thecomicsvault:

I often get asked “why do you post so much hip hop music on this blog?” and “what’s the connection between comics and hip hop culture?”. To which I answer: “BECAUSE.” and “BASICALLY EVERYTHING!”.

From their underground beginnings, to their acceptance in mainstream culture. From the similarities between over the top characters, the super groups, the feuds, the team-ups and their ability to advance their art form and re-invent themselves and their medium over the years.

Hip Hop and comic books will always be linked, and my love for both is the main inspiration for this blog.

Above is selections from
Ed Piskor’s HIP HOP FAMILY TREE TWO-IN-ONE
from this past Free Comics Day. It illustrates better than I could how closely linked the two mediums are. 

YES YES YES

And even just off the top of my head, I can think of so many more parallels.

If you love comics and you don’t love hip-hop, you’re missing out. Hip-hop is comics you can listen to.

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"When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog."

— A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States. (via africandogontheprairie)

(via jessicacabot)

"All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness."

Tennessee Williams (via theremina)

(via circuitbird)

fignewtonsandorangejuice:

Teen Dog. 
[Teen Dog Issue 1.  By: Jake Lawrence.]

gpoy

fignewtonsandorangejuice:

Teen Dog. 

[Teen Dog Issue 1.  By: Jake Lawrence.]

gpoy

whatthefuckflorida:

A teenage Tina Fey and her brother pose for a fan photo with Elvis Costello in 1986

This is the most I’ve ever identified with Tina Fey, for two reasons.

whatthefuckflorida:

A teenage Tina Fey and her brother pose for a fan photo with Elvis Costello in 1986

This is the most I’ve ever identified with Tina Fey, for two reasons.

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jonbershad:

thebacksideofthewall:

I swear the fuckin producers of the simpsons knew shit was an issue before anyone opened their eyes.

Totally. It’s such a bummer that not a single person on earth had ever thought about the social issues that lead to crime or about prison overcrowding until Lisa Simpson mentioned it in a 1995 animated Fox sitcom. Thank god our eyes were opened.

More importantly though, this episode ignited the furious debate over whether or not a garage is actually called a “car hole.” My fuckin eyes are still open on that one.

As usual, the Simpsons steal all their best jokes from news coverage of the Rodney King beating.

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monobeartheater:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth. Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.   …. Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful. The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.  ….
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything. This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

and no one is surprised


pull all the stops out / make the proprietor of a mom-and-pop shop’s eyes pop out / and drop out

monobeartheater:

breastmilkontherocks:

"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.

….
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
….

They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”

and no one is surprised

pull all the stops out / make the proprietor of a mom-and-pop shop’s eyes pop out / and drop out

(via brennanleemulligan)

that wolf’s gonna eat that baby

that wolf’s gonna eat that baby

If I’m the proprietor of a coffee shop, I’m putting a drink on the menu called Vanilla Bullshit. It’s gonna have cinnamon.

If I’m the proprietor of a coffee shop, I’m putting a drink on the menu called Vanilla Bullshit. It’s gonna have cinnamon.

(Source: fuckjerry)

I want to see an extended version of this scene including every character from Twin Peaks, all of whom know how to pick ‘em.

(Source: thebenevolentarmadillo, via twinpeaksgifs)