every time I use “they” to refer to a single gender-unknown person on Tumblr, another piece of my grammar-filled heart shatters, and the pieces scatter at the bottom of hell
“They” has been a singular pronoun for hundreds of years, you melodramatic dipshit.
well… actually… no… they is plural. people use they when they should use he, she, or it.
dense motherfucker, the pronoun “they” is an english equivalent for the third person indefinite singular and has been for literally centuries. it remains morphologically and syntactically plural therefore you don’t need to shit your little pantaloons at compromising your surely rock solid grammar rules.
i guarantee every fuckin time you’ve ever had to refer to a person of an unknown gender you’ve used “they” subconsciously. (“The post clerk gave me a message for you.” “Oh, what did they say?”) but you only have a problem with it when people specify it as a pronoun for themselves because you’re a shitlord i fuckin guess.
grammarized straight into hell
unlearning problematic behavior is a long ass process
you will fuck up
handle it gracefully.
It’s also… you’re not resetting to some sort of innate default. There isn’t a real core you that knows better and is above mistreating people; it’s — you’re learning a new skill. It’s not about purity. It’s about learning.
- Stanley Kubrick directs a scene through a hatch in Discovery’s rotating “centrifuge” set, which had multiple hidden openings—for technical purposes as well as to allow cast and crew to escape in case of fire.
- Art demonstrating how the various Discovery sets seen in the film would fit together (pretty neatly!) if the ship actually existed.
- Collaborators Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick pose on the set of the Aries lunar ferry.
- To a late date in 2001’s production schedule, Kubrick experimented with ways of depicting aliens (never seen in the final film). Here, Dan Richter, a mime who portrayed the leader of the man-apes in the movie’s earliest scenes, wears a polka-dot suit against a polka-dot background in what looks like a crude version of motion-capture technology.
- A scene shot for the film, but not used, showing children on the Clavius moon base getting an art lesson. Note the fairly clinical, depressing simulation of a terrestrial park.
- Keir Dullea shakes hands with an actor in test makeup portraying an early human for the film’s opening scenes. Kubrick would ultimately choose to depict even earlier, hairier hominids in part not to have to worry about concealing their genitals.
This starts out as a reasonably decent parody …
And then the second half of the song starts and it gets awesome.
"Weird Al" Yankovic does it again with his newest parody "Word Crimes"
this is great.
I can finally enjoy this tune without Robin Thicke
Thank the gods for Weird Al
at least if it gets stuck in my head i can think of this
I wish this had been out during all that drama haha, this is pretty gold haha
seriously Al is amazing!
This version is 400% better than Robin Thicke’s. I’m not a fan of policing people’s writing (especially since the internet is huge and not everyone is a native English speaker!) but anything is better than the original lyrics.
Although the biggest appeal of this for me is the amazing video design and animation by Jarrett Heather. Super clever visuals. <3
this is my fucking favorite thing ever i love it so so so so much i cnt even explain its just s o goo d
Did you guys know that carrots are actually bad for rabbits? They’re too high in sugar and can lead to tooth decay and other serious health defects in our furry little friends. So why did Bugs Bunny eat them all the time? Because of Clark Gable, that’s why.
The reference might not seem so obvious to us know, but when Bugs first appeared in theaters over seventy years ago the audience immediately understood that when Bugs ate a carrot and talked with his mouth full; he was parodying Clark Cable in Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night (1934).
It turns out that, according to Friz Freleng’s unpublished memoirs, that It Happened One Night was one the animators favorite films and that at least three characteristics of Bugs Bunny are based on the film. Besides Clark Gable inspiring Bugs’ carrot addiction; his personality was based on Oscar Shapely, a minor character in the film who consistently referred to Gable as Doc. Not only that, the famous Rabbit was named after Bugs Dooley; an imaginary character mentioned in the film.
Sure, It Happened One Night is considered to be one the best romantic comedies of all time, and it might have been directed by Frank Capra, who’s arguably the greatest American film director ever; but this might be one of those rare cases where the parody has outlived the original reference.
Some what related: When Bugs Bunny referred to Elmer Fudd as “Nimrod” he was ironically referencing Nimrod from the book of Genesis who was a mighty hunter. Children growing up with Bugs Bunny (self included) not familiar with the story, grew up thinking that “Nimrod” was an insult of stupidity or incompetence.
Another instance where the parody has outlived the original reference.
I remember as a kid watching Felix the cat they were calling the little sciencey dude Poindexter and I just thought they were insulting him, then when I realized it was his actual name I wondered if maybe the character was old enough to be the reason people associate the word “Poindexter” with derisive slang for geekiness.
(and he totally is)