Reblogged Longreads Mixtape
I guess I qualify as one of “those” people who preface every song on the mixtape with an explanation. I chose these bad boys because well, they’re appealing to my nature.
1. “A novel of drunken romantic catastrophe” pretty much sums up a couple of my recent relationships, too. And I still can’t decide if it was him or me. —
“You Are Very Cold, And This Feels Like an Adventure” — http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2012/05/a_self_published_anonymous_novel_of_drunken_romantic_catastrophe_reviewed_.single.html
2. Chemtrails, brah. They’re real and they’re poisoning us. “Geoengineering” is a crock of smelly bullshit. —
3. I’m lactose intolerant, but this disturbs me more than the effect dairy has on my body. —
4. I’ll start with the positives: I love the diversity with the television being watched: a) The People’s Court b) Intervention c) Jerry Springer and d) Ellen. That’s about it for positive aspects of this article. I don’t know if it’s just me, but everything seems to be ass-backwards in most Southern states, a generalization that especially teems true in Alabama. Aside from the potent appreciation of maintaining racial and social inequities in the region, Alabamians seem to be particularly bent on railroading all minorities—especially with their “chemical endangerment” law, which targets impoverished, drug addicted, pregnant women, whom, if they use and their offspring tests postive (as exemplified through Amanda Kimbrough whose son, Timmy Jr., was born 25 weeks premature, weighed in a 2 lbs 1 oz and survived for 19 minutes), will face a Class A felony which carries a MANDATORY sentence of 10 to life. I find this to be cruel and unusual to the fullest extent of the terms. How, after a woman loses her child, can the law deem it necessary to strip the rest of her family away from her by locking her up for 10 years? Second example is 25 year old Heather Capps, who’s healthy new-born son tested positive for Oxycodone prescribed to his mother for scoliosis pain. Oxycodone is a narcotic (or otherwise an opiate, which is basically heroine for those who don’t know) and it’s damn near impossible to kick a heroine addiction. Especially when doctors prescribe Methadone to recovering addicts, which really is just a point-substitution away from heroine as it virtually has the same receptor in the brain except it’s a “non-opiate”. So it’s HIGHLY addictive and She was arrested on scene and jailed for three months because her family couldn’t afford to post her $500,000 bail. FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND, meaning she would have needed $50,000 to post bail.
UGH I have so many problems with this, as a feminist, a life-lover and a freakin’ rational person.
5) well, DUH. — http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/magazine/how-psychedelic-drugs-can-help-patients-face-death.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all