Archive for the ‘Moronosphere’ Category

Shoulda Been Jar-Jar

Posted: November 5, 2011 by veeshir in Geektasticity, Moronosphere, Random Crap

Don’t tell Ace about that vid.

Via the Jawas, who took time out from bitch-slapping e-jitardis to post this and Taylor Swift’s alleged tits.

Get your SCOAMF on

Posted: August 27, 2011 by aliceaitch in Moronosphere, Obama's Fault, Win!

Thanks to Stoaty

Congrats to the Rosettas

Posted: August 8, 2011 by doubleplusundead in Moronosphere

And welcome to the newest Rosetta, Henry Wayne!

For Russ

Posted: June 27, 2011 by aliceaitch in Moronosphere, Random Crap

Charles Patrick Adkins is an asshat.  (But most of you knew that already.)

Have I mentioned?

Posted: June 21, 2011 by doubleplusundead in Moronosphere, Random Crap

That I love the Spurwing Plover seal on the sidebar at MoronHQ?  Spurwing is fucking awesome.  It amazes me how many sites treated the Plover like crap or even banned him…some people just don’t see genius when it’s presented to them.  I wish someone’d get him set up with a Twitter account, that is the *PERFECT* place for his style of commenting.

And for some serious news

Posted: May 24, 2011 by doubleplusundead in Moronosphere
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If you’re so inclined, say a prayer for PattyAnn.

Naked Ladies Reading Literature!

Ringleader of the troupe Sophia St Villier, 26, said: ‘There is the initial shock and novelty factor of women being naked. We use burlesque performers because they are just more comfortable with nudity. But it is not a burlesque show because there is no striptease element.

‘The women come on, disrobe so that they are totally naked apart from their shoes and jewellery, and then pick up a book.

‘After a few minutes a lot of the audience ends up forgetting that the women are naked and they just enjoy the readings.

‘If anyone is not interested in a particular story, they have still got beautiful women to look at, so there is something for everyone.’

This is why I love books!

Jim Shankman is his name.

Oh, and Jim:

Fuck you. Fuck your patchouli soaked sense of entitlement that led you to believe that you could threaten people without consequence. Fuck your chicken shit bugfuckery that led to you running away as soon as you were caught threatening people. Fuck your false victimology which claims that being held to account for your words and deeds, sans the violence you advocated, is an attempt to “silence” you. And fuck you just because I fucking hate hippies.

Yeah. And seeing your picture, I figured you would look just like this, and I was not wrong.

Stupid Fucking Hippies

So fuck you, Mr. Shankman. Get a job, and fuck off.

I know how this story ends

Posted: March 15, 2011 by alexthechick in Bipartisan FAIL, Hotassery, Moronosphere

In the other half of my internets life, I am (or was we’ll get to that) deeply involved in various fandoms, mostly writing fandoms focusing on music and tv shows. As the internets have grown and technology has advanced, fandom has changed a great deal. Anyone remember tape trees? You know, where people would religiously videotape a show/movie/whatever and then send it off to the next people on the list. This mutated into burning media onto cds/dvds and sending those off. Now? Well, there’s an expectation that anything, anything at all, will be available for download through legal or extralegal means within minutes of the show ending. The whole spoiler concept is flying out the window with twitter. Fandom has changed, I will admit it.

Some things, however, remain the same. Fandom tends to bring out the worst in people. Hell, those of us who are now bitter old fandom queens can tell you exactly how any new fandom will progress, no matter what it is. First, YAY SHINY NEW OMFG YOU GUUUUUYYYYSSSS THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME! Second, minor fights over what character is best. Third, stratification and accusations of elitism. Fourth, and the really really fun one, the ‘ship wars. (We’ll also get back to that) Fifth, Airing of Grievances and Recriminations Ahoy! Sixth, bitter old fandom queens roll their eyes and yawn because they’ve seen this all before. Seventh, parts of fandom storm off in a huff. Eighth, Mocking. Every fandom. Every time.

I bring this up because recently I’ve been struck more and more by the not at all original observation that the political blogosphere is now simply one big fandom. Really, it is. Sure, we can all dress it up as much as we want but much of what goes on at Ye Olde Blogs boils down to fannish behavior, pure and simple. It’s all the same, it really is. Yeah, important things may be discussed but the reaction and the group responses exhibit the same hallmarks. There’s the BNFs (Big Name Fans) who more or less rule the fandom. What they say and post drives the conversation. The responses to those posts are frequently less about the contents and more about who it is that’s writing the post. Think I’m wrong? I triple dog dare you to read the comments to anything Gabe puts up at the HQ. It doesn’t matter what he’s talking about, usually within about 50 comments the gay bashers will arrive to attack Gabe personally. There’s the stratification and the division between the old vanguard and the new whippersnappers (GET OFF MY LAWN) who don’t know or care about the social norms of the community. There’s the in jokes and the long running rivalries and the sucking up. There’s the inability of anyone (not me no I would never) to let go of certain slights. There’s the sniping and passive aggressiveness and every single thing that led me to tell fandom to go FOAD.

I mentioned above that I was deeply involved in fandom. I’m not now. I got sick of the drama and the teenage girlishness and the focus on disagreements and the general constant asshattery. I submit that is precisely what most of political blogging has become, particularly in comment sections. It’s just unpleasantness on parade.

This brings up to the ‘ship wars. Ship is short for relationship and refers to what pairing a person prefers in fandom. Hell hath no fury like fangirls fighting about Harry/Hermione vs. Ron/Hermione. Do not even get into the Team Edward v. Team Jacob thing. Guess what? There’s not a single bit of difference between ‘ship wars and the arguments about presidential candidates. The Palin arguments are the same thing. Exactly the same thing. No one is going to convince anyone of their position. No one is going to change anyone’s minds. It stopped being about Palin a long, long time ago. Now? Now it’s all about what side you’re on and who’s wrong and how awful and stupid and hateful and wrong and icky the other side is. Those of us who stand there going hey, there’s room here for all of us are ignored.

Look, there’s this big fight in fandom about how female fans hate female characters. I’ve grown sick of being accused of having my actual reasons why I don’t like a female character ignored. I do comprehend why those who don’t like Palin for actual reasons get blindly furious at being accused of having other reasons really driving it. The other side of that is that it’s really really infuriating to have valid comments about people hating for non-legitimate reasons be ignored. Yup, there are female fans who simply hate female characters. Yup, there are those who hate Palin for elitist reasons. Pretending that doesn’t exist is as invalid as pretending that legitimate reasons to not be a Palin fan exist.

From my lofty bitter old fandom queen position, I’m going to hand out this advice to both sides. Stop being bitches. Seriously, stop it. I know, I know, I’m the worst example of being the better person but do as I say and what not. If you the poster want to have an actual, reasonable discussion about a controversial topic, then act reasonably. If you start out being all but but whhhhyyy do you haaaaaatttteeee meeeeee, well, you’ll get comments providing you a handy detailed explanation. If you the commenter are being baited, ignore it. Seriously, ignore it. Starve the beast.

As for me, I’m going to sit back, eat popcorn and watch the fun. After all, I know how this story ends. Trust me, I lived through the Spike redemptionista wars in Buffydom. The Palinista thing? Pffffffft. Amateurs.

Now. Your reward for the tl;dr.

Not Helpful

Posted: February 7, 2011 by veeshir in Moron of the Day, Moronosphere

Ace has a good post you’ve probably all read.

He gets a lot of stuff for agreeing with Allah too much but it seems to me that over the last few months to a year he’s been getting more and more “unhelpful”.

As with this when talking about the GOP not getting all jiggy with the spending cuts.

But what’s the excuse when a supposed ideology is actually politically popular? What’s the excuse not to push ideology then?

I can’t think of one. Though I assume a lot of go-along-to-get-along Polite Company Conservatives are scrambling to invent reasons.

Preach it brother.

Many of our fine, career pols like the high spending, increasing regulation and control of every aspect of our lives just fine no matter the party. They’re “elite” after all, we need them to tell us how to live our lives or we’ll screw the whole thing up and if they become millionaires (billionaires?) for their trouble? Well that’s the price they’re willing to pay.

I’m beginning to wonder if we need new parties for the current political reality.

The next couple of elections will decide it I guess, but here’s the split I would like to see.

Merge the “centrist” Dems and Rinos into one party and call it “Gov’t is Good” or “We’re Smarter Than You” party.

Move the lefties into one party so we don’t have the supposedly separate leftist Dems, Greens and Commies confusing the issue, they’re dissed by their chosen party at least as much as libertarianishes are by the GOP so why stay?.

This would have the side effect of showing them that the rest of America thinks they’re fucking insane, especially when they attack the “We’re Smarter Than You” Party and Minitru goes after them the way they go after effective conservatives, or even just shows the hate placards at their protests instead of the just the fluffy bunny ones.

Move the “smaller gov’t”/Tea Partyis folks into one party. Personally, I’d say a party that actually follows the Constitution and leaves social issues to the social sphere. It could have Reagan and Blue Dog dems, Libertarians, conservatives and even, gasp!, Republicans (I know) in it.

I’d like a party that believes that the gov’t should keep people, foreign or domestic, from hurting us and taking our stuff and that’s mostly it.

We need choices other than a faster or slower increase in the size and scope of gov’t, we need a third choice of “shrinking gov’t”.

Let’s make it a gov’t program to shrink gov’t, there’s one gov’t program I’d like to see permanent.

Imagine that, a bureaucracy dedicated to getting rid of other bureaucracies. It could only get a larger budget by cutting more and more other dept’s.