material leisure

For those who celebrate Easter/Ostara, here’s a fun egg-hunt game you can play with your family and friends for this year:

Everybody minus one in the group gets to search for eggs. The singled-out person owns the land that the eggs are found on. Make the hunt into a long process, maybe an hour or two. The landlord gets to sit off to the side in a fold-up chair with a cold lemonade and other leisure materials. At the end of it, each of the hunters has to relinquish three-quarters of their eggs to the landlord.

Maybe have kids play it for an early bit of class consciousness.

The technical advances are inevitably driving us toward the grossest kind of materialism. And it will not be very long before the social system of bee life will become universal.

The individual will not be permitted to achieve great wealth and power; his privacy will be invaded in a thousand ways. He will be restricted in his efforts in every direction–will virtually disappear in the wave of collectivism which will sweep the world.

This materialistic tide can only be stemmed by idealism, which is a force tending to free what we call the soul of man from physical fetters. But although there might be periods of alternating dominance of these two principles–materialism and idealism–ultimately the materialistic tendencies will become dominating.”

—Nikola Tesla

(“Great Scientific Discovery Impends.” Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, March 13, 1932, Page 11.)

anonymous asked:

Madara being invisible for one day

YES thanks!!!

Originally posted by shisuithegreekgod

Okay, if Madara was invisible for the day, he would fucking do absolutely nothing. He would probably lock himself in his room, with a stack of reading material and leisurely do some paperwork if he felt like it. But really, he’d take advantage of being invisible by not being bothered by anyone and having some peace and quiet, let this man sleep

How the Planets Affect a House
  • When these planets are in a certain house, whatever it is, they create this in the context of the house
  • Sun: identity, power, expression, confidence, honor, dignity, pride, self discovery, personal growth.
  • Moon: inconsistency, change, vulnerability, deepness, feeling, familiarity, inner discovery, concerns about well being, emotional growth.
  • Mercury: many thoughts, reasoning, need for communication, strong opinions, intellectual growth.
  • Venus: abundance, romanticism, pleasure, material satisfaction, leisure, affection and concerns about beauty.
  • Mars: hyperactivity, energy, aggression, drive, assertion, power, authority, impulsivity, need for action, will, impatience.
  • Jupiter: abundance, luck, optimism, good fortune, strong beliefs, reflection and questioning, need for knowledge, area desired to be studied, high morals, exploration, idealizing.
  • Saturn: restriction, control, discipline, lack of, hard work, responsibility, limits, wisdom, sabotage, realism.
  • Uranus: inconsistency, rebellion, need to reform, originality, creativity, out of the ordinary, humanitarian thinking, individuality, invention, bizarre behaviour, social growth.
  • Neptune: uncertanity, fantasy, illusion, spirtituality, artistic expression, dreams, imagination, need to escape from reality, uncouncious growth.
  • Pluto: breaks, transformation, hiding, secrets, fears, intensity, destruction, obsession, isolation, mystery, uncounciousness, crisis, power, growth in general.

Fude Yamashita, young wife of famed judaka Professor Yoshiaki Yamashita, traveled in 1903 with her husband from Tokyo to the United States to teach judo to an unruly Washington D. C. youth. Apparently, they never met the young man and instead were redirected to Teddy Roosevelt’s White House.

Although Fude (25-years-old) was not initially contracted to teach judo, she came to have an impact on American women’s participation in the Japanese martial arts.At the prompting of certain competitive Washington socialites, it was not long before Mrs Yamashita was running daily lessons for some of the country’s richest and most famous women, who had  the material means and leisure time to follow what the papers now termed the ‘fashionable Japanese craze’. – Radical Bodies and Dangerous Ladies: Martial Arts and Women’s Performance, 1900–1918, Diana Looser, Theatre Research International 2010