merican

'Merican
Descendents
'Merican

i come from the land of Ben Franklin
Twain, and Poe, and Walt Whitman 
Otis Redding, Ellington
the country that i love!
but it’s the land of the slaves and the Ku Klux Klan
Haymarket Riot and the Great Depression
Joe McCarthy, Vietnam
the sickest joke i know!

listen up man i’ll tell you who i am
just another stupid american
you don’t wanna listen, you don’t wanna understand
so finish up your drink and go home!

i’m proud and ashamed every 4th of July!
you’ve got to know the truth before you say that you’ve got pride.

These are some of my favorite lines from Come From Away

  • “I’ll write S.T.F.D. Slow the fuck down!”
  • “I need something to do ‘cause I can’t watch the news, no I can’t watch the news anymore”
  • “And when I get back Beulah says” “You know those planes are probably filled with women of childbearing age” “So…” “So I’m back to Shoppers”
  • “For the love of God stop bringing toilet paper to the Lion’s Club”
  • “You are freaking out and it’s freaking me out and we are all freaking 👏the fuck 👏out👏”
  • “Ya. that’s a moose”
  • “And that’s how we started speaking the same language”
  • “It’s like any of us could have died on Tuesday”
  • “But he just looks like a gay lumberjack”
  • “I’m Muslim and I was born in Connecticut. I’m an American citizen.” “You don’t look ‘Merican.” “What does that even mean!”
  • “Have you seen my boyfriend? His name is Kevin. He’s about this tall and he’s lost his mind.”
  • “And then they brought the cod.” “The cod” “The cod.” “The cod”
  • “The one thing I loved more than anything was used as the bomb.”

Not table top, but LARP (Dystopia Rising, a post apocalyptic LARPthat focuses more on roleplay and community than combat).

NPC : “You need to be realistic.”
Merican : “I am angry and armed!”
NPC : “I want you to calm down.”
Merican : *draws pistol* “And I want you six ounces heavier. Guess who’s the realist, now?”

So it’s spirit week at school, aka homecoming week, and for those of you non-’mericans, basically everyday there’s a different theme that you have to dress to accordingly. Today was alphabet day, meaning you had to dress up as something that began either with the first or last letter of your name. So if your name is Anna, you could be an Angel. If your last name is Johnson, you could be a jellybean or whatever floats your booty. This one guy whose name is Payton went as patriotic and

this is literally what being American means

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This past weekend I went to Dystopia Rising Pennsyltucky again. I had an amazing time and got to shoot some footage as well as photos of the players. My favorite side of DR is the beautiful props that players come up with. From News Papers delivered from one town to the next, to shields made to represent a person’s heritage. Looking forward to going back in May. <3

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Canada Day 2017: Canada turns 150!

Heaven on Earth dir. Deepa Mehta (2008)
Angry Inuk dir. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (2016)
Pays dir. Chloé Robichaud (2016)
Parsley Days dir. Andrea Dorfman (2000)
Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom, The dir. Tara Johns (2011)

150

Cairo Time dir. Ruba Nadda (2009)
Away from Her dir. Sarah Polley (2006)
Nelly dir. Anne Émond (2016)
Anne Trister dir. Léa Pool (1986)
Double Happiness dir. Mina Shum (1994)
American Mary dir. Jen & Sylvia Soska (2012)

!