I really really hate that Jennifer Lawrence had nude photos stolen and leaked.
You know what I hate even more? The idiots who say she “had nothing to be ashamed of” because she’s beautiful. As if a woman no longer gets to decide how to feel about her body and her privacy as long as it’s visually enjoyable to men. Your dick does not get to dictate how another person feels after they have been violated. End of story.
The bulk of the commentary, across blogs and news networks, was from men who couldn’t believe their luck. In their eyes, they had been granted an intimate glimpse at a woman who, despite her standing as sexiest woman alive (Esquire, 2007), had kept a level of personal privacy unusual in Hollywood. There was copious use of phrases such as ”at last” and ”my prayers have been answered”. So far so gross, but there was a more sinister tone to the response. In a comment on the Los Angeles Times website, an anonymous wit typified the attitude to these sorts of leaks: ”If you don’t want your naked photos seen, don’t take naked photos!” It’s not just armchair commentators who subscribe to that view, with the editors of celebrity gossip sites expressing similar sentiments. ”I usually never remove images I get from hackers or third parties,” Nik Richie, founder of TheDirty.com, told E! Online. ”When you’re a public figure, you’re looking for attention as far as press and media.” That ”they’re asking for it” approach to celebrity is the nastiest aspect of the leaked photo market. There’s a huge difference between a celebrity seeking attention at a press call or on the red carpet, and having their private photos distributed against their will. It’s an issue of consent: Johansson’s standing as a celebrity is not a free pass to invade her private life. People ask, ”Why does she have nude photos of herself on her phone?” The answer to that is simple: because Johansson, like everybody else who has ever snapped a photo of themselves to send to their partner, is human.
All of these titles are examples of trochaic tetrameter, which is one of the most common English meters (a trochee is a foot consisting of STRONG-weak and tetrameter is four feet per line). Another example is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, although that has a deficient last foot, but you can sing any of these titles to that tune as well if you just double the last note.
Trochaic tetrameter creates a strong feeling of sing-song “poem-ness” in English. Most Shakespearean characters, for example, speak in iambic pentameter (weak-STRONG, five feet per line), which sounds more natural, but a few speak in trochaic tetrameter for dramatic effect. For example, MacBeth and Lady MacBeth speak in iambic pentameter, which gives the effect of talking normally:
Methought I heard a voice cry “Sleep no more!
Macbeth does murder sleep,” the innocent sleep,
Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care,
Out, damned spot! out, I say!—One: two: why,
then, ‘tis time to do’t.—Hell is murky!—Fie, my
lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard? What need we
fear who knows it, when none can call our power
to account?—Yet who would have thought the old
man to have had so much blood in him?
But the witches speak in trochaic tetrameter, which makes them seem like they’re delivering an incantation:
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
Fair is foul, and foul is fair
My favorite thing about this is picturing all of the people sitting alone in their homes singing “SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL!” to the tune of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I have been a cat owner my whole life and I literally never knew that tiger lilies and stargazers were also highly toxic to cats. Even drinking the water from the vase that lilies are in can kill the cat! I brought in a tiger lily from our yard today and just thought to look it up and found out (and of course removed the lily from our house as soon as I saw). How scary!
Other toxic flowers for cats:
- Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
- Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
- Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)
- Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
- Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)
- Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)
- English Ivy (Hedera helix)
- Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)
- Lilies (Lilium sp.)
- Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
- Oleander (Nerium oleander)
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
- Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
- Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
- Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
- Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)
- Yew (Taxus sp.)
Important info for cat friends!!!