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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    Perhaps relevant:

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    • Avatar veronica d
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      We haven’t even begun. Next we’re gonna add politics to video games.

      Here “politics” means cute trans cat girls with swords. Just you wait!Report

      • Avatar Jaybird
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        We all know that I am a huge wrongthinker.

        What’s interesting is that MattY started tweeting such things (and the two tweets in question are now deleted) after the merger.

        Vox now has new investors… which means a new and surely improved editorial outlook.Report

      • Avatar Damon
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        Fine. But I don’t have to buy that video game. I can continue to replay the Witcher 3 and romance hot female sorceresses.Report

        • Avatar Jaybird
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          I mean, look at stuff like Bible Adventures or the Noah’s Ark First-Person Shooter (you were “shooting” the animals with food to feed them, so it wasn’t Doom or anything). We look at that and snicker.

          Maybe it’ll work this time.Report

        • Avatar veronica d
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          Wait till the next DLC, with Geralt and Dandelion on a gay romp trying to track down Sigi’s secret cross dressing sex den. Plus you get transformed into a cute trans cat girl. It’s a hoot. There will be online co-op, if you know what I mean.Report

          • Avatar veronica d
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            And of course you’ll have to play it. The suede denim secret police will see to that.Report

            • Avatar Marchmaine
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              Heh, I think I know what Denim is and I think I know what suede is…Denim Suede?

              Me [Googles] Denim Suede
              Google: you must mean Suede Denim
              Me: I must
              Google: Dead Kennedys reference
              Me: Wait what? Huh, I guess maybe I just pretended to like that one song for that one girl.
              Still me: those jackets just look like suede jackets… I’m have no idea what’s going on anymore.
              Ongoing Me: So, about Integralism…Report

          • Avatar Damon
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            I never do on line co op. Well ok..once in the original doom but that was with coworkers at work on lunch break.Report

            • Avatar veronica d
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              Jokes aside, co-op play is a lot of fun, especially in the souls-likes. It’s pretty cool when you get matched with an eager noob and together go stomp a boss. You’re missing out.Report

              • Avatar Damon
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                I did the Online role playing game for 10 years. I’ve been a noob and the president of the organization, led raids to success, and screwed up and caused everyone to wipe. It was fun…but that chapter is closed.Report

              • Avatar veronica d
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                Ah yeah, I get you. The Souls style co-op works different from the MMO style. It’s just you matched with one other player who “summoned help,” typically for a level you’ve already completed, often just the boss.

                The whole “team style” co-op sounds pretty tedious to meb also.Report

              • Avatar Damon
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                Oh, it could be fun. Doing alien raids in our city..team of 6 folks who where in the org…sharing loot…kicking ass. Or joining a mass raid for top level gear with 100 folks…server lag all to hell. Those were the days.

                But the population dropped so much often times no one was around when I wanted to play…most of my online friends were in euroland..met some really cool folks though.Report

    • Avatar Chip Daniels
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      Yes, as I walked past shattered storefronts and the National Guard troops holding assault rifles outside my building, my thought was “My God, those woke professors are a threat to America!”Report

      • Avatar Jaybird
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        I’m amused by the whole “I stand by my criticisms” thing from someone who deletes his tweet history every couple of days.Report

      • Avatar Brandon Berg
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        They have been pushing the false narrative that led to the riots, so yeah, they kind of are.Report

      • Avatar Saul Degraw
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        Forgot it Chip, it’s Jaybird town. Everything must always be interpreted as a lib conspiracy instead of a normal business transaction.Report

        • Avatar Jaybird
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          Erm, Saul?

          The tweets he’s making fun of (and you’re attributing to me, for some reason) are from MattY.

          There’s no “conspiracy” here.

          There might be a “I never thought the leopards would eat *MY* face!” joke here… but there’s not a conspiracy.Report

          • Avatar Stillwater
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            Has it been mentioned yet that MattY auto-deletes old tweets regularly?

            I think it has.

            So I guess I’m confused about why you think MattY’s (regularly scheduled) auto deletion of two specific old tweets indicates a compromised editorial standard for Vox rather than some character defect of Yglesias?Report

            • Avatar Jaybird
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              That’s not the funny part. Neither is the part where he said that he stands behind what he said in the past.

              But when you put them both together?

              (Chef’s Kiss)Report

              • Avatar Stillwater
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                Not getting the funny.

                The OP is about a Vox/New York media merger. The second tweet is Yglesias saying he was wrong about woke culture leaving the campus. How do those two things interact in a chef-kiss funny way?

                Pretend I’m as dumb as I actually am.Report

              • Avatar Jaybird
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                My train of thought:

                The merger happened.
                My theory is that changes in editorial have started coming down. (MattY, for example, complained that there were a lot of things that he couldn’t, for professional reasons, complain about. Those tweets are, of course, gone.)
                He’s now tweeting that he stands behind what he said about leopards not being a big deal five years ago, but he’s opposed to leopards eating *HIS* face.

                And, of course, he deleted those tweets too.

                It’s got some Georges Danton irony to it.Report

              • Avatar Marchmaine
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                I think it makes more sense if you happened to see him publicly commenting about not being able to publicly comment on what he meant.

                Here I’d post a meaningful meme .gif that captured my befuddled state of mind.Report

              • Avatar Stillwater
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                Ah, OK. Still not feeling the funny, but at least now I can see it.Report

              • Avatar Chip Daniels
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                Exhibits A thru n of why Twitter is:

                Beneficial to the public for puppy and kitten videos;

                Useful to the public for short immediate notifications;

                Actively harmful to the public for serious political discussions;Report

              • Avatar Stillwater
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                If not for twitter I wouldn’t have access to lots and lots of videos showing cops assaulting peaceful protestors.

                That’s not a serious political discussion, though.Report

  2. Avatar Brandon Berg
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    In other Vox-related news, I saw an extra-Voxy piece of Vox a couple of days ago, in which Sean Collins really Voxed the bed. Not quite Maragayte-tier, but still pretty embarrassing. They’ve since cleaned up some of the more obvious Vox stains, but I archived it for posterity:

    This disparity is such that in eight US cities — including Reno, Nevada; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Scottsdale, Arizona — the rate at which police killed black men was higher than the US murder rate. And in 27 of the country’s 50 largest cities, the rates of police killings (of people of all races) is higher than the rates of violent crime. In many cities, like Kansas City, Missouri, and Columbus, Ohio, counting police killings as violent crimes would more than double the rate of violent crime.

    If you didn’t do a triple take, go back and read it again. Once you’ve confirmed that something is horribly wrong, click through and look at the chart below this paragraph to see what caused this train wreck.Report

  3. Avatar Saul Degraw
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    Vox Media purchased New York magazine in September 2019. I’m not exactly sure why this is news of “woke” lefties ruining everything for hardworking Amuricans such as yourself.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird
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      Please don’t imagine me posting this with brow furrowed in concern about the future.

      See me as posting it while chuckling.

      This is about the new funding and new editorial direction that Vox will be taking in the coming weeks and months.Report

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