Amy Chua

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Okay, this is fucking disgusting.  This poor woman undergoes major surgery, is hospitalized for three weeks, and emerges to discover she’s being used as a pawn in further attacks against Kavanaugh?

I imagine they were likely targeting her too, for the crime of supporting him.

And to pull this shit while she was in the hospital?  Beyond depraved.

She needs to be healing right now, not dealing with this bullshit!

Ugh.  This one hits too close to home.

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DMV

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My Honda Civic creates zero emissions.  Haven’t driven it since November of last year.

And yet I just got an email from the DMV stating that I need to get an emissions inspection by the end of October.

Like, WTF? 😱

Conclusion: The DMV hates both teh environment and the fact that I am not creating my share of emissions, which is why they are forcing me to appoint a surrogate to create emissions on my behalf. 😠

Also, the DMV is extremely ableist — or haven’t you noticed their practice of singling out cripples with that internationally-recognized (and highly inflammatory) symbol of hate?

I’m not about to stoop to making comparisons to Jim Crow or the Third Reich, but…

FACEBOOK: Misused Adverbs

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The words ‘randomly’ and ‘literally’ are two of the most grating adverbs in the English language by virtue of how frequently they are misused — even in print.

GET AN EFFING DICTIONARY. Ride a goddamned Alot over to the nearest Barnes & Noble if that’s what it takes, because I *personally guarantee* that the concepts you are struggling to convey will be listed under the respective forms ‘spontaneous’ and ‘figurative’.

FACEBOOK: Women in Refrigerators

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If someone wants to view the world through gender goggles then that’s their business, but I imagine it must make for a rather sad and unfulfilling existence.

And instead of criticising violence against women in mature-label comics books (and related media), how about coming out in support of REAL victims (+/- vaginas) of ACTUAL violence?

I guarantee people living under the constant threat of ISIS butchery don’t sit around arguing about the shot that shattered Barbara Gordon’s spine (28 years after the fact) or about The Killing Joke being made into an R-rated feature. And when they hear the term “women in refrigerators” what comes to mind is neither “gender violence” nor Green Lantern comics from the mid nineties, but whether their wives and daughters can be accounted for, and how long it’s been since they’ve seen the neighbors.

FACEBOOK: Reboots

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When WILL they learn? “Rebooting” a fictional universe for its own sake is a categorically awful idea that inevitably leads to an alienated fan base and (following the initial hype), significant drops in sales. We saw this with New X-Men, JLA, The New 52 (*shudder*) — basically anything Grant Morrisson dips his grubby little fingers into.  (I’m amazed anyone’s still willing to hire the shmuck.)

You want to redefine a title for a new generation?  Leave that to visionaries like Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Dan Jurgens, Jeph Loeb, Garth Ennis, Chris Claremont, William Messner-Loebs… y’know, writers who value the integrity of the story over what’s hip, whose works are as “big” (as Jim Gordon would say) as the charactors they transformed into legend.