We pissed everyone off. We liked the idea of antagonism. We were really petty, as well, which is okay when you’re young and full of spite, and we did have huge chips on our shoulders. I remember we had a big discussion and we thought, if we’re going to mainline into popular culture we’ve got to go big on everything. Which meant that some people did laugh at us, but that just gave us more energy. Which doesn’t happen these days: I don’t think anyone actively likes being hated today. It’s this morass where everyone has to feel really popular all the time. It’s deeply unhealthy.
Hit Me Baby One More Time - The Dresden Dolls feat. Brendon Urie
Lady Marjorie Manners, James Jebusa Shannon
#okay #so can we talk about how fucking smart this show used to be #maybe things were ridiculous #sometimes #but LABOR CAMPS #ENGLAND FOR THE ENGLISH #and an anti-war captain #and the most telling thing that goes unsaid here #is why history education is important—because who knows if Donna would have realized on her own what ‘labor camps’ mean #and an empowered and educated working class might have stopped the government from going this far #this is also an example of the shock doctrine at work#and ALL OF THAT I got from thirty seconds of a family show #yeah maybe it wasn’t as flashy as it is now #but rtd’s era was so much better #because of moments like this (via omfgcate)