Citizen Dain

So David Lynch does an Ice Coffee Challenge, plays “Over the Rainbow” poorly on a trumpet, and nominates Vladimir Putin.

Ahhhh still got it!  New Kimbra out today!

71 days until Halloween!

71 days until Halloween!

Ana “Ice Bucket” Ivanovic

aivanovic:

@AnaIvanovic

Here u go @Petra_Kvitova #ALSIceBucketChallenge my nominations are @rogerfederer @serenawilliams and @BSchweinsteiger u guys know the rules! (x

Belated but long overdue

Belated but long overdue

humansofnewyork:

"I try to stay away from other people. I don’t like to have to be keeping up pretenses all the time— it’s exhausting. Being a loner forces me to be two-faced sometimes, though. I’m always having to make up little stories to get out of social situations. But I’d much rather be alone, watching films. I enjoy watching actors. They’re always pretending, just like me."

humansofnewyork:

"I try to stay away from other people. I don’t like to have to be keeping up pretenses all the time— it’s exhausting. Being a loner forces me to be two-faced sometimes, though. I’m always having to make up little stories to get out of social situations. But I’d much rather be alone, watching films. I enjoy watching actors. They’re always pretending, just like me."

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

Yep.

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

Yep.

mets:

It might be time for teams to start pitching around Bartolo… Hitting machine.

Great form

mets:

It might be time for teams to start pitching around Bartolo… Hitting machine.

Great form

waltzingcat:

newyorker:

A look at photographs from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, a celebration of the beginning of summer: http://nyr.kr/1uYSp1j

All photographs by Jonno Rattman.

OMG JONNO. JONNO WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO EVER TEACH ME HOW TO USE A CAMERA AND NOW HE IS TAKING AMAZING PICTURES OF MY FAVORITE PARADE FOR THE NEW YORKER. so cute.

officialkylemaclachlan:

this is exactly the sort of content i’m interested in seeing

officialkylemaclachlan:

this is exactly the sort of content i’m interested in seeing

humansofnewyork:

"I’m trying to distance myself from the idea that youth is the best time of life, because a lot of my friends are really anxious about growing older. I’m studying classical drawing, which helps. It really slows things down. We can work an entire month on a single drawing. And I don’t plan on reaching my peak before the age of fifty."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m trying to distance myself from the idea that youth is the best time of life, because a lot of my friends are really anxious about growing older. I’m studying classical drawing, which helps. It really slows things down. We can work an entire month on a single drawing. And I don’t plan on reaching my peak before the age of fifty."