"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stuff happens, occasionally.
Well done, xkcd. View the full “Frequency” comic here, it’s truly mesmerizing. I had no idea there were so many Sagittarii named Amelia who were fans of carbonated beverages.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to continue waiting for my turn signal to synchronize with that of a stranger’s, longing for that unspoken, unknown connection, that most universal element of the human experience.
"When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you’re a hacktivist. Which I would probably be if I was 20. Shuttin’ down MasterCard. But there’s no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! I’m mad about that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that."
- John Waters on the sorry style of today’s rebels (emphasis mine)
Hip Hop music has long had its struggles with homophobia. From Eminem’s earlier controversial lyrics on the subject to the reaction to singer Frank Oceancoming out, Hip Hop music has often been considered as behind when it comes to accepting gays.
"I think it’s just niggas man," T-Pain said when asked about the time he compared himself to reality star Ray J. “You ever notice how homophobic niggas is all the time? It’s like, dude if you ain’t gay, then gay things shouldn’t bother you, gay people shouldn’t bother you. You ain’t going to get your ass pumped dude, ain’t nobody trying to look for you my nigga. You can say gay things but not be seen as gay. You don’t gotta say, ‘No homo.’ You ain’t gotta say, ‘I want a hot dog, no homo…’ Be comfortable with your manhood. We know you fuck bitches my nigga.”
The singer also talked about other’s relationship with his assistant, who is gay. He says people shy away from him when his assistant is present.
"I can see people not fucking with me because he’s there," T-Pain said. "It’s like, bro, you ain’t even got bitches, why do you think this gay dude going to like you? Bitches don’t even like you."
T-Pain also claims that the urban music community is not “gay-friendly” and says people will not collaborate with Frank Ocean because of his sexual orientation even though they would want him on their song.
"I think the radio is getting more gay-friendly," he said. "I don’t think urban music is getting more gay-friendly because if that was the case, Frank Ocean would be on a lot more songs. I know niggas that will not do a song with Frank Ocean just because he gay, but they need him on the fucking song and that’s so terrible to me man… What I do ain’t going to affect nothing that you got going on."
"It’s like, bro, you ain’t even got bitches, why do you think this gay dude going to like you? Bitches don’t even like you."