united states of meryl
March 26, 2014

ptrslbrmn:

"Famous from a sex tape"

More like rich from someone leaking her sex tape against her will and then famous because of all the money she made from the lawsuit and her tv show? And all her other smart business decisions? Sit your bitter ass down

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March 26, 2014

NO MORE ANON, CRAZIES

March 26, 2014

Anonymous asked: Um okay okay, so what you're all of a sudden aware of this then? …I mean if you've worked in the industry surely you've been exposed to those sayings before then? Why now all of a sudden make a shoutout about it? And fyi, Meryl is a very private person , I doubt she would walk around spreading this around to people in the "industry" herself.

No, she doesn’t, but nothing stays a secret for very long in this business. I just became aware of it, yes, because I am relatively new to this industry, but I didn’t read it on tumblr or learn about it through some gossip magazine. I learned it through people I’ve met and worked with and continue to work with. And you can decide what to do with that information — believe it, ignore it, get mad, etc. I don’t care.

March 26, 2014
"[I hate YouTube because] the player is so ugly, and it’s presented in such a terrible manner. I want everything I do to be presented in an art context, as this is a form of sonic art. I was an artist originally, I have been in art school since I was 5 years old. I got scholarships to three art schools, Art Institute of Chicago, Saint Xavier, and the American Academy of Art, where I ended up going—and I dropped out because I had an assignment where I was supposed to do an ink painting or something, and I would take two weeks to do it, and when I looked at my work, I just felt that I would never be one of the great visual artists of the world. I just felt like I would end up like—and this is no knock to anybody that does this—but I felt like I would end up working at an ad agency or something like that. I wanted to make something of impact. I found that when I would drop samples, my friends would react to it more. I felt that I had a real talent in chopping and appropriating music. What I want people to understand about sampling and producing is that it’s really similar to—and I know this is obvious what I’m going to say, because I’m a black guy so I’m gonna name the ‘most obvious artist in the world’—Warhol, but it’s very similar to the way Warhol would appropriate a Campbell’s Soup can is the way I would sonically appropriate a Ray Charles sample or a Michael Jackson sample. Right now it’s a fight against the separation and constant dumbing down of culture, and I’m standing in the middle of it. So if you know what people say are my lowest moments, those moments where I sat and saw them try to dumb down culture, and I would not allow it to happen on my clock. So when I used to go to fashion shows with my boys and we’d be eight deep, it was almost like a civil rights, like a sit-in. They wouldn’t even let us in. They had no idea what rap would mean to this world, what rap would mean to the art world. Before the Kendrick Lamars and the A$AP Rockys, it was Kanye West in a hotel room at the Le Maurice getting a ‘no, no, no, no’ to every single fashion show. But I thought it was so important to get close to the artists who worked so hard on making a usable form of art—like this furniture right here, like everything that is in all these rooms that inspire us so much—and I fight in my position of being a very commercial celebrity boyfriend, I fight to push culture forward every chance I get. And I only frown because paparazzi ask me dumbass shit all the time, and I think about changing the world, and I think about what I can do to make things better. And, without further ado, I want to play you guys my new album. It’s called Yeezus."

— Kanye West   (via motsquivont)

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March 26, 2014

Anonymous asked: Ok so if it's not "a rumor" or a "bad" thing you have heard then why are you going on about how it's so awful if you're a strummer fan etc etc. The things that you're saying are the exact same ones as the things people who have been spreading around this same rumor for ages have been saying so I don't get why you're doing this.

I didn’t say AWFUL. I said strummers would SHIT THEMSELVES. Sometimes things are shocking and it doesn’t make them good or bad.

AND FOR THE LAST TIME: It’s not a rumor. I work in the industry. You can believe it or not, I really don’t care.

March 26, 2014

Anonymous asked: it's none of your god damn business about Meryl's marriage! you don't know her and NEVER will. stay out of what doesn't concern you.

If you read what you just wrote as if it was about you it would be 100x more accurate.

March 26, 2014

stardusted:

Aussie Builders surprise public with loud empowering statements in new Snickers Australia Ad.

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March 26, 2014
11 Signs You're A Men's Rights Activist

mensrightsactivism:

theconcealedweapon:

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  1. You have no problem with the gender wage gap. But you hate having to pay for dates.

  2. You insist that it’s a scientifically proven fact that men are stronger than women. But you complain about society believing that it’s worse for a man to hit a woman than for a woman to hit a man.

  3. You believe that the age of consent is unfair and that there’s nothing wrong with having sex with teenage girls. But when you find out that a teenage girl enjoys sex, you believe she’s the biggest slut in the world.

  4. You hate when a woman automatically assumes that a man is a douchebag before getting to know him. But when you like a woman who likes another man, you assume he’s a douchebag just because he’s not you.

  5. You believe that if women want equality, they should be drafted into the military. But you also believe that the military is not a place for women.

  6. You hate when women assume that men are like wild animals. But you believe that a woman who doesn’t cover up and make herself invisible to men is just like someone wearing a meat suit around wild animals.

  7. You hate the fact that men are bullied for not conforming to their male gender roles. But when you find out that a man disagrees with your beliefs about women’s rights, your immediate response is to try to emasculate him by comparing him to a woman as an insult.

  8. You hate when women assume that there are no nice guys. But you call yourself a nice guy and act like it’s a rare quality that should cause women to be all over you.

  9. You hate when women assume that men just want to get laid. But when you find out that a man is a feminist, you assume that he’s just doing it to get laid.

  10. You hate when women make generalizations about all men. But when a woman calls you out for being sexist, you claim that all men think like you.

  11. You insist that women should be responsible for protecting themselves from being raped. But when they follow the one piece of advice that actually works, which is being aware of red flags, you complain about them assuming that all men are rapists.

This is too fantastic.

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March 26, 2014

GETTING SOME REAL CRAZIES IN MY ASK.

But also at least one or two very lovely people!

March 26, 2014

Anonymous asked: Stop tagging your PATHETIC little made up lies about Meryl and Don! and you call yourself a fan. you don't deserve to be one.

Cool I’ll tag this one just in case

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March 26, 2014

Anonymous asked: Um their "open marriage" is very much supposed and very much a part of a stupid rumor that has been around for so long but have you ever heard Meryl confirm or do/say anything that would even hint that? Have you heard any of their close friends say anything about it? No quite the opposite. I don't know why you feel the need to keep on spreading rumors like this one, about wonderful people who have done nothing to deserve that and who have always tried to lead as normal a life as possible.

You’re assuming that what I’ve heard is 1) a rumor and 2) a bad thing. Neither is the case, actually.

March 26, 2014

Anonymous asked: If they do have some sort of 'arrangement' in regards to their marriage, I think that just makes them more interesting. Hats off to them for being able to sustain their marriage for this long I'll say, regardless of its 'openness' or whatever!

I agree.

March 26, 2014

Anonymous asked: Well now your middle school tattle tale bullshit games are ending up on the tag and I don't want to fucking see it. So if you would please kindly stop tagging your asks. And hey, maybe even stop fucking talking about it because the shit you're talking about "came out" like a month ago. Everyone already knows, and no one cares or believes the shit. So please please just stop getting everyone all stirred up over something that's over and done. Thanks.

Cool I will tag it all from now on!!

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March 25, 2014

whatfreshhellisthis:

If you’re not making sexists uncomfortable you’re making me uncomfortable… You haven’t transcended society. You don’t recognise your privilege and then it goes away. If you think that you didn’t understand privilege.

@adragonbee (addingliberalbias) knocks it out of the park.

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March 25, 2014
10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones

america-wakiewakie:

1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

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