that one ship that makes your entire body and soul hurt when you think about it
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
After three decades of slow growth, middle-class incomes in the U.S. appear to trail those of Canada. Poor Americans now make less than the poor in several other countries.
oh shit this is actually important.
I’m down for storytime if you are
chowder was cancelled extremely suddenly and its finale was only announced as an hour long special which drove c.h. greenblatt straight into disney’s loving arms
the finale for marvelous misadventures of flapjack wasnt even ANNOUNCED and it was given an incredibly shortened final season despite being one of CN’s most popular series at the time, which ran thurop van orman off into disney/voice acting work
GENNDY TARTOVOSKY TAKES THE GODDAMN CAKE THOUGH he bailed off all his most popular shows due to extreme changes in animation, had the samurai jack movie finale constantly shut down, reopen, then shut down again and when he launched sym-biotic titan, his love letter to All Anime Ever the time slot for it was fucked constantly which gouged the ratings and when it got cancelled it was because “it didn’t sell merchandise” despite the fact that there was no merchandise for it
ive heard about some shit involving crag mccraken and him jumping to disney as well but nothing confirmed, just whispers that he wanted to stand with tartovosky
going back earlier: Johnny Bravo had ALL of its writers sacked and replaced for the second season and then got canned for having shitty rating by the end of the third. Dexter’s Lab and PPG got forcibly renewed for more seasons when their creators were wanting/attempting to try new shows, which caused them to leave entirely for each of their respective last seasons, cow and chicken got cancelled for spinoffs, but then neither spinoff got any budgeting so they just compiled older shorts for a season.
Let’s not even get into all the one-season fuckers that got canned simply for not having near enough hype for a season finale that NEVER GETS ADVERTISED (mike lu and ogg, whatever happened to robot jones, time squad, et al), sheep in the big city or courage the cowardly dog’s entire story, or ed edd and eddy’s super stilted production run of five seasons and a movie stretched over nearly 9 years
You know, Peter Parker is a great hero for the millennial generation because he’s always struggling economically and old newspaper editors think he’s a menace.
Tomoe Gozen 巴御前- onna bugeisha
Tomoe Gozen was a female samurai during the Genpei War of 1180–1185 CE. Though female warriors were not uncommon in Japan at the time, Tomoe is one of very few female samurai, highly trained and skilled in horseback riding, archery, sword fighting and she was also greatly skilled in the use of the naginata, which is a long staff with a curved blade at one end. Tomoe Gozen beheaded many enemies with naginata, because she didn’t believe in staying behind in battles, she was always at the fore front of any battle line.
She was a senior captain under general Minamoto no Yoshinaka, and either his attendant or consort as well, depending on the source. Her surname is not known, as Gozen is simply a title, somewhat like “Lady.”
The earliest written source regarding Tomoe Gozen is from the 14th century Japanese classic, The Tale of the Heike, which in turn is derived from oral tradition. This source describes her as almost supernaturally strong, very beautiful, and surpassing her male colleagues in skill and bravery.
The Heike Monogatari goes on to say that Tomoe was one of the last five of Yoshinaka’s warriors standing at the tail end of the Battle of Awazu, and that Yoshinaka, knowing that death was near, urged her to flee. Though reluctant, she rushed a Minamoto warrior named Onda no Hachirô Moroshige, cut his head off, and then fled for the eastern provinces.
Some have written that Tomoe in fact died in battle with her husband, while others assert that she survived and became a nun.
the reason heroines in japan always use a spear or naginata is 100% because of this lady right here
SO I WAS CHANNEL SURFING
AND I FOUND A SHOW FROM THE 60’S CALLED ‘THE FLYING NUN’
THE FLYING NUN
Oh man this fucking show.
Starring SALLY MOTHER FUCKING FIELD.
god my mom told me tons of amazing urban legends about sally field and the rat pack i wish i could remember any of them