One day we went surfing, then visited Waves for Change, which, through surfing, gives kids from the townships a safe, fun thing to do after school. It also educates them on HIV/AIDS prevention and other important issues. It’s awesome; you should donate.

Cape Town, South Africa; March 2014

My Days-of-the-Week Playlist

"Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down" — Johnny Cash

Well, I woke up Sunday morning
With no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad
So I had one more for dessert

"Blue Monday" — New Order

Tell me, how does it feel
When your heart grows cold?

"Ruby Tuesday" — Rolling Stones

There’s no time to lose, I heard her say
Go catch your dreams before they slip away
And dying all the time
Lose your dreams and you will lose your mind
Ain’t life unkind?

"Wednesday Week" — Elvis Costello

You can lead and I will follow
See us dancing cheek to cheek
You’ll remember me tomorrow
But you won’t give a damn by Wednesday week

"Sweet Thursday" — Matt Costa

Sweet Thursday is calling me back up to Monterey

So I started driving
And left my home behind me
The row there kept reminding
Of pages in your writing

"Friday I’m in Love" — The Cure

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s gray and Wednesday too
Thursday, I don’t care about you
It’s Friday, I’m in love

"It’s Saturday Night" — Proclaimers

The drink that I had three hours ago
Has been joined by fourteen others in a steady flow

So let me walk straight, don’t let me feel pain
I’m gonna scratch cars with my key again
'Cos when I go home and fall on my bed
If it doesn’t leave my stomach, it’ll split my head

Why I Went to Business School, Exhibit H: “The Path Almost Taken”

Why I Went to Business SchoolExhibit H: “The Path Almost Taken”

(Reblogged from burningwithboredom)

China: If the wind comes from an empty cave, it’s not without a reason.

United States: He who laughs last, laughs longest.

Japan: If you do not enter the tiger’s cave, you will not catch its cub.

Great Britain: You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink.

Russia: Don’t be a pussy.

My colleague Alex Goldman told me he thinks of this as “a mesmerizing stock ticker of the world’s perversions.”

PJ Vogt, On the Media. A Porn Site Shows You Strangers’ Searches in Real Time. (via futurejournalismproject)

My favorites just now:

  • "best jerk off instruction"
  • "pee cum"
  • "avluv salad"
  • "poo poo"
  • "plumper squirt"
(Reblogged from futurejournalismproject)
There’s a reason it’s called ‘girls gone wild’ and not ‘women gone wild’. When girls go wild, they show their tits. When women go wild, they kill men and drown their kids in a tub.
Louis CK (via jordan-cwierz)
(Reblogged from burningwithboredom)

Selected Items from My Current Shopping List

I would like to officially welcome Rex to the ‘Society of Citizens Really Enraged When Encircled by Drilling’ (SCREWED).
Congressman Jared Polis formally welcomes Exxon’s CEO to the fracking haters club, now that Rex Tillerson has realized it would hurt his property value. (via think-progress)
(Reblogged from think-progress)
theultraintrovert:

shogunofyellow:

When a gorilla demonstrates better parenting skills than a human.

theultraintrovert:

shogunofyellow:

When a gorilla demonstrates better parenting skills than a human.

(Reblogged from burningwithboredom)
For Bale, finding the Patrick Bateman within him meant venturing into the darkest, vilest pits of human pain and suffering: Tom Cruise’s eyes. Bale and the director of ‘American Psycho,’ Mary Harron, discussed “how Martian-like Patrick Bateman was,” and how he was always “watching what people did and trying to work out the right way to behave.” Eventually, Bale found exactly that while watching David Letterman when Tom Cruise happened to be the guest. A strange thing Bale noticed about Cruise was his “intense friendliness” that had “nothing behind the eyes.” Which is the nice way of saying, “Look at that creepy motherfucker.”
From “5 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Famous Movie Scenes,” on Cracked

(Source: cracked.com)

Some Favorite Harper’s Findings

  • The uglier a Spanish woman is, the less likely Spaniards are to believe she killed her non-gender-specific abusive partner in self-defense.
  • Chicago’s coyotes are monogamous.
  • Australian scientists discovered a population of dolphins among whom a technique of using sponges to catch small fish has been passed from mothers to daughters for the past 180 years.
  • Ancient peoples in the mountains of Chongqing ate premodern pandas.
  • Korean eunuchs of the Joseon dynasty, most of whom either underwent castration voluntarily or lost their genitals to dogs[!?!?], were found to have lived, on average, 14 - 19 years longer than their intact male counterparts.
  • Spanish researchers found the spot where Caesar was stabbed.
  • Scalabrini’s noseless lemur was found to be a fish. [??]

(Source: harpers.org)

rndoblio:

amandaonwriting:

Nine Wonderful Words About Words from 25 things you had no idea there were words for

I love language.

Business school — where denominalization goes to thrive

(Reblogged from ifmusicbethefoodofblog)