You keep these kids ignorant and then suddenly they’re in a situation that they don’t even have the words for and they have no idea what to do,” she says. “They’re not taught how to ask for consent, how to give consent, how to revoke consent and stop mid-way through. They don’t know to use protection or to demand it if it’s absent, they don’t know this will spread STIs and pregnancy. They don’t know it’s not supposed to hurt. Can you believe that? So, so, so many people think that sex is supposed to hurt the partner with a vagina when they have sex for the first time. They think that’s just the way it is, that’s just how it goes. *That* is obscene to me. Enforced ignorance that inevitably results in physical and emotional damage, *that’s* obscenity.

- Rich Goldstein asked me what I consider to be obscene in his article on my work, ‘Oh Joy Sex Toy’: The Internet’s Most Radical Sex-Fueled Comic Strip (via erikamoen)

(via kateordie)

Internet of Things ‘99?

A concept video from Microsoft in 1999 show a bit of internet of things, with a smart trash barrel, but also a lot of other things, like cross-controlled multi-room cable box setups, which I didn’t know were a thing until like 2 years ago.

This is just a little post to remind you that that dog. is/was goddamn amazing.

This message brought to you by nostalgia for the 90s (of all things), a drink made of whiskey I infused with some stuff based on the half-remembered instructions of a bartender in Brookline, some simple syrup I’m not sure is good anymore, and lemons, and also I guess the fact that it’s past 11 and I have basically grandpa sleeping hours now.

Party Bus

  • starfleet: we're glad you're home
  • starfleet: we've been reviewing your records
  • janeway: k when is my promotion
  • starfleet: what makes you think you're getting a promotion
  • janeway: my future self told me all about it when she broke the temporal prime directive and brought me stolen future technology
  • starfleet: yeah so in that vein there are some things we need to discuss
  • janeway: if there's a problem with the paperwork blame chakotay
  • janeway: i don't do forms i do holographic irish bartenders and former borg drones
  • starfleet:
  • doctor: i can assure you that while in the delta quadrant we conducted ourselves with grace and dignity according to the highest principles of starfleet
  • b'elanna: yeah step off our balls you weren't there you don't know
  • tom: yeah you weren't there that time we stole a keg of omega molecules from some douchebag aliens who were going to blow up the quadrant
  • harry: or that time we played space nascar and ended up in the center of a terrorist plot
  • tom: or that time we were all super horny and built a fake irish city so that we could get drunk and laid
  • harry: or when we tied that guy to a chair and waited for the aliens to eat him because he wouldn't tell us what we wanted to know
  • tom: oh shit remember that time i got 30 days for ignoring the wishes of some foreign government and destroying their mining operation
  • harry: that was almost as crazy as the time you restored that old shuttle but then it fell in love with you and tried to kill b'elanna
  • b'elanna: speaking of which remember when that bomb i made for the maquis came back and tried to kill us
  • chakotay: that reminds me of when seska stole my dna and tried to impregnate herself with my child
  • tom: nothing will ever compare to the time me and the captain had kids and left them on that planet
  • janeway: we were young and innocent then
  • tom: how many lizard years to a human year i feel like i should send a birthday card
  • janeway: like 6
  • tom: you don't even know you're just saying that
  • janeway: you should talk you're such an absent father
  • tom: oh no you didn't
  • janeway: i didn't even want kids
  • starfleet:
  • starfleet: is there a reason you stenciled PARTY BUS on the side of voyager
  • tom:
  • harry:
  • b'elanna:
  • doctor:
  • janeway: is there a reason i shouldn't have


It is now time for the Airing of Grievances and the Feats of Strength!

Happy Festivus… to the rest of us!

The tradition of Festivus begins with the Airing of Grievances, followed closely by my yearly reblog of this video.