FUCK NO

Oct. 18th, 2011 10:56 pm
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So this just came across my tumblr dash:


ARE THEY FUCKING SERIOUS RIGHT NOW?!?

I mean, I'd heard they were doing that, but...but...



With a side helping of

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Back in 2007, I worked for a now-defunct adult website.


In preparation for recording videos, one of my bosses ordered the big, phonebook sized costume catalogs from companies like Leg Avenue. I leafed through them with fascination, because, after all, I'm a costume geek at heart.


And then suddenly it dawned on me:


We, as a society, have so bought in to the "Halloween is the time to for women dress like a stripper" idea, that literally, we go to costume stores and buy actual costumes marketed to the adult industry the other eleven months of the year.


There is so much to be said here involving slut shaming, stigmatization of sex workers, the virgin/whore dichotomy, the commoditization of women's bodies, etc etc etc.


There's nothing wrong with sexy costumes, please don't misunderstand me. I just wanted to highlight the extremely literal manifestation of this societal idea.

*applause*

Sep. 25th, 2011 05:49 pm
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I'd like to know why a judge from TV got it right where the SCOTUS did not.

No dissent? Fuck all of you guys.

Please repost this video.
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This morning in the shower, I realized a bit of dialogue in Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret was a direct reference to the fact her father is Jewish.

When her parents have a fight over the fact Margaret’s maternal grandparents come to visit, her father shouts something to the effect of, “What, do they want to see she doesn’t have horns?”

I always understood that as “they’ve never seen her, maybe she has horns.”

This morning my brain put the “horns” + “Anti-semites think Jews have horns” together.

I know all the stuff about maxi pads having belts got updated, did that get changed, too?
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This is clearly a man who has never been to Pennsic.
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Cut for spoilers )



ETA: I wrote this post in the first five minutes of the episode. Please keep in mind I wrote this *before* the big reveal.
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I have officially hit Irene saturation. (No pun intended.)

If shit hasn’t gotten real near you, be prepared, but calm. Put a movie in, get a beverage, maybe smoke a j, whatever your preference is.

If shit gets real, evacuate when you’re told to.

If shit doesn’t get real, awesome, you have the makings of a fantastic french toast party.

We survived 9/11 and the Blackout.

Shit, did you SEE what Brooklyn looked like after the blizzard this past winter?

We can handle this.

Just…be a bunch of Fonzies and calm the fuck down.
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This song can make me cry in the best of times. This? Sobbing.



I want to hug ALL OF THEM.

Hmmm

Jun. 28th, 2011 01:42 pm
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In.gredients, a zero-packaging grocery store will be opening in Austin soon.

I AM FILLED WITH CONFLICT OVER THIS.

On the one hand: awesome. Less waste, and goods are usually cheaper when you can buy them in as-needed amounts and without having to pay for packaging that will only get thrown away.

On the other hand...

Was there ever a wankier, greener than thou piece of shit to come down the pike?!?

I'll probably go to see what it's all about, but...

Honestly, who has the time to plan out their grocery trips, gather the necessary containers, and shop like this?

I'm both impressed and baffled.

Anyone else got anything?
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New York State ratified marriage equality tonight.

I am gutted I'll be missing Pride this weekend. It will undoubtedly be epic.

YAY NEW YORK.
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JOSH'S VACATION WAS APPROVED.

PENNSIC IS GO.

HOMG YAY.
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Work and Derby going well.

[livejournal.com profile] airspaniel and [livejournal.com profile] rockradar came to visit last week, and it was amaaaaaazing. I love them both so much, and I miss them so much, and it was so awesome to have them in my house.

That their flight didn't get in until 5am Friday when it was supposed to have arrived 11:30pm Thursday really sucked, but the important thing is that they got here, and we had all the fun. And drank all the beer.

Operation: CONVINCE THEM TO MOVE HERE was moved further towards success. Pictures and a more detailed post to come.

Here, have some links...

-Either Gearbox are stupid, or their PR firm is really stupid.

-Enjoy a free download of Samuel L. Jackson reading the instant children's classic, Go the F**k to Sleep. Yes, this has been linked everywhere. BRB, not caring!

-Why Groupon is Poised For Collapse. Wow, eerily reminiscent of the housing bubble's burst...

-6 Reasons Engagement Ring Shopping Objectively Sucks. YES THIS. If you're dropping many figures on my engagement ring, I'd want to know why that money wasn't thrown at your debt. Or a sweet vacation. Or something more useful than, to use a quote from the comments, "something that could be left on a sink in a public restroom."

-I'm a little late to the party with this one, but [livejournal.com profile] bodlon is raising money for top surgery. I <3 him to tiny little pieces, and he deserves all the help he can get.
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DEAR INTERNET: YES, I KNOW. I BOUGHT IT ON MONDAY.



(YES, THOSE ARE OWL EARRINGS, TOO.)

(Yes, everyone will be looking at my chest all day.)
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I was going to post this to Fandom!Secrets, but you know what? It's no secret.



I've been able to deal with the occasional laughing at the nerd tribe rather than with it, but this may cross the line for me.

Meh.
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So there's been a lovely kerfuffle going on this week, the simple summary of which is, Can you be a hot girl and a nerd?

Leaving aside the irritating use of "girl" to describe adult women, I haven't really had any commentary other than a side-eye.

I finally figured out my response, left as a comment on the above linked post.

Here it is. Ready?

If you can’t be a hot girl and a nerd, what the hell have my best girl friends and I been doing since childhood?

Sheesh.

That’s really all I have to say on the subject, with a healthy punctuation of a full-body eyeroll.


There you go. There's my soundbite.

OH SNAP

May. 1st, 2011 10:56 am
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Obama just trolled EVERYONE.

Even Colbert is in awe.
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Josh and I went to see Flogging Molly at Stubb's tonight.

I really like that venue, but the ampitheatre needs a steeper rake. I couldn't see shit but backs and heads.

Anyway, one thing we did see was a kid in strange garb. Which led me to ask:Hipster or Rumspringa? )
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Until I met Melissa Abrantes.

Melissa works on the same floor in my office, and she is riding a bike from Austin to Alaska (yes, you read that correctly) to raise money for cancer research.

Melissa is really awesome, and I encourage you to donate, even 'cause...damn...4000 miles.

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