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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
    And now for something completely different : apparently this is a thing that exists :

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    Hate to go off-topic, but-

    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.

    I'm seeing women in shape, not thin. I'm seeing women in their 30s and 40s. Yes, they're all on the "pretty" side of the scale, but it's TV. It still beats the top row, who are all fuck-dolls.
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
    Thanks for that article, glukkake. It pretty much covered all the bases.

    I do think (or at least hope?) the original pic is trying to say something that I agree with, but it's just doing it really, really badly. That "geek culture spokesperson" went ahead and started cherry-picking examples, and that's what they came up with? Lady Gaga is somehow a worse role model now?

    Also, you know who else is a part of pop culture? The entire bottow row.
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
    @James - sorry, not going to argue this, it ain't the thread for it.

    @Wood the guy who invented deep fried Kool Aid is a true American hero. This year he debuted deep fried cereal - Trix & Cinnamon Toast Crunch

    This reminds me that I still need to create my latest recipe - beer battered & deep fried chocolate guinness cupcakes (with the chocolate whiskey ganache filled centers) topped with baileys frosting.
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
    @ glukkake

    This reminds me that I still need to create my latest recipe - beer battered & deep fried chocolate guinness cupcakes (with the chocolate whiskey ganache filled centers) topped with baileys frosting.

    I think you just gave my brain diabetes.
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2012
    That blog post about the "geek culture is better than pop culture" is awesome. I can relate to the author in that when I was a kid, I had also internalized some amount of femmephobia that i've only just recently gotten over, but that photo even bothered me, and pretty much nailed all the reasons why.
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    See, the geek culture vs popular culture picture says a lot of things. One of the things I can't help but notice is says seems to be this:

    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012 edited
    I just wonder why everyone is taking so much effort to analyse a meme pic someone probably made in half an hour with very little actual thought involved.

    But I've just come off the back of E3 where everything anyone says or does is analysed down to the tiniest detail looking for traces of hate of, well, anyone or anything, so perhaps I'm a little touchy right now :)
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    I think because Women in ________ is always a touchy subject. I'm done analysing the picture, though. 5 seconds worth of amusement shouldn't devolve into hundreds of paragraphs of women's roles in whatever.
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012
    Guys, I think you're all ignoring the real issue here.

    There aren't any kittens in that picture. This one is much better:
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012
    Nice concept on this one:

    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012
    Nice concept, yes, but your poster's length has to be exactly the column's circumference. So these have to be custom-printed.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012
    I want to say this truck driver is extremely lucky, but if he was really lucky he wouldn't get in a accident in the first place :

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    Regarding Taphead's last post, it looks like a CGI comp. Those bricks are awfully tiny, and they don't extrude outwards from the cylinder -- and for some reason, the section of the cylinder below the poster is concrete... hmm.

    Anyway, blah-the-fuck-blah -- it's a clever design, and it wouldn't necessarily need to wrap completely around a pole to work well. And, hell, if you used a sticker with a transparent background, and applied it to a narrow pole, the edges wouldn't really need to connect. (Though you might need to redesign the typesetting...)

    TL:DR: stayed up all night with Photoshop again. Need some tortured whiteboy blues.

    Er, and this, too.

    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012
    @Paul Sizer

    Years ago at SDCC they had a panel for the Farscape cast just before the Peace Keeper Wars started filming. The panel was Q&A and a guy got the mic and went on a 5-10 minute long monologue about Ben Browder, about how Ben Browder was the most awesome thing ever, how watching Ben had changed his life, how Ben was a fantastic human being. I don't think I've ever heard one of those 1-2k capacity conference rooms quiet before but this guy creeped the audience into absolute silence as he went on and on, clutching the mic so hard his knuckles were white. Not once did he ask a question and he actually resisted having the mic taken from him (his grip was that tight).

    Later, the cast was doing signings with one noteable exception. As I was going down the line of actors I asked the woman who played Zahn where Ben was.

    "He doesn't do signings because he's actually a pretty shy guy," she said carefully.
    "Really? Or is it dudes like that guy from the Q&A?" I asked.
    She leaned forward and asked "It's really guys like that"

    Fans like that are disturbing.
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    Hot octopus-on-dolphin action.
    Trying to forgive New Scientist for the weak Greek coalition gag there...
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012 edited
    Oh... OH. Now the script of Prometheus makes sense: it was a shit RPG session all the time! :D

    "MILLBURN: Whafuck, there are DEAD ALIENS here in the compound? That shit’s bad news. I’m leaving.

    THERON (facepalming): Millburn, you’re a biologist. This is the first non-Earth biological structure you’ve ever laid eyes on. This should be your holy fucking grail. Why do you want to leave?

    MILLBURN (waving character sheets): Look at this guy! I’ve got no combat stats at all! I’m toast in combat.

    FIFIELD: Holy crap, you’re right. Who the hell gave me 90% skill level in – what the hell is geology?

    SCOTT (facepalming): The study of rocks."

    FIFIELD: Why the hell would anyone wanna look at pebbles? I wanted to bring weapons here! I’m all bad-ass! I have tattoos and a scraggly beard, and you’re telling me I’m not ju-jitsu expert, just the master of dirt?
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012 edited
    How about instead of saying which side is right or wrong, people encourage others to search for their own role model which can be beyond popular media? Hell, one of my role models is Julia Child, hardly a modern public figure.
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012
    Not to derail the conversation further, but YES JULIA CHILD. Also: YES MERYL STREEP'S PORTRAYAL. Boo the rest of that movie.