The Meme Generation

  1. merlin:


Attack eyebrows! (h/t notactuallyme)

They’re “independently cross.”



    Attack eyebrows! (h/t notactuallyme)

    They’re “independently cross.”

  2. Attack eyebrows! (h/t notactuallyme)

    Attack eyebrows! (h/t notactuallyme)

  3. While I applaud his creativity, I’m a little concerned about the subject matter of my son’s latest writing project.

  4. Robin Williams RIP

    My parents’ divorce in 1980 was difficult for me in ways my five-year-old brain couldn’t possibly understand. There was arguing and yelling and mostly anger. I imagine my parents thought they were succeeding in keeping it from me, but voices carry and I was still small enough to hide in nearby places without them knowing.

    After all was said and done, my father rarely talked about it. It made him angry and he didn’t want to ruin our weekend visits, nor burden us with his emotions. He was stoic and stubborn.

    So this was the frame of reference I had for establishing the identity of my dad. He was happy when he was happy. He was quiet and brooding when he was mad. As far as I knew, he was never sad.

    On almost every weekend visit, we’d go to the movies on Saturday afternoon. I remember the first movie we saw was Popeye, starring Robin Williams. I don’t remember too much about it, but I remember liking it and I remember liking being with my dad.

    We saw everything we could for years and years. It was our thing, my father, my sister, and me. Even after I graduated high school, the frequency slowed, but we still went. I think it centered us.

    In 1993, we went to see Mrs. Doubtfire, also starring Robin Williams. I remember the movie well, but what I remember most wasn’t on the screen.

    My father cried. When Robin Williams’ character spoke about how much he missed his kids after the divorce, my father cried.

    It was the first time I ever witnessed my father display that kind of emotion at all, never mind so openly. It gave me a new perspective on him. He was more than just my dad. He was a person, a human being, and he had feelings just like anyone else.

    There’s more to the story and the different things I thought and felt about my dad after that day, but I’d always felt I owed a debt of gratitude to the funny man Robin Williams for making my dad cry.

    Thank you, Robin. Rest in peace.

  5. IF MAJOR FEDERAL Income tax loopholes closed, everyone’s individual taxes could be cut 43 per cent, according to the Brookings Institution. In 1972, 402 taxpayers witn incomes over $100,000 paid no income tax whatsoever. In 1970 one of the richest men in the world, Nelson Rockefeller, paid no income tax.
  6. Maudite on tap! This is where I’ll be for the rest of the summer.

    Maudite on tap! This is where I’ll be for the rest of the summer.

  7. ☛ I Miss the Village

    This is lovely.

  8. Chiken News

    Chiken News

  9. Album art from iTunes on shuffle, desktop wallpaper changing every 30 minutes in random order.

    Album art from iTunes on shuffle, desktop wallpaper changing every 30 minutes in random order.

  10. Do you remember rock ‘n’ roll radio?

  11. azspot:

Matt Bors: Stuff Jesus Said
  12. If we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us. No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality. In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.
  13. bestblankthatsnotablank:

    Best Eighties Bruce Springsteen Single That’s Not An Eighties Bruce Springsteen Single

    John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band - On The Dark Side

    Honorable Mention Best John Cafferty In A Music Video That’s Not John Cafferty In A Music Video goes to Michael Paré.

  14. ☛ Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Country

    Boston’s secret ingredient? Watershed protection. Between 1985 and 2012, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority—from which Boston buys its water—purchased conservation land in the watersheds that feed the Quabbin and Wachusett reservoirs to the city’s west, the sources of Boston’s water.

    Forests in the protected area clean the water naturally so that by the time it gets to the city it requires only limited filtering. There’s no need for the cocktail of chemicals most cities’ water utilities use.

  15. ‘Creep’ by TLC is my new jam.

    ‘Creep’ by TLC is my new jam.