:/

it’s a shame considering they were statedly clearly open to giving it a chance, circa near the end of this video

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Pokemon Go

manyblinkinglights:

purified-zone:

shadowdragonia:

This has only been out in the US a few days and already I’m seeing Team T-shirts for sale. My co-workers have a Valor Facebook group. My friends are debating which team is better to be on and “fighting” each other whenever another friend is asking which team they should join. People are making new friends and exploring their hometowns because of this game. Children and Parents are bonding over their pokemon adventures.

I’m watching all of this and just having flashbacks to Twitch Plays Pokemon.

Why does Pokemon have this strange effect on society? 

#WE WANT TO BE GOOD #POUR US INTO THE VASE THAT IS SHAPED LIKE ‘BEING GOOD’

Aw come on this is like the LEAST COMPLICATED THING I HAVE EVER SAID TO YOU

People’s behavior is influenced by their environment. When your (social, physical, etc.) environment sets you up for success, good behavior can be made easier than bad behavior.

Water takes the shape of the container it’s poured into (it’s still water, though–but SHAPED like, for instance, a vase. Given structure, instead of abandoned to be a puddle). Im shitposting that people, when presented with a structure/situation that facilitates good behavior, will similarly and naturally “be good”, just as water can “be shaped like a vase” when it finds itself in one

Is… Is it seriously… That circuitous

you haven’t defined what “good” means

makaroonii:

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Thanks so much. 

Shit people have forgotten about the Bush Era:

zenosanalytic:

silentmania:

socialjusticesithlord:

oak23:

newwavenova:

tiffanarchy:

lady–liberty:

steviemcfly:

comedownstairsandsayhello:

lord-kitschener:

sidneyia:

asgardreid:

jean-luc-gohard:

catsallthewaydown:

lizdexia:

jean-luc-gohard:

  • Free Speech Zones, which were a real thing and not a plot element in a particularly ham-handed dystopian novel.
  • The phrase “hidey hole.”
  • Watching a budget surplus become a massive deficit that was bigger than it even looked because the White House was just like, “Okay, we’ll just not put the wars on the books and just ask for more money for those every few months.”
  • The sheer number of times Alberto Gonzalez said, “I don’t recall,” to Congress regarding war crimes and human rights violations.
  • “…now watch this drive.”
  • Mission Accomplished.
  • “The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence,” “yellowcake uranium,” Condoleeza’s “mushroom clouds” fearmongering, and all the other bullshit we were fed to get into Iraq.
  • The President of the United States said so many stupid things that there were one-a-day calendars consisting of an individual quote for each day of the year. They didn’t all have the exact same quotes.

“There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”

And then we went to war.

“Tonight I ask you to pass legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical research: human cloning in all its forms; creating or implanting embryos for experiments; creating human-animal hybrids; and buying, selling or patenting human embryos.” – George W. Bush, 2006 State of the Union

Okay, that’s the best one.

Bush watched that Batman Beyond splicing episode and had nightmares for a week

was it hidey-hole? i thought it was spider-hole.

Yeah, it was spider-hole

I think my favorite was how we un-ironically referred to a whole set of countries as the “Axis of Evil” as if that phrase gives us some kind of meaningful understanding of their geopolitical role and isn’t borrowed straight out of a mediocre made-for-TV superhero movie.

And then there was:

We literally got a terrorism forecast on the news every morning like it was pollen. So many of the things that happened, if they were in a dystopian novel, people would be like, “That’s way too goofy and ridiculous to actually happen in real life,” and yet they did.

THE LAST ONE’S REAL?

Yeah
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeland_Security_Advisory_System

Not only was the terror threat system real, but it was often raised and lowered based entirely on how panicked they wanted us to be. Famously they raised the level for no reason during the 2004 election.

Also, “Free Speech Zones” looked something like this:

It was literally a cage.

I genuinely forget that people, even within my own age group, has forgotten the Bush era since they were teenagers and below the voting age at the time, and so forgot how fucking horrifying it was.

I always reblog this reminder

If you’re not freaking out about “free speech ‘zones’”, you’re slippin.

Or how about in 2004 when the Bush Admin Rerouted Vote Data From Ohio to an RNC Server before it was counted?

Or, apropos to all this recent nonsense about Clinton’s emails, when the RNC Maintained A Secret Email Server for the Bush Admin to avoid record-keeping requirements,  and how when this server was discovered and the records subpoenaed, the Bush admin just deleted them rather than comply.

Honestly, you could go all day for a week with this stuff.