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3437-3267-8818! Add me and I’ll Swapnote you once or twice every six months! <3Source: caseylalonde
Ok, so, i actually kinda like this but.. WHO THE HELL IS DAT GUY? .____. where are my les ponies?? twilight falling in love?? wtf ;w; nooo just nooo
Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope
I seriously can’t wait until someone makes a My Little Pony-style property that’s built purely for storytelling purposes and not as a method of capturing the attention of audience demographics to boost the sales of merchandise.
Someone make a Kickstarter for that, I will contribute heavily to it
(via yellowfur)Source: toukomatsudaira
The answer is NO.
The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
this bullshit fills me with a very specific kind of rage. so, TIME TO DEBUNK!
- that meal from mcdonalds takes virtually no time to acquire AND is available almost anywhere.
- the second meal? that “salad” is lettuce … with nothing else, not even dressing unless its just olive oil or some milk i guess? gross.
- also thats the price of each serving, not an entire loaf of bread, a bottle of olive oil, etc. that stuff adds up which means you have to have a lot of money at one time to buy it all.
- that meal probably took an hour and a half to make, which is a long fucking time when you work multiple jobs or are caring for a lot of people or dont have help! seriously, if you are a single parent of three who works, is spending an hour and a half every night preparing a meal a likely option?
- same with beans and rice! also, you know whats a fucking bummer? eating beans and rice every night because you are poor. ask any person who has done it and they will tell you (you can start with me).
- there is a “nutrition” argument here that lacks a follow up: poor people are more likely to be doing physical labor and need more than 571 calories per meal.
- you know who is less likely to know how to bake or prepare a chicken? people without access to the internet, or libraries, or who werent taught how to by their parents because their parents worked all the time. access to healthy foods is a classist issue and classism is cyclical, you fucking morons.
- seriously, these sorts of infographics make me want to fucking flip tables. do you know why people don’t eat more fresh fruits and vegetables? because fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive, because they take a long time to prepare, because they dont live near a grocery store that has a decent produce section, because they dont have reliable transportation to get groceries to and from the grocery store, because they dont have the energy to plan all of the shit that is involved in making healthy, intentional, filling, balanced meals. basically: poor people get fucked, and then we get BLAMED for being lazy.
- eating “healthy”, aka access to fresh fruits and vegetables, is a privilege, first, foremost, always. so fuck you new york times and your ignorant goddamn infographic.
- there are SYSTEMATIC REASONS that we do not have equal access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they are very REAL problems. besides, you know, systematic poverty in america, the total mis-distribution of farm subsidies is a perfect place to start. read about that, then either get bent or start working on the actual problem.
I also love that the infographic goes “yup time to add 4 soda fountain drinks” vs what appears to be one small bottle of milk.
Wait, the question is “is junk food really cheaper?” and they bring out four separate meals from fucking McDonald’s as an example? Just off the top of my head: My suburban-Connecticut grocer/Walmart/Walgreens has frozen pizzas on sale for $5 or lower every other week, and Hungry-Man dinners are like $4 each when they’re not on sale. Sodas cost WAY less than milk if you buy them in two-liter bottles. My local grocer has an aisle dedicated to deals, and there sure as hell aren’t any base ingredients or produce items in there. I don’t know what it’s like in the exact location where this article was written, but speaking from my personal experience both in the upper Midwest and the East coast, it’s far cheaper and easier to eat like garbage than not.
Nice job shaming us fatty-fat poors, you myopic idiot snobs.Source:
Keep an eye out for some in-progress shots of this game near the end! I think the fact that the invention book had a dedicated UI space at one point meant that the game was originally either supposed to be a lot longer or have way more inventions in it.
Yes, that’s literally all of the game! Kind of an infeasible value proposition for the $48.99 this initially cost, but it was still a nice ride all the same. The ending implies there’s a sequel on the way, so look forward to it at a Kickstarter near you!
Man, Jeff Gerstmann is a great games critic and offers tons of interesting observations on the industry, but I really wish he would stop reviewing and quicklooking games that try to be quote-unquote radical! It’s happened with three games so far (that I can think of): Double Dragon Neon, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and now Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. I say this because there’s something about the aesthetic and attitude of these games specifically that requires the player to commit fully to the notion of shutting off the plausibility filter and reveling in being amazing in a wholly stupid and over-the-top way, and not only does he seem incapable of doing that, but he goes on podcasts and live shows ridiculing the notion that these games expect their players to do that.
And no, I’m not referring to the Expendables phenomenon where creators make a work of media that crassly presses buttons and that work’s audience dismisses criticism as being too uptight; I think the above-mentioned games are really smartly-designed and wouldn’t be half the games they are if they decided to be serious and realistic. The craziness fits the gameplay and tons of people are receptive to it; Jeff just isn’t, and to me that means he should hand off these games to staff members who are.
ALSO: He needs to have his eyes, ears, and brain checked, because he seriously thinks Bubsy and Yoshi’s Island are at all comparable to one another in terms of their visuals, sound, and gameplay
ALSO ALSO: NiGHTS Into Dreams… is an amazing game and an all-time classic, and I don’t care what you think! You think I care?! GOD, you JUST DON’T GET IT *slams door hard enough to knock Spice Girls poster off its tacks onto the hallway floor*
What The Fuck Is… This? ’Defiance?’ Excuse me?
no! NO! Hold on! Exactly what right do you have to put entertainment in front of me? Can’t you see I was perfectly content with my life before you invaded my personal space with this freshly-released PC game?
*SIGH*, I guess I’ll play it a little to see if it’s any good… but I warn you, if it isn’t it’ll end up cutting into the time I’ve allotted toward being an untouchable mega-badass (indicated by my piercing eyes, aggressive demeanor, and The-Rock-style raised brow), and I’ll be furious! I swear to fucking Christ almighty, I’ll track you down, beat you to within an inch of your life, and leave you in the woods for wolves to eat, just so I can save other videogame players from ever having to endure games like Defiance ever again!
Oh, great! Fucking fantastic! Now What The Fuck Is… ‘ORION: Dino Horde’?!
The work of a Youtube channel-owner is never done…”
(disclaimer: totalbiscuit and his videos are fine, it’s just this one titlecard template that bothers me)