Yesterday my mom posted a picture on Facebook of my 5 year old brother Sam wearing a pair of shoes he picked out for his first day of preschool.
She explained to him in the store that they were really made for girls. Sam then told her that he didn’t care and that “ninjas can wear pink shoes too.”
Sam went to preschool and got several compliments on his new shoes. Not one kid said anything negative toward him about it.
However, my mom received about 20 comments on the photo from various family members saying how “wrong” it is and how “things like this will affect him socially” and, put most eloquently by my great aunt, “that shit will turn him gay.”
My mom then deleted the photo and told Sam that he can wear whatever he wants to preschool, that it’s his decision. If he wants to wear pink shoes, he can wear pink shoes.
Sam then explained to her that he didn’t like them because they were pink, he liked them because they were “made out of zebras” and zebras are his favorite animal :)
What does it say about society when a group of adults could stand to take a lesson in humanity from a class of preschoolers?Words cannot express how happy this makes me.
Omg forever reblog
Leonardo DiCaprio cut his hand while the cameras were rolling on the set of Django Unchained and kept moving through the scene, never breaking character, and his real-life bloodied hand made it into the final version of the film. During one take of that scene, DiCaprio unintentionally slammed his hand into glass, creating a gash that later required stitches. But that didn’t stop him from doing his job. As his hand bled quite visibly, DiCaprio kept going, even using the hand as a new dramatic prop. At one point he smears his bloodied hand over Broomhilda’s face in an act of evil dominance. And Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) looks horrified as he does it. (Perhaps Washington wasn’t acting!) And that was the take that director Quentin Tarantino kept in the film. (Source)
this man really wants his goddamn oscar
Only recently did I learn of the longstanding feud between Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino. This was a result of internet research I did after seeing a preview for Tarantino’s new movie Django Unchained, and after a dear friend sent me a link to Lee’s refusal to see the movie because it…
Playing Angry Birds after discussing what I liked about Django Unchained…
Dad: You hate the white birds.. You hate everything white don’t you?
Emery: So you hate the clouds?? …you hate God’s shirt???
I’ve wanted to bone you since the first time I laid eyes on you.
Me: So I’ve… oh wait nvm.
Me: I’m mad willing to share shit but always forget that other people don’t always wanna hear about what’s going on in my body..
Jude: I always love our talks.
BJ: can I come here back on tuesday?
Rachel: That’s a school day.
R: That’s a school day too.
R: Maybe… Oh wait jojo’s not here.
B: Well, what kind of day do you want me to come?
I hate feeling bitter. I hate the way it feels in my body. An unwanted vibration. So I choose to “not feel it” but I mean, it’s still there. I don’t want or need it but I recognize its existence.
I want to find what’s underneath the bitterness for me and I want to want to work on it.
So I walk into the bathroom - having to pee super hard - and I’m hit with a fowl smell. I look to the toilet, with seat in the upright position and see poo chillin in the bowl. I flush then yell to the boy running around in some tighty spideys (children’s spiderman underwear, use it if you like), “Man, flush the daggon toilet!”
I don’t hear a response. So I go to him and say, “You gotta flush the toilet, man. That is just nasty!”
To which he replies, “I didn’t do that.”
“You didn’t do that? So you’re saying your mom did that?”
I respond, to the only male in the house, ”Your mom did that?? Really? She left the toilet seat up too?”
“I don’t believe you, man!”
“You should, I wouldn’t do that!”
…..I try to believe kids, anyone really, who are adamant of their innocence, but really though, that’s far-fetched! She has her own bathroom to leave shits in! Lyin ass kids!
And that threw me off so much I didn’t even get on him about the toilet seat! How he learn that living with women?? That inconsiderate gene is obviously in their nature! Aright I’m done venting…
Haven’t tumbld in a minute but this one I had to share. My nephew loves me, in the weirdest of ways!
Rach: Jo-jo just smelled his sweaty pillow and said “this smells like aunt jessica”. My suggestion, one of you is sweaty.
Rach: I just noticed that wasn’t a suggestion.
Me: Lmao. Sure wasn’t! I’m mad he played me like that tho
Rach: Hes always saying natural smells smell like you
Me: Aww. That makes me smile! I’m not mad anymore
Rach: Lol. Yeah he seems to know your scent. So if you ever get lost…
Too Much Doubt To Execute!!
Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1991. Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row — even though the case against him has fallen apart.
The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, all but two of the state’s non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony.
Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced by police into testifying or signing statements against Troy Davis.One of the two witnesses who has not recanted his testimony is Sylvester “Red” Coles — the principle alternative suspect, according to the defense, against whom there is new evidence implicating him as the gunman. Nine individuals have signed affidavits implicating Sylvester Coles.
An execution date for Troy Davis is scheduled for September 21, 2011.
Tomorrow. They’re going to kill him tomorrow.
This makes me feel so helpless. What can we even do? I mean, no really. What can I do?
The DA is basically the last hope. Sign petition above.
I am sitting in my law school in the Innocence Project office. Our faculty advisor has been in tears all day. I can’t even imagine what Troy’s family is going through.
Signed. It takes all of thirty seconds.
I can’t really respect that new MJB song, 25/8. In it, she’s asking for an extra hour of each day and, if that wasn’t enough, another day of each week because she seems not to feel she has enough time in either of these time periods to love the one who holds her heart. So if the sappiness wasn’t enough for you all, I have to say my outrage doesn’t even stem from that.
What she’s asking is a very bold request of the Almighty. I feel like if you’re gonna be so bold, why not take it a step further? She could ask for the extra days of the month that we all know we deserve!
Let me attempt to illustrate my point with an alternative option to Mary’s chorus:
I need another hour and a day and 32 days in February
*in background* Black History Month
So I can love 25/8/32
You ever notice how much Italians and Ricans love the Yankees? …any exceptions to the rule?