i’m sick of these rhetorical clickbait headlines
(Source: monsterman, via scaredystark)
Disappointing Popsicle Jokes
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it. —
Stephen Colbert (via jspark3000)
This closed a December 16, 2010 Colbert Report segment, called "Jesus Is a Liberal Democrat" after something Bernie Goldberg said on The O’Reilly Factor:
As a matter of fact, you know, Jesus probably would be, except for one or two issues, a liberal Democrat, if he were around today.
I don’t love the partisanship of the segment, but I’m not surprised that this, the closest I can remember the vocally Christian Colbert coming to breaking character on his show, centers on the humanism of the Gospels.
it is really disingenuous — and harmful to other people with mental illnesses — to shift all the responsibility for your very poor behavior onto your mental illness
But also TCM is off the chain all day tomorrow. Le Joli Mai!! in primetime!!
Happy Birthday Carroll Baker. Here’s my post on one of her best pictures and performances, Something Wild, from a piece I wrote when guest programming for TCM. I was also thrilled to present the picture last year at Telluride with the great (and great friend) director Jack Garfein there to discuss. Jack is powerful, moving and unforgettable — on stage and in real life. And he got a brilliant performance out of his then-wife Baker.
As part of a 24-hour Telluride tribute tomorrow, TCM is re-airing Something Wild at 2pm. I’m at a loss as to how to talk about the film in a way that actually recommends it, in part because it’s remarkable for the traps/tropes it doesn’t fall into. In particular, rape and suicide and abuse trigger warnings apply here, but the film is not lurid or gruesome in its representation of violence (for the most part. Its representation of an underclass can be read sympathetically or skeptically; I tend toward the latter because it’s in keeping with the few tropes (mostly mythic ones) that the film does traffic in).
Most importantly the film retains a tenderness for its heroine throughout. It refuses to uncomplicate her yet never betrays or abandons her. Needless to say, it is a somewhat difficult film—though strictly for emotional reasons, not for arty or formal ones—but it’s completely engrossing. And it’s had a more profound effect on me than most other films I’ve seen.
sometimes people think that the best way to support survivors is to choose them over their abusers no matter how much you liked their abusers or think they are doing good work. this is good but the ACTUAL best way to support survivors is to make sure everybody knows that you NEVER liked their abusers, and think their hair is stupid, and they are dumb
squidlfishous:nickminichino replied to your post:What PLL boy am i? only take into account episodes…i haven’t started watching the show yet but i think the answer is “who cares about the boys on pll”
wrong. again wrong. hasn’t watched the show.
nickminichino we all care about toby
#’care’. #or at least like #EVERYONE has very strong opinions about every boy on pll #normally it’s just hate
i mean i guess that was my point, but i guess i didn’t really understand the question