When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological. Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying.
If officers are soldiers, it follows that the neighborhoods they patrol are battlefields. And if they’re working battlefields, it follows that the population is the enemy. And because of correlations, rooted in historical injustice, between crime and income and income and race, the enemy population will consist largely of people of color, and especially of black men. Throughout the country, police officers are capturing, imprisoning, and killing black males at a ridiculous clip, waging a very literal war on people like Michael Brown.
A love story between a zubat and a woobat
by (c) FinalHearts10
yo we make fun of zubat a lot in pokemon but look at these cuties
a villain that became a villain not because they seek vengeance or crave power but because villains always have better one-liners, outfits, and musical numbers
AT THE BEGINNING OF TIME, ALL THERE IS IN THE UNIVERSE IS A FUCKING EGG. IT’S A FUCKING MASSIVE EGG, BUT IT’S STILL AN EGG. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EGG IS THE FIRST GOD, PAN GU. PAN GU IS A FUCKING GIANT, BUT HE LIKES TO NAP. HE SLEEPS FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, BUT EVENTUALLY HE DECIDES HE’S HAD ENOUGH…