photography & culture — #
Lava Mae is Retrofitting Public Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless and they have a great (if unnecessary) tagline.
culture & north-america — #
Saying something stereotypical about Mexicans is widely considered racist. For example, in most big cities a person would look like an ignorant asshole if they said all Mexicans are day laborers or they drink a lot of tequila. And if someone had the audacity to say it anyway, there’s a good chance that a person of Mexican descent would be nearby to put him in his place. Don’t get me wrong, racism against Mexicans happens all the time, but it’s much less blatant than what I deal with every day from non-Natives. I can’t seem to stop people from comparing me to whatever vision of Indian stereotypes they have put together in their head – from history books and frequent viewings of Pocahontas – and there aren’t enough Native Americans in the world to teach the offenders a lesson.
Hint: It’s probably the football coach.
culture & parenthood — #
I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don’t take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots.
Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose his compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants three sizes too small, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact, come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your ass.