** Game of Thrones spoilers follow. If you’re caught up on the HBO series then you’re safe.
I watchedGame of Thrones on Sunday night with a mix of delight and disappointment. Delight because since the debut of the HBO series I’d awaited the Purple Wedding almost as eagerly as I’d dreaded the Red Wedding; disappointment because, as the episode drew to a close, I was sure they show had cut out the…
Context: That first sign is an actual slogan*.
On Friday, Texas Republican Congressman Steve Stockman tweeted the latest slogan in his reelection campaign: “If Babies Had Guns, They Wouldn’t Be Aborted.” Yes, really. Maybe he was inspired by recent headlines from Pakistan?
I’m sure the unborn are excited to discover their newest opportunity to serve as political rhetoric. Almost as excited as…
Something Liz and I got thinking about this past weekend:
After attending a particularly drunk and rowdy brunch at a bar in downtown Arlington, Virginia (nice town, by the way) Liz remarked how different it was from the more subdued brunch in New York City. I remarked, off-the-cuff, that “New Yorkers have a certain expectation of how New Yorkers are supposed to behave.”
This got me thinking…
These arrived in the mail today. They look awesome–great work by the folks at Jersey Devil Press.
As a reminder, you can get your own copy of this very limited edition only at the Asbury Park Comic Con this weekend. The guys from Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash / Comic Book Men will be giving them out FREE on a first-come, first-serve basis.
As a second reminder, if you come into possession of…
The Mozilla CEO was not fired, and he’s not a victim of discrimination.
I’m a big fan of Dan Savage, and a regular listener to his weekly podcast. Dan has a great moral compass and a strong sense of logic and fairness, but even Dan Savage can be wrong–and this week was he ever. This week’s show began with a fifteen-minute rant in which Dan first draws a parallel between opposition to marriage…
I realized last night that this blog features a dearth of cat photos. I don’t want to lose my Internet license, so here’s one.
ya’ll remember the whole petition about net neutrality? yeah. it’s dead.
We’re really, really fucking this up.
But we can fix it, I swear. We just have to start telling each other the truth. Not the doublespeak bullshit of regulators and lobbyists, but the actual truth. Once we have the truth, we have the power — the power to demand better not only from our government, but from the companies that serve us as well. “This is a political fight,” says Craig Aaron, president of the advocacy group Free Press. “When the internet speaks with a unified voice politicians rip their hair out.”
We can do it. Let’s start.
please please PLEASE HELP RESTORE THE INTERNET!! THE WAR IS ONLY STARTING BUT WE CAN DO THIS. WE ARE THE INTERNET. WE CAN WIN!
Oh for God’s sakes, take the two seconds to sign the damn thing. Every single one of you knows that if you didn’t have the same level of Internet access that you have right now, you would lose your mind. Think about how much time you spend on here. Think about what you do. You’ve gotten used to being able to communicate with people who are hundreds or thousands of miles away from you. You’ve gotten used to doing your coursework online and e-mailing your professors and applying for jobs and ordering food and arguing about Sailor Moon. You need to try and save it.
so what can you do to help, basically? well for one you can sign this petition congresswoman chellie pingree put out, which would stop the comcast/time warner cable companies from merging and basically stopping services like netflix and hulu, blocking certain sights and having a very very BAD effect on the internet + net neutrality.
you can also help by signal boosting this post and signing it also.
a very very good thing you can do that would benefit would to either call or email this man right here shown in the picture above, telling him to restore net neutrality. telling him to help make the internet for the people, and not for the companies to control.
thank you for taking time out of your day to help this!!!
This is a work in progress. It has not yet been ratified (at least not officially), and as such suggested amendments are welcome.
A business proprietor shall have the right to refuse service to any patron for any reason
(a) except when the reason is that the patron is carrying a loaded firearm;
(1) unless the patron is African-American.