don’t judge me?
Harbor Banquet Invitation Website | Paperman themed
A parallax site I built (not so much from scratch…) for our college ministry’s banquet this month. The backgrounds are stills from the short (I photoshopped the plane out).
The original intent was to have a paperplane with the kiss scrolling past from side to side based on the users’s scroll but alas, no time.
It was my way of overcompensating because I’m in charge of banquet planning and I had a mini panic attack thinking I wasn’t doing enough for banquet.
Though it was tough while I was traveling, perhaps it’s preferable only to have to worry about tomorrow’s itinerary, housing and transportation.
Sweater Weather - Neighbourhood
Too blatantly hipster for its own good but I’m loving this song…
happens often to unknowing single immigrant mothers apparently.
It’s been a huge pain throughout my life to have to deal with the consequences and aftermath (apparently speaking fluent english can get you pretty far) but it’s been a huge blessing in that it’s been a fundamental educational experience.
I’ve come to realize how scary the world is and how prepared you have to be in order to even stay afloat. But the goal isn’t just to stay afloat but to do more than that - own your own life. It’s a subtle driving force in me, striving not to be dragged by the forces of life but to stay in control of it.
Debt, fraud, scams, schemes, conniving people are all real. Don’t get owned.
(& get everything on paper… this apparently holds true in the start up world)
Its capabilities and potential uses cover everything a user would want when it comes to music… :)
It amazes me.
The troubling viral trend of the “hilarious” Black poor person
May 7, 2013
Charles Ramsey, the man who helped rescue three Cleveland women presumed dead after going missing a decade ago, has become an instant Internet meme. It’s hardly surprising—the interviews he gave yesterday provide plenty of fodder for a viral video, including memorable soundbites (“I was eatin’ my McDonald’s”) and lots of enthusiastic gestures. But as Miles Klee and Connor Simpson have noted, Ramsey’s heroism is quickly being overshadowed by the public’s desire to laugh at and autotune his story, and that’s a shame. Ramsey has become the latest in a fairly recent trend of “hilarious” black neighbors, unwitting Internet celebrities whose appeal seems rooted in a “colorful” style that is always immediately recognizable as poor or working-class.
Before Ramsey, there was Antoine Dodson, who saved his younger sister from an intruder, only to wind up famous for his flamboyant recounting of the story to a reporter. Since Dodson’s rise to fame, there have been others: Sweet Brown, a woman who barely escaped her apartment complex during a fire last year, and Michelle Clarke, who couldn’t fathom the hailstorm that rained down in her hometown of Houston, and in turn became “the next Sweet Brown.”
Granted, the buzzworthy tactic of reporters interviewing the most loquacious witnesses to a crime or other event is nothing new, and YouTube has countless examples of people of all ethnicities saying ridiculous things. One woman, for instance, saw fit to casually mention her breasts while discussing a local accident, while another man described a car crash with theatrical flair. Earlier this year, a “hatchet-wielding hitchhiker” named Kai matched Dodson’s fame with his astonishing account of rescuing a woman from a racist attacker. But none of those people have been subjected to quite the same level of derisive memeification as Brown, Clark, and now, perhaps, Ramsey—the inescapable echoes of “Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife!” and “Kabooyaw,” the tens of millions of YouTube hits and cameos in other viral videos, even commercials.
It’s difficult to watch these videos and not sense that their popularity has something to do with a persistent, if unconscious, desire to see black people perform. Even before the genuinely heroic Ramsey came along, some viewers had expressed concern that the laughter directed at people like Sweet Brown plays into the most basic stereotyping of blacks as simple-minded ramblers living in the “ghetto,” socially out of step with the rest of educated America. Black or white, seeing Clark and Dodson merely as funny instances of random poor people talking nonsense is disrespectful at best. And shushing away the question of race seems like wishful thinking.
Ramsey is particularly striking in this regard, since, for a moment at least, he put the issue of race front and center himself. Describing the rescue of Amanda Berry and her fellow captives, he says, “I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway!”
The candid statement seems to catch the reporter off guard; he ends the interview shortly afterward. And it’s notable that among the many memorable things Ramsey said on camera, this one has gotten less meme-attention than most. Those who are simply having fun with the footage of Ramsey might pause for a second to actually listen to the man. He clearly knows a thing or two about the way racism prevents us from seeing each other as people.