zeldathemes

(formerly thinking-about-tomorrow)

I mainly post The West Wing, Doctor Who, and left winged politics.

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aboutmaleprivilege:

Male privilege is high school dress codes. You’re telling me that I can’t wear comfortable clothes like yoga pants or cute clothes that make me feel confident like a sheer top or a dress without sleeves because it might “distract” the boys. What are their restrictions? Don’t sag your pants too much? You are taking away my freedom of choice because a horny teenage guy might be distracted? You know what you aren’t telling the boys? You aren’t telling them not to be perverts towards girls. You aren’t telling them not to harass me. You aren’t telling them what to wear. But you are telling me to hide my body because boys can’t control themselves.

  #ACCURATE    #sexism    #feminism    #male privilege    #privilege  

50 Years - 1 Saga

  #Doctor Who  

iamrebornthruhim:

Is is one of those episodes that was so important to the show. Not because it was major plot device but because it was an episode that, for the most part, was random yet hit every viewer right in the heart.

Why did no one remember her?

Does this episode show what humans are capable of or does this show a side of the doctor never witnessed before?

  #Doctor Who  
gallifreekydeeky:


A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

"ooh!  a poor person in need of help!  i better make sure they get arrested!"  to me, that’s the issue that’s most troubling.  Apart from that, the statue, and the idea behind it, is one of the parts of Christianity that even a grouchy atheist like me has to admire…

gallifreekydeeky:

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.

Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.

The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.

"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."

That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

"ooh!  a poor person in need of help!  i better make sure they get arrested!"  to me, that’s the issue that’s most troubling.  Apart from that, the statue, and the idea behind it, is one of the parts of Christianity that even a grouchy atheist like me has to admire…

  #religion  
Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (via socio-logic)
  #science    #ACCURATE  

betterhimymendings:

When Ted tries to steal the blue French horn he gets arrested. He goes to jail for a year, Robin and he never get together.

Submitted by anonymous

  #HIMYM    #How I Met Your Mother    #Ted deserves it  
  #minimum wage    #corporations    #CEOs are the worst  

#about me

#If I’m forced to believe the finale happened#I also believe that this happened#they’ve been secretly dating all along#and they haven’t seen robin bc she’s been busy snuggling Barney and balancing her career#And she also gives Ellie momma hugs and they live as a family#and it’s her family she’s not just slotting into teds life#they are hers and the love her#and she loves them#ok#and I hope Ted has an aneurism when he sees them making out#realises what an obsessive creep he’s been over robin#dies and gets reincarnated with Tracy#and they eat tasty muffins and are happy together in a beautiful architectural masterpiece#and all is good

  #HIMYM    #How I Met Your Mother    #the tags are the greatest  
Robin wishes she loved Ted. I mean, that’s the safer bet. He’s safe and reliable, but she just doesn’t love him
Cobie Smulders, seven months before the series finale. (via scherbatsky-eriksen)
  #HIMYM    #How I Met Your Mother    #STUPID CARTER AND CRAIG  
  #Parks & Rec    #The Office    #30 Rock  
the-nuclear-chaos:

Gimme That Fez by Blizarro

the-nuclear-chaos:

Gimme That Fez by Blizarro

  #Doctor Who  

But what made the [How I Met Your Mother] pilot pop, what made it seem smart and nuanced and surprisingly philosophical, was the closing moment when a “cute guy meets cute girl” story concluded with the narrator, the man telling the story of How He Met Your Mother, saying that this cute girl was not the mother. This was how he met “Aunt Robin.” He’d get to the mother later.

This was a move legitimately subversive of a rule that television knows all too well: The answer to “will they or won’t they?” is always “they will,” and that’s why we’re all here. Knowing that Ted did not wind up with Robin, but wound up with someone else — but still remained close enough to Robin that his kids addressed her as “Aunt Robin” — said something different. It said, “You know what? They won’t. But don’t leave yet.” It said that there is value in stories about things that don’t work out, and value in romances that end. Everyone matters, everything is important, everything fits together and makes a whole life.

The series finale revealed that to the degree this is what the show seemed to be saying, the joke was on you. It was a nine-year-long con (as James Poniewozik put it) that fooled you into thinking it wasn’t running on an engine of total cliche when — psych! — it totally was. Because it turned out that of course Ted wasn’t really saying everything matters, that your whole life is important, that you can still love people even if you don’t end up with them, that the good pieces and the bad pieces and the ups and the downs were all part of the story of how you wound up in the right place.

No, he was telling this whole story because he was in denial, and he spoke about the sad and happy moments of his life for nine seasons so that his teenage children could tell him to get over their dead mother and go after their aunt. (As the teenage children of widowed parents always do in this blithe, go-get-‘em-tiger kind of way, in Bizarro World.)

And so he did. He went and gave himself to Robin, whom he’d loved all along. She doesn’t matter because they’d loved each other and that always means something; she matters because he’s still in love with her and now they can kiss. She never wanted kids, but apparently she now wants to be a stepparent to Ted’s kids, something something mumble mumble what was this character about again?

So it was all a trick — they will after all! The end.

That’s not to even mention the other things that went wrong in the finale: The marriage of Robin and Barney, which the show spent its entire final season on, was dismissed with a sort of hand-wave of “she traveled a lot and it didn’t work out” so that Robin would be free for Ted’s destiny to be fulfilled later. The embrace of Barney as a selfish jerk seemed to be the part of its original DNA to which the show would remain true, but then — psych! — he had a baby with a woman he barely knew and we never saw, and it made him nice and domesticated. Neil Patrick Harris played the heck out of the scene where Barney falls in love with the baby, but it still didn’t make any kind of sense, nor did it resonate with anything else that had happened in the show up to that point.

Perhaps worst of all, the fine work of Cristin Milioti as the mother across the final season was wasted as it turned out she was, within the show’s structure, merely a piece of the great love story of Ted and Robin, and died of Unspecified Sad Hospital-Bed-itis so that their romantic balcony scene could happen.

"It’s the journey and not the destination" is usually the right way to look at series finales, a disturbing number of which don’t stick the landing. The problem with this one in particular is that the relationship between the journey and the destination was the show’s animating principle. That Ted was on a journey that was not about Robin was the first interesting thing the show ever said.

  #HIMYM    #How I Met Your Mother    #Last Forever  

rosetylear:

AU: Malcolm Tucker as Doctor’s companion

  #Doctor Who    #The Thick of It  

pizzaforpresident:

I just realized that Panem allows the brutal horrific murder of children on TV  but they still censor the word ‘fuck’….

  #The Hunger Games  
  #Doctor Who    #Nine