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- 02/03/17--20:44: Atlanta police apologize for Beyoncé pregnancy tweet
- 02/03/17--20:49: Patton Oswalt Finally Learns Cause of Wife's Death
- 02/03/17--23:28: Weak Men Cry Over Super Bowl Ad
- "Can we start a petition to send these women to Saudi Arabia so they can experience true female oppression."
- "Tell your daughter to find a real man to marry, and to avoid the mistake that her mother made. Tell her to buy a Dodge."
- "The wage gap does not exist. There is no company that pays a woman less then a man for the same job."
- 02/03/17--23:42: Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV checks into rehab
- 02/03/17--23:43: Rob Stewart's body has been found :(
- 02/04/17--06:36: Zara Larsson Unveils "So Good" Album Cover
- 02/04/17--07:31: Santa Clarita Diet is now streaming on Netflix
- 02/04/17--09:40: crazy ex-girlfriend showrunner comments on THAT FINALE
- 02/04/17--09:56: The Blackcoat's Daughter Trailer #1 (2017)
- 02/04/17--10:45: Eminem: "Trump's a Bitch," on Big Sean's No Favors
- 02/04/17--10:46: Britney's Vegas show has now grossed more than $100 million
- 02/04/17--10:47: Drag Race season 9 contestant Charlie Hides' racist past
- 02/04/17--10:50: The cast of Girls celebrate the final premiere in Lincoln Center, NY
- 02/04/17--10:51: Music Video: Grimes- Venus Fly (ft Janelle Monae)
- 02/04/17--11:01: Jidenna - The Let Out (feat. Quavo)
- 02/04/17--11:12: Ms Marvel becomes a protest Icon!
- Kamala Khan, AKA Ms Marvel, was introduced in 2014 as the first ever Muslim superhero.
- Ms Marvel is written by Muslim-American G. Willow Wilson.
- This character was first used as a beacon against Islamophobia around two years ago, when was used to against a racist group in San Francisco.
- Since the Muslim ban, Kamala has reemerged as an icon against the Orange neo-Nazi that America has as a president.
After Bey's announcement Wednesday that she's pregnant, the Atlanta Police department department tweeted, "Beyoncé may have everyone wanting to celebrate her pregnancy, but remember no celebratory gunfire! Stay safe, Atlanta!"
Police spokesman Sgt. Warren Pickard said some people found it funny while others were offended.
Pickard said the decision was made to take the tweet down "because it doesn't focus on what we do every day as a public safety department." and that "We wanted to somehow add comedic relief to the things going on around the world, and we missed the mark,"
They have deleted the tweet and tweeted an apology.
We understand that the #Beyoncé Twitter post was inappropriate and for that we apologize.— Atlanta Police Dept (@Atlanta_Police) February 1, 2017
Patton Oswalt issued a statement Friday afternoon in which he revealed that he has finally been given the cause of his wife's sudden death ten months ago: a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart condition.
(Note: Due to severe understaffing, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office currently has a massive backlog of bodies to examine and toxicology tests to complete. Families routinely have to wait months to find out cause of death.)
"We learned today the combination of drugs in Michelle's system, along with a condition we were unaware of, proved lethal," Patton wrote to the Associated Press.
Michelle McNamara apparently had no idea that she had a heart condition which caused blockages in her arteries. Adderall, Xanax and the pain medication fentanyl combined with the heart condition to cause her death in April 2016. In addition to her husband, she left behind their 7-year-old daughter, Alice.
The news comes the same day a Trump supporter was fired from his real estate job after using McNamara's death to taunt Oswalt during a heated political discussion.
Peoria real estate agent Tony Brust objected to a comedic Tweet that Oswalt sent out praising Sally Yates, the acting Attorney General fired by Trump earlier this week. When another user tweeted "Everyone stop having opinions! You're upsetting Tony Brust!", Brust responded "I'm a psychic and I'm channeling his wife's opinions."
Brust's bosses at Jim Maloof Realty, where he had worked for 5 years, fired him upon learning of the tweet. "We have a culture and expectation of how people are to act at Jim Maloof Realtor," Mike Maloof said. "We are people-loving. We are family-oriented. We don't offend people. If you do, you need to go."
Audi put together a commercial that dared to suggest that men and women should be treated equally. Meninists didn't like the message so much.
Refinery29 trawled through the comments so I didn't have to. Thanks, gals. Here are some of the gems:
He is due to release his 78-minute new album "Pure Comedy" April 7th, says this song “Leaving LA” took him 2 years to write; while writing it he stopped drinking, smoking + doing drugs. It’s a "self-deprecating look at hipster culture in Los Angeles".
Did you listen ONTD? What did it take for you to stop drugs?
his message on instagram:
"so i guess now is the time for me to stop kidding myself, and everybody else. checking in now for a long-haul inpatient treatment... i've taken this road way past the point of sanity and fucked with way too many people. see you all on the other side, i love you forever, you know who yous are. thanks to bailey and ed and dani and will and amanda and my mom. sorry."
about damn time... the last part of his post is kinda eerily phrased tho. btw, he & Sky Ferreira are not together anymore, are they?
Rob Stewart was in Florida filming a follow-up movie to his 2006 documentary “Sharkwater” called “Sharkwater Extinction,”.
A dive team from the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Dept reportedly found Mr. Stewart at a depth of about 60 metres of water off the Florida Keys.The body was found approximately 90 metres from where Mr. Stewart had vanished. After the announcement, the filmmaker’s sister, Alexandra Stewart, posted a note on her Facebook page: “Rob has been found, peacefully in the ocean. There are no words. We are so deeply grateful to everyone who helped search, and happy that Rob passed while doing what he loved. We are working on how best to honour his incredible work.”
“It’s likely that he passed out from the rebreather, and sank right where he was,” said Mr. Watson, a Canadian who was involved in the search for his friend. The depth and underwater visibility would have been a problem in the search.
He [Rob] devoted his career to warning the world about threats facing sharks, other ocean life and humanity in general. “Sharkwater,” which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, became an international hit and prompted people around the world to lobby their governments for bans on shark finning.
When we often reminicse about nostalgia, we often think of Disney movies, Saturday morning cartoons, and playing outside. However, we often never think about the dark side of our nostaliga. How once innocent movies, television, and video games contributed to dark sides of fandom. In paricular furries.
A furry is an enthusiast for animal characters with human characteristics, in particular a person who dresses up in costume as such a character or uses one as an avatar online. After having a dicussion from a friend, I decided to look further by browsing various art websites, searching for furry art, while downing a bottle of tequila to see the similarities in popular 90s media and furry art.
Let's take a wild ride to see what could have possibly contributed to what the furry fandom is today.
A/N: I know some of the media from the 80s also influenced Furry fandom, however, that is for another day.
1. Balto (1995)
Who could have easily forgotten this loveable children's film about a Wolfdog going through a snow storm to bring back antitoxin to Nome in order to save the sick children from dying? Most likely no one, considering the film 15th at the box office the following week it was released. However, it is considered a cult classic among the furry fandom.
2. Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Sega's Mascot has made his influences in the furry fandom through the use of being an anthromorphic character alongside his buddies Tails, Knuckles, etc. Sonic's popularity sparked him a few games throughout the 90s, when Sega was at it's peak alongside two television shows (Sonic Underground and The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog).
3. Mighty Ducks (1996)
Influenced by the Mighty Ducks films, Disney decided to jump to the idea of making it a children's cartoon, airing it on ABC. In hopes to attract children, Disney made the Ducks humanoids who leave their world of Puckworld (this really is the name of the world lmao). Their world goes under attack and the ducks head to planet earth. Disney thought this cash cow would easily bring them $$$ due to possible toy sales. However, the show only lasted one season with twenty-six episodes.
4. Road Rovers (1996)
An animated show produced by Warner Bros. for the Kids WB block. The premise of the show was that Professor Shepherd was forced to exchange his experimental transdogmafier technology to General Parvo in exchange for his lost dog. However, General Parvo gives him a bomb and his labatory explodes. A year later, dogs are starting to turn into mutant monsters, Professor Shepherd luckily survived the attack, selects five dogs and turns them into "Cano-sapiens".
5. Spyro (1998)
I've been covering fluffy fursonas, might as well dive into reptiles. Released in September of 1998, the game focuses on Spyro trying to save his friends from the evil Gnasty Gnorc, who casted a magic spell to encase all dragons in crystals.
6. The Lion King (1994)
One of Disney's biggest films of the ninetines. This film is loosely influenced by Shakespeare's Hamlot. The story follows Kimba Simba as he goes through a journey of wanting to be king, losing his father due to a power hungry uncle, only to come back again to save his kingdom.
7. Cat's Don't Dance (1997)
This cult classic inspired part of the cat fursona craze, like TLK. Cat's Don't Dance focuses on the story of a cat by the name of Danny wanting to make it big in Hollywood.
8. Furcadia (1996)
Furcadia is a free to play MMOSG/MMORPG. The game is based on user-free content, in which the user creates, explores, socializes, and roleplays. The player has an option to choose from 11 free species, including both humans, insects, and anthromorphic animals. This clearly allows those who haven't figured out their furfantasy if you catch my drift.
9. Street Sharks (1994)
A knock-off of the 80s classic, TMNT. Street Sharks is about crime-fighting half-man, half-sharks. Surpringly, Street Sharks managed to last three seasons. This sparked the creativity of what we see in furry artwork as being overly worked out to the point I question who can have muscles the size of Mount Everest (if you've seen furry art, you'll understand what I'm trying to point out).
10. Swat Katz (1993)
Centered in the fictional city of Megakat, Chance "T-Bone" Furlong and Jake "Razor" Clawson are part of the Enforcers, a paramilitary law enforcement agency. They were discharged after disobeying orders, so they took it upon themselves to have secret idenities and SWAT KATZ was born! This show only lasted two seasons, but furries still remember and love this show dearly.
Honorable Mentions: Darkwing Duck, Spacejam (thanks Lola), Aero the Acro-bat, Biker Mice from Mars, Brutal: Paws of Fury, Bubsy, etc.
That's all folks...until next time!
Source: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
ONTD, are you or someone you know a furry?
Mimi Leder has been hired by Natalie Portman to direct the RBG drama. Leder is perhaps best known for directing Deep Impact which was the highest grossing film directed by a woman until Twilight.
On the Basis of Sex will follow Ginsburg's early years at law school and her first big case. Portman is producing as well as starring as Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The screenplay is by Daniel Stiepelman, who just so happens to be Ruth Bader Ginsburg's nephew.
This will be Leder's first feature film since 2009's Thick as Thieves which starred Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas. In between then and now, she has worked on The Leftovers and Shameless.
Discussion Post !
After the season two finale aired last night, Aline Brosh McKenna has been quoted in a number of interviews talking about the episode (which she wrote and directed) and what's next for season three.
On those flashbacks: "It stands to reason that somebody who engages in these obsessive-romantic behaviors has done so before. We wanted to show another instance in her life where she had engaged in extreme behavior and that this was a core wound and that she was still recovering from it."
On Josh's decision to join the priesthood:"I actually think the choice that he makes, in his own way, he's a bit of a coward, right? So it's a little bit of a...it's a path that he sees that in his mind is not hurting her, in the same way. [...] I think also like two percent of his mind figures: My parents will forgive me."
On Darryl and White Josh's future:"Darryl is, he's very much like Rebecca. He dreams and gets excited about things. [...] I think the second that Darryl heard that [White Josh doesn't believe in marriage], there was like a little cauldron started to boil in the back. So, we'll see."
On why Josh didn't open the envelope:"Because he realizes it’s not her fault, no matter what’s in there. And he knows it’s something bad. But that’s not what the problem is. The problem is his own issues."
On the direction for season 3:"The second season was, “We’ve slept together and you have to say that you love me.” Now we’re moving more towards what you think of when you think of the title, which is, “How do I get this person off of me?”
There is actually a lot I left out from the interviews so I definitely recommend reading the sources.
Sources: Source 1, Source 2.
Finale discussion post?
''Two terrified girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break in this chilling and suspenseful horror film.''
Em declares that Trump is a bitch and disses Ann Coulter in his featured verse from Big Sean's new track "No Favors."
His verse: “I’m anti, can’t no government handle a commando. Your man don’t want it, Trump’s a bitch! I’ll make his whole brand go under.”
Em showed his dislike for Trump previously by retweeting Michael Moore's movie, Trumpland back in November encouraging his fans to vote
Michigan, go vote. https://t.co/e5FrWRE3dq— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) November 7, 2016
Living Legend you can look but dont touch! Britney's celebrated residency show 'Piece of Me' has now grossed $103.4 million, while also scoring an attendance of 710,000 through 197 shows. Unless it's renewed again, Britney's show will close this year so go see it while you can y'all!
- Rupaul's Drag Race season 9 contestant Charlie Hides (a white man) commonly performed in blackface as "Laquisha Jonz" which was "based on misogynistic stereotypes of Black working class women".
- Didn't stop performing as her until a petition was created and her act got canned
- Charlie Hides had this to say: "As a gender fluid immigrant this country, I was able to use Laquisha to express my feelings and experiences of being a fish out of water""Laquisha's stand up comedy show is layered with subtext and nuance and positive messages. Never have I discussed race or racial politics. I've promoted peace and harmony and getting along with everyone."
- More info at Source 1
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if the embedding doesn't work (it's working for me anyway but it just needs a bit of time to load),
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Jidenna's debut album THE CHIEF drops 2.17.17!!
This dude is so slept on. What is your favourite Jidenna song ONTD and why is it Chief Don't Run?
Muslim American superhero Kamala Khan has become a real-world protest icon https://t.co/3W1MLMp0JK— Vox (@voxdotcom) February 4, 2017
After the cut, some images from the Women's March
I felt like I needed to take another pass at this one- pic.twitter.com/9N1Il3qVoa— Phil Noto (@philnoto) January 28, 2017
More at the SOURCE1234
Other superheroes have been making the rounds against DTrumpfs. Post your favorites in your comments :D
Mod, I removed the tumblr image and added some more from the women's march. Fixed the sources.
The gang goes to a professional arbitrator to decide who's the rightful owner of a scratch off lottery ticket. While they're there they also try to clear up whether or not the events surrounding the scratcher prove that Frank is a hero or hate monger.
An exciting flirtation causes Lucy to question her relationship with Josh.
Thoughts on the latest episodes?