View of my desk from my loft bed in my NYC dorm room. A total hole. Nice big Blur poster on the wall above my desk. It ended up in the garbage when I moved back to Texas.
The green ribbon looking thing is a dayglo shoelace with my keys on it.  I wore it around my neck (of course). Also, a stolen (not by me but for me) IHOP Boysenberry pitcher that I used to hold pocket change.

View of my desk from my loft bed in my NYC dorm room. A total hole. Nice big Blur poster on the wall above my desk. It ended up in the garbage when I moved back to Texas.

The green ribbon looking thing is a dayglo shoelace with my keys on it.  I wore it around my neck (of course). Also, a stolen (not by me but for me) IHOP Boysenberry pitcher that I used to hold pocket change.

sesamestreet:

Doin’ the Pigeon. 

sesamestreet:

Doin’ the Pigeon. 

mutabilityisourtragedy replied to your post:There’s a Buzzfeed thing right now of “awkward”…
The anti-procreation culture is ridiculous. I like going to parties or shows and not telling anyone I am a dad. When they start bashing kids or people being parents, I tell them about Matilda and make things REALLY uncomfortable for them.
Ha! Good job! It’s really ridiculous. I don’t care if people have kids or not, but it’s pretty clear a lot of people only hate kids because they don’t like the reminder that they aren’t kids anymore.
It’s difficult to make new friends and even when I like hanging out with people, often they end up being secret child-haters. 
The anti-procreation culture is ridiculous. I like going to parties or shows and not telling anyone I am a dad. When they start bashing kids or people being parents, I tell them about Matilda and make things REALLY uncomfortable for them.

Ha! Good job! It’s really ridiculous. I don’t care if people have kids or not, but it’s pretty clear a lot of people only hate kids because they don’t like the reminder that they aren’t kids anymore.

It’s difficult to make new friends and even when I like hanging out with people, often they end up being secret child-haters. 

ZPG! I don’t think the Selfie generation is obsessed with perfection, but our (still primarily Boomer-controlled) media are.

Good point!

Actually there’s a good article kicking around somewhere in infospace about how the Boomers were the target market until the early-90s, and by that time, most Gen X were too old to buy into whatever was trying to be sold to them (though obviously many did), and that’s how Millennials became primary targets and consumers of the current plastic culture.

Like with most things, Gen X flew under the radar simply by being born at the right/wrong time. It’s not because of being more savvy or cynical (despite the attempts to market that as well). It was just a fluke.

There’s a Buzzfeed thing right now of “awkward” junior high photos. It’s a bit silly. All photos taken during junior high are awkward. Basically every photo posted is just of normal kids looking dorky like normal kids look. Slightly, I mean sliiiiighty, crooked bangs, especially long bangs, does not make for a real horror show of a photo.

There’s this weird need for physical perfection in the minds of Millennials that freaks me out.

Speaking of generational differences, sometimes you’ll read about how Gen X is often defined as being between the advent of the pill and the Baby on Board signs. It was the first generation of “choice” babies, and there was an underlying anti-procreation culture.

I once asked my mom about this, and she said she was presented the option of abortion at all her initial prenatal visits (between the years 74-79). She also said that the doctors pushed it more with each pregnancy, and by her third and final pregnancy, the doctor was URGING her to get an abortion because three kids was seen as an unnecessary burden. Maybe she just had a weird doctor? 

This was not something even uttered to me at a single prenatal visit for two pregnancies in the 00s, 

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Picture I just saw in my FB photo album and I have it locked as private. What’s this all about?
Definitely from The Replacements photo book. 

Picture I just saw in my FB photo album and I have it locked as private. What’s this all about?

Definitely from The Replacements photo book. 

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zombimanos:

I wish this were my life. You all think I’m joking.

zombimanos:

I wish this were my life. You all think I’m joking.

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oldbookillustrations:

Three monkeys tied to a log.
From The Buckle my shoe picture book, written and illustrated by Walter Crane, London, 1910.
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oldbookillustrations:

Three monkeys tied to a log.

From The Buckle my shoe picture book, written and illustrated by Walter Crane, London, 1910.

(Source: archive.org)

apebbleinmyshoe:

Does anyone else remember using these to dry your hands at gas station bathrooms? I think about them every time I’m faced with a hand dryer in a public restroom. I’d much rather bring these back, but maybe they’re super unsanitary.

Man, U of H was so ghetto. We had these and POWDERED soap dispensers.  And individual squares of toilet paper. I bet they still do. 

If you watch the original Lassie tv series, they had a homemade version of this in their kitchen!

apebbleinmyshoe:

Does anyone else remember using these to dry your hands at gas station bathrooms? I think about them every time I’m faced with a hand dryer in a public restroom. I’d much rather bring these back, but maybe they’re super unsanitary.

Man, U of H was so ghetto. We had these and POWDERED soap dispensers.  And individual squares of toilet paper. I bet they still do. 

If you watch the original Lassie tv series, they had a homemade version of this in their kitchen!

-Lorine Niedecker

-Lorine Niedecker

Review of  a YA “bodice ripper” at Goodreads.

Originally (starting around the late-1960s) YA was specifically written to address the emotional and mental development of kids roughly from 7-9th grades. There of course were light, fluffy YA romances and ones that addressed teen sexuality. Most famously the latter was done with Judy Blume’s Forever. These books were always age appropriate, and I can’t think of any adult who would read them and be titillated. 
In less than a decade, YA’s target audience has primarily become grown women who still literally get off on teen romance. IT’S CREEPY. But adults have more money to buy books and catering to money is how the dying traditional publishing market works now, even when it comes to our children’s brains.

Review of  a YA “bodice ripper” at Goodreads.

Originally (starting around the late-1960s) YA was specifically written to address the emotional and mental development of kids roughly from 7-9th grades. There of course were light, fluffy YA romances and ones that addressed teen sexuality. Most famously the latter was done with Judy Blume’s Forever. These books were always age appropriate, and I can’t think of any adult who would read them and be titillated. 

In less than a decade, YA’s target audience has primarily become grown women who still literally get off on teen romance. IT’S CREEPY. But adults have more money to buy books and catering to money is how the dying traditional publishing market works now, even when it comes to our children’s brains.

Sweet portable phone.

Sweet portable phone.

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cuterpillar replied to your video
hello yes if you are down i will gladly make ridiculous faces at you until it passes. no charge. unlimited time offer.

Thank you! I will keep this in mind.

I’m not down today. Not really. Just in the process of getting my act together.

The lyrics are encouraging me. 

Don’t you know you can stop and start it again
If you thought about time then it would be your friend”