October 14, 2017

Goddammit

Really? We’re still banning books? Or are we BACK to banning books? Because “To Kill A Mockingbird” is a great book. While it is possible that the same issues/values can be learned from another book, this is a damn good one. Language makes you uncomfortable? Banning books makes ME uncomfortable.

EDIT: the book wasn’t BANNED per se. It was “removed” from the reading list. Still annoyed.

UPDATE: I read some of the responses to the story on Twitter. My replies are below.

Fine. As long as you aren’t saying that therefore the book shouldn’t be read. I don’t think that’s what the person is saying but if so, she misses the point. Let’s say you think this about Atticus. (I don’t but whatever.) USE THAT AS A JUMPING OFF POINT FOR DISCUSSION. If I recall correctly, Atticus’ stance was startling because of where he was in that particular era. But seriously, PLEASE disagree. Let’s talk about it.

Heh.

Low hanging fruit but OK.

I don’t know about the “lift us when we need it” stuff. But backsliding? Oh yeah.

Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum after the district received complaints that some of the book’s language “makes people uncomfortable.”

Source: School district pulls ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from reading list; ‘makes people uncomfortable’ | AL.com



October 14, 2017

Adults Suck


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September 26, 2017

NY Comic Con Will Not Watch Your Kids

In case you were wondering, NY Comic Con will not watch your kids for you. Seriously. Look.

NY Comic Con Will Not Watch Your Kids

The fact that NY Comic Con had to post this on their website means people have asked, likely multiple times. “Can you watch my kids for me while I go cosplay and run around and buy comics and stuff?” “Um, no.”

Have fun! But leave your kids at home, or be prepared to watch them yourself.



September 3, 2017

This is not a good reason to have a baby

Currently at the Top of the Charts on Reddit:

If i get my wife pregnant around next week, i will get a 2 week paternity leave during world cup next year from Showerthoughts

Read the comments. They funny.

Example:

And you’ll have a brand new alarm clock to wake you up at 3AM to watch the game, depending on what time zone you’re in.

Ha, amateurs. You just sleep at night like normal and when the wife says “it’s your turn” you roll over and act like your the heaviest sleeper in the universe. Totally unrelated to why I’m divorced, she said I didn’t listen or something.

Maybe it’s just ‘cuz my work gave me a month paid paternity leave but I loved the newborn age. They sleep like 18 hours a day. And no real complicated needs. Cuddles, food, diaper, burp, etc. It’s not like they wake up from a nightmare with an existential question like “What happens when we die? How do we know nightmares aren’t real and this is just a dream…”Admittedly even when they are sleeping all the time when they are up won’t necessarily coincide with when you may have wanted to be up, but so long as you nap when they do it’s awesome.
I miss naps..

I miss naps too.

Also, warning: some of the comments are nasty. But, you know, reddit, Internet, whatevers. There’s some good stuff too. Enjoy.


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August 8, 2017

Mr. Fantastic Makes Dad Jokes

Texts From Superheroes does it again.

Texts From Superheroes


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July 22, 2017

Comic Con Digital Comics Sales

You know that whole San Diego Comic Con thing that you never used to hear much about but now dominates news coverage? It’s here. And with it comes mega deals on digital comics.

Hey Kids! Comics!

Hey Kids! Comics!

For example: Wolverine: Old Man Logan. Good, good comics. Regular price is $14.99. Sale price is $5.99. 198 pages. GOOD DEAL.

Many other Marvel deals available, some over 80% off.

Don’t want Marvel? Try DC. Buy one get one free with code SDCC17.

Don’t want one of The Big Two? How about Image? Also buy one get one free, this time using code Image17.

Bop around Comixology.com and you’ll find even more deals on digital comics. Happy reading!

Source: Wolverine: Old Man Logan – Comics by comiXology



July 11, 2017

Amazon Prime Day

It’s Amazon Prime Day, baby!

What the hell is Prime Day, you say?

Why, it’s a way to save money!

Why is it called Prime Day?

Because in order to get the deals from Amazon, you have to be an Amazon Prime member.

See? This is how they getcha.

That said, Amazon Prime is a pretty good deal. You get free 2-day shipping and access to a giant library of video. Basically it’s like Netflix but with Amazon. And Amazon has different shows in some cases, especially their own content, so if you want to be one of the cool kids and watch, like, everything, you need Amazon Prime.

Among the deals to be had:

Shop Amazon Devices – Prime Day All New Fire Tablet starting $29.99

That’s a sweet deal on an Amazon Fire. 30 bucks. You can watch video, read books and digital comics, and play with apps. Imagine getting an iPad for 30 dollars. Now forget about that because it’s not going to happen. But an Amazon Fire tablet for 30 dollars, that you could get, at least on… PRIME DAY.

So go check out what’s on offer. Here are a few links to get you started.

30% Off Select Amazon Exclusive Toys & Games

Shop Amazon Devices- Get up to $35 off Trade in your Kindle off a new one

Shop Amazon Devices – Introducing the All-New Amazon Fire TV Edition, starting at $449.99