Lamont Dozier: When I got to Motown, I had an idea—I wanted to get rid of this stigma of “race music.” There were some nasty events that happened to me as a child, racial things. I figured that music could bring people together. It was that one common denominator that could get around all obstacles, all hatreds or stupid prejudices. With music, in the ’50s, I’d seen people dance, come together. I saw the beginning of something that could be good for the world.

Lamont Dozier tells the stories behind Motown's Greatest HIts

Interview has all kinds of inside info about the artists, like Diana Ross. 

the-emirofgroovefunkistan:

PLEASE MAKE STEPHEN FRY A SIR. KNIGHT HIM RIGHT NOW. BETTER YET: MAKE HIM KING. OF EVERYTHING.

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historical-nonfiction:

This clever comic does a series on the history of everyday objects: check them out here or by clicking the comic.

Laszlo Biro, ballpoint pen inventor. 

historical-nonfiction:

This clever comic does a series on the history of everyday objects: check them out here or by clicking the comic.

Laszlo Biro, ballpoint pen inventor. 

if i were your woman

thenearsightedmonkey:

mudwerks:

In-Crowd | Mango Walk

Now playing on the jukebox in The Near-Sighted Monkey Lounge. Thank you mudwerks: for this musical selection. It is a perfect end of the semester skank vehical.

It *is* perfect.

It’s the taking part that matters - Caitlin Moran (The Times, 23 November, 2013)

gossipcom:

Columnist of the year CAITLIN MORAN; ‘It’s the taking part that matters - up to and including the bit where you win’
The Times

I won an award last week, as this page subtly hints. In the cab on the way home, this made me reflect on the entire nature of “awards” and “winning”, as I entered a philosophical fugue state, wearing only one shoe, knocking back the free miniature gin from the goody bag while taking 900 selfies of the award wedged in my mouth.

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This is hilarious.

sarahbattersby:

jonathanbogart:

dooeytwo:

lucyknisley:

Goofing around with the winter grumps in my sketchbook.

Lucy Knisley does important work.

Anyone who chops these images up to use them as “creative” responses had better link back to Lucy.

Delightful.

Brill.

jessandlen:

uptightcitizen:

corypalmer:

britajames:

claireayoublaughingatthings:

avcnyc:

ohthatsdope:

iamayoungfeminist:

blvcknvy:

Licia Ronzulli, member of the European Parliament, has been taking her daughter Vittoria to the Parliament sessions for two years now.

 

I’m sorry but women get shit done. In fact, not sorry. 

One day that little girl will either kill us or rule us.

Instant re-blog

Awesome! 

The first time I saw this a while back, I just thought “huh, cool.” But it really just hit me what immersion like this can really do during those developmental years. This little girl will have Parliamentary procedure in her bones. That’s crazy. And still very cool.

Hey, look what happens when people don’t make a big deal out if stuff like this. Guess what? A big deal does not get made. There would be a shitstorm if someone tried to do this in America. The mother in question would also be expected to either quit her job or find daycare.

One of my best friends took the time to warn her employer that she was pregnant and get them to agree to a set up that would be beneficial to both her and the company. After the baby came and it came time to make good, the company pulled out and said it was because it wasn’t fair to other people. She was gradually forced out of her job and my friend went from managing a successful store to having to endure a debate over whether they were going to pay her the top wage for a cashier.

I say this from experience and I have way more instances to back this up: The grocery store that rhymes with Raider Moe’s is a misogynist boys’ club that literally hates women.

Important!

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a-nxioushearts:

radolescence:

sweet-phobia:

love this

fuck, I hope someone who sees this today really needed it

Wow love this

a-nxioushearts:

radolescence:

sweet-phobia:

love this

fuck, I hope someone who sees this today really needed it

Wow love this

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At least she doesn’t have sleep paralysis.

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thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear Students,

This parody is so close to reality. What might make someone talk about their work this way? What can be done about this way of talking about our work?

Wondrin’

Professor Sluggo/Lynda

This.

myfacewasred:

glitterlion:

thepizzadog:

Beyonce Delivers

omg. I love the internet. I really really needed this gif.


YESSSSSSSSSHHHHH

myfacewasred:

glitterlion:

thepizzadog:

Beyonce Delivers

omg. I love the internet. I really really needed this gif.

YESSSSSSSSSHHHHH

jonathanbogart:

dooeytwo:

lucyknisley:

Goofing around with the winter grumps in my sketchbook.

Lucy Knisley does important work.

Anyone who chops these images up to use them as “creative” responses had better link back to Lucy.

Delightful.

21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You're Depressed.

rosalindrobertson:

A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things.

I’ve had depression for as long as I can…