i like my coffee like i like my metal

Black, bitter, and full of spite.

"For ten minutes we were normal."

I just discovered the Moth while listening to WNYC when I got home. Was eating dinner when I heard this and it’s so heartbreaking and sincere. 

http://themoth.org/posts/stories/frannys-last-ride


I did not know of any of these things.


pro-ana-is-a-diet:

veganaction:

Whoa. I had no idea such a community existed online. This is a great piece from NPR’s New Tech City which examines the impact of technology on society. 

I’m glad I caught this one, because I didn’t even think that people with eating disorders connected this way. The article also lists resources if you need help. 

Celebrities and media put a lot of pressures on kids and teens, and unfortunately can push them to do extreme things to “look good.”

Fuck that. Fuck society’s expectations and the beauty myth. We need to remind each other that it’s totally cool who you are. 

HUGE FYI:

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANOREXIA AND PRO-ANA. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BULIMIA AND PRO-MIA. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EATING DISORDERS AND PRO-ED. 

I feel like people write these articles about EDs and the Internet, but they don’t actually do enough research. Rarely do I see a clear distinction between the ED community and the pro-ED community. 

It is 100% imperative to note that there is a difference. Eating disorders are mental illnesses. The pro-ED community promotes and glorifies these illnesses as lifestyle choices. The majority of pro-EDs don’t have eating disorders. 

Please don’t for one second think that the pro-ED community represents ED sufferers, because they don’t. 

Just wanted to reblog this response to my previous post. 

I honestly have no idea about the difference between anorexia and pro-ana, nor the difference between bulimia and pro-mia. 

Thanks for responding to the post and clearing that up. 


Whoa. I had no idea such a community existed online. This is a great piece from NPR’s New Tech City which examines the impact of technology on society. 

I’m glad I caught this one, because I didn’t even think that people with eating disorders connected this way. The article also lists resources if you need help. 

Celebrities and media put a lot of pressures on kids and teens, and unfortunately can push them to do extreme things to “look good.”

Fuck that. Fuck society’s expectations and the beauty myth. We need to remind each other that it’s totally cool who you are. 


Tattoo ideas


Lost

Airplane

Airplane II

Flight

Airport

United 93

Millennium (film)

The Strain

Con Air

Any Michael Bay film

Independance Day

The one Justice League cartoon where a plane crashes and Batman figures out that it comes from Earth 2

More later…


Songs Ohia - The Black Crow

Scout Niblett - Kiss

Wipers - Doom Town


I used to really hate this band because they were such asses when I saw them in Louisville in like 2000. I guess a lot of music I like can’t be judged by the behavior of individual band members. 

This record is great though.


High on Fire (for fucking free at fucking that)

This excellent lineup at ABC during their matinee:

—NAMATAY SA INGAY (Pinoy NYHC influenced by 80’s Filipino hardcore/punk)
—RHDP (Pinoy rock n’ roll/punk from Virginia Beach, VA)
—LAKRAS (Latino hardcore/punk, ex-Kechucha)
—KARUHATA (multilingual, multinational, political punks from NYC)
—RENZO ORTEGA (lead vocalist of R-tronika doing his solo acoustic set!)

RViVR
War on Women
Propaghandhi

Fuck colds. 


People get Ready - The Impressions

When Elyse and I were planning our wedding reception, we picked this as a first song. For me, what really resonated was the song’s inclusiveness. It was a freedom song during the Civil Rights Movement. The metaphor of the train really got me going, as I was leaving behind being a “single” dude to starting a new adventure with another human being.

The line where they say “You don’t need no baggage” is extremely powerful for me, cause to me that means literally leaving the emotional baggage that weighs you down. You just need faith, and to me that’s faith in my wife.  

From NPR article:

"Music critic Stanley Crouch explains Mayfield’s response to those events: "…by saying ‘There’s a train a-coming, get ready’ that was like saying, okay, so regardless of what happens, get yourself together for this because you are going to get a chance. Your chance is coming.""

http://www.npr.org/news/specials/march40th/people.html