Mexican restaurant surrounded by a cloud of lard vapor.  (at El Tecolote Restaurant)

Mexican restaurant surrounded by a cloud of lard vapor. (at El Tecolote Restaurant)

I’m still collecting sidewalk stamps. (at Bradbury Building)

I’m still collecting sidewalk stamps. (at Bradbury Building)

Things I like: old bricks.

Things I like: old bricks.

Shorty’s altar

Shorty’s altar

Belvedere Park

Belvedere Park

thebullcheet:

Damn this nigga speakin the truth #ferguson #mediablackout

thebullcheet:

Damn this nigga speakin the truth #ferguson #mediablackout

(via berryhaiku)

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

(via hierbamala)

Lincoln Park turtles

Lincoln Park turtles

Lincoln Park Lake

Lincoln Park Lake

thebowspring:

Dozens of Palestinians acting as human shields stood on the roof of a house hit by an Israeli airstrike early this morning, hoping their presence would deter a second strike.
At least six of them were killed and about 25 wounded as the second Israeli airstrike was carried out.
The Israeli military had no immediate comment - probably busy thinking up how they will attempt to cover up this horrific attack.
(Photo: One of many airstrikes carried out by Israel on the densely populated Gaza Strip, July 8, 2014. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

thebowspring:

Dozens of Palestinians acting as human shields stood on the roof of a house hit by an Israeli airstrike early this morning, hoping their presence would deter a second strike.

At least six of them were killed and about 25 wounded as the second Israeli airstrike was carried out.

The Israeli military had no immediate comment - probably busy thinking up how they will attempt to cover up this horrific attack.

(Photo: One of many airstrikes carried out by Israel on the densely populated Gaza Strip, July 8, 2014. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

(via patternsofbehavior)

Sunday morning vegan menudo

Sunday morning vegan menudo

Highland Park

Highland Park

dead snake on my street

dead snake on my street