"Another criticism is that the world of Girls is privileged, that the main characters all have a huge sense of entitlement. She holds up her hands. “I cannot fight you on that. No one in this show is on welfare, no one has what we would call, in quotes, ‘real problems’, but I also believe problems are relative, and although some people are born in unspeakably terrible conditions, some people are born in the suburbs of Michigan and everybody is in pain. I’m talking about the kind of pain I know about. Other people talk about the pain they know about, and there’s room for all of it. My dad said this thing that really inspired the show in a lot of ways. He said this is the first time in American history when kids can expect to do less well than their parents.”"
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2. AUSTIN

Likelihood Your Dumb Ideas About Art Will Be Indulged: 100 percent

Still In Texas: Yes

Popular Activities: Live music, food trucks, unsuccessfully pursuing misguided dreams longer than any of your other college friends, biking

Friends’ Shows We Might Catch Later: 2 

Number Of Drummers’ Girlfriends Who Are Holding Band Back: 4,900 

Place You Will Actually Pack Up And Move To: No

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(via An Interview with France’s Longest-Serving Private Detective | VICE United States)
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With that said, yesterday, a girl was being bullied on her Instagram account and Taylor Swift posted this amazing and inspiring response to her:


“Hannahhhh…Reading this made me so sad because I love seeing you in your videos and photos being so happy and wide eyed, like the world isn’t as harsh and unfair as it actually is. I hate thinking about your pretty face covered in tears, but I’ve been in your place. This isn’t a high school thing or an age thing. It’s a people thing. A life thing. It doesn’t stop. It doesn’t end or change.People cut other people down for entertainment because, amusement, out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them, or for no reason at all. It’s just what they do, and you’re a target because you live your life loudly and boldly. You’re bright and joyful and so many people are cynical. They won’t understand you and they won’t understand me. But the only way they win is if your turn your tears to stone and make you bitter like them. It’s okay to ask why. It’s okay to wonder how you could try so hard and still get stomped all over. Just don’t let them change you or stop you from singing or dancing around to your favorite song. You’re going into high school this week and this is your chance to hit the reset button on how much value you give the opinions of these kids, most of whom have NO idea who they are. I’m so proud of you and protective of you because you DO. If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more. Every time someone picks on me, I’ll think of you in hopes that every time someone picks on you, you’ll think of mee…and how we have this thread that connects us. Let them keep living in the darkness and we’ll keep waking up in the sunlight. Forever on your side, Taylor.”

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"Well, for me, I want to say, and I always say, Lilly won. I just ran in her place, in her position," Alvarez said. "When they ask me, ‘Were you homecoming queen?’ I say, ‘No, Lilly is homecoming queen.’"
"But it’s important to have a healthy dose of insecurity or inferiority to have the ability to withstand a lot of those temptations. Because a lot of them are bullshit. Over time you start to realize your job is more about what you’re actually doing every day than it is about the title you happen to have. I always felt really good about the challenges that were put in front of me here and, the ability to look at jobs that perhaps sounded fancier and feel secure knowing I don’t need to take more than I feel I can handle. It kept me on the straight and narrow."
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One may say the clam finds happiness in its state of nothingness — but the creature’s ignorance of its own existence would then prevent it from realizing so. “I’d be very surprised,” adds Brown University psychiatrist Peter Kramer, “if mollusks have moods.”

In 1998 experimental biologist Peter Fong found clams so depressing that he fed them Prozac — apparently, in an effort to determine the creatures’ level of cognizance. Within a few hours, the clams were “[spewing] sperm and eggs all over the place.”

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This apposing statements made my brain whir into a tizzy likely to produce fireworks.

Why Are Clams so Damn Happy?

"I think birth makes people uncomfortable because it combines elements of sexuality, violence, female power and raw biology. It’s also a little close to home in that it conflicts with our culture’s expectations of motherhood."

Something to mull over.

"He’s dressed like a Stasi agent trying to blend in at a disco."
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