Little bits, all of it, pounding at the pavement.
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Hello everyone. As some of you may know I work for Kearny Street Workshop as the Program Manager. Every year we throw a festival called APAture, which focuses on emerging artists of Asian and Pacific Islander ethnicities. So far we’ve raised $945 and have just 13 days until the campaign ends. Any level of donation helps and believe me if 5-10 is all you got, then cool. But for higher spenders out featured Comics & Illustration Showcase artist Ben Seto is generously offering a free copy of his comic book “USAGI JANE and the Skullbunnies” AND a skullbunnies plush toy to the first 20 donors who donate at the $100 level and above by this Saturday, August 30th or until supplies run out. Donate now and support #TeamAPAture and the #community’s emerging #artists by Liking, Giving and Sharing: http://igg.me/at/apature14

Hello everyone. As some of you may know I work for Kearny Street Workshop as the Program Manager. Every year we throw a festival called APAture, which focuses on emerging artists of Asian and Pacific Islander ethnicities. So far we’ve raised $945 and have just 13 days until the campaign ends. Any level of donation helps and believe me if 5-10 is all you got, then cool. But for higher spenders out featured Comics & Illustration Showcase artist Ben Seto is generously offering a free copy of his comic book “USAGI JANE and the Skullbunnies” AND a skullbunnies plush toy to the first 20 donors who donate at the $100 level and above by this Saturday, August 30th or until supplies run out. Donate now and support #TeamAPAture and the #community’s emerging #artists by Liking, Giving and Sharing: http://igg.me/at/apature14

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kearnystreetworkshop:

KSW fans and APAture 2014 donors and supporters: Thanks to your donations and support, we’ve raised $945 and have just 13 days until the campaign ends. As we start our second week, we’re excited to announce that featured Comics & Illustration Showcase artist Ben Seto is generously offering a free copy of his comic book “USAGI JANE and the Skullbunnies” AND a skullbunnies plush toy to the first 20 donors who donate at the $100 level and above by this Saturday, August 30th or until supplies run out. Donate now and support #TeamAPAture and the #community’s emerging #artists by Liking, Giving and Sharing:http://igg.me/at/apature14

micdotcom:

Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone

A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.

But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.

Years of tension have reached a boiling point

RIP Robin Williams

One of my favorite memories: I was 17 and it was my first week of college at San Francisco State. I was living in the dorms. Frightened, away from home for the first time, and living outside the bubble of my hometown. I had joined the cross country team and we were running around Golden Gate Park. We passed a guy tying his shoes and someone said, “Is that Robin Williams?” He turned around and we were like, oh shit that’s him!

When we stopped to stretch, he came running up behind us and walked in our direction. We all just stood there not knowing what to do and one of the guys on the team just started clapping so the rest of us started clapping, too. And we were all clapping as Robin Williams is coming up to us like a bunch of idiots.

He asked if he could stretch with us and we talked for a little while. He just asked us questions about the team, where we’re from, quipped off our replies and essentially “worked the room” on us. My teammate next to me looked over and whispered, “That’s my dad’s favorite actor.” I said, “I know. Me, too.”

I was missing home a little less that day. I bought in to how exciting and unpredictable a city could be. I think we were all surprised that he wanted to sit there and talk to us and, most of all that, he seemed to actually be enjoying it. And there was that part of me that thought to myself, how could he smile so big and still make me feel like he’s sad all at the same time. 

As I’ve gotten older I think about looking at him and wonder during all those times I try to laugh or make people laugh do I show in the same ways. Some of my happiest memories growing up are sitting around with the family watching TV and how many of those times it was him on the screen and we’re all laughing.

That kind of shit is important to me. When it comes down to it I feel for a person who brought me happiness in my life and to my family however small or great a gift it is. And I feel bad that this person decided to end their life. Fuck a celebrity this or that. I feel bad for this person who unknowingly did something really good for me.

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these Filipinos did tricks

pinoy-noir:

But she was a big white woman and she went for these Filipinos, these Filipinos did tricks man, things no white men would ever dream of, even me; and these Flips are gone now with their George Raft pulldown widebrims and padded-shoulders; they used to be the fashion leaders, the stiletto boys; leather heels, greasy evil faces — where have you gone?

from Notes of a Dirty Old Man

by Charles Bukowski