“It definitely still matters. Sanjay and Craig: Yes, the main character is Indian and it would still be a good show if he were white. But this provides something to relate to; if an Indian kid is watching and sees himself on screen, thatâ€™s great.
Thatâ€™s true, thatâ€™s fine, but why canâ€™t he relate to a white guy too? I was talking with the guy who wrote for DC, and he made a really good point: Why does someone whoâ€™s making something about a black person need to be black?”
BRAIN: his argument was he didn’t like Sanjay being Indian “for no reason”
D: blinders in action
BRAIN: incidentally Sanjay is half Indian
BRAIN: THE FUTURE
D: that’s I think the thing people don’t easily get: It matters seeing someone like you
D: there was a study from Google that suggested one of the main reasons women went into tech (and stayed there) is because they had early exposure to a female tech mentor
D: and thus awareness of how they could fit into the tech universe
D: it is both an obvious and subtle thing
BRAIN: Pat Morita still pisses me off
BRAIN: uncle tom motherfucker
BRAIN: yet I am not angry about Mako
D: i assume you’ve seen chasing amy. at least the intro
BRAIN: I still haven’t
BRAIN: After I got burned by Mallrats I have a cautious attitude towards Kevin Smith
BRAIN: awesome, a Nation of Islam superhero
BRAIN: Lando was pretty pimp though
D: he’s getting his own comic book arc, I hear
BRAIN: we basically elected him mayor of SF
BRAIN: my friend comes from a long line of Black Panther conspiracy theorists and told me at length about how white scientists are plotting to make hamburgers out of poop
BRAIN: and it turns out of course she was wrong
BRAIN: they were Japanese scientists
D: i was about to say
BROLDMAN: what is this a list of, exactly?
DREAMKILLER: Nail polish names.
BROLDMAN: ohhh… why would you name a nail polish after fort worth?
BROLDMAN: I know you didn’t, but somebody did
J2-D2: is it money-colored
BRAIN: many of these are very terrible
MEGGIE: Don’t Socra-tease me
BROLDMAN: anyway I only wear nail polish with names that sound like tourism board slogans
BROLDMAN: I prefer my dark green “Say WA”
J2-D2: so is the lesson of these nail polishes that Mark should really quit to work as a cosmetics writer?
J2-D2: because I would say yes
MARK: getting paid to write puns all day? sounds like a dream job!
SCOTT: I thought being a professional sleep study test subject was a dream job…
MARK: possibly. could be a nightmare.
BRAIN: dude what is up with this twee weird faerie accent these folky bands do
BRAIN: I defy you to listen to the entire track of “Riptide” by MisterWives
BRAIN: have you heard the song “Night Vision Binoculars” by Passenger ?
DREAMKILLER: I’m not sure?
BRAIN: the lyrics are still so great
BRAIN: the guy has that same weird contrived twee folk accent
DREAMKILLER: that voice is pretty normal…
BRAIN: you eat a lot of lucky charms or something?
DREAMKILLER: in indie music
BRAIN: how did all these jerks start singing with the same fake accent
DREAMKILLER: I first noticed it in Of Monsters and Men
DREAMKILLER: but I think it predates them
J’KWAYLIN: i dont like prompts for a halloween costume if you intend to actually go do things
BRAIN: props or prompts
J’KWAYLIN: why did i write prompts
BRAIN: got it
BRAIN: it’s like wearing a mascot head at a party
J’KWAYLIN: i tried to say its not wednesday yesterday
J’KWAYLIN: and said thanksgiving instead of wednesday
J’KWAYLIN: or something like that
BRAIN: maybe you were having a stroke
J’KWAYLIN: i’ve been doing that a lot lately
J’KWAYLIN: slurring my words
J’KWAYLIN: saying things when thinking another
J’KWAYLIN: i should be concerned
BRAIN: start talking like a pirate and you’ll be fine
J’KWAYLIN: AYYYYYYEEEEEEEE THANKSGIVING
BRAIN: see it works
J’KWAYLIN: don’t encourage my road to becoming senile
BRAIN: let’s get you a parrot
MARIE: Bakersfield Clown Arrest is the name of my cybercore pop band.
SCOTT: Wow that sounds like a standalone complex
SCOTT: A guy dressed as a clown turned in to myths of armed clowns turned in to police chasing an actual clown armed with a gun and ax
SCOTT: totally unrelated to the original even except for there being public media reports about the original
SCOTT: and since there never was an “original armed clown”, the actually armed clown isn’t a copycat, since they would be copying something that never happened
ELENA: I drank both buzz ballz
ELENA: I was definitely cran blasted
BRAIN: that is especially terrible
ELENA: yeah it was pretty awful waffle
BRAIN: “Awful Waffle” sounds like it should be another Buzz Balls flavor
MARIE: it’s the name of my kid pop/post-punk band
BRAIN: ugh “Ballz” they really spell it
ELENA: so bad: http://www.buzzballz.com/
BRAIN: the red one is “Strawberry Rum Job”
BROLDMAN: the age-checking front page has an ENTER BUZZBALLZ button
BROLDMAN: so that’s cool
BRAIN: the containers would make pretty good electronic device parts come to think of it
ROB: this seems like a genius product
BRAIN: the blue flavor is called “overdue blue”
BRAIN: I’m not sure what they are implying
BROLDMAN: I am quite sure of it
BRAIN: since the only implication I can think of is a pregnancy test which is not positive in any way
BRAIN: are they just incompetent? That seems a plausible explanation
BROLDMAN: blue ballz. overdue. think about it
BRAIN: you are overdue to orgasm? how is that a selling point?
BRAIN: you are saying you want to buy alcohol that reminds you how you don’t have sex?
BROLDMAN: it’s a selling point because people will be like “oh I recognize the reference to a naughty thing. I should pay for this product”
BRAIN: yeah, I guess it serves a social need for removing money from people who have bad judgement
MARK: buffalo wings are pretty popular too
MARK: and their wings are so small you can’t even really see them through the fur
SCOTT: so that’s why the american buffalo is extinct
MARK: they’re not extinct
MARK: they’re raised in ranches
SCOTT: totally extinct
MARK: but that is why you see most of them land-bound these days
SCOTT: it was a replacement for t-rex arms
MARK: it’s sad, back in the 1600s, there were still flocks of buffalo out in what is now Nebraska
MARK: they were all gone by the early 1730s.
CLAIRE: sometimes i wish i had a time machine
CLAIRE: well, not sometimes. a lot of the time
MARK: combination of overhunting and chopping down the giant trees that could support the weight of their nests
CLAIRE: i look around sometimes and wonder what the land around me would have looked like 200, 300 years ago
SCOTT: I read about some bird whose nests are so heavy it causes the tree branches to bend down to the ground
SCOTT: Some serious Horton Hears a Who going on there
SCOTT: but with Buffalos
CLAIRE: buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo