I learned some interesting things this weekend while in SF. Like how apparently some people in fat community are happy that they aren’t “midwest fat.” Good thing this midwest fat person will collect all your fat hatred and turn it into amazingness.
#MidwestFat is now a thing.
But wasn’t one of Hannah Horvath’s best lines on this season of Girls something like, “and I’m from the Midwest so I’m always going to be 15-25 pounds overweight”?
Storms and humidity are probably good for the firefighters, but Imitrex and black coffee are not a balanced breakfast for me. :(
People are often surprised when I tell them Andy Warhol is not one of my favorite artists. I do like his work, I just don’t feel his work, at least what is popular, really speaks to me. I do like his later work, the series he did with Basquiat, his prints, and his piss paintings. I do feel like his work is important, perhaps the most important of the pop artists. He also gave us the most important band of the 1960’s, The Velvet Underground. Warhol’s musings are interesting, but they don’t always match the depth of his 15 minutes of fame quote. Most of the time he was detached, but his comments on violence are interesting because he was shot by an obsessed fan. His work often times celebrated violence and guns, yet he detested violence. Tomorrow is Andy Warhol’s birthday, share to wish him a happy birthday.
Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Andy Warhol, was not an ‘obsessed fan’. She was a colleague – a playwright and poet. Warhol had promised to produce a play she was working on, and she believed wasn’t going to follow through, and that he had lost the manuscript. (Losing a manuscript was a big deal in 1968, before word processors and back-up drives; there would have been only one copy.)
Admittedly, Solanas was a troubled woman. But she wasn’t an obsessed fan, and it’s not fair to characterize her that way.
Mosaic portrait of Simone De Beauvoir made out of butterflies. Created for the cover of Womankind magazine in Australia. By Charis Tsevis.
Sharing because it’s just so cool.
The odds are forever not in your favor.
Anita Sarkeesian (via thatcuriouskat)
This is the first piece of J. Andrew World’s art I ever saw, initially in one of the online forums associated with the TWiB podcast. I’m sorry I didn’t buy the T-shirt when I had the chance, but I saved the graphic and I use it in my classes sometimes, when I’m trying to teach students about semiotics and how texts can be read differently (i.e., the message you send may not be the message received).
Happy Birthday, J. Andrew World! #JAndrewsBirthday #TWiBnation