Category Archives: Social media

This person loves their PB&Js

Some people are sticklers for correct grammar. Some people are rock or classical music purists. And then some people don’t like you messing with their peanut butter and jelly.

I feel the same way about putting almond or soy milk on cereal.

Apple Jacks and Cocoa Krispies should be eaten the way nature intended: with whole milk. 

Don’t get me started on this issue. I could go on and on. As could many of us, the cereal like-minded

I love women! Buy my clothes!

Ivanka, bailing water from the sinking ship that is her dying brand.

Story behind the picture below can be found here.

Stand by….

This is likely what your kids think of when they think of the time before instant messaging.

Joss Whedon angers wingnut-o-sphere

 

Fox News and the rest of the alt-right press are whipping their followers into a frenzy regarding the tweet above by well-known progressive and film/television director Joss Whedon.

“Fans furious over Joss Whedon’s Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump tweet” blares the headline over an article by Fox News.

The Fox article has an alt-factual feel to it, however, because it’s only true if by “fans” you mean right-wing trolls everywhere and good Christian mothers in red states who voted for our faux religious President who grabs women by their pussies.

A quick Google News search as of this writing, about 1:45 pm Central Time, show that Breitbart and a couple other alt-right news sites are reporting on the controversy — but nobody else. That’s not to say the lapdog entertainment press is not going to run with it eventually, but there doesn’t seem to be a groundswell of organic opposition by Whedon followers on his Twitter feed.

The alt-right sites are whipping their automaton followers into a lather over the daughter and son-in-law angle, as in “How dare this big Hollywood liberal go after Trump’s kids?”

Except Ivanka and Jared Kushner are not just Trump family.

Ivanka is a full-fledged business partner of The Donald and Jared is said to be the Rasputin behind the Trump throne, whispering into Donald’s ear all manner of evil machinations.

So the Voldemort comparison seems fair game to me. As for the Pekingese comment, I’m not sure what that is supposed to mean, but if Ivanka is going to be the doting political daughter repeating her father’s lies, she is also fair game for muckraking that has a storied and honorable history in American politics going back to colonial days.

If you can’t stand the political heat, then don’t help your father (and father-in-law) cook up the evil fascist stew he feeds to his masses.

Joss Whedon working on the set of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

 

Life before social media

What men did before courtship moved online.

I’ve wondered the same thing

Crazy right-winger from Michael’s cries hurt feelings

For people who can scream racist shit at the top of their lungs in public, these crazies sure have delicate feelings.

This is the Chicago nutball who lost her shit at the checkout in the Michael’s craft store in Chicago, talking to NBC5:

The video, seen more than 4.5 million times, shows Boyle yelling repeatedly at a black employee at a Lakeview store and telling one employee to “shut your face.”

Boyle says an employee discriminated against her and mumbled that she must have voted for Donald Trump, but the employee is heard in the video denying that assertion. 

“And I voted for Trump, so there,” she said in the footage. “What? You want to kick me out because of that? And look who won. Look who won.” 

Now, at the start of 2017, Boyle said she regrets not leaving the store and ending the situation before her viral tirade. 

“Looking at it now, I think that would have been the right thing to do,” she said. “I really believe that it was fight or flight kicked in and I felt that I needed to defend myself.” 

Fight or flight?

Who knew arts and crafts stores could be so dangerous?

Also, she lives in Lakeview? 

For those of you who don’t know, this area is also called Boystown. I’m sure that a few gay men have thrown some shade her way. 

Good. She deserves at least that.

BENGHAZI! EMAILS! GOLDMAN SACHS!

paperclip

Wow, the Office help paper clip has really gotten sophisticated.

A children’s guide for online political discussion

Everything you need to know to be certain your precious snowflakes grow up to be intolerant of dissent and are willing to proclaim it to the world online.

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Ars Technica: Stop calling it a “news feed,” Facebook. Because it’s not.

I think this piece from Ars Technica makes perfect sense:

Facebook wants to have it both ways, both ethically and legally. The company wants to be seen as a source of news. The company offers media outlets a chance to use Facebook Instant, because having native content from the New York Times enhances Facebook’s credibility. And yet it also wants to retreat into the safe harbor of being a mere intermediary that does not distinguish between Uncle Tommy’s rants and a Washington Post investigation. That’s why Zuckerberg has responded to criticisms of fake news by saying Facebook’s job is not to determine what’s true.

Facebook needs to to stop playing both sides, but it keeps trying to walk the line. Vice correspondent Nellie Bowles said on Twitter, “On the phone with Facebook PR and they literally ask me ‘what is truth’.” As Bowles pointed out in an article later, Facebook already has an answer to this question: the company just officially banned fake news sources from buying ads. Clearly, Zuckerberg et al know how to distinguish real from fake, but are choosing to feign ignorance when it suits them.

Facebook, stop it. Stop calling it a “news feed.” Call it a “friend feed.” Call it a “fun feed.” Call it whatever you want—just don’t call it news, because it’s a dangerous misrepresentation for those 44% of Americans who choose to look to Facebook for actual news.

Source: It’s time to get rid of the Facebook “news feed,” because it’s not news | Ars Technica