“I had realized, as a white South African, there’s a choice to be made about which side you are on — whether you continue to bury your head and continue to enjoy the privileges of being white, or you whether you take the step against injustice.”—In their own words: South Africans on Mandela
“He probably will be remembered both inside and outside South Africa as a political saint. He had flaws that he had to overcome. He had a temper he had to deal with. He had to deal with what was going to be life imprisonment. Not all his decisions were great decisions, but what political leader’s are?”—Michael Parks, the former editor of the Los Angeles Times who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his coverage of Mandela and South Africa’s struggles.
“I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.”—Pope Francis, in a papacy mission statement
Lena: What would you say is the hardest part about being a boss? I’d say it’s that there’s no convenient time to take naps and the constant sense that you are neglecting something or someone.
Mindy: I want to be part of the gang. I don’t want to be the gang leader who has to stay on gang schedule and pay gang taxes. I have to do that stuff now. Sometimes I just want to shoot my machine gun in the air, you know?
Swedish movie theaters introduce new rating to highlight gender bias
Four Swedish movie theaters have launched a new feminist rating based on the Bechdel test, in which two named female characters must talk to each other about something other than a man to pass.
"The entire ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, all ‘Star Wars’ movies, ‘The Social Network,’ ‘Pulp Fiction’ and all but one of the ‘Harry Potter’ movies fail this test," said Ellen Tejle, the director of Bio Rio, an art-house movie theater in Stockholm’s trendy Sodermalm district.
Just to clarify for you----my friends and I have identified all the people in that Ringo Starr photo. and it wasn't in Florida. We went to Fair Lawn High School in Fair Lawn New Jersey----they all drove to see the Beatles land in New York. Charlie Schwartz in the back seat, Gary Van Deusen (deceased) driving, Suzanne Rayot the girl right behind the driver, Matt Blender (deceased) kind of a shadow behing Charlie's left shoulder, Bob Toth sitting next to the driver----don't know who the other go
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