Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.
Benedict Cumberbatch reads, feels draft.
OK, but Cersei Lannister is TERRIBLE. She is not any more or less terrible because she is a woman, she is A TERRIBLE PERSON, and I don’t know where the show is at in the series, but I assume that you know this by now and if you say that hating Cersei is mysoginist, then that’s cray.
Part of it is that people don’t seem to hate the terrible dude characters as much or at least in the same way.
Compare how much sympathy Theon gets, versus how Cersei is treated. Then consider that Theon’s horrible past is that his family rose up in rebellion, lost, and Theon was made a hostage- he was given to an honorable man who raised him well with sons who treated him as a brother. Theon then betrayed the Starks to try to win the approval of the family that abandoned him. Meanwhile, Cersei has a father who doesn’t care about the fact that she’s smart, only that she’s attractive and is a useful token for a political alliance. So she was forced into a loveless marriage to an unfaithful, drunken, abusive man. Remind me why Theon gets excuses for his actions, then?
The best trick patriarchy ever pulled is convincing people that the battlefield it must be fought on is the mass-produced, bottom-line driven, lowest common denominator, corporate-controlled world of pop culture.
They don’t teach French in jail! (It’s okay, Gwyneth, nobody can help laughing.)
RDJ reacts to Gwyneth Paltrow handling the French press conference by speaking French.
As the French press laughs (x).
Well let me tell you, it was quite the pragmatic purchase. It has endless uses in my morning routine.
Such as making the bed:
Getting things off high shelves:
Reaching the remote when it’s too far away:
And assisting me when I ran out of toilet paper:
I don’t know how I survived life without it.
Morning in NYC from the International Space Station, courtesy of Col. Chris Hadfield. Look at the shadow of Manhattan!
Oh god, this took me back, immediately and viscerally, to being on my grandfather’s boat when I was little.
If I was on the bus next to you, 25 years ago, and I pulled a piece of glass out of my pocket and told you that I was going to use it to watch a live broadcast from Mars, then pay a bill, and then order a pizza, you would have had me sectioned.
- Warren Ellis (via my-k)