semi-serious question here.
so, admittedly i like “freaking out the squares” and wearing somewhat gruesome/shocking/whatever shirts. i have just a couple of them but i love the hell out of them. i realize that some of them are just asking for comments, and even though i sort of hate having to explain things to strangers (part of the reason i don’t have more tattoos, despite loving them/no longer dye my hair the way i want to, despite loving it). i get it, i know it’s silly to wear something attention-grabbing and hate the attention that it gets. but tonight while grocery shopping, a guy saw me wearing this shirt:
and stopped, turned around, pointed at me, and said to his lady companion something like, “wait, look at her shirt! look at that crazy shirt! what does it say, something about mountain goats, what does that mean? look, look at her shirt!”
POINTING at me, ten feet away from me, talking about me. his tone was definitely derisive, too, in a very “that’s really crazy and weird what a weirdo” way. i was stunned and turned around and just looked at him while he said this. finally i blushed and angrily (but trying as hard as possible to still be decent) spat out, “it’s a band” and his friend said “well yeah of course it is” and he said “well i knew THAT” (he definitely did not know THAT) and they turned the corner of the aisle and kept walking. not another word to me.
i stood there still stunned. reed was confused as to why i had suddenly reddened. i was so mad! i mean, ok, i doubt he was trying to intentionally be a dick to me or whatever, but it was so RUDE! who does that? who points at another person and talks about them, when that person is RIGHT FUCKING THERE? i get that it’s a CRAZY WEIRD SHIRT OMG SO CRAZY (i forget that mountain goats are a thing other than a band sometime ha) but dude, lots of people have seen this shirt and if they’re curious about it they ASK ME ABOUT IT LIKE A NORMAL PERSON. so do you think that it was right of me to be mildly offended by this rudeness? i mean, i’m over it but i still think all jerks should explode
50 years ago Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. Initially both Vostok 5 and 6, which flew at the same time, would be piloted by women. Tereshkova would pilot Vostok 5 and Valentina Ponomaryova Vostok 6. However, due to changes in the Sovjet Spaceflight program, Vostok 5 was flown by Bykovsky and Vostok 6 by Tereshkova. She would remain the only woman to have been in orbit for another 19 years.
i am truly in awe of this video. it tries so hard to be uplifting but ends up being so condescending and overacted and awful and oh my god garth what were you thinking with that eyebrow raise