"Things Asians Hate," by Eliot Chang.
This is terrible AND WONDERFUL.
And funny. Just watch.
fuck your american heroes
Rare overhead shot of the complete I Love Lucy sound stage, as it existed in the studio when filming.
Franz Kafka (via rabbitinthemoon)
This quotation means so much to me. In college, I couldn’t find the motivation to write, even though I was filled to the brim with stories and emotions and strange sentences. Two of those years were the most difficult of my life - anxiety-ridden, eating disordered, sleep deprived. It’s funny that there is a correlation between my increased writing and my increased sanity. Was I able to write because I became happier, healthier, and more secure? Or did writing make all these things happen? I don’t know. But I do know that this quotation is true.
Nichelle Nichols (December 28, 1932 - )
“Uhura never had another name during the series. One of the fan writers wrote “Upenda” - which means “peace” in Swahili, I understand — not officially, but in some of their fan writings. And it sort of took hold. But when they were going to do the official history of Star Trek in a published book, the writer called Gene and asked him was “Uhura” her first name or her last name? Gene said, “Well, Nichelle and I never decided.” We always leaned towards it being her last name because it’s taken from the Swahili “uhuru” which means freedom. So it would sort of be like the same as “Freeman.” So he said, “You can make it her last name.” The writer said, “What about her first name? I’ve come up with one in Swahili. It’s Nyota.” Gene said, “I can’t give you that permission because Nichelle and I named her together, and she has rights to that, so you’ll have to call her and get her permission.” So he gave him my number, and he called me and I laughed and was delighted. He said, “I have a name and it’s Nyota.” I said, “That’s quite beautiful. What does it mean?” He said, “It means ‘star’.” I said, “You can have my permission!” So I have since said that her name is Nyota Upenda Uhura, which would mean a free-floating star: “star of freedom and peace”. I like that.” — NICHELLE NICHOLS
iconic as fuck
it couple :)
Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.
Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
— a white person with dreadlocks probably (via rudemaid)
holy shit he even logic bombed the computer
It saddens me a little to know she with a white dude…but oh well
Dave Brubeck talks about playing jazz in communist Poland and Russia and how it affected people.
words white people have been flagrantly using incorrectly in 2013:
“Today’s economic mechanisms promote inordinate consumption, yet it is evident that unbridled consumerism combined with inequality proves doubly...”