when i first started teaching in 2011, every time i told someone that i taught in a CPS high school in an “inner-city” neighborhood, they would be like “duuuuudeee, so is it like The Wire?” except the last time i had seen season 4 of the wire was in 2010, and i didn’t particularly remember much about prezbo, his interactions with the students or the students’ interactions with each other. and also, i definitely resented the implication that my profession could be represented by a few fictional classrooms in a TV show (albeit, an extremely well-written TV show). because i hadn’t taught prior to watching that season, it didn’t resonate with me the way it did today when we watched a clip during professional development (not this clip, but the one where the girl slashes another girl across the face with a razor blade). and now i’ve been watching clips from this season all fucking night and i can safely say that teaching at Marshall is EXACTLY like The Wire, except much much much worse.
The entirety of "The End of Willets Point" is very much worth reading.
I’m excited to read this. There’s also a doc on Netflix called Foreign Parts which I guess is more like visually interesting (sometimes) than it is critical or informational or anything. RIP tho
Everybody I know thinks this is hilarious, like we outsmarted Blockbuster by watching movies on our computers. But no one I know does the in-home service for Netflix, and the streaming option only has a fraction of the choices. Nothing new, hardly any classics beyond 1980, hardly any Best Picture winners. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest? Nope. No Country For Old Men? Nope. Search “Alfred Hitchcock,” and you only find The Lady Vanishes and Double Take. I don’t like being all, “You guys, things were better the old way,” but, you guys.
Valid. Streaming dominance means “active” movies are worse overall.
There is a gap in the market that I’m sure will eventually be filled. Wouldn’t it make sense that a start-up of cinefiles could make a business like Netflix for old, rare, and independent films, maybe specializing in different areas (ie horror, silent, etc.). Eventually someone will invest time and money to digitize older content, and purchase rights to newer content to stream it over the internet.
In the mean time, in most metropolitan areas, there are some independent movie rental places that are hanging on, because there is a demand for both the content and the associated experience of picking out a movie, talking to people in the store. I’m not romantic enough to think that will survive forever (also I am not one of those people, so I really don’t care), but I also don’t buy the argument that film buffs are dying out because Netflix.
i wonder if they mean commercial driving experience? cause when i first saw this ad i was like “fuck, i’m not even qualified to drive a toy train in circles around a mall.” i’ve seen those trains at wheaton plaza and they seem pretty chill to drive.
but i’m actually more interested in the VERY HONEST part. i wonder that’s all about.
When Emily and I went to austin we ride a kiddie train driven by this dude with dreads and a heavy Texas accent. Was always wondering what the qualifications were to do that, now I know thanks Doug!
can we talk about how the tag team stage entrances are the best thing about the new vcgw
because they’re so good
i’m so glad they figured out the crazy majicks that are getting them to work for 2k14
david niko can we get wwe2k
love the prime time players entrance
Wow Wario and waluigi look truly disgusting
top six pictures of cookies
yes there is a berger cookies tag on tumblr and yes there are a lot of berger cookie glamour shots on it
I miss these but there was a distinct lack of fudginess in the last batch that I ate. Did they change the frosting recipe between like 2007 and 2011?
So wait are all white upper middle class teenagers just totally psychotic these days or am I taking the Internet too seriously
So… I wonder if she knows what a swastika represents?
yeah, i actually do, i wonder if you know what a swastika represented for thousands of years before the nazi party assigned it to their campaign’s in the 1920’s? if you’re going to try to imply that i’m a nazi, withhold a xenophobic attitude/belief or that i’m just a halfwit parading a hakenkreuz on tumblr, at least learn some history of the emblem of swastika/svastika/suastica and of myself before blindly throwing your judgements or accusations. the modern western western social stigma due to ignorance of this symbol is what is #dumb here.
Lol what beautiful symbol, such peaceful, very luck, so kewl that u know and understand the true whimsical origins of this precious symbol, no big deal that most people associate it with a horrific genocide and that it still represents white supremacist ideology but like, who cares, it looks good on my eyepatch?
It’s been awhile since I’ve thought of you. It was the slow, rainy commute this morning that did the trick. I carefully observed each car and the people in them as I inched by; it was easy to slip into this mood and into you. Forgive me for expressing myself so candidly. Honesty is harder for me…
i feel this lol. that shade of blue :(
In October 1937, Maryland administrators threatened to cancel a game with Syracuse unless the then-Orangemen benched their offensive star, Wilmeth Sidat-Singh. The problem, as Maryland saw it, was that he wasn’t the right type of colored boy.
lol fuck umd
some guy bought an animatronic band and programmed it to play along to an arcade fire song and for some reason there’s needles and this video is horrifying
the best bit is how it’s intercut with nuclear test footage for no good reason. and the needles.
way better than the original video for this song.
Um there is a documentary about this it’s called the rock-afire explosion very famous very important animatronic band I can’t wait to see them perform irl
it’s so sad that sonny died but cher is still alive
also her first album is pretty good