You know how sometimes you wake up just mad as hell and ready to go? That’s me today. If it’s also you, I have a little advice: tidy up your house first. A quick sweep through will do. The thing is, you deserve a lovely spruced up place to rest your bones after a long day of ass-kicking, and as you well know, if you want something done right, you do it yourself. Now you’re fired up, your place is shipshape, and you’re ready to fuck some shit up. Get out there, and stay hydrated!
Queer as in F*ck You
+ LA Times has full coverage of the Oakland Warehouse fire, where the death toll is currently at 36 and expected to rise.
Today, I know two people on the missing list. As I scroll through news and social media for updates, hoping to see the word “SAFE” next to their names, I also see words like “death trap” and “unpermitted.” Outsiders reporting on the tragedy inevitably get it all wrong: they mischaracterize the party as a rave, the music as EDM, and implicitly criminalize the victims as attendees of an illegal event. Hours after the fire, the tragedy is politicized.
How can we explain?
They don’t understand why the floor is so rickety, the lamps don’t have shades, the wall is painted three different colors and the table is made of scrap wood. Why we forage meals from dumpsters, and eat together from huge pots of rice and vegetables and spices. Why, on Sundays, we cook up even more as a group and set up tables in the city and serve it to those in need.
+ Let’s See How Alive We Can Be: Elizabeth Gilbert’s Brand of Magical Thinking.
+ In case you missed this sob-inducing story over the weekend, click through for the entire thread and then go buy some queer all-ages media to share.
So, I want to tell you all what happened in the store today. It's probably the single greatest moment I have ever experienced working here.
— ?Mary? (@sapphicgeek) December 3, 2016
Welcome to the Hellmouth
+ The Year We Played Ourselves. Jia Tolentino does not disappoint!
+ Here’s Where Donald Trump Gets His News. Goddess help us.
+ Trump Chooses Ben Carson to Lead HUD good fucking grief.
+ New Tumblr Tracks People Regretful Over Trump Votes. Whatever it takes to get you through the day, truly.
+ Maria Schneider Already Called the ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Scene Rape, Why Did You Only Listen When Bernardo Bertolucci Admitted It? That is the thing. That’s the fucking thing.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Not over ’til it’s over, etc. Energy Transfer Partners Respond to the Statement from the Department of the Army re: Standing Rock.
+ High School Students Cheaply Reproduce a Drug That Sells for $750, Martin Shkreli has responded. Relatedly, Martin Shkreli is a wet bag of Spaghettios.
Gotta make sure everyone here is fully aware of the deal between wasps and figs. It’s just important to me that we’re all on the same page.