Your bottled water habit is sucking California dry

If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.

Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.

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The Physics of Aging Are A Mystery To Me

Was asked this morning if I ever miss the first day of school. The truth is I don’t necessarily miss the first day of school so much as I miss the promise of potential that the first day always held. I feel the same way about being “young”. I don’t miss being 18 or 21 or whatever. but I do miss the idea that I had all the time in the world to explore any avenue that I came across. I’m an old cynic now, probably, but that enthusiasm just doesn’t hold strong in me anymore.

Music Break: Talib Kweli-Hostile Gospel


Amazing displays of awesomeness by the amazing http://shaz-enrico.tumblr.com . S/O to Dougies , Terrio killin ‘em & Carltons.




This kid’s gonna turn out ok.

Priorities are in place.

Not A Music Break, But There Is Some Music: John Legend-You & I

I’m not going to comment on the song itself because it is what it is. Instead I’m going to talk about the images presented in the video. They’re amazing in the sense that so many people are represented in such a plain, straight forward way. They are just there. They exist. That is what diversity and representation is supposed to be about in media.

It’s not numbers or percentages, and it’s not about absolutes in portrayals. It’s about showing people that they exist in a landscape outside of the small box we’re so often we’re told we belong by the “mainstream” depictions. Diversity is about so much more than just skin tone or sex. It’s about the experience of all people.

That’s why I get so pissed when people get douchey about the importance of presenting new or different perspectives that exist outside of the “norm” of White/Straight/Male. There’s diversity within that group as well, of course, but there are so many other stories and experiences out there that deserve to be seen, and not in a caricatured stereotype that a lot of underrepresented groups get hit with. 

Anyway. Done.


A step-by-step guide to pieing Coco Crisp in the face, by Yoenis Cespedes. 




This haunts me. I need a therapist now because of this gif.

Can. Not. Stop. Laughing.

This is why gifs were invented. 




This haunts me. I need a therapist now because of this gif.

Can. Not. Stop. Laughing.

This is why gifs were invented. 


The uncontested inventor of the Photo bomb @alexmaleev returns!!

anyone can stick their face into a photo only this genius can lean in and make it look like he was part of it. he absolutely was not… as evident from the look on Chris rock’s face.

 this will absolutely will be the variant cover of scarlet number eight :-)

Music Break: Bobby Caldwell-What You Won’t Do For Love


mrretardcool asked:

David brothers sees racism everywhere he looks. The guy is totally paranoid.




I don’t think he was even saying that Bone was racist, just that this idea of us all being birthed out as perfect “I could never be racist!” beings—is no way to have a real conversation.  I think a lot of racism or sexism or homophobia or whatever are often couched in nothing malicious, but just going along with shit that we’re used to. Sometimes how we treat people other than us isn’t something we can even see ourselves. 

Humans learn sometimes by doing fucked up stupid shit and then trying to do better afterwards. 

annnd I kind of think we’re deep in racism. Like America is gonna just build a nation on slavery and then just slide into casual fridays. 

Are you guys talking about me????

Nah but Brandon gets what I’m throwing. I read and liked Bone, I don’t remember seeing anything suspect, but who knows what the book banner was on about. I just think if you can’t recognize the fact racism is both literally and figuratively omnipresent in American culture then you’ll be the first against the wall when we finally put the sword to all you white de—

I mean…uh…Brandon gets it. America was built on racist principles and we’re all still digging our way out. You’re not special just because you never lynched anybody. I’m not special just ‘cause I never lynched anybody.

You should get at me directly next time, though, Mr Retard Cool. I’m easy to find and easier to please. I don’t even mean that in a tough guy, I’ll say mean things about you on the internet, I’ll be a dick about terms to you because I think you’re wrong, I’m gonna be as condescending as I can because you and this argument are beneath me kind of way. We could have a real conversation instead of you running to tattle on me to my friends.

stay cool,