'Hunger Games' Racist Tweets: Fans Upset over... →
canisfamiliaris: 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? WRONG. 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...
the-absolute-funniest-posts: 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? I am not looking forward to this movie.
Old people: Stop hating on The Hunger Games →
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...– Piscine Molitor Patel, Life of Pi, Yann Martel (via nubivagantmusings)
The Search for Europan Life →
Coolidge effect x) →
“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...