xkcd: Cosmological Nostalgia Content:

Four-titude – DORK TOWER 24.03.23 – Dork Tower:

This exactly sums up my feeling about GenCon now that I’ve been away so long…

Framing Funnies: “Culture Wars” | Jen Sorensen:

The term “culture wars” is used by many well-meaning people, including many progressive writers and activists I admire. It’s a convenient way to refer to a number of issues. But in this current political moment, I think it’s a highly misleading euphemism. What we are experiencing in America right now is an asymmetrical attack on basic freedoms — a fascist movement that thrives on targeting certain groups, erasing history, and spreading dangerous falsehoods through a vast media apparatus. To call this a “culture war” is to legitimize the contemporary GOP and its extremist counterparts as a coherent and authentic “culture” worthy of respect. This is a misuse of the concept of culture, creating a false equivalence between marginalized groups and those who would harm or eliminate them in a quest for ever more power.

— Via kottke.org, which recently celebrated 25 years online.

MAGAbert | Boing Boing

March 2, 2023

MAGAbert | Boing Boing:

Wokers Paradise – DORK TOWER 27.02.23 – Dork Tower:

Contra Chrome

October 4, 2022

In Contra Chrome, Leah carefully charts this road and its terrain in a funny and easily accessible way. In webcomic form, she documents how over the last decade, Google’s browser has become a threat to user privacy and the democratic process itself.

With her meticulous rearrangement of Scott McCloud‘s Google-commissioned Chrome comic from 2008, she delivers what she calls „a much-needed update“. Laying bare the inner workings of the controversial browser, she creates the ultimate guide to one of the world‘s most widely used surveillance tools:

Contra Chrome – a webcomic – How Google’s browser became a threat to privacy and democracy

Exploring the military industrial complex of the Ultimate post-9/11 Avengers comic | Boing Boing:

I’ve been really enjoying the new season of Collective Action Comics, a new-ish podcast that closely examines superhero comics from a radical leftist perspective. While the first season looked at DC Comics’ Justice League International storyline from the late 80s, Season 2 explores a comic book that’s much closer to my own heart: The Ultimates, Marvel’s re-imagined version of the Avengers from the turn of the millennium. Written by Mark Millar with art by Bryan Hitch, the smash-hit Ultimates would go on to serve as a major blueprint for the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the Avengers — all the way down to the introduction of a new version of Nick Fury specifically drawn to look like Samuel L. Jackson.

It’s a shame this podcast is Sticher hosted – I do my best to avoid things there as opposed to real podcasts. It sounds like it would be fascinating to listen through.

Infinity (noun) – The Oatmeal:


February 20, 2022


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Chorded Keyboard

February 19, 2022

Chorded Keyboard:

And even though it all went wrong / I'll stand before the lord of song / with nothing on my tongue but 'I don't understand, I swear I backed up my keyboard config before messing with it'