I am never tired of this.
Austin, TX based stand up comedian and connoisseur of fine .gifs. You can find out more about my comedy here.
I look like this, but probably worse, most of the time.
I am never tired of this.
ask me about the cowboy boots i bought that cost more than my rent lmao
The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."
"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."
Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D
it’s a sort of muddy yellow for me
this is just black??
yeah i just see flickering black and white, with the “arcs of pale color” just being grey
I see a light and a dark forest green
i see kind of a moss/army green
Many people characterize urban renewal projects and the power of eminent domain as two of the most widely despised and often racist tools for reshaping American cities in the postwar period. In A World More Concrete, N. D. B. Connolly uses the history of South Florida to unearth an older and far more complex story. Connolly captures nearly eighty years of political and land transactions to reveal how real estate and redevelopment created and preserved metropolitan growth and racial peace under white supremacy. Using a materialist approach, he offers a long view of capitalism and the color line, following much of the money that made land-taking and Jim Crow segregation profitable and preferred approaches to governing cities throughout the twentieth-century.
A World More Concrete argues that black and white landlords, entrepreneurs, and even liberal community leaders used tenements and repeated land dispossession to take advantage of the poor and generate remarkable wealth. Through a political culture built on real estate, South Florida’s landlords and homeowners advanced property rights and white property rights, especially, at the expense of more inclusive visions of equality. For black people and many of their white allies, uses of eminent domain helped to harden class and color lines. Yet, for many reformers, confiscating certain kinds of real estate through eminent domain also promised to help improve housing conditions, to undermine the neighborhood influence of powerful slumlords, and to open new opportunities for suburban life for black Floridians.
this is the book I most want to read, but it is too new and nobody has it yet!
wowowowow cant wait to read this
Drake with a Patrick Martinez piece he purchased.
Petty Purchase Papi
every time i think we’ve reached peak drake, there’s something else
If you go to dollar-a-pound early enough in the day you will see this, I always thought it must be cool to work there and watch the clothes cubes slowly crumble as people pick through them
The high dive at the natural spring pool in Balmorhea, Texas. #dispatchfrom executive editor @steporr. #takemethere
i havent put on a bra yet today and i just ate some anchovies straight out of a jar who wants to date me
Paul Kirchner, The Bus
I always get really prickly when people talk about New England being “snobby,” liiiike. New Hampshire is so gross. It’s the best state. SO it’s probably actually a really good thing for me to take the Burlington-Amherst-Hartford-NYC nightmare journey once in a while, just to be reminded of New England’s scary dark side. Pearls on the megabus, what are you guys even doing!!
I get what you’re saying about NE not being as a whole snobby like people think it is, because people have this idea that all of New England is WASPy Ivory Tower types and you and I both know that is very far from the truth and overlooks a lot of socioeconomic realities and histories in New England (mill towns! immigrants and refugees! remote rural areas! ski area economies! etc), and I know this isn’t what you’re tlaking about but it reminded me, the amount of anti-south prejudice (mostly derision of poor rural whites) I’ve noticed from New Englanders since I’ve moved to the south is CRAZY. Like it is shocking what otherwise smart people will say about southern whites up there, in public, like it’s not insanely inappropriate and offensive.
Anonymous said: Thoughts on Malala winning?
conclusion: Malala is amazing and Western civilization has yet again proven to be hypercritical ignorant uncompromising and evil. how very fitting for columbus day.
guys i hate to say this because i feel like it’s tumblr: the movie but dear white people looks really bad to me :(
all the previews for it make it look like a feature length version of a skit from a college seminar about cultural sensitivity :( and the main girl seems like a terrible actress :(
It’s a terrible premise. The content or questions aren’t the problem, it’s a structural issue : /
Maybe the issue is that the movie isn’t for you. Like, you guys are not the target audience. I know it’s *called* Dear White People, but…
The movie to me seems like one long venting session, and I’m about that! I’m about seeing young Black people in college. Most the Black movies I see being made are about slaves or servants or drug dealers or are some Tyler Perry vehicle. This is the Black movie I want to see! I don’t even need it to be good, I just need it to be made. I also want to see television like this.
Totally understandable, and I don’t think the premise is bad at all personally. It just from the previews seems really poorly executed to me. Which is why I’m bummed, because I feel like a movie like this could be really good but this one doesn’t look like it’s going to be. And that would be a real shame and a real missed opportunity. But that’s just my #whiteopinion (for real, I don’t mean that sarcastically, it’s a totally subjective opinion and I havent even seen the movie)