Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on SNL
Oh, your favorite celebrity took the “ice bucket challenge”? You’ve seen multiple videos of people dumping cold water on their heads? So what?
It’s allegedly done to raise awareness of ALS, but do you know more about ALS than you did before? Have you donated money to help research or treat ALS? The “challenge” is supposed to be that the person challenged either dumps the ice bucket over their head or donates money to ALS research. Did the person in that video even bother to talk about the cause? Or did they just choose to do the stunt, rather than making a meaningful donation? Did they even know that it was supposed to be for charity? Did you?
Dumping ice water over your head helps people with ALS in the same way that making things pink somehow fights breast cancer. It doesn’t.
if evolution is real, how come human babies are still so nerfed? most dogs are full adults by their first birthday but humans are still just shit factories for the first 4 years
Okay, do you want the actual answer to this? Or is it just about the snark? Because…
The media is one powerful force.“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."—Malcolm X
While I understand the point being made here, there’s a responsibility on the part of the media consumer to understand why certain things are reported. The root word of “news” is “new”. No one reports “dog bites man”. “Man bites dog,” however, is news. Reporters tell you the things that are out of the ordinary. That’s why they exist. If 500 people started a riot, and 20 stood in the street and held hands and sang songs, the story would be about 20 people trying to fight back against the riot. Reporters do not exist to tell you “things are going along in the usual manner, nothing out of the ordinary to tell you about”.
The absence of women in history is man made.
just look at babe ruth’s face tho
i love it
pure hater shit
Jackie Mitchell…a bad ass lady I had never heard of.
From her Wikipedia page: “Seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell, brought in to pitch in the first inning after the starting pitcher had given up a double and a single, faced Babe Ruth. After taking a ball, Ruth swung and missed at the next two pitches. Mitchell’s fourth pitch to Ruth was a called third strike. Babe Ruth glared and verbally abused the umpire before being led away by his teammates to sit to wait for another batting turn. The crowd roared for Jackie. Babe Ruth was quoted in a Chattanooga newspaper as having said:
"I don’t know what’s going to happen if they begin to let women in baseball. Of course, they will never make good. Why? Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day."
Next up was the Iron Horse Lou Gehrig, who swung through the first three pitches to strike out. Jackie Mitchell became famous for striking out two of the greatest baseball players in history.
A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was “too strenuous.” Mitchell continued to play professionally,barnstorming with the House of David, a men’s team famous for their very long hair and long beards. While travelling with the House of David team, she would sometimes wear a fake beard for publicity.”
TL;DR: teenage girl strikes out two of the greatest baseball players ever, teenage girl gets her contract voided, teenage girl plays baseball wearing fake beard
These guys were so fucking injured by a teenage girl’s awesomeness that they literally threw a hissyfit and hung up a sign that said “NO GIRLS.”
They gave up.
They couldn’t handle it.
Teenage girls are amazing.