A bunch of blathering about how I use Facebook. These are fun reflections for me.Read More
Daniel Bryan (or is it Bryan Danielson?) was himself, and it was more than enough for us. Much has been made of Bryan’s connection with the audience. His success in WWE stemmed from the audience’s connection with him. He unveiled a chant after a most ignoble title win that was designed to annoy – an index-finger-thrusting “YES!” mantra that seemed directed much to his insecure character as the crowd. It’s the most popular and ubiquitous chant in the history of wrassling.
The parable of Daniel Bryan: work hard and be your authentic self, and you can change everything.Read More
Come on, Jezebel. I'm off that #NoJezExceptForLindy, and I read it occasionally, and I really like Jia Tolentino, the article author, and she might not have written that headline.
But just say it. Like Brownstone. Or Tory Lanez. Don't couch assault in "appear". I understand the plight of journalists writing about legal matters or what should be legal matters; you're obligated to be careful when writing about allegations. But this ain't that, and though assault might be a noun in a charge that Ben Fields might get, it's also a completely accurate verb for what he did. Not what he appeared to do, what he did.
The video, which I can't recommend watching, shows a grown man throwing a teenager out of a school desk to the ground. That's assault. It'd be assault if you did it. It'd be assault if I did it. It'd be assault if a civilian did it to a cop [though it'd be hard to do to this particular cop, who can reportedly bench 600 pounds]. It'd be assault if a parent did it to their teenage child. And it's assault even though it's a cop attacking a black girl.
Your eyes do not deceive you.