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Apr
24th
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philsandifer:

wackd:

philsandifer:

slaughterhouse-ninetwofive:

albinwonderland:

ediebrit:

oh my fucking god

huge fucking trigger warning but oh my god

shots. fucking. fired.

So, there’s not really much context on this and there should be.

Astonishingly scathing comedy sketch about rape culture and video games. Holy fuck. 

Would love to know what show it’s from.

Inside Amy Schumer, it appears.

This is so good.

Apr
16th
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philsandifer:

comixology:

SUPER CRAZY INCREDIBLE EISNER-EXCITEMENT-INDUCED IMAGE COMICS SALE!

Click here to see for yourself!

Saga #1 - FREE
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Rat Queens #1-5 - 99¢ each
Rat Queens vol. 1 - $4.99
Pretty Deadly #1-5 - 99¢ each
Lazarus #1-7 - 99¢ each
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Congrats to imagecomics, mattfractionblog, kellysue, zdarsky, jordiecolorsthings, aleskot, fionastaples, Brian K Vaughan, Jonathan Hickman, ruckawriter, nickdragotta, nickpitarra, prettydeadlycomic, Emma Rios, johnnyrocwell, kurtiswiebe, Michael Lark, Santi Arcas, and anyone else I may have missed!

There are some very good deals in comics to be had here. Saga, Sex Criminals, and Lazarus are all things I would basically recommend to anyone. Rat Queens is perfect if you wish Ursula Vernon were more violent. East of West and Manhattan Projects are both fascinating bits of long form mythology, and Pretty Deadly is a wonderfully atmospheric Weird West tale. In short, go have less money.

It’s neat when a blogger I follow out of the blue posts something about my work. At any rate, Philip Sandifer is a great blogger and this is a great comiXology sale, so win-win.

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Mar
22nd
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ericrosenfield asked: Read some Debord. Especially in stuff like "Report on the Construction of Situations" he's very dismissive of popular culture in general and television in specific, and indicates Situationism was intended to destroy bourgeois culture and its "escape from the real conditions of life and creation". How do you reconcile with your use of Situationist ideas to analyze a TV show the Situationists would have probably thought of as bourgeois pablum?

philsandifer:

Because while the Situationists came gloriously close to overthrowing the structure of the world, or at least, of France, they failed. It didn’t work. And being a Situationist is thus impossible today, at least in the fully worked sense. (Indeed, it was rough at the time, given the Situationists’ fondness for ousting people from their number) All that’s left is to appropriate Situationist ideas for new contexts - contexts that would necessarily upset the Situationists proper were they still around to raise objections.

For my part at least the opportunity for escape and reparation comes in a large part from the acceptance that we are in a fallen, ideologically capitalist world and the acceptance of the fact that this cannot be denied or avoided. This, for me, is the great promise of détournement - the fact that it accepts the precondition of bourgeois culture.

The goal is still to escape. But you can’t escape without engaging with the walls of your cell. 

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Mar
18th
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the living weapon

The Doctor is someone you can send into a society completely unarmed with the expectation that he can, with nothing but his wits, bring the whole civilization crashing down in a matter of days. This is exactly what happens in Genesis of the Daleks: the Doctor is deployed like a weapon of mass destruction. It’s a stunning idea, one that reminds me of Vladimir Lenin being sent to Russia on a sealed train for the express purpose of overthrowing the government by powers at war with that government.

Mar
8th
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donnerpartyofone:

mexicancomicsinenglish:

Note that this Mexican Comic, “The Secret of My Dad’s Success,” pins the blame for the child’s (and wife’s) starvation entirely on the slacker Dad and not at all on the economic crisis alluded to on its first page. This is life without a social safety net — the kind of life some people in the U.S. think would build our characters. Follow me to find out how Adalberto solves the problem (spoiler: it won’t involve character-building)  or read it from the beginning as I translate it on Imgur.

placeholder post reminding me to read every single one of these

Mar
5th
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