Okay, this is really important.
this is much needed right now in the midst of everything else we’ve been doing in solidarity for mike - let’s not forget how Black, disabled folks are also targets, especially those with autism, due to behaviors cops love to read as “aggressive”, on top of their racism.
1:45 am • 23 August 2014 • 20,653 notes
VINTAGE CHILDREN’S CLASSICS
It has been two years since we first revealed the series design for our Vintage Children’s Classics. The list continues to grow and we are excited to take this opportunity to share some of our more recent additions.
You can see our first two ‘colour wheels’ here and here.
1:37 am • 23 August 2014 • 1,690 notes
A police officer in Kansas City, Mo. is facing internal review after he reportedly posted an inflammatory message on Facebook about the slain Ferguson, Mo. teen whose death has led to mounting chaos.
Televison station KCTV reported on Monday that Kansas City Police Department Officer Marc Catron posted a picture to his Facebook page along with this caption: “I’m sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I’m sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community.”
The photo depicted a black man with a wad of money in his mouth, pointing a gun at the camera. But the photo wasn’t of Brown at all. It was of a man in Oregon accused of murder.
Catron also reportedly posted about the violence that has erupted in Ferguson since the fatal police shooting. “Remember how white people rioted after OJ’s acquittal? Me neither,” Catron wrote, according to the television station.
"Facing internal review"? This officer needs to be fired, immediately. Someone who is clearly a racist has no business policing a community.
4:25 pm • 20 August 2014 • 2,634 notes
FRANK MILLER: ‘THE 1940S-STYLE GENTLEMAN NEEDS TO MAKE A COMEBACK’
By Matt D. Wilson
For anyone who still had a little doubt in his or her mind about whether Frank Miller — the man who wrote and drew Sin City, which is basically all about tough guys fightin’ over dames (and also lady ninjas hanging out with prostitutes) — is nostalgic for a perceived golden age of dudeliness, look no further than his new 20Q interview in Playboy.
One of the interview’s wrap-up questions is about whether Miller prefers an old-fashioned ideal of masculinity, and Miller answers that he’d like to see “the 1940s-style gentleman” make a comeback.
“I believe it’s a biological function of men, because we tend to be larger than women, to be protective of them,” Miller said. “If I were to try to zero in, comic-book-like, on when masculinity went awry, I’d say it was when Rod Stewart sang, ‘You are my lover, you’re my best friend,’ rather than allowing there to be two people in his life who served two very important functions.”
Too bad, ladies. Frank Miller does not want to be your best friend.
Here are some additional highlights from the interview:
READ MORE HIGHLIGHTS (?) AT COMICS ALLIANCE
4:17 pm • 20 August 2014 • 64 notes
The 150th anniversary of the periodic table
Over the years, many scientists contributed to the creation of our contemporary periodic table of elements. On 20 August 1864, John Reina Newlands published one such contribution — a repeating trend in the number of articles elements have as you move across the periodic table. In honor of…
4:06 pm • 20 August 2014 • 139 notes
The best known copy of Action Comics #1 is up for auction on Ebay. It will be fun to watch how high it sells for.
Bid it up.
7:06 pm • 16 August 2014 • 90 notes
Your body is made of the same elements that lionesses are built from. Three quarters of you is the same kind of water that beats rocks to rubble, wears stones away. Your DNA translates into the same twenty amino acids that wolf genes code for. When you look in the mirror and feel weak, remember, the air you breathe in fuels forest fires capable of destroying everything they touch. On the days you feel ugly, remember: diamonds are only carbon. You are so much more.
1:31 pm • 11 August 2014 • 299,554 notes