Here we have a French bulldog disguised as a baby giraffe, preparing for his latest mission. French bulldogs are known for their excellent disguises, dating back to the French Revolution. It is a little known fact that, sadly, it was actually a pug dressed as Marie Antoinette who barked the famous words “let them eat cake!” and then was beheaded, while the real Marie Antoinette escaped to Poland.
Kids Next Door Operatives, now that we´ve reached the
15,000 I think it´s time for our next mission:
I´ve found this comment on Facebook and I think this is
an AMAZING idea! Kids React is one of the most popular shows on youtube, so it
can help us on:
Spread the word of KND to other kids (not only the ones from the show, but also young viewers).
Cartoon Netowrk can see how popular this show would be now.
It would be awsome to see their reactions, ain´t
Now do I really have to explain the teens react to GKND
The petition will be 11 billion times faster to fill.
More people who already know KND will know about this.
This won´t become just a fandom revolution, but a discussion with people outside the fandom.
Cartoon Netowrk will notice.
The fun facts that they show during the reactions
of the teens will be enough information for people who´s just realizing about
´Come on, guys! If we could make 15,000 signatures in 2
weeks, we can ask TheFineBros for a kids react to KND and Teens react to GKND (Maybe
they´ll do just one because it´s the same topic “KND”, but we have to ask for
both ;) ).
As Sweet Children: 1. Don’t Leave Me (First time live since 1994) 2. Only of You 3. Sweet Children (First time ever live since 1991) 4. 409 in Your Coffeemaker 5. At the Library 6. I Was There (First time live since 1992) 7. Disappearing Boy 8. Paper Lanterns 9. Road to Acceptance 10. Green Day (First time live since 1990) 11. Dry Ice (First time live since 1993)
As Green Day: 12. 99 Revolutions 13. Holiday 14. Boulevard of Broken Dreams 15. 2000 Light Years Away 16. Private Ale (First time live since 1992) 17. Christie Road 18. Stuart and the Ave. (First time live since 2009) 19. She 20. Geek Stink Breath 21. One for the Razorbacks (First time live since 2011) 22. Burnout 23. Longview (Fan brought on stage) 24. When I Come Around 25. Basket Case 26. Are We the Waiting (First time live since 2010) 27. St. Jimmy 28. Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover) (with Tim Armstrong) 29. Radio (Rancid cover) (with Tim Armstrong) 30. King for a Day 31. Shout / Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / Hey Jude / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 32. Waiting 33. Minority (with Tim Armstrong)
We don’t want the world to know us for our guns, but for our ideas
Kurdish women have been marginalized and oppressed by so many factors, be it states, their own community or their intimate family – they had long been forgotten and written off among the many wretched and invisible beings in world history. They are now setting their own terms of existence and communalize their struggle. They speak autonomously on their own behalf. They will not remain silent even if this means to challenge their own community and family. This may sound like romanticism, but considering the social realities of Kurdistan, the Middle East, and the whole world, this women’s struggle is true revolution in every sense. This is a source of pride. But not the meaningless kind of pride for belonging to a random community. It is a pride in labor, achievement, insistence, struggle, resistance, sacrifice, and revolution. While the women fight alongside men, they also create a new society. This manifests itself in all spheres of Rojava’s political and social structure, but is often ignored by many. The resistance we see in Rojava today, and along with that, their insistence on women’s liberation, has deep roots, although most people barely began to notice it a few months ago. Such an organized focus on women’s liberation would not have been possible without solid ground to stand on.
A YPJ (Women’s Protection Units) commander in Amûde said: “We are not just women fighting against ISIS. And we don’t want the world to know us for our guns, but for our ideas”. And when she described the philosophy and meaning behind the character of Rojava’s revolution, especially from the perspective of women’s liberation, she pointed at Abdullah Öcalan’s philosophy just like everyone else in the YPJ. It is impossible to treat this commitment to women’s liberation in isolation from the legacy of the PKK in the region. (x)
I’m starting a new Tumblr project for the Star Wars fangirl rebellion of 2015 (viva la fangirl revolution), and I’ve decided to break down, analyze, and explain the roles of the strong female characters of Clone Wars and Rebels and explain why they are empowering and inspirational to those who may not see why.
I figured I should start with none other than Ahsoka Tano, since she is my all time favorite character, and this will serve as my main contribution for Ahsoka Lives Day.
Today in history: April 17, 1961 - The Bay of Pigs Invasion (La Batalla de Girón).
The invasion was an unsuccessful counterrevolutionary military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the paramilitary group Brigade 2506, a counter-revolutionary force trained and funded by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The invasion was approved by President Kennedy. Brigade 2506 intended to overthrow the revolutionary leftist government of Cuba that took power in the 1959 Cuban revolution. Launched from Guatemala, the invading force was defeated by the Cuban armed forces, under the command of Prime Minister Fidel Castro, in three days.
(image: Fidel Castro looking out from a tank while leading the battle at Playa Girón)
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)
Born in 1750 in Devon, England, Joanna Southcott believed that she had a special supernatural gift, the gift of prophecy and revelation. She wrote prophecies in rhyme, much like another famous seer named Nostradamus. She became famous, writing 60 books containing prophecies and her religious teachings. Then Joanna took her prophecies to the next level by claiming she was the woman who would give birth to the Second Jesus as described in Revelations 12:1-6. Even though she was 64 years old, she affirmed that she was pregnant with the Christ child, and amazingly people believed her. She predicted that she would give birth to the Christ on October 19th, 1814, which would set about a chain of events that would lead to Armageddon, and thus Christ’s Heavenly Kingdom on Earth.
Joanna Southcott managed to amass a following of over 100,000 believers. According to the Book of Revolution 144,000 anointed people would be saved. Joanna anointed her followers as being among the 144,000 saved at the cost of 11 shillings a person. Then on the big date that the birth of the second Christ was to occur, Joanna Southcott died unexpectedly.
Undeterred, her followers guarded the body and refused that it be buried, believing that she would be resurrected to fulfill the prophecy. Finally on December 26th, 1814 her followers allowed her rotting corpse to be removed and buried. A coroner’s examination determined that she was not pregnant. After Southcott’s death her movement continued, and only waned by the late 19th century. A small number of hardcore believers still follow her movement today.
Hooray, hooray, it’s time for Friday Reads! I’m getting my borscht on with Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking (and feeling weirdly nostalgic for the huge brown semi-sour loaves that I lived on for two years in Prague– mmmm, chleb).
Intern Megan says Where the Bird Sings Best is “every bit as bonkers and
mindblowing as I feel like Jodorowsky probably is.”
Mr. Bob Mondello reports, “I’m getting a jump on
Shakespeare’s Birthday (April 23) by reading accounts of the Astor Place Riots
in Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now.
Amazing story about a time when folks took theater reeeeeeally seriously: On
May 19, 1849, more than 15,000 fans of American actor Edwin Forrest, descended
on the Astor Place Opera House where his British rival William Charles Macready
was performing Macbeth. The rioting not only stopped the show, but also
resulted in 20 deaths and more than 100 injuries. Those were the days, no?“
Founding Mother Susan Stamberg is reading Listener Supported as she prepares an obituary for Don (not Dan) Quayle, NPR’s first president – tune in to tonight’s All Things Considered to hear it.
Editor Ninahas a little light weekend reading, Vincent Crapanzano’s Recapitulations.
And Code Switch’s Karen Grigsby Bates has an ARC of Wednesday Martin’s Primates of Park Avenue. “Martin,
an anthropologist, moved with her husband and child from downtown to
Manhattan’s Upper East Side and used her anthropological skills to explain the
social mores of the 1%. Equal parts frightening and entertaining.”
I will never understand people who don’t get their minds blown by history. Sure you might not be into learning dates and shit, but history is like the greatest action and drama and romance and comedy and horror film all rolled into one, with revolutions and mysteries and discoveries, and nothing will make you more terrified than learning just what humans can do when you put ‘em in the right situations. I hate to sound like a total history nerd but… it’s just so damn interesting