thaaaat's wonderful
newyorker:

A cartoon by Carolita Johnson. For more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1pAm6nz

newyorker:

A cartoon by Carolita Johnson. For more cartoons from the magazine this week: http://nyr.kr/1pAm6nz

The hazard of engaging with the history of race in the United States is the difficulty of distinguishing the past from the news of the day. On Saturday afternoon, under hazy circumstances, an eighteen-year-old named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Brown was unarmed. Police have confirmed that he was shot “more than just a couple of times.” The story that witnesses tell is disturbing not only in its details but in the ways in which those details blur into a longer narrative. It’s one we’re all familiar with if we have paid even passive attention, and yet, despite its redundancy, we have yet to grasp its moral. A trivial incident sparks a confrontation, followed by a disproportionate response, then the tableau of grieving parents struggling to maintain composure and the social-media verdicts rendered in absentia, many asking about the culpability of the deceased. Invariably, some self-ordained truth teller will stand up to quote non sequiturs about black-on-black violence.
When we lost the God of the Bible in our home the result is crisis. America, the blazerof the Christian Light please return to true worship of The Father Son and Holy Spirit.
Found on internet
I have never cared more about Robin Williams until this week
ejimind

"To be aware is one thing, to understand is another. I am aware of quantum physics, that does not mean that I understand its implications." Yeah making the comparison between genocide and quantum physics does not make sense. Is genocide that complex of a concept?

Victory

You know you won a Facebook argument when the other person deletes your Facebook comment questions rather than answering them. Victory!

newyorker:

Today’s daily cartoon by Farley Katz.

newyorker:

Today’s daily cartoon by Farley Katz.

Robin Williams and the link between comedy and depression

politicalprof:

Like most people my age, my first experiences with Robin Williams were on Happy Days, and then Mork — his turn as the manic, human-loving alien interpreting earth culture for his home people. I then watched all that energy explode on screen — sometimes amazingly, sometimes baffle-ingly, sometimes…

Depression.

Is bullshit. It goes hand in hand with loneliness. Its where everything loses its flavor. Where you’re only half alive inside and all you can do is wait. You wait to leave your mind in which you are all but helplessly trapped in. Depression is looking at the ceiling and 4 hours can pass without you knowing. You can explain exactly what you’re feeling but no one truly understands how you actually feel. Depression is where you want to be alone while dreading your own company and desiring the presence of others. Solitude is your worst enemy but your greatest companion. Its a contradiction of all sorts. Its an endless abyss you fall into and you just wait until it consumes you whole. Where you want to scream but have no voice/ where you want to cry but have no tears. But the greatest of all desire is to feel. To feel something, anything. Then one day you wake up and everything is fine again.

Lol just kidding.