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.[5] 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 BondRoger 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. 

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*wipes away tear*

No I’ve just got… I’ve just got some orcs in my eye 

I dunno, but it sure is fun: reloaded

I dunno, but it sure is fun: reloaded

I dunno, but it sure is fun



I finished Annihilation and I wish I had preemptively bought Authority (I’m wiser now, I’ll be buying it and Acceptance at the same time).

I just love Jeff Vandermeer so much. I love New Weird so much. The writing is so crisp, clear and lush even when the subject is (intentionally) unknowable and terrifying. Vandermeer really has a knack for getting in his characters heads, I knew this especially after reading Shriek: An Afterword and falling in love with Janice and her narration that leaps off the page. We enjoy another intensely intimate ride along with the Biologist in Annihilation (the irony being her lack of intimacy with most everyone in her life). We see what she sees and feels what she feels, we flashback with her and learn of her closed off nature and lonely life. It’s this haunting and claustrophobic perspective that just clicks so well with Vandermeers writing lends itself to exploring the themes and concepts that permeate the books of this genre. and you can see he’s mastered his style in the years since “Veniss Underground” (A good book, but something about it felt like the story he was trying to tell was just slightly blurred. Maybe that’s a side effect of reading the book in travel delirium on airplanes and in airports.)

Man, ya’ll just need to read his stuff. His Ambergris series is still one of the most unique and engaging approaches to building a world that I’ve ever had the pleasure of indulging. I’m excited to continue into the Southern Reach books.  

Also apparently he has a movie deal for the Southern reach trilogy? Neat!  

Now let’s get started on those Bas-Lag movies animated series.



Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover


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I heard microsoft bought mojang


I heard microsoft bought mojang

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Breaking Bad 5.14 - Ozymandias

I promise you, everything—

Don’t say one more word. Get out of here. Now.

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