Everyone in front of the camera and behind it brought their A game for this film. It’s a must see. Seriously, if you’ve paid to see any of these actors in their big-budget performances, get to the cinema ASAP. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a film that has a perfect balance covers serious ground and still has a cheeky, self-deprecating vibe.
Blood Moon 4/15/2014, as seen from Hillcrest, San Diego, CA. Not the greatest images because of all the light pollution, but it was still a great time.
When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett [Johansson] does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to.
Dreamboat, check, awesome human being, check.
Nothing but love for this guy.
Played 180 times.
This week can go and suck about a thousand fucks.
I was supposed to have had a brand new super secret thing out this week, but pressing plants in roughly four countries have fucked it all up. Like, gotta get the law involved and shit.
Here’s a recording from another super secret thing I’m working on. I hope you enjoy it. Or don’t. Whatever. It’s your time on this earth, you can like what you like and hate what you hate. I’m not gonna hold your hand through it, Just don’t breach a contract with me because international law is more complicated than it has any right to be, and it’s severely fucking up my career and mental well being.
Is this track pointed? Yes it is. If the shoe fits, put that motherfucker on and go and take a walk until you’ve got blisters.
Streamable until 3 PM EST. After that, who gives a fuck, it’s just a song, and none of us have any rights anymore.
Billie Piper is simply adorable, in her cheeky way. It’s quite a laugh!
2014 Cherry Blossom Festival at the Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. 03/08/2014.
You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….
This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.
And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.
Have a lovely day, sugar.
Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.
Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.
Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.
There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.
So! Here we go!
Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.
And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.
And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.
You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.
These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.
And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.
Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????
The tl;dr version - Get your fucking vaccinations!
To those opposed to vaccinations:
1. Clearly you don’t get science. I know not everyone can do well in school, the the facts are not in your favor.
2. Thanks to the educationally-challenged like yourselves, we are seeing outbreaks of diseases long dormant because of successful public health programs. You should have to pay for every cost, down to the last roll of toilet paper, as a result of your behavior. And if you lose your home, belongings, livelihoods, etc., I’m not sympathetic. You are killing people.
3. If you do not want your children vaccinated, they should not be allowed to participate in public education or recreation. Your choice does not override the public good.
4. Clearly, you give me a real case of the red ass.
Thanks to Bull Moose completely dropping the ball on Record Store Day with the R.E.M. Unplugged box set, I think that I’m going to be spending a lot less time in record stores. The day used to be “hey, our shops are fun as hell, let’s celebrate them for a day”. Now it’s “who can line up earliest to be the luckiest eBay flipper on the block”, and I’m not interested.
Here’s the story. There were 1000 copies available in the US. Bull Moose Records was gonna have Mike Mills in the shop to do a signing on Record Store Day. This meant that they got 100+ of those boxes. Which lead to some cities not receiving them at all.
By having a stranglehold on a large number of copies of this box set for their own interests, hundreds of fans lost out. Factor in that they totally screwed up on Monday’s online sale for the remaining copies, many fans like myself were led to believe we wouldn’t have to pay a third party an exorbitant amount to get the album - until we got the “sorry, our server screwed up, blah blah, blah” email today and our orders were cancelled. High hopes were immediately dashed. At this point, it’s going for HUNDREDS of dollars on auction sites. (Seriously, look it up, it’s ludicrous).
They got my hopes up, couldn’t handle the demand that THEY manufactured, and now I and hundreds of other fans have to do without unless we want to pay scammers. Instead of celebrating record stores, they’ve convinced me that online sales are pretty much the way to go when I want to shop.
You read that correctly. Me, Marc With a C, of all people? Completely disillusioned by record stores now. The “thrill of the hunt” doesn’t really compare to the fact that I feel completely flipped off by shopping through brick-and-mortar stores now.
I’m not saying that there aren’t shops doing it right (Park Ave CD’s in Orlando, I’m looking in your direction), but more often than not, I’m going to pay less online and know exactly where I stand from a faceless electronic transaction.
I’m also not saying that you shouldn’t continue to support your local record stores if that’s your bag. Just that… well, Bull Moose is more or less responsible for RSD, and they’re responsible for making someone like me, a dyed-in-the-wool hardcore fanatic, collector of music and supporter of record shops say “I guess the internet is doing a better job now”.
Bull Moose, you’ve made me disappointed in record stores, and you’ve made me not want to support them. I didn’t think it was possible.