No damsels in distress here. A fun little batch that I dubbed “Kill Team Princesses”
This is my new favorite thing.
Sleeping Beauty Animation
I have just been sitting and staring at this for the longest time. I mean, LOOK AT IT. Look how outstanding this animation is. All by hand. The way her hair moves, the way the lines in that skirt move, everything is perfect. It’s hypnotizing.
Oh my gosh this is incredible. Just wow. All the respect for the talented guys who did this.
This is amazing. But then again, what did you expect from Marc Davis?
someone needs to turn down that sass level
Two things to know about Canada!
- We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot.
- We are sorry if you don’t
fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America)
once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million
That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident.
(I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?)
Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money.
She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses.
So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.”
obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case
obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement
it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing
watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner
The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight.
She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation.
The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000.
Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself.
The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline.
#don’t fricking get me started on Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants the level of misinformation floating around is staggering#I know that it’s an older case but it still makes me really mad that people treat it as this big dumb thing?#the fact that the media took a serious case and turned it into what it is to us today should piss people off#the level of distortion of facts is astonishing and upsetting and nobody seems to hear about it?#sorry I’m done I just#it upsets me when a legal travesty like this is just dragged out for some#’haha americans are sOOOOOOOo dumb!!1!’ humor#I MEAN GODDAMN IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF AMERICANS AT LEAST MAKE FUN OF US WITH FACTS OKAY
I saw photos of her burns in a documentary on netflix about the case. It was so horrible. She sued because she had massive hospital bills because of the burns all over the lower part of her body. When she wrote to McDonald’s asking that they help her they basically gave her the middle finger. THAT is why she sued.
MARVEL PANEL OF THE DAY
From: She-Hulk (2005) #34
Live your life like Valkyrie: never doubting your own fabulousness.
Natasha’s broken spine should be new inspiration for The Hawkeye Initiative
While I am always ready to call out gratuitous, impossibly positioned women in comics, one of the reasons I posted and so loved this panel is the fact that for a long-trained gymnast like Natasha, this is an entirely probable pose drawn fairly anatomically correct. It’s also not done in such a way as to hypersexualize her, her rear is scarcely visible and her breasts are stretched over her ribs to account for her positioning. (photo below not mine)
thank you. As an ex-gymnast myself, I was flipping through all the panels trying to work out wtf OP was talking about. All the poses are actually quite normal and achievable.
I hate when people call out genuine positioning, this is actually attainable for a high gymnastic athlete.
The position may be genuine but in a violent battle, would you REALLY do that or just, like shoot from a normal position? Why would you choose to do something like that when there are positions you could do that would make it easier for you to aim and shoot regularly? It just seems unnecessary and gratuitous.
When I see stuff like this, I ask, “Would a male comic book character in the same situation be drawn this way?” And I think if you ask that question regarding the last panel, the answer would be a very clear “no” even if the male character in question had gymnastics experience. A male character would look ridiculous.
Are you really…
Ok then to the first question. She’s moving down into the battle. She’s doing so while on the offensive. And rather than just leaping off and falling like a rock, she is twisting and making herself a difficult target to those on the ground. She is controlling her fall and movement so she will land safely and be able to, you know, walk/run away from that landing.
Secondly, have you SEEN male comic heroes in action???
I mean Big Buff Steve Rogers does this sort of silliness
Pick up some Daredevil
Even the guy ENCASED IN METAL becomes a contortionist
This is ADULT Bucky Barnes
yes this move looks incredibly necessary
I see someone else has already responded with Nightcrawler and Nightwing, who I was going to suggest as well.
See also: Spider-man, Hawkeye, the list goes on and on. I don’t even know what else to say I am boggled.
And then there is Deadpool
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