Laura Stone (stoney321) wrote,
Laura Stone

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Meh. And heh.

Still sick, still whiney, still hiding to keep from spreading germs and whine. Watched a movie that was very hard to take in, but a must-see for anyone who cares about the Civil Rights movement, The Untold Story of Emmett Till. The part that sickens me the most is the wife (Carolyn Bryant) of the man that killed Emmett. 14 years old, put money in her hand for bubble gum. Didn't know (as a Chicagoan) that black boys don't get in situations where they could touch a white woman's hand. So later when he gave a low wolf whistle at her, he was brutally murdered by her husband. But she was never on trial for setting her man on him. I would have liked for the documentary to have mentioned the important role Ebony and Jet magazines played - they showed the very graphic autopsy photos on their front covers and got both national and international interest in the case. Not for the faint of heart.

[ETA] I've mentioned Gwyendolyn Brooks many times in my LJ, but her "The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till" and "A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi" are two of the most powerful poems I've read. They're worth a look, if you aren't familiar already. (I bet most of you are, though.)

In completely unrelated news, cleolinda linked to something this morning that STILL has me baffled. GELFLING SEX HABITS. On Wikipedia!! What on earth? Folks, I loved The Dark Crystal as much as the next person. Hell, every time I sprained my ankle and had to use crutches, I'd drape a sheet across my back and fly like the Landstriders, sure. DON'T YOU JUDGE ME! Hahahaha. Skeksis. Do not EVEN ACT like you haven't played Skeksis. Or hummed the harmonious call of the Mystics. Okay, now I totally want to re-watch the movie today. BUT ON POINT: why on earth is there an entire wiki page that talks about their "possible evolution" and that "musical artifacts dating back nearly to the very beginning of Gelfling history have been found." They... IT IS MAKE BELIEVE, OH MY GOD.

Whenever I think I've gotten too involved in fandom, or LJ, or that sort of thing, I'm always reminded that I am not on FULL NERD ALERT. Jesus. *totally sells house and children to go on quest for The Shard* Okay, this is really funny. Steven Tyler was TOTALLY in the movie! Hahaha.

Thanks to all of you lovelies from the love meme. I normally don't do those, but that was just incredibly lovely of you. I'll wrap myself in plastic (I'll be in a bubble!) and kiss you all! Spread the love for others! This has been a hard month for a lot of you, I think. *hugs* I go sleep now. (I'm totally not - I'm going to watch The Dark Crystal.)
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