Sunday, August 17, 2014

last 3 things you watched on Netflix, go

jennirl:

West Wing
Adventure Time
Gossip Girl

tag jamiatt (whose fault this is), emilygould, tinyampersand, wonderali, youtastelikenachos, bookavore

Uhhhh.

  • Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Arrow
  • Dollhouse

Also somebody watched Only God Forgives and a lot of Parks & Recreation and Bob’s Burgers but that wasn’t me. It does explain some of the things Netflix has been telling me to watch, however. (I know who the ghost in my Netflix is.)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

obi-wankenblowme:

This is a collection of Tweets from military veterans reacting to the police response in Ferguson. 

And if this shit doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will.

What the HELL guys? What in the actual hell? Gamora kicks five people in THE ENTIRE MOVIE. We get four pieces of exposition about how she is a living weapon trained to be the ultimate assassin and that is almost as many people as she actually kicks. As much time is spent telling us that Gamora is dead serious as she actually spends being dead serious! What is that? Black Widow kicks more guys in Iron Man II, and that wasn’t even her movie! That scene wasn’t even a necessary scene! They added in an extra scene that was nothing but Black Widow kicking guys, just to make sure that she got to kick a lot of guys!

What does Gamora ACTUALLY do? Well, she gets taken hostage twice (both times by a couple of guys with knives, come on, are you fucking kidding me? GUYS with KNIVES are holding Thanos’ legendary invincible space assassin hostage?), she gets rescued by Star-Lord twice. She has a bunch of feelings. She fights the Evil Girl. (When there are two female characters in a movie, and one is evil, the Good Girl and the Evil Girl have to fight each other, that is the rule.) At the end of the movie she wears a sexy space mini-dress and tells Star-Lord how great he is.

She doesn’t even get a CHAIR. She has to STAND next to Star-Lord so she can tell him he’s great. Rocket Raccoon gets a chair and HE IS A RACCOON. He could sit on Drax’s head! Drax gets a chair, and what idiot even decided to let that violent space maniac into the cockpit in the first place?

I had this really rambly post in my head about how I’ve been seeing a looooooot of appreciation for Marvel’s supposedly great feminist strides but next to nothing in Guardians actually backs that up - Gamora gets some lip service, but nothing to do; Nova Prime just stands around looking concerned; girl fight! whore! - but then I came across this post, which already said it all, and better.

We’re eating this shit up with a spoon and calling it ice cream.

It’s clear it’s not actual danger that the police in Ferguson are fighting. What they’re fighting, I suspect, is fear of reality. They have to look at protesters who were once peaceful, who they might know from the constant searches, the twinges of being shamed by their own unfounded suspicions over and over again, (white people are stopped less often than black people in Ferguson, even though they are markedly more likely to be carrying contraband), who they know from the neighborhoods and parks and restaurants around this little place, and who they now face across a barrier of police paranoia. The cops aren’t defending themselves against credible threats. They’re defending themselves against the nearly-unfightable recognition that they’re wrong, and now everyone can see it. from here

nickminichino:

handsomecj:

They Live (John Carpenter, 1988)

Ferguson, Missouri, U.S.A. (August 11, 2014)

i’m not crazy about this sort of thing, but also if you’re going to do this why not juxtapose ferguson with the “heroic cops” of the dark knight rises

Ask, and ye shall receive:

(from here)

“There are First Amendment protections for people photographing and recording in public,” Mickey Osterreicher, an attorney with the National Press Photographers Association, told The Huffington Post. According to Osterreicher, as long as you don’t get in their way, it’s perfectly legal to take photos and videos of police officers everywhere in the United States.

This misconception is pervasive enough that the New York City Police Department circulated a memo last week reminding officers.

“Members of the public are legally allowed to record police interactions,” the memo states, according to the Daily News. “Intentional interference such as blocking or obstructing cameras or ordering the person to cease constitutes censorship and also violates the First Amendment.”

It’s Perfectly Legal To Film The Cops (via omgstopembarrassingyourself)

"misconception"

(via nickminichino)

(Source: clambistro)

awwww-cute:

Silly kitty, you’re not a cookie

Maaaaaaybe my favorite cat picture on the internets. Ferocity! Contained!

awwww-cute:

Silly kitty, you’re not a cookie

Maaaaaaybe my favorite cat picture on the internets. Ferocity! Contained!

yungyen:

senpaimami:

SOOOOO. I just called the Ferguson Police Department.

Before I could say ONE word, this lady says “You wannabe revolutionaries are wasting your fucking time”.

what the fuck

funnyshittolookat:

Sorry if this doesn’t fit my blog, but what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri is no laughing matter. Our first amendment rights to free speech and peaceful assembly are being thrown out the window. Our police force is becoming increasingly militaristic and it is time that we assert ourselves as American citizens, we are NOT animals to be corralled through excessive force, we will NOT stand idly by as our basic human rights are violated, we will NOT let the police prevent journalists from keeping us informed. We demand JUSTICE for those murdered and injured through police brutality.

Write your representative

Write to President Obama

Raise awareness on social media #Ferguson

Enough is enough.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
We’ve already seen, at somewhat considerable length, the way in which Moffat is very focused on changing and improving the stories we tell about women. He is an ideologically feminist writer, a point that can trivially be demonstrated by trawling interview quotes. His feminism may be imperfect (in fact it is imperfect, in ways that are not entirely different from the ways that William Moulton Marston’s feminism is imperfect, but as anyone who has read the book where I talk about that will know, feminism is an ongoing process of making new mistakes, and Moffat accomplishes that with aplomb), but anyone who attempts to argue that Moffat is not consciously attempting to write feminist television is simply and factually incorrect.

Philip Sandifer’s always-worth-reading Doctor Who writing hits “Closing Time” from season six of the new series and throws some elbows with that above statement, I suspect. (via graemem)

excuse me while I go clean off the coffee I just snorted all over myself.