Sailing away on the Disney Dream tomorrow! So excited!

Sailing away on the Disney Dream tomorrow! So excited!

peterwknox:

monsterbeard:

brightwalldarkroom:

"There are a handful of shows I ask everyone I talk to about television if they have seen: The Wire, Mad Men, Friday Night Lights. But when I ask them if they’ve watched and loved Friday Night Lights, what I mean is are you my kind of person? Are you all heart? Are you bothered by this 21st-century lack of earnestness, our abundance of irony? Do you wonder how we forgive and coach ourselves to do better? How we can strive again for valor and loyalty and daring and redemption? 
I fear we are defaulting to needless negativity as some kind of social currency. But Friday Night Lights is the most earnest show I’ve ever watched. Not sentimental, however: these characters aren’t perfect. In fact, this show is incredibly astute at allowing humans to have stratums of complexity: to have character and occasionally act without it, and then to live in the mire of their own dumb choices. Do I adore Coach? Yes. Do I think, as Tammy says, he is a molder of men and a husband of fierce devotion? Absolutely. Do I also think he can also be a self-involved, sexist prick who values his career over his wife’s? No question.
Regardless of the scale of the battle, the stakes in Friday Night Lights are rarely phony or contrived. It’s about winning games, sure, but its scope far exceeds that. This is a show that tests and reflects commitment not just on the football field, but back in the locker room. And in Street’s rehab room, and Saracen’s grandmother’s living room, and Julie’s bedroom, and eventually out to Luke’s farm and Tim’s prison and Tammy’s dream in Philadelphia. This commitment is not about obligation, but something more sacred. Duty. The hidden gale that blusters and grows within us and makes us yearn to give someone else exactly what they need.”
—Erica Cantoni on Friday Night Lights (Bright Wall/Dark Room, Issue #14, July 2014)


 FNL is the truth.

I’ve been thinking of doing a FNL rewatch, but I don’t think I can handle the emotions again.

peterwknox:

monsterbeard:

brightwalldarkroom:

"There are a handful of shows I ask everyone I talk to about television if they have seen: The Wire, Mad Men, Friday Night Lights. But when I ask them if they’ve watched and loved Friday Night Lights, what I mean is are you my kind of person? Are you all heart? Are you bothered by this 21st-century lack of earnestness, our abundance of irony? Do you wonder how we forgive and coach ourselves to do better? How we can strive again for valor and loyalty and daring and redemption? 

I fear we are defaulting to needless negativity as some kind of social currency. But Friday Night Lights is the most earnest show I’ve ever watched. Not sentimental, however: these characters aren’t perfect. In fact, this show is incredibly astute at allowing humans to have stratums of complexity: to have character and occasionally act without it, and then to live in the mire of their own dumb choices. Do I adore Coach? Yes. Do I think, as Tammy says, he is a molder of men and a husband of fierce devotion? Absolutely. Do I also think he can also be a self-involved, sexist prick who values his career over his wife’s? No question.

Regardless of the scale of the battle, the stakes in Friday Night Lights are rarely phony or contrived. It’s about winning games, sure, but its scope far exceeds that. This is a show that tests and reflects commitment not just on the football field, but back in the locker room. And in Street’s rehab room, and Saracen’s grandmother’s living room, and Julie’s bedroom, and eventually out to Luke’s farm and Tim’s prison and Tammy’s dream in Philadelphia. This commitment is not about obligation, but something more sacred. Duty. The hidden gale that blusters and grows within us and makes us yearn to give someone else exactly what they need.”

—Erica Cantoni on Friday Night Lights (Bright Wall/Dark Room, Issue #14, July 2014)

 FNL is the truth.

I’ve been thinking of doing a FNL rewatch, but I don’t think I can handle the emotions again.

Happy 4th!

(via bees-knees)

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. — Wayne Gretzky —— Michael Scott (Team USA, you should have listened to this)
My parents brought back the most AMAZING nesting dolls from Russia (Presidents Obama, W Bush, Clinton, Reagan, and Kennedy).

My parents brought back the most AMAZING nesting dolls from Russia (Presidents Obama, W Bush, Clinton, Reagan, and Kennedy).

whitehouse:

The President stopped by Chipotle yesterday and sat down with folks to talk about helping more families succeed before his speech at the Working Families Summit.

Come on, Mr. President! Don’t reach over the counter like that, it’s unsanitary!

whitehouse:

The President stopped by Chipotle yesterday and sat down with folks to talk about helping more families succeed before his speech at the Working Families Summit.

Come on, Mr. President! Don’t reach over the counter like that, it’s unsanitary!

sdzsafaripark:

First photo of our adorable 6-week-old cheetah cub, Ruuxa. 

!!!! I just want to pet its fuzzy little head

sdzsafaripark:

First photo of our adorable 6-week-old cheetah cub, Ruuxa. 

!!!! I just want to pet its fuzzy little head

(via sdzoo)

When are Blackhawks fans going to figure out that doing anything other than standing silently or singing along during the national anthem is incredibly disrespectful?

Ugh, I don’t care if it’s your “tradition,” it’s messed up. /rant

fatmanatee:

balltillifall:

I’m very excited to share this video I made about the wonderful art project Stop Telling Women To Smile.

I finally watched this and it’s fantastic.

This is so great. For some reason I can’t forget the time (a couple years ago) an older man passing me in the grocery store told me to smile. I just glared at him and said, “No.” I was just buying soup! I had things on my mind! Leave me alone!

Assemblyman Richard Bloom is going up against what I’m sure is a pretttttyyyyy big lobbying effort by SeaWorld. Even if this bill doesn’t pass, it’s a step in the right direction, and hopefully the beginning of the end of keeping orcas in captivity. Check out Assembly Bill 2140, especially if you live in California!
Let’s End the Captivity of Orcas in California!

Assemblyman Richard Bloom is going up against what I’m sure is a pretttttyyyyy big lobbying effort by SeaWorld. Even if this bill doesn’t pass, it’s a step in the right direction, and hopefully the beginning of the end of keeping orcas in captivity. Check out Assembly Bill 2140, especially if you live in California!

Let’s End the Captivity of Orcas in California!