Just as likely, however, the fire is a myth that obscures a long, slow decline, and the flames that brought down the ancient library were fed not by a single man or group, but by the winds of history—changing reading habits, political instability, and the decline of the administrative state. (via The future of the library: How they’ll evolve for the digital age.)
Every Single Lawsuit From Elmo's Accusers Has Been Thrown Out of Court -
jimmymarks:Kevin Clash was a young black man from the projects of Baltimore who only had one dream: To work in children’s television like his hero Captain Kangaroo. Through hard work, dedication and talent, he f …
Kevin Clash isn’t Elmo, nor is Elmo Kevin Clash. But putting that aside: it’s interesting that his exoneration gets no major press, which his accusation did. Hope he can go back to Sesame Street now.
I used to work at the Walmart Home Office, where the Saturday Morning Meeting is a long-standing cultural tradition, often featuring celebrity guests. Many employees bring their children, and never more than when Kevin Clash appeared a while back along with Elmo. Many celebs would get flown in on a company jet late the night before, and sign a few autographs after the meeting before hitting the door to get the heck out of Arkansas as fast as possible. Not Kevin Clash. His response to the overwhelming number of children who were there to see Elmo was to stay until every last child had an opportunity to greet, and in most cases hug, their favorite resident of Sesame Street. Kevin Clash is an excellent person, and he takes the responsibility he has to children very seriously. I’m not surprised he has been exonerated and I will make sure everyone I know hears about it.
I was wondering about this. After watching his documentary and just reading about him, I’m glad he has been exonerated. But yes, why has there been no press about this? I hope he gets his job and his character back.
Hey, ya’ll! Reached my goal weight! BOOYAH!!!
LOL!!! *falls over*
Marie “The Body” McDonald, 1944
(Source: vintagegal, via vintagegal)
I don’t know why I am so tired today. Wanted to go to yoga but couldn’t get myself to go….well, I had to put gas in my car and then traffic…so yeah, lots of excuses. I will have to go on Thursday.
I am probably going to mess up my exercise and diet schedule because I am going to a workshop in New York. I am so excited I am going and that I will have time to explore. I haven’t been back for a long time. I will be in Flushing so I am not sure what exploring will look like…
Anyway, tired! We had a power outage today so I can’t blame work because it was mellowed than normal.
All right have a good night!
This is why conservative men confidently endorse laws and social rules that are anti-sex, even when that makes them screamingly obvious hypocrites who feel zero desire to curtail their own sexual proclivities. They know, from long personal experience, that they will never have to live by the rules. Ban abortion? Well, luckily women will still get them. They will just have to work harder at it. Cut off insurance coverage for contraception? Good thing women are so desperate to use it that they’ll pay out of pocket anyway. Even if they somehow managed to overturn Lawrence v. Texas and the oral sex ban became enforceable, most straight white men can be pretty certain that the only people who will get in trouble for it are gay people and people of color—you know, people whose privacy the cops already feel empowered to intrude upon. — Straight White Men Don’t Have to Fear the Anti-Sex Political Crusade (via brutereason)