"My dad was just a working class Irish dude. He drank himself to death when I was fifteen, but he was a good dad when he was sober. I remember him taking me to a gay wedding on Christopher Street to teach me tolerance. And that was back in 1971."
"I never made it as a screenwriter. I tried to do what I loved and I failed. But the important thing is, I’ve found reasons to like every job I’ve done since then. I had a friend who committed suicide recently. He opened up his wrists in a bathtub. You know what he said to me once? He said: ‘I’m jealous of you because you can find a reason to enjoy anything you choose to do.’"
Maybe bravery can be the simple act of standing up and walking outside on the days when it feels like it might be a good idea to never stand up again.
Israelis Watch Bombs Drop on Gaza From Front-Row Seats | New York Times »
The image of the Israeli spectators was taken after 9 p.m. local time on Wednesday, the reporter said, about the same time that what was intended to be a “precision strike” from Israel’s military killed at least eight of their Palestinian neighbors, seated in similar plastic chairs at a beachside cafe in Gaza, waiting to watch the World Cup semifinal between Argentina and the Netherlands.
As his image reverberated around the social network, where it was shared more than 10,000 times, the reporter was surprised by the response. It was, he said in a telephone interview from Israel, “nothing new.” Similar scenes, of Israeli spectators gathered on the high ground above Gaza to view the destruction below, were documented in a Times of London article and a video report from Denmark’s TV2 during Operation Cast Lead in 2009.
Israel: Where genocide is a spectator sport.
Look how terrified the poor Israelis are. This truly is a two way war.
this is some disgusting shit yall. This is what you see in those post-apocalyptic movies & think nah that wouldn’t happen tho?
"The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark."
"Our daily victims are:
between two and eight martyrs,
fifty olive trees,
and the structural destruction of the ode, the play
and the unfinished painting."
This is life, not heaven. You don’t have to be perfect.