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Billy Joel
We Didn't Start the Fire

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Billy Joel - We Didn’t Start The Fire

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio, Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television, North Korea South Korea, Marilyn Monroe, Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom, Brando, The King and I, The Catcher in the Rye, Eisenhowervaccine, England’s got a new queen, Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser, Prokofiev, Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist bloc, Roy Cohn, Juan Perón, Toscanini, Dacron, Dien Bien Phu falls, Rock Around the Clock, Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team, Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, ElvisPresley, Disneyland, Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev, Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac, Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge on the River Kwai, Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California, Baseball, Starkweather homicides, Children of Thalidomide, Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia, Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go, U-2, Syngman Rhee, Payola, Kennedy, Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

Hemingway, EichmannStranger in a Strange Land, Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania, Ole’ Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson, Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex, JFK, blown away! What else do I have to say?

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again, Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, Punkrock, Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline, Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan, Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, Heavy metal suicide, Foreign debts, Homeless vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz, Hypodermics on the shore, China’s under martial law, Rock-and-roller cola wars

Are you kidding me? This is perfection. 
Educate yourselves, buckos.  

WHAT A GREAT POST

Wh…

this is the most beautiful of all posts

one of my fave songs, will always know all the words

Sophomore year of high school my World History teacher played this and after school I made my mom take me to the store so I could buy a Billy Joel (who I had never heard before) CD and memorize all the lyrics to this song. Which I did.

I imagined myself very indie and cool. 

Reblogging for the sheer effort of all those links.

this song is like a microcosm of human existence and i love it so damn much

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Superman spent his childhood baling hay on a farm, he’s a working class hero and people don’t like that. Whereas Batman is a billionaire who sleeps until three in the afternoon, puts on a rubber suit and beats the shit out of poor people. Now that’s a wish fulfillment fantasy.

Grant Morrison during a panel at the Edinburgh Book Festival (via operationfailure)

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forever reblog, especially with those tags

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Funny because I just argued about this point about Batman only a few short days  with a guy who, otherwise, is intelligent and well spoken.  Yet, this idea that Clark is an “othered” figure was totally lost on him.

This is why it doesn’t just make me angry but actually makes me uncomfortable when dudebros get super excited about Batman beating the shit out of Superman.

The last 3 live action adaptations of Superman—-all of which found huge audiences—-have particularly focused on this idea that Clark Kent grows up feeling othered.  (In one of those adapations, Clark Kent was actually played by an actor who is bi-racial and was abandoned by his father at a young age btw.)

In several of these adapations, Clark Kent learning to accept his body and accept his heritage balanced with his intense love and identification as a human is not only a right of passage but the driving force of his identity and self-discovery.  The fact that a lot of this self-discovery also often includes a human female who accepts him fully and without fear or persecution for his “otherness” is vital and important.   Superman is not supposed to be “wish fufillment” for all of your white, male privileged bullshit, guys.  He’s also not supposed to be wish fufillment for those of you that believe that if you had Superman’s physical power and looks you would obviously use them to bang the hottest girl in the world AKA Wonder Woman.  He’s not supposed to be wish fufillment for your shallow, macho BULLSHIT.  He was wish fufillment for two Jewish men who longed to be accepted in a world torn with bigotry and oppression and longed for the love of a human working woman that worked one desk over.

So when I see people talking about how “awesome” it would be for Batman to come into Superman’s movie and “beat the shit out of him”….I’m not just annoyed with you.  I’m not just angry at you.  You actually make me uncomfortable.   Your thoughts about fictional icons and myths make me uncomfortable.  I’m uncomfortable with you taking a unique and special male icon that actually is meant to challenge oppression and bogging him down with your god forsaken privilege.

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1. all of this is wonderful and good and ghostorballoons actually enlightened me to the fact that superman’s original basis was the strong man, who is pretty important in jewish american iconography so even taking away his “stupid underwear” as so many people have wanted to do for so long (and succeeded) is actually an effort to remove superman from his roots as a jewish figure.

2. who played superman that was biracial? 

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Dean Cain.  His background looks mostly flavors of White, but his paternal grandfather is Japanese.  He was born in 1966 as Dean George Tanaka, but his wikipedia page says his mother married film director Christopher Cain in 1969, so… (Also Christopher Cain adopted Dean and his brother)

Also Superman himself is adopted and an illegal alien.  Let’s not forget that.  He accepts both his birth family and his adopted family as family and doesn’t make one family more important or “real” than the other.  He has both parents and they love each other and their son very much.  It’s not the typical adoption story that we tell, where the birth family is called the “real parents” and either the child or the adopted family is vilified. 

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Filed under superman THIS IS AMAZING AND THIS IS WHAT I TELL PEOPLE WHEN THEY ASK ME WHY I AM A) THE KIND OF PERSON WHO LISTS SUPERMAN AS MY FAVORITE DC HERO AND B) STILL SO ANGRY OVER THE GIANT MESS THAT WAS 'MAN OF STEEL' 'DARKER AND EDGIER' DOESN'T MAKE IT 'GOOD' PEOPLE IT JUST MAKES IT HARDER TO WATCH

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friendly reminder that there’s a cut scene in Thor that while the Destroyer is blowing shit up, Darcy runs into the pet store to save all the animals and give them to people leaving the town

as things are being set on fire around her, she talks to the dog, telling him I  won’t let the big scary monster step on you,  and names it Baker

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MARVEL META is a new tumblog dedicated to all the amazing tags, the emotionally devastating text posts, reviews, essays and meta analysis related to the Marvel Universe. Villains are also featured, don’t let the gifset or the quote fool you. Join me if you like and please please please, reblog this post and spread the word! ♥

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obviously this dude is a real bad guy, a reeeeeeal capitalist horse patoot, BUT LIKE i am interested in how this old white guy — what is he, like, 50, 60? so dude was born in like 1860 at the latest? — how this old white guy holds down, FOR A SUSTAINED PERIOD AND BY ALL EVIDENCE BOTH RESPECTFULLY AND SUCCESSFULLY, a team including a black/arapaho doctor, a teenage latina mechanic, an ancient white lady who spends all her time smoking and making personal calls, a couple deviants, and a smokin hot blonde fatale whose aforementioned smokin hotness + occasional huskily-delivered double entendre this old white dude, unlike every other old white dude ever in the history of the planet, evidently NEVER uses as an excuse to treat her with anything less than the respect she deserves (I mean until he abandons everybody to their deaths, obviously not very respectful, but anyway), what I’m saying is, IS IMPERIALIST MADMAN DISNEY VILLAIN COMMANDER ROURKE, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THAT HE OBVIOUSLY BETRAYS EVERYBODY IN ORDER TO EXPLOIT THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF A SOVEREIGN NATION and i think turns into a grinning homicidal maniac at the end, I don’t remember, I haven’t seen this thing in forever, IS THIS DUDE POSSIBLY ALSO A PROGRESSIVE HERO, AND IF NOT WHY NOT, SHOW YOUR WORK?

sashayed:

obviously this dude is a real bad guy, a reeeeeeal capitalist horse patoot, BUT LIKE i am interested in how this old white guy — what is he, like, 50, 60? so dude was born in like 1860 at the latest? — how this old white guy holds down, FOR A SUSTAINED PERIOD AND BY ALL EVIDENCE BOTH RESPECTFULLY AND SUCCESSFULLY, a team including a black/arapaho doctor, a teenage latina mechanic, an ancient white lady who spends all her time smoking and making personal calls, a couple deviants, and a smokin hot blonde fatale whose aforementioned smokin hotness + occasional huskily-delivered double entendre this old white dude, unlike every other old white dude ever in the history of the planet, evidently NEVER uses as an excuse to treat her with anything less than the respect she deserves (I mean until he abandons everybody to their deaths, obviously not very respectful, but anyway), what I’m saying is, IS IMPERIALIST MADMAN DISNEY VILLAIN COMMANDER ROURKE, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THAT HE OBVIOUSLY BETRAYS EVERYBODY IN ORDER TO EXPLOIT THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF A SOVEREIGN NATION and i think turns into a grinning homicidal maniac at the end, I don’t remember, I haven’t seen this thing in forever, IS THIS DUDE POSSIBLY ALSO A PROGRESSIVE HERO, AND IF NOT WHY NOT, SHOW YOUR WORK?

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This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.

A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!

Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.

All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.

Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!

Let me tell to you a thing.

This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.

She was perfect.

But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.

I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.

A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”

They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.

This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”

I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”

Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.

So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.

FUCKING IMPORTANT

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