Elements of Style, Observation Deck Edition

Updated 05/12/2015: I will be reposting this thing every week on random days. Because apparently there are people who don’t come here every hour, for some reason. Also yes I am aware that the content repeats itself omg how do i kinja. Whoo boy. It’s been kind of crazy these last few weeks around here. Some behind the… » 7/03/15 11:12pm Yesterday 11:12pm

Why, thank you, Orson Scott Card...

Here I was, thinking I could manage to read through your books without noticing any of your homophobia. And then you have Anton come out as gay and proclaim he’s going to marry a woman in the same chapter of Shadow Puppets, because the only - only - meaning of life is to get together with a member of the opposite sex.… » 7/03/15 2:46pm Yesterday 2:46pm

How to Defeat Westboro Baptists

I just finished watching the Louis Theroux documentary on the Westboro Baptist Church (Fred Phelps’ brood), and listening to them in their own words educated me. I’m still 100% against them, but I now have a better understanding of who they are and why they do what they do. And, as every government knows, good intel… » 7/03/15 1:08pm Yesterday 1:08pm

Again Disney? Why Do You Hate Europe?

Why does Disney feel the need to delay their animated films in Europe for so long? If you live in the UK, you’ll have to wait until the 24th of July to be able to see Inside Out legally. Most of Europe gets it around August time and if you live in Germany or Austria, you’ll have to wait until the 1st of October. » 7/03/15 10:57am Yesterday 10:57am

Nivenus, did you know a notable Egyptologist shared your post on FB?

I keep seeing your post on Egyptians and race on the top of the ODeck heap lately and in looking up why this might be I discovered that back in December of 2014, Dr. Kara Cooney, assistant professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA, linked to your article on her Facebook page and spurred on quite a spirited… » 7/03/15 12:27am Yesterday 12:27am