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wonderfulworldofmichaelford:

wonderfulworldofmichaelford:

Tim Schafer is dead to me. From now on, I’ll pretend Nikola Tesla and Daft Punk made Psychonauts. Sure it makes zero sense, but it’s better than imagining a Sarkeesian-worshipping, JonTron-tarnishing pissbaby made one of the…

The command center is somehow silent over all the rustling and beeping, the stressed silence of a commander of men waiting for results from the bustle of functionaries collating data to define the next move. 

A sweating man with shirt-sleeves rolled up past his “GAMER 4 LYFE” tattoo rips a printout from the chattering machines, turning to slam it down in front of the brigadier general. The brigadier reads for a moment before reaching up to slowly remove his important military hat, manfully holding back tears.

"They hated it," he forces through quivering yet stiff lips, both upper and lower. "Raise the alert level to WE WERE JOKING."

Small Village SEO and Venice of the Cotswolds

Small Village SEO and Venice of the Cotswolds

Last weekend saw us at Bourton-on-the-Water, where we found that the-Water was so shallow ducks could stand in it. Occasionally and eponymously ducking to drift down the thin sheet of liquid which was apparently so impressive it had named the town twice. Because Bourton-technically-on-the-Water also announced itself as “The Venice of the Cotswolds”. Narrowly beating out an old leaning wall which…

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Oil installed as a negative-feedback filter in all intelligence-raising planets.

"Yeah, it’s yer basic long-term intelligence test" explains the planet salesman. "They keep burning that and they’re duds, but you don’t gotta worry about them for long." 

mancavedaily

The Lamest Copies of ‘Action Comics’ #1

mancavedaily:

The Lamest Copies of ‘Action Comics’ #1

Old-school Superman let you know real fast whose town you were in.

For three-quarters of a century nothing has lived up to its name as hard as Action Comics #1. And you know that’s true because on Sunday it once again set the record for the highest amount ever paid for a single comic book. (more…)

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If you don’t want to see Superman hurling a car, you could add to my total knowledge because I don’t understand you.

jetpackexhaust

Anonymous asked:

Regarding the whole feminism debacle, don't you think that a website like Cracked should probably not take sides on issues like this and begin alienating fans?

thisdanobrien answered:

[Speaking on behalf of myself and not Cracked-at-Large, the policies and shape of which are not under my sole jurisdiction.]

I’m not talking/thinking about every sub-faction of feminism and every misguided protest or action that has resulted from a misinterpretation OF feminism, because feminism is such a huge thing and, as Soren pointed out, not everyone is going to be getting it right, all the time. There will be feminist spin-off groups that don’t quite grasp the message, there will be groups that pervert and distort it for their own agenda, and there will be groups that go overboard and so on, but that is true of literally every movement (civil rights-related, political, religious or otherwise) in the history of time.

I’m by no means an expert, which is why I’m trying to learn, but what I think about when I talk about feminism is what I remember being articulated to me by my sisters-in-law and what I saw/see embodied by my Mom’s example (and my Dad’s, for that matter), and it’s a really simple and clear message to me: Equal political, economic and social rights for men and women. There are smaller and more specific aspects of this broader conversation that are a particular focus of mine (representation in fiction/pop culture, educating people to help make an America where a woman can walk down the street at night feeling exactly as safe as I do, every night of my freaking life [which is to say, very]), but the core remains the same:  Equality where it doesn’t currently exist.

So, when you talk about “taking sides,” my knee-jerk response is, uh, what’s your side? I’m not trying to be glib here. I could be wrong but, according to my slow, caveman brain, if my side is equality for men and women then the other side must be inequality, right? And if that’s the case, then, no, I don’t feel any responsibility to give the other side representation in my writing. There’s the potential that in doing so I’ll be alienating readers that either want men to have more rights than women or women to have more rights than men, but that’s a risk I’m absolutely fine with.

jetpackexhaust:

kathythewriter:

"The whole feminism debacle?" Yes, Anon (and by Anon I mean white, cis male who is almost certainly under 25), you’re right. Every major Cracked figure on tumblr agreeing that women are people was probably a complete fiasco in your micropenis of a mind. But the rest of us just see it as not being terrible. Not being terrible is something you might want to strive for, by the way. Many others have achieved it. I have faith in you!

Decoding: when someone talks about “alienating fans”, replace the word “fans” with “me” and you reveal the truth. Then decide if you want to alienate them. The answer probably won’t surprise you!

  • "The whole feminism debacle"
  • The civil rights silliness
  • The Geneva conventions malarkey
  • The suffragette fiasco
  • The total vertebrate flapdoodle
  • The aerobic respiration distraction
kathythewriter

Anonymous asked:

Regarding the whole feminism debacle, don't you think that a website like Cracked should probably not take sides on issues like this and begin alienating fans?

thisdanobrien answered:

[Speaking on behalf of myself and not Cracked-at-Large, the policies and shape of which are not under my sole jurisdiction.]

I’m not talking/thinking about every sub-faction of feminism and every misguided protest or action that has resulted from a misinterpretation OF feminism, because feminism is such a huge thing and, as Soren pointed out, not everyone is going to be getting it right, all the time. There will be feminist spin-off groups that don’t quite grasp the message, there will be groups that pervert and distort it for their own agenda, and there will be groups that go overboard and so on, but that is true of literally every movement (civil rights-related, political, religious or otherwise) in the history of time.

I’m by no means an expert, which is why I’m trying to learn, but what I think about when I talk about feminism is what I remember being articulated to me by my sisters-in-law and what I saw/see embodied by my Mom’s example (and my Dad’s, for that matter), and it’s a really simple and clear message to me: Equal political, economic and social rights for men and women. There are smaller and more specific aspects of this broader conversation that are a particular focus of mine (representation in fiction/pop culture, educating people to help make an America where a woman can walk down the street at night feeling exactly as safe as I do, every night of my freaking life [which is to say, very]), but the core remains the same:  Equality where it doesn’t currently exist.

So, when you talk about “taking sides,” my knee-jerk response is, uh, what’s your side? I’m not trying to be glib here. I could be wrong but, according to my slow, caveman brain, if my side is equality for men and women then the other side must be inequality, right? And if that’s the case, then, no, I don’t feel any responsibility to give the other side representation in my writing. There’s the potential that in doing so I’ll be alienating readers that either want men to have more rights than women or women to have more rights than men, but that’s a risk I’m absolutely fine with.

kathythewriter:

"The whole feminism debacle?" Yes, Anon (and by Anon I mean white, cis male who is almost certainly under 25), you’re right. Every major Cracked figure on tumblr agreeing that women are people was probably a complete fiasco in your micropenis of a mind. But the rest of us just see it as not being terrible. Not being terrible is something you might want to strive for, by the way. Many others have achieved it. I have faith in you!

Decoding: when someone talks about “alienating fans”, replace the word “fans” with “me” and you reveal the truth. Then decide if you want to alienate them. The answer probably won’t surprise you!

The Feminist Online Conspiracy

The Feminist Online Conspiracy

  • A man looks at the current internet and complains that there’s obviously a feminist conspiracy to silence men. But what else does he feel?
  • Disgusted by Spartan conspiracy to poison rational debate with the Persian army.
  • Upset at Pompeii for slandering pyroclastic flows.
  • Genuinely worries about homeopathic overdoses.
  • “Plays devil’s advocate” for reasonable border protection by the harried…

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