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Forever21 put my art on a shirt without my knowledge. So sad.

textilenerd:

moosekleenex:

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Signal Boost Needed.

The art work above belongs to moosekleenex, and has been stolen by Forvever21. I have an important favor to ask of my followers, please help reblog and get the word out. Theft of an artist or designer’s work goes on all too often and for large corporations like Forever21 to blatantly steal others work sets a more widely recognized example that theft of this kind is acceptable.  

And just in case you feel you need it, here is Forever21’s corporate contact info:

(213) 741-5100

(extension #2 will take you to the Design and Buying department)

Or contact them through their website.


So much fucking hubris.  It’s so disgusting.  This shit needs to stop.

mattfisher:

Today, in response to my blog post entitled “My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court,” Progressive released a statement saying that  ”Progressive did not serve as the attorney for the defendant” in my sister’s case. I am not a lawyer, but this is what I observed in the courtroom during my sister’s trial:
At the beginning of the trial on Monday, August 6th, an attorney identified himself as Jeffrey R. Moffat and stated that he worked for Progressive Advanced Insurance Company. He then sat next to the defendant. During the trial, both in and out of the courtroom, he conferred with the defendant. He gave an opening statement to the jury, in which he proposed the idea that the defendant should not be found negligent in the case. He cross-examined the plaintiff’s witnesses. On direct examination, he questioned all of the defense’s witnesses. He made objections on behalf of the defendant, and he was a party to the argument of all of the objections heard in the case. After all of the witnesses had been called, he stood before the jury and gave a closing argument, in which he argued that my sister was responsible for the accident that killed her, and that the jury should not decide that the defendant was negligent. 
I am comfortable characterizing this as a legal defense. 
I wrote about this case on my blog because I felt that, in the wake of my sister’s death, Progressive had sought out ways to meet their strict legal obligation while still disrespecting my sister’s memory and causing my family a world of hurt. Their statement disavowing their role in this case, a case in which their attorney stood before my sister’s jury and argued on behalf of her killer, is simply infuriating.

mattfisher:

Today, in response to my blog post entitled “My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court, Progressive released a statement saying that  ”Progressive did not serve as the attorney for the defendant” in my sister’s case. I am not a lawyer, but this is what I observed in the courtroom during my sister’s trial:

At the beginning of the trial on Monday, August 6th, an attorney identified himself as Jeffrey R. Moffat and stated that he worked for Progressive Advanced Insurance Company. He then sat next to the defendant. During the trial, both in and out of the courtroom, he conferred with the defendant. He gave an opening statement to the jury, in which he proposed the idea that the defendant should not be found negligent in the case. He cross-examined the plaintiff’s witnesses. On direct examination, he questioned all of the defense’s witnesses. He made objections on behalf of the defendant, and he was a party to the argument of all of the objections heard in the case. After all of the witnesses had been called, he stood before the jury and gave a closing argument, in which he argued that my sister was responsible for the accident that killed her, and that the jury should not decide that the defendant was negligent. 

I am comfortable characterizing this as a legal defense. 

I wrote about this case on my blog because I felt that, in the wake of my sister’s death, Progressive had sought out ways to meet their strict legal obligation while still disrespecting my sister’s memory and causing my family a world of hurt. Their statement disavowing their role in this case, a case in which their attorney stood before my sister’s jury and argued on behalf of her killer, is simply infuriating.

mattfisher:

My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court
I’ve been sending out some impertinent tweets about Progressive Insurance lately, but I haven’t explained how they pissed me off. So I will do that here as succinctly as possible. There’s a general understanding that says, “insurance companies— oh they’re awful,” but since Progressive turned their shit hose on my late sister and my parents, I’ve learned some things that really surprised me.
I’ll try to cleave to the facts. On June 19, 2010, my sister was driving in Baltimore when her car was struck by another car and she was killed. The other driver had run a red light and hit my sister as she crossed the intersection on the green light.

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mattfisher:

My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court

I’ve been sending out some impertinent tweets about Progressive Insurance lately, but I haven’t explained how they pissed me off. So I will do that here as succinctly as possible. There’s a general understanding that says, “insurance companies— oh they’re awful,” but since Progressive turned their shit hose on my late sister and my parents, I’ve learned some things that really surprised me.

I’ll try to cleave to the facts. On June 19, 2010, my sister was driving in Baltimore when her car was struck by another car and she was killed. The other driver had run a red light and hit my sister as she crossed the intersection on the green light.

Read More

Read this.

think-progress:

President Obama stopped shaking hands for a moment today so that he could embrace a sobbing woman whose uninsured sister recently died of colon cancer.

think-progress:

President Obama stopped shaking hands for a moment today so that he could embrace a sobbing woman whose uninsured sister recently died of colon cancer.

neil-gaiman:

vintagegal:

Victorian Bat costume based on a French fashion plate, c. 1887

Batlady and Flutter. They fought crime together in the Victorian underworld.

10000days1138:

I went to the Ronnie James Dio memorial service on May 24th, 2010 and one of the speakers told a hilarious story about Dio while he was in the hospital.
One day while Ronnie had his oxygen mask on he asked one of the many attractive nurses “Are my testicles black?” The nurse seemed slightly confused, yet she lifted up his blankets and proceeded to feel his testicles. She said “No sir, there appears to be nothing wrong with your testicles.” Ronnie took off his oxygen mask, smiled, and said “That was very nice of you my dear, but are my test results back?”

10000days1138:

I went to the Ronnie James Dio memorial service on May 24th, 2010 and one of the speakers told a hilarious story about Dio while he was in the hospital.

One day while Ronnie had his oxygen mask on he asked one of the many attractive nurses “Are my testicles black?” The nurse seemed slightly confused, yet she lifted up his blankets and proceeded to feel his testicles. She said “No sir, there appears to be nothing wrong with your testicles.” Ronnie took off his oxygen mask, smiled, and said “That was very nice of you my dear, but are my test results back?”

(via axioma-ethica-odini)

Did you ever read what they call Science Fiction? It’s a scream. It is written like this: “I checked out with K19 on Aldabaran III, and stepped out through the crummalite hatch on my 22 Model Sirus Hardtop. I cocked the timejector in secondary and waded through the bright blue manda grass. My breath froze into pink pretzels. I flicked on the heat bars and the Brylls ran swiftly on five legs using their other two to send out crylon vibrations. The pressure was almost unbearable, but I caught the range on my wrist computer through the transparent cysicites. I pressed the trigger. The thin violet glow was icecold against the rust-colored mountains. The Brylls shrank to half an inch long and I worked fast stepping on them with the poltex. But it wasn’t enough. The sudden brightness swung me around and the Fourth Moon had already risen. I had exactly four seconds to hot up the disintegrator and Google had told me it wasn’t enough. He was right.”

They pay brisk money for this crap?

Raymond Chandler describing science fiction in a letter to a friend, 1953 (via kadrey)

(Chandler mentioned Google in 1953?  I find that hard to believe.)

Sometimes it’s to your advantage for people to think you’re crazy.

—Thelonious Monk (via kadrey)