October 20, 2014
Going to Movies with Girls

I’m really excited to have an essay up at The Toast today! 

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Filed under: the toast movies 
October 20, 2014
feel better club

feelbetterclub:

i have been thinking for a long time that it would be a good idea to create a repository of all of the stuff which makes me feel better when i’m depressed.

this is that.

please share yours.

Joanna made us all a present/repository for our good feelings!

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October 12, 2014

shep689:

tsud123:

chrstopher:

A family from Hammond, Indiana is suing the Hammond Police department for excessive force after what should’ve been a routine traffic stop turned violent. Lisa Mahone was driving with her boyfriend Jamal Jones and her two children to Stroger Hospital when Hammond police pulled her over for not wearing a seatbelt. Mahone admitted to the violation and asked for a ticket so she could continue on her way to the hospital to visit her dying mother.

Though Mahone was the operator of the vehicle and produced valid identification and proof of insurance, police demanded to see identification from Jones as well. Jones informed the officers he didn’t have ID, as he recently received a ticket. After attempting to reach into the backseat and produce the ticket from a backpack, the officers drew their guns.

Mahone’s 14-year-old son then began recording the encounter with his cell phone and Mahone dialed 911. 

According to Fox Chicago
, an officer told Jones “”I don’t know you and I don’t know what you’re going to do.” Jones told the cops “That’s why I have my windows up. I’m not no harm to you right now. I got my kids in the car and you’re drawing your weapon.”

Police refused to take the ticket from Jones as ID and ordered him out of the vehicle. “Once the kids were scared, I wasn’t gonna get out of the car and leave my kids in the car,” said Jones. “He was being so aggressive.”

While Mahone was relating the story as it happened to the 911 operator, Jones demanded to see a “white shirt,” a commanding officer. The officer on the scene told Jones “Look at my shoulder dumbass. I got bars.” Video shows that after asking Jones another time if he was going to exit the car, an officer then breaks the passenger window, shocks Jones with a taser, then pulls him out of the car.

SIGNAL. BOOST.

holy fucking shit I can’t believe this. HOW IS THIS NOT ALL OVER THE NEWS. what the FUCK is happening with the police across this country.

(Source: britteryikes, via machinery)

October 7, 2014

Look at this good, good dog delivering the mail. Ugh, dogs!

October 3, 2014
Assorted Minor Time Traveling Adventures I Would Like to Have - The Yearbook Office

yearbookoffice:

1928 – In Pennsylvania, I’d convince H.B. Reese to abandon his plans to create the most perfect candy in the world, the peanut butter cup, and then, as if by magic, years later, 2013 Amy would never accidentally tell her boss, while attempting to say that she greatly appreciated Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, that she would prostitute herself for them.

- Assorted Minor Time Traveling Adventures I Would Like to Have by Amy Spalding (aka amyspalding)

So glad Amy is writing for Yearbook Office!!!

September 29, 2014
filmprojections:

Beginners (2010)

THIS ONE ALSO

filmprojections:

Beginners (2010)

THIS ONE ALSO

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September 29, 2014
anniewu:

2014

AGAIN, AGAIN!

anniewu:

2014

AGAIN, AGAIN!

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September 29, 2014

Every morning, I make the bed, walk the dogs, clean up the inevitable overnight messes that come with having five pets, feed the five pets in two groups, do last night’s dishes while the water boils, make coffee, make breakfast, and sit down at my kitchen table to read or listen to a podcast or check e-mail. Every morning, I skim headlines, set aside longer articles I don’t have time to read, make a few notes for story or essay ideas I don’t have time to pursue, and rush through shower-dress-get-out-the-door in time to not be more than five minutes late for work. I make my long commute to my long day of desk-sitting, and even though it’s for a cause I care about, and the people are uniformly kind and smart, and I could have it so much worse, even though. It’s not engaging and it’s not challenging and I am sinking. Sometimes it’s gradual, a slow seep that I can wade through without getting dragged down. Lately it’s like there’s a hole blasted through me and I’m taking on water faster than I can bale. I’m watching my intention and motivation drift away as all my energy goes towards keeping my head above water. Maybe it would be different if I was making an actual living at the tasks I spend most of my hours doing. Maybe I would feel better if I had anything to show for all this time spent. Maybe I would be better if I could suck it up and stop feeling like I deserve anything more than what I’ve cultivated for myself, which is fine, it’s just fine, everything is fine.

This has been some complaining couched in drowning metaphor. Here is a picture of four cats and a sinking boat.

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Filed under: feelings boats me irl 
September 28, 2014
that’s the missoula I know and love

that’s the missoula I know and love

(Source: screenshotsofdespair, via robdelaney)

September 25, 2014

picklesandwine:

Thought this might come in handy as a reaction gif someday :)

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anyone want to talk about my deep, deep boner for jason mantzoukas? okay, I’ll start: i have a raging, major boner for jason mantzoukas. good talk.

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