adventures in mediocrity

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Buddy Nestor

Buddy Nestor was an abstract painter until a few years ago when he struck a strange new chord with portraiture that took his work to a new level. Derivative of his abstract style, Nestor’s “spiritual x-ray” portraits are intended to remove the mask of beauty to reveal darker, more honest aspects of the personalities of his subjects.

Belying his intention of removing beauty, and regardless of how uncomfortable his works are to many people, they are paradoxically comprised of pleasing shapes and muted colors, like marbleized colored plastic or objects seen through distorted glass. They are mesmerizing and even beautiful, disturbing only when their full context is realized.

The uncanny and destabilizing nature of his work is powerful.  It mesmerizes and confuses the logic of the viewer opening up cracks in the psyche.  This is one of the most important things art can do: open the mind. -

–Samantha Levin

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Anonymous asked: Yo, is there a non-racist term for the "Montezuma's revenge" you get when eating really spicy food that you usually don't eat, but not while traveling? "Traveler's diarrhea" is the "generic" term, but it doesn't cover when it happens if you're not traveling. I'm suffering the after-effects of an amazingly tasty Sichuan-style dish with tons of chili oil and pepper. TMI right?

yoisthisracist:

Try “upset tum tum.”

hey, dumbass, “Montezuma’s Revenge” isn’t caused by spicy food, but by the ingestion of certain bacterias such as E Coli, you damn fool. you just have an upset stomach. take some Pepto or some Immodium, stop equating the consumption of delicious ethnic foods with “traveler’s diarrhea” (you know you just went up the street to Panda Express) and shut up.

oh, to answer your question, call it the trots, or the runs, or pissing shit out of your ass, but it sure as hell isn’t what you’re calling it.

ask-an-mra-anything:

sure we’ve never had a woman president, the majority of politicians and CEOs are men, a woman needs a masters degree just to make the same money as a man with a BA doing the same job, rape cases are grossly under prosecuted, and we teach young girls that they’re “asking for” rape based on what they’re wearing

but let’s talk about the REAL issues like how some woman on the internet is selling a coffee mug with the words “male tears” printed on it

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poeticrican:

grrrls-fighting-back:

"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"
Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.
Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.
He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.
If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!
We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!

BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.

poeticrican:

grrrls-fighting-back:

"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"

Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.

Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.

He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.

If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!

We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!

BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.

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asylum-art:

Valeria Vacca Photography

Valeria Vacca is a photographer making pictures of black and white with high contrast. In this series, she alternates between fantastic portraits and double exposures creations. These works seem almost to have been made with paint, thanks to the immense precision of each details of the portraits.

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