su-burbian asked:

hi, i saw that you're taking philosophy? it's a less talked about subject and i have the option to choose it - what career paths are you thinking of using it for? is it worth doing?

of course philosophy is worth doing ;) the unexamined life is not worth living.

previously i had planned to get a bachelor’s in philosophy and then continue to law school. the thinking and argumentative skills you learn as a philosophy major are really beneficial for lawyers (and for the LSATs!) ^_^

i’ve since changed my mind and my current plan is to simply do philosophy with my degree - i.e., stay in academia, get my PhD, and hopefully work at a university :)

SCARY BEAUTIFUL by Leanie van der Vyver

Would you call these scary beautiful, or just plain scary?

“These heels appear backwards on the foot, so the wearers feet point straight down the back, as if in ballet shoes, with their shin leaning against the front "heel” end of the design to balance. The shoes are a collaboration between artist Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg, and serve as a commentary on today’s impossible standards of beauty.“ – Joanna Douglas

Want to watch the designer’s strange video? Click here! http://vimeo.com/45024704


urban burbian chanson du jour: Zero by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ album IT’S BLITZ! has to be one of my top 10 albums of all time. On it is this gem, Zero, the (walking) dead beat Heads Will Roll, the bonus track Clap Song Clap Song, and so much more! The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have always been known for their punky-funky blend of syncopated beats and sweet vocals, and IT’S BLITZ! takes the cake.

This song is sure brighten up even your least urban day.

Burbian out!

Written by Hal