"When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you’re a hacktivist. Which I would probably be if I was 20. Shuttin’ down MasterCard. But there’s no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! I’m mad about that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that."
The other night I was watching the Jeopardy “Tournament Of Champions,” a.k.a. when the most successful winners from the past all come back to compete. In the first round, the last category left was something like “Popular TV,” as in these people all deliberately avoided the category for the whole round. One of the answers was Keeping Up With The Kardashians. A guy buzzed in and said, “Ugh, do I *have* to say this?…Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” Alex Trebek and his fellow players laughed.
Like, this grown ass man whose job is neuroscientist or something had to make this whole deal about the fact that he knew what Keeping Up With The Kardashians was. And don’t forget, he got to answer FOR MONEY. FOR $1,000. Ha ha so embarassing!
I’m sick of popular culture not being treated as a subject as worthy of respect as say world history or biology. Especially popular things that women like. Being smart, but shitting on pop culture is the #1 method to becoming boring. I think this is why college bums me out sometimes. A lot of intelligent people act like being critical and being into popular things are mutually exclusive.
Also, I guess I’m bitter about the time my computer froze when I was taking my Jeopardy Teen Tournament test.
another thing I’ve been thinking about a lot lately as well. you go, Gabby
been thinkin’ about this lately: I know self-deprecating humor is generally considered funny and cool, and I often think it is, but I also think it’s too often used as a crutch, as a way of avoiding showing other people your true self. so I try to make a conscious effort not to let that be a part of my life. I want to be genuinely myself, all the time, no matter how hard it is or how embarrassingly earnest I feel like I seem to other people. I don’t always feel good about myself or my situation but god damn it, I’m going to accept every compliment I receive and talk about my feelings and try hard as hell to be proud of all of my accomplishments because you’ll never love yourself if you don’t even put in an effort.
Test Shots is an ongoing series of portraits taken in the studio with photography couple Rog and Bee Walker. Each photograph, taken mostly of their close friends and fellow creatives, is as striking as it is simple.
Opting for a sombre and dark background, coupled with poised and pensive subjects, Walker’s shots manage to maximize on the simplicity of the traditional portrait style by making use of a medium format camera that provides an image quality which, despite the powerful stillness of each individual, vividly brings the details of each photograph to life. This brings out both a sense of strength and vulnerability in each picture, alluding to the intimate two-way dialog between subject and photographer.
"This is the most organic method of communication I have. Photography is the way I speak…It doesn’t get more personal than another human, and that’s what I’m looking to capture, that connection between humanity." - Rog Walker
seeing someone you wanna be mutuals with reblog your post
I squealed the ENTIRE TIME