Not everybody emerges from prison cut.
11:22 am • 5 August 2014
Happened to be wearing my Telfar shorts on Dazed’s Telfar Day.
12:48 pm • 4 August 2014
“When I was a kid in the ’50s, during the Eisenhower years, everything seemed to be working fine. I don’t recall as a teenager ever worrying about the state of the future world. Today’s kids are faced with enormous worries, partly because they have media that I didn’t have access to.”
— Lois Lowry, whose youth sounds enviable, in the Times. Wish I could’ve been that chill but was always #apocalyptic.
10:56 am • 1 August 2014 • 1 note
“At their margins, the drug laws could be starting to reflect the reality of what we might call a post-drug world, but it seems unlikely that they will drive the process. When the drug laws were first passed a century ago, they reflected a cultural shift that had already taken place; we can expect them to be dismantled only after the landscape of a post-drug world is plain for all to see. But even now, it is not hard to discern in outline.”
— Mike Jay, in a historical piece for Aeon, questioning the legitimacy of the “War on Drugs” in an era when it’s increasingly difficult to even define what a drug is anymore.
10:26 am • 31 July 2014
By paying ransoms for kidnapped citizens, European governments are like VCs to startup terrorist cells in the Sahara Desert, the Silicon Valley of terror (or something).
3:19 pm • 29 July 2014
“I will lead out with the only good advice I ever got for dealing with the death of a parent or someone like a parent: The pain never goes away, but you learn to live with it. I can’t convey how many levels you will assimilate that information over the years. I can remember when at first I learned to function with the constant dull ache, like a slipped disk somewhere in my hippocampus. I can remember pulling off the road a few years ago, and thinking, this is it- I’m this damaged person for life. This is never going to get better, because he’s never going to be alive again. But I had to start the car again and keep driving, because I hadn’t gotten to my destination. That’s just how it goes. Mostly these days it doesn’t feel like pain, more like a nerve gone dead, a bit of damage I’ve learned to work around. Sometimes I hit it more directly, and I get that shocking pain for a few moments, but mostly, he’s just gone. Standard caveat applies: take what you like and leave the rest.”
— Good tips from Quinn Norton
11:34 am • 28 July 2014 • 1 note