50 Ways to Pretend to Be Smarter
In which Grace teaches you how to fake being smarter than you are in 50 easy steps. Some of them might possibly involve cheese. Maybe.
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A+++. Who needs me when there is Grace?
(Alice is doing great. Thanks for all your kind wishes.)
All I know is, it’s damn hard to do my job with Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy making fun of everything that comes out of my damn mouth! Hey — I’m trying here! DON’T YOU SAY THAT I SURE AM TRYING! THAT’S NOT FUNNY!
I guess my job now is being flung through half the buildings in Metropolis.
I just got an internship at Google then hired.
I investigate crime scenes? Cool!
I am Iron Man
I am Iron Man.
I’m an amoral old-timey reporter. Neato.
I am, I am Superman.
fuck yes I’m Spider-Man
I live on a boat with an adult bengal tiger
i thought i was a human sacrifice, but then i remembered that i’m actually james franco
This is actually really interesting.
I love that he pointed out that it’s different when men and women are objectified on film, not only because of the way our society views men and women, but also in the specific way those shots are framed.
When consuming media it’s so important to remember that filmmakers and ad companies have so many tools at their disposal that the average viewer is not even aware of. The way a scene is set, the way the camera moves, which parts of a person are included in the fame, the number of seconds the camera views each particular part of a person. All of these things very subtly evoke responses from us. We don’t notice them because we aren’t supposed to notice them—if they are doing their job right, everything feels seamless and correct to the viewer. And even if we do notice, we may not be able to articulate it because most of us haven’t studied filmmaking techniques.
If you think you are 100% impenetrable to the effects of the content you view, you are deluding yourself.
excellent explanation of the Male Gaze, a must watch
I’ve been trying to explain the concept of the male gaze to people for a couple of weeks. this is an effective explanation.
so i was playing animal crossing and i made an appointment to go over to a neighbor’s house at 9:30 but then i left to go get food in real life and missed the appointment and when i came back she yelled at me and gave me a panic attack so i thought about resetting the game but i was scared that mr resetti would yell at me too so i couldn’t and then i felt like throwing up and this has been a post about how i fail at life
i just called my cat a needy bastard then realized that cats dont have a concept of marriage
Microsoft killed themselves
Sony just came and threw a mad laser show on their grave
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