Harmless Insanity

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ericmortensen:

RIP Marcia Wallace (November 1, 1942 - October 25, 2013)

"I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace. She was beloved by all at The Simpsons, and we intend to retire her irreplacable character." - Al Jean (showrunner of The Simpsons)

RIP Mrs K.

Marcia and Lou. I’m heartbroken.

Powerful combination of story and images. And quite sad. :/

(Source: vulcsmash)


[F]inding that depression is represented in the brain does not mean that it is a disease, let alone a disease that can be cured by chemically altering the brain. Depression may result from a normally functioning brain, containing neural networks that have been shaped by life events and that respond to current life demands in a way that is experienced subjectively as sadness and despair. It may be the events themselves that make us feel lost and hopeless, or it may be the way in which we have learned to interpret those events. In either case, the underlying brain mechanisms may be normal.

— Irving Kirsch, The Emperor’s New Drugs, p. 100


On the whole, gay men are no less socially ambitious, and, more often than we like to think, no less reactionary and racist than heterosexuals. To want sex with another man is not exactly a credential for political radicalism – a fact both recognized and denied by the gay liberation movement of the late ’60s and early ’70s.

— Leo Bersani, Is the Rectum a Grave? (via akadaniel)


There’s an insidious position that white radicals take in not wanting to invade space that isn’t theirs, but then they end up simply not attending any likeminded events run by or featuring people of color, masking their indifference and fear of being culturally inept/irrelevant in a non-white space with rationales like they just wanna be “respectful.

kararikue:

^^^ OMG! Yes!! ^^^

With ULP we organize a whole week of events for and by the Latin@ Queer community but explicitly open to all.

We say this EVERY TIME we talk to the press and yet queer white activists always always always tell me they didn’t attend to be “respectful of space”

(Source: cyborgmemoirs)