Posts tagged civic
Posts tagged civic
Sidenote on that post about boycotts I reblogged: I love the phrase “hocus pocus logic” and will be using it in the future. It’s so perfect, way better than abusing/appropriating “voodoo” to disparage this kind of thing, especially since etymologically the phrase “hocus pocus” may come from a…
possibly triggery, so trigger warning for sexual assault?
good links about the difference between men and women when it comes to rape culture: the original essay is here (it’s about proto-rapists and the insidiousness of rape culture and it is fantastic), but this anecdote in the comments section stood out for me:
Not surprisingly, I have a story? It’s pretty long, and I’m sorry.
Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy
HAHA NO MONAY!!!!!
Maybe our generation aren’t buying houses and cars because EVERYTHING IS SO FUCKED
You want us to actually talk to bank people and get home loans and auto loans? They are still fucking us! Any time I go into a bank, I feel disgusted. You want me to do MORE business with the who want to charge me 5 dollars for every single swipe of my debit card? Get fucked!
You think I’m gonna buy a car? A car? Where am I gonna get the money for a car and the insurance and the insurance against the insurance company if God forbid they decide to do the same things they did to the poor Fisher family and countless others? And fucking GAS? Are you crazy? The planet is dying, and you want me to buy gas at $FUCK.YOU/gallon?
In the past 5 years since the economy fell apart, we’ve been adapting. We’ve been listening to countless horror stories of those who made the risk. Those who saved and did it right, and still ended up with an inferior product with inferior service that RUINS YOUR LIFE. It’s not like ordering a pizza, and instead of sausage, you get cheese. It’s like ordering a pizza and then your credit is ruined and you are flat broke. The pains of acquisition aren’t worth it if it can all be taken away like a bureaucratic fart in the bathtub. It would be smarter to save our money for tickets to god-damn Mars than to invest in these hideous, broken systems.
We aren’t cheap. We fucking hate doing business with you people.
All these pieces on Millennials are so mired in confusion since we don’t even trust journalists any more. The news, our entire lives, has been scary. Think about being 8 and processing the deaths of abortion doctors or homegrown terrorism. Now try to process the news when every asshole on camera just lies. The news hasn’t had an ounce of truth in it for 10 years. Can you not understand how much we don’t trust anyone who is older than us? How can you trust anybody when the president and vice-president of the United States lied to the Secretary of State so they could START THE WRONG WAR!
Also, that graphic? Is that what you think we all look like? Are you fucking kidding me, Atlantic?
I hope they never find out how to market to us. I hope we splinter so much that companies like Ford will have to make a decent product instead of asking the Vomit Spouts that created Jersey Shore how to create MORE fantasies about how great THINGS will make your life. We don’t attach to things because things break. We saw everything break.
But, that’s just me.
The aim is to turn it into a protected museum. The current asking price is $1.5m but the state of NY will put up half of the cash if the Tesla Science Center charity can raise the other $850k.
So Matthew Inman, author of The Oatmeal webcomic, is heading up the attempt to get donations. Check out the comic/infographic linked and then head over to the IndieGoGo page if you feel like chucking in a few dollars.
I’m donating the fuck out of this. Are you? Tesla was a fucking badass.
Okay, this is really important. Spread the word.
We’re already nearly $209k out of the required $850k and rising by the thousand every few minutes. Lets get this party started.
Also, I like how The Oatmeal uses his internet powers for good :-)
Course of the Force
A joint venture between Lucasfilm, Nerdist Industries, and Octagon, Course of the Force is a relay-style event stretching from Santa Monica Pier, down Highway 1 to Redondo Beach, with participants handing off a specially designed Light Saber in lieu of a torch to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. Tons of people, aliens, clones, and even Marty McFly came out for this multi-day event.
No… no it wouldn’t be hilarious at all. I… what? >insert various baffled sounds here<
The Disney Princesses tell it like it is
So can I ship these two?