Why do I respect cosplay folks? Because they make the unreal real, at least for a moment.
OMG!! I love love love it so much!
Photography: Janet Drake
Edit: Jwan Reber
Costume: Knightess Rouge
Well, just wow.
I am running out of ways to say how amazing these people are.
Fantastic job, everyone.
In a single tweet, here’s the problem with strident pro-gun fandom. Replace the phrase”an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine” with “a +3 Staff of Lightning” or “my Nimbus 3000 broomstick,” and a belief reveals itself, a belief that the owning of a particular object will auto-magically make you safe. Not the training to effectively use such a thing, but instead just the simple possession of this or that particular weapon.
I grew up in a household with guns. They were not on display, but my father owned them, kept them in a gun safe. From early on, I was taught to respect guns as tools, tools that could be dangerous if mishandled and that should never be treated like a toy. As such, I’ve no problem with the private and considerate ownership of most firearms.
But what I see from the pro-gun lobby is a fetishism for the gun itself that has all of the glitter-eyed adoration of a child on Christmas morning. And the immediate cry of “No no no” at even the slightest mention of a limited playtime, well, that’s familiar as well.
Guns are not toys.
Moreover, guns are not magical items offering mystical shields of astral protection either.
One of my favorite Superman covers ever.
Man Of Steel #1 cover by John Byrne. 1986.
MRY Gets Glass
It’s official – MRY is entering the Google Glass game! Three members of our team – Senior Strategist David Trahan, UX Designer Lana Voynova, and Atlanta’s Lead UX Designer Thomas Strickland – have all been invited by Project Glass to be among the first consumers to get their hands on the coveted headsets. Our overwhelming senses of jealousy aside, we could not be more excited for our Glass Explorers to get their augmented reality on.
We sat down with David, Lana, and Thomas to get their initial thoughts on their Project Glass and their plans for testing out this new technology. First up, their invitation-winning tweets…
David Trahan, Senior Strategist
Lana Voynova, UX Designer
Thomas Strickland, Lead UX Designer, Atlanta
"It would be full of skeletal dogs, and hungover hangdog men offering half-empty bottles of orange soda or lint-covered candies, asking over and over, “So … your mother … you say she’s seeing someone new?"
My friend Thomas imagining THAT Nick Cave doing installation art (in response to NME’s embarrassing assumption that the dancing horses at Grand Central by artist Nick Cave are by singer Nick Cave)
You know that moment when you realize you can be overheard by others? That happened with me and … and @PRITheWorld.
It’s not just tea time. It’s New Deal tea time.