#okay i love that data’s programming doesn’t allow him to store idioms as frozen phrases the way that humans do#which means he must process language as its root semantic meanings not as specific vocabulary#which suggests that data’s language center in his positronic brain always goes through a translation matrix#so english slash federation standard is not data’s ‘native language’ as his native language is raw android information#it’s also suggests something interesting about the weighted priority of english vocabulary in data’s translation matrix though#since he chooses ‘ignite’ instead of ‘burn’ and ‘petroleum’ instead of ‘oil’#’ignite’ instead of ‘burn’ suggests that english words with latinate roots as opposed to germanic roots#seem to be given more weight in the selection process#both ‘oil’ and ‘petroleum’ are latinate words but data’s program has selected the more subjectively formal of the two#uh i just fell down a rabbit hole that looks like the unholy love child of optimality theory and the oxford english dictionary help me#i’m gonna think on this more carry on nothing to see here#tl;dr: data is a computer mylittleredgirl none of this should be shocking yes ok
I love [Nicki Minaj’s] conscious reverse-gaze/subjectification of bodies.
why does tumblr think that nicki minaj is like fucking Louis Althusser omfg
i know it’s comforting to convince yourself that famous people secretly believe in tumblr social justice and agree with you but you’re gonna needa remove your tinfoil hat because it turns out that entertainers are actually not trying to send you subliminal Social Justice messages
YES! YES! YES! Someone understands!
Nicki Minaj was a Romney supporter because “y’all bitches is fucking up the economy”, if I remember correctly. Quite.
That includes Beyoncé and other black/brown/white celebrities you all salivate over and every single fave alive who claims to be “neutral” in situations that necessitate a partial stance. You can’t be friends with Obama and still somehow be an icon of liberation and what ever fucking buzzword it is making rounds these days on your hash tags and networks. Saying this should not elicit mob mentality but it does and it speaks volumes about the culture of entertainment-based cult worship (you don’t even have to pick up Adorno or Benjamin or the others to see this). It’s fucking sickening. I’m glad I wasn’t on this mentally warped website during the VMA’s or other events because then you see these self-proclaimed “radicals” providing sheltered apologia for elite celebrities who, let the day come, wouldn’t give a fuck about you or your worshiping of them. It goes for any country but especially the United States because these are celebrities colluding with Empire. If that shit doesn’t bother you and somehow remains a component of your reactionary understanding of “feminism” then el oh fucking el, child.