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.
Semi Transparent Lips & Nails (changes colour with your blog background - drag it!)
OH YMG OSH THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED IT TO BE
This. Is bad ass.
Ohmygoodness, it looks so cool on my page!
omg ogmomg THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED AT ALL
…and I always will be.
once you fall in love with Darren Criss, there’s no way back. you might think that you cooled off a bit towards him, but then you accidentally hear him singing and here we go again
"You expect me to jump off of this cliff? Are you insane?"
… I guess it was a killer joke, eh Tony? :D
me and aquaangel2
sometimes i’m the joke ghosts… most of the time i’m tony
Muggleborn students at Hogwarts (part 1/?)
I love muggleborn headcanons.
There aren’t any “anti-muggle-technology charms,” did anyone actually READ Hogwarts: A History?
Hermione said in The Goblet of Fire that bugging devices don’t work because magic interferes with electricity geez
Ladies and gentlemen, and variations thereupon
You know, I’m amazed that in all my time on tumblr, I’ve never seen a single post appreciating this lady. I mean, do you realise what is happening here?
This is clear and casual acceptance of gender non-conformity in mainstream media. And not only is this in Doctor Who, with an audience of millions and millions of people worldwide, but it’s also set in the future, implying that progress is not only spaceships and interplanetary colonisation, but also in the way of acceptance of identity outside the gender binary.
So yeah, let’s take a moment to appreciate the awesome lady in Doctor Who that was totally chill about trans* folk without making a big show of it. You go, girl*!
(*or gentleman, or variations thereof.)
Russell T Davies wrote these episodes, with these lines:
- End of the World: Ladies and gentlemen and trees and multiforms…
- The Long Game: Ladies, gentlemen, multi-sex, undecided or robot…
- Midnight: Ladies and gentlemen, and variations thereupon…
In Russell T Davies’ futures, gender is always more complicated than today.
Davies also created Jack Harkness, from a future (the 51st century) where sexuality is fluid (also Jack and the Face of Boe have both been said to carry pregnancies).
On the other hand the Moffat years gave us this line:
"We’re the thin/fat, gay, Anglican marines: why would we need names as well?"
Because its so funny and weird that out of hundreds of “anglican marines” in Demons Run in the 52nd century, that a fat guy and a thin guy would be a couple…ok….
And they’re literally credited at the end as “Fat One” and “Thin One”. They’re purely a joke.
Is that how straight people see us?
Anyway, in the meantime (bringing us back to the original post), the fact that no one knew this Hostess’s name in “Midnight” is considered a major tragedy, because she is a hero.
(The episode also features a character named Sky who mentions her ex with she/her pronouns, and no one makes a big deal out of it. Its entirely normal, and not a joke at all.)
Remember when I liked Doctor Who?
here we go again: best reprises of musical theater
before the lobotomy (reprise) - american idiot // there’s a fine, fine line (reprise) - avenue q // the letter reprise - billy elliot // dyin’ ain’t so bad (reprise) - bonnie & clyde // how bout a dance? (reprise) - bonnie & clyde // sal tlay ka siti (reprise) - the book of mormon // carrie (reprise) - carrie // you & i (reprise) - chess // in my own little corner (reprise) - cinderella // for the first time in forever (reprise) - frozen // foolish to think (reprise) - gentleman’s guide // poison in my pocket (reprise) - gentleman’s guide // unchained melody (reprise) - ghost // good morning baltimore (reprise) - hairspray // shine a light (reprise) - heathers // dead girl walking (reprise) - heathers // seventeen (reprise) - heathers // what if? (reprise) - if/then // charlie’s soliloquy (reprise) - kinky boots // ireland (reprise) legally blonde // heart full of love (reprise) - les miserables // the beauty is (reprise) - a light in the piazza // ya got trouble (reprise) - the music man // pick-a-little, talk-a-little (reprise) - the music man // watch what happens (reprise) - newsies // you don’t know (reprise) - next to normal // i’m alive (reprise) - next to normal // i am the one (reprise) - next to normal // as long as he needs me (reprise) - oliver! // falling slowly (reprise) - once // all i ask of you (reprise) - phantom of the opera // i’ll cover you (reprise) - rent // i can make you a man (reprise) - rocky horror picture show // mama who bore me (reprise) - spring awakening // the word of your body (reprise) - spring awakening // johanna (reprise) - sweeney todd // see me, feel me (reprise) - tommy // we’re not sorry (reprise) - urinetown // i’m not that girl (reprise) - wicked // i’m not that smart (reprise) - 25th annual putnam county spelling bee