Jamie (Internet remix)

  1. Can you tell I’m getting sick of AT&T?

    Can you tell I’m getting sick of AT&T?

  2. redcloud:


Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak
Somewhere in this town
See, me and the boys don’t like it
So we’re getting up and going down



    Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak
    Somewhere in this town
    See, me and the boys don’t like it
    So we’re getting up and going down

  3. (via redcloud)

  4. gabydunn:






    Spot the Easter Egg on my shirt. :)


    I went to a store in search of some Manic Street Preachers

    And the guy at the register was asking who was the fan, who I was buying it for, and I was like “me” and he was like “wait what”

    And when I said I really liked them and was in the middle of the book “Everything” he happened to glance at my hand and saw my engagement ring and actually kinda laughed and asked if my fiance got me into them 

    Lewis’ Law in action on YouTube.

    The first comment makes me really want to create a Netflix channel with those descriptors.

    The third one is hilarious to me: Not all men (literally!) are assholes—but this guy has no problem being one.

    The last one I’m including just because of the truly reprehensible username.

    Also, the video is very funny and you should watch it four or five times.

  5. xenxan wrote...

    Hey, for that "Beethoven can't be black since he's German" debate, someone actually has proof about it. It has some sources too if you're interested. whitepeoplestealingculture(.) tumblr (.) com/post/96652964321/im-confused-about-what-beethoven-was-doing-in-the


    I’ve already posted all of those sources on multiple occasions.

    This isn’t about “proof”; how we would racially classify someone who’s been dead for centuries isn’t something that can be proven or disproven. What this is actually about is white supremacy and people like this person who say stuff like “can poc stop trying to take credit for the achievements of white people”.

    I mean, if anyone had any doubts left on why an American blogger writes about European art and history, it’s that right there. White Americans have been taught that they are entitled to claim European cultural accomplishments of the past, merely by virtue of being born white. It’s very connected to a quote that struck me from this article:

    The myth of the monochrome Middle Ages, in which the medieval is originary, pure, and white, transcends geographical and temporal boundaries. It is attached, through supposed biological descent, to white bodies, wherever and whenever they go, even into the apparently non-corporeal digital realms of fan-forums, television and video-games.

    I have multiple messages about Beethoven right now, from people asking me to confirm one way or the other what race Beethoven would be considered today. I believe he would be considered mixed-race. That is definitely what people who knew him personally have said in primary documents that survive. But once again, this isn’t something that is subject to words like “proof”:


    A last note: “German” is a nationality, not a race. The sheer amount of times that I have had to explain to people that every single human being living inside a political border isn’t going to be the same race should be shocking, but sadly, it’s probably not.

    For folks interested in musicians and composers of color in European history, check out the “Music" tag.

    A little bit of background re Beethoven and race.

  6. Coat and tie season is off to an early start.

    Coat and tie season is off to an early start.

  7. srolhogan:


    "Dataviz facepalm" — when a data visualization presents you with a reality that instills an ungovernable urge to facepalm.  





    Sex Education in American Public Schools

    The third map is really freaking me out. “Don’t have to be medically accurate.” WHAT.


    This whole set makes me sad and angry at the same time. 

    Why I’m becoming a sex educator, gentlefolk.

    Look at Iowa. Grey on every map. What a champ. Big hand for Iowa, everybody!

  8. Would watch. Would maybe even invent a time machine to go back in time and watch.

    Would watch. Would maybe even invent a time machine to go back in time and watch.

    (via luanneclatterbuck)

  9. Only thing missing: 5150 Jump Street: School of Rock

    (via pop-culture-mulcher)

  10. josb wrote...

    Ox Baker's in bad shape. His daughter set up a gofundme page for medical/funeral expenses.


    I had not heard. The gofundme is here. His Facebook, which confirms that he’s needed hospitalization recently and is low on funds, is here

    Ox, if it’s your time to go, know that you struck terror into the heart of a young boy who loved to get that fear from TV villains doing their depths-of-evil schtick: which is to say, you inspired me. 

    And if it’s not your time yet, all that’s still true. Thanks Ox Baker. You brought a vision to life. 

    The photo of Ox on that page is heartbreaking, as is the fact a man who did as much for wrestling as he did could be in such need.

  11. refinedmonkey:

    I wonder how many people got into computer programming because of the movie The Matrix only to find the field to be as disappointing and confusing as The Matrix Reloaded.

  12. Pets OK

Must be all right with occasionally being murdered by a clown. (No refunds offered in the case of clown murder.)

    Pets OK

    Must be all right with occasionally being murdered by a clown. (No refunds offered in the case of clown murder.)

    (via luanneclatterbuck)

  13. The top if my head is like a Yeats poem: The centre cannot hold.

    The top if my head is like a Yeats poem: The centre cannot hold.

  14. Anonymous wrote...

    Do you think C.L.R James "The Black Jacobins" is a serious and valid source on Toussaint Louverture?


    Hello. Thank you for your question.

    First, it’s always good to pay attention to the subtitles of books you browse. In this case: “Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution” seems to suggests that the book will indeed deal with the leadership of Toussaint Louverture in the Haitian Revolution.

    Second, C.L.R. James was a very important (Marxist/Socialist) intellectual in his time and I have to say, I am always surprised to see how little recognition he seems to be enjoying in the United States (i’m guessing his political affiliations may have something to do with it, but still). * I am only making this comment to state that he is a very authoritative source and even today (more than 6 decades after its release) The Black Jacobins is considered a classic and one of the most complete analysis of the Haitian Revolution.

    That being said, not so long ago, I saw a post on Tumblr on how this was a very important book on Toussaint Louverture and Black Power, as much as i agree with the first clause, I’m hardly convinced by the second and I wonder what some people got from their own reading. I think that more than anything else, this was a book about placing the Haitian Revolution and radical figures like Toussaint Louverture inside a broder discussion of the French Revolution, which was something few people had attempted to do seriously. This books helps us see how the language of universal (or not so universal) freedom embedded in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen greatly affected individuals in Saint-Domingue. In the end, once we place the events in Saint-Domingue back into this contingency, we see that even before Napoleon’s seizure of power, most French revolutionaries (although not all) could not reconcile the principales of their own Revolution and the slave insurrection (which is even more important to note, considering slavery had been abolished by February 1794). So, we should be careful when we read this book to remember part of the aims of the author (which are not kept a secret at all from the reader.) That we can see the Haitian Revolution as an event that transcended the frontiers of Saint-Domingue/Haiti in asserting the humanity of Blacks throughout the Atlantic (and hence give it a ”Black Power” resonance) is one thing, but to extend that meaning to C.L.R. James’ book is another. (I mean if that is so, what do we make then of all the class connections he makes with the slaves and the French sans-culottes?) 

    At any rate, to go back to your original question, this is indeed a valid source on Louverture but i don’t think our understanding of the book should be limited to the person of Toussaint. I’m sure you will enjoy this book and I highly recommend you also read some reviews or historiographical essays on the Haitian Revolution (a lot of them are freely available  on the web).

    Good day. :)

  15. Apology: In our review of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Edward Baptist, we said: “Mr Baptist has not written an objective history of slavery. Almost all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains.” There has been widespread criticism of this, and rightly so. Slavery was an evil system, in which the great majority of victims were blacks, and the great majority of whites involved in slavery were willing participants and beneficiaries of that evil. We regret having published this and apologise for having done so. We have therefore withdrawn the review, but in the interests of transparency the text remains available only on this special page and appears below.

    Editor’s note: Our withdrawn review “Blood cotton” | The Economist

    Apologies are a start, but please explain, dear Economist, how this review made it to publication in the first place? It was contrarian for the sake of being so, and intellectually dishonest at that.

    As for the reviewer’s contention that advocacy cannot be history, I would suggest he read up on his Howard Zinn.