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Dash cam exonerates another man; reveals cops' thuggery

seanbonner:

And again…

This is me with my “shocked” face on.  

puckish-thoughts:

THERE IT IS AGAIN!  THERE IT FUCKING IS!  i’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS PHOTO FOR YEARS AND NEVER COULD FIND IT!!  THE LAN PARTY WITH THE GUY DUCT-TAPED TO THE CEILING!!  BACK IN ANCIENT TIMES WHEN PEOPLE STILL USED CATHODE MONITORS AND WHEN COUNTERSTRIKE WAS THE NEW THING.  THIS SHIT IS REAL.  THIS IS REAL SHIT.  SHIT THAT HAPPENED.

I’m old and remember those days.

puckish-thoughts:

THERE IT IS AGAIN!  THERE IT FUCKING IS!  i’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS PHOTO FOR YEARS AND NEVER COULD FIND IT!!  THE LAN PARTY WITH THE GUY DUCT-TAPED TO THE CEILING!!  BACK IN ANCIENT TIMES WHEN PEOPLE STILL USED CATHODE MONITORS AND WHEN COUNTERSTRIKE WAS THE NEW THING.  THIS SHIT IS REAL.  THIS IS REAL SHIT.  SHIT THAT HAPPENED.

I’m old and remember those days.

(Source: unregistered-hypercam2)

themarvelageofcomics:

Pencils to a page from THOR #162 by Jack Kirby, alongside the finished printed page.
Kirby’s border notes read:
GUNS OF ENEMY UNLEASHED TO DESTROY PLANET — BUT FIRST THEY WILL DESTROY OBJECT
OBJECT SUDDENLY COMES APART — OPENS — AND STRANGE AWESOME BEING EMERGES
IT IS THE BIRTH OF GALACTUS — HE FEELS URGE FOR COSMIC ENERGY — WITH ONE SWIPE HE DESTROYS THE WHOLE ENEMY SPACE FLEET —

I enjoy the craziness and detail from Jack’s pencils.  Some of these colored pages just loses that detail and the sheer awe of his work.  Look at Galactus face.  The pencils are infinitely more beautiful and descriptive than the colored version.  

themarvelageofcomics:

Pencils to a page from THOR #162 by Jack Kirby, alongside the finished printed page.

Kirby’s border notes read:

GUNS OF ENEMY UNLEASHED TO DESTROY PLANET — BUT FIRST THEY WILL DESTROY OBJECT

OBJECT SUDDENLY COMES APART — OPENS — AND STRANGE AWESOME BEING EMERGES

IT IS THE BIRTH OF GALACTUS — HE FEELS URGE FOR COSMIC ENERGY — WITH ONE SWIPE HE DESTROYS THE WHOLE ENEMY SPACE FLEET —

I enjoy the craziness and detail from Jack’s pencils.  Some of these colored pages just loses that detail and the sheer awe of his work.  Look at Galactus face.  The pencils are infinitely more beautiful and descriptive than the colored version.  

“White knighting” is a pejorative term bigots use to undermine such actions from men who are using their voices for support, not for condemnation and misogyny. Bigots use it to claim men are supporting women in the hopes of sleeping with women. Because, apparently, that’s the only reason you would ever want to treat someone as a person.

Best thing I’ve seen today.  Wish I could find the original source. 

Best thing I’ve seen today.  Wish I could find the original source. 

mediamattersforamerica:

"Let men be men": Fox hosts eagerly agreed with the NY Post article that claimed “catcalls are flattering.” 

A few more gems from this segment

  • "They mean it in a nice way."
  • "It’s nice to get compliments."
  • "As long as you don’t come within arms length, it’s fine."

But for many women, catcalls are humiliating and degrading. Some blame themselves, wondering what they could have done differently to prevent it. And the consequences can considerably affect a person’s social behavior and habits, as women report they avoid eye contact and walking alone in public, or change their outfits or routes to avoid harassment.”  

In reality, this is no small problem. According to Stop Street Harassment, “at least 65% of women have experienced catcalls, leers, and unwanted sexual propositions,” disproportionately affecting those with low incomes, women of color, and the LGBTQ community. And while there are federal laws protecting women from workplace harassment, street harassment is addressed on a state-by-state basis.

Let’s bring some voices of reason into this discussion:

Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY:

Catcalling does not mean you are beautiful, smart, strong or interesting. Catcalling means a stranger values you so little he doesn’t care if he makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened.

Margaret Eby, Brooklyn Magazine:

Catcalling is about control, not about your cute shorts. It’s an assertion that women are just visitors in a male space, there to be assessed by appearance and summarily dismissed or flirted with.

Ashley Ross, TIME:

To legitimize catcalling is to give voice to those who don’t deserve it: the man who told me he wanted to perform oral sex on me, the man who said he wanted it the other way around and the man who said he could have me if he wanted me.

The dehumanizing culture of catcalling must stop, but conservative media outlets like Fox aren’t helping. It’s up to us all to educate ourselves about the harms of harassment, so that women can truly be free in the streets of America.

Agreed.

ROZ KIRBY: Have you been satisfied with what you’ve done?

KIRBY: Have I been satisfied with what I’ve done?

GROTH: Yeah.

KIRBY: If I’ve done it myself, I’ve always been satisfied. If somebody interfered, it always created a bad period in my life.

GROTH: What was the most creatively rewarding period in your career?

KIRBY: I believe when I was given full rein on The New Gods. I was given full rein on The New Gods, and I was given full rein on Mr. Miracle. Mr. Miracle was a fine strip. I was given full rein on many other strips, which sold extremely well and made me very happy. I was happy doing them because as a professional, you’ve got to take the credit for it, or you’ve got to take the, beating for it. I don’t like to take a beating without being responsible.


GROTH: You don’t want to take somebody else’s beating.

KIRBY: I don’t want to take somebody else’s beating. That makes me unhappy. So right now, I can tell you, I’m a happy man because whatever I’m doing, I do for myself and I do a little creating here and there for others, and they work out very well. I feel like an independent man, and I am. This is the kind of feeling I always wanted. You can rarely get that… Well, I could rarely get that in the early part of my life.

GROTH: I think most people can rarely get that. You have to fight for it.

KIRBY: Yes.