It’s too awful. It’s too awful to read TechCrunch’s apology for the ogling/masturbating apps at Disrupt 2013.
It’s too awful to look at screencaps of douchebro Pax Dickinson tweeting threats at Anil Dash. It’s too awful that my hero Hugh Jackman has to resort to PandoDaily as a bully pulpit for social welfare messaging. It’s too awful that DC Comics posted a talent contest that involved a naked Harley Quinn attempting to electrocute herself. It’s too awful that the Penny Arcade guy still hasn’t grown up or healed or become human. The NSA situation is so awful, I really prefer not to think about it. It’s been a bad, gross week on the Internet, for technology and for geek culture.
So instead, we bring you a new T324 geek Pinterest board:
Most ridiculous results of mainstreaming and appropriation of geek culture.
Where we post the most cognitively dissonant attempts to monetize how much geeks love the things we love.
Like this Wolverine nightlight to watch over your child. Because this guy makes me feel so safe.
(You can also visit our new sister board, “Clever, knowing appropriation of geek culture in service of pop art that transcends crass commercialism and is kind of awesome or funny.”)
Because having a Wolverine hoodie means never having to say you’re sorry.