Friday, October 29, 2010

The Problem With Christine O'Donnell

Christine O'Donnell. Mini-Palin. Xine O'Donald Duck. That lady from that weird state that we always forget about, unless we're driving from Philadelphia or New York to Washington, D.C., on I-95. Delawhere? as the old joke goes.

What do we do about her? She's a woman in politics, which is a thing that we support. Unfortunately, she is the wrong type of woman in politics. One that disagrees with us and is "setting us back" by believing and standing for the things she does, which (witch! AHAH) is bad. But then our brother site (because they're definitely not our sisters!) posts something bad and sexist about her, because she is a woman, and that's bad. But not bad for her. Bad for women. It becomes a teachable moment, in which we can reflect on sexism in our society and media. But that's bad, because it means we have to defend Christine O'Donnell. And that is definitely bad. Because so do people like NOW, which really confuses us.

Oh, remember those good days, when O'Donnell was a crazy lady and not such an ambiguous icon in contemporary gender politics? And she goes about calling the bad, mean, sexist post against her bad and sexist. She gets it! Which is awful! Augh! This whole mess is going to turn us into a Cathy cartoon.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Gif Giving Guide

Hey, you know what the internet loves? Celebrities!

But what about when they're not talking directly about celebrities? How can we still reference our love of mass culture, even while subtly mocking it?


With .gifs we can act above the celebrity culture we're mocking, while also using key nuggets of it to turn our short attention spans into inside jokes that we're all in on. And, what's more, we'll get to do things that the real nerds at 4Chan and icanhascheezburger did years ago.

Yay, .gifs!

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