I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.
It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!
storm over the serengeti. photos by nick nichols
These are all totally beautiful and I really respect the photographer. That said, look at those soaking-wet little noobs. Lions with wet manes are my new favorite thing.
the one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first"
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.
FACT OF THE DAY: NASA’s budget was cut recently due to concerns over aliens. Scientists issued the following statement:
If we ever meet aliens in the galaxy, they will most likely be far superior in technology to us. Therefore, it is the most prudent thing to hide here on Earth, where the chances of them finding us are slim. Also, please stop letting go of balloons. We don’t want anyone up there knowing we’re living down here.
i can’t even cut a strip off with scissors wtf
"women shouldnt have leg hair" haha nice try you fucking piece of shit youre just afraid minell be longer than yours this is a contest and im in it to win it
"That’s Tatiana playing against two doubles, at the same time, in wardrobe and hair of one character. Getting all the timing down in that motion control, changing her wardrobe, playing the whole scene again with all the timing, getting it right, playing the scene empty, and then doing it again. Switching all the wardrobe and everything and getting in to the third character. " - Graeme Manson
why use casual ableist slurs if you can just use the word noob