1. 23:16 7th Oct 2011

    Notes: 8570

    Reblogged from samhorine

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    superamit:

Two weeks ago I got a call from my doctor, who I’d gone to see the day before because I’d been feeling worn out and was losing weight, and wasn’t sure why.
He was brief: “Amit, you’ve got Acute Leukemia. You need to enter treatment right away.”
I was terrified. I packed a backpack full of clothes, went to the hospital as he’d instructed, and had transfusions through the night to allow me to take a flight home at 7am the next day. I Googled acute leukemia as I lay in my hospital bed, learning that if it hadn’t been caught, I’d have died within weeks.
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I have a couple more months of chemo to go, then the next step is a bone marrow transplant. As Jay and Tony describe below, minorities are severely underrepresented in the bone marrow pool, and I need help.
A few ways to help:
If you’re South Asian, get a free test by mail. You rub your cheeks with a cotton swab and mail it back. It’s easy.
If you’re in NYC, you can go to this event my friends are putting on.
If you know any South Asians (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lanka), please point ‘em to the links above.
*NEW* Organize a donor drive near you (the most helpful thing you could possibly do!) email 100kcheeks@gmail.com. They’ll send you kits, flyers, tell you what to say, and make the whole process easy cheesy.
jayparkinsonmd:

My friend Amit Gupta founded my favorite photography site Photojojo. A few weeks ago, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Amit is one of the nicest, most genuine, most creative people you could ever meet. Prior to founding the awesome Photojojo, he also co-founded Jelly in 2006 in NYC, a coworking community, that’s now spread to 60 cities across the world and helped spark the coworking revolution. It looks like Amit will need a bone marrow transplant quite soon. We can help him with that.
tony b:

Unlike blood transfusions, finding a genetic match for bone marrow that his body will accept is no easy task. The national bone marrow registry has 9.5 million records on file, yet the chances of someone from South Asian descent of finding a match are only 1 in 20,000.
This is where we come in. We’re going to destroy those odds.
How? By finding and registering as many people of South Asian descent as we possibly can.
Tests are easy– a simple swab of the cheek. If you’re a match, the donation involves an outpatient procedure. It’s not fun, but it’s not dangerous either. And doing it could save a life.
We are encouraging anyone of South Asian descent to take a test to see if you’re a match. 
You can get a free test by mail, or, if you’re in New York, you can join us Friday, October 14th for a special party to rally support.
We’ll have test kits on hand at the party, as well as music, booze, and maybe even a photo booth. It will, for the first time, combine a House 2.0-style party with a New Work City-style party, and if you’ve ever been to either, you know they are always something special.

Please spread the word and please do everything you can to help Amit beat leukemia. He’s a superstar.

Much thanks to Tony and pals for organizing this event, and EVERYONE who’s been tweeting and reblogging.
Please help get the word out any way you can. My life quite literally depends on it.

    superamit:

    Two weeks ago I got a call from my doctor, who I’d gone to see the day before because I’d been feeling worn out and was losing weight, and wasn’t sure why.

    He was brief: “Amit, you’ve got Acute Leukemia. You need to enter treatment right away.”

    I was terrified. I packed a backpack full of clothes, went to the hospital as he’d instructed, and had transfusions through the night to allow me to take a flight home at 7am the next day. I Googled acute leukemia as I lay in my hospital bed, learning that if it hadn’t been caught, I’d have died within weeks.

    I have a couple more months of chemo to go, then the next step is a bone marrow transplant. As Jay and Tony describe below, minorities are severely underrepresented in the bone marrow pool, and I need help.

    A few ways to help:

    1. If you’re South Asianget a free test by mail. You rub your cheeks with a cotton swab and mail it back. It’s easy.
    2. If you’re in NYC, you can go to this event my friends are putting on.
    3. If you know any South Asians (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lanka), please point ‘em to the links above.

    *NEW* Organize a donor drive near you (the most helpful thing you could possibly do!) email 100kcheeks@gmail.comThey’ll send you kits, flyers, tell you what to say, and make the whole process easy cheesy.

    jayparkinsonmd:

    My friend Amit Gupta founded my favorite photography site Photojojo. A few weeks ago, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Amit is one of the nicest, most genuine, most creative people you could ever meet. Prior to founding the awesome Photojojo, he also co-founded Jelly in 2006 in NYC, a coworking community, that’s now spread to 60 cities across the world and helped spark the coworking revolution. It looks like Amit will need a bone marrow transplant quite soon. We can help him with that.

    tony b:

    Unlike blood transfusions, finding a genetic match for bone marrow that his body will accept is no easy task. The national bone marrow registry has 9.5 million records on file, yet the chances of someone from South Asian descent of finding a match are only 1 in 20,000.

    This is where we come in. We’re going to destroy those odds.

    How? By finding and registering as many people of South Asian descent as we possibly can.

    Tests are easy– a simple swab of the cheek. If you’re a match, the donation involves an outpatient procedure. It’s not fun, but it’s not dangerous either. And doing it could save a life.

    We are encouraging anyone of South Asian descent to take a test to see if you’re a match. 

    You can get a free test by mail, or, if you’re in New York, you can join us Friday, October 14th for a special party to rally support.

    We’ll have test kits on hand at the party, as well as music, booze, and maybe even a photo booth. It will, for the first time, combine a House 2.0-style party with a New Work City-style party, and if you’ve ever been to either, you know they are always something special.

    Please spread the word and please do everything you can to help Amit beat leukemia. He’s a superstar.

    Much thanks to Tony and pals for organizing this event, and EVERYONE who’s been tweeting and reblogging.

    Please help get the word out any way you can. My life quite literally depends on it.

     
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    shutterthink:

The People of All Tomorrow’s Parties 
#atpibym

Caught in my pajamas. Literally.

    shutterthink:

    The People of All Tomorrow’s Parties

    #atpibym

    Caught in my pajamas. Literally.

     
  3. Dear Louis C.K.

    It was just announced that you will be at The Bell House in Brooklyn this Friday, September 30th. It um.. would be really awesome if you somehow were able to ramble over to ATP in Asbury Park at some point over the weekend.. there’s a comedy stage and umm.. it would be really nice if you came and made us laff.

    Sincerely,

    Me

     
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    prostheticknowledge:

Mireille Darc for Lui Magazine - December 1968
Lui was an adult magazine, similar to Playboy, in France. You can find out more here, and includes issues with Bridgette Bardot and Catherine Deneuve.
This picture reminds me of De Chirico.

Oh… loves.

    prostheticknowledge:

    Mireille Darc for Lui Magazine - December 1968

    Lui was an adult magazine, similar to Playboy, in France. You can find out more here, and includes issues with Bridgette Bardot and Catherine Deneuve.

    This picture reminds me of De Chirico.

    Oh… loves.

     
  5. 00:45 2nd Aug 2011

    Notes: 535

    Reblogged from entertainmentweekly

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    entertainmentweekly:

One big problem with Hollywood “true-love” stories is there’s often very little “truth” in them.
Then along comes a movie like Like Crazy — an indie, not a  studio picture — where the relationship is allowed to be so real, so  subtle, and so heartfelt that it almost feels voyeuristic. Like a love  note you find, and probably shouldn’t read.

Stupid trailer… now I’m all teary *sniff*

    entertainmentweekly:

    One big problem with Hollywood “true-love” stories is there’s often very little “truth” in them.

    Then along comes a movie like Like Crazy — an indie, not a studio picture — where the relationship is allowed to be so real, so subtle, and so heartfelt that it almost feels voyeuristic. Like a love note you find, and probably shouldn’t read.

    Stupid trailer… now I’m all teary *sniff*
     
  6. 19:45 27th Jul 2011

    Notes: 125

    Reblogged from washingtonpoststyle

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    washingtonpoststyle:

According to the posting accompanying this photo, someone’s cleaning lady leaves tableaux comprised of household objects whenever she makes a house visit. This one was found in the bathtub.
FIND US THIS CLEANING LADY. FIND HER NOW.

I approve of this on SO MANY LEVELS! I do things like this just randomly to friends - appreciate 10000000%.

    washingtonpoststyle:

    According to the posting accompanying this photo, someone’s cleaning lady leaves tableaux comprised of household objects whenever she makes a house visit. This one was found in the bathtub.

    FIND US THIS CLEANING LADY. FIND HER NOW.

    I approve of this on SO MANY LEVELS! I do things like this just randomly to friends - appreciate 10000000%.

     
  7. 11:42 25th Jul 2011

    Notes: 8

    Reblogged from timeoutnewyork

    A Toast to Ray Deter on August 1st

    brewyork:

    Since d.b.a. co-owner Ray Deter’s tragic death earlier this month, we’ve seen an outpouring of support and a celebration of his life in the form of a Second Line March. On August 1st, there will be a final tribute to Ray, in the form of a big bash at his Brooklyn bar. Everyone’s invited, and it’s for a good cause.

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    I’m going and you should, too. Ray was the nicest guy and is sorely missed.

     
  8. 21:54 19th Jul 2011

    Notes: 59

    Reblogged from iaminlikewithmybike

    epicstratton:

How did I not know about the Jens Voigt Fact Generator! This is possibly one of my favorite things right now.
Some favorites:
Sharks have a Jens Voigt week.
If Jens Voigt was a planet, he’d be the world of hurt.
Jens if the only cyclist to have lapped the field in a point-to-point race.
Jens Voigt has four heart rate training zones: anger, rage, fury, and breakaway.
Jens Voigt grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils the water with his own rage.

SQWEEEEE! I love it!

    epicstratton:

    How did I not know about the Jens Voigt Fact Generator! This is possibly one of my favorite things right now.

    Some favorites:

    • Sharks have a Jens Voigt week.
    • If Jens Voigt was a planet, he’d be the world of hurt.
    • Jens if the only cyclist to have lapped the field in a point-to-point race.
    • Jens Voigt has four heart rate training zones: anger, rage, fury, and breakaway.
    • Jens Voigt grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils the water with his own rage.
    SQWEEEEE! I love it!
     
  9. Konnichiwa, bitches. Prepare to be AMAZED! 

     
  10. 16:05 12th Jul 2011

    Notes: 17

    Reblogged from benjaminjtaylor

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    benjaminjtaylor:

Launched: Advanced Project Series // VX Messenger Bags

The AP Series messenger bags feature the Arkiv® closure system and are made with a 1000d VX Cordura outer layer laminated to a PTFE membrane, resulting in an exceptionally  durable and waterproof barrier to the elements. They feature a  weatherproof roll top main compartment which can be used in either the  “roll top” mode, or in the traditional “flap down” configuration.

Backpacks are it for me now but if you’re in the market for something different, look no further. This product looks really solid. Read up on the Mission Workshop website.

    benjaminjtaylor:

    Launched: Advanced Project Series // VX Messenger Bags

    The AP Series messenger bags feature the Arkiv® closure system and are made with a 1000d VX Cordura outer layer laminated to a PTFE membrane, resulting in an exceptionally durable and waterproof barrier to the elements. They feature a weatherproof roll top main compartment which can be used in either the “roll top” mode, or in the traditional “flap down” configuration.

    Backpacks are it for me now but if you’re in the market for something different, look no further. This product looks really solid. Read up on the Mission Workshop website.