so my family plays this game where if someone is holding something and you yell “drop the bass” they have to drop what they’re holding so my mom was holding a carton of eggs so i yelled it and she looked me dead in the eye, dropped then eggs on the floor and whispered “you’ve gone too far”
Have we ever discussed the fact that 2001 - 2012 Disney channel’s shows all had strong female leads, with the exception of Zack and Cody but they had a black man in charge, a smart poor white blonde girl and a dumb rich Asian so still beautifully diverse.
Disney was 100% female empowerment and showed diversity. Who did they employ to create the shit they have today?
Of the shows with girls as leads, two of them were POC and their heritage was actively acknowledged throughout the show.
We have a Wizards of Waverly Place episode featuring a quincenera and we have That’s So Raven, which actually did a lot to talk about body image and addressed the issue of antiblack racism.
And Suite life had a single/young mom who wasn’t shamed, the only thing about mr Moseby that was made into a joke was his height/fashion sense, the same for Esteban and his super-long name. Maddie was a teenage girl from a poor family and worked long hours to support herself/her family, v realistic. (she probably got into our lady of perpetual sorrow on a scholarship.) London’s struggle with being a daughter of divorced parents in shown in the ep with her birthday party, and there’s the twins good friend who’s a serious tomboy, (can’t remember her name, sorry.)
Her name was Max.
Not to mention Bob who was often played as comic relief but had his shining moments.
By Chris Kuc:
For the 422nd regular-season game, Jonathan Toews took the ice with “C” stitched into his sweater when the Blackhawks kicked off their home portion of the 2014-15 season Saturday night with a 6-2 victory over the Sabres at the United Center.
Captaincy of the Hawks is not something Toews takes lightly. While goals, assists and being considered one of the top defensive forwards in the league are nice, it is, in fact, the leadership aspect of his job that the 26-year-old is focused most on improving this season.
"People always want to point at stats but you know what, if that comes and that improves, that’s always a bonus," said Toews, who had two assists and won 13 of 21 faceoffs Saturday. "For me, there are always little things — maybe it’s not even as much on the ice as it is on the bench and in the locker room that I want to focus on in just the way I handle things."
In the summer of ‘08, just before his second season in the NHL, Toews was named the Hawks’ captain and at the time was the third-youngest ever in the NHL to be awarded the “C.” It has been an education for him ever since.
"I’ve learned a lot as captain and there’s always much room to improve on that," Toews said. "There are always little things I want to work on and to keep improving."
Teammates have witnessed firsthand Toews’ maturation as captain.
"Every year he probably has grown in some way," said Patrick Kane, who broke into the NHL alongside Toews during the 2007-08 season. "He’s obviously very comfortable talking to the guys and being the leader in the room. Not only that, but doing it in front of the city of Chicago too.
"We all know who our leader is and who we look up to follow. He’s definitely that guy. It’s pretty cool to see how he has evolved not only as a person but as a leader over the past seven years. I’m sure he’ll continue to grow in the right way."
Coach Joel Quenneville realizes the benefits of having Toews as the Hawks’ leader on and off the ice.
"We couldn’t be more fortunate as a team and as an organization to have Johnny as our captain and our leader," Quenneville said. "At a young age, it’s pretty remarkable how he just carries himself the right way. He’s a perfect example of what you’re looking for in a captain."
The player they call Captain Serious has told himself to lighten up at the rink — at least a little bit — as his career has evolved.
"Just have fun with it," Toews said. "Your whole perspective on hockey changes a little bit. (Previously) with these long seasons it’s easy for some people to look at it as being tedious but when you get to this point you have to look at it as fun opportunities that you can enjoy and not everyone gets.
"Make the best of it and enjoy playing and getting better every single day."
My boyfriend met Toews again at work, and Alex said “good job against the Sabres!” real calm and low-key, and Toews kind of smiled and rubbed the back of his hair and was like “thanks.”
Jonathan Toews is the most adorable captain in the NHL. I’m dying over this and I wasn’t even there.
Patrick Kane with his sisters at Chicago’s home opener!
Sooo… This was tweeted after Kane scored a goal during the game tonight