It’s fine to disagree with Gawker. They certainly have screwed up sometimes, but there’s a reason we made freedom of the press, the first amendment. Why can’t Silicon Valley counter speech with speech?
On Thursday, in a move that feels much more at home at gossip-sites like Gawker, Daily Beast reporter Nico “straight-with-a-wife-and-child-and-me-thinks-he-doth-protest-too-much” Hines, published a piece of clickbait, titled, “I Got Three Grindr Dates in an Hour in the Olympic Village.”
Don’t worry as much about disruption and chaos—it might simply mean interesting things are happening—fear stability and complacency because it means decay.
We get tired of real life stories. Real life is harsh, complicated, and requires us to stop and think. So instead, we immerse ourselves in a fantasy land of celebrity slideshows and sped-up cooking videos.
It’s never been easier to talk, to distract ourselves, to puff ourselves up.
Which one are you?
In the Philippines beauty pageants are welcomed with enthusiastic fervor comparable to that of an Olympic competition. I will even venture to say Filipinos are obsessed with pageants and I don’t exaggerate.
“Trump is appealing not in spite of his poor character and trickster qualities, but because of them. Supporters of Trump admire his disregard for social rules, finding him entertaining and honest rather than bigoted and offensive. He serves the cathartic purpose of the trickster by saying and doing things in a public forum that most people are not willing to do themselves.”
These are nightmare fuel.
“GSA clubs are all about making people feel good about being gay and it’s the worst thing that could happen to them,” Cameker says.