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Suddenly her mom’s silence matched Jackie’s own. “Oh, my God,” she murmured in disbelief. “Are you gay?”
"Yeah," Jackie forced herself to say.
After what felt like an eternity, her mom finally responded. “I don’t know what we could have done for God to have given us a fag as a child,” she said before hanging up.
She got a call from her older brother. “He said, ‘Mom and Dad don’t want to talk to you, but I’m supposed to tell you what’s going to happen,’” Jackie recalls. “And he’s like, ‘All your cards are going to be shut off, and Mom and Dad want you to take the car and drop it off at this specific location. Your phone’s going to last for this much longer. They don’t want you coming to the house, and you’re not to contact them. You’re not going to get any money from them. Nothing. And if you don’t return the car, they’re going to report it stolen.’ And I’m just bawling. I hung up on him because I couldn’t handle it.” Her brother was so firm, so matter-of-fact, it was as if they already weren’t family."
these emmy nominations make me want to cry
Remember when Breaking Bad ended their season with a slow zoom into a potted plant and it was simultaneously the most revelatory and upsetting thing that’s ever happened?
Wade: Turns out George Tucker knows about us.
Zoe: He knows….?
Wade: Yeah, and he doesn’t care. Uh, said his fine with it.
Zoe: Really? He is?
Zoe: Well that.. that is cool. That is great. You know, because that’s what I wanted and now we don’t have to worry about it.
America’s Drone War in Pakistan. Larger dots equal more kills. Please ignore the distinction (made on Slate’s website) between militant deaths and non-militant deaths since the U.S. government counts all military age males in a strike zone as militants. Obama has used drones in Pakistan 284 times. (Note that nobody’s counting in Afghanistan) http://slate.me/XtAUs9