Ke$ha - Blow
This video has it all:
- Kesha making out with a unicorn
- James Van Der Beek in breakaway clothing
- James Van Der Beek saying “slander” as “slan-der-beek”
- James Van Der Beek saying “Ke$ha” as “Ke-dollar-sign-ha”
- a weird interlude about cheese
This song has even more:
- Kesha literally starting it with a laugh which then turns into a very serious deadpan command of “DANCE.” Which you do, because she is in charge.
- The fact that it’s technically a song about infiltrating a club as if it is a high-security government facility with the important mission of making it way more rad.
- I mean, what I’m saying is that Kesha is here to make the world a better place and she doesn’t need your permission to do it.
- Like, I’ve been telling you that Kesha is the leader in her own weird but somehow very serious revolution. We’re taking over. Get used to it.
- And it’s like, I have a hard time thinking of anything as accidental, even casual words thrown out in pop songs whose choruses are just one word extended into like eight syllables. They’re still there! Everything is still right there, all the strangeness and pain, all the things that lead us to get trashed and dance and laugh at stupid puns based on the names of 90s teen television idols. Nestled among unicorn masks and laser battles still lie the tensions that inhabit and animate so many Kesha songs. We’re pretty and sick / we’re young and we’re bored. Same, Kesha. In so many ways, same.
I am glad this song has gotten so much sustained attention from folks I follow. It really is excellent.
Paizo Introduces New Trans Woman Iconic for Pathfidner RPG
One of my favorite game companies, Paizo Publishing, just revealed their fifth of six new characters for their new Advanced Class Guide book. Her name is Shaardra and she’s a dwarven trans woman of color!
Oh my gods this is amazing.
John Galt Full Speech: 3 hours 18 minutes and 47 seconds long.
This is only a fraction of the speech, the whole thing is longer than time itself and no mortal man could hear the entire speach in a lifetime, but some objectivist monks who live in a cave claim that through divination one can hear the end. Which isn’t a conclusion but a cacophony of pained shrieks as the words themselves enter the endless void
Libertarian: Communism would be great in theory but people are too corrupt and self serving to handle it
Libertarian: that's why we should use a system that rewards greed and encourages exploitation
Libertarian: because people are too corrupt
Libertarian: this system should be completely unregulated and just allow people to do whatever horrible things they want as long as it gets them money
Libertarian: corruption ok???
i found this poster in a local record store and i…
fernby said: Have you even considered changing the pronouns on cards that say, "his or her hand/library/etc." to a gender neutral singular pronoun such as they/them or xe/hir to be more inclusive to non-binary gender identities?
Words are central to the game and I definitely agree that words hold a lot of power. The issue is that our number one priority for the words in our game is clarity. We’re a game and a complicated game at that. Our words have to make it as easy as possible to understand what you need to do in the game.
Language is ever evolving and with time it fits the beliefs of the society that wields it. Right now the English language is wrestling with gender identity. I believe there will come a time where genderless possessive pronouns are well known, clear and unambiguous.
That time though is not yet upon us and as a game that has to prioritize the clarity of its language, we need to wait.
NO! NO! NO! YOU FUCKNUGGETS CAN NOT HAVE THE ONLY GAME I HAVE STUCK WITH FOR TWENTY YEARS!
Stop, goddamnit, just stop. xe/hir ARE NOT FUCKING WORDS. Xe, at best, is a corruption of a Chinese word (which would, btw, be cultural appropriation, shitlord) and hir? Fucking seriously? That’s not even pronounceable within the fucked up rules of the English language.
Fucking hell. I am so sick and tired of this shit. You want gender neutral? It. IT. You are an ‘it.’ No one is left out, no one is human anymore. We are all ‘it,’ objects.
Transgender is a thing. The mind and the body are at an irreconcilable difference. Genderqueer? Fuck off you attention-seeking fuck. Genderfluid? Fuck off you attention-seeking fuck.
"My body is physically male/female, but I am unable to think of myself as anything other than female/male and this greatly distresses me." That is the definition of Transgender. I should read up on the research on what causes that type of disconnect, but I’d imagine it would be some type of hormonal/chemical imbalance during initial fetal development perhaps with parental/societal reinforcement after birth?
"I wanna be a boy today teehee!" No. You are an attention whore. Stop that.
Look, the Transgendered folks I’ve known always explained it thusly, “I am physically female/male, but I identify as male/female. For personal interactions I am [insert opposite here.]” You identify as female? Her. You identify as male? Him. You identify as whatever clothes you had handy when you got out of bed? Stop that, attention whore.
None of you are special. None of you ever will be special. The world and language itself does not have to bend to your “Look at how special I am!” demands. Your emotional blackmail doesn’t mean shit. When you are dead and buried, what will you be? Some supahspeshul angel corpse, or will you be the same goddamn pile of decaying organic matter as everyone else? You aren’t special. In the grand scheme of things, you, me, everyone means nothing.
When I am cut, my blood is red. When you are cut, your blood is red. You are not special.
Your body can use the organs from mine, and vice versa (assuming proper histological/immune configurations). You are not special.
You’re young, that’s great. You’re looking for ways to differentiate yourself. Good for you. Be an individual!
Now do it with something worthwhile. Invent something, cure something, make something. Teach, learn, console and advise.
Find a hobby. Personally, I find knitting chainmaille to be quite relaxing.
Just stop trying to prove how ‘special’ you are by acting like a bunch of entitled twats.
imagine getting this heated over the prospect of reading “target player exiles a card from their graveyard”
I’m in awe at this bad post
Computer users pass around USB sticks like silicon business cards. Although we know they often carry malware infections, we depend on antivirus scans and the occasional reformatting to keep our thumbdrives from becoming the carrier for the next digital epidemic. But the security problems with USB devices run deeper than you think: Their risk isn’t…
Computer users pass around USB sticks like silicon business cards. Although we know they often carry malware infections, we depend on antivirus scans and the occasional reformatting to keep our thumbdrives from becoming the carrier for the next digital epidemic. But the security problems with USB devices run deeper than you think: Their risk isn’t just in what they carry, it’s built into the core of how they work.
That’s the takeaway from findings security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell plan to present next week, demonstrating a collection of proof-of-concept malicious software that highlights how the security of USB devices has long been fundamentally broken. The malware they created, called BadUSB, can be installed on a USB device to completely take over a PC, invisibly alter files installed from the memory stick, or even redirect the user’s internet traffic. Because BadUSB resides not in the flash memory storage of USB devices, but in the firmware that controls their basic functions, the attack code can remain hidden long after the contents of the device’s memory would appear to the average user to be deleted. And the two researchers say there’s no easy fix: The kind of compromise they’re demonstrating is nearly impossible to counter without banning the sharing of USB devices or filling your port with superglue.
“These problems can’t be patched,” says Nohl, who will join Lell in presenting the research at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. “We’re exploiting the very way that USB is designed.”
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The Sailor Scout, Fantasy RPG set!
just precisely how bad was 1500s jerusalem at making maps, you ask? well,
Anonymous said: have you ever heard any wild gaming conspiracies?
Yeah, there’s this one ridiculous conspiracy theory going around that women, LGBTQ folks, and people of color don’t actually play videogames, and any criticism they bring up is not the legitimate concerns of dedicated fans and consumers, but rather a shadowy crusade by disinterested outsiders to destroy anything fun and make everything “politically correct” - for some as-yet-unknown (but clearly unacceptable) reason.
That one’s pretty wild.