October 18, 2014

JIM HENSON
I think Ms. Rand and my character Oscar the Grouch would have a lot to talk about actually. I am laughing out loud at this idea.


AYN RAND
Why would I want to talk to him. What has he achieved or trying to achieve.

JIM HENSON
He has achieved what I think is the ultimate goal of your way of thinking.

JIM HENSON
Isolation. Contempt for others. A hard heart. Yet even he can muster a bit of empathy every now and then.

AYN RAND
I am not isolated. I have no contempt for others. Millions of people read my books and find my thoughts inspirational. I hardly spend my time on the sidelines in a trash can grumping.

JIM HENSON
Not yet anyway.

Jim Henson and Ayn Rand, along with Yoko Ono and Sidney Nolan, converse on ARPANET, 1976 (via antoine-roquentin)

omg

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What has he achieved or is trying to achieve

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Jim Henson telling Ayn Rand the heck off this is beautiful.

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October 17, 2014
prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures
it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep
here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 


i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.
Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.
(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

yup.

prokopetz:

sarahtypeswords:

wetorturedsomefolks:

memejacker:

several-talking-corpses:

memejacker:

caligula had anime eyes

wait romans painted their marble sculptures

it looks like a cheap theme park ride mascot

yep

here’s a statue of Augustus

and here’s a reproduction of the statue with the colors restored 

i honestly think that what we consider the height of sculpture in all of Western civilization being essentially the leftover templates of gaudy pieces of theme park shit to be evidence of the potential merit of found art

"I tried coloring it and then I ruined it"

And you know what the funniest part is? The paint didn’t just wear off over time. A bunch of asshole British historians back in the Victorian era actually went around scrubbing the remaining paint off of Greek and Roman statues - often destroying the fine details of the carving in the process - because the bright colours didn’t fit the dignified image they wished to present of the the cultures they claimed to be heirs to. This process also removed visible evidence of the fact that at least some of the statues thus stripped of paint had originally depicted non-white individuals.

Whenever you look at a Roman statue with a bare marble face, you’re looking at the face of imperialist historical revisionism.

(The missing noses on a lot of Egyptian statues are a similar deal. It’s not that the ancient Egyptians made statues with strangely fragile noses. Many Victorian archaeologists had a habit of chipping the noses off of the statues they brought back, then claiming that they’d found them that way - because with the noses intact, it was too obvious that the statues were meant to depict individuals of black African descent.)

yup.

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October 17, 2014

theminttu:

A late night Dunmer sketch that I liked enough to spend some time on quick colors… a small former ashlander merchant, perhaps? Authentic Dunmer craftsmanship, anyone? For you, Outlander, everything is half off :-)

October 17, 2014

ninthtravelingman:

saccharinescorpion:

quicktrick:

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"Hispanic angle"

"This movie about a Mexican holiday directed by a Mexican man doesn’t focus on and cater to white exclusively people like every other movie, and I find that offensive."

Putting Mexico at the center of the universe was the best thing ever. Also ugly designs my fat hairy triflin’ black ass. 

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October 16, 2014

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

New York City: ‘Justice for Jennifer Laude! U.S. out of the Philippines!’ October 15, 2014

A rainy New York rush hour didn’t deter over 50 Filipino-American activists, transgender people and supporters who rallied outside the Philippines Consulate October 15, chanting “We say no to the VFA! Fight transphobia every day for Jennifer Laude!”

Laude, a transgender Filipina woman, was found strangled in a hotel room in Olongapo City, the Philippines, on October 11. A U.S. Marine suspected of her murder is being held by Pentagon authorities aboard a Navy ship.

“We are outraged that another innocent life has been taken away because of the ongoing infestation of U.S. troops who have no right to be in the Philippines in the first place,” said BAYAN-USA Chair Bernadette Ellorin.

“We are equally incensed that the U.S. whisked the suspect Marine away and is holding him aboard an American ship, rather than turning him over to Philippine authorities. This shows how the U.S. has no respect for Philippine sovereignty or our country’s legal system.”

Some 660 U.S. military personnel are permanently stationed in the Philippines under the 1999 Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), and other 1,500 are there now participating in war games. As with other places where U.S. military personnel are stationed around the world, crimes against women are commonplace.

“This insult to Philippine sovereignty is no surprise, given the history of U.S. militarization in the Philippines, said Ellorin. “It also exemplifies exactly why Filipinos are opposed to the Visiting Forces Agreement and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. Instead of rushing to implement the EDCA, [President] Aquino should stand up for Philippine sovereignty for once by ensuring that the Philippines asserts complete jurisdiction over Jennifer’s case.”

The October 15 action was called by the BAYAN Queer Caucus, GABRIELA New York, and Barangay New York- LGBTQ Pin@ys, and supported by Trans-Justice of The Audre Lorde Project, the New York City Anti-Violence Project, the International Action Center and others.

Photos and report by redguard

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October 16, 2014
queerlyfemmetastic:

#cosplayingwhileblack Gwendolyn and Marko from #Saga #nycc2014

this is great and, these people are great and that comic is great.

queerlyfemmetastic:

#cosplayingwhileblack Gwendolyn and Marko from #Saga #nycc2014

this is great and, these people are great and that comic is great.

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