baseddarnielle:

nerdycouture replied to your post: i’m really bad at european history but can someone…

From what I know, that border was completely shut down and dead from the 40s to the 90s and the greeks that were in albania weren’t allowed to go back home and vice versa. sooo. yeah, maybe that?

oh wow thanks liza! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cq18erksuU

that’s the song and it’s about a failed marriage so I think that’s pretty accurate.

nvm mind my post, this makes much more sense

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baseddarnielle:

i’m really bad at european history but can someone tell me what john darnielle meant with the line “our love is like the border between greece and albania?”

I always thought it had something to do with the Greco-Italian war in which Italy occupied Albania partly in order to gain a direct border connection to Greece. 

I know a vanishingly small amount about it though.

Here’s a wikipedia link about it.  

(Source: doritosfourlokos)

Best pop single that I managed to totally forget about until I remembered it again and listened to it compulsively for like an hour this morning. 

alphamecha:

Warp Speed comparison chart

alphamecha:

Warp Speed comparison chart

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thegoddamazon:

reallifedocumentarian:

boehner-trollolol:

Here is a picture of the Alpha Chi Omega, Beta Mu chapter Penn State sorority that decided to do a Mexican theme, presumably for Halloween. 
As you can see, all the girls are wearing sombreros, fake mustaches and they have maracas in their hands. But the kickers are the two signs they have in the middle. One says “Will mow lawn for weed + beer” and the other says, “I don’t cut grass, I smoke it.”
Yeah.
This is racist. It’s insensitive, inaccurate, perpetuates harmful racial stereotypes and it’s a lazy attempt at a group costume. But if any of you recognize these women and/or know which sorority they’re a part of, please let me know in my ask box.
When I find out which sorority is responsible, I will report them to the University and to their national headquarters. They deserve to get their sorority suspended and get kicked out of the sorority. 
EDIT:
Okay, listen up!
After some sleuthing around the internet, I have confirmed that this photo is of members of Alpha Chi Omega, Beta Mu chapter at Penn State! 
Soooo, here’s contact information for the parties that must know about this:

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Penn State
Phone:814-863-8065
Email:greeks@sa.psu.edu

Penn State University Panhellenic Council
Advisor: Susan LeGally - sul33@psu.edu
President : Julianne Robbins - jer5229@psu.edu
Penn State Office of Student Conduct
Phone: 814-863-0342
Email: studentconduct@sa.psu.edu
National Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters
Phone: 317.579.5050
Email:http://www.alphachiomega.org/contact.aspx
Susan Hogle, Receptionist - receptionist@alphachiomega.org
Jessica Kelly - Director of Collegiate Experience -jkelly@alphachiomega.org
Cheri O’Neill - Executive Director - coneill@alphachiomega.org
Arianna Maggard - Chapter Consultant - amaggard@alphachiomega.org

LET’S SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE. LET’S NOT LET ANOTHER GROUP OF STUDENTS BE RACIST AND NOT GET ANY PUNISHMENT FOR IT.

Racist. As. Fuck. Y’all are horrible. They deserve charter revocation and serious disciplinary action.

And this is why I never bothered to pledge to a sorority in that white-washed rich all-girl Brenau University. White woman aggression and racism is the absolute worst.

thegoddamazon:

reallifedocumentarian:

boehner-trollolol:

Here is a picture of the Alpha Chi Omega, Beta Mu chapter Penn State sorority that decided to do a Mexican theme, presumably for Halloween. 

As you can see, all the girls are wearing sombreros, fake mustaches and they have maracas in their hands. But the kickers are the two signs they have in the middle. One says “Will mow lawn for weed + beer” and the other says, “I don’t cut grass, I smoke it.”

Yeah.

This is racist. It’s insensitive, inaccurate, perpetuates harmful racial stereotypes and it’s a lazy attempt at a group costume. But if any of you recognize these women and/or know which sorority they’re a part of, please let me know in my ask box.

When I find out which sorority is responsible, I will report them to the University and to their national headquarters. They deserve to get their sorority suspended and get kicked out of the sorority. 

EDIT:

Okay, listen up!

After some sleuthing around the internet, I have confirmed that this photo is of members of Alpha Chi Omega, Beta Mu chapter at Penn State! 

Soooo, here’s contact information for the parties that must know about this:

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Penn State

Phone:814-863-8065

Email:greeks@sa.psu.edu


Penn State University Panhellenic Council

Advisor: Susan LeGally - sul33@psu.edu

President : Julianne Robbins - jer5229@psu.edu

Penn State Office of Student Conduct

Phone: 814-863-0342

Email: studentconduct@sa.psu.edu

National Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters

Phone: 317.579.5050

Email:http://www.alphachiomega.org/contact.aspx

Susan Hogle, Receptionist - receptionist@alphachiomega.org

Jessica Kelly - Director of Collegiate Experience -jkelly@alphachiomega.org

Cheri O’Neill - Executive Director - coneill@alphachiomega.org

Arianna Maggard - Chapter Consultant - amaggard@alphachiomega.org

LET’S SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE. LET’S NOT LET ANOTHER GROUP OF STUDENTS BE RACIST AND NOT GET ANY PUNISHMENT FOR IT.

Racist. As. Fuck. Y’all are horrible. They deserve charter revocation and serious disciplinary action.

And this is why I never bothered to pledge to a sorority in that white-washed rich all-girl Brenau University. White woman aggression and racism is the absolute worst.

(Source: i-blame-reagan, via so-treu)

subatomiconsciousness:

by Bob Eggleton
found here

subatomiconsciousness:

by Bob Eggleton

found here

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nybooks:

“The past decades have seen an unprecedented amount of serious attention paid to comics, and for good reason: they’re better—stranger, subtler, more ambitious—than ever before.
A medium that had spent most of its existence being mocked, ignored, and denounced, its books shoddily printed and sold only in specialty shops, began winning the awards meant for “book books,” and showing up on the walls at MoMA and the Whitney Biennial.”
Gabriel Winslow-Yost, A Triumph of the Comic-Book Novel
Photo: Detail from a page of Chris Ware’s Building Stories, showing the ‘girl’ in red at bottom left and the ‘married couple’ on the steps of the building. (Pantheon)

nybooks:

“The past decades have seen an unprecedented amount of serious attention paid to comics, and for good reason: they’re better—stranger, subtler, more ambitious—than ever before.

A medium that had spent most of its existence being mocked, ignored, and denounced, its books shoddily printed and sold only in specialty shops, began winning the awards meant for “book books,” and showing up on the walls at MoMA and the Whitney Biennial.”

Gabriel Winslow-Yost, A Triumph of the Comic-Book Novel

Photo: Detail from a page of Chris Ware’s Building Stories, showing the ‘girl’ in red at bottom left and the ‘married couple’ on the steps of the building. (Pantheon)

some-velvet-morning:

There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a woman standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you. Suddenly the TV reveals itself for what it really…

(Source: infinite-iterations, via xmaslemmings)

betterbooktitles:

Junot Diaz: This Is How You Lose Her

betterbooktitles:

Junot Diaz: This Is How You Lose Her

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(Source: based-louis, via aidsnegligee)