Here’s the latest White People Suck *WinkWinkNudge* listicle from Buzzfeed:
It used to be cute, but now it’s just tired. Do they think white people are getting a taste of their own medicine or something for creating the social construct of race and forcefully making the world abide by it? Because these cutesy little lists aren’t doing anything but making white people defensive and it sure ain’t teaching anybody what it’s like to be aware of prejudice everyday.
I have never gotten so much life from a legal document! The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously voted to allow same-sex marriage in Indiana and Wisconsin today, but Judge Richard Posner — an appointee of Ronald Reagan (!!) — was really feeling his oats.
My favorite part:
Heterosexuals get drunk and pregnant, producing unwanted children; their reward is to be allowed to marry. Homosexual couples do not produce unwanted children; their reward is to be denied the right to marry. Go figure.
He better SPEAK that word and reveal those TRUTHS on this good day y’all.
Back in July, a new law went into effect in Idaho allowing concealed handguns to be carried on college campuses by retired law enforcement or citizens with enhanced carrying permits. And now some guy has a bullet in his foot because that was a stupid idea.
I have been looking for this Beyonce clip EVERYWHERE. I was skipping through tumblr late one night and stumbled upon a Shade Compilation of divas slinging sideways comments at one another, and I couldn’t find it again. I just needed those two seconds of Beyonce in my life and I was starting to think I’d made it up.
But it’s here. It does exist. It popped up on Facebook and I was not hallucinating. It’s not the whole video that I saw, but the end is all that matters. Beyonce’s Birthday is bestowing gifts upon all of us because praise Jesus it is Here.
Poor JLo. My feelings are so hurt. I mean I’m laughing, obviously, but my feelings are hurt for her. Mama is still kicking around looking fabulous, but dang. Nobody was featuring her back in the day, so mad props for sticking around for so long.
(Oh and Mariah is here too. Whatever. It’s not her birthday and she stay being shady and flagrant anyway so I don’t really care.)
One of the victims of Nudehack 2014 is Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney who initially said the photos of her were fakes. Now that her legal reps have sent notices to sites like porn.com that the photos are of Maroney taken when she was under 18, the Internet is in a scramble to delete the evidence. Even Redditors have banned the pics:
The reddit.com site admins have let us know that McKayla Maroney was underage in the photos as well and that we need to remove them. If we don’t remove them, then this subreddit will most likely be banned (very quickly)… Due to this, we will be removing any and all things that contain their images. It is considered CP (Child Pornography), and breaks reddit’s site-wide rules (in addition to international law, age of consent is completely different than child pornography), and will get this subreddit banned if we were to allow them to be posted.
Right in the Feels: Lucy & Desi playing with the grandkids.
I fell into a Youtube hole and I stumbled across this home movie of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz splashing around in the pool with their kids and grandkids. I don’t regularly think of Lucy & Desi, but I thought they had gotten divorced decades earlier than this video would’ve been shot, so I looked it up.
According to Wikipedia, they divorced in 1960 after 20 years and two children together amid rumors of Desi’s infidelity and alcoholism. Though they both remarried, Lucy and Desi remained friends until his death in 1986.
In the video, you can tell the two of them still had a playful relationship decades after the divorce with Lucy swatting at him around the 40 second mark. It just says to me that marriage really can be forever, even if you’re not married anymore. The nature of the relationship can change and you can build connections with other people, but when you ask someone to be in your life forever, it really can be forever even if you grow apart. And that’s fine because people change and life sometimes takes us in differing directions. Still, it’s really beautiful when someone is in your life for the long haul in any capacity.
Go tell someone you love them today and take a moment to appreciate your relationships!