usually comments sections fill me with dread and shame and loathing, but i have found a set of comments sections that i truly enjoy: comments on US weekly articles. (“articles.”) they are full of people who feel like they genuinely know and connect with the mentioned celebrities and give them well-intentioned advice designed to make their lives better. (yes, there are people calling them sluts and ugly and untalented, but they are usually drowned out by people talking about them like they are friends from high school or distant relatives.) it is somewhat heart warming to think of people considering how mariah carey can really live her best life and be as happy as possible. because i also want mariah carey to live her best life and be as happy as possible!
This is how I’m celebrating Women’s Equality Day, guys. Let’s all make life fixing to-do lists.
i don’t know how this happened but it appears that i am genuinely invested in the bachelor-industrial complex. i had real emotions upon finding out who the next bachelor will be (chris the farmer, yay!). these shows are legitimately awful and promote the most antiquated gender roles - the only way it could be worse is if all the women were expected to wear corsets. i’m pretty disappointed in myself but also excited about upcoming mindless tv time.
Foggy thunderstorm from my office window http://ift.tt/1tGZdCe
'Step Up': Why The Dance Franchise Is Secretly Amazing | Billboard -
I have to stress the importance of silliness in the Step Up franchise. These movies are technically “dramas,” and there are always moments two-thirds of the way through when the hero believes that, as hard as they have danced, their dancing didn’t go hard enough. No one should ever take the plot of a Step Up movie seriously, though, because the franchise’s creators (including long-running producer Adam Shankman and original director Jon M. Chu) certainly don’t. In Step Up world, all of life’s problems can be solved by a nice crew pulling off cool stunts. You can pull off expert choreography on top of cars, in science labs, in art galleries and in office buildings. And the tempo of the music is never, ever slow.
also fascinating that in this edition of step up incorporated a very strong steampunk aesthetic while still incorporating the traditional “exposed midriff” theme of the previous step up movies.
(my 17,000th post was about beyonce and feminism - seems about right.)
"I feel like grading Beyonce’s feminism is mental masturbation that doesn’t accomplish much. Because here’s the thing. If the consensus is that Bey (or anyone else) is a bad feminist because they aren’t perfect or consistent …. what effect does that actually have on the world? What change does it create?" - Roxane Gay
there are several women who cannot correctly remember their emails, so i get their shipping confirmations for a new set of kitchen cabinets, their invitations to bible study group, or even emails from their grandparents. today, i got this:
Congratulations on your engagement and your upcoming wedding! It was really great speaking with you this morning, Teravista would be delighted to host your wedding and be a part of your special day! Friday, October 24th and Sunday, October 26th are currently available.
As we discussed, if you choose to move forward with having your wedding and reception here, I’d be happy to discount the rental to $1200.00. If you decide to just have your reception at The Ranch House, the rental price will be $800.00. This includes our tables, chairs, standard white linens, and our staff setting up and tearing down the setup.
If you would like to view pictures of The Ranch House or show friends and family, please follow the link below:
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We think you will agree The Ranch House has a special uniqueness and charm that you won’t find at other venues! Again, we would love to help make your day so special!
so today has been declared official beyonce appreciation day and we’re supposed to stay home from work, watch that performance a few more times, and practice our killer dance moves - right?
I cried. C cried. This is a beyonce appreciation household.
and i have food restrictions of my own and greatly appreciate when others are aware and accommodating of them.
but sometimes i just want to say “i want to go to the all you can eat korean bbq place where all they serve is meat.”
whosebob said: Will you be watching the Jennie Garth Project on HGTV?
thank you for doing the work of a hero by letting me know about this. yes i will be watching it. did you see this picture?
Tuskegee Study official recruitment letter.
The “special free treatment” was, in fact, nothing of the sort. The researchers conducted various examinations, including spinal taps, not to treat syphilis but just to see what its effects were. In fact, by the 1950s it was well established that a shot of penicillin would fully cure early-stage syphilis. Not only were the men not offered this life-saving treatment, the researchers conspired to be sure they didn’t find out about it, getting local doctors to agree that if any of the study subjects came in they wouldn’t tell them they had syphilis or that a cure was available.
The abusive nature of this study is obvious (letting men die slow deaths that could have been easily prevented, just for the sake of scientific curiosity) and shows the ways that racism can influence researchers’ evaluations of what is acceptable risk and whose lives matter. The Tuskegee experiment was a major cause for the emergence of human subjects protection requirements and oversight of federally-funded research once the study was exposed in the early 1970s. (Sociological Images)