controversial

The infamous scene where Marlene Dietrich kisses another woman - which was added to the script at Dietrich’s suggestion - was saved from being cut by the censors by Dietrich herself. She came up with the idea of taking a flower from the woman before kissing her and then giving the flower to Gary Cooper, explaining that if the censors cut the kiss the appearance of the flower would make no sense. 

This was not the only thing that was controversial at the time of release (1930). She also wore a tuxedo designed for a man in this scene.

Colour Blind

In the light of recent events occurring in Ferguson, the topic of racism is, or certainly should be, on everyone’s lips. We, at Lucca, urge you to read this article and educate yourself, your family and friends on the vile injustice that has always been at large; not just in American states but around the world there is this timeline; a long, dated timeline of the mistreatment of those of colour.

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Friendly reminder that like Romeo and Juliet, Lolita, Phantom of the Opera, and The Great Gatsby, 50 Shades is NOT a love story. They are all stories of one man’s obsession with a young woman and are not models for healthy romantic relationships. If you want romance, go read Colleen Hoover’s Maybe Someday, Pride and Prejudice, or watch The Notebook. Read better and actual romance novels. Please please please don’t think this is what romance is supposed to be like!

-Lin

RESEARCH PAPER TOPICS FOR THE SIGNS
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  • Taurus:Tough Love, Obesity, Road Rage.
  • Gemini:Religion, Racism, Middle East.
  • Cancer:Stay-at-home moms, Abortion, Journalism.
  • Leo:Celebrities, Models, Laws regarding Infidelity.
  • Virgo:Mental disorders, Holocaust, Gap Year.
  • Libra:Politics, Obamacare, Beauty Pageants.
  • Scorpio:Rape, Feminism, Gun Laws.
  • Sagittarius:Fast Food, Taxes, Divorce.
  • Capricorn:Alcohol, Drunk Driving, Arson.
  • Aquarius:Civil Union, Drugs, Censorship.
  • Pisces:Cheap Labor, Pesticides, Street Art.
I’ll be damned if I put my pleasure aside for an afterlife that isn’t even guaranteed We are you, and you’re us, stop playing games My life’s all I got, and heaven is all in my brain And when I feel I am in hell, my ideas are what get me through pain Do as you please, and I’ll just do me, I’m a human, I’ll stay in my lane Ill mind
—  Ill mind 7
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  • conservative:oh my GOD THAT EGG YOU JUST EXPELLED INTO YOUR PANTS HAD THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME A huMAN LIFE how cOULD You DISGRACE HUMANITY LIKE THIS EVERY LIFE DESERVES TO BE BIRHTED. BIRTH ALL OF THE EGGS IN YOUR BODY OR YOU ARE GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL
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Great Banksy street art photos and quotes


“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages”

“If you want to say something and have people listen then you have to
wear a mask. If you want to be honest then you have to live a lie.”

“Become good at cheating and you never need to become good at anything else.”

“People who get up early in the morning cause war, death and famine.”

’‘There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge.”

“Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent, leave the house before you find something worth staying in for. ”

“Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.”

“You’re mind is working at its best when you’re being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity.”

Oh man. Oh wow. Ok. Today I’m gonna teach about Dimetrodon. Before y'all grab your pitchforks, hear me out first. The way this animal looks is hotly disputed. Everyone of my sources said a different thing or had a different example. So the top picture is based on one species discovered this year (2015), the bottom left is the much more common version, and the one on the bottom right is a mix-up of the two put together by some other Paleontologists. Ok to start off, this is not a dinosaur. Never has this been a dinosaur. Dimetrodon is part of a group named Synapsids, which are described as Proto-Mammals or Stem Mammals. They are one of the evolutionary precursors to modern mammals. I will make a later list explaining in greater detail what a synapsid is. Dimetrodon lived in the Early Permian era about 295-272 MYA. It was likely an apex predator in its environment, hunting down and killing large fish, large amphibians (Diplocaulus), and large herbivores (Edaphosaurus). Dimetrodon grew to be 15 feet long and weighed between 60 and 550 pounds. It has two sets of teeth, one set of canines and others toward the front and back of the jaw. It could deliver crushing amounts of force when necessary. Most of its body length resides in its tail, having over 50 vertebrae alone. It’s most controversial feature however is its sail. This sail is created from spines coming out of the vertebrae, and was embedded with certain muscles. It may or may have not had webbing surrounding it. This spine might have been used for thermal regulation, or more likely it was used as a sexual display. Dimetrodon fossils can be found in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Ohio, and Germany. #rad #notadinosaur #seriously #notadinosaur #permian #dimetrodon #synapsid #carnivore #paleoart #paleontology #controversial #spines #dinophile #art (Art by John Conway, Iguana-Teteia, and @jummbls-art-blog

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