July 12th, 2017
dancefloorlandmine: Me pointing at camera (Kitchener)
posted by [personal profile] dancefloorlandmine at 08:43pm on 12/07/2017 under
An interesting blog post from a fan of black metal, neofolk, and oi! genres - all genres that seem to have a certain attraction for fascists. The author also doesn't like fascists, and doesn't want to abandon their preferred music genres to fascists. For a number of reasons, although this is one;

"We shouldn’t let nazis have nice things."

'Cede no ground to fascists'
dancefloorlandmine: Me pointing at camera (Kitchener)
See the brave hero do battle!

On this page, after an initial explanation of the punctuation splurge that accompanies Donald Trump, Jr.,'s name when it appears in the pages of the New Yorker, there is a video in which that publication's copy-editor makes a brave attempt to turn a couple of Trump speeches into something that might resemble language, without changing the notice. He makes, let us say, a few changes.

Brave, brave, soul.
July 11th, 2017
sasha_feather: Black, white, and red image of woman with futuristic helmet (Sci Fi Woman)
Alaina Leary at Teen Vogue:

How Disfigured Villain's like Wonder Woman's 'Dr. Poison' perpetuate stigma

Similar to previous linked articles here, but includes a wider critique of media by including Voldemort, Darth Vader, and others.
sasha_feather: the back of furiosa's head (furiosa: back of head)
Neda Ulabe for All Things Considered at NPR:

Game of Thrones finds fans among disability rights activists too

You can read or listen to this piece.
July 10th, 2017
amalthia: (Angel Illyria)
posted by [personal profile] amalthia in [community profile] ebooks at 08:06pm on 10/07/2017 under ,
Copying and pasting from [personal profile] arduinna

"I somehow missed that this was happening a few months back, so maybe other people did, too.

My Kindle for PC updated itself silently to version 1.19, which is compatible with Amazon's latest formatting. This is great for being able to use the new formatting! This is not so great if you use Calibre to manage your library. Calibre can't read or even recognize the new format, so can't import your books.

If you use Calibre, the easiest thing to do is to uninstall Kindle 1.19 and reinstall the older version, 1.17, and make sure that the "automatically update" box is unchecked.

The Mobileread forum has a thread on how to do this, including direct links to safe downloads of v 1.17 on Amazon. It also has instructions for other methods, if you don't want to downgrade your Kindle for PC/Mac."
erinptah: (daily show)
posted by [personal profile] erinptah in [community profile] iconic at 12:34am on 10/07/2017
Icons with Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Olivia Munn, and assorted other Daily Show correspondents.

(I'm re-uploading stuff off of Photobucket since their anti-hotlinking purge, and realized I never posted these.)

All free for use, just credit [personal profile] erinptah  or [personal profile] ptahrrific. Table code courtesy of this generator.

The Word: gay gay gay gay gay )
July 7th, 2017
sasha_feather: the back of furiosa's head (furiosa: back of head)
Ariel Henley writing at Bustle:

As a woman with a facial disfigurement, this Wonder Woman villain pisses me off

This post contains spoilers for the film, and a looping gif. Contains references to WWI and suicide of veterans.

Linked in the above article is this older piece about Bond films:

Why are so many Bond villains disabled or disfigured? I ask the producers

There is an autoplay video ad at the top of this page.
dancefloorlandmine: (Architecture)
posted by [personal profile] dancefloorlandmine at 10:50pm on 07/07/2017 under
Thanks to '99% Invisible', I found a link to this site - McMansion Hell, reviewing some of the somewhat architecturally-confused buildings that have cropped up across the US as an expression of ostentatious homebuilding.

For example ... "I feel like someone named Margaret sleeps in this bed and she has never seen the ocean nor the city ... Little House on the Prairie was not intended for use as an interior decorating guide."
dancefloorlandmine: (Amused)
posted by [personal profile] dancefloorlandmine at 10:45pm on 07/07/2017
A great steaming catalogue of online oops moments ...

'So, that time you told J K Rowling why Snape died ...'



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