Oh little Coconut.
The Star was on board the Sir Wilfrid Laurier when the wreck of one of the Franklin Expedition ships was finally found.
It’s always cool when historical mysteries like this are solved in our lifetimes, even if you’re not Canadian. Plus, there is an amazing song which is necessary at a time like this, and of course the ever-postable Kate Beaton comic.
Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage,
To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea,
Tracing one warm line through a land so wide and savage,
And make a Northwest Passage to the sea.
Listening to this song on a long drive home today, I found myself thinking. Since everyone knows that death is certain, my only hope is that when the inevitable comes, I will see myself off the mortal coil with a wistful-yet-irreverent sea chantey. It’s best to have a sense of humor about these sorts of things.
Zoe Quinn blows #GamerGate wide open.
HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT.
Zoe “Social Justice Rogue” Quinn has been lurking in 4Chan’s raiding IRC channels the last couple of weeks, gathering chat logs.
Turns out, the ENTIRETY of #GamerGate was completely manufactured by 4channers, and they played EVERYONE that joined in on the #GamerGate tag and the #NotMyShield tag. Everyone. None of it was true.
Favorite tweet from this?
I make video games, did y’all really think I didn’t know how the internet works?
what the actual fuck
take my computer away from me
It’s easy to mock video gamers as dorky loners in yellowing underpants. Indeed, in previous columns, I’ve done it myself. Occasionally at length. But, the more you learn about the latest scandal in the games industry, the more you start to sympathise with the frustrated male stereotype. Because an army of sociopathic feminist programmers and campaigners, abetted by achingly politically correct American tech bloggers, are terrorising the entire community – lying, bullying and manipulating their way around the internet for profit and attention
lmao I don’t even know where to start here