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From a new GOP ad celebrating their partu's alleged inclusiveness. Apparently the admakers don't understand how screenshots work.
From a new GOP ad celebrating their party’s alleged inclusiveness. Apparently the admakers don’t understand how screenshots work.

Some links for you this Thursday. I’ll start with one that’s actually pretty heartening, before getting into the more hilarious and/or appalling stuff.

Internet troll gets jail time for tweeting rape threats ‘in protest’ of Jane Austen banknotes, by Robyn Pennacchia at DeathAndTaxes. For background, see here.

The New “#IAmARepublican” Campaign Is Backfiring In Predictably Spectacular Fashion by Chez Pazienza at The Daily Banter

Republicans’ New Black Friend Is Either A Stock Photo Or Is Having A Very Interesting Day by Tommy Christopher at The Daily Banter

Dominant Male Atheist Leaders Seem to Have a Problem with Women, by Amanda Marcotte at AlterNet

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between National Review’s Kevin Williamson and a 4chan troll? by Elias Isquith at Salon

[Note: That’s the “capital punishment for women who have abortions” one. Also, it’s not the Kevin Williamson of Dawson’s Creek fame. Different guy entirely.]

The Sexual (and Racial) Politics of Nerd Culture: A Dialogue* by Priya Alika Elias and Ezekiel Kweku at The Toast

Update RE: YouTube Sex Abuse by Laci Green on her blog.  See more on the issue and her video on Sam Pepper here.

 

 

 

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ikanreed
ikanreed
7 years ago

I’ll have you know that every one of those stock photos are registered republican voters.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

I chose to only focus on the troll spending jail time, for the sake of my brain.

(And in much more pleasant news, AAAAH BOSTON. STILL EXCITED. Also meeting everyone and his sister Jane there, it feels like. We are very popular!)

cloudiah
7 years ago

Another William Steig fan here, yay!

grumpyoldnurse
7 years ago

Yes, Mr. Steig just captures so much of my personal experience. Also, Samuel Clemens (in his more misanthropic pessimism).

Bostonian
Bostonian
7 years ago

Boston is awesome!

HowlOwl
HowlOwl
7 years ago

Now I really want to go to Boston! I’ve been there on The Last of Us 😛 but I read somewhere that the major cities in that game are geographically waaay off. [shrug] A game’s got to have some faults!

HowlOwl
HowlOwl
7 years ago

Also: thanks for the list, David

Puddleglum
7 years ago

So, do ‘ordinary’ Republicans really exist, or is that something made up for TV? Snarky Canadians want to know…

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: Bostonian

Yeah, we lived there a few years, before finally being driven off by sheer economics. But we’re coming in tomorrow, staying till Thursday, and we’ll be meeting up with kirbywarp and emilygoddess! Perhaps you too would like to join the Mini Mammoth Meet-Up?

(Also, I’ll be at MICE, a wonderful little comics con. If any local Mammoths are interested in comics, art, or just local creators, stop by! It’s free!)

grumpyoldnurse
7 years ago

@ Puddleglum – I rather suspect that they’re like “ordinary” Reform Party members…

grumpyoldnurse
7 years ago

Have fun, LBT! Sounds like a great con!

ceebarks
ceebarks
7 years ago

@puddleglum Define “normal?” lol I’ve got a fair number of Republican friends and family. Lot of people with military and/or religious backgrounds, and mostly (but not exclusively) white.

That ad is funny as hell, though. 😀

ceebarks
ceebarks
7 years ago

oh, sorry, I mean, “ordinary,” not “normal” Need more coffee

Aunt Edna
Aunt Edna
7 years ago

We could learn from the Brits, who apparently mean business in prosecuting rape-happy trolls.

I sincerely hope the FBI will follow up on our tips about ThePhilosophyOfRape.

cloudiah
7 years ago

I got these Steig glasses for a dear friend of mine:
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Bostonian
Bostonian
7 years ago

LBT, I am no longer in Boston, for the same reason. I do still have most of my family there, though.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

Yeah, I don’t miss Boston, but I do miss my friends there. I was a social success there, and I’m getting kind of tired of moving hours away and then having to start over every year. It’d be NICE to rest on my laurels, dammit!

DJG
DJG
7 years ago

When the notes were first announced, I considered protesting that Miss Austen deserved something better than only ten pounds, which was the amount given by Sir Thomas Bertram to Fanny Price when she went on her visit home to Portsmouth, and also by Lady Bertram to Fanny’s brother William (which greatly angered her sister Mrs Norris, who had given William “something considerable” – later revealed by one of the Austen cousins to have been one pound). My thought would have been for a fifty pound note, at least four such figuring in the plot of *Love and Freindship* (her original spelling).

grumpyoldnurse
7 years ago

@ cloudiah – Must be a very dear friend, indeed! Thanks, though, because I now know what to ask MrGrump for for Christmas!

cloudiah
7 years ago

SJWs destroyed gaming? What’s next? Heavy metal? (From Reddit, but I know a lot of people don’t like to go there so it’s an archived link.)

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

Yes, Redditors, we destroyed gaming! We have replaced every stubbly white dude with a fat trans lesbian of color! There will be no more killing or bullets, only feelings and rainbows!

AND NOW WE ARE COMING FOR YOU.

MWAHAHAHAHA!

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
7 years ago

LBT
“There will be no more killing or bullets, only feelings and rainbows!”
http://youtu.be/T9vtbGChpWY
XD

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
7 years ago

In the comments on that dialogue on The Toast, there is a user named PierrePoutine. Is it Katz, or an imposter?!

katz
7 years ago

In the comments on that dialogue on The Toast, there is a user named PierrePoutine. Is it Katz, or an imposter?!

*gasp* It’s an imposter!

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