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Hardworking, ticked off, ‘driven by rage and anxiety’: The Oatmeal isn’t who you think he is | The Seattle Times
INMAN CAME OF AGE as an internet celebrity in his 20s, and has since been surprising people — and himself — with a string of successes as improbable as they are incredible.

The Oatmeal, the website that Inman launched in 2009, draws as many as 7 million unique monthly visitors. He has published five books, three of them New York Times best-sellers. He started a dating website, Mingle2, which racked up a million profiles before Inman sold it. He helped save Nikola Tesla’s laboratory on Long Island, raising $1.37 million for its preservation via crowdfunding. He also raised more than $220,000 for charity in an act of revenge against an aggressive attorney that became the stuff of internet legend. He co-created the popular card game “Exploding Kittens” last year, and started a race series where people run through the woods dressed as junk food. And those people running in Christmas lights around Green Lake in December? Yep. Inman started that race, too.
comics  technology  culture 
august 2016 by Aetles
I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
comics  technology 
november 2015 by Aetles
Robot Hugs - Strip
New comic!

Warning: This comic discusses sex work, includes some semi-nude images, and contains sexist slurs. As such it should probably be considered NSFW.

EDIT: Some of you have correctly pointed out that we should be supporting efforts to decriminalize sex work, not legalize it. That quote came at the end of an involved collaboration session and we were rushing a bit and let our language slip. The comic will be amended with correct terminology.

I had the amazing privilege to get some time to collaborate with Vex, a wickedly smart and wonderfully funny woman who worked as a dancer and escort in Canada from 2000 – 2008. Vex has asked that we don’t use her name or other identifying details.

This strip took me forever and I hope you all like it because I think my hand will probably fall off now.
comics  sexism  feminism  sexwork  sexworkers 
october 2014 by Aetles
Hyperbole and a Half: Depression Part Two
The beginning of my depression had been nothing but feelings, so the emotional deadening that followed was a welcome relief.  I had always wanted to not give a fuck about anything. I viewed feelings as a weakness — annoying obstacles on my quest for total power over myself. And I finally didn't have to feel them anymore.

But my experiences slowly flattened and blended together until it became obvious that there's a huge difference between not giving a fuck and not being able to give a fuck. Cognitively, you might know that different things are happening to you, but they don't feel very different.
depression  suicide  life  health  comics 
august 2014 by Aetles
The Daily What
Archie Comics CEO John Goldwater quickly issued a retort, saying, in part: 

As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday. We’re sorry the American Family Association/ feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale, and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people.
samesexmarriage  marriage  comics  usa 
march 2012 by Aetles
Dilbert & his boss agree—Corporate department heads are professional liars. - 22 Words
I used to think Dilbert was just a funny cartoon. Until I started working for a corporation.
dilbert  comics  humor  corporate 
march 2011 by Aetles
See comic subscriptions in NetNewsWire 2.0
Ett python-script som gör att man kan läsa serier i NetNewsWire.
netnewswire  comics  rss  script  python  macosxhints  Mac 
december 2004 by Aetles

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