Others apparently see only a list of recommended titles. To judge from this discussion thread, the only thing these new options share is that Netflix’s customers loathe them. According to Netflix spokesman Joris Evers, they’re doing “what’s called A/B testing to see which version of a particular feature/experience results in increased Netflix viewing and better retention of our members.” So if people quit the service, as many of the complainants have threatened to do, that’s a good indication they didn’t like the new look. (Update, 4:10 p.m.: Evers writes in to note that “members who see their queue changed into a list as part of the test and don’t like it can contact customer support and request to leave the test and get their old experience back.”)
Yes please? I don’t know why there aren’t more outraged articles about this—I suppose because they’re rolling it out gradually. What the fuck, Netflix.
Olympics Day 8 - Athletics : Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the men’s 400m round 1 heats .
The best is listening to people say “This is unfair! It gives him an advantage! What’s stopping people from amputating their legs so they can get an advantage too?” I cannot believe I heard someone say that. Out loud. In public.
Vanessa Gyan at She So Major flagged a story that makes me want to yell at somebody.
Express Night Out, a WaPo publication, conveniently left out Gabby Douglas from its coverage of the women’s gymnastics team gold medal win yesterday. The article, a PDF copy of which can be found here, fails to mention Gabby at all. No photo, no mention — nothing.
100 Real Tweets from Homophobes Who Would Murder Their Gay Child
@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published a collection of 100 horrifying tweets where people said that they would murder their child if he or she was gay. These tweets were all posted within 24 hours.
From the Storify post:
On March 12, 2012, the hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic. People used this hashtag to “tweet to” their future child. Here are 100 real tweets from real people — all within 24 hours — saying they would murder their child if he or she was gay.
I wonder how many of these people would call themselves “pro-life”
Anyway, George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, “You can’t wear a bra under that dress.”
So, I say, “Okay, I’ll bite. Why?”
And he says, “Because … there’s no underwear in space.”
I promise you this is true, and he says it with such conviction too! Like he had bee nto space and looked around and he didn’t see any bras or panties or briefs anywhere.”
“When the woman answered the door, she looked at my daughter and said, ‘We don’t support Girl Scouts because they support abortion, which kills babies.’”
I have read a lot of pro choice arguments today and I have to say the “If abortion becomes illegal women will do it anyway but they will have unsafe back alley abortions and possible die from it” argument is the most hilarious so far.
If someone decides to shove a coat hanger up their vagina to kill a baby then I could care less if she died too. Why should I give a fuck if you bleed to death or get an infection and die from killing a baby? I don’t. Maybe, if all of the women who thought it was too much trouble to keep their legs closed or too much trouble to carry the unwanted baby to term then give it up for adoption all gave themselves back alley coat hangar jobs the world would be rid of baby killers? Sounds good to me.
Riddle me this, Batman. If an unborn baby isn’t alive then how come it can die in the womb?
I don’t give a shit what your religion is, murder is wrong.
Have any of you pro-choicers even bothered to find out for yourself how an abortion is done or what an aborted baby looks like? It’s horrendous. You wouldn’t do that to anyone walking or talking today but you’d do it to your own fucking baby simply because it isn’t born yet and you don’t want to be responsible for something you got yourself into?
Oh, I hear the outbursts now…But what if it was rape? You have to live the rest of your life knowing you were raped and no abortion is going to make you forget that awfulness and somehow your selfish ass still can’t manage to keep that fucking baby alive long enough to pop it out and tell the hospital you don’t fucking want it? Really?
I do not hope to change any pro-choicers opinion on this because you are all selfish assholes that believe in abolishing innocent lives so you can continue living uninterrupted because you feel you are so self entitled to throw away your responsibilities a.k.a dismembered dead fetus’ in a fucking trash bag.
And by the way, if abortion becomes illegal and women are using coat hangars again that will indeed be me you hear applauding as you bleed to death and rid the country of all the self centered murderous bitches. :) Have a nice day
Edit because I don’t know how to respond to the comments here:
What’s that pro choicers? You don’t like it when I treat you with the same disdain that you treat unwanted pregnancies? How does it feel that I wouldn’t mind if your life was snuffed out just like millions of unborn babies? OH, don’t like it? Too bad, deal with it. You get what you give <3
I just want to demonstrate one key point out of this garbage. (Thank you, anon, for sending this to me.)
Pro-lifers generally are not pro-life. As this woman demonstrates quite clearly, she only cares about unborn life. She clearly does not care about the lives of people who are already alive.
Her own political belief is a disgusting lie. Well, her own beliefs are just downright disgusting, too, but seriously. Never have I seen this spelled out so clearly!
And that’s all I’ve got to say on this revolting person.
“And by the way, if abortion becomes illegal and women are using coat hangars again that will indeed be me you hear applauding as you bleed to death and rid the country of all the self centered murderous bitches.”
Pro-life, ladies and gentlemen. Someone who calls themselves pro-LIFE is willing to applaud the death of others and thinks they know who deserves to live or die.
“self-centered murderous bitches”
Jailed and ignored for two years, Stephen Slevin was awarded $22 million by a federal jury in Santa Fe in one of the largest prisoner-rights judgments ever.
Stephen Slevin was never convicted of a crime. But for two years, he languished in a New Mexico jail cell, going month after month without showers or outdoor recreation or human contact.
His nails grew so long that they curled. Refused medication and denied access to a dentist, he says he was forced to pull his own tooth.
In the photo on the left, Slevin appears in his mugshot following his August 2005 arrest; on the right, he is malnourished and disheveled after two years in solitary confinement.
Photo: Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department/AP
What the hale-bopp is going on here
This is some serious Cast Away bullshit
When the Feminists came for the Rapists,
I remained silent;
I was not a Rapist.
When they locked up the stalkers,
I remained silent;
I was not a stalker.
When they came for the Players,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Player.
When they came for the men who they got bored of,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t some one they were bored of yet.
When they came for me, the nice guy,
there was no one left to speak out.
—From a Tumblr I won’t link here because it is so damned stupid.
This is adapted from a piece about Nazis, right? Sorry, Nice Guys (TM): you are not as persecuted as the Jews in Europe under Hitler. I know. Shocker. Someone had to tell you.
Relatedly, I know very few people - IN GENERAL - who associate themselves with rapists and stalkers. But, you know, whatever - you’re a “nice” guy!
What is this even supposed to MEAN? The men who they got bored of?
“So in the DSK rape case, we’re supposed to believe that an African immigrant housekeeper suddenly decided to have sex with a wealthy white man 30 years her senior for 3 minutes on a bathroom floor in the middle of her work shift. To believe this story, you must know nothing about race, class, power and rape.”
Here are a few things that are making me sad:
- This is a real thing that happened.
- This is a real thing that happened and wasn’t an isolated incident.
- The NYPost article bothered to report what the woman was wearing, because obviously, that matters.
- The same article ends with a comment from the alleged perp’s precinct, saying that the officer “never distinguished himself…he’s been mediocre at best.” Oh, good! His job performance is so very relevant. Let’s rejoice that he wasn’t a stellar cop, ladies, because if he’d been well-liked I guess no one would have supported an investigation because it could ruin his career?
- I need a drink.