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Happy Pride Weekend to Everyone Celebrating!

Happy Pride Weekend to Everyone Celebrating!

At The Gutter: Bright Spot Theory and the Science of the Heart

Screen Editor alex writes about Jack Skellington and Bright Spot Theory:

My heart is like a toddler. It has very little concern for cause and effect and only a tenuous grasp on temporality. All sorts of things it really ought to know by now, it doesn’t appear to. I’ve had years to teach it better social behavior, but it’s basically still the kid jumping up and down in the back of the room, raising its hand so high it hurts, saying ‘I can do that!’ to crazy things I’m old enough to have learned it can’t promise. I don’t really believe it anymore, but I’m still entranced by what it wants me to see – the shiny possibility, the best ending to the story, the bright spot in a dark room. That said, I acknowledge that there’s a critical difference between finding and following the positive in a situation and fooling yourself with blind optimism. Take Jack Skellington in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Happy Presidents Day!

From Abraham Lincoln

And George Washington

Happy Valentine’s Day (and a Festive Lupercalia) from Everyone at The Cultural Gutter!

Happy Valentine’s Day (and a Festive Lupercalia) from Everyone at The Cultural Gutter!

A Thanksgiving Message from Gary Oldman [x]

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating!

Happy Canada Day! Let’s Celebrate with Nelvana!

dcwomenkickingass:

Today is Canada Day and what better way to celebrate than with Nelvana, the female superhero of Canada. Nelvana made her debut in comics just before Wonder Woman but unfortunately didn’t have quite the same run. But like Wonder Woman she kicked Hitler’s ass

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And got her own postage stamp.

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You can read all about Nelvana of the Northern Lights in this extensive blog post!

Gladys Bentley in the 1920s.

Gladys Bentley in the 1920s.