Bangkok Barrio Boys

Cultural appropriation or simple appreciation? Of course there’s a lot of inter-ethnic “imitation” throughout the world, but this is a fascinating phenomenon. This feels very different from Gwen Stefani and her Harajuku period, or any other “let’s dress up like those funny-looking people” effort. Considering the stigma and preconceptions that we project on the inaccurately named “Mexican … More Bangkok Barrio Boys

John Oliver Looks At Uganda’s Insane Anti-Gay Laws, Meets Uganda’s Sanest Person (Video)

To celebrate Gay Pride Month, John Oliver recapped some of the steps forward toward marriage equality, and notes that at this rate, the only suspense remaining is in guessing “which state is going to be last. Who could it possibly be Mississippi? We don’t know Mississippi! It could be anyone Mississippi.” Anyway, well done, USA! … More John Oliver Looks At Uganda’s Insane Anti-Gay Laws, Meets Uganda’s Sanest Person (Video)

F*ck the ducks!

I know someone who’ll probably be attending her first Pride… I tried to explain the eagerness to her mother in terms of the Ugly Duckling story.   When you’re told* all your life you’re growing wrong, It’s great freedom to find you were a swan all along. F*ck them mean ducks!   * I Freudianly … More F*ck the ducks!

Ever Wished That Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson Would Return to the Comics Page? Well, He Just Did.

Originally posted on Pearls Before Swine:
Bill Watterson is the Bigfoot of cartooning. He is legendary. He is reclusive. And like Bigfoot, there is really only one photo of him in existence.  Few in the cartooning world have ever spoken to him. Even fewer have ever met him. In fact, legend has it that when…