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Improviser, Musician, Writer, your hero and not-so-secret crush: Lou has graced Tumblr with his wit, wisdom, and divine countenance.
"Counterpoint is easy. When one voice goes up, the other goes down. When one voice moves, the other stays still."— Mozart.
A thought experiment concerning American leadership
This is the current signature count for the petition to restore Net Neutrality. As you can see it has a very long way to go.
Come on people I know there are at least 64,000 of you on tumblr who haven’t signed this yet. Click here to do so
If you have already signed be sure to share the link so that the word will spread.
hey real talk for a second
the deadline for this petition is in THREE WEEKS
and it’s not even halfway to meeting the goal.
If it doesn’t meet the goal, IT’S OVER. THE PETITION IS REMOVED. THE END.
I know it might be a little annoying to take a whole two minutes out of your life to make an account and sign this, but that little annoyance pales in comparison to the fact that right now, MASSIVE CORPORATIONS NOW HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL HOW THE INTERNET IS RUN
Please, DON’T sit back and think, “Oh, everyone else will sign it. I’ll just reblog.” No. There are literally THOUSANDS of people thinking the exact same thing. There’s a reason this post has almost 20,000 notes more than the number of signatures: It’s because people are liking and reblogging without signing it.
Don’t fall victim to the bystander effect. DO take this very, very seriously. The only requirement for signing is that you are 13 years or older. You don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to sign. So please, take the two minutes. Sign the petition. It’s the only hope we have to fix this.
Come on people.
"Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights."
I saw a post or two about Justin Beiber. Most people I follow are artists and creators. So, we should be promoting and talking about each other and of art we like, not Beiber, not ever. So, I’ve picked this bit of music to share to remind us that together we raise the bar. Please feel free to share this, or anything worthy of sharing, whenever you see crap that isn’t worthy being shared.
someone I follow posted something about Justin Timberlake. I’m an artist and most people I know are artists. I’m sick of truly stupid pop culture giving art and entertainment and culture a bad reputation. So, from now on I will post this. I invite you to join me in a “raising the bar” campaign. Yes, I’m inspired by South Park’s episode where they have James Cameron raise the bar. If you think raising the bar is incongruent with referring to South Park then you’re just wrong. We’ll have THAT discussion some other time.
"We did not develop this medicine for Indians. We developed it for western patients who can afford it."
Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers • Explaining, rather bluntly, why he feels that India’s efforts to genericize the company’s uber-expensive cancer drug Nexavar is wrong. Now where that falls on the scale of wrong that leads the CEO of a multibillion-dollar company to say that giving cancer drugs to people who are not rich is wrong, I’m not sure. But either way, let’s call this guy a prick, especially since said drugs would cost a person who lives in India $65,000 per year. (via obi-wankenblowme)