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GODDAMN. I was having a long, terrible day yesterday, right up until Jimmy Fallon said, “Performing Alex Chilton, The Replacements.”  This five minutes erased the entire 23 hours that came before them.

The best band there has ever been. Ever.


Cool band. Cool poster

Cool band. Cool poster


Fucking heinous.

naturepunk:

Apparently, in an attempt to paint Michael Brown as anything less than innocent, people have been spreading an image of an armed 17-year-old Joda Cain around the web and claiming that it’s Michael Brown.

Joda Cain is accused of murder in my home state of Oregon, and has literally jack shit to do with the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, Missouri. THESE ARE NOT THE SAME PEOPLE. Anyone using the above image as “proof” that Michael Brown “deserved” to be shot should be called out for defamation, and promptly thrown down a spiral staircase. 

The bottom photo is the real Michael Brown. He was called a “gentle giant” by friends and family. He was unarmed and innocent, and he was murdered by a police officer after being shot more than seven times at close range. Witnesses, including a friend who was with him at the time of the shooting, all agree that he was doing nothing deserving of such violent actions from the officer who gunned him down. 

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thegeek531:

Rocket Raccoon Rocketeer tribute by Meador


Oh god now I’m right back to Rocket’s “I didn’t ask for this!” moment in GotG.

thegeek531:

Rocket Raccoon Rocketeer tribute by Meador

Oh god now I’m right back to Rocket’s “I didn’t ask for this!” moment in GotG.

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Try being nice to rich people. I don’t remember the last poor person who gave me a job.

This was Kiss’ Gene Simmons, to the 99%, via the San Diego Union-Tribune, among other typically asinine pronouncements.

I won’t waste time on his “being in the 1% is great” trolling from the article, but the above quote got under my skin more quickly than should be physically possible. (I also won’t comment on his more recently wrongheaded grunts encouraging possibly clinically depressed young people to kill themselves, either.)

Dear Mr. Simmons:

I’m pretty sure you remember “the last poor person who gave you a job”. That would be EVERYBODY WHO EVER WORKED A MINIMUM WAGE JOB TO EARN MONEY TO BUY ANY OF YOUR BAND’S MOSTLY MEDIOCRE ALBUMS AND EVERYTHING BUT THEIR OWN COFFIN WITH A KISS LOGO ON IT.

Oh, wait, THEY BOUGHT THEIR OWN FUCKING COFFINS TOO!!

To sum up: poor people have been sending money up the pyramid to you for the better part of four decades now. As this has been the bulk of your livelihood since you were in your twenties, you damn well better remember the last poor person who gave you a job.

(A less eloquent and more profane version of the above rant was part of my  weekly internet-radio show available at Radio Free Pensacola dot com. Look for the “Left of the Dial” program. The show also includes this KISS song, often mis-titled, “Shock Me”.)

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Once again, Kevin Church is celebrating his birthday by inviting us to help make things better for kids, and this year he’s expanded his list of suggestions for where to donate. Please pick the one you like and give, or spread it around to all of them. (And if you do give, even if you don’t wish to be in the prize drawings, be sure to throw the organization a nod to Kevin during the process. It’s a good thing he’s doing.)
kevinchurch:

Next Monday is my birthday and, as I’ve done in previous years, I’m doing a fundraiser for classrooms and deserving charities. This year, since I’m turning FORTY on August 18, I’m going to go really big and offer up a piece of my personal comics art collection to one lucky donor, chosen randomly. That’s it up there.
The rules are simple: if you give $5 or more, you’ll be entered to win this original Stuart Immonen/Josef Rubenstein Superman art. Yes, really. I will give this to one lucky winner. I’ll pay for the shipping (within the US — international people might have to kick in a few bucks) and everything.
All you have to do to qualify for a chance to win is forward your receipt to kevin.church@gmail.com after you’ve donated. You can choose any of these projects, or all of them. I don’t care. If you want to make a note during your donation that it’s for my birthday fundraiser, that would be nice, but it’s not at all necessary.
A winner will be chosen at noon on Tuesday, August 19th, giving you all through my birthday to give a few bucks to help kids.
This is a local nonprofit I heartily endorseHorizons for Homeless Children is, as their website explains, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families by ensuring that they are prepared for school success. They do terrific work in the local area and I’ve donated what I can to them in the past.
I also like these projects on DonorsChoose.org:Check This Out! at Frances J Warren Elementary School in Tuscon, AZ, serving underprivileged kids in a very poor district with a wide variety books to help them discover how great reading can be.
Notebooks for Writing at Mosaic Prep Academy in New York City, giving kids access to the very basics that will help them start creating worlds for themselves.
More Books For Our Classroom Library in Gautier, MS, offering up literary options that will engage kids and let them learn how great reading can be.
Creating a Classroom of Readers and Writers at James Bilhartz Junior Elementary School in Dallas, TX, helping fourth-graders get the basics to help them organize, read and write about library books.
Developing a True Multicultural Perspective through Literature in Atlanta, GA, teaching teens about the world at large through works that offer alternative perspectives on our world.
Please note: if you are a comics creator who would like to donate a book or original art or a commission or something to this effort, please let me know at kevin.church@gmail.com. I’d love to get some more incentives in place for donations.

Once again, Kevin Church is celebrating his birthday by inviting us to help make things better for kids, and this year he’s expanded his list of suggestions for where to donate. Please pick the one you like and give, or spread it around to all of them. 

(And if you do give, even if you don’t wish to be in the prize drawings, be sure to throw the organization a nod to Kevin during the process. It’s a good thing he’s doing.)

kevinchurch:

Next Monday is my birthday and, as I’ve done in previous years, I’m doing a fundraiser for classrooms and deserving charities. This year, since I’m turning FORTY on August 18, I’m going to go really big and offer up a piece of my personal comics art collection to one lucky donor, chosen randomly. That’s it up there.

The rules are simple: if you give $5 or more, you’ll be entered to win this original Stuart Immonen/Josef Rubenstein Superman art. Yes, really. I will give this to one lucky winner. I’ll pay for the shipping (within the US — international people might have to kick in a few bucks) and everything.

All you have to do to qualify for a chance to win is forward your receipt to kevin.church@gmail.com after you’ve donated. You can choose any of these projects, or all of them. I don’t care. If you want to make a note during your donation that it’s for my birthday fundraiser, that would be nice, but it’s not at all necessary.

A winner will be chosen at noon on Tuesday, August 19th, giving you all through my birthday to give a few bucks to help kids.

This is a local nonprofit I heartily endorse
Horizons for Homeless Children is, as their website explains, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families by ensuring that they are prepared for school success. They do terrific work in the local area and I’ve donated what I can to them in the past.

I also like these projects on DonorsChoose.org:
Check This Out! at Frances J Warren Elementary School in Tuscon, AZ, serving underprivileged kids in a very poor district with a wide variety books to help them discover how great reading can be.

Notebooks for Writing at Mosaic Prep Academy in New York City, giving kids access to the very basics that will help them start creating worlds for themselves.

More Books For Our Classroom Library in Gautier, MS, offering up literary options that will engage kids and let them learn how great reading can be.

Creating a Classroom of Readers and Writers at James Bilhartz Junior Elementary School in Dallas, TX, helping fourth-graders get the basics to help them organize, read and write about library books.

Developing a True Multicultural Perspective through Literature in Atlanta, GA, teaching teens about the world at large through works that offer alternative perspectives on our world.

Please note: if you are a comics creator who would like to donate a book or original art or a commission or something to this effort, please let me know at kevin.church@gmail.com. I’d love to get some more incentives in place for donations.


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In what way was Guardians sexist?
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gingerhaze:

under the cut for spoilers and probably unpopular opinions

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So as good as GotG was, it could’ve easily been this much better?