I continue to impress myself despite myself.
It’s sort of fun being something that scares people.
In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”
During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:
The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.
Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career
new found love and respect
Wes Anderson is fantastic.
Modernity has created so many new ways for us to die.
"New York has a tendency, or it did, where color is not the best thing, you know what I mean? I can be a really grey town. There’s that whole "cool" thing. People wear black—go out tonight and everyone’s wearing black. New Yorkers are cool." —Erik Parker for Whitewall
New Bimini Trail, 2012
- Stephen King, On Writing
But what is your juice’s narrative?
Barbies should be redesigned promote a more realistic body image, but also feature dolls with unsatisfying jobs and student debt.
The Simpsons of Belleville