1. artbymoga:




    “The Ride” by Rodolphe Guenoden



    Hands down one of my favorite short comics

    (via allaboutmanga)

  2. last-snowfall:




    I was not prepared for this level of smackdownHD.gif

    Great “oshit” face, too.

    (Source: positivelycrippled, via ysabet)

  3. paxamericana:

    Happening right now.

    (via twiststreet)

  4. micdotcom:

    Striking photos show the catastrophic flooding in Detroit

    Part of metropolitan Detroit is in a total state of emergency, and barely anyone is paying attention.

    Thunderstorms on Monday flooded major sections of the suburb of Warren, just miles from downtown Detroit. It’s pretty bad — in some places the water reached five feet high, while Warren Mayor Jim Fouts told WWJ Newsradio 950 that 1,000 cars had been abandoned to floodwater. Thousands of residents, as well as the city hall and police department, have flooded basements. One person has died and hundreds of others have been rescued by police in canoes.

    "This is probably a 200-year rain. I’ve never seen anything like this." | Follow micdotcom

    (via twiststreet)


  6. piddlebucket:



    TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD

    I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops

    Nah I think that’s exactly what’s going on.

    (via mattfractionblog)

  7. iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Monday night. Part 6.

    [part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5]

    (via mattfractionblog)


  8. thegenuflector said: What are your feelings about Greg Land?


    My feelings about Greg Land are very different from a lot of my peers. I think his comics work is approximately fine for what it is.

    The whole business of lightboxing screenshots of actors for all of his faces is weak and it’s extremely obvious that he traces screenshots of pornos to illustrate a lot of his poses for the female superhero characters. Which is very uncool for a variety of reasons.

    The thing that really bothers me is how marvel comics will hire him to draw comics that they are marketing toward the same section of the community that hates his work the most. In my opinion, leading hard with Greg Land destroyed Mighty Avengers’ reputation out of the gate because the people who demand to see more diverse casts of characters are the same people who don’t want to look at Greg Land’s rotoscoped internet browser history.

    Porn itself doesn’t have to be offensive, given the proper context. But tracing porn so that an image of (let’s say) a superhero shouting in battle is very clearly a trace of a porn performer making sex faces—is completely unfair to the readers.

    You only get one chance to make a first impression and the first impression that Mighty Avengers made was “here’s what you asked for, brought to life in the form and style of something you vocally dislike.

    So now marvel has learned nothing and has decided to reassign Mr. Land to a comic that is similarly inappropriate for what the audience demands and what Land delivers: they’ve put him on Spider-Woman. This is absurd. Audiences are demanding more female protagonists with less overt sexualization of those characters. The result is “a lady drawn by a porn tracer. You’re welcome.”

    That said, Greg Land is Greg Land. If the people at marvel like him so much, they should give him a MAX-imprint comic to work on (Cheryl Lynn floated that suggestion). Just keep him away from the projects that are intended to expand the company’s interest base.

  9. d-pi:


    Welcome to Passive, New York

    As Andy Henriquez, a 19 year old from Washington Heights lay in his cell dying from a tear in his aorta, an artery that supplies blood to the heart, he asked a guard if he could call his mother just to say goodbye. For days he suffered in pain barely able to breathe as the blood made its way down to his groin. He request was denied. His fellow inmates knew something was wrong. They screamed and kicked doors in a failed bid to get Andy some help.

    A doctor who visited him earlier that day prescribed him hand cream and wrote the prescription in the wrong name.

    Hours later he was found dead on the floor of his cell.

    This happened in April of last year, New Yorkers are just hearing about it today because a suit has been filed by the lawyer of Mr. Henriquez’s family.

    In this last year I have been thinking about some things….

    I have thought about the death of Eric Garner and the muted outrage that followed.

    I have thought about all the black men who were set up by Detective Louis Scarcella from Brooklyn, who have languished in jail for years and are just now having their cases reviewed after it was discovered Scarcella was crooked and the silence that followed.

    I have thought about how everyone just accepts that Stop and Frisk is a thing of the past and that the rights of black and brown men here in New York City are not still being violated.

    I have thought about how slick it was for our Mayor to parade his black family in front of the cameras to get elected and how New Yorkers have yet to check him for basically being Bloomberg 2.0.

    I have thought about those who live in the projects whose stewards, NYCHA, last year said they had a surplus of money to fix them and are now saying this year they have no money.

    I have thought about how “affordable housing” here means you must make damn near 100k, yet no one seems to believe that this city hates its poor.

    I have thought about the fact that this city has the highest rates of workplace discrimination lawsuits in the country, yet no one wants to address racism in the workplace.

    I have thought about how gentrification of this city has made many neighborhoods I once loved and enjoyed unrecognizable and in my view turned its residents into the quietest, softest, most passive lot of New Yorkers I have ever experienced in my lifetime here.

    Who the fuck are you people?

    There will be very little outrage over Mr. Henriquez’s death. This lot of New Yorkers would be more outraged if you kicked a cat than if you choked a young black man to death or allowed one to internally bleed to death on the floor of a jail cell.

    Let’s go! We’re out here!!!


  10. "Police in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday began telling protesters – who have been gathered for days demanding justice for the death of an unarmed teenager at the hands of police – that they were no longer allowed to stand in place for more than five seconds, but had to keep moving. When inquiries were made to law enforcement officers regarding which law prohibits gathering or standing for more than five seconds on public sidewalks,” the ACLU of Missouri wrote in its emergency federal court filing to block the apparent policy, “the officers indicated that they did not know and that it did not matter. The officers further indicated that they were following the orders of their supervisors, whom they refused to name.” The ACLU argued the policy was a prior restraint on speech and asked for a temporary restraining order.

    “The attorney general came to court via phone and announced that there was an alternative speech zone that was being set up,” Tony Rothert, the legal director of the ACLU of Missouri, told msnbc. That satisfied the judge, who agreed it was a close call but denied the ACLU’s request to block the policy.

    So where and what was that free speech zone? “It’s supposed to be at the intersection of Ferguson and Florissant,” Rothert said. “There is a field there, but it is padlocked and no one can get in."
    — America 2014: “Free Speech Zone padlocked and no one can get in."  Yeah, that about sums it up. (via twiststreet)

    (via graemem)


  11. Ferguson from my TL- August 18 (2/3)

  12. twiststreet:

    Great moments in CNN!

    The fact @jaketapper is marching next to this sign right now is amazing #Fergsuon pic.twitter.com/leIDBZVmXX

    (Source: twitter.com)


  13. coelasquid:


    I remember when Drake first came out. Like out, out. Like, Take Care, out. All of my friends, especially my white friends would come up to me and say “Have you heard of Drake!? This dude is dope!” and being the jackass that I am, I’d reply “I’ve BEEN listening to Drake, he ain’t new!” That’s how I feel about Ferguson. I’ve heard people describe this as horrid, scary, insane, but why are we so surprised that an authority figure can kill a unarmed black man, when citizens can do it as well. Ferguson is a crystal clear example of the silent war that has been going on against black men in America. Its great that everyone can finally see it, but remember that this is nothing new, just days after Ferguson, another black man was killed in Los Angeles. The dust can’t even settle in the murder of one unarmed black man before another one happens! I’m going to break down a few things and a few of my thoughts.

    Why are you guys saying white people are privileged? I’m on your side, but I just don’t agree!

    The reason we say white males are privileged is because you can walk around with guns visible on you, in public places. Meanwhile, if a black make has a fake gun, the police arrive and shoot first and ask questions later. This is privilege we speak of. We can’t even walk around with a FAKE gun with out the risk of being murdered. 

    There are both sides to every story! Well, the other day I saw a photo of a man throwing a molotov!


    This photo? This is actually a photo of a citizen throwing back tear gas that was thrown at them. For what? For protesting peacefully!? This is the type of bullshit that’s making black people angrier. Every photo taken is being flipped as if the black people being the aggressors. The sad part is, its probably not even on purpose. The news media is built to make you believe that blacks are angry and always look to riot and fight. This is not the case.

    This is just another attempt to make police look like the bad guys!

    No. Its not. The police are the bad guys. Something I’ve noticed about this conflict, is that people are starting to forget the origin. This whole conflict began when an officer murdered Mike Brown in cold blood. His hands were up in surrender, and they still shot him down! The police aren’t being made to look like the bad guys, they are the bad guys.

    Not all cops are bad! There are good ones!

    This is the fun part of my post where I get to share a personal story as to why I know everything I’m saying is true. In 2010, I was in Watts waiting for a friend’s dad to come back to this backyard party. (a party full of 50 somethings mind you) I was there to switch up cars and go to another party. There was a commotion in the front and when we went to investigate we saw quite a scuffle. An officer tried to unlawfully enter someone’s apartment, and due to the fact that the owner of the house dared to defy his authority, he threw her down some stairs  (The lady was in her late 40s). This is where it gets bad. The friend of lady punches cop and a brawl breaks out. The cops get into a fist fight with these guys and they lose, bad. They call for back up and as I try to leave, I notice there is a crowd. We are pushed back by the cops and when I’m not moving fast enough, the cop tried to deck me with a night stick. He  then proceeded to grab me by the back of my shirt and push me. As I was falling I touched his arm. I thought nothing of it and started to walk towards my cars. Suddenly I’m pressed against the wall being cuffed. I hear the cop yell into my ear “When you touched my arm that counts as assault against a police officer!” As I wait in the police cruiser I strike up a conversation with two cops. We laugh and joke, and through conversation they find out two things. 1.) I know no one at this apartment and have no reason to fight and 2.) I’m a fucking great person who would never attack a cop. They fight for me to be release, but the dickhead cop that cuffed me refuses. THEY KNEW I DID NOT HIT HIM. THEY KNEW I TOUCHED HIM AS I WAS FALLING. THEY KNEW THIS WAS BULLSHIT. I am in jail for a night, pay bail, and get out. The charges are dropped because they are bullshit, but the city has a year to file a complaint against me. A month from a year passes, and wouldn’t you know, I receive a complaint from the city. I have to go to court, and when I receive the police report I couldn’t believe my eyes. The police report claims that I said “I aint going no where!” (Bullshit! I would never use a double negative!) that I attacked the officer, and that we got into a scuffle before he subdued me. Everything on that paper was so ridiculous, that whenever I read it to anyone who knew me, they would burst into laughter. I ended up having to take a plea deal and paying off community service, but the fact of the matter is that, even though there were “good” cops present, they did nothing to uphold the truth. They did absolutely nothing, because they wan’t to be loyal to these bad cops. So the moral of the story is, if there were good cops, there would be no bad cops. Even good cops are bad cops, because they protect the bad ones with silence.

    Why is Ferguson such a big deal?

    For many reasons, one a city police department put in a federal order to make Ferguson a no-fly zone and the FAA complied with no questions asked. Then I hear that the FBI are involved, and are investigating it. How useless can you be? What investigation do you need to do. Fly Drive into Ferguson and find out yourself. While you’re at it, find out why can a city police department call in federal orders! The most important factor about all of this, is that this is showing police departments around the nation how much power they have. If we don’t strike these clowns down, what;s to stop another police force from repeating this.

    Wait, so why is Ferguson the new Drake?

    Because Mike Brown is just one of the many Emmett Tills of the United States, and I’ve BEEN angry about Emmett Till, this ain’t new.

    I reblog a lot of Ify’s stand up and comedy shorts, I feel like I would be remiss if I didn’t share this fairly personal piece he wrote as well. I remember when he was going through all that bullshit with the city filing charges against him and he was under the threat of something like “a week up to possibly a year in jail” and it was just confusing and scary. Los Angeles law enforcement absolutely played a huge injustice against one of my best friends in the city and we were all stuck on the sidelines scrambling to find ways to help in the event that worst came to worst.

    Like, seriously, that line where the cop accuses him of saying “I ain’t going nowhere” is just the cherry on top because anyone who knows Ify knows that that sounds like a character he would play in an improv game before something he would sincerely say. And I mean, even that’s not the real issue because even if that was the way he spoke it’s no excuse for the way they treated him. It’s just the fact that they would so blatantly accuse him of uncharacteristic behaviour while he’s right there in the room with them and get away with it because it’s easy for people to make up their minds about him before he says anything. Because this is what Ify looks like


    but any shitty public official with a racist chip on their shoulder doesn’t want to believe that this is what Ify acts like



  14. jackviolet:

    The cop who shot a dog in front of its 6 year old owner was fired after outrage from the community and a “Justice for Apollo” campaign.

    The cop who shot an unarmed black teen is on paid leave and remains protected by his department. So far, days of outrage and protest have still not brought any justice to Mike Brown.

    In America, in 2014, the life of a black man is valued less than that of a dog.


    (via msjayjustice)


  15. "When Ferguson police released video footage of teenager Michael Brown allegedly robbing a convenience store shortly before he was killed by a police officer, they did so against the objections of the U.S. Department of Justice.

    County police had planned to release the video on Thursday, but were instructed not to by the DOJ, over concerns that the video would increase tensions in the community, a law enforcement official told CNN Saturday."