It’s so very hard to see someone you love struggling. You want to go in and save them but you don’t know how to swim and the most you can do is wave from the shore, saying “I’ll be here when you get here” and stay where they can see you and just hope they don’t drown.
i have unreasonable love for this band. they sound bleak and barren and windswept, like scottish heaths. like you’re going on a walk with your cloak whipping around you, your face chapped, trying so hard to stay upright that all thoughts are blown clean from your mind.
I can’t explain why I liked this band 12 years ago, but I did, and I occasionally feel nostalgia for it
“Perfect Pussy may be the latest band to seem to incarnate the trope of the punk band as heroic underdog, but that trope has been around for a while, and can mean very different things depending on the cultural climate in which it is invoked. Saying that Perfect Pussy are punk rock heroes means something very different today from what it meant twenty years ago.”—excellent #longread by Beth Tolmach on AdHoc: Perfect Pussy and the Corporate Media: Has Punk Been Co-Opted? (via yvynyl)
Like writing shit on bathroom stalls, making messes in grocery and big box stores, trashing hotel rooms, yelling at actual workers about how horrible their capitalist employers are. Stop doing this shit. You are making life harder for those you claim to identify with and want to help.
The most punk thing you can do is be nice to people
“When Rebekah Brooks first entered the witness box in Britain’s phone hacking trial, her lawyer reminded the jury that she was not on trial for running Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid newspapers. Even so, her testimony over the past two weeks has offered a rare view into the skating-on-the-edge culture of the popular press here, one that fascinates and revolts Britons in equal measure: the scavenging in lawyers’ trash cans; the hidden recording devices; the six-figure sums paid for exclusive access to the mistresses of celebrities; the private jets whisking those mistresses to expensive hide-outs from the competition.”—Testimony at Hacking Trial Gives Peek Into British Tabloids - NYTimes.com
“While the stunt felt spontaneous, it wasn’t entirely unplanned. As part of its sponsorship and ad pact for the Oscars with ABC, the TV network airing the show, Samsung and its media buying firm Starcom MediaVest negotiated to have its Galaxy smartphone integrated into the show, according to two people familiar with the matter.”—Behind the Preplanned Oscar Selfie: Samsung’s Ad Strategy - WSJ.com
“Brunei is a teeny but very wealthy Muslim monarchy on the north coast of Borneo in Southeast Asia, and it rarely makes headlines. But the royal family has given us some rather juicy sex scandals in the last couple of years. The country, with a population of only about 400,000 people, has a royal family that’s into some kinky stuff. In one case, Prince Jefri, the younger brother of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, commissioned a pair of sexually active robots built to look like him and his fiancé.”—Does Islam Own the Rights to Words Like “Believer” and “Prayer”?
“If Wendi Deng’s leaked notes are to be interpreted as evidence of an affair between Blair and Deng, Blair could very well have been sleeping with Murdoch’s wife at the very same time he was collecting Rupert’s donations at the Faith Foundation and doling out advice to the media mogul and his deputies.”—Rupert Murdoch Gave Tony Blair $100,000, Then Blair Fucked His Wife