"I want to make electronic music and perform in Japan. But it’s tough to stay motivated. At some point you forget your original intention, but you still have to keep doing it every day."
"What do you mean by ‘original intention?’"
"When you start something, your motivation comes from a really strong feeling of inspiration. As you go on, it gets harder and harder to remember that feeling."
Forget it, Internet. It’s China.
If you saw a headline titled “Man Sues His Wife Over Ugly Kids,” most people would approach the article with a healthy dose of skepticism. But if you read the exact same headline with the adjective “Chinese” tacked to the front, then there’s a good chance you’ll see that shit splayed willy-nilly all over your Facebook wall. You see, during our ongoing journey into the heart of bullshit Internet journalism, we’ve noticed that there’s literally no story that isn’t somehow made more believable to the media if you set it in China, all thanks to the miracle of casual racism. Case in point: everything you’re about to read!
While anarchists may be right that Guy Fawkes was the only person ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions, they’ve forgotten what those intentions were. Fawkes wasn’t trying to destroy an evil theocracy, he was trying to install one. Guy Fawkes was a fighter for Spain and the Catholic Church. His goal was to end the slightly more egalitarian Protestant revolution in England by restoring Catholic domination. If the Gunpowder Plot had actually succeeded, Britain would probably look less like an anarchist commune and more like the fascist police state Alan Moore warned us about. #CrackedClassic
FREE TEE FRIDAY!
What is today again? Oh yeah, it’s Friday! You know what that means, right? That’s right, it’s Free Tee Friday! This week, we’re featuring the beautifully intricate “Le Passage des Morts Nouveaux" design by Yannick Bouchard, the winner of our Art Nouveaux design challenge.
Reblog this post by 10AM CT on 6/30 for a chance to win this tee, then head over to Yannick’s interview to find out more about this design!
World Cup Protests in Brazil | June 12, 2014
1. View of a huge banner against FIFA during an anti-World Cup protest in Rio de Janeiro. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)
2. A protester is detained by police during a demonstration demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo. (Nelson Antoine/AP)
3. Riot police block demonstrators in Sao Paulo. (Chico Ferreira/Reuters)
4. Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd who was injured by riot police, is assisted while sitting in a petrol station during a protest in Sao Paulo. (Nacho Doce/Reuters)
5. A protestor argues with police during a demonstration in Sao Paulo. (Rodrigo Abd/AP)
6. A protester throws a molotov cocktail at police in Sao Paulo. (Marco Bello/Reuters)
7. Riot policemen detain a demonstrator in Porto Alegre. (Marko Djurica/Reuters)
8. A wounded demonstrator is detained by riot police during a protest in Sao Paulo. (Lunae Parracho/Reuters)
9. A police officer runs with his weapon in hid hand after clashes with demonstrators outside of the Tatuape subway station in Sao Paulo. (Lunae Parracho/Reuters)
10. An anti-government demonstrator takes part in a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. (Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
Wish people cared about this. I don’t like the Olympics and I don’t like the World Cup.
Last week, Africa Is a Country, a blog that documents and skewers Western misconceptions of Africa, ran a fascinating story about book design. It posted a collage of 36 covers of books that were either set in Africa or written by African writers. The texts of the books were as diverse as the geography they covered: Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique. They were written in wildly divergent styles, by writers that included several Nobel Prize winners. Yet all of books’ covers featured an acacia tree, an orange sunset over the veld, or both.
"In short," the post said, "the covers of most novels ‘about Africa’ seem to have been designed by someone whose principal idea of the continent comes from The Lion King.”
Read more.[Image: Wikimedia Commons]
More people should be watching Welcome Back Potter by Cracked. Its a parody of both Harry Potter and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and its fantastic. Also, if they get enough views they’ll make a second series and there is nothing I want more than a second series =]
A second series would mean more moments like this: