Archive | April, 2013

Some Acceptable Arguments AGAINST Gay Marriage…

27 Apr

Obviously gay people should have the right to get married.

Only horrible troll people think otherwise.

Decent people have been doing what they can to secure equal rights for the gays.

However, people who REALLY want the best for gays might also have to one day take a stand against gay marriage (you know, if they truly care about their friend’s happiness).

This is a list of acceptable arguments against gay marriage:

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*List by Mark Hill // originally posted on McSweeney’s 

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First Aid Kit ~ “Emmylou”

24 Apr

This song is like a hug.

Life Is Too Short To Laugh At Crappy Jokes…

22 Apr

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The Best Responses To The Tragedy In Boston

22 Apr

 “There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”

-Kurt Vonnegut

Last week, the news was pretty much dominated by everything going down in Boston.

After bombs were detonated at the Boston Marathon, there was a lot of chaos and confusion. The attack was savage and pointless. It was a dark and painful time for the people of Boston (and everyone holding Boston in their thoughts).

People rallied around Boston.

And despite everything, ultimately, people helped each other out.

With all the awfulness of the bombings, it was heartening to see.

Stephen Colbert’s cold open is a tribute to Boston (and their badass-itude)

Stephen Colbert addressed the bombing at the top of his show. He offered condolences to the people of Boston, but also declared his confidence that Boston would not be shaken by anyone:

“As the President said, we don’t know who did this, but they will be found and will be brought to justice. But whoever did this obviously did not know shit about the people of Boston. Because nothing these terrorists do is going to shake them. For Pete’s sakes! Boston was founded by the pilgrims– a people so tough they had to buckle their goddam hats on!

It is incredibly moving… as well as incredibly funny.

(Jon Stewart also had some touching things to say about Boston.)

mr rogersMr. Roger’s tells us to “look for the helpers.”

There really isn’t a time where quoting Mr. Rogers would go amiss. The man was a beacon of kindness.

Anyway, in light of recent tragedies, this quote has been making it’s way around the internet (here is the actual clip).

In times of trouble, “look for the helpers.

It’s helpful to remember.

Patton Oswalt reminds us that “the good guys” are there… and they are badasses.

Comedian Patton Oswalt wrote a statement that to echoed the same thing Rogers was saying.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.

  • People from around the world offer Boston their support…  [Buzzfeed]
  • Amy Poehler On Coping With Excessive/Violent Images (“I love you, Boston”) [Smart Girls]
  • Dunkin’ Donuts remained open to help Emergency Responders (because that’s how Dunkin’ Donuts ROLLS!) [Bostino]
  • There were a handful of runners who ran the Boston Marathon AGAIN to show how un-terrorized they are. [Buzzfeed]

How You Can Help Boston

Eartha Kitt ~ “I Wanna Be Evil”

22 Apr

“I wanna be wicked, I wanna tell lies

I wanna be mean, and throw mud pies

And in the theatre

I want to change my seat

Just so I can step on everybody’s feet”

Heck YES!

18 Apr

amy poehler rocks out

“The best thing you can possibly do with your life

is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of it.”

– “Dear Sugar” (from The Rumpus‘ advice column)

*link to the rest of the column

Stephen Colbert’s Salute To Boston

17 Apr

As the President said, we don’t know who did this, but they will be found and will be brought to justice. But whoever did this obviously did not know shit about the people of Boston. Because nothing these terrorists do is going to shake them. For Pete’s sakes! Boston was founded by the pilgrims– a people so tough they had to buckle their goddam hats on!” – Stephen Colbert

Watch the whole segment here.