Hotch: How many boats are there on Lake Meade?
Reid: 1,908
Kate: Come on. You just know that?
Reid: Yeah. There are 1,908 boats on lake Mead.
Kate: Where’d you get that number?
Reid: Based upon the population density of the area, I estimated.
Kate: You guessed. I mean, is this guy really a genius or does he just say things with authority and we all believe him?
Morgan: Thank you. Ten years! It took ten years for someone to finally have my back. All right Einstein - she just called you out. Bring it!
Reid: Look it up!
Rossi: I am. And the kid’s right.
Reid: I accept your apology. Blow it up.
Morgan: Never.
—  Aaron Hotchner, Spencer Reid, Kate Callahan, Derek Morgan, David Rossi. Season 10 Episode 11. Criminal minds quote of the day.
All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?
The share of multiracial children in America has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years. It's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me.


“But let’s be real: When it comes to how people describe themselves, most of us are more likely to take cues from celebrities and public figures than from painstakingly titled scholarly journals. Rihanna, Drake, Key and Peele and Shemar Moore have all used the term “biracial” to self-identify. Barack Obama, ever tongue-in-cheek, likes to throw around mongrel and mutt. Slash, Nicole Richie and Trevor Noah have used “mixed.” Author Mat Johnson, whose 2015 novel Loving Day centers heavily on mixed race identity, has reclaimed “mulatto” as his identifier of choice.

Some don’t use any of those words, choosing instead to describe their specific ethnic makeup, like Olivia Munn, who has spoken about being connected to multiple parts of East Asia, or Yawna Allen, a tennis player who’s Quapaw, Cherokee, Euchee, white and black.           

Others just choose one identity and stick with it, like Melissa Harris-Perry, who acknowledges her white mother but identifies as straight-up African-American. In fact, according to Pew Social Trends, 61 percent of adults with a mixed racial background don’t consider themselves multiracial.

Lots of people adjust how they describe themselves according to the situation. Even Christine Iijima Hall, the pioneer scholar who popularized the term “multiracial,” doesn’t have a uniform answer for the question “What are you?” Hall says she often introduces herself in terms of her specific lineage, but it all depends on context.

“In an African-American group, I would say, ‘I am mixed’ or 'My mother was Japanese,’” Hall says. “I don’t need to say the African-American part because most African-Americans know I am part black.” But that changes in different groups, and has changed over time.

The language we use is also distinctly regional. In places like California and Hawaii, with relatively high rates of multiracial folk (nearly 4 percent and 23 percent, respectively,) “mixed” gets tossed around pretty casually. In much of the rest of the country, where the rate hovers around 2 percent, the vocabulary seems to still be in flux. It’s also dependent on the particular racial makeup of a place — as we’ve seen, there’s a long, well-documented history of how black and white multiracial folks have been identified, but the same can’t be said for other combinations.

“People make their individual solutions,” says Naomi Zack, a pioneer in the study of multiracialism. “They talk about it. They change their identities. They go with the path of least resistance for what identity they pick up. Or they live in places where not as much emphasis is put on racial identity.” Maria Root, one of the founding mothers of mixed-race studies, created a multiracial “Bill of Rights,” which includes the right to create and change one’s identity across time and place.”

Garcia: Okay, Rossi, out with it. Is Hotch dating?
Rossi: I don’t know.
Reid: You know, statistically, widowed men start dating much faster than females, but Hotch is refuting the data. It’s been two years and 19 days.
Garcia: Venus is aligned with Mars, which means love is in the air and maybe we will get weekends off.
[Morgan clears his throat]
Garcia: What? Is he standing there? He’s standing there, isn’t he?
Hotch: Hello, Garcia.
Garcia: Hello. Someone talk about the case.
—  Penelope Garcia, David Rossi, Spencer Reid, Derek Morgan, Aaron Hotchner. Season 7 Episode 10. Criminal Minds quote of the day.
Petition to Save Thomas Gibson

No one is saying that physical violence isn’t an issue. The suspension was warranted, but the firing is not. Especially since the producer has not had any punishment whatsoever. Thomas Gibson deserves better, and frankly, so do we.


Do you ever look at a picture of the criminal minds cast and realize how much you care for them like damn I’m really in this bitch

And then there was one...

Criminal Minds cast then (2005) and now (2016):

I was looking at some cast photos the other day and when I found one from the CBS UpFronts 2005, I realized Matthew is the only “original” cast member left.  Technically, AJ was a series regular in season 1, but she wasn’t added on the show until episode 2 (so she didn’t do the original promotions for UpFronts and TCA’s) and while Kirsten was in most of the season 1 episodes she was a recurring member and wasn’t added to the regular cast until season 2.

So Matthew is the only one in the then and now picture.

Also pretend Adam is in the now picture.

Excuse me while I go sob.