commented on KING 5's Linda Brill Interviews Kshama Sawant
The terrible thing is that it sounds like a Colbert Report interview. Really. It's so terrible it sounds like a parody of itself. The interviewer is so sure of herself in her vile tone, I almost expect her to say at any point, "Socialism? Ooh, you think you're so edgy!" or "Here's a question... why the K?" This is life imitating art in a really depressing way.
commented on Lack of Color-Blind Awareness from Web Designers Has Me Seeing Red!
@22 - Another red-green CB boy here. Here's the thing: "Red-green" doesn't exactly mean "can't distinguish red from green". It sometimes does, but it's more accurate to say we're lacking cones somewhere along that spectrum, and it's a little different for each of us. I have trouble detecting the red in purples sometimes and see them as blue, for instance. Sometimes I don't see the green in an earthy/olive green and see it as a solid brown. On top of that, color recognition is all about context, so as some have already said, charts, or images with lots of different colors are the real challenge for us CB folks. That's why color blindness tests use those pointilist-esque thousand dot pictures.
commented on Barilla Pasta Is Apparently Intended for Homophobic Straight People
@22 It's not about whether it's "okay" or not to have those sentiments and keep your mouth shut. People are entitled to their own beliefs, as hateful or crazy or ignorant as they may be. When you are the public face of a company, you are absolutely responsible for the words you say about your business, and you should be held accountable when the public doesn't react well to it. So, yeah, sure - I suppose if another pasta CEO had similarly homophobic feelings, and wanted his business to do well among large audiences, YES - HE SHOULD KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT. That's not somehow wrong or hypocritical for us as the consumer public to advocate, that's our right and responsibility. They should feel ashamed to say such things, and we should let them know it, with our words and dollars, every single time.
commented on The Devil From Hell Sits His Asscrack On Earth
"Did you know that more murders are committed at 92 degrees than at any other temperature? At lower temperatures, people are easy-going. Higher, it's too hot to move. But just at 92, people get irritable!" - Matt (Charles Drake), in "It came from Outer Space" 1953