jimmy rig

Seriously, fuck Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift did NOT deserve AOTY in 2010 and she definitely did NOT deserve it in 2016. Why should mediocrity be rewarded just because a black man interrupted her sorry ass VMAs speech in 2009? I am done with Kanye West but there will always be two things (among a few others) that will forever be factual in our lives: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” and, “… Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!” I’m not even a Beyoncé stan and even I know the cultural impact of the “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” video.

Frank Ocean’s post wasn’t even about Taylor, Taylor’s mediocrity-loving fans made it about that mediocre bitch. Frank’s point was that the Grammys still reject the importance of hip hop and its culture. Can you imagine Madonna’s shitty Ray of Light album beating out Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill? Do you understand how backwards that would have been? Well, what the Grammys did last year was on that level of backwards ass shit. Seriously. To Pimp a Butterfly was and still is a living breathing piece of hip hop. It isn’t perfect, nothing can ever be perfect; but it was and will forever will be an important album. Those songs will be relevant for a very, very long time. The lyrics alone will be relevant for a very, very long time. The references to Tupac and to Jazz music and to funk music will be relevant for a very, very long time. What the fuck will be relevant about 1989 in 2029? I’ve heard people say it was important to feminism, but didn’t the bitch make “Bad Blood” in an attempt to tear down a fellow white bitch?

Frank’s post wasn’t even about Taylor. However, this post is about the mediocre bitch and no amount of bitching will make the bitch seem any less mediocre to me or many, many other people. Her next album will be garbage and we all know she’s going to milk this Frank Ocean thing to try to jimmy-rig another AOTY win, but we’ll just call her phony ass out more. This shit can go on for as long as it has to.

Trump has tweeted multiple times about the media rigging the election, and he’s right. From Day 1, the media has rigged this election in favor of Donald Trump. You cannot turn on the TV without seeing Trump. He’s like the GEICO gecko but more cartoonish.
—  Stephen Colbert, in Punchlines
Engineering marvel...

I went to the gym with my mother today and realized her carpal tunnel syndrome impeded her from using a lot of her favorite machines, which required her to grip handles. We struggled to find a good compromise until I remembered the equipment used in spinal cord injury unit gyms for individuals who can no longer grip with their hands.

Unfortunately, the gym did not have this special equipment on hand, but they did have wrist guards. With some jimmy-rigging and serious trial and error, I secured the equipment handles with the excess wrist guard strap, allowing for my mother to operate the machines (similar set up as seen below).

Morals of the story? 

1- You can modify your workouts around your limitations

2- I am going to be an awesome physical therapist  

terms of endearment

(for @helliskylux, who wouldn’t let me stop thinking about kylux pet names.)

“hand that to me, would you, lovely?“ 

hux is lounging on the other side of their quarters, legs thrown over the arm of his chair, sprawled out at the end of a long shift, and he’s gesturing to a holobook sitting nearer to kylo.  he’s stripped off all the formality of his station; all that remains of it are his black pants and his uniform-issue shirt, which is unbuttoned at the collar. kylo rarely sees him so relaxed, which he likes because it makes him feel more relaxed by association, which isn’t easy.  hux is the only person who can do it all.

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