anais-ninja-bitch: sassiest “yes, chef!” in the biz

Friday, December 18th, 2020


sassiest “yes, chef!” in the biz

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greenandflex:just another winter afternoon

Thursday, January 9th, 2020


just another winter afternoon

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madamextravels: Madame discovers that JSS is painting another…

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016


Madame discovers that JSS is painting another portrait of an LBD-clad lady.

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“This was the era in which Mora-Blanco began her career at YouTube. Trying to bring order to a…”

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

This was the era in which Mora-Blanco began her career at YouTube. Trying to bring order to a digital Wild West one video at a time was grueling. To safeguard other employees from seeing the disturbing images in the reported content they were charged with reviewing, her team was sequestered in corner offices; their rooms were kept dark and their computers were equipped with the largest screen protectors on the market.

Members of the team quickly showed signs of stress — anxiety, drinking, trouble sleeping — and eventually managers brought in a therapist. As moderators described the images they saw each day, the therapist fell silent. The therapist, Mora-Blanco says, was “quite literally scared.”

from The Secret Rules of the Internet, a detailed and fascinating new story on The Verge about the history of online moderation from the earliest days of sites like YouTube to the present. (via femfreq)

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Wait, why did my school teach me that Poe was like a creepy pedophile who was obsessed with his cousin if they were actually just friends and he married her to provide for her family?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

For the same reason the safe money says your school, like mine, taught you he was probably a drug addict who hated everybody and had no friends and drank himself to death. 

Because by some wacky mix-up, somehow the right to legally execute Poe’s literary estate and therefore the public image he carried following his death was transferred to a dude who openly and without shame hated Edgar Allan Poe. 

Due to some legal mumbo-jumbo and trickery, this dude Rufus Wilmot Griswold somehow managed to get the rights of literary executor to Poe’s estate from his aunt (which she didn’t technically have the power to give, that power remained with Poe’s sister), and he and Edgar Allan Poe hated each other SO MUCH in life, that after he died, this asshole published a memoir of Poe’s life in which he was totally demonized. 

Rufus Wilmot Griswold is one of the most successful character assassins of all time. Because of him, schoolchildren are taught that Poe was a depraved misanthropic lecher who lusted after his underage cousin, was never sober, and died of drinking too much even though all of those “facts” have been discredited. Poe was a shy and reserved, though generally personable, man who married his cousin so to establish legal guardianship and provide for her financially. 

He was also apparently a total lightweight who got tipsy after a few sips of wine, but occasionally drank socially or when feeling particularly down. His doctor insisted there were never traces of opium in his system. Poe’s friends insisted that he was not an alcoholic. At the time of his death, he had quit drinking, and the idea that he was one was heavily promoted by other members of the Temperance movement who claimed his death was a relapse as a cautionary tale. The most commonly accepted theory as to Poe’s death is that he was abducted, drugged, and beaten by political agents who forced him to vote for their candidate, changed his clothes, and then forced him to vote again and again to stuff the ballots. 

Anyhow. This is why you should evaluate the validity and agendas of your sources. 

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seanpersaud: Talking Marionettes rejoice!!! Ryan Bailey is back…

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014


Talking Marionettes rejoice!!! Ryan Bailey is back and we’ve thrown together a few clips from our upcoming season with some of today’s hottest music.

Season 2 premieres Wednesday 9/24/2014 on the only channel you can count on for great advice and incisive humor: The Internet Channel.

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This looks amazing. Legit looking forward.

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