When you think about it this way, in Adland we’re really just a bunch of pushers.
“Black men and boys” have been the target of the war on drugs’ racist policies—stopped, frisked and disturbed—“often before they’re old enough to vote…Those youths are arrested most often for nonviolent first offenses that would go ignored in middle-class white neighborhoods…Here are white men poised to run big marijuana businesses, dreaming of cashing in big—big money, big businesses selling weed—after 40 years of impoverished black kids getting prison time for selling weed, and their families and futures destroyed. Now, white men are planning to get rich doing precisely the same thing?” ~~Michelle Alexander
Corporate America: All your profits are belong to us.
His manager: “Iggy, why are you wearing a woman’s dress?”
Iggy: “I beg to differ, this is a man’s dress… I’m not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman”.
Punk. As. Fuck.
"Have you ever ended up at the beach with somebody who starts talking about taxes?"
I’m a massive Duncan Trussell fan. His clarity about the human condition, combined with his use of metaphor to make complex ideas tangible, is masterful.
Here - in conversation with Joe Rogan and Chris Ryan - he breaks down how negative people suffer from “psychic flatulence” and are actually just saying “I’m scared, I’m scared, I’m scared” through their farts of negativity.
Thought provocative as always. (I think I’ve been guilty of this behaviour as a younger man…)
Ru Paul dropping wisdom bombs: “Ego loves identity. Drags mocks Identity. Ego hates Drag.”
Drag is totally punk rock. It smashes Identity and Ego.
It pokes holes in The Matrix.
I never appreciated how truly punk rock drag queens are.
Drag breaks the fourth wall and makes us confront the fact that we live in constructed identities that are actually just fantasies. Made up. Not real.
By playing with identity, it pulls us out of The Matrix, hence its subversive power.
But we are not our identities or egos. Rather, as Mr Charles says: “We are all God in drag”…
Not a fan of her singing. (Bit flat and soul-less.)
But a big fan of her shame-free approach to life.
I have two daughters.
The #YesAllWomen push has my complete attention and support.
I watch 20-somethings grapple with this all the time. Those who get it move on. Those who don’t remain kidults.
Ever met someone who doesn’t want to get in a relationship, or wants to get out of one prematurely, because they “don’t want to get hurt”?
Dan Savage has some typically on-the-money and tell-it-like-it-is wisdom for those people… enjoy.