Flip the coin. Choose a side.

you wouldn't lie to me, right?

 

How can we, the people, who have lived so long in the comforts of our ‘first world’ nations with veils pulled over our eyes, how can we every truly know who is telling us the truth about the world at large?

We have mouths to feed as well, the average one of us does not have the time to do the due diligence necessary to find the ‘truth’.

Alex Ross weighs in:

Mr. Ross always strikes me as a more educated Rush Limbaugh with a heart.  But can we believe him?

His theories seem so far reaching and far fetched that they’re either spot on, or laffy taffy.

The United States of America vs The People’s Republic of China

Battlefield: AFRICA

Big Ideas, but they make logical sense if you just think about it for a second.

Who to believe? Will cynicism just debilitate us all?

Flip a coin. Choose a side to fight for. But make sure you can live with blood on your hands because either way, you’re complicit; just probably in ways that you’ll never truly understand.

Stay Classy

“Keep a sword tucked tight upon your personal..” – RZA

Black Ty’s Black’n’out

Tomorrow, in protest of a bill that will go before the senate greatly limiting the freedoms enjoyed over the internet, WordPress.org, Wiki-pedia, Mozilla, and countless other e-staples of the web will go ‘BLACK’. This will affect the global online community even though it is just a bill proposed in the US.

This is a chance to rediscover adventure bound not by 1’s and 0’s, even if just for a day.

After showing your support – if you are an American citizen you can visit americancensorship.org to do so – go outside. Don’t use the weather as an excuse. I’m assuming if you can afford a computer and internet access, you might also have enough clothes to dress for the weather.

Bring a book with you; read.

Talk to a stranger and be friendly and polite.

Hold the door for someone incredibly far away.

I will allow earbuds; we all need a soundtrack.

Ty

Movie Review Monday: Somewhere

The above trailer is set to the music of my 2nd favorite band of all time (The Strokes) and their song I’ll Try Anything Once. Lyrics below.

I can see me in your eyes….

The song, and the movie remind me of the quiet, actually brief but seemingly epic moments in life when you truly appreciate what you have had, what you do have, and what you will get.

If you’ve ever tried and failed at being a Stephen Dorf fan, try again with Sophia Coppola’s Somewhere; a tale about a man trying to find himself while his daughter floats adrift in a broken home and dysfunctional family between parental units. A reminder that we don’t choose our parents or our kids, but that we can choose love and life over death and dismay.

Peace to the Godz and Earths.

Ten decisions shape your life,
you’ll be aware of 5 about,
7 ways to go through school,
either you’re noticed or left out,
7 ways to get ahead,
7 reasons to drop out,
when i said ‘ I can see me in your eyes’,
you said ‘I can see you in my bed’,
that’s not just friendship that’s romance too,
you like music we can dance to,

Sit me down,
Shut me up,
i’ll calm down,
and i’ll get along with you,

There is a time when we all fail,
some people take it pretty well,
some take it all out on themselves,
some they just take it out on friends,
oh everybody plays the game,
and if you don’t you’re called insane,

Don’t don’t don’t don’t it’s not safe no more,
i’ve got to see you one more time,
soon you were born,
in 1984,

Sit me down,
shut me up,
i’ll calm down,
and i’ll get along with you,

Everybody was well dressed,
and everybody was a mess,
6 things without fail you must do,
so that your woman loves just you,
oh all the girls played mental games,
and all the guys were dressed the same,

Why not try it all,
if you only remember it once,
oooh ooooooh,

Sit me down,
shut me up,
i’ll calm down,
and i’ll get along with you,

(okay one more time)

TIES ON TIES ON TIES ON TIES ON TIES

“…in the past if you picture events, like a black tie,
what’s last thing you expect to see? black guys…”

Kanye on Murder to Excellence – Watch the Throne

Stay Sassy Internutz,

Black Ty

Multiverse Talk

The Smiths have entered my ears

every now and then i’ll download a discography and try to get into it, it took me a while, but this song has officially roped me

the video is set to art by…some guy

Stay Classy,

expand your iTunes library,

Ty

Siblings

i'm a sarcastic ass, especially in the morning

thanks for angry-rant inducing text this morn matty, i luv ya

My brother woke me up with this b.s. this morning. For a little context, he had just told me two days ago that he couldn’t live with me because I was “too dirty for his taste”. Alleging instances where I supposedly leave used dishes with caked-on food lying around my room. And…I am working at home and I’m a light sleeper.

Matthew – Donde es el Tabasco sauce???

Tyrone – Bottle dropped and broke

Matt – Wtf

Ty – j/k

M – So it’s beside your bed?
Under your pillow?

T – Don’t you have work to do?
I left it in the basement, warden

M – I wanted to put some [Tabasco] on my fucking lunch and eggs this
morning but it was no where to be found!

T – Oh, that’s a shame

M – You don’t even think of these things… It’s just the way you are which is
one of the reasons I say I can’t live with your ass

T – Yeah, I’m a bad person

M- Case in point.

T – The way I am … is … If you asked me to procure the Tabasco sauce for you this morning when you opened my bedroom door, I would have. If you ask me to clean something, I’d do it. Anything, I’d do it. I’m glad you’re communicating now, about having measured, weighed me, and found my character wanting or least not up to par with your lofty standards. Open your mouth and say what needs to be said next time, instead of walking away with a tasteless sandwich and a biting your tongue and stomping like a little bitch!

M – I didn’t want to wake you this morning. Had another quick look around for it in the kitchen before I left instead

T – Then I’m sorry, I apologize for your pussy-footing around my door aujourd’hui. I have all day to sleep. If you are so sure that I am this prickish unsanitary fellow that you have conjured up, Horatio, then treat me as such in the moment, wake me up, speak, [so as] to spare me a repeat of this drab bland-sandwich-discourse. I hope you deal with whatever’s really bothering you and come out on top. Enjoy the rest of your day.

M – Lol. I’m fine man. Lol. It wasn’t that big a deal. It was your reaction that was annoying to me

….i did not respond any further.

What do you think of that? Yeah, I was being rude when he first asked, with 3 question marks, but his text woke me up! I was cranky! fuck!

Stay Classy Internet,

although as you can clearly see from above, it ain’t always so easy, work your way with words and a heart that’s true, down the mountain of conflict, to the calm sea bed of compromise,

Black Ty

Courtney Martin: Reinventing feminism


 

See more of Courtney at : http://feministing.com/

and other like minded, forward-thinking individuals at: http://creativephilanthropy.org/

just trying to understand the mystery,

Ty