Summer of Megadeth+1

cowboy-killr:

lifeaquatic:

I was telling my roommate last night that I find it pretty disrespectful when people mock their students on Facebook or sites like “Shit My Students Write,” but still:

Never underestimate the power of first-year university students to misread assignment instructions and fixate on the weirdest things to get confused about and not know how to read course schedules and completely ignore the phrase “We do not accept emailed assignments” etc etc. 

As I come up on a decade of being an assistant it’s only in the last few years have I learned how production sausage gets made, all the dirty secrets (“Oh, you’re still here? You should go home”). The latest (and probably most sad) is all of the people I’ve worked for, the same people who I sit around for hours on set and talk about with coworkers, will sit around and talk about everything they people who have worked for them have done. 

While you bitch about your boss, your boss bitches about you.

Seems problematic. 

(via dopemove)

Feb 7

brianvan:

gabedelahaye:

I used to write a website about movies and television with the occasional Think Piece on Gwyneth Paltrow’s spending power. It is a website that just happens to be closing up shop for good tomorrow, unfortunately. Ours was a love the world could not understand. R.I.P. 

By the end of my tenure at the soon (so soon) to be defunct pop culture website, it genuinely felt like I was reading the Entire Internet every day, and the only takeaway one can have from reading the Entire Internet every day is that the Internet is 100% Horrible. There’s a common sense that the Internet is just a collection of sad adolescent trolls hiding in their parents’ basements throwing digital feces through the proverbial bars, but the truth is much worse. Everyone is throwing the digital feces. The trolls just enjoy it a little more.

So, one of the most wonderful aspects of stopping writing for that website on a daily basis was that I also stopped reading other websites on a daily basis. With rare exception, I haven’t LOOKED at a blog in six months, much less read one. I still look at Tumblr most days, but Tumblr might as well be Instagram. It hardly counts.

And yet, I somehow have not managed to escape Blog Culture, because Blog Culture has become so pervasive that we are all doomed to a wasteland future of ad hominem non-jokes, knee-jerk unreflective judgements punched out on iPads during commercial breaks, and a Smithsonian’s worth of #selfies.

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Omg

I would have eased slightly on the contempt (not because I don’t think it, but because I know it to diminish the point often) but otherwise, yes.

We would have, per the headline, actually killed everyone. Barring that, seems like a factual error. 

Feb 6
R.I.P. Everyone

brianvan:

gabedelahaye:

I used to write a website about movies and television with the occasional Think Piece on Gwyneth Paltrow’s spending power. It is a website that just happens to be closing up shop for good tomorrow, unfortunately. Ours was a love the world could not understand. R.I.P. 

By the end of my tenure at the soon (so soon) to be defunct pop culture website, it genuinely felt like I was reading the Entire Internet every day, and the only takeaway one can have from reading the Entire Internet every day is that the Internet is 100% Horrible. There’s a common sense that the Internet is just a collection of sad adolescent trolls hiding in their parents’ basements throwing digital feces through the proverbial bars, but the truth is much worse. Everyone is throwing the digital feces. The trolls just enjoy it a little more.

So, one of the most wonderful aspects of stopping writing for that website on a daily basis was that I also stopped reading other websites on a daily basis. With rare exception, I haven’t LOOKED at a blog in six months, much less read one. I still look at Tumblr most days, but Tumblr might as well be Instagram. It hardly counts.

And yet, I somehow have not managed to escape Blog Culture, because Blog Culture has become so pervasive that we are all doomed to a wasteland future of ad hominem non-jokes, knee-jerk unreflective judgements punched out on iPads during commercial breaks, and a Smithsonian’s worth of #selfies.

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Omg

dfc

Feb 6
R.I.P. Everyone
Feb 5

summeromegadeth:

3dprintmeafucktogive:

randomredux:

joannalaine:

Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious and gross hotel experiences

Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics, which begins Thursday, reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief. Some journalists arriving in Sochi are describing appalling conditions in the housing there, where only six of nine media hotels are ready for guests. Hotels are still under construction. Water, if it’s running, isn’t drinkable. One German photographer told the AP over the weekend that his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms.

More entertaining than the actual Olympics could ever be.

Toughen the fuck up you literal pieces of shit.

Wow water in RUSH-A must be like herron in New a York jeeze watch out you piece of shit kids.

Remember when Woodward and Bernstein brought Nixon down by penning a thinkpiece about a problematic episode of Three’s Company?

peterwknox:

This hotel feels like the future.  (at New York Marriott Marquis)

And it has since 1986.
Jan 30

peterwknox:

This hotel feels like the future. (at New York Marriott Marquis)

And it has since 1986.

Holy heck, that Cole guy has been blogging again lately, huh?

Jan 8
youngmanhattanite:

Credit: John Yates
Happy Holidays

Who is this?
Dec 24

youngmanhattanite:

Credit: John Yates

Happy Holidays

Who is this?

Dec 24
What do you think, is Mad Feminist Ike Turner too subtle for SOM?

brianvan:

I hate events that require you to own cheesy things that have only one-time uses per year, in a city where everyone lives in a shoebox. CUT IT OUT WITH YOUR UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER EVENTS. I’M NOT BUYING JUNK FOR YOUR AMUSEMENT. FOR FUCK’S SAKE

Get a lot of use out of your Santa suit, Brian? 

Dec 24

taoistdrunk:

least favorite genre of 2k13/all time: chicks writing books about all the sex they’ve talked about

(Source: lenorebeadsman, via summeromegadeth)

Dec 18

Also lazy.

Dec 18
Summer of Megadeth started making our own hack list to make fun of Pareene for recycling the same Peggy Noonan jokes he’s been making since he was in literal diapers (was Pareene even alive when Reagan was president? Check on that, Bard, will you? Thanks) but it’s the Holiday Season and we’re feeling generous
Dec 9
So did The Billfold ever start paying people or what?
robdelaney:

buzzfeed:

Welcome to engagement season. The Girl In The Red Vest has had enough of it. 

Without doing any homework, I’m guessing this was taken in a wealthy suburb of Atlanta. The amount of makeup and the youth of the engagees means it’s the south. Beauty of their teeth and the nice clothes means they’re rich. It COULD be Oklahoma. It COULD be South Carolina, but I’m sticking with wealthy Atlanta suburb. Anyone?

Clicking through constitutes doing homework nowadays? Man! The kids have it easy! 
Dec 9

robdelaney:

buzzfeed:

Welcome to engagement season. The Girl In The Red Vest has had enough of it. 

Without doing any homework, I’m guessing this was taken in a wealthy suburb of Atlanta. The amount of makeup and the youth of the engagees means it’s the south. Beauty of their teeth and the nice clothes means they’re rich. It COULD be Oklahoma. It COULD be South Carolina, but I’m sticking with wealthy Atlanta suburb. Anyone?

Clicking through constitutes doing homework nowadays? Man! The kids have it easy! 

cowboy-killr:

nedhepburn:

Smarter People Don’r Read Esquire, or Write for It..

Sex. Drugs. Late nights.
Your browser is outdated and Tumblr isn’t really going to work. Download Chrome or Firefox today.

I wrote this for Esquire. 
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Nov 21

cowboy-killr:

nedhepburn:

Smarter People Don’r Read Esquire, or Write for It..

Sex. Drugs. Late nights.

Your browser is outdated and Tumblr isn’t really going to work. Download Chrome or Firefox today.

I wrote this for Esquire. 

Read more.

(via summeromegadeth)

lifeaquatic:

askmeaboutmygrandkids:

bowiecadmium:

quaff-a-lyre:

kiss-distinctly-american:

lifeaquatic:

It’s cool guys, I found the /r/MensRights panel.

Oh anthro. Never change.

I cannot even begin to imagine how you could read those paper titles and then make that joke? I’m not offended here, just confused. Constructions of trans masculinity? Competing constructions of masculinity in the aftermath of a massacre? It’s even called ‘troubling’ — oh, fuck it, it’s your field, say what you want.
(Unless this was a meta joke about how it says ‘masculinities’ but is actually a deconstruction of gender, in which case, +1, would miss your irony again)

Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh, yeah.  I’m pretty confused here too.  Because these are the conversations about masculinities that should be taking place.  Basically this reads to be the exact opposite of /r/MensRights.

now I want to read the article titled “hola guapo! how’s your butthole?”
also I love knee-jerk reaction tumblr posts

I really do need to put a disclaimer on lifeaquatic dot tumblr dot com so you guys know my original posts are almost never serious unless I tag them “sincereblogging.” Sorry I suck and make jokes in poor taste. Such is the internet. I’m actually surprised there isn’t a paper about /r/MensRights on this panel because that would be a fascinating internet ethnography. Somebody has got to be researching that already.

Hi guys!
Nov 21

lifeaquatic:

askmeaboutmygrandkids:

bowiecadmium:

quaff-a-lyre:

kiss-distinctly-american:

lifeaquatic:

It’s cool guys, I found the /r/MensRights panel.

Oh anthro. Never change.

I cannot even begin to imagine how you could read those paper titles and then make that joke? I’m not offended here, just confused. Constructions of trans masculinity? Competing constructions of masculinity in the aftermath of a massacre? It’s even called ‘troubling’ — oh, fuck it, it’s your field, say what you want.

(Unless this was a meta joke about how it says ‘masculinities’ but is actually a deconstruction of gender, in which case, +1, would miss your irony again)

Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh, yeah.  I’m pretty confused here too.  Because these are the conversations about masculinities that should be taking place.  Basically this reads to be the exact opposite of /r/MensRights.

now I want to read the article titled “hola guapo! how’s your butthole?”

also I love knee-jerk reaction tumblr posts

I really do need to put a disclaimer on lifeaquatic dot tumblr dot com so you guys know my original posts are almost never serious unless I tag them “sincereblogging.” Sorry I suck and make jokes in poor taste. Such is the internet.

I’m actually surprised there isn’t a paper about /r/MensRights on this panel because that would be a fascinating internet ethnography. Somebody has got to be researching that already.

Hi guys!