Westre's Dictionary

Writer & Gentleman

poetsorg:

From “Miracles" by Walt Whitman: 
"As to me I know of nothing else but miracles"

poetsorg:

From “Miracles" by Walt Whitman:

"As to me I know of nothing else but miracles"

velveteenie:

Regal stance

OG

velveteenie:

Regal stance

OG

Thai Life Insurance has unveiled another masterful mini-film by Ogilvy & Mather Bangkok, the latest in a string of tear-jerking, wait-to-watch-it-at-home-so-you-don’t-openly-bawl-in-your-cubicle ads that make you think about what’s important in life and why your own life is important.

Reference #1,420,000 to Back to the Future

(via 12-year-old-girl)

DAVE Summer 2014 Tour

Dave Matthews Band has announced another 42-date tour for this Summer. Unlike any concert thus far, Dave wants to invite his fans into the ‘jam band’ mentality that produces the band’s tracks. He wants to recreate the same environment before his success, when he was just jamming in the basement. Dave concerts, like Phish or Grateful Dead don’t rely on the usual concert frenzy but rather a chill and relaxed tone for all. Dave fans are very committed and amiable people who really dedicate themselves. I cant tell you how many Fire-dancer tramp stamps I have seen in my life going to concerts each summer. This time though, the band includes both electric and acoustic performances each night. This will make for a very diverse crowd of both old and new Dave fans. Famous concerts such as Radio City Music Hall included Tim Reynolds, one of the most underrated guitarist alive. The two shared the stage playing all the classic songs of the band but just the two of them each with their acoustic guitars. This duo has performed live together ever since Tim was encouraged to play at a bar in Charlottsville, and met Dave when he was bartending there. Something I really appreciate from watching clips of the two alone is the chemistry. They are like Penn and Teller, literally. Dave is very charismatic and speaks the whole time, where Tim is silent for the entire thing. This might be because he is German and doesn’t feel comfortable with speaking English but maybe hes just shy. Again, not until this summer will both acoustic accompanied by Tim and electric accompanied by the rest of the band be played on the same nights. So far I have only seen the band in electric form and have eagerly awaited an acoustic concert near me. This year instead of playing at Alpine Valley the band is playing at my favorite venue which is now called the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion otherwise known as Northerly Island. The backdrop is the City of Chicago and the crowd is right up against the beach of Lake Michigan. This year’s opener has not yet been released but I can only imagine that a caravan of acts will be a part of various sets of dates. Hopefully this year the driver of Dave’s tour bus doesn’t empty the bus’ septic tank and drench passengers on the architectural boat tour, on the Chicago River like he did in 2004. (The band had nothing to do with the decision of the driver).

 

THANKS A LOT McCARTHY
Thinking back in history, the United States has had their fair share of problems with the color red. From the redcoats to communist slang, the word ‘red’ currently holds no threat or even thought of terror. Yet, for six years one of the most traditional BASEBALL teams forced themselves to change their name. Due to the ‘second’ Red Scare of the 1950’s, the Cincinnati Reds changed their name to the Redlegs and adopted this comical mascot, Mr. Redlegs. From 1953-59, Senator McCarthy’s wild witch hunt forced the American ball club to revise themselves in fear that McCarthy might list the whole team as commies. Earlier in history, the team was originally the Red stockings, so its not that far fetched, still unnecessary. In 1959, when the team switched back, the name stuck for many fans who had now grown up with the Redlegs. Soon enough the 1970’s brought a favorite team of mine, The Big Red Machine which included Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench. This team had no problem adopting this nickname and America proudly disassociated the term with the communist party. This is rich history, but I want to involve current politics. Baseball is baseball and you will either love it or hate it, that simple, but the changes that have been made never stick. I guess it goes to show as James Earl Jones once said, “the one constant throughout the years has been baseball, America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers, its been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again”. America will continue to find their own flaws, some will remind us of our childhood and others have no interest in sentiment. Either way, this game tries to make changes constantly but baseball will remain the game for the boys of summer.

THANKS A LOT McCARTHY

Thinking back in history, the United States has had their fair share of problems with the color red. From the redcoats to communist slang, the word ‘red’ currently holds no threat or even thought of terror. Yet, for six years one of the most traditional BASEBALL teams forced themselves to change their name. Due to the ‘second’ Red Scare of the 1950’s, the Cincinnati Reds changed their name to the Redlegs and adopted this comical mascot, Mr. Redlegs. From 1953-59, Senator McCarthy’s wild witch hunt forced the American ball club to revise themselves in fear that McCarthy might list the whole team as commies. Earlier in history, the team was originally the Red stockings, so its not that far fetched, still unnecessary. In 1959, when the team switched back, the name stuck for many fans who had now grown up with the Redlegs. Soon enough the 1970’s brought a favorite team of mine, The Big Red Machine which included Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench. This team had no problem adopting this nickname and America proudly disassociated the term with the communist party. This is rich history, but I want to involve current politics. Baseball is baseball and you will either love it or hate it, that simple, but the changes that have been made never stick. I guess it goes to show as James Earl Jones once said, “the one constant throughout the years has been baseball, America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers, its been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again”. America will continue to find their own flaws, some will remind us of our childhood and others have no interest in sentiment. Either way, this game tries to make changes constantly but baseball will remain the game for the boys of summer.

invokes:

danisaghost:

screw-wh0res:

w0nder—landd:

cats-piercings-and-libertyspikes:

cuttingdeception:

fuckingweirdocurls:

reactivating:


Close your eyes just before the crash

i did this like 10 times and it felt so relaxing lol

why is it so relaxing?

Cause you feel dead for a moment

Watching this feels so nice.
reblog everytime

reblog x1000


it’s actually terrifying how relaxing this is

preach the comment above ^

invokes:

danisaghost:

screw-wh0res:

w0nder—landd:

cats-piercings-and-libertyspikes:

cuttingdeception:

fuckingweirdocurls:

reactivating:

Close your eyes just before the crash

i did this like 10 times and it felt so relaxing lol

why is it so relaxing?

Cause you feel dead for a moment

Watching this feels so nice.

reblog everytime

reblog x1000

it’s actually terrifying how relaxing this is

preach the comment above ^

(Source: , via cumminsdipper)

(Source: nygiantsrock)

The O.K. Cupid Trial (original title….hmmmm if you dont know Im wordplaying OJ Simpson Trial…..white bronco, bloody glove, NFL football player….)

Mozilla is the company who supplies computer devices with Firefox software. Brendan Eich the new CEO of Mozilla, in 2008, donated $1,000 in support of California Prop 8, banning equality of marriage. He was just given the job last week, then came Okcupid’s letter to Firefox users(above). After a week of pretty much not addressing the issue; Mozilla says they are committed to “equality in everything we do, from employment to events to community-building.” For me I’m more pissed that I can no longer appreciate one of my favorite corporate logos. I mean artist have done some real cool stuff making it look 3D, adding a more computer animated fox, and the whole ying yang thing they work with, fire and ice….I digress.

As of today, April 3rd, CEO Eich has stepped down, the company released this statement which I find to be pointless and uncertain: You don’t hire a CEO without checking them out; my job, literally had to give all financial records or holding especially my taxes. This would have been easily seen in the most simple of hiring processes and tax returns, it seems by this language that Mozilla is just saying sorry that there was a problem not that they are taking responsibility for anything. In my opinion, the company had to have seen this transaction on his taxes and celebrated this commitment of restricting freedom. The quote “we havent been true to ourselves” could relate to anything but I assure you with the amount of little comparable knowledge that I have than the underwriters at Mozilla; I would have used any other words than stay true to ourselves. Clearly staying true or loyal includes terrorism(in my understanding, terrorist are people who use any means such as violence or money to gain political opinion and power).  Also the closing remark, ‘We must do better’, the most inconsiderate, lazy and fake apology for being a group of conservative bigots, making the biggest moron of the bunch CEO. They are riding the fence throughout, probably in fear of losing bible belt users. That was not an accusation: Mozilla befriended, invited, and gave leadership to a man who has publicly embarrassed himself by giving to such a proposition. Anyways here is the bullshit letter that has no point other than these guys sat on their asses while the company went to shit. Hope you all delete that lovable fox and insist other companies to make their convictions as clear as Mozilla did. 

Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.

We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better.

Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community. (source of quotes: http://valleywag.gawker.com/that-was-relatively-quick-after-lots-of-angst-and-argu-1557731647 )

Also I attached a picture of Brendan Eich

occupt:

emoji-nation. part 2.

I really like these for some reason.

(via jasonsegeled)

As of 2005, the NCAA announced a list of hostile or abusive nicknames and mascots. The Seminoles were on that list. Each school was asked to submit a self evaluation in which the NCAA would determine the extent of campus and especially athletic use of racial origin references as institutional representation.

18 colleges and universities continue to use Native American imagery or references and are subject to the new policy:

  • Alcorn State University (Braves)
  • Central Michigan University (Chippewas)
  • Catawba College (Indians)
  • Florida State University (Seminoles)
  • Midwestern State University (Indians)
  • University of Utah (Utes)
  • Indiana University-Pennsylvania (Indians)
  • Carthage College (Redmen)
  • Bradley University (Braves)
  • Arkansas State University (Indians)
  • Chowan College (Braves)
  • University of Illinois-Champaign (Illini)
  • University of Louisiana-Monroe (Indians)
  • McMurry University (Indians)
  • Mississippi College (Choctaws)
  • Newberry College (Indians)
  • University of North Dakota (Fighting Sioux)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Savages)

For FSU, their ongoing relationship with the Seminole tribe has granted them use of the ‘head’ logo and the nickname. Changes above have come for aesthetic value only. They wanted a consistent color scheme and a modern appeal to the ‘head’ logo. This small adaptation was to be released on April 11, 2014 but Walmart is incompetent and released the shirts way too early.  

Below is the press release brought by Tomahawknation.com , The Largest Free & Credentialed Florida State Sports Media Outlet: 

"The changes are very minor and the primary thing people will see is consistency in the garnet," Florida State vice president for university relations Liz Maryanski said. "If you go into a sports store and look across the store, you’ll see as many shades of garnet as there are T-shirts, and we’re trying to get consistency in our colors." "The school was behind the changes and they submitted it to the Tribe for approval," Bitner said. "It’s the relationship they have and the respect [Florida State] has for the Tribe that they wanted to reach out to the Tribe."

classic!

classic!

(Source: merdereves)

Honestly grew up hating this man more than any other baseball player but dammit do I respect him. Classiest, most loyal(both team USA and Yankees), most clutch, and admired Yankee since Lou Gherig. Need I mention his stats, 11th greatest world leader according to CNN, appeared on Seinfeld, was in The Other Guys, 13 all star appearances, .312 career average, 5 WS rings, Clemente award for service, Vida Guerra, 2000 Miss Universe, Minka Kelly, Jessica Alba and Biel, Scarlett Johanson and Adriana Lima. Derek Jeter will retire this season as one of the greatest sports icons ever.