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agameofme:

barryjenkins:

While I did smile a bit, this really tore me up. What a world.

This is presented as a kind of joyous moment, but it also speaks to tremendous global financial injustice. These cacao farmers in the Ivory Coast work incredibly hard and although chocolate is a multi-billion-dollar industry, they make almost no money. They don’t even know what the cacao is used for. They have never experienced chocolate, and they certainly can’t afford it.

Toward the end, one of the men says, “What a privilege to taste it,” and my god, it really shouldn’t be.

reminds me of the (likely fictitious) Mike Daisey story of the beleaguered iPad worker getting to touch an iPad for the first time, except this is goddamn real

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anarcho-queer:

NYPD Officer Knocks Teen Unconscious For Smoking A ‘Suspicious’ Cigarette

October 11th, 2014

Marcel Hamer, 17, was punched out June 4 as he pleaded with the officer that he was smoking a tobacco cigarette, not marijuana. You wanna get fucked up?' the cop asks before dropping the hammer. The officer has since been suspended in the latest viral video black eye for the NYPD.

Mister, it was just a cigarette, sir,” Hamer can be heard saying on the video.

It was just a cigarette.

As the officer notices a person videotaping the incident, he taunts the individual, “Yeah, get it on film.

Although the alleged knockout blow is not seen, the teen appears to be unconscious at the end of the footage.

You knocked him out!” one of Hamer’s friends could be heard saying.

The teen’s family said he now suffers neurological problems, according to The Brooklyn Paper.

The law firm released the video the same day as another piece of footage surfaced showing officers in Bedford-Stuyvesant punch and pistol-whip an unarmed teen who has his hands raised in surrender. Police arrested the teen for marijuana possession, according to a report by DNAinfo.

Another video, obtained by the Daily News, shows an officer allegedly removing $1,300 from Lomard Joye’s pocket during a stop-and-frisk in Coney Island. Joye was then pepper sprayed when he demanded his money back. 

When Joye’s sister, Lateefah Joye, tried to get the cop’s badge number, she too was pepper sprayed. 

The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating all three incidents.

you don’t see the punch, but you hear him pleading with the officer and then…he stops talking. Or moving. Yikes.

(via wilwheaton)

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bearplayingasaxophone:

codezombie2d:

Angel,  I found this absolutely relevant.

ABSOLUTELY OH MY GOD

I think the reverse would be true, wouldn’t it? I can’t imagine getting messages from women bragging about the size of whichever part they fancied and thinking “she sounds nice”

but then again, who knows what the “I got a nine inch cock, LADIES” crowd wants? Maybe their dream is to meet a partner who also deals in measurement-flirting. For everyone else though, please, heed her words.

(via briangefrich)

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gamespite:

Hey kids, what time is it? That’s right. It’s Pachinko Time.

I’m so sorry.

but your opening Pachinko Time graphic was inspired.

(psst: if anyone reading this wants to know more about pachinko, here you go)

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broadcity:

Episode 4 of #HackIntoBroadCity is up and the most rhythmic yet kweenz!!!

It is very important to me that they both have pizza boxes in their rooms, because of course they do.

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I don’t find these three new Snickers ads funny at all. Not when they traffic in the most tired Asian stereotypes imaginable: kung-fu everything, accents, cheesy music, vaguely “Asian” fonts. And I think the Chinese writing is just made up? The “kata” scroll says “judo,” two Japanese words even though all these ads seem to be set in China? I can’t read the characters for “nunchaku” (another not-Chinese word BTW) but they don’t look like anything I could find on Google.

Then there’s Mr. Bean himself, who plays “clumsy” in the first video (above) but just seems to be mocking the whole affair in the other clips. I’ve seen plenty of Bean over the years so I know this is his usual M.O. but “laughing at” and “laughing with” is always a fine line. To me, these ads feel like we’re supposed to laugh at him AND the martial arts in general.

I am not Asian. I could be misreading these ads. Perhaps they play in China and go over great! Japan would probably accept them as well (they know Bean), though Japan loves to laugh at China so probably not a good litmus test.

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st-unpc:

feitclub:

This is an amazing artifact: an early Siskel & Ebert episode from 1980 dedicated entirely to violence against women in films. The two critics felt they saw a disturbing trend in slasher movies in the theaters and so they spent one whole show talking about it. And they are MAD.

Part one, Part two

Why does this amaze me? Because Anita Sarkeesian has been dragged to hell and back by angry Internet men for calmly pointing out similar issues in modern video games. She doesn’t get mad, she never once suggests that people who enjoy these games are “vicarious sex criminals,” she just holds up examples of sexist tropes and says “let’s talk about what this represents.”

Meanwhile these two men take one week out of their lives to lambaste an entire genre of film, saying in no uncertain terms that these movies hate women while also implying that there is something wrong with moviegoers who enjoy them.

I’m not saying you have to agree with them. I’m not saying every argument they make is sound (Siskel sounds ready to call for a ban on slasher films, Ebert makes it clear that “nothing should be off-limits”). But goddamn it, these two film critics delivered a rage-filled condemnation of a very popular type of film (at the time) using their own personal politics.

Are you listening, GamerGate fans? Critics calling out art as sexist or even misogynist is nothing new. The fact that Siskel and Ebert hated slasher movies did nothing to curtail the success of slasher movies. Notice they’re talking about the original Halloween and Friday the 13th movies here, two series that would stretch on for decades (to say nothing of their imitators).

it’s not “censorship” to say a piece of art is disturbing.
Critics who reference their personal politics in reviews are not “biased”
NO ONE IS TAKING YOUR MOVIES (OR GAMES) AWAY.

The difference between Siskel & Ebert and Anita Sarkeesian being they were expert critics while Anita is a biased alleged feminist with an agenda to push who does little to no research and lots of cherry-picking.

What does it say when two “expert critics” voice the exact same concerns as a “biased alleged feminist”? Like I said, you don’t have to agree, but this is just another example of how unradical Anita Sarkeesian’s opinions are. Her message predates her own birth.

And if you want to call critique “cherry picking” Siskel & Ebert are just as guilty. They literally name the cherries they’ve picked!

Source: feitclub
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their power levels are too high!

I can’t follow the action!

(via Kotaku)

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This is an amazing artifact: an early Siskel & Ebert episode from 1980 dedicated entirely to violence against women in films. The two critics felt they saw a disturbing trend in slasher movies in the theaters and so they spent one whole show talking about it. And they are MAD.

Part one, Part two

Why does this amaze me? Because Anita Sarkeesian has been dragged to hell and back by angry Internet men for calmly pointing out similar issues in modern video games. She doesn’t get mad, she never once suggests that people who enjoy these games are “vicarious sex criminals,” she just holds up examples of sexist tropes and says “let’s talk about what this represents.”

Meanwhile these two men take one week out of their lives to lambaste an entire genre of film, saying in no uncertain terms that these movies hate women while also implying that there is something wrong with moviegoers who enjoy them.

I’m not saying you have to agree with them. I’m not saying every argument they make is sound (Siskel sounds ready to call for a ban on slasher films, Ebert makes it clear that “nothing should be off-limits”). But goddamn it, these two film critics delivered a rage-filled condemnation of a very popular type of film (at the time) using their own personal politics.

Are you listening, GamerGate fans? Critics calling out art as sexist or even misogynist is nothing new. The fact that Siskel and Ebert hated slasher movies did nothing to curtail the success of slasher movies. Notice they’re talking about the original Halloween and Friday the 13th movies here, two series that would stretch on for decades (to say nothing of their imitators).

it’s not “censorship” to say a piece of art is disturbing.
Critics who reference their personal politics in reviews are not “biased”
NO ONE IS TAKING YOUR MOVIES (OR GAMES) AWAY.