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Old 03-06-2015, 01:51 PM
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:19 AM
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:05 PM
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Has anyone posted this yet?

I saw it a couple of times, but couldn't watch the video, and now I can't remember where, so if it was here, SORRY.


I've noticed the joke telling thing a lot, too. In fact, I'm pretty sure that's one of the main reasons that trolling is so easy, because people assume that women are so implausibly stupid that nothing is so ridiculous or absurd that someone won't think you're serious. (And trust me, I have tried.)

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Old 04-03-2015, 09:49 PM
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I guess this could go here?

Tech company won’t stop posting sexist, homophobic job ads, because you’re not the boss of them | PandoDaily

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Old 04-04-2015, 01:39 PM
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Sportacam? Someone's overcompensating...
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:05 PM
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So, Gamergate spread.
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:32 PM
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The Sad Puppies things really bums me out. One of the winners they objected to last year was Nalo Hopkinson, one of my favorite living writers. I was so happy for her when she won, and now they are being asses about it and she may never get another chance.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:52 PM
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Do those guys even realize that they're complaining about things not being formulaic enough?

Because it was my general impression that the point of those awards was to recognize science fiction and fantasy as literature as opposed to simply trite, one-dimensional, boilerplate pulp fiction?

It would seem to me that you can either take the genre seriously, or you can demand books that you can safely and accurately judge by their covers.

In their defense, maybe their Mommies cut their sandwiches the wrong way or something and it made them cranky.
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:01 PM
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Why Brad Torgersen is the Saddest Puppy of All

I'll admit I have no idea who Mike Resnick is. Should I?
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:42 PM
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This Vox Day lives in Finland and founded this little SF publisher in here, and 9 of their work is nominated.

Over a period of years, he's built an international coalition, finding common cause with the European neo-nazi fringe. Now they've attempted to turn the Hugo Awards into a battlefield in their (American) culture wars. But this clearly isn't the end game they have in mind: it's only a beginning. (The Hugos, by their very nature, are an award anyone can vote in for a small fee: it is interesting to speculate on how deep Vox Day's pockets are.) But the real burning question is, "what will he attack next?"

He is also marked in the RationalWiki: "He once created an 18-button mouse called the WarMouse."

Whatever we have done to deserve this guy to live in here? It's always Finland? No one here even had heard of that publisher before the Hugos. I don't think half the people realize what they are advocating for, a bunch of nazis.
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:01 PM
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On the plus side, you get a Gories show this summer. So Finland has that going for it.
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The most sparsely populated nation in the European Union, Finland is home to the largest population of leprechauns outside of Denmark, and is best known around the world as home to brogrammer startups and publishers of fascist penny dreadful space operas.

The primary exports of Finland are Tom of Finland dry goods and MP3s of Linus Torvalds pronouncing "Linux."

Despite its subarctic climate, the Finnish peoples have little concept of temperature or precipitation, and instead identify weather patterns based on the prevalence of native wildlife such as dust fairies, rat kings, and shug monkeys.

Traditional Finnish attire, while increasingly uncommon in urban areas, is characterized by its sharp corners and its 'steganography pockets,' which are pockets that are located inside of other pockets. In traditional Finnish cultures, the number and configuration of recursive steganography pockets indicate the relative wealth and social status of the wearer. Finnish youth, breaking from tradition, favor the styles of American boy bands of the 1990s, such as Kris Kross and Boyz 2 Men.

In conclusion, Finland is a land of contrasts.
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The primary exports of Finland are Tom of Finland dry goods
Dry? Not for long.
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Also,

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Sexism at work: ‘Things my male colleagues have actually said to me’

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Old 04-18-2015, 04:17 PM
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Q: How many MRAs does it take to change a lightbulb?

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More here: MRA Lightbulb Jokes - Choose Your Own Punchline!

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My sister asked me what an MRA was. I said, Men's Rights Activists. Then thought for a minute and added "or you know, Misogynist Raging Assholes, potato potahto." So I think I'm going to use the latter the next time someone asks me.
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A profile of Eron Gjoni, aptly described as a stalker with an army:

Game of Fear: The Story Behind GamerGate

They're terrorists is the thing. I don't understand how law enforcement is failing to see that.
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Because they're not Arabic. Duh.
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No, you dumb girls have it all wrong. It's just boys being boys on account of dumb girls wanting to take all their vidier games away forever FOR NO GOOD REASON I TELL YOU.
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Over the past six months, she’s received dozens of death threats, including a YouTube video during which a man wearing a skull mask speaks to the camera: “We’ll stop at nothing to bring back the way it used to be in the 1950s [when] there weren’t any bitches in video games,” the man, wielding a hammer, said, calling for “the death of Brianna Wu.”
Yeah, video games were so much better in the 1950s. :whoosh:
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Meanwhile, the sad puppies spread the love.
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