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Things We Saw Today: So Is This Heartbreaking Toy Story Theory About Andy’s Dad Real or Not? No One Can Seem to Agree

The “Andy’s Dad” theory from Toy Story has been floating around the internet for a while. Now, the full story of how the boy’s father fits into the movie’s world has been released, and oh wow is it ever sad. Like, way too sad. Polio sad. The problem is, some other Pixar bigwigs are calling it “fake news.” What do you think? Was this a story only known by a few, or was it made up? Either way, I’m ending the day in a puddle of feelings. (via i09)

Happy Pride to those who have spent this weekend celebrating! Among all the very cool happenings this weekend, there’s now a rainbow crosswalk outside the Stonewall Inn in New York. (Via Gothamist)

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, the Black Lives Matter movement intersected with the Pride Parade in Seattle today in honor of Charleena Lyles. Some outlets are reporting this as a clash, but those I’m hearing from in the area make it sound more like a mutually respectful collaboration/cohabitation.


Well, file this under The Most Impressive Thing I Saw Today: Yesterday, I linked to voiceover actor Rob Paulson’s lesson in how to talk like Pinky (of and the Brain fame). Today, there’s video of Paulson singing Animaniacs’s “Yakko’s World” song FROM MEMORY. He even added in an updated verse. (Via Nerdist)

A bunch of little kids were asked what makes them different from each other, and the sweet baby angels’ answers are too precious to exist in this world.

Have you been watching Netflix’s G.L.O.W. this weekend? Do you love it? If so, you’ll want to check out this interview with the real women the show is based on. (Via Inverse)

Also of interest to G.L.O.W. fans (or anyone, really): Betty Gilpin (who plays Debbie) wrote a beautiful piece about “What It’s Like to Have Pea-Sized Confidence With Watermelon-Sized Boobs.” (Via Glamour)

That’s it on my end. What did you all see today?

(image: Pixar)

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“Boys Can Be Wonder Woman, Too!”: Kids (and Their Parents) Talk About Their Favorite Amazon

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When we celebrate films like Wonder Woman, it’s for reasons beyond the female director (which is cool) the feminist message (which is also cool). It’s because representation matters, and it’s especially important not just for girls to have a role model in which to see themselves, but for boys to have an example of what a strong, nuanced, feminist hero can be. Because boys can look up to her, too!

BBC News has rounded up parents and kids talking about their experiences with seeing Wonder Woman, and they’re enough to warm the cockles of your heart. It all started when Patty Jenkins received a list where a kindergarten teacher wrote down all the reactions her students had to seeing the film:

A dad then replied to Jenkins, “My six-year-old girl started practising that badass ‘leg sweep’ after watching the film.”

BBC News heard from a mother in Vancouver, Canada who said that her son Jasper said, “‘Boys can be Wonder Woman, too!’ Jasper’s very entranced with her bullet-deflecting wrist guards, so he started leaping around pretending he was under fire and repelling bullets.” Apparently, Jasper loved the film so much that he asked his mom to pretend to be Wonder Woman and train him to fight “like an Amazon.”

I love that Amazons are the new standard for battle.

Gabrielle Domingues’ daughter, Rosie, used to hate eating her vegetables, but she totally chows down now that her mom has started saying “It will make you strong like Wonder Woman.” Domingues goes on to say, “Until seeing Wonder Woman on the screen Rosie didn’t have a role-model that she could truly identify as the ideal combination of both ‘tough’ and ‘soft.’ It has permeated how she is looking at daily elements of her life from choosing not to step on an ant, to confidently sparring with her brother, to comforting a friend scared by thunder. Just last night she said out of the blue, ‘I thought girls were always weak, but actually we’re strong plus lots of other things, even trouble-makers in a good way.’”

Hell yeah we are, Rosie!

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WATCH Paul McCartney talk about LSD use: Lennon was ‘miffed’ because HE used drugs first

EXCLUSIVE: Watch incredible archive footage of Paul McCartney talking about LSD use and blaming the media for encouraging people to take drugs on the 50th Anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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