Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

overheard recently

"i refuse to live in a world where a chicken cannot cross the road without its motives being called into question"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


"Seldom have both Microsoft's lack of innovation and their kludgy, ad-hoc approach to software design been explained so concisely."

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

Rules for feminists

Collected and adapted from the article and comments here:
  • We are just as strong as men, yet we need men to escort us or avoid us when we’re alone because all men are potential rapists.
  • Since we are just as smart as men, we need affirmative action programs in order to show it.
  • We are just as capable as men, yet we need feminist men to defend us and speak on our behalves.
  • We stand in solidarity with all women, yet we’re willing to defame and destroy those women who are successful without us or who dare to disagree with us. (In fact, when possible, we prefer getting the feminist men to do it.)
  • Since we have the same interests as men, we're not interested in typically male pastimes - it’s the men’s fault for being such misogynists.
  • We are just as powerful as men, yet we are perpetual victims. If a woman is not aware of her perpetual victimhood, we will shame her into admitting it, since ours is the only way to think.
  • We decry sexism, but value paternalism.
  • We advocate for equality and social justice, as long as everyone realizes that we are more important than anyone else.
  • We are fully-actualized, independent human beings who refuse to take responsibility for our own actions.
  • We believe all women should be able to choose for themselves what they wish to do in life, unless they choose something considered "woman's work".
  • Gender stereotypes are false, but all men are filthy rapey beasts to be shunned.
  • We will fight for gay rights, while using homosexual slurs in arguments against men.
  • We complain about lack of women in male-dominated fields, but are hypersensitive and intolerant of "male culture".
  • Because we are strong, we require movies and books to provide us with strong female characters.
  • We can engage in joking about sex or touching a man, then cry harassment when a man does the same.
  • We want freedom and happiness, but instill fear and anxiety on people (such as "rape culture").
  • We vouch for diversity, but treat non-white and foreign women with arrogance, "educating" them and deciding for them what they should want.
  • We want men to offer us career opportunities and promotions, recognize our potential and achievements, without approaching us, talking to us, hiring us, including us into their circles - because we might accuse them of harassment for any excuse.
  • We are diverse women of many rich diverse backgrounds who all must unflinchingly favor Democratic policies.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Brewdog Dead Pony Club Pale Ale

no matter that i 1) will never use their product, and 2) dislike their marketing,


is the proper response to the soft tyranny of quangos of all kinds, up to and including the e.u.