Probably just writing this because I’m keyed up but:
Why is there such a strong popular critical sentiment among “leftists” (online particularly) that confuses an intensely felt class/racial solidarity for pro-capitalist antiintellectualism? It seems to start from the assumption that capitalism is unbeatable and even a worthwhile measure for value, and that trying to critique or stop it is a waste of time. Believing that the study of art is “useless” to you is exactly the same thing that the ruling class believes, and would find it very useful for you to believe, because it leaves nothing left but producing things of “value” for their system. Non-“productive” work is the only thing keeping “where do I get my next dollar” from being YOUR ENTIRE FUCKING LIFE. Audre Lorde’s idea about the master’s tools didn’t mean the master’s tool was thought itself, it meant exercising thought in a way unconscious of the totality of oppression was the master’s tool, and that’s what this willful essentializing of “I am in this category thus this is useless for me” is.
3:46 pm • 18 September 2014
HELLO I AM PRINCE, LOOK AT MY CLOUD SUIT, I AM WEARING THE TITLE SHOT OF THE SIMPSONS BUT AS A SUIT, THAT IS WHY I AM THE GREATEST
3:03 am • 1 September 2014 • 470 notes
Bowie, but more importantly, bass player Gail Ann Dorsey’s amazing hat and cowl combo. Also a great bass player.
9:28 pm • 17 August 2014 • 56 notes
petition to change all uses of “Police Department” to “Legal Murder Response Team.”
9:54 pm • 11 August 2014
well andrew wk just followed me on twitter after I said his newest advice column is total bullshit so at least he practices what he preaches I guess?
3:12 pm • 9 August 2014
Bill Sienkiewicz 1990: Friendly Dictators trading cards
Sienkiewicz’s work on Brought to Light clearly made him a prime candidate to illustrate the Friendly Dictators trading cards. Like Brought to Light, it was published by Eclipse Enterprises and sought to use pop culture media to call attention to the American government’s and/or business’s cozy relationships with brutal regimes. The “cancelled” stamp element (also used in Brought to Light) refers to autocrats who eventually fell out of favor.
Seeing all these cards side-by-side, you can get a sense of the kind of artistic diversity-within-consistency Sienkiewicz is capable of.
These cards are out of print, but if you want to read the about America’s relationship with each of these dictators (maybe like me, you’re thinking Hitler? Really?), a bunch of websites like this one have transcribed these cards and recounts the details of each relationship.
Bill Sienkiwicz: ultimate art genius
12:13 pm • 3 August 2014 • 686 notes
Cat pictures be like “doctor who” signal boost
5:49 pm • 23 July 2014
Steve Rude, Nexus v1. One of the most gorgeous, interesting, and weird superhero comics of all time.
2:09 pm • 21 July 2014