Tumblr in a nutshell
Here’s the beginning:
"There is a fair chance that if you’re reading this post, your fridge—the most-used and largest appliance in your house—is screwing you. The refrigerator is as potent a symbol of American consumerist culture as you’re likely to find, which is to say, it only makes sense if you don’t really look at it very hard. It is, for many people, a waste of space, a waste of money, a drain on the environment, and an enabler of obesity.
The size of the average American fridge is ever expanding: Including all the old refrigerators still in service, the average volume is somewhere around 22 cubic feet, but take a look at the best-selling fridges at Sears or Walmart and you’ll see that few new ones dip below 26. Many break the 30-cubic-foot mark.
Most people don’t need these comically large, oversized novelty fridges. In Europe, where people also cook and eat food, the average refrigerator is around 10 cubic feet, less half the size of the American jumbo product.
In terms of energy usage, the fridge is probably your single biggest energy drain short of your car — not that it uses the most power per minute (that would be the oven or air conditioner), but it, unlike other appliances, is on 24 hours a day.”
Reblog if u think mosquitoes are the scum of the earth
The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilization
It’s just female mosquitoes that suck blood (b/c they need the extra protein to help their eggs develop). Males feed only on flower nectar, and thus pollinate flowers while doing so, which helps create more plants to produce oxygen for us to breathe. So do you mean fuck half of mosquitoes?
Related: Boys only: Experiment could end biting mosquitoes - “Just in time for Fathers Day, British researchers say they have genetically engineered mosquitoes so they only produce male offspring.”
Related: In defense of the mosquito - “Of over 3,000 known species, only 80 actually bite people, and at least one eats other mosquitoes for us.”
King Crimson - "sleepless" (1983)
I couldn’t find the music video for this song on Tumblr, so here you go. This song is truly the definition of art rock, and the video does it justice. (Yes, MTV actually used to show challenging stuff like this, believe it or not…) As you would expect from King Crimson, the individual band members play at an exceptionally high level, but this song has a dreamy melody that wouldn’t be out of place in a Slowdive or Lush song. The lyrics deal with the ocean, fear, and of course sleep. (“Submarines are lurking in my foggy ceiling / They keep me sleepless at night.”) Elegantly tumultuous drumming from Bill Bruford (ex-Yes, ex-Genesis), as usual. Lastly, I’ll mention that Snow Patrol’s "Called Out In The Dark" seems to steal this song’s vocal melody.
Fun Fact: The opening bassline has been the theme music for Rage, which is Australia’s version of MTV, since 1987.
RIYL: The Police, Talking Heads, the Comsat Angels, Primus