“At some point, we carried around little plastic eggs with tiny screens on them — in these screens lived our hearts, our pets, our raison d’etre, our very own Tomagotchi. We loved them, we listened to their tiny electronic screams of malnourishment, and we occasionally forgot to pick up their poop for long enough that they died a tortured, poop-filled death. They were perhaps our first foray into the life-consuming world of electronics and self-absorption, later to be fully manifested by Facebook.”
Can you picture Albert Einstein dropping the F- bomb? Marie Curie calling you a shit-for-brains or Steven Hawking getting his mouth washed out for telling someone to go to hell? The Periodic Table of Swearing is for the foul-mouthed and the geeky. Push an element to hear the corresponding bad word.
We think of Hollywood as a liberal and socially progressive land of hippies, what with its endless fundraisers and giving awards to movies that teach us that intolerance is wrong. Yet in certain ways, movies are still way behind the times.
“We Still Don’t Care About History That Doesn’t Involve White People”