The sociologist Zygmunt Bauman neatly summarised the paradox of our era as: “Never have we been so free. Never have we felt so powerless.” We are indeed freer than before, in the sense that we can criticise religion, take advantage of the new laissez-faire attitude to sex and support any political movement we like. We can do all these things because they no longer have any significance – freedom of this kind is prompted by indifference. Yet, on the other hand, our daily lives have become a constant battle against a bureaucracy that would make Kafka weak at the knees. There are regulations about everything, from the salt content of bread to urban poultry-keeping.
Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us | Paul Verhaeghe | Comment is free | theguardian.com (via futuramb)

Oh Thank you American Horror Story. I work at a fucking carousel and now I’m going to imagine a gore covered crazy clown riding it every time I day dream at work. Just what I needed….

maghrabiyya:

onlylolgifs:

Hong Kong protester catching a tear gas grenade and throwing it back

hell yea
HELL YEA

maghrabiyya:

onlylolgifs:

Hong Kong protester catching a tear gas grenade and throwing it back

hell yea

HELL YEA

Just got back from the Pomplamoose concert at the Black Cat and wow, great time

hit me right in all the places

did-you-kno:

On game days, Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium uses more electricity than all of Liberia.   Source

did-you-kno:

On game days, Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium uses more electricity than all of Liberia. Source

I just discovered that there was a cockup in my bank’s auto-payments: I have been paying off my parent’s credit card bill since June, and neither I nor they noticed. Their bill was magically paying itself off and they took no notice, and massive amounts of money were being taken from mine and I just assumed that I was spending wastefully.

How did we not notice this?!

This is why may family is always on the verge of total insolvency; we have no idea what we’re doing when it comes to money…

edison

sarmust:

Single plus bonus materials for the song “edison” By DC based Mystical Dance-punk band Sarmust

It’s an upbeat song about heartbreak and struggling with the loss of innocence and disillusionment with personal ethos.

Bonus material included: large format band photos, lyrics sheet, a bonus acoustic version, alternative cover art and the story of the song told in the form of a poem.