“In 2006 I gave my music away. That music had previously existed on CDs and LPs (yes, I began
making music in the days of vinyl and tape). I moved all of it to the Web, downloadable for free. Today, seven years later, I see that giving away music for free is not as easy as I had imagined. In
some ways, it turns out to be impossible. The reasons why this is so say a lot about creativity,
property, and power in a networked world of corporately owned digital commons policed by
netbots and stochastic algorithms.”—Why I No Longer Give Away My Music | On the Commons (via notational)
“Props to Guernica’s Kirsten O’Regan, who didn’t exactly go under the knife but got creepily close to it for her investigation into labiaplasty. Her consultation with Dr. Ronald Blatt took place in a ominously girly room with pink curtains, plump cushions, and a poster on the wall depicting a female body with the words “Rejuvenate. Repair. Rejoice.” Cool, The Stepford Wives is real!”—Unhappy With Your Gross Vagina? Why Not Try ‘The Barbie’?
“After rebooting the Soviet Union’s marine mammal program just last year with the goal of teaching dolphins to find underwater mines and kill enemy divers, three of the Ukrainian military’s new recruits have gone AWOL.”—This is probably how it ends. (via motherjones)
Although I don’t post as frequently as I once did, Tumblr still has a big place in my heart. Thanks to those of you that have been a part of it. Some of you have impacted my life greatly, more than you probably know. Here’s to the next five…