“I get paid to spoil dreams” - D. Wayne Lukas, trainer of 2013 Preakness winning horse Oxbow (15-1 odds)
this was shared by a friend on facebook in reference to the heroic acts of Charles Ramsey and the way he quickly became a meme
“Charles Ramsey, the man who helped rescue three Cleveland women presumed dead after going missing a decade ago, has become an instant Internet meme. It’s hardly surprising—the interviews he gave yesterday provide plenty of fodder for a viral video, including memorable soundbites (“I was eatin’ my McDonald’s”) and lots of enthusiastic gestures. But as Miles Klee and Connor Simpson have noted, Ramsey’s heroism is quickly being overshadowed by the public’s desire to laugh at and autotune his story, and that’s a shame.Ramsey has become the latest in a fairly recent trend of “hilarious” black neighbors, unwitting Internet celebrities whose appeal seems rooted in a “colorful” style that is always immediately recognizable as poor or working-class.”
This man is a hero, and a good man, and deserves a commendation and a promotion and a kiss from the baby Jesus or whatever. He saved FOUR lives, all women, from a lifetime of imprisonment when someone else would have turned away.
Have some respect.
And this is why humanity deserves its fate of gradual extinction. Because majority would rather destroy individuals with character than hold them up as a standard to be met.
This sceeeeeene *cries*
“That seems sort of harmless but then it kind of gets a little darker and sort of accuses these young pop artists of being part of this cycle where girls read magazines, feel terrible about themselves ‘cause its says “you should be skinnier, you should be prettier”. They feel terrible, and then these pop stars tell them that they’re perfect and that they’re beautiful and they buy the songs and then the popstar’s on the cover of the magazine so they buy a magazine again and it’s sort of this vicious cycle and I sort of implied he’s working for Satan or whatever.”