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This is one of those days. I am told that translates as "Ladys [sic] & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, Welcome to the Freakshow." Yeah. Whatever you say.
If you ever wondered what character to play in Team Fortress 2 (now that it's gone free-to-play), MightyGodKing has you covered.
And an in joke for players of City of Heroes...you're welcome.
So the kerfluffle over Nazi imagery has reached its twenty-fifth page over on SLUniverse. And, while there was a bizarrely crazed fur who jumped in the middle of the conversation and sent it careening off into the walls of deep-dish conspiracy theory, for the most part, we seem to have reached some general agreements.
Those of us who protest such things aren't protesting WWII recreation. That's ridiculous, on the face of it. And while we don't have consensus on this point, I'm not sure myself that we're even protesting fetish uses--while they're tacky on occasion, and can be seen as offensive, fetish is fetish (and there are worse fetishes to have).
I think what we're protesting is use of the symbology, or referencing the Nazi regime, with zero context. Like, for example, that last link--to a child's version of the SS uniform.
On the other hand, while there's some confusion as to why "Nazi" is not a banned search term, there's also some great hilarity to be found by searching the term on the Marketplace. Like this lovely number:
|(from the bizarre album)|
Beyond the giggle-worthy factor of something like this being casual attire, isn't he the...wrong skintone, shall we say? I mean, not to be racially insensitive, but what do we call this?
It can be yours for only L$40. Though I'm not sure why anyone would want to...
Finally, Google's rebranding Blogger and Picasa. I'm not sure what this will mean to those of us who have existing Blogger and Picasa accounts, but...we'll see. No one seems too worried over it so far.