I’m from Middle Earth. Apparently.
"WHY IS EVERYTHING A RECTANGLE"
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?
Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?
So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.
Hence why in the US there are occasionally insults on TV or the like with “Spaz” or, on MST3K in particular, “Spaz Attack.” I used to use it myself back in the earlier AT4W episodes, but people soon corrected me and I don’t use it anymore. And I’m sure Al won’t, either. ^_^
"… and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end."
Here’s to book seven. Here’s to the years of anticipation before it and the years of discussion in its wake. Here’s to the boy who lived and how he changed everything.
And here’s to you, if you know that “the very end” isn’t happening anytime soon.
A very important melty, hurty, yearnful story by our own Claire Comstock-Gay, who you may better know as Madame Clairevoyant. This is her first published piece of fiction!
This is sooooo gooooood I’m so glad I read it.
Hair length update: It’s long enough to feel it hit my face. This pleases the Garrett.
That last face.
You look like a cartoon choopacabra that just spotted a goat complaining about high blood pressure.
fun fact: you don’t cure depression by telling me i have nothing to be sad about
another fun fact: you dont cure anxiety by just getting up and doing whatever it is that makes you anxious
Black men your emotions matter
your mental health matters
your physical health matters
your livelihood matters
do you know how much better black men would do if this was told to them throughout their childhood rather than being demonized by everyone
Hey, do you love YouTube?
Maybe you’ve heard about this thing called Net Neutrality.
It’s the idea that once you’ve paid for your internet service, you should have equal access to the entire internet: from your favorite independent YouTube creators and to streaming services like Netflix or Hulu.
But internet service providers (ISPs) want that to end. They want to be able to charge the content creators to get onto your computer screens: a service that you’ve already paid for.
This is a big week in the fight to preserve Net Neutrality.
The FCC’s public comment period ends Friday (July 18th) at midnight.
Tell the FCC that you love YouTube. Tell them about how independent video creators have enriched your life and remind them that it was made possible by Net Neutrality.
Remember, you have until tomorrow night to sign the petition!