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I don't really have anything else to say.

http://imgur.com/gallery/K7C5X

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / ROGER
« on: March 11, 2014, 07:26:20 pm »
WHY DID I BOTHER SPENDING ALL THAT TIME LEARNING TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL GLASS BEADS???

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122322915/8-felt-pebbles-rusty-brown-and-grey-felt?ref=related-3

Fuck me.

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Techmology and Scientism / Nigel's Personality Disorder Thread
« on: March 08, 2014, 03:02:55 pm »
Don't mind me, I'm just collecting links.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3181941/

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Oh, hand model lady
« on: March 06, 2014, 05:40:36 pm »
I'm sure you've seen the creepy hand model lady interview. Here's even more with her:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1VsmvG9HiU

So, if someone came to you and was like, "Hey, here's this job where you can make a lot of money without very much work, but the trade off is that YOU NEVER GET TO DO ANYTHING FUN EVER AGAIN", would you even consider it?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / THUG
« on: March 05, 2014, 03:25:15 am »
I just today realized that I have an issue with the word "thug". Even though the lady who used it on my FB page tonight wasn't referring specifically to black people, and was in fact talking about insular, ignorant, and often poor/rural people, I totally just had that gut reaction that you get when people say "porch monkey" (though I have to confess, I was sheltered enough that I didn't know what that term meant until I was 18).

Now, FB lady is seriously one of the nicest people on earth. I mean, she would never, ever, EVER say the word "thug" in a way that intended any racial connotations. And she's older, so for her, if it DID have racial connotations, it would be way more appropriate for Dimo to be offended that me (that cultural context thing is something those Tumblr twits would do well to gain a grasp on). So there is no way I'm going to say anything to her about it, because it just wouldn't be appropriate. And, of course, the etymological origins lie far away from this continent, in India, so it certainly has nothing to do with the deep history of the word.

So I'm just here, ruminating, and wondering what it means that I have a gut reaction to this word, and whether it is at least partly because of a larger shift in the cultural context of the way it's used.

Thoughts?

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http://www.pressherald.com/news/Rep__Lawrence_Lockman_says_he_regrets_divisive_statements_.html

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The post by Maine People’s Alliance activist Mike Tipping mined press clippings to unearth several offensive comments. In one, Lockman implied that HIV and AIDS could be spread by bed sheets and mosquitoes. In another, he said that the progressive movement assisted the AIDS epidemic by assuring “the public that the practice of sodomy is a legitimate alternative lifestyle, rather than a perverted and depraved crime against humanity.” In a 1995 letter in the Sun Journal in Lewiston, a reader quoted a press statement by Lockman, then part of the Pro Life Education Association, saying, “If a woman has (the right to an abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.”

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I have to watch and comment on three commercials for a homework assignment. I don't have tv reception, so the only time I ever see commercials is when I'm at a bar. I have no idea what's out there. Can you guys suggest commercials for me to comment on?

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / OMG WOW
« on: February 25, 2014, 07:40:12 pm »
It's like Timecube Guy part II!

http://www.naturehack.com/

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / ATTN: RICHTER
« on: February 17, 2014, 01:58:14 am »

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Internet loneliness
« on: February 12, 2014, 08:34:57 am »
So I am wondering if this is just a me thing, or if this is more of a universal thing: is anyone else experiencing a sort of "internet loneliness", where internet-based personal interactions seem to be decreasing?   

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The awesome blogger I posted here before has a new blog up, and it's an especially interesting one that hit home pretty heavy for me, if anyone's interested: http://buildameworkshop.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/conversations-of-color-pigmentation-and-perception/

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