Debris and detritus

cyborg, programmer, gamer, miscreant.

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Jul 25

marathemara:

iizanimeaddict:

My dad just came into my room and shouted at me in Klingon.

Am I more embarrassed that he did that or that I know he said I was a disappointment to the empire?

You should be most embarrassed that you’re a disappointment to the empire.

(via wilwheaton)


Jul 23

upworthy:

The Thing Your First-Grade English Teacher Missed That You Should Definitely Know

One of my co-workers gives me shit whenever I use “they” as a non-gendered singular. It never sounded awkward to me at all. I guess we’re both right (but I’m more right).

(via fuckingconversations)


Jul 22
a-softer-fallout:

The images are taken from their respective playing cards, for those who were wondering.
The quote was taken from Hunter S. Thompson.

a-softer-fallout:

The images are taken from their respective playing cards, for those who were wondering.

The quote was taken from Hunter S. Thompson.


Jul 19

futureoliviapope:

the daily show nails it once again

(via koriblr)


Jul 18
epitomeofraw:

THIS IS FUCKING FANTASTIC.

epitomeofraw:

THIS IS FUCKING FANTASTIC.

(via wilwheaton)


Jul 16

YouTube comments aren’t “just the Internet.” They’re not the product of a group of otherwise nice guys who suddenly become evil when they wear a veil of anonymity. YouTube comments are actually a nightmarish glimpse into the sexist attitudes that define the fabric of our own existence in the “real world,” a world that, like YouTube, is owned and dominated by men. The most terrifying gift that the Internet has given us is that it’s shown us how men honestly perceive the world: as a place where women exist exclusively for their sexual pleasure.

In the wake of VidCon, and as more and more women start speaking up about the harassment they face online, it’s time to start realizing that our narrative of progress is deeply flawed. Things aren’t getting better for women on the Internet; they’re deteriorating and ignoring the problem amounts to being complicit in it.

"For women on the Internet, it doesn’t get better" by Samantha Allen (via femfreq)

(via thedoubleclicks)


Jul 15
edwardspoonhands:

pleatedjeans:

via

Yuuuup.
I love it how fifty year olds are like “BOTTLED WATER IS SO EVIL! It’s SUCH A WASTE OF PLASTIC!” However, if you place mountains of sugar that was acquired through industrial farming and some psychotropic compounds into the water and make it into liquid candy they’re like “THIS IS AN EXCELLENT USE OF PLASTIC AND YOU SHOULD POUR THIS STUFF INTO YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN!”
There is definitely a fourth category here though…people realizing that things that their parents think are great and acceptable are in fact terrible (examples…coal…and homophobia.)

Weird- I think bottled water is terribly wasteful. Though it is a really good way to pay someone else for their tapwater while simultaneously propagating non biodegradable waste, I guess.
My dad is in his 60s and loves bottled water though.

edwardspoonhands:

pleatedjeans:

via

Yuuuup.

I love it how fifty year olds are like “BOTTLED WATER IS SO EVIL! It’s SUCH A WASTE OF PLASTIC!” However, if you place mountains of sugar that was acquired through industrial farming and some psychotropic compounds into the water and make it into liquid candy they’re like “THIS IS AN EXCELLENT USE OF PLASTIC AND YOU SHOULD POUR THIS STUFF INTO YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN!”

There is definitely a fourth category here though…people realizing that things that their parents think are great and acceptable are in fact terrible (examples…coal…and homophobia.)

Weird- I think bottled water is terribly wasteful. Though it is a really good way to pay someone else for their tapwater while simultaneously propagating non biodegradable waste, I guess.

My dad is in his 60s and loves bottled water though.

(via mydrunkkitchen)


therandomcub:

When digital tv info glitches are more accurate than the actual show info

therandomcub:

When digital tv info glitches are more accurate than the actual show info

(via lookatthisfrakkinggeekster)


Jul 14
“Frankly put. I am a FAKE GEEK GUY. I admit it. I like geek stuff, but I don’t love geek stuff. Not the way most geeks do. I’m an interloper on the geek scene. I’ve seen the movies, but I don’t know the canon. I am not a true fan.

All those things about not really loving the source material and “just watching the movies” or only reading the one book that everyone has read. That—all of that—applies to me.

But here are some things that have never happened to me. I have never been quizzed about who Data’s evil brother is to prove I like Star Trek. I have never had to justify my place in a midnight line to see Spider-man II by knowing who took up the mantle of Spider-man after Peter Parker’s death. (Peter Parker dies? Really? That’s so sad!) I have never had to explain who Nightwing is in order to participate in a conversation about Batman. (Nightwing is like….Robin on steroids, right?) I have never been asked how battle meditation works in order to voice my opinion that Enterprise shields would probably make a fight with Star Wars technology one sided. (Battle meditation is something that was in that Jedi role playing game, wasn’t it?) I have never had to beat everybody in the room (twice) at Mario Kart to prove I liked video games. I have never had my gender “honorarily” changed by having enough geek interests to be accepted (“you’re one of the guys now”). No one has ever insisted I tell them the difference between a tank and DPS in an MMORPG before allowing me to discuss raiding Molten Core. I have never been dismissed as a faker at a prequel screening because I didn’t know which admiral came out of light speed too close to the planet’s surface in The Empire Strikes Back. I have never been quizzed about Armor Class in order to get past someone who was blocking my path to the back of a game store where my friends were waiting at the tables. I have never been told I’m not a real fan. I have never been shamed for coming to a convention despite my lack of esoteric knowledge. And I have never, ever, EVER been invited to leave a fandom because I didn’t like [whatever it was] enough.

Every one of the things I have listed, I have personally witnessed happen. To women.

That’s not elitism. That’s sexism.”

The “Fake Geek” is Not The Problem When It Comes to “Fake Geek Girls” (via brutereason)

I am definitely a Fake Geek Guy.

Though I do know which admiral came out of lightspeed too close to the planet Hoth.

(via swegener)

(via koriblr)


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Jul 10

mydrunkkitchen:

"A guy that doesn’t like your for being a feminist is never gonna eat your pussy right."

AWWWW SHIT.


Jul 8

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(via textsfromtng)


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