I’m not saying don’t complain. I’m not saying the arguments about better casting choices are not true. I’m not saying you aren’t entitled to say loudly and repeatedly how much you hated it. However, I wonder how many people who absolutely hated what they saw took the time to tweet, facebook or write to NBC and say “thank you so much for being the first network in modern memory to attempt to bring the magic of live theatre performances to a larger audience, and we hope you’ll take even greater risks next time to ensure the performances live up to the material.” If all NBC hears is “it was terrible” they just may decide it isn’t worth doing again. That’s a loss for all of us. — Eviscerating The Sound Of Music Live | It Seems To Me… (via girlwithalessonplan)
I’m pretty neutral on all things Sound of Music, but this seems like a good point.
1) Chinese take-out from Wegman’s
2) Christmas tree
5) Muppet Christmas Carol
6) Charlie Brown Christmas
8) Hot Chocolate
and my dear roommate
I hate the song “Baby, it’s Cold Outside”. It’s like the Christmas version of Blurred Lines.
What’s funny is I only ever knew the song with the women singing the dominant lines because of show choir, so I was all “Yes! female in control!” The first time I heard an original, I was like, “The hell is this?”
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. —
Rest in Peace
Let’s face it—no matter where you live, there’s a great chance that when many people talk about “good” schools, they consciously—or subconsciously—mean schools with low numbers of minority students and children in poverty. — What Most People Mean When They Talk About “Good” Schools (via gjmueller)
Yeah, this is absolutely true in our district. We know that our work is more rigorous and our kids more productive than neighboring schools, all of which are wealthier and whiter and therefore better.
The 113th (Congress) hasn’t passed the bills every Congress does like a highway bill, or a defense bill, or a farm bill, or a budget. But what do we need a budget for? Clearly not for highways, defense or food! Besides, Congress did pass a bill insuring that people can fish near dams on the Cumberland River, AND (House Republicans) also passed deep cuts in food stamps for the poor. Which is good solid governing, because the poor don’t need food stamps anymore now that they can fish near dams on the Cumberland River. — STEPHEN COLBERT, on what is now officially the least productive Congress — only 55 bills passed this year, with only a week left in their session — in American history, on The Colbert Report (via inothernews)