// writer and stand-up comedian based in New York City. //
By far the stupidest criticism of the new Thor is ‘no where in Norse mythology is Thor a woman, stop messing with mythology.’
Right, because Norse mythology is just fucking filled with stories about Thor hanging out with Iron Man and Captain America at the Avengers Tower.
The Thor of Norse mythology was a ginger with a fiery red beard who traveled on a chariot pulled by fucking goats.
Fanboys complaining about Marvel Comics taking liberty with Norse mythology are like people that complain when a movie strays too far from the book: they don’t actually have as much familiarity with the source material as they pretend to have, they do not understand that appropriating story elements and characters for a different medium requires change, and in general they’re stupid and need to just shut the fuck up.
Abridged: fanboys complaining … need to just shut the fuck up.
A great and inspiring movie about a woman that was speaking the language of Tumblr 20 years ago. It’s difficult to think of things that happened in my lifetime as being historic, but Kathleen Hanna and Bikini Kill and the riot grrrl movement are exactly that. It’s an inspiring movie that made me sad because I wasn’t listening or paying attention to these things as they were happening.
I second the recommendation. Great, great doc.
Have to get a minor procedure done on my left eye.
So today I take time off in the afternoon, did the ninety minute commute back from work, gotto the eye place and the specialist there couldn’t do the procedure that needs to be done because he doesn’t have the stuff to do it (he’s only there one day a week - Tuesdays).
THEN - he tells me he WOULD have the stuff to do it, but his bag that used to have it broke and he didn’t re-stock it. So this guy’s telling me he didn’t bring what he was supposed to bring. But THEN he says “we need advance notice for this type of procedure.” But I already had a consultation a week before!
Needless to say, I was kind of a dick and said I absolutely would not be sacrificing more of my work days on the off-chance he brought his shit with him.
I was enough of a dick that he was able to find me someone else to do it, but now I have to go all the way to Brooklyn to go see the other specialist he works with to get this done on a Sunday.
I’m tempted to just cut my eye open my goddamn self.