The “I know more than trained, professional experts in their complex fields because I watched some YouTube videos” mentality is really quite something. It’s a monstrous form of egotism, actually. It’s like thinking you can fly a plane without having any training in or knowledge of planes. Would most people think they… Read more
One of my favorite things in my writing classes in college was when we’d get assigned to read a short story by someone else in the class (all anonymously), then read it aloud in a future class meeting and talk about the themes and what the story was about. It was absolutely fucking WILD to hear some of the things my… Read more
I feel like this was actually a very 90's thing to do.
So is Josh Weinstein doing commentary on drinking while riding a bicycle?
Hey, you know what’s fun? Being able to find responses to your own comments. It’s kind of important on a comment-heavy-site. But that stopped working. Reid, you’re probably a lovely person but we’re not here for your byline. “Hey, Kinja is fucked” well, call your damned tech support and get Kinja unfucked. Because I… Read more
One of our cats will eat almost any people food but pull out a bag of chips and she won’t leave you alone until you give her some.
that was honestly my favorite part. being able to play these games on easy and then the difficulty cranks up dramatically when just one dark Jedi appears and you can get killed by a single strike. then towards the end of the games you can end up fighting two or three of these guys simultaneously. and you have to get… Read more
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m happy that the dystopian YA movie trend died out. Between this, Divergent and Maze Runner, seeing young adults fight for their lives got too depressing. The last Divergent movie did so poorly that they cancelled the second part of the last movie so the series isn’t even complete.… Read more
I’ve gone on about this before so I won’t go TOO in the weeds here, but Lawrence’s popularity rise in mass media is another example of the white woman we vaunt and idolize only to publicly and gleefully tear her down. Lawrence was often pitted against Anne Hathaway- Hathaway was once considered quirky, but not in the… Read more
If Star Wars and Star Trek have one thing in common, it’s that their creators both recognized the principle that made-up sci fi names should be short.
I mean it is. That's not even debatable. It makes a morally dubious man a hero and does the whole PTSD thing on someone who never mentioned experiencing it. Who bragged about killing black people he didn't even kill. So I guess the answer is probably now and probably next week for good measure. I'll end with… Read more