"But this is what The Golden Girls was so good at: bringing home those topics that often made people uncomfortable — racism, homosexuality, older female sexuality, sexual harassment, the homeless, addiction, marriage equality and more — and showing us how interconnected and utterly human we all are at any age. Served, of course, with that delicious trademark humor that infused the show throughout its groundbreaking, taboo-busting seven-season run.”
May 29th 1953: Hillary and Norgay reach Everest summit
On this day in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain: Mount Everest. Many previous attempts to scale the peak had failed, but New Zealander Hillary and Nepalese Norgay reached the top (29,028 feet) at 11.30am local time on May 29th 1953. Norgay later revealed that Hillary had been the first to step onto the summit. The pair spent only 15 minutes taking pictures at the summit before they began their descent. Norgay left chocolates in the snow as an offering and Hillary left a cross that he had been given by John Hunt (leader of the expedition). News of their success reached London on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation on June 2nd and upon arrival in Kathmandu Hillary and Hunt discovered they had been knighted.
Has any movie pushed us to like the wrong protagonist more than Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Ferris is the guy with his name on a water tower and Wrigley Field and everybody’s lips. He’s far from needing saving. As we’ve argued before, Cameron is the real hero of the movie and the one in need of help to make the most of his newfound lack of depression. That’s why this design from Daniel F. celebrates the guy who isn’t a smug magic asshole for 102 minutes, and who’s turned his own life upside down due to the ageless charms of a manic Matthew Broderick. [GET IT HERE]