Most people give the homeless change or leftovers, Mark Bustos is cutting their hair
For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.
For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job.
I’m doing this
God bless him! and everyone he helps out xoxo!
Ok, I did a thing.
I really enjoyed reading "Punk Rock Jesus", by the crazy talented Sean Gordon Murphy, so I decided to take note of every possible reference in the absurdly detailed double page where we have a look into Chris’ room.
The following list is incomplete, so I made some pictures and put in it coloured numbers for identifying the objects (the red ones are missing, I’m not 100% sure about the orange ones and the green ones are definitely right). Anyone who wishes to help me fill the missing parts or correct the list is very welcome!
Photos are just a guideline, they’re not HD and probably you cannot read anything from them.
Anyway, I hope you find this post somewhat useful!
Here’s the list:
01 The Neanderthals album
02 White Zombies album
03 White Zombies home-made CD
05 Misfits sticker
06 Kyuss sticker
08 Rollins Band home-made CD
10 Iggy Pop home-made CD
11 Sex Pistols album (“Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols”)
12 Bad Brains album
13 Motorhead album
15 The Cramps album
16 L7 album
17 Damned album
18 Black Flag album (“Slip It In”)
19 Bolt Thrower album
20 Offspring album
22 White Zombies sticker
23 Fugazi sticker
25 Fugazi album
26 Damned album
27 The New York Dolls album
29 The Clash album
30 The Clash albums
31 Rollins Band album
32 Nirvana album (“Nevermind”)
33 Pixies album
35 Johnny Cash album
37 Iggy Pop album
38 The Clash album (“London Calling”)
39 Johnny Cash album (“At Folsom Prison”)
41 The Ramones album
42 Social Distortion album
43 Social Distortion album
44 Sublime album
45 Carl Sagan mug
46 Star Trek mug
48 Rollins Band mug
49 Adolescents album
50 Dead Kennedys album
51 Joseph J. Ellis book (“Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation”)
52 Thomas Jefferson book
53 Batmobile album
54 Batmobile album
55 Henry Rollins book (“Get In The Van: On The Road With Black Flag”)
56 Carl Sagan book (“Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium”)
57 Carl Sagan book (”The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark”)
58 Carl Sagan book (“Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space”)
59 Carl Sagan book (“The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God”)
60 Richard Dawkins book (“The God Delusion”)
61 Daniel C. Dennet book (“Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon”)
62 Christopher Hitchens book (“The Portable Atheist: Essentials Readings for the Nonbeliever”)
63 Christopher Hitchens book (“God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”)
64 Benito Mussolini book (”My Rise and Fall”)
65 Carl Sagan book
66 Eamon Collins book (“Killing Rage”)
67 Richard Dawkins book (“The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution”)
68 Michael Shermer book (“Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time”)
69 Sam Harris book (“The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason”)
70 “Why Do Idiots Believe in God”. I haven’t found any trace of a book with this title. Green number is an error.
71 Jared Diamond book (“Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies”)
72 Carl Sagan book
74 Thomas Jefferson book
75 Sam Harris book (“The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason”)
76 Thomas Jefferson book
77 The Clash albums
78 Iggy Pop album
79 Iggy Pop album
80 The Neanderthals album
81 Misfits album
82 Pantera album
83 Pantera album
84 Beastie Boys album (”Paul’s Boutique”)
85 George Carlin DVD
86 George Carlin DVD
87 Beastie Boys album
88 Tim Armstrong album
89 The Transplant album
90 Rollins Band album
91 Iggy Pop album
93 Black Flag album
94 Pantera album
They say they are the souls of poets who cannot keep quiet because, when they were alive, they never wrote the poems they wanted to.
|—||John Berger, from G.: A Novel (vintage, 1972)|
I wanted to double check that “The Cherry on Top” was a short novel or novella and I found this on uphillwriting.org. I think it’s very informative and hopefully you guys will find it useful!
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
|—||Brian Lord.org (via boysncroptops)|
On the London Underground … RIP Robin Williams.
Harry and Ginny - I just recently finished the books for the first time and I can’t believe I didn’t try to read them sooner
So apparently consuming blood is illegal in Louisiana
How much blood did people have to drink before it was banned?
Luna - Edward Charles Halle