20th April 2014

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do you ever just think about how stunned and delighted steve rogers would be by supermarkets

like, obviously he’d pretty quickly calm down and start learning about food deserts and immigrant labor and environmentally safe practices and he’d have Feelings, but, like, the boy grew up during the great depression, just imagine the very first time he steps into a grocery store

"natasha they have sixteen kinds of peanut butter here"


"natasha there’s ice cream in TWENTY-TWO DIFFERENT FLAVORS"

"natasha they have so much food. natasha they have SO MUCH FOOD, NATASHA, CAN WE BUY ALL THE FOOD"

The really important take-away, here, is the image of Natasha going grocery shopping with Steve.

it would be hilarioushe would be SO EXCITEDand she would just follow him around smilingbecause he’s ridiculousbut also because she gets itand she would let him get whatever he wantedand when he can’t decide between two thingsshe’d say ‘you get this one and I’ll get that one so we can try them both’and she wouldn’t let him see the price when they checked outshe’d just charge it to a Stark Industries expense accountand keep right on smiling. (tags via shadowen)

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20th April 2014

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Saw my all time favourite dress. Great opportunity to shoot some close-ups!

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19th April 2014

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we’re halfway thru april, u know what tht means?




Fkdkskgoskhlskosofksbshajakak holy shit

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19th April 2014

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Autum Ashante was accepted into the University of Connecticut at age 13.
Stephen R. Stafford II entered Morehouse College at the age 11 with three majors. 
Tony Hansberry II at age 14 developed a time reducing method for hysterectomies at Shands Hospital 
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Autum Ashante was accepted into the University of Connecticut at age 13.

Stephen R. Stafford II entered Morehouse College at the age 11 with three majors. 

Tony Hansberry II at age 14 developed a time reducing method for hysterectomies at Shands Hospital 

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19th April 2014

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Dancing bears, painted wings / Things I almost remember / And a song someone sings / Once upon a December

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19th April 2014

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It is a testament to this website that I immediately thought she had shorn off his ass with a sword and not that she had stolen his treasure

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18th April 2014

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier: grimdark is lazy, good is hard work and Jewish American superheroes






First I know nothing about Marvel comics: all my context I got from the films Thor (delightful) and Avengers Assemble (remember very little except it had good jokes and the final action scene was too long), and reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

I went to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night because of this which I saw a few people reblog:




(okay and also all the gifsets of Sebastian Stan crying. I WAS MIS-SOLD ON THIS FOR THE RECORD, THERE IS LITTLE TO NO CRYING AND ALSO HIS HAIR IS AWFUL.)

If Kavalier and Clay taught me anything it’s threesomes are the best solutions to love triangles Jewish-American cartoonists in the 1930s and early ’40s were all over inventing subversively American heroes to fight Hitler, and I was very unsurprised when I got home and looked it up to learn that Captain America was created by two Jewish guys too. (I know this is really basic comics history stuff and I’m sure fifty people have written dissertations on “He’s A Mensch: The Jewish Identities of Captain America and Superman” or whatever.) What really slotted everything into place was realising that Captain America was created and entered on a cover punching Hitler in the face before America had entered the war.

Basically (right?) Captain America was created by two Jewish-Americans to shame the US into properly fighting Hitler.

Like, I am Captain America, the America you say you want to be, and I challenge you to put your money where your mouth is and actually do something about it. And yes he’s over-the-top and tacky but that’s where the challenge is, right? The chest-thumping American patriotism says “We are good and spread liberty! And also freedom!” and Captain America is like “great! I am that, and I have to point out you are not actually doing that”.

AND I think this is Jewishly on purpose, and here’s why:

Judaism has this important phrase/concept/slogan/life motto from the third-century-ish text Pirkei Avot, which goes: Lo alecha hamlacha ligmor (it’s not to you to complete the work of repairing the world) v’lo atah ben chorin l’hivatel mimena (but neither may you desist from it). You won’t be able to fix the world by yourself, or in your lifetime, but that doesn’t absolve you of responsibility to work towards it.

I feel like grimdark/anti-heroes are a response to the fact that the world is neither good nor moral, like “well if the world isn’t like that, I won’t be either”. But they’re also excuses for not working towards fixing the world: I won’t bother because it’s all fucked anyway. Lo alecha and Captain America say, yes, it is fucked, but you still have to work towards fixing it. And yes, it’s hard, that’s why it’s called work.

Which is why I think saying “Oh, if Captain America represents the US he should be a dick, because the US is a dick” or “Captain America is an imperialist symbol of US superiority and is therefore bad” are both off base and a dodge of having to do that hard work.  

"If Cap = America then Cap = dick because America = dick" is basically just throwing hands up and going "right but guys have you noticed that actually America is imperialist and horrible? DO YOU SEE?!” and implying “so what can you do about that, right?”. Captain America says, “Try to make it better! is what you can do!”

And about saying he’s a symbol of US imperial superiority, I mean, he is a symbol of America but aimed as a criticism at real America.  He’s the American ideal cranked up to five million - for the purpose of shaming America for not living up to what it says it wants to be. And he is aimed at Americans, so I can see a criticism for him being US-centric in that metanarrative sense, but he’s yelling at America to sort their shit out and I think him yelling at non-USAmericans to sort their shit out would be much worse? But I definitely don’t think Cap is supposed to be about how great America is, he’s about pointing out exactly in what ways and how much America is failing to be great. And then saying “but, that doesn’t mean you get out of trying harder!”

Also, how great is it that his ‘weapon’ is a shield.

so um that’s what I thought about when I saw The Winter Solder last night. that and biceps.

This is amazing on so many levels and also makes me want to have a special fandom-centric Shvi’i shel Pesach/seventh night of Passover virtual seder table on Tumblr to talk about the intersections of Judaism and popular culture with food and media crit and discussions of the diaspora.  ALSO everyone should read The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.


this is so great

and “threesomes are the best solutions to love triangles” is totally what I got out of Kavalier & Clay too

I think that’s what everyone got out of Kavalier & Clay.

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18th April 2014

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I think the best assesment of the scene I ever saw was in heydon’tjudgeme's recap:

'I imagine Pentecost is at the same emotional level as watching your kid’s first football game and getting interrupted because your dumb nephew blew up the concession stand.'

That comment is golden.

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18th April 2014

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George of the Jungle

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18th April 2014

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GTKM meme: {1/5} current celebrity crushes » SEBASTIAN STAN

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