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November 4, 2013 at 10:30pm
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I’m a straight guy, in a marriage. I just didn’t know any transgender people. I’ve read stuff from transgender people on Twitter, and I never would have before. My wife is a teacher and has transgender students, but Twitter helped normalize transgender people for me. I used to use the word “tranny” in a manner that would be derogatory or hurtful if you were on the receiving end. But Twitter exposed me to the idea that they’re human people just like me with wants, needs, dreams, fears, and I don’t do that anymore.

Twitter accelerated the learning curve, where a straight white American guy where the world is classically considered to be my oyster, I now am delighted to be up to speed with the basic humanity of people born one gender who want to be another. I know that’s long winded. But that was an awesome eye opening. It’s helped reduce prejudices that I had.

— Rob Delaney on what he’s learned from Twitter, from his Co.Create Master Class about how to be the funniest person on Twitter. (via fastcompany)

So true. In my case I’d add racism also. But. I’ve found… Also… Go out and meet people. Talk to strangers. Drink at that random dive bar. Don’t be an arse while you do it. Listen. Let the stranger speak. The same thing will happen

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11:09am
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My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2013-11-3) →

  1. Flying Lotus (24) 
  2. Mountaineater (23) 
  3. Mount Kimbie (22) 
  4. Jonwayne (19) 
  5. Tricky (18) 

Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz



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November 2, 2013 at 6:50pm
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Disaster porn. Downtown Christchurch, NZ.
Many of the buildings are gone. Most of those remaining will soon be.

Yuppies bravely brunch inspite of it all.

6:27pm
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Those are baby seals. Baby Seals. Seal Pups.

Dozens of them, playing, in a little pool below a water fall.

Can’t make this stuff up.

Ohau Stream near Kaikoura, NZ.

6:09pm
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My brother’s outdoor spring wedding at home on the farm was typical Southland weather. Epic. Not for the frail of body or character.

6:05pm
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This years trip home for my brother’s wedding was all over the place. Chasing sunshine in the changeable spring weather sometimes worked. But thats typical South Island. Makes for stunning clouds and light effects. Nature doing maintenance on the scenery before tourist season.

1:59pm
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From Aotearoa (land of the long white cloud) back to San Francisco (city of the same).

From Aotearoa (land of the long white cloud) back to San Francisco (city of the same).

October 30, 2013 at 10:39am
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My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2013-10-27) →

  1. Jonwayne (22) 
  2. Roots Manuva (17) 
  3. Mount Kimbie (6) 
  4. Major Lazer (5) 
  5. Damian Marley (4) 

Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz



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October 29, 2013 at 2:21pm
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Show the world we want a phone worth keeping! #phonebloks


 http://thndr.it/15eLEMU

Show the world we want a phone worth keeping! #phonebloks


http://thndr.it/15eLEMU

12:05pm
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Motorola Announces Project Ara, A Modular Smartphone With Upgradable Components Similar to Phonebloks

laughingsquid:

Motorola Announces Project Ara, A Modular Smartphone With Upgradable Components Similar to Phonebloks