Believe it or not, this is NOT the same statue that this idiot constructed. His 26-foot tall statue, called Forever Marilyn, lowered Chicago’s already tawdry Michigan Mile for a summer. I appreciated his previous works which stood there—a three-dimensional rendition of Grant Wood’s American Gothic and then a metallic, wind-tormented King Lear—but despise the sensational […]Read More White Trash
Two months ago I submitted a picture to the Tumblr page Hot Chicks In Batman Shirts. Though I am not a ‘hot chick’, I felt my submission was relevant because the concept I created was in step with the essence of the page. There have not been many posts since I submitted, so clearly the […]Read More This Is Some Kind of -ist Bias, But I’m Not Sure What
From the transcript: ROMNEY: We’re going to have to have employers in the new economy, in the economy I’m going to bring to play, that are going to be so anxious to get good workers they’re going to be anxious to hire women. Let’s start with that First clause: “We’re going to have to have […]Read More Current (male) workers are not-good and exceptions can be made for (good) female workers.
“Trust me,” she said. “I’m Indian, I’m British. A billion Indians can’t be wrong. They drink hot tea in hot weather.” I love that quote. NPR gives a brief explanation of a brief investigation. They could have tried a little harder with this article. Consider the quote above and then take a look at how […]Read More Hot Coffee on a Hot Day – NPR explains
Click through for the full comic. kate or die! // Sometimes I have the time and patience to get from….Read More An Excellent Webcomic
I’ve been out of work for a year. Last week I had my first interview after 12 months of submitting resumes. I nailed it and started this morning. I met with my supervisor, got a key card (no color coding like Doom), had my photo taken for my ID, and proceeded to the “Fish Tank”. […]Read More Anti-Beardism Is Alive and Well In Our Society
I am posting this here now as it is a subject with which I feel intimate and the entire world strongly. Michael Rosen argues that the apostrophe is on the way out. I personally cannot stand the look of apostrophes or quotation marks, yet I adore an aptly dropped comma. I concede that quotation marks […]Read More Lets dont get carried away!
Seriously. This is some of the worst news I’ve heard in a long while. Combined with the The Emmanuel’s crackdown on free speech, I am suppressing the urge to scream. Copyright law in the United States is incredibly complex. This ruling was made to comply with international copyright law, and as such, it makes a drop of […]Read More Try Not to Weep
Or “heroines” if you feel that the word “hero” is gendered. Another post about Nerd Culture and Women, this time from Megan Rosalarian Gedris. (What a great name!) Do click through! megan rosalarian gedris | Dressed to Kill.Read More Women Superheroes
I don’t know if you guys are familiar with the show Person of Interest, but I watched five minutes of it a few months ago and instantly thought, “Oh, this is Batman without the suit.” I tweeted that thought and got numerous replies of, “Oh man, you’re right! I love Batman and this show!” Really? […]Read More Batman of Interest