NY Times: You’re steeped in classic rock and country music, but you also have your punk-rock and heavy-metal side. Do these influences ever seem incompatible?
Ryan Adams: When I was in high school, I remember, on my Converse sneakers, on one side I had written “Social Distortion,” and on the other side I had written “Guns N’ Roses.” Somebody said, “Hey man, you can’t have both those bands on there; that’s punk and that’s metal.” I was like, “Check this out: My pen just totally worked when I wrote them on either side of my shoe, and the cassettes are totally in my backpack right now, so it’s probably O.K.”
"There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise."
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Oh hey, it’s that picture I posted on Reddit. Weird. My first experience of Tumblr not crediting something of mine. Celebration time.
"I’m gonna’ go ahead and guess that one of the issues here is your need to say that a person is exactly anything."
Without a doubt one of the best things I’ve heard, ever.
So this happened in the Europa League Final…
threelisabeth let me tell you about Futbol
Thanks for asking, Elisabeth! What a great, important question. The answer is, ALL THE FUCKING TIME. Unlike the men of football and hockey, who are hampered with crushing tank pads and helmets that make them bounce off each other, or the men of baseball and basketball, who — ok i don’t know very much about those guys, maybe they kiss all the time, feel free to send pix — the men of soccer are prolific and enthusiastic kissers right on the mouth. Let’s take a look at some important Soccer Kisses, together.
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"The thing is that if someone is being shamed, stigmatized, bullied etc. for being fat, and we say “they aren’t fat” or “they aren’t even that fat” in their defense, what we are also saying is that there is a size at which they would deserve that treatment, and that’s just not true.
Countering fat shaming by denying fatness says that the person doesn’t deserve poor treatment (which is true) but at the expense of reinforcing the incorrect idea that they would deserve it if they were fat (or some greater degree of fat), or that being called fat is an insult. There is no size at which people deserve to be treated poorly."