commented on Caucasian Seattle Model Paints Herself Black for Local Fashion Shoot
Fucking hell. I need to stop reading the comments to any "Is this racist?" article the Stranger posts. All the handwringing, self-flagellating simps really come out of the woodwork to win their gold medals in the Offended Olympics whenever Slog posts boring shit like this. If Slog replaced all these red herring outragebait posts with stories related to real discrimination, bigotry, and racial violence in the world, the things it could accomplish! The coverage of Russia is a really good start, but the world's a lot bigger and shittier than Russia. Stop diluting the horrors of the world by crying wolf over piss-poor horror simulations, you thin-skinned babies, and get to the real shit.
commented on Blade Runner As an 80s Video Game
And #3 would know. He knows good.
I geeked out harder for the Shadowrun gameplay than for the Blade Runner game itself.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: I'm Out
I'd wager that quite a few trolls exist because people tell them they can't say certain forbidden things. Aside from the fact that all of us with vocal cords or keyboard fingers do, in fact, possess the mechanical abilities to say all these supposedly unspeakable things, declaring something completely off limits instantly makes it all the more enticing to the would-be rebel. Nobody like being told point-blank what to do.
I'm with the subjective people here. Using slurs offensively is in very bad taste, but words themselves should never be outlawed.