Formality is more than a dress code, of course. It infects how people talk, write, and interact. It eats through all the edges and the individuality, leaving only the square behind. In other words, it’s all about posture, not productivity.
Watched this last night and was floored. It’s enough to make any reasonable person feel angry and pretty hopeless. I’m not sure what else I’m supposed to feel after watching this except to get more involved in politics.
60 Minutes — Jack Abramoff: The Lobbyist’s Playbook
Without massive overhaul of our current system, we are so completely screwed. Let this be the beginning of the end of the wholesale abduction of our democracy.
WATCH. THIS. VIDEO.
Doggy bag (Taken with Instagram at Rave 18)
Public service announcement (Taken with Instagram)
One of my favorites. Played the hell out of this at KJHK back in the day. Gonna put this on now.
Definitely one for the wall. Wow. My childhood captured in a single photo. #skateordie (Taken with Instagram at Topspin)
So it may be time to consider the possibility that young people who behave as if privacy doesn’t exist are actually the sane people, not the insane ones. For someone like me, who grew up sealing my diary with a literal lock, this may be tough to accept. But under current circumstances, a defiant belief in holding things close to your chest might not be high-minded. It might be an artifact—quaint and naïve, like a determined faith that virginity keeps ladies pure. Or at least that might be true for someone who has grown up “putting themselves out there” and found that the benefits of being transparent make the risks worth it.