I feel like the essence of capitalism has to be conveyed by a park bench with spikes that only retract if you pay money
everyone’s probably seen this on their dash alrready but I have to reblog it anyway because jesus fucking christ
That bench. Omfg
athousandsweetkissies: ”White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement.”
She didn’t expect for it to be as hard as it was to comeback. What once made her unique had become the costume or niche of every other pop star she stood beside. Suddenly, once she exploded onto the scene, everyone wanted to work with her producers and find the secret to her success. Every label wanted to produce a new starlet who donned the similar “quirky fashion” and who had a “Poker Face” or “Bad Romance” of their own. She had created a culture where anything weird was suddenly a head-piece and long-format videos became the norm. What made her special was slowly being diluted and overexposed as her peers were rushed around by their handlers to wear and put out watered down versions of her work. She would come back to a pop landscape that had enough of the trend she had started and which saw every pop star ride until its eventual crash and struggle to find her footing in a space where the public had written off her creativity as a schtick because so many of her peers reduced it to such.
THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN LAST WEEK AT MY LOCAL KMART. YES, THAT IS A SEALED VHS TAPE OF JIMMY NEUTRON THE MOVIE, IN 2014, AT KMART, SITTING NEXT TO DVDS AND BLU-RAYS, PRICED AT $8.99
To give perspective, this film was released on VHS in 2002 and has been sitting unopened in a Kmart store for 12 years, longer than children now in middle school.
Plain proof that no one does inventory or gives a shit at any Kmart anywhere. Someone could probably live in Kmart and have no one notice.
In 2001, I did an experiment for school about the idea of living in a big-box store like this. I selected a busy 24hr Meijer, which is a midwest-only combination of Marts both K and Wal. I entered the store on a lovely friday afternoon, and didn’t leave the store until the following sunday evening. I read the entire magazine section, played all of the demos of the games in the electronics section, and beat minesweeper on my phone innumerable times. I ate at the pizza parlour they’d just installed, and slept on the display furniture. I wandered around the racks during the day, bored out of my skull. I considered buying frozen burritos and asking one of the employees if they had a breakroom where I could microwave them, but that felt like it wouldn’t truly answer the question if someone could live in a Meijer; I’d be using resources that weren’t public.
The only time I was ever asked if I needed any help was on sunday morning around 8am, and then it was only waking me up to ask me if I was drunk and had wandered in that night and fell asleep on their displays. I said, “no, I’m fine, I’m just trying this futon.” and was left alone.
The people that work there really don’t care.
u lived in a k-mart
This is the most magical thing I’ve ever had the privilege of reading
you deserve a book deal and a movie just for the phrase ‘marts both k and wal’
a lot of people are STILL asking me how Iggy Azalea is racist and homophobic so i’m just going to make a proper post
in addition to all of this she also calls herself a “slave master” at 0:06 in this video
the amount of notes on this post