AJ: Well, that’s cute somehow.
RD: shutup you know it’s true.
innocently looking at superman: man of steel image search to gauge the abstract attractiveness of this dude (verdict: too lesbian for this research, we need to call in consultants) and:
WHAT IS THIS
WHY DID THIS HAPPEN
WHY DID THEY THINK THIS WAS LESS EMBARRASSING THAN UNDERPANTS ON THE OUTSIDE
like you can’t even look at his face because there’s like a tennis ball down there demanding your attention
it’s just like “yep, chiseled americana, big s, snake-textured suit, WHOA HELLO THERE”
but don’t fear, we figured out why this happened to our eyes
pants that tight lead directly to a Goblin King-esque knowledge of Superman’s private parts, so the makeup team designed a solution
I imagine it went like this: “shit those pants are penis-outline pants, this is not good, america cannot know the exact dimensions of super-dick”
“i know! we will sculpt him a ken-prosthetic out of foam latex and place it over his crotch like a penis burial mound. nobody will know”
With theaters â particularly larger theaters â chock full of men’s stories, where did the women go?
An interesting piece on NPR about this writer noting that a majority of movies out right now are about men or ensembles of men with women in a supporting role.
I also thought this was of note:
They put up Bridesmaids, we went. They put up Pitch Perfect, we went. They put up The Devil Wears Prada, which was in two-thousand-meryl-streeping-oh-six, and we went (and by “we,” I do not just mean women; I mean we, the humans), and all of it has led right here, right to this place. Right to the land of zippedy-doo-dah. You can apparently make an endless collection of high-priced action flops and everybody says “win some, lose some” and nobody decides that They Are Poison, but it feels like every “surprise success” about women is an anomaly and every failure is an abject lesson about how we really ought to just leave it all to The Rock.
Part of the problem with the “they’re just doing what sells” argument is the assumption that comics/movie/gaming industries are all made of purely objective beings of energy rather than human beings who come with their own biases, and who can also tend to prefer the safe status quo that are affected by those biases. If a Catwoman or Elektra flops, it’s chalked up to people not wanting to watch movies with women in them, but if a Jonah Hex or Green Lantern do poorly, that’s not assumed to be the movies having male leads. As the piece says for men, a movie failing can be seen as the cost of doing business, rather than an indictment of the movie having a lead of a certain gender. If the “common knowledge” in Hollywood is that movies with women don’t sell, it can lead to confirmation bias, where ones that do are flukes (or not about having a female lead), and ones that don’t are proof that people don’t want to see women in lead roles (and not about the promotion of the movie, or the writing, or the acting, or etc).
Anyway, I wanted to share this because I thought some people might find it of interest. :)
My storyboard final! An autobiographical tale of the scariest thing I ever encountered while babysitting.
OH MY GOD I AM CRYINLAUGHINGAKJSNDKSJFNSDGKJSD
I LAUHGED SO MUCH I THINK I PULLED SOMTHINGLKfsGH
Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans.
Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!
Putting this here for future reference.
I want this poster sized for my classroom. Not every job is going to be, “Well, I just walked in wearing my street clothes and McDonald’s hired me…I dunno what the big deal is…”
i drew them in swimsuits last year and i will do it again
The funny thing is this is how reality actually works.
Actually, the US dollar is a legal tender thanks to government regulation, whether people value it or not.
Well…yeah. But government is a group of people, at heart, right?