Earlier this year [Kobe] Bryant heard a story about Michael Jackson, one of his idols. It was about how, before Thriller came out, Jackson was obsessed with the Bee Gees, and in particular their Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, which then was the best-selling album of all time. Determined to eclipse the Bee Gees, Jackson began listening to Saturday Night Fever over and over. Such was his obsession that for two years straight, Jackson told friends, he listened to the album 10 times a day, until he knew every note, every beat. Until he’d internalized it, deciphered its magic and taken it for his own. A year later Thriller came out. It went on to sell more than 60 million copies and become the best-selling album of all time.

When Bryant first heard this anecdote, he was ecstatic. “I f——— love that story,” Bryant said. Here, crystallized, was everything Bryant held dear: the value of work ethic and passion and obsessive quests, all doused in mythology.

"Twighlight the Saga: The Final Fascinating Days of a Legend" by Chris Ballard

….all doused in mythology. 

this is a line graph showing my cynicism about the ice bucket challenge over the course of this week.
that’s right, i’m back on board people.
let the internet people have fun.

this is a line graph showing my cynicism about the ice bucket challenge over the course of this week.

that’s right, i’m back on board people.

let the internet people have fun.

These are all of the instances I could find of the “hey! hey! hey! hey!” beat on the radio right now

If you tweet anything hateful, racist, etc, you’re fined $25 and suspended from Twitter for one day. Upon suspension, an automatic tweet is sent to your followers announcing your suspension, which of course can be retweeted to achieve full shaming effect. If you’re stupid enough to have a second offense, that’s $100 and a one-week suspension from being able to tweet. For the real a-holes who just can’t learn a lesson, a third offense results in a lifetime ban from Twitter, and every possible piece of information — IP address, email, name, etc. is monitored by Twitter to prevent you from signing up again with another name.

It’s Time to Start Fining Internet Trolls | Seamus Condron | PCMag.com lol r u for real tho (via stryker)

yes perfect and then in 40 years tom cruise and three floating comatose ladies can detect when you’re about to compose a mean tweet and knock on your door before you have even thinned out the character count.

piggyazalea:

sharkeisha:

a lot of people are STILL asking me how Iggy Azalea is racist and homophobic so i’m just going to make a proper post 

in addition to all of this she also calls herself a “slave master” at 0:06 in this video

the amount of notes on this post

learning that iggy is a racist mess is like learning that mayonnaise doesn’t do well when it’s out in the sun.

oh cool, I mean, wasn’t planning on caring about that, but good to remember to just stay away I guess.

lol

if you look closely at that word above, pretend its a little man, drowning in your terrible joke.

i haven’t yet been nominated for the ice bucket challenge, and i can’t figure out if that means i’ve got great friends or just have no friends.

I’m so mad at all of you for not letting me know that there was a new Little Dragon compact disc released.