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TIL: Bob Ross did The Joy Of Painting for free, using it as promo for his supplies, merch and tours. So today's business model back in 1983
Indie as fuck. - Johnny
So, he did it for........ the joy of painting. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
... that and the $15 million dollar Bob Ross Inc :) - Johnny
Also, because he painted so fast and his wet-on-wet method was so simple, he could knock out an entire 13 episode season in 2 days. - Johnny
Imagine him raising broadcast funds Kickstarter style..... Commenter: "WHERE. ARE. MY. HAPPY LITTLE TREES, YOU SOB!!#!" - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I just had a thought. He was a paint blogger (vlogger) before blogs existed. Seriously. A simple setup (black wall, canvas) with almost no production values. - Johnny
nobody remembers William Alexander? he pre-dated Bob Ross. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Big Joe Silence
No. His Fro Fu was shit ;) - Johnny
Bob was Bill's STUDENT. - Big Joe Silence
Know William Alexander well but still prefer Bob Ross. It's the personality. And the hair. - Hookuh Tinypants
perhaps it's the Kraut in me. - Big Joe Silence
Ah. Bill Alexander. That's why all the stuff about Bob Ross as the painting guy on TV always felt wrong, the memory was wrong. I've been remembering Bill Alexander, and Bob Ross didn't fit the memory I had of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch... - bentley
I vaguely remember Bill Alexander...but yeah what Hookuh said. Bob is just...f'ing awesome. - Sir Shuping is just sir
^5 Betsy! - Big Joe Silence from Android
Micah
Define operate. Define heavy equipment. Define don't.
*Unzips pants* - Johnny from iPhone
Which reminds me to ask: Zippers zip the other way down under, right? Because hemisphere. LOL Right!! - Micah
*spans trousers* - Big Joe Silence
Julian
Monorail...
monorail.... - Heather
Monorail! - John (bird whisperer)
What's it called?! - Jennifer Dittrich
.... MONO!!!........ D'oh - Johnny
Is it true the tracks will bend? - Jed
Johnny
I'm going to at least give my friend points for unique ad copy.
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Points also for trying to sell a $2,000 blender via pyramid selling. - Johnny
Melly - #TeamMarina
A doctor removed my appendix the other day. Apparently I shouldn't have been reading in his office.
............ *sigh* - Johnny from iPhone
Victor Ganata
The thing that I find hilarious in a really dark, macabre way is that we are now more officially allied with Bashar al-Assad.
The enemy of my enemy... - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
... is still my enemy. Defuse the bomb that will go off first. - Johnny from iPhone
Allied with Bashar Assad and with Iran as well!!!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
We're team Shia now. #goAli - Morgan Fugel
Johnny
My Apple Fanboy Is Slipping: I'm excited by the Watch. I'm excited about a new dishwasher, hot water system and new tiles more.
You seem to have caught a bad case of Adultood. - lris
Or a bad case of consumerism? - Mo Kargas
Ok. Don't know how fixing broken things in my house to ensure the health and well being of my family is consumerism but I'm sure it can be put that way... - Johnny from iPhone
Chill, I just like giving you shit :) - Mo Kargas
I know :) - Johnny
Glen Campbell
About the Apple Watch: is it ok for me to say that I'd tap that?
Only if you also suggestively waggle your eyebrows. - Jennifer Dittrich
Force-tap. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Twirl my crown around gently between your fingers. - Johnny
Rub your fingers across my face. - Stephen Mack
Nathalie
I'm blaming Johnny for causing me to pop my head back in this door.
Did he triple dog dare ya? - Spidra Webster
didn't even need to. all he did was post on twitter that he checked his FF registration email (who keeps that much email!? Johnny, apparently) - Nathalie
Door is always open! - Johnny from iPhone
I think of this place quite a bit. Nice to see so many familiar faces. - Nathalie
Ladies and gentlemen: one of two people that got me into FriendFeed back in the summer of 2009! The lovely and talented Nathalie :) - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
Hey, Nat! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Johnny
RT @buzzfeed: A lesbian couple have married after 72 years together and it will melt your heart http://bzfd.it/1tF5KQw http://t.co/BhJqDPR7jO
RT @buzzfeed: A lesbian couple have married after 72 years together and it will melt your heart http://bzfd.it/1tF5KQw http://t.co/BhJqDPR7jO
Love. - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny
I know this sounds fucked up when you think about it... but... did they REALLY have to find the true identity of Jack The Ripper?
inquiring minds, dude. - Big Joe Silence
No, but there's been some interesting incidental research that has gone along with it. There are a lot of other old cold cases that could possibly use the attention, but I find it interesting that a murderer of usually ignored victims can still raise such interest from people. - Jennifer Dittrich
I guess I came at this from a narrative mindset, but yeah, that's really cool - Johnny from iPhone
I get where you're coming from though - heck, half of what makes it interesting /is/ the mystery of it all. That it is so difficult to know, with any certainty. Some old mysteries have a satisfaction in solving them (like the question of whether Napoleon was poisoned) where others lose a little in the solving. - Jennifer Dittrich
Johnny
RT @burnie: Some time very soon, smartphones will tout their waterproof feature that allow us to use them in the shower. And this will seem sane to us.
Pretty sure I've already seen that in commercials here, but it still seems weird. - Jennifer Dittrich
I've seen one that shows it being used around a pool - Johnny from iPhone
This one was people dropping the phone into a bunch of things - sink, puddle, pool, bath - or getting stuff like food dumped on it. - Jennifer Dittrich
*swipes to vibrate mode* - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Mary Carmen
Lunch time poll topic: do you pronounce the words Mary, merry and marry differently?
oui - jambina
Mary and merry are the same. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Yes, all different. - Mark H
Si - Mair-y, meh-ry and mah-ry - Marina's Godmother :-)
Close enough to the same to not be noticeable. - Jennifer Dittrich
What Jen said. - Spidra Webster
Two out of three (Mary and marry are indistinguishable). - Walt Crawford
All the same for me. - Stephen Mack
Ditto to Jennifer. - Hedgehog
All the same. - Ken Morley
Pretty much all the same. - Christa
exactly the damn same. like pin and pen - ellbeecee from Android
All the same. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Differently - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Mary is Meh-re, Merry is Mer-re and Marry is Ma-ree - Johnny from iPhone
Mm, Mary and marry about the same. Merry is different. Marie is different as well. - rönin
you are a Long Islander you know how WE pronounce it...the right way ;) - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
I didn't realize there were different ways to pronounce any of them. - Michael W. May from FFHound(roid)!
They'll all sound the same coming out of my mouth. - Jenny H. from Android
All differently. - April Russo
In my head I do .. Not so sure about my mouth. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Brian Johns
Joan Rivers is dead. Who will be the person 70% as famous as her to die to fulfill the "celebrities always dies in groups of 1.7" prophecy?
Have you not entertained the idea that Joan Rivers might be the 70%? - Johnny from iPhone
<mind blown> - Brian Johns
Jandy
RT @fmanjoo: I’ve never heard anyone respond to financial hacking by saying, Just don’t use online banking. That’s what you get for using credit cards.
... Actually, I'd be surprised if there weren't some diehard Bitcoin adherents saying exactly this. (Uh, Mt Gox debacle notwithstanding...) - Andrew C (✔)
And to be fair, some bitcoin skeptics like me did respond to the Mt Gox debacle with "that's what you get for using Bitcoin"... - Andrew C (✔)
I'm thinking that the point, though, is that it's probably not going to be enough to just use harder-to-guess passwords or making sure not to sync sensitive data. Like, there's really only so much you can do to prevent being victimized. If all these cloud companies really want to make the cloud viable, they're going to have to come up with a solution above and beyond telling people they... more... - Victor Ganata
And conversely, this is why people will continue to be scared of Bitcoin, because the people running these exchanges don't really seem all that committed to making sure people don't lose all their money. Users having to constantly do due diligence and exercising extreme vigilance is not something that builds confidence. - Victor Ganata
... and yet there are constant updates from my bank about securing your personal information, the complexity of passwords used with online banking and tips where to use your credit card online (trusted sites, eCommerce checks etc). - Johnny
Sure, but when the banks get hacked, the onus is squarely on them to make sure nobody loses their money. They have to do the heavy lifting, otherwise people will run away fast. - Victor Ganata
Jandy
I fundamentally don’t understand an argument that says games are more fun with content like that in them.
I stopped my nephew from getting this game specifically because of this section. Honestly, I think the people who actively want this specific type of backdrop are small (but vicious and vocal) and the larger majority are silent or passive on it. I personally didn't like it but enjoyed other aspects of the game. While I'm not proud of it, I hurriedly got that bit out of the way so I... more... - Johnny
I don't think it could, or should, make a game more fun or less fun. An argument should be null. But I can understand (not having played it) for the developers to add it as artistic license. What says that a game can contain harsh truths of reality, maybe they want to get leave a presence. It's occurrent in film and books, and games are rapidly evolving into interactive media platforms,... more... - NOT THE CRICKET
I think the arguments in favour of "it being more fun" have more to do with an unwillingness to be censored/controlled/treated like a naughty kid who'll lose their Gameboy if they don't clean their room rather than the particulars of the content. When I read those comments, I tend to read them in Cartman's "I do what I want!" voice. - Johnny from iPhone
A lot of the arguments for content like this take the "artistic freedom" bent, and I also agree with the importance of artistic freedom. However, I'd lay 10 to 1 that in most cases, content like this isn't in there because the game writer had a deep and abiding need to write that particular content, but because it's an easy way to provoke sympathy, and an easy way to get that "gritty"... more... - Jandy
Eric - It's My Thing
WTF? you couldn't make this shit up. - Big Joe Silence
C'mon guys. That's the highest quality guest they could get. He's the top of the shelf in what's left! - Johnny from iPhone
Mutherfuker looks like an imam, I guess. - Steele Lawman
That sentence is a hallucination. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
It was probably pretty hard for Fox to land that "exclusive." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Johnny
So all the warnings I gave a work colleague about allowing her 12 year old daughter to have an Instagram/Snapchat/Kik account have now come back as her complaining about Instagram/Snapchat/Kik.
Not sure whether to "like" this or not; depends on what kinds of warnings you gave her, and what the ramifications have been. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Basically all the warnings I gave about ducky-face, sexully suggestive poses, random follwers, no record of Snapchats, peer pressure, boys etc. I tried to lay out how this will go and she still let her daughter do it... and now complains about those exact things like "HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??!?" - Johnny
Ugh. I watched my niece go down the path of mom and dad not monitoring her FB. It's all very not good. - Heather
No bueno. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Johnny
RT @withtimferguson: Kapow! Great article on restricting the freedoms of straight people. http://www.theguardian.com/comment... #Gasp #samesexmarriage #georgebrandis #SEX
RT @withtimferguson: Kapow! Great article on restricting the freedoms of straight people. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/27/fight-gay-marriage-sex-lives-new-court-cases-equality #Gasp #samesexmarriage #georgebrandis #SEX
I do not understand the logic of the anti-gay-marriage people. - Joe
It's about control and a fear of a loss exclusivity. Sad thing is a number of people don;t know they're being manipulated into suppressing other people. EG "You have to defend the sanctity of marriage" is really "You have to resist strongly any change which threatens the power base we have created in society". - Johnny
In speaking to my grandmother, I learnt that the concept of divorce was abhorrent 50 years ago and being condemned or shunned by the church was a BIG deal. Last month, a divorced Catholic friend of mine married an atheist and it wasn't even a small deal. When you view a number of objections as the acts of desperate people frantically trying to hold up the remaining pillars of their... more... - Johnny
Johnny
I'm stepping lightly here because it can be misconstrued but if you accept that leaking and viewing nude pictures of celebs is an abuse against them (which I do), wouldn't that extend to a picture of a celeb walking down the street to buy a cup of coffee. Yes, it may be in public but that celeb isn't doing what they do (acting in a movie etc) ...
... and is doing something that any non-celeb does. I dare say they believe it to be an invasion of privacy (personal space if you watch come pap video). I would put forward that the same fascination that some sections have with the leaked photos is only a hair-width away from the glossies that employ pap photography at their core that is consumed endlessly by a much larger section of society in print and TV. The only difference between seeing inside the bedroom of a hollywood actress and inside the store of a boutique or restaurant is the level of clothing. I'm saying all this because the morals and ethics of pap photography is a subject I'm intrested in and have disliked for many many years. - Johnny
I think there's a few things at play - the pictures weren't taken by the person selling them or legally in the possession of that person, so it doesn't quite fit what the paparazzi do (other than the consumption, of course.) What does fit, of course, is whether they're taken where they are supposed to have an expectation of privacy (a location with no visual access, such as private property with no open windows or a bathroom.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I think we're often too permissive on the second account (I think someone with a high fence should be considered 'reasonable') but apparently not enough other people agree with me to override the moneymaking aspect. - Jennifer Dittrich
I think this is stooping to another level. There is no expectation of privacy when you go to Starbucks to get a coffee. If the celebrity walked into a Starbucks naked, then they might be on the same level. However, hacking into someone's account(s) and stealing items AND posting them for public consumption is an entirely different level of sick. - Kristin
My image is mine. If a person takes my photo and sells that without my written consent, how is that not some sort of theft? Yes, "in public" is a thing (which I know well and have used to get myself out issues in the past) but the cover of journalism is weak. I'm struggling to see the difference between "Oooh, she takes nude selfies just like everyone else" and "Oooh, she's eating dinner here with that person". The intent is viewing something we normally don't have permission to see, clothed or not. - Johnny
Kristin, my point is should we be entitled to presume at least some privacy when walking down the road to Starbucks. "Because she is a celeb" is a knife that cuts both ways. - Johnny
I was just thinking about the expectation of privacy aspect. When a celebrity is out in public, I think the expectation of privacy is different. In fact, I think the expectation of privacy for any individual is different when one is out in the public sphere. That is, if I am walking down the street or shopping somewhere, do I have a right to expect that no one will photograph me doing... more... - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
Also, one of the most expensive photos ever sold by a pap was a topless photo of Kate Middleton taken with a telephoto lens at a private island. It was one of the highest selling issues of the mag. - Johnny
For me, this particular case isn't a good comparison because the person selling the picture literally has no right to them. On the second front, I have no problem with fully in public places - places where the public can go freely, but anyplace else? No. If I can't sell pictures I take at an NFL stadium (which is very open) I don't see why someone can sell photos they took of a private... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
Very specifically, the paps are taking a person's photo because their image is marketable/valuable. Does my right to sell my image become void when I walk out my front door just because I'm well known? There is privacy and there is commerce. The paps use the "newsworthiness" excuse as a cover but they are essentially making a profit using photographs without the express constent of the subject. - Johnny
Here, the answer to that is yes, you don't own the right to record you in public. Period. You can't have your likeness used outside of that context (to intimate sponsorship, or as part of another product) but the video/photo itself is not yours. You are scenery. - Jennifer Dittrich
Johnny, the USA has so many cameras in public places no one IN a public place has reason to believe there is privacy. Stores have cams, traffic lights have cams, parking lots xmd garages have cams. We have achieved a Big Brother state. That being said, my accounts have premise of privacy and anyone hacking them is breaking the law. - Janet from FFHound!
Except when you are the subject of the photo. If you are incidental then that's a grey area but if I take a photo in a public area and it's a photo of you and I have not gotten a model release or express written consent to sell that picture specifically as a picture of you, I put myself in a very actionable position. http://lifehacker.com/5912250... - Johnny
^ Yes, you're covered if it's "news" but that's my issue. It's news because we like to peek behind the curtain. - Johnny
^ No, not many celebs take that route because "You're a celeb" is often tossed back at them. Which is also my point. - Johnny
Well, yes. That's the thing - even dubious news is still considered so. For me, the 'on the street' is annoying but far less objectionable than the 'shower through the half-open window.' Far too many people consider "Star X Goes to Starbucks in Yoga Pants" to be worthy enough news. - Jennifer Dittrich
Right. Look, I checked 4Chan earlier just to see what it was (I didn't go to the section the nudes have been reported to be in) and I saw a marvellous quote (which, given reports of 4Chan is saying something) which went something like "You can see the most f**ked up porn things on the internet with way hotter girls. You only like this because they're famous". I saw a glossy mag on the table when I went to go get lunch. I failed to see the difference from a "consumer" standpoint. - Johnny
I guess so? The demand is what drives the product, but for me the 'how it was obtained' is far more important than the 'what,' because let's face it - my tastes are not what's driving these. Right now, I think the 'how' is close to fair depending on where you live, but allows too much leeway in certain private situations. In this particular case, the 'how' wasn't fair at all - it's just theft (or more accurately, unauthorized access and duplication.) - Jennifer Dittrich
It's true that "how" is more important now that "what", but at the core, our celebrity/scandal/pap obsessed culture (what) is a driving motivation for the how. UK's phone hacking scandal is the same thing. No naked photos there but just as much a violation of privacy. I wonder how many people consumed the results of that how without batting an eyelid. The newspapers were assholes but they were serving a demand. - Johnny
Oh, yeah - there we can certainly agree. I think between us we care more than a lot of people about the how and what. - Jennifer Dittrich
It was funny watching E channel last night (it's the channel between the Lifestyle Food and Comedy Channel so I see it when flicking) and they transitioned out of a story about the leaks right into "Are these secret photos from Brad and Angie's wedding?". The bald faced hypocrisy sometimes makes me want to rage quit. - Johnny
Yeah. As someone else mentioned where I don't remember, I don't feel like that's news any more than the yoga pants style item, but I feel very outvoted. - Jennifer Dittrich
Eric - It's My Thing
BASED FOB: I HATE YOU BILL O'REILLY! - by Eddie Haung - http://thepopchef.blogspot.com/2014...
BASED FOB: I HATE YOU BILL O'REILLY! - by Eddie Haung
"Bill O'Reilly, to be as privileged as you are and use your platform during this critical time in American history to kick black people when they're down is disgusting. And I know that if you were able to do to black people what you did to Native Americans, what you're doing to Mexicans, I know that Asians would be next. You're just going down the aisle, checking items off your grocery list, denting all the cans in the ethnic food aisle. I SEE YOU DOGGY. So FUCK YOU and FUCK FOX NEWS." - Eric - It's My Thing from Bookmarklet
Tangent: I definitely agree with the idea that Asian Americans end up appropriating Black culture because that's the only widespread form of American culture that isn't straight up White Supremacy and Asian Americans aren't exposed enough to Native culture to be able to appropriate it. - Victor Ganata
He's basically a parody of himself now. - Johnny from iPhone
Although I guess it's dependent on demographics because here in SoCal appropriating Chicano culture is also feasible. - Victor Ganata
Victor, come to think of it, there was an issue of Lucky Peach where the author of one piece, a Mexican-American, and his Chinese-American friend went to Mexico to eat Chinese food, and also his friend was "more Chicano than [the author]." - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Filipinos trying to pass as Chicano is obvious but yeah I definitely knew of Chinese guys speaking Spanglish and calling guys "vato", "holmes", and "ese". - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Melly - #TeamMarina
I DON'T WANNA! #fb
But girls just wanna! - Steve C Team Marina
... sex you up? - Johnny from iPhone
... hold my haaaaa-aaa-aaaand? - Johnny from iPhone
... zooma- zoom-zoom-zoom in a poom-poom? *shakes rump* - Johnny from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
RT @lin_manuel: Who permitted this nonsense http://t.co/HwucmDuQ4P
RT @lin_manuel: Who permitted this nonsense http://t.co/HwucmDuQ4P
money - Big Joe Silence
I mean, Hollywood and Vine has always been known for its prostitutes. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Even if you are "chosen" to have a star by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, you have to pay for it. It runs about $30,000. Most studios foot the bill as promo for upcoming movies and that's how Trump got his... As promo for season 6 of The Apprentice (held in California). - Johnny
If you read the saga about Adam West's recent star, you see the seedy underbelly of the whole thing. - Johnny
$30k is chump change in this town. It's practically pocket lint for big players in the industry. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I had 100% forgotten about The Apprentice. - Andrew C (✔)
Victor Ganata
"Why is there an age restriction for driving a car but not for shooting an Uzi at a firing range?"
'murrica. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
It was 8 (she was 9). - Johnny from iPhone
Can you imagine the carnage if we let 8 year olds drive? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Oh god, bedlam. - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny
What I'm really enjoying about Splinter Cell: Blacklist is the consequences of violence. Being loud and fatal is a disadvantage to sneaky, non-lethal and even undetected. You get a higher score the more non-violent you get. The highest points come from levying "enemies" untouched.
The 3 largest Xbox achievements are for completing the game without killing anyone, without even being detected and completing it on Perfectionist difficulty where a loud and violent strategy makes the game almost impossible. - Johnny
Heather
So Australia is even crazier than I thought it was? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?! - http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x...
So Australia is even crazier than I thought it was? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!
Yep. Pretty much true. - Johnny from iPhone
It just occurred to me that Hitchcock's "The Birds" must seem like the lamest thing to the average Australian. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I have a magpie phobia after getting swooped quite viciously as a kid. I refuse to walk anywhere in magpie season (and usually a month or two either side) unless I'm carrying an umbrella. - Melly - #TeamMarina
There are birds here with that swooping behavior during nesting season, I forget what kind of bird but there was a big problem with them by San Francisco city hall, used to be reports on the news about it every year. People with bloody foreheads n shit. Haven't heard anything in a while, maybe they moved them away from downtown. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
& this thread cracked me the hell up. What the actual fuck Australia. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
LOL, crazy! Our magpies are so docile. - Jenny H. from Android
@starmama: red-winged blackbirds during nesting season. One nested on a streetlight right outside the staff door at MfPOW. It got me once or twice. Here's news video from Chicago. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013... - bentley
That was them! People claimed there was one bird in particular who was attacking people the most, started calling it Swoopy :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Plovers are little bastards too. - Melly - #TeamMarina
My heart keeps catching in my throat watching that magpie video. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Can I please go back to just shrimps on barbies image of Australia? I guess not. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Johnny
When I am king, those who can not queue logically and with consideration will be first against the wall.
Will they have to queue to wait their turn at the wall? - bentley
Yes. The final punishment ;) - Johnny from iPhone
Victor Ganata
The deranged manner in which gamers attack women make me want to rethink my position about the whole "video games cause violence" hypothesis.
Eh, sadly that environment doesn't feel a lot more hostile to me than many other areas (YouTube, anyone?) I think there's just a lot of shitty people out there, and areas where they're aggressively public just show it off better. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sure, it's more just a symptom than the actual problem. But sometimes it just seems like there's an entire army of Eliot Rodgers out there. - Victor Ganata
As a gamer myself I'd say that "video games cause violence" is false but "violent people are often drawn to video games" is very very true. - Johnny
(That makes me sound like I'm violent but I meant it as I have observed this occuring) - Johnny
Johnny, that's often how I've felt about it - and it seems to draw a huge amount from the culture the person's steeped in. It isn't like you have a huge rash of mega violent gamers in Japan, China and Korea, and gaming is huge in all of those places. As gaming becomes far more the normal thing that most people grow up doing, the likelihood that a violent person is a gamer goes waaaaay up, unrelated to gaming itself. - Jennifer Dittrich
Case In Point: RoosterTeeth is a channel I love to watch and it's all about gaming. If you read the YouTube comments for their videos you'd think all the fans were misogynistic assholes. On their forums, completely different. Most people only see the YouTube comments because they are most present. - Johnny
Well, yeah, I definitely don't think the actual mechanism of gaming causes people to become violent, but perhaps the culture that it fosters needs a second look. - Victor Ganata
I think such a huge portion of keeping the discourse civil in anywhere is active human-driven moderation with clear community guidelines. This stuff festers and grows because it is allowed to, or the measures taken are half-hearted and don't cover the majority of offenders. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jason Toney
RT @andysternberg: US states with the lowest rates of accidental shootings have the most rigorous firearm laws http://qz.com/256510/ http://t.co/cbOm74JAu0
RT @andysternberg: US states with the lowest rates of accidental shootings have the most rigorous firearm laws http://qz.com/256510/ http://t.co/cbOm74JAu0
And then compare the US to countries with rigorous firearm laws and it's even more depressing. - Steve C Team Marina
In parts of NY, you cant even buy ammo without a special permit. Surprised the hell out of me when I went back there after KY, where bullets are practically in Happy Meals. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Laws are a part of it but culture is the keystone. We may have lower gun crime here but we also don't have a religious relationship with guns and their ownership. I honestly wonder if it's the fact we never violently threw out British colonial rule has something to do with that. - Johnny from iPhone
Melly - #TeamMarina
My child would be difficult. He's been invited to a super hero birthday party. He wants to go as Clay Face.
Technically he's a villain, yeah? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yes, but I guess someone has to play the part! If he wants to go as someone rubbery, he could go as Reed Richards (of the Fantastic Four) or PlasticMan. - Spidra Webster
Well... Basil Karlo (the first Clay Face) isn't a "good" person. After getting back into comics and combining it with my knowledge of the world, I have come to realise that the simple Hero vs Villian 2D view misses the subtlety of the stories. Without going too deep, each villain in Batman is a reflection of Batman. Joker is the mirror of Batman without order, Two Face represents the... more... - Johnny
Anyway, playing the villain is cooler than the hero. Superman is a boring boy scout, Lex has the fun. Batman is tortured, Joker does the torturing etc. Kudos to him for picking the less travelled path! - Johnny
Without the villains, there wouldn't be the need for any superheroes ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
But how the heck do I dress him as Clay Face??!!! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Tell him the budget doesn't stretch that far. :-) - bentley
Brown track suit that's 1 or 2 sizes to big (stuffed with something like a pillow or cloth). - Johnny from iPhone
Make a mask out of Silly Putty. - Spidra Webster
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