I got the abattoir blues - right down to my shoes.
Diana Ross has told me that people in show business can get hurt. I don’t see how, to tell the truth. Maybe one day I will, but I kinda doubt it.
Michael Jackson - at age 12 (via thrillersnight)

biomedicalephemera:

Amputations in the United States Civil War

While the US Civil War was the first time that the survival rate of people who needed amputation was over 50% (in large part due to the contributions of Joseph Lister and chloroform), artificial limbs have been known to have been around since at least the Late Egyptian Dynasties.

While current prostheses include both a “leg” and a “foot”, as well as all other joints, limbs, and extremities, early "peg-leg"-type prostheses fall into the same category.

oddjordann:

secretly not wanting a band to get popular so their concert tickets stay cheap

I made rape funny last night. Obvious trigger warning is obvious.

Or at least I tried, to relieve my girlfriend from falling too deep into a misery she’s been living in for far too long.

As of now, my girlfriend, assigned male from birth, and for now until we can work ourselves into a better city/living situation, have to hide the make up and blouses and dress catalogues from my aggravated father’s gaze. I’m surprised he hasn’t thrown a fit about the nail polish yet. He’s probably too scared to piss me off again. Dad’s still settling on the idea of me being a serious relationship with a ‘sissy white boy who cries too much’. When the breast implants come one day, we’ll just tell him, “It just happened *feigning mystery*”

I made a careless slip of the tongue while my niece was writing me and my girlfriend’s male name on an empty beer bottle. Kaitlyn jumped out of the bed and hid in the corner. I had forgotten momentarily in my after work tiredness one of the more gruesome flashbacks she had recalled to me a few nights ago.

When my niece left the room, I told Kaitlyn to slap me, hard. She said, “Never.”

"I deserve it. Do it. Now. Stop curling into a ball. Give me your worst."

She basically went into a stubborn explanation on how she could never lay her hands on me.

After a few uncomfortable moments of silence, I told her this.

"I don’t know if it’s possible for you physically, maybe if I can help work your asshole up to this level of strength and dexterity, but it would be a sight for me to see you walk up to your ex boyfriend, when he asks for a beer, drop your skirt and power blast his head and body with forty beer bottles. Until he’s broken tooth’d and mauled."

She laughed all the way into her sleep. Laughed like she hadn’t laughed in years. She added:

"I’d like one of the bottles to aim into his eye and gouge it from it’s socket and get stuck in the bottle, bouncing around. I want to be the Butt Beer Bottle Ass Canon of Death upon all rapist scum that walk the earth."

I told her it was written in Revelations. Thou shall release pain whilst reversing torture that has been bestowed upon thee by oppressers.

When something, anything is sucking you in a dark vortex of pain, find the power to laugh at your own personal dementors. Laugh at them. No one trying to control and hurt you can handle the crippling power of your laugh. Nothing terrifies them more than their victims not succumbing to their torture.

Nothing is more dangerous than a damaged person laughing and smiling and living life, shoving all the beer bottles and ball bearings and bloody daipers and tampon right in the fucking mouths of their pathetic lowlife predators. Cower away, motherfuckers. You can’t crush us.

Listening to Velvet Rope

Under appreciated album from the 90s.

Even though Janet doesn’t have the kind of bold, deep, strong vocals I generally prefer from female artists, there was always something about her demeanor and her voice that inexplicably made blood rush inside me and pulled at my heart. Plus her creativity always made her stick out. We have Ciara these days, who’s prob the only woman in recent memory to almost touch the same parts that Janet does for me, but Janet will always be irreplaceable. 

True story: I realized I liked girls when I was 11 because I started having wetdreams of her after watching Different Strokes and Poetic Justice reruns on tv.

Things My Mom Texted Me About While I Was At Work Today

brianbonsall:

  1. How much the Royal Baby weighed
  2. The Bachelorette
  3. How lovely the dreary weather was
  4. How a woman at Six Flags in Texas fell out of the roller coaster she was on and died and consequently, neither of us should ever go on rides again

When I used to frequent Six Flags in San Antonio (the one you’re talking about is the one in Arlington I think) with my sis and her kids in 09 or 08, I can’t remember the year, there was actually a corpse of a woman who jumped off the cliff near the quarry that had been laying there for a year unnoticed. I’ve never felt unsafe there, but the park always felt haunted in some spots.

weresterlies:

trvsh:

 choked out by your thighs would be a heavenly way to die  

goddamn it i knew i couldn’t have come up with this

andthesorcerersstoned:

lesbiansgetitdone:

…literally…”

please do

Go right ahead

chisparoja:

Today’s demonstration in Anaheim, CA against police violence — photos by Natalio Pérez, Kasama Project

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

No ‘Stand Your Ground’ Right For CeCe McDonald Against Neo-Nazi Attackers
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that 23-year-old CeCe McDonald was sentenced June 4, 2012 to three years and five months in prison for the death of Dean Schmitz, a white Neo-Nazi.
McDonald was walking past a Minnesota bar on June 5, 2011 when an altercation between her and Schmitz, in addition to other patrons, erupted on the sidewalk outside. According to various reports, McDonald pulled out a pair of scissors in a clear self-defense attempt after the group hurled a glass at her face, resulting in a gash that required 11 stitches: far more than the two Band-Aids George Zimmerman received for his injuries. The Neo-Nazis targeted McDonald with both anti-homosexual and racist epithets, including “fagg_ts,” “n_ggers” and “chicks with d_cks.”
Schmitz, who had a swastika tattoo died at the scene from the self-defense stab wound to his chest. Minneapolis City Council Member Cam Gordon is among those to defend McDonald, saying she was targeted for her race and transgender identity. “It appears that CeCe was the victim of a hate crime that involved many people but she was the only person held by the police,” Gordon wrote on his blog. “Here is another example transgender women of color being targeted for hate- and bias-related violence. It is unfortunate that in this case, as in so many, the hate crime itself appears to have been ignored.”
Melanie Williams, columnist for the Minnesota Daily, felt similarly. “[Schmitz’s] attack, therefore, was not just a random attack on one person’s body, but an attack on an entire race and entire gender,” she wrote. “An entire population of living, breathing, feeling people are hurting with McDonald, perhaps not physically but in the core of who they are.”

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

No ‘Stand Your Ground’ Right For CeCe McDonald Against Neo-Nazi Attackers

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that 23-year-old CeCe McDonald was sentenced June 4, 2012 to three years and five months in prison for the death of Dean Schmitz, a white Neo-Nazi.

McDonald was walking past a Minnesota bar on June 5, 2011 when an altercation between her and Schmitz, in addition to other patrons, erupted on the sidewalk outside. According to various reports, McDonald pulled out a pair of scissors in a clear self-defense attempt after the group hurled a glass at her face, resulting in a gash that required 11 stitches: far more than the two Band-Aids George Zimmerman received for his injuries. The Neo-Nazis targeted McDonald with both anti-homosexual and racist epithets, including “fagg_ts,” “n_ggers” and “chicks with d_cks.”

Schmitz, who had a swastika tattoo died at the scene from the self-defense stab wound to his chest. Minneapolis City Council Member Cam Gordon is among those to defend McDonald, saying she was targeted for her race and transgender identity. “It appears that CeCe was the victim of a hate crime that involved many people but she was the only person held by the police,” Gordon wrote on his blog. “Here is another example transgender women of color being targeted for hate- and bias-related violence. It is unfortunate that in this case, as in so many, the hate crime itself appears to have been ignored.”

Melanie Williams, columnist for the Minnesota Daily, felt similarly. “[Schmitz’s] attack, therefore, was not just a random attack on one person’s body, but an attack on an entire race and entire gender,” she wrote. “An entire population of living, breathing, feeling people are hurting with McDonald, perhaps not physically but in the core of who they are.”

frijoliz:

derwiduhudar:

Google: “Zyklon B” and “Mexican farm workers” and you will see that the United States Department of Immigration was using Zyklon B to fumigate and delouse immigrant farm laborers back in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Produced by the German company pest control DEGESCH, the infamous Zyklon” (hydrocyanic acid) was sold in four versions with different powerZyklon E was recommended to clear environments weeds die hard, like cockroaches. Zyklon D was prepared most widely used free environments (the holds of ships, concrete buildings with furniture in the rooms) with lice, mice and rats.
Apparently, it was enough for humans the less powerful version, the Zyklon B. But on humans was not used for the first time in Germany.
Zyklon B was used since 1929 in the United States by the health (U.S. Public Healt Service) on the border with Mexico, to comb and trim Mexican migrants transiting from Juarez to El Paso.

Before Zyklon B was even introduced the US government was stripping Mexicans alongside the border and drenching them in various insecticides such as DDT but also “bathed” them in sulfuric acid, kerosene and gasoline. All for a supposed typhus epidemic that never existed/was exaggerated.

Check this book out: Ringside Seat to a Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso and Juarez, 1893-1923. It touches on the “baths” and physical “screenings” that immigrants had to painfully undergo through during that time. 

theatlantic:

The Great Wall of Texas: How the U.S. Is Repeating One of History’s Great Blunders

Before their empire fell, the Romans built walls.
They began by erecting barriers along the border following the death of the Emperor Trajan in 117 A.D., notably Hadrian’s Wall, which belted Britain. Later emperors erected internal walls, even around the great city itself, to ward off barbarians. After 300 A.D., the Emperor Diocletian effectively converted the entire Roman populace into feudal serfs, walling them off from internal movement in a vain effort to stabilize the chaotic economy.
Despite the cautionary tale of Rome, building walls, both literal and figurative, has remained a habit of great powers in decline — the fateful course taken not only by Ming China, but also Soviet Russia, and even Great Britain.
Sadly, many Americans are all too eager to repeat history.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

The Great Wall of Texas: How the U.S. Is Repeating One of History’s Great Blunders

Before their empire fell, the Romans built walls.

They began by erecting barriers along the border following the death of the Emperor Trajan in 117 A.D., notably Hadrian’s Wall, which belted Britain. Later emperors erected internal walls, even around the great city itself, to ward off barbarians. After 300 A.D., the Emperor Diocletian effectively converted the entire Roman populace into feudal serfs, walling them off from internal movement in a vain effort to stabilize the chaotic economy.

Despite the cautionary tale of Rome, building walls, both literal and figurative, has remained a habit of great powers in decline — the fateful course taken not only by Ming China, but also Soviet Russia, and even Great Britain.

Sadly, many Americans are all too eager to repeat history.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

thepeoplesrecord:

July 18, 2013

Just hours after a massive anti-abortion bill was signed into law by Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry, new legislation was introduced to restrict safe abortion access in the state even further. On Thursday, Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) introduced HB…