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theafrosistuh: SOURCE The true identity of Ludwig van Beethoven, long considered Europe’s greatest classical music composer. Said directly, Beethoven was a black man. Specifically, his mother was a Moor, that group of Muslim Northern Africans who conquered parts of Europe—making…
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Hair Idol: Turbanista →
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Why did the chicken cross the road?
Plato: For the greater good.
Karl Marx: It was a historical inevitability.
Machiavelli: So that its subjects will view it with admiration, as a chicken which has the daring and courage to boldly cross the road, but also with fear, for whom among them has the strength to contend with such a paragon of avian virtue? In such a manner is the princely chicken's dominion maintained.
Hippocrates: Because of an excess of light pink gooey stuff in its pancreas.
Jacques Derrida: Any number of contending discourses may be discovered within the act of the chicken crossing the road, and each interpretation is equally valid as the authorial intent can never be discerned, because structuralism is DEAD, DAMMIT, DEAD!
Thomas de Torquemada: Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I'll find out.
Timothy Leary: Because that's the only kind of trip the Establishment would let it take.
Douglas Adams: Forty-two.
Nietzsche: Because if you gaze too long across the Road, the Road gazes also across you.
Oliver North: National Security was at stake.
B.F. Skinner: Because the external influences which had pervaded its sensorium from birth had caused it to develop in such a fashion that it would tend to cross roads, even while believing these actions to be of its own free will.
Carl Jung: The confluence of events in the cultural gestalt necessitated that individual chickens cross roads at this historical juncture, and therefore synchronicitously brought such occurrences into being.
Jean-Paul Sartre: In order to act in good faith and be true to itself, the chicken found it necessary to cross the road.
Ludwig Wittgenstein: The possibility of "crossing" was encoded into the objects "chicken" and "road", and circumstances came into being which caused the actualization of this potential occurrence.
Albert Einstein: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.
Aristotle: To actualize its potential.
Buddha: If you ask this question, you deny your own chicken-nature.
Howard Cosell: It may very well have been one of the most astonishing events to grace the annals of history. An historic, unprecedented avian biped with the temerity to attempt such an herculean achievement formerly relegated to homo sapien pedestrians is truly a remarkable occurence.
Salvador Dali: The Fish.
Darwin: It was the logical next step after coming down from the trees.
Emily Dickinson: Because it could not stop for death.
Epicurus: For fun.
Ralph Waldo Emerson: It didn't cross the road; it transcended it.
Johann von Goethe: The eternal hen-principle made it do it.
Ernest Hemingway: To die. In the rain.
Werner Heisenberg: We are not sure which side of the road the chicken was on, but it was moving very fast.
David Hume: Out of custom and habit.
Jack Nicholson: 'Cause it [censored] wanted to. That's the [censored] reason.
Pyrrho the Skeptic: What road?
Ronald Reagan: I forget.
John Sununu: The Air Force was only too happy to provide the transportation, so quite understandably the chicken availed himself of the opportunity.
The Sphinx: You tell me.
Mr. T.: If you saw me coming you'd cross the road too!
Henry David Thoreau: To live deliberately ... and suck all the marrow out of life.
Mark Twain: The news of its crossing has been greatly exaggerated.
Molly Yard: It was a hen!
Zeno of Elea: To prove it could never reach the other side.
Chaucer: So priketh hem nature in hir corages.
Wordsworth: To wander lonely as a cloud.
The Godfather: I didn't want its mother to see it like that.
Keats: Philosophy will clip a chicken's wings.
Blake: To see heaven in a wild fowl.
Dr. Johnson: Sir, had you known the Chicken for as long as I have, you would not so readily enquire, but feel rather the Need to resist such a public Display of your own lamentable and incorrigible Ignorance.
Mrs. Thatcher: This chicken's not for turning.
Supreme Soviet: There has never been a chicken in this photograph.
Oscar Wilde: Why, indeed? One's social engagements whilst in town ought never expose one to such barbarous inconvenience - although, perhaps, if one must cross a road, one may do far worse than to cross it as the chicken in question.
Kafka: Hardly the most urgent enquiry to make of a low-grade insurance clerk who woke up that morning as a hen.
Swift: It is, of course, inevitable that such a loathsome, filth-ridden and degraded creature as Man should assume to question the actions of one in all respects his superior.
Macbeth: To have turned back were as tedious as to go o'er.
Whitehead: Clearly, having fallen victim to the fallacy of misplaced concreteness.
Freud: An die andere Seite zu kommen. (Much laughter.)
Hamlet: That is not the question.
Donne: It crosseth for thee.
Pope: It was mimicking my Lord Hervey.
Constable: To get a better view.
Yeats: She was following the Faeries that sang to her to come away with them from the dull, bucolic comfort of the farmyard to the waters and the wild.
Shelley: 'Tis a metaphor for the pursuits of man: though 'twas deemed an extraordinary occurrence at the time, still it brought little to bear on the great scheme of time and history, and was ultimately fruitless and forgotten.
Tolkien: Chickens are respectable folk, and well thought of. They never go on any adventures or do anything unexpected. One fine spring day, as the chicken wandered contentedly around the farmyard, clucking and pecking and enjoying herself immensely, there appeared a Wizard and thirteen Dwarves who were in need of a chicken to share in their adventure. Reluctantly she joined their party, and with them crossed the road into the great Unknown, muttering about how rude the Dwarves were to take her away on such short notice, without even giving her time to brush her feathers or fetch her hat.
Poe: The fowl was driven to utter, fervent madness-- it lept 'cross the path in the hopes that sweet death might take his wanton body- by the lead foot of a passerby, the barreling coach of a postman!- and put an end to the mania which had puzzled and tormented him ever since That Day.
My political obligations? I am a Black woman … in world that defines human as...– (via afrolez)
Ok, I finally watched Reichenbach Fall and I have to ask: How come NO ONE has said anything about how AMAZING their music choices are in this episode? Nina Simone’s Sinnerman and the Bee Gee’s Stayin Alive and the moments they placed them in basically made the episode for me. And the amazing filming. Seriously, this show is like a mini movie. Everything, down to the tiniest detail is...
Urban Decay Naked Palette vs. Naked 2 Palette +... →
First off: I DO NOT OWN THIS PALETTE. My sister-cousin (sousin? coister?) has it and she was nice enough to bring it over and let me play with it when she swung by to visit. Like the Naked Palette, you get 12 full sized shadows but the Naked 2 Palette comes with a travel sized Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked(pink and shimmery) instead of a primer potion and the double sided Good Karma ...
Urban Decay Naked Palette: A Review + Swatches →
Before we get this review going, I should probably mention I’m cheap when it comes to non-face make up (lipgloss, eyeshadow, etc.) and before this purchase I owned no natural eye shadows—seriously, zero. And since I have to be an “adult” soon and I figured I should probably get some. Enter Urban Decay’s Naked Palette, which according to many, is “THE BEST...
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Hair Idol: Amelian Kashiro →
Amelian Kashiro is a model, stylist and blogger from California. She was originally from Anchorage Alaska and before anyone asks, yes, she is mixed— her father is African American and my mother is Japanese. read more
When you say to a person of color “When I see you, I don’t see you as black! I...– Jane Elliot on the absurdity and invalidation of claims of “Color Blindness” by white folk (via brazenbitch) not to mention no one ever says this to White people. if you didn’t see me as black you wouldn’t feel the need to say it to ME, and not any other non-poc in the room, BECAUSE YOU WOULDN’T...
Best SOPA post ever
thegoddamazon: talldarkbishoujo: subitoallegra: cannibals-at-christmas: twitchy-witchy: nasty-man: bless this post im not even joking…this is the best thing ever I DIED …okay I lied, THIS is my favorite one THIS IS THE BEST Greatness. Greatness in post form.
Online Workouts/Resources →
So, now that it’s the middle of January, how are you doing on your fitness goals? When I had a gym membership, I used to avoid going in the first half of January because everyone was on their “Get fit! Lose 20lbs!” new year’s resolution kick. But most of them would disappear by the middle/end for whatever reason and I’d head back because I wouldn’t have to...
STUDY: More Than Half Of Black Girls Are Sexually... →
so-treu: Sixty percent of black girls have experienced sexual abuse at the hands of black men before reaching the age of 18, according to an ongoing study conducted by Black Women’s Blueprint. More than 300 black women nationwide participated in the study and 700 more are being sought to take in the survey by March 2012. Farah Tanis, Co-Founder of the New York-based organization and ...
SOPA/PIPA and Why You Should Care →
If you use any kind of social media you’ve heard about SOPA and PIPA. You’ve probably noticed that Wikipedia is blacked out, tumblr is blacked out, google has a giant bar across the name and many of your favorite sites may have gone dark for a 24 hour period. read more
Product Review: Triple Nutrition 3-Minute Undo... →
I ended up leaving in a hurry for NYC (yeah, about 2 months ago…The review is coming now because I wanted to really test this out) and I didn’t have time to do my hair even though I had a big meeting the day after I arrived. I ended up running into a drugstore hopping to find a conditioner I could quickly co-wash with and get a decent wash and go out of for at least 24 hours. ...
Hair Idol: Ursula Rucker →
Ursula Rucker is an American poet and spoken word artist. She’s worked with artists and producers like King Britt, 4hero, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Josh Wink, Alix Perez and The Roots. She’s most famous for her stage presence which has been described as “strong, vulnerable, wounded and raging.” read more
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Natural Expressions: Roxy →
Time for the other half of Oh my Afro! You’ve already met Brittany so now it’s time to get to know Roxy. As I mentioned in the last post, their responses are so detailed I wanted to let each of them have their own post to shine! Roxy’s journey started with a head of severely heat damaged hair but with Brittany’s help, she’s now sporting a gorgeous head of natural...
Natural Expressions: Brittany →
Meet the first features of the year-Brittany and Roxy of Oh My Afro! Since their responses were so detailed I decided to break their feature into two. Brittany, unlike most naturals I’ve featured, went natural really young, at 14 because she felt like it. With the help of youtube’s natural stars, she’s grown her hair to the length is is now and started a blog to help others...
23 years. We finished it, financed it myself, and I figured, you know, I could...– Red Tails executive producer GEORGE LUCAS, on why it took more than two decades for his latest film to hit movie theatres, on The Daily Show. For shame, Hollywood. (via inothernews) Not surprised…go see it ppl! (via gintel) I encourage everyone to go see this movie for this reason alone. If...
Be Naked: 21 TIPS TO RELEASE SELF-NEGLECT AND LOVE... →
dreamsinthyme: 1. Begin your day with love (not technology). Remind yourself of your worthiness before getting out of bed. Breathe in love and breathe out love. Enfold yourself in light. Saturate your being in love. 2. Take time to mediate and journal. Spend time focusing inward…
Hair Idol: Gemma Cairney →
Gemma Cairneyis a Bristish radio personality and stylist. She’s worked as a stylist for Florence and the Machine and The Pigeon Detective before switching to radio. read more
Nappyland Fitness Goals for 2012 →
Like everyone’s mother’s, uncle’s cat sitter, I’m making fitness goals for 2012 too. Except mine do not include “lose 20lbs” or losing any weight what so ever. Personally, I find this mindset dangerous because it takes focus away from physical and mental health and focuses it on “weight.” Which, in my experiences can have NOTHING to do with...