My first time trying woodblock prints since that one time in high school. Not sure why I am in a mood to try out a new art medium less than two weeks before BronyCon but it’s been fun cutting wood blocks with tools. Very different feel from digital table drawing.
Hey online friends, you may be tired about me talking about DashCon, but wait! There’s more!
So let’s go over the part that everyone knows super quick: I would definitely recommend that the con-goers to DashCon take collective legal action, not only for the $17,000 scam, but for the IndieGoGo…
Doing business in a state you aren’t registered in is actually completely legal given that proper forms and permits (that don’t necessarily need to be displayed publicly) are obtained and proper taxes are paid (which probably won’t be given the circumstances but that’s a separate issue). The only thing being registered in Ohio means is that the business is physically located in Ohio as far as taxes are concerned.
Source: I’ve been doing business in multiple states for years. Also, I literally just came from a conference in Utah by a reputable Delaware company that has been in business for decades. Also, think about how many businesses sell stuff and do things nationwide. Imagine every single one of them having to have 52 registrations (one per state, one in DC, one federally). That’s stupid.
So yeah, don’t take legal advice from the Tumblr of an intern who files papers. And the artist/vendor who asked about whether they should be worried that the government will come after them? You’re not legally responsible for the mistakes of event organizers. (At least that’s what the NV government told me when Las Pegasus Unicon imploded. That should apply for IL as well, but don’t take legal advice from a pony on Tumblr.)
Following this whole Dashcon implosion because cons imploding make me giggle. This is especially hilarious since the entirety of Tumblr is yelling at it.
I do feel bad for the attendees though if the con does dissolve completely because it’s not like most of them are over 21, have access to a vehicle, and/or have lots of money to do things with if the con no longer exists. I guess there will just be a ton of room parties or something.
This is my favorite country hit, every time it comes on I’m actively excited
The title, the way the tune is triumphant despite the depressing lyrics, the way the one line goes “It’s Mardi Gras - up in the sky” which not only has nothing to do with the theme or imagery of the rest of the song but also feels like it should have rhymed and didn’t
The fact that airplanes aren’t a common element in country music and that there’s literally nothing designating this as a country song other than the singer’s accent and the fact that the subject matter is too stupid to be accepted anywhere else
I love this video in SO MANY WAYS.
1 - The obligatory single black person on a plane full of white trash.
2 - The flight attendant from Portland who probably addressed all the female passengers as “m’lady”.
3 - The priest drinking, because this ain’t that kind of country song.
4 - The fact that there seems to be multiple realities on that plane and how they merge as he drinks and nothing in his song addresses the new love interest or flying the plane when the pilots are drunk. Is anything real? Are they alive? Does it matter?
5 - We are OFFICIALLY OVER 9/11 Y’ALL because holy shit can you imagine this coming out 10 years ago?!!!!!!!
There, I said it. I stood idly by and willingly participated in a culture of misogyny. There could probably be books and sociological studies on the details of this, but I’d prefer to just admit one of the biggest things that I did wrong.
|—||Mike Anderson, a former “True Believer,” who wrote a pretty brave (and scathing) piece about his previous involvement with Mars Hill, i.e. the worst fucking place in town, which, as he points out, is not just about Mark Driscoll, but about everyone who continues to turn a blind eye to what is clearly a bad scene. (via seattlish)|
We Did Something in Akron and got shafted for it
"Ohio hackerspace folds due to what the hackerspaces mailing list is calling mismanagement but what looks a lot like a giant pile of misogyny and transphobia…"
My “favorite” thing about Ayn Rand is that you can completely and utterly hate her and her toxic opinions and yet not even know about whole entire unexplored worlds of shittiness that she contains.
Why I hate gringos
This quote is new to me.
Wow, she was such a shitstain.
I’m glad she died alone.
OMG natives don’t deserve their land cos they’re not exploiting the resources, u guise.
Hey so I see you’re using your finished basement as an exercise room. I would totally use this as a craft room so I’m just going to kill you and move in.
*nods* seems legit.
Seems like time to upgrade my opinion on Ayn Rand from “Can’t stand” to “Wouldn’t piss on if on fire.”
I think her books are the blueprint for the current version of the Republican party.
Actually they are. Paul Ryan is a fan of Ayn Rand though now he claims he isn’t. And he’s not alone. A lot of current Republicans read Rand in their adolescence & bought in wholeheartedly.
Wow I was at the graveyard where she was buried last weekend and I didn’t dance on her grave I feel bad now.
Social fallacies are particularly insidious because they tend to be exaggerated versions of notions that are themselves entirely reasonable and unobjectionable. It’s difficult to debunk the pathological fallacy without seeming to argue against its reasonable form; therefore, once it establishes itself, a social fallacy is extremely difficult to dislodge. It’s my hope that drawing attention to some of them may be a step in the right direction.