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Good reads

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

Tons of Videos!

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!

Bobcats First-Timer

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.

Ooh, ooh! Michael Jordan was there! We could see his shiny head and him wearing his brand of clothes. (Eat your own dog food, right?)

Gotta say, though, I like the hockey games better. (Go Checkers!) Even though I only know one player’s name at this point (Peters, who was the goalie at the last game), I enjoy the pacing and freer play of the hockey game. The basketball game was all tied to the 25-second shot clock and stopped and started often for the various fouls.

Also, some of those guys totally needed to be throwing ‘bows. Measly little bumps as fouls. Psh.

The jerkiness of the basketball game meant that I missed some cool shots and grievous fouls by virtue of looking over at Nathan for conversation.

So yeah, I’ll definitely go back to a Bobcats game, but it’ll be the Checkers I’ll try to see every couple of weeks.