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I got tattooed in that kitchen

co-op kitchens are getting mad tattoo action these days

although sadly this was 1e and did not carry on the tradition of 3w’s tattooing

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i feel like further elaboration is required


that’s it

that’s the story

an appropriate summary of my first few days of school:

last night the apartment across from us lit an oven mit on fire. they wanted to borrow my oven, so they came over. in my kitchen they discovered a shirtless man being tattooed by a man wielding a needle stuck into a pencil. they placed their vegetarian stuffed peppers into my oven. four people, attempting to call maintenance about the fire next door but not actually knowing how to place a call to maintenance, stood around the shirtless man as a hippie architect continued to tattoo him with a needle stuck into a pencil.

✎ Anonymous: hey! idk if this is your area but i've been kind of fascinated with newton geiszler for the longest time for several reasons, but mainly because SCIENCE. the whole biology/transhumanistic research thing is something i'm v interested in (both in and out of cinema). i'm in high school rn and if i'm not mistaken, gleaned that you have a job in the sciences? i'm thinking about my future and would rlly love if you could expand a little bit on what you know/would rec for someone like me? thank you!!!!

Hey, Anon! I can certainly provide some thoughts on this.

So the In the interests of full disclosure: I do not have a job in the sciences. I am also 20 years old. My advice therefore does not carry the ethos of anything you might get by talking to someone who spends their life on laboratory work.

However, I have

  • worked in a biochemistry lab
  • talked to a lot of PhDs & science professionals
  • completed a basic core of science courses at the undergraduate level

What I do is actually science studies, which are pretty distinct from science itself. As someone interested in science studies, I

  • assist a professor with research on the history of medicine
  • take courses in history, anthropology, and philosophy
  • conduct my own research on innovations in science and revolutions in scientific processes; this research deals particularly with a community of transhumanist citizen scientists & engineers

So the gist is, I do not do science, but I know how science works & what it’s like to do it. I conduct my personal research through an undergraduate fellowship granted yearly to what the university considers their “top five” students in the humanities & social sciences (who do not qualify for their “minority research” scholarship). That’s some sort of credential, I suppose.

So! That said, what I can tell you a lot about is

a) the undergraduate experience of science

i) how you might go about figuring out your interests

ii) why you might want to do science & why you might not want to do science

b) things graduate students and professors have told me about their experience of science

c) changing opportunities in the science world that make figuring things out a little less intimidating than it might once have been

If you want to hear about B & C, you should message me off anon. A is mostly here.

The rest is beneath the cut because I rambled like crazy. Feel free to skip to the bottom section where I nut-shelled things for people, unlike me, who have better things to do with their life than read the rambles of crazed do-gooders.

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So, the Labyrinth is a piece of cake, is it? Well, let’s see how you deal with this little slice. Labyrinth (1986)


Isobel Adderley

I really love the use of lines of thread to create random geometric shapes in Isobel Adderley’s work. I find the use of a point/points away from the face in the negative space adds another level of interest to the image. In some of the images it appears that the model is pulling/looking away from this point, as if they are tethered to it but have the desire not to be.

“I’ve gotta get out of the basement. I’ve gotta see the world. I’ve gotta make a difference.”

Police to Al Jazeera journalist near Ferguson: 'I'll bust your head' | Al Jazeera America

anne carson is a goddess and a cyborg of words

I think my favorite thing about that WUSTL op-ed is the post someone made in response:

How about you stop equivocating and call the “reminders not to stray north of Delmar” what they are: ignorance, with undertones of racism and classism. WashU students want to believe that they’re educated and tolerant and doing the right things, but this often heard piece of “advice” is nothing more than fear of the poor black population of our city.”

because yeah

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Ew don’t fucking interview a cop in ferguson esp for stud life that shit is already a cop rag

the ideal would be to interview a cop & then also interview people who make cops look really really bad & then put them together in a single article that is “looking at all sides” but it just, you know, so happens that the cops are objectively shit in this situation and, as such, look like shit no matter what they say

then convince studlife it’s a good idea to publish something that is actually relevant

instead of this bullshit

arebirthofwonder replied to your post “I know a St. Louis PD cop who is at Ferguson right now cannot wait to…”

or interview for stud lyfe? get a thing going?

yeah, he is now stationed at Ferguson

so like


IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS ARRESTED in Ferguson call 314 862 2249 for support/tracking! Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) doing Jail support // we will be on the phone and at the jails giving rides and trying to get folks out if we can.”

I don’t think you understand

a cop in the St. Louis Police Department teaches my martial arts class

he gives civilians instructions like “if someone attacks you and you fight back, don’t attack their eyes - that way you can break as many bones as you want, but they can’t charge you with the next degree of assault”

the police know the laws

and they’re really good at finding all the right ways to avoid breaking them