It’s been a loooong time since I posted some good reading.
- 5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person | Cracked.com
- "I watched every avenue of social media suddenly blow up with messages of abject hatred from thousands of strangers. For the first five days, I couldn't sleep. Every time I would start to doze off, I'd be shocked awake from half-asleep nightmares about everyone I love buying into the mob's bullshit and abandoning me. The ceaseless barrage of random people sending you disgusting shit is initially impossible to drown out — it was constant, loud, and it became my life."
- They Are Not Trolls. They Are Men. | Make Me a Sammich
- "By calling these people “trolls,” we are basically letting them off the hook. It’s a lot like the “boys will be boys” mentality that helps to keep rape culture thriving, but it’s also different, because boys are expected to be human. By calling these people “trolls,” we relegate them to non-human status, and we make it clear that we don’t expect them to live up to the same behavioral standards as human beings." Continue reading Good reads
Actually, like 3 videos. But they’re good ones! Plus a few miscellaneous links.
First, a video:
My question: Why can’t he pull out a chair? Turns out, home skillet has a bad back.
To offset that, a bit of cuteness: Maximumble – comic #594 – Ship. Mew.
Continue reading Tons of Videos!
I got to see my first NBA game tonight! The Charlotte Bobcats played the Golden State Warriors, and I was sitting with friends and coworkers, happily munching popcorn and chips and learning the rules.
One of the cool aspects of seeing hockey and basketball games in person is how much easier it is for me to retain rules knowledge. I, for the life of me, cannot keep very good track of football games’ downs and when field goal kicks are going to happen. But both hockey and basketball make a lot more sense to me now that I’ve seen them in person.
The Bobcats didn’t win, and kept a (apparently sad) 15-point spread between them and the Warriors until the very end. (It’s hard to have an immediate sense of scale in basketball!)
The basketball game had a much more swank feel to it. We were in the same suite as for the hockey games, but it wasn’t just me and Nathan, and there was food! And bright lights! Plus, Nathan knew of a couple of players on each team due to them being local graduates.
Continue reading Bobcats First-Timer
Random event on a Friday night: a wrestling event at a walking-distance theater. (Same place I saw Beats Antique, oddly enough.)
After crawling some galleries and listening to the chilling words of a sculptor who believes himself very close to the end of his work (via death), we toddled over to the theater, got our tickets, and awaited the show.
Continue reading PWX Wrasslin’