Kitten rejected by mother and raised by golden retriever
Esther Earl died at age 16 from cancer. Her parents have published a collection of her writings.
Esther’s parents, Lori and Wayne Earl, talk about This Star Won’t Go Out on NPR’s “Here and Now”.
in all my years i have never finished a pencil
Aww that’s so-
Oh hey shes getting olde-
How dare you
WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS
THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE DON’T DO THIS TO ME
oh thank god you interrupted it
I have no problem with cultural exchange or borrowing things from another culture. That’s inevitable, and it’s been happening for thousands of years. The Ancient Romans basically appropriated the entire Greek pantheon and just called the gods and goddesses different names and integrated Greek Mythology with Roman things. We have loan words in English from several different languages, like media (Latin), restaurant (French), and chrome (Greek).
But what I do have a problem with is the bastardization of cultures. Taking an a culture, completely warping it and adding a bunch of crap to it that you think is correct and then portraying the culture as that thing, basically stereotyping everyone in that culture, and it is so fucking annoying.
For example, many people tell me they know ‘African dance’ when I tell them I’m Nigerian, but then it ends up being the same stereotypical bullshit that pretty much looks like ‘african inspired’ modern dance. Again, ‘African inspired’????? What country? What tribe? An entire continent can’t be condensed into a perfect picture that fits your agenda of what African cultures should be like. Same goes for any other culture or region of the world. You can’t condense all of Indian culture(s) or European cultures into a single stereotype to be manufactured and packaged for everyone to pick and choose from.
It’s extremely annoying when you tell someone you’re from a certain place, and all they rave on to you about or show you is some stereotype or manufactured bullshit that they pulled out of their ass. When people tell me they learn African music, I don’t know which part of Africa you’re talking about because there are PLENTY of cultures all over Africa. When you tell me you made ‘Asian inspired’ rice, I don’t know what country or culture you’re talking about, because there are PLENTY of cultures in Asia.
TLDR: I’m not angry if you take interest in cultures other than your own, and I think that’s a perfectly fine thing to do, but taking a culture (or in some cases an entire continent) and basically condensing it into a giant stereotype and acting as if that’s the true culture is where I get pissed..
the idea is always hidden
“An anthropologist proposed a game to children in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the children that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.
When he asked them why they had run like that when one could have had all the fruits for himself, they said, ‘UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?’ (‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: ‘I am because we are.)”
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL
This is my favorite thing in the world
AHH I LOVE THIS
He also mailed his fedora from Public Enemies to a kid who asked him for it. He promised he would, took down the kid’s address, and mailed it to him as soon as filming was over.
He also bought his horse from filming of Sleepy Hollow because he heard that it was going to be killed after filming.
He once recorded his voice asking a girl in a coma to wake up, because her doctor said it might help.
Say what you will about his recent movies or his mutually exclusive relationship with Tim Burton, You can’t say that Johnny Depp isn’t a quality human being.
He usually travels with his Captain Jack costume wherever he films because that way he can visit hospitals in the area in costume. He says it makes the kids happy and he gets to practice his improv skills at the same time.Johnny Depp everybody
This man seriously. He is so perfect
pool party at my house bring your own pool
Truth or Truth with Stephen Colbert [x]
thISn IISN thE cuTEST tHING i havE seeNALL dAy
a very intimidating middle class family is staring me down in panera bread because i put mac and cheese on my baguette
update: i told them that staring is rude and that i would eat anything on this baguette including their small child
That escalated quickly