Two girls, one piano. Warning: Awesome.
Oh wow these girls are brilliant.
These girls: 1
Tom Hanks: 0
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor | Johann Sebastian Bach.
I wonder how long it took to practice this shit
DRIFT COMPATIBLE, BABY
Bach would be Hella stoked
Kristen Stewart is having none of your gendered bull shit
kristen is an actual kickass feminist who speaks up aaaall the time and gets so little credit for it
this literally gave me chills.
I’ve never hit the reblog button so fast in my life.
Islamic headscarf 101.
this is really important because I didn’t realize there was a difference and other people should know this
Guh, flawless. Non-Westernised interpretations of the steampunk genre FTW.
I’ve been REALLY wanting to see an Indian take on Steampunk so I am so pleased you have no idea
why does this make me feel mad
Because he’s considered powerful, and she’s considered a whore.
RIP ROBIN 🙏
Made you look!
The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”
"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."
(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.
That bullshit heart surgery example doesn’t even make sense though, does that person think that we’re still doing heart surgery the exact same way we’ve always done heart surgery? As if medicine isn’t constantly changing and updating? Wow it’s almost like people are finding excuses to not have to think critically about the world!
You mean we don’t still take people’s brains out and rub them in salt to dispel the devil and cure headaches? I’m pretty sure that’s established medieval protocol, wouldn’t want to mix things up.
thank you for destroying this nerdshit
I should explain…
This is one of those vivid childhood memories that made such an impression I remember it so well even thirty years later.
I’m about six or seven years old, I suppose, on a scorching hot day at the house of friends of my older brother’s. They’re playing with Star Wars toys in the dust in the back yard, and for once I’m being allowed to join in for lack of other entertainment for me.
I pick up a particular toy – a rough looking bounty hunter type with a helmet and a big staff. I pull at the helmet, it comes off, and to my little girl surprise, underneath are feminine features. I ask one of the boys who it is, and they tell me it is Princess Leia, dressed as Boushh the bounty hunter.
A girl dressed as a boy? Doing boy things?! My young little mind is blown.
And after that when we saw Return of the Jedi on TV, I was always utterly fascinated by that scene – the Princess, not being rescued, but being the rescuer (even if, OK, it did go wrong). The girl doing everything a boy can do.
How much of an impact that little toy made on me really says something – that thirty years later I still remember it vividly. That already at that young age societies ‘norms’ for female behaviour were so ingrained in me that her existence was a shock. That somehow that simple toy, those short scenes in a film, gave me permission to be the tom boy I always was, to look at the world and think ‘I can do anything a boy can.’ A simple but powerful message I’ve carried with me the rest of my life.*
And this is why decent, meaningful female characters in films matter. Why we need Princess Leia, Mara Jade, Padme Amidala, Jaina Solo, Winter, Mirax and all the others. This is why we need Princess Leia dolls in Disney stores (and not just Slave Leia!) and far, far more than that. It’s important because yes, a silly little thing like a toy can spark possibilities in a child’s mind that can change their world for ever.**
*although as I grew up, I of course discovered that it’s not ‘I can do anything a boy can’ but that ‘I should be able to do anything a boy can, but there are a hell of a lot of social barriers in the way’.
**and that’s why we also need more people of colour, both male and female in our franchise and in our toy shops.
|—||person who has never actually seen a musical (via godlesssondheimite)|
Every time the slaying of a Black person by a White person reaches national headlines, I have to repost this graph.
There is always someone who wants to spit that “black on black crime is the real problem” rhetoric (we’ll get into why “black on black crime” is a fake problem in a second). But here’s the thing. When you want to talk about crime and punishment. Black people who are charged of killing other Black people actually face justice. White people who kill black people not only don’t go to prison, the killing is found justifiable at an unbelievably disproportionate rate.
Remember when they said Trayvon looked suspicious in that hoodie? They said Amadou Diallo looked like he had a gun. They said Renisha Mcbride was drunk. Not only are the killings found justifiable in court, the court of public opinion puts these dead black men and women on trial for their own murder.
But about “black on black crime”… Crime is largely about proximity and opportunity. People commit crimes in familiar areas at times that are convenient for them. That is the nature of crime. It’s no secret that people like to live in communities with people who look like them, people who speak their language, people who share their race and ethnicity (example: places like Chinatown, Little Italy, Spanish Harlem, etc.)
Therefore, most crimes against Asians are committed by other Asians. Most crimes against White people are committed by other White people. Most crimes agains Black people are committed by… you guessed it! OTHER BLACK PEOPLE!
"Black on Black crime" is a made up, fictional, false, "problem" used to shift the focus away from White people who get away with killing Black people EVERYDAY.
Stay fully woke.
And here’s a link to the chart above.
The opening scene with the street merchant was completely unscripted. Robin Williams was brought into the sound stage and was asked to stand behind a table that had several objects on it and a bed sheet covering them all. The animators asked him to lift the sheet, and without looking take an object from the table and describe it in character. Much of the material in that recording session was not appropriate for a Disney film.
"Combination hookah and coffee maker, also makes julienne fries! It will not break! It will not- …. it broke."
that line used to just kill me as a kid and now it’s better because it was unscripted and he probably broke the prop
If you dont love Robin Williams you are wrong
Sad that this post is coming back now.
I reblogged this today already but it was before I knew…rest in piece my captain