I’m still fascinated by the “Diane in 7A” story, just the part where a whole bunch of people took his side because we have this weird visceral reaction to people being rude to customer service. Saying this dude “won Thanksgiving” by making the airplane’s staff even more miserable about the situation than they already were. Jezebel posted about it glowingly even though he told a woman to eat a dick. I mean I shouldn’t be surprised by Jezebel at this point, but really! It’s like a psychology experiment.
And also that guy looks gross.
yeah, remember that time when the internet sided with a grown man sniggering to himself in his seat at the thought of leaving her two bottles of vodka like he was a 5th grader getting ready to tell the principle that they smell bad?
Some have pointed out that the story seems to be fake. I say, if it is fake, this is the best story you could come up with? Sexually harassing a distraught older woman who is clearly already having some kind of a day? But! Even if you take away age and gender, you still have a distraught person who is very upset about the thought of not being able to be with their family, and this person took it upon themselves to bully them with profane and totally disrespectful, sexually abusive language.
Not sure what circle of hell is reserved for the people who shoot for laughs under the guise of ‘internet justice’ but- oh wait no I see here. It’s the fifth one. Yeah, that’s what i thought. It’s the 5th circle.
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS CRAZY THING THAT HAPPENED ON TWITTER TO [semi-obscure comedian/reality tv producer]? OMG CHECK IT OUT ITS AMAZING. IT TOTALLY WINS THE INTERNET.
no. stop. go sit over there, i’m taking your computer.
because you don’t deserve a computer.
BUT LOOK, IT’S SO FUNN-
no its not. its fake and you just lost the game.
BUT EVEN IF ITS FAKE ITS STILL FUNNY THAT SOMEONE WO-
no, no. stop. no. just. stop. please stop being my friend.
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Republican critics of Obamacare rose up in anger today, claiming that after two months of fixes, the healthcare.gov Web site is now “unacceptably fast.”
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how does Andy Borowitz still have this job?
Starr says Google Glass is no more intrusive than camera-equipped cell phones that do nearly the same thing. “I think privacy is vapor now,” Starr said. “There are cameras everywhere. There are recording devices everywhere.
though this nick starr character may be quick to downplay the importance/existence of privacy so as to make a bigger point about how the shit on his face isn’t weird or stupid, he forgets that the biggest difference between glass and, say, CCTV, is everything. CCTV/NSA/Big Data/Obamo may know the color/shape of your bowel movement from earlier this morning, but at least it’s done under the (however half-true) notion of being for the greater good. Google Glass, on the other hand, serves mostly as entertainment for whatever entitled nerd thinks their right to technology outweighs anyone else’s uneasiness or rules.
And yeah, smartphones can do the same thing that google glass does, but if someone held their phone up through the entire dinner, cocked in ‘ready-to-watch-you-fail’ mode with their thumb hovering over the record button, I’m sure you’d stand behind them angrily tweeting “#attica!”
Even though Sergey Brin (not jokingly) sold glass as a move away from the ‘emasculating’ action of having to glance down at your hand, no one with glass seems to understand the consequences of moving what was in your hand to constantly in front of your face. there are huge social shifts that happen when someone is having a conversation that could possibly be recorded.
but no, the real story here isn’t about that, or privacy. it’s about one entitled dude whose head is too far up his own ass to easily remove his trendy tech headwear.
lets hear it for the kid in that google “Boomer’s not doing well” commercial whose mom is like ‘i need to talk to you’ and then he’s like WHATEVER MOM, TALK TO YOU LATER, I AM GONNA PLAY THIS SICK MOTORCYCLE GAME.
really missin the days when I judged new music by thoughts like “this is a good song” and not by “well, when you consider his point of view about how shoe corporations use celebrities in order to sell product without rewarding them royalties following sales that, one could argue, are solely driven by the involvement of said celebrity, as well as his viewpoint about how fashion icons don’t respect members of the hip-hop community even though he was the only one brave enough to wear a leather kilt in chicago, as well as his viewpoint that, alongside his girlfriend (the modern-day marilyn monroe) they deserve credit as new bonnie/clyde//romeo/juliet of culture, I really see how the stripped-down minimalist production and disjointed/dystopian vocal performances really pull the whole thing together as a whole”
its the holiday season, everyone! so time to fall in love with your best friend’s wife, be really rude to her as a defense mechanism, record creepy videos of her face, show up at her door unexpectedly, make her lie to her husband, and tell her that she’s perfect and then walk away forever!