Talking with the Sprout this morning about how number shapes and letter shapes turn into other things. Can you find the “5”?
On two separate occasions this week I managed to offend some people strongly on Twitter. In the first case, it was mostly one guy. In the other, quite a few people were upset…
I would find this plea for understanding more convincing if he had not blocked me on Twitter because I said he looks like a World of Warcraft gnome.
I, too, wasn’t trying to be mean; I thought an adult entertainer who makes a living dressing up in silly costumes or getting his face photoshopped onto DVD covers would find the resemblance amusing as well. I hoped for a retweet, and certainly did not expect to be blocked.
Which is fine. Celeb twitterers don’t have to follow me, or like me, or even spend much time thinking about my jokes. I thought it was funny, he thought it was insulting, and (as he rightly observes) that’s the risk you take when you try to crack a joke like that.
But perhaps he ought to extend the same sort of consideration to his fans he would like himself.
If you were offline yesterday, you probably missed the flap over the announced cover art for the upcoming Catwoman #0. Allow me to fan the flames for moment.
Without a doubt, the best thing about the response has been Kate Beaton, as usual.
Now, I’ve actually been enjoying Catwoman as…
- Ta-Nehisi Coates
(Source: The Atlantic)
“If somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get.”
“It’s not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem”—
Exactly. NFC solves problems for marketers, advertisers, and others...
“Vision is a euphemism for unrealistic expectations.”