Limits of the Human Body by Soda Pop Avenue
Credit goes to SPA, but I wanted this here for a writer’s reference. This way we know exactly how far we can push our characters ;)
i’m not a murderer i swear
What if Millennials’ aversion to car-buying isn’t a temporary side effect of the recession, but part of a permanent generational shift in tastes and spending habits? It’s a question that applies not only to cars, but to several other traditional categories of big spending—most notably, housing. And its answer has large implications for the future shape of the economy—and for the speed of recovery.
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It’s safe to say that a decent number of Tumblr users are a part of the Millennial generation. So, tell us: Do you own a car or house? If not, why?
IT’S BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO DISPOSABLE INCOME YOU THUNDERING IDIOTS. Fucking preference has nothing to do with it. 50% of college graduates have no job! They all have the most student loan debt ever! What are you asking this question for?!
Also: housing is a good bit more expensive now.
My parents got a 15-year mortgage on a new house in the mid-70s. The house was $32,000. Average home price in that area now? $190,000.
So, home prices went up. Food prices went up. Health care prices went WAY UP. Rent prices went up. Higher education went up so damn high that some of us forgo that all together. Energy prices went up. Car prices went up.
Prices of prices went up.
We also pay cell phone bills, internet bills, data plans, text plans, online subscriptions, cable/satellite tv, netflix, DVR subscriptions — bills that didn’t even exist 30-40 years ago. We also use computers and smartphones and microwaves and other consumer electronics that didn’t exist 20-50 years ago.
We need medications and doctors and contact lenses and tampons and maxi pads and other things that cost money just to be alive and keep us healthy.
Most of us can’t afford to:
- Get married and have a “Traditional” big wedding
- Buy a house
- Buy a new car
- PLAN to have children
- Take two, consecutive weeks of vacation.
Jobs that paid 50k in the late 1990s now pay between 30-35. Interest rates that favor consumers have gone down.
So I say, no. We are not choosing not to buy homes. We’re not choosing to take the bus in cities where there’s no good public transit. WE ARE NOT CHOOSING TO LIVE WHAT SOCIETY DEEMS AS AN UNDESIRABLE LIFESTYLE.
Don’t even get me started on the fact that these two people in the picture are young white hipsters. Young black and brown folks have been forgoing homeownership and buying new cars for decades, this shit isn’t new, pal. You’re just acting like this shit is new because it’s hitting white folks.
anyway, my point is: We are fucking broke.
read the commentary above ^^
"Hey. Hey, guys. I know the economy being fucked up is totally our fault, but what if we tell people the next generation…wants to be poor?”
so today it snowed for the first time this year and ive naturally been online all day and didnt know so i went to take out the garbage in bare feet and stepped in an inch snow and i just yelled "what the fUCK" and i just heard my neighbour in his backyard go “oh my god she’s outside”
collections that are raw as fuck ➝ rami kadi s/s 2013
Can I just…..?????
Like, this is the single most beautiful piece of animation ever, I mean
Go ahead, click and drag it, I fucking GUARANTEE that whatever frame it lands on will make you feel better about your day.
I imagine this could provide our neglected followers with some entertainment
dragging it is priceless
Uh…no. He never stopped you actually.
You were the one that couldn’t stop talking about him to her
You are the one who cancelled dates to go help him
You were the one that CREATED a special police force just so you could work with him
The only reason he’s stopping you from seeing your girlfriend is because you can’t keep him out fo your mind
The Chiral Night 2.0 - Koujaku -re:connect-
The scene that played before Koujaku’s good ending song. Ripped from the concert blu-ray; beware of loud screaming.
Koujaku’s little smile at the end more like bYE
My mom keeps asking me what I want for Christmas and I don’t want anything (other than a job where my college education is useful), so I made a list of video games and electronics. But then she says “Didn’t you make a list of things you NEED? Like CLOTHES? you’re starting to dress like a homeless person!”
uhhh EXCUSE MEE???? Rude mother.
As a texan, I can assure you this is one hundred percent real.
All great artists steal. Even food ones.