President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he talks about the Connecticut elementary school shooting [14.12.2012]
My favorite tweets of the Tumblr Down episode.
Can we say that tumblr has a fandom too at this point or…
This is what happens when you ask Anne Hathaway about that time she accidentally showed her Princess Diary to a bunch of photographers. (via entertainmentweekly)
This was some tenth-degree black belt media judo here. Read the setup:
Matt Lauer doesn’t mess around. When he greeted Anne Hathaway on the Today show this morning, the host got right down to business: “Good to see you,” he said. “Seen a lot of you lately.”
She didn’t get defensive, she didn’t get flustered, and she brought the conversation back to her primary reason for being on the show in the first place. Damn.
Anne Hathaway, YOU WIN ALL THE AWARDS. Also you made me want to see your new movie, which I heretofore thought impossible because 1. I hate musicals, and 2. I hate crying.
I will say it again, friends: The best way to stop the commodification of the sexuality of unwilling participants? Don’t. Click.
…I love Anne Hathaway. Also, don’t click on the EW link unless you want to see red. Yes, slut-shaming women for choosing not to wear underwear.
BECAUSE DUDES TOTALLY GET THE SAME REACTION WHEN THEY ‘GO COMMANDO’, RIGHT?
I bet Spiderman left New York City for a day trip and when he came back, he saw the catastrophic aftermath of The Avengers and he was like
“I WAS GONE FOR ONE DAY. ONE DAY.”
Hitler flirting with Eva Braun.
I don’t know how this makes me feel
It makes me feel very uncomfortable
You know what’s so uncomfortable about this? It shows that perhaps one of the most evil men in history, was a human being. That, on occasion, he could be nice, even flirty. That’s not all. You want to see evil people as evil, screaming horrible stuff over a desk with 20 microphones with 20, 000 people saluting them. The evil is clear and recognizable then. This shows a completely different image, it scares you because that means that evil isn’t a stereotype, that evil is not recognizable, that evil could be anyone. It scares you because this shows that could be lurking inside anyone and you’ll never ever know. Maybe in you?
i reblogged this literally like 2 minutes ago, but i want this version because of that comment ^
That comment is one of my favorite post commentaries, because it’s completely right. People aren’t inherently evil. Like good, it’s a role they grow and live into. We have just as much potential to destroy as this man exhibited. And it’s a very eye opening experience to realize that.
does anyone even remember that one time hitler attended that luncheon between world leaders, some guests of which even included china’s socialist leader as well as Stalin. And then when they were ordering, everyone was gladly ordering impressive dishes one after the other, but Hitler placed an order for barley tea and a pheasant (considered a peasant’s meal by standard). When he was questioned as to why he would order something like this in something as grand as a world leader’s congress, he replied,
“I don’t smoke when my people cannot smoke, and I cannot eat when my people are going hungry.”
He wasn’t evil for its own sake, let’s try to remember that despite the countless murders, but for a moment, he did actually believe he was doing something for the good of his countrymen.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE
No, he’s right. Hitler, though extremely wrong in his views, did everything for what he thought would better the lives of his people. It was wrong. It was disgustingly, horribly wrong. But he did not do it because it was evil and he was evil. He did it because he believed it would help Germany and those who needed a better life. Those who don’t understand or even try to understand the human brain will always label men like him as ‘evil’ because it is easier to accept. But he wasn’t ‘evil.’ He felt love and loyalty and responsibilities. He simply took these aspects and morphed them into a twisted, violent thing.
Tumblr is probably the only place we could have this conversation and not be lynched.
oh my god reblogging if only for the last comment
this is literally the best thing on tumblr
Reblogging this because, as someone who majored in psychology, I find these comments extremely interesting.
#there it is #the defining moment #everything hermione is #because she KNOWS she’s smart #she knows she’s clever #but harry #she sees that he’s special #because he may not be a genius #he may be #when it comes to most things some people find important #relatively average#but he is brave #and he is strong #he is a hero #and hermione sees that #and she admires it#she strives for that #because she knew #from age fucking eleven #that books weren’t everything #and that she had an awful lot to learn
Puppy Tricks Local Media With Lion Costume
The media in Muncie, IN sure has egg on its collective face this morning. At least two local newspapers, including the Ball State Daily News, published stories about a supposed new edition to the local zoo: a lion named Herbert. RTV6, an ABC affiliate out of Indianapolis, reportedly filmed and cut a segment on Herbert, but killed it moments before airtime.
Of course, there are two major issues with the Herbert story:
1. There is no zoo in Muncie (there was a privately-owned zoo in nearby Parker City, but it closed in 2009),
2. Herbert isn’t a lion at all. Herbert is actually Willie, a Pomeranian puppy wearing a lion costume who held a fake press conference to present his fabricated story.
Consider this the most adorable media prank of all time.