- 8:06 pm - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
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Hence, anti-consumerist politics is a lifestyle politics that assumes the problem with capitalism lurks at the point of consumption rather than the point of production; it assumes that the solution to capitalism is based on our buying choices, on de-commodifying by refusing to buy from big corporations, and living as pure anti-capitalists in an individual sense. The fact that the vast majority of people, especially those with the power to change society, cannot opt out in this kind of way, or the fact that buying at ‘ethical’ sites of production does not at all escape commodification, eludes this simplistic and self-righteous politics. Nor do most of the people who push this anti-consumerism see any contradiction in wearing clothes, walking down sidewalks, or living at the centres of capitalism which is entirely dependent on the brutal system they claim they are fighting when they make fun of people buying Banksy prints at Walmart.
- 6:56 pm
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Q: What does Vegeta think of Bulma's.."teenage adventures" with a certain old master ?
THIS SOUNDS SO MUCH LIKE A PORNO I NEVER WANT TO SET MY EYES ON
he probably heard about it from roshi himself during a party, actually. like. krillin or something was probably being asked if the carpet matched the drapes in his case (spoiler : it does) and roshi just goes “dO YOU KNOW WHOSE CARPET MATCHES THE DRAPES ???????? A CERTAIN BLUE HAIRED HOTTIE UEHEUHEUEHUEHUEHE" out of nowhere because he’s a dumbass. everything becomes eerily silent. all eyes turn on vegeta, who looks like he’s still slowly processing the information (because he’s on his 20th beer. because 6yo trunks has been an asshole all day. he needs it. he so dearly needs it. he loves this beer. this beer is like his second child dont take this away from him it’s his only salvation on this god forsaken backwater pain in the ass planet). then he slowly turns towards bulma and goes “ok, i don’t want any details because i’d hate to throw up my dinner but was WHATEVER HAPPENED for him to know that information consensual on your part ?”. bulma has a big smile. this is it. this is her revenge. after more than a decade of this bullshit, she’ll finally get her due. she takes out her phone to record the most satifying 10 seconds of her entire life and then finally goes “nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnope”
it takes all of the dragon’s wishes to undo what vegeta does to the old man, and master roshi still won’t come closer than 5m to bulma ever since. vegeta decides beating up pieces of shit while his wife cheers him on is one of the very few good points planet earth has
- 5:58 pm
I just downloaded it for curiosity’s sake. Does anyone use it*
*ie someone interested in chatting with me, specifically.
- 5:40 pm
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"You can’t just change the race of cultural icons like Captain America! It’s an important part of their identity and message!"
Jesus: Ah yes.
Jesus: Can’t imagine who would do that.
Jesus: What a shame.
fun fact Jesus Christ was changed to be overall more “white” looking in the 1500s as part of a media campaign by Alexander VI, also known as Rodrigo Borgia. as a Spaniard and foreigners to Italy looking to gain power and prestige (and also vying for a spot as the Pope,) Rodrigo often commissioned art of Jesus Christ to look remarkably like his son, Cesare Borgia. a lot of scholars felt that Rodrigo thought it would make his son more popular and more acceptable to the Italian population (Cesare was a warlord so this was a pretty vital step) so the curlywavy white Jesus with the artfully trimmed beard is actually a phenomenon that can be traced to a very specific and very political motive. so white!jesus has nothing to do with jesus being white in the time that he lived, it was part of the Borgia propaganda machine.
- 2:11 pm
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If you think women are crazy you’ve never had a dude go from hitting on you to literally threatening to kill you in the time it takes you to say “no thanks.”
- 2:10 pm
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I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience