thesmithian:


Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico, didn’t start out Republican. She and her husband…had always been Democrats. But she’d long dreamed of running for office, and when word got out that she had her eyes on the district attorney’s seat, two local Republican activists asked her to lunch. At the meeting, the story goes, her suitors didn’t talk about party affiliation or ideology. They zeroed in on issues—taxes, welfare, gun rights, the death penalty. Afterward, Martinez got into the car, turned to her husband, and said, “I’ll be damned, we’re Republicans.”

more.

Ugh. Susana is a perfect example of what’s wrong with the southern half of this state. I really hope she gets voted out of office this year. 

thesmithian:

Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico, didn’t start out Republican. She and her husband…had always been Democrats. But she’d long dreamed of running for office, and when word got out that she had her eyes on the district attorney’s seat, two local Republican activists asked her to lunch. At the meeting, the story goes, her suitors didn’t talk about party affiliation or ideology. They zeroed in on issues—taxes, welfare, gun rights, the death penalty. Afterward, Martinez got into the car, turned to her husband, and said, “I’ll be damned, we’re Republicans.”

more.

Ugh. Susana is a perfect example of what’s wrong with the southern half of this state. I really hope she gets voted out of office this year. 


If you write just about one type of person, not only is that boring, not only does that deprive people of other points of view, it is also just false. It’s not what the world looks like. You should try to write about the world that’s there, because that’s the interesting one.

Joseph Fink, who’s p good at writing, I think. (from this week’s Philadelphia Weekly)

Yes. This.

(via ljcohen)

One of the many reasons why Night Vale is so wonderful. 

(via writeworld)


(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ covert ops:・゚✧
aka a hat and some glasses and suddenly no one recognizes you

Actually though. In college my boyfriend and I tried an experiment where we wore hats and glasses in public at all times (Midwest winter makes this possible) to see if it really did make you incognito. After a few weeks people started asking both of us where we had been lately. Usually these were people one or both of us had passed on the street or seen in the mail center that day. 

(via madmaudlingoes)


zenamiarts:

Night Vale Inspires - Part 6 ♥

Previous installments: [x]

(via ackb)


Imagination doesn’t just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving them, or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. Head teachers would call this escapism, but they would be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful, branch of writing there is. And this is why I don’t, and never would, write Real Books.
Diana Wynne Jones, “Why Don’t You Write Real Books?” (via ballerinaduck)

(via writeworld)


kaijunado:

pacific rim: a summer blockbuster in which empathy is more important than physical brawn, in which defending the lives of innocent civilians is more important than a demonstration of military might, in which a woman of color is given a complex arc and backstory, and in which a scientist with a disability helps save the world.

This movie is subversive in so many ways and I love it so, so, so much. 

(via sauntering-vaguely-downwards)


Yes, Mary, I know how you feel. 

Yes, Mary, I know how you feel. 

(via thecontradictionsofmymind)


phroyd:

Indeed!
Phroyd

phroyd:

Indeed!

Phroyd


I exercised the other day. It triggered a migraine. Exercise is evil and wrong. 

(via fatitalianbroad)


This goddamn show. 

(via heisenbergsays)



Apparently the character’s name was supposed to be something other than Tim but John Cleese couldn’t remember what it was supposed to be so he improvised and everyone just went with it. 

(via petitedeath)


soapybacon:

So I wanted to draw this little reference to show the difference between different members of the corvidae family. It sort of got out of hand… And now I think wings are a huge pain in the ass to draw and I never want to see a bird again.

The best family of birds.

soapybacon:

So I wanted to draw this little reference to show the difference between different members of the corvidae family. It sort of got out of hand… And now I think wings are a huge pain in the ass to draw and I never want to see a bird again.

The best family of birds.

(via petitedeath)


1:all fungi are edible.
2: some fungi are only edible once
Terry Pratchett (via bableman)

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