Out of fucking nowhere I want to learn how to play the harmonica again.

So, Expendables 3 comes out this weekend, and I’m excited for a lot of reasons. First, of course, is that I’m a big fan of this franchise that consistently delivers a metric shit ton of fun by combining many of my favorite action icons doing what they do best. 

But the main reason I’m excited is that Wesley Snipes is joining the team. The minute that cat was sentenced to prison, I was telling people “Expendables 3 HAS to open with the team breaking Wesley Snipes out of jail” And from what I’ve heard, that’s exactly what happens.

But now, I’ve learned that Snipes’ character, Doc, is a knife throwing expert, which any Expendables fan knows is also the roll Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) serves on the team. Anyway, if I was Stallone, this is the scene I would write for the two of them:

INT. EXPENDABLES HQ - DAY

Lee Christmas approaches Doc, who is sharpening several of his knives for the upcoming battle.

CHRISTMAS: Those are some good looking Blades.

DOC: Well, this first Blade is good, and this second Blade is even better. But my third Blade is pretty jacked up. 

CHRISTMAS: I didn’t want to say anything, but that third Blade is a mess. What you need a forth Blade to really make things right.

DOC: A forth Blade, huh? Good call.

amandapalmer:

"For 40 years, I’ve photographed myself on my birthday wearing nothing but my white Lollipop underpants, shoes and socks. I made my first Birthday Suit self-portrait in Death Valley, CA in 1974.

Without fail, I’ve faced my camera every April 22nd since then to create a coded history of one woman’s journey through time…”

this is so incredibly wonderful. go look at the entire set of self-portrait photos by Lucy Hilmer

https://www.lensculture.com/articles/lucy-hilmer-birthday-suits

(thanks to Olga Nunes for this link via email)

This is astonishing. I’m so glad people like this exist in this world.

Sometimes people ask me why I keep the cereal on the top shelf.

Sometimes people ask me why I keep the cereal on the top shelf.

Sometimes, when someone has been in your life for a long time, they have very narrow perceptions of who you are and what you’re capable of. It could be a parent, friend, co-worker or spouse. I suppose it’s inevitable. 

But what’s really insidious is when you start to believe them. Or let their definition of you become your own self definition. 

Do not let anyone tell you who you are, what you’re capable of, or what you can be. Even if you love them. 

Fuck that noise.

Sometimes, when someone has been in your life for a long time, they have very narrow perceptions of who you are and what you’re capable of. It could be a parent, friend, co-worker or spouse. I suppose it’s inevitable.

But what’s really insidious is when you start to believe them. Or let their definition of you become your own self definition.

Do not let anyone tell you who you are, what you’re capable of, or what you can be. Even if you love them.

Fuck that noise.

Some figure drawing from a session at Platform Studios in Chicago last week. Trying not to get rusty.

Some figure drawing from a session at Platform Studios in Chicago last week. Trying not to get rusty.

Some figure drawing from a session at Platform Studios in Chicago last week. Trying not to get rusty.

Some figure drawing from a session at Platform Studios in Chicago last week. Trying not to get rusty.

Happy 75th Birthday Batman! Sorry I don’t have more to give you than a ballpoint sketch, but what do you get the guy who has everything?

Happy 75th Birthday Batman! Sorry I don’t have more to give you than a ballpoint sketch, but what do you get the guy who has everything?

Here’s a handful of lunchtime doodles for you. I’m still trying to shake off this slump I’ve been in for awhile. I feel like I need to fall back in love with drawing. Sketching some of the local Burlesque performers who inspire me seems to have helped.

Here’s a handful of lunchtime doodles for you. I’m still trying to shake off this slump I’ve been in for awhile. I feel like I need to fall back in love with drawing. Sketching some of the local Burlesque performers who inspire me seems to have helped.

dendroica:

"I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express."
(via xkcd: Free Speech)

dendroica:

"I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express."

(via xkcd: Free Speech)

(via thegeneha)