Happy National Coffee Day, Jerry!
- The Weather
Ancient Melodies Of The Future
And the wind and snow and the rain that blows
None of those would matter much without you
And as long as it’s talking with you
Talk of the weather will do
When I was 13, punk seemed so cool because it was this place where I felt safe being myself. I could be a dork and sew my pants and like listening to emo bands and not have to worry about being called a fag/pussy/whatever the way I did everywhere else in my life.
I remember a diy benefit show at the Poway Elks Lodge where a bunch of 15 & 16 year old kids, myself included, threw out a group of bros/jocks/big dudes who were picking on kids in the pit and laughing about it to themselves. It felt like a small victory against everything that was wrong with the world, over that vague spectre of social oppression that hangs over your existence when you’re a fifteen-year-old punk. We were all in it together, and we won.
I look back and imagine never feeling that. I try to imagine never feeling justified in my own existence, never feeling safe in a space that was mine, and it makes me sick.
I think stagediving is stupid (I think stagediving at a pop punk show is really, really stupid), and that’s my opinion. If you think stagediving is the only way you can express yourself, that’s your opinion. We can have different opinions and still be friends. But if you think your desire to stagedive or mosh or participate in any other form of violent behavior at a show supersedes someone else’s desire to feel safe, I don’t want to be in the same scene as you. I’m tired of my time and effort feeding into a culture of hyper-masculinity and I’m tired of babysitting children who can’t hold themselves accountable for their own actions.
I’m over it.
- Your Antique Organ
some kid in my class wrote an essay about how it never explicitly says Beowulf isn’t a robot
You sing. You dance. You act. You basically do everything. Is there anything you can’t do?
I have tried to watch french braid tutorial videos SO MANY TIMES and I still can’t do it. I feel ya, Anna Kendrick.
really all you need to know about the american health care system is that there’s a popular tv series where a man turns to cooking industrial quantities of crystal meth in order to pay his hospital bills
- Hey Allison!