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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2012
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    Happening. Sorry.
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      CommentAuthornelzbub
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2012
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    My boy likes to sit on the furniture as well!
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2012
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    Oh, Denmark...

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      CommentAuthorphill_sea
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2012
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    @Nelzbub my wife wants desperately to kidnap your dog. . . I sort of do, too: he is amazing.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2012
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    @Nelzbub, ditto. He's so cute!
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2012
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    I've seen this cropping up on so many of my friends' feeds it's ridiculous:



    I see that and I think "I'm buying my daughter a gun and sending her into the army". That's a good thing now?

    So, thanks, geek culture!
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2012
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    I appear (for the duration of a rocket countdown) in this local news report about a Maker Faire:

    http://kezi.com/news/local/248992
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    Perhaps you're unfamiliar with Gabrielle Chana?

    Well, for starters...

    But what's nukkake, you may ask?


    Yeah, I'm pretty confident that it's all an elaborate hoax.

    There's a creeptastic bit of Brent Spiner fanfic available, if you're into that sort of thing. Dig:

    Brent’s that same voice that called me on my phone and said, “I want to rape you,” with tenderness and longing. It’s Brent Spiner who yearns for me with that voice.

    Ye gods, that is... something else.
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    No wonder Brent looks so unhappy at conventions.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
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    Jumping Jesus on a popsicle stick; that is...yeah, fan-tastically creepy. I've had one fan who ever made any kind of "we should meet up" kind of talk, and it was one time, and even that was...yeah, AWKWARD. I cannot imagine dealing with that level of fan love.
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    I've had one fan who ever made any kind of "we should meet up" kind of talk, and it was one time, and even that was...yeah, AWKWARD. I cannot imagine dealing with that level of fan love

    You said you'd call me, and I still haven't heard from you . . . .
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
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    SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!
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    @ lamp

    Is he gonna lick that?!

    Because if he's not, I will...
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      CommentAuthorPaprika
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
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    @WORSETHANDETROIT It's a toilet seat for children with cerebral palsy. You know, to try and give them some independence and dignity.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
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    @ taphead

    I see that and I think "I'm buying my daughter a gun and sending her into the army". That's a good thing now?


    Well, to me it's a comparison between the geek women, who are smart, tough and independent and the ones of pop culture, who seems to be spoiled, stupid and freakish. If it's a choice between buying my (hypothetical) daughter a gun or letting her grow up to be Snooki, I'm buying her the gun every single time.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
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    I think the real take-away message is to buy your daughter Star Trek and Firefly. Much better investments than a gun.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
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    @ Morac

    On this we agree.
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
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    I think this article: http://quixoticautistic.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/geek-culture-wants-a-cookie-a-pat-on-the-head-for-not-creating-kim-kardashian/
    did the finest job of articulating what I disliked about this meme. Most especially the whole femmephobic/internalized misogyny issue where women are kind of pushed to aspire to more "masculine" standards and have to drop any kind of sexual identity. Not to mention the fact that all the women chosen to stand out are also still entirely thin and young as opposed to being different ages and body types. The comments are fantastic and non-brain explody too, which address a lot of what she missed in the original criticism and further fleshes out a lot of things.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
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    Yes, and honestly, who can say with a straight face that geek culture never objectifies women ?