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via, with special thanks to Aminatou at Instaboner.

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I’ve got a couple of articles up at Campus Progress on my fave obsession of all time: Comics. Please check them out and tweet/share/repost widely!

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Webcomics: The New Female Geekdom

Comic books have long been a province of male geekdom. From Frank Miller’s tortured noir heroes to R. Crumb’s psychedelic underground scribblings, the canonical writers, artists, and producers of American comics have historically been men.

…Though comics have been published online since the mid-1980s using early subscription services such as CompuServe, in the last five or six years the number of female webcomic producers has grown exponentially. Artists are no longer limited by syndicates, newspapers’ editorial pages, or the boys club typically associated with comics. With the Internet, artists can convey an image how they want to, using any idea, for as long as they need to tell the story.

I Need a Heroine

The new Spider-Woman is a secret agent, alien hunter, member of the New Avengers, and is the title character of Marvel’s first foray into Motion Comics. Today’s Batwoman, a lesbian of Jewish descent, has taken over for the now-deceased Bruce Wayne and is leading a 12-issue run in DC’s longest running title, Detective Comics. …

In many ways, heroines have mirrored the feminist movement and are excellent artifacts of popular opinion. Recent industry developments are encouraging because they mirror a new wave of women—and also tell a powerful story about the impact that online activism and community-building can have upon entrenched industries.

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I have a good job, I pay my bills, I have good credit, I am planning for retirement, I maintain my responsibilities and follow through on commitments, I try to be diplomatic, I floss (sometimes), and I generally have a low carbon footprint.  All these things qualify me for maturity right?

Now watch these awesome videos that PTC found and claimed that they were “The only thing I have ever seen where I felt like they were made specifically for you.”

Watch them and re-assess my (and your?) maturity level.  EMBRACE IT.

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FINALLY.

Does he really think he hoodwinked us? I mean, god bless, now he can be the gay celeb he has clearly always wanted to be, but c’mon.

Whatcha’ doin’ tonight
I wish I could be a fly on your wall
Are you really alone
Who’s stealin’ your dreams
Why can’t I bring you into my life
What would it take to make you see that I’m alive

[Chorus]

If I was invisible
Then I could just watch you in your room

If I was invincible
I’d make you mine tonight
If hearts were unbreakable
Then I could just tell you where I stand
I would be the smartest man
If I was invisible
(Wait..I already am)

Saw your face in the crowd
I call out your name
You don’t hear a sound
I keep tracing your steps
Each move that you make
Wish I could read what goes through your mind
Wish you could touch me with the colors of your life

[Chorus]

If I was invisible
Then I could just watch you in your room
If I was invincible
I’d make you mine tonight
If hearts were unbreakable
Then I can just tell you where I stand
I would be the smartest man
If I was invisible
(Wait..I already am)

I reach out
But you don’t even see me
Even when I’m scream out
Baby, you don’t hear me
I am nothing without you
Just a shadow passing through…

[Repeat Chorus]

If I was invisible…
If I was invisible…
If I was invisible…
If I was invisible…
If I was invisible…
If I was invisible…

CLAY AIKEN STOLE HARRY POTTER’S INVISIBILITY CLOAK AND IS WATCHING YOU (MEN) IN YOUR ROOMS.

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I need your teeth for my Federal Reserve!

Ben Bernanke is a magician.

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LawLabs pointed me in the direction of a handy dandy little Palin Name Generator. Have you always wanted to be a part of the Alaskan gubernatorial family? Well, now you can. I ran all of the Prerogatives through the generator just so you all could have a taste:

  • CerealMom = Barrel McRaven Palin
  • MiddleChild = Recoil Mush Palin
  • MinkStole = Clamp Noodle Palin
  • StyleBaby = Log Justice Palin
  • UglyStepSister = Bush Gator Palin

Feel free to post your Palin name in the comments!

EDIT: This is perhaps the best one of all: OurPrerogative, when put through the PalinNameMeatGrinder is… Crank Widow Palin. Booyah!

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I officially want this guy to be my daily soundtrack.  Here is what he’d sing when I’m headed to Safeway:  “Going to the store, to buy some groceries!  I hope the line is not too long I’ve really got to pee.  I am buying milk, and I am buying cheese, and if the sale is right I’ll buy Febreeze!”

When I am feeding my cat:

“Eleanor my pet, you are so cuddly, I hope you do not pee on things, I hope you don’t get fleas.  I will pet your head, and feed you tasty treats, death comes in the night on kitty’s feets!”

Wanna try?

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