To the few people who read Gordon’s Fame Day post for today, and for those who may be looking for it,
After speaking with him the two of us decided that the post he wrote was not up to the standards we try to hold the site to as a whole. To absolutely give credit where it’s due he’s had an ungodly amount to do at work, which cut into the time he had to write for the blog.
My post will still be going up tomorrow, and you can expect us to more or less get back to our normal schedule.
That’s all for now,
PS: Here’s a gif of my favourite current Survivor contestant to end things. Woo’s got them ninja skills.
GORDON: Up there! In the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…! It’s…!
It’s a cheesy rehash of the same joke we closed out on last time!
EVAN: How dare you, sir.
GORDON: Citizens, today our topic of discussion is Superman, and to a lesser extent, superheroes in general- though you could hardly go wrong to kick off a discussion on the subject by starting with the Big Blue Boy Scout.
Who, for the record, I despise. Continue reading
Posted in comics, crime, Culture War Correspondence, government, morality
Tagged Batman, comic books, crime, Culture War Correspondence, DC, duty, Green Lantern, Last Son of Krypton, Marvel, might is right, morality, obligation, power, Reed Richards, Reed Richards Is Useless, responsibility, rights, Superman, with great power comes great responsibility
Take some time, maybe ten seconds or so, to come up with as many older actresses as you can. I’m even going to give you a head start with the picture on the right. Okay, are you done? In spite of the fact that I’ve had this intro in my head for the past few days I could still really only come up with two: Meryl Streep, obviously, and Dame Judy Dench.
Now take the same amount of time and do the same with male actors [I use the qualifier because the term is in fact gender neutral]. Off the top of my head I already have a handful: Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, and the list goes on. That, in general, should set the stage to what I’m going to be discussing here. Continue reading
Posted in celebrity, feminism, film, relationships
Tagged actor, actress, age, Dame Judy Dench, Denzel Washington, difference, disparity, elder, feminism, film, gap, George Clooney, Hollywood, Johnny Depp, math, Meryl Streep, money, movies, older, relationships, richard gere, roles, romance, sexism, work
You’ll notice, readers, that this post was published exactly at 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. This is partly because I want to avoid Evan’s routine beatings as punishment for tardiness, and mostly because you, as an overwhelmingly Western audience, expect everything to be exactly on time.
Now if you were all mostly from Bolivia, or Syria, or Morocco, or Thailand, chances are that you wouldn’t care so much. After all, 9:00 in the morning is really more of an approximation than anything else, right?
Posted in Africa, America, Asia, bizarreness, business, Europe, technology, Youth
Tagged african time, capitalist, cultural divide, East-vs-West, Futurism, gap, Generation, generational, germany, industrial, industry, middle-east, millennials, office, post scarcity, production, punctuality, Time, views, work
At the risk of having my Friday posts sound like pleas for others to drop some of their well-thought-out opinions on me, I’ve recently been struggling with yet another issue.
I’m going to introduce it by letting you watch the video below [you don't have to see the whole thing], which I shared on the blog’s Facebook page almost exactly a month ago:
The question I posed to fans of the page was what the actual point of it was. I mean, yes, it’s pretty funny witnessing how flustered guys got, but why exactly? Is the humour in that they were caught staring, or in that their expectations were subverted? If it’s the latter then the discussion becomes one of whether or not their collective gaze was not only normal, but logical. Continue reading
Posted in feminism, morality, sex
Tagged admiring, arousal, body, dehumanizing, dispespectful, gaze, leering, look, Looking, lusting, modesty, respect, self-control, sex, staring, uncomfortable, what you don't know can't hurt you, yoga pants