John Oliver brings out the ridiculous-ness of Miss America pageants and questions WHY it still exists today.
Some great soundbites when Donald Trump says “it’s obviously about great outer beauty - we like to say looks don’t matter but it obviously does or else you won’t have a job.” to which John Oliver says, “it’s a little ironic that the Miss USA pageant is overseen by the ugliest soul on the planet.” Boom.
Also - I haven’t watched Miss USA or most pageants in awhile (except for the Miss Hong Kong, but that’s on a completely different spectrum than Miss USA) but it’s so true when John Oliver questions why they get asked incredibly difficult questions like HOW TO SOLVE THE ISIS CREDIT in 20 seconds. What I’ve learned from Miss USA answers is mostly that a) they are great at PR and doing the whole answering-a-question-but-not-answering-the-question and b) they have great coaches and c) I can’t even answer that.
But what really blows my mind about the whole investigative piece is John Oliver’s discovery in the end that even though Miss America claims to donate 45 million USD to college funds, and the true number is under half a million, it is still THE largest college fund provider for women. Wow.
This isn’t zombie makeup … it’s the other way around. He has a full body tattoo & they covered it w/ makeup.
#this guy is from montreal #i see him walking around all the time #hes such an inspiration #he had cancer so he said fuck it and got all these tattoos #and then he kinda kicked cancers butt #but he was stuck with all of them #and now hes doing so much like that lady gaga video #or this make up commercial #and hes with an agency now and its great #hes great (spookyfrankiee)
I’ve been waiting for someone to make this a gif
damn near 30 years ago and still relevant
Can someone show me a similarly frank conversation about rape culture in any of your progressive faves….
revolutionary tv i wrote about this and it’s importance to me a few years ago.
Why is this not taught universally.
“I am so excited to be living one of my dreams – to be here on Sesame Street. I’m here because I am teaching everybody on Sesame Street the importance and the power of ‘yet.’ Never, ever, ever give up because there’s so much power in ‘yet.’” - JMonáe
Sesame Street: Janelle Monáe - Power of Yet [x]
you may tire of me as our december sun is setting
'cause i'm not who i used to be
no longer easy on the eyes
but these wrinkles masterfully disguise the youthful boy below
who turned your way and saw something he was not looking for
both a beginning and an end
24 year old Taylor Swift — singer, songwriter, actress & philanthropist. Also an amazing person and a big inspiration.
slaying since 1989.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Rupert Giles, The Quotable Librarian