Highlighting this disturbing yet accelerating trend are two very recent examples. The first is an op-ed in the Washington Posttitled “Yes, kink belongs at Pride. And I want my children to see it.” The author, one Lauren Rowello, tells of taking her elementary-school-age son to Philadelphia’s Pride parade. When the little boy asked why some participants were acting like animals and “playfully” hitting each other, she explained that they were just “celebrating who they are and what they like to do.”
Rowello goes on to say that exposing children to “kink” allows them to “shamelessly explore what brings joy and excitement.” And she insists that “we don’t talk to our children enough about pursuing sex to fulfill carnal needs that delight and captivate us in the moment.”
When Kirk Cameron and PureFlix start making movies where underage girls perform erotic dances and emulate dance moves from sexualised music videos, Rotten Tomatoes rates the movies 82% Fresh, and Christians defend them, while dismissing opposition as “uninformed heathens” and “Christophobic conspiracy nuts”,
Cats understand “naughty”. In fact I think they’re the only animal who understands it. Dogs know “good” and “bad” but not Naughty. Same with theft. Cats know what theft is. They know when they are thieving and you can see it on their faces. Squirrels are thieves but they don’t know that. They know “take” and “have” but they don’t comprehend what it is to steal. Nor do raccoons or coyotes or any species of rodent. They may participate in theft but they are ignorant of the weight of what they do, the full meaning of it. Cats know what crime is and they do it on purpose.
The movie establishes that the phone lines to the house are down, that’s also why nobody is able to call Kevin at home. The movie also establishes that all of his neighbors are out of town which is why he couldn’t borrow their phones. The movie ALSO BEGINS by introducing the main antagonist as a “police officer” which is why Kevin doesn’t trust the cops. I’m so tired of the ignorance. The slander.
FINALLY we’ve reached the time of year for home alone discourse
He also stole that toothbrush so was even more scared to call the police in case they arrest him for theft too
Kevin knew that ACAB ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Keep in mind that the robbers could have turned around and left at any time. Kevin set up the traps, but they didn’t have to walk into them. They could’ve left and robbed an easier house, but didn’t because they wanted to get the 8-year-old who was beating their asses. At some point, it stopped being about stealing the McCallisters’ stuff and started being about killing Kevin, at which point Kevin was justified in doing whatever the hell he wanted to them.
Our son Sam has told us that the D&D art file we use for a screensaver on various devices bothers him.
Because it makes him frustrated that he can’t look at some of them longer. He wants to know what is happening in some of them.
I told him that is one of the reasons we play Dungeons & Dragons, so we can go find out together, in our collective imagination.
Not really D&D related- but I feel compelled to add to this that not only are these GORGEOUS pixel arts- they are also in fact not animated. There are no frames used. There’s no extra pieces of art. Just one layer.
These pieces are so old that they stem from a time where animating cost way too much memory and/or only 256 colors could be used at one time, so the motion is achieved by ‘color cycling’. Half the available colors would be reserved for that very color cycling. It’s mchecking bonkers, please go watch this video if you feel like learning the technical details of how these artworks were made! They were screensavers that would match the actual time of day that you were in. Somehow. Just by cycling color palettes. Wild shit.
(Especially relevant time stamps for color cycling: 5:50, 9:55, 37:26, at 49:54 he gets into the technical side of HOW this even works)
I’ve always enjoyed how they depicted some of the landscapes at different times of the day/weather/season.
Like these two areas. Daytime and nighttime at the village by the waterfalls.
And the high mountains hidden by rain in one and visible in the other.
yall r gonna post a man’s entire portfolio of art and not give credit?
anyways these images are by mark ferrari, a color cycling pixel art master, you can check them out in their html color cycling forms, with sound effects and ability to change the time of day of the image, here and here
I think I said this in a post before, but my brother has covid so I’m in quarantine. I have very quickly reverted back to an old coping mechanism where I’ll stay up until like three am. I’ve done this literally every night in quarantine. This is especially bad for me now because I work at six am. I think I’ll be able to bounce back to a better schedule, but it still doesn’t feel good to know I went right back into it.
Also I found out today that my dad proposed to his new girlfriend. It brings up so much… I don’t want to think or talk about it right now to be honest…
Also, I’ve been watching the conjuring films with a friend (at her house, her decision, without me really having a say). I’ve watched two of them this way. I was sort of wanting to watch one of the other ones that I haven’t seen by myself at home. I was going to do that last night. I prayed beforehand, that I’d be safe and all that, and I just had a conviction. I asked God if it was a sin to watch it. I “heard” my answer; that it’s not good for me to watch it. That was enough. So I decided to watch a cheesy 90s slasher film that was pretty tame. Nevertheless, I’m now feeling a bit paranoid just from that. So I really think God was protecting me by telling me not to watch the conjuring. It would’ve messed my mind up so much more had I watched that one.
I do think it’s a Leetle Annoying when ppl are like omg american food is so narsty and unhealthy.. look at this (food that is only sold at the texas state fair)
It does ALWAYS just come back around to saying americans are such Fatties and of course it is ~Bad To Be Fat~ It’s also very cool and fun because america is obviously the only place that uses sugar or butter to make their dishes. the only place. no other place does that
Also the mock confusion of “why are there so many foods that use cream/milk/cheese??” in areas of the US where there are tons of cows, and “what tf is up with these corn products??” while standing literally in the middle of an american corn field
you’re right and you should say it (out loud)
Brits committed genocide, globally, for spices they don’t use
I will mock american food relentlessly for: 1. Frying everything 2. The tasteless sanitized garbage you dare calling cheese (gouda….. is not….. an extreme cheese…) 3. Not having a fresh vegetable in sight anywhere.
I will never mock american food for : 1. Being based on cheap calories bc food poverty is a big thing 2. Not having traditional dishes bc its a very young country and the culinary equivalent of a teenager trying out recipes for the first time.
“Frying everything” happens primarily in the American south and is an extension of soul food which is a southern (black) American staple.
Not only do we consistently have and consume vegetables, we have regional and seasonal vegetable dishes and sides.
We absolutely do have traditional dishes that are specific to the regions and cultures found throughout the United States and the varying ethnic groups found therein. We are not children floundering around in the kitchen. We have entire unique regional and cultural divisions of food all over the US that have been passed down and worked on for generations.
You don’t know anything about American food or the cultures that curate them.
I thought I was done, but I’m not.
America is one of the most food diverse countries on the planet largely due to the massive variety of food profiles and cooking techniques melded together over the years.
The southern United States alone is a culinary banquet of flavors, colors, techniques, and food history. Each southern state has its own way of preparing soul food that is specific to the spices and culture of the black people living there. Louisiana is internationally known for its soul food. Tennesse is internationally known for its soul food. Kentucky is internationally known for its soul food. Texas is internationally known for its barbecue.
Did you know that Within the United States we have like 20 different types of barbecue and that, in the south (the real south not Texas), barbecue is not a verb? It’s a noun. It’s literally it’s own type of food that is incredibly regionally specific? It’s literally different all over and we all fight over who has the best (it’s SC).
Thousands of cookbooks have been made to try and cover the variations in soul food alone. Like we haven’t even begin to talk about other cultural influences in American food outside of the south.
“I know food” you don’t know anything about food and quite frankly this whole debate is low key rife with racism.
this also completely erases the huge varieties of native american food that has existed for thousands of years the USA is a young country but people have lived here for fuckin ever and they obviously eat and are a big reason Europe has more than just turnips and depression
Literally. “America is like a bunch of teenagers making food for the first time” yeah tell native Americans that. Tell the enslaved Africans who came here that. Tell the native Mexicans whose borders were crossed to expand America that. Like a bitch whose country is known for eating snails, frog legs, and eye of newt is going to tell us about food. Ok.
Also like,,, saying you’re aware of the way poverty affects the food you can make and then mocking poor folks for not having fresh veggies really screams “i have never heard of a food desert before.”
There’s a shitload of ’foreign’ food whose recipes you can only find in America, because when immigrants came from all over the world, they brought their food with them, only to find they needed to adapt the recipes to new ingredients.
American Chinese Food, for instance, is very different from authentic Chinese recipes. It’s a bit hard to claim a dish is the same when 50-70% of the ingredients have been substituted for locally available vegetables and spices!
That is now an AMERICAN dish, thank you, because you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything remotely similar actually being prepared in China.
To add to the above: some people put down American Chinese food for being “inauthentic,” like some corporation dumbed it down to sell it in the USA, when that’s not at all what happened. This food was Americanized by Chinese immigrants who (a) had very different ingredients to work with and had to innovate and (b) wanted to sell the food to both other Chinese immigrants and to those from other nations, and so found ways to work familiar flavors/textures/etc. into recipes that would be enjoyed over a broad range of cultures. They were hugely successful! (I’ve traveled fairly widely, and when I find Chinese restaurants abroad, they are almost always heavily influenced by American Chinese food.) This was the original “fusion cuisine,” and it was a fabulous achievement.
Nobody is proving their foodie cred by insulting immigrants who made their way by reinventing their native cuisine based on new ingredients and new eaters.
If you’re into this kind of thing, I highly recommend HIGH ON THE HOG and THE TACO CHRONICLES.
When I was little, my mom told me that throwing your chewing gum out the car window was the good and moral thing to do because it patched up people’s flat tires for them, and to this day, I think it’s one of the funniest lies anyone’s ever told a child for no reason.
Just once, I’d like to see a show where the characters are arguing Catholic/Christian doctrine and the Catholic/Christian responds to the “difficult, unanswerable questions” the way that someone who was knowledgable in their faith actually would. Because they always leave the religious person stumped or shut down the argument with “we’re just supposed to believe, you heretic” or “I guess we’ll never know the full truth” or “everyone needs to find their own truth”. I’m not saying we need full-on apologetics. I just want the realism of religious people actually believing their religion.
Just once I’d like to watch a show where a basic theological question is asked and I DONT have to yell the obvious answer at the screen like a 5 yr old watching Dora the Explorer
no offence but is this seriously what we’re doing for the rest of our lives. like. just work minimum wage and drink soy lattes? be a 4.75/10? I half-heartedly thrift for my clothes and watch the world collapse around me in a very boring and predictable way? sure I can go hike the fucking pacific crest trail and I romanticise my bus ride and listen to hozier or whatever the tiktok girlies say these days. but this can’t be it.