24 4 / 2014

I just learned yesterday about Normcore.  
Does this disturb anyone else?  The official statement on the trend is that it “encompasses the desire to fit in rather than stand out.”
I don’t buy it, though.  To me, it’s sardonic sartorial commentary, a meta criticism of the unfashionable.  ”Aren’t I hilarious?  I’m wearing mom jeans like a loser!”  
It’s mean-spirited and it epitomizes the worst facet of our generation: our unhealthy love of irony.  
I’m so tired of snark.  I’m bored by improvisers who comment on the scenes they’re in, sarcastic standups, ironic hashtags, and all of it.
Why are we so afraid to be vulnerable and authentic?  To have the courage to honestly say, “this is who I am and what I like” without hiding behind a cloak of irony?  
Sorry to rant.  This is just something that I’ve been thinking about a lot.  Aren’t we better and braver than this?

I just learned yesterday about Normcore.  

Does this disturb anyone else?  The official statement on the trend is that it “encompasses the desire to fit in rather than stand out.”

I don’t buy it, though.  To me, it’s sardonic sartorial commentary, a meta criticism of the unfashionable.  ”Aren’t I hilarious?  I’m wearing mom jeans like a loser!”  

It’s mean-spirited and it epitomizes the worst facet of our generation: our unhealthy love of irony.  

I’m so tired of snark.  I’m bored by improvisers who comment on the scenes they’re in, sarcastic standups, ironic hashtags, and all of it.

Why are we so afraid to be vulnerable and authentic?  To have the courage to honestly say, “this is who I am and what I like” without hiding behind a cloak of irony?  

Sorry to rant.  This is just something that I’ve been thinking about a lot.  Aren’t we better and braver than this?

24 4 / 2014

wilwheaton:

bonniegrrl:

The Ewok Adventure (TV 1984) IN FULL. You’re welcome & I’m sorry.

oh dear god why

Oh, wow.  I had forgotten this existed!

24 4 / 2014

isaia:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion: 
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

This is why this is important.

Are these people blind? Lupita Nyong’o is fucking flawless!

isaia:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

This is why this is important.

Are these people blind? Lupita Nyong’o is fucking flawless!

(via uncannybrettwhite)

24 4 / 2014

sigh

sigh

(Source: headlikeanorange, via laughterkey)

24 4 / 2014

patbaer:

THE CAT CAFE HAS A LIVE STREAM!

Apparently there’s a 3 hour wait to get in.  Clearly there is a demand for cat-based coffee shops!

23 4 / 2014

heykurt:

Occupied

This cat

heykurt:

Occupied

This cat

23 4 / 2014

theatlanticcities:

Here’s a look at America’s first cat cafe. The best part: All the cats are up for adoption.
[nejienej/Instagram]

V. important

theatlanticcities:

Here’s a look at America’s first cat cafe. The best part: All the cats are up for adoption.

[nejienej/Instagram]

V. important

(via theatlantic)

23 4 / 2014

popculturebrain:

Hedwig and the Angry Inch's fake 'Hurt Locker the Musical' playbill 

To set up the illusion that ‘Hedwig’ is a one-off performance, the audience is led to believe that ‘Hurt Locker’ was in the theater and has closed after one show. These programs are littered on the floor.

I’d go see that. Look at the cast.

(NY Daily News)

Add this to the many reasons I am dying to see Hedwig.

(via laughterkey)

22 4 / 2014

funnyordie:

Billy on the Street: It’s Not Pitbull – It’s Amy Poehler!

Watch what happens when Amy Poehler wears a Pitbull mask (the singer, not the dog) and Billy Eichner helps her shock random New Yorkers!

<3

(via billyeichner)

21 4 / 2014

laughterkey:

Today in things that make my day: Colin Firth and Ben Barnes act out the scene from Eddie Izzard’s bit about British film on the set of a movie (I believe Easy Virtue). 

If you’re an Izzard fan this is a must-watch. 

"I’m always in here. Moving books slightly to the left."

Incredible

(via laughterkey)