Posts tagged with "wil wheaton"

wilwheaton:

COFFEE: BEFORE AND AFTER.

You look like a skinny, haggard Russell Crowe in he first, and like and older version of that scrawny kid from Next Generation in the second…wait, what did you say your name was again?

Instant Classic: From the SCOTUS transcript on oral arguments about same-sex marriage

wilwheaton:

bostonreview:

JUSTICE SCALIA: When did it become unconstitutional to ban same-sex marriage? Was it 1791? 1868?

TED OLSON: When did it become unconstitutional to ban interracial marriage?

JUSTICE SCALIA: Don’t try to answer my question with your own question.

Scalia is such a pig imbecile douschebag asshole.

FTFY.

eecunnings:


Guys, I think I’m gonna be in a Progressive ad!


Wow. I don’t condone what Progressive did, but the number of people who seem to think they are an oddity in the insurance market really need a reality check.  Progressive’s actions here are par for the course for the majority of insurance companies; and before anybody drones on about how great their Rep is: Your Rep is not your insurance company.  Their influence stops at the underwriter, aka the people who actually uphold the other end of the policy.  And underwriters are concerned with paying out as little as they can, to maximize their profits.  Good reps can stroke the system and grease some skids during a claim, but there is a reason most Reps are not also Adjusters.

Bottom line: You can’t expect any more or less from ANY insurance company than what we saw Progressive deliver.  They are all in the business of making money.  Anybody who wants to leave Progressive over this debacle and jump ship, you are exercising your free market right to show your disapproval with Progressive’s practices, but let me be throw out the warning that you shouldn’t expect any different, especially from a company like Geico, which is essentially Progressive’s closest sibling in the insurance game.

Its like cell phone service really; its not really a choice, its just picking the least of the evils you have available to you.

eecunnings:

Guys, I think I’m gonna be in a Progressive ad!

Wow. I don’t condone what Progressive did, but the number of people who seem to think they are an oddity in the insurance market really need a reality check. Progressive’s actions here are par for the course for the majority of insurance companies; and before anybody drones on about how great their Rep is: Your Rep is not your insurance company. Their influence stops at the underwriter, aka the people who actually uphold the other end of the policy. And underwriters are concerned with paying out as little as they can, to maximize their profits. Good reps can stroke the system and grease some skids during a claim, but there is a reason most Reps are not also Adjusters.

Bottom line: You can’t expect any more or less from ANY insurance company than what we saw Progressive deliver. They are all in the business of making money. Anybody who wants to leave Progressive over this debacle and jump ship, you are exercising your free market right to show your disapproval with Progressive’s practices, but let me be throw out the warning that you shouldn’t expect any different, especially from a company like Geico, which is essentially Progressive’s closest sibling in the insurance game.

Its like cell phone service really; its not really a choice, its just picking the least of the evils you have available to you.

Link Sarah Palin is Stupid...

Yeah, I can’t really believe she actually said this. Wow.

Mar 4

Link How To Apologize; by Wil Wheaton

Wil should give Rush a lesson on how to properly apologize.

wilwheaton:

Earlier today, I wrote that Rick Santorum should be reminded that he’s running for President, not Mullah In Chief of the American Taliban.

I said “American Taliban” because I’ve been reading a book of the same title by Markos Moulitsas, which compares the Christian fundamentalists in America to…

Deserves a Reblog.

wilwheaton:

therealkatiewest:

thedailywhat:

Another Follow Up of the Day: The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) has sided with the MPAA in its decision to reject The Weinstein Company’s request to lower the rating of the film studio’s bullying documentary from an R to a PG-13 so it could be used as an educational aid.

Bully received an R rating from the MPAA for “some language.”

If The Weinstein Company makes good on its threat to set aside the rating system, NATO’s President and CEO John Fithian said in a statement, “I will have no choice but to encourage my theater owner members to treat unrated movies from The Weinstein Company in the same manner as they treat unrated movies from anyone else.”

The would mean branding Bully an NC-17 movie, prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from viewing it.

Responding with its own statement, The Weinstein Company called the treatment of Bully as an NC-17 film “unconscionable, not to mention unreasonable.”

The statement continued: “In light of the tragedy that occurred yesterday in Ohio, we feel now is the time for the bullying epidemic to take center stage, we need to demand our community takes action.”

A petition posted to Change.org by a teenage victim of bullying calling for the MPAA to reverse its decision has racked up over 100,000 signatures since it was launched a three days ago.

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This does not have NEAR ENOUGH notes. I cried within the first 10 seconds of watching this trailer. And then continued to bawl like a baby for the rest of it. Kudos to the Weinstein Company for taking a stand on this.

The MPAA is, once again, on the wrong side of every issue. I just put on a hat so I could take it off for the Weinstein Company.

Feb 9
wilwheaton:

kellysue:

I am the hero of this story. (via A CUP OF JO: Search results for tattoo)

This is maybe the sexiest thing I’ve seen all year.

Uh…wow.  Hot indeed.

wilwheaton:

kellysue:

I am the hero of this story. (via A CUP OF JO: Search results for tattoo)

This is maybe the sexiest thing I’ve seen all year.

Uh…wow. Hot indeed.

Feb 7

Link Koch Brothers, Allies Pledge $100 Million At Private Meeting To Beat Obama

Wil Wheaton has such a way with words.

wilwheaton:

At a private three-day retreat in California last weekend, conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and about 250 to 300 other individuals pledged approximately $100 million to defeat President Obama in the 2012 elections.

I wonder what would happen if these pigfuckers would spend $100 Million to actually improve the lives of the 99%, instead of trying to make themselves even richer.

Link Wil Wheaton: PIPA In A Nutshell

Stolen from wilwheaton, who has much more time than I do to aggregate all these SOPA tear downs, thereby helping the rest of us voice our opposition to SOPA.

Why is it that when Republicans and Democrats need to solve the budget and the deficit, there’s deadlock, but when Hollywood lobbyists pay them $94 million dollars to write legislation, people from both sides of the aisle line up to co-sponsor it?
Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian on CNBC. (via wilwheaton)