The mistake people make when they talk about not being able to trust Wikipedia is in the implicit assumption that we could trust encyclopedias as infallible sources before Wikipedia.
I like Wikipedia because I know it could be wrong. Regular encyclopedias can be wrong, too, but my guard was never up in the same way with them as it is with Wikipedia. I like Internet media specifically for the reason that Aaron Sorkin doesn’t like it: because it makes it that much more difficult for me to have any illusions about the fact that the burden of critical thought is on me.
I don’t automatically trust bloggers because a group of people I’ve never met decided to give them a badge that says “reporter” on it. I don’t turn off my critical thinking because they’ve gotten to be some sort of “professional”. I have to judge them on the merits of their writing and history of thoughtfulness or thoughtlessness alone. That is a feature, not a bug, because we should never trust any news media outlet implicitly. On the Internet Everyone Knows You Could Be a Dog, or Why I Think Aaron Sorkin Is Wrong About the Value of Established Media Outlets (via researchtobedone)
Asgardians don’t know about Beyoncé.
#this just occurred to me#like Thor is watching tv with Darcy who is watching random music videos#Who Run the World starts to play#and Thor is like#’Who is this fierce warrior? She leads her troops in a such rhythmic way.’#Darcy’s like#’ Holy crap you don’t who Beyoncé is’#she plays all the albums in her itunes and let’s him watch the Super Bowl performance#and Thor’s mind is settled he must go to a concert#long story short Beyoncé is the first Migardian singer to perform on Asgardian soil#spoiler alert: she’s a huge success#spoiler alert 2: Asgardians are like ’ HOW DID WE SURVIVE SO LONG WITHOUT THE SONGS OF WARRIOR GODDESS BEYONCÉ???’#spoiler alert 3: Sif plays ‘Who Run The World’ as she dives in to battle with her all female army’#’ IN THE NAME OF BEYONCÉ!’ she’ll scream#’BEYONCÉ!’ Sif’s female army will yell back (via ororosmunroe)
I finally updated my Mac software but now Jomic won’t work, does anyone out there have a recommended comic reader?