Everything But The Pitchforking

Multifandom Blog: Mighty Boosh, Tolkien, Doctor Who, Sleepy Hollow, Steven Universe, My Little Pony, MCU, etc.  My (inactive) mainblog is fuckyeahhoarding. Other blogs: Mighty Boosh Crafts @booshcrafts.tumblr.com ; Regency History @ ladysmatter.tumblr.com

oohyeahboomalackaway:

sadhoneybadger:

lmao is nobody gonna talk the racism in noel fielding’s latest thing

cos like. he ain’t allowed to take a massive shit on native american people just cos he’s ~quirky and surreal

if u can’t be funny without having a throwaway white guy dressed up in a war bonnet with a ~hilariously unpronouncable name then hint hint u aren’t funny

Big Chief is not supposed to be a native american character. He is a white bloke who is  wearing paint and headpiece reminding native americans’ who is actually just some junkie who spends his days on music festivals. Look around, there’s LOADS of them irl. Note the neon accessories, constant drug use, his dance moves, techno theme music, wristbands from various music events, him talking about going to those festivals… he’s so out of it that he is able to connect with Fantasy Man. I repeat, Big Chief is NOT supposed to be a native american.

I’m glad you brought this up, because I was just thinking about it.

I think Big Chief is a satire on asshole-hipster-music-festival-goer appropriation of Native American elements as “fashion” statements (I’m looking at you, Lana Del Rey etc.).

Since the character of Fantasy Man is a riff on dashing adventure-story heroes, at first Big Chief seems like just a lampoon of the painfully awful stereotyped Native American “sidekick” like Tonto in the Lone Ranger.  I think that’s pretty funny as it is- it’s not making fun of Native Americans, it’s making fun of tired old story tropes that make Native Americans into monosyllabic mystics who support the main white hero.

I think it’s EVEN FUNNIER that as you go along you find out that Big Chief is even more disconnected from reality than that- he’s a strung-out hipster who’s acting out a painfully awful stereotyped Native American sidekick role because it looks cool with his rave gloves. 

I am down with mocking both those targets, and I think Big Chief’s marigold-glove and dish-scrubby faux war-bonnet is designed to highlight what he’s about.  But if you feel differently, that’s OK- everyone is entitled to their reactions and interpretations. Just please consider the whole context!

theozstingirl:

when you’re talking about Doctor Who with a non-whovian friend

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books0977:

Three Hundred & One Things a Bright Girl Can Do. Jean Stewart. The Musson Book Company, Toronto, 1911.

The book begins with a ringing endorsement of women’s “carriage, health and intellect,” and offers as proof the example of bicycle riding: “How gracefully and well does a woman ride a bicycle usually; how hump-backed and ungainly do most men appear upon the same machine!” Stewart has great faith in the abilities of girls: later on, she writes that “Almost every cultivated girl, at some period of her life, finds herself interested in Gothic architecture.”

This book looks like fun!

bookshop:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!

In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

This is mind-blowing!

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gentlemanbones:

These almond cookies are very aggressive.

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jhermann:

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your theme music for the day

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gothic-culture:

Halloween: the best time to buy decorations decor for your home.

I got a spider-web bath mat at Target during the Post-Halloween sale last year, and I’ve been using it EVER SINCE!

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Working on a realllly quick cosplay for Chicago Comic Con this weekend- here’s a sneak peek!

bbcamerica:

JUST RELEASED: New images from Doctor Who season 8 premiere episode ‘Deep Breath’.

more like ‘Heavy Breathing’

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