Archive for February, 2012

February 28th, 2012

theswingingsixties: Janis Joplin and Peter Tork at the Monterey…



theswingingsixties:

Janis Joplin and Peter Tork at the Monterey Pop Festival, 1967.

Look at his flower!

February 28th, 2012

superseventies: Bebe Buell See her picture in a thousand…



superseventies:

Bebe Buell

See her picture in a thousand places

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February 27th, 2012

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February 27th, 2012

Standing in front of…

sl33pcr33p: Can the internet take a break from shitting on “posers”* for like, eternity, and instead admire this girl’s makeup?

*The poser is a construct invented by those who are fucking terrified of their “taste” being usurped by the mainstream, but can’t express it in a way that isn’t fucking offensive and reductive.

rgr-pop: Can the internet take a break from shitting on “posers” and instead love and admire posers?

karaj: 100% pro-poser as an affective and political position. 

I love my girl gang sisters.

[image: Red Cross)

February 27th, 2012

Existential sorrow and the daily accumulation of regret combined with usual Monday dread all really…

Existential sorrow and the daily accumulation of regret combined with usual Monday dread all really kicking in right now. I had a boyfriend who would literally pull the covers up over his head when the alarm went off and I never understood it. (I was usually already up! Unfathomable.) Now all I think about all week is going home and turning off the world, or counting the minutes until Friday when I can do same. In the meantime I’m alienating everyone I know, putting off important medical and financial decisions, grinding what’s left of my ability to do the work I care about into the ground, and frittering nervous energy into internet posts in the hopes of a brief moment of validation that quickly fades.

February 27th, 2012

"We need to look @ the history of the Oscars more closely. My mother was the first person who told me…"

We need to look @ the history of the Oscars more closely. My mother was the first person who told me that she knew the original history of the Oscar. My mom said that this famous Mexican Director who she could only remember as “el indio”, posed in the nude for the sculptor who created the Oscar Statue. I decided to google that today and yes, I found that Wikipedia confirmed my mother’s claim. Emilio Fernández was the original name of the model.

“In need of a model for his statue Gibbons was introduced by his then wife Dolores del Río to Emilio “El Indio” Fernández. Reluctant at first, Fern�ndez was finally convinced to pose naked to create what today is known as the “Oscar”. ” -Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscars

So, yes, indeed, every time a celebrity says the words, Thank you to the Academy, he/she should also remember the contributions of this really amazing Mexican Director’s body. If you know your Latin American Cinema, you might remember the film, María Candelaria (1943). Emilio “El Indio” Fernandez directed that film. Emilio Fernández Born March 26, 1904(1904-03-26) Hondo, Coahuila, Mexico Died August 6, 1986 (aged 82) Mexico City, Mexico His father was a Kickapoo native american but “affectionately” called “el indio.”



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February 27th, 2012

emilysyrja: we got a feministfilm submission explaining to us why midnight in paris deserved a…

emilysyrja:

we got a feministfilm submission explaining to us why midnight in paris deserved a screenwriting oscar over bridesmaids

which, first of all, nuh-uh

secondly, that is terrible blog etiquette, start your own blog

thirdly, my initial inclination was to be like “we at feministfilm don’t care about which screenplays are good so much as we care about which screenwriters are not rapists” but rgr rightfully pointed out that that should go without saying

so i’m just gonna pose the question here:

do people not know woody allen is an abuser and child molester, or do they just not care?

February 27th, 2012

amantesuntamentes: Happy Birthday MamaDu “And I figured out…



amantesuntamentes:

Happy Birthday MamaDu

“And I figured out that the reason I couldn’t get through the day as well as I can now is because I had too many things on my mind, on my plate, you know, for one person to have. So I started to eliminate some of the things that were too heavy to carry and unnecessary.”

February 26th, 2012

Today’s Help

During Oscar breaks, watch  domestic workers speak about today’s Help on  live stream at domesticworkers.org

February 26th, 2012

Poem in praise of menstruation, Lucille Clifton

kathleenjoy:

if there is a river
more beautiful than this
bright as the blood
red edge of the moon if
there is a river
more faithful than this
returning each month
to the same delta if there

is a river
braver than this
coming and coming in a surge
of passion, of pain if there is

a river
more ancient than this
daughter of eve
mother of cain and of abel if there is in

the universe such a river if
there is some where water
more powerful than this wild
water

pray that it flows also
through animals
beautiful and faithful and ancient
and female and brave

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