The Olympics may be over, but this video will be with us forever:
I’m calling bullshit on the ‘gay Porgs’ in Star Wars. The fact that this is a multibillion dollar franchise so embedded into our culture and we get gay background animals if we squint and know some obscure fact, instead of actual representation is humiliating. LucasFilm and Disney can do better.
A California court has sided with an anti-gay baker. I will remind you that this is not really about cake. It’s about basic human dignity. And the fact that I have to worry about what hospital and doctors I see, because they can turn me away. It’s about the fact that funeral homes can turn loved ones away all by citing religious freedom. It’s about bigotry.
And Jeff Sessions rescinded other protections for all members of the queer community. These are things that affect people you love. Be fucking pissed.
Okay, quick pallet cleanser. The new trailer for Super Mario Odyssey takes the form of a Big Band musical number:
After the horrific shooting in Vegas, just a reminder that your thoughts and prayers do jack shit. We need comprehensive gun control in this country, including a rescinding of the second amendment.
It boggles my mind that it takes something personally happening to someone for them to take action. It is not that hard to actually think about other people and try to imagine a better world for them, as well as yourself. But, predictably, when gun violence is close to a gun fanatic, suddenly, he realizes his mistake. It infuriates me that it takes a tragedy like this for him to realize how wrong he is, but hey, at least he came around I guess. I just won’t be patting him on the back for his sudden realization.
A Dutch news program takes on (with dark humor) the insanity that we live with here in the US:
Stranger Things 2 (or the second season, not sure what to call it) looks amazing:
The president rolls back the mandate for birth control under health care, because he wants to drive up abortion rates, the cost of healhtcare and get rid of preventative medicine. Just kidding, he’s a racist and since it is both something Obama put into place and a GOP wet-dream, it’s gone.
And I’ll just drop this here, the 10 things you need to know about Patriotism:
I’m also excited about the new Zelda (Skyward Sword), Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and Metroid: Other M. I’m somewhat excited for the new Goldeneye, and I think it’s an awesome throwback, but I was never really good at the first one, but I can see the nostalgia and potential.
I’m not a huge fan of the new art style for Zelda, although I can appreciate that it was inspired by Monet (no, really), I think I just need to get used to it:
And here’s the trailer for Kirby:
Also, how awesome is this orange(ish) 3DS:
The new Donkey Kong Country looks great, but again, not one that I’ll pick up, but here’s some info in case you’re interested.
The new Professor Layton looks awesome, although I still have to play the second in the series:
And likewise, I’m not if I’ll pick up Mario Sports mix, but it does look interesting, if a mini-game fest:
Ok, nerd mode is now off. How about some fun news: