July 31, 2014
beck:

The Song Reader album is out now!iTunes - http://smarturl.it/BeckSongReaderVinyl - http://bit.ly/1jzeSmbTrack list:1. Moses Sumney, “Title of This Song”2. Fun., “Please Leave a Light on When You Go”3. Tweedy, “The Wolf Is on the Hill”4. Norah Jones, “Just Noise”5. Lord Huron, “Last Night You Were a Dream”6. Bob Forrest, “Saint Dude”7. Jack White, “I’m Down”8. Beck, “Heaven’s Ladder”9. Juanes, “Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard”10. Laura Marling, “Sorry”11. Jarvis Cocker, “Eyes That Say ‘I Love You’”12. David Johansen, “Rough on Rats”13. Jason Isbell, “Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings”14. Marc Ribot, “The Last Polka”15. Eleanor Friedberger, “Old Shanghai”16. Sparks, “Why Did You Make Me Care?”17. Swamp Dogg, “America, Here’s My Boy”18. Jack Black, “We All Wear Cloaks”19. Loudon Wainwright III, “Do We? We Do”20. Gabriel Kahane & Ymusic, “Mutilation Rag”

beck:

The Song Reader album is out now!

iTunes - http://smarturl.it/BeckSongReader
Vinyl - http://bit.ly/1jzeSmb

Track list:
1. Moses Sumney, “Title of This Song”
2. Fun., “Please Leave a Light on When You Go”
3. Tweedy, “The Wolf Is on the Hill”
4. Norah Jones, “Just Noise”
5. Lord Huron, “Last Night You Were a Dream”
6. Bob Forrest, “Saint Dude”
7. Jack White, “I’m Down”
8. Beck, “Heaven’s Ladder”
9. Juanes, “Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard”
10. Laura Marling, “Sorry”
11. Jarvis Cocker, “Eyes That Say ‘I Love You’”
12. David Johansen, “Rough on Rats”
13. Jason Isbell, “Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings”
14. Marc Ribot, “The Last Polka”
15. Eleanor Friedberger, “Old Shanghai”
16. Sparks, “Why Did You Make Me Care?”
17. Swamp Dogg, “America, Here’s My Boy”
18. Jack Black, “We All Wear Cloaks”
19. Loudon Wainwright III, “Do We? We Do”
20. Gabriel Kahane & Ymusic, “Mutilation Rag”

July 31, 2014
"

I was shooting heroin and reading “The Fountainhead” in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser when a call came in. I put a quarter in the radio to activate it. It was the chief.

“Bad news, detective. We got a situation.”

“What? Is the mayor trying to ban trans fats again?”

“Worse. Somebody just stole four hundred and forty-seven million dollars’ worth of bitcoins.”

The heroin needle practically fell out of my arm. “What kind of monster would do something like that? Bitcoins are the ultimate currency: virtual, anonymous, stateless. They represent true economic freedom, not subject to arbitrary manipulation by any government. Do we have any leads?”

“Not yet. But mark my words: we’re going to figure out who did this and we’re going to take them down … provided someone pays us a fair market rate to do so.”

“Easy, chief,” I said. “Any rate the market offers is, by definition, fair.”

He laughed. “That’s why you’re the best I got, Lisowski. Now you get out there and find those bitcoins.”

“Don’t worry,” I said. “I’m on it.”

I put a quarter in the siren. Ten minutes later, I was on the scene. It was a normal office building, strangled on all sides by public sidewalks. I hopped over them and went inside.

“Home Depot™ Presents the Police!®” I said, flashing my badge and my gun and a small picture of Ron Paul. “Nobody move unless you want to!” They didn’t.

“Now, which one of you punks is going to pay me to investigate this crime?” No one spoke up.

“Come on,” I said. “Don’t you all understand that the protection of private property is the foundation of all personal liberty?”

It didn’t seem like they did.

“Seriously, guys. Without a strong economic motivator, I’m just going to stand here and not solve this case. Cash is fine, but I prefer being paid in gold bullion or autographed Penn Jillette posters.”

Nothing. These people were stonewalling me. It almost seemed like they didn’t care that a fortune in computer money invented to buy drugs was missing.

I figured I could wait them out. I lit several cigarettes indoors. A pregnant lady coughed, and I told her that secondhand smoke is a myth. Just then, a man in glasses made a break for it.

“Subway™ Eat Fresh and Freeze, Scumbag!®” I yelled.

Too late. He was already out the front door. I went after him.

“Stop right there!” I yelled as I ran. He was faster than me because I always try to avoid stepping on public sidewalks. Our country needs a private-sidewalk voucher system, but, thanks to the incestuous interplay between our corrupt federal government and the public-sidewalk lobby, it will never happen.

I was losing him. “Listen, I’ll pay you to stop!” I yelled. “What would you consider an appropriate price point for stopping? I’ll offer you a thirteenth of an ounce of gold and a gently worn ‘Bob Barr ‘08’ extra-large long-sleeved men’s T-shirt!”

He turned. In his hand was a revolver that the Constitution said he had every right to own. He fired at me and missed. I pulled my own gun, put a quarter in it, and fired back. The bullet lodged in a U.S.P.S. mailbox less than a foot from his head. I shot the mailbox again, on purpose.

“All right, all right!” the man yelled, throwing down his weapon. “I give up, cop! I confess: I took the bitcoins.”

“Why’d you do it?” I asked, as I slapped a pair of Oikos™ Greek Yogurt Presents Handcuffs® on the guy.

“Because I was afraid.”

“Afraid?”

“Afraid of an economic future free from the pernicious meddling of central bankers,” he said. “I’m a central banker.”

I wanted to coldcock the guy. Years ago, a central banker killed my partner. Instead, I shook my head.

“Let this be a message to all your central-banker friends out on the street,” I said. “No matter how many bitcoins you steal, you’ll never take away the dream of an open society based on the principles of personal and economic freedom.”

He nodded, because he knew I was right. Then he swiped his credit card to pay me for arresting him.

"

— (via fishmech)

(via affably-evil)

July 31, 2014
mlmannaz:

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired
i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do


reasons to love these countries 

It’s called Treriksröset.

mlmannaz:

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired

i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do

reasons to love these countries 

It’s called Treriksröset.

(via oh-theplacesyoullgo)

July 30, 2014
"I find inspiration in the strangest of places. From sugar packets to the play of light in nature, even the hypnotic motion of the black and white interference on an old television set fascinates me. I believe that everything around us has a cosmic significance. We just have to learn to look for it."

Pippilotti Rist (via infinitumdreams)

(via infinitumdreams)

July 30, 2014
"I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’"

— Toni Morrison (via thisislove)

(via thatgothlibrarian)

July 30, 2014

davidbyrne:

The Beatles owe soooooo much to teenage girls for their success like i’m pretty sure it was teenage girls who were screaming and fainting at shows and buying all those records and not old ponytailed dudes or moody teen boys with bad hair? and somehow everyone forgets that when they’re yelling about “real music” and putting down teen girls for the performers they get excited about. like whatever. I see you.

(via thatgothlibrarian)

July 30, 2014

pholotinshep:

mechanicbird:

eroticmirotic:

timemachineyeah:

 

I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again - 

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone. 

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time. 

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office. 

Reblogging hard for that last comment.

I WANTED TO SAY THIS BUT THEN SOMEONE ELSE DID and I’m damn proud.

GLORIOUS

(Source: r-dart, via philsandifer)

July 30, 2014
mets:

#MetsWIN 11-2 #PutItInTheBooks #ImWith28  (at Citi Field - @Mets )

mets:

#MetsWIN 11-2 #PutItInTheBooks #ImWith28 (at Citi Field - @Mets )

July 30, 2014
missrumphiusproject:

library-lessons:

-via The Literacy Site

Ugh. Every time I see this quote it pisses me off. Public libraries do outnumber Starbucks. And McDonalds.

source


Spread the word!

missrumphiusproject:

library-lessons:

-via The Literacy Site

Ugh. Every time I see this quote it pisses me off. Public libraries do outnumber Starbucks. And McDonalds.

source

Spread the word!

(via yellowdecorations)

July 30, 2014
library-lessons:

-via The Literacy Site

library-lessons:

-via The Literacy Site

(via healthscireflib)

July 30, 2014
beck:

The Song Reader album is out now!
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/BeckSongReaderVinyl - http://bit.ly/1jzeSmb

beck:

The Song Reader album is out now!

iTunes - http://smarturl.it/BeckSongReader
Vinyl - http://bit.ly/1jzeSmb

July 30, 2014
"No amount of smiling at a flight of stairs has ever made it turn into a ramp. Ever"

Stella Young on why the saying “the only disability in life is a bad attitude,” is bullshit. (via spasticfantastic1995)

(Source: thefantasticspastic1995, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

July 30, 2014

theanti90smovement:

people get angrier about their tax money going towards helping people than it going towards killing people 

(via affably-evil)

July 30, 2014

watermelon-spiced-latte:

mechanicsofaheart1:

beckett-luvs-her-goober:

lokisoldiergothiddlestoned:

corra-18:

irishsub:

she is such a great lady.

*cries with utter joy*

SHE DID IT THE EXACT SAME WAY WHAT

Let’s be honest, Julie Andrews is Tumblr’s official cool grandma

Forever reblog

Even the pigeons are there

(via catchingthetradewinds)

July 29, 2014
"What the narrative of failing schools does most is allows us to continue to avoid meaningfully addressing race and poverty. It obscures the fact that a history of policies supporting white privilege has created pockets of race and poverty that are untenable in a moral society, and it does so by blaming the victims of such policy."

The Racist Narrative of ‘Failing Schools’ -

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