in Cars 2 one of the racecars mentions their mother. and then the racecar waves to his mother in the audience. one automobile birthed another automobile.
when Mater tries to convince a car that he is not a spy, he says “i’m not a spy. my specialty is towing and salvage”. the car responds by saying “right. and mine is developing iPhone apps” before winking. not only is this a poorly placed pop cultural reference, but they have iPhones in this world. smartphones. Cars can hold mobile phones and use them and use their touch screen for various uses.
in Cars 2 there is a Pope. The pope is a car in a pope hat. he rides around in a Popemobile. a CAr is riding in another car. they make reference to the Popemobile. “is the Popemobile Catholic?”, Mater says as a “well duhhh” moment, much like our saying, “Is the Pope catholic?”. presumably this means the Popemobile is employed and must be specifically Catholic in order to be the chauffeur and carrier to the regular pope. Also, Catholicism is in this Universe. this means that there must have been an actual Jesus Christ car. also they mention at one point that gasoline is a “fossil fuel. as in dead dinosaurs!” so there must have been dinosaurs at one point in the Cars universe but were they actual dinosaurs or car dinosaurs how did this civilsation start how did the
A coroner has issued a warning about âinternet mythsâ after a mother died from drinking vinegar in a botched abortion attempt.
A person who does not want to continue a pregnancy will find some way to end it, even at the risk of their own life. This is why safe, legal and affordable access to abortion is a necessity. Rest in peace, Catherine.
“Okay, but, programmers say, there’s another important reason we can’t do away with the tickbox, allow people to state their own genders, or allow people to decline to state. That’s because they need to know which pronouns to use.
They present this argument with a look of triumph, as though they think this is a mic drop and they can now walk away, ‘conversation’ concluded. Why they think this incredibly gender essentialist, lazy, and fundamentally boring argument is in any way persuasive is beyond me, because it’s not just irritating, it’s also wrong. For one thing, you could easily include a dropdown asking which set of common pronouns the user would prefer, and you wouldn’t even need to demand a gender marker. You could also avoid the use of pronouns altogether, or revert to singular ‘they’ in cases where no gender is provided. All of these tactics are easy to implement, and there’s no reason not to use them, unless, of course, you’re stuck on the idea that gender is a binary, that everyone wants to share information about their gender, and that no one has a complex relationship with gender.”—I Am Tired of Hearing Programmers Defend Gender Essentialism | this ain’t livin’ (via brutereason)
Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.
Me: Based on what?
Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.
Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.
Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.
Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.
Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?
Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.
Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?
- discussion with a classmate earlier.
Love who you want, I don’t care, but please don’t disguise legitimate issues with a relationship.
Don’t shame the girls who sent pictures of themselves half-naked to their significant others as a way to express eroticism which is healthy and natural… give the people hell who think it’s okay to destroy someone’s trust and distribute those images simply for entertainment purposes.
Some guy in my class today said, “I didn’t think anyone or anything that won should have.”
"Yeah, all the choices were wrong. I was really surprised 12 Years a Slave won best picture. I mean, we all know the story, why tell it again?”
Ignoring the fact that all stories are reiterations of similar stories and this is a reason why we like them I said, “Uh, but it’s a big deal. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but it’s a big deal. I mean, the director of that movie is the first black director to ever win an Oscar.”
"Yeah, but I really think it should be about what’s the better story. And we just know the story of slavery, so what’s the point in even making the movie?"
"Okay, yeah, we all know the story of slavery. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t resonate or isn’t important. And it doesn’t mean that story’s irrelevant. If this the first black director to ever win an Oscar, we’re still feeling the aftershocks of slavery and we’re still living in a society of inequality.”
But he stuck by it. “Gravity won so many other awards, it should have won best picture, too.”
“…I began to understand no matter my race I am capable of replicating through my actions and behavior the systemic oppression of white supremacy. In order for us to properly defend ourselves from oppression, we must first wholeheartedly break ourselves from it and support each other in our struggle against it no matter what face it is branded. It is through this lens that we come to understand that our liberation is bound up with the liberation of all oppressed peoples. We cannot separate.”—"She doesn’t look American": Coca Cola & Re-Branding White Supremacy | AmericaWakieWakie (via america-wakiewakie)
It sucks when someone you have feelings for doesn’t share those feelings; it happens to women all the time, too. We hear “I just want to be friends” and “you’re like one of the guys” and “you’re like a sister to me” just as often. But you’ll never hear a woman complain that guys just don’t appreciate a Nice Girl because we’re taught it’s our own fucking fault when we’re rejected—we aren’t pretty enough or thin enough or sexy enough, we weren’t sexual enough or were too sexual, we put out too much or too little or too soon or not soon enough, we didn’t wear our hair the right way or our skirt the right length, we’re “too tomboyish” or “too butch” or “too feminine”, or we’re “not their type”, or we’re otherwise not good enough in various ways to entice the man to grace us with his affection.
But when we’re not interested in someone, we’re vilified. We’re the bitch that lead them on, the bitch who let them buy us dinner but didn’t want to date them, the bitch who doesn’t appreciate a nice guy, the bitch they were nice to and then got nothing in return from.
And, frankly, fuck those people. Showing interest in me, being friendly with me, getting close to me, or eating a meal with me (even if they paid for it) doesn’t obligate me to open my heart or my legs. And anyone who doesn’t appreciate my friendship sure as hell doesn’t deserve my love or my pussy.