This made my day, The Blues Brothers mall chase scene done in Legos
In this video a young man is sitting in his car when he tells the police officer asking him questions to “shut up.” What happens next is a cookie cutter case of power trip brutality caused by the cop escalating violence to unneeded levels. The man was not resisting in the least, yet this cop proceeds to pummel him with his night stick and then pepper sprays him.
It is unclear what exactly caused the cop to detain this individual but it is not at all unclear as to who escalated the situation to violence.
Imagine changing one single variable in this situation: the man doing the beating is not a cop.
How would those bystanders act differently? Doubtless they would come to the aid of the man being pummeled. The assailant is certainly outnumbered. And in those moments when it seems the brutal and unjustified beating would not end, it would be natural and right for either the victim or a bystander to use defensive violence to end the assault, even lethal force if necessary.
Instead, the assailant continues completely undisturbed. And, if history is any indication, he is likely to face very little repercussions (though he would surely face none, if not for this video recording).
These videos always make me sob.
Space Dandy coming to Adult Swim!
Who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns: the cause or the company? In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, this film reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause.”
If you’re a woman, take the time to watch the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc.
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Glad to see this on Tumblr. I don’t Pink. I don’t Run for a Cure. Write a check to your favorite women’s health charity.
I want a cure, I want research and support services and free diagnosis and treatment, I want lives saved. I do not give a flying fuck about pink ribbons, when less than 25% of Komen’s budget goes into research, but they do litigiously pursue competing organizations for trademark infringement.
Find an org that is all about research or care or free services or support and write a check, click a donate button, give to someone who calls you but stop supporting an org that doesn’t do the actual work.
WHEN I HEARD PAUL WALKER DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT
I’m laughing and that makes me a horrible person