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Collective Punishment in Gaza - The New Yorker

"It’s worth listening carefully when Netanyahu speaks to the Israeli people. What is going on in Palestine today is not really about Hamas. It is not about rockets. It is not about ‘human shields’ or terrorism or tunnels. It is about Israel’s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives. That is what Netanyahu is really saying, and that is what he now admits he has ‘always’ talked about. It is about an unswerving, decades-long Israeli policy of denying Palestine self-determination, freedom, and sovereignty."

Five nice things about myself? Here goes!

  1. I have really fantastic hair and I try to take good care of it.
  2. I am a good listener and I try to make sure that I’m not taking up too much space in a conversation/social setting and I try to make sure that everyone gets heard.
  3. I love my friends deeply and passionately and they mean the world to me and I would do anything for them.
  4. I’m good at showing other people how to do things/explaining processes. I’m also good at breaking down really technical/jargon-y language so that everyone can better understand what’s going on.
  5. I’m good at seeing the details at the same time as the big picture and seeing the steps and connections between them (that’s where my Sun in Aquarius meets my Moon in Virgo).

I was tagged by skunkdoily! Thanks! I think it’s really important to say good things about ourselves in a world that so often doesn’t want us to.

And for my part, I’m tagging venusbone, diamondmind, doskapozora, mylittleloavies, limpwristandalatte, and shinyinfo!



skunkdoily tagged me & ghoulchantsister in a facebook link to Weird Al’s “Foil” and from there we had the following revelations/discoveries:

  • Audra and I both confuse the lyrics to “American Pie” with “The Saga Begins”
  • Smashmouth released an album in 2012? And a cookbook? And they played Seattle recently?
  • Everyone still hates Uncle Kracker but especially Andrew
  • I Just Wanna Believe I Can Fly/I Can Believe I Just Wanna Fly/I Just Can’t Believe I Wanna Fly, feat. Fabio
  • Barenaked Ladies’ “One Week” is the inverse of LFO’s “Summer Girls” (or vice versa), with dweeb malice on one side & bro of quality benign-ishness on the other. Both strung together with non sequiturs and pop culture references of the moment.
  • Apparently Evan and Jaron were a thing?
  • Vanessa Carlton came out as bi?
  • Jennifer Lopez: Actually Circe.
  • Reba Mcentire’s red dress at the 1998 Country Music Awards show (!!!!)

Important archiving. (Also, Evan and Jaron and BBMak were reptilians.)

Vital interneting in these times.

"an other gaza"

in chaos one man collects

his daughter into a plastic bag

   oh my god the bag is leaking

one kisses a cave was baby boy face just this

morning braids unplaiting phosphorous

wordless exhaust smoke shock


what is it that remains of us now

then what is recyclable in us


men’s beards carry their lineage

refracted memory drones

drummed ears echo frequency

children call for siblings reborn

skulls fracture eyes the color purple

here the steeliest doctors weep


the sea waves shelled boys

sirens post explosions


all is shrapnel and hunger

none is safe all are waiting

between wall and wait and sea

and wall there is no day

what are we

flares rain metal escalation


descent upon heads ladders of spine collapse

night eats sleep the people hold fasts


children of lightening no rain

sewage into water skin flamed to ash

the women’s faces track lifelines

grief upon grief astronomical

dust was people last night

tunnel is the people now


raising horizon in coffins

there is no recovery


she says they light the night with bombs

she says that’s not the sun at all

she says this is a crime against my heart

she says nothing

   touch me

she says listen


we are shelter and target

we are stars exploded


the people run into themselves for refuge

they catch up to their ghosts

between devastate and displace

what is destroyed again is everything

what is created is a hole

an other



                           suheir hammad

(via thatonesuheirhammad)

Monday, July 28, 2014


Karen O - ‘Rapt’ [Official Music Video]

In anticipation of her forthcoming debut solo LP Crush Songs, Karen O has released her video for album cut ‘Rapt’.

The video was directed by Karen’s husband Barney Clay and production designed by K.K. Barrett, who worked with Karen on the “psycho-opera” Stop the Virgens and was nominated for an Oscar in Best Production Design for Her.

Check out the two minutes of glorious-ness above!


Eid Mubarak to those celebrating!

"The Bargain Store" by Dolly Parton

dolly parton - the bargain store

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Staging beauty through material products and human by-products created between the 70s & 80s. Re-imagining a black feminist identity without the physical presence the body.


Staging beauty through material products and human by-products created between the 70s & 80s. Re-imagining a black feminist identity without the physical presence the body.

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