An Open Letter to Kraft

Foxfier:

Less politely: What are they, INSANE?

Originally posted on On the Care and Feeding of Geeks:

Dear Kraft:

I was very disturbed to read that you intend to change the recipe of your iconic Mac ‘n Cheese. Therefore I must regretfully inform you that, once you do, I will no longer be buying your product.

Let us be straight with one another. Pasta in a cheese sauce is not a complex item to make, and I am an excellent cook. I can make one pot mac ‘n cheese from scratch in only a little bit longer than it takes to make a box of Kraft dinner. I make spicy mac and cheese with spinach. I make welsh rabbit mac and cheese with mustard and Worchestershire and dark beer. I make fiesta mac and cheese loaded with pico de gallo. However, until today, your humble yet worthy box has always had a place in my pantry.

  • It is a easily obtainable comfort food. Many of my comfort…

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This Is a Manly Fandom

Foxfier:

<3 geeks.

Originally posted on Aliens in This World:

Speaking in general, media fandom women do a fair number of crafts, as well as other fannish projects. In some fandoms, they do some really difficult art, and sometimes you see other projects from engineer-type women.

However, it’s guys who usually decide to build the Enterprise bridge replicas, or the full-sized mecha that light up and move. And the more guys in a fandom doing cool large scale projects, the more projects tend to arise. Guys inspire each other as well as being competitive.

The modern iteration of My Little Pony fandom is probably 75% guys, so they build videogames and snowhorse statues and elaborate orchestral compositions. They are a ridiculously active and productive fandom segment.

So when there’s a manly fan who does balloon animals as a hobby, they can’t just be balloon horses with some eyes put on in marker. Oh, no.

What he does is this.

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Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud – Rachel Alexander – Page full

According to the Columbus Dispatch, one out of every five registered voters in Ohio is ineligible to vote. In at least two counties in Ohio, the number of registered voters exceeded the number of eligible adults who are of voting age. In northwestern Ohio’s Wood County, there are 109 registered voters for every 100 people eligible to vote. An additional 31 of Ohio’s 88 counties have voter registration rates over 90%, which most voting experts regard as suspicious. Obama miraculously won 100% of the vote in 21 districts in Cleveland, and received over 99% of the vote where GOP inspectors were illegally removed.

via Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud – Rachel Alexander – Page full.

Cop World | westfargomusings

I really wish my grandfather, who was a Sheriff in ND in the ’60’s and ’70’s, was still around as I would LOVE to hear his thoughts on some of the stuff covered here. Of particular interest is the comment in the book about most departments making traffic stops with their guns drawn. That seems so very, very foreign to me. Most of the officers I know that worked in the ’70’s and ’80’s are either retired (and tough to track down) or dead.

via Cop World | westfargomusings.

Media drops the ball on #HugoAwards / #SadPuppies – Breitbart

As you might expect, the most hysterical reporting came from the tabloid blog Gawker, which accused Torgersen’s campaign of being a “front” for “GamerGate’s misogynistic war on women”.  Gawker has been obsessed with the gamers’ movement ever since it cost them over a million dollars in advertising revenue. But if gamergate were really about misogyny (hint: it isn’t), then supporting Torgersen’s campaign, which included more than a dozen female nominees, would be a terrible way of going about it.

The only comparison that can be made between Torgersen’s campaign and GamerGate is in how the press reacted to it. Similarly to GamerGate, multiple press outlets were pushing a single opinion – that Torgersen’s campaign was racist, sexist, and reactionary. This bore a strong resemblance to the “Gamers are Dead” narrative that ran across multiple publications in August 2014. In both cases, anti-elite campaigns were smeared as bigoted and exclusionary, despite their diversity of support.

via Media drops the ball on #HugoAwards / #SadPuppies – Breitbart.

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