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Watching last night’s Daily Show with clips of Fox News pundits agreeing with Russian propaganda, I had the thought, “Did the Germans and Japanese ever see our WWII propaganda and say, ‘You know, they have a point.’?”
Related: I was raised in a wildly conservative house, but the kind of conservative that respects the President because he’s the President. So, like, not pumping up the opposing side’s propaganda. Not to get all patriotic or anything, Fox News pundits, but you’re not very good at this game.
when i was younger i had a really bad fear of vampires when i was going to sleep so my older brother gave me a watch that he set to like 8 hours ahead so that it was always daytime on the watch when i was asleep and he told me it would confuse the vampires and they would think it was daytime and get scared of the sun and leave me alone
Your brother is the best
This would be the opposite of the kind of big sibling I was/am.
NYT: What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet?
TEJU COLE: I have not read most of the big 19th — century novels that people consider “essential,” nor most of the 20th-century ones for that matter. But this does not embarrass me. There are many films to see, many friends to visit, many walks to take, many playlists to assemble and many favorite books to reread. Life’s too short for anxious score-keeping. Also, my grandmother is illiterate, and she’s one of the best people I know. Reading is a deep personal consolation for me, but other things console, too.
"Lent offers us an opportunity to slow down, to meander rather than to rush, to allow life to sink in a bit, to find ways to go deeper and not always stay on the surface. A time to observe, to pay attention, and then to act — and in so doing provide the space to move from rush to replenish. When we take this practice seriously, we plant its blessings so that they benefit not only us in our lives for this season, but also extend to the world around us."
~Erin Dunigan (from "The Induced Meandering of Lenten Season")
Photo Credit: Trey Ratcliff
Fuck you ernie
Being its natural element, those born in the year of the Water Pig are said to show the extremes of being a Pig. They can be very emotional, deep, nurturing, sympathetic, empathetic, imaginative and intuitive; however, they can also be cold, moody, jealous, sentimental, sensitive, escapistic and irrational.
I’m going to rename my Tumblr “Things I Reblog for coffee-and-rainsticks”