Please, Jamie Oliver, Do Tell Us More about How Easy and Convenient Breastfeeding Is
Terry Richardson is a dad now. Good luck, kids. (Instagram)
Oh, goody gumdrops, another Adam Sandler Netflix movie is coming our way! This one will be in the Caribbean, so I look forward to that region’s indigenous groups boycotting this shitshow-to-be, too. (Lainey Gossip)
In all the discussion of Burt Reynolds regretting his naked-bear time, I missed this part of that same interview, where he said Angelina Jolie should run for president because, and I quote, “she’s a very, very sweet girl.” (The Daily Beast)
Jacob Tremblay remains small and adorable, and is wearing a red suit and holding a package of balloon animals. (Go Fug Yourself)
Put on your tinfoil hats—it’s a Batman v Superman CRITICSPIRACY! (Film School Rejects)
Jamie Oliver has things to say on the matter of breastfeeding. OH GOOD. He says women should do it because “it’s easy and convenient.” OK. Thanks, Jamieboo. Here’s the thing: SHUT UP. Breastfeeding is wonderful. Those who do it should be able to do so loud and proud and absent of shame or looks or anything. And those who don’t should get the same treatment. Because it isn’t and does not have to be for everyone for myriad reasons. For example, after hours upon hours of suffering with two different children, I had to learn my whole chestular region is purely aesthetic and embrace the formula AND THAT IS FINE. Breast might be best for a whole lot of us, and that’s fabulous, but when a very wealthy cis man tells me breastfeeding is “easy and convenient” when it is very actually neither of those things for a whole bunch of humans, particularly those with jobs or medical issues or or or? NO. NO. STOP. Also, Jamie Oliver named his children Daisy Boo Pamela Oliver, Poppy Honey Rosie Oliver, Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver and Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver. (Telegraph)
OK, sorry about the ragesplosion there. Here’s a bunch of cute sleeping animals. I think we all need that today. (Parade)
Reading Atonement for Cannonball Read really got to The Chancellor. "There were a few times I thought I was going to have to put the book down….I’ve never experienced the awesome power of a writer’s artistry before. The conclusion of The Book Thief was the first time I had experienced the gut punch of a author’s power. But Ian McEwan’s powerful writing, and ability to make the characters and events feel real in Atonement were less like a UFC fighting championship and more like experiencing a long, slow tortured conversation with an Inquisitor." What book has knocked the wind out of you? (Cannonball Read 8)
Finally, all our love to Brussels and Ankara.
A lot of the response has been Brussels-specific, much in the way the response was to Paris, and with that, let’s revisit this lovely drawing by Rupi Kaur after the attacks on Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad.
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