Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours.
It’s a horrible irony that at the very moment the world has become more complex, we’re encouraging our young people to be highly specialized in one task.
beesandbombs:

twisting circle

beesandbombs:

twisting circle

12:10am
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shirtoid:

Alice In 8-Bit Land by patrickspens is $12 + free shipping for a limited time at Shirt.Woot

shirtoid:

Alice In 8-Bit Land by patrickspens is $12 + free shipping for a limited time at Shirt.Woot

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4:38am
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Big 99 cent Sale on SNK Games

afterpad:

SNK, a publisher of classic arcade games, is running a massive sale right now, dropping the price of their games to less than a dollar!

This sale is in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the King of Fighters series, and should be over by the end of the weekend.

There are a ton of excellent…

throwing-lego:

officialunitedstates:

FACT OF THE DAY:  zebras’ stripes are not always black and white.  sometimes they are black and orange

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this is a giraffe

thisistheverge:

Tumblr to scan your images for #brands If you’re the sort of person who’s constantly posting photos containing #brands on social media, you might want to be aware that Tumblr wants to track you. Companies attempting to understand customer sentiment for their #brand is nothing new, but a new deal between Tumblr and Ditto Labs will go deeper by analyzing photos posted to to the blog network instead of just text. As Mashable reports, the scans won’t be used to present you with advertising “right now.” Instead, Ditto and Tumblr will be collecting information for these #brands to help their companies learn how people feel about them.

thisistheverge:

Tumblr to scan your images for #brands
If you’re the sort of person who’s constantly posting photos containing #brands on social media, you might want to be aware that Tumblr wants to track you. Companies attempting to understand customer sentiment for their #brand is nothing new, but a new deal between Tumblr and Ditto Labs will go deeper by analyzing photos posted to to the blog network instead of just text. As Mashable reports, the scans won’t be used to present you with advertising “right now.” Instead, Ditto and Tumblr will be collecting information for these #brands to help their companies learn how people feel about them.

I do not think one can assess a writer’s motives without knowing something of his early development. His subject matter will be determined by the age he lives in — at least this is true in tumultuous, revolutionary ages like our own — but before he ever begins to write he will have acquired an emotional attitude from which he will never completely escape. It is his job, no doubt, to discipline his temperament and avoid getting stuck at some immature stage, in some perverse mood; but if he escapes from his early influences altogether, he will have killed his impulse to write.
When you pass Ferguson through a racial filter, a much more consistent picture emerges, both with respect to the unrest itself and to its place within a broader social context.
 
You’ve probably seen the statistics by now. Ferguson is about two-thirds black. It’s police force is nearly 100 percent white. Less than a third of its residents are white, but whites hold five of Ferguson’s six city council seats.
 
When the black community in a city like Ferguson loses faith in its police force, and the police respond by crushing the community’s civil and constitutional rights, it isn’t a stretch to say that the white ruling class has created de facto apartheid. Probably temporarily, perhaps without segregationist intent. But functionally, that’s what it is. They’ve also denied the people they serve the services to which they’re entitled. Ferguson’s police department commands a third of the city’s budget and they are using those resources to provide aggressive disservice to the people who finance that budget.
7:05pm
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coolfeminist:

This is really fucking powerful.

coolfeminist:

This is really fucking powerful.

"After checking in and liking a bunch of stuff over the course of an hour, there were no human beings in my feed anymore. It became about brands and messaging, rather than humans with messages. …

This is a problem much bigger than Facebook. It reminded me of what can go wrong in society, and why we now often talk at each other instead of to each other. We set up our political and social filter bubbles and they reinforce themselves—the things we read and watch have become hyper-niche and cater to our specific interests. We go down rabbit holes of special interests until we’re lost in the queen’s garden, cursing everyone above ground.

But maybe worse than the fractious political tones my feed took on was how deeply stupid it became.”