Posts Tagged: WTF

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  • Question: So, like, basically, you get off on threatening kids for disagreeing with you? I wonder what Facebook's staff would think of what you did. I know the cops are going to be interested in Pat and Erik. - Anonymous
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    solikebasically:

    Ok so I literally never threatened a kid but like I don’t even know anyone named Pat or Erik & I have no idea what you are talking about & this is genuinely so hilarious to me, it is NOURISHING MY SOUL, SO PLEASE, PLEASE CALL THE INTERNET COPS ON ME FOR WHATEVER YOU ARE IMAGINING, PLEASE, I’M BEGGING YOU, PLEASE CALL THE INTERNET POLICE COPS & SEE HOW MUCH THEY CARE ABOUT ALL THESE LITERALLY IMAGINARY THINGS THAT YOU FUCKIN’ MINECRAFT ANIME FERRET-KISSING VIRGINS WITH MUSTARD STAINS ON YOUR PUBES ARE MAD ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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15 Looks For Fall That Prove That Fashion Designers Are Just Straight Trolling Us

sttngfashion:

A fashion (but not Star Trek) related thing I did for work, in case any of you guys might enjoy. There are some REAL doozies in the fall lines. I’M LOOKING AT YOU, CHANEL

never stop sharing your words on fashion, regardless of their relation to star trek or not

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With possible legislation in the works to build casinos in Japan, gambling is a hot topic in the press right now. And when you talk about gambling in Japan, the conversation starts with pachinko.

Pachinko parlors are everywhere and they are gaudy. Whatever you think of Las Vegas or neon lights, I promise you that pachinko parlors look like a nightmare. I remember on my first trip to Japan I kept taking pictures of the pachinko parlors because I couldn’t believe A how many there were and B how ugly they looked (also C they usually had weird English written on the side of the building).

Why is pachinko so popular? Because it is gambling. But gambling is illegal in Japan, so pachinko throws the thinnest of veils over the gambling and acts like it’s just a game where customers walk away with nothing more than prizes. It’s like a carnival!

The above graphic explains how the system works: players (the silhouette) have balls. Little metal balls, usually by the tray-load. You put the balls in the machine to play, and if you win, more balls come out. At any time you can take your balls to the counter and return them in exchange for a prize (think cigarette lighters, stuffed animals, anything but actual cash). This is parts 1 and 2 shown above, and it’s the official version of what pachinko is.

But what happens next is the player leaves the pachinko parlor and goes to a small window. That window is typically next to or just around the corner from the pachinko parlor. There is no sign above the window, but everyone knows where it is. At this window, players sell their pachinko prizes for cash (steps 3 and 4, above). Steps 5 and 6, where the prizes are returned to the pachinko parlor, happen behind the scenes.

Thus pachinko players are in it to win money, and even though the money doesn’t come directly from the pachinko parlor, it’s a system that everyone understands. Everyone, that is, except the cops.

The Asahi Shimbun has a quote from a police spokesperson claiming that “[Japanese police] have no knowledge of pachinko prizes being exchanged for cash.” (日本語で「パチンコで換金が行われているなど、まったく存じあげないことでございまして」)

…which is kind of like saying they have no knowledge that massage parlors offer sexual services because it doesn’t say “sex = 15,000 yen” on the sign outside.

Obviously this police spokesperson was feeding the press a line, but what has Japanese netizens baffled is: why? Everyone knows how pachinko works; the players, parlors, and exchange windows are all operating in full public view (unlike, say, the sex workers) so why feign ignorance? Maybe the cops just don’t want to explain to the press why pachinko is accepted while underground casinos get busted?

I don’t have an answer, but it’s weirder that the cops didn’t have a better answer prepared. It strikes me as dishonest to shrug your shoulders rather than admit that you look the other way.

UPDATE: maybe the cops look the other way and don’t want to talk about pachinko because they make money on the deal

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caseymalone:

This is amazing. 

1. The dude with the whiskey and cigarette is trying VERY HARD. He wants to be indignant but he wants to be cool! “GRR, I’m mad but look at my Vampire: The Masquerade costume.”

2. “In one fell swoop the social justice warriors have silenced all dissenting voices and ushered in a new era of political correctness!” dude if people were actually silenced you wouldn’t be able to make this video/patreon without significant consequences instead of just me making fun of them.

3. “Anita Sarkeesian got almost $160,000 to producer her YouTube videos with no discernible increase in quality. But Jordan and I? We already make high quality YouTube videos.” my dudes you guys can’t even match video quality and audio levels across two different shots. you’re pointing a webcam at a low angle in a room with no special lighting? come on. 

4. “Or is this a ruse perpetuated by a group of perpetual victims for their own fame, and glory, and financial benefit?” Look if you make a video saying this and don’t realize you sound exactly like the villain from Ghostbusters I don’t know what to tell you.

Anyway, these guys are making a bunch of money off this, which is bogus and insane. The irony is that people furious that Anita Sarkeesian “scammed” money lost no money on her videos, but are going to dump a bunch of cash on this crap. The video series they deserve I guess.

(via Carli Velocci)

Video link removed because FUCK THESE GUYS. Like you said, this is a sham of epic proportions. They’re making an expose of their own paranoia and they want people to pay for it. “No discernible increase in quality”?? Go ahead and watch an old Sarkeesian clip and tell me the latest “Women vs Tropes” clip doesn’t look a million times better.

Saying this for the millionth time: no one has silenced you. Why do people who rail against “political correctness” (a twenty-year-old buzzword, by the way) always do so while pretending that their freedoms are being erased?

YOU GET TO SAY WHAT YOU WANT and we get to challenge you if you’re a jerk. That’s the American-fucking-way and it should be written on our currency (and no, it’s not “bullying” when we point out your behavior is repugnant). That you act this way while multi-billion-dollar corporations continue to court your every whim with masculine-fantasies on every screen in your house is the definition of petulance.

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vvankinq:

this is fucked up. this fucked me up. the teachers fucked up by not showing us this fuck up. fuck.

dear god

i’m 28 and never knew this

WITCHCRAFT

ok but then like 86 x 95 is like

86 x 95 = ??30

(via kaesespaetzle)

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  • Question: Yo, the one time I was arrested the cop told me as he cuffed me "understand, that if you run, I have the right to shoot you". I've always wondered if cops tell everyone this or was it because I'm not white? - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    They’re actually supposed to tell you your rights.

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constable-frozen:

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seriously which kung fu movie is this, it looks great

EDIT: people tell me it is IP MAN 2. I need to watch IP MAN 1 first.

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I will not negotiate with terrorists.

ohdeargodbees:

This has nothing to do with games and is not a matter of legitimate public interest, but is simply a personal matter. I would hope and request that the games press be respectful of what IS a personal matter, and not news, and not about games. This is explicitly about my private life, which has…

I wish you could read the rest of that, but it has been erased.
(actually, it’s back up)

Yes, shortly after Zoe responded to a (lengthy) personal attack piece that’s been circulating for a few days, gamer dudes fed up with her insistence that her private life was her own decided to hack her tumblr, post her personal information (phone numbers, addresses, even relatives’ contact information) along with calling her disgusting slurs. They even posted the submission email address for her tumblr, which meant in-between the hate there were pleas to leave her alone, along with posts that insisted she was behind the entire harassment campaign in the first place and this was all an elaborate plea for sympathy.

It is easier for the internet to believe a woman is capable crafting her own hate campaign than it is to sit back and accept that the online “community” of video game enthusiasts has serious problems with women.

Because this keeps happening. Over and over again.
And I don’t know what can be done.

I don’t want to list all the women just in 2014 who have endured repeated online abuse, because part of what gets these dudes off is the notion that women are “playing the victim card.” Well guys, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but you keep creating female victims. Or did they all engineer their own harassment?

And puh-leez don’t come back here with talk of how this is really about “SJW hypocrisy” or “video game ethics.” If the internet wanted to tear a game developer a new asshole because their game wasn’t up to snuff, the internet can and does do that. But only when there’s a woman involved does the internet violate her privacy and use gendered, sexist insults.

Besides, if you read what these guys are writing, it has nothing to do with her work and everything to do with who she (allegedly) slept with. And that is the definition of “none of our business.” Besides, any and all “ethics” defenses are erased when you make clever nicknames based on her (alleged) sexual habits. You don’t get to call a woman a “slut” and pretend your anger is unconnected to her being a woman. I don’t see any hacking or doxxing of the men she “used” to promote her work. Shouldn’t they be equally culpable in this fantasy scandal you’ve constructed?

It’s been said before and you’re not listening to me anyway, but no one is taking your video games away. When Zoe releases a game it doesn’t cancel out a big-budget shooter. When a woman criticizes video games, she doesn’t put a wall between you and your pre-order. And when women point out that they are being ignored and marginalized by video game companies, those companies really, really don’t need you to defend them. Microsoft’s feelings can’t be hurt. EA doesn’t lose sleep.

The only people hurt in these scenarios are the women who speak out about their situation. The internet is very quick to react to cries of sexism with…sexist remarks.

Because this keeps happening. Over and over again.
And I don’t know what can be done.

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  • Question: There's a small town in France whose name literally means "Death to Jews" (La-mort-aux-Juifs) and residents don't want to change the name because "the name has been around since the middle ages and nobody here is really anti-semitic anyways". - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    I feel like it might be hard to know for sure whether you’re anti-Semitic or not if you’ve made it impossible to ever have a normal interaction with a Jewish person.

    you know what would get them to change their name? Threaten to build a Jewish Community Center there.

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  • Question: I've seen the way you reply some people's questions, so I'm not expecting anything nice, but I do have a serious question I would like you to answer. I know the n-word comes from what slavers called black people, right? But, even now, hundreds of years of slavery being abolished, some black people still don't like whites calling them the n-word, so, isn't that kind of antagonizing races? Given the case that the white guy calling the n word a black guy is his friend, obviously. - Anonymous
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    yoisthisracist:

    "Why isn’t being hurt by a racial slur just as bad as being racist???" - your stupid ass.

    shocking news for anon: I don’t call black people racial slurs. I don’t want to call them racial slurs, and I doubt they want me to call them racial slurs.

    this does not antagonize me.

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