White culture’s re-appropriation of black culture has been well-documented, but less discussed is the white mainstream’s tendency to swipe from within its own counterculture. These mainstream vampiric whiteys, known as Hipsters, will absorb any subcultural artifact that can be fashionably consumed. Continue reading
A comic turned into a radio/podcast thing turned into a video. It’s about a plank of wood I used to play with when I was a kid.
Listen to the audio version of this piece here: The Optimist Audio Radio Things
In which the author sprains a ligature while superscripting this story – Have you ever wondered why people like me cringe when you show off your lousy inkjet-printed party invitation? The answer is TYPOGRAPHY! Learn to Kern! Become the Sheriff of Serifs! Behold the… uh, phallics of Italics. Maybe? Errr… ANYWAY, here is this instructive, uh, thing. (3:55)
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Listen to the audio-only version of this piece (and other dumb stuff) here: The Optimist Audio Radio Things.