L: 24 YEARS, LIVING THE DREAM

NO YOU JUST SPUR OF THE MOMENT BOUGHT A TEMPURPEDIC BED

You know, my evil roommate moved out and took literally my entire cleaning supply collection, so I had to go to Target to re-stock.

And there’s a mattress store right next to my target.

One of my favorite things about being an adult is that I have the ability to make these totally irresponsible decisions now and have it not destroy my life for the next year.

It kind of reminds me of last month when we decided “let’s just book a cruise” so we did.

unrepentantwarriorpriest:

jakehellrose:

gnarville:

Proof that Bill Murray really is the most interesting man in the world.

That’s why I love this guy.

Well played sir, well played.

dailyactress:

Barbra Streisand as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly ! (1969)

dailyactress:

Barbra Streisand as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly ! (1969)

Friday, August 29, 2014

casualblessings:

May you have enough money to pay your bills this month with a little extra left over for a bit of fun.

I’m still really upset and angry. He did it once, the camera happened to be on him, he did it once and I think it’s the funniest joke that’s ever been on our show. - Michael Schur (x)
the-star-card:

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:







Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:


I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

Wow. I’m not really a Taylor fan, but I’m glad this was pointed out.

the-star-card:

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

Wow. I’m not really a Taylor fan, but I’m glad this was pointed out.

andrewgiggles:

take me to ikea but not in a bullshit 500 days of summer way but just bc im passionate about swedish design and reasonable prices 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Full bus and this girl feels that her bag needs a seat. 

Things that send me into a blind rage.

Full bus and this girl feels that her bag needs a seat.

Things that send me into a blind rage.

dailyactress:

Emma Stone - ‘Birdman’ premiere 71st Venice FF in Venice, Italy 08/27/14

dailyactress:

Emma Stone - ‘Birdman’ premiere 71st Venice FF in Venice, Italy 08/27/14

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
 
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