Recent Posts - page 100

  • Obligatory London2012 Thread

    A stunt performer dressed as Queen Elizabeth II parachutes into the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony

    Two words: stunt-queen.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread.

    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Acronyms of the Day

    RWA & SDO – two personality traits that prop up the kyriarchy

  • Gamers Against Bigotry

    a beam of light like the Bat Signal but the symbol shown is the RSS symbol

    Game design consultant Ernest W. Adams at Butterflies and Wheels: It’s time for us to force the permanent nine-year-olds to grow up or get out of our games and forums.

  • Well done rationalia forum, you’re my final Skeptic straw

    A page on this blog is now titled “Critical Thinking” instead of its previous title “Skepticism”, because that name has become tarnished by the long-lasting and widespread ‘Skepchicks should STFU’ campaign being waged by so-called “skeptics” and “rationalists” who reject the utility of applying critical thinking to social structures, at least if that critical thinking is being done by feminists.

  • TV Thread: so what are you watching?

    The shows we love, the shows we love to hate, the shows we want to love but just don’t do it for us, guilty pleasures and comfort viewing: what floats your televisual boat and why?

  • Verify, check and challenge. Or perish.

    Mr Denmore gives examples of how the writers who are supposedly paid for their knowledgeable insight are shown over and over again to have feet of clay and invisible robes whenever someone cares to look at their published works with a mildly jaundiced eye:

  • Why I Would Rather Let My Son Watch X-Men than Bob the Builder

    Drawing of a young brunette woman in X-Men uniform, with a dragon on her shoulder.

    With my child reaching the advanced age of four and a half I am having a harder time keeping him on the television designed for very little people, and he is starting to ask for the stuff with superheroes in… Read More ›

  • Paying the price for popularity and success?

    A yellow handled sledgehammer with BANHAMMER written on the handle, in front of a grey cloud. Caption reads TODAY'S FORECAST: CLOUDY, WITH A CHANCE OF BANHAMMER

    How the cost of effective comments moderation led a mainstream publisher to hamstring one of their most effective click-generators: without the usual hundreds of comments piling up at a rate of knots, how many people will keep on clicking through repeatedly to Bolt’s posts?

  • Unleashed Guns: One More Massacre

    Those who fight for the right of [anyone] to have as many people-killing weapons as they want share moral responsibility for what happened last night—as they will when it happens again. And it will happen again.