sttngfashion:

ryannorth:

LeVar Burton’s first screen test as Geordi La Forge, taken from the new TNG Bluray discs.  ummmmmmmmmm THIS IS AMAZING

I feel like we would have had to address this hair in every single post had it remained this way. That said, I have one thing to add:
JUST LET YOUR SOUUUUUL GLOOOOWWWWW

<3 FOREVER

sttngfashion:

ryannorth:

LeVar Burton’s first screen test as Geordi La Forge, taken from the new TNG Bluray discs.  ummmmmmmmmm THIS IS AMAZING

I feel like we would have had to address this hair in every single post had it remained this way. That said, I have one thing to add:

JUST LET YOUR SOUUUUUL GLOOOOWWWWW

<3 FOREVER

Via the great Marc Faletti, this about sums it up.

Via the great Marc Faletti, this about sums it up.

drunkengenius:

cordjefferson:

Question: Is the general stance that Chris Brown has not done enough penance to be forgiven for his sins, or is the general stance that he is unforgivable? One of those things seems OK, while the other does not.

Penance, being a Catholic concept, has a few parts. One is that one has to truly repent for the sin committed, and commit to not doing it again. Between proclaiming he’s a role model on Twitter, refusing to engage with the media, his fans or his detractors on the incident and acting self-congratulatory about his post-domestic violence success, it’s my general impression that he doesn’t feel bad about anything but being caught and (lightly) punished for his transgression.
Penance, too, is not something imposed by the criminal justice system. So while he received a (light) sentence from the criminal justice system, that doesn’t make up for more than the damage that system decided he did to society. Looking at the number of women offering to accept abuse in exchange for his company on Twitter last night, as BuzzFeed did, indicates that his violence against Rihanna, the limited outrage over it and the wide acceptance he’s regained in the wake of it has had far greater consequences to social acceptance of domestic violence than is reflected in his sentence. But I don’t see him running around making himself a poster child for domestic-abuser-gone-good, talking to men about how it’s not acceptable to abuse, or how to talk themselves down from that kind of anger, counseling women about how to leave abusers and why they should do so. I just see him proclaiming himself to be a role model on Twitter because… he got a Grammy, I guess? Hasn’t (to our knowledge) beat the shit out of anyone else?
Penance isn’t paid by people being mean to you or surviving public scrutiny. It’s not paid by living down a restraining order or serving out a court-ordered sentence of community service or being “forced” to miss two years of the Grammy awards. And it’s not served by making music or not shitting on your ex publicly (though — if anyone thinks those leaked Rihanna nude photos didn’t come from Chris…) or your ex surviving your abuse to get on with her own life and career successfully. Chris hasn’t paid penance. He’s served (part) of a criminal sentence — his probation doesn’t end until 2014 — and he’s done nothing, in my mind, to ask for real forgiveness or try to right the big wrong he did to Rihanna or the bigger problems that wrong created in society.
I’m all for forgiveness. It just has to be earned, and he hasn’t earned it.

Yes, exactly.

drunkengenius:

cordjefferson:

Question: Is the general stance that Chris Brown has not done enough penance to be forgiven for his sins, or is the general stance that he is unforgivable? One of those things seems OK, while the other does not.

Penance, being a Catholic concept, has a few parts. One is that one has to truly repent for the sin committed, and commit to not doing it again. Between proclaiming he’s a role model on Twitter, refusing to engage with the media, his fans or his detractors on the incident and acting self-congratulatory about his post-domestic violence success, it’s my general impression that he doesn’t feel bad about anything but being caught and (lightly) punished for his transgression.

Penance, too, is not something imposed by the criminal justice system. So while he received a (light) sentence from the criminal justice system, that doesn’t make up for more than the damage that system decided he did to society. Looking at the number of women offering to accept abuse in exchange for his company on Twitter last night, as BuzzFeed did, indicates that his violence against Rihanna, the limited outrage over it and the wide acceptance he’s regained in the wake of it has had far greater consequences to social acceptance of domestic violence than is reflected in his sentence. But I don’t see him running around making himself a poster child for domestic-abuser-gone-good, talking to men about how it’s not acceptable to abuse, or how to talk themselves down from that kind of anger, counseling women about how to leave abusers and why they should do so. I just see him proclaiming himself to be a role model on Twitter because… he got a Grammy, I guess? Hasn’t (to our knowledge) beat the shit out of anyone else?

Penance isn’t paid by people being mean to you or surviving public scrutiny. It’s not paid by living down a restraining order or serving out a court-ordered sentence of community service or being “forced” to miss two years of the Grammy awards. And it’s not served by making music or not shitting on your ex publicly (though — if anyone thinks those leaked Rihanna nude photos didn’t come from Chris…) or your ex surviving your abuse to get on with her own life and career successfully. Chris hasn’t paid penance. He’s served (part) of a criminal sentence — his probation doesn’t end until 2014 — and he’s done nothing, in my mind, to ask for real forgiveness or try to right the big wrong he did to Rihanna or the bigger problems that wrong created in society.

I’m all for forgiveness. It just has to be earned, and he hasn’t earned it.

Yes, exactly.

(via drunkengenius-deactivated201305)

canigetfrieswiththat:

Puppies that have fallen asleep while eating

(Source: jehovahspenis, via northerndelight)

I was going to write a post about why Chronicle is the best superhero origin film since the original Superman, but then I saw Maggie Gallagher on this morning’s Up with Chris Hayes and my brain broke.

But seriously, the movie is a spectacular argument against the continued raid on the comic book back catalog. It was refreshing and exhilarating to watch characters try to deal with new, terrifying powers without already knowing what was going to happen next. Also, two of the three main actors, Michael B. Jordan and Dane DeHaan, deserve to be big stars. Big stars. Jordan has got to be the most charismatic actor of his generation, and it was quite disturbing how much I felt like I knew what was going on inside the head of the main character. Always weird to realize you would probably also have gone villainous had you been given the chance at 15.

And here ends my semi-cryptic capsule film review.

mollycrabapple:

Christmas at Zuccotti Park.  Poster by me.  Photo by #ows librarian Stephen Boyer.

Happy Day 100.

mollycrabapple:

Christmas at Zuccotti Park.  Poster by me.  Photo by #ows librarian Stephen Boyer.

Happy Day 100.

This year’s holiday party bacchanalia period completely wiped me out, but when a friend told me that he wanted us to do something tonight that would merit this song as the soundtrack, I could not resist. I guess I’ll do all my sleeping next week.

notsonewhere:

superseventies:

Writers Angela Davis and Toni Morrison. 

Oh my god what do you think they’re talking about?!

Incapable of comment. Too much awesome.

notsonewhere:

superseventies:

Writers Angela Davis and Toni Morrison. 

Oh my god what do you think they’re talking about?!

Incapable of comment. Too much awesome.

(Source: vintageanchorbooks)

melissa:

This is Grizabella.

!!!!!

melissa:

This is Grizabella.

!!!!!

melissa:

“Because nothing says revolution like a trucker hat.”

Now, now, I&#8217;m sure that the revolution would get a HUGE boost if Ashton Kutcher wore one of these on Two and a Half Men.

melissa:

“Because nothing says revolution like a trucker hat.”

Now, now, I’m sure that the revolution would get a HUGE boost if Ashton Kutcher wore one of these on Two and a Half Men.

(via charlesmonaco)

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