Tribalism isn’t about feelings, it’s about the... →
“Change can be unpleasant. Unless you’re down and out. If you’re down and out, then change is probably good news. When you’re down and out, then any change is likely to be progress. But if you’re neither down nor out, then progress may be unwelcome. You’re on top. You’re in. Why mess with that?”
if you’re going through hell, keep going– james king (who probably has the best name ever), quoting winston churchill
Made Here Now, Opening Next Thursday
Please join us for the opening at 6pm on Thursday 9th May, 2013 Gallery artisan 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley TO ATTEND THE OPENING EVENT, RSVP HERE Exhibition continues until 15th June 2013 MADE HERE NOW: Benjamin Breitenstein, Forrest Gillham and Julian Munro Made Here Now sees three local up-and-coming Brisbane based designers, Benjamin Breitenstein, Forrest Gillham and...
dynamofire: 8thgrademallgoth: Twelve: A Mix. After my series of 8tracks mixes commemorating each year of my teenage life, I made a mix based on my year as a 12-year-old wannabe skater punk in 2001-2002. The playlist goes as follows: New Found Glory, “Better Off Dead” Weezer, “Surf Wax America” Something Corporate, “Punk Rock Princess” Saves The Day, “At Your Funeral” Good Charlotte, “The...
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i squashed a mosquito an hour ago and forgot to clean it up, now i just looked back down at it and it wasn’t dead. it was mostly squished into the table, but a few legs sticking up in the air. they were moving back and forth, like it was trying to wriggle its way up. i immediately felt terrible, and gave it a good hard hit on the table and went back to internets. a few minutes later i saw...
bealeavable: tumbler is actually a real word but it doesn’t look right and it makes me feel uncomfortable there is a supermarket brand of plastic cups here they just called Tumbler and they use the tumblr font and it looks really wrong
Ultimately, everyone cares more about themselves than about anyone else; what...
You wouldn’t worry so much about what people really thought of you if you knew...– David Foster, “Infinite Jest”
argh just closed the tumblr window and the music is still playing !? > this is what i’ve always wanted i always accidentally close window > wait how do i stop it > oh god > shit, customers are coming > “beat the pussy up beat the pussy up wait till u see my dick” > [*mute*]
do you ever find yourself avoiding facebook because you gave a great rebuttal to something stupid someone said and you dont want to have to deal with the next stupid thing they said in response
We’re going to be coming up to election time again soon, so it’s time to go over the “boat people” thing again. First, a few important facts: - It’s not illegal to seek asylum or refugee status. Method of transport use to gain access to Australian waters is irrelevant. - Financial position is not relevant to refugee status. Whether or not asylum seekers have...
The stages of recovery →
Stage 1: I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. Stage 2: I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in this same place. But it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out. Stage...
grouchpotato: In Norway we don’t say “I love you”. we say “jævla skapdører åpner seg alltid av seg selv midt på natten og skremmer meg når jeg våkner” which translates to “without you I’m nothing”. I just think that’s so beautiful. Factchecking ftw hahaha i assumed this was a ‘creepy stalker guy in the closet’ joke
Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their...– [x] (via neighborly) As a teacher, I give girls what I hope is a lot of attention. I don’t know if I give girls their fair share, but I aspire to, especially after noticing that boys are willing to use their greater share of teachers’ attention to get girls who they feel aren’t being quiet and...
it is a good day when you get into an argument with the Department of Transport & Main Roads on their facebook page and then win using data from a study that they posted. i’m getting into a lot of arguments lately
Travelling speed and the risk of crash involvement →
I may not agree with all of the maths in this study, especially relating to throwing away low-speed outliers in the Solomon Curve, but it inadvertently gave me some of the best data to back up my theory that most crashes fundamental root cause is a lack of attention and/or driver skill. “In most of the crashes included in this study the driver of the case vehicle attempted, clearly...
The effects of raising and lowering speed limits →
“The data clearly show that lowering posted speed limits did not reduce vehicle speeds or accidents. Also, lowering speed limits well below the 86th percentile speed did not increase speeds and accidents. Conversely, raising the posted speed limits did not increase speeds and accidents.”
weekend horse alarms
Every Saturday morning, I look out my kitchen window and there is a horse. By some point on Saturday afternoon, the horse will be gone again. This one’s name is Merv, I think. That’s weird, because the owner’s name is also Merv. There is a second, older horse named Sonny, and a third one whose name I have never known. I didn’t even realise there was more than one. ...