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Besides Michael Brown, Whom Else Does The New York Times Call “No Angel”? →

theladylovessleepy:

zuky:

Here’s who comes up in Vanity Fair’s search of people the New York Times has called “no angel”:

  • Al Capone, white mobster
  • James “Whitey” Bulger, white convicted murderer
  • Donald Manuel Paradis, white motorcycle gangster on death row
  • Erwin Rommel, Nazi field marshal
  • Clayton Lockett, white convicted murderer and rapist
  • Larry Flint, white pornographer
  • Eric Harris, white Columbine serial killer

Who else does the Times label “no angel”?

  • Samuel Spencer, Black victim of murder by four white men
  • Magic Johnson, Black basketball player
  • Michael Jackson, Black musician

Yeah. You do the math.

The media are largely responsible for all the hate black people suffer because if it wasn’t for them spread their negative bs and lies these cops wouldn’t be getting away with murder. And that’s why i say that the media should be called out on their bs every day.

Depression is stupid and not a thing that makes me a better writer. One time I went a whole year without writing and I stayed in bed and drank. Fuck your Bukowskisms. I want sunlight and love and running down some street I’ve never been on where it’s warm and cool at the same time and I’m smiling. I want nothing to ever be bad again- and I don’t mean that I want a life free of conflict, I mean that I want a life free of meaningless conflict. Not being able to will oneself to take a shower or leave the house is meaningless. There is nothing to be gained, no lesson to be learned from that kind of life. My heart is stale, my prose is stale. Give me fire if you want to hurt me. Give me something I can taste. There’s nothing romantic or mysterious about where I am. There’s nothing here worth holding onto.

By Joshua Espinoza  (via quibbler)

(Source: doubtsbestally)


Using Chrome for Tumblr is so dramatic. I always read this messagebox as if it were advice from a resigned old wizard:Leave this page, Douglas. There’s nothing for you here, anymore. Seek peace somewhere else….

Using Chrome for Tumblr is so dramatic. I always read this messagebox as if it were advice from a resigned old wizard:

Leave this page, Douglas. There’s nothing for you here, anymore. Seek peace somewhere else….


darnhomosexuals:

gaypocalypse replied to your photo “some fucking dweeb on this post literally asterisked the original…”

has anyone written a paper on the phenomenon of censoring words making things sound dirtier than they originally were

if not get it on it science side of tumblr

dsbigham tramite-il-cuore

I have a vague memory of something like that in a paper from a cogsci class I took. Something about out-group expectations and social priming and attention and taboo… IIRC, your mind fills in something *really nasty* if you want to distance yourself from the social group you’re lacking information on. Censor bars and clear BLEEP noises— which draw your attention to what’s being removed— make things seem worse than inconspicuous censoring/editing. Or something like that. That’s all I can recall, though. But yeah, I’m pretty sure this has been researched.