and now London-based, Bec has gained a cult following in Australia,
the UK and Ireland thanks to her acclaimed solo shows and
hugely popular YouTube videos, which have garnered over 200,000 views
globally. She has a talent for incorporating arts and crafts into her
stand-up routines; creating a unique and unforgettable comedy style
that she calls “paper-puppetry”.
year, she appeared at London’s famous Union Chapel with Alan
Davies, Jimmy Carr and Kevin Eldon, and Galway's Black Box Theatre
alongside Milton Jones, Rob Delaney and Abandoman. She was also the
support act for “Axis of Awesome” on their UK tour.
is the creator of the UK’s only pun-based comedy night, Pun
Run. Her one-liners were featured in FIVE different "best jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe" articles in 2014. She is also one half of the award-winning family comedy double-act, Bec & Tom.
This whole “trust Tumblr blindly” thing is eventually going to kill someone, as I became pointedly aware of on one occasion I was making fun of how poorly a particular bleach-based drain declogger was working on my sink and got a chorus of really dangerously misinformed people telling me to pour vinegar in after it because all cute little cool kid diy home care blogs they’re following talk about vinegar like it it’s the big secret the cleaning companies don’t want you to know.
And I cringed knowing that someday, some Well Actually expert who read a blog article once is going to give that advice to someone who unfortunately didn’t take high school chemistry and isn’t aware that MIXING VINEGAR AND BLEACH MAKES CHLORINE GAS.
I’m really, really enjoying Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. The female characters are strong, intelligent and diverse and show change and growth (alongside the male characters) and there’s so much respect between them all. At no point are the male protagonists like, “Hold up, you can’t kick ass - or - you can’t be an IT wizard - you’re a girl!” They just accept it.
Also, so much more diversity in ethnicities and sexual preferences than what I grew up with! Not only that, but the fact that there are characters of different backgrounds and sexualities is NEVER A STORYLINE. It’s just an element of their lives, without being a defining characteristic of who they are. You know, like IN REAL LIFE.
Obviously there’s always room for improvement, but it just gives me heaps of hope for the future.
I’m just so happy that there will be a generation of teenagers (male and female) for who this will be normal. I can’t contain the joy I get from seeing this sort of stuff in mainstream television.
There’s a drunk guy outside singing What Makes You Beautiful to a tree. So I opened my window and played the actual song and he just got so happy. He looked at the sky and yelled, “You’re beautiful too, Jesus.”
The extent to which refugee children have been conditioned by their environment is heartbreaking. We wanted permission to take this young girl’s photograph, so we asked if her mother was nearby. Her eyes filled with the most uncontrollable fear that I’ve ever seen in a child. ‘Why do you want my mother?’ she asked. Later, her parents told us how the family had crouched in the woods while soldiers ransacked their house in Syria. More recently they’d been chased through the woods by Turkish police. After we’d spent a few minutes talking with her parents, she returned to being a child and could not stop hugging us, and laughing, and saying ‘I love you so much.’ But I went to sleep that night remembering the terror on her face when we first asked to speak to her mother.
can girls stop judging other girls for not using tampons
it’s literally annoying sometimes when i’m talking to someone and we talkin about girl problems and they’re like OMG HOW CAN YOU WEAR THAT DIAPER JUST TRY TAMPONS like some people can’t physically wear tampons so frick off pls
When I was a freshman in high school, we were changing int he bathroom for gym and a senior asked if anyone had an extra pad. This girl goes, “No. I’m not fucking twelve.”
NEVER SAY THAT. Some women physically can’t use tampons. And personally, I have anxiety about having them in all the time because of toxic shock, so I occasionally go a couple hours with just a pad. Don’t make fun of anyone for this
The UK is so much better for this. Growing up in Australia, I always felt embarrassed about not using tampons. Here, there are so many choices when it comes to sanitary napkins and other options. It made me realise, it really doesn’t matter. As long as you are comfortable. What a stupid thing for people to get judgey about.
I honestly hate how art and media have kind of romanticized the idea of like “going off your meds and being your true self again” because like I started taking antidepressants and like immediately got a new job, found a place to live, improved my relationships with people in my life and completely reconciled with my sort of estranged ex-girlfriend?? Medication can be rad and while I realize that it’s not for everybody I don’t think anything should be trying to convince anyone that being on medication inherently makes you less of who you are
(Most) Medication is for helping you to be you again. The real me isn’t tired by just walking to the train station. The real me is not my anxiety or depression. They don’t define me.
The real me is who I am when I’m not anxious and feeling worthless 24/7.
Medication is supposed to be the chemical equivalent of glasses or a wheelchair, depending on the severity of impairment. It tries to help you compensate for what has been taken, been broken, or is missing.
In particular, i always hear the myth that anti-depressants give you “artificial happiness”… no, no, no. They give your brain the ability to be happy. You won’t always be happy, and sometimes you’ll be sad. But the happiness you’re able to feel when you’re on meds is your own, real, happiness.
SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE NEUROTYPICALS IN THE BACK!!!
fatdickstyles today at work someone ordered a baby shower cake and when i asked what they wanted written on it they said “welcome baby hunter” and i had to walk away and let someone else take the order because i was hysterically laughing
Although Reid makes it personal, there’s still an important message here that shows Dr. Reid knows what’s up re: schizophrenia and violence
Fun fact: schizophrenics are literally less likely to commit an act of violence than someone who doesn’t experience mental illness.
We are however significantly more likely to be victims of abuse, addiction, poverty, and suicide.
Schizophrenics don’t need the media constantly telling people we’re a time bomb. We need help and patience. And hugs. And maybe some ice cream.
Reblogging because the ‘fun fact’ is both true and important for everyone to know.
My auntie has schizophrenia. The worst thing she ever did was make ‘nuisance’ phone calls, because she thought people were in danger and she just wanted to help them. She is a beautiful cinnamon bun that is too precious for this world.
Fuck I’m at a fencing tournament and literally a minute after I reblogged this my dad told me that he talked to the point people and I’m probably going to win a medal.
BURN BAGEL BURN
OH WHY NOT?
I need to follow up to say I reblogged this last night, and this morning I got some of the best news of my life, like, a life dream come true news thing.
Bagel what are your powers
FUCK, I though it was just another lucky meme but LISTEN. Since a week ago I was waiting a phone call to confirm me if I got a job or not in my university. I reblogged this yesterday’s night “just for fun and because I don’t want any bagel to be mad with me”, and today’s afternoon, while I was losing my time as always, the professor I was supposed to work with called me and asked me for my personal information to start working with her.
THE BAGEL POWERS ARE WAY TOO MUCH FOR THIS WORLD
I reblogged this last night and something very important to me just happened and I have no idea if this stupid bagel had anything to do with it but I’m not taking my chances by denying lucky bagel.
I reblogged this and 30 seconds later I pooped a golden egg.
Earlier this year, I had to get from Adelaide to Melbourne and my champion of a little brother drove me, because I never learnt to drive.
We visited our Dad in Naracoorte on the way, and the next day, knowing we might not get the chance again, I begged him to take the Great Ocean Road - an 8 hour detour to what was already a 4-5 hour drive.
Around the 9 hour mark, after our trailer became unhitched and nearly caused us to crash and also realising that one mix CD is not enough for a 12-13 hour drive, we were starting to get tetchy.
Then I looked in the rear-view mirror and urged him to pull over so we could get this photo.
I was convinced the sunset made the drive worth it, but he was less convinced. Until he realised he’d left his wallet back at the service station 15mins before and if we hadn’t stopped to admire the view, we would have gotten into Melbourne before we realised.
Except that if we hadn’t had taken the detour, he wouldn’t have left his wallet in the first place….
Still. I still think it was worth it. Got an extra 8 hours with my little brother.