Al Ustaadha

A young anthropologist with an interest in cyber culture can't not have a tumblr.
thepeoplesrecord:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Remember that time the U.S. shot down an Iranian civilian airliner over Iranian airspace, killing all 290 on board, including 66 children, and then refused to apologize for doing it?
"I will never apologize for the United States. I don’t care what the facts are. I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — Vice President (and then-presidential candidate) George H.W. Bush, commenting on the downed airliner, 8/2/1988

That quote makes me sick.

thepeoplesrecord:

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Remember that time the U.S. shot down an Iranian civilian airliner over Iranian airspace, killing all 290 on board, including 66 children, and then refused to apologize for doing it?

"I will never apologize for the United States. I don’t care what the facts are. I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — Vice President (and then-presidential candidate) George H.W. Bush, commenting on the downed airliner, 8/2/1988

That quote makes me sick.

(via youarenotdesi)

Parents, don’t try to buy your child’s love with and endless amount of toys and  what not.

Because they don’t want to be 28 and having to sort through a gluttonous amount of stuff.

And they still won’t like you because you’re an awful person who revels in making everyone else miserable. 

eliesaab:

To celebrate Made With Love at Harrods, ELIE SAAB has designed a special edition of its Poincaré clutch, the Poincaré Noir.  Its bejewelled surface recalls the craftsmanship of Couture; the crystals adorning its refined silhouette reflecting the same innate elegance of an ELIE SAAB gown. The piece is available in a numbered limited edition series exclusively at Harrods.

eliesaab:

To celebrate Made With Love at Harrods, ELIE SAAB has designed a special edition of its Poincaré clutch, the Poincaré Noir.

Its bejewelled surface recalls the craftsmanship of Couture; the crystals adorning its refined silhouette reflecting the same innate elegance of an ELIE SAAB gown. The piece is available in a numbered limited edition series exclusively at Harrods.

Also, going through all this stuff just further emphasizes the drastically different economic backgrounds the spouse and I came from. 

Of all this stuff from my childhood, it’s really only a small fraction of the things I had growing up, since most of it had long ago been given away/donated/etc. 

And the spouse is looking at it and is pretty sure the amount of these leftovers sitting here before us is significantly greater than the amount all the things he ever owned during his childhood combined. 

It’s kind of gross.

And sad. 

Also, will someone please come and take this stuff?

I want my orderly home back.

I never really liked Barbies as a kid. 

Yet somehow, I had an obscene amount of Barbies and Barbie accessories. 

They are a physical representation of how desperately my mother wanted me to be a girly girl as a kid. 

I just wanted to read and listen to music. 

But anyway, due to a series of (actually shocking) events, I’m drowning in a sea of these Barbies that were given to me well over two decades ago. 

I could really use a 6 year old’s help about now. 

I plan to donate them to a local organization, but I’m trying to organize things… like grouping the outfits and accessories together they way they’re supposed to be… and I just can’t even. I’m totally in over my head.

But I must say, some of these clothing items are really ornate.

rollership:

 fastcodesignOn Tuesday, a bonsai tree boldly went where no bonsai tree has gone before.

multidimensional-beingAzuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo, launched two botanical arrangements into orbit: “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai tree suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, and irises.

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