What they did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers. They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world. They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music. They cut off your education and fed you brain candy. They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations. They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as they ran the world. We as a society are only as strong as our weakest link. Give ‘em hell, kids. 

I’ve never loved a post so much in the history of tumblr

As I say goodnight to my island of ancestry, I will think about my maternal & paternal families & the unflinching love that they spread across the world.

This trip has been a solid head check into the future I want to build. For the next few months, I will meditate on how to bring this energy into everything that I do.

Good night my island of enchantment. (at Funeraria Moca Memorial)


DoITT recently updated and automated a number of datasets, including the Department of Health and Mental Health’s flu vaccine locations and farmers market locations, the Department of Sanitation’s monthly tonnages and graffiti removal, and the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s lost property and active drivers, among others. The real time information in these datasets begins to tell the story of our city – from over 2,000 medical providers participating in NYC REACH, to over 51,000 active medallion taxi drivers, and the 140 farmers markets located across the city.

Monthly Tonnages, Department of Sanitation

Graffiti Information, Department of Sanitation

Lost Property Contact Information, Taxi and Limousine Commission

Active Medallion Drivers, Taxi and Limousine Commission

Authorized Medallion Vehicles, Taxi and Limousine Commission

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Locations, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Farmers Markets, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

NYC REACH (Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health) Participants, Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Visit the NYC OpenData portal at nyc.gov/data to access these new datasets and much more. 

Photo credit: littleny

(In general, I feel this way about planning events and my life’s bigger moments… – Le Noneck)

How much planning do you do before you start to shoot a scene?
As much as there are hours in the day, and days in the week. I think about a film almost continuously. I try to visualize it and I try to work out every conceivable variation of ideas which might exist with respect to the various scenes, but I have found that when you finally come down to the day the scene is going to be shot and you arrive on the location with the actors, having had the experience of already seeing some scenes shot, somehow it’s always different. You find out that you have not really explored the scene to its fullest extent. You may have been thinking about it incorrectly, or you may simply not have discovered one of the variations which now in context with everything else that you have shot is simply better than anything you had previously thought of. The reality of the final moment, just before shooting, is so powerful that all previous analysis must yield before the impressions you receive under these circumstances, and unless you use this feedback to your positive advantage, unless you adjust to it, adapt to it and accept the sometimes terrifying weaknesses it can expose, you can never realize the most out of your film.

Stanley Kubrick
July 26, 1928 — March 7, 1999