darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – dr. martin luther king jr.

these words by one of the great leaders of the american civil rights movement speak to the heart of what social justice should be about. however, there is a gap between what is commonly thought about social justice (and by effect, what we are presented as social justice in media) and what it means for social justice to happen.

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take a look at the image above. what do you see? do you see a duck facing to the left or a rabbit facing to the right? this, one of the most famous optical illusions, is a great illustration of one of the most fundamental truths about the human experience: perception dictates what we understand about reality. to quote obi wan kenobi as he explained to luke why he lied (and to do so on may 4th), “so what I told you was true… from a certain point of view.”

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a guide to understanding my bitstrip humor


i have gotten multiple comments that the bitstrip comics i post are hard to understand or that the humor is not apparent. well that is fine and dandy as it gives me an excuse to write a blog post. for the un-initiated, bitstrip is a social application that allows you to create a cartoon avatar of yourself and places you and connected friends who use the service together in interesting comic situations with several nifty customization features (mostly text).

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3 steps to enjoy the best coffee from starbucks


i am not a coffee geek. far from it. in fact i am very fond of frankencoffee™ — usually consisting of a package of jimm’s 7-in-1 coffee (mushrooms and all) and burnt espresso from the Logos espresso machine (for more information on frankencoffee™ stalk @Jeffrey_the_Red; for the proper use of the an m dash stalk @davidson_david).

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