I'll tumble 4 ya.

Aug 30

Dreamed I was a writer for John Oliver’s show. In my dream, the team was diverse: half women and a number were POC. For some reason, I decided working with him wasn’t enough and I seduced him (don’t ask me! I’m only slightly attracted to him when I’m awake).

Aug 29

[video]

newyorker:

Margaret  Talbot on the cover of a fiftieth-anniversary edition of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”:

“Dahl’s young characters always have agency; their magic powers or ingenious schemes—what their adult overlords consider misbehavior—always save the day. The Modern Classics cover has not a whiff of this validation of childish imagination; instead, it seems to imply a deviant adult audience.”

newyorker:

Margaret  Talbot on the cover of a fiftieth-anniversary edition of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”:

“Dahl’s young characters always have agency; their magic powers or ingenious schemes—what their adult overlords consider misbehavior—always save the day. The Modern Classics cover has not a whiff of this validation of childish imagination; instead, it seems to imply a deviant adult audience.”

(Source: newyorker.com)

"I don’t really think about her that much. I mean, obviously I’m a fan of her early work which both satirized and celebrated the youth culture’s obsession with sex, but I do wonder as a third-wave feminist if it’s even possible for women to reclaim their sexuality in this deeply entrenched patriarchal society, or if claiming to do so is just a lie we tell ourselves so we can more comfortably cater to the male gaze."

- Diane Nguyen
(BoJack Horseman Season 1, Episode 3)

” — hoping someone does a gif set with this quote

(Source: thelonliestkk)

Conversations in the first half of The Congress happen to her, with men spouting monologues about their early lives or breaking down for her the mistakes she made in her career. The film opens to Wright quietly crying as her agent Al (Harvey Keitel) berates her for her faulty decision-making. These men want what’s best for her, you see. They just want to profit off her as well. (via Review: The Congress | Slackerwood)

Conversations in the first half of The Congress happen to her, with men spouting monologues about their early lives or breaking down for her the mistakes she made in her career. The film opens to Wright quietly crying as her agent Al (Harvey Keitel) berates her for her faulty decision-making. These men want what’s best for her, you see. They just want to profit off her as well.
(via Review: The Congress | Slackerwood)

smartgirlsattheparty:

whocutsyourjib:

Working on a coloring book

Amy P. and Beyonce by Smart Girl Miden :)

smartgirlsattheparty:

whocutsyourjib:

Working on a coloring book

Amy P. and Beyonce by Smart Girl Miden :)

Aug 28

[video]

If We Gave Men the Same Rape Advice We Give Women, Here's How Absurd It Would Sound - Mic

emailsfromthedccc:

INT. HOUSE ON DGA HILL - DAY
ANNOUNCER (V/O): Hey kids! What time is it? KIDS (V/O): POLLING BEAR TIME! ANNOUNCER (V/O): That’s right!
JINGLE: I love you, you love me/Money’s our dem-o-cra-cy/With a million emails sent from me to you/won’t you opt for One Click too?
Polling Bear enters with kids.
POLLING BEAR: Hey kids! KIDS: HEY POLLING BEAR! POLLING BEAR: How are you today? BILLY: I’m sad, Polling Bear. POLLING BEAR: Oh no! Why’s that? BILLY: I’m concerned we won’t be able to effectively counter the negative ads being run this very second in key swing states by the GOP! POLLING BEAR: Don’t be sad, Billy! We have a chance to shut down the Tea Party and win even in Southern states!Kids gasp. SUZY: You mean states like Georgia and Florida and even South Carolina? POLLING BEAR: That’s right! BILLY: But how, Polling Bear? POLLING BEAR: Well, Billy, it’s all up to your parents. SUZY: Our parents? POLLING BEAR: That’s right, Suzy. We need your parents to come up with $50,000 by midnight tomorrow, or else!Kids gasp. SUZY: Or else what? POLLING BEAR: That’s not for me to say, Suzy. But at a minimum, conservative policies will render their jobs obsolete and their savings worthless, and your personal autonomy as a woman will be outlawed!Kids gasp. STEVEY: Polling Bear, my dad says you’re wrong about this, that only the markets can create jobs and prosperity, and that free birth control is for women who can’t keep it in their pants. POLLING BEAR: Your dad sounds like a real asshole, Stevey.Kids gasp. BILLY: So what do we do, Polling Bear? POLLING BEAR: Why, get your parents to donate, of course! SUZY: But isn’t political fundraising a race to the bottom that perpetuates our broken legislative system and enslaves progressive candidates to the same forces pushing the policies we’re campaigning against?Polling Bear pauses for 45 seconds. POLLING BEAR: No! STEVEY: This all sounds great, Polling Bear, but do you have this same information in a shorter, more easily digestible, really garish format that I can read on my daily commute, and then fourteen further times during the day? POLLING BEAR: I sure do!Kids cheer. POLLING BEAR: Now gather ‘round, kids - let’s all sign this birthday card to President Obama! SUZY: Why? POLLING BEAR: God dammit, Suzy.
ANNOUNCER (V/O): Next week, on Polling Bear…
INT. HOUSE ON DGA HILL - NIGHT
Polling Bear pulls up FiveThirtyEight on his iPad. POLLING BEAR: It’s storytime, kids! Tonight, I’ll tell you the tale of how Nate Silver slew the Giant Kentucky Turtle… SUZY: I think you’re misrepresenting Nate Silver’s conclusions about this race, Polling Bear. POLLING BEAR: Suzy, if you could just shut the fuck up for five seconds.
Cut to commercial.

emailsfromthedccc:

INT. HOUSE ON DGA HILL - DAY

ANNOUNCER (V/O): Hey kids! What time is it?
KIDS (V/O): POLLING BEAR TIME!
ANNOUNCER (V/O): That’s right!

JINGLE: I love you, you love me/Money’s our dem-o-cra-cy/With a million emails sent from me to you/won’t you opt for One Click too?

Polling Bear enters with kids.

POLLING BEAR: Hey kids!
KIDS: HEY POLLING BEAR!
POLLING BEAR: How are you today?
BILLY: I’m sad, Polling Bear.
POLLING BEAR: Oh no! Why’s that?
BILLY: I’m concerned we won’t be able to effectively counter the negative ads being run this very second in key swing states by the GOP!
POLLING BEAR: Don’t be sad, Billy! We have a chance to shut down the Tea Party and win even in Southern states!
Kids gasp.
SUZY: You mean states like Georgia and Florida and even South Carolina?
POLLING BEAR: That’s right!
BILLY: But how, Polling Bear?
POLLING BEAR: Well, Billy, it’s all up to your parents.
SUZY: Our parents?
POLLING BEAR: That’s right, Suzy. We need your parents to come up with $50,000 by midnight tomorrow, or else!
Kids gasp.
SUZY: Or else what?
POLLING BEAR: That’s not for me to say, Suzy. But at a minimum, conservative policies will render their jobs obsolete and their savings worthless, and your personal autonomy as a woman will be outlawed!
Kids gasp.
STEVEY: Polling Bear, my dad says you’re wrong about this, that only the markets can create jobs and prosperity, and that free birth control is for women who can’t keep it in their pants.
POLLING BEAR: Your dad sounds like a real asshole, Stevey.
Kids gasp.
BILLY: So what do we do, Polling Bear?
POLLING BEAR: Why, get your parents to donate, of course!
SUZY: But isn’t political fundraising a race to the bottom that perpetuates our broken legislative system and enslaves progressive candidates to the same forces pushing the policies we’re campaigning against?
Polling Bear pauses for 45 seconds.
POLLING BEAR: No!
STEVEY: This all sounds great, Polling Bear, but do you have this same information in a shorter, more easily digestible, really garish format that I can read on my daily commute, and then fourteen further times during the day?
POLLING BEAR: I sure do!
Kids cheer.
POLLING BEAR: Now gather ‘round, kids - let’s all sign this birthday card to President Obama!
SUZY: Why?
POLLING BEAR: God dammit, Suzy.

ANNOUNCER (V/O): Next week, on Polling Bear…

INT. HOUSE ON DGA HILL - NIGHT

Polling Bear pulls up FiveThirtyEight on his iPad.
POLLING BEAR: It’s storytime, kids! Tonight, I’ll tell you the tale of how Nate Silver slew the Giant Kentucky Turtle…
SUZY: I think you’re misrepresenting Nate Silver’s conclusions about this race, Polling Bear.
POLLING BEAR: Suzy, if you could just shut the fuck up for five seconds.

Cut to commercial.

“I’ve never seen a film like Wild where the woman ends up with no man, no money, no family, no opportunity, but she still has a happy ending.” — How Wild Saved a ‘Lost’ Reese Witherspoon — Vulture