1. "My thumb is up to Saku Koivu, who never got his name engraved on the Stanley Cup but whose signature is on something of even more value - a pet scanner at Montreal General Hospital. Koivu retired this week after an end-of-career turn in Anaheim, but he will be remembered as the long-serving captain of the Canadiens, overcoming non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and returning to the most thunderous ovation since Rocket Richard closed the Forum. Koivu was a lightning rod for criticism - he never did learn French - but deeds are more significant than words. He and his foundation bought the diagnostic machine that has helped thousands of cancer-stricken Montrealers. That is a proud legacy."
    — Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated
  2. jessicavalenti:

    Sad White Babies With Mean Feminist Mommies

    The Atlantic is reviving the tired feminist-baiting question “can women have it all.” Le sigh. In celebration of this backlashtastic event, I’ve compiled some of my favorite images that are often the art in these kinds of articles: The mean/frazzled/distracted working white mom (because WOC don’t exist in this narrative) who has been fooled into thinking she can have it all by feminism. Good times.

    Note: I haven’t read the piece (it’s not out yet) and for all I know is a scorchingly awesome piece of feminist writing. But the headline/art/cover is just too awful and (knowingly) plays into the anti-feminist cliche the search for work/life balance is greedily trying to have “it all.”


  3. Literally sobbing. I’ve never liked any hockey player like I like Saku and now I won’t be able to see him every other night. It’s just too sad.. 


  4. accueillons-nos-canadiens:

    my heart is broken, thanks for everything Koivu <3


  5. hyperborean-wanderer:

    So Saku Koivu is retired now. I don’t know what to do with my life anymore 😩

  6. maccdemarcoo:

    I’m not crying… you are


  7. whysosiiri0us:

    I’m not crying

    There’s just Saku Koivu in my eye

    Teemu and Saku..both retire in the same year

    I’m sorry I just..can’t

    Don’t talk to me right now

  8. anaheim-ducks:

    *sobs violently*


  10. "Actually that’s my secret — I can’t even talk about you to anybody because I don’t want any more people to know how wonderful you are."
  11. boedylicious:

    ok but are u ready to accept lithuanian professional hockey goalie and professional male model Mantas Armalis as your lord and savior


  12. "I need to know your lips
    Nothing ever mattered to me more than this.."
    — The Vamps
  13. thenate-harold:


    In honor of back-to-school.


    (via stilljustasurvivor)