What the effiing fuck is wrong with people? Seriously. I am really fucking tired of people trying to attach “agenda” to movies. Remember when you could just sit down and enjoy a film for its entertainment value? I do. First, there were complaints about Despicable Me 2 and how it portrayed the lead female role (yawn), then the new Superman was deemed too close to promoting Christianity (piss off) and now Frozen is promoting a gay agenda (go fuck yourself)?
Am I the only one who doesn’t go into every viewing looking for something to be pissed about? I am a movie fanatic. Not joking, there isn’t a single conversation that I am involved in that doesn’t contain a quote or movie reference in it somewhere. What I did NOT do is look to cartoons, comic books and depictions of fiction in any format for guidelines on how I should or what I should be….at any age, but it certainly wasn’t as a child either.
No child who ever dressed up as Batman for Halloween grew up to actually put on a rubber suit, cape and ears to go out and fight crime – vigilanty-style. The closest to that has been the men who have played Batman in the shows and movies about the character, and they got paid (good money in most cases, at least currently). Not even all of them actually read the comics or watched the shows either.
The story of Superman has always had a “god-like” sort of theme to it, as it’s a super-human from off planet that saves people from doom and gives them hope…however, no one ever converted to a religion because of it. Nor is anyone ever going to become gay because they watched anything. You are either gay or you aren’t. Grow the fuck up.
For the record, I watched Frozen with my daughter and didn’t get any sort of “gay agenda” vibe to it. What I loved about it was the fact that Kristoff called Anna out on the fact that she was willing to (nay, excited to) marry a bloke she had only just met. I suppose it’s lost on the “well-behaved (WTF?) mormon woman” that this was based on a story penned by Hans Christian Anderson. I wonder if she would have his book removed from the library for “promoting a gay agenda” as well…twat.
Here’s my point: you want to help humanity? Volunteer at a food pantry. Donate clothes that you never wear to a homeless person. Read to a child. Play with a child (seriously, kids make up the coolest games and have the best imagination). Tutor someone in anything you are good at. Take time with the rest of humanity, instead of blaming media for your issues and personal agendas.
Okay, so it happened again. There I was, going along fine and dandy, like cotton candy. Next thing you know, I get side-tracked by schoolwork and a couple of Hangouts. Oh, yeah, the Amazon Prime didn’t help at all either. I will say that it was nice to take a brief break, but I am back now and working on an article that I’m not going to really tell you about yet. It’s not some lame way to try and boost your excitement about it, like it’s a big breaking news piece or a really great piece of gossip. I’m just not positive about where the angle is going to take me yet, so I would rather be elusive about it than say one thing and have it be another (like an unintentional lie).
I hope you all enjoyed the information about the African American women I was spotlighting. Also, there is a slideshow showing men as well. It’s on the left of the site. I intended to do more but time just hasn’t allowed me to go further. No worries though, I will be posting more about people all over the world on occasion. I love to pass on information that I learn. Why know it if you can’t use it or pass it on? Life is about learning and I fill every day with learning more information than I knew yesterday. It keeps me from getting bored.
Lastly, with the teasing of warmer weather I am getting antsy for summer. So tired of cold winds and dirty snow. Warmer weather means more walks. More walks mean new pics. So, you can probably expect some getting posted here. I’m never without a camera either. Plus, walking gives me a chance to get out and listen to the podcasts I don’t have time to catch during the week. Despite doing lots of atheist and secular-related podcasts throughout most weeks I like to listen to vanilla stuff when I’m walking. I have a lot of old time radio shows, Kevin Smith, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Doug Stanhope, and a couple other comedy shows I can listen to. It helps to distract me for a bit, so I can refocus. I don’t like to be thinking about anything but school work while I am doing school work.
So there you have it. A somewhat rambley post that hopefully let you peak into a narrow window for a moment. To close out, I will leave you with this photo of my daughter’s cat. We call her, The Calico Tigress, or Cali when she’s getting into trouble. We’ve noticed she has a penchant for watching movies. Also, I’m sure you will recognise that was taken using Snapchat. What can I say?
“Mary McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was the founder of Bethune-Cookman College. She also served as a New Deal government official — she was one of the 20 highest-level offices held by women in the administration, and the highest held by an African American woman. She played a key role in founding FDR’s “black cabinet.” She also served as president of the National Association of Colored Women, and she founded and served as president of the National Council of Negro Women.
She was known for improving educational opportunities for African Americans; president, National Association of Colored Women; founder, National Council of Negro Women. Her statue in Washington, DC, was the first statue depicting any woman or African American in any park in the nation’s capital. Her home is a National Historic Landmark. “
Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1917 and raised in Chicago. She was the author of more than twenty books of poetry, and numerous other books including a novel.
In 1968 she was named Poet Laureate for the state of Illinois, and from 1985-86 she was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She also received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, the Frost Medal, a National Endowment for the Arts award, the Shelley Memorial Award, and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets and the Guggenheim Foundation. She lived in Chicago until her death on December 3, 2000.
“Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.”
“Faye Wattleton (born Alyce Faye Wattleton; July 8, 1943) is the first African-American and youngest president ever elected to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and is also the first woman since Margaret Sanger to hold the position.She is best known for her contributions to the family planning and reproductive health, as well as the pro-choice movement.”
“‘What can your kids teach you?’ Well, I believe something different about kids. We don’t own them, they have their own knowledge. From the start you have to make the choice to listen.” ~ Faye Wattleton
Cal MacDonald, who captain’s Trolling with Logic from the helm, received a message from Living Waters (a car from the Ray Comfort “Crazy Train”) yesterday regarding a PWNage that was done titled “Evolution vs. God”. It seems that the Banana Posse is trying to exempt their videos on YouTube from the terms of the “Fair Dealing” law in Scotland (where TwL originates from, similar to what the U.S. calls the “Fair Use Act”).
“Hi, I hope you’re having a great day!
We’ve found that you have uploaded segments from our film, “Evolution Vs. God.” Thanks for your interest in sharing our film! You may not have known, but our film is copyright protected and uploading clips from it is illegal (a reminder is on the opening FBI Warning screen to our TV episodes and our films; those are purely reminders, our shorter videos are copyright protected as well).
Please feel free to use the YouTube sharing options to embed any video on our YouTube page to your Facebook or blog. You can also “favorite” any of our videos on your own YouTube channel to help spread the word.
Please delete our video from your channel as soon as possible.
Thank you very much.
PS. You might appreciate a website we made about God: http://www.NeedGod.com“
In addition to receiving this message, the Trolling channel has also been blocked by Living Waters preventing any sort of response. So, as a member of the TwL panel, Marty Mer has released a video plea (see below) calling for a Streisand campaign. If anyone is interested in mirroring the PWNage on their own channel, you can download it at this link.