Hey Boston: When's the last time you got tested for STDs and HIV? Can't remember? Why not get tested today for FREE?


dinobearthemighty:

Yo! When’s the last time you got tested for STDs? Can’t remember? Maybe you should stop by BAGLY in Copley Square for some awesome FREE STD and HIV testing. Ain’t that rad?

IT’S TODAY OKAY SO GET TO IT.

Here’s the info:

Come join BAGLY this Wednesday for their annual HIV testing day event!

Location- The Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston Street, Boston MA 
When- TODAY JUNE 27th from 12-9pm
What- Full STD screenings and rapid HIV testing. 


BAGLY will be offering food, prizes and games through out the day! 

If you have any questions or would like more information give them a call or shoot them an email 617-227-TEST testing@bagly.org

Yo, did I tell you it’s FREE? I did? Well it doesn’t hurt to repost it.

Anybody in boston? Go!

(Source: bagly.org)

 this is me and jenn, and gianna.

 this is me and jenn, and gianna.

(Source: quanism, via frostbittenhunters)

Writing is a way that I procrastinate. The main way. Here are my reasons:

You feel like someone is listening (or you can imagine someone will be in the future). This satisfies my emotional exhibitionism. Feeling intensely alone isn’t enough. I must broadcast.

You feel like you make sense. Everything that flows from my fingers is golden. Whatever words I pull from my mind are fated to land here together, and lay for all time. I do not question myself when I write. Of course I am right. I am the one writing, aren’t I?

And here in this private word document, my reason, which says you are being a fool and keep this to yourself so that when you later renege there will be no mess to clean, is satisfied as well.

I am suffering a crisis. I don’t know who enjoys a crisis, so I should have avoided that phrase and used my own sense in making sentences. But there is a bottle of crème de bananes 20.8% alcohol - holy shit, I’m reading that for the first time and no wonder I’m so affected - at my side, from which I’m taking generous gulps. The sweetness is like balm. Forgive my redundancies, and inefficiencies, if you can.

This is a first (and therefore pompous) draft and first draft it will likely stay. I don’t have the drive to write a great masterpiece; I only think I do, when something else needs doing. Then I remember the pleasant burn of candy-like alcohol and the way writing makes me feel powerful. More powerful than looking at the couch buried in laundry I failed at folding.

When I feel low, nothing revives me like the thought of having a great superpower. This is exactly how I view writing. It is weightless, invisible, magical ability I have everywhere at any time. I can weave worlds. I can evoke emotions. I can art. Art, art! The laundry may never be folded, but this is a small loss for art. Imagine if Walt Whitman had rather cleaned house than muse on the raptures and sorrows of existence. What beautiful things we would lack.

My delusions of grandeur would not be so detrimental if they were not sometimes unfortunately accurate. One time in ninety nine I strike up something small but relevant, and perhaps even timeless. This nugget justifies not just the time spent on itself but on the whole hundred. And for ninety nine more moments when I could have done - excuse me, it took too long to find a neat way to phrase the obvious conclusion to the paragraph, and I took another swig. Now I’m too busy savoring crème de banana to care.

The most wonderful thing about choosing writing as a way to procrastinate is that as you do, you can see a future, where, dedicated to a vision, toiling with every spare thought and moment, you painstakingly craft some work that will endure when you are gone. Something that will justify not just the time spent on itself but on the whole rest of your life, when you were folding laundry, that nobody else cares about. I think, today, I can fold laundry for myself. Or I can turn myself to art, for the world.

Is my “real” life these practical domestic tasks, or is it art? What is worthier of my time? I could be a great artist. If you’ll forgive my pretensions I’ll tell you I can feel it in my bones. I have an incredible desire to procrastinate which, if turned towards writing, could yield so much. I just stretched and realized my equilibrium is faltering, and soon I may not care about the laundry whether I am writing art or not. This is the beauty of that other coping skill I have recently picked up. That cannot be pretended to be art in any sense. I should give it up soon.

 Anyway, yes, I could write great novels. All children are imaginative but I have done a bang-up job of retaining this as I approach adulthood. I may even be perceptive and wise, enough to seed the fantasies I could write with some echo of deep meaning. I would never do allegory, it feels too cheap. I am not subtle enough to appreciate it.

Woah, I’ve had too much. My room is spinning. There is pressure in my skull that for some reason I would describe as fluffy. Oddly I have no regrets. I feel like in the time I, practically speaking, have wasted, preserving this unimportant train of thought will be of unquestionable value. Like a mere mosquito held in amber sap for ages. A slice of life. Art! I will thank myself one day. The world will thank me. The laundry will soon become irrelevant; this worthy pursuit never will.

and then there was… happiness?

thedailywhat:

Apology of the Day: A little attention to detail by a Game of Thrones fan has caused quite the uproar — Redditor SidIncognito was listening to the DVD commentary for a scene in episode 10 when he heard show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explain one of the heads on a spike:

The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around.

Once word got out Wednesday on Reddit, HBO immediately apologized:

We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production.

Benioff and Weiss chimed in with an explainer:

What happened was this: we use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can’t afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush.
In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.

[death+taxes]

laaaaaaughing my butt off

thedailywhat:

Apology of the Day: A little attention to detail by a Game of Thrones fan has caused quite the uproar — Redditor SidIncognito was listening to the DVD commentary for a scene in episode 10 when he heard show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explain one of the heads on a spike:

The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush’s head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It’s not a choice, it’s not a political statement. We just had to use whatever head we had around.

Once word got out Wednesday on Reddit, HBO immediately apologized:

We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production.

Benioff and Weiss chimed in with an explainer:

What happened was this: we use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can’t afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush.

In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.

[death+taxes]

laaaaaaughing my butt off

(Source: thedailywhat)

butchrag:

People relax on public steps anyway, why not give them a comfortable way to do so? Stair Squares, by Mark Reigelman, were installed at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall in 2007.
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ny has gotten “nicer” since i left.

awesome

butchrag:

People relax on public steps anyway, why not give them a comfortable way to do so? Stair Squares, by Mark Reigelman, were installed at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall in 2007.

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ny has gotten “nicer” since i left.

awesome

(Source: urbanfunscape)

ftmark:

ftmark:

pitypie:

I wish this was a joke…

THOSE PRAIRIE SKIES

Ok yes I am reblogging myself but what the fuck Canada
HOW IS THE CANOE A ‘SEVEN WONDER’
IT ISN’T EVEN A PLACE OR ANYTHING
DO OTHER COUNTRIES NOT HAVE CANOES?

maybe they call them kayaks?

ftmark:

ftmark:

pitypie:

I wish this was a joke…

THOSE PRAIRIE SKIES

Ok yes I am reblogging myself but what the fuck Canada

HOW IS THE CANOE A ‘SEVEN WONDER’

IT ISN’T EVEN A PLACE OR ANYTHING

DO OTHER COUNTRIES NOT HAVE CANOES?

maybe they call them kayaks?

(Source: lucasdixon, via markusbones)

The Skeptical OB: Homebirth midwives don’t want you to know


bythepin:

The Skeptical OB asks an interesting question.

Why won’t the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) release  their data on the safety of home births facilitated by their midwives?

[MANA has] publicly announced that only those who pass an ideological litmus test and sign a legal non-disclosure agreement will be allow access to the data.

Birth freedom is most certainly a feminist issue.

Withholding important information makes it impossible for women to make an informed choice about how they want to give birth.  And an uninformed choice is no choice at all.

I don’t see how MANA’s policy can possibly be compatible with feminism.

Make public the data!

The Skeptical OB: Homebirth midwives don’t want you to know.

(via freedominwickedness)

Freedom In Wickedness: On the subject of seal hunting


nerdbyrd:

coelasquid:

Hunting baby seals or whitecoats and bluebacks is and has been illegal for 25 years. Hunting them is poaching and is a serious offense. Organizations that protest modern commercial seal hunting by showing you pictures of cute little fuzzy babies are skewing the…

tastefullyoffensive:

May the best slug win.[via]

tastefullyoffensive:

May the best slug win.

[via]

echohawk:

“Don’t be someone that searches, finds, and then runs away.”

Paulo Coelho (via kari-shma)

even if what you find is that in reality things are torture

if they are then so it is

running away to pretend you’re happy won’t change it

staying and struggling to function through being miserable, if that’s reality, then that’s what you do.

Freedom In Wickedness: In 1847, only 16 years since the Trail of Tears which displaced thousands of Native Americans, leaving them impoverished...


dreams-from-my-father:

fyeahcap:

selchieproductions:

Taken inflation into account, the same amount today would be worth $19,722.22. The Choctaw had no reason to do this other than a shared sense of common humanity which led them to raise vital funds for the Irish.

Worth…