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Hydroxycut SX-7, got 3 for price of two 2, but when I open the bottle it’s only 1/3 full, so I really only got 1 for the price of 2. My burps taste like burning hair.

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What does is Captain America’s favorite bottle label of beer?

A mixed cocktail of Lone Star Shield with Red Stripes.

What is Iron Man’s favorite bottle label of beer?

Trick question, he only drinks in a can.

What happens to Donald Blake when he drinks a 5th of Jack?

He gets Thor up.

What happens to Bruce Banner when he drinks a 5th of Jack?

Hulk smashed.

What do the avengers do after they’ve drank way too much?

hulk

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Got the dust blown out of my iMac at Radioshack, but they didn’t take apart the backlight and there is still shadowy spots in the corner on white colors.

Just an experiment, I’ve got fan control ramped too the max and I got the screen cover open (it’s just held by magnets).

I was actually working on something on something else (wiping the back of the screen cover) and left the front cover off and the fans on, not thinking about it, but I think the spots are getting smaller, so I ramped up the fans to see what happens when it runs for like an hour without the screen or something.

I have a theory, but it’s not good; like how moving fans seem to collect the most dust of any household item… I need to take it back to Radio Shack to finish the job anyway, so I’m not worried about fresh dust, as long as I might make the shadow spots disappear with fans on high (or it’s psychosomatic).

OSX Yo Semite

Debating whether to upgrade this late 2009 iMac to Yo Semite. I don’t want to give this computer old PC syndrome for all the un-updated 3rd party apps I use most of all. I’m not an anti yo semite; I’m just worried that free upgrades, the mass reliance of 3rd parry apps, and the umpteenth remodel of the tired 2003 OS X skin, has officially made OS X a Linux distro, like an over-Xeroxed languid nightmare that’s candy colored.

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2l;dr as read by Mac Speech Alex, to the music of the real VH1

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Do you want to know something painfully sad? Something so pathetic and tragic that it irks me every time it happens? I’m totally weak to queer baiting. Like not just a little bit, but a TON…. Like if queer baiting is chum, I’m a shark that just HAS TO FUCKING BE THERE TO EAT IT ALL UP. And I’m not just talking Johnlock, Avengers, Deanstiel, and Sterek nonsense either. I’m talking nameless side characters that exist for the sheer purpose of an off color, erasive, and probably downright hurtful gay joke. The other day, I’m watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch (I’m rewatching the entire series) and Sabrina helps Harvey out with something, and then while his back is turned she scampers away to do something else and one of his teammates sits down where Sabrina just was. Harvey turns to thank Sabrina with a kiss on the cheek and ends up kissing his teammate instead (OMG) the teammate looks up and asks “Hey, do you want to get a coffee sometime?” and Harvey just sort of smiles weakly and turns back around (with a laugh track playing in the background). I lost it, it was kind of adorable how the little nameless queer felt like that little accident could be something significant. But the point of the laugh track is to represent the general audience (and a dorky, love struck, lonely, queer boy is not general in this case) and the joke is that “LOL, that guy is queer for Harvey! LOOK AT HIS SILLY QUEER FEELS. THEY SO SILLY CAUSE HARVEY NOT QUEER.” The joke isn’t for us, it’s about us. This is what is the hardest thing about queer baiting. This shit has us so messed up we can’t even identify when we are being made fun of. We are so desperate for attention and gratification and visibility we see any mention of queerness as something to be treasured regardless of the intention. We will read it into contexts when it may not even be a writer’s intention in some desperate and depressing hunt for something real (sometimes more despicable writers will leave a trail of queer bread crumbs that lead to a big nasty nothing. Moffat basically is laughing at us as he walks to the bank, that bastard*.) We do this shit in even in media where we are supposed to be the protagonists! “Will and Grace”, in common discussion a “revolutionary” sitcom for the Gay Assimilationist Movement, is basically just one of these long running “Hey gays, aren’t we silly and benign and so stupid?” We do it to ourselves as much as everyone else does.** But I will keep consuming this media, because I’m so fucking lonely. Because I want to see something that makes me feel warm and fuzzy and not alone. I want to tell Harvey’s teammate that I’ll go to coffee with him. I want slash pairings to sometimes be the canon ones. I want to be reminded that I’m not alone by my media. But this is the best we can do in these mediums. Desperate queers pining for a love we just can’t find. Because we are scared that if we aren’t the butt of the joke, if we aren’t just subtext, if we don’t assimilate and accept the roles handed to us, that we won’t be visible at all. I need the lie to survive the harshness of the reality I live in. That it is very possible I will end up alone. A lot of hetero folk talk about the “fairytale” that they were handed and they were disappointed wasn’t real when they entered real life. Queer folks, particularly lonely Queer folks, have to write their own fairytales just to lessen the edge of the harsh reality that queer isolation isn’t just possible, it’s likely. It will happen tomorrow when I go into work, or the bar, or hang out with my friends. I will be constantly reminded that I’m alone in Queer town. Population me. This is why queer baiting is so scathing and cruel. Because it kicks when we are down. It gives us a false hope. It’s the lie we must tell ourselves to survive. But we can’t ALWAYS believe the lie, and some days, like today are harder than others. Some days, queer baiting doesn’t bother me at all. Some days I enjoy it even (omg a queer kiss/reference *squee!*) but other days, it cuts me deep. It reminds me that our representation isn’t real and that we are just tools to bring “spice, sass, and excitement” to the lives of cis hetero folk. And that’s true for real life, as well as media on many a day. *The fact that Moffat wrote even one line of dialogue for Captain Jack Harkness (easily my fave queer character of all time) makes me sick to my stomach. **Do not worry, I will be doing a post on the crappiness of “Gay” media in the near future.

No dude. That Sabrina joke would have been just as funny if it were a little old lady or something. The mechanical laugh tracks represents that all those jokes are terrible anyway if they have to insist where you need to laugh. I’ve never sat thru a whole Will & Grace (is that even on anymore?) but I think that’s just more piss poor writing and mechanical laugh instructions that nobody should watch. Watch a clever show like South Park.

As if South Park isn’t notorious for its crappy depictions of queer folk (particularly trans* folk). It’s a constant barrage of “ha ha ha ur gay” jokes when queer folks are on screen, or OFF for that matter. I’m not even saying these shows are “good” or “bad” I’m saying that their representations of queer folk cannot be seen as positive ones. I mean, I like South Park, but it’s still fucked up a lot. Like a lot a lot. And I like lots of media that has fucked up things, because media fucks up all the time. That doesn’t mean we say, “Oh well, if it happens all the time. it doesn’t matter”. We work at being critical of the media we have and make better media when we can.

P.S. Just because something has bad writing doesn’t make it any less erasing or demeaning to queer folk.

You should refer to the banned South Park episode where Tom Cruise and a bunch of celebrities are trying to steal the Prophet Mohammad’s goo, so they can be the 2nd people of the US that it’s officially not OK to be made fun of. That episode is right up in your post’s alley. I’m pretty sure Trey Parker and Matt Stone aren’t just gay for the gay jokes. And they haven’t really had a “Ha! ha! ha! You’re gay!” joke, that didn’t have a deeper underlying message beyond the joke, “Like legalizing the marriage.” for instance. I think the trans* jokes, was more a stab at Mr.Garrison’s character than a regular trans* person (the bald womanizing gay homophobic woman/man).

I think the point I’m making is going over your head. The fact that Mr. Garrison is one of only 3 named reoccurring gay characters and is the only trans* character is indicative of the kind of problems I’m talking about. That isn’t queer representation, it’s queer humiliation. Oh and the fact that Trey Parker and Matt Stone are pro-gay marriage and are only using this comedy to “send a deeper message” doesn’t really get to the point that they are “using” queer characters. Queer characters don’t merely exist, they exist as tools to send “messages” or are comedic relief. They aren’t different than the “Will and Grace” and other shows that comodifiy queer folks. And to be honest, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are wrong. Certain things shouldn’t be a “joke” because when we make jokes about queer folk, rape survivors, trans* folk, and people of color, we delegitmize their actual struggles and reduce them. Which is why I have to have this god awful conversation with you right now. Because the concerns aren’t “legitimate” to you.

No I get it. You are above all including my head. I got Larry the Cable Guy representing: my race, religion, political affiliation, weight class, working class, home state, rural status, and sexual orientation. I don’t like it, but I guess none of these things put me into that majestic protected class of chosen people that’s it’s not ok to make fun of. image

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Making of “I’m Zoey’s Uncle” strip 2, coming soon to College Grade

It took 45 minutes to make, I thought it would take 45 minutes to read >:(

This a little over 4 minutes….

I’m not doing a 1-take only screencap of a more tedious comic like Manganaise, because that would be like 3 hours and my RAM would explode and I’d have to erase the comic and start over for screencap sake.

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