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An infrequently updated mass of pithy reblogs, shitposting nonsense, imitation, and the occasional detailed skeleton of an idea, all subtly and ingeniously amounting to nothing of any consequence.
chazzfox:

cijithegeek:

kyssthis16:

yeezysdisciple:

youngbertreynolds:

thempress:



Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.

who paying for these canvases or the art programs so these kids can have that? Why should it matter if these run down buildings that never get fixed up anyway get graffiti’d? 

Therein lies the issue. Art programs, both visual and performance based, are the first programs to be cut. Canvas ain’t cheap. Neither are the supplies. Much of the graffiti that takes place IS on buildings that are run down. The gov’t didn’t place any value on these properties and yet get pissy with dudes “vandalizing” their shit. You can’t have it both ways, ya dig. 

My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.
One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.
First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists.  Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.
There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial.  Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.

This whole post…I just find it really interesting! And sad, too, but good thing to read.

chazzfox:

cijithegeek:

kyssthis16:

yeezysdisciple:

youngbertreynolds:

thempress:

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Maybe put it on a canvas instead of someone’s property, and we can all be happy.

who paying for these canvases or the art programs so these kids can have that? Why should it matter if these run down buildings that never get fixed up anyway get graffiti’d? 

Therein lies the issue. Art programs, both visual and performance based, are the first programs to be cut. Canvas ain’t cheap. Neither are the supplies. Much of the graffiti that takes place IS on buildings that are run down. The gov’t didn’t place any value on these properties and yet get pissy with dudes “vandalizing” their shit. You can’t have it both ways, ya dig. 

My father was a garment contractor in LA. In the late 80s, he owned the building where he had his factory. He thought it would be a cool idea to commission local graffiti artists, usually young Black and Latino men looking to stay out of trouble, to paint murals on his buildings. After all, he runs a garment design/manufacturing company, and creative signage is great advertising.

One day, he showed up to the building and the city just painted over the murals without permission or notice.

First, the city told him he couldn’t have graffiti art on HIS building because it brought down property value. After he complained, then they said: ok you can do this, but you need a permit. After he got the permit, then the city said: ok, but you can only use these artists.  Of course, these artists were all White graphic design students from USC, and of course they charged 3x more.

There is a prejudice against this type of art, and it’s racial.  Banksy vandalizes folks buildings all the time, and folks treat him like the Messiah. He ain’t doing nothing new that Black and Brown folks haven’t done for decades.

This whole post…I just find it really interesting! And sad, too, but good thing to read.

(Source: vandalslife, via queerxicano)

ad-hoc:

'Hey Mike, shall we do in this bastard?'

'Woah woah woah, steady on Dan. Because of the recent amendment of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, we could be spending x years in jail if found guilty in a court of law as opposed to the pre-amendment y years, although of course this is subject to judge discretion.'

'Holy shit man we better back off, that harsher penalty sure gives us a strong message of deterrence.'

(via wittgensteinsmister)

monetizeyourcat:

you should be following louise breakingbaeddel if you aren’t already, because on account of she is basically a genius and surprisingly nice anyway she would be worth it in general but as a gay leninist trans lady from a working-class background with intensive and useful understanding of and commentary on radical theory she is a rare and precious jewel

(via animecommunist)

god please

mitsurugireiji:

we can’t afford anything now

we literally just got a letter telling us that we’re losing £250 a month from are benefits thanks to new cuts

we already barely survive on very little and this is just like a death knell

i’m applying to apprenticeships and jobs but none will take me over younger people [that they can pay less] or older people [with more experience]

we aren’t going to be able to make it through winter without help, hell we’re not going to be able to make it through fucking december without help

we can’t take a loan out, because the repayments would cripple us and i just

please share this link please reblog it i don’t care if you don’t care for me or if you’d rather not or what the fuck ever please just help by reblogging or we are literally going to die this is the worst news i’ve received in months i am begging you

(Source: theronshan, via ananiujitha)

Help a Family Survive Winter.

mitsurugireiji:

Due to the economic crisis my family and I were forced into being below the poverty line, having to choose between food and heating during Winter, and this year thanks to admin issues at HMRC we are without a vital benefit that usually pays for our food. This year we cannot afford either heating or food.

I’ve been rejected for over 500 apprenticeships and jobs in the past year, yet I still try because we need some way to survive during this time.

The £60 a week that used to go on food has been taken away by the government because they cocked up their admin and we have to wait 3 more months for that money to come back, we’re now also losing £90 a month to the energy company through some kind of backwards ‘cost’ thing they’ve just implemented and cannot switch without incurring a costly fee.

This is all not to mention that we also have to pay a fraction of council tax now, something that never used to happen, so that’s £70 we somehow have to pay every month.

And finally our housing benefit has been cut so terribly over the past year we’re now having to pay £900 out of my mother’s life savings a month just to keep a roof over our head, even though we never used to have to before. Life savings that would go on helping her through her Cancer.

My Mother has also never been on holiday in her life, and has only just escaped an abusive household in recent years, so is in no fit state to be dealing with so much monetary stress.

Please help. There’s only so much I can do, and I’m already at the end of my tether.

Please share the link

(Source: theronshan, via drugdoer-deactivated20140123)

Kerry Seeks Advice on Syria from Henry Kissinger on 40th Anniversary of Coup in Chile

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"So this happened. John Kerry literally met with Henry Kissinger, an architect of the coup that installed dictator Augusto Pinochet in Chile, on the 40th anniversary of said coup. For advice on what the U.S. should do regarding Syria. Oh yeah, Kissinger is also a war criminal on a massive scale, behind the mass slaughter of Vietnamese civilians and the illegal war in Laos." - Gary Lapon

(via monetizeyourcat)