therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: This week, the world around you will expand, it will open up, it will give you all the space you need. It might feel a little lonely and it might feel strange and it might feel like you’re living high above the ground, but the air you breathe will feel clean, and the light will feel clear and kind. This week, you’ll have enough space to grow into yourself and enough space to grow into your world, enough air to breathe freely and deep and enough air to laugh and shout and sing.
 Taurus: This is a week for getting free, for unsticking yourself from the heavy things and the poisonous things that live around you, that have crept into your bones and into your dreams. This is a week for cutting away the doubts that have wrapped themselves around you like vines and for throwing away the ones that sit heavy in your pockets. Quit the things you need to quit, this week, and marvel at the bright self that remains, marvel at how light you feel, marvel at all the fresh sweet ways you can move.
 Gemini: Some kind of breeze is going to sweep through your life this week, gentle enough that it won’t make you cold, but strong enough to stir things up a little, to clean out the mustiest corners in your house, to clean out the stuffiest corners of your head. Some kind of breeze is going to blow through your life this week, just enough for the air you breathe to feel fresh again, just enough to remind you that the world is in motion, to remind you that your heart is full.
 Cancer: The best thing you can do this week is get so dreamy; the best thing you can do this week is let your imagination run strong and wild. It’s a week for believing in your own dreams and a week for believing that every good thing is possible. Go to the movies and let your mind wander in the dark. Go to the ocean and let your mind wander in the sun. This week, you’ll have so much to think about all day long. You’ll have so to dream about in so many different colors at night.
 Leo: This week, your desires might run up against the boundaries of what’s possible, they might crash up against the borders of the world as it exists. The world might feel like it’s too small for you, like it’s not enough, but you can make it bigger; you can make space for yourself if you want to, if you don’t hide. Try to be honest with yourself, try to be open with the people you know, try to be brave enough to own even your deepest, most tender desires. Listen to Beyoncé and let your bravery carry you through this week.
 Virgo: When you look at the moon this week, when you look at the clouds, when you look at your own sweet face, you’re going to see so much desire reflected back to you, so much need, so much longing, strange and bright. It’s going to be easy to want everything, every single joy there is, every good thing. It’s going to be easy to get carried away, to get lost in the wanting. This is not a bad thing. Let your desires move you, let them shake the ground under your feet, let them burn you up.
 Libra: This week you’re going to be so full of energy, and your brain will feel so sharp, and your body will feel so electric. Try to be as unserious as you can. Try to choose your friends over your work, try to spend time with the people who make you laugh until you can’t even breathe. It’s a week for feelings of lightness, even in a heavy world, it’s a week for bright and illogical feelings of joy, as if these feelings could heal you, as if they could save you.
 Scorpio: This week, especially when you feel bored and especially when you feel dull, try to accept all the invitations that the world extends to you. Try to take every chance you’re offered, try to grab at every opportunity like it might be the one to change your whole life. Talk to the people you meet. Listen to their stories and their jokes and their songs. Trust that they’ll have secrets to tell you; trust that they’ll have things to show you. Go out to the weird parties, go to the weird shows, follow the paths that open up.
 Sagittarius: This week, the world you move through is going to feel complicated and strange and vast, made up of so many different pieces, different materials, different feelings all woven together. And this week, the world inside of you might seem just as strange, just as big, just as unknowable. Try to feel all the weird tangled knots in your head and try not to even worry about them. This is not a week for making sense, but a week for letting life’s messiness shine, for letting it sing to you, for letting it brighten your days.
 Capricorn: This week is going to be about getting the things you need to survive; this week is going to be about finding the life you want. This week, you’re going to be brave and you’re going to be unstoppable, in ways you can’t even know, in ways you can’t even expect. Listen to songs about defiance, listen to songs about shining as bright as the sun. Stoke the fire in your head and in your guts. This week, you can burn through everything that would keep you down. You can light your own way. You can keep yourself warm.
 Aquarius: This week is for feeling your roots, for feeling your history, for remembering the things that hold you in place, that make you solid. This week is for feeling the full weight of the life you’ve lived so far, and the full wild range of futures that are available to you if you need them enough, if you do the work. This week, tell the stories about yourself that are truest, tell the stories about yourself that nourish you, tell the stories about yourself that can keep you safe and the ones that can let you move forward.
 Pisces: This week will be best if you work on taking small steps, if you work on being patient, if you work to believe in your own future. This week, the future will stretch out before you, all sunny and wide like a highway, like an open field, so big that it can disorient you, so bright and golden it can make you dizzy with desire. Just keep moving, just keep your feet on the ground. Work on the projects that will take you a very long time; work on the things you love best.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: This week, the world around you will expand, it will open up, it will give you all the space you need. It might feel a little lonely and it might feel strange and it might feel like you’re living high above the ground, but the air you breathe will feel clean, and the light will feel clear and kind. This week, you’ll have enough space to grow into yourself and enough space to grow into your world, enough air to breathe freely and deep and enough air to laugh and shout and sing.

Taurus: This is a week for getting free, for unsticking yourself from the heavy things and the poisonous things that live around you, that have crept into your bones and into your dreams. This is a week for cutting away the doubts that have wrapped themselves around you like vines and for throwing away the ones that sit heavy in your pockets. Quit the things you need to quit, this week, and marvel at the bright self that remains, marvel at how light you feel, marvel at all the fresh sweet ways you can move.

Gemini: Some kind of breeze is going to sweep through your life this week, gentle enough that it won’t make you cold, but strong enough to stir things up a little, to clean out the mustiest corners in your house, to clean out the stuffiest corners of your head. Some kind of breeze is going to blow through your life this week, just enough for the air you breathe to feel fresh again, just enough to remind you that the world is in motion, to remind you that your heart is full.

Cancer: The best thing you can do this week is get so dreamy; the best thing you can do this week is let your imagination run strong and wild. It’s a week for believing in your own dreams and a week for believing that every good thing is possible. Go to the movies and let your mind wander in the dark. Go to the ocean and let your mind wander in the sun. This week, you’ll have so much to think about all day long. You’ll have so to dream about in so many different colors at night.

Leo: This week, your desires might run up against the boundaries of what’s possible, they might crash up against the borders of the world as it exists. The world might feel like it’s too small for you, like it’s not enough, but you can make it bigger; you can make space for yourself if you want to, if you don’t hide. Try to be honest with yourself, try to be open with the people you know, try to be brave enough to own even your deepest, most tender desires. Listen to Beyoncé and let your bravery carry you through this week.

Virgo: When you look at the moon this week, when you look at the clouds, when you look at your own sweet face, you’re going to see so much desire reflected back to you, so much need, so much longing, strange and bright. It’s going to be easy to want everything, every single joy there is, every good thing. It’s going to be easy to get carried away, to get lost in the wanting. This is not a bad thing. Let your desires move you, let them shake the ground under your feet, let them burn you up.

Libra: This week you’re going to be so full of energy, and your brain will feel so sharp, and your body will feel so electric. Try to be as unserious as you can. Try to choose your friends over your work, try to spend time with the people who make you laugh until you can’t even breathe. It’s a week for feelings of lightness, even in a heavy world, it’s a week for bright and illogical feelings of joy, as if these feelings could heal you, as if they could save you.

Scorpio: This week, especially when you feel bored and especially when you feel dull, try to accept all the invitations that the world extends to you. Try to take every chance you’re offered, try to grab at every opportunity like it might be the one to change your whole life. Talk to the people you meet. Listen to their stories and their jokes and their songs. Trust that they’ll have secrets to tell you; trust that they’ll have things to show you. Go out to the weird parties, go to the weird shows, follow the paths that open up.

Sagittarius: This week, the world you move through is going to feel complicated and strange and vast, made up of so many different pieces, different materials, different feelings all woven together. And this week, the world inside of you might seem just as strange, just as big, just as unknowable. Try to feel all the weird tangled knots in your head and try not to even worry about them. This is not a week for making sense, but a week for letting life’s messiness shine, for letting it sing to you, for letting it brighten your days.

Capricorn: This week is going to be about getting the things you need to survive; this week is going to be about finding the life you want. This week, you’re going to be brave and you’re going to be unstoppable, in ways you can’t even know, in ways you can’t even expect. Listen to songs about defiance, listen to songs about shining as bright as the sun. Stoke the fire in your head and in your guts. This week, you can burn through everything that would keep you down. You can light your own way. You can keep yourself warm.

Aquarius: This week is for feeling your roots, for feeling your history, for remembering the things that hold you in place, that make you solid. This week is for feeling the full weight of the life you’ve lived so far, and the full wild range of futures that are available to you if you need them enough, if you do the work. This week, tell the stories about yourself that are truest, tell the stories about yourself that nourish you, tell the stories about yourself that can keep you safe and the ones that can let you move forward.

Pisces: This week will be best if you work on taking small steps, if you work on being patient, if you work to believe in your own future. This week, the future will stretch out before you, all sunny and wide like a highway, like an open field, so big that it can disorient you, so bright and golden it can make you dizzy with desire. Just keep moving, just keep your feet on the ground. Work on the projects that will take you a very long time; work on the things you love best.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

@1 month ago with 567 notes

"You sit in the back of the class because you’re ashamed of your hand-me-downs. You can’t afford glasses so you can’t see the board. You don’t have enough money for your own art supplies, and your school doesn’t supply them because all that money goes to the jocks, so you guiltily shoplift them. The entire machine you’re being pushed through is engineered to ignore you in favor of the elites. The athletes. The rich kids.
If you choose, right now will be your lowest ebb. And right now will be the highest pinnacle of the elites.
If you nurture it, if you are tender with yourself, your suffering now makes you strong in the future. It lights a fire in your heart. This fire fuels you. As the elites lazily drift from one free opportunity to the next, you’re being given the gift of hardship. You’ll have to be harder than them. You’ll have to be smarter than them. You’ll have to be faster than them. Make yourself be these things. Use the gift of the shadow you’ve been placed in to forge new and striking ways of thinking, doing, and being.
The elites will become cogs in the machine. You will become a bright, silver, indestructible wrench that breaks it. You will become the creator of your own machine, and they will envy you your purity.
And the money they inherited, they will give to you. And unlike them, you will have earned it.
They will buy your art. They will pay you for your ideas. They will line up outside your club, behind the velvet rope you have a former athlete guarding. They will beg for backstage passes to your show. They will pay you for VIP access to your company. They will always ask themselves, “Why didn’t I think of that?” And you’ll know, “Because you didn’t have to.”
Hang in there. It will happen. The present belongs to them. The future belongs to you.
Love,
Clayton"

Clayton Cubitt (via mollycrabapple)
@11 months ago with 450 notes

Gangster Bankers Too Big To Jail - Matt Taibbi 

"If you can imagine a drive-thru heart-transplant clinic or an airline that keeps a fully-stocked minibar in the cockpit of every airplane, you’re in the ballpark of grasping the regulatory absurdity of HSBC Mexico’s "Cayman Islands branch." The whole thing was a pure shell company, run by Mexicans in Mexican bank branches."

@1 year ago

dope-rahwinfrey:

meyllendjneres:

ta-ta-ta-thea:

youngblackandvegan:

keekeers:

brokeymcpoverty:

eyan-j:

fishingboatproceeds:

Leonard is a boss.

DA GAWD

THIS IS THE BEST BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVER!

Lool awesome

my hero lol

I just watched this with my dad yesterday! He was so excited when Leonard won!

Oh man, Leonard was so awesome.  He seriously had the best comeback I’ve ever seen on Jeopardy!

Hahah that guy in the middle is blown.

The balls on this kid. Must what’s counter balancing the hair.

@1 year ago with 9288 notes
arcdirect:

Seen at the Schomburg Library, NYC during the Black Comic Book Festival. Could be titled, The Ballot or the (megaton) Blast.

arcdirect:

Seen at the Schomburg Library, NYC during the Black Comic Book Festival. Could be titled, The Ballot or the (megaton) Blast.

@10 months ago with 220 notes

Week’s Reads

Rodney Carmichael on Miya Bailey and black tattoo artists.

Catherine Rampell on the college degree as entry-level admission to employment.

Sarah Fay interviews Marilynne Robinson for the Paris Review.

@1 year ago
beingblog:

Injecting a bit of humor into the stream while a cosmic surplus of rocks comes our way.
(h/t Michael Wells)

beingblog:

Injecting a bit of humor into the stream while a cosmic surplus of rocks comes our way.

(h/t Michael Wells)

@1 year ago with 154 notes

"Of course the excitement of a steady paycheck quickly gave way to that feeling of going to someplace in order to subsidize your living, but deriving no actual positive feelings from it until you’ve spent money on something fun and life-improving. I don’t dislike work; It is fairest to say, on most days, work is a void I step into for thirty hours a week and step out of with about eight hundred dollars a month."

@1 year ago
#writing