I know I made a post about this a while ago, but I’m going to make it again since we’re getting into the hottest time of the year.
If you’re out in the Sonoran Desert in AZ and you see any of these [bottles with insults], please pick them up and throw them away. Vigilante groups are leaving intentionally empty gallon jugs in popular crossing points and that is the last thing that somebody needs to see as they’re trying to cross.
If you can, carry clean and full jugs with you and leave them where you see these. Gatorade or Electrolit are also really good for re-hydration.
Contact Humane Borders if you meet anyone in need of medical attention.
The first insult on that jug is infuriating to me. Feeling the need to parenthesize that curse word like that. Like the spanish language is less than, and no, I’m not looking too much into it. The person(s) who did this knew damn well what they were trying to convey.
As a latino, as an American, this is painful. It’s disgusting. It’s disheartening. It’s heartbreaking. It does not matter which Spanish speaking nation you’re from, or if you’re American born or an immigrant, the latino community must band together to push back the cruelty and racism our “great” nation throws at us. Our Mexican brothers and sisters deserve better than this.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
That poem on the Statue Of Liberty, I guess it never meant anything at all.
It’s a beautiful cosplay.
NO IM PRETTY SURE IT’S ILLEGAL TO BE THAT CUTE
Stop it. Stop. Stop. I love this.
I can’t even put into words how much I love Jon Stewart.
Have I reblogged this already? Don’t care.
What if each of us was responsible for every ounce of trash we made?
Would we shop differently?
What if our business was held accountable for every piece of trash it created?
Would we sell things differently?
What if we had to clean up the mess made by everything we produced?
Y’all, I have legit tears in my eyes. Way too emotional.
Ok like I’ve never read The Fault In Our Stars but I see it every where on this site and I want to.
Is it any good??
Oh, John Green. Always so modest.
1. Shailene Woodley is a brilliant actress and Golden Globe nominee. I cannot think of any 18-year-old actress who has received the kind of critical acclaim that she has (she also won an Independent Spirit Award).
She auditioned for The Fault in Our Stars not because she needs the part (I mean, she’s in the new Spider Man movie, for God’s sakes) but because she loves the book. Her depth of understanding were immediately obvious in the audition and for me there could be no one else to play Hazel. (There were a bunch of really good auditions, but Shailene just understood Hazel as I imagined her.)
I am not particularly concerned with physical looks; Hollywood can fix that stuff. (Remember when Nicole Kidman became Virginia Woolf?) I’m concerned with whether she can embody the voice and experience and life of Hazel. She can.
2. Ansel Elgort is also a huge fan of TFiOS (it is, in fact, his favorite book). He was a high school basketball player who also happens to be a very intellectual guy. Most importantly, when he auditioned, he became Augustus. Watching him audition with Shailene, he was just Gus and she was just Hazel. He understood Gus, and clearly had a very deep and thoughtful relationship with the book. Honestly, I’m a bit confused as to how you can dislike an actor whose work you have definitionally never seen, since his first movie isn’t out yet.
3. Novelists do not cast movies, so these were not my decisions (although I did have a lot of input). But I’m defending them because I think they’re both perfect for their parts (and I’d tell you if I felt otherwise).
4. There seems to be some concern that Ansel and Shailene are playing siblings in a different movie. I guess I can understand that, but they’re actors. They can play different roles. They’ll look different and act different and be different. I mean, no one watched Silver Linings Playbook and thought, “When did Katniss move to the suburbs of Philadelphia?”
If the movie works, you’ll sit down in the theater and you won’t say, “Oh look it’s Shailene Woodley,” or, “Oh, look, it’s Tris from Divergent.” You’ll say, “Holy wow Hazel Grace.”
Is it silly that I feel proud and excited that one of John Green’s books is becoming a movie? A weird part of me feels like he’s making it big. Big in that even more people will be touched by this beautiful, tragic, hilarious story about life because of this movie. Big in that even more people will know his name and read his book. Big in that more people will be pursuing the path of awesome.
Basically, I don’t want Hollywood to break his heart. (Which may have already happened?) I feel like these days making it big for an author is getting a movie, even though that’s not equated with impeccable writing. Sorry, but Twilight? His book is becoming a movie, but his writing is so poignant and touching and I just don’t want anyone to forget about those. Because he’s already a supreme literary force with or without a movie deal.
But if this leads to a Nerdfighteria theme park…I won’t complain.
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11,394 points - impressed with myself.
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