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Our sages have said: “Do not judge your fellow until you have stood in his place” (Ethics of the Fathers 2:4). Since the only person in whose place you can truly stand is yourself, this means that you are qualified to judge only yourself. Regarding yourself, you must condemn your moral and spiritual failings and be critical of your every achievement. Regarding your fellow, however, you must employ a double standard: your love and esteem toward him should be amplified by every positive quality you see in him, and should not to be affected in the least by any seemingly negative things you might observe.
—  Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi

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“Family dinners with Thrawn and Eli’s parents would be shaky.”

“Your basic is very good for a chiss” eli: mom holy shit no

(i had to)

It had been one thing to expect his parents’ prejudice, but to actually hear them being vocalized? Well that was another matter entirely, and something he had not anticipated.

“You speak basic very well, Thrawn,” his mother had complimented over the dinner table, as she took a sip of her wine, adding casually, “For a chiss.”

Immediately, Eli felt the color drain from his face, and his mouth hung wide and agape mid chew of the meat he was eating.

There had, or course, been no animosity in her voice. His mother was old school and set in her ways, and she harbored more unchecked ignorance towards Thrawn than she did actual resentment. That said, her comment—uncalled for as it was—had simply been a harmless observation on her part.

Eli supposed that, for that very reason, Thrawn responded to the offensive  remark with gentle smile, body language as usual, indicating absolutely no dismay or anger towards his offender.

Though Eli couldn’t say the same for himself.

“Your son has taught me very well,” Thrawn offered politely as he cast a gratified gaze towards Eli. Though underneath the table he placed a gentle yet firm hand on the man’s thigh, efficiently silencing whatever retort that hung sourly on former Ensign’s tongue.

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Let’s Talk About Movies:

PSYCHO (1960)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Motifs are generally so unobtrusive in a film that they can pass unnoticed even after repeated viewings. In Psycho, for example, Hitchcock employed the “doubles” motif with great density. The 2 pairs of leading actors (Janet Leigh/Vera Miles and Anthony Perkins/John Gavin) were cast according to physical resemblances, which suggest psychological similarities. Many of the scenes feature mirrors, which reinforce the doubles motif, as well as suggesting themes of reality versus illusion, truth versus deception, and conscious behavior versus impulse.

Giannetti, Louis D. Understanding Movies second edition. New Jersey, 1976.

anonymous asked:

Why was Dany acting like a tantrum throwing child in that first meeting? Funny how Jon called all of them children, and she was like 'did he just call me a child? (just focusing on herself as always)' and proceeded to act like a child more. And those double standards she's employing, my gosh.

Howling. Funny how accommodating Dany actually was. This entitled brat that you make her out to me could’ve easily kept Jon confined but instead gave him something to help his cause (despite not fully believing him).

J’emploie le mot de cruauté dans le sens d’appétit de vie, de rigueur cosmique et de nécessité implacable, dans le sens gnostique de tourbillon de vie qui dévore les ténèbres, dans le sens de cette douleur hors de la nécessité inéluctable de laquelle la vie ne saurait exister ; le bien est voulu, il est le résultat d’un acte, le mal est permanent.
—  Antonin Artaud, “Lettres sur la cruauté”, in Le Théâtre et son double, Gallimard, 1964

“I did see that and I think she’s fucking awesome,” Rose said of Swift. “I mean, I don’t know if it’s staged—but that’s how it is! I was on a private beach in Maui—you literally had to drive three hours from the airport to get to this beach—and paparazzi still caught me. I saw it on TMZ the next day and I couldn’t even believe it. I thought that was a safe place, and it was not. I can’t go anywhere in the world. It’s ridiculous.”

The author of How to Be a Bad Bitch also feels there’s a silly double standard employed when it comes to Swift. If she were, say, an uber-famous male musician, there wouldn’t be so much judgment when it comes to her rebound flings—or, for that matter, her famous lovers period.

“I love Taylor, for sure. Absolutely. And I feel like guys do that all the time—they break up and the next day they’re with another girl and nobody really says anything. But with Taylor it’s, you know what, I’m done with Calvin [Harris] and it didn’t work out, so on to the next,” said Rose.

“It is because it’s unheard of, and she’s acting very ‘slutty’ and for some reason needs time to ‘let her pussy rest,’” added Rose of Swift. “That’s how people look at it, and it’s just like, hell no! If I’m done, why do I have to sit in the house and be lonely?”

—  Amber Rose on the recent candids of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston and the sexism that Taylor Swift faces in the industry
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December 7th is the birthday of Harvey Dent, more infamously known as Two-Face.   (I always thought he would be a Gemini.) Happy Birthday, Harvey!

Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Two-Face first appeared in Detective Comics v.1 #66 in August 1942.

District Attorney Harvey Dent had the left side of his face disfigured by acid thrown at him by Salvatore “Boss” Moroni.  After his disfigurement, Dent had a mental breakdown and became the notorious villain, Two-Face.  Two-Face’s criminal activities often involve the number “two”.  Two-Face employs a double-sided coin, with one of the faces crossed out, in much of his decision-making.  The unmarked side represents “good” and the scarred side representing “evil”.

Harvey Dent was portrayed on film by Billy Dee Williams in Batman (1988) and Lego Batman (2017), Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever (1995), and Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight (2008).

These comics (and many more) are part of the DuGarm Collection at the University of Iowa: Special Collections.

Batman v.1 #398 (August 1986), cover by Tom Mandrake

Batman & Robin Adventures  #2 (December 1995), cover by Ty Templeton

Batman v.1 #397 (July 1986), cover by Tom Mandrake

Justice League of America v.1 #125 (December 1975), cover by Ernie Chan

Detective Comics v.1 #581 (December 1987), cover by Jim Baikie

Batman v.1 #346 (April 1982), cover by Rich Buckler 

Batman: Two-Face Strikes Twice!  Book One Part Two (November 1993), flip cover by Daerick Gross

Batman: Two-Face Strikes Twice!  Book Two Part One (December 1993), cover by Dick Sprang  

Batman v.1 #314 (August 1979), cover by José Luis García-López

Teen Titans v.1 #48 (June 1977), cover by Rich Buckler

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The Model 1882 Chaffee Reese Bolt Action Rifle,

One of the many bolt action repeating rifles unwisely rejected by the US Army, the Chaffee Reese was invented by General Reuben S. Chaffee and Jasper N. Reece in 1879.  The magazine feed mechanism, a tube loaded through a trapdoor in the butt, employed a double ratchet which moved a cartridge forward one space each time the bolt was cycled. A cutoff switch on the right side of the receiver allows for single shots while keeping the magazine fully loaded. The system was not popular with the troops in the field and only the initial order was made with the magazine cutoff.  They were chambered in the standard .45-70 Govt. cartridge, and the magazine could hold 7 rounds.  They were manufactured by the Springfield Armory, but due to the Army’s disinterest in repeating designs, only 753 were manufactured, making it one of the rarest Springfield Armory production rifles in history.