"Still, there have always been celebrated female baseball players; 1930s minor league pitcher Jackie Mitchell is famous for striking out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in succession, evoking this familiar-sounding rant from Ruth post-game:
'I don’t know what’s going to happen if they begin to let women in baseball. Of course, they will never make good. Why? Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day.'
Christian: “Babe Ruth was an asshole. Although to be fair “play[ing] ball” to him meant guzzling hot dogs before the game and drinking heavily during the game but that would be hard on anybody. Also getting in fights with spectators and marrying a 16 year old, all part of the game back then.”
"I’m just doing my job."
Said by every cop, boss, lawyer, politician, and judge to avoid culpability for their own immoral actions. (via softvulgarities)
"This whole week is gross because I think some people are making it less about these two people dying and the stuff that caused that to happen and more about like how you “should” react to it as a user of facebook. basically I feel super sad and suspicious of people right now because I heard about both of these things and like had a moment of considering my own life and mortality and whatnot, which I think is pretty normal? like that’s how I react to death, I dunno. but I think a huge number of people didn’t have that experience. like they read it on facebook or on the internet and didn’t have a chance to process it before they were mouthing off about it."
christian, being all intelligent and thoughtful
Here are some dogs enjoying Popsicles.
I needed this tonight.
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."
Robin Williams ( July 21st 1951 - August 11th 2014)
"Mabel is not crazy, she’s unusual. She’s not crazy, so don’t say she’s crazy."
A Woman Under The Influence (1974) Dir. John Cassavetes