I think Taylor’s reaction was more like, “well yeah, if you deserve it and it makes good music, we totally will.” But everything else is perfect.
nicki in the background
oHMYGOD taylor’s like “i feel you bro you call them out on their shit” and nicki’s like “gurl he means you”
does anyone else see the guy way back there. that guy that suddenly appears and points at taylor
it gets funnier each time it appears on my dash
WHY DO FANDOM BLOGGERS COMPLAIN ABOUT “HIPSTER” BLOGGERS ANYWAYS LIKE “HIPSTER” BLOGGERS POST PICTURES OF JAPANESE CITY STREETS IN THE RAIN AND PRETTY PICTURES OF SUNSETS, THEY DON’T MAKE A 300 IMAGE GIF TRAIN OF MISHA COLLINS BEING A BAD ACTOR JUST TO GET THEIR EMOTIONS ACROSS
I want to stress this again: In many, many parts of the country right now, if you want to go to see a movie in the theater and see a current movie about a woman — any story about any woman that isn’t a documentary or a cartoon — you can’t. You cannot. There are not any. You cannot take yourself to one, take your friend to one, take your daughter to one.
There are not any.
By far your best shot, numbers-wise, at finding one that’s at least even-handedly featuring a man and a woman is Before Midnight (on 891 screens) so I hope you like it. Because it’s pretty much that or a solid, impenetrable wall of movies about dudes.
Dudes in capes, dudes in cars, dudes in space, dudes drinking, dudes smoking, dudes doing magic tricks, dudes being funny, dudes being dramatic, dudes flying through the air, dudes blowing up, dudes getting killed, dudes saving and kissing women and children, and dudes glowering at each other.
Somebody asked me this morning what “the women” are going to do about this. I don’t know. I honestly am at the point where I have no idea what to do about it. Stop going to the movies? Boycott everything?
They put up Bridesmaids, we went. They put up Pitch Perfect, we went. They put up The Devil Wears Prada, which was in two-thousand-meryl-streeping-oh-six, and we went (and by “we,” I do not just mean women; I mean we, the humans), and all of it has led right here, right to this place. Right to the land of zippedy-doo-dah. You can apparently make an endless collection of high-priced action flops and everybody says “win some, lose some” and nobody decides that They Are Poison, but it feels like every “surprise success” about women is an anomaly and every failure is an abject lesson about how we really ought to just leave it all to The Rock.
The whole article is fantastic, as is pretty much everything Linda Holmes writes.
Weird Stats of the Day: Toddlers killed more Americans than terrorists did this year
Opposing Views brings some frightening (though obviously tongue-in-cheek) statistics about the future of America: more American lives have been claimed by gun fatalities involving American toddlers than terrorist attacks this year. In the past five months, a total of 11 people were killed by preschoolers with firearms compared to the four that perished in the Boston explosions — the only terrorist attack to occur this year. We can only hope the NSA will ramp up surveillance on children less than 5 years of age in order to counter this threat to national security.
It’s just really tiring that I continually see posts that claim that Europeans were unaware of the Holocaust and showimages of SS members or Nazis looking regretful about their actions, claiming that it wasn’t till after the war ended that people were even aware of the Holocaust.
It isn’t always Holocaust revisionism - some of it is ignorance - but it certainly stinks of it.
The real truth is that the German civilians were fully aware of the Holocaust. And the vast majority of Germans at the time were more than content
While some German Gentiles who fought back and opposed the genocide of Jews, Rromani and other peoples? Yes. Thousands. But the hyperfocus on the “righteous Gentile” by white Europeans today is very much people trying to assuage their guilt.
The fact is that the Holocaust was not a coincidence. It happened because Europeans hated Jews and Rroma. They hated us long before Hitler, and they hate us still today.
The very term “antisemitism” had been developed by German scientists in the late nineteenth century to highlight that Jews did not come from Europe and racialize us as a type of invasive foreign body. The hatred of Jews was long established and the norm for millenias. We were less than human. It didn’t take much for the “average” German to be alright with genocide against peoples they had always seen as subhuman.
The streets of Berlin were littered with anti-Jew propaganda, blaming us for Germany’s economic downturn. Before we were sent to die, the Germans took our property - with little guilt, because well, everyone knows Jews only would be successful because of how greedy we were. Get rid of the non-Aryans, the German people were promised, and Germany will rise again.
And the vast majority of Germans were fine with our deaths, celebrated the idea that Germany would soon be free of the
There were over 425,000 ghettos and camps controlled by the Nazis during the Holocaust. They knew. They knew about our deaths, they knew about the 500 sites were women were forced into sexual slavery, they knew about the slave-labor camps. To pretend otherwise is lying.
It wasn’t even the Axis countries that were aware of the Holocaust and didn’t care. When people can think of only Nazism as antisemitism, it often is used to forget the atrocities committed against us. People frame the Shoah as the one bad thing that happened to Jews in order to forget thousands of years of killing, forced expulsion, forced conversions and sexual violence.
More to the point: when we talk about the Allied powers innocence and ignorance of the Shoah, you’re just wrong.
America, Cuba and Canada literally turned away almost a thousand of fleeing German Jews in one boat. More than a quarter of the rejected Jews would die in the Shoah.
The death camps were known to the American and British government years prior to the war ending. Even before the fact that one third of the world’s Jewry had been murdered, there was knowledge that many Jew and Roma were dying and that the Third Reich was making the extermination of Jews a priority.
So when I see people talking, falsely, about how just shocked Europeans were about what their governments had done, it hurts! It hurts that assuaging your guilt is more important than facing the truth about what happened! It hurts that Holocaust survivors I know who say “The Hungarians were worse to us than the Nazis” are somehow lying about their experience.
Do not pretend that people spread false images about how sad the majority of the Nazi Germany was after the war ended in order to assuage your guilt. It becomes obvious that what people are thinking, what they’re really thinking is - well, if I was there, I wouldn’t have done it. If I was there, I wouldn’t have known, really.
Parchment often contains some kind of imperfection. Holes, for example, are a common occurrence on the page of a medieval book. The parchment maker’s knife, scraping off hair and fleshy bits from the animal skin, was sometimes handled with too much pressure, producing holes such as the one seen in this brilliant image. That a drawing of a dragon should perfectly align with such a hole is a coincidence. What I like about it is the view it opens to the next leaf. I can just imagine how the heartbeat of the medieval reader sped up when he saw that a dragon was about to be introduced into the story. Parchment damage as a sneak preview: excitement coming to a chapter near you.
Pic: Bamberg, Universitätsbibliothek, Msc. Nat. 1 (9th century)
Anyone else notice how much Myka’s hand on her neck/chest echoes HG’s locket grabbing tendency?
#ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WERE THREE VERY DIFFERENT LITTLE GIRLS #WHO GREW UP TO BE THREE VERY DIFFERENT WOMEN #WITH THREE THINGS IN COMMON: #THEY’RE BRILLIANT# THEY’RE BEAUTIFUL# AND THEY WORK FOR ME #MY NAME IS MRS FREDERIC #[PLAYS CHARLIES ANGELS THEME ON KAZOO] (via pertlattimers)