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Welcome to the garbage dump of my thoughts. haystephhay@gmail.com

Aug 30

Too Old For This Shit Vol. 1238

Drinking at a beach bar and lecturing dudes about why it’s not okay to touch unfamiliar women


Aug 26

retrotrash:

SAME


Aug 25

rachelinbrooklyn:

micdotcom:

Last night vs. tonight.

Sigh.

(via apsies)


Aug 19

Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

postcardsfromspace:

According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of trespassing, and I got into a lot of screaming matches with cops.

I have never been arrested.

I have never been violently attacked by police. Hell, I have never been seriously threatened by police.

I am fully aware that I’ve survived to adulthood largely on the benefits of my race.

When you are white in America, you get away with all sorts of shit. Have you read this account from a white dude who actively tried to get himself arrested? You should. It’s telling.

So, if that’s your main frame of reference for dealing with law enforcement, it is really easy to assume that when someone else gets targeted by the police, they must have done something really bad. After all, you know the police aren’t that petty, right? They’re there to help: That’s what TV tells you, what your teachers told you, what your parents told you. “If you’re in trouble, find a police officer. They’ll help.” And, y’know, if you’re white, most of the time, that’s probably true.

When you’re white in America, it is awfully easy to pretend that you don’t live in a country where the nonviolent physical presence of black people, especially black men, is considered sufficient threat to justify use of lethal force. It’s really easy to pretend that laws are enforced equally; that arrest rate has any demographic resemblance to actual crime rates; that the police are there to protect us from the bad guys.

And, I mean, I get that. It’s a lot more comfortable to pretend that safety correlates to virtue than to confront the ugly truth that a system that benefits you very directly does so at the cost of other people’s lives; that what you were taught was the just reward for being a good person is, in fact, the privilege of your skin. That’s a big part of why we work so hard to retcon narratives about how the black people our police murder must have been dangerous, highlight every casual infraction like it’s a killing spree. We are so desperate to believe that the system that feeds us is just.

It doesn’t feel good to acknowledge that stuff. It feels gross. A system we trusted—one we should be able to trust, that should work for the benefit and protection of everyone has made us accomplice to some deeply horrifying shit.

But here’s the thing:

This happenedThis is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.

And not acknowledging it, not having asked for it, does not make us any less complicit, or any less responsible for owning and fixing this. We are actively benefitting from a fucked, corrupt, murderous system. That is on us. As it should be.

So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker. You have the time: after all,  no one’s shooting at your kids.

Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.

Leaving this here in hopes it makes even one extra person stop and think.


Aug 15

every.single.time I type “ass” instead of “add”


Aug 13
Caj Wednesday night with Jesus Leto #holyguacamoletank #repost from @selurnived

Caj Wednesday night with Jesus Leto #holyguacamoletank #repost from @selurnived


Netflix I could kiss you for recommending this film. I loved every second and wished it was even longer. 

Netflix I could kiss you for recommending this film. I loved every second and wished it was even longer. 


Aug 9
how to handle a zucchini so large I stubbed my toe on it cc @lizbturner 🍆➡️🍞 #coolsaturday

how to handle a zucchini so large I stubbed my toe on it cc @lizbturner 🍆➡️🍞 #coolsaturday


Aug 8
Uh our zucchini plant is doing better than we thought…. #howdidwemissthisone #somanyjokes

Uh our zucchini plant is doing better than we thought…. #howdidwemissthisone #somanyjokes


Aug 6

(via valerina)


Aug 4

Week in Food: Past, Present, Future

Last week I made and ate:

Perfect fish tacos - The name sets it up for failure, and these were very good, but not as perfect to me as GP’s fish tacos. You can’t be perfect if your batter lacks beer. End of sentence. They were extremely crispy (I’m guessing thanks to the rice flour). I will be making that slaw for ever and ever though. That shit was the business.

One-pot french onion pasta - I wanted this to be more flavorful than it was. I used veal stock in place of chicken, and still pretty bland. Don’t worry I ate the entire thing, but it’s what I think I’d crave after a bad flu or something.

Budget Bytes’ stromboli - Still practically perfect in every way. Use HSE’s dough (found in recipe below) and mix the italian seasoning into the dough instead of sprinkling on top.

Sweet corn, zucchini, and fresh mozzarella pizza - Good GOD this was delicious. I thought so even having forgotten the garlic (I know, blinded by hunger, etc, etc). Two ears of corn was…a lot of corn. I love corn, but sliding a pizza with that many kernels from peel to oven was stressful and sort of catastrophic. Use her dough recipe, it’s the only one I ever do. Also, TJ’s makes a hell of a bottled balsamic glaze so I recommend you go find some stat.

This week, I will make and eat posole lasagna and sk’s sweet peas & shells alfredo.


Aug 3
megburns:

One day that Cartier bracelet will be mine. Most likely it will be my retirement gift to myself in 2064 but still.

Where do I get that sweater though????

megburns:

One day that Cartier bracelet will be mine.

Most likely it will be my retirement gift to myself in 2064 but still.

Where do I get that sweater though????


McDonald’s get the fuck off my instagram feed I mean really


Calligraphy basics #sundayfunday #womenofthehouse

Calligraphy basics #sundayfunday #womenofthehouse


herblondness:

thesimpsonswayoflife:

Ralph Appreciation Post - Part I

Ralph Wiggum = dream man.