The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department
Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)
(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)
Residents knew it was BS.
Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”
Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department
Do not let her story go ignored
8:16 pm • 22 August 2014 • 22,503 notes
A selection of C64 loading screens!
Wow, we had none of these on our C64, but what I wouldn’t have given for that Short Circuit game!
4:00 pm • 22 August 2014 • 114 notes
A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:
I don’t know who any of these folks are.
They were tourists I presume.
But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.
"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."
There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.
The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”
One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.
There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”
"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’
I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.
1:25 pm • 22 August 2014 • 134,075 notes
In the 1980’s Airstream attempted to market its RV as a funeral coach, designed to transport the deceased and family and flowers all at once from the funeral home to the cemetery.
1:00 pm • 22 August 2014 • 816 notes
wilwheaton: mjolnirismypenis: imnothavinit:
Notice something in common in these photos?
It’s not what you think
I gave it away in the third pic
That’s right! None of these cops are wearing badges or name tags! I wonder why… seems like it’d be important to wear those, since it’s even illegal not to in other states…
This is actually illegal in all states. A police officer must be marked as such with name and badge at all times unless their jurisdiction states otherwise (such as an undercover officer), and even when not wearing a badge, the officer must have the badge accessible at all times and must show the badge in order to make an arrest. Name tags are not required as long as a badge is available because the badge has the officer number on it.
This has really been bothering me. The police in Ferguson are breaking the law by concealing their identities. Everyone knows this, it’s been going on for ten days, and it appears that nobody is doing anything about it.
The police are clearly and systematically violating the first amendment rights of the press, and they are getting away with it. This has been happening for days, and nobody appears to be doing anything about it.
A police officer pointed a rifle at a journalist and told him to fuck off *while he was being filmed, so he’s easily identifiable by his superiors*, and that police officer still has a job.
I know that not all cops are bad (or even most cops), but there are clearly bad cops in Ferguson, and they’re acting with complete impunity. I don’t understand why those cops aren’t being taken off the scene, and why a higher (possibly federal) authority isn’t coming in to address these things.
10:07 am • 22 August 2014 • 53,648 notes
On the anniversary of Jean Harlow’s death, I thought it might be interesting to spotlight the stand-in, Mary Dees, who filled in for her in completing “Saratoga.” In this 1933 photo, Dees is photographed as a Busby Berkeley show girl trying hard NOT to look like Harlow.
Following Harlow’s death, M-G-M made the decision to complete the film. Dees was taught to walk and move like Harlow and the camera crew filmed her in long shots and with her back to the camera. There is at least one shot of her from the front, hidden behind a pair of binoculars. Meanwhile, M-G-M made no secret that a stand-in was used to complete the film, and Mary Dees received quite a bit of press, however, getting her name in newspapers did her little good, since the notices always had a hint of negativity.
The following is an example, taken from an article called, “Monte Blue Has 2 Stories Behind Act; Federation Sponsors Fine New Film,” by W. Ward Marsh, published in January of 1938.
"All of us have seen Miss [Mary] Dees perhaps a hundred times without realizing that she was the late Jean Harlow’s stand-in. When not standing-in she was away at various times with most of the companies in Hollywood making musicals, for she is a dancer and a ‘show girl’….
"Only rarely does a stand-in ever rise above the status of stand-in. She is doomed to follow the unheralded and unsung road by closely resembling the star she works for in the studio.
"Miss Dees is arriving through a different route. The illness and death of Jean Harlow, whom she closely resembles, are giving her the breaks she never had during her five years in Hollywood.
"She left Alabama five years ago and went to Hollywood, determined to make good. Her first opportunity came when she had a chance to appear in one of those gigantic Busby Berkeley production numbers for Warners.
"But she didn’t know how to dance!
"She told Berkeley she was a show girl and then the other girls who were also hired taught her to dance before they went to the studio. Maybe this would work!
"The life of a Hollywood show girl if she is pretty and shapely, is a life of hard work. After Miss Dees was spotted in a tune-show as a good stand-in for Miss Harlow, she worked at M.-G.-M. during all Miss Harlow’s pictures. When the star wasn’t working, Miss Dees was off to Paramount dancing in the Bing Crosby films or over at Warners in "Gold Diggers," "42nd Street" or "Footlight Parade." She did, as you know, do several scenes in "Saratoga," left incomplete by Miss Harlow’s death.
And now she’s under contract to M.G.M., and she’s hoping for that big break in films she sought five years ago when she came out of the deep south with nothing more than an idea that some day she’d make a name for herself in the show world.”
Sadly, she didn’t. M-G-M did nothing with her. Her last known film appearance was “A Night in Casablanca” in 1946. ~ Craig Owens
9:24 am • 22 August 2014 • 51 notes
— It is solved by walking.
8:58 am • 22 August 2014 • 161 notes
George Frederic Watts, She Shall be Called Woman c.1875-1892
(Source: 1910-again, via room42)
10:24 pm • 21 August 2014 • 137 notes