I love that the concept of “working” in this game is standing around winking and brushing dirt off your shoulders.
So I downloaded the Kim K app. What am I doing with my life?
Anyway I can’t stop laughing at “Bort Phillips”
So like, it’s weird when white Americans get so worked up and defensive when confronted with the fact that the US/Europe aren’t the only places that, like, have things. But I think I might kind of get why it happens.
I’m a whiteboy raised in white country and, despite my education and exposure to the realities of the world, I still find myself having fleeting fucked up thoughts about the world. Example: during the world cup I was watching a match between two non-US teams and in a reaction shot, they showed a blonde woman celebrating, with multiple diamond rings on her fingers. For a split second I thought, “how did that happen? They don’t have jewelers there…” and immediately realized how ignorant that thought was.
But it still happened. There is so much US/Eurocentricism ingrained in our educational and societal upbringing that I guarantee you many people had that same thought and didn’t stop to realize what was going on.
Because there is almost zero representation of a global view in US education and media, it scares me. We need better global representation because I may be a lost cause, I want the next generation of asshole whiteboys to be better.
The handlebar mustache is like having a bow tie on your face. I won’t take you seriously unless you’re Bill Nye.
And that’s why the 10-percent myth, compared with other fantasies, is especially pernicious. It has a distinct air of scientific plausibility—it’s a zippy one-liner with a nice round number, a virus with obvious vectors in pop-psychology books, easy to repeat at cocktail parties. The myth is also part of a larger way of thinking about the brain that is characterized by misleading simplifications—like the notion that the right side of the brain is creative and the left side rational. “Those kinds of ideas self-perpetuate,” LeDoux told me. “It’s like saying dopamine is responsible for pleasure and the amygdala makes fear. Both are wrong.”
sliu pointed me to this excellent article about the 10% of the brain myth I reference in my ranting about Lucy: http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/you-already-use-way-way-more-than-10-percent-of-your-brain/374520/
What say you, neuroscience side of Tumblr?
1. Screenshot something a well-liked celebrity Tweeted or posted on Facebook.
2. Post it.
3. Watch the notes roll in.
Fucking Tumblr Mobile
It’s amazing how many people try to tell me that some obviously fake viral video is totally real because there’s no way they could fake THAT. And I’m like you know Godzilla isn’t real right?
As a white straight cis dude, if I ever veer out of my lane, feel free to call me out if I speak out of turn. Or not, I won’t try to tell you how to internet, but I will never dismiss any feedback, and I think that would be constructive.