues on my way to the breakroom-
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revnickie asked: Screw you, Wheaton! Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home for Mayor! We are enemies now.

wilwheaton:

How can she even talk?! SHE DOESN’T HAVE A FACE! Night Vale deserves Hiram McDaniels. He’s LITERALLY a five-headed dragon.

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guiltyhipster:

If you’ve been forced to witness your favourite female character get trash-talked by dimwitted misogynistic asswipes clap your hands 

If you’ve ever been forced to witness your favorite female character get trash-talked by dimwitted misogynistic asswipes in the name of feminism stand up.

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Things do not happen for a reason. The Universe is not trying to teach you a lesson or offer opportunities. It’s ego that tells us otherwise, not experience. However, it is the role of the individual to go forth even when the path isn’t made solely for them, to learn even when there is no teacher offering a lesson, and to take advantage of any opportunity, whether offered to them with propose or by happy accident. It is not the Universe’s job to take of us, but ours to take all that the Universe has to offer.

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alexandertalisker:

catsunicornsandlesbians:

mysteampunkheart:

lam681:

winmu:

scullylovesqueequeg:

tamtoee:

yeahmicah:

thegirlinthesea:

spookydatrump:

note-inthepages:

Accurate post is accurate.

Reminds me of the time a lady told me whip doesn’t melt. Or a guy yelled at me for not understanding him/hearing him because he kept talking on the phone

Lame

For those in retail.

I worked in a Lil Caesars and a woman came in and wanted a sausage pizza with no sausage, but got mad when she was given a cheese pizza.

So when I worked at fitting room in Old Navy, a woman told me that a medium top was too small, and that the large top was too large. So she asked me to find her an “x-medium”. Old Navy carries x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, 1x, 2x and 3x. There is no “x-medium”. But she insisted, so I went and found her an “x-medium” (which was just a medium in a different color but the same top, same make, same EVERYTHING) and she goes very happily, “THIS! THIS FITS ME PERFECTLY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! See, you can do anything you can set your mind to!”

I’m a waitress at a big fancy resort, and once a woman asked me for a diet water and when I told her there was no such thing she demanded to see my manager (who then also promptly told her there was no such thing and brought her regular water).Another occasion of stupidity occurred when a woman had been brought a steak cooked too much for her liking. I offered to take it back and bring her out a new one, cooked a little less, and she said “NO this one’s fine I just want you to cook THIS one a little less.” I then had to get the chef and have him explain why you can’t UNCOOK a steak.

When I was working at dunkin donuts there was this woman in the drive-thru who asked for a lightly toasted croissant and then started complaining that the croissant was warm. And wanted her money back, so she gave me the croissant back and I gave her the money and then she tells me “now i want my new croissant” she wanted a new one for free and as she was screaming at me this guy in a biker gang covered in tattoos leans over the counter in the store and yells “ma’am let me just tell you what we’re all thinking. fuck off, you stupid cunt.” I couldn’t stop laughing and she drove away in anger.

Most of the people like in the stories above know that they’re being totally irrational, but also know that if they complain enough they’ll most likely get something free or discounted. So really most of the the nonsensical fucks are actually just cheap fucks with no shame or respect for people.

Well, something that changes the above statement, I work at a movie theatre and you can’t take in outside food (food that’s from anywhere but our candy bar… Except if its just candy then I don’t give a fuck) Anyway, there was a man and his girlfriend the other day and I’m pretty sure this guy was about 35, I thought he’d be reasonable, I told him he couldn’t take his ice cream and drink into the cinema, we have signs saying it and its on the back of the ticket, I told them they can eat it in the foyer and that wasn’t a problem, they seemed really pissed off by this so I kept an eye on them, he decided to walk into the cinema, so of course I followed him. I have to. It’s my job. I told him I was serious and he couldn’t take it in, the then continued to swear at me, and bitch and moan and I told him I’d talk to my manager and he could get a refund if he wanted, he seemed to want this a lot so he began to follow, I turned around to check he hadn’t gone back in, when I turned back forward… I shit you not… He threw his drink and ice cream at the wall.
There was literally nothing in that for him. He wasn’t getting a refund after I told my manager about it. He wasn’t getting his food that he’d paid for. And he sure as shit wasn’t seeing that movie.
Yes, most people are being cheap. But some of them are just complete and utter twats.

I work in a supermarket, trust me, the general populace are fucking morons

I work in the baby department of a huge chain of stores. I generally work int he gear part, where the strollers, swings and car seats all are. Every day I get at least a handful of people who want to do something crazy dangerous, often trying to use the excuse that when THEY were kids their parents didn’t do this or that. I then start describing exactly what happens to a baby who’s not in a proper car seat with respect to their weight, age and height in the event of a crash. Changes their tune right quick.
Other times I get people trying to get a discount because the box is taped (most big box items like travel systems and car seats come to us taped) or try to demand that we sell them the floor model (hahahahaNO).

alexandertalisker:

catsunicornsandlesbians:

mysteampunkheart:

lam681:

winmu:

scullylovesqueequeg:

tamtoee:

yeahmicah:

thegirlinthesea:

spookydatrump:

note-inthepages:

Accurate post is accurate.

Reminds me of the time a lady told me whip doesn’t melt. Or a guy yelled at me for not understanding him/hearing him because he kept talking on the phone

Lame

For those in retail.

I worked in a Lil Caesars and a woman came in and wanted a sausage pizza with no sausage, but got mad when she was given a cheese pizza.

So when I worked at fitting room in Old Navy, a woman told me that a medium top was too small, and that the large top was too large. So she asked me to find her an “x-medium”. Old Navy carries x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, 1x, 2x and 3x. There is no “x-medium”. But she insisted, so I went and found her an “x-medium” (which was just a medium in a different color but the same top, same make, same EVERYTHING) and she goes very happily, “THIS! THIS FITS ME PERFECTLY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! See, you can do anything you can set your mind to!”

I’m a waitress at a big fancy resort, and once a woman asked me for a diet water and when I told her there was no such thing she demanded to see my manager (who then also promptly told her there was no such thing and brought her regular water).
Another occasion of stupidity occurred when a woman had been brought a steak cooked too much for her liking. I offered to take it back and bring her out a new one, cooked a little less, and she said “NO this one’s fine I just want you to cook THIS one a little less.” I then had to get the chef and have him explain why you can’t UNCOOK a steak.

When I was working at dunkin donuts there was this woman in the drive-thru who asked for a lightly toasted croissant and then started complaining that the croissant was warm. And wanted her money back, so she gave me the croissant back and I gave her the money and then she tells me “now i want my new croissant” she wanted a new one for free and as she was screaming at me this guy in a biker gang covered in tattoos leans over the counter in the store and yells “ma’am let me just tell you what we’re all thinking. fuck off, you stupid cunt.” I couldn’t stop laughing and she drove away in anger.

Most of the people like in the stories above know that they’re being totally irrational, but also know that if they complain enough they’ll most likely get something free or discounted. So really most of the the nonsensical fucks are actually just cheap fucks with no shame or respect for people.

Well, something that changes the above statement, I work at a movie theatre and you can’t take in outside food (food that’s from anywhere but our candy bar… Except if its just candy then I don’t give a fuck)
Anyway, there was a man and his girlfriend the other day and I’m pretty sure this guy was about 35, I thought he’d be reasonable, I told him he couldn’t take his ice cream and drink into the cinema, we have signs saying it and its on the back of the ticket, I told them they can eat it in the foyer and that wasn’t a problem, they seemed really pissed off by this so I kept an eye on them, he decided to walk into the cinema, so of course I followed him. I have to. It’s my job. I told him I was serious and he couldn’t take it in, the then continued to swear at me, and bitch and moan and I told him I’d talk to my manager and he could get a refund if he wanted, he seemed to want this a lot so he began to follow, I turned around to check he hadn’t gone back in, when I turned back forward… I shit you not… He threw his drink and ice cream at the wall.

There was literally nothing in that for him.
He wasn’t getting a refund after I told my manager about it.
He wasn’t getting his food that he’d paid for.
And he sure as shit wasn’t seeing that movie.

Yes, most people are being cheap. But some of them are just complete and utter twats.

I work in a supermarket, trust me, the general populace are fucking morons

I work in the baby department of a huge chain of stores. I generally work int he gear part, where the strollers, swings and car seats all are. Every day I get at least a handful of people who want to do something crazy dangerous, often trying to use the excuse that when THEY were kids their parents didn’t do this or that. I then start describing exactly what happens to a baby who’s not in a proper car seat with respect to their weight, age and height in the event of a crash. Changes their tune right quick.

Other times I get people trying to get a discount because the box is taped (most big box items like travel systems and car seats come to us taped) or try to demand that we sell them the floor model (hahahahaNO).

(Source: 9gag, via sleeponrooftops)

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magebird:

Things I have learned from being depressed: being sad will eventually erode every relationship you have, every shred of confidence you feel, and every backup plan you thought might be able to carry you through

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And the first thing I thought was "I could get away with so many murders in a dress like that."
Think about it. You kill your mark but, shit, you were spotted! They didn’t see your face, though, so now you just need to get out of sight long enough to drop the gown and let down your hair. Viola, your pursuers go right past you.

And the first thing I thought was "I could get away with so many murders in a dress like that."

Think about it. You kill your mark but, shit, you were spotted! They didn’t see your face, though, so now you just need to get out of sight long enough to drop the gown and let down your hair. Viola, your pursuers go right past you.

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Feminism is for Everyone. Don’t Let Assholes Take That Away.
Feminism is, yes, initially and at it’s core about furthering women’s interests and rights. It’s about, ultimately, ensuring that women have the same financial, material, career and political opportunities as men.
But the deeper you go into understanding gender politics and roles, the more you understand that, if done properly, gaining gender equality doesn’t only help women. It helps men, too. If the very act of being female isn’t treated as negative, then men taking on more traditionally feminine roles and jobs such as stay at home parenting, nannying and nursing won’t make them a target of ridicule.
It also would help the LBGTQA community in various ways once challenging gender roles is less shocking for men to do.
Ultimately, while feminism looks like it’s only for women, it’s for everyone, and anyone who doesn’t understand that, male or female, calling themselves a feminist or not, has a damned lot of learning and wising up to do.
Quote Source: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/394522/august-11-2011/gloria-steinem

Feminism is for Everyone. Don’t Let Assholes Take That Away.

Feminism is, yes, initially and at it’s core about furthering women’s interests and rights. It’s about, ultimately, ensuring that women have the same financial, material, career and political opportunities as men.

But the deeper you go into understanding gender politics and roles, the more you understand that, if done properly, gaining gender equality doesn’t only help women. It helps men, too. If the very act of being female isn’t treated as negative, then men taking on more traditionally feminine roles and jobs such as stay at home parenting, nannying and nursing won’t make them a target of ridicule.

It also would help the LBGTQA community in various ways once challenging gender roles is less shocking for men to do.

Ultimately, while feminism looks like it’s only for women, it’s for everyone, and anyone who doesn’t understand that, male or female, calling themselves a feminist or not, has a damned lot of learning and wising up to do.

Quote Source: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/394522/august-11-2011/gloria-steinem

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gothlolita:

imagine if you woke up and your name was your url and you looked exactly like your icon

I’d be undead with a name everyone either misspells or mispronounces.

(Source: 26px, via bigbardafree)

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Mrs. Hudson is the entire Sherlock fandom.

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John what is that thing on your face?

Get rid of that thing, ew.

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todareastiles:

yui-and-hinata:

thespywhospies:

l3ertholdtfubar:

i really don’t get the whole “but how will we explain it to my kids" claim about like public nursing or gay couples

little kids are nearly blank slates they will accept pretty much anything you tell them and go with it.

unless it’s quantum physics. please do not talk to your 4-year-old about that.

yes they might get shot by will smith

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I feel like we never really hear from the MIB fandom, it’s good to see you

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(Source: berthoover, via morfeo-ferran)