i want to be as happy as this dog forever and ever.
Damn. Remember when people would just watch the Coachella webcast without having to film it on their stupid phones??
Stop Instragramming Your Perfect Life -
The danger of the internet is that it’s very very easy to tell partial truths—to show the fabulous meal but not the mess to clean up afterward. To display the smiling couple-shot, but not the fight you had three days ago. To offer up the sparkly milestones but not the spiraling meltdowns.
coupled with Forced Perspective.
Generally, the more someone wants to show me something - the less I want to see it (and vice-versa.) One could just as easily imply the super-tasty meal by sharing a photograph of the satisfactory bowel movement the following morning.
And thus the issues of photography in general become compacted with the intensity of image sharing in modern culture, which are compacted by everyone’s hyper awareness, general smarts, and the collective consciousness becoming more and more aware of the spiral that I’m describing in this run on sentence.
What I wonder is where are we going with all this? What’s next? Will it stop? Will we, as a whole, the big we, become frightened of this and turn back the way we came? I can’t even fathom what is down the other road, where this all continues, and we keep going. We keep sharing. Homogenization.
» You know what I wonder? I wonder if it’s going to be a good thing. We’re creating a new, decentralized mainstream culture that will generate the necessary friction for truly creative and interesting people to build their own underground beneath.
I don’t think we’re headed on an endless line anywhere in particular. Culture heaves in and eats itself and gives birth again all the goddamn time. We’ve been gluttons for endless nostalgia over the last decade plus, but now we have real literacy in new technologies that will certainly allow us to craft our own, new-(ish) cultural landscape.
It could be great. It could also be terrible.
Science, you’re just so cool.
A study from the University of Southern Queensland, published in the Radiation Protection Dosimetry journal, found that beards block 90 to 95 percent of UV rays, thereby slowing the aging process and reducing the risk of skin cancer. Got asthma? Pollens and dust simply get stuck in that lustrous facial hair. Additionally, all that hair retains moisture and protects against the wind, keeping you looking young and fresh-faced. What’s more, shaving is usually the cause of ingrown hairs and bacterial infections that lead to acne.
Photo by me.
“blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. “
Vintage Becca Bennett #homesweethome
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. — Henry David Thoreau
Vintage Ken Bennett. Unbelievable. Also, once when asked about his lack of chest hair, he was quoted as saying, “Hair doesn’t grow on steel.” (Taken with Instagram)