Boston. Fucking horrible.
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”
But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”
Patton Oswalt (via deantrippe)
In day of darkness, at a time of needing to find hope, meaning and a reason to keep going, THIS is right on time. Thank you, Patton.
I didn’t really anticipate that I was going to write about this today but enough people are talking about it that it’s time to break it down.
There are some pretty serious and disturbing gender connotations to the way DC Comics is approaching the 75th…
Enjoy having your Internet slowed down for alledged copyright infringement.
Also CISPA is trying to come back as we speak.
‘Murika, you let CAS pass. If you don’t stop CISPA, say goodbye to Free Internet.
I WILL REBLOG THIS EVERY MOTHER FUCKING DAY UNTIL THE 15TH.
15 days. 82 246 signatures needed. Only 411 were made yesterday.even if you didn’t, fucking put your goddamn signature there (assuming you’re an american and actually can do that) and signal boost it.
14 days, 82 037 signatures needed. Only 209 were made yesterday.
Here’s some info on what will happen to you if you don’t fucking sign this petition.
- Your private information from sites, such as Facebook and Google, will be now available to the Goverment. And there’s jack shit you will be able to do about it. If someone doesn’t like you, they can go and check all the information Facebook and Google have about you
- Your military will ALSO have access to said private info.
- No warrants or subpoenas (also known as the “there’s jack shit you will be able to do about it” part)
- Companies that join this shit become immune to criminal and civil liability (also “an aka the “there’s jack shit you will be able to do about it” part”)
If you don’t get how serious that is, watch this video, it’ll demonstrate.
14 days, 81,888 signatures needed. Only 149 were made yesterday.
Don’t make me start reposting this post twice a day. Because I will if the amount of signatures won’t fucking skyrocket.
I cant fucking sign it, it wont let me make an account!! ;___;
SO PLEASE, IF YOU CAN, GET THIS SHIT SIGNED!!!!
As I understand it, we had no say in CAS, since it is a collusion between the MPAA and service providers. Slapping down the latest effort to kill the internet is something we can do, however.
The moneymen in music and film are seeing their power wane. They’re seeing the internet give the people they exploit means of distribution outside of the studio system and they’ll do anything to crush it. The world is beginning to recognize that accountants, lawyers, marketers and financiers should exist to support the art rather than our current system, where the art is an excuse to keep the moneytypes employed.
This is the lie of anti-piracy legislation, people. These companies are making record profits and they know piracy isn’t taking a bite out of that they can get back. They want weapons to shut down alternate distribution methods. They long for the days when they didn’t have to compete with youtube and blip. They ache for the days we spent more time watching CBS than Tumblr and Facebook.
Beyond that, they want to make sure they can exploit the people who actually make their product by denying them alternate distribution avenues. Pirated music isn’t a threat to RIAA bottom lines but Independent music on itunes is. Pirated films aren’t what the MPAA is worried about, they just want to make sure everyone with an audience has to give them a cut.
They are buggywhip manufacturers trying to outlaw the automobile.
Sign up, fight them, and remember: They told us the VCR would destroy the movie industry and then made massive profits off VHS movies while using the format to screw filmmakers out of royalties.
I can’t remember if I reblogged this here or not but whatevs it’s important so
So this is really important, but not for the reasons you think. CISPA isn’t a continuation of SOPA at all.
It is much, MUCH worse.
CISPA, unlike SOPA, really doesn’t have anything to do with pirating. Early drafts of the bill included piracy as a reason to invoke some of the powers associated with CISPA, but those were taken out. The law is actually an addendum to the National Security Act of 1947, meant to address cybercrime and network security. It essentially gives companies that could be vulnerable to cybercrime (Facebook, Google, etc.) carte blanche to use the personal information they’ve collected to address it, including sharing that information with the federal government at will with no other restrictions whatsoever. The distinction between the state and these corporations is becoming harder and harder to define. And CISPA trumps all pre-existing state and federal laws protecting privacy.
The same tech companies that campaigned against SOPA, because they stood to gain from the migration of content online, are now campaigning in favor of CISPA. This isn’t the last gap of the struggling, outdated content conglomerates. This is an effort by robust technology companies to set a precedent that could fundamentally alter our internet freedom.
If Jesse V. Johnson, the Hollywood stuntman who directed this fan-made trailer, had been given the chance to work on a pilot for a Wonder Woman series over David E. Kelly, perhaps we’d be closer to having a show starring the Amazon warrior right now. Alas. What we do have, however, is this fun Wonder Woman trailer — starring Nina Bergman — featuring Princess Diana beating up on some Nazis and all together having a good time. As fan-made superhero trailers go, this one is pretty impressive, but you can judge for yourself by clicking on the video above.
It can be done.
…in Greensboro, North Carolina, I actually cried three times.
1) A expectant couple asked me to sign a Batgirl for their daughter, who had not yet been born.
2) Two lovely, smiling sisters came in, they had driven a long distance, and one told me that after being diagnosed with…
Black Widow has never been so clearly rattled by anything as the prospect of going up against the Hulk. As an espionage agent, her modus operandi is to manipulate her targets into underestimating her and then revealing their plans to her in their own overconfidence—a move that works well against Russian gangsters, Asgardian Norse gods, and genius billionaire playboy philanthropists alike. In actual combat, Natasha is a master of human-level martial arts and firearms. And the Hulk terrifies her because none of her tactics work on him. The Hulk can’t be manipulated or reasoned with, and worse, his actions are completely unpredictable. Guns don’t work on him, nor hand-to-hand combat without superhuman power. No wonder she’s freaked out by him even as a seasoned agent: her only option is to run like hell. Her eventual acceptance of Hulk/Banner as a teammate is arguably the bravest thing she does in the movie.