the southern US genuinely scares me like my map of ‘states i will willingly go to for college’ looks more or less like
if you’re coming to the us this is a good travel guide fyi <3
thats pretty ignorant tbh
so are the racist and prejudiced people who live in those areas
Yes, because the non-southern US is an enlightened land where no racist ppl exist. I must have hallucinated the last few decades of American history where race riots happened in Oakland, California and Los Angeles and Philadelphia, where police brutality against POC happened in NYC on the reg, where currently there’s ongoing protests and violence surrounding the racist killing of a black man by police in Missouri.
The South has a horrible, wretched history of violence and racism—but so do all the other states in the US. You know what else the South has? A rich culture of POC in nearly every state—black, latin@ and chican@, native american, creole. It’s absolutely ignorant to ignore the lives of these ppl in favor of a white supremacist narrative of American culture that lauds the North & West as bastions of utopic race relations just bc more rich white ppl have been able to colonize those spaces.
Fuck that noise.
!!!!!!!!!!! Liz Ott, y’all. Liz Ott. That’s who.
As I was catching up to what she wrote, first I just started to take it in.
And my first thought was to calmly explain everything that was wrong about these notions.
But honestly I was overwhelmed.
Luckily, this came across my dash courtesy of Liz, who also understood the gravity of these mistaken notions.
“The Satanic Temple has responded to an Orange County, Florida decision to disseminate religious materials in public school by creating complementary materials that espouse the philosophy and practice of Satanism. Last month, a Florida judge ruled that if the Orange County school district allowed Christian groups to disseminate Bibles and Christian-oriented religious materials in its schools, it would also have to allow atheist groups to do the same. David Williamson of the Central Florida Free Thought Community — who recently fought against Brevard County’s attempt to ban atheists from offering invocations at public meetings — sued the district over its initial unwillingness to allow atheist literature with titles like “Jesus Is Dead” and “Why I Am Not a Muslim” in the schools. A judge dismissed that case after the school board decided to allow the materials. The Satanic Temple took advantage of this decision, deciding to flood Orange County schools with a pamphlet entitled The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities that contains kid-friendly Satanic lessons. “These bullies are mad and afraid of things they don’t understand,” the instructions on the word-jumble reads. “Help Damian use inclusive language to defuse the situation. The spokesman for the Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves, explained that his organization “would never seek to establish a precedent of disseminating our religious materials in public schools because we believe our constitutional values are better served by respecting a strong separation of Church and State.” “However,” he continued, “if a public school board is going to allow religious pamphlets and full Bibles to be distributed to students — as is the case in Orange County, Florida — we think the responsible thing to do is to ensure that these students are given access to a variety of differing religious opinions, as opposed to standing idly by while one religious voice dominates the discourse and delivers propaganda to youth.” The Satanic Temple made headlines earlier this year when it successfully petitioned the state of Oklahoma to allow it to erect a goat-headed Baphomet statue adjacent to a display of the Ten Commandments. Greaves made it clear that, in both cases, his organization is only responding to provocations by the Christian community. ““Even as we prefer public policies respecting secularism, we feel that opportunities — such as this — to establish an equal voice for contrasting religious opinions in the public square, tend to favor marginalized, lesser-known, and alternative religions,” he said. “I am quite certain that all of the children in these Florida schools are already aware of the Christian religion and it’s Bible, and this might be the first exposure these children have to the actual practice of Satanism. We think many students will be very curious to see what we offer.””—
Battling Boy’s dad’s helm is not simply Thor’s but more rad/scrappy. It is actually B’wana Beast’s, plus wings and black spraypaint. Or B’wana Beast found it after the wings fell off. I can’t really remember which is farther in the future.
Anyhow: I mean, really? It took me this long to see that? I need to be reading more DC Gorilla Stories.
“Our new Digital Crown is a multifunctional input device that lets you zoom, scroll, and select without covering the screen. It’s as integral to Apple Watch as the Click Wheel is to iPod. Or the mouse is to Mac. So, obviously, we’re doing away with those last two tired concepts.”—
Lee ‘n dem played the afterparty, and there was a lot there, too—not to mention all of the other music/details/dramatis personae involved yesterday. Before the end of the first song, Lee broke a string on the restrung guitar he had at the first show. Thus, he took out the backup guitar (which he’d never played onstage before), and proceeded to make it about 6 more songs before breaking a string on that as well. So Eric, the other guitarist, gave him his instrument while leaving to stage to borrow a guitar from the opening act, which spurred the then-three piece Glory Fires to take us to Rockaway Beach in the meantime. Only thing is, by this point, something between this third guitar and Lee’s rig was fucking up such that pretty soon it would cut out every coupla minutes and he’d have to get down and futz with his pedalboard trying to figure out how to fix it while singing and playing. And he kept it together. Then talked to me for longer than he should have considering he coulda been eating pizza instead after the show.
So, what’s the point of this update? The tally: 24 hours, 3 sets, 4 hours of sleep, 4 broken guitars.
jack kirby was a really cool fucking guy but he based big barda off the personality of his wife roz goldstein so i’m going to assume that roz goldstein is probably cooler than jack kirby and i don’t think he would’ve disagreed
"I didn’t see Her. I’ve already seen a man fall in love with a robot voiced by a movie star, and it was Lucy Liu, and she died of a MASSIVE CORN CLOG IN PORT SEVEN. I Dated A Robot gets through pretty much all of Her‘s themes in a tight twenty-three minutes and it even manages to include one of the best fake PSAs of the last twenty years. Look at Joaquin Phoenix up there. Do you want anything good to happen to him? No. You want to punch him in his insipid, smiling face."