I hate that the United States spends more money [annually] on prisons than higher education. In the 1980’s the state of California spent 32 percent on funding higher education, and only 3 percent on funding prisons. Now the U.S. spends 10% on funding to prisons and 9% funding education.
“I was going to Berklee College of Music in 1997. My mom and dad would give me $250 a month to spend, but I started overdrawing from the bank, so I was below broke. My dad sent me a check for $250 and wrote, ‘John, remember me when you go platinum.’ I held onto that note through everything. Two days ago, he got his platinum plaque with that very piece of paper inside the glass.”—John Mayer, 2002 (via jmmagroup)
I usually don’t post things here that are meant for a specfic group of ppl, but I’m feeling rather nostalgic, tipsy and obviously wide awake. I can’t help but think about last summer (as I listen to the Hotel Bathroom song) & remember our series of Mayer-moments.
“Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think every thing you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned.”—Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (via atomos)