1. ig0tfriends:

    A one man show of Newsies with all the parts played by Ben Fankhauser

  2. I hate musicals. They’re always too cheerful and happy and unrealistic.

    — person who has never actually seen a musical (via godlesssondheimite)

  3. alittlefalloffandom:

    home alone no i think you mean les mis starring me

  4. msdeeadreamer:

    And that ladies and gays is what I call the right fuckin spirit

    (Source: bricesander)

  5. Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

    The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

    In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue.

    — 

    Armed police: Trigger happy | The Economist (via kenyatta)

    WAKE THE FUCK UP

  6. partyon7:

    raquelegee:

    awildhyzyappears:

    kids books, reimagined for 20-somethings

    are you there god? its me the crushing doubt that you exist

    I would buy all of these

  7. sheep-girl:

    teenage girls actually have to go through a lot of bullshit and the fact that it’s considered cool to make fun of them for being upset or emotional is kind of gross

  8. greaterland:

me as hell

    greaterland:

    me as hell

  9. thesunsitslow:

    Nothing warms the cockles of my heart like seeing a wee homosexual talk about Sondheim.

    Dead. i have died. This is what heaven is like, right? Also, LOVE seeing people from like everywhere tweeting about Signature cuz like basically they’re such a great theatre and #NoVApride 

  10. Since dedicating myself to getting into “superhero shape,” several articles regarding my weight have been brought to my attention. Claims have been made that I’ve been on a strict workout routine regulated by co-stars, whipped into shape by trainers I’ve never met, eating sprouted grains I can’t pronounce and ultimately losing 14 pounds off my 5’3” frame. Losing 14 pounds out of necessity in order to live a healthier life is a huge victory. I’m a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot. I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there.

    — 

    Scarlett Johansson for the Huffington Post [x]

    More of her brilliant articles can be found here.

    (via theshadowsinthesun)

    Thank GOD for women like Scarlett. The ONLY way we are gonna wake up and this bullshit is gonna change is if more women in her position start speaking up. 

    (Source: ramblingraconteur)