nothing feels better than winning monopoly. not love. not sex. not free pizza. nothing
I’m sorry, have you tried pizza…?
yes and it doesn’t compare to owning half the board and watching the light die from your friends eyes as you take their money and feel your friendship slowly deteriorate
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- Abusers can do nice things for people they are not abusing.
- Abusers can do nice things for people that they are abusing.
- Abusers can otherwise seem like nice, caring, supportive people when they are not actively abusing someone.
- It does not mean they’re not abusers.
I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.
It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!Olivia Wilde crushing it when she talks about women in Hollywood. (via leanin)
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Why do terribly average white boys get like 100k note selfies bc they wore a beanie and bit their lip
soiswingdance asked: Can you please explain the deal with all the pretzel hate? I have never heard this vocalized very much, and an curious as to where it comes from.
There is actually a thread on Yehoodi from way back in 2006 that explains fairly well why so many people have a problem with this move.
Every so often I see someone here mention the dreaded Pretzel. I’m curious to know what this is, so as to avoid it. I’ve tried searching the boards but can’t find a description anywhere. Anyone care to enlighten me? Perhaps there’s another name in the UK I may have heard and seen?
Here are a couple responses from that thread that I think express “why the pretzel hate” pretty well:
slipandslide:I don’t think pretzels, wraps or hammerlocks should be inherently dangerous. I think part of the problem is that people teach the move without enough safety precautions-i.e “don’t do this” on how to lead them. Also they don’t emphasize enough that for the average dancer these moves are not appropriate for high speed tempos. I’d like to hear other people’s thoughts on this.
toniwbusch: They’re also a favorite of newbies because to them and other newbies, they look impressive. However, they’re really only impressive if done in tempo to the music, and that is the difficult part. Almost always, a dancer will stop moving, do The Pretzel (which takes quite a few beats), come out of it, and then pick up the beat again. At that point it ceases to be a dance move, and turns into “let’s just stand here and twist our arms around.”
Secondly, there is a lot of possibility for arm-yanking, which is another negative against the move. Plus, since it’s often one of the first “fancy” moves a newbie learns, they’ll sometimes throw it in many times in one dance, which only multiplies the yanking, and the being-off-beat.
So, basically, it’s a move that’s really difficult to do correctly, yet is consistently taught to new dancers who don’t have the technique to do it in a way that a) stays in tempo b) doesn’t hurt the follower and c) looks good. Because of this, it’s a pretty universally reviled move.
As a follower, I hate having this “move” led - or attempted to be led on me. It’s uncomfortable and interrupts the dance. The only time I’m okay with it is when it’s done, dare I say it, ironically by a really good lead who knows how to execute it… and is aware of its reputation as a killer move.
wait do men actually think that women shave their legs regularly in the winter because son I have some news for you