OK, that was a fun stream last night. There was no plan, as you could tell by me showing the intro of Master of the Flying Guillotine. It looked like shit on YouTube, though. Maybe I’ll stream the whole film one day on another site (or you can watch it here). But that’s for another time. Let’s get to the news today. I’ve been slacking this week, but let’s get some work in today.

First up, we have Master Milo Yiannopoulos dropping part three of his Big Randi Harper Trilogy sometime today. That’s what he said on Twitter, anyway, but keep in mind, there could be a delay. I’m more than willing to wait if it comes to that. Also, we may have some follow-up on this story beyond the usual recapping, so stay tuned for that if it turns out. No matter what, it will be covered here on the site.


What else is going on? Oh yea, GamerGate supporters have taken over the /r/Polygon and /r/Gawker subreddits. Hilarity has ensued:

Over on Kotaku in Action – the Reddit home for all things #GamerGate – a certain AntonioOfVenice managed to get his hands on the /r/Polygon sub-Reddit. A forum that was once dedicated to all things Polygon – a gaming media subsidiary under the Vox Media label – is now going to become a propaganda machine working against the better interests of Polygon (unless those interests reside in ethical reporting and objective industry insight)…

A bad time indeed. The post has garnered massive support from the Kotaku in Action community – a community that has become stronger and sturdier over the past year as they fight back against a media industry they feel have been unjust in their coverage of the video game industry and unethical in their behavior as journalists.

This has to be one of the funniest things I’ve seen in awhile. Keep up the good work, people.


One more story that caught my eye this morning: people are turning into massive pussies. I’d like to think I would have done something here, especially with a trainload full of people. You can’t say for 100% certainty unless you’ve been in a situation like this and acted, though. I believe incidents like these reflect how disconnected we’re becoming from real-life people. There isn’t as much human interaction as there used to be:

On the afternoon of July 4 in Washington DC, a teenager with a knife boarded a crowded metro train and attacked a 24-year-old man, Kevin Joseph Sutherland, stabbing him 30 or 40 times and kicking his head repeatedly until he was dead. No one tried to stop him.

The Washington Post reports that “passengers trapped in the moving train huddled at both ends of the car and watched in horror” as the attack took place. There were about ten people on the car, but no one intervened. They just watched Sutherland get beaten and stabbed to death right in front of them.

What is more surprising is a failure to express regret for not having intervened to save a man’s life. One eyewitness posted his account on Reddit, showing no remorse about failing to intervene, and expressing no sacrificial impulse:

…What I don’t wish is that I had somehow tried to attack the assailant. I am a little bit larger than he was, but I would not have won. It’s scary, because if we had been sitting closer and had seen the attack start I probably would have tried to help, and would have been stabbed.

We asked the police if we could/should have done something differently, and they said that we did the right thing—get to safety and get help (well, I guess my wife did the right thing, I’m kind of a dumbass). On top of that, they said to focus on remembering everything you can about the assailant.

I am lucky to be alive. But Kevin is not, and my heart breaks every time I think about it.

This is beta male rationalizing at its finest—and it is terrifying. Here is a full-grown man, larger than the attacker, who instead of thinking afterwards, “Maybe if I had stepped in and done something, that guy would be alive,” can only thank his lucky stars it wasn’t him…

That Spires had a knife—what the police said was a “small, black folding knife” they later recovered from a trash can—is no excuse. Any two adult men in that subway car could have stopped him, no matter how crazy or strong he was, and saved Sutherland’s life.

On that depressing note, I’m going to wrap things up here, and get started on story number two. We have Candy Jam coming up with a liftshopping update, and I’m going to put in some more work myself. Thanks again for reading, and I hope you all have a lovely Thursday.