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I think we can all agree that no other artist could engage an audience like Judy Garland.

In my opinion, besides her amazing talent, what made her connect with her audience was her vulnerability, her sense of humor, the way she made fun of herself.

She was a great story teller and she would tell her audience about the woman who wrote an article on her calling her fat and saying that her teeth was crooked, and she would tell her audience about a certain Paris hairdresser who wanted her to look ‘nothing like Judy Garland’.

In an era where women had to be glamorous, she would sit at the edge of the stage and take her shoes off, because they were killing her. She would talk about the ‘struggle’ to get into that dress. She would open her act at the Palace with a song saying ‘call the press and tell them I still got 9 pounds to lose’. She always made fun of her age during her concert years and whenever she was to sing a song from her old MGM days, she would tell the audience that said song was from a movie she made in 1783, and she would tell them what movie it was and when they cheered, she would add that they were the only ones who had seen it.

She was the girl next door, with the same problems we all have. She wasn’t perfect and she would be the first to tell you that. She would forget her lyrics and make up new ones, she would miss a note, and when the audience was in the edge of their seats she would hit it ten times better than it was supposed to be. When fans would scream song titles, she’d say that she would sing them all and stay all night. And she did sing them all.

She was witty, she was funny and she could sing like nobody else.

As she would say, she brought the audiences own emotions to them, and that was what made her unique.





How awesome does this sound though. You get infinite money and once a week you get to take a child to a candy store or toys or us or somewhere they love and buy them as much they want this would be fun given the kid wasn’t a brat.

There is no downside to this at all

This is the best, because it says A CHILD, not your child, so I could pick one of the really poor kids on the streets and go “Your life is going to change right now”, and I could buy everything their family might need, along with a house, a food supply, toys, clothes, and everything they never had the chance to have before. And the best thing is that I could do this with lots of children, and not just one. I could give a lot of children in need a full week of Christmas basically and maybe give them a chance to have a different life. That would be great.

i AM a child fuck yes

(Source: honeyipwnedthekids)



“There was a place near an airport, Kowloon, when Hong Kong wasn’t China, but there had been a mistake, a long time ago, and that place, very small, many people, it still belonged to China. So there was no law there. An outlaw place. And more and more people crowded in; they built it up, higher. No rules, just building, just people living. Police wouldn’t go there. Drugs and whores and gambling. But people living, too. Factories, restaurants. A city. No laws.

William Gibson, Idoru

It was the most densely populated place on Earth for most of the 20th century, where a room cost the equivalent of US$6 per month in high rise buildings that belonged to no country. In this urban enclave, “a historical accident”, law had no place. Drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes lived and worked alongside kindergartens, and residents walked the narrow alleys with umbrellas to shield themselves from the endless, constant dripping of makeshift water pipes above….

Kowloon ‘Walled’ City lost its wall during the Second World War when Japan invaded and razed the walls for materials to expand the nearby airport. When Japan surrendered, claims of sovereignty over Kowloon finally came to a head between the Chinese and the British. Perhaps to avoid triggering yet another conflict in the wake of a world war, both countries wiped their hands of the burgeoning territory.

And then came the refugees, the squatters, the outlaws. The uncontrolled building of 300 interconnected towers crammed into a seven-acre plot of land had begun and by 1990, Kowloon was home to more than 50,000 inhabitants….

Despite earning its Cantonese nickname, “City of Darkness”, amazingly, many of Kowloon’s residents liked living there. And even with its lack of basic amenities such as sanitation, safety and even sunlight, it’s reported that many have fond memories of the friendly tight-knit community that was “poor but happy”.

“People who lived there were always loyal to each other. In the Walled City, the sunshine always followed the rain,” a former resident told the South China Morning Post….

Today all that remains of Kowloon is a bronze small-scale model of the labyrinth in the middle a public park where it once stood.

This isn’t to say places like Kowloon Walled City no longer exist in Hong Kong….

— from Anywhere But Here: Kowloon “Anarchy” City

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