So I found out my dad’s family founded a town called Harrison Mills near Mission. I told my mom and she was all “Oh yeah, I took you there when you were like three.”
Mostly 50mm | Winter 2013
I just uploaded a ton of terrible photos from the last few weeks and thought I would share them.
The McBarge, officially named the Friendship 500, was a McDonald’s restaurant, built on a barge for Expo ‘86 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Moored on Expo grounds in Vancouver’s False Creek, it was the second floating McDonald’s location in the world, intended to showcase future technology and architecture.Although the floating design allowed for the barge to operate in a new location following the exhibition, the derelict McBarge has since 1991 been anchored empty in Burrard Inlet, amid industrial barges and an oil refinery.
in short, fuck tumblr’s attitudes about “grades don’t matter” and “i’m offended because someone is breathing” and “it’s cool to be apathetic and hate everything” because the world doesn’t fucking cater to you guys, you pretentious assholes who expect everything in life to be sugar coated to y’all and you’re gonna have to grow up sometime
The fact that this was posted on tumblr.
Today I read December 1st’s “Our Daily Bread” (basically a prayer book that I got from the Jesus group I have been attending). It talked about waiting and patience and how Jesus as the sacrificial lamb from God and we’re waiting for the second coming. So I’m sitting in my living room and I hear a kid in the alley playing “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
God is sending me messages and it’s freaking me out. I need to leave my fucking house, I am obviously going nuts.
If it is a sign, maybe I’m supposed to wait for something? Attempting to find meaning in coincidences is insane though.
Chelsea (Mara Wilson) is a recently unemployed baker after she accidentally burned down her previous employer’s business. She is living in a New York duplex with her best friend, Leo (Ian Somerhalder) and his boyfriend, Alan (Ethan Peck). Chelsea is living off of a trust fund from her deceased parents and can’t decide what to do with herself. She begins writing a journal of recipes and romantic advice (hand-in-hand) as it is told to her by her gay friends, which fuels her desire to start her own business.
The movie will feature intense fag hag culture.
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
Her name was known in my house, I hope it’s known in many, many more in the future.