Career Opportunities — The Clash (The Clash (UK), 1977)

Q

Anonymous asked:

Have you always had a strong work ethic? Do you have any advice to those who can't seem to get motivated?

A

faganchelsea:

LOL no. I almost failed out of high school, literally, because I just refused to do anything. I never did homework, never tried on tests, never even took the SATs. All I cared about was writing my terrible blogs (heh heh) and doing the occasional play. (And having a lot of needlessly complicated disputes with my social group, usually over boys.) It took me another two years of doing basically nothing to go to college, and then I did pretty well, but only because I only took classes/did things that really interested me. 

I have (I think?) a lot of work ethic now because I do something that I love and care about, and I find that it’s a snowball effect. I am motivated for many other things in my life because I am motivated for work, and when I am diligent about my personal tasks, I am more diligent at work, etc. I think I have become a ‘together’ person over the past few years because I like myself — and life in general — a lot nicer when I actually try. 

My advice would be find one thing in life (it doesn’t have to be work) that you get really excited about. My first one was swing dancing class, and then my French-language meetup groups in DC (meetups are free, by the way, and a great source of Regular Shit To Do That Isn’t Drinking). Those interests snowballed into a million other things, but it was crucial to lazy, lazy me that I start small. Start small.

hope kate miscarries, i lost a fiver on the last one

“It is comforting to know that I am not fighting this Battle of the Bulge alone. In a recent and very unscientific Facebook survey a friend polled her community by asking, “Eating more or eating less because of the ‘situation’?” The answers varied, but most came to the conclusion that war is bad for your waistline.”

Rachel Weinstein in her Times of Israel blog post titled, "Does This War Make Me Look Fat?"

This is Israel, folks.

They’re killing innocent civilians by the thousands (many of whom are children), and yet these people are so comfortable — comfortable in their living conditions, comfortable in their nationalistic superiority, and comfortable in the righteousness of their religious ideology — that what they’re worried about is how “the situation” is causing them to put on a little extra weight from all the binge eating.

The Palestinian people are being starved out and slaughtered in what amounts to a genocide in Gaza, but this bitch’s problem is that she just can’t put down her bag of M&Ms. What a callous, thoughtless monster.

Marie Antoinette may never have actually uttered the phrase, “Let them eat cake,” but this blog post is very real, and if you’ve ever wanted a living, breathing example of the banality of evil, here it is.

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thebowspring:

NOT EVEN SATAN could have thought this up. Israelis cheering on massacres likes its a sport. 
Contrary to what the media tell you this is how safe they are from ‘khamas rockets’ and this is how little regard they have for human life.
They wll not stop until they wipe Palestine off the map. The ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues. Israel is targeting babies, children, women and men - no one is excluded - while the world sits by and watches.
Not so much as a squeak from Obama. Or anyone. They only care about Israeli lives.
There is no lower than this.
thebowspring:

NOT EVEN SATAN could have thought this up. Israelis cheering on massacres likes its a sport. 
Contrary to what the media tell you this is how safe they are from ‘khamas rockets’ and this is how little regard they have for human life.
They wll not stop until they wipe Palestine off the map. The ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues. Israel is targeting babies, children, women and men - no one is excluded - while the world sits by and watches.
Not so much as a squeak from Obama. Or anyone. They only care about Israeli lives.
There is no lower than this.
thebowspring:

NOT EVEN SATAN could have thought this up. Israelis cheering on massacres likes its a sport. 
Contrary to what the media tell you this is how safe they are from ‘khamas rockets’ and this is how little regard they have for human life.
They wll not stop until they wipe Palestine off the map. The ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues. Israel is targeting babies, children, women and men - no one is excluded - while the world sits by and watches.
Not so much as a squeak from Obama. Or anyone. They only care about Israeli lives.
There is no lower than this.

thebowspring:

NOT EVEN SATAN could have thought this up. Israelis cheering on massacres likes its a sport.

Contrary to what the media tell you this is how safe they are from ‘khamas rockets’ and this is how little regard they have for human life.

They wll not stop until they wipe Palestine off the map. The ethnic cleansing of Palestine continues. Israel is targeting babies, children, women and men - no one is excluded - while the world sits by and watches.

Not so much as a squeak from Obama. Or anyone. They only care about Israeli lives.

There is no lower than this.

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“Do it or don’t do it — you will regret both.”
Søren Kierkegaard (via pedrice)

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malkatz:

kindasortahappy:

m-yley:

My mom told me to change my “slutty” shorts before we went to dinner. I said no. So my dad cut his jeans to fit in. We went to dinner and then mini golf like this.

His legs look wonderful

the shirt tells the truth

that’s interesting because i remember the exact same photo posted about a year ago, but the story was completely different.

the story attached to this picture that time was that the dad had caught the daughter doing something he didnt want her to do, so he wore those clothes with her in public to embarrass her as a form of punishment. of course that doesn’t suit the current tumblr narrative.

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hurght:

a documentary on Gabber
tumblr ate the other gif