September 4th, 2006

on "boys will be boys"

greyladybast, posting about fandom's reaction to Harlan Ellison groping Connie Willis at WorldCon, and the "boys will be boys" excuse:

I don't understand why any variation on "boys will be boys" is any sort of excuse at all. What sort of smeghead chooses to allow---nay actively encourages---themselves to be defined solely by their very worst behavior? "That's just Harlan being Harlan" references nothing good about the man. In fact, it implies that the entirety of his being is defined only by being an asshole. "Harlan being Harlan" never means being quick-witted, or a talented writer, or an astute observer of the human condition, or in fact anything good at all. It's always used to refer soley to his assholishness. Is being an asshole the only thing that makes boys be boys Harlan be Harlan? Because that's what this so-called "effective pet excuse" implies.

That's what girlfriends are all about.

    For a dress form to work properly, it has to properly represent the shape of the body. In other words, each breast needs to be individually outlined, as does the curve of the back, the shape of each buttock, and the shape of the stomach. So here I am, ripping off 8-inch-long strips of duct tape to form individual duct-tape Sarah boobs, carefully smoothing over each one about 25 times (because that is how many strips of duct tape I needed to get it right). And then I got to carefully shape the duct tape over Sarah Ass, and Sarah Back, and Saray belly. All this while listening to All the Things She Said by Tatu.
duikermeisie was having a weird day. QWP
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Crazy kids and their music

kelso reflects on today's youth and being very very old.

The freshmen in high school that I teach were 1 year old when I was rocking out to Greenday and Weezer! They are now the ones rocking out to Greenday and Weezer.

QWP looks like Buddy Holly, and Context looks like Mary Tyler Moore.

Raptor > you

Over at Fandom_Wank, there is wank of grown adults fighting over which is the better dinosaur - the T-Rex or the Spinosaurus.

vigilantrodent, of course, knows the real answer:

"Velociraptors were badass. All raptors were badass. But Utahraptor was totally the badassiest in a family of badasses. The Chuck Norris of the raptor world, even."

Context died from a raptor round-house kick to the face.