Kill Bill - The Whole Bloody Affair
great artwork by Tyler Stout
Kill Bill - The Whole Bloody Affair
great artwork by Tyler Stout
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Cinematographer: Tim Suhrstedt
Screenwriter: Michael Arndt
If you’re still having trouble believing climate change is a real thing, here is another item on the list of things affected by global warming: gravity.
According to the latest report by the European Space Agency, detailed satellite imaging has shown that “the loss of ice from West Antarctica between 2009 and 2012 caused a dip in the gravity field over the region.”
While gravity might seem like a fixed concept, it actually varies across the Earth’s surface depending on planetary rotation, latitude, altitude and geology. And while this latest shift is nothing to be alarmed about (penguins aren’t suddenly going to drift into space), it is a big indication of how much ice we are quickly losing in West Antarctica.
name: Maya “Paco” “Oscar Mayer” “Oogabooga” “Awko Taco” Rodriguez
sexuality: Bi-ish I guess…girls are pretty, guys are pretty, everyone’s pretty
relationship status: In possession of a boy thing
eye color: Brown
WHAT IS YOUR
favorite season? Fall
favorite movie/s?: Kill Bill (1&2), Boyhood, Easy A
favorite album?: currently, Z by SZA
favorite band?: I like the rubber kind and the kind that aids
favorite quote?: ”Do what you love, and fuck the rest.”
favorite shirt?: This oversized gray v-neck that is way too long on me but is really soft
smoke?: On special occasions (meaning when I’m super drunk)
drink?: Sometimes, more often since my birthday just happened
write?: in a journal, when I remember.
play an instrument?: cello, maybe
your favorite place: Really loving my bed right now
your favorite memory: Sleeping in tents when I was a wee lil’ lass
your ideal partner: I’m pretty fond of the one sleeping next to me
your bedroom: I can see the floor and my bedsheets are clean, so it’s lookin’ preeeetty good
Flappers shaming Miley Cyrus.
Oddly enough we could say that Miley Cyrus is following solidly in the appropriative footsteps of white flappers, who in the 1920s grabbed national attention and stirred alarmism concerning the end of civilization because they partied to Black music, wore their hair short like Josephine Baker (who fled US racism to become a superstar in Europe), and imitated dance moves from Baker and other Black dancers. The famously flapperesque Charleston was lifted from the African American dance called the Juba, which had West African roots and was danced in secret in the South and the Caribbean. The dance sped up when it reached Harlem, giving birth to both tap dancing and the Broadway hit called The Charleston, which spread like wildfire from there. White people didn’t sway their hips this scandalously prior to that era, making flappers roughly equivalent to white twerkers of the Jazz Age.
This is 100% true. The period from the jazz age to the beat generation, comparatively speaking was the height of cultural appropriation of black art. The beat generation used lingo popularized by Lester Young. They then appropriated the style, dress, and lingo of bebop musicians like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, down to the beret, glasses, and soul patch. Bebop musicians, Parker and Gillespie in particular, were the blueprint of their image. Norman Mailer wrote an essay titled “The White Negro" that tackles this phenomenon. I’m no fan of Norman Mailer, but at least he admitted that white people were stealing from blacks. He wrote it in 1957.
With regards to the flappers, apart from Josephine Baker, they also liberally borrowed from black vaudeville performers. They would copy dance moves from black performers, and then introduce it as their own. Many dances attributed to whites are from black vaudeville performers who were forced to perform on the chitlin’ circuit because of segregation and Jim Crow laws.
It really is astonishing how nothing has changed in this regard. For example, people to this day still call Benny Goodman “the king of swing”, when what he did was procure charts for arrangements from Fletcher Henderson, a black man. Goodman’s biggest hits were from Henderson. It’s amazing how much credit Goodman gets for another man’s work. Of course Goodman became “the king of swing”, while Fletcher Henderson remains a footnote in history. How a white man becomes the king of something innovated by blacks is astounding. Benny Goodman is called “the king of swing”. Paul Whiteman is called “the king of jazz”. Elvis Presley is called “the king of rock n roll”. Is Eminem the king of rap? What about Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke with r&b? Miley is soon on her way to become “the queen of twerking”.
Anyway, apart from getting his charts from Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman got his ass handed to him by Chick Webb at the Savoy Ballroom when they had a battle of the bands. Goodman is often noted as being one of the few white men in the segregation era to have black men in his band, and the narrative is typically presented as if he did it out of benevolence. He did it because there was no way to get around the fact that swing music was the domain of black folks, and he poached the best black players he could find to bolster his band, and black musicians went with him because as a white man, he was able to pay them more than black bandleaders, and they wouldn’t have to deal with indignity while traveling. Many hotels refused black bands, so they often had to sleep in cars, bus terminals, or crash at the homes of hospitable blacks. A big portion of Duke Ellington’s money went towards renting out train cars and making sure his orchestra had a place to sleep while on the road because hotels often turned them down because they were black. These were issues Goodman wasn’t going to face. Black musicians certainly didn’t go with him because he was the best. Goodman even later hired Henderson to arrange and play in his band. He wasn’t doing it because he loved black people. Black people were the ones creating and innovating. Where else would he get the best charts and arrangements? Now that the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled, Goodman gets all the credit. Funny how that works.
This stuff has been going on for a long time. Miley is the 2013 version. Twerking has been around for a long time, but Miley convulses on national tv and all of a sudden, dictionary definitions of twerking are made. Definitions complete with no mention of black people, like all this happened in a vacuum. It’s history repeating itself over and over again. I see the same thing happening with afrobeat music.
Joked that I couldn’t go practice immediately after class because I had already booked time to go home and cry.
Actually went home and cried.
Steal her style: inspired by Dee Gruenig
David Yurman Crossover Ring with Diamonds - $5,400
John Hardy Classic Chain Silver 5-Strand Necklace - $2,900
23.83 cts. Oval Ruby and Diamond Earrings - $9,500
Oversized Givenchy Cardigan - $1,690
Patek Philippe Nautilus 7010/1R Ladies’ Watch - $43,890
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour, 589 (Elixir) - $27
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Cartier Estate 18k Gold Cuff Bracelet - $8,500
Beyoncé enjoying MIA’s set @ Hackney Festival 2012
I love her enjoying another female artists work! I’m frustrated by all of the negativity and competition between women, and seeing these gifs just fucking rocks
You know she regrets this lmao
It’s your juicy jewel of flavor, Ring Pop!
WATCH THE FUCKING VIDEO
What the fuck did I just watch.
i wanna hav s*x
sax? ha ha right on
hit it bill
I did not have saxual relations with that woman