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26 Apr 20:00

micdotcom: Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj, who is...

















micdotcom:

Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj, who is Muslim, sat down with Sikh American and artist Waris Ahluwalia, to talk about the discrimination he faces just because he “looks Muslim.” Ahluwalia isn’t shaken though: “That’s why I wear the turban.”

22 Apr 21:09

by C. Cassandra

17 Apr 22:37

jsplayingfavorites: soggy-froot-loops: w4rgoddess: noivern: p...













jsplayingfavorites:

soggy-froot-loops:

w4rgoddess:

noivern:

people dont give you the respect you deserve when you’re about a foot tall

GIVE ME THE SHINY

@shooting-up-pie-in-the-sky lookit!!!

@editorincreeps sorry for all the mentions, but this one looked like your dragon story from earlier.

16 Apr 19:04

a-night-in-wonderland: * Goes on date * * looks around * “I’m sorry, will the dog in your profile...

Osias Jota

KKKK

a-night-in-wonderland:

* Goes on date *

* looks around *

“I’m sorry, will the dog in your profile photo be joining us?”

15 Apr 20:51

inspredwood: danlacek: the-future-now: Watch: Can video games...

15 Apr 20:27

"The parallels between Finn and Kylo Ren are the most direct (and stark) in terms of toxic..."

Osias Jota

caraca

The parallels between Finn and Kylo Ren are the most direct (and stark) in terms of toxic masculinity. Finn seems to reject this toxicity, whereas Kylo Ren is constantly hung up on performing and proving himself strong enough. They are opposites: especially evidenced by the way they treat Rey – how they define themselves against the chief female presence of the movie.

Like Finn, Kylo Ren is also interested in and impressed by Rey. (And he also first meets her when she attacks him.) But instead of treating Rey like a person, Kylo acts out of aggression, objectification, and self-centeredness. He immediately immobilizes her, Force-faints her, and then carries her, bridal-style, to his ship: old-fashioned, exploitative, and gross. His language towards her is incredibly patronizing: “So this is the girl I’ve heard so much about…” He proceeds to insult her friends and threaten and torture her: violating her mind, using her as a tool but also relishing the show of his own power and the taking of something personal by force. “I can take what I want” is simultaneously a threat, a statement of power/entitlement, and a declaration of how Kylo fundamentally views Rey: an object, something controllable to serve his purposes. When the tables turn and Rey reads him, he is incredibly shaken by the subversion of his own authority and control, and when she escapes, he storms around looking for her in a blind rage, pursuing her with a weapon. Even as she’s beating him in the ensuing lightsaber battle, he has the gall to mansplain her own power to her: “YOU NEED A TEACHER!”

Unlike Kylo Ren, Finn uses Rey’s name throughout the movie. Kylo never calls her anything but “the girl” or “the scavenger,” even when addressing her. While Finn helps others without question, is vulnerable, and demonstrates affection, humor, feelings, and honesty, Kylo Ren is the opposite – all about projecting his own power and lashing out. He takes himself and his image incredibly seriously, valuing himself over others and their goals, treating underlings callously and with violence. Meanwhile, Finn accepts BB-8 as something deserving of his respect and speaks to the droid like a person.

While Finn easily cooperates with those around him, Kylo competes and chokes and throws tantrums, exchanging insults with Hux and belittling him at every opportunity, locked in a power struggle even with his allies. As Finn resists hurting the innocent and then straight-up defects over this, Kylo Ren is the one who orders their murders and then tortures his captives. Where Finn removes, and then ditches, his helmet at the first opportunity, Kylo Ren clings to his completely unnecessary, fabricated mask — a face that is not his own, versus Finn’s sincerity. It’s a powerful metaphor, putting on another face to become something else, to assume power. To disguise one’s true nature. The dark side, like gender, is performative — and the mask, in this case, is literal.



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Resistance, Caring, & “Mask”ulinity: The Feminist Message of the Dudes in The Force Awakens

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bibliochor

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16 Apr 13:34

doodleboppop: silverkleptofox: darkseid: samapitongzabala: i...



doodleboppop:

silverkleptofox:

darkseid:

samapitongzabala:

i gotchu 👍

why is this so strangely compelling

Why do I want to cry and dance at the same time?

What… What am I listening to?… Angels? Have you come and bestowed us with a treasure? Thank you for thy gift.

16 Apr 05:30

Batman: *sees a picture of superman in the paper *

Batman: *sees a picture of superman in the paper *

Batman: *takes out a sharpie and draws glasses on him* heh heh. Nerd

Batman: wait, it's. That's. Clarke Kent.

Batman: *rereads article* did he seriously write an article about himself??
07 Apr 22:56

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19 Apr 18:13

comicartistevolution: Kyle Baker 1985-1986: “It’s Genetic” from...


Marvel Age #31


Marvel Age #37


Marvel Age #39


Marvel Age #40


Marvel Age #42


Marvel Age #50


Marvel Age #57


Marvel Age #57


Marvel Age #59


Marvel Age #60

comicartistevolution:

Kyle Baker 1985-1986: “It’s Genetic” from Marvel Age #31 - 60

Having landed an internship at Marvel somewhat effortlessly and being well-liked in the Bullpen, Baker could have been a shoo-in for a bright future at Marvel. The big problem is that Marvel is mostly in the superhero business, and Baker is the first to admit he’s not a big superhero fan.

I was still trying to be funny, and I had been submitting strips to syndicates with no luck. It’s very hard to get into a newspaper syndicate. Jim Shooter and Stan Lee both tried to help me get into the syndicate that does the Spider-Man strip. Shooter liked me — I was doing some Marvel stuff, too — but he felt that I was just all wrong for Marvel, because they didn’t do any comedy. So he was always trying to get me set up at the syndicate so he could get rid of me. [laughter] That was nice of him — I’m not knocking him.

During his time freelancing at Marvel, Jim Salicrup commissioned him to write a few one-panel gags about the X-Men, called “It’s Genetic” published sporadically in the pages of Marvel Age’s “Mutant Report” feature. 

Baker did twelve of these comics over the course of a little over a year and it’s the first time we get to see him in his element. I have a fond memory of these comics and loved the way he drew such a short squat Wolverine.

18 Apr 14:52

katherinethegrape: micdotcom: Watch: SNL destroys the...





















katherinethegrape:

micdotcom:

Watch: SNL destroys the homophobia behind “religious freedom” bills.

Not only is this a brilliant takedown of the religious freedom bills, this is brilliant satire of the whole Evangelical Christian movie industry. 

15 Apr 19:04

just-shower-thoughts: When I die I want my last google search to be “How to fake your own death”

just-shower-thoughts:

When I die I want my last google search to be “How to fake your own death”

13 Apr 22:13

hacksign: the funniest part of the buzzfeed thing was the “how did watermelon become black people’s...

hacksign:

the funniest part of the buzzfeed thing was the “how did watermelon become black people’s thing lol!” because that stereotype was literally created by whites after slavery ended because black people were finding ways to support themselves and one of the prominent ways was selling watermelon. So the watermelon became a sign of freedom and hope and in order to crush and humiliate the black people selling/eating/growing the watermelon, whites flipped it and turned into a representation of black people’s perceived laziness, childishness, uncleanliness and so forth. but yeah lol! that’s how it became a “black person thing” 

13 Apr 19:05

feelsmoor: eliciaforever: I love Youtube. I could browse Youtube all day every day. People on...

feelsmoor:

eliciaforever:

I love Youtube. I could browse Youtube all day every day.

People on Youtube telling me how to do stuff. Makeup, science, towel folding, fixing a lawnmower. A whole world of beautiful people taking time to tell me how to do something. Why thank you.

amen! people ask me if my mother taught me how to knit. please. YOUTUBE. how to change a flat tire or check my oil. YOUTUBE. how to draw the perfect eyeliner wing. YOU fucking TUBE. my life skills come from The People.

24 Mar 12:43

14-11-2015

by Laerte Coutinho

09 Apr 14:55

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Go AI

by admin@smbc-comics.com

Hovertext: The really scary thing will be when the computer can beat us at designing a computer that can beat us at designing a computer that can beat us at designing a computer to play chess.


New comic!
Today's News:
05 Apr 14:51

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Other Side of the Chessboard

by admin@smbc-comics.com

Hovertext: The important thing is that the lesson will last throughout your angry embittered lifetime.


New comic!
Today's News:
08 Apr 06:30

Via TrollX, sourced to Facebook.



Via TrollX, sourced to Facebook.

07 Apr 23:02

buzzfeed: c’mon now (by @booksofadam)



buzzfeed:

c’mon now

(by @booksofadam)

11 Apr 14:24

wayoffcanon: it’s been that kind of day



wayoffcanon:

it’s been that kind of day

09 Apr 14:20

assvengers: mllsn: “…is that a cardboard cutout of Thor?” “HE...



















assvengers:

mllsn:

“…is that a cardboard cutout of Thor?”

“HE HAD A THING NOW DO YOU WANT THE DAMN DORITO OR NOT”

10 Apr 04:55

stephendann: thelovelytucan: steven-universe-official: thedept...





stephendann:

thelovelytucan:

steven-universe-official:

thedepthcharger:

austinboychuk:

How fucking strong must those suits be for the guy to view crashing as a mild inconvenience

10/10 form

“Aw shucks”

“gee dangit”

Bike! We talked about this all week in training! Why you got be such a solo player?

31 Mar 17:23

unseenphil: seananmcguire: unseenphil: See, I’d watch a...



unseenphil:

seananmcguire:

unseenphil:

See, I’d watch a JDrama featuring hordes of nameless cowboy antagonists.  Like not even joking, they could have a lieutenant who wears spurs all the time inappropriately and do kickboxing to show he’s more dangerous and better trained than the others.

It could be set in Kobe and the cowboys could be rustlers trying to steal fancy beef cattle for their American megafarm cattle baron employer loosely based on a telephone game version of Cliven Bundy only he’s running Monsanto.

…sweetie, how has no one weaponized you yet?

Well, for one I’m not sure -how- I could be weaponized. Unless someone made a weapon that could convert weird little fiction pieces and quirky story ideas into energy.

You could called it a sort of Narrative Device, if you will. 

THANK YOU FOR THE CHALLENGE WHEN THE NICE MEN WITH THE VAN GET THERE DO NOT FIGHT SHHH SHHH IT WILL ALL BE OKAY

24 Aug 17:11

Fire Emblem: The Original Saga

by Brad
A0a
05 Apr 07:40

constable-frozen: Nick Fury





















constable-frozen:

Nick Fury

02 Apr 21:56

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03 Apr 01:17

fandomsincluded: I will never not reblog this











fandomsincluded:

I will never not reblog this

16 Mar 06:24

The German Tank Problem

by Greg Ross
Osias Jota

hahaha, nazis always doing everything with precision and discipline and being transparent

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-H26258,_Panzer_V_%22Panther%22.jpg

During World War II, as they mulled whether to attempt an invasion of the continent, the Allies needed to estimate the number of tanks Germany was producing. They asked their intelligence services to guess the number by spying on German factories and counting tanks on the battlefield, but these efforts produced contradictory estimates. Finally they resorted to statistical analysis.

They did this by studying the serial numbers on captured and destroyed German tanks. Suppose German tanks are numbered sequentially 1, 2, 3, …, B, where B is the total number of tanks that we seek to know. And suppose that we have five captured tanks whose serial numbers are 21, 35, 42, 60, and 89. It turns out that

\displaystyle B = \frac{(N+1)M}{N} - 1,

where N is the sample size (here, 5) and M is the highest sampled number (here, 89). In this example, the formula tells us that B = 105.8, so we’d estimate that 106 tanks had been produced at that time.

In the event, Allied statisticians reportedly estimated that the Germans had produced 246 tanks per month between June 1940 and September 1942. Intelligence estimates had put the total at about 1,400. When the Allies captured German production records after the war, they found that they had produced 245 tanks per month during those three years, almost precisely what the statisticians had predicted, and less than 20 percent of the intelligence estimate.

(Thanks, Ryan.)

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25 Mar 14:51

"In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female..."

““In the 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood [sexual] victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.””

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― Lundy Bancroft

(via proletarianprincess)

read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d  t h i s

(via miss-mizi)

24 Mar 01:45

murphystopheles: sassyandpunk: ireallyluvdogs: witwitch: lachatteestvivante: just-shower-thought...

murphystopheles:

sassyandpunk:

ireallyluvdogs:

witwitch:

lachatteestvivante:

just-shower-thoughts:

In the USA, it’s 100x cheaper to take an Uber to the hospital instead of an ambulance.

I don’t know if this is true or..
Like, having to pay for an ambulance that is taking you to the hospital? That doesn’t make any sense. What kind of distopian world is that?

It costs thousands of dollars to ride in an ambulance

In America some people with chronic health conditions like epilepsy literally have to wear medical IDs that say “don’t call an ambulance/911”. Some well-meaning person calling an ambulance for you will turn into a thousand (or couple thousand) dollars that YOU are on the hook for, even though you didn’t make the call. So, PSA: if you see someone having a seizure, look for a medical ID! You should only call an ambulance if: the person is elderly, pregnant, or the seizure lasts more than 4 minutes. Otherwise, wait for the seizure to pass, then ask the person if they want an ambulance when they regain consciousness.

wtf

And people are against health care reform.