NBC is celebrating Saturday Night Live’s legacy with a live special. Timed to the franchise’s 40th anniversary, the three-hour broadcast will air Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, from 8-11 p.m., NBC announced Friday.
Thank the television gods this is not a surprise. Sue wouldn’t know how to handle herself.
You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.
We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”
I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”
He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels.
”—Anthony Mackie getting in trouble for signing his posters at a Micheals (x)
“Americans may live in the richest country in the world, but it is in a society where about 10% of the population possesses nearly 90% of the nation’s assets. In a country of 312 million people the entire ruling class can fit comfortably into Yankee Stadium, with room left over to generously pass out free tickets to thousands of the 46.2 million Americans living below the poverty line. Democracy can never fulfill its potential under such circumstances, and the vaunted “American dream” is fast fading for the working class/middle class as the U.S. economic system seems headed into a second recession and the weakening of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Isn’t it time for the American people to directly question what’s wrong with capitalism, or at least inquire, in the words of an old saying: “Where are we going and what are we doing in this hand basket?””—Dare We Question Capitalism? (via azspot)
That had to be why my 7th period lost their ever loving minds today.
Except that doesn’t explain all of the other days this happens.
The plan to switch from the silent conversations I had planned originally to station work was a brilliant one for most of my classes. And then we hit a wall during 7th period. I just hate that they can’t seem to handle anything fun. It’s disappointing.
Also, I’m so tired.
This sounds like my 5/6 today. Then, I barely had the energy to teach my 7/8. Only 25 more teaching days.
“I know, I know. Your family is different. You do all these things because your kid loves to compete, he loves the travel basketball, she loves the swim team, it’s her life, it’s what defines him. Part of that is certainly true but a big part of that isn’t. Tens of thousands of families thrive in this setting, but I’m telling you, from what I’ve seen as a clinician, tens of thousands don’t. It is a hidden scourge in society today, taxing and stressing husbands, wives, parents and children. We’re denying children the opportunity to explore literally thousands of facets of interests because of the fear of the need to “specialize” in something early, and that by not doing this your child will somehow be just an average kid. How do we learn to rejoice in the average and celebrate as a whole society the exceptional? I’m not sure, but I know that this whole preoccupation is unhealthy, it is dysfunctional and is as bad as alcoholism, tobacco abuse, or any other types of dependency.”—Your kid and my kid are not playing in the pros | Guest Voices | NUVO News | Indianapolis, IN (via apsies)
“Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson (via socio-logic)
“My gosh, I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States,” he said in his remarks. “When I go to the airport, I have to get in the surrender position, people put hands all over me, and I have to provide photo ID and a couple of different forms and prove that I really am not going to terrorize the airplane – but if I want to go vote I don’t need a thing.”
All right, I’ll bite: Do we really want a president who thinks maybe that North Korea is doing “freedom” better than we are? Someone we should be taking pointers from? I realize that airport security theater is something up with which the modern patriot will not put, but I’m thinking even Sarah Palin and her prop large-size soda cup recognizes that there might be bigger problems going on in North Korea than being patted down at the Pyongyang airport.
Remember how expanding and de-privatizing the TSA was a thing that happened DURING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION? No?
If his argument is that it’s harder to get on a plane than it is to vote: OK, voting is obviously a very serious thing, but you really can’t commit an act of terrorism in the voting booth. “Entering a voting booth” and “getting on a metal tin can with the ability to kill hundreds of people if shit does down” are kind of different activities, in terms of danger scale. Also, isn’t he kind of arguing that it should be as easy to get on a plane as it is to vote? Because freedom? Or does Huckabee want to get pat-downs and full body scanners before he votes or…?
the Your Fave is Problematic page is just as bad as nitpicking someones physical flaws. this shit is like tabloid garbage
LET ME TELL YOU
I went on there and did a count. The women listed far outnumbered the men listed. When I sent a note to the admin suggesting that this has to do with patriarchal society deeming that successful women must have something wrong with them (too fat, too annoying, too problematic, etc.) the admin fucking freaked and denied everything, saying that they just do who they get requests for, and that it has nothing to do with people looking for a reason to hate a female celeb they find annoying.
Seriously the page is just misogynist as fuck because not only do the women outnumber men, most of the men listed are those idolized by teenage girls in general and women on tumblr (because if teen girls like something, it must be wrong)
the women get called out for doing the stupidest, silliest fucking shit while the men who you know aren’t idolized by girls have to do something like physically assault someone to get listed.
so yeah FUCK YOUR FAVE IS PROBLEMATIC AND THEIR INTERNALIZED MISOGYNY AND HOLIER-THEN-THOU BULLSHIT.