Did you know Barnacles have the largest penis-to-body size ratio of any animal? It’s true! Due to their sedentary lifestyle, such a large dong is required for sexual reproduction for these hermaphroditic arthropods.
Above is a visual representation of the mating process.
This barnacle is horny as fuck!
Pictured here is Gordon Freeman choking on a dick.
Introducing the Humble Sid Meier Bundle, featuring loads of content from the legendary game designer, Sid Meier! Pay what you want for Sid Meier’s Civilization III Complete, Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: The Complete Edition, Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol, Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies and Sid Meier’s Railroads!. Pay more than the average price and you’ll also receive Sid Meier’s Civilization V and the Gods and Kings expansion. If you pay more than $15, we’ll throw in Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Brave New World expansion!
Look at these games! Look at them!
Sid Meier’s Civilization V
The flagship of the Civilization series returns. Sid Meier’s Civilization V is the fifth offering in the multi-award winning Civilization strategy game series featuring the famous “just one more turn” addictive gameplay that has made it one of the greatest game series of all time. An improved diplomacy system allows you to negotiate with cunning leaders. A new hex-based gameplay grid opens up new combat and build strategies. City States become a new tool in your diplomatic battleground. Custom music scores and orchestral recordings give Sid Meier’s Civilization V the level of polish and quality you expect from the series.
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods and Kings DLC
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods and Kings is the first expansion pack for Civilization V - the critically acclaimed 2010 PC Game of the Year. This robust expansion covers the entire scope of time from founding your first Pantheon of the Gods and spreading religion across the world, to deploying your spies in enemy cities in order to steal information and technology. As you move through the ages, you will interact with new types of city-states, engage in new city-state quests and global competitions, and master exciting new systems for land and naval combat.
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods and Kings will also include nine new civilizations, nine new wonders, three original scenarios, and dozens of new units, buildings, and techs that will offer even more ways for players to expand their empire and dominate the world.
*Requires the base game Sid Meier’s Civilization V in order to play.
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World DLC
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World is the second expansion pack for Civilization V - the critically acclaimed 2010 PC Game of the Year. This new expansion provides enhanced depth and replayability through the introduction of international trade and a focus on culture and diplomacy. Your influence around the world will be impacted by creating Great Works, choosing an ideology for your people and proposing global resolutions in the World Congress. As you move through the ages of history you will make critical decisions that will impact your relationship with other civilizations.
Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World also introduces nine new civilizations, eight new wonders, two new scenarios, four new gameplay systems and dozens of new units, buildings and improvements offering an expanded variety of ways to build the most powerful empire in the world.
*Requires the base game Sid Meier’s Civilization V in order to play.
Sid Meier’s Civilization III Complete
Sid Meier’s Civilization III Complete provides gaming fans with Sid Meier’s Civilization III, the highly-addictive journey of discovery, combined with the updated and enhanced multiplayer expansion pack Civilization III: Play the World, as well as all of the great new civilizations, scenarios, and features from Civilization III: Conquests! Civilization III: Complete provides more ways to explore, more strategies to employ, more modes of play, and more ways to win, all in one box!
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: The Complete Edition
With over 6 million units sold and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier’s Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest PC game franchises of all-time. Now, Sid Meier and Firaxis Games take this incredibly fun and addictive game to new heights by adding new ways to play and win, new tools to manage and expand your civilization, all-new easy to use mod capabilities and intense multiplayer modes and options. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV will come to life like never before in a beautifully detailed, living 3D world that will elevate the gameplay experience to a whole new level. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV was heralded as one of the top ten games of 2005, and a must-have for gamers around the globe!
Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol
Battle to Rule the Skies!
The skies over Europe are a dangerous place, where ace pilots lead their squadrons to glorious victory or crushing defeat! Take control of dozens of the most famous fighter planes of WWI and head into the dogfight. Roll, slip and loop to get the drop on enemy aces. Upgrade your fighters over the course of your campaign and promote your best pilots so they learn new skills to give them an edge in battle. Can you change the tide of the war? Or will you go down in flames to an enemy ace?
Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies
Battle to Rule the Pacific Skies!
Take flight over the treacherous Pacific waters where ace pilots redefine historic World War II battles! Skillfully pilot the most iconic American and Japanese fighter planes of the Pacific War while representing the army or navy. Upgrade your fighters and promote your leading pilots so they master new skills needed to ambush an enemy VIP, rescue POW pilots or torpedo bomb enemy targets! Can you turn the tide of war? Or will you go down in flames to an enemy ace?
Sid Meier’s Railroads!
The greatest railroad building game of all time is back in a vibrant 3D world delivering exciting multiplayer options, streamlined interface and unmatched gameplay that is easy to learn yet challenging to master. Creators of the world’s best strategy game, Sid Meier’s Civilization IV, Sid Meier and Firaxis Games put you in charge of building the greatest rail empire in the nation - managing trains, cargo and your bottom line - while engaging in all-out corporate warfare against rival tycoons, slick entrepreneurs and robber barons!
Grab this deal before it takes the next train outta here! The Humble Sid Meier Bundle runs for two weeks and ends Tuesday, February 18.
People are always like “Communism has killed 100 million people” (they sum up various totalitarian regimes and say that they are communist and count the deaths). But here’s proof that capitalism has killed at least 1 billion people: (note this is based on this yahoo answers, but I changed some of the numbers because they were inaccurate, but it still sums to over 1 billion)
Philippine Insurrection…………….220,000 Nanking Massacre…………………..300,000 Iraq Selling Poison to Saddam. 300,000 Iraq (Desert Storm)………………….500,000 Invasion of the Philippines………650,000 US War Afghanistan………………..1,200,000 US War Iraq…………………………..1,500,000 US Backed Khmer Rouge……. 2,035,000 South African Apartheid…………3,500,000 Nazi Holocaust……………………12,000,000 US on Latin America……………..6,000,000 Japanese Imperialism………….6,000,000 Pol Pot (CIA Puppet)……………..7,100,000 Vietnam War……………………….10,000,000 Korean War…………………………10,000,000 British Occupation of India….10,000,000 Dutch East Indies………………………25,000 US Revolutionary War………………..35,000 Japan Occupation of East Timor.70,000 Japanese Bombing of China…….71,105 Second Boer War………………………75,000 Japan Massacre of Singapore..100,000 Burma-Siam Railroad Cons…..116,000 Japan Germ Warfare in China..200,000 Shia Killed by Saddam……………300,000 US Bombing of Yugoslavia……..300,000 US Bombing Iraq Water Supply.500,000 US Civil War…………………………….700… Iraq-Iran War…………………………200,000 US imposed sanctions on Iraq. 100,000 US Backed General Suharto…1,200,000 Irish Potato Famine………………1,500,000 Japanese Democides………….5,964,000 Famine of 1932-33……………….7,000,000 The Bengal Famine of 1943. 10,000,000 Famine in Held British India. 30,000,000 Great Depression (America) 12,000,000 World War One……………………16,500,000 World War Two……………………60,000,000 Native American Genocide.. 95,000,000 African Slave Trade…………..150,000,000
Children Killed by Preventable Diseases Since 9/11: 208,000,000
Children Killed by Hunger Since 9/11: 235,000,000
Children Killed by Hunger during the 1990s: 100,000,000
The following is a list of countries invaded by the US forces (naval, military and ultimately air forces) since its inception in order of major incidents. This catalogue derives heavily form the work of US academic Dr Zoltan Grossman’s article “From Wounded Knee to Libya : a century of U.S. military interventions” , Gideon Polya’s book ‘Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (that includes a brief history of all countries since Neolithic times)  and William Blum’s book “ Rogue State ” . This list includes instances of violent deployment of US forces within America (e.g. against demonstrators, miners etc), and includes small-scale bombing and military intervention operations, military evacuations of Americans and specific instances of explicit threats of use of nuclear weapons. The list does not include the 1801-1805 US Marine Barbary War operations against Barbary pirates based in Morocco , Algeria , Tunisia and Libya , and also ignores massive US subversion of virtually all countries in the world.
The human cost of these US interventions has been horrendous. A major component of war- or hegemony-related deaths is represented by avoidable deaths from violently-imposed deprivation. Since 1950 the UN has provided detailed demographic data that have permitted calculation of such avoidable deaths, year by year, for every country in the world. 1950-2005 avoidable deaths total 1.3 billion for the whole world [caused by the US], 1.2 billion for the non-European world and 0.6 billion for the Muslim world , the latter carnage being 100 times greater than the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million Jews killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) [4, 5} or the “forgotten” WW2 Bengali Holocaust in which the British with Australian complicity deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death for strategic reasons . Currently 18 million people die avoidably each year in the Developing World on Spaceship Earth with the US in charge of the flight deck.
Thus in the period 1950-2005 there have been 82 million avoidable deaths from deprivation (avoidable mortality, excess deaths, excess mortality , deaths that did not have to happen) associated with countries occupied by the US in the post-1945 era. However the US has subcontracted a huge amount of violence to nuclear terrorist, democracy-by-genocide, racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel for which the related data is as follows: Apartheid Israel [0.095m/6.685m =1.4%] - Egypt* [19.818m/74.878m = 26.5%], Jordan* [0.630m/5.750m = 11.0%], Lebanon [0.535m/3.761m = 14.2%], Occupied Palestinian Territories* [0.677m/3.815m = 17.7%], Syria* [2.198m/18.650m = 11.8%], total = 23.858m/106.854 = 22.3% i.e. Apartheid Israeli aggression has been associated in 1950-2005 with 24 million avoidable deaths in the countries it has violently occupied, a carnage similar to that caused by the German Nazis in Russia during WW2.
This is America specific, and shows how American imperialism in and of itself has killed more people than combining all the ‘communist’ dictators. Now if I begin to count other cases of western imperialism it would take forever.
A couple of months ago, the Penny Arcade report was shut down. The long time home of Ben Kuchera, in their commitment to revolutionize games journalism, had inevitably failed in it’s mission. Probably because you put Ben Kuchera in charge of it, a man known for likening the Playstation 4 controller to breasts, defending bronies, trying to destroy Erik Kain’s career, taking Devolver at their word for taking the racism and sexism out of a Shadow Warrior reboot, saying that calling out racist people on Twitter was bad, coined the term “bigot shaming,” refusing to say anything negative about RapeLay, a game that “centers on a male character who stalks and rapes a mother and her two daughters,” oh my god, the list goes on.
If your priority is to remain “objective” in the face of “sensationalist” coverage over a game literally about raping women that more or less kind of kills your credibility as a games journalist. Or at least, it should. Regardless, when you have an incompetent captain at the helm, don’t be surprised when the ship runs aground.
For the longest time, we had silence. That time being a couple months. And now today, Polygon is proud to announce the latest addition to their roster of white dudes talking about videogames! They’ve brought on Ben! He has a home again, as Opinions Editor about videogames!
Polygon, like Penny Arcade Report, also was on a mission to revolutionize games journalism. So much, that they took $750,000 from Microsoft and made a documentary. Which had a trailer.
This is not that trailer, well, not exactly. But it was so hilarious, and so pretentious, and when you see the cast, it’s all dudes, almost all white? About how they’re starting a website to revolutionize games journalism? With fancy, over designed websites that start to look more like an advertisement for the product being reviewed than an actual objective hub of journalistic integrity, how are you a platform for New Games Journalism?
I’ll admit, I was a little surprised. Polygon, as much as it was a collective of white dudes, was usually, with minor hiccups here and there - not entirely laughable. They went to bat when they let a woman review horrendously sexist Dragon’s Crown, they tried to cover a more human side of games at times - I’ll give credit where credit is due.
Yet the decision of hiring a sexist, racist numbskull like Kuchera is utterly laughable, and speaks to where Polygon’s heart truly lies - upholding the status quo of games journalism as a home for the “rational,” “objective” white dude, who’s not going to raise a ruckus about a game being bigoted in one form or another - maybe they’ll acknowledge it, but generally it’ll roll off their shoulders.
Now, I don’t expect those in charge of Polygon to be fully jacked into the Game Grid like I am, possessing a library’s worth of knowledge of Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in games journalism. I mean, it’s hard being a white dude, I know. We have to wake up every morning and check Twitter to see if we said a sexist or even racist thing the day before, and then spend the entire rest of the day trying to not say something racist! It’s really hard! Sometimes we even say something else is gross in the company of those who agree just to make sure we’re Certainly Not Sexist and/or Racist! It’s tricky!
So I felt the need to let them know. Hey, it’s hard. The response was kind of mindblowing, however.
Apparently being sent quotes of the person you just hired is attune to harassment. Harassment! This is what harassment means, in 2014!
Motherfucker you write words for a living. That is not what that means!
fans of Penny Arcade, most of them dudes, couldn’t let it go. They were enraged at what they saw as a capitulation to a handful of hysterical females whose sole purpose was to cause said dudes deep deep pain by removing their ability to buy a certain t-shirt from a certain store. Many of the original critics of the comic started receiving elaborate rape and even death threats from creepy strangers; twitter accounts were created for the sole purpose of slandering and harassing various women, and mocking rape survivors in general.
…in your minds? As far as Polygon’s opinion of Kuchera’s legacy, well, here’s the words of another one of their editors:
It felt almost too good, like I was holding something illicit. I was afraid it would be taken away. It felt like the first time I touched a girl’s breast in the backseat of a car with fogged up windows, scared that her parents were going to fling the door open and start yelling at me. I wanted to grab the controller and run. I wanted to nuzzle it against my face and ask it who is a good controller? Who is a good controller?
You’re a good controller, you sexy thing, you.
Is at all a good pick for Senior Editor of Opinions?
Oh, right. Because he’s a white dude who’s “made it.” He’s “experienced,” he’s been around the block a few times. He fits in with Polygon’s old boys club. It’s easier to give the keys to someone who looks like you and probably agrees with you and you won’t have to worry about saying something racist or sexist or, bless your heart, maybe even transphobic around! Ben’s easy, unthreatening.
You see, for women writers and writers of color, they have agendas. All this talk about intersectionality, whatever that means.They’ve had to fight to even get a sliver of recognition, and for that, we’ll pat them on the head and say, hey - great job! Great writing! You’re really making change in this industry - but give you a paying job or a senior editor role? Give up this endless shuffle of white dudes from one place of employment to another? Actually commit to diversity in our supposed crusade to revolutionize game journalism and bring a range of perspectives to criticize an artistic medium?
Perish the thought.
Polygon you’re the same shit in a new wrapper, and this hiring only cements the fact.
If hiring a woman is just too damn hard, how about Austin Walker? He has a fantastic stack of work under his belt - all of it a thousand times better than Mister “this plastic toy feels like titties” Man. Is this some sort of performance art for you, Polygon? Some sort of “subversive” statement about how you can be one of, if not the most absolutely awful and bigoted assholes in games journalism, and still have a job because "a decade of otherwise good work" as a white dude with connections.
Polygon, it’s safe to say you’ve established yourself as a cabal of horribly out of touch, inept white dudes who simply added another inept bigot to your ranks.