Anne Scherbina

Wherein I share the things

22 Sep








Gordon Ramsay doesn’t care about your gender, race, or creed. All he cares about is that you can cook.

The contestant, Christine, is blind, and he lets her know exactly what he thinks of her dish.

OMG I was preparing myself to be enraged by him making some horrible comment but now I’m crying in Starbucks GOD DAMMIT

Christ I am not okay with these fEELINGS


That’s so cute I wanna cry

Is there a Gordon Ramsay fan base on this site??? And where can i join???

Spoilers, she won. Her cookbook is on sale now.

Also, this is the very first apple pie she ever made.

Also, can we please take notice OF HOW HE DESCRIBES IT FOR HER? Ramsay was extremely conscious during the entire season that she would require different tactics than the other contestants; this was not the only time he became her eyes, nor the only time he did things like that scrape of the knife so she could actually have a sense of her work.

And if you really want to bawl like a baby? During final four or final three, I forget which, the remaining contestants got photos from home. Christine’s husband sent their wedding photo—which she had never seen. Ramsay paused before starting the challenge to describe to her not only her husband—the look of love and joy on his face—but also herself as a bride, so she could see in her mind how the two of them looked together on their wedding day.

It was extremely obvious nobody had ever thought to do that before.

This man should be a fucking icon not just for his cooking, but for how he treats those who are different. During the same season he asked a handsome young man, making conversation during auditions, if he had a girlfriend. The man responded that he was gay. Ramsay, without missing a beat: “I’m sorry. Have you got a boyfriend, then?” No drama, no “oh my GOSH! You’re GAY? TOKEN CHARACTER :DDDD” just a very quick, simple whoops-my-mistake and the corrected inquiry. And then he never brought it up again! It was just a thing he learned, getting to know a contestant.

Yes, he can be harsh on MasterChef and downright cruel on Hell’s Kitchen (although if you were a sous chef and you served me raw pork that was not pork tartare, I’d scream too). But he’s not an ogre; he’s a polite man with a gigantic heart who simply happens to take no shit from those who should know better.

22 Sep


I caught this on our local news station when it aired.  This kid plays for a school up in a suburb of Austin and, in 20-30 years, will be President of the United States of America.

Football has not had a good summer or fall.  Sometimes it’s good to get a reminder that good people are involved in the sport, and that there are aspects to the game that go beyond violence, tragedy and corruption.



22 Sep
The Angry Black Woman is a racist trope used to deny black women their humanity. Black women aren’t allowed to be complicated — they’re just angry. Black women aren’t allowed to be upset or vulnerable — they’re just angry. Black women are not allowed justifiable reactions to the myriad of bullshit — racist, sexist and otherwise — that they face. Oh, you know those black ladies are just so angry all the time.

The New York Times, Shonda Rhimes & How to Get Away With Being Racist (via americanbornterror)

22 Sep

whenever i try and learn something new

  • me: It seems that I am not immediately excellent at this
  • me:
  • me:
  • me:
  • me:
  • me: it is because I am a failure
  • me: everything I touch dies
22 Sep

Sam Pepper handcuffs himself to women on the street, refusing to release one woman until she kisses him








In January, Sam Pepper uploaded a video called “How To Get A Girlfriend Easy” in which he sneaks up behind or beside unsuspecting women on the street and handcuffs them to himself. He then tells them they’re “his girlfriend now.”

When one victim reacts furiously, saying “No! I don’t know you! Take it off!” and demands that he remove the handcuffs, he refuses and replies with “We’re dating now.” She tries again, “Look, I don’t know where you’re from, but we don’t do this in America. Take this off,” while fighting with the cuffs. He refuses again, insisting they’re “going on a date.” She then tells him that she’s married, to which he says “No, you’re married to me now,” and refuses yet again to remove the handcuffs.

At the end of the video, another woman is pleading with him to undo the handcuffs, and he refuses to until she kisses him on the lips. Pepper appears to think the entire scenario is hilarious at best and endearingly misguided at worst, while the women being “pranked” are visibly livid, terrified, and profoundly uncomfortable.


We need to stop calling assault by white men on men of color and women of all races “pranks,” because it makes them seem lighthearted and fun, not like the violent criminal acts they are.







im throwing up

I would have beat the shit out of him.

I wish he did that to me. I’ll finally have a reason to cause major bodily harm to a dick who deserves it.

I would be so goddamn freaked out that I would probably start sobbing in public. I’m sure he would have found that hilarious. Sounds like a delightful person.

22 Sep ourvaluedcustomers:

While discussing disposable fandom…


While discussing disposable fandom…

22 Sep


#this comic went places

(Source: sodaking)

22 Sep





One of the highlights of the weekend was kellysue and mattfractionblog party where great comic artists filled in their hallway comic panel wallpaper.

that’s Matt Wagner, skottieyoung, tony moore, Matthew clarke and many others.

Hey, look, it’s our hallway. 

Edited to add: 

This is the wallpaper we used:

In case anyone was wondering why we were late to the con Saturday, it’s because this was our friday. 

next year we’ll have it planned better!  it was a fantastic night, though. thanks to all our friends that let themselves be put to work for the price of grilled meats and beer.

22 Sep
  • GQ: Do you have a favorite parable from the Bible?
  • Liam Neeson: What my wife has on her tombstone, I guess that's my favorite now: "Cast your bread upon the water, and it will be returned tenfold." That's not the direct quote, but that's what I put on her gravestone. She was always saying that to me, you know? Where I'd be going, "Eh, I'm not sure." She'd say the opposite. I would always say the glass is half empty, and she would always say half full. Always. But I'm changing, I think.
  • GQ: Do you still have faith?
  • Liam Neeson: I think I do. I mean, I don't practice. But it's not far from me. And I have faith in the power of theater, which is quite similar—a body of people seeing something being enacted. It's at least 4,000 years old; I see how that can move people and change attitudes, the power. I believe in that faith. Since my wife passed away, do I believe in an afterlife? I don't know.
  • GQ: What's your epitaph?
  • Liam Neeson: I don't know. Tasha, she's buried up near our house. Old cemetery. Her grandmother, too. I go see Tasha once or twice a week. Just to talk. I like it.... There's a Civil War soldier near her. I look at his headstone a lot. All it says is GRIT AND GRACE.
22 Sep
If you say “Full fathom five thy father lies”, you will be considered the greatest poet who ever lived. Express precisely the same thought any other way - e.g. “your father’s corpse is 9.144 metres below sea level” - and you’re just a coastguard with some bad news.

Mark Forsyth, The Elements of Eloquence (via aeromachia)