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Oh! I forgot about Dallas Pride this weekend. And a second parade put on by an unaffiliated group that criticizes the main parade for being sponsored by companies that also donate funds to anti-LGBT campaigns.

It’s like all of those squats I’ve been doing mean nothing now.

I just spent my weekend designing a cardboard swan boat with a friend, watching vids of Literary Theory course, and writing a novel that’s like Teen Wolf but with bats.

​High School Newspaper Dispute Over Use of "Redskins" Ends in Suspension

semiserious:

In response their principal Rob McGee (so actually Bobby McGee), argued that the term wasn’t being used in a racist way (sigh) and that banning the word in print violated the rights of other students and their freedom of speech. He proceeded to level various threats and attacks against the newspaper, such as taking down their statement (as well as a rebuttal editorial) from thePlaywickian website and blocking their access to social media, confiscating copies of the newspaper, and issuing $1200 fine from the newspaper’s budget.

Woah. 

#education

Sufjan Stevens - A Little Lost

#Sufjan Stevens #sounds #music

Every Other Freckle

From the upcoming album ‘This Is All Yours’ and available as an instant download with all iTunes pre-orders: smarturl.it/TIAYitunes

#alt-j #sounds #music

Are we all keeping up with the amazing job @ShaunKing is doing on his Twitter?

#hope you're reading his tweets

"A Pennsylvania school district has suspended one of its English teachers for not stopping students from banning the word “Redskins” in the high-school newspaper. Tara Huber, faculty adviser to The Playwickian, was suspended for two days this week because she let the students decide how to handle a letter to the editor that referenced the Neshaminy High School nickname several times. The students decided to follow Associated Press style for slurs by replacing certain letters with dashes. Principal Ron McGee had told the students they would either have to print “Redskins” in full or not print the issue at all. Following publication, the editor in chief was also suspended for a month and $1,200 was deducted from the newspaper’s budget."

- Teacher Punished for Banning ‘Redskins’ (via blaaargh)

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I’m challenged not to take anything that is offered for free.

So far this week, I’ve accepted two grande hot pumpkin spiced lattes, a pregnancy test, and a large massage cylinder thing with all of these raised squares of various sizes. I’m allergic to dairy; I’m not getting pregnant/getting another fella pregnant anytime soon; and the massage thing is just uncomfy (I tried it. I really did. Up against the wall, on the floor. Just too big.).

But they were FREE.

Need any of these items? I’ll give them to you for…well, wait…will you pay for these things? Or trade them? Maybe I can trade them like that one guy who traded a huge paperclip for this then that then this then that, etc, etc, until he got a house. Anyone out there with a huge paperclip?

asylum-art:

10 Breathtaking Satellite Photos That Will Change How You See Our World - dailyoverview

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Daily Overview is a new project that shares one satellite photo from Digital Globes a day in an attempt to change the way we see our planet Earth.
The project was inspired by the Overview Effect experience, which is a cognitive shift of perspective and worldview experienced by the astronauts when they get to see the planet Earth from space for the first time.

1.Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands
2.Barcelona, Spain
3.Palm Island / Hibiscus Island, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
4..Residential Development, Killeen, Texas, USA
5.Plasticulture / Greenhouses, Almeria, Spain
6/New Bullards Bar Reservoir, Yuba County, California
7.Desert Shores Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
8.309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Tucson, Arizona, USA
9.Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain
10.Central Pivot Irrigation Fields. Ha’il, Saudi Arabia

(via itsacrimescene)

In Target today, I saw this woman I was in high school band with. She said:

"Everyone thinks you’re dead. You’re never on Facebook anymore."

My thought was who is “everyone” because my friends and I text/email/Facebook message/call each other all of the time? but I ended up actually saying:

"We could bump into each other here again next Tuesday."

#hey I post something at least once a month #blog

The Rhetorical Questions of Ina Garten: An Incomplete List

roxanegay:

How bad could that be?

How fun is that?

How’s that for easy?

How good does that look?

How good does this look?

Who could turn that down?

Isn’t that great?

Who wouldn’t want that for their birthday?

Who wouldn’t want that for his birthday?

We need a nice cocktail for breakfast, don’t we?

Who wouldn’t like that for breakfast?

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The Satanic Temple has responded to an Orange County, Florida decision to disseminate religious materials in public school by creating complementary materials that espouse the philosophy and practice of Satanism. Last month, a Florida judge ruled that if the Orange County school district allowed Christian groups to disseminate Bibles and Christian-oriented religious materials in its schools, it would also have to allow atheist groups to do the same. David Williamson of the Central Florida Free Thought Community — who recently fought against Brevard County’s attempt to ban atheists from offering invocations at public meetings — sued the district over its initial unwillingness to allow atheist literature with titles like “Jesus Is Dead” and “Why I Am Not a Muslim” in the schools. A judge dismissed that case after the school board decided to allow the materials. The Satanic Temple took advantage of this decision, deciding to flood Orange County schools with a pamphlet entitled The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities that contains kid-friendly Satanic lessons. “These bullies are mad and afraid of things they don’t understand,” the instructions on the word-jumble reads. “Help Damian use inclusive language to defuse the situation. The spokesman for the Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves, explained that his organization “would never seek to establish a precedent of disseminating our religious materials in public schools because we believe our constitutional values are better served by respecting a strong separation of Church and State.” “However,” he continued, “if a public school board is going to allow religious pamphlets and full Bibles to be distributed to students — as is the case in Orange County, Florida — we think the responsible thing to do is to ensure that these students are given access to a variety of differing religious opinions, as opposed to standing idly by while one religious voice dominates the discourse and delivers propaganda to youth.” The Satanic Temple made headlines earlier this year when it successfully petitioned the state of Oklahoma to allow it to erect a goat-headed Baphomet statue adjacent to a display of the Ten Commandments. Greaves made it clear that, in both cases, his organization is only responding to provocations by the Christian community. ““Even as we prefer public policies respecting secularism, we feel that opportunities — such as this — to establish an equal voice for contrasting religious opinions in the public square, tend to favor marginalized, lesser-known, and alternative religions,” he said. “I am quite certain that all of the children in these Florida schools are already aware of the Christian religion and it’s Bible, and this might be the first exposure these children have to the actual practice of Satanism. We think many students will be very curious to see what we offer.”

Bible-pushing Christians open the door for Satanic activity books in Florida schools (via yukbon)

Hail Satan.

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#freedom of speech #right?