It would be really cool to write to your House Representive and express support for this bill. In my e-mail I’m going to mention that non-discrimination bills ensure that jobs are filled with the best person for the job. This means our workforce will be more efficient and competitive in the global economy.
This is definitely a significant departure from his past work. For one thing, I don’t think this is set in or near Philadelphia. Maybe future previews will make it look more appealing, but for now all I can think of is George Michael with his lightsaber.
Teen Andy Brinker (Brink) “soul skates.” However, when he thinks his family is having money problems, he joins a pro-team he hates to make money, but loses all his friends.
Based off the classic children’s novel, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, Brink! marks the beginning of the “Zoog Classic” Disney Channel Original Movies. Brink! features elements that continue to appear in films to this day: a diverse cast, [vaguely] inspiring lessons, realistic protagonists, and Katie Volding. Bringing the snazztastic phrase of “soul-skating” into the English vernacular, Brink! not only presents a world of inline skating, but also the more relatable worlds of familial problems: Brink finds himself concerned with money when his father is out of work due to an injury, and feels tempted by the fast cash offered by his enemy, the sponsored skater, Val. The film remains memorable for its honest portrayal of the problems concerning kids.
“Hey, it’s me again. Look, who are we kidding? You and I are both attracted to each other. We’re young, we’re drunk, half of us anyway. And we only get one life, so why don’t you come over to my apartment and we’ll think of something stupid to do together?”—
“Within a few months, we started seeing the lists with dozens of “smilies”: open-mouthed surprise, person wearing glasses, Abraham Lincoln, Santa Claus, the pope, and so on. Producing such clever compilations has become a serious hobby for some people. But only my two original smilies, plus the “winky” ;-) and the “noseless” variants seem to be in common use for actual communication. It’s interesting to note that Microsoft and AOL now intercept these character strings and turn them into little pictures. Personally, I think this destroys the whimsical element of the original.”—Smiley Lore :-) (via andres)