Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?
Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?
So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.
All those times you thought you felt a text message were actually a cute lil ghost who wanted to be your friend.
“What’s Wrong With Steven Moffat?”
Rebloggable by request
Hmm now I understand
Everything they said about River: YES. And mostly right on the other points for female characters. His cult-of-domesticity leanings were REALLY showing with the Christmas episode that was essentially Narnia. And honestly, with Clara, I have NO sense of her as an actual character, at all. She’s just kind of bland. A space-filler.
Can I just say that while I agree with nearly every single line of this, Matt and his amazing supporting cast really did an amazing job of pulling something out of this poor writing to make a good show. I think that Matt had a vision for his Doctor that was entirely different from moffat’s and you could actually hear him rolling his eyes at some of the lines he was forced to say.
I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..
This deserves at least a thousand notes !!
These are the bossest selfies I’ve ever seen
Tried to do the layering thing today :3
Please share far and wide, CT friends! Romeo is missing!! He is older and needs to get home ASAP. Missing in New Milford CT
Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”
Namaste means “my soul recognizes yours” not “I tripped really hard at a festival once and now I’m filled with the wisdom of the Earth”
Here’s a list of Arab American performers they could use
- Tony Shalhoub
- Paola Turbay
- Rami Malek
- Kathy Najimy
- Salma Hayek
- Paula Abdul
- Murray Abraham
- Jay Abdo
- Shannon Elizabeth
- Jenna Dewan
- Wendie Maleck
#GazaUnderAttack update from the ground (Sunday 20 July 17:00)
The current death count is 425, including 112 children. These include Maaly Aby Zayed, who was killed by an Israeli air strike as he distributed aid, eight members of the same family (one who was six months old), and over 40 in just the one neighbourhood of Shaja’iya in east Gaza.
- "Deliberate massacre" in Shaja’iya due to "indiscriminate" Israeli artillery shelling" of civilian homes last night [source #1, source #2]. Entire families were wiped out by the random shelling, and fires spread as a result of the shelling. A UN school was heavily damaged. Footage taken on the ground “resembled Sabra and Shatila”.
- Even though ambulances found it hard to reach the wounded, there was still around 1 a minute getting to Shifa hospital. The hospital morgue ran out of fridges to contain the dead. Doctors say they’d never seen an assault like it: of the 40 bodies that arrived at night to Shifa hospital, 17 were children, and many bled to death because the hospitals were so overwhelmed. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian surgeon in Gaza, said the Israeli army is treating Palestinians “like animals” and asked Obama to spend one night in Al-Shifa hospital [source].
- The Red Cross asked Israel to cease attacks on Shaja’iya to send in medics, but Israel refused. The truce eventually almost happened, but was broken by Israel. Some medics held back for safety, but others still went in to help the living and collect the dead, doing so under Israeli fire [source]. At least one ambulance was totally destroyed (photo above), and at least two medics were killed. One medic, Abu Khames Shaath, went to a bomb site to find his family among the dead [source].
- Israel found to be using “flechette shells” in Gaza, which explode in the air and rain down thousands of tiny darts over distances of hundreds of metres. Not the weapons of an army that’s trying to protect civilian life.
- The UN agency that looks after refugees in Gaza, is almost out of money. They are now supporting over 85,000 people [source], well over the peak number from the 2008/09 Gaza assaults [source], and were worried yesterday they were going to run out of food, medicine and mattresses.
- Despite the constant fear, the Palestinian spirit doesn’t seem broken. “People here are supporting the resistance, which is obvious in all areas, despite our suffering,” says Mohammed Joudeh, a father of five. “This situation cannot continue, or return as it was 11 days ago - under Israel’s 8-years-long siege - where life was equally, if not worse, long-term” said Amnah Odeh, 66, in Rafah refugee camp. [source]
- Elsewhere in Palestine: Palestinian activists cut off electricity to illegal Israeli settlements in retaliation for the power cuts and recent assault on Gaza [source]; Israeli settlers attack and injure five Palestinians in Hebron, whilst Israeli soldiers nearby did nothing to intervene [source]; Israel refuses to buy bomb shelters for Palestinian villages in modern-day Israel [source]
- In Europe: on Friday, our activists occupied the Cabinet Office to demand an arms embargo against Israel [source]; close to 100,000 people marched to the Israeli embassy in London yesterday [our protest report], with the focus shifting to an arms embargo to Israel from others [e.g. in a letter to the Guardian from many celebrities, and an e-petition calling for a total trade embargo against Israel from the UK with over 30,000 signatures]; protesters in Paris defied the ban against pro-Palestine demonstrations, with “large crowds” [source]
- Internationally: protests in Chile, home to the largest community of Palestinians outside the Middle East, has suspended its trade negotiations with Israel, and is considering withdrawing its ambassador in Tel Aviv [source], a move which Ecuador actually did.
- Balance and Objectivity at the Expense of Accuracy?, by Deanna Othman and Roqayah Chamseddine.
- Weapons to Israel and the upholding of false narratives, by Ramona Wadi.
- Israel’s brutal war on Palestinian children, by Mohammed Suliman.
- Israel’s oppression of Palestinians supported by 100 British volunteer soldiers, by Joana Ramiro
- “Death toll disparity doesn’t tell the whole story, it’s true. Even if it was 50-50, the key context is still Israel’s colonial occupation.” [@benabyad]
- The ‘This Is Not Jewish’ tumblr wrote a piece about how to criticise Israel without being anti-semitic, which makes some valid points (but also some less good ones, as pointed out by this LPA member).
"Carlos please, didn’t they teach you basic levitation in school?
I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.
Reblogging hard for that last comment.
I WANTED TO SAY THIS BUT THEN SOMEONE ELSE DID and I’m damn proud.