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Jul 7

Burnt a slice of grilled eggplant so badly it became alight and continued smoking even after I’d taken it from the grill, the center glowing red, a purple ember ashed over black and plucked from the fire.


Jul 6

Jul 5
A spambot generated the Twitter username “Kennedy Crunnk” and so I think everything is working fine on the internet

A spambot generated the Twitter username “Kennedy Crunnk” and so I think everything is working fine on the internet


Jul 4

Kanye West has signed a sponsorship agreement with the American Dairy Council. In the first spot, he uses real Wisconsin cheddar to make cheese puffs in his home kitchen, a custom-designed dome in which all of the appliances are robots with stern personalities. After taking the puffs out of the oven, piping hot, he turns to the camera and delivers the campaign’s tagline: “Cheesus just rose again!”

(Source: purpleheartsaint, via defjamblr)


Happy fourth

Happy fourth

(Source: barthel)


Happy fourth

Happy fourth


Happy fourth

Happy fourth

(Source: barthel)


I watched a TLC show about a real estate agent who sells houses exclusively to nudists. I don’t think you need to ask how it was.

I watched a TLC show about a real estate agent who sells houses exclusively to nudists. I don’t think you need to ask how it was.


Jul 2

I saw a job listing for a data analyst at Etsy and was immediately struck by a very specific vision of what being a data analyst at Etsy involves: everyone forced to wear green eyeshades handmade from upcycled lighting gels and cable ties cut from the wrists of wrongfully arrested protesters, reports printed on handmade paper and decoupaged onto shoes, bank records bound in moleskins, mobile meetings on penny farthings, only using pre-1973 statistical models, and so forth and so forth and so on and so on.


Jun 30

Just FYI, remember if you want your donations to go to directly fund the medical care of low-income women, you need to donate to your local Planned Parenthood chapter or other local women’s health clinic. If you want your donations to fund lobbying, especially on the national level, you should donate to Planned Parenthood USA; donations to the national organization mostly won’t fund medical care.