Hi, I'm Nick. I just graduated from college. I have a job in education for a year and then I will be going to Emerson for graduate education in publishing. Generally, my (largely reblogged) topics include marxist philosophy, feminism, semiotics, literary theory, quite a bit of humor, and anything else that comes along. I'm also trying to change my self-conception by blogging positively under the tag "positive identity."

Quote blog: The Neural Itch

This is my wonderful girlfriend.


so at work our store accidently ordered 700 khakis instead of the 70 we were supposed to get. the khakis in these pics i took ain’t even an eighth probably of all the fucking khakis we have stuffed in the back rooms. we have too many god damn khakis. no one should have to witness this layer of khaki hell. this shit ain’t right. this is all kinds of fucked up. there are too many fucking khakis. too many.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


i wonder how many times we’ll have to say/show this before this term is put to rest.

Here’s A Fucking Anime Quiz


this is fucking immaculate

"At some point, being Black became profitable to anyone and everyone who wasn’t, in fact, Black."
Jack Qu’emi, The Appropriation of Black Culture through White Consumption of Hip Hop, 2014 (via afrometaphysics)
"The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the “state of emergency” in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a concept of history that accords with this insight. Then we will clearly see that it is our task to bring about a real state of emergency, and this will improve our position in the struggle against fascism. One reason fascism has a chance is that its opponents, in the name of progress, greet it as a historical norm. –The current amazement that the things we are experiencing are “still” possible in the twentieth century is not philosophical. This amazement is not the beginning of knowledge – unless it is the knowledge that the view of history on which gives rise to it is untenable."
Walter Benjamin, On the Concept of History. (via healthuntodeath)

Pitchfork Portrait of St. Vincent featured in issue three of The Pitchfork Review. Photo by Alan Del Rio Ortiz.


Pitchfork Portrait of St. Vincent featured in issue three of The Pitchfork Review. Photo by Alan Del Rio Ortiz.

"Prince Johnny" by St. Vincent


prince johnny || st. vincent

but honey don’t mistake my affection
for another spit and penny-style redemption
'cause we're all sons of someone's

"We knew each other in a way we no longer were and never would be again. Being a stranger is hard, but being a stranger when you’re so impossibly close is unbearable."
Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel
(via theneuralitch)
"The liberal individual is no longer capable of metonymically embodying the institution. None of us can now seriously assume ourselves to be the centered subject of a narrative of University education. Feminism is exemplary here for its introduction of a radical awareness of gender difference, as are analyses that call attention to the ways in which bodies are differentially marked by race. Both are targeted by the old guard, because they remind them that no individual professor can embody the University, since that body would still be gendered and racially marked rather than universal."
Bill Readings, The University In Ruins (via theneuralitch)
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