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And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

—Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)

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jameshance:

Latest Painting - “Truth, Justice & The Letter ‘S’” (Superman / Super Grover - 18” x 24” Gesso / Graphite / Acrylic / Color Pencil on Canvas)

Yes! One of my favorite things ever, so far! Prints are available right now in my US store and very shortly over in my UK / Rest of the World store

I’ll be framing the original painting and bringing it along to Fanboy Expo, Tampa in September where you can buy it, if you like!

Thanks for your niceness, as always :)

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Karloff

Stare at this picture long enough and I swear to god, you start to think his eyes are twitching. The lighting and the makeup are just uncanny together. Freaked me out since I was a kid. Still the best of the classic Universal monsters.

arcaneimages:

Karloff

Stare at this picture long enough and I swear to god, you start to think his eyes are twitching. The lighting and the makeup are just uncanny together. Freaked me out since I was a kid. Still the best of the classic Universal monsters.

The Chinese restaurant only sent one Coke over, but it worked out ok.

The Chinese restaurant only sent one Coke over, but it worked out ok.

Long Day Summary

runonsentencesaboutemotions:

Left home at 7:15am Entered home 10:28pm

Yup. It was long.

"I do not envy you the headache you’ll have when you awake, but in the meantime, rest well and dream of large women."

putyouinabettermood:

Just born baby hedgehog! (xpost pics) via http://ift.tt/1zAKFEW putyouinabettermood.com

I guess I never realized they were born with the spikes. That must be an unpleasant process for the mother. Not to put too fine a POINT on it.

putyouinabettermood:

Just born baby hedgehog! (xpost pics) via http://ift.tt/1zAKFEW putyouinabettermood.com

I guess I never realized they were born with the spikes. That must be an unpleasant process for the mother. Not to put too fine a POINT on it.

Stormtroopers would probably hit a lot more of their targets if they didn’t wear the helmets.