Roofing in South Florida: Be prepared for bats.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s shortest answer in today’s Q&A on reddit.
I saw another utterly bizarre film last night: Mixed Company. Starring Joseph Bologna (as Al Pacino playing a basketball coach) and Barbara Harris (as his very 1970s wife). Sort of a family comedy in the With Six, You Get Eggroll mode, only…
* in 1974
* about interracial adoption
* with naked kids’ butts
* being spanked
* and lots of swearing.
* and a cameo by Tom Bosley as the racist neighbor.
And, of course, more and more and more of some of the dodgiest racial stuff ever put to celluloid. From “Look at me! I’m a brave Indian! I don’t wet the bed!” to “Don’t call your brother a spade.”
Streamable on Netflix here, if you dare.
Coach of the foundering Phoenix Suns, Pete Morrison (Joseph Bologna) doubles as the harried husband of perky Kathy (Barbara Harris) and the father of three lively kids. Life gets even crazier when Kate persuades him to adopt three children of different races. After the newcomers enter the household, Pete conquers his latent prejudices and those of his neighbors while strategizing a win for his team, even after he’s been fired.
It is one of the few movies where you really can’t be sure what’s going to happen next.
Did someone say “old Asian pop records”?
College kids made this….
Students Teaching About Racism in Society is a Student Org at Ohio University. I’m the President, any questions… MESSAGE ME! :)
Little Li teaches Mandarin.
> Xiao Li taught you to say “House,” “Home,” and “Family” in Mandarin Chinese. Her cat did not want to be left out of the family.
> Cat gets jealous of Panda who gets all the attention.
Rick Perry attempting to use the LBJ style of political persuasion on Ron Paul. Maybe it’s a Texas thing.
Probably works better if you’re as tall as LBJ was.
From the Honorary Unsuscribe:
A folklorist, Kennedy was named for someone in his mother’s family: the inventor of the cowboy hat, John B. Stetson. But he’s best known for “infiltrating” the Ku Klux Klan by posing as an encyclopedia salesman and dropping a name the Klan would know: that of an uncle who was a member. Because he was excluded from the military during World War II due to a bad back, he thought espionage against the KKK, whom he called “homegrown racial terrorists,” would be his alternative “patriotic duty”. …There’s more at the link. But what the site neglects to mention is that Kennedy released KKK secrets with the help of Superman. You can hear one of those shows - and listening to them is a remarkable experience - over here.
— Foreign Policy argues that war may soon become obsolete.
Dylan Ratigan has been paying attention. Not sure what difference it will make, but, you know, nice that it’s being said.
Maybe there’s hope after all. I hear hope sells.