Anybody want a peanut?

(THERE MAY SOMETIMES BE RHYMES.)

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A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up.

Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg  

Absences of women in history don’t “just happen,” they are made.

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Breaking:

My boyfriend has never heard Stay by Lisa Loeb. I don’t understand. I don’t understand how this has happened.

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edwardspoonhands:

downto142:

frettedtoflame:

renrevenge:



I’M FUCKING SCREAMING OMGGGGGG THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE 90S TO ROMANTICIZED BY NON-90S KIDS FUCK

I feel like a legend.

Check out the list of the year-end Top 10 of 1994. ACE OF BASE IS ON IT THREE TIMES!
1”The Sign" Ace of Base
2”I Swear" All-4-One
3”I’ll Make Love to You" Boyz II Men
4”The Power of Love" Céline Dion
5”Hero" Mariah Carey
6”Stay (I Missed You)" Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
7”Breathe Again" Toni Braxton
8”All for Love" Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
9”All That She Wants" Ace of Base
10”Don’t Turn Around" Ace of Base
This was the year, btw, that Dookie came out, the biggest punk album of the 90s. Longview, the first single of Dookie, peaked at #36 on the Hot 100. THIRTY SIX! 
Oh god there was so much bad music in the 90s. So much…at least the bad music these days is fun to dance to. Look at this list…it was like the highest form of popular entertainment was closing your eyes and FEELING THE FEELS.

I won’t have anyone talk down Stay by Lisa Loeb! What a fucking great song.

edwardspoonhands:

downto142:

frettedtoflame:

renrevenge:

I’M FUCKING SCREAMING OMGGGGGG THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE 90S TO ROMANTICIZED BY NON-90S KIDS FUCK

I feel like a legend.

Check out the list of the year-end Top 10 of 1994. ACE OF BASE IS ON IT THREE TIMES!

1”The SignAce of Base

2”I SwearAll-4-One

3”I’ll Make Love to YouBoyz II Men

4”The Power of LoveCéline Dion

5”HeroMariah Carey

6”Stay (I Missed You)Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories

7”Breathe AgainToni Braxton

8”All for LoveBryan AdamsRod Stewart and Sting

9”All That She WantsAce of Base

10”Don’t Turn AroundAce of Base

This was the year, btw, that Dookie came out, the biggest punk album of the 90s. Longview, the first single of Dookie, peaked at #36 on the Hot 100. THIRTY SIX! 

Oh god there was so much bad music in the 90s. So much…at least the bad music these days is fun to dance to. Look at this list…it was like the highest form of popular entertainment was closing your eyes and FEELING THE FEELS.

I won’t have anyone talk down Stay by Lisa Loeb! What a fucking great song.

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9 questions about Israel you were too embarrassed to ask

edwardspoonhands:

So I spent about six hours yesterday brushing up on my Israel-Palestine relations wondering if I could possibly make a video about it. The answer is…I cannot. Just taking a look at my Tumblr ask box has convinced me of that. If I did make that video, I would not condemn Hamas or Israel purely because I am incapable of making that kind of judgement.

This is not me not being true to myself. It’s not me fearing retribution from one side or the other. It’s that the more I learn about it, the more I do not know. This is a pattern…when someone that isn’t involved in an issue has an opinion on it, it tends to be completely useless. Once they learn about the topic, they understand their uselessness. I have come to understand mine. In the script I abandoned, I wrote:

I don’t know what should be done and neither do any of the smartest, most informed people in the world. Having an opinion on how to fix this would be like me having an opinion on how to perform a brain transplant. No one can do it…least of all me.

In my video, my main concern would not be figuring that out, but simply increasing the number of people in the world who understand the conflict on even the most basic level.

In my searchings and readings, the attached link was what felt to me like the most unbiased, fullest picture of the conflict in the fewest words. There are, to be sure, many things that this leaves out. But I felt like it was delivering the kind of depth that, ideally, a video I would make would provide. 

Unfortunately, that’s not the video I’m making for tomorrow. Every time I wrote it (four times) it ended with a me feeling like it was completely inadequate to the task of explaining how complicated the conflict in Israel is.

I’m not saying I’ll never make that video…I’ll keep working on it, but it’s not a two-day task. 

But if you want to know what’s up with the Irsrael-Palestine conflict, this link is the one I would suggest you start with. It’s pretty impressive work.