March 31, 2014
On "Angela Cheng," Lady Gaga, and the Culpability of Media

billwerde:

My hope was that I’d never have to address the legitimacy or even the existence of “Angela Cheng.” But I got a call today from a BuzzFeed editor who led me to believe that they were moving ahead with a story about “Cheng” that included me, with or without my participation. I always refrained from…

"It doesn’t seem to matter what’s verifiable. If it’s sexy and you can blame it on a different media outlet if it turns out not to be true, fire up the CMS!"

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Filed under: music news journalism 
February 14, 2014
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"It is humane to euthanase an animal. It is not humane to kill an animal in the face of alternatives, and then have the balls to label the act as euthanasia. Killing shelters and pounds use the "˜E’word throughout their dialogue.

Why?

It plants a seed. It creates an illusion that whoever killed the animal had the right to do so. It also redirects your thinking down a pathway that does not include probing and questioning.”

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https://www.seattledogspot.com/blog/dog-blog/post/words-matter—-say-kill-not-euthanize

February 8, 2014
"I’ve felt that crushing disappointment when confronted with the words ‘sold out’. I understand how reckless one can be in those five minutes between the thrill of thinking you’ll get to see your favourite band and the bitter blow that you can kiss goodbye any notion of seeing your heroes in the flesh. Of course the secondary ticket sites understand these five minutes better than anybody, which is why they will ensure that their allocated tickets are on sale the minute they are made available to the public (and, tellingly in some cases, days before they are made available for public on sale)."

Secondary ticket websites: The great ticket scandal? | Remfry Dedman | Independent Editor’s choice Blogs

June 6, 2012
emergentfutures:

The perils of Googles Images
Pity whichever hapless BBC researcher was in a hurry to find a background image for a report on the UN Security Council today and instead managed to post this. As someone on Reddit notes, “I’m pretty sure that’s not the United Nations emblem, BBC”.
Well, it sort of is: as a less cursory look on Google Images would have revealed, it isin fact the emblem of United Nations Space Command in the video game Zombie Pandemic.
Hooray for rolling news, eh readers?
Correction: as Peter rightly points out in the comments below, a look cursory look on Google Images would have revealed that the emblem in fact originates in the video game Halo, and was then adopted by a group of Halo fans playing on Zombie Pandemic.
Full Story: Global Dashboard

emergentfutures:

The perils of Googles Images

Pity whichever hapless BBC researcher was in a hurry to find a background image for a report on the UN Security Council today and instead managed to post this. As someone on Reddit notes, “I’m pretty sure that’s not the United Nations emblem, BBC”.

Well, it sort of is: as a less cursory look on Google Images would have revealed, it isin fact the emblem of United Nations Space Command in the video game Zombie Pandemic.

Hooray for rolling news, eh readers?

Correction: as Peter rightly points out in the comments below, a look cursory look on Google Images would have revealed that the emblem in fact originates in the video game Halo, and was then adopted by a group of Halo fans playing on Zombie Pandemic.

Full Story: Global Dashboard

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Filed under: news funny life 
September 5, 2011
"One of the most common biphobic narratives is that the penis is what counts. A woman who has sex with men is really straight, even if she also fucks women; a man who has sex with men is really gay, even if he also fucks women. If a man fucks a man, even once, he is forever corrupted from the heights of heterosexual masculinity."

Bisexual Men, Like, Exist And Stuff | No, Seriously, What About Teh Menz? (via sexisnottheenemy)

(via heartsunite)

August 26, 2011
Detroit Publishing Co. Walk after the quake April 18, 1906 "Market Street toward ferry", San Francisco after the earthquake and fire

Detroit Publishing Co. Walk after the quake April 18, 1906 
"Market Street toward ferry", San Francisco after the earthquake and fire

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Filed under: life news photography art