Many who today hear me somewhere in person, or on television, or those who read something I’ve said, will think I went to school far beyond the eighth grade. This impression is due entirely to my prison studies. … I saw that the best thing I could do was get hold of a dictionary — to study, to learn some words. …
    I spent two days just riffling uncertainly through the dictionary’s pages. I’d never realized so many words existed! I didn’t know which words I needed to learn. Finally, just to start some kind of action, I began copying.
    In my slow, painstaking, ragged handwriting, I copied into my tablet everything printed on that first page, down to the punctuation marks. …
    I was so fascinated that I went on — I copied the dictionary’s next page. And the same experience came when I studied that. With every succeeding page, I also learned of people and places and events from history. … That was the way I started copying what eventually became the entire dictionary. …
    I suppose it was inevitable that as my word-base broadened, I could for the first time pick up a book and read and now begin to understand what the book was saying. Anyone who has read a great deal can imagine the new world that opened. Let me tell you something: from then until I left that prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library, I was reading on my bunk. You couldn’t have gotten me out of books with a wedge. … [M]onths passed without my even thinking about being imprisoned. In fact, up to then, I never had been so truly free in my life.
— Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (via thesummerofmark)
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shitsaidbyhomophobes:

It’s not super relevant to my blog, but two areas of Johannesburg described in The Economist here: http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21612238-urban-communities-remain-divided-along-racial-lines-can-be-changed-stillWhite people are in the neighborhood on the left (top picture), blacks are on the right. South Africa has some of the highest income inequality in the world; Apartheid hasn’t gone away yet.

wow

shitsaidbyhomophobes:

It’s not super relevant to my blog, but two areas of Johannesburg described in The Economist here: http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21612238-urban-communities-remain-divided-along-racial-lines-can-be-changed-still
White people are in the neighborhood on the left (top picture), blacks are on the right.

South Africa has some of the highest income inequality in the world; Apartheid hasn’t gone away yet.

wow

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actuallygrimes:

malformalady:

A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms, in his case Marasmius oreades. The body of this fungus, its mycelium, is underground. It grows outward in a circle. As it grows, the mycelium uses up all of the nutrients in the soil, starving the grass. This is the reason a fairy ring has dead grass over the growing edge of the mycelium. Umbrella-shaped fruiting bodies, called mushrooms, spring up from just behind the outer edge of the mycelium.

indeed

actuallygrimes:

malformalady:

A fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms, in his case Marasmius oreades. The body of this fungus, its mycelium, is underground. It grows outward in a circle. As it grows, the mycelium uses up all of the nutrients in the soil, starving the grass. This is the reason a fairy ring has dead grass over the growing edge of the mycelium. Umbrella-shaped fruiting bodies, called mushrooms, spring up from just behind the outer edge of the mycelium.

indeed

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crankofkipling:

My pretentiousness takes off.

crankofkipling:

My pretentiousness takes off.

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Tags: art

Being exposed to media about Gaza makes me feel angry. Being exposed to all this media about Ferguson makes me feel deeply sad and helpless in a way that tragedy communicated to me over news media generally does not. Finding out that there’s an official media blackout in Ferguson makes me very unsettled in a less emotional but extremely troubling way.

Here’s a link to the bail fund for arrested individuals:
https://secure.piryx.com/donate/mS25KFCe/MORE/mikebrown

Here’s the phone number of the Ferguson police: (314) 522-3100.

Neither option is going to fix this, but if you’re looking for a way to engage, now you have one. I wish I could feel like this was going to change anything.

fuelbydreams:

mallisonwonderland:

Guide to the Races of Star Trek

Oh my god.

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Tags: lol star trek
stunningpicture:


Failed panoramic.

stunningpicture:

Failed panoramic.

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Tags: art postmodern
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Tags: meow?

summersanginme:

hipsterinatardis:

electricalice:

mrsbeefheart:

I fukin love 14th century art art because everyone looks so shady and suspicious of ppl around them its AMAZING

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or just like they know something u dont and oh my gdfuck i cant

I believe the highest point is reached in Simone Martini’s Annunciation

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and the look of absolute hatred Mary and Gabriel exchange. 

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"mary i know ur only half a virgin"
"fuck off gabriel"

hathooks

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Tags: omg art
Then one day it hit me all of a sudden like a lightning bolt, in the form of a vivid mental image. Suddenly I could see in my mind’s eye that … out beyond the walls and floor and ceiling of the room I saw around me, was the inner surface of my true physical skull, and beyond that skull was an inconceivably immense remote external world, of which this world that was in my experience was merely a miniature virtual-reality replica.
— Steven Lehar, The World in Your Head (via thesummerofmark)
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thesummerofmark:

sometimes i get really emotional about how much i love this show

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gerommey:

gerommey:

a kanye west convention

I been thinking about this I can’t decide to call it conye or kanye fest

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"The Corporate Basilisk"

cramulus:

At some point in the future, the Company will hire a new manager. He will then fire everybody who did not help him get hired.

To ensure your continued employment, you should really advocate for this hypothetical person to be hired NOW, even though he hasn’t applied yet, and might not ever exist.

i thought roko’s executive was a mimetic hazard!

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