I like smart, attractive, and confident things.
I wanna be in the turbojugend!
MICKEYS PINK LADIES IS STILL A THING. THEY HAVE EVENTS ALL THE TIME.
i like this
Sarah Oleksyk, July 2006:
Jesse Reklaw had the brilliant idea to put together a parody of Kramer’s Ergot for the San Diego Comicon, entitled Krayon’s Ego. He asked me to complete a strip I’d left unfinished from a few years ago, and I finished it and then went ahead and busted out a secondary one-pager. Here are Jeffrey Brown by Jeffrey Brown and the first two pages (out of six) of Stained Blankets by Thom Craigson. I do this out of love (except for the JB piece). Next up on the chopping block: Derek Kirk Kim and Jessica Abel.
75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South.
Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.
i once got booed almost off the stage for karaokeing this song in louisiana. (about the song choice, not my singing (although that’s actually a booable offense))
75 years and it’s still fucking relevant.
UPDATE: i just googled the society cafe. it was up one block from where i was just working for the last three months.
Amazon has no idea how to suggest things to me anymore. The combination of watching Degrassi on instant, buying bike chain lube and EL wire, and adding an Arduino kit, mechanical keyboard, and new soldering iron to my wish list broke their algorithms.
i just ordered the soldering station that was on my wishlist two days ago. you can borrow it.
I just had to tell this guy that I used to see that the last time we hung out him and his friend made me feel hella uncomfortable trying to touch me and him trying to kiss me all night long and somehow I’m left feeling like that bad person.
Like why is this so hard for me
I shouldn’t feel bad
Why does my love life suck so bad