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Tumblr’s Porn Ban Is The Middle Of The End Of The Old Internet
The internet culture of the 2000s has been dying off for years, and the march to the digital grave is speeding up.
internet 
6 days ago
Apple Sucked Tumblr Into Its Walled Garden, Where Sex Is Bad - Motherboard
The value of Tumblr for NSFW creators and fans was in the autonomy to curate something original, and the freedom to express and share what they’re into—something that can’t be replaced by algorithmically-suggested porn on the rest of the internet.
tumblr  internet 
7 days ago
viewers must be informed
Online art zine Hyperallergic reports that artist Michelle Hartney has "post[ed] guerrilla wall labels next to the artwork of Paul Gauguin and Pablo Picasso [in the Metropolitan Museum], calling out their abusive or misogynistic histories."

This is a very conservative gesture, assuming that images have an innate, necromantic power to infect viewers with bad politics, requiring written counter-incantations.
art 
23 days ago
51 Percent Losers
The midterms have given the Democratic Party a boost. But their professional-class politics are a cul de sac — we desperately need a political revolution driven by the needs and aspirations of the multiracial working class.
politics 
23 days ago
The War Inside 7-Eleven - Bloomberg
The company has been battling its store owners for years. It seems to have found a new tool: U.S. immigration authorities.
news 
25 days ago
No One Wants It | Affidavit
As a lightweight behind-the-scenes look at a critically acclaimed television series, Jill Soloway’s new memoir She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy is just south of worth purchasing at the airport. As a book about desire, power, or toppling the patriarchy, it is incompetent, defensive, and astonishingly clueless.
books  tv  review 
5 weeks ago
A Billionaire-Backed Democrat is Facing Off Against a Democratic Socialist in Berkeley. And It’s Getting Rough.
“I was the girl with the nose ring, the lip ring, the multicolored hair and the bull horn,” Wicks said, recounting her protest history.
politics 
5 weeks ago
Red Scare's Real Offense Is Nihilism | Podcast Review
I’m exhausted by the seriousness of a liberal politics that considers anything harmful or frightening an inappropriate subject for levity and demands that all political humor include a pointed critique.
review  podcast  politics 
6 weeks ago
Dispatches From Idiot Nation – Balloon Juice
The migrant caravan is approximately 5000 people “strong,” the vast majority of whom are either children or elderly, women, pregnant, in wheelchairs, and in various stages of poor health. They are moving at approximately 20 miles per day, which means they ARE MONTHS AWAY from being anywhere near the US border. Jesus tapdancing christ they are months away from the US embassy in fucking Mexico City. They are also unarmed and far more harmless than your garden variety tailgate of several thousand drunkards ON EVERY COLLEGE CAMPUS IN AMERICA.
politics 
6 weeks ago
The White House's laughably bad attack on Medicare-for-all
If this is the best attack on Medicare-for-all American conservatives can come up with, we may safely conclude the policy debate is settled.
healthcare 
6 weeks ago
Home - Bernard Media
Bernard Media (BM) dumps major BM scoops quite frequently on your favorite people.
**  news.source 
7 weeks ago
Das Modul 1100101 - YouTube
RT : Holy fuck, “Celery Man” was inspired by an actual music video from the 90’s:
video  music  youtube  web1.0  from twitter
7 weeks ago
How Mark Zuckerberg Led Facebook’s War to Crush Google Plus | Vanity Fair
In the early days, a Georgia college kid named Chris Putnam created a virus that made your Facebook profile resemble MySpace, then the social-media incumbent. It went rampant and started deleting user data as well. Instead of siccing the F.B.I. dogs on Putnam, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz invited him for an interview and offered him a job. He went on to become one of Facebook’s more famous and rage-filled engineers.
facebook 
9 weeks ago
How We Know Kavanaugh Is Lying | Current Affairs
See if you see the same tendencies that I’ve shown Kavanaugh demonstrated. See if you see tactics like changing the subject, answering a question with a question, playing dumb, bursting into tears and accusing critics of waging a conspiracy to destroy you, fabricating nonexistent corroboration, deleting inconvenient facts, and issuing an angry how-dare-you-sir every time things look dicey for you.
law 
10 weeks ago
Daddy Issues | Amber A’Lee Frost
So much time and resources were wasted in trying to track down my father in order to extract the absolute pittance of child support he was obligated (though nonetheless often unable) to pay. My mother would have to miss work for the support court hearings that she was obligated to attend. Sometimes he just wouldn’t show. In place of that futile ordeal, she would have absolutely loved free, twenty-four-hour day care, or even a child allowance. The child support system worked mainly to tie her to a selfish and mentally ill man for the full duration of my childhood. Half the time, he was too out of sorts even to hold down a job. Maybe if he had access to mental health care he would have been a better father. I’ll never know. But some men are just hopeless, and my mother would have preferred to be free of her dependence on him—to relax, to live in a less decrepit apartment, to spend time with me, to socialize, to fucking sleep.
politics 
10 weeks ago
Can Sun-Maid make us nostalgic for ... raisins? - Vox
Big Raisin is undertaking a quest to inspire millennials to relive the shriveled grapes of childhood
food 
10 weeks ago
jonny sun bojack
RT : Love when my decision to assume a show sucks without watching it , is vindicated,
twitter  tv  from twitter
11 weeks ago
A Girdle with a Pouch
Elsewhere, the developments in the ongoing social media annoyance/terrorism campaign grouped under the term #comicsgate continues to showcase more of what seems like a near infinite supply of the same brand of knuckle-dragging stupidity that goes along with any campaign whose only real message is one of whining complaint.
comics  meatheads 
august 2018
Snapchat’s decline and the secret joy of internet ghost towns - The Verge
Perhaps more than anything else, what has sucked all of the joy out of the social internet in its current form is its exhortation to be useful. We have arrived at a version where everything seems to be just another version of LinkedIn.
net 
july 2018
The Campaign: George's General - TIME
For months, George Wallace had been casting about for a running mate, often in pretty strange waters. He considered "Colonel" Harland Sanders, the fried-chicken king ("It's finger-lickin' good").
WTF  politics 
july 2018
The only good online fandom left is Dune | The Outline
As corporations take control of nerd culture, science fiction’s most esoteric epic remains gloriously untamed.
film  books 
july 2018
GifCities
The GeoCities Animated GIF Search Engine
web1.0  gallery 
july 2018
How Far-Right Campaigns Are Pressuring Universities to Censor Speech - Pacific Standard
Since he was accused of "attacking conservative students," Tariq Khan has faced harassment and death threats.
how  politics 
july 2018
Jewish Currents | Good Riddance to Anthony Kennedy—Now #PackTheCourts
If you want a halfway sane campaign-finance system or strong public-sector unions or for those married gay couples to be treated equally as a practical matter, you now have to organize a nationwide campaign in three-fourths of state legislatures (which is what it takes) because Anthony Kennedy weaponized the First Amendment to kill them. What Kennedy took from us, over and over, were things we can’t easily organize to get back; what he gave us were things we didn’t need him for.
politics  meatheads  law 
july 2018
Google and HTTP
Google is doing what the programming priesthood always does, building the barrier to entry higher, making things more complicated, giving themselves an exclusive. This means only super nerds will be able to put up sites. And we will lose a lot of sites that were quickly posted on a whim, over the 25 years the web has existed, by people that didn't fully understand what they were doing.
google  web 
june 2018
Is Wikipedia To Be Trusted Anymore? - TruePublica
A Wikipedia editor called Philip Cross (Andrew Philip Cross and later “Julian” on Twitter) has a long record of editing the entries of many anti-war figures on the site to include mostly critical commentary while removing positive information contributed by others.
wikipedia  troll 
may 2018
Propaganda 101: How To Defend A Massacre | Current Affairs
I put these words in quotes because each serves a particular function: “customary” makes it sound as if regret over deaths is mere arbitrary tradition rather than a humane reaction to suffering, “instinct” suggests that being saddened by suffering is irrational sentimentality, to be contrasted with cool reason.
media  language  politics 
may 2018
Deadpool Can Fuck Right Off
All of the above offer a post-punchline approach to jokes, one that places far greater emphasis on the joke existing rather than its execution, delivery, or writing. They just kind of rapidly sputter out like nervous tics, and often at the expense of boring features like narrative coherence or rhythm.
film 
may 2018
I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore
And then, one day, I think in 2013, Twitter and Facebook were not really very fun anymore. And worse, the fun things they had supplanted were never coming back. Forums were depopulated; blogs were shut down. Twitter, one agent of their death, became completely worthless: a water-drop-torture feed of performative outrage, self-promotion, and discussion of Twitter itself. Facebook had become, well … you’ve been on Facebook.
web 
may 2018
Carl Beijer: Socialism and loneliness
Should we be surprised, then, when people are unable to form healthy, mature relationships? When they view each other as commodities and entitlements, or when they think of their social lives as an oppressive competitive market?
politics 
may 2018
His property his rules - Page 1 - AR15.COM
RT : this fuckin idiot bought a helicopter and was teaching himself to fly it
thread  lol  from twitter
may 2018
Stolen Sumerian Tablets Come from the Lost City of Irisagrig
Most of them are legal or administrative texts– meaning that they contain records such as contracts and inventories of goods that made it easier for private citizens and the city’s government to run their affairs – while a few contain a form of magical spells called incantations, the statement said
news 
may 2018
Nancy Has Been in the Comics Since 1933. Now She Uses Snapchat. - The New York Times
Olivia Jaimes is a pseudonym, and the cartoonist requested the email interview for fear that a conversation might reveal clues to her identity. “I’m a pretty private person and I want to be insulated from the whole ‘Big Thing’ that a classic comic strip is,” she wrote. “The pseudonym lets me do that, and I’m really grateful for it.”
nancy  nyt  pseudonyms 
april 2018
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