When I was a kid, I used to run home from school to watch my favorite TV shows. One of them, was this British television program that ran on WTTW, (the PBS station in Chicago). It was a quirky science fiction show about a time traveller called the Doctor. He and his companions whisked around space and time in a blue phone booth looking thing called a Police Box.
The year was 1980. The show was called Doctor Who, and I, was hooked.
The Doctor at that time was played by an actor named Tom Baker, who wore a ridiculously long scarf. I decided I needed a long scarf too. I wrote a letter to some long forgotten address I obtained, and received a knitting pattern for the scarf. I somehow talked my grandmother into making one for me. It was awesome. Even though I was ridiculed mercilessly by my peers for wearing it, my love for the 4th Doctor and his adventures never diminished.
Well, it just so happens that 2013 is the 50th year anniversary of Doctor Who. It’s the longest running science fiction television series in the world.
This is my homage to those days from my youth. Days that were filled with countless hours spent watching Doctor Who and pretending that I too, could travel in space and time.
Words are hard.
sansaswift said: I wanna see it so baaaaaaaad
I will say this about Spring Breakers: it’s not perfect.
As a film, it’s hypnotic, delirious, and strange. The montage-y, fractured storyline approach is equal parts fascinating and mind-wandering-ly dull.
IT ANNOYS ME TO NO END THAT PEOPLE GET ALL UP IN ARMS WHEN SOMEONE TALKS ABOUT FEMINISM AND THEY GET THAT LOOK IN THEIR EYE LIKE “OH GOD HERE WE GO AGAIN” YEAH HERE WE FUCKING GO AGAIN I’M GOING TO BEAT YOU WITH A BOX OF TAMPONS AND SOME BRAS IF YOU KEEP PATRONIZING A MOVEMENT THAT EXISTS BECAUSE YOU ROLL YOUR EYES WHEN I TALK ABOUT EQUALITY
Native American student is fined and denied her diploma after wearing an eagle feather on her cap at graduation from a school in Alabama.
For all the white hipsters who get huffy about how they don’t get to wear headdresses when really they are just whining about not getting to wear headdresses without getting shit for it… THIS. THIS RIGHT HERE IS WHY. Because it is all kinds of fucked up to appropriate someone’s culture while people FROM that culture have not just been historically punished for expressing their culture, but often face active and contemporary harassment. Your penalty for wearing an Eagle feather is getting called out and being seen as an insensitive asshole. This young woman’s penalty is having her high school diploma ransomed for $1,000.
Yeah, I read this last night and flipped. This is some backwards bullshit.
I seriously hate that I woke up in a world where shit like this happens constantly.
Because I just can’t let such a good idea go to waste (and since now it’s actually February): Sparks McGee Valentine’s Day cards! Or, any day cards, really. Valentine’s Day is overrated.
(Thanks to my friend Jesse for the last two phrases.)
THESE ARE AMAZING!!!!