I remember my mother toward the end,
folding the tablecloth after dinner
as if it were a flag
of a country that no longer existed,
but once had ruled the world. — Love in the Ruins, Jim Moore (via angieincolor)
You can’t say “I don’t do politics”, because silence is a political statement. — Tariq Ramadan (via uniteforpalestine)
It’s amazing how our attitude changes toward alcohol: as a teenager you go, ‘I don’t like the taste of it but I wanna look cool’, then in your twenties you’re like, 'You know what? This gives me confidence to talk to the opposite sex', and then in your forties you’re like, 'You know what? This is the only thing I like about being alive.’ — Jim Gaffigan (via kateoplis)
If you were a computer-loving male child who took a lot of shit from your peers, I suspect you heard something similar from the adults in your life. Maybe it was “Sure, things are bad now, but when you’re a little bit older, women will LOVE guys like you!” Or maybe it was “That kid who makes fun of you now will be working at a gas station when you run a big fancy computer company and marry a supermodel!” If you were once young, nerdy and male, it is not unlikely that your future sense of self-worth was funded with a non-consensual IOU from the world’s women. — What (Else) Can Men Do? Grow The Fuck Up. — Medium (via imamandanelson)
joestanley brings a little bit of class to every meeting he attends.
It’s also the only thing I bring.