A monument in Novosibirsk, Russia, dedicated to all the lab rats who were sacrificed for DNA research.
(Source: rickyhitler, via swagyourit)
"Look, let me put it this way: with me, you’re number one and there isn’t even a number two."
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
"The hardest thing to do when you go back underwater, is talk about what the sky was like."
"You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness."
"I was just thinking about someone else touching you and now I can’t decide on whether I want to break their hands or my own."
"Hard to sit here and be close to you, and not kiss you."