Posted 2 weeks ago
oh the body language….

oh the body language….

(Source: extracake)

Posted 2 weeks ago

turquoisemoi:

justcallmefresh:

nosdrinker:

eveltal:

supamuthafuckinvillain:

sageoftenpaths:

WOW

I’m pretty sure you’ve reached Legendary Status when the God of Skating, Tony Hawk looses his shit

That’s literally the move Christ Air from the first tony hawk pro skater game

HE REALLY DID IT

yooooooooooo. Insane. 

Bruhh did a Christ air

Unfortunately the reaction here is not to this trick…it’s to this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRFXF1w7HxU

(Source: 7hesevenhills)

Posted 3 weeks ago

blownspeakers:

lifeaquatic:

My mission for summer is to perfect my technique for cooking a rare steak on a BBQ. Any advice, meat eaters?

Buy an instant read thermometer and trust the internet, not your friends.

have the grill HOT, like 600 degrees. Wait until a tiny bit of blood appears on the top side, then flip. Same again and remove. Remember to let stand for 3 mins.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Technology from Extraterrestrials: Don Phillips

Posted 1 month ago

Noam Chomsky On Human Extinction: The Corporate Elite Are Actively Courting Disaster

Climate change poses an imminent threat to human life, said political philosopher Noam Chomsky – and humans are drawing their own doom ever closer.

Who is accelerating it? Chomsky said. The most privileged, so-called advanced, educated populations of the world.

He compared this phenomenon to a theory by Ernst Mayr, a 20th-century evolutionary biologist who speculated humans would never encounter intelligent extraterrestrials because higher life forms quickly force themselves into extinction.

Mayr argued that the adaptive value of what is called ‘higher intelligence’ is very low, Chomsky said. Beetles and bacteria are much more adaptive than humans. We will find out if it is better to be smart than stupid. We may be a biological error, using the 100,000 years which Mayr gives [as] the life expectancy of a species to destroy ourselves and many other life forms on the planet.

But Chomsky remained hopeful that the corporate elite could be overthrown before they bring on environmental disaster, citing historical examples of mass movements that returned power to autonomous collectives.

Read it all HERE. This story original shared by smdxn.

Posted 1 month ago

paperhound:

Spending one’s day off sprawled on the floor with a just-scouted super-crisp Meggendorfer reproduction pop-up book is, I know, a very specific expression of delayed adulthood. 

Posted 1 month ago

datryantho:

Actually my current favourite horror film right now, directed by Canadian indie legend Bob Clark. Currently also the first film to scare me since Ju-On: The Grudge

Posted 1 month ago

penandpage:

cubbyzissou:

shokoshik:

"Community has pulled off one the most patient easter egg: in one episode of each of the first three seasons, the word "Beetlejuice" was used off-handedly in a joke. If you’ve seen the movie Beetlejuice, the titular mischievous ghost would appear in the world of the living if anyone said his name three times. So, sure enough, on the third mention by a Community character, this guy appears in the background for exactly two seconds. They patiently waited three years to reach that punchline."

That is pretty wonderful.

!!!

How in the fuck do you cancel this?

(Source: depression-and-movies)

Posted 1 month ago

megaphonemagazine:

DIRECTOR’S CORNER: How to report on homelessness

By Sean Condon

Earlier this month, I did a presentation at the annual Canadian Association of Journalists conference about how the media should be covering homelessness. My main point was that although often well intentioned, the media relies on formulaic stereotypes when covering homelessness and rarely gives homeless individuals a voice. Unfortunately, a lot of coverage does more harm than good.

Before hitting the streets, I wish reporters would work to gain a better understanding of who homeless people are and why they don’t have housing. For starters, most homeless people actually sleep under a roof. According to “The State of Homelessness in Canada 2013” report, at least 30,000 Canadians are homeless on any given night, but another 50,000 sleep in cars, couch surfing or live in unstable housing—a group often referred to as the “hidden homeless”.

Most news reporters also use a white, middle-aged man who lives outside as the typical homeless person in their stories. But we know from research that middle-aged men, while the most prominent group, make up less than half of all homeless people. We’re seeing higher rates of First Nations, youth and seniors without homes and we need these voices better reflected in coverage.

When the media does cover homelessness, they don’t give much space to homeless people. The story might start with a few quotes or pictures of a homeless person, but once they’ve given their sad story, the reporter moves onto homeless advocates, government officials or neighbourhood residents.

Barbara Schneider, a communications professor at the University of Calgary, monitored theVancouver SunCalgary Herald, and The Globe and Mail for a year and found that when these papers did cover homelessness, people who were homeless were only quoted 16.6 per cent of the time. Homeless “experts” were quoted 73.6 per cent of the time, while “citizens” were quoted 9.9 per cent of the time.

Homeless people are used for “colour,” but aren’t allowed to talk about possible solutions, give broader opinions beyond their own experience or be seen as members of our communities. As Schneider argues, this reinforces a sense of “otherness” that the public has about homeless people.

“Journalists may believe that in ‘telling someone’s story’ they can generate sympathy and promote more positive public perceptions of homeless people. However, sympathy and charity are in themselves ‘othering’, as it is only ‘we’, domiciled people, who can offer ‘them’, homeless people, sympathy and charity, not the other way around.”

While researching this presentation, I talked with Megaphone vendors who are homeless or who have experienced homelessness. Mostly, they were cynical about the media’s coverage.

If we are going to solve homelessness, we need to listen to those who are homeless themselves. We don’t need to patronize by speaking for them. Rather, we should stand with them and let their rich and important voices speak for themselves.


Megaphone Magazine

Posted 1 month ago

shantalarobinson:

Finally beginning my graphic novel. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1gQOySM