This is an incredible piece of journalism by Ariane Lange at BuzzFeed:
Old letters, emails, and transcripts of AOL conversations between the women and Kricfalusi back up many of their claims. They each have witnesses to parts of their stories. Yet both women worried that they sounded “crazy.” For years, they chose to keep their experiences private, because coming forward didn’t seem like it was worth the risk. Rice feared retribution from his many supporters. Neither woman thought they’d be taken seriously.
It's sad to realize the creator of something I like is a scum bag. Ren & Stimpy was a joy for me in the 90's. I attended many of the Spike and Mike animation festivals as a kid and Ren & Stimpy making it into the mainstream validated my nerd-love for this new kind of art. But, now I can't share the show with my kid because Kricfalusi doesn't deserve that. He doesn't deserve to be part of her story. He doesn't deserve to be an icon.
Now they believe the world has changed. Byrd feels the time has come for Kricfalusi to be held accountable, particularly, she said, after the police told her in December that Kricfalusi’s alleged crimes against her were too old to investigate. “He shouldn’t be able to get away with that,” she said.
I've wanted to write about this awakening in American society all year. I always pull back for two reasons: As a white man, it's not about me. I've also said things as a stupid young white man that were crappy and insensitive. I have no standing.
It's satisfying to see the world change for the better in a time that feels so dark. My hope is that other young stupid people see what's happening as a long overdue correction and recalibrate their internal dialog to match. I believe it's important to discuss what has been hidden so we can all share in this new moral compass.
This episode of YANSS came along at a crucial time for me. I've been struggling with lesser traits.
I love the idea of the “out self” and how we align our internal compass to what we project outwardly. This isn’t just about politics. We all exhibit the most ...
These people are gone. The voices of reasoning that stood witness to our most terrible decisions as a country are rapidly vanishing. Now we, as a country, seem to have developed selective amnesia about where we come from.
The following videos on YouTube are from a series of lectures and ...
There's a good deal of buzz around hypothetical details of the upcoming TouchID replacement.
I don't have a strong opinion about the quality of the experience for unlocking my iPhone with my face. If it works, then great. If it doesn't then I'd be disappointed.1 ...
Sam Harris has an excellent and deeply intellectual podcast. This week's episode features an interview with Professor Stuart Russell about the current and future state of A.I. and it's potential impact on society.
I've taken a very specific stand against journalism paywalls in the past. It felt like an artificial barrier that restricted access to potentially vital information. It felt like a failure of foresight in an industry that refused to acknowledge the reality that they documented every day. I was wrong ...
Kurt Vonnegut would be 94 today. His words and thought experiments shaped who I am. He made me a better person. I’m glad he kept his shit together for as long as he did.
“There is a tragic flaw in our ...
If you're like me, then you may be looking for some distractions this week that don't involve Twitter, the internet, television or even other humans. I've found solace in iBooks and the Kindle service. Hardbound and Viki for Wikipedia are also great distractions.
It's a long holiday this weekend in the U.S. Here are a couple of excellent articles about the "Moral Economy" to keep you busy during your travels and parties. What's the moral economy? Well, read them. They aren't just smart, they are well written and often ...
Coming out of the Stone Age, the chieftain and his descendants controlled the population and reproduction through a new hierarchical system of powerful elites which, much like his bloodline, continues to this day.
The gifs in the article are particularly rediculous but it's an interesting finding ...
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