As your mayor, there’s nothing I’d like to do more today than to wish you a Merry Christmas like the town’s page-a-day calendar says and celebrate with friends and family. However, I already did that yesterday, and the fact that Christmas is supposedly happening two days in a row is something…
Baby boomer facts
- Most baby boomers were working class
- Working class people didn’t start any wars
- Working class people didn’t “ruin the economy”
- Most baby boomers don’t have a degree
- Unemployed working class baby boomers find it almost impossible to get rehired. Unemployable at 50 they face decades of scraping by and government dependence
- Most baby boomers will be poorer in old age than their parents were
get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.
please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.
It is safe to say that I will not be going to watch the weird gross whitewashing mess that is Exodous…
To be fair, even in Prince of Egypt almost all the voice actors were white. But there is a sizable difference between the unseen voices behind brown characters and the live action white hero/brown servant insanity of this Exodus.
Also Prince of Egypt has Ofra Haza and Brian Stokes Mitchell singing, so it’s pretty much better than everything else anyway!
I already liked Old Economy Steve. So, it was only natural I’d like the Scumbag Baby Boomer meme as well.
I don’t know whether I should laugh or cry.
the truth, it burns
IT’S CLASS NOT GENERATION
"My generation has collected more wealth than any group of people in the history of the world"
wow your generation were all upper class north american white people who are rich now?
Can we stop referring to the vocal minority of people born after the war who went on to assume positions of power in society as though they represent everyone who was born between 1946 and 1964?
The was also a baby boom among poor folks who didn’t end up with shit
We don’t need to justify ourselves to anyone. We don’t need a reason to be queer. Maybe we were born this way, maybe we weren’t. Maybe sexuality is fluid for some people and not for others. It’s totally irrelevant either way. The message we need to send to heterosexists is not that our sexuality was foisted upon us and that they should be “tolerant” and “understanding”. The message is: our sexuality is perfectly valid and none of your business, we offer you no excuses, and we are never going away.
Like if there’s one major criticism I can level at fandom culture it’s that fandom culture is GREAT at doing character analysis but SHIT at doing analysis of any other kind because it’s allergic to the idea that anything might be symbolic, ever. You can see that on TV Tropes where there’s this air of smug superiority, this air of “Well maybe the AUTHOR just REALLY meant the CURTAINS to be BLUE hnn hnn hnn hnn dumb lit crit professor doesn’t know anything [goes back to fantasizing about Rei Ayanami]”
But Tony Stark, hypermasculine Tony Stark, comes back from being captured and one of the first things he does is he is PENETRATED BY HIS FEMALE SECRETARY. He is rendered helpless and his chest is opened up and she penetrates him
AND THAT IS SO INTERESTING AND IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT I THINK FANDOM CULTURE IS GENERALLY VERY GOOD AT DEALING WITH
Q:Are you a writer ?
For this typography assignment we had to create a personal “saint” and create a gothic quarto manuscript. It took foreverrrrr, but it turned out nice. Also, using the gold leaf stuff was pretty cool.
The story reads as follows:
Born into a dreadfully plain existence, Insomnigaia was just a normal girl. Living a humble life, she tended to her studies, and little else. She would often sleep very little, or not at all, due to frequently being pressed with tasks and deadlines. On the nights that she could actually get some sleep, her dreams ran rampant with insanity. Whether vivid nightmares or lucid fantasies, she always woke up feeling lost. She always wanted to explore the world, see new places, and embrace other cultures as seen in these dreams. Her chance finally came after years and years of waiting, and she could not have been more excited. Unfortunately for her, however, she never reached her destination and ended up in a shipwreck while en route. She died forever wondering what life could have been like. It is said that a well near her old house can transport people to exciting new lands, but the myth seems to serve as more of a warning. Those who looked into the well met untimely demises shortly after; yet drinking the water, if one can retrieve it without looking, is said to cure bad migraines and sleeping problems.
like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this
there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means seeing the world as an awful place
that idealism is— easy, i guess. butterflies and sunshine and love are easy things to have in your head.
but i’ve known since i was fifteen that idealism— faith in humanity— optimism— is the most difficult thing in the entire world.
i constantly struggle to have faith in humanity, because it’s really, really easy to lose it. it’s easy to look at the news and go “what were you expecting? of course humans behave this way.” it’s easy to see the world and go “ugh, there’s no hope there.” and the years when i believed that were easy. miserable— but easy.
it is hard work to see the good in people. it is hard work to hope. it is hard work to keep faith and love and joy and appreciation for beauty in my daily life.
and when moviemakers and tv producers and writers go “omg!!! all characters are selfish and act poorly and don’t love each other, nothing ever happens that is happy or good, that’s so much more realistic, that’s so much more adult”
no, it’s not
it’s the most childish thing i can imagine.