just a friendly reminder that you do NOT have to stand for the pledge of allegiance at school. and if a teacher lectures you for not standing, direct them to the case of West Virginia Board of Education vs. Barnette
Because sometimes a family is you, your twin sibling, your great-uncle, your /other/ great-uncle you didn’t even know existed until he escaped another dimension like last week, and the other employees of the tourist trap that somehow, over the course of a summer, became home
Home - Phillip Phillips // You Told the Drunks I Knew Karate - Zoey van Goey // Sticking With You - Addison Road // Anything for You - Ludo // Try to Believe - Oingo Boingo // Here’s to Us - Halestorm // Gone, Gone, Gone - Phillip Phillips // GF E108 DANCE EURO POP 2 LONGER - Brad Breeck // Odds Are - Barenaked Ladies // Embers - Owl City // Taking Over Midnight - Love Patrol Alpha
Some interesting movies inspired in shocking crimes
1. An American Crime (2007), about the shocking case of Sylvia Likens, a teenager who was locked in a basement and tortured for weeks by suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski and her children.
2. Boys Don’t Cry (1999), about Brandon Teena, a trans man who was raped and murdered by a couple of acquaintances after they discovered he was born as a woman.
3. Heavenly Creatures (1993), directed by Peter Jackson, marks the debut of Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey as Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two teenagers whose friendship becomes so intense they are willing to murder to stay together.
4. Devil’s Knot (2013) is not a great movie but still an interesting look at the West Memphis 3 case and how the murder of three 8 year olds is pinned on three outcast teenagers (the movie, like the book it’s based on, points to the innocence of the trio).
5. Mississippi Burning (1988) shows the FBI investigation into the disappearance of three civil right workers in 1964, in a deeply racist small town in Mississippi.
6. Veronica Guerin (2003), about an irish crime reporter who got deeply involved in the investigation of drug cartels in Dublin and was murdered for it in 1996.
7. In Cold Blood (1967), based on the father of true crime books, written by Truman Capote, it tells the story of Dick Hicock and Perry Smith, two ex convicts who murdered a whole family in Arkansas.
8. Bully (2001) is a very disturbing movie about the murder of Bobby Kent by a group of his friends, who resented him for being abusive towards them.