alone in the desert in a bush of thorns

Jun 8

I’m lonely. I have Asperger’s. I could never have been Elliot Rodger.

freelancefeminist:

Over at Slate, they’ve posted a disturbing piece titled “I could have been Elliot Rodger.” In it, Brian Levinson presents both himself and the UCSB shooter as lonely boys searching for love—and he also admits to enacting hatred and violence against women himself. He closes the article with words that read like a threat:

So the Elliot Rodger inside me is not dead. He’s not as active as he used to be, but I fear he’ll always be in there, lurking, waiting for the next moment to show everyone who the alpha male is now, bitches.

"Since you can’t understand girls, it’s easy to turn them into fantasy creatures, whose love has the healing power of unicorn blood," Levinson writes of his and other boys’ adolescent experience. His piece fails to acknowledge or address the cultural forces that lead to that mentality, that belief that girls and woman are alluring but alien. It comes off, then—however unwittingly—as apologism for misogyny, as well as a revelation of just how horrifying and horrifyingly common men like Elliot Rodger are.

In response to Levinson’s piece and to the general mentality that it reveals and supports, I 
have a novel proposition for everyone. Are you ready? Are you sitting down? Good. Here goes: 

Girls and woman are people.

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Jan 15

Nov 13

substitute:

Something is terribly wrong with this toaster. (Video, 1:14)


Sep 14

For Gethard - Anonymous asks: Gethard I know you’ve talked bout depression and anxiety issues before and if you don’t answer this cause it’s a complete downer i understand but I’m curious if you ever had suicidal thoughts. I admire you and your show and have just been in a really bad place lately. I used to see your show as the last thing I had to look forward to but I haven’t even been back for months and can’t even bring myself out the door to get there without panicking. I’d appreciate any advice really.

thechrisgethardshow:

I just got this message and am going to answer it. Anonymous, this one is just for you, but since this came into our inbox anonymously I have to post it publicly. My apologies. I feel very unsure of if this is right to post this, but I want to help if I can. Anyone else can feel free to skip reading this one. - Geth

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Sep 5

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Aug 19
mollycrabapple:

#freepussyriot poster
Download Hi-Res Here.  Print, post, mashup, share
Suggestions on use:
print it out.  Wheatepaste it around town.  Print it on an iron-on and make it into a tshirt. Wear it to a demonstration. tape a copy outside the Russian embassy.  Print on sticker paper.  Wallpaper a wall. 
Don’t slap it on for-profit tshirts and sell them on ebay. That is lame. 
But as long as you’re not using it to make a buck, it’s yours.  

mollycrabapple:

#freepussyriot poster

Download Hi-Res Here.  Print, post, mashup, share

Suggestions on use:

print it out.  Wheatepaste it around town.  Print it on an iron-on and make it into a tshirt. Wear it to a demonstration. tape a copy outside the Russian embassy.  Print on sticker paper.  Wallpaper a wall. 

Don’t slap it on for-profit tshirts and sell them on ebay. That is lame. 

But as long as you’re not using it to make a buck, it’s yours.  


Jul 26
beenlookingforthemagic:

How to Tour in a Band or Whateverby Thor Harris
1-Don’t Complain. Bitching, moaning, whining is tour cancer. If something is wrong fix it or shut the fuck up you fucking dick. goddamn.
2-If you fart, claim it.
3-Don’t Lose shit. Everybody loses shit. Don’t fucking do it. Asshole.
4-Don’t fuck anyone in the band. There are tons of people to fuck who are not in this band. Dumbass.
5-If you feel like shit all the time, drink less beer at the gig. You will play better & feel better. What are you… a child? Some have the endurance for self abuse. Most don’t.
6-Remember the soundman’s name. He will do a better job.
7- Eat oranges. Cures constipation & prevents colds.
8-Masturbate. Duh… Where & when? Be creative. You’re an artist right?
9-If YOU can’t carry your suitcase 3 blocks, it’s too goddamn big.
10-Respect public space in the van. Don’t clutter, you Fuck.
11-If you borrow something, return it. Not Fucked Up.
12-Do not let the promoter dick you or talk you out of the guarantee. If there were not enuf people there, it’s their fault.
13- Driver picks the music.
14-One navigator only (usually sitting shotgun). Everyone else shut the fuck up.
15-Soundcheck is for checking sounds. Shut the fuck up while everyone else is checking.
16-Don’t wander off. Let someone know where you are.
17-Clean up after yourself. What are you… a goddamn toddler?
18-Touring makes everyone bi-polar. Ride the waves as best you can and remember, moods pass. So don’t make any snap decisions or declarations when you are drunk or insane.
19-Fast food is Poison.
20-The guestlist is for friends, family & people you might want to fuck. Everyone else can pay. They have day jobs.
21- Don’t evaluate your whole life while you’re sitting in a janitor closet waiting to go on. You think you’re above having shitty days at work? Shut up & do your goddamn job.
This list was written under the influence of lots of esspresso & anti-depressants while on tour w/ such greats as Shearwater, Swans, Smog, Lisa Germano, Angels of Light, Bill Callahan & many more. I hope this list will help you get along w/ your co-workers whatever your job is. Contributions to the list by Jordan Geiger, Kimberly Burke, Brian Orloff, Brian Phillips Celebrity Gang Bang, Kevin Schneider, Jonathan Meiburg, Michael Gira and some other folks.
Thanks for not being an asshole, Thor Harris

beenlookingforthemagic:

How to Tour in a Band or Whatever
by Thor Harris

1-Don’t Complain. Bitching, moaning, whining is tour cancer. If something is wrong fix it or shut the fuck up you fucking dick. goddamn.

2-If you fart, claim it.

3-Don’t Lose shit. Everybody loses shit. Don’t fucking do it. Asshole.

4-Don’t fuck anyone in the band. There are tons of people to fuck who are not in this band. Dumbass.

5-If you feel like shit all the time, drink less beer at the gig. You will play better & feel better. What are you… a child? Some have the endurance for self abuse. Most don’t.

6-Remember the soundman’s name. He will do a better job.

7- Eat oranges. Cures constipation & prevents colds.

8-Masturbate. Duh… Where & when? Be creative. You’re an artist right?

9-If YOU can’t carry your suitcase 3 blocks, it’s too goddamn big.

10-Respect public space in the van. Don’t clutter, you Fuck.

11-If you borrow something, return it. Not Fucked Up.

12-Do not let the promoter dick you or talk you out of the guarantee. If there were not enuf people there, it’s their fault.

13- Driver picks the music.

14-One navigator only (usually sitting shotgun). Everyone else shut the fuck up.

15-Soundcheck is for checking sounds. Shut the fuck up while everyone else is checking.

16-Don’t wander off. Let someone know where you are.

17-Clean up after yourself. What are you… a goddamn toddler?

18-Touring makes everyone bi-polar. Ride the waves as best you can and remember, moods pass. So don’t make any snap decisions or declarations when you are drunk or insane.

19-Fast food is Poison.

20-The guestlist is for friends, family & people you might want to fuck. Everyone else can pay. They have day jobs.

21- Don’t evaluate your whole life while you’re sitting in a janitor closet waiting to go on. You think you’re above having shitty days at work? Shut up & do your goddamn job.

This list was written under the influence of lots of esspresso & anti-depressants while on tour w/ such greats as Shearwater, Swans, Smog, Lisa Germano, Angels of Light, Bill Callahan & many more. I hope this list will help you get along w/ your co-workers whatever your job is. Contributions to the list by Jordan Geiger, Kimberly Burke, Brian Orloff, Brian Phillips Celebrity Gang Bang, Kevin Schneider, Jonathan Meiburg, Michael Gira and some other folks.

Thanks for not being an asshole, Thor Harris


Jun 17

May 11
flipflopflyball:

This is an idea that has been floating around in my head for a few months, and for obvious reasons, I got around to realising it this weekend.
Each dot represents one word of the song. The colours represent who is saying that word.
Sometimes, I’m asked if there are prints of my work available; I don’t normally do that sort of thing, but on the off-chance that you would like a print of this graphic, I’m providing a hi-res TIFF (254 x 321 mm / 10 x 12.6 inches; zipped file; 18.1MB) that you can download and have printed.
You don’t have to pay for it—I certainly don’t want to profit from it—but if you do want to download and print it, it would be nice if you would consider donating something to a cancer charity. 
Here are some links to cancer charities in different countries. If your home country is not listed, and you want to donate, just do some Googlin’.
Canada: www.cancer.ca
UK: www.cancerresearchuk.org
USA: www.cancer.org
Here’s the Mediafire link to the hi-res file: fightforyourright.zip

flipflopflyball:

This is an idea that has been floating around in my head for a few months, and for obvious reasons, I got around to realising it this weekend.

Each dot represents one word of the song. The colours represent who is saying that word.

Sometimes, I’m asked if there are prints of my work available; I don’t normally do that sort of thing, but on the off-chance that you would like a print of this graphic, I’m providing a hi-res TIFF (254 x 321 mm / 10 x 12.6 inches; zipped file; 18.1MB) that you can download and have printed.

You don’t have to pay for it—I certainly don’t want to profit from it—but if you do want to download and print it, it would be nice if you would consider donating something to a cancer charity. 

Here are some links to cancer charities in different countries. If your home country is not listed, and you want to donate, just do some Googlin’.

Canada: www.cancer.ca

UK: www.cancerresearchuk.org

USA: www.cancer.org

Here’s the Mediafire link to the hi-res file: fightforyourright.zip


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