Freshen Up Your Pirate Speak, Landlubbers! Savvy?
With all the depressing news going on, we sea dogs need to have fun sometimes, right?
Well, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and it's the perfect occasion to lighten the mood around the office — and re-watch some of your favorite pirate movies.
1. Hook (1991)
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman star as a grown up Peter Pan and a regular Captain Hook, respectively. Now a middle-aged lawyer, Peter Banning has to return to Neverland after his kids are kidnapped by Hook — which is going to be hard since the abandoned Tinkerbell and Lost Boys are under the leadership of Rufio now.
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After Halle Berry walked back her consideration of playing a transgender character, we look back at how Hollywood has repeatedly fumbled trans representation.
Halle Berry has made headlines this week after turning down a role in which, had she gone through with production, would have represented a transgender man.
Berry, an Academy Award-winning actress known for roles in films like Monster's Ball, Catwoman, and Gothika, took to Twitter Monday night to apologize for considering the role. "Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I"d like to apologize for those remarks," Berry wrote. "As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories."
The post continued: "I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake. I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera."
Twitter users are joking that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos "drowned in the Amazon river," but these famous deaths are even stranger.
On Wednesday morning Twitter was taken over by the hashtag #RIPJeffBezos.
Along with heartfelt memorials to the Amazon CEO after he purportedly "drowned in the Amazon River," users included images of the mogul's famously bald head and references to his great achievements.
rest easy mr worldwide shipping on amazon #ripjeffbezos https://t.co/Ohikrc7QEV— g loves athena (@g loves athena)1594180232.0
Of course most of those images were actually of various other bald celebrities and fictional characters, and Jeff Bezos—famous for accruing wealth in excess of 100 billion dollars—is alive and well, nowhere near the Amazon river. Bezos just happens to be the latest in a trend of fake celebrity death announcements that have taken over Twitter.