Sarah Grace Hart has a byline in Teen Vogue! Nobody tells me *anything* around here!
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“Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, often criticizes President Obama, incorrectly,…”Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
“Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, often criticizes President Obama, incorrectly, for trying to push “European-style socialism,” and McConnell says the American people don’t want it. First of all, of course, Obama is not trying to push European-style socialism. Second of all, I happen to believe that, if the American people understood the significant accomplishments that have taken place under social-democratic governments, democratic-socialist governments, labor governments throughout Europe, they would be shocked to know about those accomplishments. One of the goals of this campaign is to advance that understanding…. How many Americans know that in virtually every European country, when you have a baby, you get guaranteed time off and, depending on the country, significant financial benefits as well. Do the American people know that? I doubt it. Do the American people even know that we’re the only major Western industrialized country that doesn’t guarantee healthcare for all? Most people don’t know that. Do the American people know that in many countries throughout Europe, public colleges and universities are either tuition-free or very inexpensive?”
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She’s not actually saying that…….
Kids on the internet are so darned smart. Can’t slip anything past them.
In related news, my son has informed me that Emilia Clark laughing and pointing at her laptop screen is a meme. The original:
What’s a meme??
A meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture”. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.
Or more specifically in the current case, Internet meme:
An Internet meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet. Some notable examples include posting a photo of people lying down in public places (called “planking”) and uploading a short video of people dancing to the Harlem Shake.
Or even still yet more specifically: The image of Emilia Clarke laughing at poor Jon Snow, which I did not immediately recognize as photoshoppery, but which my son did, proving that being older doesn’t make one wiser, at least not in my particular patrilineal line:
You’d think I’d have learned enough to stop being taken in by droll knavery on the Internet, but not so far. I can only say,
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Kissing in the Rain: Anne & Gilbert
Kissing in the Rain is so sweet and adorable and hilarious. It’s only two episodes in and it’s already just perfect.
Thank you John!
So hey, could this guy’s face be canon? Like he’s part of the #jily #ishipit movement, and he just posts pictures of himself reacting to his irl otp? This particular photoset would be in reaction to the AoGG trailer on the day it’s released.
THE FACE OF THE FANDOM. i love it.
1) Yes, awesome.
2) I love how it continues to put the pressure on Yulin in terms of what she does and doesn’t canonize. Like, is it cool to canonically hoist an actual person in-world and fictionalize him? Not just a fic or a piece of fanart, but an actual person? I realize that’s what happens to actors all the time, but does a fan who posts a picture of himself automatically grant the same kind of license to fictionalize his actual face?
I assume Ricky would be all over it, and like I said, awesome! But still, funny to me that this whole thing continues to be a never-ending series of wormy can openings for Yulin. :-)
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