My anaconda will consider it
My anaconda has, upon review of the information presented with it’s partners, decided that it, in fact, does not. My anaconda apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks you for your time.
ok but imagine with me for a second that bisexuality wasn’t such a touchy thing and it had just been an aspect of dean winchester’s life from like season 1. Just stay with me here—it would’ve been so easy.
- dean flirting in bars and calling sam over to him and saying that this nice dude he just met also has a lady friend sam might be interested in
- dean’s fantasies/dreams including both male and female strippers
- dean telling sam he’s going out and sam’s like, “what are you going for tonight?” and dean’s like, “I think I’m leaning more towards dick, I don’t know, we’ll see”
- dean making references to gay porn he likes
- dean obviously checking out a hot piece of male ass in public and sam rolling his eyes
- dean meeting homophobic hunters and they try to tell him he’s not man enough for the job so he’s like, “listen, i could have a dick in my mouth WHILE hunting and still be better at the job than you—AND it’d be the best blow job a guy’s ever gotten”
- dean getting in a tiff with a demon and she tries to make fun of him for sucking dick and he’s like, “lady, trying to insult me about my sexual history is about as effective as insulting me for the car i drive”
- dean getting captured and tied up by a monster and he laughs about it, saying, “this is like a typical friday night for me, dude”
- dean occasionally wincing when he sits down and sam’s like “big night last night?” and dean’s like “you have no idea”
- dean sharing a kiss with benny before he has to send him back to purgatory
- dean desperately trying NOT to flirt with cas for literally years and failing miserably while everyone makes fun of him for his hopeless crush (of course eventually cas catches on and they admit they’re in love with each other obviously)
i mean, dean being comfortable and confident in his sexuality is a lot more in character than this hetero-macho inconsistent thing he’s got going on in canon if you ask me. oh, also, you know…it’d be one of the most realistically complex depictions of sexuality ever portrayed on a television show without even creating its own subplot, but whatever. and, you know…redefining what constitutes a male hero archetype and all that. but no, this is a terrible idea.
Outward Bound - Edward John Poynter
I really liked some of the points made in this article save for the Bill Maher’s comment, didn’t really need it. But the general point made about a scientifically literate public bringing a political fallout was spot on.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been the recipient of a seemingly bizarre political backlash — after the conservative magazine National Review penned a takedown cover story on the “Cosmos” host last week depicting him as a smug, intellectual bully.
The story struck many as odd given Tyson’s gentle, geeky presentation style. Comedian Bill Maher had Tyson on his HBO show over the weekend, trying to make sense of the backlash.
“You’re a scientist, and a black one, who’s smarter than [conservatives] are,” Maher quipped.
The line got laughs, but it’s worth remembering that Tyson served the George W. Bush administration as a member of the Commission on Moon, Mars and Beyond in 2004. Conservatives have no problem harnessing Tyson’s intellect.
No, the danger Tyson brings to the political structure, as he gains an increasingly large foothold in the popular culture, is the threat of an informed populace.
“When you’re scientifically literate, the world looks different to you,” Tyson wrote in 2011. “It’s a particular way of questioning what you see and hear. When empowered by this state of mind, objective realities matter. These are the truths of the world that exist outside of whatever your belief system tells you.”
That may not sound radical, but the promise of a large, nerdy, young voting block that subscribes to Tyson’s sentiment is a threat to the political status quo — certainly Republicans, but Democrats as well.
Imagine if millions of young Tyson fans stopped searching for facts to confirm their personal biases, or ceased prioritizing using their education to leverage personal wealth, and instead sought the most sound solutions to identifiable problems for the betterment of the species. If the rising generation of young voters actually starts demanding rational, evidence-guided leadership, few in our current crop of elected officials would survive the political fallout.
Consider this: In 1995, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment — a nonpartisan panel of scientists and researchers assembled to offer objective technical guidance to Congress on scientifically complex issues — was stripped of all funding, effectively shutting it down. (Officially, it still exists on paper.) It has remained unfunded ever since. (Thanks, Newt Gingrich.) An attempt in May to provide a paltry $2.5 million to the office was stymied by House Republicans.
In a world where advanced technology has infiltrated nearly every corner of our lives — raising a litany of technical, ethical and legal challenges — our government is willfully scientifically illiterate.
The reason this status quo has been allowed to persist is that the general population isn’t much better. Conservatives continue to fight any attempts to combat climate change, while many liberals are refusing to vaccinate their children over fears of a nonexistent link to autism. It wouldn’t be hard to predict a liberal backlash against Tyson, similar to the one we’re seeing from conservatives, if he were to speak more prominently about his endorsement of genetically modified foods — one of the more scientifically unfounded banner arguments of the left.
Tyson is a threat to this cone of ignorance and self-interest. He’s a champion of knowledge and the human potential. He brings the fundamental belief that our species is destined for something greater than the interminable squabble between self-interested individuals and rival nations and dwindling resources — that our collective efforts can be applied to the pursuit of knowledge, ultimately paving the way for our exploration of the galaxy.
That’s a vision people can get behind. It’s also one that could potentially upend everything we know.
Math and Science Week!