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We are all afraid of the man we have read about in the newspaper.
This city, which is all we’ve ever known, is a strange place. Chainsaw attacks in the subway. Acid thrown outside apartments; fires set inside elevators. Cranes topple off half-built buildings. But this is…
When I die
Give what’s left of me away
And old men that wait to die.
And if you need to cry,
Cry for your brother
Walking the street beside you.
And when you need me,
Put your arms
And give them
What you need to give to me.
I want to leave you something,
Look for me
In the people I’ve known
And if you cannot give me away,
At least let me live on your eyes
And not on your mind.
You can love me most
Hands touch hands,
Bodies touch bodies,
And by letting go
That need to be free.
Love doesn’t die,
So, when all that’s left of me
Give me away.
- Merritt Malloy”
Australia’s National Public Toilet Map.
Having a job that requires me to assess the usefulness of this site for international business travelers makes me very happy.
I would cheerfully kick in a couple of bucks on my income taxes to make this happen for the USA.
This reminds me of the story of the biggest regret of my life.
The bathrooms in the freshman dorms where I went to college were abysmal. Not just putrescent in the way that bathrooms inherently are, but like nightmarish with the thin coating of extra terror that only hormonal teenage boys can really deliver. Sometimes I still almost vomit when I remember the time a kid in the suite down the hall was taking a dump and his roommates poured an entire garbage can full of water on top of him. (The very quiet “Oh my god,” he uttered, followed by: “Can someone hand me some dry toilet paper?”)
So right, no way was I ever going to be caught in those toilets. I had to get really creative about my use of the public toilets everywhere else on campus—the library, the music building, different classroom buildings, the student union, administrative buildings, wherever.
Over time, I developed really useful and detailed knowledge about the campus bathroom situation. Like not only which buildings had the best bathrooms, but which floors on which bathrooms, and what times of days they were least likely to be heavily trafficked (LORD deliver me from a heavily trafficked bathroom.), and which ones seemed to be cleaned more often, and when.
I developed a campus bathroom review system. I had turned a terrible situation into a creative opportunity. I thought: I should make a zine. I should write this all down and publish it anonymously and leave piles of zines in the dining hall or wherever. And it would be like I contributed this really mind-blowingly magical and useful thing to this campus community of middle-class Virginians who frankly didn’t deserve anything magical or useful. But still.
It was a really good idea, and I knew it. I knew that it would blow up. But I never made the zine, of course I never made the zine, because a) I did have the concern that revealing all would ruin my cozy situation and b) because I’m super lazy and making things is hard.
Eventually I moved off campus and figured it was probably a stupid idea anyway. But my senior year I told a few people about this idea I’d had and they were like WHAT?!?!?! YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT. And then it was one of those things where those people turned and told other people “Did you hear about Kevin’s bathroom zine idea?” and then THEY were like “WHAT?!??!?!” And suddenly it was like I had let all these people down. They were right, I totally should have done that.
Since then whenever I have an idea for a project I try to at least start it.
this revolting tale is so inspiring
A version for tumblr that can be read without opening a new tab, since plenty of people would scroll past this story otherwise.
The bravest woman on Earth.
I just read up on this girl. Holy moly, what an amazing person. All of my respect and wel-wishes to her.
|daniel:||hey could you do me a favor|
|daniel:||could you drag the folder called “info” from the desktop to my dropbox|
|daniel:||no that is a cell phone protection device. i am talking about my online storage place|
|anna:||what a box! water burger.|
|daniel:||it should look like a blue file folder with little letters underneath that look like “info” (minus quotation marks) and just click it and then|
|anna:||stop stoppp. i know how to do it|
|daniel:||did you do it yet|
|anna:||got bored. dragged halfway across desktop then went to eat brownie|
|anna:||brownies still moist! :D|
|daniel:||please help me|
Veta la Palma is an aquaculture farm located on an island in the Guadalquivir river, 10 miles (16 km) inland from the Atlantic Ocean in Seville province of Spain. It produces 1,200 tons of sea bass, bream, red mullet and shrimp each year. Given its 32 km2 area this gives a yearly yield of 37 tons per square kilometer. The fisheries have attracted more than 200 species of migratory bird, many of which are endangered.
“It was a source of both terror and comfort to me then that I often seemed invisible — incompletely and minimally existent, in fact. It seemed to me that I made no impact on the world, and that in exchange I was privileged to watch it unawares.”
— Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping
How Watching Pen Ward’s Bravest Warriors Will Teach You How To Be Twenty-somethingIt’s a pretty rad day around here, what with the Bravest Warriors season finale now released (watch it, above) and this article from Julia Berke published over on NYU’s blog, NYU Local. Julia writes,Bravest Warriors thrives on it’s ability to handle more adult themes, like crushing on the opposite sex and worrying about your future, as well as how to handle social interactions, like blind dates (Now Kiss, we’re looking at you). The beautiful thing about Bravest Warriors is that it handles all these issues like Finn and Jake would, through being light-hearted and carefree but tenaciously passionate at the same time.Read the full article here.
Cartoon Hangover presents the Season Finale of Bravest Warriors: “Catbug”
When the Bravest Warriors receive mysterious gifts from the See-Through Zone, they must use their wits to unlock the door to the greatest secret. In this season finale, there promises to be more emotion, Catbug, and delicious peanut butter squares than ever before.
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i love bravest warriors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!