The Worf of Wall Street.
"I am NOT a merry man!"
The Worf of Wall Street.
"I am NOT a merry man!"
There was one New Yorker cartoonist, perhaps one of many that felt the same way, who yelled at Ross one day during the thirties, ‘Why do you reject drawings of mine, and print stuff by that fifth-rate artist Thurber?’
'Third-rate,' said Ross, coming promptly and bravely to the defense of my stature as an artist and his own reputation as an editor.
—The Years With Ross, James Thurber
—The Music Written on This Dude's Butt
Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell. I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.
so yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell
EDIT: I still can’t believe this took off like it did this is crazy??? Just wanted to let people know that there are indeed errors in the transcription and this is indeed not a very good recording (I threw this together in like 30 minutes at 1 in the morning,) but I’m working with the music department at my college to get the transcription more accurate!
in the meantime enjoy this fantastic choral arrangement by wellmanicuredman i’m in love
‘Monkberry Moon Delight’ by Paul McCartney
"So I stood with a knot in my stomach, and I gazed at that terrible sight…"
I can’t imagine it being matched. The UFC has never, to my recollection, matched a contract. They let Hendo go, King Mo go and Robbie Lawler go. They’re not the matching types.
Matching Melendez’s deal (IF they do), would open up a lot of discussion on a lot of different topics.
Edit: Originally I heard it was a 350K contract. According to some beat guys, it’s actually 200K with PPV points (lol, cute).
I also think putting out a matching offer is the last thing the UFC wants to do, because it makes them look like hypocrites coming off that Eddie Alvarez fiasco.
I have a feeling that matching offer thing was one of the many holdovers from his Strikeforce contract. UFC doesn’t really do that because it’s more trouble and hassle than it’s worth considering their dominance of the sport.
The worst part of all this, though, is that under any other circumstances this would be such a huge story. Unfortunately, Bellator is pathologically fucked up when it comes to promotion. Gilbert Melendez just became $200,000 richer and also guaranteed nobody will ever make him a star again.
Today was pretty weird.
At about 2pm this afternoon, I was in the middle of explaining Kafka’s Metamorphosis to a tenth grader of my acquaintance, when suddenly my phone started BLOWING THE FUCK UP. I took a second to look at my phone and saw that I was getting Twitter alert after Twitter alert in response to a tweet by Noelle Stevenson.
I check out her tweet and it’s a screencap of a blog comment calling her a feminazi (sidenote: hey, dudes, if you use the word “feminazi,” literally all you are doing is telling me two things: 1) you don’t know anything about feminists and b) you don’t know anything about Nazis), but also embedded in that comment is an oblique reference to me being really mad about how ladies used and abused my comic book knowledge?
Look, trying to understand this comment with zero context while at the same time answering questions about how Gregor Samsa’s physical condition reflect what was happening to him spiritually was not super easy. (Another sidenote: look, I’m not trying to grammarshame someone or whatever the fuck, but this comment would have been WAY easier to understand if this dude had had less ideas about how women should act and more ideas about where periods should go.)
Anyway, I finally got home about half an hour ago, and I’ve finally read the blog post on which the comment was made, and at last I understand that my name wasn’t pulled out of obscurity at random as an “internet person”; rather, I was mentioned in the post specifically because of my "Batman for the Uninitiated" post.
And so now I know the comment meant this: I would be mad that a woman used my advice on how to get into comics and then complained that it’s hard to get into comics.
If there is any ambiguity on the matter, allow me to clarify:
I do not in any way agree with that shitlord’s opinion.
The VERY REASON I wrote a “Batman for the Uninitiated” post (and a Superman one &c.) is because there are numerous barriers to entry in comics, not only within the continuity itself, but literally in the physical act of walking into a comic store and buying a book, especially if you are a woman. I feel like that is clear in the subtext—if not the text—of the post itself; there’s a reason I try to warn about books that feature sexual violence and talk about the ready availability of digital comics.
I WANT women reading comics. I WANT women making comics. I WANT women starring in comics. If you don’t, you’re a piece of shit, and I’m not sorry for saying that.
(Sidenote: so what if she got into Batman via the Christopher Nolan movies? There are, what—optimistically—500k regular comics readers? The Christopher Nolan movies made LITERAL BILLIONS of dollars. Statistically, they are going to be someone’s introduction to Batman. That’s mathematics, fake nerd.)
If I may borrow from Chris Sims, whose name also got invoked in this discussion: “keep my name out of your mouth, son.”
Don’t make me the arbiter of who’s a fake geek.
Changed my mind. DO make me the arbiter of who’s a real geek and who’s fake.
All right, all you adult women who are just getting into comics and like to cosplay, line up on the left. All you dudes who think these ladies should have to pass some kind of superhero LSAT to wear a cute Batman outfit, line up on the right. Now, everyone who’s a real geek, step forward.
Not so fast, guys on the right.
If you have, as this guy claims, “dedicated a lot of time and money and actual effort to study and dedicate [your]selves to comic books,” and the lesson you took away from a lifetime of Superman, Batman and Spider-Man comics is that it is a cool idea to make someone feel like shit, you don’t know ANYTHING about comic books.
The part where this guy says me and Benito would agree with him but are “too nice” to say so to “girls” suggests that he doesn’t know anything about comics or anything about people who read them.
01. What’s New Pussycat
02. What’s New Pussycat
03. What’s New Pussycat [Live 1979, Royal Albert Hall]
04. What’s New Pussycat
05. What’s New Pussycat
06. What’s New Pussycat [Digital Remaster]
07. What’s New Pussycat [Stereo Mix]
08. What’s New Pussycat
09. What’s New Pussycat
10. It’s Not Unusual
11. What’s New Pussycat
12. What’s New Pussycat
Trigger warning: harassment.
Hanoi-based developer Dong Nyugen has elected to remove the tremendously successful, tremendously difficult Flappy Bird from the App Store and Google Play. Nyugen’s free reflex game has been at the center of a media firestorm,…
Gamer culture is just straight-up shitty.