Thoth Provoking
They say they want politics out of video game coverage? OK, now we’re getting somewhere.
 
By politics, the voices calling for ethics reform really mean “progressive” politics. The so-called corruption that needs to be rooted out is a focus on “diversity” and the “magnitude of the human experience.” It should be no surprise that the outlets and voices specifically targeted by GamerGate are progressive. Baldwin was the first of several notable opportunists who, despite caring little for video games or video game culture, were more than happy to contribute to any movement that counted “SJWs” — that’s “social justice warriors,” for those of you out of the loop — as enemies. That “social justice warrior” is considered a pejorative at all speaks volumes about the motivations behind much of GamerGate and its fixation on progressive voices.
On GamerGate: A letter from the editor | Polygon (via wilwheaton)

beastlyart:

Here’s my beef about everyone who cries about Pluto no longer being a planet. I recognize that you, like me, grew up with it included as part of the nine mnemonic-friendly planets that your teachers cut out of construction paper and tacked up on the bulletin board. 

I get it, it’s funny and cute that this thing that was true when you were little is no longer true, and therefore silly outrage!

But the driving point of science is that it’s adaptable. It’s an ever-changing body of knowledge entirely dependent on what we know at any given point in time. That is literally the whole spirit of science, redefining and refining information as more data becomes available.

You know what that stubborn attitude otherwise reminds me of? Religious extremism. That thing that you hate. 

And for how much tumblr professes to love science, it’s being a ninny about this point. Pluto is no longer a planet, get the fuck over it. 

Totally this.

And I’ve never heard a valid answer to the question I pose to people who insist Pluto is still a planet. “Would you rather have 8 planets, or twenty-five and counting and possibly up to seventy or more?” Because there’s no in-between. By *absolutely any* scientific definition you could argue that would make Pluto a planet, Eris is, too. And so is Haumea. And Ceres. And Makemake. And Orcus. And Sedna. And Quaoar. And Salacia. And 2002 MS4 or whatever it ends up getting named (and would you use the temporary catalog name or not call it a planet until it has an “official” traditional name?). And 2007 OR10 (ditto).

Not once have I gotten a rational answer to that question.

paradox-danish:

thothprocess:

ydrill:

necrophilofthefuture:

Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.

It’s like having a puma, a house puma !

This is not a large cat. The caption is lying. It is a normal sized cat, being held at arms’ length near a camera, using the most basic perspective trick of them all to look larger. If this cat is 3 feet long, that guy’s hands are a foot across, so people should instead be talking about finding a giant human.

Hate to break it to you.

Aha. So, Maine Coon-sized, not the size being implied by the photo above. See, the pictures of the cat reaching the top of a kitchen counter would have been more impressive to me than the optical illusion above.

ydrill:

necrophilofthefuture:

Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.

It’s like having a puma, a house puma !

This is not a large cat. The caption is lying. It is a normal sized cat, being held at arms’ length near a camera, using the most basic perspective trick of them all to look larger. If this cat is 3 feet long, that guy’s hands are a foot across, so people should instead be talking about finding a giant human.

15-Year-Old African Kid Tells Madonna To Go ‘Have Sex’ with Herself

almightykushlord:

Dakarai Molokomme, a 15-year-old starving child from a small village in Zimbabwe, has just told , one of the most famous pop stars in the world, to  and f*** , the local media are reporting exclusively.

“Yes, it’s true, I told Madonna to go f*** herself. Do you want to know why?” Dakarai asked. “It’s the same thing every time with these snobby rich Americans. Every once in a while they come to show us their support for the so-called eradication of poverty by adopting a child from a starving family, but they actually do more harm than good. Transracial international adoptions are part of the white savior industrial complex,” Dakarai explained.

In further discussions with journalists from the media, the  stated that “none of the children here actually want to be taken away from their family and friends so they can be displayed as some kind of trophy in the homes of self-righteous singers or actors who want to score some points with the media and Oprah.”

“If they really want to help us, they should get Big Pharma to ship us some anti-retroviral drugs for the AIDS epidemic, or build schools and hospitals. If they don’t want to do that, then they can all go f** themselves!” the child told reporters.

The 15-year-old also stated that he would say the same thing to any one of those American or European “faux humanitarian posers”, except for Bono, whom he said he would also kick in the groin.

“Bono’s efforts to save the African savage from itself prove that the colonial imperative is alive and well,” Dakarai said as he walked with other village children collecting sticks to build a tree fort.

THIS IS THE RAWEST 15 YEAR OLD ALIVE

This is a hoax, but only because people strip sources. It was originally a satirical piece published two years ago, but this is a straight lift, minus source, with the age changed to make it seem more believable.

Original Satirical Article: http://www.theglobaledition.com/4-year-old-african-kid-tells-madonna-to-go-fuck-herself/

The original poster had their account deactivated quite some time ago.

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