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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 11, 2016, 04:00:48 pm »
Its all a grey area

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Half-page images
« on: March 27, 2016, 07:36:09 pm »
That is absolutely gorgeous!

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: March 23, 2016, 06:13:10 pm »



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The critical element of mansplaining (the reason the tongue-in-cheek name stuck is because every woman has experienced it and it's so hilariously dead-on, if you've ever been on the receiving end) is the assumption, from out of the blue, that the person being explained to has no pre-existing knowledge of the subject even when it can reasonably be assumed that they know quite a bit; sort of like my friend explaining my cameras to me. MY cameras. Which I own, and use.

My favorite recent example, brought to my attention by the illustrious Alty, was a guy in line to see Deadpool explaining Deadpool's history to Gail Simone as she was also in line to see the movie. Because she is a lady, and this guy assumes that a lady in line to see Deadpool must not know anything about the character because that makes perfect sense. :?

Alty had to explain who Gail Simone was, because I am not a comics person, and then I LOLed and LOLed.

So an important element that I would love to get at is not only where the urge to share your knowledge comes from, but also from whence arises the assumption that the person on the receiving end, usually a woman, has no knowledge themselves.

Oh my god. Deadpool in his current portrayal wouldn't even exist without Gail, before that he had an underlying tone of dark comedy, but she's the one who actually made him funny. What a tool.

Here's a quote from Gail that sheds a bit more light than heat on the subject. She doesn't think the guy is a tool, just an over excited fan who wanted to burble about his hero, who he was waiting to see in a Movie.
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ABOUT THE DEADPOOL THEATER INCIDENT

Okay, I’m re-posting this because it’s going to get buried in the actual massive thread of reblogs, which is up to 70k.
Here’s what happened. I mentioned that while I was in line to get tickets and popcorn at my local teeny town theater, the guy next to me started explaining who Deadpool was, because he just assumed I wouldn’t know.

 http://archive.is/y7WQU


I must admit I had to look Gail Simone up too. I don't really do comics but my partner insisted that we went to see Deadpool. If someone had buttonholed me then I wouldn't have known a thing, if they'd buttonholed my partner and gushed at her she would just have said "I know" and fan-squeed back at him about the movie. I guess that wasn't really an option open to Gail. I am also not totally convinced by her position, but you know she was actually there and she wrote the original tweet 'cos she thought the gutys behaviour was "cute" so I guess we should accept her opinion on this

I was struck by the sheer volume of hits I got from googling "gail simone & mansplaining" and the fact that they dated back over nearly a decade and since the Deadpool one isn't as clear cut as it originally seemed to be I thought this one was an interesting example:-
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Matt Damon Interrupts Successful Black Woman Filmmaker to Explain Diversity to Her/quote]

And the black filmaker on the receiving end of this?
 "Effie Brown, an experienced Hollywood producer and a black woman. She has produced seventeen feature films, including Dear White People" - you couldn't make it up.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: March 21, 2016, 11:01:11 am »
Beware the I D S of March
MMIX
disabled, poor

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tells you that it isn't 'boringest' it is 'most boring'














repeatedly

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St Urho, the Patron Saint of the Finnish vineyard workers.

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#MakeDiscordianismGreatAgain  :fnord:

Yeah, that's what contemporary Discordianism needs - its very own Donald Trump  :)

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That is painfully sad. I am so sorry Nigel.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: February 24, 2016, 11:28:54 am »
ALSO "Brexit"?  BREXIT???
That is as grotesquely ridiculous as calling the Second World War Gerspansion!

ALSO I think it is significant that so many Europhobes are calling for us to return to our traditional trading relations, going back to our natural partners our Imperial colonies oops, the Commonwealth. My reading -  the movers and shakers who are the political force behind this shortsighted  strategy are interested in realigning thgeir business interests with developing nations where there is a quick buck to be made and the foot soldiers ie the millions of terrified punter who will go vote us out of Europe  are scared of being swamped by foreigners. Eorope, by definition, is full of foreigners. I would not be at all surprised to see a return of signs on rental accomodation like we used to have "No dogs, no blacks, no Irish".

ALSO I'm not hearing anyone on either side of the debate making a big deal out of the point that I see as being one of the most important issues. Quoting John Bruton again because I believe it bears repeating
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In June, the people of the United Kingdom may vote to leave the European Union (EU). At the moment, a narrow majority favors remaining in the EU, but a large group is undecided. That group could swing toward a “leave” position for a variety of reasons, including what might be temporary EU problems with refugees. However temporary the reasons might be, a decision to leave would be politically irreversible..

Fuck it, I'm so old that I voted to stay in the European Economic Community back in the 70's. That means that I remember how difficult it was to actually get to join the European club back in the day. People are wittering on about a "once in a lifetime chance to make this decision". FFS I'm not even retired yet and by the end of June I'll have voted twice on this issue. But if the little Englanders and racists get their way that wil be the end of the line for Britain in European. We have been part of the European enterprise for nearly half a century but almost the whole time we have whinged and bitched about how we are the special snowflake of Europe, we need special terms and only want to be part of the bits that we like. And after all this time we still talk about Europe as though it was an us and them situation. If we just got the fuck over ourselves and accepted that we are Europeans and have been for longer than most of this board has been alive then maybe we would stop behaving like a spoiled brat who is throwing a tantrum because somebody stole our Empire! If we fuck it up this time there is no way back


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: February 24, 2016, 10:47:10 am »

I think this is quite an interesting [and mercifully short and simple] Irish overview of so-called Brexit.

http://www.fairobserver.com/region/europe/brexit-is-more-complicated-than-you-think-23024/?gclid=Cj0KEQiAuqC2BRDVxMSnpa-mhZoBEiQAFta8wS2smesoStqp4MTvkU97a851igrOLQVMahszM-3M3gMaAk6_8P8HAQ
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What would happen if the UK left the European Union?
Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains the different options.


In June, the people of the United Kingdom may vote to leave the European Union (EU). At the moment, a narrow majority favors remaining in the EU, but a large group is undecided. That group could swing toward a “leave” position for a variety of reasons, including what might be temporary EU problems with refugees. However temporary the reasons might be, a decision to leave would be politically irreversible.


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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Politically Correct
« on: February 15, 2016, 09:34:52 am »
Political correctness is shallow. It treats how you talk to people as being as important as how you treat them.[snip]

This couldn't be further from the truth. It isn't about how you talk "TO" people it is about how you talk "ABOUT" people; and consequently how you "THINK" about them.

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Well, for years meunster has been my Mr. Hyde. But Well, can't be an asshole online when I have go go be a productive person at basic and for the next 3-8 years.

So I'll try to spread the word of eris when I can, and see you all later. Don't die without me.

Hey, spag. Don't die without us.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: David Bowie died
« on: January 11, 2016, 12:07:41 pm »
I honestly thought he would live forever.
Bowie will live forever; its just that he's dead now, too. The great chameleon of rock changes again. :(

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Lemmy is dead.
« on: December 29, 2015, 11:36:53 am »
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You know I'm born to lose and gambling's for fools
But that's the way I like it, baby
I don't wanna live for ever
And don't forget the joker

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades Lyrics - source MetroLyrics

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