3 pansexual people that would make great love interests for Deadpool.

Movie gods, are you listening? I have an urgent request!

You know lovable, sardonic, Twitter parent of the year Ryan Reynolds, right?

Photo via Ryan Reynolds/Instagram.


For those passed out under a rock, he plays Deadpool in "Deadpool." And — since I know Reynolds is waiting on bated breath to hear my opinion on the matter — I found him the perfect love interest for future "Deadpool" films.

*clears throat, pulls out megaphone*

Brendon Urie!

Photo via Brendon Urie/Instagram.

OK, so Urie may not be an A-list actor, per se. But he's the frontman of the pop rock band Panic! At the Disco — and a great choice to play a love interest of Deadpool's at some point.  

To see how I came up with this ingenious pairing, let's take a step back.

I read that Reynolds was asked at Comic-Con 2018 about LGBTQ representation in the "Deadpool" franchise.

It might be easy to assume Deadpool is straight if you've only seen the movies, seeing as the character has only cozied up with women on screen. But in the Marvel universe, Deadpool is pansexual.

Pansexuality falls in the same vein as bisexuality, advocates note, but the identity emphasizes more of an openness to all genders beyond men and women, such as non-binary folks.

Answering a fan's question during a panel, Reynolds said exploring the queer side of his character is "something that [he'd] love to see more of":

“I certainly think that this universe … needs to represent and reflect the world in very real ways. The great thing about 'Deadpool' is that we’re allowed to do things that other superhero movies don’t necessarily do. It’s something that I’d love to see more of, certainly through Wade, certainly through this universe because it’s something that we’re building out more.”

YES.

Photo via Ryan Reynolds/Instagram.

OK, hold that thought. Back to Urie.

The musician just came out publicly as pansexual in Paper magazine a few weeks ago.

"I'm married to a woman, and I'm very much in love with her, but I'm not opposed to a man because to me, I like a person," Urie explained. "Yeah, I guess you could qualify me as pansexual because I really don't care. If a person is great, then a person is great. I just like good people, if your heart's in the right place. I'm definitely attracted to men."

YES.

Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images.

Do you see where I'm going with this?!

Photo via Ryan Reynolds/Instagram; Photo via Brendon Urie/Instagram.

Also, I realize Urie may be busy on tour, and that's understandable. So I thought of a couple backups, too.

Like Janelle Monae. She came out as pansexual in April.

"Being a queer black woman in America," she said, "Someone who has been in relationships with both men and women ― I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker."

Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images.

Or Miley Cyrus. She came out as pansexual in 2015.

"I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age," she said. "I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl."

Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images.

See? We have options!

To be clear, pansexual people aren't solely attracted to other pansexual people. Deadpool could fancy a lesbian, or a straight man, or a bisexual non-binary person — anyone who floats his boat.

But it'd be fantastic to have someone who identifies as pansexual be part of a franchise that boasts one of the very few Hollywood stories containing a pansexual character.

Not only do we need more movies with queer characters telling their own stories, but we need those stories to be genuine to the queer experience.

A really easy way to do that is to hire gay actors to play gay roles and lesbian actors to play lesbian roles and transgender actors to play transgender roles (I'm looking at you, Scarlett Johansson).

Yes, yes, I know it's called "acting" for a reason — shouldn't anyone be allowed to play any role? In theory, yes. But it's not that simple.

Hollywood limits the opportunities it gives to openly LGBTQ artists. Even when there are roles for LGBTQ characters, they're often given to straight, cisgender actors. This hinders queer actors and makes for less authentic storytelling.

Who wants that nonsense?

*exhales, puts down megaphone*

So, yes. I really am requesting the movie gods create a "Deadpool" character just so Urie — or Cyrus, or Monae — can bring one fabulously queer romance to life on screen and fulfill my "Deadpool" fantasy.

Is that so much to ask?

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Should a man lose his home because the grass in his yard grew higher than 10 inches? The city of Dunedin, Florida seems to think so.

According to the Institute of Justice, which is representing Jim Ficken, he had a very good reason for not mowing his lawn – and tried to rectify the situation as best he could.

In 2014, Jim's mom became ill and he visited her often in South Carolina to help her out. When he was away, his grass grew too long and he was cited by a code office; he cut the grass and wasn't fined.

France has started forcing supermarkets to donate food instead of throwing it away.

But several years later, this one infraction would come back to haunt him after he left to take care of him's mom's affairs after she died. The arrangements he made to have his grass cut fell through (his friend who he asked to help him out passed away unexpectedly) and that set off a chain reaction that may result in him losing his home.

The 69-year-old retiree now faces a $29,833.50 fine plus interest. Watch the video to find out just what Jim is having to deal with.

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The world officially loves Michelle Obama.

The former first lady has overtaken the number one spot in a poll of the world's most admired women. Conducted by online research firm YouGov, the study uses international polling tools to survey people in countries around the world about who they most admire.

In the men's category, Bill Gates took the top spot, followed by Barack Obama and Jackie Chan.

In the women's category, Michelle Obama came first, followed by Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie. Obama pushed Jolie out of the number one spot she claimed last year.

Unsurprising, really, because what's not to love about Michelle Obama? She is smart, kind, funny, accomplished, a great dancer, a devoted wife and mother, and an all-around, genuinely good person.

She has remained dignified and strong in the face of rabid masses of so-called Americans who spent eight years and beyond insisting that she's a man disguised as a woman. She's endured non-stop racist memes and terrifying threats to her family. She has received far more than her fair share of cruelty, and always takes the high road. She's the one who coined, "When they go low, we go high," after all.

She came from humble beginnings and remains down to earth despite becoming a familiar face around the world. She's not much older than me, but I still want to be like Michelle Obama when I grow up.

Her memoir, Becoming, may end up being the best-selling memoir of all time, having already sold 10 million copies—a clear sign that people can't get enough Michelle, because there's no such thing as too much Michelle.

Don't like Michelle Obama? Don't care. Those of us who love her will fly our MO flags high and without apology, paying no mind to folks with cold, dead hearts who don't know a gem of a human being when they see one. There is nothing any hater can say or do to make us admire this undeniably admirable woman any less.

When it seems like the world has lost its mind—which is how it feels most days these days—I'm just going to keep coming back to this study as evidence that hope for humanity is not lost.

Here. Enjoy some real-life Michelle on Jimmy Kimmel. (GAH. WHY IS SHE SO CUTE AND AWESOME. I can't even handle it.)

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What will future generations never believe that we tolerated in 2019?

Dolphin and orca captivity, for sure. They'll probably shake their heads at how people died because they couldn't afford healthcare. And, they'll be completely mystified at the amount of food some people waste while others go starving.

According to Biological Diversity, "An estimated 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is wasted every year, costing households, businesses and farms about $218 billion annually."

There are so many things wrong with this.

First of all it's a waste of money for the households who throw out good food. Second, it's a waste of all of the resources that went into growing the food, including the animals who gave their lives for the meal. Third, there's something very wrong with throwing out food when one in eight Americans struggle with hunger.

Supermarkets are just as guilty of this unnecessary waste as consumers. About 10% of all food waste are supermarket products thrown out before they've reached their expiration date.

Three years ago, France took big steps to combat food waste by making a law that bans grocery stores from throwing away edible food.According to the new ordinance, stores can be fined for up to $4,500 for each infraction.

Previously, the French threw out 7.1 million tons of food. Sixty-seven percent of which was tossed by consumers, 15% by restaurants, and 11% by grocery stores.

This has created a network of over 5,000 charities that accept the food from supermarkets and donate them to charity. The law also struck down agreements between supermarkets and manufacturers that prohibited the stores from donating food to charities.

"There was one food manufacturer that was not authorized to donate the sandwiches it made for a particular supermarket brand. But now, we get 30,000 sandwiches a month from them — sandwiches that used to be thrown away," Jacques Bailet, head of the French network of food banks known as Banques Alimentaires, told NPR.

It's expected that similar laws may spread through Europe, but people are a lot less confident at it happening in the United States. The USDA believes that the biggest barrier to such a program would be cost to the charities and or supermarkets.

"The logistics of getting safe, wholesome, edible food from anywhere to people that can use it is really difficult," the organization said according to Gizmodo. "If you're having to set up a really expensive system to recover marginal amounts of food, that's not good for anybody."

Plus, the idea may seem a little too "socialist" for the average American's appetite.

"The French version is quite socialist, but I would say in a great way because you're providing a way where they [supermarkets] have to do the beneficial things not only for the environment, but from an ethical standpoint of getting healthy food to those who need it and minimizing some of the harmful greenhouse gas emissions that come when food ends up in a landfill," Jonathan Bloom, the author of American Wasteland, told NPR.

However, just because something may be socialist doesn't mean it's wrong. The greater wrong is the insane waste of money, damage to the environment, and devastation caused by hunger that can easily be avoided.

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The world is dark and full of terrors, but every once in a while it graces us with something to warm our icy-cold hearts. And that is what we have today, with a single dad who went viral on Twitter after his daughter posted the photos he sent her when trying to pick out and outfit for his date. You love to see it.




After seeing these heartwarming pics, people on Twitter started suggesting this adorable man date their moms. It was essentially a mom and date matchmaking frenzy.

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