Shintaro Ohata Seamlessly Blends Sculpture and Canvas to Create 3D Paintings
When first viewing the artwork of Shintaro Ohata up close it appears the scenes are made from simple oil paints, but take a step back and you’re in for a surprise. Each piece is actually a hybrid of painted canvas and sculpture that blend almost flawlessly in color and texture to create a single image.
Since 1983, Larry Flynt has sent the monthly magazine he founded, Hustler, to each and every member of Congress.
The dirty mag comes in a plain manila envelope, fairly undetectable to the poor intern or staffer tasked with opening the mail. And every month, there it is: Hustler, featuring dozens of naked or scantly dressed women, vulgar comics, and articles, some satirical, on politics, society, and sex.
It’s not like members of Congress haven’t tried to stop the magazines from coming. They just can’t stop it legally.
Following the complaints from 264 congressional offices in 1984, the U.S. Postal Service asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to block the mailings. But that request failed when the court ruled two years later that the delivery of the magazine could not be stopped. The court wrote:
Receiving Hustler once each month would not unduly burden a Member of Congress. Members are not forced to read the magazine or other of the mail they receive in volume. We cannot imagine that Congressional offices all lack wastebaskets.
For Hustler, it was a First Amendment issue. This was Flynt’s right to petition the government, he argued, and the court agreed. Or as Flynt told The Hill in 2011, “Moses freed the Jews, Lincoln freed the slaves, and I just wanted to free all the neurotics.”
Thirty years later, the congressional subscription count remains the same: 535. The magazine is not sent to members of the executive branch, though.
"The Favorite" by Omar Rayyan
Favorite what? Demon?!
Loving the fact that whatever it is is wearing a matching flower.
Definition: What You Owe Me
What You Owe Me- white people love to talk about the fact that they think PoC feel owed. Well, now you have your answer. This video is what you owe me. For every “…but me too” for every “Not ALL white people” for every accusation of “Reversed Racism” for every “Get raped with a jackhammer and die you ugly nigger cunt" that shows up UNOPPOSED but always on the COWARDLY Anon in curiouslycool's ask box, for every “Kill yourself nigger" that shows up UNOPPOSED but always on the COWARDLY Anon in whatwhiteswillneverknow’s ask box, for every single time you speak without listening and for every time you demand an explanation without being worthy of our time, you owe me, nay us, 500 romantic deaths.
This is what you owe and damn it, you are in a deep debt.
This is what YOU owe. Not your ancestors. This is what YOU owe, not your parents. YOU. It is you who knock down our conversations about pain by adding more pain. It is YOU who step on our toes with your shouts of “Not all white people.” Well, maybe not ALL white people but definitely YOU.
Until you bring us 500 romantic deaths of your unarmed, uncriminal like brethren who are all under the age of 21 given to you directly from the police, you don’t get to say ANY of the above. Each day, the toll goes up. Each day, you owe me more. It hasn’t happened to “You too” until you’ve paid your fare.
Video: “Lost Count: A Love Story”
Fun note. Remember i told you I competed at Brave New Voice in 2008? This is my team and I wrote part of this poem.
I didn’t get to perform it with my teammates however for reasons I won’t get into. (Nothing bad just pointless explanation).
A lot of people turn to something that they hope will liberate them without their having to face themselves. That is impossible. We can’t do that.
We have to be honest with ourselves. We have to see our gut, our excrement, our most undesirable parts. We have to see them. That is the foundation of warrior-ship, basically speaking. Whatever is there, we have to face it, we have to look at it, study it, work with it and practice meditation with it."
— Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (via yeshecholwa)
wish i had a core group of friends like i did back in the day. thankful for the time spent alone and healing, but ready for some friendship!
hahaha i am looking forward to school and a new job, hopefully i can meet like-minded individuals there but ????? i’m so bad at small talk. i don’t think i can “just have a conversation”….like i am way too bored by everyday appropriate hey-i-just-met-you chit-chat, i want nothing more than for some one to hit me with a soul-searching question that will throw my guard off….those are the people who best resonate with me, i’ve found.
i have hope, that even in homosassa florida i will find a good friend who can ease me back into an active social life. it’s definitely a hard balancing act now that i suppose i am a full fledged adult and pretty much married (let’s be honest, alex and i have the relationship of a couple of eighty year olds and i love it) because yes, i do want to act my age and enjoy age-appropriate activities but no, i do not want to concede my health/morals/security…a lot of people i have hung out with seem to not care to respect my lifestyle, and frankly i do not need that negativity in my life after all the shit i’ve just conquered.
i’m probably just being mopey from inactivity, but i really do enjoy being a social butterfly! i’m just ready to do that responsibly and it’s hard because realistically i’ve never done that before.
^^^bright side i’m writing today, so it’s all good.
befriend me, i guess?
— Oscar Wilde (via titanium44)
Please don’t take this personal
But you ain’t shit
And you weren’t special
Til I made you so
Always running into my boyfriend’s ex girlfriends when i look like a troll
hi how r u yes im a downgrade thank you bye now
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