Inspirational quotes – Commonfolk Using Common Sense http://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:16:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-99.png Inspirational quotes – Commonfolk Using Common Sense http://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/ 32 32 Don’t Worry Darling speaks – but misunderstands – the horrors of the ‘tradwife’ phenomenon https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/dont-worry-darling-speaks-but-misunderstands-the-horrors-of-the-tradwife-phenomenon/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 10:56:59 +0000 https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/dont-worry-darling-speaks-but-misunderstands-the-horrors-of-the-tradwife-phenomenon/ IIt’s hard to remember a time before I knew don’t worry darling. It is as if it had always existed; like it was here before everyone I know was born; as if it were older than time itself. And yet, the gossip juggernaut only landed in theaters this week. In the haze of confusing behind-the-scenes […]]]>

IIt’s hard to remember a time before I knew don’t worry darling. It is as if it had always existed; like it was here before everyone I know was born; as if it were older than time itself. And yet, the gossip juggernaut only landed in theaters this week. In the haze of confusing behind-the-scenes drama, red carpet antics, and endless Twitter clips of Harry Styles trying to outdo Florence Pugh (bless him), one thing got a bit lost, and that’s the movie. himself. The discussion on this subject seems to have boiled down to two rather banal questions: is it don’t worry darling is it good, and is Harry Styles good? However, it’s certainly more interesting to ask what the movie is trying to say about the contemporary moment. Because, behind the haze and the hype, Olivia Wilde’s film speaks of fantasy and the dangers of nostalgia. It’s about feminist backlash and alt-right male anger. These are translations.

A sexy pastel motorcade pulls out of a cul-de-sac. In the cars: men in suits. In the aisles: a parade of dolls, plump, curved and blowing kisses. Eggs and bacon in frying pans, a fresh pot of coffee, a little vacuum cleaner. Oral sex on the dining table when my husband comes home; an orgasm near the roast beef. How hot and delicious, what a dream. On the shiny, shiny surface, Alice from Pugh and Jack from Styles live the perfect life of mid-century America. In the landlocked desert town of Victory, they embark on – according to their enigmatic and brilliant leader Frank (Chris Pine) – an exciting and progressive exploit. And so, the women stay home, while the men go to work at the mysterious Victory Project, where they make “progressive materials.”

Except, of course, modern moviegoers have consumed enough media to know that America’s palm-lined cul-de-sacs still hide strange horrors, that the suburbs are a suffocating trap (I won’t use the word “Lynchian “, but you all know I’m thinking about it). If anyone had any doubts, Wilde’s management explains it to us. In a scene sure to delight anyone with an auto-erotic asphyxiation fantasy, Alice wraps her entire head in cling film; in another, she’s suddenly stuck between a wall and the sliding glass door she cleans every day, the two clutching ever tighter in a familiar surreal glitch. You understood? His life is suffocating! She’s in a golden cage!

The truth is, don’t worry darling manages to both exceed expectations and fall victim to convention. The first half is luscious and full of potential (thanks in large part to Pugh and the sinister menace of Pine), but the final third slips into cinematic cliche. When the twist comes, as it should, rather than opening the film up into intriguing new territory, it seems to rule out all options, forcing the narrative to resolve itself in a quintessentially Hollywood fashion. At the end of the day, don’t worry darling feels like The matrix and The Truman Show locked up and moved to the middle-class suburb of Stepford, Connecticut. Like those films before it, the horror in don’t worry darling revolves around a chasm between fantasy and reality. Here the fantasy stems from nostalgia; of the idea that life was better before.

There’s no denying that kind of nostalgia is rampant right now. At a time don’t worry darling was in production – long before Spitgate electrified Twitter – pockets of the internet kept proclaiming the emergence of the tradwife trend. Short for “traditional wife,” the tradwife promotes ultra-Orthodox gender roles in relationships, including “feminine submissiveness” and a cook-clean-sewn domestic lifestyle. Essentially, the ideal tradwife is barefoot and pregnant and is in the kitchen. Search the hashtag on social media and you’ll see images of pies, flowers and babies alongside flowery inspirational quotes: ‘a woman’s place is at home’, ‘trying to be a man is a waste of a wife”, even “it is healthy for a wife to fear her husband”.

The tradwife has found particular popularity on TikTok. “What’s a Tradwife” videos regularly go viral, usually mixing defensive arguments about personal choice with explanations about submitting to your husband, and how such a thing “triggers people”. Other videos feature women explicitly contrasting their past lives as “unleashed feminists”. [and] ‘Miss Independent’” with their current status as an “enlightened” conservative tradwife. Some might say being extremely online in this way isn’t very traditional-retro-housewife-anti-feminism-white-supremacist-Xanax, but TikTok tradwives make it work.

Of course, 50s fantasies about “good old days” picket fences are nothing new. They are the backbone of conservatism, white supremacy and heteropatriarchy. But what is remarkable about the contemporary wave of tradwife is how its proponents have embraced the language of defiance and individual action; how conservatives present themselves as radicals going against a liberal-feminist status quo. In this fantasy, it is the neo-con trad woman and her trad husband who are the oppressed minority; the Red Pilled rebels.

‘Tradwife’ promotes ultra-Orthodox gender roles in relationships

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Yet to some extent, the tradwife trend should be seen as a logical extension of neoliberalism’s toxic potion of individualism and “choice” feminism. It rests on an understanding of human action as governed by individual desires, totally free from the constraining influence of social conditioning. This is how the language of agency and oppression is able to float away from any social fact. Attracted by dominant men? Personal choice. Financially dependent on a partner? Personal choice. Cook, clean and take care of the children and never complain? My body, my choice. There is no society.

A woman whose social media promotes “feminine growth” through a hodgepodge of “new housewife advice” (“in married life, the wife is properly the social secretary”) told me that she couldn’t comment on what attracts her to a “traditional” lifestyle, because her husband doesn’t like journalists. But, if he had given her permission to speak, would she have said that “the female household” was her vocation, as she does in her Instagram captions? Would she have said that it was a personal choice, and that serving and submitting to her husband was also serving herself?

In don’t worry darling, the sweltering suburb Alice finds herself in turns out (shock horror) to be unreal. It is precisely a golden cage – a fake utopia designed by and for men who feel out of control and deserve attention. “Utopia” is, of course, “no place”. It’s a male fantasy; pure misogynist fabrication. The horror here is a lack of choice: women are stripped of their agency and the battle is to regain control. Essentially, the movie’s message seems to be that men are bad and all women’s choices are good. If only it were that simple. In the real world, nostalgic fantasy also has gangs of girls in its grip.

“Don’t Worry Darling” is currently in theaters

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iHeartRadio Music Festival 2022: All the Breathtaking Moments https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/iheartradio-music-festival-2022-all-the-breathtaking-moments/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 07:09:00 +0000 https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/iheartradio-music-festival-2022-all-the-breathtaking-moments/ There’s only one way to describe the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival: EPIC. On stage at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on September 23 and 24, performances by April Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, Halsey, Lionel Richie, LL COOL J, Luc Combes, Maren Morris, Megan you stallion, Morgan Wallen, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Sam Smith, […]]]>

There’s only one way to describe the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival: EPIC.

On stage at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on September 23 and 24, performances by April Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, Halsey, Lionel Richie, LL COOL J, Luc Combes, Maren Morris, Megan you stallion, Morgan Wallen, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Sam Smith, Sean Diddy Combs, The black keys, Diploma, Marcus Mumford and more, and it was all hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

In case you missed it or just want to relive all the amazing performances, The CW will be airing a two-night TV special on October 7 and 8 from 8-10 p.m. ET.

Featuring performances from its star-studded lineup, incredible collaborations and more, here are all the jaw-dropping moments from this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival:

Pitbull’s dance moves during his fiery set were a sight to behold

One of the many reasons to love Pitbull, besides his amazing music and inspirational quotes, is his amazing dance moves, and Mr. Worldwide did NOT disappoint at this year’s festival. During his set, Mr. 305 introduced fans to all of the Pitbull hits we know and love, including “Don’t Stop the Party”, “Fireball”, “Timber”, “Give Me Everything”, “Can ‘t Stop Us”. Now” and more.

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12 Scary Quotes From History: Weird And Powerful Quotes That Still Haunt Us Today https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/12-scary-quotes-from-history-weird-and-powerful-quotes-that-still-haunt-us-today/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 16:02:36 +0000 https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/12-scary-quotes-from-history-weird-and-powerful-quotes-that-still-haunt-us-today/ History is filled with a myriad of fascinating (and/or disturbing) events that have given rise to quotes that reverberate over the years to this day. Some of these quotes have survived for centuries, emanating from all corners of the Earth and offering sobering insights that reflect the eras they came from, personal experiences or misguided […]]]>

History is filled with a myriad of fascinating (and/or disturbing) events that have given rise to quotes that reverberate over the years to this day.

Some of these quotes have survived for centuries, emanating from all corners of the Earth and offering sobering insights that reflect the eras they came from, personal experiences or misguided ideologies.

To offer insight into the past and a range of human experiences, here are 12 haunting quotes from history that will send shivers down your spine.

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JFK’s love for the arts shines in new Kennedy Center exhibit https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/jfks-love-for-the-arts-shines-in-new-kennedy-center-exhibit/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/jfks-love-for-the-arts-shines-in-new-kennedy-center-exhibit/ John F. Kennedy is an outsized presence at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: the bronze bust of Robert Berks in the Grand Foyer, the larger-than-life statue unveiled on the Reach campus last winter, the letter quotes and of speeches carved into the marble facade of the building. But, according to Kennedy Center officials, […]]]>

John F. Kennedy is an outsized presence at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: the bronze bust of Robert Berks in the Grand Foyer, the larger-than-life statue unveiled on the Reach campus last winter, the letter quotes and of speeches carved into the marble facade of the building. But, according to Kennedy Center officials, they are still getting questions from visitors about the name of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

That shouldn’t be a problem after the public debut last week of “Art and Ideals,” a permanent exhibit on the Kennedy Center’s second floor showcasing John and Jacqueline Kennedy’s embrace of the arts, from the 1961 inauguration to the cultural diplomacy to the creation of the National Cultural Center, which was proposed under the Eisenhower administration but eventually became Washington’s “living memorial” to the 35th president.

It’s hard to believe that this 7,500 square foot room – filled with videos, illuminated display cases, walls of posters and artifacts, and crowned by a vibrant wraparound LED screen dubbed “the frieze” – was once the atrium gallery, event space for rent and occasional performance venue.

How a visitor enters the exhibit will shape their first impression: the vestibule closest to the Salle des Etats contains a cursory biography of the former president – ​​his large family, PT-109, his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier. The crates contain books Kennedy read as a child, including “Billy Whiskers’ Friends” and “Black Beauty,” as well as foreign-language translations of Pulitzer Prize-winning “Profiles in Courage.” The vestibule on the side of the Hall of Nations offers an introduction to the Kennedy Center itself, with a video of Jacqueline Kennedy standing next to a model of the Kennedy Center talking about a vision for its programming, intercut with clips of ” Tosca” and beatboxers and memorabilia from the centre’s opening.

A section on “dance diplomacy” shows how the Kennedy Center hosts cultural events in the community and online, a continuation of the policies that sent the New York City Ballet to perform behind the Iron Curtain, or the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Southeast Asia; another exhibit focuses on how the Kennedys used the White House as a showcase for the best of American art, inviting the National Symphony Orchestra and the American Shakespeare Festival Theater to perform at official state dinners.

The exhibits make judicious use of vintage video clips and for the most part the sound is isolated from the immediate area – you can see a screen with footage of the March on Washington across the room, but this is not is only when you are almost inside. ahead, you hear actor James Baldwin discuss civil rights. Certain noises permeate the space – a “Kennedy!” campaign jingle or sound bites from the famous 1962 “We Chose to Go to the Moon” speech – and you think of wandering across the room to see which display it came from.

Every hour or so, the lights go out, the other videos go silent, and Kennedy’s distinctive accent echoes through the space. A black-and-white video of the president appears above every wall, assuring an audience, and us, that “after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we too will not be remembered. for victories or defeats in battle or politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit. The speech, from a 1962 fundraiser for the National Cultural Center dubbed “An American Pageant of the Arts,” is accompanied by clips of Harry Belafonte singing “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” and a Yo-Yo Ma from 7 years dazzling. on the cello, and stills of Fred Astaire and Lorraine Hansberry as Kennedy speaks.

A few minutes later, the lights come back on and people continue to browse the individual screens. There are three of these “takeovers”: one shows highlights of Kennedy’s inauguration, and another features his famous “moonshot” speech at Rice University, accompanied by dramatic footage from the surface. lunar. In between, wraparound screens show the opera’s crystal chandelier, historic photos of events like the March on Washington, and famous quotes from Kennedy. But it’s the dinner presentation for the National Cultural Center — now, of course, known as the Kennedy Center — that hammers home the message: the arts are essential to the American way of life.

If visitors spend longer than expected, it will be because of the exhibition’s interactive elements, which are, of course, social media friendly. A section of mirrored wall contains a word cloud with ‘poetry’, ‘freedom’, ‘achievement’ and ‘politics’ among floating hologram-like choices. As you get closer to the screen, the words fly and turn into a quote from Kennedy, such as “Art and the encouragement of art is political in the deepest sense” or ” When power corrupts, poetry cleans.” (The mirrored backdrop calls for selfies.)

An interactive “dinner table” recalls the Kennedy White House dinners with prominent writers, dancers and thinkers, and asks visitors to consider who they would like to dine with: Amy Tan? Francois Collins? Tennessee Williams? Choose a category, such as “musicians,” and you’ll have a choice between the actual Kennedy dinner guests, like Aaron Copland or Isaac Stern, or more contemporary options, like Dolly Parton, Yo-Yo Ma, and, uh, recent White House visitor Olivia Rodrigo. Select a guest to read inspirational quotes from each topic. “If you don’t like the road you’re on, start paving another one,” Parton advises.

I’m willing to bet the most popular attraction will be a touchscreen kiosk that lets visitors create a self-portrait in the style of Elaine de Kooning, who captured Kennedy in a series of portraits in the 1960s. Choose a color palette, doodle a few abstract lines in the background, then pose for a photo. The “painting” appears before your eyes with a wash of brushstrokes or charcoal, resembling the most artistic smartphone filter ever. A QR code allows you to download the image and, inevitably, post it on social media, because you’re going to want to show it off.

Opening the exhibit, Kennedy’s granddaughter, Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, pointed out that while the venue’s name honors the late president, “there has never been a place at the Kennedy Center for know more about him so far”. For baby boomers who remember where they were on November 22, 1963, and Gen Z viewers for whom John F. Kennedy was a name in the AP history class, this new field is an opportunity to learn why the Washington Post once called Kennedy “culture’s best friend in the White House since Thomas Jefferson,” and how he used the nation’s highest office to shape a national conversation around the arts. worth arriving half an hour or an hour before the next ONS or Millennium Stage performance to explore the space or, for fans of presidential history, a visit in its own right.

“Arts and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy” can be found on the roof terrace level of the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. kennedy-center.org. Open daily from noon to midnight. Free.

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The 10 best quotes, according to Reddit https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/the-10-best-quotes-according-to-reddit/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 01:45:00 +0000 https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/the-10-best-quotes-according-to-reddit/ Grey’s AnatomyThe 19th season will premiere on October 6, and fans can expect a few changes, including minimal appearances from protagonist Meredith Grey. Could the end be near? Hopefully not. It would even be interesting to see a new protagonist. On ABC’s medical drama, characters have come and gone, with some even returning, but one […]]]>

Grey’s AnatomyThe 19th season will premiere on October 6, and fans can expect a few changes, including minimal appearances from protagonist Meredith Grey. Could the end be near? Hopefully not. It would even be interesting to see a new protagonist.


On ABC’s medical drama, characters have come and gone, with some even returning, but one thing that has remained constant is the dialogue. With over 2 decades of lines to choose from, picking a top 10 list would be all about the writer’s opinion in all other circumstances. But the show’s loyal fans are never shy about making their voices heard on Reddit and in a few threads they’ve picked out the remarks they think are the best.

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“You say it and you say it loudly.”

Mark Sloan

Noticing that Jackson Avery is reluctant to express his feelings to April, Mark gives her some advice. TrustIsEarned2020 says the quote “changed my perspective on when to tell someone you love them”.

As the show’s chief seducer, Mark can be trusted to provide the best advice when it comes to winning the heart of someone you desire. Monogamy is a challenge for him, but there is no doubt that he has mastered flattery. Thanks to his advice, Jackson puts in the necessary efforts. In no time, he and April become one of Grey’s Anatomy‘s best couples.

“There is a land called ‘Passive Aggressiva’ and I am their queen.”

Addison Montgomery

During one of their arguments, Derek calls out Addison for standing up to everything he’s trying to pull off in the relationship, and Addison responds appropriately, Redditor _murmaider_ says “that’s the one”.

We can always expect Addison to hold his own. A distinct difference between her and Meredith is that she never bends to Derek’s will. Here, she makes it clear that she knows what she’s doing that irritates her partner, but she doesn’t particularly think she’s doing anything wrong. For her, it is the other party that overreacts.

“There are bats everywhere, Alex. And they know everyone’s phone numbers.

Alex Karev

As Richard scolds Alex for his poor work during his tenure as acting boss, Alex quotes Richard’s mother. Richard isn’t happy about this, so Alex explains why he can’t quote his mother giving an example of some of the weird things she used to say. Redditor kidretro_ comments, “I love so many lines from the show, but this one is so funny.”

Alex is certainly not one of the best chiefs of surgery in Grey’s Anatomy since he makes a total mess during his short tenure, but he makes a good point. He’s never had a good parental basis to base his decisions on, so he’s just trying to figure things out over time. The quote about his mother is hilarious because bats are blind and there’s no way they don’t have people’s phone numbers. There’s no reason for them to have that kind of knowledge either.

“I refuse to apologize for the way I chose to fix what you broke.”

Meredith Gray

When they decide to wear makeup, Derek expresses his disappointment that Meredith opened up her heart to other people. Meredith thinks the whole thing doesn’t make sense and many agree, including ash894 who writes, “If you’re going to clap on screen at Grey’s it’s during that scene at that quote.”

Indeed, Meredith has no reason to say sorry to Derek because it was he who left her to return to Addison, whose love for him had already diminished. It’s something Derek doesn’t realize until later, which is why he tries to hit the rest button with her. As always, he tries to make it look like it’s her fault, but she refuses to be intimidated this time.

“Are they licking the seats?”

Amelia

While Maggie and Amelia are inside Meredith’s car, Maggie mentions that Amelia isn’t wearing panties. Meredith is furious that her kids will sit there too, but Amelia insists that will only be a problem if they like to lick the seats. ThePeasantKingM writes, “What kills me with the line is her gestures when she says it.

It’s weird moments like this that make Amelia one of the friendliest members of Meredith’s family. From a medical standpoint, there’s no way her fashion choice will affect Meredith’s children. On this occasion, Meredith and Maggie channel their moral superiority, so it’s good for Amelia to defend herself.

“He’s very dreamy, but it’s not the sun. You are.”

Cristina Yang

Before leaving Seattle for the Klausman Institute for Medical Research, Cristina advises Meredith not to let Derek control her. Redditor avocadobumblebee simply says “That’s the best quote.”

This is the best advice a departing friend can give to someone who has had problems in their relationship. Cristina knows that since she won’t be around, Meredith might have a harder time making good decisions about issues related to Derek because her judgment is clouded by love. The advice kind of sticks, but fans never see her implement it for too long as Derek becomes a statistic in the saddest Grey’s Anatomy deaths.

“Take me, choose me, love me.”

Meredith Gray

Wanting to spend the rest of her life with Derek, Meredith urges him to divorce Addison. DAseaword says the line is “cliched, but I still get it”.

The Redditor is correct that it’s one of the most referenced lines in the series. Even though it’s been used so many times, it’s a brilliant line because of the raw honesty that shines in the words. Meredith loves Derek, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The only thing that ruins what is one of Grey’s AnatomyDerek’s most romantic moments are that Derek still considers rekindling his relationship with Addison after this.

“McDreamy was doing the McNasty with McHottie? That McBastard!

George O’Malley

Redditor naive_antelope thinks the “McBastard” line was golden. In one of the best examples of “Mc” labeling in Grey’s AnatomyGeorge seems surprised when Meredith tells him about Derek’s antics.

Trust George to squeeze three “Mc” tags into a single sentence. His remark is not only good because it’s funny, but also because it highlights one of the most interesting habits of doctors: their need to gossip. With the exception of a few people like Richard and Burke, other doctors can’t help but poke their noses into other people’s lives.

“I’m a good man in a storm.”

arizona robbins

In order to get Callie’s father to warm up, Arizona gives him details about her own childhood. Ariri2005 calls it their “favorite speech of the whole show”.

Not only by courting Callie, but also by trying to make herself understood by her father, Callie proves that she is a devoted father. The quote also highlights the struggle members of the LGBTQ community have to gain acceptance from others. Callie’s father’s initial disapproval has nothing to do with the character but the fact that it is a lesbian relationship.

“I will always love you. But I don’t want to love you, I want to be happy.”

Lexie Gray

Tired of the complexity of her relationship with Mark, Lexie suggests that they break up. PlasticWillow thinks the quote “summarizes how we don’t choose who we love”.

As charming as Mark is, he is a toxic lover due to his inability to commit to just one person. Lexie’s words underscore her difficulty letting Mark go, given how much her heart has warmed for him, but as she says the words, viewers have no choice but to support her because it is clear that if she stays with him, she will end up heartbroken.

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10 Best Wednesday Addams Movie Quotes https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/10-best-wednesday-addams-movie-quotes/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 00:45:00 +0000 https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/10-best-wednesday-addams-movie-quotes/ by Netflix Wednesday brings the legendary Addams Family back to the screens, this time focusing on the fan-favorite girl in her own titular series. The show is slated for release this fall, just in time for the Halloween season, which will go along with the Addams’ gothic, spooky vibes. While the series poses Wednesday as […]]]>

by Netflix Wednesday brings the legendary Addams Family back to the screens, this time focusing on the fan-favorite girl in her own titular series. The show is slated for release this fall, just in time for the Halloween season, which will go along with the Addams’ gothic, spooky vibes.


While the series poses Wednesday as the main protagonist, it’s not the first adaptation to put her and her shenanigans at the forefront of its narratives, with earlier films like The Addams Family and Addams Family Values also giving viewers many memorable quotes from Wednesday.

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“Don’t be a baby, I know what I’m doing.”

The Addams Family (1991)

Wednesday Addams has a real knack for invention and torture, especially when it comes to messing around with his brother, Pugsley. But while her brother proves much more hesitant about their spooky adventures, Wednesday is instead described as brave and fearless, always sure of herself.

Related: The 10 Best Reveals From Wednesday’s Trailer

That self-confidence and determination is particularly evident in this quote, while showing the manipulation and power she has over Pugsley and doing her bidding.

“It’s a tradition. One of us has to go.”

Addams Family Values ​​(1993)

While Wednesday Addams comes across as quite peculiar and wonderfully unique compared to others her age, she’s also still a child. And like any child, she becomes a little jealous and worried when her little brother, Pubert, enters the scene.

While she plays off her insecurity as cunning and determination, it is later revealed that Wednesday actually believed a new sibling meant either of her or Pugsley had to go. This quote therefore shows not only his audacity to impose himself, but also his naivety which comes intrinsically from being a child in new circumstances. Her sinister ways juxtaposed with her childhood innocence also make her one of the best characters in children’s films.

“So we can play a game…It’s called Is There a God?”

The Addams Family (1991)

While other children in the Addams Family universes appear to be uninformed or gullible (like the beginning of Addams Family Valueswhen the child talks to the wise Wednesday and Pugsley about storks and babies), Wednesday proves to be curious and experimental in nature.

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She’s not afraid to push the boundaries of what kids “should” or “shouldn’t” discuss, choosing instead to prove every theory and explore everything she wants to know. This quote not only highlights her intelligent and analytical personality, but also perfectly captures her cheeky, social attitude that pushes the boundaries.

“They look like everyone else.”

The Addams Family (1991)

While her peers find Wednesday Addams odd, the fact is she’s the most non-discriminatory and wisest of them all. Not only does she treat everyone the same – without judging based on trivial things like looks or wealth – but she is also shown to be very aware of the serious issues around her and extremely intelligent.

When asked how her seemingly regular clothes represent her serial killer costume, she retorts that they look like everyone else, displaying not only her highly advanced perceptions of society, but also her wisdom about how the Appearance tells you absolutely nothing about the person inside. .

“Are they made from real Girl Scouts?”

The Addams Family (1991)

Wednesday is never shown to go out of his way to be disagreeable or make fun of others. Although she hauntingly causes chaos, in an Addams fashion, she is never shown to wish on random people or bully someone for no reason, unlike the Girl Scouts (and, in later, to members of the camp) who bother her with silly questions. meant as subtle insults to her and her family.

After she and Puglsey are harassed by the cocky Amanda, Wednesday decides to ask her a question as ridiculous as hers. With this quote – one of the best from the Addams Family – Wednesday not only embodies the fact that she will always stand up for herself when appropriate, but also that she can be just as witty and lively, no matter what. -what for a valid reason.

“Homicide.”

Addams Family Values ​​(1993)

When Morticia tells Amanda’s mom that Wednesday is at that special stage where she only has one thing on her mind, Amanda’s mom guesses the answer is boys. Wednesday immediately proves her completely wrong, casually stating that it’s a homicide.

This quote not only perfectly captures the haunting charm of the Addams Family, but also shows that Wednesday can never be bothered by societal expectations, especially those fueled by misogynistic (not to say heteronormative) norms, solidifying into as an independent, sure of herself and a girl who has always been awake.

“We’ll always have today. And Chippewa.”

Addams Family Values ​​(1993)

Even though Wednesday went to Camp Chippewa with the boys being the last thing on her mind, young Joel convinces her by accepting her for who she is and proving himself to be a brave and worthy companion (at least when he’s is about destroying the cruel camp and helping Wednesday escape).

Related: Where Have You Seen Wednesday’s Cast Before

This quote is one of Wednesday’s best because it displays a vulnerability and sweetness she doesn’t often show, proving that she is, deep down, just a young girl navigating life and relationships. . Not only does this humanize her, but with that rare glimpse, it also reminds audiences of her multitude and depth as a character.

“Don’t cut eyes on my crew unless you’re ready to dance.”

The Addams Family (2019)

While the recent animated reboot of The Addams Family may not have been as well-received as the live-action films of 1991 and 1993 (still higher than Addams Family Reunion), the film has its moments and places great emphasis on Wednesday, one of Addams’ most likable characters, throughout its plot.

This quote casts Wednesday in a somewhat different light through its slang, but still retains its intolerance for bullying and protective nature, capturing its essence perfectly. It shows how she can adapt to a new environment and her peers while staying true to herself, which the new Netflix series will hopefully explore further.

“I am not a monster. I am a force of nature.”

The Addams Family 2 (2021)

Wednesday is an iconic character for many reasons, but a big part of her appeal is how unapologetic she is, whether at Camp Chippewa or the beach in The Addams Family 2 (one of the best anime sequels of 2021).

Wednesday Addams knows her worth and is unabashedly herself no matter what others see her or want her to be. When called a “monster” at the beach, she returns this powerful quote, once again reaffirming her confidence and proving that she is a smart, confident and resourceful young woman (a force of nature with whom you have to reckon with in a relatively bland and weak world).

“I would pity him.”

Addams Family Values ​​(1993)

Despite her fondness for him, Wednesday doesn’t mind being attached by Joel, certainly not now at such a young age nor apparently later. When Joel asks her if she will get married or have children and she says no, he asks what she would do if the boy adored her and did what she wanted (to which she says she would be sorry from him).

This quote is arguably Wednesday’s best because it shows the empowerment she finds in herself, a true feminist, as someone who doesn’t need anyone else to feel fulfilled and loved. It also proves that she doesn’t want to be in a relationship that isn’t as equal as Gomez and Morticia’s that she grew up watching. It will be interesting to see if the new series sticks to that Wednesday ideology or not.

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10 Best Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up Haley And Dylan’s Relationship https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/10-best-quotes-that-perfectly-sum-up-haley-and-dylans-relationship/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 23:50:00 +0000 https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/10-best-quotes-that-perfectly-sum-up-haley-and-dylans-relationship/ Sarah Hyland has starred in several romantic films over the past few years, as of 2019 The year of marriage to 2022 my fake boyfriendand also played Allie in the podcast series Dare, marry, bury. Fans will never forget Hyland’s years modern family portraying Haley Dunphy, particularly Haley’s charming relationship with Dylan Marshall. Haley and […]]]>

Sarah Hyland has starred in several romantic films over the past few years, as of 2019 The year of marriage to 2022 my fake boyfriendand also played Allie in the podcast series Dare, marry, bury. Fans will never forget Hyland’s years modern family portraying Haley Dunphy, particularly Haley’s charming relationship with Dylan Marshall.


Haley and Dylan meet in high school and their story is a whirlwind of breaking up, falling in love with each other, and finally having twin babies and getting married. These characters always find a way to find each other, and some of their most memorable quotes explain why they have such a special bond.

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“Most of Dylan’s money is locked up in Dave & Buster gift cards.”

Haley describes Dylan’s finances in season 10

At Haley and Dylan’s modern family the relationship becomes more adult and mature in the final season when they become parents and move into Cam and Mitch’s house. Haley explains that Dylan doesn’t manage his finances in the typical way and Dylan says he thinks having gift cards is safe.

This quote says a lot about this sitcom couple and how they relate to each other. Haley doesn’t think it’s weird that Dylan doesn’t use a bank and Dylan feels like he can tell Haley anything. This contrasts with Haley’s other relationships, as with Rainer Shiner, Andy Bailey, and Arvin Fennerman, she cannot be fully herself.

“Imagine us walking down the aisle, a breathtaking sight in pristine white…”

Dylan proposes to Haley in the Season 10 episode “Kids These Days”

When Dylan wants to marry Haley in season 10, he makes viewers laugh by suggesting he’ll be dressed in white adding “and you wearing whatever you want”. Dylan never does things the traditional way, and it only makes sense that he would want to switch things up.

Dylan’s silly nature is loved and it would seem modern family something was missing without it, because he brings so much comic relief to his scenes. It doesn’t cross Dylan’s mind that Haley would wear a white wedding dress, and it’s good that he can be exactly himself with her. Neither character cares that the other person is judging them or thinking they made a stupid comment.

“Haley is fine. She was so brave. And the babies are great!

Dylan is thrilled to be a father

While Claire is nervous about Haley and Dylan becoming parents at a young age, Haley’s entire family is happy and emotional to meet the babies at the hospital and see how well Haley and Dylan are adjusting. Dylan shares that he’s so proud of Haley and his statement that “babies are awesome” is adorable, testament to the passion he feels for this big life change.

While Dylan might not be the traditional person Claire envisioned for her daughter, Dylan is kind and watches over Haley at every turn, making sure she’s happy and okay. Haley and Dylan are very caring for each other and Dylan’s words in the hospital prove it.

“Well, now we know it’s Hayden or Dyley.”

Dylan wants to find a great baby name

Dylan says some of the best modern family quotes from supporting characters, including when pondering what to call the twins. When he asks if Haley is mad at him, she says she’s worried about being pregnant and he’s focused on “combining our names into the perfect baby name.” Before helping Haley get over her worries, Dylan says, in all seriousness, that he likes “Hayden” and “Dyley.”

Haley appreciates Dylan for who he is and knows he doesn’t always see situations the same way she does. Her ideas may not be the best, but Haley can tell Dylan is devoted to her and the family they’re creating.

“I had a feeling it was going to be you.” “You rang the doorbell for me.”

The couple get back together in season 10

This fun exchange between Haley and Dylan shows that even though they work so well together and are both a bit silly, Haley is more practical, which helps balance them out. Dylan is surprised to see Haley, as he has already forgotten that he just let her in.

While Dylan lives in the moment and has as much fun as he can, Haley is caught up in worry and worry. While Haley always notices when Dylan says something stupid, she likes to hear what he has to say and never makes fun of him.

“That’s the sound she makes when she wants me to fast forward.”

Haley just said to Dylan “bloop-bloop!”

Dylan knows Haley thinks he’s telling endless stories that don’t seem to be going anywhere, and he realizes he should speed things up so he doesn’t annoy anyone. Dylan loves and respects Haley and instead of getting upset when she mentions some of her flaws, he wants to improve as a person and takes it in stride.

This funny moment shows just how kind Haley and Dylan are to each other. Instead of making him feel bad about his tendency to ramble, Haley comes up with a silly and quirky way to let him know, and Dylan doesn’t care at all.

“You’re a high school student and I’m a ranch hand.”

Dylan thinks he and Haley should stay apart

One of the most memorable modern family vacations are when the characters go to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Dylan works on a ranch. Dylan realizes that he and Haley are better apart, at least at this point in their lives, and mentions that she’s still in high school and he’s now at a different stage in his life.

Although Dylan’s words are funny, they prove that Dylan listens to his instincts and can tell when something is right or wrong. Dylan knows he cares about Haley, but he doesn’t think they’re meant to be together right now. The characters are still in sync as they both agree the timing is off here.

“There’s music and laughter and I know I can always be myself.”

Haley realizes she’s meant to be with Dylan.

It takes Haley a while to realize that she’s meant to be with Dylan, as she’s been dating other people, getting into trouble while in college, and figuring out what she should do with her life. . She admits he is her future and shares that they won’t have any money or material possessions, but that doesn’t matter to her.

This quote is important because Haley realizes she can settle down young, but she’s not afraid because she knows Dylan will always make her feel safe, comfortable, and loved. She doesn’t have to be embarrassed by her flaws or worry about anything because Dylan accepts her and thinks she’s interesting, cool, and exactly the person he wants to spend his life with.

“I meant after she graduated.”

Dylan proposes to Haley in Season 3

Haley might date others modern family characters, but Dylan is always withdrawn, even in Season 3 when he asks her to marry him. Claire is understandably upset and scared at the thought and says they are way too young.

Dylan watches over Haley and wants to do things the right way. Although he wants them to be technically committed, he knows she should graduate from high school and find the path she wants to be on. It’s important to see that Dylan has always dreamed of marrying Haley.

“You were wearing that cool, scruffy military jacket, and I was completely jealous of your lashes.”

Haley reflects on her first meeting with Dylan

Haley and Dylan have a heartwarming conversation about meeting in high school and Haley shares how attractive she thought Dylan was. Dylan strikes a chord with Haley when he says he’s always worked to “get better until I deserve you.”

While Haley knows Dylan has always cared about her, it’s especially special when he shares how he wants her to be in awe of him and thinks he’s someone worthy of her time and love. . While Haley was interested in Dylan’s look, he was never too cool to share why he’s so taken with Haley, and it’s really adorable.

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17 Best Michael Scott Quotes That Made Us Fall In Love With The Character https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/17-best-michael-scott-quotes-that-made-us-fall-in-love-with-the-character/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 00:53:51 +0000 https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/17-best-michael-scott-quotes-that-made-us-fall-in-love-with-the-character/ Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is a complicated character. Although he often says something inappropriate or takes a situation too far, it’s hard not to like him. It has hilarious quotes in Officecomposed of words of wisdom and possibly offensive jokes. Here are 17 quotes from Michael Scott of The Office that made us fall in […]]]>

Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is a complicated character. Although he often says something inappropriate or takes a situation too far, it’s hard not to like him. It has hilarious quotes in Officecomposed of words of wisdom and possibly offensive jokes.

Here are 17 quotes from Michael Scott of The Office that made us fall in love with him.

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1. “I’m not superstitious, but I’m a little stitious.”

  • Office Season 4, Episode 1 “Fun Run”

Michael doesn’t seem to understand that “stitious” isn’t a word. We understand what he means, but he may need to get a dictionary.

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10 best quotes from the show https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/10-best-quotes-from-the-show/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 03:45:00 +0000 https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/10-best-quotes-from-the-show/ Recently released on Amazon Prime, A league apart is a series loosely based on the 1992 films of the same name starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks. Writer and creator Abbi Jacobson leads the series as Carson Shaw, a married woman who decides to leave everything behind and join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League […]]]>

Recently released on Amazon Prime, A league apart is a series loosely based on the 1992 films of the same name starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks. Writer and creator Abbi Jacobson leads the series as Carson Shaw, a married woman who decides to leave everything behind and join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II.


Addressing many themes previously unexplored in the original film, such as race and homosexuality, the series contains many memorable quotes from standout performances.

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ten “I think you are running towards your destiny.”

Greta Gill (episode 1, “Batter Up”)

As Greta cuts Carson’s hair at the hotel after tryouts, they talk about the journey they’re about to take with the league and the different paths they’ve taken to get there. Having left home without telling her soldier husband, Charlie, Carson wonders if she’s just giving up on everything.

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These words reassure Carson that she is where she is supposed to be and is heading in the right direction instead of just running away from the way life is supposed to be. In doing so, it perfectly sets up the season as well as the relationship between Carson and Greta.

9 “They can’t tell us if it’s real or not.”

Greta Gill (episode 2, “Find the Gap”)

After a disastrous game, Carson talks to Greta in the league state locker room. As she laments how the whole situation must have been too good to be true, Greta pushes back and says that they themselves are the only ones who can decide how real everything is.

With so much against the players, like having to go to beauty school like their real-life inspirations had to, it’s easy to get carried away by the surrounding forces. But the real heart and soul of the league are the ladies who make up the teams, and they are the ones who really decide its successes and failures.

8 “It’s the players who make the manager.”

Carson Shaw (episode 3, “The Cut”)

As the season begins for the Rockford Peaches, things don’t go well between the team and their manager/coach, Casey “Dove” Porter, who doesn’t seem to be invested or believe in the team. Carson speculates on how to get Porter to start leading and help them win games as they are close to last place in the league.

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This quote emphasizes the importance of a manager in a baseball team and how the players have a responsibility to mold their leader. It also foreshadows Carson’s eventual role as coach of the team and how she is best suited for this role while also needing the support of the other player to lead effectively.

seven “I’ve always loved doing something over and over again.”

Max Chapman (episode 4, “Switching Batters”)

Since the beginning of the season, the most important aspect of Max’s personality is the fact that she loves baseball more than anything. Partly for this reason, she also enjoys working at the screw factory, where she begins to hone her skills as a welder the same way she practices perfect pitch.

As Max explains to Gary, Clance, and Guy over dinner why she enjoys routines that may seem boring or tedious to others, she, in turn, takes a closer look at who she is. Max describes a process that many athletes can identify with while emerging as one of the best representations of women in sport.

6 “There’s no crying in baseball!”

Having been tasked with taking over coaching duties after Dove’s departure, Carson struggles to convince the rest of the team to support her. Rockford Peaches player Jess shouts that iconic line from the 1992 film when Carson begins to buckle under the pressure.

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Carson had been told by several people so far that she needed to toughen up to be an effective leader and get the rest of the team to listen to her. This quote not only acts as a great throwback to the original movie, but also serves as a reminder to Carson that she needs to stop crying and get to work winning games.

5 “I love you and I love you.”

The mother-daughter relationship between Max and Toni sees ups and downs throughout the season, as the two struggle to truly understand each other. Earlier in the episode, Max accuses his mother of loving him but not loving him because of their differences. Later, Toni returns those words and dispels Max’s doubts.

What makes hearing this all the more powerful is that Toni speaks directly to one of Max’s insecurities and also reassures her that their relationship is not an obligation. Although Toni may not understand why Max might want to live her life the way she does, she knows that she will always be his daughter and that she will always love and love him.

4 “Maybe things are changing now.”

Best friends Greta and Jo had been through several cities and many years together when they found themselves in the Rockford Peaches. As they have a conversation about the “rules” they must follow to conceal their sexual orientation, Jo points out where they are now and how things can improve for them in this environment.

With the show already featuring some of the best LGBTQ+ character arcs in 2022, Jo is right that the background she and Greta find themselves in now provides some freedom to be themselves. However, those words are bittersweet when Jo is then heartbreakingly shown just how much the world remains unchanged.

3 “I don’t want you to worry about me.”

Max Chapman (episode 7, “Full Account”)

Max spends most of the season trying to figure out who she is, where she can fit in, and how she can play baseball with the pros. She gets a glimpse of the paths ahead of her, such as with her Uncle Bert, Clance, and her parents, but still isn’t quite sure where she belongs.

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Max may not have found out exactly how her life might turn out, but she now knows she has options other than marriage and children. Max lets not only others but also herself know that she is going to figure it all out just fine.

2 “You are my team”

Max Chapman (episode 8, “Perfect Game”)

Caught between many worlds, Max spends the whole season wondering where she can fit in: her team. Whether it’s the women’s baseball league for being black or her own community for being queer, Max often doesn’t find where she truly fits in as herself.

The only place she’s truly accepted and loved unconditionally for herself is with her best friend Clance, and Max knows it well as they share a tearful goodbye in the latest episode. It’s a life-changing friendship for both of them, and though Max finds a baseball team to play for by the end of the season, she knows her real team has always been Clance.

1 “Let’s go rob the bank!”

Carson Shaw (Episode 8, “Perfect Game”)

As Carson gives the Rockford Peaches a pep talk in the final round of the World Series game, she refers to something Greta told her at the start of the season. She tells the team to take everything they can out of this experience and leave nothing behind.

These words not only serve to rally the team in the final hours of the game, but also demonstrate how far Carson has come as a leader and a person. Recalling what Greta initially says shows how much Greta influenced and helped shape Carson into who she really is.

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Jake Thibeault adjusts to life at Babson College a year after crippling hockey accident https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/jake-thibeault-adjusts-to-life-at-babson-college-a-year-after-crippling-hockey-accident/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 22:28:00 +0000 https://commonfolkusingcommonsense.com/jake-thibeault-adjusts-to-life-at-babson-college-a-year-after-crippling-hockey-accident/ WELLESLEY — This week marks a milestone for a Fitchburg teenager who was paralyzed in a hockey accident a year ago. Jake Thibeault was determined throughout his recovery and even walked across the stage during her graduation from Milton Academy in spring. Now he is at Babson College. “You look back now, Sunday marks a […]]]>

WELLESLEY — This week marks a milestone for a Fitchburg teenager who was paralyzed in a hockey accident a year ago. Jake Thibeault was determined throughout his recovery and even walked across the stage during her graduation from Milton Academy in spring. Now he is at Babson College.

“You look back now, Sunday marks a year where I lay in a hospital bed not thinking I’d be a freshman in college right now and still able to fight, that good,” said Thibeault.

It’s a new chapter for Jake. The 19-year-old has come a long way and is now at university.

Milton Academy star Thibeault suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a game that left him partially paralyzed.

“I realized that you have to cherish life,” he said.

Jake’s decision to attend Babson has a lot to do with head hockey coach Jamie Rice.

“I want to be there for him because I feel he’s always there for me,” Rice said.

“Since day one of the injury, Coach has been there for me. I always have him on my phone, the inspirational quotes he sent me that help me out,” Thibeault said.

“He inspires me,” Rice said. “Immense courage and a lot of humility.”

Jake said the hockey team and the Babson community have already embraced him

“There’s always a hand to open a door or push me up the hill, so getting around campus is relatively easy,” Thibeault said. “I feel like I have 35 brothers that I didn’t have two weeks ago.”

Jake arrived on campus last week, but his first day at the new Babson Recreation and Athletic Center was Tuesday. He’s not sure what his role will be on the hockey team, but he knows it will be important.

“I’m amazed at what he can do, so I’m not going to limit what he can do,” Rice said. “A lot of it will depend on his schedule,” Rice said.

This program also includes rehabilitation for three hours a day at Journey Forward in Guangzhou.

“The other day I was able to swing my legs and generate all the effort I had and try to walk,” Jake said.

Milestones he hopes to continue to build on and inspire others along the way.

“I’m determined to get through here most of the time on my own.”

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