i-i’m just sayin’
remus would have been so good at finding loopholes for the marauders to slip through like i mean as a prefect he would have had to know all of them to an extent and i can just see sirius hopping onto his bed like “hey moony can we do this thing without technically breaking any rules” and remus would be like well no but you could do this and then guess who doesnt have detention despite the fact that all anyone at the slytherin table has had for dinner the past four days is haggis
join us, priest (x)
the best thing about this scene is athelstan never saying he doesn’t want to; in fact, having to justify why he can’t.
Tumblr Social Justice Activism: The act of hollowly catering to others endlessly through philosophically meaningless rhetoretic in lieu of any real activism
this idea that spreading information about the oppression of others on a website viewed by millions is somehow “not real activism” is intellectually lazy and is only promoted by people following the trend of “edgy cool guy apathy”.
my point is that the concept of “internet slacktivism” is bullshit. speaking up online is and always will be 1000 times more helpful then being the edgy guy who says “well you’re not helping at all hueuheuhe”.
Professor Brian Cox: A very hot physicist
Here’s what YOU need to understand:
1) Rape is way, WAY more prevalent than you seem to think it is. Are there more than five women in your audience? You do the math, and then you run the little fantasy scenario that I just put together in your head, and you tell me how it feels.
2) I ain’t buying any of that “If I can make jokes about genocide, why can’t I make jokes about rape?” Horseshit, unless you made those genocide jokes during a gig at the Srebrenica Funny Bone. You got away with making a joke about genocide because your odds of having a holocaust survivor’s kid in the audience were pretty fucking low.
And if you did happen to have one in the audience, and he heckled you, walked out, and wrote something nasty on the internet… would you be more likely to be a human being and say “Wow. I can understand why that person’s authentic response to what I was doing was so emotional and negative. Maybe my genocide material just isn’t good enough to justify the pain that it inflicts. Maybe I need more skill in order to pull this off.” Or are you gonna be a lousy piece of shit and say, “Yeah, I apologize, I guess, IF YOU WERE OFFENDED.”
Offended hasn’t got anything to do with it, moron.
People have wounds, and those wounds are painful. That doesn’t have shit to do with the weak concept of “taking offense.” If someone talks about Texas being a shitty state, I might “take offense” at that. Fine, whatever. All of us who like comedy are generally in agreement with the idea that “taking offense” is lame, and a comedian should be willing to “offend” whenever he or she wants to.
But causing pain is quite a different fucking matter. Your job as a comedian is to take us through pain, transcend pain, transform pain. And if you don’t get that, you are a fucking bully, and I’ve got zero time for bullies.
I have never heard of Curtis Luciani before, but you can bet I’m going to look him up now. My hat goes off to you, good sir. This is beautifully put.
He really does hit the nail on the head re the difference between causing offence and causing pain, and why some things are acceptable to joke about and others aren’t.
Agreed. It’s a distinction that needs to be made more often.
- you cannot be sexist toward men simply because males are the dominant gender
- you cannot be racist toward white people simply because white people are the dominant race
- you cannot be heterophobic simply because heteronormativity is the dominant culture
- i’m not saying you cannot be prejudice/discriminant of these groups of people but simply that sexism, racism, homophobia, ect are oppressive systems; you can’t be oppressive toward the oppressor
this is not a drill.
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