As journalists and colleagues defend, excuse and congratulate ‘Tyler, the Creator,’ I find it impossible not to comment. In any other industry would I be expected to tolerate, overlook and find deeper meaning in this kid’s sickening rhetoric? Why should I care about this music or its “brilliance” when the message is so repulsive and irresponsible?

From Tegan and Sara’s blog post on ‘Tyler the Creator’. Spot-fucking-on. HOW CAN ANYONE CARE ABOUT THIS MUSIC WHEN THE MESSAGE IS SO REPULSIVE AND IRRESPONSIBLE? It’s growing harder and harder to take anyone seriously who is actually really into this shit. (via lizpelly)

I really agree. As much as I know there is leeway for artists expressing themselves in satire form (if we are to give them the benefit of the doubt), they’re still perpetuating hateful rhetoric and marketing themselves to young, impressionable kids who will consequently think sexist/homophobic/etc language is socially acceptable, morally sound, and usually funny.

nationalpost:

Canada gets high score on quality of life index: studyCanadians have a “better life” than anyone in the western world except — by a narrow margin — Australians, according to a new analysis released Tuesday.Canada scored at or near the top in such areas as housing, education, health and life satisfaction, among 34 major industrialized countries.Sweden ranked third among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; the U.S. was seventh; and Turkey was a distant last.The Better Life Initiative survey marked a major attempt by the Paris-based OECD, an economic and social policy think-tank funded by its members, to provide a broader measure of a country’s success than gross domestic product figures.Photo: A jogger runs along the seawall in Stanley Park with the Vancouver skyline in the background. (Andy Clark/Reuters)

nationalpost:

Canada gets high score on quality of life index: study
Canadians have a “better life” than anyone in the western world except — by a narrow margin — Australians, according to a new analysis released Tuesday.

Canada scored at or near the top in such areas as housing, education, health and life satisfaction, among 34 major industrialized countries.

Sweden ranked third among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; the U.S. was seventh; and Turkey was a distant last.

The Better Life Initiative survey marked a major attempt by the Paris-based OECD, an economic and social policy think-tank funded by its members, to provide a broader measure of a country’s success than gross domestic product figures.

Photo: A jogger runs along the seawall in Stanley Park with the Vancouver skyline in the background. (Andy Clark/Reuters)

Loving “Born This Way” thus far …

And I graduated from college.

corgiaddict:

bestcorgi:

Apocalypse Corgi

rapture corgi. 

corgiaddict:

bestcorgi:

Apocalypse Corgi

rapture corgi. 

bpgonzo:

This is exactly what the internet is like.

bpgonzo:

This is exactly what the internet is like.

(via portlandjetaime)