I go offline for one day and suddenly there’s so much new Sherlock material that I feel like giving up and not even trying to catch up. :-P
trying to get off tumblr
"Texas, where one in four people have no health care and Gov. Rick Perry proudly resists extending the Medicaid helping hand to the working poor, would be the leading backwater in this Dixie of Despair. In the 11 states of the old Confederacy, only Arkansas and Tennessee are now open to Medicaid expansion.
The South, already the poorest region in the country, with all the attendant problems, would acquire another distinction — a place where, if you were sick and earned just enough money that you didn’t qualify for traditional Medicare, you might face the current system’s version of a death panel.”
what really grinds my gears about the argument that POC people can’t be in a movie/novel/game because it’s not “historically accurate”
is the fact that white actors/characters/portrayals have invaded settings where it doesn’t make sense for them to be (see: every painting of Jesus Christ ever) and nobody seems to have a problem with that
there’s a movie coming out next year, its a “”“”gritty reboot”“”” of the story of noah’s ark, and guess who’s playing noah?
did you guess russel crowe, a forty-something white man? just a reminder that the bible was written in the middle east, way before anything even remotely resembling a trade route to europe existed. it does not make sense for a white actor to be playing this part.
it’s not historically accurate, but nobody cares.
and yet there is a massive uproar every time somebody suggests that the media should have more POC characters in fantasy/science fiction/”historical” movies. tell me that’s not racist.
"boy i’m in a great mood!"
"oh, please. you can’t REALLY be in a great mood. there are people out there who just got raises. people just got married. people are being reunited with their families right now. how dare you say you’re happy."
The equivalent of someone saying you can’t be sad because other people have it worse than you.
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Chan Hwee Chong [video]
And for all these reasons, I’ve decided to scalp you, and burn your village to the ground.
"How to Open a Can without a Can Opener"
The single most useful thing I have ever learned from youtube. Damn.
this is so fucking amazing
and guess what
cat gonna survive too