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How I feel at the moment, pretty much.

How I feel at the moment, pretty much.

Ugh. Not feeling too well, so no post today. (Maybe a short one, later.)

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Posted on March 19, 2014, in announcements, off topic, open thread. Bookmark the permalink. 85 Comments.

  1. OT but apparently there was a “White Man’s March”. It was as well attended as an MRA rally. It was mocked on twitter #whitemanmarchprotestsigns. Here are some of the best:http://www.rageagainsttheminivan.com/2014/03/best-mock-signs-from-white-mans-march.html

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    My favorite is: “We checked our privilege and found that we didn’t have enough”.

  2. Testing more …
    ;)

    D:

  3. @Dave

    Take care of yourself man. I dealt with a mild attack a couple of months ago and it took me out for a few days so I’m really hoping you don’t have bronchitis.

    @neuroticbeagle

    His video explaining the march is fucking AMAZING!! I really hope someone did a “Lightning March” (which has the distinctly unique advantage of being a “non-violent flash mob”. I can’t stop laughing at the fact that this dude thought that he had to clarify that when he says flash mob, he’s not advocating for anything violent)

  4. OMG!!! OMG!!!! The bankers have shown up!!!!

  5. o.O trying it the other way

  6. 9. Their messy tidiness.

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Yup, it was written by MRAs, alright.

  7. RE: neuroticbeagle

    I heard about that from inurashii! It just makes me want to sigh. Boys, boys, nobody says you can’t take pride in being a white guy. Just know that in my country, that’s kinda like taking pride in being able to convert oxygen into carbon dioxide. Like, good for you! That sure must’ve been a challenge!

  8. ZOMG, Mat Johnson was involved in the mock signs post! @_@ *professional adoration*

    (Mat Johnson is a comics creator who wrote Incognegro, which is awesome and all of you who like comics should totally read it. It takes place in the Harlem Renaissance, where a white-passing reporter infiltrates the KKK and then spills their dirty secrets. I LOVE IT.)

  9. @auggziliary & ivy shoots

    constellarmaid: That sounds awesome!

    Also testing: O.o

    o.O trying it the other way

    You have to use an underscore ( _ ) for the mouth bit. Either eye placement works: O_o o_O

    Here’s a list for those interested:

    http://jannekevandorpe.com/2014/03/19/secret-new-wordpress-smileys/

  10. LBT: Really? “Incognegro” is a wonderful work. It’s sitting on the shelf next to my hardcover “Blacksad” anthology.

    I’ve actually run into a number of authors lately. Martin Wagner of the “Hepcats” comic series blogs and comments occasionally over at FTB, and Mercedes Lackey comments regularly at Pandagon. (I have to admit though, I haven’t read her books. I was an Anne McCaffery fan, my brother was a Mercedes Lackey fan, and we were foolishly territorial about that.)

  11. Whoops, misread. I thought you meant the mock the MRA graphics we did earlier. Figured it out. :)

    Those tweets are priceless.

  12. Okay, this is weird. Radio’s had two versions of Bolero played today. First sounded like it was played on a tin whistle and the second like it was by a jazz quartet in a hurry to go home.

    I think someone must have given them a How Not To list.

  13. RE: leftwingfox

    LBT: Really? “Incognegro” is a wonderful work. It’s sitting on the shelf next to my hardcover “Blacksad” anthology.

    IT IS. I need to buy both of these things. (I didn’t get to read Blacksad until this month. GOOOORGEOUS. Watercolor comics must be ungodly difficult to print, but they look so niiiiiice.)

  14. This cat gif has solved most of my personal problems, so it may cure illness as well. (Ok, it hasn’t technically solved any of my problems, but I can’t stop watching it.)

    Dat slow attack.

  15. Some chicken soup and citrus fruit could help. Yet if you have the standard common cold it might have you on contract for a week or so, meaning no matter what you do your body has committed to keeping your ill for that duration so as to bombard the hell out of the intrudors. Just wait it out and it’ll pass.

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