The Spectacle of Critical Thought

The rambling thoughts pulled from the depths of my psyche that may or may not have been taken over by my id. That bastard.

labioarch:

borgo egnazia puglia

labioarch:

borgo egnazia puglia

allthingseurope:

Mykonos, Greece (by bluehourphoto)

allthingseurope:

Mykonos, Greece (by bluehourphoto)

“In reality, Americans are less likely to move upward from their class of origin than are Germans, Canadians, Finns, French people, Swedes, Norwegians, or Danes. But the myth, fortified with bracing doses of positive thinking, persists. As two researchers at the Brookings Institution observed, a little wryly, in 2006:

“[The] strong belief in opportunity and upward mobility is the explanation that is often given for Americans’ high tolerance for inequality. The majority of Americans surveyed believe that they will be above mean income in the future (even though that is a mathematical impossibility).”

—   Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided:  How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America (via x09)

(Source: sociolab, via padaviya)

mugglenet:

7 years ago today, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hit bookshelves

*hyperventilates*

(via popculturebrain)

condenasttraveler:

15 Movies That Will Inspire You to Visit Paris
philamuseum:

“Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman)” 1917–18, by Gustav Klimt 

philamuseum:

Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman)” 1917–18, by Gustav Klimt 

(via ratsoff)

“Do things, tell people. These are the only things you need to do to be successful.”

glamsoda:

ilanawexler:

Amazing first day of shooting @broadcity season 2!!

!!!!

glamsoda:

ilanawexler:

Amazing first day of shooting @broadcity season 2!!

!!!!

(via popculturebrain)

wonderlandtattoospdx:

alicecarrier:

I had a lot of fun with this one.  Dahlia and rose floral arrangement.  Thank you, Hayley! 

Black and grey floral by Alice Carrier