The vast majority of college-age guys and twenty-something men I meet are engaged and smart about women’s issues – men, too, are horrified by sexual violence. Men don’t think rape is OK, or funny, or something to be taken lightly. Many men have witnessed (or experienced) domestic or sexual violence firsthand; these are issues that have touched – and hurt – their lives as well.
So please understand that when I say this, I say it with deep respect and empathy for your real-life experience:
Men, you need to do more.
My friend (who I haven’t seen in like, 8 fucking years?!!!) is having a bbq tomorrow and I was so pumped when I got the invite but found out I couldn’t go and just :((((((((((((((( why?
Lost Was The Best Before It Was The Worst →
Lost knew how to titillate, sometimes by weaving complex webs, but often with gestures as basic as the title cards that bookended each episode—that eerie, singular “LOST” that floated across the screen at the beginning of episodes and the firmly centered logo that served as closing punctuation, often with a percussive boom. The music was genius, from pulpy strings and horn blurts to that desperately sad emotional theme that soundtracked everything from Boone’s death to the series’ much-maligned final scenes. Even those mimicked the opening minutes of the pilot when Jack wakes up, stumbles upon the crash scene at the beach, and rushes to save everyone in sight, which, I mean, come on: That’s classic television.
It was a show that made people exclaim, “What the fuck!?” on a regular basis— sometimes in rage, sometimes in delight. And while your ratio of positive to negative exclamations may vary, the series I remember blew my mind far more often than it disappointed me. Sure, they never really explained why Walt was “special” or how exactly blowing up an atomic bomb on the island “worked.” The plot sometimes stalled out for a few episodes at a time, and the characters rarely asked the questions any rational person would ask. It was not a perfect show. But it was a show whose most dumbfounding moment—like when a light suddenly flipped on in the hatch; or when Desmond placed his legendary phone call to Penny; and especially when Jack told Kate, “We have to go back!”—more than compensated for its lapses in logic. Were you not entertained?
"When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog."
The heartwarming, funny and beautiful film This Is Where I Leave You comes out today! The movie stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Corey Stoll, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, Dax Shepard, Abigail Spencer, Debra Monk and me as a Rabbi nicknamed Boner! The screenplay (and novel) was written by the great Jonathan Tropper and the film was directed by the one, the only- Shawn Levy. Hope you guys enjoy it! Watch a clip from the film streaming above or by CLICKING HERE.