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seldo:

This is the list of things to catch up on from the last 50 years in Steve Rogers’ notebook in Captain America: The Winter Soldier:
I Love Lucy (television)
Moon Landing
Berlin Wall (up + down)
Steve Jobs (Apple)
Disco
Thai Food
Star Wars / Trek
Nirvana (Band)
Rocky (Rocky II?)
Troubleman (Soundtrack)
I think my favourite part is “up + down”. He’s been gone a long time.

seldo:

This is the list of things to catch up on from the last 50 years in Steve Rogers’ notebook in Captain America: The Winter Soldier:

  • I Love Lucy (television)
  • Moon Landing
  • Berlin Wall (up + down)
  • Steve Jobs (Apple)
  • Disco
  • Thai Food
  • Star Wars / Trek
  • Nirvana (Band)
  • Rocky (Rocky II?)
  • Troubleman (Soundtrack)

I think my favourite part is “up + down”. He’s been gone a long time.

DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for-
Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TON OF SCREENTIME AND MAJOR ASSKICKING SKILLS
DC: We can't allow the lesbians in Batwoman to get married in the comic, sorry.
Marvel: HEY GUESS WHAT WE'RE GONNA FEATURE A GAY WEDDING ON THE COVER OF AN X-MEN ISSUE
DC: The new direction for storytelling needs to be dark, gritty, mature and cynical.
Marvel: DUDE CHECK IT OUT LOKI GOES SPEED DATING IS THAT NOT THE BEST SHIT EVER
DC: After years of rumors, the Superman/Batman movie is finally coming, but with a new actor and suit for Batman and MAYBE a cameo from Wonder Woman.
Marvel: PHASE 2 MOTHERFUCKERS EVERYONE IS IN EVERYONE'S MOVIE AND THERE AIN'T NO STOPPIN US NOW
DC: We can try to add maybe one or two 'people of color' to our lineup...maybe...
Marvel: NEW MS MARVEL THAT'S MUSLIM AMERICAN, BITCHES.
DC: We feel no problem with Batman's vengeful personality being like wet cardboard.
Marvel: NEW LATINA GHOST RIDER WHO SEEKS VENGEANCE WHILE TAKING HIS AWEET LIL BRO FOR ICE CREAM
DC: We can't mention any superhero titles in our movies, that's ridiculous.
Marvel: FUCK YEAH YOU WANT A RACOON VOICED BY BRADLEY COOPER WITH A GIANT GUN? YOU WANT VIN DIESEL PLAYING A TREE? AMY FUCKING POND PLAYING A SEXY BALD SPACE PIRATE? HERE YOU FUCKERS GO
DC: Our fanbase is mostly white males, I'm sure our focus is-
Marvel: NEW SHE HULK LINE WHERE SHE GOES TO COURT THEN SAVES NEW YORK
DC: Wait-
Marvel: NEW FEMALE THOR
DC: I didn't-
Marvel: NEW BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA
Marvel: TAKE ALL THIS COOL SHIT MARVEL BE OUTIE
Marvel: PEACE
And yet: The internet I grew up on and still rather cherish on was one of weird flashing Geocities pages; strange usenet groups devoted to arcane fandoms; long, maudlin posts about people’s depression illustrated by ASCII art tableaus. It was text-based MUDs that elaborated on fantasy games before HBO was adapting them for our pleasure. There was no Twitter, no Facebook, but also no parents, few real names, and relatively little fear of surveillance. And the animating spirit was scrappy in a way that you can tell is gone because it is so hard to describe, standing here all the way down the line. Metafilter still reminds me of that internet. Maybe it’s that there are so few bells and whistles on their platform, maybe it’s because it’s crowd-written and so a very angry post will follow hard upon a cheerful one, maybe it’s because people there still seem enthusiastic about discussing things intelligently. It just isn’t as sanitized, and is consequently not as condescending, as a lot of the internet feels to me these days.
Tagged: #memories
When it’s men who are confronted by biases, we look at the bigger system. When women are, we put the onus on them to get ahead. And when it’s people of color facing bias? Well, that story is so familiar it barely makes headlines anymore. Journalists are paying attention to ageism in tech because it’s a new story that older white men, traditionally a very powerful demographic in the white-collar world, are struggling with how to succeed in a collarless culture that claims to reward merit but rejects them due to factors beyond their control. Maybe Silicon Valley has inadvertently produced an innovation here: It’s “disrupted” discrimination, to use the industry parlance. The tech-ageism stories, with their focus on culture rather than explicit policies, provide a new way of seeing the now-familiar stories about Silicon Valley sexism — and indeed, general workplace sexism, too. In most cases, companies aren’t actively alienating women. They’re rewarding people who match their deep-seated archetype of what “successful” looks like.

dynamicafrica:

Vogue Italia takes ‘tribal’ to whole other level with this editorial in their March 2014 issue titled “Abracadabra”. 

In it, Dutch model Saskia de Brauw shot by Steven Meisel dons clothing that resembles skirt wrappers and headwraps/geles worn by women throughout parts of Africa, with facial make up and body paint that seems to serve as a grotesque shock factor, as she poses with various forms of wild life - all in a comical and mocking manner. 

I always wonder what goes through people’s minds when they come up with the themes and art direction for photoshoots such as these, and better yet, those who agree to execute their vision.

Thanks to elevenplaza for bringing this to my attention!

My question is: Are you offended?

What the actual fuck.

Tagged: #racism