I’m wearing only socks, boxers, and a button-up shirt, so I wanted to reenact that scene from Risky Business, but I’ve never actually seen Risky Business, so I’m just kind of running through the house periodically shouting, “Footloose!”
I read five things today. They were good. You should read them too.
- “Gangbang Interviews” and “Bikini Shots”: Silicon Valley’s Brogrammer Problem - Really great piece from Tasneem Raja talking about sexism and “bro” ‘tudes in the tech/start-up world. People are pretty gross.
- Joss Whedon Interview - An interview by Joe Utichi that mostly concerns The Cabin in the Woods and Joss’ feelings about horror. Better than I just made it sound!
- Transcending Tribeca: Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus of Sexy Baby - A.V. Club interview with the filmmakers behind a documentary that non-judgmentally looks at how porn has largely gone mainstream and the effect it has on people, particularly the young. Surprisingly interesting.
- The Case for Meaningful Mourning in the Age of Twitter - A.V. Club’s Marah Eakin reflects on how shallow and, sometimes, selfish public mourning has become online. As someone who rarely acknowledges celebrity deaths, I dug this.
- HBO’s Girls isn’t Racist, Television is Racist (and Sexist) - Maureen Ryan, one of my favorite writers, talks about how the people harping on Girls’s lack of diversity are missing the point entirely. Pretty eye-opening.
I just read the following quote from Stephen King:
“I never think of stories as made things; I think of them as found things.”
No, fuck you, Stephen King. If I write something, I made it. Don’t give me your hippy-trippy artiste bullshit. That Transformers fanfiction I wrote? I didn’t find that anywhere. It came out of me. Go peddle your wares some place else, because I’m full-up on horsehocky.