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emma. twenty-something misanthrope. floral print enthusiast. npr junkie.
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nosubjectkid:

WHAT IS THIS FROM!

an ad campaign from the 80’s in which celebrities (like Nightmare on Elm St star’s Johnny Depp and Robert Englund, respectively) advised against drugs. See also: Pee Wee Herman advises not to do crack

mhug:

いちごみるく🍓

mhug:

いちごみるく🍓

chaimeow:

Placebo - Every Me and Every You

5 hours ago2,169 plays
artandliving:

Will CottonOil on Canvas

artandliving:

Will Cotton
Oil on Canvas

badofficescreenshots:

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

badofficescreenshots:

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

camillamorelli:

The Jesus and Mary Chain, live at the Ambulance Station, London, 1984
photo by Steve Cope

camillamorelli:

The Jesus and Mary Chain, live at the Ambulance Station, London, 1984

photo by Steve Cope

nprfreshair:

Last year, Rukmini Callimachi found thousands of al-Qaida documents in Timbuktu in northern Mali when she was the West Africa bureau chief for the Associated Press.
Al-Qaida left behind the pages just after a French-led military intervention drove the jihadi fighters out of the area, where they had imposed a harsh version of Islamic law. The documents include directives and letters from al-Qaida commanders.
In the interview, Callimachi tells Terry Gross about al-Qaida’s highly detailed record-keeping:

"When I came back with these receipts, and we started translating them, these thousands and thousands of receipts for things like onions and a kilo of tomatoes and a receipt for a 60-cent piece of cake that somebody ate — it made us laugh. And I guess it made us laugh because we assumed that terrorists are these bad guys with guns — and violent, et cetera — and we have assumed that’s divorced from these bureaucratic procedures that we see at play here.
In fact, people that have covered al-Qaida and studied the group longer than me, say they’ve found the exact same thing in Afghanistan. It’s partly the DNA of Osama bin Laden, who started out life as a businessman. He was the son of a very wealthy entrepreneur, and he started out as a young man trying to run his own companies. … Even when he ran his own companies, he was obsessed with bureaucracy. People that worked for him in Sidon [in Lebanon] remember having to turn in triplicate receipts with carbon copies for things like replacing bicycle tires or car tires.”


Photo: A road sign written by Islamist rebels is seen at the entrance into Timbuktu January 31, 2013. File photo Image by: BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS
Sign says, “Timbuktu is founded on Islam and will be judged by Islamic Laws (Charia)”

nprfreshair:

Last year, Rukmini Callimachi found thousands of al-Qaida documents in Timbuktu in northern Mali when she was the West Africa bureau chief for the Associated Press.

Al-Qaida left behind the pages just after a French-led military intervention drove the jihadi fighters out of the area, where they had imposed a harsh version of Islamic law. The documents include directives and letters from al-Qaida commanders.

In the interview, Callimachi tells Terry Gross about al-Qaida’s highly detailed record-keeping:

"When I came back with these receipts, and we started translating them, these thousands and thousands of receipts for things like onions and a kilo of tomatoes and a receipt for a 60-cent piece of cake that somebody ate — it made us laugh. And I guess it made us laugh because we assumed that terrorists are these bad guys with guns — and violent, et cetera — and we have assumed that’s divorced from these bureaucratic procedures that we see at play here.

In fact, people that have covered al-Qaida and studied the group longer than me, say they’ve found the exact same thing in Afghanistan. It’s partly the DNA of Osama bin Laden, who started out life as a businessman. He was the son of a very wealthy entrepreneur, and he started out as a young man trying to run his own companies. … Even when he ran his own companies, he was obsessed with bureaucracy. People that worked for him in Sidon [in Lebanon] remember having to turn in triplicate receipts with carbon copies for things like replacing bicycle tires or car tires.”

Photo: A road sign written by Islamist rebels is seen at the entrance into Timbuktu January 31, 2013. File photo
Image by: BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS

Sign says, “Timbuktu is founded on Islam and will be judged by Islamic Laws (Charia)”

i probably shouldn’t have to say this, but after seeing this point argued in an article i feel like i should clarify: “Only Sixteen” by Sam Cooke is *not* pedophillic in any way. the lyrics make it v clear that Cooke is speaking as a 17 year old (“For I was a mere lad of sixteen/I’ve aged a year since then”). there has literally never been any controversy surrounding that song.

also - who wants to pick a fight w/ Sam Cooke? he was a talented singer/songwriter who founded his own label, managed 30 US Top 40 hits (from 1957-1964), and, oh yeah, was a civil rights activist.

tweenboy:

mood: drake
attitude: kanye

bblackgoldd:

I am so glad I pressed play

1 day ago389,048 plays