Saturday, March 30, 2013

all 4 u


Thursday, March 28, 2013

VANGUARD


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

I Saw The Dreamer Raise His Hands



I saw the dreamer raise his hand

Into a world of possibilities

I saw the dreamer raise his hand

Into a sky of light and love

I saw the dreamer raise his hand

Into a day of tomorrow

There's not a minute to spare


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bye

If you decide to leave, don't leave anything you came here with, don't take anything that's not yours, and last but not least, don't let me be the last to know. I won't ask for the keys back. I'll get the locks changed. 

Living life entails walking away from things (people) that don't work.



Friday, March 8, 2013

Word

That awkward moment


That awkward moment when the ass-kisser suddenly stops kissing ass and the person who used to get his ass kissed asks him if he's not having a good day.

Thinking out loud

While explosions are the most common thing to walk away from without looking or reacting to, any sufficiently spectacular or violent event (such as a battle, a vehicle crash, a building collapsing, one-sided friendships/relationships, etc.) can also count, as long as the one walking away was connected to the event and the event is usually something that would be expected to draw attention, or at least attempts to take cover.


Just a thought

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Truly Beautiful Ones



Afrodisia



A Proverb




Afrodisia



No more standin' there beside the walls


"...I used to go out to parties

And stand around

'cause I was too nervous

To really get down

But my body yearned to be free

I got up on the floor and thought

Somebody could choose me

No more standin' there beside the walls

I done got myself together baby

And now I'm havin' a ball

As long as you're groovin'

There's always a chance

Somebody watches

Might wanna make romance..."







Word



History is expecting you.



Sunday, March 3, 2013

Keep going

If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there's shouting after you, keep going. Don't ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

-- Harriet Tubman

Saturday, March 2, 2013

J'adore



Michelle Obama's Oscars dress too revealing for Iranian media


Michelle Obama's Oscars dress: what she wore (left), and what Iranians were made to think she wore (right). Photograph: AFP/Getty/Fars

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency photoshopped pictures of Michelle Obama at the Oscars to conform to Iranian restrictions on images of the female body in the media.
Fars, which is affiliated to the Islamic republic's elite Revolutionary Guards, redesigned the US first lady's dress so that it covered her chest and shoulders in a picture showing her announcing that Argo had won best picture, via a video link from the White House.
Rules dictate that Iranian women shown on Iran's state television should have a hijab that covers their hair, arms and legs. The length of the censor's ruler varies for foreigners. A foreign woman travelling inside the Islamic republic should comply with the same restriction on Iranian women, but those shown on TV, such as dignitaries or actors, are tolerated without the hijab, up to a point.
Men enjoy relatively more freedom, but only sportsmen are allowed to be shown with bare legs on TV.
When Iranian media are obliged to use a picture that contravenes these rules, it is not unusual for Photoshop to come to their rescue. Many foreign dignitaries and celebrities have fallen victim to the Islamic republic's censorship regime, including the EU's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton.
When showing foreign films, state TV censors can go as far as editing the film frame by frame in order to cover up actors or delete them from a scene.
Fars was also infuriated by the Academy's decision to honour Argo, which it described as an "anti-Iranian" film produced by the "Zionist" company Warner Bros – an objection echoed by many other state agencies.
A large number of Iranians – even those not necessarily sympathetic to Ahmadinejad's regime – have taken to social networking websites to show discontent with Argo's win, which they believe stereotypes Iranians in a negative way without drawing a distinction between ordinary citizens and the revolutionaries behind the US hostage crisis.
In January, officials in Tehran said they were intending to retaliate to Argo by making their own film about the hostage crisis, to be called The General Staff, which is promised to be an "appropriate response" to Ben Affleck's "ahistorical" thriller.
Last year, Asghar Farhadi's film A Separation became the first Iranian film to win an Oscar – for best foreign language film – prompting national celebrations.

The Paradox

It’s a fact of life that people will take advantage of you, look you straight in the eye and lie to you, and won’t think twice about hurting you if there’s something in it for them they want badly enough at that moment.

You’re not only supposed to accept it, but also expect it.

The paradox is, the earlier in life you understand this, the better off you are…but the older you are that life finds you still hoping otherwise, and the greater the number of people that life finds still hoping otherwise, the better this world would be.