Why are we even discussing gay marriage any more? Just yesterday this issue started being thrown around accompanied by intense debate, and suddenly our current president, Obama, vehemently takes one side all of a sudden when four years ago after he was elected he was silent.
Isn’t it funny that every so often a certain emotional issue will pop up in the news that creates such a flurry of heated debate? Have you noticed? First there’s something in the news about the role of government in one’s personal life, as in things like “jobs” “healthcare” “human rights” and so on: things that appeal to your basic sense of security as an individual. Without a job you can’t sustain yourself, and you might get sick and then have no way to pay for treatment, and you might even not be considered a human with basic rights to be treated as such when you need help! Oh no!
Now, did you wake up yesterday thinking, “Today I will focus the majority of my thoughts on MARRIAGE,” or did you read or hear something that provoked a strong emotional reaction in you that prompted you to say something about it?
I’m going to guess you did not wake up thinking about MARRIAGE until you heard someone else mentioning it and then fervently taking a stand on it. Now it seems you can’t look anywhere in social media land without people taking sides on it, passionately.
Am I right?
So, what’s going on, here?
Here’s something that’s going to show you what’s a major factor in this US election year.
Sit down first.
There is exactly one line of dialog in this, and it kinda is totally true.
However, they all have the same problem I do.. the laptop scrunch. Let’s all agree to go back to multi-screen-iverse land and make our backs happy.
Here is a silly flash game that animates a Stickman you draw. I drew a panda on a bike, but you can draw whatever you want.
Draw a Stickman
thanks, Glen Stefani!
Genki Sudo / “World Order” <-- Google this guy, he's nuts! (In a good way)
Here’s a cool mini-documentary on the Roland TB-303, by Nate Harrison, the same guy who did the Amen Break documentary.
via Michael O’Shea
…Learn your own goddamn language. Once upon a time you could get away with not knowing the difference between “their” and “they’re” because in spoken conversation they sound the same. Online, everybody can see that you weren’t paying attention in fourth grade when you mix up “your” and “you’re.”
Remember that text is going to be how you make your first impression over the internet; if every third word you type is misspelled, people will automatically assume that you’re a moron. Even if the public school system fails you, there are browsers that come with spellcheck built-in.
- Don’t Look Like an Idiot When Communicating Via Text
- Don’t Feed the Trolls
- Don’t Use Online Gaming as an Excuse to Act Like an Ass
- Assume Everything is a Scam and You’ll Almost Always Be Right
- Be Responsible with Porn
A coalition of African-American activists and scholars released a strongly worded statement Monday citing the “urgent need” for popular media to depict a new black nerd archetype that more accurately reflects the full spectrum of 21st-century American dorkdom.
“Outdated representations of African-American nerds are simply not cutting it anymore,” the statement read in part. “Perhaps in the ’80s and ’90s it was possible for young people to identify with Steve Urkel’s hiked-up pants, nasal voice, and lovable catchphrase of ‘Did I do that?’ But today’s black nerds are different.”
“They may not carry slide rules and calculators, but they do carry smartphones to make posts on Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare,” the statement continued. “Yet where are the modern-day nerds of color in our films and television programs?”
This is the first video from Maddox, the programmer-writer who gained internet notoriety by critiquing kid’s drawings as he saw fit, in a most amusing manner. The re-done Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song set to the original video had me laughing so hard, I had to watch it twice. Nay, thrice.
I personally don’t find videos of kids amusing or cute, either and have much the same internal reaction. Must be the robot in me. Or something.