Why Mindy Kaling — not Lena Dunham — is the body positive icon of the moment
There’s something refreshingly real about this sitcom star
Mindy Kaling has been rocking my world lately, it’s good to know that effect has been universal.
"The brilliance of Kaling’s attitude to her body is that it offers us a model of a woman who likes to look good, and wouldn’t mind losing a little weight, but doesn’t base her self-worth on it. Real-life Mindy isn’t willing to pass on the opportunity to write and direct her own show in order to make more time for personal trainers, and TV-character Mindy would rather be a good doctor and hang out with her friends than go to SoulCycle every day. Does this mean that she is too good for dieting? Heck no. Rather that it just isn’t such a big deal. Kaling can have her diet and eat it too."
No one asked, at any point, if Mitt Romney might give up on his presidential ambitions because he wanted to spend more time with his litter of grandkids. Fuck, no one even asked in 2012 if Tagg Romney would do less on the campaign trail because he just got two new babies. No one asked because not only did no one care, but because everyone assumed that things would go on as normal because that’s what the fuck people do, men, women, grand or otherwise. The only reason anyone is talking about this is because Hillary Clinton has lady parts. And, no matter how you wanna sputter, “But…no,” it comes out sexist. — Mitt Romney Became a Grandfather Eight Times While Running for President and No One Gave a Damn (via samuraifuckingfrog)
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Best al pastor, or BEST al pastor? #bucktwentyfive #tacostacostacos (at Monster Taco Truck)
v. To live.
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Dinosaur Zoo -
GUEST: Hello. Have you ever heard of a Bronx Zoo.
CONCIERGE: Yes. I am familiar.
GUEST: How are the dinosaurs there?
CONCIERGE: How are they?
GUEST: Yes. We are considering the dinosaurs there.
CONCIERGE: I’m not familiar with dinosaurs at that zoo.
GUEST: Their website says they offer a dinosaur…
Until you’re about the age of twenty, you read everything, and you like it simply because you are reading it. Then between twenty and thirty you pick what you want, and you read the best, you read all the great works. After that you sit and wait for them to be written. But you know, the least known, the least famous writers, they are the better ones. — Rest in peace, Gabriel García Márquez. (via theatlantic)
I read Love in the Time of Cholera when I was 16, it meant so much to me then and still resonates 16 years later. Thank you Mr. Marquez, RIP.
This is kind of a big deal and you should get your tickets soon.
This show is gonna be so awesome. And I’m making an opening speech, so you gotta come. This is your excuse to come up to Woodstock!
Poster designed by Jackie Russo!
If I still lived in NY I would be running upstate to see this, not like I ever needed an excuse to go home though.