25 Things I'd rather see at WM 32 than Buff grandpa vs Meat head Lesnar
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b></b> 1. Enzo amore and Chad gable in an intense staring contest.<p/><b></b> 2. Big cass and Jason jordan arm wrestling.<p/><b></b> 3. A random fan yelling 'cash me outside how bout dat?' for 10 minuets.<p/><b></b> 4. Neville yelling 'WHERES MY CROWN?'<p/><b></b> 5. The new day pour booty o's on people<p/><b></b> 6. Sheamus yelling 'FELLA!!!!!'<p/><b></b> 7. Nikki bella slap Natalya<p/><b></b> 8. Finn balor and Sami zayn throwing legos at people<p/><b></b> 9. Roman washing his hair<p/><b></b> 10. Tyler breeze and Fandango writing fans tickets for not wearing their shirt<p/><b></b> 11. Gillberg<p/><b></b> 12. Shawn micheals yelling 'SUCK IT'<p/><b></b> 13. Enzo running around saying 'is ya mad or nah!?!?'<p/><b></b> 14. Seth rollins and Roman reings in a video game tournament<p/><b></b> 15. Roman yelling 'AHHHH YESSIR'<p/><b></b> 16. Seth doing his waluigi laugh<p/><b></b> 17. Shesaro doing drunk karaoke<p/><b></b> 18. Braun strowman yelling 'BRAAUUUUUUUUNNN!'<p/><b></b> 19. Big show yelling 'weeeeeeelllllllll..'<p/><b></b> 20. Tj perkins dab for 30 minuets straight<p/><b></b> 21. Anything with Shinsuke Nakamura<p/><b></b> 22. Tyler getting cake on his face and Dango trying to lick it off<p/><b></b> 23. Randy Orton R.K.O people out of litterally fucking nowhere<p/><b></b> 24. Aj Styles flipping his hair yelling 'YIPPE KAI YAY MOTHERFUCKERS'<p/><b></b> 25. Chris jericho playing my heart will go on loudly still not over Kevin<p/></p><p/></p>

Blueprint For Terror: Is The WWE Unintentionally Showing Terrorists How To Perform America’s Best Wrestling Moves?

America is under siege from the forces of radical Islamic terrorism. With the stakes so high, vigilance is paramount. We must hold accountable any institutions whose carelessness may be inadvertently helping ISIS and endangering us all. It’s high time we asked the tough question that no one wants to ask: Is the WWE unintentionally showing terrorists how to perform America’s best wrestling moves?

The Islamic State will use every tool at its disposal to bring ruin to the West, which is what makes World Wrestling Entertainment’s recklessness so dangerous. By making WrestleMania so easily accessible on TV and online, the WWE is essentially handing our enemies a step-by-step guide to bringing the pain to our soldiers night after night.

There’s no way to sugarcoat this: Monday Night Raw may unwittingly be one of ISIS’s very most valuable assets.

Masterful finishing moves like the Stone Cold Stunner and the R.K.O., meticulously developed by top WWE Universal Champions over the years, can be used to devastating, slam-tastic results. But it doesn’t take a large leap of the imagination to figure that, when a spine-busting wheelbarrow suplex leads to a wrestler proudly holding the title belt over their head as their opponent writhes in agony, ISIS is watching.

How can anyone consider our country safe when any ISIS militant can simply turn on the TV and study a WWE Superstar’s perfect form as they turn an opponent upside down and drive them headfirst into the mat?

With WWE publicly broadcasting the very best of our wrestlers’ throws, aerial maneuvers, holds, and double-teams, it’s only a matter of time before we see a terrorist execute a skull-rattling Attitude Adjustment with a precision that until now only John Cena could. Meanwhile, extremist assaults on our god-given liberties will only increase in severity and frequency as soldiers of the Islamic State learn to launch themselves off the ropes and clothesline our boys in uniform to terrifying, badass effect.

How long will it be until ISIS develops a Powerbomb Facebuster of its own? This once-inconceivable scenario could soon be a reality. In fact, it seems the question is not if ISIS will become capable of putting an American soldier in a facelock with their legs and then dropping their ass flat, but when.

Tipping our hand to the terrorists would be a travesty. For the sake of American lives both domestic and on the battlefield, the WWE needs to do far more to ensure that the ability to perform Chokeslam Backbreakers stays out of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s hands. Here’s hoping they get it together before it’s too late, because in the fight against terrorism, there are no rematches.

Construction activity for Rockefeller Center (The Associated Architects: Reinhard & Hofmeister-Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray-Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux-Edward Durrell Stone, 1931-1940), in early 1932. Foreground the steel structure of 70-story R.C.A. Building (Associated Architects, 1933) began to rises up, and the 32-story R.K.O. Building (Associated Architects, 1932) nearing completion can be seen at background, right, with steel skeletion of Radio City Music Hall (Associated Architects, 1932) under construction can be seen below it. 

Photo: Samuel H. Gottscho.

Source: Donald Albrecht. “The Mithic City. Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940” (New York. Museum of the City of New York-Princeton Architectural Press. 2005).

anonymous asked:

Do you think Mickey Mouse was based off of blackface?

Short answer: Yes

Long media studies answer: Yes, and it’s not really a matter of opinion so much as fact, lol. 

As many cultural historians have pointed out, the classic American animated cartoons emerged from the same milieu that produced blackface performances (like the Amos and Andy show) and minstrel music. Many of the great early animated characters — Felix the Cat, Mickey Mouse, Bosko — had more than a touch of blackface and the minstrel show to them.

Source <- (a good 101 read on the subject)

To some degree, most introductory cartoons from the 1920s/30s drew from vaudeville -Blackface and minstrel aesthetic included- when it came to both character design and content. And by most, I mean Disney, Warner Brothers (Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes), MGM, and R.K.O. 

The influence lasted well into the 1950’s for most, too. 

Although Disney was still hitting us with that Jungle Book/King Louie/I wanna be like you racism well into the 1960’s, but I digress. 

((If you’re looking for a 1920s cartoon character/mascot that was most definitely hella omgwtf based on Vaudvillian blackface acts, check out the original design for Warner Brothers’ character Bosko. 
Not the cute retcon’d Tiny Toons version; the original— 

The image doesn’t do Bosko and Honey justice though. You can watch The Talk Ink Kid for animated confirmation. There’s even a really racist Asian-stereotype moment! Wowzers.))

Longer media studies answer with bonus content: 

So that’s in terms of design. 

 In terms of content, the studios of that time did some hella racist stuff–shoutout bugs bunny–and Disney/Mickey Mouse was no exception. 

Our dear mouse-pal has straight up appeared in blackface— 

Source: Mickey’s Mellerdrammer

Depicted extremely shitty caricatures of Africans— 

Source: Trader Mickey 
(note the cab calloway sounding music around that 4:40 mark~). 

And the Disney comic books are much of the same–

“Voodoo Hoodoo” - 1949

“Voodoo Hoodoo” - 1949

“Lost In the Andes” - 1949
(Images from Comic Book Resources

“Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Annual: A Black Outlook” -1932

“Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Annual: A Black Outlook” -1932
(Original images from Moments In Time).

So it was the whole shebang, really. 

Of course, over time the studios have delivered some major character design overhauls and mostly stepped away from those origins.

More reading on the subject: 

- jt