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That’s kind of the sum total of my review, because, dudes: Oh my God! So good!
Note: More images of badass women, after the jump. Jump, dudes!
Ok, there could have been a few fewer hand-held close-ups — but mostly they worked. And ok, Gale should have somehow been given a few more minutes to establish just how close that relationship is. And I’m not sure Lenny Kravitz was really meant to act.
But other than that? OH MY GOD. (And come on come on, the 12 of you who are silly enough to have any Josh Hutcherson [Peeta] hate. He.was.perfect. Haterz to the left! Done).
Plus, bonus: We didn’t go on our own. We brought the boy (who got me into the books in the first place) and one of his closest friends — two seventh grade boys absolutely determined to see a girl with a bow kick some serious ass on opening weekend. They loved it. LOVED it. The boy’s one critique? “Jennifer Lawrence was great and everything – I just wish Katniss could have been even fiercer, somehow.”
Meryl Streep is one of the premier actors of our time, and she has the Oscars to prove it. However, if you ask her who inspires her, one of the woman she lists most likely would be Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the video below, Streep introduces SOS Clinton at Women in the World 2012 and recounts the effect SOS Clinton has had worldwide. There are brave women across the globe who wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for SOS Clinton. I was touched, inspired, and proud to be a woman as I watched this video. Women’s rights are human rights, indeed. h/t @InlawsOutlaws on teh Twitter Machine.
I’m loving this new game of Bill/Counter-Bill that seems to be trending in legislatures nationwide, as Republicans introduce draconian Handmaids-Tale-esque laws and Democrats return fire with purposefully absurd bills. These bills are introduced, of course, to highlight the absurdity of the current legislative war that Republicans are waging against women.
Back when I was a wee lass and imagining what the future would be like, I think I didn’t think about it very hard. Flying cars, à la the Jetsons? Seemed a mite impractical. Food-in-a-pill? Not very appealing. And all those sleek and pointy fashions we were going to be wearing surely would get boring after awhile.
But I will tell you one thing: I never in a million years thought that we might be producing body parts via office equipment.
3D printing has got to be one of the most gobsmacking things to emerge in the last decade, just on sheer cool factor alone. Below you’ll find a video of folks printing out a wrench. A wrench! From a printer!
But wrenches, and toys, and various other useful items and gee-gaws absolutely pale in comparison to two things that floated across my eyeballs in the past couple of days: