Rue, a character in The Hunger Games novels, and now the movie, is described in the books as having “dark brown skin.” In the movie, she’s played by Amandla Sternberg, a young actress with “dark brown skin.”
Sounds fine, right?
This is racist America, where fans are angry that a “white” girl didn’t play the role. One “fan” tweeted:
“Awkward moment when Rue is some black girl and not the innocent blonde girl you picture.”
tim burton: hey guys i had an idea- producers: oh god not again tim burton: so we have some undead people tim burton: who are creepy and shit tim burton: and helena you know my wife helena she’s in it of course tim burton: and we call up johnny you know johnny depp to be in it tim burton: what do you think?
All I can say is that if transparently topical dystopias about being forced by a callous elite to hunt and kill your juvenile peers for your fellow proles’ reality-TV jollies are the new girliness, then girliness is just full of surprises.
“For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.”—Piscine Molitor Patel, Life of Pi, Yann Martel (via nubivagantmusings)
"Ethologist Frank A. Beach is credited with naming the "Coolidge effect" in 1955, after one of his students suggested the term at a psychology conference. He attributed the neologism to:
… an old joke about Calvin Coolidge when he was President … The President and Mrs. Coolidge were being shown [separately] around an experimental government farm. When [Mrs. Coolidge] came to the chicken yard she noticed that a rooster was mating very frequently. She asked the attendant how often that happened and was told, “Dozens of times each day.” Mrs. Coolidge said, “Tell that to the President when he comes by.” Upon being told, President asked, “Same hen every time?” The reply was, “Oh, no, Mr. President, a different hen every time.” President: “Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge.” “