Some Sort of Manifesto

I’ve been a stranger for much of this summer, I know. Last Wednesday, my entire world was upended when I lost my dad. We’ve had a huge outpouring of support from friends, family, and some of the people reading my words right now.

I know there are thousands of you out there who have come to expect a certain standard -a ceaseless flow of contemporary art, music, poetry, and etcetera - from this thing called inthemess.

So where am I going with this? I want you to know that I’m reevaluating a lot of things in my life. This blog is one of them. I need to take more personal ownership over the time I spend on this site. So, while my posting may become more infrequent, it will come from my own head, heart, and hands.

If that’s an unacceptable thought for you, then I will bid you a fond farwell. For the rest of you, stay tuned as I struggle to fill the world with my own brand of art, music, and my beloved etcetera. I’m going to be a better man. Some day, I hope to be half the creative dynamo my father was. I’m going to make you so proud, Dad.

I have never been so utterly lost.

We lost my dad suddenly last night. We rushed home in a 3 hour drive , but we didn’t make it in time. My dad is a lion hearted, exceedingly brilliant man. I had so much more to learn from him. What the hell do I do? So lost. So goddamn lost.

I only write when I am falling in love, or falling apart.

— (via leeessang)


The TSA’s Instagram Feed Is Terrifying and Totally Awesome

The Transportation Security Administration hasn’t endeared itself to the public by shuffling every airline passenger in America through full-body scanners and getting up close and personal with a pat-down search if they decline. It’s been accused of overreach, overspending, and redundancy. But one thing the bureaucratic behemoth has definitely done right is to create an always entertaining and occasionally unbelievable Instagram feed.

The feed is essentially a gallery of some of the craziest items people try to get past security checkpoints. There’s no shortage of material—the TSA claims an average of 40 firearms (often loaded) are seized at checkpoints every week. Nine-bladed super knife? Grenade? Everything you need to assemble a bomb? Yes, all that and more. Everything that’s seized is photographed for posterity, if not the spectacle, and then shared on social media to show people what’s what.

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best instagram ever


Things girls look for in a boy:
•Day Man
•Fighter of the Night Man
•Champion of the sun
•Master of karate and friendship for everyone


Lophophora williamsii

Watercolor on paper

Private collection

Donna Torres

Time to play Cactus or Icecream Cone?


You forget you have a backyard because your backyard is a shared backyard. It’s perfectly nice, but it belongs to no one, and is therefore difficult to invest in.

Now extrapolate this out to other matters: your public parks, your transit, your booth at McDonalds, your foster child. “Without the ardor of possession, a neglect foments,” you opine.

And so into the sorry embrace of armchair philosophy you go, slowly growing bigoted and turgid, all because you are too shy of saying hello to your neighbors, because you aren’t a great small talker. Too bad, so sad.

This post is my life. It only took us seven months to have a conversation with our neighbors.  Turns out, they’re pretty great.



I’m a finalist in a gif contest, but I need some help. If you like these gifs please vote for me  


…it’s the bleu button “voter” then the next blue button “voter pour cette serie”

thank you. 

I still need a few more votes, if you haven’t voted and like these, please vote for me. Thank you so much!! 


How to Enjoy Prank Calls


How to Enjoy Prank Calls

Posted on July 8, 2014

Reblogged from: Funny Or Die

Notes: 677 notes

Operation Loveful Heights - Matei Apostolescu


"1951 LOL" (here it stands for ‘labor of love’)








For future reference.

Thank you.

For those who would ever need it. -C

reblogging here because i can see this being relevant to anyone who’s ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship

Reblogging because that last comment made me reread the whole thing in a new light and realize this could be vital information. So, putting it out there for everyone, and hoping no one ever really needs it.

In the year, 1984, I may have to use this.

Mike Boelman's post on Vine      

Check out Mike Boelman’s post on Vine! <— that’s the default text, but it’s an honest enough ploy. After being away from civilization for so long, this seemed like an appropriate next step. This is The 6 Second Shave.

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