The Carol Corps at Dragon*Con

Music Break: Killer Mike-Reagan




Image description: little boy surrounded by tiny fat Black and Tan puppies, hugging one close to his chest and saying, “don’t worry, everyone gets a turn. Hi buddy.” as he cradles and rocks one of the pups

I recommend watching this every day or so. As my daughter and I do.

It’s been a long week. Let’s hug our way into the weekend with a smile. 


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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(Images via MotherJones)

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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 . 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.