Remember how everyone’s favorite part of Heath Ledger’s performance in Brokeback Mountain was his almost painful physical repression, his reluctance to express any emotion that wasn’t punching or SHUTTING DOWN? His voice was closed in on itself in a raspy burr — he fell to…
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"This is the first poll I have seen of this nature," says Laura Cavallo, the chief executive of Destination Melbourne. "It’s just a poll in one magazine, but a significant one." ‘Friendly’, she says manifests in things like the free city circle tram, customer service staff at super tram stops and Melbourne airport and City of Melbourne ambassadors in the CBD. "I can’t think of any other capital cities that offer this level of service." "There are always areas to improve," she says. "Service levels could be better, but I think we are generally friendly when we engage with people in Melbourne."
Yet in late June, public transport ticket inspectors started wearing security vests. This week police began seizing money from beggars in Melbourne’s CBD as proceeds of crime. The latest Scanlon Foundation/Monash University ‘social cohesion’ study, from 2010, found more people had experienced discrimination. Social cohesion - with markers of life satisfaction, sense of belonging, participation versus rejection and ideas around social justice – could be seen as big-picture versions of ‘friendliness.’"
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I. love. the. Anaconda. video. but the writeups I’ve been seeing keep referring to Drake as a co-star, which I think misses a big part of the point.
The reason this video rules is because Drake is an extra. Drake is a prop. Drake is a bro in the comfy-casual clothes that he rolled up to the set in, who has no lines or purpose other than the be ground upon, and whose face is obscured by shadows most of the time.
This is not a continuation of the Drake/Nicki/Rih media narrative. This is a dank-as-fuck feminist power play. This is, “Drake is whatever to me.” And this is a man who, if he isn’t at the top of his game, is close to it. A huge celebrity. And here is Nicki looking fucking amazing, tormenting him into a boner, then swatting his hand away and walking out of frame.
Your anaconda don’t want none unless she got buns, hun? Maybe she doesn’t want your anaconda. Maybe she’ll do whatever the fuck she wants with her buns, and it doesn’t matter what you think or feel.