Don't call me Chuck

soulpunchftw:

I find it oddly flattering that the Anti-Vaccination crowd thinks that I— an actual Autistic— am some kind of monster that was created in a lab. There’s a ’50s B-movie in this, is what I’m getting at.

'My God, Doctor! It's alive! What does it want with us?'

*the creature lumbers forward, inciting obligatory screams*

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT TRAAAAAAAIIIIIIIINSSSS


my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there   [x]).

I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.

Some journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.

Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.

A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.

TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!


mattatmachine:

I grew up in a house where 1 day a year we would sit in front of the TV on a bean bag all day and bite our nails and watch the Hardie-Ferodo 1000. It was bigger than Xmas day, didn’t sleep the night before. BBQ lunch, pace car out…..quick over of cricket in the backyard with my sis…Those were some fun times.
#70s #themachinefiles #bathurst1000 #moffatandbrockandgriceandbondandbartlettandandand View Larger

mattatmachine:

I grew up in a house where 1 day a year we would sit in front of the TV on a bean bag all day and bite our nails and watch the Hardie-Ferodo 1000. It was bigger than Xmas day, didn’t sleep the night before. BBQ lunch, pace car out…..quick over of cricket in the backyard with my sis…Those were some fun times.
#70s #themachinefiles #bathurst1000 #moffatandbrockandgriceandbondandbartlettandandand


brentknepper:

It’s been an incredibly difficult five days with what’s happened in what I look at as my back yard. Last night watching the live feeds of what was happening in Ferguson, MO was absolutely unbelievable and I spent the entire night refreshing twitter feeling total shame and despair.

Today though, across the country there were little glimpses of light at this very dark tunnel. Being consumed by this level of anger feels exhausting, and take that with an incredibly huge grain of salt because that’s just what I with the privilege of being a white male am capable of feeling. I’m not capable of comprehending the real pain. At today’s NMOS14 demonstration in Chicago, an incredible number of people gathered on short notice. The assembly was peaceful. We listened to people express their hurt, their hope, their anger, and their drive to change things. Once my camera died (again, short notice on this rally), I biked straight to my computer to share the solidarity- if only here in Chicago.

I know this isn’t really the stuff I normally post on here, but I figure the one time I’m literally crying while taking pictures is probably a good time to post stuff. My gratitude goes to everyone organizing today, and not just here but everywhere.