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There’s no escaping the Zombie Apocalypse when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Max Brooks, author of World War Z and the worldâs leading âauthorityâ on these nonexistent killers.
Neil deGrasse Tyson and zombies? Yusplz.
Seriously, if you haven’t listened to this, you need to. Part 2 was just posted today.
I made a thing! Simon Says game from Sparkfun. Soldered all the components onto the board, with supervision from Husbandtron, lol.
And I didn’t burn the house down! Whee!
On the topic of what it means to be a nerd. [x]
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Yet another thing I want to buy as an art print. At this rate, my house is gonna be papered in nerdy-writerly-gamerly crap.
This is actually really interesting.
Tumblr is apparently psychically jacked into my brain. HEY JESS I HEARD YOU MADE A POST ABOUT MALE GAZE AND WOMEN MEDIA, SO I BROUGHT YOU MORE POSTS ABOUT MALE GAZE AND WOMEN IN MEDIA.
This segment is very well done, and explains very well the problems with male gaze, female passivity and objectification in media, and why I get so friggin’ angry when people say things like, “Well, X show/movie/book doesn’t have anything for men, and let me heavily imply that that means it’s worthless.” If you’ve ever wondered why so many people bitch about the (whitewashed, although this video doesn’t mention it) “straight male default,” please watch this clip. I promise it’s more thought-provoking than attacking, and it’s funny.
Also, it explains the problems with even supposedly strong female characters—e.g., Lara Croft, Wonder Woman, Alice—that are heavily sexualized.
Seriously, can we get these women some pants, please?
Independent Lens, PBS
“Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines”
EDIT: Here’s a link if you want to see it yourself. Available until June 14.
Oh look, more stuff relevant to my agitated blog post from yesterday.
YOU OTHER READERS CAN’T DENY
WHEN A BOOK WALKS IN WITH A GOOD PLOT BASE
AND A BIG SPINE IN YOUR FACE YOU GET SPRUNG
WANNA PULL OUT YOUR PENS
‘CAUSE YOU NOTICED THAT BOOK WAS DENSE
READING, HALF-RIMS I’M WEARING
I’M HOOKED AND I AIN’T CARING
OH BABY I WANT AN E-READER
AND A MEANINGFUL METER
MY TEACHERS TRIED TO TRAIN ME
THAT BOOK YOU GOT MAKES ME SO BRAINY
(Not mine - via Nerds Do it Better on FB)
Mean Girls meets: Harry Potter (part 1)