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But the real difficulties, the real arts of survival, seem to lie in more subtle realms. There, what’s called for is a kind of resilience of the psyche, a readiness to deal with what comes next. These captives lay out in a stark and dramatic way what goes on in every life: the transitions whereby you cease to be who you were. Sometimes an old photograph, an old friend, an old letter, will remind you that you are not who you once were, for that person who dwelt among them, valued this, chose that, wrote thus, no longer exists. Without noticing it you traversed a great distance; the strange has become familiar and the familiar if not strange at least awkward or uncomfortable, an out-grown garment.

Some people inherit values and practices as a house they inhabit; some of us have to burn down that house, find our own ground, build from scratch, even as a psychological metamorphosis. As a cultural metamorphosis the transition is far more dramatic.
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost
staff

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone could start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

This is, no joke, super important.

jerilynstone

enterprising-gentleman:

sapphirefiber:

paintedlandscape:

INFMETRY star projector.

I really genuinely want this.

Oh, this is cool, but I bet it’s one of those insanely expensive things I’ll never be able to have in a million years.

OHWAITLOOK IT’S $22 HOLY CRAP

Some assembly required, but it looks fun to assemble. AND THOSE RESULTS HOLY CRAP

Yep, added to my wishlist, for sure!

$22?!? I know what want for Christmas this year…

I have this and it’s amazing!

Relax your mind a bit and let this excellent mix guide you into Friday night.

Sonic Youth – “Contre Le Sexism”
John Cale X Madonkey – “Dying On The Vine / What It Feels Like For A Gallon”
Trentemoller X Suckdog – “Moan / The Number Of The Preist”
Bliscord Featuring Melissa Burns – “Looking From A Hilltop”
Kris Jensen – “Torture”
Dan Bodan – “Aaron”
Lewis Baloue X Mariah Carey X Henry Rollins – “So Be In Love With Me / I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time / Madonut Poem”
Kylie Minogue X Kim Gordon & Sonic Youth – “Slow / Creme Brulee”
SOPHIE – “Lemonade”
Contessa Stuto X Madonatella – “Reign In Ratchet / Girl Gone Wild”
Pussy Galore – “Spin Out”
Ty Segall – “You’re The Doctor”
Diamanda Galas – “I Put A Spell On You”
Bob Sinclair & Raffaella Carr X Leonard Cohen X Hari Nef – “Far L’amore / A Thousand Kisses Deep”
Faithless Featuring Boy George – “Why Go”
Glass Candy X Lil John – “Dream Lover / Turn Down For What”
House Of Ladosha X Hole – “Paris Chainsaw Mascara / Miss World”
Shamir – “I’ll Never Be Able To Love”
Raul De NiEVES – “Knowing Me, Knowing U”