Comic-Sans-Comic

Because XKCD was too much work.
Anyone playing fantasy football knows that week 2 was what scientist call “squid shitting insane!”  In leagues with 10 or more, the scramble is on to find someone, anyone, to fill in all the spots lost to injury, arrests, drug charges, or expulsion from the NFL - basically everything except spontaneous combustion.  Again, I feel bad for being associated with actual human suffering - I mean, those guys’ poor joints and noggins, christ.  But, I’m also titillated by any game with such cutthroat stakes.

P.S.
I play in a free league.

Anyone playing fantasy football knows that week 2 was what scientist call “squid shitting insane!”  In leagues with 10 or more, the scramble is on to find someone, anyone, to fill in all the spots lost to injury, arrests, drug charges, or expulsion from the NFL - basically everything except spontaneous combustion.  Again, I feel bad for being associated with actual human suffering - I mean, those guys’ poor joints and noggins, christ.  But, I’m also titillated by any game with such cutthroat stakes.

P.S.


I play in a free league.

There is a certain something about our neighbors to the North.  They seem like a collective, a hive mind at times. But they’re not drones under the control for a queen’s control - though I think legally they are - is more like, oh jeez what’s the word? Oh yeah, a society. A collection of people that are aware and act as if they live in country with other people.  They don’t think everyone else is a frightening alien hell bent on ruining your day.  We mistake this for politeness, but it’s just decency.

There is a certain something about our neighbors to the North.  They seem like a collective, a hive mind at times. But they’re not drones under the control for a queen’s control - though I think legally they are - is more like, oh jeez what’s the word? Oh yeah, a society. A collection of people that are aware and act as if they live in country with other people.  They don’t think everyone else is a frightening alien hell bent on ruining your day.  We mistake this for politeness, but it’s just decency.

Reddit, in collaboration with other net neutrality organizations, have streamlined activism for those who are for net neutrality. Go here: http://www.redditblog.com/2014/09/the-battle-for-internet-is-now.htmlThey have done all the work for you. They’ll even set up a call for you and your senator.  Really, you type in your phone number and they set up a call.   Short of moving your jaw up and down for you, they have done everything to make sure you can be heard on this very, VERY important issue.If you need a primer on what net neutrality is, I’ll refer you to CGPGrey

Reddit, in collaboration with other net neutrality organizations, have streamlined activism for those who are for net neutrality.

Go here: http://www.redditblog.com/2014/09/the-battle-for-internet-is-now.html

They have done all the work for you. They’ll even set up a call for you and your senator.  Really, you type in your phone number and they set up a call.   Short of moving your jaw up and down for you, they have done everything to make sure you can be heard on this very, VERY important issue.

If you need a primer on what net neutrality is, I’ll refer you to CGPGrey

All email addresses are fictional. Any resemblance to an actual email address, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

All email addresses are fictional. Any resemblance to an actual email address, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

For those under 30, the last frame is from a hilarious movies about horny teenagers: Hell Raiser 6. Or Porky’s. I forget.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand.

Remember how everyone got super pissed over the very idea of the NSA taking our data without permission? It felt like a violation. And it was and is. It’s a violation of our privacy.  No one has the right to procure our possessions, physical or digital, without warrant*. But when the recent nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other were leaked, a bizarre uproar that was a mixture of entitlement to all things and horniness.    
In summary: News flash! People are hypocrites.
*I guess the NSA has a warrant that reads carte blanche   

For those under 30, the last frame is from a hilarious movies about horny teenagers: Hell Raiser 6. Or Porky’s. I forget.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand.

Remember how everyone got super pissed over the very idea of the NSA taking our data without permission? It felt like a violation. And it was and is. It’s a violation of our privacy.  No one has the right to procure our possessions, physical or digital, without warrant*. But when the recent nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other were leaked, a bizarre uproar that was a mixture of entitlement to all things and horniness.    

In summary: News flash! People are hypocrites.

*I guess the NSA has a warrant that reads carte blanche   

Facebook has played several roles in my life since it’s inception.  I started using it around 2003 or 2004, back when you had to have a “.edu” email address.  Much like the film, The Social Network, demonstrates, one of the big draws was the relationship status.  But since I went to UMR - a university notorious for its lack of women enrollment - every time a women became single, her wall looked like the closing seconds of an ebay auction for the last breathe of fresh air ever.  It wasn’t healthy. For anybody.  
After a few years, people started to realize that putting inappropriate pictures - the police may call it “evidence” - isn’t a great idea for the long term.  So, myself and most of my facebook friends cleaned their feeds to be safe for work, or more accurately so for not getting fired.
These days, it’s just a not so much of a social network as it a window into other people’s blogrolls that I don’t care about.  I can scroll for miles and see nothing but links to buzzfeed and the huffington post. Then, if I’m lucky, I might see a baby picture.

Facebook has played several roles in my life since it’s inception.  I started using it around 2003 or 2004, back when you had to have a “.edu” email address.  Much like the film, The Social Network, demonstrates, one of the big draws was the relationship status.  But since I went to UMR - a university notorious for its lack of women enrollment - every time a women became single, her wall looked like the closing seconds of an ebay auction for the last breathe of fresh air ever.  It wasn’t healthy. For anybody.  

After a few years, people started to realize that putting inappropriate pictures - the police may call it “evidence” - isn’t a great idea for the long term.  So, myself and most of my facebook friends cleaned their feeds to be safe for work, or more accurately so for not getting fired.

These days, it’s just a not so much of a social network as it a window into other people’s blogrolls that I don’t care about.  I can scroll for miles and see nothing but links to buzzfeed and the huffington post. Then, if I’m lucky, I might see a baby picture.

You’ve probably heard about the terrible accident involving a 9-year-old and an Uzi.  No, I’m not talking about the plot of Robocop 2. I’m also not talking about the terrible accident involving an 8-year-old and an Uzi.  That’s right. This isn’t the first time a child has been given on Uzi, under the supervision of multiple adults, some gun safety professionals, and still managed to accidentally shoot someone.

Which I think makes a great case, ironically, for anti-gun control advocates.  I mean really, what laws could be put in place to stop gun violence?  It doesn’t look like a law that said, “Everytime you shoot a gun a safety professional must be right next to you” would stop all gun deaths.  I appreciate the idea of hunting and using guns for sport.  But, at the expense of 30,000+ lives per year I think gun control isn’t the answer.  I think gun eradication is the only tactic that will make a real difference.  Others have done it successfully.  
Or we can just keep on shrugging at the pile of bodies and say things like, “there was no way to prevent it.”  Weird, because the rest of the world seems to have figured it out.

You’ve probably heard about the terrible accident involving a 9-year-old and an Uzi.  No, I’m not talking about the plot of Robocop 2. I’m also not talking about the terrible accident involving an 8-year-old and an Uzi.  That’s right. This isn’t the first time a child has been given on Uzi, under the supervision of multiple adults, some gun safety professionals, and still managed to accidentally shoot someone.

Which I think makes a great case, ironically, for anti-gun control advocates.  I mean really, what laws could be put in place to stop gun violence?  It doesn’t look like a law that said, “Everytime you shoot a gun a safety professional must be right next to you” would stop all gun deaths.  I appreciate the idea of hunting and using guns for sport.  But, at the expense of 30,000+ lives per year I think gun control isn’t the answer.  I think gun eradication is the only tactic that will make a real difference.  Others have done it successfully

Or we can just keep on shrugging at the pile of bodies and say things like, “there was no way to prevent it.”  Weird, because the rest of the world seems to have figured it out.

This past week, Anita Sarkeesian released the latest installment discussing women as they are portrayed in video games.  And, as the internet keeps reminding us, it sucks to be a woman.  The reactions to her videos, in which Anita speaks with an NPRish level of intensity, ranged from verbal bile to a long string of death and rape threats.

The internet - okay, maybe I should cut the bull shit here, it’s not the internet; It’s men doing this. Men. Probably somewhere between 13 and 25 years old dumping hate on Anita for…what? What is making them so livid? She comments on the fact that women have been sexual objects in video games and video games ads since video games were created.  She also wants and even offers suggestions on how to improve the status of video games.  
People go ape shit because they feel she’s attacking video games.  And it’s obvious they take any commentary that isn’t 100% positive as an attack.  But again, she likes video games and wants to see them improve.  She’s on your side! Shouldn’t you be celebrating that someone, anyone is taking video games seriously?  Wouldn’t the greater insult be an apathy towards video games or implying that they don’t matter?  
But what would happen if Anita isn’t stopped; if the misogynistic cyber-bullies don’t scare her enough to quit; what if people listen to what she has to say and actually do something about the current state of video games? Well, probably a bunch of good things.  I bet women’s roles in video games who extend past the sluts, dead bodies, or damsels in distress.  I bet more women would play video games.  I bet all the horrible games every loves would still a yearly sequel, but there may be some triple-A alternatives.
Keep up the good work Anita. God knows it isn’t easy.

This past week, Anita Sarkeesian released the latest installment discussing women as they are portrayed in video games.  And, as the internet keeps reminding us, it sucks to be a woman.  The reactions to her videos, in which Anita speaks with an NPRish level of intensity, ranged from verbal bile to a long string of death and rape threats.

The internet - okay, maybe I should cut the bull shit here, it’s not the internet; It’s men doing this. Men. Probably somewhere between 13 and 25 years old dumping hate on Anita for…what? What is making them so livid? She comments on the fact that women have been sexual objects in video games and video games ads since video games were created.  She also wants and even offers suggestions on how to improve the status of video games. 

People go ape shit because they feel she’s attacking video games.  And it’s obvious they take any commentary that isn’t 100% positive as an attack.  But again, she likes video games and wants to see them improve.  She’s on your side! Shouldn’t you be celebrating that someone, anyone is taking video games seriously?  Wouldn’t the greater insult be an apathy towards video games or implying that they don’t matter? 

But what would happen if Anita isn’t stopped; if the misogynistic cyber-bullies don’t scare her enough to quit; what if people listen to what she has to say and actually do something about the current state of video games? Well, probably a bunch of good things.  I bet women’s roles in video games who extend past the sluts, dead bodies, or damsels in distress.  I bet more women would play video games.  I bet all the horrible games every loves would still a yearly sequel, but there may be some triple-A alternatives.


Keep up the good work Anita. God knows it isn’t easy.

I actually am one of them, though despite living here my whole life, I can offer no help in explaining why the Show Me state has varying pronunciations.  

Now, let’s shit on the creator of gifs! Allow me to introduce a verb to our lexicon: Lucasing.  Lucasing is defined as “tainting, degrading, or ruining one’s own creation that was beloved by the public by coming back to the creation years after it is integrated into the culture of the masses. This word, of course, originates from the Lucas that started it all, George Lucas.  Han shot first, right? “But George said he didn’t! And he’s the creator of Star Wars!” 
You see what I’m getting at? The creator of something doesn’t have final say on their own creation once the masses assimilate it into their culture. 
Just ask a christian.  They don’t give a shit what God thinks anymore.  “Love thy neighbor? Well not if they’re gay, black, or poor.”  But, wait, God didn’t pull a Lucas, he put the final stamp on his creation 2000 years ago; Christians are the ones fucking it up.
Man, that got out of hand quickly.  Sorry, Jesus.

I actually am one of them, though despite living here my whole life, I can offer no help in explaining why the Show Me state has varying pronunciations. 

Now, let’s shit on the creator of gifs! Allow me to introduce a verb to our lexicon: Lucasing.  Lucasing is defined as “tainting, degrading, or ruining one’s own creation that was beloved by the public by coming back to the creation years after it is integrated into the culture of the masses. This word, of course, originates from the Lucas that started it all, George Lucas.  Han shot first, right? “But George said he didn’t! And he’s the creator of Star Wars!”

You see what I’m getting at? The creator of something doesn’t have final say on their own creation once the masses assimilate it into their culture.

Just ask a christian.  They don’t give a shit what God thinks anymore.  “Love thy neighbor? Well not if they’re gay, black, or poor.”  But, wait, God didn’t pull a Lucas, he put the final stamp on his creation 2000 years ago; Christians are the ones fucking it up.


Man, that got out of hand quickly.  Sorry, Jesus.

It’s nice to reach that point in a relationship where you and your loved one can enjoy poking fun the so called “love lives” of others.  
And binge watching 5 seasons of Top Chef never hurt anyone (mortally) either.

It’s nice to reach that point in a relationship where you and your loved one can enjoy poking fun the so called “love lives” of others.  

And binge watching 5 seasons of Top Chef never hurt anyone (mortally) either.