I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.
There’s a tendency to talk about computers and electronics the same way people used to talk about television, but they’re entirely different animals. Television is not, at its heart, interactive. A TV displays a transmitted signal which you can receive as passively as you wish, while ways in which you can engage with it are limited. While you *can* do the same with other electronic devices, since after all most of them can be used *as* TVs, there is a much wider range of possibility and you are much more likely to become engaged with whatever you’re doing. There’s really no excuse, in particular, for ignoring the extent to which we use our electronic devices to communicate and form bonds we would not otherwise have been able to form, or maintain bonds that would otherwise have been lost.
In short, kudos to the OP.
someone is prolly lickin a butthole rn and you cant do anything about it
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THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT IS HERE #journalismswag #ilysanta
What if all women were bigger and stronger than you? And thought they were smarter? What if women were the ones who started wars? What if too many of your friends had been raped by women wielding giant dildos and no K-Y Jelly? What if the state trooper who pulled you over on the New Jersey Turnpike was a woman and carried a gun? What if the ability to menstruate was the prerequisite for most high-paying jobs? What if your attractiveness to women depended on the size of your penis? What if every time women saw you they’d hoot and make jerking motions with their hands? What if women were always making jokes about how ugly penises are and how bad sperm tastes? What if you had to explain what’s wrong with your car to big sweaty women with greasy hands who stared at your crotch in a garage where you are surrounded by posters of naked men with hard-ons? What if men’s magazines featured cover photos of 14-year-old boys with socks tucked into the front of their jeans and articles like: “How to tell if your wife is unfaithful” or “What your doctor won’t tell you about your prostate” or “The truth about impotence”? What if the doctor who examined your prostate was a woman and called you “Honey”? What if you had to inhale your boss’ stale cigar breath as she insisted that sleeping with her was part of the job? What if you couldn’t get away because the company dress code required you wear shoes designed to keep you from running? And what if after all that women still wanted you to love them? — For The Men Who Still Don’t Get It, Carol Diehl (via deathcatsforcutie)
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tips to write college papers
- begin with “buckle your seatbelts, motherfuckers, because in eight short pages i am going to learn u a thing that i only learned myself about two hours ago, so sit down, shut up, and enjoy the experience of my 4-am-redbull-induced-self-hatred-fuelled-writing-extravaganza”
- erase when finished with the paper
BUT THIS ACTUALLY WORKS
MAKE SURE YOU ERASE IT THOUGH
CURRENTLY USING THIS METHOD.
I was sitting on sea ice when I heard a little peep over my shoulder.
SWAGGIE — Jasmine Vaughn the best ever I love her sooooo much 😍😍😍😎🐧 (via sherlocktor)
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Crafted some mason jar baby Christmas trees today.
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the geese continue their merciless slaughter
the rivers continue to run red with the blood of their victims
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