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On Gays Assassinate CEO

@17crash Wow, they had bumper stickers peeled off their cars, and honey dripped on their homes? That sounds pretty horrible all right.

I'm sure that intolerant straight people have never subjected any gay people to any abuse as horrible as THAT.

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 9:55 pm 4

On Why Won't Anybody Say That "Noah" Is Terrible?

The costumes look like the kind of stuff Allison Janney and her "sons" wore in the last season of "Lost." This makes me hate it without even having seen it. Anything that looks anything like that hateful part of that hateful season of "Lost" must be truly hateful indeed.

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 5:32 pm 1

On Writing In Public

@either_ada "A lot of the people involved in these conversations have carved out a small space on Twitter where they, like most of us, expect to be involved in a community of a few hundred or a few thousand at most"

This particular "community" had an audience far more than a few hundred or thousand. The original question was posed @steenfox, who has over 17,000 twitter followers. So all the responses were linked in a thread to a very popular twitter account, with a huge audience. In general, also, Twitter is a very bad place to have small, private, "safe space" conversations -- and the more people who learn that, the better.

"They didn't expect their tweets to be amplified in the way that a comment-mining juggernaut like Buzz Feed will do. Because many of their images and handles were shoddily disguised, some of their stories were outed to many of their friends, families, and acquaintances. That can cause a lot of real trouble for survivors and their families."

The Buzzfeed writer asked the permission of each tweeter before publishing their tweets. She also blurred their identities if they asked to, and left their identities un-blurred only if they explicitly said that was OK. As Maria poitns out above, the Buzzfeed writer didn't have to do this, but did so anyway as a courtesy.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm 4

On "Showgirls" Is A Good Movie

"Showgirls has a story, character development, a basic narrative structure, high production values"

Is that supposed to be a list of things that make this movie good?

I thought those were just things that make a Hollywood movie a Hollowood movie. Good or bad, they usually have all those things. (This one was bad.)

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm 3

On The Know: How Do You Show People You're In It?

Wait, isn't this what "subtweets" are? Or are subtweets a form, or subset, of what he's talking about?

I can't keep up ...

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm 0

On An Oral History Of Gawker, By Reddit

@LolCait It all went downhill after Adrien Chen posed for a picture on the roof in a sexy bathing suit.

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 9:09 pm 1

On An Oral History Of Gawker, By Reddit

What does Thought Catalog have to say about Gawker?

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 8:50 pm 0

On Talking Heads Albums, In Order

@Krugmanic Depressive I smell the pine trees and the peaches in the woods!

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm 0

On Talking Heads Albums, In Order

Close! Little Creatures is too high, and Buildings and Food is too low. Swap those two and it's perfect.

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm 0

On Notes On The Celebrity Backdoor Porn Industry

@MisterHippity In short: Why are male porn stars less threatening to mainstream society than female porn stars? Is it because they are males mimicking the roles of historically negative female stereotypes (as sex objects and sellers of sex), causing them to be viewed as slightly ridiculous, and hence more "likeable" and less threatening?

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 9:12 pm 0