Thursday, March 26, 2015

U.S.A.! U.S.A.! vol. 74

"After political correctness burst onto the academic scene in the late ’80s and early ’90s, it went into a long remission. Now it has returned. Some of its expressions have a familiar tint, like the protesting of even mildly controversial speakers on college campuses.....At a growing number of campuses, professors now attach “trigger warnings” to texts that may upset students, and there is a campaign to eradicate “microaggressions,” or small social slights that might cause searing trauma. These newly fashionable terms merely repackage a central tenet of the first p.c. movement: that people should be expected to treat even faintly unpleasant ideas or behaviors as full-scale offenses"

How the language police are perverting Liberalism
by Johnathan Chait 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Quotant Quotables vol. 41

"I do not feel that gender is sufficient to explain all of human life, This gender myopia, this gender monomania, has become a disease. It's become a substitute for religion. It is impossible that the feminist agenda can ever be the total explanation of human life."

- Camille Paglia

Sunday, March 22, 2015

NERRRRRRRRRRD! vol. 46 / Quotant Quotables vol. 40

"The audience is not wiser than the creative people. If they were better writers and artists than those in the field, they would be employed in the field. They’re mouthy amateurs and their suggestions should largely be treated like the witless ramblings of an insane person."

- Erik Larsen.

Erik Larsen Speaks On Online Outrage, Women In Comics And “Sexist” Costume Designs  

An interview with Erik Larsen on why superheroes should look like superheroes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Quotant Qoutables vol. 39

"When I first started writing, I tried to follow more of those traditions, which generally meant trying to write like really awful versions of various popular literary fiction writers. And it took me a long while — namely, many years of trying to write a book an agent could sell to a major — but after a while I could tell not only was I not at all good at things like intentionally developing characters or constructing a linear, narrative plot, I also was not actually doing what came naturally to me, what really came out when I was angry, impassioned. So to make a long story short, after never writing that agent-sellable book, I kind of snapped, and started pouring out all the sound and mania that had welled up in me in trying to please a master I learned I didn’t even really respect. I think in order to really do something right, for me I have to be totally mystified by it to some extent, and most linear fiction is more interested in explaining or telling a story, rather than creating labyrinth, logical fallacy, mirage. I’ve always tended in art most towards not things that quantified the world or arranged it, or even provided a reflection, but ones that made it deeper, more terrifying or awe-inspiring, like where the fuck did this come from, and how do I touch it even more?"

- Blake Butler speaking with Decoder Magazine

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

U.S.A.! U.S.A.! vol. 73

while all you Ayn Rand worshiping stub-dicks were pinching a pissy fit over manufactured non-menaces like the Affordable Care Act making your Mi-Ma bite the curb and Benghazi draining the blood from eagles to be used for Obama's Voodoo Cannibal Sex Rites, the Adminstration did something that was IN ACTUAL FOR REAL REALITY sketchy and awful:

White House Abolishes Freedom of Information Act Requests

you don't care, though. too dry. not enough blood and thunder.

stay stupid and hopeless. prosperity awaits if you shut your fucking mouth and take your medicine.

and that's why i don't talk the politics.