Gucci Brother’s by Earlie Hudnall Jr.
George Carlin (via jamstains)
“Before we adopted the Latin name for the second month, Old English used much more vibrant names to describe it. The most common Old English name was Solmonath, which literally means ‘mud month.’”
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Vintage portraits taken of people in Eritrea in the 1930s.
From photographer Mario (not sure if he took actual photographs though)
"Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl ad showed that some Americans still can’t take diversity. Its multilingual script alarmed conservatives already losing their battle to preserve an America that never existed” .. (from this article)
"Some Americans". I believe the author meant to say ‘large amounts of racist white people’. We need to stop tiptoeing around this issue and call it what it is. By and large, the people making a stink about the ad are white folks (and token black fools like Allen West). Outside of those white folks, the rest of America is not alarmed about being multilingual. A big chunk of it already is.
Unlike the author of the article, I make no distinctions between conservative and liberal. It’s a mistake many people continue to make. Both are neck deep and engulfed in racism. It just manifests itself in different ways. Conservative white outrage and racism is more confrontational. Liberal racism is “benevolent” and less confrontational, but it’s still there. While conservatives publicly bemoan the Coca-Cola commercial, white liberals will feign outrage about the attitudes of the conservatives while they gentrify the neighborhoods of the type of people in the commercial. They will sit down in ethnic restaurants for “exotic meals” before the proprietors get priced out and their establishments get replaced with a Starbucks or American Apparel. At least you know conservatives won’t break bread with you and sit down in your community to eat your meals and act like they are your allies before they eventually wreck havoc and become settlers in your community, leaving you with nothing.
PS - Fuck Coca-Cola anyway. They’re a piece of shit multinational corporation that destroys the lives of black and brown people all over the world, and they are responsible for murder and widespread human rights abuses, racial discrimination and just about every unsavory and unethical thing you can think of. A feel good Super Bowl commercial will not erase things like this or this or this.