someone on reddit said tell me something that’ll cheer me up

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these are the top ten upvoted from that thread

Blind people smile like everyone else, even though they’ve never seen anyone else smile. It’s just a natural human expression.

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That every person who comments on your post is thinking of you.

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Otters have a pocket in their skin for their favorite rock.

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Every cow has their own best friend that they hang around every day.

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Each year, hundreds of trees grow because squirrels forget where they buried their food.

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For a brief moment in time, you were a moment in someone’s life. A mere extra, passing through their thoughts in milliseconds, but milliseconds of their story nonetheless. For every person you’ve exchanged eye contact with, you have made a contribution to their existence, be it significant or not.

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Wayne Allwine (the voice of Mickey Mouse) and Russi Taylor (the voice of Minnie Mouse) were married in real life.

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Ryan Seacrest tried to high five a blind person

the bears lost which pretty much ruined my day

bears lions

in real life im the most normal nice polite person youd ever wanna meet.

but when the bears are on… and i think they should win… and if their season looks promising

i will yell at the top of my lungs at the tv

the only time my neighbors know i exist is during football season

bbq, screaming, cursing

and occasionally great laughing.

its very easy to be a football fan. theres only like 16 games a year for your team.

the games only last 3 hours tops cuz everyones fat.

and you only need to know the names of like three of the guys on each team.

theres even a piss break in the middle of the game so people can ignore the band.

tickets in chicago start at $250 for the worst seat imaginable.

youre basically in indiana.

we paid half that to see the raiders and the bears in the club section on the 0 yard line in oakland

that was the only game i ever went to where i didnt care who won, they were both my teams

my real team

and my california adopted team.

who both drive me crazy

especially today. all day.

Miley Cyrus on living in LA compared to NY

Miley Cyrus on living in LA compared to NY

The thing about L.A. is it’s pretty much always nice out here.

Even when it was 100 the other day, I loved it.

It felt good.

I worked on my album in Philly, and I would take the train to New York on the weekends,

and I’d get off the train

and immediately want to die.

I would just hate my life.

And I’m from Nashville, which is kind of similar – when it’s hot, it’s fucking miserable.

But Nashville, at least it kind of rains in the summer.

I don’t even remember the last time it rained out here.

I always wondered how those big-ass fires start in L.A.,

and then I’ll throw my cigarette out the window or something,

and I’m like

“There it is.”

Miley Cyrus

my mother has known me a fairly long time. several decades at least

mom text

she lives in chicago.

pretty close to Oprah.

Da Bears going into this game are undefeated.

when I was out there I watched the first two games with her.

Everyone in Chicago is super pumped for this season.

I can’t imagine she didn’t know that on

SUNDAY

in the AFTERNOON,

the odds are pretty good

that the Bears are on TV

playing football.

and that i would be watching it.

but she loves me and i love her

so she just thinks im waiting to find out what my sister won

at the church auction.

well now the whole world knows.

great job angie.

as soon as i get a job im buying my mom

a bigger tv

that automagically turns on on Sundays

when the Bears are playing

even though they’re losing big time today

because Jay Cutlers mom didnt tell him to get his head in the game today

in fact Jay should pay for my moms new TV

because this is ridiculous

and i cant even believe this is happening

all last year the Lions only won 4 games

and here they are in the end of the 3rd creaming the bears 37-16

no wonder my mom cares more about the St. Viator’s freaking gala more than the Monsters of the Midway

on the Lord’s Day

on a beautiful fall day in America. Damn you Jay Cutler. Damn you to h-e double hockey sticks.

Ian MacKaye on what he respected about The Grateful Dead

ian mackaye

I think they’re interesting structurally, in retrospect, for instance their business and the way they flexed their muscles in a good way. In the late 80s or early 90s, before Jerry died, they did these stadium shows, and they had their own ticketing system. They sold tickets directly, and at some point during this stadium tour, Ticketmaster didn’t want them selling directly. They told The Dead that wasn’t happening anymore, so the band told them, “Okay, you’re fired.” And then so Ticketmaster tried to backtrack. At least that’s what I heard, I’m not sure if that’s necessarily true. But anyways, they operated well, they weren’t bullied by the machine. You get that sort of power by saying “No.”

from the excellent interview on Brightest Young Things

found out some bad news today, and yesterday, and last night

dicisions tattoo

but at least i didnt get a terrible tattoo which was also misspelt.

this blog has always been staying positive despite whatever goes down.

a long time ago i got a fortune cookie that said

its not what happens, its how you handle it

and ive always tried to live my life from advice delivered by mass produced desserts.

some of the bad news was my buddy Dave from the KPCC Patt Morrison Show was being shown the door

so we took him out drinking last night

and all agreed that the radio station probably didnt need any more forward thinking creative funny

radio veterans

who’d produced people like Pete Rose, Dennis Miller, and Bob Forrest.

some times people just want challenges, i guess.