How Lil Nas X used devil imagery to critique Southern Evangelical Christianity

Source: MSCHF

Lil Nas X is facing a huge backlash from the Christian right in America this week, after releasing the video for his newest song “Montero (Call me by your name). …


A rolling violation of privacy rights has never been this boring or inept

Source: Amazon

Amazon is coming out with its very own assistant robot, and by assistant robot I mean a tiny Roomba with a screen on it. Based on my first impression after Amazon’s reveal of this thing, I am gonna take a hard pass on Amazon’s highly overpriced, scuffed violation of my…


Source: Daniel Valls/FNTV freedomnews.tv

This week the NYPD showed off their newest technological abomination: A robotic dog designed to roam the streets and spy on citizens.

Pretty soon our streets will be swarming with robotic dogs surveilling us, all in the name of ‘security’ and ‘keeping the peace’ and other white supremacist dog-whistles. It’s…


Even the chain’s signature Taco’s are set to exit

Image courtesy of Taco Bell

Although Taco Bell has long been known for its experimental menu decisions, the restaurant chain’s latest move to suspend all their menu items is a spicy twist in what was already revving up to be an exciting fall filled with disappointment for all of their customers.

That’s right, in 2020’s…


Video games are a powerful storytelling medium. Games have the capability of delivering emotional and complex narratives that genuinely affect how players think about and live in the world. With such power, games also carry a responsibility. Especially when violence is concerned, it’s important that video games consider the full…


Since the dawn of time, humans have considered mouse and keyboard to be superior to controllers when given the choice between the two control systems. Mouse and keyboard offer superior accuracy, precision, and response time. …


Overwatch and Apex Legends have both received nominations for Outstanding Video Game at the upcoming 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards. Both games are esports, which means that their inclusive representations reach beyond the game into a community of competition. According to the GLAAD Media Award press release, the nominations represent…


How the media got us addicted to suffering

In 1994, Baudrillard wrote a book called “The Illusion of the End” in which he denounced the manner in which western media covers war, violence, and disaster from around the world. …


So I finally got around to rewatching Hercules.

Introduction

I finally rewatched Disney’s Hercules. I knew that it was an odd movie, but upon reexamination I can say: This is a very weird movie. Lets put aside the terrible animation quality, which was noticeably bad.

I have one big issue with this film. Hades is clearly supposed to be…


Overwatch has a ton of great maps that are set all around the world.

Along with the amazing settings that they have created, the art design folks for Overwatch included a ton of amazing trees. In the past few weeks, various organizations and individuals have donated millions of dollars to plant trees around the world as part of the #teamtrees effort. …

Aaron J. Alford

Media critique and memes. Writing about rhetoric and society. MA in Communication They/He

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