Nerdfighter Benedict? Or just failed Vulcan?
As far as I can tell, there are eight possibilities here. (I’ve spent a fair bit of time thinking about this.)
1. Benedict Cumberbatch is a hardcore nerdfighter and when Martin Freeman threw up a gang sign, Cumberbatch was like, “I have one of those.”
2. Cumberbatch, who obviously has a relationship with Star Trek, just naturally changed the Vulcan sign (pulling in the thumbs, turning the palms inward, crossing the arms) in precisely the same way that I happened to change the Vulcan sign when I first made the nerdfighter sign in the halcyon days of 2007.
3. One of the interns on set who has gained the trust of Benedict Cumberbatch was like, “If you do your hands like this, the Internet will get really excited.” And so he did.
4. BBC, in their infinite wisdom, staged the entire photo and Cumberbatch was taught the nerdfighter sign (I MEAN LOOK AT THE PERFECTION OF HIS NERDFIGHTER SIGN! He seems so comfortable and confident in it, almost as if it is muscle memory, almost as if he has flashed it to his laptop screen on hundreds of occasions in the past, but I digress) and this photograph was staged to get people psyched for Sherlock, although what tiny segment of nerdfighteria is not already psyched for Sherlock? Also, if this is the case, who is Martin Freeman trying to advertise to? Residents of the West Side?
5. Benedict Cumberbatch has a relative or a friend who is a nerdfighter and so he is passingly familiar with nerdfighteria and liked what he has seen and wanted to make us all very happy.
6. The nerdfighter sign also happens to be the hand sign of some obscure English gang with which I am unfamiliar called like The East London Wanderers or The Slightly Intimidating Liverpudlians or whatever.
7. Nerdfighteria actually figures in the plot of the new season of Sherlock. Perhaps a nerdfighter has been (wrongly no doubt!) accused of a murder.
8. Benedict Cumberbatch was playing some kind of British version of Rock Paper Scissors against two invisible opponents, and he went double scissors (as any smart person would).
A NEW Zealand MP has won kudos amongst the gay community and same-sex marriage supporters worldwide after delivering a humorous yet thoughtful speech about the ludicrous ideas why not to support gay marriage and the logical reasons why you should.
So poignant is National Party MP Maurice Williamson’s speech, some are hailing it as “one of the greatest speeches ever delivered at a marriage equality debate”.
“You learn to deflect all of the dreadful fire and brimstone accusations that are going to happen,” he said in support of MP Louisa Wall’s Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, which was voted 77 to 44 in favour on its third and final reading last night.
“I’ve had a reverend in my local electorate call, ‘The gay onslaught will start the day this law is passed.’ Sir, we are really struggling to know what the gay onslaught will look like?
“We don’t know if it will come down the Pakuranga Highway as a series of troops or whether it will be a gas that flows in over the electorate or blocks us all in.
“I also had a leader telling me I would burn in the fires of hell for eternity, and that was a bad mistake, because I’ve got a degree in physics.”
After a raucous round of laughter from his fellow members of Parliament, Williams moved onto a more emotional side of the politics, describing some more of the “disgusting claims”, including what adoption would look like with same-sex parents as “bullying tactics” and “really evil”.
His speech concluded with some of the most powerful words spoken in favour of marriage equality.
“A huge amount of the opposition was from moderates, from people who were concerned, who were seriously worried what this might do to the fabric of our society. I respect their concern. I respect their worry. They were worried about what it might do to their families, and so on.
“Let me repeat to them now: All we are doing with this bill is allowing two people who love each other to have that love recognized by way of marriage.
“That is all we are doing. We are not declaring nuclear war on a foreign state. We are not bringing a virus in that could wipe out our agricultural sector forever. We are allowing two people who love each other to have that recognized, and I can’t see what’s wrong with that for love nor money.
“I give a promise to those people who are opposed to this bill right now. I give you a watertight guaranteed promise; the sun will still rise tomorrow, your teenage daughter will still argue back with you as if she knows everything, your mortgage will not grow, you will not have skin diseases or rashes or toads in your bed. The world will just carry on.”
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world-news/the-speech-that-legalized-same-sex-marriage-in-nz/story-fndir2ev-1226623206187#ixzz2QmIryPQC
FUCK YES NEW ZEALAND JUST VOTED IN MARRIAGE EQUALITY!!!!
77 YES TO 44 NO
SO HAPPY :DD
i had the sudden and shocking realization this morning that some people have never heard the ‘oh where is my hairbrush’ song and don’t automatically sing it in their heads when they’re looking for something
whY IS THERE A CUCUMBER IN A SHOWER
This song. Oh god.
Oh man. Childhood feels