R.I.P. Paul Walker
R.I.P. Paul Walker
There are many people in America who have no moral right to quote Nelson Mandela, and ride this sudden wave of interest about him…
If you have ever been supporting George W. Bush and his War in Iraq - especially, if you have voted for Bush in 2004 - you are entitled to share Mandela’s memes ONLY with a public admission that you were wrong…
The best way to honor Mandela’s Legacy would be to listen to wise men in the USA AND around the World BEFORE they die…
"Why is the United States behaving so arrogantly?" he asked. "All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil," he said.
He accused Mr. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair of undermining the United Nations and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who is from Ghana.
"Is it because the secretary-general of the United Nations is now a black man? They never did that when secretary-generals were white," he said.
He said Mr. Bush was “trying to bring about carnage” and appealed to the American people to vote him out of office and demonstrate against his policies.
Little boy gets lost on train, uses Google Maps to find his family … 25 years later
At the age of 5, he fell asleep on a train in India while waiting for his brother. He ended up in Calcutta, nearly 900 miles from his town.
Lost and illiterate, with no idea what the name of his home was, Munshi lived on the streets for months until he was adopted by an Australian couple.
Decades later, he discovered Google Maps and was eventually able to follow train tracks, recognize landmarks and be reunited with his family.
Watch his amazing story in this video.
Rest In Peace, President Mandela.
Got asked out by a random guy tonight. Now I can add him to the list of guys who have asked me out. Here is the list:
-Random guy at the beach who talked to my friend for a few minutes and then asked me out
-Random guy from class whom I probably said 3 sentences to beforehand (first day of class - made the rest of the semester extremely awkward)
-Random (very white) guy who asked me through Facebook to go to “el cine” with him because he thought I was a “clean girl”
-And tonight’s random guy, who tried to impress me by saying he’s learning how to skateboard
*Note: The ones without descriptions are as such because I don’t remember the details, which probably makes them the best options on this list.
Usually, with actors, it’s all about themselves. But it was never like that with Heath. He was completely supportive of everything else around him. He got better perfomances out of other actors - he just drew it out of them. He was utterly generous and always aware of everyone else, and he behaved as if there was nothing special about him - he was just a guy. - Terry Gilliam
This guy stopped watching porn — and he wants you to know why. Gender activist Ran Gavrieli felt that most of the images he saw in porn encouraged negative, even violent, attitudes toward women, despite a recent wave of feminist porn. So he pulled the plug, and found that his personal sex life and private fantasies became much more fulfilling.
In his talk at TEDxJaffa, he advocates for physically and emotionally-safe sex, as well as erotica that shows a wider range of fulfilling sexual experiences — including the intimacy of human connection, laughter, and touch. Watch his talk here.
A home for the holiday
After spending more than three decades living on the streets — seeking refuge under bridges, in the woods and most recently on a small, grassy patch by the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles — the 47-year-old moved into his first apartment in time for Thanksgiving.
On Tuesday, Anderson was given the keys to a studio inside a sleek apartment complex that opened earlier this month and caters to the city’s chronically homeless. The space is modest with a kitchenette, spacious bathroom and comfortable-sized living space.
But for Anderson, the apartment is the first place he can set his wallet down without worry since he ran away from an abusive father at 13.
"It’s like it’s a dream," Anderson said, after examining a flat-screen television given to him through a program grant. "It’s like I’m afraid I’m going to wake up."
As Anderson settled into his space, his weathered hands shook as he placed new bath linens on a towel rack. He put a roll of toilet paper on its holder, then sat for a second to absorb the moment, tears welling in his blue eyes. Later, when he was presented with gift cards to a local grocery store, he fell to his knees in gratitude.
Located in the heart of skid row, Gateways Apartments was created to house the worst of the worst, those with long stints of homelessness, mental illness and drug and alcohol issues, in hopes that providing four walls and a bed will bring stability to the hardest-hit transients. The residents began moving in this week.
AKA Why Representation Matters.