At this rate, Colbert might actually be held accountable in the near future for making transphobic jokes.
Go trigger warn some shit
That’s not transphobic, though. He’s making a point that because the LGBT agenda is “barreling forward at full-speed” that the B and T of LGBT is being left behind. Everyone is focusing on the L and the G that there are people who have no idea what the B and T even stand for. He’s not being transphobic or making a slight meant to make fun of or harm the bi and trans* community. He’s making a point that no one is focusing on them because they’re focusing on the lesbian and gay community.
Mother. Fucking. This.
People really need to realize that EVERYTHING Colbert says while on camera is satire.
Satire: The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the cotext of a play, novel, fiilm or other works.
He is not making a transphobic joke. He is not honestly saying that bi and trans people do not count/matter/exist. He is making humor in order to shed light on the fact that they are forgotten.
He is doing this to raise fucking awareness that there is more to LGBT than LG. He is raising a big flag that says “Hey, don’t forget about these guys. They count. They matter. Why aren’t you doing anything about them? Why aren’t they discussed?” He is not trying to say “They don’t matter.”
So please stop with the self righteous, self pity, “social justice” comments unless you know what you are talking about.
I do appreciate that Bisexual is matched with bacon. I rather enjoy bacon.
This is why I love the Colbert Show.
Stephen Colbert is basically my hero.
Um I don’t mean to be rude but Stephen Colbert is pretty transphobic and no amount of mental gymnastics is going to change that.Satire really is only powerful as a tool of social justice when you’re satirizing those in power or oppressive stuff. Since he makes a ton of jokes using transgender people as a punchline he is kind of most definitely transphobic. Anyways I’m not very good at tumblr or making gifs but here are some of his quotes about trans people and a source. Please excuse me for posting them so awkwardly and whatever.
I know some of you might think that like he apologized so it’s ok but using someones pain as a way to make another joke isn’t really an apology but whatever.
This is from his book America again where he uses a transphobic joke to make fun of gum and yeah…
I have no idea how this managed to reach 35k notes without a single person being like no actually Stephen Colbert is transphobic but yeah. I didn’t even bother to reblog everything but whatever. He has said tons more fucked up things and everyone can google it.
Oh god. Okay, let’s see if we can explain this…
The “Stephen Colbert” on the Show and the one in the books is a character *played* by Stephen Colbert. Stephen Colbert is *playing* being a stupid right wing media commentator. He is making fun of the kind of people who say these things. The fucked up things he says on the show and in his book are *supposed to be* fucked up inappropriate things said by an idiot.
THATS. IS. THE. POINT.
IT. IS. CONTINUAL. SATIRE.
That you can for a moment ever think that the actor Stephen Colbert shares the same views of opinions as the character “Stephen Colbert” is more an indicator that society is fucked up. Colbert makes it really really really clear all the time that the character he plays is an idiot.
To recap for those that don’t know, Nintendo are causing a stink by having advertising revenues redirected to themselves as the intellectual property owners of games in “Let’s Play” videos. This is upsetting a lot of “New Media Content Producers” who had started to use these as a relatively cheap form of content production. No judgement on people who make Let’s Play videos, Content is king, and if you can make cheap stuff people want, that’s what you do. However, the complaints about “abuse of copyright laws”, “censorship”, and “Nintendo just don’t understand the platform” are flat incorrect.
The problem is not that Nintendo don’t understand the platform, they do very well, they know they can make money off these, that the bulk of them will continue, and those complaining are in a minority unable to do much to stop it. And basically, Nintendo do actually have significant intellectual property claims on these videos, that would make it a really really bad idea to take it to court… Even if that was actually a realistic option in the first place.
Because those who “don’t understand the platform” are those who think it has anything to do with copyright law or censorship. There is a strange assumption that New Media is a wilderness that is being exploited by the brave pioneers, and needs all new laws, and it’s the content producers who are leading… This just isn’t true.
And I can see how content producers could think it. Because companies like Google have led them there. With the idea that they are in control, and leading things, and ‘getting their content out by themselves’. When actually it’s nothing of the sort.
If you publish video on YouTube, you are not in control, Google is. You signed a distribution deal with a network, or rather clicked agree to the terms and conditions. You certainly have made some binding contractual agreements if you wanted to get paid Ad revenues. And just like a deal with CBS or NBC, they dictated the terms for you to get “on the air”. Google aren’t doing this out of the goodness of their hearts, they want money. And the terms of that deal include Google being allowed to redirect revenue if they decide you do not fully own the content you are presenting. And there is no legal reason why they can’t make that decision on their terms, including decisions based on media partnerships.
It’s not a matter of copyright, or censorship, or needing new laws for ‘new media’. It’s that you signed a distribution deal you didn’t fully understand, and is incompatible with how you wanted to make money. On the plus side, it’s a deal you can sever really easily, by taking the content down yourself and moving to a different network. And those do exist, luckily Google do not yet have a monopoly on Video distribution.
Incidentally, content distributors screwing over the content producers has been pretty much the first thing that’s happened when every “New” Media was new. Second to being used for Pornography that is.
So if you don’t follow me on Twitter, here’s a recap of my live-tweeting watching all the US TV network Fall Previews so far.
Watching Fall Preview trailers. ‘Almost Human’ (Fox) looks like it could be watch-able. NBC’s ‘Dracula’ doesn’t.
Really really great to see that Michael J. Fox is back on TV! (NBC’s Michael J. Fox Show) And in something that looks like it might be good too.
I want to see Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow“‘s full pilot now to find out if the premise is only half stupid, or full blown stupid.
I was just telling no one just the other week, “You know what we need, a gritty re-make of Ironside”(NBC). No one agreed.
NBC’s ‘Blacklist’ - Oh boy, do you think there will be a SHOCKING TWIST at season end of this FBI Thriller?
Fox has some new low brow sitcoms. “Dads” looks like both the least funny and the most offensive.
Fox’s notable other sitcom is 1981 Bill Murry movie “Stripes”. Sorry, I meant to type “Enlisted”.
Some might say we’re over-saturated with comedy Cop/Detective shows. Fox says that they can fit “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in if they squeeze it.
Do you miss “The Wonder Years”? Well soon you’ll be able to watch ABC 1980s sitcom family “The Goldbergs” watch “The Wonder Years”.
And the first of the shows stol… adapted from British TV is ABC’s “Lucky 7” (from the BBC’s ‘The Syndicate’)
Fox has a show called “Gang Related” that is about drugs and cops and has those actors you saw in that other thing you liked.
Hey, do you want another gritty drama about awful people doing awful things. Fox’s “Rake” has you covered, and is about a Lawyer. So, bonus.
ABC has a heart-warming new drama 1973 Walter Matthau movie “Bad News Bears”. Sorry I meant to type “Back in the Game”.
And the second import, Fox poaching from the BBC this time with “Gavin & Stacey” turning into “Us & Them”. Won’t be as good as the original.
ABC big Mystery show, sorry Television Event, “Resurrection” is poaching imagery cues from Lost for it’s promos? What a shocker.
Fox’s “Surviving Jack” tries to break ABC’s monopoly control of the Nostalgia Decade Family Sitcom. With the 90s. Now I feel old.
ABC’s “Mixology” certainly isn’t another doomed attempt to do a US remake of “Coupling”, is it? (Actually not, it has a one-night stretched over an entire season thing. So it’s a comical version of 24? Can’t wait to see the bar get nuked in the mid-season twist.)
And I’m going skip over all the dumb reality shows. (Turned out there was only one in the set of previews. But don’t worry, I’m sure there will be many of them to come.)
NBC have a sitcom called “Sean Saves the World”, which you will swear you’ve seen before.
Also, I swear they must have wanted to cast @hodgman as the boss for “Sean Saves the World” but got a knock-off cheaper version.
Bradley Whitford is in ABC’s “Trophy Wife”. That’s pretty much all I found interesting about it.
I’m trying to think of something snide to say on NBCs “Welcome to the Family”, but we could do with some real social commentary sitcoms.
”Killer Women” shows that ABC have STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS. That kick butt, yet still wear tight tight jeans.
I might want to watch ABC’s “Mind Games” show, unless I change my mind. doyouseewhatIdidthere
ABC’s “Super Fun Night” looks great if you enjoy cringe inducing embarrassment humour. I don’t.
ABC’s “Betrayal” has lawyers, gangsters, sex and SMASHED BOTTLES OF WINE! Oh my goodness.
ABC take the new and radical risky step of making a gritty version of Alice in “Wonderland”. Oh, it’s a “Once Upon A Time” spin off to.
There’s also this new show about S.H.I.E.L.D. but hardly anyone is interested in that.
Now to review Anamanaguchi’s “Endless Fantasy”.
First thing you want to know going into this, is this is the album that demonstrates Anamanaguchi’s chops for transcending being “the guys that do chiptunes”. Sure they still use NES and Gameboy hardware as instruments, but they use other instruments too. No better exampled but in the title track 1, “Endless Fantasy”, all mixed up in a wonderful glitch cut bouncing stew. And then track 2’s “Japan Air” reveals the big secret, Anamanaguchi tracks can have lyrics too. There are only three “Interlude” tracks on the album which fit the “chiptune” definition of only using game-console audio hardware.
A simple reading of the Track titles will tell you how much the album is rooted in the 90s. it sounds like the collision between a midnight rave and a JRPG. That should pretty much identify if you want to listen to this, and I suggest at least giving it a go.
Buy this album, all the cool kids are doing it. For best effect wear a Hypercolor t-shirt and allow your Furby to sing-along while you sip Crystal Pepsi. Glowsticks optional.
The Must Listen Tracks…
Track 7 - “Prom Night”, who knew that Anamanaguchi could make their glitched up version of a mid-90s pop-song? Well, they did obviously.
Track 9 - “Akira”, Anamanaguchi Anamanguchise.
Track 11 - Interlude (Total Tea Time), which is just showing off of what can be done with the NES hardware alone.
Track 13 - “Canal Paradise”, the mid-album Secret Bonus Stage of awesome.
Track 21 - “Bosozoku GF” boss battle bass beats.
Music! Today I get hold of my copy of “Endless Fantasy”, and listened to “Random Access Memories”. First, Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories”.
Since this album is a tribute to late 70’s early 80’s vocal led disco/lounge/electronica, that’s basically what you get. If you like it, and you liked the single released “Get Lucky”, then you’ll really enjoy the album. However, for me I felt that the lyrical lead, and overwhelming number of “contributors” left this feeling like it just wasn’t Daft Punk’s album but an album with Daft Punk. Of thirteen tracks, ten have their titles appended with “(Featuring …)”. And quite a few of these tracks don’t really allow Daft Punk to break out and show off. And really, the reason I listen to them is to hear them break out and show off.
That said, the tracks you must listen to are…
Track 3 - “Giorgio by Moroder” (Featuring Giorgio Moroder) because it’s ‘ing Giorgio Moroder. Giorgio Moroder talking about getting started in music, to the backing of Giorgio Moroder tribute music.
Track 9 - “Beyond”, Daft Punk get to let loose and rather ironically sing about finding your own sound. Still in the late 70’s early 80’s lounge synth style, but really allowing their own character to show through.
Track 11 - “Fragments of Time” (featuring Todd Edwards), I think this is really what they were aiming at. A really fully fleshed out tribute to 70s disco, that is vocal led but still allows Daft Punk to play around with an expanded set of toys. Really should have had the single release over “Get Lucky”.
Track 13 - “Contact” (featuring DJ Falcon), capping out the album by transitioning from Soft 70s Disco to Harsh Synth House.
Summary: A curates egg, that will depend greatly on your personal liking for 70s disco.
Hope it ain’t so, but the-Girls trailer is giving me “Masters of the Universe”/”Howard The Duck” vibe.
Posted: May 8th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
We just reported that Robert Downey Jr is in talks with Marvel to return for “The Avengers 2” and “The Avengers 3.” But the actor isn’t even discussing “Iron Man 4,” and we may now know why.
Downey earned somewhere between $50 million and $80 million on “The Avengers,” and has already earned over $35 million for his work on “Iron Man 3,” but his “The Avengers” co-stars aren’t making anything close to that. In fact, most of the actors are being paid around $200,000, far less than they would earn on any other movie.
Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth received only a $500,000 pay increase for returning for the “Captain America” and “Thor” sequels. And unlike Downey, the actors will earn only $500,000 more if their movies break the $500 million mark at the box office.
Despite having a contract, Hemsworth considered backing out of “Thor 2,” because he earned $5 million working on “Snow White and the Huntsman” and Marvel isn’t offering anywhere near that, despite the fact that “Thor” and “The Avengers” are massive franchises. Scarlett Johansson is also fed up and isn’t willing to take a pay-cut to return for “The Avengers 2.”
Marvel is known for low salaries and replacing any actor who doesn’t accept the company’s way of doing business. In fact, the studio has already threatened to replace Hemsworth. But Marvel doesn’t want to replace Downey at this point and it seems that the actor is using that leverage to fight for his co-stars by threatening not to return for “Iron Man4” and possibly any other Marvel film unless they all get appropriate pay raises.
And good lord can RDJ be any more of a stand up decent guy?
Link and Navi at some con. THIS IS THE MOST ADORABLE THING EVER.
“Omg, nothing’s there, Navi.”
OH GOD MY LUNGS
LAUGHING TOO HARD
And this is at Fanime, which makes it even better!!
PSA regarding Iron Man Three.
Obviously this has some SPOILERS
So stop reading now and skip over this if you don’t want to know anything about the film. However, the film, or rather the discussion and review of the film raises some Mental Health issues I’d like to talk about.