A man was arrested for killing a little girl and spent almost nine years of his life in prison, part of that on death row. And he was innocent.
Guns can be scary: because they, like, shoot and kill things. When a
liberal comedian walks into a gun range and meets two Jews, a fashion designer,
and a black redneck, watch how he kills ‘em with laughter.
If actor Terry Crews looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen him flexing his pecs in movies and TV shows like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Arrested Development.” Or maybe you remember him from his stint with the NFL. Either way, it’s not like you have to be besties with him to enjoy this epic Old Spice commercial gif:
Pec flexing, Old Spice, and NFL pretty much scream “tough guy,” right? So it’s kinda heartbreaking to hear Terry explain the origins of his “tough guy” persona in this interview.
One of the many, many things I like about this video is that it’s a nice reminder that women in their 50s are just as capable of being total bad-asses as women in their 20s. Geena Davis is a member of Mensa, and an Olympics archery team semi-finalist. She’s not putting up with any more stereotypes of women and girls in the media.
If you ignore the demand she makes at 1:31, you might just end up like the poor paparazzo at 1:11.
NOTE TO SELF: Don’t let my 5-year-old watch “Pulp Fiction.” Also, don’t let him watch the “Star Wars” prequels — not because they are violent, but because they are just AWFUL. But also because they are pointlessly violent. But the awfulness is the bigger factor on that one, honestly. I digress.
Here’s a reason to be careful about what your kids watch. (I actually use this site all the time.)
This is not to say we should shelter our children from all violence. They are growing up in a real world where real violence happens every day. But there’s a difference between cartoon violence and Silence of the Lambs, ya know? You could share this if you are a fan of children not taking out hits on stuffed animals. Your call though.
Even the biggest cynic has to admit that this guy is passionate about our planet. And the more people we can get to share his passion, the better off we’ll be.
ARE YOU READY FOR REEF FACTS?
- The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, but it has lost over 50% of its coral cover in less than 30 years. Experts predict that it could lose ANOTHER 50% in the next 10. (Which is why Leo is so fired up.)
- The three main causes for this decline are mostly climate-related: storm damage (48%), the crown-of-thorns starfish, which eats coral (42%), and coral bleaching (10%).
- Despite this bleak outlook, the Australian government is now introducing a new threat to the reef that could be the final nail in its coffin: opening it up to be the next one-stop shop for coal and gas exports. This will mean dredging of up to 100 million tons of Great Barrier Reef seabed, the construction of four megaports alongside the Great Barrier Reef (including the world’s largest coal port), and an estimated 7,400 ships crisscrossing the fragile reef every year by 2020.
When she started pointing out sexism in video games, she got bombarded with rape threats and death threats. But here she is on “Colbert,” telling it like it is and giving not a single you-know-what.
So yeah, video games should try and include all sorts of people. Totally reasonable right? And yet, not only has she been threatened with rape and murder for saying such reasonable things, she’s been driven out of her house and forced to cancel a talk in Utah because someone threatened a massacre and the police couldn’t prevent people from bringing guns into the building where she was speaking because of the state’s open carry laws. What’s been happening to her is basically the worst. And yet, here she is on “The Colbert Report.” That’s way more than can be said for any of her haters.
If you agree that women should be able to talk about video games without getting harassed and having their lives threatened, you might want to share this.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CANADIANS ONLY: You folks up north can watch the full episode featuring this interview here.
“I have no idea where this guy got off thinking it was acceptable devoting one paragraph to my politics and three to my appearance.”
This video is just a hit parade of quotable sound bites. Her stories of growing up as “the smart one” (3:00), telling off a music critic, struggling with major body image issues (5:15), and learning to take up space as a tall, emotional, complex woman are so, so great. Beauty, honesty, and wisdom abound — just press play!
So why is a woman in her underwear to talk about the difficulty of being judged on her appearance? The makers of this video are interested in exploring how style really comes from within. And I think it’s an act of bravery and vulnerability to bare and share her body in the process of discussing how much shame and doubt she’s suffered in relationship to her physical self. What do you think? How do we build a world more comfortable with bodies — by showing more or showing less?
While the news coverage of the Boston Marathon attack is still fresh in our minds, here’s some candid analysis of how well some TV journalists did. Only suitable for work if you’re wearing headphones!
just keep it real: No one feels ready to take on the world in mismatched underwear! To some extent, women of color have dealt with that their whole
lives, and it’s not by choice.
designer had enough. She created a fabulous product that allows women of
multiple shades to celebrate the skin they’re in.