“While women in precolonial Philippines were often designated to the venerable position of the babaylan, it was not an uncommon occurrence for them to pick up arms and become warriors.”
Image: Filipina actor, Marian Rivera as the Visayan warrior, Amaya welding her sword for justice. Watch free episodes of “Amaya”online
omgggg this is so beautiful
(Source: angbanwa, via horse-eat-horse)
I have bullshitted my way through almost two decades of life
Republicans love free enterprise, the entrepreneurial spirit — right up until they hate it.
Slate: From the state that brought you the nation’s first ban on climate science comes another legislative gem: a bill that would prohibit automakers from selling their cars in the state.
The proposal, which the Raleigh News & Observer reports was unanimously approved by the state’s Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, would apply to all car manufacturers, but the intended target is clear. It’s aimed at Tesla, the only U.S. automaker whose business model relies on selling cars directly to consumers, rather than through a network of third-party dealerships.
The bill is being pushed by the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, a trade group representing the state’s franchised dealerships. Its sponsor is state Sen. Tom Apodaca, a Republican from Henderson, who has said the goal is to prevent unfair competition between manufacturers and dealers. What makes it “unfair competition” as opposed to plain-old “competition”—something Republicans are typically inclined to favor—is not entirely clear. After all, North Carolina doesn’t seem to have a problem with Apple selling its computers online or via its own Apple Stores.
Still, it’s easy to understand why some car dealers might feel a little threatened: Tesla’s Model S outsold the Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Audi A8 last quarter without any help from them. If its business model were to catch on, consumers might find that they don’t need the middle-men as much as they thought.
According to the report, “Apodaca received $8,000 in campaign contributions from the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association last year, the maximum amount allowed by state law.” He has not responded to a request for comment.
Ironically, this sort of thing is almost exactly what Ayn Rand complained about in her novel Atlas Shrugged — a business group and the government were forcing an industrialist to share his process for producing a new alloy, using “unfair competition” as their reasoning. I suppose it hadn’t occurred to her that they could ban it for the same reason.
The GOP has taken to praising Rand in recent years — especially post-Tea Party. Like so much else Republicans say, that praise is obviously horseshit.
Free markets, amirite?
>Republicans in charge of integrity
Jim Henson’s Republican Babies.
I know that this is mentioned on the TF2 site, but everybody involved with this update is getting a percentage of the key sales for their contributions.
I know that the fact that this is the only way to access the new items is annoying but on the other hand that’s going to all the artists and animators and modelers and yeah, I’ll be getting a bit of it myself.
Don’t be hatin’.
Help a playa out.
I imagine you won’t be able to give number for the percent going to the content creators of the patch, but is it at least a good amount? I would be sad hearing that I bought one solely for the sake of helping out the creators and it ends up being like 2% split between everybody
AND YOU BEST BELIEVE IT!
…I’m never drawing Solly without his tiara ever again. It’s too beautiful.
Chapter 2 splash page. I’m excited to get this ball rolling, are you?
I had just bought Brutal Legend, and I was loving every second of it. If people tell you that game wasn’t worth playing, do not listen to them. They do not see epic van murals every time they close their eyes; they do not understand awesomeness; they are terminally deficient in vitamin rock. It’s not perfect, but it is a fantastic experience, and you should be ashamed of yourself if you let a few less than stellar reviews stop you from playing 1980s High School Burnout: The Video Game.
But I digress.
I had just gotten a new super move — one that let me play a guitar solo to bring a flaming zeppelin down on my enemies — but I hadn’t used it yet. I’m no philistine: I don’t cough at the opera, I don’t wear white after Labor Day, and I don’t play my bitchin’ murderous magical guitar solos anywhere but on a lightning-ravaged mountaintop. After driving to the top of the largest, spikiest, most appropriately metal peak I could find, I got out of my hot rod and played the solo. As advertised, a giant burning zeppelin came screeching out of the sky and slammed into the ground, setting the world aflame. The screen inverted from the impact. Random colors spewed out in every direction. The whole image shook and swayed and went to static, then did that old school “powering down” blip. Everything went black. It was perfect.
I thought it was all part of the special effects for the super move.
It was not.
My TV, an old CRT model, had exploded right at the climax of the zeppelin crash. I had to drop $500 on an entirely new television that day, all because of one use of one super move in a single video game — and I wasn’t even mad about it. The timing was just too perfect. That appliance could’ve gone out while watching Judge Judy disapprove of somebody’s baby daddy, but no: It was the Viking funeral of televisions — it died showing me a flaming, screaming blimp explosion while electric guitars wailed on a mountain top. I hope I die half as metal. — 8 Amazing Video Game Moments That Happened by Accident; Robert Brockway (via hyperbali)
sniper in the update tho Im laughin g
He literally has a bit of metal strapped around his head.
This is hilarious to me.
Who else has bands with a bit of metal strapped to their head… Hmmm
The idea of Sniper secretly being a huge weeb is actually pretty funny to me
I LOVE HE’S NEW ARM
Oh gosh… It’s… Looking like NItrostat
DO THIS TRUST ME IT’S AWESOME
WHY AM I LAUGHING SO FUCKING HARD OH MY GOD