dreamer_easy: (hypomanic)
I have the rampaging thoughts tonight. Parking some of them here, just to get them out of my system.

1. Bullying is not a useful way of opposing racism, sexism, and other bigotry. In particular, social aggression between girls and women - malicious gossip, ridicule, exclusion - is profoundly anti-woman, a byproduct of patriarchy. It should not be confused with, nor is it justified by, honest anger, frustration, assertiveness, disagreement: things which girls and women are taught to suppress, but which are the real tools for dismantling oppression. Bullying will slow and confuse our efforts until online progressives reject it.

2. Why am I not an atheist? I'm a naturalist and a rationalist, so why am I up to my elbows in gods? Is this something to do with how the human brain makes sense of the world through narrative?

3. Dear Mr Dawkins et al, regardless of how much praying I and others may do during takeoff, the Bernoulli Effect is not magic. Please make a note of this.

4. The Ten Commandment Boogie helpfully reminds us that the Bible is "full of incredible tools". Surely you cannot be down-with-the-kids while simultaneously pastiching "Kokomo".
dreamer_easy: (Default)
Via [livejournal.com profile] fritters: cat shower. Wet head! Towel off, eh.

[livejournal.com profile] silverblue tweeted: Nuns on counseling condom use and AIDs prevention in PNG: "We are getting very old and hard of hearing, and Rome is a long way away."

Via [livejournal.com profile] qthewetsprocket: A FREAKING ENORMOUS SPIDER and many amusing responses thereunto. Don't click if you know it'll freak you out! (Oops - you need to join [livejournal.com profile] whatwasthatone to see it!)

Rubbish attempts at feminism in 70s superhero comics. (Did anyone in the real world ever actually say "male chauvinist pig"?)

1950 anti-health care reform ad.

Sesame Street's Roscoe Orman. A lost relative?

GDL @ D*C

Sep. 12th, 2009 09:34 am
dreamer_easy: (torchwood)
SPOILERS: Torchwood - Children of Earth

Torchwood Children of Earth SPOILERS )

(Nice moment: audience cheers for James Moran. :)
dreamer_easy: (AND MORE)
RTD action figure. (It's the facial expressions, on both doll and packaging, that make this. I nearly perished of laff.)

Panting Boston Terriers

Maru's fat little legs

World Air Traffic 24 Hour Period

PMS

Aug. 31st, 2009 11:06 am
dreamer_easy: (top gear richard)
Remember that fanvid of the Hamster to I'm Still Standing? Just stumbled across it again and watched a few seconds and got a little lump in my throat. Even with the shite aspect ratio. QUELLE BIG GIRL'S BLOUSE. I ask you.

ETA: omg! :D
dreamer_easy: (CURRENT AFFAIRS)
Australian judge: it's OK to rape an unconscious woman. SMH columnist defends him against mean old feminists. Peachy.

Let's have some cheering crap:

Advice on finding a lost cat

Via [livejournal.com profile] fritters, here's a baby deer washing a very happy cat.

The exact link between obesity and diabetes may have been found - a protein secreted by fat cells.

More helpful science on teenagers' brains. "You constantly hear parents saying to their teens, 'What were you thinking?' but the truth is, they're not thinking at all. They are controlled by the emotional part of their brain. The frontal lobe, which is responsible for rational thought, is under construction. The limbic system, which is responsible for emotional thought, is running the show. That's why teens are moody and why they take risks and engage in excessive behaviour. They simply can't put the brakes on." We mock and sneer but the truth is we couldn't really help it.

The Catholic Church in Australia is auditing its carbon footprint with a view to reducing it. (I typed that as "crabon footprint", which is probably what New New York has to audit.)
dreamer_easy: (BRIC A BRAC diversion)
Smith defends Malaysia on asylum seekers: "Australia is confident Malaysia will treat asylum seekers appropriately, even though a report says corrupt officials have forced refugees into prostitution and slavery... The two nations agreed to stronger cooperation to combat people smuggling. But a US State Department report released last month put Malaysia on a blacklist of 16 nations judged to be the worst for people trafficking... Malaysia is not a signatory to the UN convention on refugees." (The news item neglects to tell us who "Smith" is - he's Foreign Minister Stephen Smith.) I can only hope that Australia's involvement might mean Malaysia improves its treatment of refugees, if only due to outside scrutiny.

Review of Hummer which IMHO gets my good and bad points as a writer spot-on.

Stop Motion With Wolf and Pig

Pre-taped call in show

Stop Motion Drums and Piano

dreamer_easy: (BRIC A BRAC)
Literary cat makes library visits

Cat recruited to patrol station

Tom Gauld toons for the Guardian Saturday Review letters page

It's a Small Word: newspaper corrections ("Norma Adams-Wade’s June 15 column incorrectly called Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk a socialist. She is a socialite.") From the same Columbia Journalism Review Column: The Wrath of Khan, some lolarious fanboy corrections. :)

Cross-cultural variation in creationism

Death Note: Fell Asleep

42 Essential Third Act Twists

Native American placename map of the US

Cookie Monster informs us about Healthy Food
dreamer_easy: (TELEVISION)
Cockatoo dancing to Queen. This is well worth watching the whole way through.

This Zero Punctuation about trailers for video games gave me the giggles.

Prague's Franz Kafka International Named World's Most Alienating Airport

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work. This is an uncanny reenactment of what I sound like when trying to update my iPod, etc.
dreamer_easy: (BRIC A BRAC diversion)
Cassini has sent home some holiday snaps from Saturn. Wish I was there.

When Cats Attack

The latest Zero Punctuation, a review of Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X., made me laugh my bum off.

Richard Glover on the Revenge of the word nerds: "The language police have no interest in the content of what is being said; they don't even have much interest in language itself, in all its slippery, transgressive glory. They just lie in wait, like cats before a mouse hole, waiting for an error to occur."

The Scottish Falsetto Sockpuppet Theatre are a bit of a curate's egg, but We Will Sock You gave me the lol.

Ten Amazing Hybrid Animals

SPOILERS for The Next Doctor: Repressed Memories

Tweenbots

Creative graffiti! Advertising Under Attack

Obama in the Sea of Hope

Via [livejournal.com profile] marydell: Fireman dresses as Spider-Man to rescue boy
dreamer_easy: (BRIC A BRAC)
A business show inadvertently broadcast a photo of a cat on a bike in the middle of a report. "A cryptic anti-capitalistic message?" pondered Mediawatch. However, as there was no caption, we have to assume the message was "Your argument is invalid".

There's liquid water on Mars. Ergo, IMHO, there's life. We just have to find the little green buggers.

World's fittest Deaf man tells the funny story of Mountain Dew man. Watch this even if you don't know ASL - you'll be able to follow much of it even without subtitles.

Did I link this already? The Daily Show 22 January 2009. "If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values. They're hobbies. You know, one of the genius moves of the Founding Fathers was not writing the Bill of Rights on the back window of a dusty van. 'The British are coming!' 'Huh?' *mimes rubbing off the writing with his elbow, squeaky squeaky squeak*
dreamer_easy: (BRIC A BRAC)
"Who created your ass, Satan? The Devil is a motherfuckin' liar. So you know I ain't worried, beeyotch!" Public Access TV: home of the incoherent rant. (I think the preacher is addressing a cheeky caller. I think the camera operator is taking the piss.)

James Marsters comments on John Barrowman's junk. "If things get too weird, and people start taking themselves too seriously, if people get too tense and start fighting with each other, he'll just drop trou... The rumours are true. I told him, 'How do you find anyone who's willing to do anything?'"

Gameboy Who

Star Wars vs Saul Bass

The US election as a D&D session. "KUCINICH: YOU GUYS I AM TOTALLY CASTING A CANTRIP".
dreamer_easy: (BRIC A BRAC)
Only after all that fiddling about in Photoshop did I discover the atheist bus ad generator.

A seven year old interviews Richard Hammond.

KUDOS IS MINE

Go look at [livejournal.com profile] luluxa's Doctor-Master art. Now.

Behold [livejournal.com profile] ceefax_the_sane's Shark Attack 3 picspam!

And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cowboyhd, behold Matt Smith in Secret Diary of a Call Girl. Do you know, I actually went and looked him up on the IMDB when I saw that episode, because I thought he looked vaguely familiar.

Create Your Own Original Star Trek Story flowchart of genius

[livejournal.com profile] frzn_mmnt delightfully describes the world according to Aerin (age 0).

Caught in the act. Norte pudew!

The Burroughs 220.

Five

Jan. 17th, 2009 05:15 pm
dreamer_easy: (BRIC A BRAC)
Dance offs:

Pocoyo. Do not miss Elly's arrival on the dancefloor, around the 5 minute 30 second mark.

Black Books

Two

Jan. 17th, 2009 02:26 pm
dreamer_easy: (tennant THUD)
Doctor Who - Battlestar Galactica opening

(And from the same genius, Darker, a Doctor/Master vid.)

Some great Who chibis! (Lots more goodies at nuriwan's DA page.)

MOAR chibis, this time from kazzisato.

Lee Sullivan's invaluable guide to the Doctor's heights.

Some very silly icons by [livejournal.com profile] spoofmaster.

Doctor Who: Revolutionary Or Tool Of The Man?
dreamer_easy: (MUSIC)
We Are People People

(You can grab the track at iTunes - just search for thepeoplepeople, all one word.)

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