Report: Disney re-animating parts of Wreck-It-Ralph sequel after Princess and the Frog criticism. I’m impressed that Disney is doing this. Good for them for listening and actually taking action.
Sometime between September 3rd and September 23rd, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too!
- The truth about false rape accusations: “Critics argue that reports of rape should be treated with more caution, since men’s lives are so often ruined by women’s malicious lies. But…every part of this narrative is wrong. What’s more, it’s wrong in ways that help real rapists escape justice, while perversely making it more likely that we will miss the signs of false reports.”
- Does the OK Sign Actually Signify “White Power,” or What?: "The answer is neither simple nor straightforward, which is why it’s such an effective trolling tactic."
- “Oh my god. If i see one more of these ‘India legalizing gay sex = India decolonizing’ posts in my dash I will murder someone.”: Interesting look at homosexuality and gender nonconformance in India in the light of the recent ruling decriminalizing homosexuality and some unfortunate and ill-informed reactions from Western liberals.
- Forget the new iPhones, Apple’s best product is now privacy: “I now believe the best product Apple offers is intangible, yet far more valuable than a flagship smartphone. The best product Apple has–and the single biggest reason that consumers should choose an Apple device over competing devices–is privacy.”
- The Matrix as a Transgender Coming Out Story: This theory/reading/interpretation is apparently a few years old, but it’s the first time I’ve come across it. Fascinating, and worth thinking about.
Pros and cons of working from home in one sentence: When you’re sick, it doesn’t necessarily mean you fall behind on work. Yay?
The biggest change is that while I usually work from home, today I’m working from my bed. With more naps. And an even more lax dress code than usual.
“This last week has really made great strides to remind me that women’s pain doesn’t matter in America.”
How a prank to improve McDonald’s ad diversity turned into a marketing campaign: What an unexpectedly nice response from McDonalds to this prank. Nicely done all around!
I do: 844 was the local number in Anchorage, Alaska.
This article is from 2016, but gives the U.S. Naval Observatory’s time service number as 202-762-1401, so I called it — and it’s still up and running!
“But why don’t women just say something when it happens? Why not speak up? Why stay silent?”
This is why, you self-centered, short-sighted, unempathetic, thundering idiots.
Christine Blasey Ford was hesitant to come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because she feared facing public attacks. “Why suffer through the annihilation if it’s not going to matter?” she said in an interview with the Washington Post.
Her fears were not unfounded. Within hours of revealing her identity, personal attacks were launched against Ford. Some Senators expressed their doubts about the truthfulness of Ford’s statements. Sen. Orrin Hatch asserted that Ford was “mixed up.”
Found on Tumblr: The Magic Wand Throughout Art History, an amusingly irreverent journey through art history, in which every painting has had a (ahem) personal massager added.
Just a little bit of silliness, playing with iOS 12’s new “MeMoji” customizable character emojis.
If you ever get the chance to see E.T. in the theater, with a crowd full of kids who have never seen it before, I highly recommend it. I’ll admit that I got kinda choked up at the resurrection scene, and I think a large part of that wasn’t even the movie itself, but from being in the crowd and hearing the gasps, cheers, and claps of the kids (a few of whom we’d heard sniffling or outright sobbing in the preceding few minutes). A good audience can make a huge difference when watching a film, and today’s was definitely a good one.