rose colored glasses

Sep 12

The Unbearable Whiteness

annfriedman:

The Unbearable Whiteness of Late Night
The Unbearable Whiteness of the Oscars
The Unbearable Whiteness of Television
The Unbearable Whiteness of Cable
The Unbearable Whiteness of Being on SNL
The Unbearable Whiteness of Newsrooms
The Unbearable Whiteness of National Public Radio
The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media
The Unbearable Whiteness of Literature
The Unbearable Whiteness of MFA Programs
The Unbearable Whiteness of Librarianship
The Unbearable Whiteness of Moses
The Unbearable Whiteness of Cher
The Unbearable Whiteness of Skiing
The Unbearable Whiteness of Suicide-By-Mass-Murder
The Unbearable Whiteness of FIFA
The Unbearable Whiteness of CPAC
The Unbearable Whiteness of the GOP
The Unbearable Whiteness of Pro-Lifers and Pundits
The Unbearable Whiteness of Social Networks
The Unbearable Whiteness of Blogging
The Unbearable Whiteness of Chomsky’s Arguments
The Unbearable Whiteness of Emceeing
The Unbearable Whiteness of Eating
The Unbearable Whiteness of Urban Farming
The Unbearable Whiteness of Craft Brewing
The Unbearable Whiteness of Legalization
The Unbearable Whiteness of the Irish
The Unbearable Whiteness of Milk

this.

Sep 10

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Sep 03

View from #rockstory conference on Lake Como. This is not a joke. #ilovemyjob #workinghard (at Belagio, Italy)

View from #rockstory conference on Lake Como. This is not a joke. #ilovemyjob #workinghard (at Belagio, Italy)

Aug 26

In my defense, it is still technically #nationaldogday in Henry’s time zone.

In my defense, it is still technically #nationaldogday in Henry’s time zone.

"It's time to de-stigmatize entertainment."

Aug 24

The Forum is rad. Props to MTV for honoring this LA institution. #VMAs

The Forum is rad. Props to MTV for honoring this LA institution. #VMAs

The Queen. #VMAs

The Queen. #VMAs

Aug 20

(chart: where we donate vs diseases that kill us, via The truth about the Ice Bucket Challenge: Viral memes shouldn’t dictate our charitable giving - Vox)For the record, I think the Ice Bucket Challenge is great. Anything that motivates people to give - and to publicly talk about their giving, making it part of their online identities - helps to create a stronger culture of giving. I refuse to accept the argument that campaigns like this necessarily cannibalize other, “better,” giving; after all, while writing a check for $100 to the ALS Assn may compete with writing $100 checks to other orgs, it also competes with watching TV or online shopping or pretty much any other way we might spend our time or money. Reaching folks who may not have donated otherwise is a good thing for every charity. But just as not every org can/should require an “Ice Bucket” moment (or whatever the most recent viral hit might be - remember Kony??) to be successful, not every potential donor requires clever gimmicks to motivate them to give. Ideally, some percentage of IBC donors will become more savvy and look at other factors next time - after all, the Challenge accomplished a lot of things, but cultivating repeat donors for ALS is probably not one of them. So, for those of us looking for something beyond memes, this article is a great place to start.

(chart: where we donate vs diseases that kill us, via The truth about the Ice Bucket Challenge: Viral memes shouldn’t dictate our charitable giving - Vox)

For the record, I think the Ice Bucket Challenge is great.

Anything that motivates people to give - and to publicly talk about their giving, making it part of their online identities - helps to create a stronger culture of giving. I refuse to accept the argument that campaigns like this necessarily cannibalize other, “better,” giving; after all, while writing a check for $100 to the ALS Assn may compete with writing $100 checks to other orgs, it also competes with watching TV or online shopping or pretty much any other way we might spend our time or money.

Reaching folks who may not have donated otherwise is a good thing for every charity. But just as not every org can/should require an “Ice Bucket” moment (or whatever the most recent viral hit might be - remember Kony??) to be successful, not every potential donor requires clever gimmicks to motivate them to give. Ideally, some percentage of IBC donors will become more savvy and look at other factors next time - after all, the Challenge accomplished a lot of things, but cultivating repeat donors for ALS is probably not one of them.

So, for those of us looking for something beyond memes, this article is a great place to start.

Muslims Condemning Things -

changemakr:

"People are always asking, ‘Why don’t Muslims condemn terrorism / fanaticism / violence in the name of Islam?’ They do."

New Tumblr of the day.

So simple. So important. Love that social media makes this possible.

Aug 19

ffwd 5 mins to the best fried rice of my life #myhusbandrules #leftovers #spoiled

ffwd 5 mins to the best fried rice of my life #myhusbandrules #leftovers #spoiled