"I read them as poetry, I like the sound of words

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Victor Garber and Natasha Richardson,
A Little Night Music - (Roundabout Gala 2009)


Speaking of Victor Garber…

T’was a splendid cast: Natasha Richardson (Desiree Armfeldt), Victor Garber (Fredrik Armfeldt), Christine Baranski (Charlotte Countess Malcolm), Marc Kudisch (Carl-Magnus Count Malcolm), Vanessa Redgrave (Madame Armfeldt), Jill Paice (Anne Egerman), Steven Pasquale (Henrik Egerman), Kendra Kassebaum (Petra), Alexandra Socha (Fredricka), and Benjamin Walker (Frid)

Julianne Borg (Mrs. Anderssen), Leena Chopra (Mrs. Segstrom), Philip Cokorinos (Mr. Lindquist), Maija Lisa Currie (Mrs. Nordstrom), Steven Goldstein (Mr. Erlanson)

Orchestra conducted by: Paul Gemignani


Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part IV)

And now for the side show… the STL County Council/police fail at being empathetic, and tone deaf white people are tone deaf (and white). #staywoke #farfromover

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PTX Volume III — An Introduction: On My Way Home 

You came into the restaurant where I work and ordered a Stoli on the rocks. When I asked you and your companion if you’d be eating, or needing anything else from me, you put your hand — ever so gently — ON MY ASS and asked if you could take me ‘to go’. When I immediately stepped away and said “Sorry, what?’ you probably gathered that I was and am not receptive of such advances from customers…

“Maybe — just maybe — via the intimately connected internet world, my post will reach you, and you’ll learn something about how hurtful and upsetting a small comment or gesture might be. Or at the very least, maybe a Facebook passerby will read this and more deeply consider how they treat women, how they treat servers, and/or how they treat other people in general.




Chella H.

Rah Digga

Brianna Perry

Nitty Scott, MC

Please, for the love of music, please boost this post, and boost these women, who do not get half the attention Iggy gets for her cliché bullshit.

Thank y’all for taking out Angel Haze’s ass

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Today, September 8th, is the 60th birthday of Ruby Nell Bridges - a woman who, being the first black child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, underwent a traumatizing ordeal that came to signify the deeply troubled state of race relations in America.

On her first day of school at William Frantz Elementary School, during a 1997 NewsHour interview Bridges recalled that she was perplexed by the site that befell, thinking that it was some sort of Mardi Gras celebration:

"Driving up I could see the crowd, but living in New Orleans, I actually thought it was Mardi Gras. There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.”

Only six-years-old at the time, little Ruby had to deal with a slew of disgusting and violent harassment, beginning with threats of violence that prompted then President Eisenhower to dispatch U.S Marshals as her official escorts, to teachers refusing to teach her and a woman who put a black baby doll in a coffin and demonstrated outside the school in protest of Ruby’s presence there. This particular ordeal had a profound effect on young Ruby who said that it “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.”

Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, would teach Ruby and did so for over a year with Ruby being the only pupil in her class.

The Bridges family suffered greatly for their brave decision. Her father lost his job, they were barred from shopping at their local grocery store, her grandparents, who were sharecroppers, were forcibly removed from their land, not to mention the psychological effect this entire ordeal had on her family. There were, however, members of their community - both black and white - who gathered behind the Bridges family in a show of support, including providing her father with a new job and taking turns to babysit Ruby.

Part of her experience was immortalized in a 1964 Norman Rockwell painting, pictured above, titled The Problem We All Live With. Her entire story was made into a TV movie released in 1998.

Despite the end of the segregation of schools in the United States, studies and reports show that the situation is worse now than it was in the 1960s.

Today, still living in New Orleans, Briges works as an activist, who has spoken at TEDx, and is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation.

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The Miss Indian World pageant is the answer to Miss America we’ve been looking for

When Kira Kazantsev was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday night, a feeling of déjá vu set in.

Not only was she white — like all but nine of the 94 winners before her — she also fit snugly into a narrowly defined standard of Western female attractiveness: early 20s, long flowing hair and a thin, painstakingly tanned physique that would not seem out of place in a Victoria’s Secret catalog.

In many ways, the Miss Indian World pageant’s definition of what American beauty truly entails is the ideological antithesis to Miss America. Indeed, since 1984, this five-day competition based in Albuquerque, N.M., has honored Native American woman for their contributions to their communities, not their bikini bodies. The top award is given to the contestant who “best represents her culture,” according to Al Jazeera.

Why this pageant is world’s better 

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On Wednesday, Sept. 24, I’ll be speaking at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in Indianapolis, IN, at 6 p.m., followed by a book signing. The event is free and open to the public! Please come by if you’re in Indy…






i got angry and made a thing.


As a cashier who deals with this shit every day, it’s nice to see that some people actually care about us.

I had no idea about the speed score thing :O

But if I can add on about being a cashier for a Pharmacy:

1) We’re required to have your name and birthday every time you come up. Don’t roll your eyes and expect us to remember you

2) Don’t mumble your name and birthday. It might be obvious to you, but it’s our first time hearing it so please speak clearly

3) The computers we use at the cash register are very basic and only tell us what prescription you’re getting. If you want to know your insurance info or change your info, you have to go down to the other end

4) When you’re dropping off your prescription, STAY. THERE.

There’s a LOT of information we have to go through, including your insurance, and we don’t want you yelling at us later when you come to pick it up and it turns out your insurance didn’t cover it and we couldn’t tell you because you were gone

5) Just please be patient with us.

i’m gonna add on some stuff for liquor store workers!

1) i don’t care how old you are. even if you’re 50. bring. your I.D.

2) if you are with someone who looks like they could be underage or would be asked for I.D. if they were purchasing something, DO NOT LET THEM TOUCH OR CARRY ANYTHING IF THEY DON’T HAVE THEIR I.D. we are required by LAW to refuse selling you a product if it’s been touched by someone we should I.D. and they don’t have it. sorry. even if YOU’RE buying and you have YOUR I.D. or are obviously of age, we. can’t. sell it to you. it looks like a second-party purchase, and we could both get in huge trouble

3) if said situation above happens, please be understanding. we’re not out to get you, or claim you’re a bad person trying to buy alcohol for a minor. we wish we could trust your word, but we can’t. that’s why we ask for I.D.

4) no you can’t take that refused product to the back of the store and walk it back up yourself

5) no you can’t have a friend come in and buy it

6) please don’t put your product, some of which being very heavy, at the very end of the counter. trust me, reaching and stretching your body that far 100+ times a day really makes itself obvious as aches and pains and strains

7) please don’t get angry if a cashier can’t tell you their opinion on a product. we haven’t tasted every single thing int he store.

8) if you’re pre-ordering something, order it at least a week and a half before you need it.

9) don’t get impatient with all our questions (airmiles? cash back? bag? receipt? and sometimes we’ll ask for donations). sorry, we have to ask

10) understand that christmas shopping is a complete nightmare for literally everybody so if there’s one time to be patient, it’s then

11) if you seem under the influence, we’re not going to sell to you. this doesn’t just mean alcohol. if you reek of weed and are obviously high, sorry. if you’re off and you claim it’s pain meds, sorry. it’s not happening

12) and for the love of god, don’t pull from the back of the beer fridge. it’s not any colder than what’s at the front. you’re just making more work for us 

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