“ARE SOME PEOPLE BETTER THAN OTHER PEOPLE?” ☑ Y ☐ N

I think this is the third straight year in which I was not de facto banned (“shadowbanned” in an early sense) from the OCA(D) graduation exhibit. Certainly nobody gave me a hard time, which was as it should be, if typically it has not been.

I met one lad who could actually draw and render. I made no bones about walking briskly past every “gender” and/or “Islamophobia” installation, all overrepresented, never actually welcome in the first place, and now quite useful as cudgels with employers-to-be. (Don’t want to hire a blue-haired and/or fat genderqueer, or a girl in a hijab, based on abilities and experience? She and her Twitter mobs will make you pay for that.)

Now one turns to the good news, summed up in two short syllables: Jess Tat. (I asked – that’s the actual surname, and yes, it’s unusual, as is the underlying Chinese hanzi.) She had a pretty good installation of mock consumer goods under the brand name Karōshi, so I had her walk me through it and them. This suite of affordable luxury products includes smelling salts to keep you awake through your 80-plus-hour workweeks, and space-age food in a pill to solve that 21st-century dilemma of finding enough time to eat.

Karōshi: ALL DAILY HUMAN NUTRIENTS AND MORE

I was asking her about obvious references (I didn’t mention poppers, but I did mention powerlifters snarfing ammonia before lifting; science fiction), and Jessica was halfway through acknowledging those references when it finally dawned on me, many minutes in, that this was a con!

“Wait. Five minutes in, I just realized this is a con,” I dutifully said.

“It’s satire,” Jess replied drily. Boy, is it ever.

I was totally duped by this whole thing and Jessica played me for a chump, which impressed the shit out of me. The proxy Web site (in deep black) was too believable. The products even came in squarish versions for males and rose gold for females. Every goddamned thing was dialled in just right. And you could sell these products.

I told Jess she’s got the rarest thing in design, or anywhere: ideas. In the olden days we used to call something like this “talent.”

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2018.05.13 13:11. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/05/13/ocadgrad2018/

Some gay fetishes are predicated on change of identity or simply hiding – pup hoods, fursuits. (For autistics, even some gay ones, they’re hiding because they can’t deal with themselves.) Almost any gay fetish that can be expressed in public revolves around dressing up (leather, rubber). What I think is unexamined is fetishes’ tactility. [continue with “Tactility theory of gay fetishes” →]

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2018.05.12 16:39. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/05/12/tactility/

Prince of Queens (no relation) and his Gaytriarchy “podcast,” which, like everything on YouTube, is not a podcast (and I told him so).

[One would listen to these via Snarfed (see updated instructions [my RSS]).]

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2018.05.09 15:23. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/05/09/princeofqueens-gaytriarchy/




Windows users:

  1. cannot be made to understand what a text file is

  2. think the only option to “edit” a text file, if you can overcome the first point, is Notepad

  3. sit there struggling with Notepad’s godawful default typography (assuming the previous points were overcome), meaning they are permanently deterred from ever producing a text file, not that they understood the need for same

  4. are rightfully afraid their computers are out to hurt them and cannot be taught anything

  5. react with anger if you attempt to teach even the simplest concepts

33 years later (not “Thirty-three years later”), Microsoft enabled Notepad to properly display line endings. You couldn’t explain that to a Windoid either.

Bonus fun fact

This level of technical ignorance and flippantly expressed resentment is also universally found among journalists, who typically use Macintosh but have no skills in that respect.

(When I wrote about such technical ignorance, Bill Doskoch told me to cut that section, then blocked me on Twitter. Journalists will never learn because, like Windoids, they angrily deny there is anything to learn and lash out like slow children.)

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2018.05.09 13:16. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/05/09/cr-lf/

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2018.05.07 15:11. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:
https://blog.fawny.org/2018/05/07/internetofdespair/

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