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I did briefly talk about this on Sunday after finding out that a friend of mine was one of the victims. briefly because it’s painful and it’s exhausting and I still don’t want to talk about it, to be honest, but here I am.
the local FBI field office, speaking to the AP, referred to the shooting of 20 people, including two children, as a “flare-up of street violence.” it’s been normalized in the national mind as a thing that just happens in some places to certain people, and everybody nods their heads and quietly agrees that as long as what happens in the hood stays in the hood, that’s normal, and nobody needs to talk about why it happens at all.
Adam Lanza and James Holmes shoot up a primary school and a movie theatre and it sparks a “national conversation” about mental health. they’re given the benefit of doubt that something caused their attacks, some circumstance or state of mind, they were troubled. people start talking about how we can stop these tragedies before they start.
Aiken & Shawn Scott—those are the names of the two young men who’ve been arrested in NOLA today, and charged with the parade shooting—may have been gang members. NOPD seems to think so, and maybe they’re right. but nobody’s asking why these kids (19 and 24 respectively) would be in a gang to begin with, why these kids might’ve felt like they had to open fire in the middle of a parade. nobody’s asking because they assume they already know: this is just how they are. that’s what they do. a flare-up of street violence.
so there’s no national conversation, there’s no talk about how to stop these tragedies before they start, because talking about poverty and race is uncomfortable, and it doesn’t bring in ratings. because it sucks when you can’t lay ultimate causal blame on some easily identified other, like the gun lobby, or the mental health profession, or religious extremism (but only if the perp is a Muslim). admitting that we caused this shooting, America, our white supremacy and our fucked up social norms and our insistence that some lives are of greater value than others.
I don’t really know what else to say. life in New Orleans is a lot of sharp highs and lows. we have so much violence that it really does start to feel like it’s normal, even though we know it shouldn’t be, in a just society. in a just society, none of these young men (and women) would have grown up feeling like violence is a natural answer to a problem. and a 19 year old kid’s problems wouldn’t be questions of life and death.
and my friend wouldn’t be lying in the hospital for doing nothing more than dancing in the street.
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The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat (2nd Trailer)
In 1959, a working-class government employee in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine, California, asked world-famous modern architect Richard Neutra to design his modest family home. To his surprise, Neutra agreed. Thus began an unlikely friendship that would last for the rest of Neutra’s life. “The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat” tells the story of this house, and its stunning desert setting, through interviews with Richard Oyler, actress Kelly Lynch, who currently owns the house, Neutra’s two sons, and well-known LA real estate agent Crosby Doe.
love her. Nicole, you’re fierce, girl. Watch Girl Code Tuesdays at 10:30/9:30c.
(photo GIFs by Colin Douglas Gray)
I may have been going for sexy… I’m not sure I actually achieved that?
I love Nicole Byer so much.
ooh, sexy nicole (nicole)!
Oh my God, this makes me miss Nicole so much.Source: mtvgirlcode
Hey guys*: Listen, I know you’re mad at me. I mean, maybe not me specifically, but a figurative “me”—the type of woman who thinks she’s funny, who thinks she understands comedy, who has opinions (and shares them) about what kinds of jokes comics “should” or “should not” tell.
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You can all go to rickmoranis.com now. Dropping May 21st.
Rick Moranis has a new album coming out.
His last one, the Grammy-nominated The Agoraphobic Cowboy, was released in 2005.
I’m excited for this and would like to invite Rick Moranis to sit in with The Stepfathers any Friday night in May to promote his album. Just show up at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre before 9pm and tell the box office person “Hi, I’m Rick Moranis and Connor Ratliff said I could do some improv with The Stepfathers tonight and they would let me plug my new album at the end of the show.”
Please make sure all the interns know about this potential situation.
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“CLARK KENT” a short film
In anticipation of the upcoming Man Of Steel, here is a short film I made using only the “Clark Kent” scenes from Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie (1978).
I removed any overt references to Clark being Superman, and I changed the musical score.
You COULD still view it as if he’s really Superman, or you could find your own meaning. I personally believe that something much more sinister is going on.
I hope you enjoy it.
THIS IS THE BEST. If you take Superman out of the movie Superman, what you are left with is a man who was unfairly abused by his peers in high school and then tortured and mocked by everyone around him as an adult as he himself makes less and less sense!
Stay for the end of this. INTERPRETATIONS WELCOME.
Welp, now I’m upset forever.
Well, this is amazing.Source: connorratliff