Muslims Condemning Things -
"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.
ffwd 5 mins to the best fried rice of my life #myhusbandrules #leftovers #spoiled
Saw my neighbor wearing an “UNFUCK THE WORLD” tee today. Really summed up how I’ve been feeling. (Ban Ki Moon’s warning today that we’re facing the greatest collection of humanitarian crises in UN history is just the cherry on top.) Then I found this Tumblr: utwnow!
In which the NYT + Google prove that American cultural stereotypes are all embarrassingly true. Growing inequality and polarization don’t help, either.
(via Inequality and Web Search Trends - NYTimes.com)
Handmade wollen carpet
Faig Ahmed’s carpets are mind-blowing. More images here. (h/t ofakindstore and @ineedaguide)
Reason number 1812 to go to the #HollywoodBowl
This day in TRL -
I was a nerdy, artsy, bookish, opera-loving highschooler with no TV, so the pop culture that managed to reach me is that much more seared in my memory. Talk about #tbt. Or #fbf. Whatever.
Something about the news/media this week made me think of this #Warhol quote I came across at #MOCA a few months ago, which somehow makes me alternately depressed and hopeful. #tbt
I think a question that we’re not asking ourselves is: ‘Isn’t humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature?’
— File under: why I love this Pope. This quote’s a little heavy, but overall his 10 tips for becoming a happier person are a welcome (and not frivolous!) respite from the tragic news that’s coming fast and furious from all corners of the world.
The Pope Just Released A List of 10 Tips for Becoming a Happier Person and They Are Spot On | Higher Learning
To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too… — The strength and self-possession that it takes to be this thoughtful and articulate in the face of such a loss makes Zelda Williams’ statement about the suicide of her father that much more powerful. May his memory be a blessing. (via zeldawilliams)