Listen/purchase: We See the Shapes by The Electric Witch
The new album from The Electric Witch, WE SEE THE SHAPES, is now up for pre-order, out May 1st. Listen to a couple tracks. Get familiar with it so you’ll know how to properly slam-dance to the songs when we play them live on May 3rd at Homegrown.
If you’re anywhere near Duluth, MN on May 3rd, you should come out and see us.
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."
Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power. I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:
Here’s a different view to show how flat it was today. Do you have to live here to see the beauty in this?
The temptation was there to crank up the drama on this photo, but what was so great about today was the flat greyness. Well, it’s totally belied by the contrast between the snow and the lake, but that’s how it is. The lake is cold and black and terrifying in the winter.
Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.
I had hoped to see them in the Despecialized edition, but if they were there, I didn’t see them.
It’s the year 2X14. Misspelled words and broken syntax are no longer found funny. The economy has collapsed. Doge run Barter Town.
All the Mud
OH MY GOD
Wen this happens, you get to wash the dog, then the tub, then the path between the tub and the front door, then the car interior. It’s really all-inclusive.
gatsbyadventures asked: First of all, so glad to hear that things with Riley seems to be working out! I'm happy for him. :) Secondly, and I'm sorry for asking so many questions: IS there a proper way to break up a dog fight/scuffle? Luckily, I haven't experienced a dog scuffle but I've always wondered and would like to be prepared just in case.
Oh gosh, thank you… and aw, don’t worry about asking questions. Seriously. It’s always good to ask about these things.
Here’s my first warning! Unless you have a lot of experience with it, do not attempt to break up a dog fight by yourself!
Good to know. I’ve split up a couple dog fights myself and it’s not easy. Your sweet pup doesn’t know where the other pip ends and you begin.
I didn’t want to post this originally but private screenings seemed to go well so I suppose I should share!
I got an iPhone 5 recently and the camera seems pretty good. It’ll do.
I would like everyone to know that the teachers in the English Dept at Alamogordo HS do not agree with the knee jerk reaction of pulling Neverwhere from the Dept. library. It has been successful as a supplemental novel and since our goal is to get students engaged and encourage their thinking, this novel is a keeper — the students love it. The passage the parent is referring to is not graphic, but it is an adult type situation…a very briefly visited one.
I am sorry our school administrators did not stand up and support the material the way we all would have expected them to do. Also, as much as we hate to expose anyone for not speaking the truth, this parent had publicly stated that the school was “forcing” her student to read the novel (not true), and she also stated that the school never offered her daughter an alternate selection when she objected to Neverwhere. This statement is one that we will vehemently deny. The mother is stating inaccurate comments publicly. I work with the teacher in question – a very capable and intelligent young woman that is an asset to the English Dept.- and she immediately provided an alternate novel to the student as soon as the mother made the first known objection to Gaiman’s novel.
We simply cannot stand for banning a book for hundreds of students this year and in the years to come because a single parent objected over one brief passage on ONE page. Making inaccurate comments about the teacher (whom the parent chose not to even meet, but publicly disrespected her and questioned her credentials in spite of that), saying we forced anyone to read a text she objected to, or stating that no alternative assignment was offered is absolutely false. Teachers are sensitive to the needs of their students.
Our students have enjoyed Gaiman’s novel for almost ten years, and it saddens us to think that our future students will not have the same opportunity.
The teachers in the English Dept are opposed to any form of censorship. This situation is being handled incorrectly, it makes our school and our town appear as if we are fine with suspending the use of a book that is used by middle and high schools across the country and around the globe. We are not fine with it, and we want people to know that.
I’ve seen so many girls do this recently, it’s like a craze! Hey, guess what — not having the same rights as opposite-sex couples, dealing with day-to-day slurs, and not being taken seriously because “silly girls” use the term “wife” or “totes married to x” to mean a best friend or a roommate is pretty shitty! And even if you don’t believe in the institution of marriage — which is fine — it’s still a pretty big deal to me, that in the country I live in, my spouse could be denied seeing me in the hospital. So why not just respect those that wish to have marriage (with or without the religious connotations) as a fundamental right that opposite-sex couples already get to have? Why don’t we choose some different words the next time we feel like remarking that our female-bodied friend is super-duper cool? And yes, this applies to queer/bisexual/poly/lesbian ladies, too — if you’re not actually married, just, y’know, don’t use those terms like they’re frivolous. Because to some of us, they mean a lot of struggling, a lot of heartache and a lot of bigoted speech/homophobia being thrown our way. You get to use the terms for “fun” on a whim — I get to use them to fight oppression on a daily basis. There’s a difference. Please try to respect that.
In which my (actual) wife sums up mutual ire perfectly.
There are so many things we can (and have) point(ed) to that trivialize real people’s day-to-day struggles, whether that’s marriage, sexualities, or mental illness, simply because this generation seems to think taking things to the extreme is a way to stand out and be noticed.
Be quirky in your own way, step off my goddamned turf.
Tell your waifu.