Ragdoll’s Rag Times

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Jul 29

earlhofert:

I love everything this chooses to be. 

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Jul 28
Back in the day, Walter would, every once in a while, forget how to draw. Remember?" Louise said.

“Oh yeah,” Walter agreed. “That still happens occasionally. It’s like, ‘Oh my god, nothing I’m drawing looks any good anymore. My life is over as an artist.’ And what I realized, because I was an editor at the time, and had seen a lot of work go past me, was that when you hit this phase where suddenly your stuff, which looks just like it did yesterday, doesn’t look good to you anymore, it’s because your mind has made a leap. Your brain has gotten farther than your hand has learned to do it yet. But eventually, give it a few weeks, keep it up and you’ve made a leap in your own craft. That was a big help because it was so depressing when you realize you couldn’t draw anymore.

From an interview with Walt and Louise Simonson. (via twiststreet)

Exactly this. 

(via mckelvie)
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andryushacx:

karlfun:

andryushacx:

karlfun:

Hmm

As someone who has lived in Topeka most of my life, I’ve seen plenty of people of many different races and ethnicities in Topeka wearing their pants like that.It’s not racist. It looks trashy no matter what your race.

(this was hashtagged “racism.” I probably should have explained that.) 

Ehh, if it’s not overt racism, it’s still overstepping a bit. A “No nudity” sign, or similar, ought to be enough. Or “No leggings as pants.” Just examples…

They did phrase it poorly; like an middle-aged dad chastising a poorly-dressed child. That being said, having a dress code that precludes entry to those who sag their pants is not racist, like I said previously, as there are lots of different people who dress this way. That same rule (or similar rules, such as those banning baseball caps and t-shirts) is not that uncommon at bars and nightclubs.

This sign maybe technically passes the test, but dress codes taken on the whole are targeting black culture (that white culture almost always later co-opts, which makes racists feel safer about posting their technically-not–“no blacks” sign).

andryushacx:

karlfun:

andryushacx:

karlfun:

Hmm

As someone who has lived in Topeka most of my life, I’ve seen plenty of people of many different races and ethnicities in Topeka wearing their pants like that.
It’s not racist. It looks trashy no matter what your race. (this was hashtagged “racism.” I probably should have explained that.)

Ehh, if it’s not overt racism, it’s still overstepping a bit. A “No nudity” sign, or similar, ought to be enough. Or “No leggings as pants.” Just examples…

They did phrase it poorly; like an middle-aged dad chastising a poorly-dressed child. That being said, having a dress code that precludes entry to those who sag their pants is not racist, like I said previously, as there are lots of different people who dress this way. That same rule (or similar rules, such as those banning baseball caps and t-shirts) is not that uncommon at bars and nightclubs.

This sign maybe technically passes the test, but dress codes taken on the whole are targeting black culture (that white culture almost always later co-opts, which makes racists feel safer about posting their technically-not–“no blacks” sign).

• Posted by: karlfun KARL • Found via: andryushacx the dude abides

mymodernmet:

Photographer Frank Horvat’s series New York Up & Down offers a fascinating glimpse of what the bustling city looked like back in the early 1980s.

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Jul 26
seriouslyexoticchicken:

Eat your GD heart out, Michael Bay.

WUUT!

seriouslyexoticchicken:

Eat your GD heart out, Michael Bay.

WUUT!

• Posted by: seriouslyexoticchicken Eggs Edra • Found via: seriouslyexoticchicken Eggs Edra
Any tradition, no matter how noble in its inception, eventually becomes the primary force of resistance against new ideas.
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Jul 25
nirak:

(via Bring the Fun Back: Nostalgic - but Playful! - Senior Yearbook Themes)
I cc licensed my photobooth photos so this pic of ragdoll is on a yearbook site. 2012 seems really, really long ago.

I’m glad they used this one, and not the one after I drank enough, unbuttoned my shirt, and broke my suspenders.

nirak:

(via Bring the Fun Back: Nostalgic - but Playful! - Senior Yearbook Themes)

I cc licensed my photobooth photos so this pic of ragdoll is on a yearbook site. 2012 seems really, really long ago.

I’m glad they used this one, and not the one after I drank enough, unbuttoned my shirt, and broke my suspenders.

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Jul 23
johndarnielle:


giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

I loved Marvel comics when I was a kid; I was a weird kid who didn’t get down with macho stuff, in part because of the general scene in my house & in part because I was scrawny and couldn’t really front like I was tough. In my tiny limited-to-my-personal-friends-and-surroundings comics scene, the idea that macho norm-enforcer types could be into comics would have come as a huge and deeply disappointing surprise; comics, in my mind, were for people who’d already begun to sense that, in the immortal words of Anti-Flag, “their system doesn’t work for you.”
I hope Marvel systematically “ruins” absolutely every one of their legacy characters forever, one after another, and then D.C. runs a Sgt. Rock miniseries where he renounces violence as a means of conflict resolution. May the grousing of the macho comics dudes ascend to Heaven forever and make an acceptable sacrifice unto Galactus


I like how his argument is that Nazis are evil for wanting to create the master race, so we made what the Nazis were trying to make, but like in this case it’s not evil cuz… America?

johndarnielle:

giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

I loved Marvel comics when I was a kid; I was a weird kid who didn’t get down with macho stuff, in part because of the general scene in my house & in part because I was scrawny and couldn’t really front like I was tough. In my tiny limited-to-my-personal-friends-and-surroundings comics scene, the idea that macho norm-enforcer types could be into comics would have come as a huge and deeply disappointing surprise; comics, in my mind, were for people who’d already begun to sense that, in the immortal words of Anti-Flag, “their system doesn’t work for you.”

I hope Marvel systematically “ruins” absolutely every one of their legacy characters forever, one after another, and then D.C. runs a Sgt. Rock miniseries where he renounces violence as a means of conflict resolution. May the grousing of the macho comics dudes ascend to Heaven forever and make an acceptable sacrifice unto Galactus

I like how his argument is that Nazis are evil for wanting to create the master race, so we made what the Nazis were trying to make, but like in this case it’s not evil cuz… America?

• Posted by: giraffepoliceforce Fun Fun Happy Times (also a puppy) • Found via: cleversimon hospitalville
Jul 22

digg:

Azuma Makoto sends flowers to space in his latest installation piece, Exobiotanica.

My eyes just got big and watery. I would love a print of that second photo.

• Posted by: digg Digg • Found via: bridgetsnapdragon synchronicity on the sultry soothe of your day
• Posted by: theanti90smovement Hey Kiddo • Found via: littletinyfish Little Tiny Fish: Thought Bubbles
Jul 21
stunningpicture:

Firefighters, right now, are protecting Leavenworth, WA. They are posted every 100 yards looking for hot spots that jump the river.

This is a climbing hot spot, no pun intended. Been meaning to make it out there, but… maybe not for a little bit longer.

stunningpicture:

Firefighters, right now, are protecting Leavenworth, WA. They are posted every 100 yards looking for hot spots that jump the river.

This is a climbing hot spot, no pun intended. Been meaning to make it out there, but… maybe not for a little bit longer.

• Posted by: stunningpicture Stunning Pictures • Found via: bridgetsnapdragon synchronicity on the sultry soothe of your day