Jay, I just met you / And this is crazy / But if not Adnan / Did YOU kill Hae Lee?
— Avery Edison (@aedison) November 22, 2014
Every time he crawls back out of the memory hole, Pax Dickinson looks and sounds a little more bloated and deranged. This time, Pax is asking for $25,000 on garbstarter site Indiegogo to start Gamergate: The Website. He’s already got contributions from weev and Justine Tunney, so this Bad Horse is well on his way to assembling his own Evil League of Evil. Surely Milo will be along any minute now. In his pitch video, a bestubbled, crazy-eyed Pax stands before the collected works of J.R.R. Tolkien and appeals to the absent hearts and Cheeto-crusted wallets of the internet’s garbage people, talking for over a minute while only blinking once. In exchange for your donation, Pax is offering literally nothing, so act now!
Bill Cosby is indisputably finished. The Coz is now a walking rape joke, with the Washington Post exhaustively recapping the accusations against him and everyone from David Carr to Ta-Nehisi Coates issuing mea culpas for not engaging with the accusations earlier. The Cosby Wall of Avuncularity has crumbled, and even the handful of women he didn’t rape are coming forward with stories of how creepy Cosby was in private. But even here, the internet does not fail to provide tabs. The Wrap posted a blog by Rich Stellar originally titled “The Rape of Bill Cosby” that was eventually retitled, prefaced, and defend-pologized-for by Wrap editor in chief Sharon Waxman but nevertheless retains every bit of its original nastiness.
tonight the night belongs to lovers
tomorrow the night belongs to colleagues
next week the night is also booked please try again
— Mallory Ortberg (@mallelis) November 22, 2014
“Why do we hate Uber?” asks Matter’s Bobbie Johnson, before providing a long list of reasons to hate Uber, in case you needed any more. And Paul Ford looks into our horrible convenient future for Vice’s new sci-fi vertical.
Deb Chachra on what “Maker culture” gets wrong is terrific. Making things is great but so is critiquing and examining and teaching and caregiving.
Cannot stop thinking about a cool-ass bird singing a song called “Beak On Fleek.” Anyway, what happens in your head when it’s quiet?
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) November 23, 2014
Sweet Peach was not founded by those startup bros who announced it, and it is not concerned with the olfactory properties of anyone’s vagina. If you want a vision of the future, imagine Anna Wintour throwing a flip-phone at a rat–forever. RIP Aereo. Long-delayed Coin works for tens of hours, but also causes impotence: “my unit stopped functioning” admits the Verge’s Sam Sheffer.
That reminds me: what are you reading, Bijan?
A “special kind of narcissism,” huh? You’re just doing my job for me here, dude.
Jokes by Kids: Q: What do you call a fish with no legs? A: A fsh.
Today’s Song: Presidents of the USA, “Peaches” (If I have to spend the next week with it stuck in my head, so do you.)
~It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, opening a tab… there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.~
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