This ought to be so easy. All President Obama has to do is tweet out a single accomplishment of his, compared to how it outperformed trump, every hour on the hour until tRump goes on a shooting spree. There is more than enough material there to last the rest of the year, or 7,344 tweets.
Someone once told me: Never assume malice when stupidity will suffice.
You don’t even need deepfakes- a well-funded, planned, and organized campaign with the existing web and media organizations could do it right now. Neal Stephenson outlines an all too believable scenario in his recent book “Fall; or Dodge in Hell”. All you need is people who won’t believe what they don’t want to… Read more
Yep, we’re already rapidly sinking into the quicksand of a post-truth era even with objective audio-visual information readily available as hard proof. The ability to train algorithms to mimic any face, any voice, is not only a danger in that it can fake information or revise it, but that even faithful recordings of… Read more
This is what drives me fucking insane as a trans woman. Because on the one side, you have a ton of cis people saying things that are just blatantly incorrect because they don’t understand just how much HRT changes your body, especially if you start young. To give you an idea, I started at 19 and the movement of my… Read more
I agree. The “like it or lump it” argument fails, and hands ammo to those who want to push trans folks out of public life at the same time. There are plenty of orgs that have common-sense rules regarding hormone therapy requirements for trans women and girls who want to compete, and I think that that is the winning… Read more
Well said. I agree that it comes down to the facts and the facts are that males excel at various athletics bc of their biological composition being different in areas. It just - IS. Hence the separation of male/female athletics. I do understand their frustration as they are competing with a naturally born male who was… Read more
Even while I was hesitating clicking on the article in the first, I still ended up being utterly baffled by the really twisted logic here. And before anything else, I still have not seen a definite or, to be honest, even indicative research on what is the benefit, if any, of transathletes have in their sports,… Read more
No love for the Blackadder version told in reverse? Where an initially too nice Blackadder are taught the advantages of greed and villainy?
“In Sandman [issue] number one, there is a sleeping sickness that occurs because Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, is captured ... in 1916, and in 1988 he escapes,” Gaiman said. “Instead of him being a captive for about 80 years, he’s going to be a captive for about 110 years and that will change things.” Read more
As long as I can bang in the bathroom, it’s fine. I would just wear a pair of fake Groucho Marx glasses with the nose, mustache and eyebrows around otherwise.
Pretty sure they dont remember the time they teamed up with the 3 stooges either.
I’ll never quite understand this IPs evergreen appeal if it’s not just projection from an older generation onto a new one. The seventies vibe alone really dates it so heavily. What kid is into Scooby Doo?
Couldn’t agree more. Much of the premise is built upon the stress and chaos the secret identity causes the character. Quite frankly, something in ALL of the Spider-Man movies back to Toby that irritated the shit out of me is how Peter is CONSTANTLY taking his mask off in public so some rando passerby has a chance to… Read more
“Catspaw” benefits from a legitimately crackerjack premise: aliens try to manipulate the crew, but thanks to unfamiliarity with the human mind they hit the subconscious when they were aiming for the conscious. They were trying to legitimately reason with the crew, but they fumble because they keep trying (and failing)… Read more