i’m so bored of the mainstream media / public only asking 2 questions about art when they see it : whats the point in it? or is it art? like surely we can develop as a collective beyond that now

Swifty Saturday

(reposted from my site)

This week, Swifty comes in like a lightning bolt as Mary Marvel or Shazam or whatever DC is calling her now.

There’s actually a pretty interes…. no make that confusing history behind why there are DC characters with the Marvel name.

And you should thank me for sparing you from it.


What’s been going on in the Swiftyverse lately?

Nine VMA nominations and a sudden (but not unexpected) switch in media/public opinion.

Because let’s face it, people just aren’t fucking happy unless they’re tearing others down for no better reason than envy.

But we’re not gonna care about that. Haters gonna hate and all that jazz.

If you are in the US please go to and vote for Swifty.

until next time
Live Love Laugh
Rob akaScooby

(I’m off to colour some comic pages…)

As always, taylorswift if you’re lurking (please be lurking, it’s safe here now), “Hi sweetie! Love you, miss you.”

Because you crazy cats are so awesome, here’s some Swiftie shout outs:
swifternet - manxita - namelessjennn - wildest-swift - brianc6234 - west-coast-taylor - taylorthebaelor - brissie-swiftie - thisloveistaylorswift - swift-tea1989 - swift-no-jutsu - cherrylips-crystalskie-s - chummyswift - you-just-have-to-believe-in-it - theroseofthewhiteraven - jasminelovestaylorswift - wefoundwondreland 

anonymous asked:

I juste hope Lana doesn't pull another Tropico on us, the fact that there's no official released date for Honeymoon kinda bothers me, it's just "September". When she said that Tropico was coming at the end of october 2013 but was finally released mid-december. Lana's management, in my opinion, lacks communication with the public and the media.

Yeah.. her management needs to be setting and publicizing the release dates and making sure things are released and everything is cohesive.. Song released, put on itunes, video out.. Album put on itunes, ect. They really aren’t doing her any favors with it being this way.
New Media the New Home of Vigilante Justice
By Robert Montenegro

By Robert Montenegro

Social Media and the Internet are the New Home of Vigilante Justice    

Bill Cosby is almost certainly a rapist. It’s unlikely he’ll ever be convicted of that crime — statutes of limitations and all — but if the man’s status is neutral in the eyes of the law, he’s dead guilty when caught in the gaze of social media and public opinion. His career is in tatters; his reputation is subzero. The desalination process has already begun. It’s not traditional justice, but it’s something not too dissimilar.

The Cosby case, as well as countless other instances of trial-by-media, raises an intriguing question: Does the brand of justice dished out by new media  improve upon or subvert the rule of law?

Let’s begin with Cosby to explore that thought.

Earlier this week, NY Mag published a striking feature on the nearly three dozen women who have come forward to accuse the actor and comedian of some very un-Huxtable acts. This, coupled with the release of a 10-year-old deposition in which Cosby admitted to drugging women for sex, all but closes the case as far as public opinion goes.

(excerpt - click the link for the complete article)

Saying goodbye to so many great people in KC. I’ll miss no one more than my public media partner, Karen Mell.

On Friday, we’ll be airing a very special episode of Sesame Street.

A hurricane has swept through Sesame Street and everyone is working together to clean up the neighborhood. When Big Bird checks on his home, he is heartbroken to find that the storm has destroyed his nest. Big Bird’s friends and neighbors gather to show their support and let him know they can fix his home, but it will take time. 

While everyone on Sesame Street spends the next few days cleaning up and making repairs, Big Bird still has moments where he is sad, angry, and confused. His friends help him cope with his emotions by talking about what happened, drawing pictures together, and giving him lots of hugs. They also comfort Big Bird by offering him temporary places he can eat, sleep, and play. Big Bird remembers all the good times he had at his nest and realizes that once it is rebuilt, there are more good times and memories to come. Finally the day has come where most of the repairs to Big Bird’s home are done and his nest is complete. As he is about to try it out, though, the city nest inspector says it not safe, yet, because the mud isn’t dry. Big Bird is sad that he has to wait another day, but Snuffy comes to the rescue and blows the nest dry and he passes the test! Big Bird thanks everyone for being his friend and helping to rebuild his nest and his home.

Please check your local listings to see what time the episode will air on PBS. (via

As we all know and are excited for, November is Native American Heritage Month! How do you plan on celebrating?

To embrace this time of year check your local PBS listings to view Native Stories such as “Standing Bear’s Footsteps”, “GRAB”, “Racing the Rez”, “Sun Kissed”, “Smokin’ Fish”, “The Thick Dark Fog” and “Barking Water”!

Jim Lehrer’s MacNeil / Lehrer Editorial Guidelines.

They are as follows:

Do nothing I cannot defend.
Cover, write, and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me.
Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story.
Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am.
Assume the same about all people on whom I report.
Assume personal lives are a private matter until a legitimate turn in the story absolutely mandates otherwise.
Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories, and clearly label everything.
Do not use anonymous sources or blind quotes except on rare and monumental occasions.
No one should ever be allowed to attack another anonymously.
And finally, I am not in the entertainment business.


Jim Lehrer  (link to the news today)

(reposting our first ever Tumblr post. I think it is fitting ^TG)

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn is joining NPR!

It’s official: starting in April, Bullseye with Jesse Thorn will be distributed by National Public Radio! This is the culmination of months and months of meetings, negotiations and planning, and we’re so, so proud to make it public today. (And so, so proud of the sweet illustration that we just made (above).)

We’re excited to be joining forces with the big dogs in public radio, and excited that we’ll no longer have to spend like half of every conversation at every cocktail party explain the complicated square-rectangle relationship between “public radio” and “NPR.” (From now on, we can just be all, “yup, I do a show on NPR.” It’s gonna be great.)

We’ll be on the same team as our all-time favorites like Terry Gross and Brooke Gladstone, and our new jack favorites like Glynn Washington and Jad Abumrad. It’s an ideal situation.

If you’re a longstanding Bullseye listener, you’ve got nothing to worry about. The show will continue to be produce independently by, but now we’ll also have the cachet and manpower of NPR helping us to bring it to public radio stations around the country. Our hope is that this partnership will mean a better show, better guests and a bigger station lineup.

This is the next chapter in a story that started at my college radio station when I was 19. Twelve years later, I think our show is the best it’s ever been, and now we’re in position to take advantage of that fact.

As a great American once said… haters don’t be mad, ‘cause it’s all about progression… loiterers should be arrested.

Ad astra!

The cast of 30 Rock won’t stop until they all have a public radio show. First Alec Baldwin on WNYC, and now Tina Fey is host of The Kitchen Sister’s “The Hidden World of Girls.”

Groundbreaking writer, actress and comedian, Tina Fey comes to Public Radio to host The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long Specials inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. From the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, from the dancehalls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah, Tina Fey takes us around the world into the secret life of girls and the women they become. Sound-rich, evocative, funny, and powerful–stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities. Of women who crossed a line, blazed a trail, changed the tide. These specials are produced by Peabody Award-winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva), in collaboration with NPR reporters and foreign correspondents, independent producers and listeners around the world.

More public media Tumblrs!

We’ve gotten requests in the past for links to other public media Tumblrs. We’ve re-blogged some other people’s lists before.

Now we’ve finally built our own list of links to other public media Tumblrs you could follow.

Check it out!

Public Radio Bracket Madness: Down to the Elite Eight

Who you got? All Things Considered v Radiolab; Fresh Air v Talk of the Nation; The Moth Radio Hour v Wait Wait; BBC Newshour v This American Life. 

Going to be tight. Voting’s here.

If I were a betting man, I’d go RadioLab v This American Life in the finals. And then… my head explodes. – Michael

Image: Public Radio Bracket Madness by Southern California Public Radio. Select to embiggen.

The Race to Save America’s Public Media History

A new archive is trying to digitize thousands of hours of tape from TV and radio stations across the country—before those tapes disintegrate…

Over the next three weeks, The Atlantic will take you on a tour of this collection of American history, captured as it unfolded, at radio and TV stations across the country. More