transmissions

sent to the void
thehabeshadiaspora:

“We live in a  world today where nearly every piece of cultural expression has been  co-opted from its point of origin, commodified, and sold to back to the  people. In a capitalist economy that has separated everybody into his or  her own individual space, we are forced to define ourselves by what we  buy. Even people who think they are being politically progressive by  purchasing free-trade beans or boycotting Nestle are still ultimately  defining where they stand by how they utilize their consumer power. That  isn’t revolutionary at all. You can’t buy yourself a sense of  self-worth. You can’t buy yourself an identity… In order to truly  express ourselves, we need to create our own identities rooted in our  lifestyles and what sustains us. It needs to be a full expression of who  we are and what we do… Now, obviously, we are all too deeply  intertwined in this economic system to just give it the middle finger  and try and operate outside of it. An identity based solely on the  rejection of what commoditized identities are marketed to you isn’t much  of an identity, either.”
-Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi

thehabeshadiaspora:

“We live in a world today where nearly every piece of cultural expression has been co-opted from its point of origin, commodified, and sold to back to the people. In a capitalist economy that has separated everybody into his or her own individual space, we are forced to define ourselves by what we buy. Even people who think they are being politically progressive by purchasing free-trade beans or boycotting Nestle are still ultimately defining where they stand by how they utilize their consumer power. That isn’t revolutionary at all. You can’t buy yourself a sense of self-worth. You can’t buy yourself an identity… In order to truly express ourselves, we need to create our own identities rooted in our lifestyles and what sustains us. It needs to be a full expression of who we are and what we do… Now, obviously, we are all too deeply intertwined in this economic system to just give it the middle finger and try and operate outside of it. An identity based solely on the rejection of what commoditized identities are marketed to you isn’t much of an identity, either.”

-Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi

For small creatures such as we, the vastness is only bearable through love

was rewatching season 2 of himym and noticed this awesome cover :)

brownouts:

Seattle Vision ClinicSeattle, March 2011 

This is what I did yesterday

brownouts:

Seattle Vision Clinic
Seattle, March 2011 

This is what I did yesterday

It’s one of the many paradoxes of Muaythai: the fact that fighting and beauty can coexist on the same plane.

My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I’m just ferocious

—Iron Mike Tyson

Everything Is Broken.: Surviving Manila Traffic

jensterjuice:

Driving through Manila takes a special skill and tenacity. We all complain about traffic. Coming from LA, I thought the 405 took the record of most unbearable traffic jam. After driving in Manila for a while, the drive always ends with a prayer for a miracle.

Observe:

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