I herp like I derp

black-american-queen:

black-american-queen:

I propose on August 26 we take to Twitter with the hashtag: #IWillNotSmile to raise awareness about the street harassment women face on a daily basis. Standing against men who are:

Demanding we act pretty for the male gaze.

Demanding…

thetallblacknerd:

krxs10:

this is the kind of fucking bullshit I’m taking about.

Is this real


Wow, South Park apparently called it.

thetallblacknerd:

krxs10:

this is the kind of fucking bullshit I’m taking about.

Is this real

Wow, South Park apparently called it.

jean-luc-gohard:

What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid, two days away from starting college, in broad daylight.

coffeeandcockatiels:

mito-chondria:

fukaml:

IMM LITERALLY IN TEARS SKIP TO 58 SECON DS PLEASE IM BEGGING YOU

JUUST DO I T OMG

HOLY SHIT JACKASS BIRB STRIKES AGAIN

(Source: tarakofucker69)

avianawareness:

I got my adorable budgie pouch from here. Eriko from Japan is a sweetness with a shop full of adorbs. 

Shipping isn’t too bad. It gets here surprisingly quick and not TOO horrible of a price. Japan has the cutest birdy things.

summoner-rena:

IF YOU ARE STREAMING, DON’T USE PROCASTER.

DON’T. USE. PROCASTER.

Livestream procaster consumes large amounts of cpu for nothing. No joke, nothing. As a result your stream can become laggy and sometimes it can damage your hardware as your PC has to push itself to keep what…

jerkdouglas:

silverkestrel:

jerkdouglas:

silverkestrel:

kingcheddarxvii:

bowbot:

hey. did i mention i love neil cicierega

OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Was sad by this at first, but now I’m more glad.  I still like Jon mostly, but Neil’s right and I’m glad he called him out, he was being pretty dismissive and rude with little justification.  Weird thing to me is this isn’t the worst he’s been, and maybe he’s apologised for it before, but Barry had to censor him a lot for things that were really uncalled for in Grumps.

Also, take into consideration censorship versus courtesy. Just because you can say something doesn’t always mean you should. 

 But is Neil excused for being blatantly irreverent? Neil also says he hasn’t had the impulse to dismiss people like Jon, but that’s probably because Neil isn’t Jon.

 I get Jon’s stance on pre-censorship. That’s like someone being justified to take the wheels off your car and telling you it drives better that way. Every rat bastard on God’s green internet will start asking or begging or threatening or manipulating you for stuff once they discover you provide something they sort of want. Blow one of them off and you face the inquisition from the sappy public that was witness.

 Jon probably saw the ultimatum looming. If he was gracious about the dismissal, they’d have still said he was still a retardophobe (or whatever word they’d use). If he blew them off, they’d at least stop bothering him. There was no winning in this situation, and being nice is often not the best option because it shows weakness to the other monitoring parties looking for the same thing.

 On top of that, any asshole can say please and thank you, that’s manipulation 101. I saw some business-dressed feral tiger-woman at the pizza shop smiling and saying please and thank you while she brought a working girl to tears. It’s of much higher likelihood that is the tone you’re getting out of someone saying please and thank you to disguise an unreasonable demand.

I know that a fake apology for PR is not good and not what we want, I’m with him when he says that, but I guess I don’t see what he has to lose by admitting a fault, and changing the word out with many other possible words. The joke did not hinge on that one word. To me I’d ask ‘who has more to lose here by changing it or not, myself for not standing my ground and those who think censorship is a slippery slope, or people who have had a disability who have probably been insulted and hurt by that word in their childhood and life?”

Remembering how a mentally challenged girl was almost constantly taunted and made fun of in my middle school, I’d say they have more to lose. Thus I don’t think it’s an unreasonable request, And sure, there are people whose opinion of him might stay tarnished, but he would have done his part at that point.  Even if it doesn’t reach and hurt someone with a mental challenge in the rare best case scenario, it costs nothing to change it to make sure it doesn’t.  I think most people would feel the same way, pretty much everybody says something inappropriate at some time or another, but how you react to that is more important than your initial slip.  And I think he still has time to come to a middle ground, he does seem like a reasonable person.  I’m much more forgiving of someone if they don’t come off as totally dismissive.  If someone would continue it after that, they probably aren’t a fan of him anyways and would either way so it hardly matters.

 You say that nothing is lost, and that’s the only place I take exception.

 Everyone who doesn’t produce for a crowd, and have a shtick that they have to bang out, or have a flow they need to get into to produce their works, automatically assumes it’s not a big deal to start cutting things arbitrarily.

 "Why don’t you just…" is like what my jewish mother says, “So what if you don’t have two gloves? Why don’t you just wear a sock on your other hand instead of a glove? it’s just as good!” (But maaa!)

 I’m telling you that you don’t want to remove words, because the word can and will be replaced. What you want is for a big strong lug like me to kick someone’s head in when they get out of hand with the word, so they can learn themselves some fucking manners in the future.

 Jon did not cause the girl at your school to get taunted. Middle school caused the girl to get taunted. Everybody knows that middle school kids are the worst people in the world. If those kids didn’t know that word, I guarantee they’d think of something else, just because she was different. Even worse, they’d have given her a personal nickname. Ahh yeah, that’s one that sticks with you for life. Pray to God she was forgettable enough to just be called a retard.

 While my full confidence is that you are a perfect sweetheart with sweethearted intentions, a lot of the people here feeding these ideas are just psycho control freaks with too much time on their hands and too narrow a view on the scope of the problem. Again, it would be pretty nice to dish out a few ass-kickings here and there. Might clear up the problem nicely.

 Edit: I suppose my whole argument lies around the importance of context. If you treat a word so fearfully that it becomes a deadly landmine, you’re inevitably going to get blown up. People can’t allow themselves to be that fragile. And in the case of someone who can’t defend themselves, that’s when you need someone else to bust their skull open. Because they sure as hell ain’t gonna learn just because you told them it’s wrong.

I suppose, but I wouldn’t say violence often truly fixes things either, and those who have that power and capability often don’t use it well.  I think with this joke though the glove metaphor would be more like mom telling you to just buy another glove, because changing it out with like ‘ass-backwards’ wouldn’t hinder the joke. Had it been that way from the beginning the joke still has the same effect.  Fearing a word does give it power, but choosing not to use it out of respect also takes away some of that power right?

Believe me, I know kids are mean in general, same kids made up things about me being a lesbian that were simply not true to get at me. But when people can use those buzzwords also in comedy I think that’s where it normalizes it to them, because kids are not always good with context and they operate like a creepy hive mind where if enough peers laugh it justifies anything.  Hell plenty of adults don’t grasp context either and it ruins it for everyone.

jerkdouglas:

silverkestrel:

kingcheddarxvii:

bowbot:

hey. did i mention i love neil cicierega

OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Was sad by this at first, but now I’m more glad.  I still like Jon mostly, but Neil’s right and I’m glad he called him out, he was being pretty dismissive and rude with little justification.  Weird thing to me is this isn’t the worst he’s been, and maybe he’s apologised for it before, but Barry had to censor him a lot for things that were really uncalled for in Grumps.

Also, take into consideration censorship versus courtesy. Just because you can say something doesn’t always mean you should. 

 But is Neil excused for being blatantly irreverent? Neil also says he hasn’t had the impulse to dismiss people like Jon, but that’s probably because Neil isn’t Jon.

 I get Jon’s stance on pre-censorship. That’s like someone being justified to take the wheels off your car and telling you it drives better that way. Every rat bastard on God’s green internet will start asking or begging or threatening or manipulating you for stuff once they discover you provide something they sort of want. Blow one of them off and you face the inquisition from the sappy public that was witness.

 Jon probably saw the ultimatum looming. If he was gracious about the dismissal, they’d have still said he was still a retardophobe (or whatever word they’d use). If he blew them off, they’d at least stop bothering him. There was no winning in this situation, and being nice is often not the best option because it shows weakness to the other monitoring parties looking for the same thing.

 On top of that, any asshole can say please and thank you, that’s manipulation 101. I saw some business-dressed feral tiger-woman at the pizza shop smiling and saying please and thank you while she brought a working girl to tears. It’s of much higher likelihood that is the tone you’re getting out of someone saying please and thank you to disguise an unreasonable demand.

I know that a fake apology for PR is not good and not what we want, I’m with him when he says that, but I guess I don’t see what he has to lose by admitting a fault, and changing the word out with many other possible words. The joke did not hinge on that one word. To me I’d ask ‘who has more to lose here by changing it or not, myself for not standing my ground and those who think censorship is a slippery slope, or people who have had a disability who have probably been insulted and hurt by that word in their childhood and life?”

Remembering how a mentally challenged girl was almost constantly taunted and made fun of in my middle school, I’d say they have more to lose. Thus I don’t think it’s an unreasonable request, And sure, there are people whose opinion of him might stay tarnished, but he would have done his part at that point.  Even if it doesn’t reach and hurt someone with a mental challenge in the rare best case scenario, it costs nothing to change it to make sure it doesn’t.  I think most people would feel the same way, pretty much everybody says something inappropriate at some time or another, but how you react to that is more important than your initial slip.  And I think he still has time to come to a middle ground, he does seem like a reasonable person.  I’m much more forgiving of someone if they don’t come off as totally dismissive.  If someone would continue it after that, they probably aren’t a fan of him anyways and would either way so it hardly matters.

kingcheddarxvii:

bowbot:

hey. did i mention i love neil cicierega

OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Was sad by this at first, but now I’m more glad.  I still like Jon mostly, but Neil’s right and I’m glad he called him out, he was being pretty dismissive and rude with little justification.  Weird thing to me is this isn’t the worst he’s been, and maybe he’s apologised for it before, but Barry had to censor him a lot for things that were really uncalled for in Grumps.

Also, take into consideration censorship versus courtesy. Just because you can say something doesn’t always mean you should.