Early 70’s behind the scenes of Sesame Street with the Muppets.
Redditor victav’s photos of North Brother Island, abandoned in the middle of New York City.
When the beneficiaries [of taxpayer’s monies] are the poor (broadly conceived) the [wealthy] call it food stamps, handouts, fostering dependence, and welfare. When the beneficiaries have power, the same net effect gets called market support, incentives, tax credits, and enabling job creation.
Ryan Pavlik (via azspot)
i don’t normally reblog non cartoons but what the hay (via agoodcartoon)
Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential-as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth. You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.
|—||Bill Watterson (via mikekarnell)|
Grant Morrison discusses how adult fans are less able than children to tell the difference between fantasy and reality.