Blackfish: John Jett on Tilikum.

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"Debt is a trap, especially student debt, which is enormous, far larger than credit card debt. It’s a trap for the rest of your life because the laws are designed so that you can’t get out of it. If a business, say, gets in too much debt, it can declare bankruptcy but individuals can almost never be relieved of student debt through bankruptcy." .. (Noam Chomsky)

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Hi Chuck, I'm writing a dissertation on hypermasculine violence in Fight Club and American Psycho and was wondering if you had any thoughts on whether the societies in the novels condition men to regress to a kind of primal state when dealing with an identity crisis, with the character's sense of reaffirmed or potentially discovered when acting in a hypermasculine way? Also I'm a huge fan of Haunted and have just finished Pygmy. How do you create new taboos to write about?


Would you consider a different theory?  As your super-kinetic 20’s end, you long for something to anchor and settle you in the world.  You want to live a deeper life, focusing on one skill or passion.  To me ‘Fight Club’ was like the three-minute hate in Orwell’s 1984:  It left participants capable of chilling.  Any painful injuries further enabled them to give their lives to quieter more-profound pursuits. 

In a similar way, this is why the narrator in ‘Invisible Monsters’ shoots off her face.  Destroying her beauty forces her to develop more-lasting aspects of her intellect.





George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

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It’s like being in love: giving somebody the power to hurt you and trusting (or hoping) they won’t.

Marina Abramović, Rest Energy

I love this

I love all Marina’s work so much!!

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Bo Burnham understands.

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Me every time a develop any sort of feeling towards humans

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Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.

look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon

And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.

And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.

So metal

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I would literally rather this exist instead. Also…the guy looks hollywood average considering…but I was expecting somebody like super gorgeous

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