How ‘Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls’ Blew Up... →
This video is pretty accurate… (giiirl, who called and told you my life?). Except instead of “white”, I might substitute: “the culturally infirmed” lol. This is probably the best response to that “girls say” meme that started a string of these parodies. To add: In applying for school and other competitive application-based programs: *looks you over*,...
What is Debt? – An Interview with Economic... →
“In Sanskrit, Hebrew, Aramaic, ‘debt,’ ‘guilt,’ and ‘sin’ are actually the same word. Much of the language of the great religious movements – reckoning, redemption, karmic accounting and the like – are drawn from the language of ancient finance. But that language is always found wanting and inadequate and twisted around into something completely different. It’s as if the great prophets...
Joy to the world
I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client...– -Saul Bass From Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design He did the opening title sequence and film poster for Carmen Jones (a favorite film!).
What is money? - Opinion - Al Jazeera English →
“The truth about money creation is a bit like the end of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, when it turns out that there is no all-knowing wizard, only an old man behind a curtain, making things up as he goes along.” Interesting piece! The passion of #OWS occupiers is growing and so exciting, but while the rest of the world watches on and more participate it’s important to be...
What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative... →
Yes! “Collaborative Consumption describes the rapid explosion in swapping, sharing, bartering, trading and renting being reinvented through the latest technologies and peer-to-peer marketplaces in ways and on a scale never possible before.” via keri smith’s blog: Ways to Reduce Our Reliance on Corporations (and Exposure to Ads)
Rethinking... Conventional Thinking
“When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world ‘is the way it is’… life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact…” - Steve Jobs “I think that we should try to examine the things that we’re using to make us happy.” - Russell Brand on the cult of celebrity Kind of left-field here, but so wonderfully wise:...
Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays @ The Paramount... →
I’m so excited for this! The theme for this year is “The First Oscars”. Last year I went for the the first time and it was magical: old silent film, live organ accompaniment, beautiful theater, fantastic food from TJs (even better if you get VIP tickets!). Recommended!
FAMOUS NAMES | Does it matter what a product is... →
Fascinating! “Lexicon’s most successful names—among them Pentium, for Intel; Swiffer, for Procter & Gamble; PowerBook, for Apple; Dasani, for Coca-Cola—have become immensely lucrative global brands, which collectively have brought in billions of dollars for their companies. Lexicon’s founder and C.E.O., David Placek, maintains that the best name brands, like poems, work by...
Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries.– Theodore Roethke
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.– Desmond Tutu, Address at his enthronement as Anglican archbishop of Cape Town
Does Fairness Translate?: An Economist and a... →
“Did you know that fair is one-to-one untranslatable into any other language–that it is distinctly Anglo in origin? And a relatively new word at that? (Late 18th century, actually–the industrial revolution apparently also vastly enhanced our capacity to complain.) But the twisted history of “fair” is even more interesting than that…” Fascinating!
So beautiful: impressionistic, cool piano intro… brilliant crescendo, crashing waves
Big Business x Goverance: Interesting Links
Oligarchy, American Style- NYT (Krugman) Does one ‘super-corporation’ run the global economy? -DailyMail UK (Waugh) The Class-Domination Theory of Power - UCSC, Sociology Dept. (Domhoff)
Lisa Bloom: How to Talk to Little Girls →
“As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What’s missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts…” Resist the urge to complement their cuteness; be inquisitive about their personalities and what’s on their mind. via fitvillians