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10:20 pm     52,943 notes
April 22 2014

Earth Day irony: our love of nature arose from industrialization

bostonreview:

Even as nineteenth-century Americans were cutting forests, damming rivers, and paving roads, leading thinkers were sanctifying nature. Environmental historian William Cronon writes, “Far from being the one place on earth that stands apart from humanity, [the wilderness] is quite profoundly a human creation”—in particular the creation of nineteenth-century romanticism. “Wilderness fulfills the old romantic project of secularizing Judeo-Christian values so as to make a new cathedral not in some petty human building but in … Nature itself.” That people “who regard themselves as agnostics or even atheists nonetheless express feelings tantamount to religious awe when in the presence of wilderness … testifies to the success of the romantic project.”


9:40 pm     13 notes
April 22 2014

Hard Times

Come and go so I’m told
my feed will be cold for
a couple days or two
apologies followers
tragedy hit me true.


3:48 pm
April 22 2014
Post tags: won't be posting for a couple days yeah I did that in a poem poem poetry twc

oupacademic:


And thereit is: faint, an echo, faster and further
away than mother’s, all beat boxand fuzzy feedback. You are like hearinghip-hop for the first time–power

—Kevin Young, “Expecting”
Hip hop is influencing a generation of poets, referred to as “The Inheritors of Hip Hop” by David Caplan, author of Rhyme’s Challenge: Hip Hop, Poetry, and Contemporary Rhyming Culture. Find out what his top five hip-hop references in poetry are.
Image: Turntable spinning by Tengilorg. CC-BY-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

"What is a poet? All balls no cock." - A Tribe Called Quest

oupacademic:

And there
it is: faint, an echo, faster and further

away than mother’s, all beat box
and fuzzy feedback. You are like hearing
hip-hop for the first time–power

Kevin Young, “Expecting”

Hip hop is influencing a generation of poets, referred to as “The Inheritors of Hip Hop” by David Caplan, author of Rhyme’s Challenge: Hip Hop, Poetry, and Contemporary Rhyming Culture. Find out what his top five hip-hop references in poetry are.

Image: Turntable spinning by Tengilorg. CC-BY-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

"What is a poet? All balls no cock." - A Tribe Called Quest


10:20 pm      49 notes
April 21 2014

Money doesn’t talk, it swears.

— Bob Dylan (via early-onset-of-night)


9:40 pm     38 notes
April 21 2014

vintageanchorbooks:

“Listen up—there’s no war that will end all wars,’ Crow tells me. ‘War breeds war. Lapping up the blood shed by violence, feeding on wounded flesh. War is a perfect, self-contained being. You need to know that.”― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

vintageanchorbooks:

“Listen up—there’s no war that will end all wars,’ Crow tells me. ‘War breeds war. Lapping up the blood shed by violence, feeding on wounded flesh. War is a perfect, self-contained being. You need to know that.”
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


8:48 pm      53 notes
April 21 2014

pewresearch:

YOUR TURN: Which of these predictions do you think is likely or unlikely to happen?

So what you are telling me is that the writings of Ray Bradbury didn’t take flight in the minds of the youth and their educators? Damn!

pewresearch:

YOUR TURN: Which of these predictions do you think is likely or unlikely to happen?

So what you are telling me is that the writings of Ray Bradbury didn’t take flight in the minds of the youth and their educators? Damn!


2:14 pm      77 notes
April 21 2014
Post tags: Bradbury would be disappointed (if that was even possible for him to express)

Is Suicide Ever Meaningful?

Such acts, so difficult to comprehend, may seem at first sight unworthy of serious consideration. But rushing to this conclusion would be a mistake. It is not only that by dismissing acts of self-sacrifice as unintelligible we disavow a prevalent and influential human phenomenon.

(Source: bostonreview)


10:20 pm     15 notes
April 20 2014


10:06 pm     1 note
April 20 2014
Post tags: the tallest man on earth music sweden lion heart

Manifestos Worth the Axe

raravises:

"Crowds often think the battle is finally dead, but it is brought back to life time and again, sometimes with a single slogan, a pamphlet or a full campaign – in other words, a shark’s tooth. The fight resumes, revived, running full speech ahead. These are the conditions under which we publish our…


10:20 pm     2 notes
April 19 2014

"Sweden" by Roman Sakovich

(via sunrec)


9:40 pm     63 notes
April 19 2014

When scientifically investigating the natural world, the only thing worse than a blind believer is a seeing denier.

-Neil deGrasse Tyson (via blackatheists), in Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Not that I myself am a believer in any God force, but this quote is being taken out of context. NDT is citing that when scientifically investigating the natural world one mustn’t apply their belief structures. He is not saying that those who believe or deny are lesser, merely that they are not suitable for scientific investigation. 

Also prior to me coming upon this post it said “investing” not investigating, which is the actual quote. FTFY blackatheists & sciencesavedmysoul

(via sciencesavedmysoul)


3:31 pm     294 notes
April 19 2014

After experiencing its power and its dangers first-hand on his infamous bicycle ride, Hofmann understood that LSD, if used correctly and with care, could be a vital tool for investigating human consciousness.

Amanda Feilding, co-editor of LSD: My problem child, on Bicycle Day (19 April), Albert Hofmann, and LSD. (via oupacademic)

How appropriate that I am volunteering at the NCAA DII National qualifiers for cycling. 


2:17 pm     82 notes
April 19 2014

s.t.