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.
Photograph by Cristina Garcia Rodero, Magnum Photos
United States—Behind a theater window at Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Nikki Chickonski swims through swirling bubbles. Strategically placed air hoses allow the mermaids to take in lungfuls of air, then perform unencumbered by scuba tanks.From National Geographic Feb 2014 issue, Visions of Earth
I love this
"you come here often?"
"hey baby did it hurt when you fell from heaven-"
"FAVOR THE BOW, EH? I’M A SWORD MAN MYSELF"
"hey let me buy you a drin-"
"LET ME GUESS: SOMEONE STOLE YOUR SWEET ROLL?"
"I LIKE SHORTS! THEY’RE COMFY AND EASY TO WEAR!"
"SOMETIMES, I DREAM ABOUT CHEESE"
If you watch the entire ad, you’ll see that at the end it says, “You’re not you when you’re hungry.”
So this is actually pretty unsettling.
pumpkin spice candles soon
pumpkin lattes soon
We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there.
Everyone has their own love language. That’s one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned. (via decalf)
tumblr is currently a place for people not at comic-con to sit and wait for pictures of comic-con to be posted. then cry about how we are not at comic-con.
The amazing amberarden as ” Snowbafett”
She was such a doll!
So Snowbafett sent someone to get pictures of a target’s office and house, and she’s sitting around waiting for the enlargements, singing “some day my prints will come”.