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I did the Ice Bucket Challenge!

WOOOOO! Good jorb!! :D

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I was tagged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by internet funnyman, Chris Spain. (Damn you, Chris!) I believe the rules say you have to respond to the challenge within 24 hours, and I won’t be able to do that. So I forfeit by default I guess. And you either have to do the challenge or donate to the ALS Association, which I have absolutely no problem with! It’s all for a good cause! 50 dollars may not be much, but hopefully every little bit that’s donated will go a long way in treating and curing ALS. So this post serves as my response to the challenge and proof that I donated. Plus, even if I don’t make a video, I still wanted to do my part in raising awareness, even though I think everybody knows at this point. (I may still actually do the challenge sometime next week if I get the chance because I bet it’d be funny. I just didn’t have the time right now.)
Learn about ALS and please consider donating HERE!

Yay for Swell Dude Patrick!

yopatrick:

I was tagged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by internet funnyman, Chris Spain. (Damn you, Chris!) I believe the rules say you have to respond to the challenge within 24 hours, and I won’t be able to do that. So I forfeit by default I guess. And you either have to do the challenge or donate to the ALS Association, which I have absolutely no problem with! It’s all for a good cause! 50 dollars may not be much, but hopefully every little bit that’s donated will go a long way in treating and curing ALS. So this post serves as my response to the challenge and proof that I donated. Plus, even if I don’t make a video, I still wanted to do my part in raising awareness, even though I think everybody knows at this point. (I may still actually do the challenge sometime next week if I get the chance because I bet it’d be funny. I just didn’t have the time right now.)

Learn about ALS and please consider donating HERE!

Yay for Swell Dude Patrick!

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Donate to the ALS Association here!

My fiancée Tasha tagged me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. So here is the video in which I do that thing!
Apologies for the dreadful quality; my phone camera was a butt and dropped about half the footage, and the rest was completely out of sync — BUT! With a little editing, and a LOT of time remapping, I was able to at least stitch these bits together! PROFESSIONALISM!!

In the video I challenged my friends Chris Kent and Cameron Livesey, but since I’m not sure if/when they’ll get notified I also challenge!!!! yopatrick & saargasm!

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mycatsneezeslikealot said: if men and women should have equal rights then why are you against men wanting rights? feminism isn't about women being better then men is it?...

fuckyeahcourtneystodden:

im against men complaining about wanting ‘mens rights’ because it’s never about wanting anything other than to silence and talk over women.

if men’s rights activists worked to open crisis centers for male victims of abuse and survivors of sexual violence i would love that. if men’s rights activists worked toward support and parenting classes and education for single fathers that would be amazing. if men’s rights activists worked toward educating fellow men on practicing safe sex and consent i would be so on board. if men’s rights activists worked toward breaking down the chains of racism of their brothers of colour i would be so happy. if men’s rights activists advocated for anything of value i would be so down for it all.

instead men’s rights activists sit on the fucking internet talking over women and attempting to silence them and their oppression with arbitrary add-ons, bullshit about the friendzone, and useless fucking nonsense.

so no. i have zero use for men’s rights activists because it’s never about advocating for things men need and instead it’s always about making sure women shut up about what they need. they aren’t “men’s rights activists” they’re “anti women activists”. point blank.

finally feminism is not about women being better than men nor is it about being equal to men. feminism is about women being liberated from men. i have no desire to be considered “equal” to the system of power that allows men to abuse, murder, and rape us. i want liberation from patriarchy and men.

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GoFundMe is allowing a campaign for people to donate money to Darren Wilson, the cop who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

When called on this, and how it violates their ToS, GoFundMe’s response was to delete the hateful, disgusting, racist comments from the donations. They refused to end the campaign. Apparently it is only “promoting hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime” if people can see the deplorable sentiments behind the donations. Somehow deleting the evidence of those sentiments magically changes what those donations are for: rewarding a police officer for killing Michael Brown.

This is absolutely a direct violation of GoFundMe’s ToS, yet GoFundMe is refusing to act. These are people giving money to an individual that gunned down an unarmed black teen. He is profiting from this killing, and it directly promotes racial intolerance and violence. There is no reason why GoFundMe should allow this campaign to continue…

… Except that GoFundMe gets 5% of the cut. In this case, 5% of 235k is $12,500. GoFundMe and Darren Wilson both are profiting off the killing of Michael Brown, and GoFundMe has decided they’d rather take their cut of the money than follow their own ToS. $12,500 is apparently what it takes to abandon justice.

Please, join in the boycott of GoFundMe, and consider signal boosting this.

Thank you.

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my latest illustration! an ode to my troubled love/hate relationship with clutter.

loish:

my latest illustration! an ode to my troubled love/hate relationship with clutter.

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Dan Cassaro is a graphic designer and artist with an impressive body of work. That’s why he was so offended after receiving an email from Showtime asking if he’d like to enter a contest by submiting a promotional design for an upcoming boxing match at the MGM Grand. Basically, work for free, with a chance of winning a trip to Las Vegas if he’s lucky enough to have his art used to advertise a fight generating hundreds of millions of dollars. Fingers crossed!

Cassaro probably lit up when he read the first sentence of Showtime’s email, because, normally, when you’re contacted by a major television network who say they’re fans of what you do for a living, they usually don’t follow that up by asking you to do that very thing for free. Unless it’s for charity. As Dan points out in his response email, however, promoting a televised fight featuring Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. isn’t exactly doing God’s work.

Cassaro tweeted the original letter and his response, which went viral because it perfectly illustrates (he is a professional artist) the frustration that many creative people feel when it comes to valuing the work they do. Dan told Buzzfeed:

“The whole thing is just unethical. You would never cold call a bunch of licensed electricians and ask them to do the lighting for an event like this for free. You certainly wouldn’t ask them to hashtag their ‘submission’ on Twitter to drive traffic to your website. To call it a contest is a bit insulting. A contest is guessing how many jellybeans are in the jar so you can win all the jellybeans. … To participate in a contest like this as a working professional devalues the work of everyone.”

Exactly. Asking a professional to work for free isn’t a contest. And a trip to Vegas isn’t much of a prize.

Imagine how executives from Showtime would respond if they were asked to work for free, with a chance to have their emails displayed on the Internet as part of a story about corporate exploitation.

source: http://happyplace.someecards.com/showtime/a-graphic-designer-wrote-a-fantastic-response-when-showtime-asked-him-to-work-for-free/

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