WHEN HE WAS A YOUNG WARTHOGWHEN I WAS A YOUNG WARTHOOOOOOOOG
My name is Kurt and this is my Tumblr. Try /Ask to ask questions or /Submit or to submit posts, Or, you know, don't do any of that.
I am a Ph.D student in Salt Lake City who studies the modern Middle East and generally isn't super creative outside of writing or talking. If you see an image on this site, odds are good I didn't create it. I will try to give credit to the owner when I can, but sometimes images are hard to track down. Also, sorry if I get too liberal. I find myself drifting farther and farther left every day as I read/write more about race, identity, and power.
This is where I got the name for my blog, and this is a picture of me and my dad (I'm on the right). I don't photograph well (read: funny looking), but I like that one quite a bit.
anonymous asked: If someone uses the phrase “men’s rights” like it is a legitimate thing, it is not necessary for me to listen to anything else he has to say before telling him to go fuck himself, correct?
"Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ are art, because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art."
Brian Eno (via jessiethatcher)
I could reblog/post this every day as a constant reminder.
Reading Allie Brosh’s latest post about depression was extremely difficult for me. While it was amazing and truthful and beautifully done, I found my mouse pointer hovering to close the tab. I read the whole thing, but there were many times I just wanted to click the button and go look at kittens on the internet.
Her recent experience with depression very closely mirrors how I was many years ago. Before this blog. Before I knew I had a way to reach people and entertain them. My emotions stopped working. I found it impossible to care about anything. Especially myself. I would interact with people who expected me to be “funny comedy guy!” and at that point in time I thought that part of me was dead. But I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. So I tried very hard to pretend to be “funny comedy guy!” which resulted in some of the most horrific attempts at humor ever known to this earth.
I put on the faces I thought people wanted to see.
But I’ve worked hard to get my emotional self back. My journey through depression is further along than Allie’s. But being reminded of that time brought me to tears several times. In the end, I’m glad I didn’t close the tab. Reading her story helped remind me how far I’ve come. It reminded me how glad I am that I stuck around.
Randall Munroe is very good at this webcomix business.
Badger in Firefly
Canton Delaware in Doctor Who
Arnon in Charmed
Crowley in SupernaturalBenedict Valare in Warehouse 13
And Graham Tanaka in Dollhouse
WHY IS THIS MAN NOT KING OF TUMBLR????
Don’t forget Romo Lampkin in Battlestar Galactica!
are we not going to talk about star trek
Ever wonder what an internet troll is like in person? We met one in his lair.
No seriously, he was really nice!
This is super neat!
May 20, 1990: Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson’s remarkable Kenyon College commencement address on creative integrity.
Great perspective from Bill Watterson. #CalvinAndHobbes
I tell you whut…
h/t Reddit user RodreikoMannanas
I’m very sorry for my kind-of spoiler about Star Trek the other day. I have upset 2 of the 4 people who read this blog, diminishing my influence over the world as a whole.
I’m sorry. Please know that I would never hurt you on purpose. Baby please."
Me, just now.
anonymous asked: Which is more racist: casting a white actor for the role of a man genetically engineered to be better, or wanting the character who’s a crazy megalomanical villain and basically pulls a 9/11 with a spaceship to be not white.
I GUESS THIS QUESTION IS A SHOUTOUT TO STAR TRACKS OR WHATEVER
"The casting of Cumberbatch was a mistake on the part of the producers. I am not being critical of the actor or his talent, just the casting"