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personifyingchaos:

Dylan Moran on adulthood

Getting all Hipster with my caramel latte #hipster #hipstergram #instahip #lol #costa #costacoffee #coffee #crazydiscostu #projectphoenix #life #love  (at Costa Coffee)

Getting all Hipster with my caramel latte #hipster #hipstergram #instahip #lol #costa #costacoffee #coffee #crazydiscostu #projectphoenix #life #love (at Costa Coffee)

pleatedjeans:

18 Dogs With Very Important Jobs

It would literally kill me not to pet that dog

socimages:

The commodification of Easter festivities.
The word commodification refers to the process by which something that is not bought and sold becomes something that is.  As capitalism has progressed, more and more parts of our lives have become commodified.  Restaurants are the commodification of preparing and cleaning up meals; day care and nannying is the commodification of child raising; nursing homes is the commodification of caring for elders.
We sometimes post instances of commodification that tickle us.  Previously I posted about a company that will now put together and deliver a care package to your child at camp.  A parent just goes to the site, chooses the items they want included, and charge their credit card.  As I wrote in that post: “The ‘care’ in ‘care package’ has been, well, outsourced.”
I was equally tickled by this photograph, taken by sociologist Tristan Bridges, of pre-dyed Easter eggs. This is a delicious example of commodification.  If you don’t have the time or inclination to dye eggs as part of your Easter celebration, the market will do it for you.  No matter that this is one of those things (e.g., a supposedly enjoyable holiday activity that promotes family togetherness) that is supposed to be immune to capitalist imperatives.
While we might raise our eyebrows at this example, newly commodified goods and services often elicit this reaction.  We usually get used to the idea and, later, have a hard time imagining life any other way.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

socimages:

The commodification of Easter festivities.

The word commodification refers to the process by which something that is not bought and sold becomes something that is.  As capitalism has progressed, more and more parts of our lives have become commodified.  Restaurants are the commodification of preparing and cleaning up meals; day care and nannying is the commodification of child raising; nursing homes is the commodification of caring for elders.

We sometimes post instances of commodification that tickle us.  Previously I posted about a company that will now put together and deliver a care package to your child at camp.  A parent just goes to the site, chooses the items they want included, and charge their credit card.  As I wrote in that post: “The ‘care’ in ‘care package’ has been, well, outsourced.”

I was equally tickled by this photograph, taken by sociologist Tristan Bridges, of pre-dyed Easter eggs. This is a delicious example of commodification.  If you don’t have the time or inclination to dye eggs as part of your Easter celebration, the market will do it for you.  No matter that this is one of those things (e.g., a supposedly enjoyable holiday activity that promotes family togetherness) that is supposed to be immune to capitalist imperatives.

While we might raise our eyebrows at this example, newly commodified goods and services often elicit this reaction.  We usually get used to the idea and, later, have a hard time imagining life any other way.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

tastefullyoffensive:

[bconnoisseur]
Everything about this….

Everything about this….



Lyrics from ‘Self Destruct’ from the new Project Phoenix EP. Cant freakin wait for the release #projectphoenix #ep #lyrics #words #poet #poetry #song #selfdestruct #fiddlesticks #itunes #grunge #rock #guitar #music #musician #nimusic #instagrammusic #instagrammusicpage #art #crazydiscostu (at The Lars Homestead)

Lyrics from ‘Self Destruct’ from the new Project Phoenix EP. Cant freakin wait for the release #projectphoenix #ep #lyrics #words #poet #poetry #song #selfdestruct #fiddlesticks #itunes #grunge #rock #guitar #music #musician #nimusic #instagrammusic #instagrammusicpage #art #crazydiscostu (at The Lars Homestead)

bear1na:

Superhero Kids by Craig Davison