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Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Re: 'Mountain' 1.1 Update Coming Soon, Brings Forth Blood Mode and More - http://toucharcade.com/2014...
"Just stopping by to warn people that the "Blood Mode" code above seems to reset the game on iOS right now. I just lost a mountain covered with stuff, didn't get to see an ending after waiting patiently for hours :(( Oh, well, at least I got a rubber duckie this time around, didn't see that on my first mountain..." - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Re: Friday Links: Everyone’s Got to Bow to Somebody - http://artfagcity.net/2014...
"You meant 10 year old, not year old, on the link to the NPR article." - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Re: Friday Links: Everyone’s Got to Bow to Somebody - http://artfcity.com/2014...
"You meant 10 year old, not year old, on the link to the NPR article." - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Art by K. Gill: 11-20-13. Medicine from a drawer in our kitchen island. - http://kgillart.blogspot.com/2013...
Art by K. Gill: 11-20-13. Medicine from a drawer in our kitchen island.
Hahaha! In thumbnail the notes looked like speech balloons. I was wondering what the drugs were saying to each other. - Spidra Webster
If they start talking to each other, I'm going to need some other, stronger drugs... - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
"Van Allen (408)" - oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in. For sale on Etsy, $200. https://www.etsy.com/listing...
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The Van Allen radiation belts are composed of charged particles held in place around the Earth by its magnetic field. These radiation zones can endanger satellites. In this painting, three satellites have been damaged by the Van Allen belts and are falling out of orbit. They are small and spherical and drifting down like balloons running out of helium. The three satellites are based on three online photos of Greg Allen's 2013 sculpture "Beacon Inflatable Satellite". Each photo has different reflections of people viewing the artwork. The sculpture is based on a 1958 model satellite which was never actually launched into space. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Behind the satellites is an abstracted image based on a still from my Vine video of a Vimeo video of the aurora borealis over Norway. The Van Allen belts might influence the auroras, according to some sources, but I'm not sure what the latest scientific opinion is about this. In the foreground is a stylized rendering of my son's Global Glowball globe toy, which I had sitting in front of... more... - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
James Van Allen used to come speak at my elementary school every year (his kids had gone there, and he still lived in the neighborhood). That was pretty freaking cool. - laura x
I just saw your comment just now, Laura. That's very cool :) - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
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"Hey we're taking a photo here.." (in NY accent) http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/your-sh...
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Isn't that just typical!!!! - Kevin J Hatton
One in a million. I love it. - Adam Reyher from Alert Thingy
That's insanely lucky. - James Rishabh Mishra
seriously this is not photoshopped? oh this is too funny, it's like that annoying kid that always jumps in front of the camera. - R. Ferguson
LoL. This is a true once in a life time shot. - Bluesun 2600
precious! - Tammy Hoeck
LOL! Adorable! - Kevin Winn
Quelle jolie photo!! Très originale, j'adore;-) - Orangeade
Cool - Bob Lyr
uhuh, just excellent - TiTi
I think that must be the 'mini-wanker' the lake is named after. - Ken Morley
I love how the camera focuses on the squirrel rather than the people - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
This shot is hilarious!! This is a totally gorgeous spot. been there once. - Nathalie
Begging to be captioned ~ http://img.ly/2tG :3 - CannonGod
That's one photogenic little critter. <3 - Sung W. Lim
haha @ Jake Fudge. spot on! - stefan
It's so cute! It almost doesn't look real. Loving it!!! - Jennifer Medlin
So awesome - Mitch
love how its head lines up exactly with the horizon line. *So* much better than it would have been. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Unbelievable. - Ramene Anthony
See more about this story in CBC news http://www.cbc.ca/video... - Carloe Stamp
I laugh ever time I see this. It is so great. - Jim Williams
^^)b - YungSang from FriendFooV2
lol ( in NY accent :) ) - Pinkpackrat
Isn't there a website where you can submit pictures of photo-stealers? This should totally be submitted. || Edit: Found it. http://thisisphotobomb.com/ - Miss Elle
excelent - Rui
...it was only after Chipper received his prints from the local PhotoMat that he realized two humans had snuck into the background of his lakeview self-portrait. - .LAG liked that
haha cute....family picture? lol just kidding =] - Marissa
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Still funny! :) - Ken Morley
Nice Photo really ! - Michael Stuart
GOOD - hongyanself
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Supertyphoon Haiyan: Why Monster Storm Is So Unusual - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news...
Supertyphoon Haiyan: Why Monster Storm Is So Unusual
""We've seen in the past decades the oceans are warming up, likely due to climate change," said Price. "So warmer oceans will give us more energy for these storms, likely resulting in more intense storms."" - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
Damn. The island my dad is from–Leyte–totally got smashed by Haiyan/Yolanda. Communication is totally cutoff and he has no idea if the house he grew up in is still standing, or even if his sisters are alive.
I was wondering how your family was doing with that storm. - John (bird whisperer)
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:( - L to tha B from Android
Damn - Rodfather from Android
Yikes. =( - rönin
Victor, what island is your dad from? My mom is from Sorsogon and still has family there. Don't know how hard they were hit - Elena
:( - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh no! I hope you get good news soon. - Katy S
:( - Heather
My dad is from Hindang, Leyte. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Hindang is right on the west coast of Leyte, and I read that the storm surge was between 10-15 feet. Looks like we'll have to wait until power and communications are restored to get any news. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Hoping its good news - Shevonne from iPhone
Tacloban—the capital of Leyte and about 80 miles north and east of Hindang—apparently had a storm surge of 40-50 feet(!) http://www.cnn.com/2013... — I read elsewhere that the airport is totally wrecked. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Oh geez. :-( - vicster: full-bodied
Yikes :((( - Jennifer Dittrich
Hoping for good news - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Dang. Sorry, boo. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Over 100 dead in Leyte - ABS-CBN http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation... - Damn. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
That's awful. Hoping your family is safe. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thinking of you & your loved ones, Victor. Hoping for the best. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Hope you get good news. - Anne Bouey
Very sorry to hear this, Victor. I hope you hear from them soon. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I think it was mostly Samar, Leyte, Cebu, and Bohol that were in the direct path of the strongest winds. Looking at the maps, the entirety of the Philippines is covered by the typhoon, so there might be flooding pretty much everywhere, and I've heard that Manila is definitely getting lots of rain and crazy blasts of wind, but the ~200 mph winds seem to be limited to the Visayas. - Victor Ganata
I'm sorry, Victor. I truly hope they're okay. I was chatting with a Filipino friend last night, and she was concerned there'd be no place for her family to evacuate to... - Brent Schaus
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Art by K. Gill: 11-07-13. Maxwell and me in Shelby Co., Indiana. - http://kgillart.blogspot.com/2013...
Art by K. Gill: 11-07-13. Maxwell and me in Shelby Co., Indiana.
Beautiful - MoTO: Team Marina
He's getting so big. His mom's still a ridiculously good artist. - Steve C Team Marina
bumpity - MoTO: Team Marina
Thanks for all the likes and nice comments, everyone :) - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
awesome work ms kamilah, :) - chaz2b
Steve C Team Marina
Brazilian Wandering Spiders found in bananas bought at Sainsbury's - http://now.msn.com/brazili...
Brazilian Wandering Spiders found in bananas bought at Sainsbury's
"Consi Taylor was halfway through a banana when she saw a white spot on the skin, which she thought was a patch of mold. That thought is gross enough, but then the "spot" burst open and baby spiders started scurrying across the fruit (and here's where we threw up in our mouths a little). The British woman told the staff at Sainsbury's supermarket about their spider-infested offerings and they gave her a $15 coupon. But when she sent a picture of the spiders to a pest-control company, things got REALLY scary. Taylor was told that those unwanted little nasties could be Brazilian Wandering Spiders, which have been called the most venomous spiders in the world. According to SKY News, those particular arachnids can be "extremely aggressive" and a bite from them can "trigger loss of muscle control, breathing problems, paralysis and eventual asphyxiation." Sainsbury's not only apologized to the family, but put them up in a hotel and paid for their entire home to be fumigated. So, apples are pretty great this time of year, huh? [Source]" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
also, how did they not just burn down the house? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Okay yes setting the house on fire would be a most appropriate response. - Miriella from Android
OK, this is good to know. At least the adults of this species are large and obvious with their behavior. This could help them stand out next to all the ordinary, mostly harmless North American spiders. I'm tolerant of most of the tiny ones, and the easily identifiable orb weavers and jumping spiders, but the possibility of finding random exotic spiders does worry me a little bit. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Steve C Team Marina
Fruit foul-up: General Mills pulls strawberry label- MSN Money - http://money.msn.com/now...
Fruit foul-up: General Mills pulls strawberry label- MSN Money
"Friday agreed to make it clear that its Strawberry Naturally Flavored Fruit Roll-Ups don't actually contain strawberries. The packaged foods giant agreed to "improve" its labeling for the product as part of a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). These roll-ups actually contain pears from concentrate, corn syrup, dried corn syrup, sugar, partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, and 2% or less of various natural and artificial ingredients. Under the agreement, General Mills will not show pictures of strawberries on its label as long as the product lacks the red berries." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
SMH - Anne Bouey
I'm with Anne. - Jenny H.
ООО НПО УкрЭнергоРесурс является официальным производителем высоковольтных разрядников - rodesanik
" FDA regulations allow food companies to say that a product contains something as long as it is a "characterizing flavor," - Thats the issue with the FDA and in general the gov. - Peter Dawson
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Art by K. Gill: 10-30-13. "Thundering Sea Spray", a 1948 photo by Iwase Yoshiyuki. - http://kgillart.blogspot.com/2013...
Art by K. Gill: 10-30-13. "Thundering Sea Spray", a 1948 photo by Iwase Yoshiyuki.
Really late tonight. Had to attend to a teething toddler who woke up screaming. He's sleeping soundly again now. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Poor bb :o( Though I refuse to believe he's a toddler already! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Hard for us to believe, too. Max is one tough little nugget. All muscular for a one year old. And moving faster every day. His balance keeps getting better. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
The Logic of Stupid Poor People | tressiemc - Slightly misleading title, and hard to summarize, but this essay touches on something important that I've never been able to articulate myself. "Stupid Poor People" should be in quotes to get the point across better. - http://tressiemc.com/2013...
The Logic of Stupid Poor People | tressiemc - Slightly misleading title, and hard to summarize, but this essay touches on something important that I've never been able to articulate myself. "Stupid Poor People" should be in quotes to get the point across better.
"I have about a half dozen other stories like this. What is remarkable is not that this happened. There is empirical evidence that women and people of color are judged by appearances differently and more harshly than are white men. What is remarkable is that these gatekeepers told me the story. They wanted me to know how I had properly signaled that I was not a typical black or a typical woman, two identities that in combination are almost always conflated with being poor." - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
Harold
Baby LED light suit halloween costume preview - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Baby LED light suit halloween costume preview - YouTube
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"We hope you didn't spend the last six months designing and building an elaborate over-the-top Halloween costume with which you hope to win over the internet next week. Because nothing is ever going to top this adorable toddler's wonderful LED stick figure costume. " - Harold from Bookmarklet
This is so great. Both startling and adorable. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Just disgusting - Boy Scout leaders jubilantly knock over 170m-year-old rock formation in Utah | World news | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Just disgusting - Boy Scout leaders jubilantly knock over 170m-year-old rock formation in Utah | World news | theguardian.com
"The two scout leaders told the Deseret News they toppled the boulder because they thought it posed a danger to children who might be walking by – an explanation that the state parks director greeted with some scepticism." BULL. SHIT. Exactly. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
"Hayes said park rangers walked through the valley daily and had never considered the boulder to be a danger, noting that it took considerable effort for Taylor to shove it over." - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
"Danger to children?" They are so full of shit! The entire park is filled with rocks just like that one and yet this particular one was a danger?!? Please! Idiots! - Elena
These dumps are scout leaders! - Sir Vali
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Hylian Skinhead by LinkYe West - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Hylian Skinhead by LinkYe West - YouTube
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This is special. Impressive bit of machinima. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Peeve of the moment. Alright, enough already. Boys and girls do not need separate doodling idea guides. Stop with the mindless gender separation.
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I know that there are much worse problems out there when it comes to gender divisions, but I just happened to see this at Meijer earlier today and it annoyed me. Since when does art need to be separated by sex? Just like special pink building sets for girls! Giant robots are for boys! Ponies are for girls! So stupid. Obviously just trying to sell more crap. They won't stop as long as it keeps working. Goes way back to before having 5 colors of iMac or 50 choices of any other consumer product. When did all of that start? - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Art by K. Gill: "Hortensie (522)", oil on canvas, 24x24 in. For sale on Etsy, $200. http://etsy.me/17odjKY - http://kgillart.blogspot.com/2013...
Art by K. Gill: "Hortensie (522)", oil on canvas, 24x24 in. For sale on Etsy, $200. http://etsy.me/17odjKY
A vivid vermilion caracal sits among hydrangea blooms. I call her Hortensie. There are three layers to the painting. The blue hydrangea was a real silk hydrangea sitting in front of me while I painted. The caracal was my drawing from a photo in a library book. The background was my drawing of a still image from a Vine video that I made of cut hydrangeas for sale at my local Trader Joe's store. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
I use randomizers to select my subjects and colors. My main color was Hortensie, a shade of light blue and color # 522 in Naomi Kuno's Colorscape book. My secondary color was vermilion. The Hortensie color name provided one of my subjects; "hortensie" is the German word for "hydrangea". My other randomly selected topic was African wildlife. When I studied African wildlife books, I liked... more... - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Statement from Godspeed You! Black Emperor on Polaris | Constellation Records - I'm unsure of the full context of this response to their Canadian prize nomination but wow, this sounds pretty good, at least at 3 am Indiana time. (burning midnight oil doing srs art research. this is how it happens.) - http://cstrecords.com/stateme...
"3 quick bullet-points that almost anybody could agree on maybe= -holding a gala during a time of austerity and normalized decline is a weird thing to do. -organizing a gala just so musicians can compete against each other for a novelty-sized cheque doesn’t serve the cause of righteous music at all. -asking the toyota motor company to help cover the tab for that gala, during a summer where the melting northern ice caps are live-streaming on the internet, IS FUCKING INSANE, and comes across as tone-deaf to the current horrifying malaise." - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
No, you will never have skyscrapers with trees on them - http://io9.com/no-you-...
No, you will never have skyscrapers with trees on them
"There are plenty of scientific reasons why skyscrapers don’t—and probably won’t—have trees, at least not to the heights which many architects propose. Life sucks up there. For you, for me, for trees, and just about everything else except peregrine falcons. It’s hot, cold, windy, the rain lashes at you, and the snow and sleet pelt you at high velocity. Life for city trees is hard enough on the ground. I can’t imagine what it’s like at 500 feet, where nearly every climate variable is more extreme than at street level." - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
They've been pushing this idea for a decade. It makes no sense. - Akiva
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Art by K. Gill: 10-03-13. Our family room couch is covered with stuff. - http://kgillart.blogspot.com/2013...
Art by K. Gill: 10-03-13. Our family room couch is covered with stuff.
You draw gooder - Mo Kargas
Why, thank you. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Art by K. Gill: 09-30-13. A 1972 Fisher-Price houseboat. - http://kgillart.blogspot.com/2013...
Art by K. Gill: 09-30-13. A 1972 Fisher-Price houseboat.
Hmm it looked different when De Niro was on it in Cape Fear. - Steve C Team Marina
I love this one. That was one of my favorite toys as a kid. The diving board was awesome! - L to tha B
I feel like I had one, but I'm not entirely sure. Would have to check old photos. I know that I had some kind of Fisher-Price playset. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
There was also a plane. I loved playing with them! - Lisa L. Seifert
These were the old-school Little People, yeah? - Melly - #TeamMarina
pretty sure i had this back in the early 70s. loved it. - Big Joe Silence
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
皂帽花 Dasymaschalon trichophorum Merr. 中国植物图像库 - http://www.plantphoto.cn/tu...
皂帽花 Dasymaschalon trichophorum Merr. 中国植物图像库
A very bizarre sort of Chinese plant with fruits that look like strings of beads. I couldn't find much information in English with a quick Google search, but I found out that the genus is in the family Annonaceae, or the custard apple family. Custard apples are related to cherimoya fruits, which look a little like tightly closed artichokes. Nothing at all like these strings of beads. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Mindlessly Gutting Food Stamps - NYTimes.com - This makes me so furious that my head is about to explode. I've been fortunate enough to never need food stamps myself, but I understand the importance of them. LET PEOPLE EAT. When is enough going to be enough? When will we stop being distracted and have a revolution? - http://www.nytimes.com/2013...
"Among the many scars of the recession, the most intolerable should be the pangs of chronic hunger that still assail a stunning 14.5 percent of the nation’s households, according to the Department of Agriculture’s latest survey. A decade ago, the figure was 11 percent — a group defined as regularly suffering food “insecurity,” or having 26 percent less to spend on food than households not going hungry. The survey shows that food insecurity rose with the recession and has remained stubbornly high." - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
"The measure’s “work requirements” provide no job training funds yet mandate that able-bodied, childless adults who cannot find at least part-time employment will lose their food stamps after 90 days, even if the local unemployment rate is prohibitively high." - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
This makes me sick to my stomach. This is happening in *America*, people. "Parents told of how they must regularly skip meals to feed their children and hunt game when the food stamp allotment falls short of monthly needs." I wish that the people proposing these cuts could just suffer true hunger for one day in their worthless, overprivileged lives. Bunch of revolting bastards. I need to figure out some action to take. I can't stand all this nonsense anymore. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Every time I read or hear coverage of this, I want to scream. (My best friend uses food stamps.) - laura x
The callousness on display in the GOP caucus is remarkable. - John (bird whisperer)
This makes me fucking furious. When I was little, we received food stamps for a short time. Later, my mom worked in the food stamp office as a caseworker. We know that people abuse the system, but this bill will hurt people who genuinely need help. - Jed rocks the party. from iPhone
It's not just going to hurt people that need them right now, to be able to eat. It will also lead to a loss of jobs, from supermarket cashiers right down the whole line to those that stock shelves and work in warehouse distribution centers (maybe even further). And that loss of jobs will mean more people needing Food Stamps to keep from going hungry. - April Russo
I cannot believe that they passed this horrific bill. http://www.nytimes.com/2013... Is the revolution coming now? Or do more people have to feel the pain directly to even care??? They have just tried to inflict so much anguish on already suffering people. I feel my bile rising. My course of action for... more... - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
On the Edge of Poverty, at the Center of a Debate on Food Stamps - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2013...
On the Edge of Poverty, at the Center of a Debate on Food Stamps - NYTimes.com
This article has more of the American commenters. More outrage about this shameful situation. I'm deeply troubled by all of this. Several problems that have been knocking around in my mind finally came to a head when I heard about the proposed food stamp cuts. Donating to and volunteering at food banks is just one part of the solution in my mind. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
I want to go deeper. To the point of growing food. Not just gardening for fun but really making food available in a serious way. Pretty much farming. I've thought about this before, but this is becoming more urgent, I realize. I've been disheartened by a report I listened to on NPR about how hard it is to get any help with becoming a small farmer. All the subsidies are helping giant corn and soybean farms and factory production of meat. We are really and truly screwing ourselves. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Food bank Britain: 'I didn't ask to be ill' | Society | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/society...
Food bank Britain: 'I didn't ask to be ill' | Society | The Guardian
Now this crap is spreading from the US to the UK. I know that it might not be that simple, but some of the UK policies have clearly been inspired by the cruel US system. People were in an uproar over the adoption of food stamps in the UK instead of emergency loans of cash. All the political crap and environmental problems, etc. are truly global now. The people in power float around above us all, policies in one country influence policies in another. We can't afford to be ignorant of what's going on. But it's so hard to pick out the signal from the noise sometimes. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
"...he was told he was no longer eligible for the new incapacity benefit, his benefits would be stopped immediately and that, despite his numerous health problems, he was fit for work and should go and find a job. He appealed, but lost. He isn't even eligible for jobseeker's allowance. And there are no jobs for him. When he turned down a position because it was only 16 hours a week and... more... - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Well, if Charles Dickens is to be believed, they've got their own long-standing tradition of cruelty over there. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
True. They're just adding the latest new twist. And it sounds like their social welfare programs were at least a little more generous at least in the past few decades, and they're being steadily chipped away. We have nothing like the emergency loans here in the US. At least nothing that I know of. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Yeah, and Thatcherism was its own thing, not a US import. - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, I only know a little bit about Thatcherism. Learning more in bits and pieces. Were programs like emergency loans (or crisis loans) able to survive her time as prime minister? Or did they develop later? I'm admittedly a bit foggy on the details. Food stamps specifically do seem to be something inspired by the US system. I guess the crisis loans from the Social Fund were stopped in April 2013 and partly replaced by food stamps? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
I'm awfully light on the details myself. - Andrew C (✔)
Not to minimize how awful it is, but just from the first paragraph, I think if this guy lived in the U.S., he'd be dead, because they would've cut off his health insurance as soon as he stopped working. - Victor Ganata
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
On a more peaceful and pleasant note than my previous post, Pandora just made an appropriate choice of Brian Eno's Thursday Afternoon ambient album. It's soothing both mama and baby right now. Maxwell is napping and I'm just trying to relax a bit. - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
On a more peaceful and pleasant note than my previous post, Pandora just made an appropriate choice of Brian Eno's Thursday Afternoon ambient album. It's soothing both mama and baby right now. Maxwell is napping and I'm just trying to relax a bit.
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I'm distracting myself for a short time, but my fury about the proposed food stamp cuts is still there. I have to think some more about what to do. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
The Political Economy of Zombies — The Airship - If you can get past the *FUCKING ANNOYING* website design (this worked so much better when I read it on my iPhone), and assorted bullshit drivel cluttering up some of the piece, this is a fun read about what is so compelling about the zombie apocalypse these days. - http://airshipdaily.com/the-pol...
The Political Economy of Zombies — The Airship - If you can get past the *FUCKING ANNOYING* website design (this worked so much better when I read it on my iPhone), and assorted bullshit drivel cluttering up some of the piece, this is a fun read about what is so compelling about the zombie apocalypse these days.
"It was the end of buying and selling. For the majority of us who live within the capitalist system but aren't of the neoliberal breed of capitalist, catastrophe means no more mortgage payments, no cell phone surveillance, never again having to bicker over what is or isn't a preexisting condition. Catastrophe voids all obligation, makes the world anew." - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
In a book review, a powerful quote from Agee and Walker Evans’s landmark 1941 book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men; "near the outset of the manuscript, Agee offers this overture to his own closely observed study of lives laid low by a system of brutal privation:" - http://www.thenation.com/article...
"A civilization which for any reason puts a human life at a disadvantage; or a civilization which can exist only by putting human life at a disadvantage; is worthy neither of the name nor of continuance. And a human being whose life is nurtured in an advantage which has accrued from the disadvantage of other human beings, and who prefers that this should remain as it is, is a human being by definition only, having much more in common with the bedbug, the tapeworm, the cancer, and the scavengers of the deep sea." - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) from Bookmarklet
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