I sympathize with this booty.
Listen: Carrie Underwood was in over her head and the whole thing looked like an episode of “Passions,” but I still enjoyed the shit out of The Sound of Music Live! and I hope it’s the first of many. It’s this or more Game Show Events sponsored by Subway, so…
"The merchant marine’s story about the youngman he had picked up—and the implied offer of sexmoney to me—have acted on me like a narcotic that makes me crave it."
"But it sounds completely ridiculous to suggest that people have admin rights on open source projects because of their skill in dealing with people instead of their skill in coding, right? I know it must, because there are basically zero examples of anything to the contrary. It’s an absurd kind of bloody monarchy where the only way to lead an open source project is to be the person who wrote the original code or to defeat the original author in battle, proving your worthiness. Via code, obviously. And so all around us we have a very clear message that code is all that matters, and whoever codes best is automatically right in all things. So we can’t really be surprised when this kind of shit happens."
A good chunk of my time in LA has been spent tinkering in the maker and DIY communities. I’m not a hugely visible member, but I’ve loved my time meeting people and trying projects and thinking with my hands. It’s a great counterexperience to offices and computer screens (which, let’s be clear, I love in a different way).
Luz Rivas did something amazing with DIY Girls — she not only created a community of professional women interested in maker and coding projects, she went back to her elementary school and got girls interested in the same thing. If there’s anyone who could create a strong, coherent through-line between those two ages I think it’s her.
She’s raising money on Indiegogo right now to expand from one classroom to many, and to raise awareness for what’s possible when you allow a playful passion for technology and experimenting and learning to grow.
If you can throw even $1 to this campaign it would mean a lot. If you can’t, no worries, but please consider reblogging to spread the word.
If you haven’t, today’s the best day to support: for every $20 DIY Girls raises today, Indiegogo is throwing in an extra $1 thanks to Giving Tuesday.
This is an earnest and beautiful project and I’d love to see it receive more awareness.
so both tom daley and maria bello have announced, in the past 24 hours, that they are in queer relationships and have been in straight relationships in the past, without actually labeling themselves as gay, but every headline is TOM DALEY COMES OUT AS GAY and MARIA BELLO IS A LESBIAN
the homo/hetero binary is alive and well kids
Tumblr contacted me today and said I violated the community guidelines by offering games for reblogs to promote the game.
I agree that such promotions are almost always lame. I even agree that mine was lame.
So they told me to delete it or change it to offering games to people who send me fan mail or something that totally won’t promote the game I am trying to promote or feed this nagging internal attention whore I carry around in my heart, or my account will be suspended and stuff.
So whatever you do, do not reblog this post containing a link to SUPERFIGHT, THE HILARIOUS NEW CARD GAME THAT WILL COST YOU ALL OF YOUR FRIENDSHIPS.
I will send five of the people who already reblogged that old horrible post a copy of the game and all the expansions, because I said I would.
Then I will send five more people the same thing after Sunday.
Just totally random people.
But not people who reblog this post.
So whatever you do, do not ever, ever, ever reblog this post.
Also: this might be the last post I’m allowed to post here.
If that is the case:
It has been my honor serving with you all.
This just needs to be immortalized. Perpetrator shall remain nameless so he can sit and think about what he did.
"I understand if we’re not friends now"??? How about "I understand that I am the champion of the world now, and we might not be friends now because you can’t handle my greatness."
Like many of the millions of people who have seen your toy commercial “GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg & the Beastie Boys,” we were very impressed by the creativity and the message behind your ad.
We strongly support empowering young girls, breaking down gender stereotypes and igniting a passion for technology and engineering.
As creative as it is, make no mistake, your video is an advertisement that is designed to sell a product, and long ago, we made a conscious decision not to permit our music and/or name to be used in product ads.
When we tried to simply ask how and why our song “Girls” had been used in your ad without our permission, YOU sued US. [+]
GoldieBlox looks like good product, but it sounds like a terrible company.
I loved the ad, but this is a fast-track to squandering all that goodwill.
Liz just sent me this A/V club article, so I’ll add the fitting ending to that:
As Vice points out, the toy company’s use of “Girls” thus “fits pretty perfectly into the definition of ‘parody,’ something that has been treated as a fair use, even for commercial purposes, since the Supreme Court decided Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music (involving 2 Live Crew’s ‘Pretty Woman’) in 1994.” Granted, it would have been cool for GoldieBlox to actually ask the band before launching a whole elaborate advertising campaign based around the song. But sometimes it’s just easier to do first and get permission later. Just ask the Beastie Boys.