Yahoo is expected to announce Monday that it’s acquiring the social media site Tumblr, in a deal The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets are reporting to be worth about $1.1 billion. Some analysts are calling the acquisition an effort by Yahoo to be “cool and relevant” again.
To quote responder, Erick Carpenter: “…and good luck with that. Like a middle-aged man throwing money at a high-end CBR motorcycle, hair plugs and gym membership Yahoo seems destined to not embrace the fact that it’s just no longer cool and never again will be. Suck it up, sell off the parts and move on. Get ahold of MySpace and get an apartment together.”
Yahoo will pay about $1.1 billion for the six-year-old blogging site. Tumblr’s leadership won’t change and Yahoo promises it will be independently operated.
I am so not here for this shit tho.
To quote a response to this: “As soon as a CEO promises not to screw something like this up, you just know it’s gonna get screwed up.”
And it’s fucking Yahoo we’re talking about. It’s just a matter of time…
As someone else said: “What does this mean for Tumblr users? Pure, raw fear and loathing. Yahoo’s reputation of buying companies and then slowly killing them off or letting them die is well-known. GeoCities, Photo Albums, Yahoo 360… the list goes on. If Yahoo makes unwanted changes or tries to restrict content, Tumblr users will revolt and leave en masse… just what Yahoo does not want to happen..”
ah yes…. the smell of victoryI don’t want this.
JESUS CHRIST I JUST HAD A STROKE
WSJ reports Yahoo board has approved a $1.1 billion deal — in cash — to purchase Tumblr.
There it is.
Sexism and misogyny are neither cute nor funny and its certainly not clever. If I see a dude wearing these monstrosities I will have to fight the urge to go all Bend It Like Beckham on their nads.
As always, Hari says it best.
Fuck an Iggy Azalea, whatever or whoever the fuck that is.
“I hope it’s true that Kelly Kelly is returning. She is the queen of the Diva’s division and the only hope.”
In 2013. Directed by Eli Roth, who said:
“So I wrote about these student activists who want to save these un-contacted tribes in the Amazon… They chain themselves to trees and protest and stream it and hash-tag, and it works… Then on their way home, their plane crashes. And the very people they save are like ‘Ah, food – that’s great!’ It’s like a free lunch, and they are brought back into the fold of absolutely barbaric, primitive man. People that have had no contact with the outside world.
“So when we shot it, I wanted to film somewhere that was really, really, really in the Amazon. Really, authentically off the grid. We scouted in the summer-time and went up the river for hours and hours and found this village where there was no electricity, no running water, grass huts. Ten people in a shack. And it looked incredible; it looked like a village from another time, so we asked if we could film there. But I was told that we have to tell them what a movie is because they have no idea. They’ve never seen one. They’ve never even seen a television. So they went back with a television and a generator and showed the village Cannibal Holocaust, which I couldn’t believe. And the villagers – thank god – thought it was a comedy. The funniest thing that they’d ever seen. And they wanted to play cannibals in the movie. So we had the entire village acting in the film. And they speak Quechua – which is like another language from another time.”
I don’t have much commentary, but I want you to pay close attention to the coded language he uses. You might think “this is inappropriate” or “this is rude” or “this is racially insensitive,” but let’s not beat around the bush. This is what white supremacy looks like in 2013 — the idea that a group of people not living by Western standards are automatically “primitive savages.”
The mere fact that he was taken in by an indigenous village, unharmed, and decided to turn around and portray the people who opened their home to him as cannibalistic savages is a disturbing effort to create colonial propaganda. The fact that he listened to a current language spoken by an existing people and called it “another language from another time” proves that he doesn’t view them as real, equal human beings, but as a concept to be exploited for a cheap film.
Reason #3825 Why Eli Roth Can Politely Fuck Himself With A Cactus
“Just what I wanted, another Tyler Perry movie!” said no one ever.