Maywynn
If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.
If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.
(via until-i-can-be-quiet)
white people: I wish I lived in the forties! Everything was so much COOLER back then, you know?
Japanese people: nope
Thai people: nope
Black people: nope
Latin people: nope
Cuban people: nope
Native people: nope
Korean people: nope
Desi people: nope
Arab people: nope
Queer people: nope
Vietnamese people: nope
Chinese people: nope
Physically/Mentally/Neurologically disabled people: nope
Jewish people: nope
Romani people: nope
It turns out a really good cure for being drunk is when you’re on a plane and then an engine explodes and you think you’re going to die.
Arthur Knapp-Shappey [John Finnemore] to Martin Crieff [Benedict Cumberbatch]: Cabin Pressure: St. Petersburg
Douglas: Golf Tango India, continue as cleared. Thank you, Oceanic, and merry Christmas.
Oceanic ATC: I’m a Shinto Buddhist.
Douglas: And may you be a merry one.
Martin: Douglas, I can't help but notice you've filled the flight deck with orchids.
Douglas: Yes. Yes I have done that. Yes.
Martin: Are you about to propose to me?
Douglas: It pains me to break your heart, Martin, but no. These are for another man. A Finnish customs officer named Milo, to be exact.
Martin: And what does he have that I don't have?
Douglas: Fishcakes.
So, Arthur. In your quest to find the one image which perfectly sums up MJN Air and everything it stands for, you’ve elected for a shot of twelve Scottish cricketers in the Sahara Desert wearing swimsuits and carrying a fire engine.
Douglas Richardson [Roger Allam] to Arthur Knapp-Shappey [John Finnemore]: Cabin Pressure: Douz
Martin: Do they drive on the left or the right in Tunisia?
Douglas: I think when they're driving on an empty highway through the desert in an aeroplane, they probably drive pretty much wherever the hell they like.
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Douglas: Two miles to go, Martin.
Martin: Thank you, Douglas.
Douglas: Do you want me to drive for a bit, darling?
Martin: No thanks, dear. You know I get carsick in the passenger seat.
The thing is, is it unprofessional to tell a passenger that you once made a collage of her face out of pasta shapes?
Arthur Knapp-Shappey: Cabin Pressure: Cremona
Martin: Where's Carolyn?
Douglas: Sharpening her teeth.
Arthur: Brushing.
Douglas: Brushing her teeth. Yes, sorry.
Raylan Givens: You didn't happen to bring your rocket launcher, did you?
Boyd Crowder: I didn't think to pack one.
I’m going to need an ambulance, and a coroner.
Raylan Givens [Timothy Olyphant]: Justified
Raylan Givens: I need to convince her to get out of Kentucky.
Winona Hawkins: And you think dumping her, handcuffed, at your ex-wife's house is going to do the trick?

elvistiel:

alexandertalisker:

lil-miss-choc:

bio-digital-jazz:

608474:

Lucy (2014)

An action film.

With a female lead.

Played by Scarlett Johanssen

With no love interest.

With superpowers.

And Morgan Freeman.

I had no idea how much I wanted this until this moment.

YESYESYES

HOLY SHIT THIS IS AMAZING

Oh yeah, totally. She shots a guy in the head because he doesn’t speak English. Also, a white female lead. What’s new?

stabra:

the upcoming movie lucy will feature the age-old racist narrative of pure white woman (scarlet johansson) being violated by scary, brown men. and the new white feminist trope of women gaining their power by violently eliminating brown men. who needs the white male savior when we now have white female saviors, taking it into their own hands to save their whiteness from all that non-whiteness. so radical.

Also:

bbc:

Actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as an ambassador for Oxfam amid a row over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the occupied West Bank.

She will remain a brand ambassador for SodaStream, which has a factory in the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim.

The settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this.

About 500,000 Jews currently live in more than 100 settlements built since Israel’s 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Dear Lord, before we eat this meal we ask forgiveness for our sins, especially Boyd - who blew up a black church with a rocket launcher, and afterwards he shot his associate Jared Hale in the back of the head out on Tate’s Creek bridge. Let the image of Jared’s brain matter on the windshield not dampen our appetites, but may the knowledge of Boyd’s past sins help guide these men. May this food provide them with all the nourishment they need. But, if it does not, may they find comfort in knowing that the United States Marshal Service is offering fifty-thousand dollars to any individual providing information that will put Boyd back in prison. Cash or check, we can make it out to them. Or to Jesus. Whoever they want. In your name, we pray. Amen.
Raylan Givens [Timothy Olyphant]: Justified 1.10

bryanthephotogeek:

Judi Dench is my favorite M.