“Over at our place, we’re sure of just one thing: everybody in the world was once a child. So in planning a new picture, we don’t think of grown-ups, and we don’t think of children, but just of that fine, clean, unspoiled spot down deep in every one of us that maybe the world has made us forget and that maybe our pictures can help recall.”—Walt Disney, 1938.
“So you got to call me, and bring a friend for my friend
His name Kweli
(You mean Talib, lyric sticks to your rib)
(That’s my favorite CD that I play at my crib)
(You don’t really know him, why is you lyin)
Yo Kwe, she don’t believe me, please pickup the line
She gon’ think that I’m lyin, just spit a couple of lines
Then maybe I’ll be able to give her *cake* all the time, and get her high”—Kanye West - ‘Get Em High’. Easy to forget that 2004-Kanye still had to name-drop Kweli to impress girls.
“Visualizin’ the realism of life and actuality
Fuck who’s the baddest, a person’s status depends on salary
And my mentality is, money orientated
I’m destined to live the dream for all my peeps who never made it
Cause yeah, we were beginners in the hood as Five Percenters
But somethin’ must of got in us ‘cause all of us turned to sinners
Now some, restin’ in peace and some are sittin’ in San Quentin
Others such as myself are tryin’ to carry on tradition”—19 years. That’s how old Nas was when he wrote Illmatic.
“Martin Gilens, a political scientist at Princeton University, has been collecting the results of nearly 2,000 survey questions reaching back to the 1980s, looking for evidence that when opinions change, so too does policy. And he found it—but only for the rich. Policy changes with majority support didn’t become law except when that majority support included voters at the top of the income distribution. When the opinions of the poor diverged from the opinions of the rich, the opinions of the poor did not appear to matter. If 90 percent of the poor supported a policy change, its chances of passage were no better than if 10 percent of the poor supported it.”—“Notes on Income Inequality” — Ezra Klein (via yancey)
So each mile you live from work steals $795 per year from you in commuting costs. $795 per year will pay the interest on $15,900 of house borrowed at a 5% interest rate. In other words, a logical person should be willing to pay about $15,900 more for a house that is one mile closer to work, and $477,000 more for a house that is 30 miles closer to work. For a double-commuting couple, these numbers are $31,800 and $954,000.
Adapting the numbers for a $7.50 minimum wage earner, each mile of car commuting cuts $1.43 from your workday. If you drive 10 miles to go work a 5-hour shift at the Outback Steakhouse, your effective hourly wage is more like $5 per hour after subtracting car costs and adding drive time.
Q: “What thing about humanity surprises you the most?”
A: Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health.
Then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present, and as a result he does not live in the present or the future.
He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.
Our process for evolving Tumblr hasn’t changed much either. Here’s how it goes: A small group of us will get together and talk about the problem we want to solve. Sometimes this is in our meeting room, or on the way to lunch, or around someone’s desk. Then the designer goes off and uses their own process to get a mockup as close as possible to the final product. We’ll gather around the monitor while the designer talks about all the decisions they made along the way. Most of the time we’ll start building it the same day.