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Net neutrality is a dead man walking. The execution date isn’t set, but it could be days, or months (at best). And since net neutrality is the principle forbidding huge telecommunications companies from treating users, websites, or apps differently — say, by letting some work better than others over their pipes — the dead man walking isn’t some abstract or far-removed principle just for wonks: It affects the internet as we all know it.

We’re About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It (via azspot)

Good read from Wired.

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Mayor Bloomberg grants Metropolitan Museum of Art right to charge mandatory entrance fee


This isn’t right.

I don’t mean to sound overly reactionary but one of the most important things to American culture is access to art (and history and science). Museums, especially those those that pay no income tax like the Met, should always have a free option available because Art should not be reserved for the wealthy. This is about the exchange of culture and ideas and museums need to facilitate that exchange among as many people as possible, not just those with money to spare.

The Met is also one of the most well endowed* museums in the world. They do not rely on admissions to operate. 



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The Cheapest Generation - The Atlantic


Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy


Maybe our generation aren’t buying houses and cars because EVERYTHING IS SO FUCKED

You want us to actually talk to bank people and get home loans and auto loans? They are still fucking us! Any time I go into a bank, I feel disgusted. You want me to do MORE business with the who want to charge me 5 dollars for every single swipe of my debit card? Get fucked!

You think I’m gonna buy a car? A car? Where am I gonna get the money for a car and the insurance and the insurance against the insurance company if God forbid they decide to do the same things they did to the poor Fisher family and countless others? And fucking GAS? Are you crazy? The planet is dying, and you want me to buy gas at $FUCK.YOU/gallon?

In the past 5 years since the economy fell apart, we’ve been adapting. We’ve been listening to countless horror stories of those who made the risk. Those who saved and did it right, and still ended up with an inferior product with inferior service that RUINS YOUR LIFE. It’s not like ordering a pizza, and instead of sausage, you get cheese. It’s like ordering a pizza and then your credit is ruined and you are flat broke. The pains of acquisition aren’t worth it if it can all be taken away like a bureaucratic fart in the bathtub. It would be smarter to save our money for tickets to god-damn Mars than to invest in these hideous, broken systems.

We aren’t cheap. We fucking hate doing business with you people. 

All these pieces on Millennials are so mired in confusion since we don’t even trust journalists any more. The news, our entire lives, has been scary. Think about being 8 and processing the deaths of abortion doctors or homegrown terrorism. Now try to process the news when every asshole on camera just lies. The news hasn’t had an ounce of truth in it for 10 years. Can you not understand how much we don’t trust anyone who is older than us? How can you trust anybody when the president and vice-president of the United States lied to the Secretary of State so they could START THE WRONG WAR!

Fucking seriously.

Also, that graphic? Is that what you think we all look like? Are you fucking kidding me, Atlantic?

I hope they never find out how to market to us. I hope we splinter so much that companies like Ford will have to make a decent product instead of asking the Vomit Spouts that created Jersey Shore how to create MORE fantasies about how great THINGS will make your life. We don’t attach to things because things break. We saw everything break.

But, that’s just me.

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The attempt by Republican men to wrestle American women back into chastity belts has not only breathed life into President Obama, it has roused and riled Hillary. And that could turn out to be the most dangerous thing the wildly self-destructive G.O.P. leaders have done.

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That’s right GOP, keep demeaning the women and we will release the Clinton!

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Omg we will release the Clinton.

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We will release the Clinton.

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can The Clinton be an actual thing please

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A wild The Clinton appeared!

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She uses, MISANDRY JIHAD! It’s supereffective!

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UH, reblogging again for the sweet graffix.

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…somebody needs to make a GIF set of Loki: “I have a House majority.” Tony: “We have a Clinton.”

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oh my god someone do this, please

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…wait. Didn’t Rush Limbaugh just declare that he has an army?

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