Men of Tumblr, I’m counting on you to make this one good.
“It’s a trick. It’s just a magic trick.”
→ Based on this wonderful video.
THIS IS THE GREATEST FANVID UGH.
Russell Brand Destroys MSNBC Talk Show Host for Treating Him Like Shit
“Casual objectification” is an excellent term for not only what these people were doing to him, but for pretty much the entire institution of “celebrity.”
Also, Russell Brand is very funny. These people have no idea how to handle intelligent discourse blended with humor. They are speaking very different cultural languages. It’s a fascinating thing to watch.
For India’s poor, a school under a railway bridge
NEW DELHI (AP) — Their classroom is a flattened patch of dirt and rocks under the elevated rail tracks. Their blackboards are rectangles painted on a chipped concrete wall. Their teacher is a shop owner with no formal training, but a conviction that education is their only hope.
For some of these dozens of children of poor migrant workers in India’s capital, this makeshift, open-air school under the rumble of mass transit is the only school they have. Others who attend overcrowded and dismal government schools come here as well — to actually learn.
India’s Right To Education Act promising free, compulsory schooling to all children ages 6 to 14 was supposed to take full effect March 31, but millions of children still don’t go to school and many who do are getting only the barest of educations.
So every morning, more than 50 children gather under the bridge for two hours of lessons at Rajesh Kumar’s informal school. They sweep the dirt flat and roll out foam mats to sit on, just meters (yards) from the bushes were several men had been squatting and defecating minutes earlier.
The students, ages 4 to 14, study everything from basic reading and writing to the Pythagorean Theorem.
[Photos: Altaf Gadri]
100 favorite Doctor Who quotes [34/100]
→ Falling in love? That didn’t even occur to him?
Oh god, there is so much meaning behind this quote and this scene, holy balls…
“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”
Amélie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It’s a perfect moment. A soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind overcomes her.
Some of Ousmane Sembène’s notables movies. His full filmography can be seen here.
Faat Kiné tells the story of a single, independent mother of two, and successful businesswoman. She raises her two children alone after the fathers ran away from their responsibilities. She faces pressures from people around her who find it problematic for a woman, especially a mother like her to remain unmarried: even her children try to set up dates for her.
Xala is about a man of influence who decides to take a third wife. During the wedding night, he is unable to consume the marriage and decides to seek the aid of marabouts as he believes that he’s the victim of a curse to make him impotent (at first, he suspects his two wives). He also faces problems in his professional life and starts to lose his “wealth” . Xala is an image to criticize the uselessness of African leaders who look up to the former colonial powers even years after independences.
Guelwaar is a story of a man who opposes French colonialism and its remains, firmly believing that issues such as corruption faced by the people of Senegal come directly from their willingness to accept foreign aid. He dies one day and at the time of his funeral, his family finds out that his body has disappeared. They later find out that Guelwaar’s body was accidentally buried in a Muslim cemetery which causes troubles as Guelwaar was Catholic and they want his body to give him a proper burial.
Thiaroye Camp is based on the true story of the Thiaroye massacre during which soldiers and prisoners of war from francophone west and central Africa were killed by French officers after they asked for their compensations and complained about the discrimination they face. They served alongside the French army during the War of Liberation and the rights they were promised to them were later denied. It was censored in Senegal and was banned in France for several years.
La Noire de…tells the story of a Senegalese woman who moves to France to work as a maid for a family that exploits her. She works overtime, has to do everything her employers desire and is isolated. She becomes so desperate that one day she decides to pack her bags to escape but she “opts” for suicide, at the last time.
Moolaade depicts a village that becomes divided after a group of girls flee a female genital mutilation ceremony to seek refuge in the house of Collé Ardo, a woman who managed to save her own daughter from the practice. Collé efforts to protect young girls from mutilation and her overall stance against FGM pit her against the villagers.
Borom Sarret is a horse cart driver in Dakar. He expects to be paid for his services in order to support himself but he isn’t vocal about it and most people can’t afford to pay him anyway, as they are in the same situation.