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Dead Wild Roses: The LoLgasm that is #Gamergate – Misogyny in the Gaming Community

Impotent dude rage…

Fun fact: Morgan Ramsay, founder of the Entertainment Media Counsel, did an objective study of how much of gaming journalism talks about sexism or social justice.

To do this, he downloaded 130,524 articles from 37 RSS feeds of 23 outlets, including The Escapist, Rock Paper Shotgun, CVG, Edge Online, Eurogamer, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The LoLgasm that is #Gamergate – Misogyny in the Gaming Community

Dead Wild Roses: Breaking Space News: Perseids set to be extra-spectacular this year

Scientists are predicting the Perseid Meteor Shower will be extra-spectacular this year, with up to double the usual number of meteors – up to 200 per hour! Arb and I are probably not going to get to see them: the forecast is for clouds and rain a good portion of the night. If any of […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Breaking Space News: Perseids set to be extra-spectacular this year

Dead Wild Roses: Fun with Daylight Saving Time

I used to be indifferent to falling back. The extra hour of sleep on the one day is nice but whatever. The choice of driving to work in the dark, or driving home in the dark, isn’t that material to me, and once December comes, it’s in the dark both ways regardless of Daylight time […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Fun with Daylight Saving Time

Dead Wild Roses: Stupid in Action – Dudely mansplinations of what Feminism is…

Only a taste gentle readers of the abundant multiloquence of pants-on-head-stupid over at “Enlightening Science” – with the ever so ironic tagline ‘with knowledge comes power’. Dammit, there went the irony meter – again.

Prepare yourselves for a sagacious trip into the dark netherworlds of dudely logic and mansplination (line breaks added for . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Stupid in Action – Dudely mansplinations of what Feminism is…

Dead Wild Roses: In Which Intransigentia tries playing Video Games

How I (mostly) feel about video games

I grew up playing with Barbies and reading books, and didn’t really use a computer for anything other than basic word processing until around the turn of the century. On top of that, I have really bad hand-eye coordination, and not great depth perception, so simulated . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: In Which Intransigentia tries playing Video Games

Dead Wild Roses: The horror… the horror…

I’ll admit it up front, I tend to dress like an unfashionable frump of at least 20 years beyond my chronological age. But I actually really love clothes! Which is how I got hooked on Zulily. More pretty clothes to look at every day? Steeply discounted? Sign me right up!

While I do find things . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The horror… the horror…

Dead Wild Roses: At the intersection of capitalism and patriarchy

It appears TLC is quite aware on which side its toast is buttered. Look what they were airing a couple weeks before the Duggar scandal broke:

Feminists beware: the new TLC special “Submissive Wives’ Guide To Marriage” is sure to stir a hot debate by showing marriages in which the woman caters to her husband’s . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: At the intersection of capitalism and patriarchy

Dead Wild Roses: Back in (and out of) the saddle again!

Hi everybody, just a random update from your friendly Intransigent blogger, to lighten the mood around here. I have a tale of a happy convergence of circumstances.

One day, I’m at the horse rescue and another volunteer invites me to come to a different horse-establishment to meet her horse. Of course I said yes! . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Back in (and out of) the saddle again!

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Omnipotence Fails

Good morning. Today’s disservice is on the short and sweet side as cracking this particular religious chestnut is neither particularly complex or time consuming. Necessary? Of course, but hey on the Canadian long weekend everyone gets a brain break. 🙂

Enjoy.

Filed under: Religion Tagged: Assorted Religious Delusions, Fail, Omnipotence, Religion, The DWR Sunday . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Omnipotence Fails

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Omnipotence Fails

Good morning. Today’s disservice, with many thanks to AntiCitizen-X, is on the short and sweet side as cracking this particular religious chestnut is neither particularly complex or time consuming. Necessary? Of course, but hey on the Canadian long weekend everyone gets a brain break. 🙂

Enjoy.

 

 

[Edit: Grr. – What I get . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Omnipotence Fails

somecanuckchick dot com: REPEAT AFTER ME!

REPEAT AFTER ME:

The composition of the Supreme Court of Canada is constitutionally protected, and the Harper government™ attempt to change the Supreme Court of Canada Act through an omnibus budget bill is unconstitutional.

The composition of the Supreme Court of Canada is constitutionally protected, and the Harper government™ attempt to change the Supreme . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: REPEAT AFTER ME!

Dead Wild Roses: The Olympics Suck.

The very notion that we are spending money on an assortment of rubber disk chasers, gravity assisted sled-fanatics and dancers-on-frozen water angers me. What infuriates me is the notion that throwing money at this motley crew will somehow enhance Canada’s standing as a nation and that “owning the podium” will bring us international regard.

. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Olympics Suck.

Dead Wild Roses: CATSA – On the Cutting Edge of Airport Stupidity (errr..Security)

***TW – Extreme Incompetence ***

 

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority are on eternally vigilant for dread items such as this:

or this:

Obviously items depicted above are a clear and present danger to yourself, your fellow passengers, the airplane, and Western Civilization(!). Trying to get either types of these items past . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: CATSA – On the Cutting Edge of Airport Stupidity (errr..Security)

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Philosophic Failures of Christian Apologetics

Have you ever run up against a fine deluded individual who, in their desperation to ‘prove’ their grand ooga-booga exists, busts out the Ontological argument? It sucks, as the OA relies a lot on the more informal rhetorical process known as BBB or bullshit baffles brains. Let’s travel with AntiCitizenX as he unwends the . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Philosophic Failures of Christian Apologetics

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Hideous Hymns

Hymns suck. And I don’t just mean in moral or rational sense, though they definitely suck in those areas as well. I mean musically. They are absolutely wretched. As a fledgeling choral singer, I’m aware of some wonderfully fantastic religious based pieces that are beautiful to listen to and sing, filled with ludicrous immorality though . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – Hideous Hymns

Dead Wild Roses: Anarchism vs. Libertarianism – Noam Chomsky

The uniquely toxic form of libertarianism in the US and is a symptom of private power and influence run amok.

This is just a snippet of the interview with Noam Chomsky, I recommend you go read the entire article on Alternet.

Wilson: Why should we choose anarchy, as opposed to, say, libertarianism?

Chomsky:Well what’s . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Anarchism vs. Libertarianism – Noam Chomsky

Dead Wild Roses: Not so spring-like after all

This photo was taken in roughly the same spot as the last flowerbed picture. Curse you, Alberta weather!

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Fail, heartwarming nature crap

Dead Wild Roses: Fluffing a Duck – Homeopathy: Still Absolute Rubbish

Ah homeopathy, how we’ve missed you here at DWR. It has been at least a year since we excoriated your incredulous claims with the biting scourge of rationality, but let’s refresh our memories and let Cool Hard Logic, with his most apropos music selection, remind us how bugfraking nutz Homeopathy is.

Filed under: Quackery, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Fluffing a Duck – Homeopathy: Still Absolute Rubbish

Dead Wild Roses: The War on Men – For the Lolz

And the nominee for Ministry of Truth goes to, you guessed it Fox News. The bullshite truly runs free on this fetid gem of an article featured on Faux News. Yes, the War has come home. The War on MEN is ON!!!!11!1!!!

This article ranks highly on the coveted “Departure from Reality Scale”, but . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The War on Men – For the Lolz

Dead Wild Roses: Meet the “Nice Guys” of Okcupid

But gosh and wow, all at once. There is a sociology paper to be written about this phenomena, the great mystery of why… oh why… ‘nice guys’ cannot get with women. Actually wait, it needs to be feminist paper…or actually a feminist sentence.

If women aren’t into you it is because they see something they . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Meet the “Nice Guys” of Okcupid

Dead Wild Roses: Ah, my favorite Ayn Rand Quote

On Objectivism –

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Ah, my favorite Ayn Rand Quote

An individual with opinions.: Ontario Progressive Conservatives embrace contradictions.

I was browsing through the Ontario Progressive Conservative ‘Party History’ page, and I noticed the amusing contradictions. Before that, let’s start with their more recent leader/Premier, pulled directly from their Party History page, (1995-2002) Premier Michael Harris “[His] achievements included welfare reform, health care restructuring, major reductions in public spending and more efficient government.”

 I . . . → Read More: An individual with opinions.: Ontario Progressive Conservatives embrace contradictions.

Dead Wild Roses: Oh Mittens! – There you go again.

Liberal Viewer (and everyone else) has decided that Romney should show a little more love to the moochers and freeloaders of American society.

 

Just sayn’.

 

Filed under: Politics Tagged: Fail, Liberal Viewer, Oh Mittens!, Republican “strategy”, Romney, The Rich hate you, US Politics

. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Oh Mittens! – There you go again.

Dead Wild Roses: Not enough faces, not enough palms

An explosion and/or fire at Shaw Court in Calgary has knocked out a significant quantity of telecommunications equipment, affecting not only bank machines and radio stations, but stuff like 911 service and the program that tells ambulances which hospital they should take a patient to.

Calgary Fire Department spokesperson Jayson Doyscher tells OpenFile: “the sprinklers . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Not enough faces, not enough palms

somecanuckchick dot com: Fixed Election Date #FAIL

WTF does not even begin to convey my complete and utter shock and disgust…

Today, in the House of Commons, during Question Period, the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada asked the Prime Minister about Canada’s fixed election date (known as #elxn42 to the #cdnpoli Twitterati), the legislation that created it, whether or . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Fixed Election Date #FAIL