Ahem… so I heard about this new drama premiering soon. And, well, I’d like to share why I’m so excited…
Okay so maybe it’s just all about seeing the two boys on the left on screen doing ridiculous things. If people get to write horrible Twilight fanfic then I get to have my stupid fangirl crush on these out-of-my-league boys who live on a different continent and don’t even speak my language. Totally so much more plausible than sparkly vampires.
Last one from this guy. Love these vinyls. Check the collection out here.
1) Roger Ebert wrote a damn good post on the most recent racist bullshit to come out of Arizona (what the fuck is wrong with that place?) and I don’t think he could have said it better:
The hard-won social struggles of the 1960s and before have fundamentally altered the feelings most of us breathe, and we have evolved, and that is how America will survive. We are all in this together.
There’s some powerful stuff in that essay. Give it a read, it won’t take more than five minutes.
2) Along the same lines, I think that what the media and even Obama is doing to one of the last remaining real journalists Helen Thomas is shameful. There’s a difference between thinking that the Israel’s recent escalation in violence is unjustified and being anti-semitic. Israel is a country run by a government with a specific foreign policy, Judaism is a religion and/or Jewishness is a culture. It’s like saying “I HATE ALL AMERICA(NS)” versus “I disagree with U.S. foreign policy, but the people and their burgers are alright”. But whatever, there is no room for nuance in today’s politics or mass media anymore.
3) I recently read Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians for class. In it, there is a small rural settlement which is swept up in the distant government’s quest to find and eliminate all the “barbarians” in the land who are plotting some sort of rebellion. They instead gather up (then) peaceful nomads and fishermen and torture the fuck out of them in an attempt to “get information”. But in reality, (SPOILER ALERT! although I find the moral kind of predictable) there were no “barbarians”, unless, of course, you count the torturers themselves.
Did you catch that? The barbarians were not coming.
And now what shall become of us without any barbarians?
They were, those people, a kind of solution.