What is going on in Athens at the moment is resistance against an invasion; an invasion as brutal as that against Poland in 1939. The invading army wears suits instead of uniforms and holds laptops instead of guns, but make no mistake – the attack on our sovereignty is as violent and thorough. Private wealth interests are dictating policy to a sovereign nation, which is expressly and directly against its national interest. Ignore it at your peril. Say to yourselves, if you wish, that perhaps it will stop there. That perhaps the bailiffs will not go after the Portugal and Ireland next. And then Spain and the UK. But it is already beginning to happen. This is why you cannot afford to ignore these events.
This cover is big, yet conflicting news for me. I’m not sure if it makes me really happy or just want to roll my eyes. It’s a great step by the fashion industry, but the fact that it’s such a big deal is kind of annoying. Someday I’d like to see an integration of plus-size models among normal ones to showcase all body types rather than having a special “Plus-Size Model” issue. Crystal Renn does a pretty good job of blurring the lines between plus-size and average model. That middle ground seems to be the kind of body type that has difficulty finding a place within the industry. There should be more variety and overall healthy looking models. While the cover is a great step, there are definitely more to be had. (via Bust)
If I had six minutes and thirty-four seconds to explain to you my soul, it would be this.
“…but do they bubble and froth and slobber and cream with joy at language? Do they ever let the trippings of the tips of their tongues against the tops transport them to giddy euphoric bliss? Do they ever yoke impossible words together for the sound-sex of it? Do they use language to seduce, charm, please, excite, affirm and tickle those they talk to? Do they?”