i know some dumb people on friday night i overheard a girl say “i wish i was a french black lesbian because like you would be so oppressed and so like you’d be really intelligent you know” no i don’t know because that makes absolutely no sense if youre a person and not a manifested idea of what you think being profound is
Edit: This post is shit. It is. It crosses a line and I apologize.
Yesterday was apparently a bit of a busy day in the games industry, and everyone’s favourite news gremlin Johnny “That’s Pretty Much It” Cullen, the very definition of a phoning-it-in journalist in this industry, kicked up a Hell of a stink on Twitter about having to do his actual, real, actual job. Which, spoiler alert, is writing about videogames.
Stop! Wait! Stop the avalanche of stuff! He can’t keep up with all of these press releases about upcoming games, screenshots, announcements-of-announcements and videos! Can’t you spare a thought for poor Johnny Cullen? He has to write about them all. Do you know how long that takes? Do you know how much time you’re taking out of his “asking for free shit” schedule?
Going to eat some food. Then scream. Then eat said food whilst watching Tron. Then scream some more. I love being a games journalist.
If only fate had deemed him worthy of a job like supermarket trolley attendant, or toll gate operative, or door-to-door knife salesman. But no, that’s not his lot in life at all. He is a condemned man, doomed to spend his life writing about videogames until his fingers are raw.
So when you’re out there doing whatever soul-crushingly dull day job it is you do, stop and spare a thought for Johnny Cullen, who yesterday had to write about several things. He’s living his life like a candle in the wind.
…one pro-choice Republican, state Rep. Barbara Bollier, feared that Republicans were cutting off “a way for women to cover the cost of terminating pregnancies” — particularly when they’re unintended. During the House debate, she “questioned whether women would buy abortion-only policies long before they have crisis or unwanted pregnancies or are rape victims.” But state Rep. Pete DeGraaf (R) was ready with a shocking retort. DeGraaf said women should plan ahead for situations such as rape because, after all, “I have a spare tire on my car.“
During the House’s debate, Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican who supports the bill, told [Bollier]: “We do need to plan ahead, don’t we, in life?”
Bollier asked him, “And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with a pregnancy?”
DeGraaf drew groans of protest from some House members when he responded, “I have spare tire on my car.”
“I also have life insurance,” he added. “I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.”
DeGraaf’s belief that women should plan and prepare for their own rape is more than groan-worthy, it’s woefully out-of-touch.
I hope someone else appreciates the irony of staunch anti-birth control, anti-abortion stances people like this hold when they say things like “I plan ahead and you should too.”
“dude the guys on those macross forums are intense. you post something and make, like, one mistake and like everyone fucking knows the vf-15 has only two hard point stabilizers and, like, they know the exact specs of the 40mm laser cannon and shit. and if you get one thing wrong they will call you out on it. it sucks dude ugh”—the graphic design and web tech guys at my internship talking about anime mech forums and sci-fi shows on tv. i like my internship
The study from UBC’s Deptartment of Psychology involved more than 1,000 men and women who were asked to rate how sexually attractive they found hundreds of pictures of people of the opposite sex.
The pictures showed men and women engaged in standard displays of happiness (broad smiles), pride (raised heads, puffed-up chests) or shame (lowered heads, averted eyes).
When they asked the women which images they found sexiest, the women tended to be least interested in the smiling, happy men. They instead preferred either those who looked proud and powerful, or moody and ashamed.
In contrast, men were most sexually attracted to women who looked happy, and least attracted to women who appeared proud and confident.
Here is some antagonistic science for anyone that feels like opening up a big horkin’ can of worms today.
To the study’s discredit, a sample size of 1,000 people (probably all college students, lol invalidating opinions!) is hardly representative of human nature, but it’s an interesting idea.