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Monday, May 2, 2016

The Gay Invasion!

Dear Readers:


This press release came out today and your ever vigilant reporter believes it is vitally important to be aware of the message!


Image result for GAY CLIPARTWhen it comes to portraying LGBT people onscreen, the Hollywood studios are falling behind the rest of the media, with three of the studios — Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros. — all receiving failing grades, according to GLAAD, the LGBT advocacy group, which released its annual studio report card today.
"Hollywood's films lag far behind any other form of media when it comes to portrayals of LGBT characters," Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD president and CEO said in releasing the report. "Too often, the few LGBT characters that make it to the big screen are the target of a punchline or token characters. The film industry must embrace new and inclusive stories if it wants to remain competitive and relevant."
Image result for GAY CLIPARTNo studio received a rating of “Good” for its 2015 releases. Lionsgate (which included LBGT characters in 33 percent of its movies), Sony (19 percent), Universal (19 percent) and Fox (12 percent) received “Adequate” marks, while Warners (20 percent) and  Paramount and Disney — neither of which included any LGBT characters in any of their movies —  got “Failing” grades.
AND THE (MY) MESSAGE IS: Who gives a shit what the LGBT community thinks?

These people are only 3% of the population, and this is a classic example of the "TAIL WAGGING THE DOG!"

Personally I couldn't care less about any representation of LGBT characters in the entertainment business ....., but since the highest concentration of gays exists within the arts themselves they naturally have sway over how they are depicted in general.

This doesn't bother me too much AT ALL ...., except on Coronation Street, where it seems like half the bloody cast is gay!

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AND WHILE WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT:


Image result for arab clipartScientists have known for a while that stereotypes warp our perceptions of things.(Those unconscious assumptions that worm their way into our brains, without our full awareness and sometimes against our better judgment — can influence grading choices from teachers, split-second decisions by police officers and outcomes in online dating.


Image result for rapper clipartWe can't even see the world without filtering it through the lens of our assumptions, scientists say. In a study published Monday in the journal Nature Neuroscience, psychologists report that the neurons that respond to things such as sex, race and emotion are linked by stereotypes, distorting the way we perceive people's faces before that visual information even reaches our conscious brains.

"The moment we actually glimpse another person ... [stereotypes] are biasing that processing in a way that conforms to our already existing expectations," said Jonathan Freeman, a psychology professor at New York University and one of the authors of the report.
The scientists put participants to work at a computer rapidly sorting those faces into categories: male or female, black, white or Asian, happy or angry. What they didn't tell the participants was that they were tracking the subtle movements of their mouse — looking at where instinct pushed them to go in the first hundred milliseconds after an image appeared, before they had time to process the face and then sort it accordingly.
Although the participants didn't personally endorse stereotypes, it's clear that they affected the participants' unconscious thinking. Stereotypes can be like poison in the water we all swim in, and the brain, like a sponge, absorbs them, Freeman said, even when we don't want it to.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/05/02/scientists-show-how-we-start-stereotyping-the-moment-we-see-a-face/

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SHADES OF "BACK TO THE FUTRE" BUNKY:
PARIS — A Frenchman has flown more than two kilometres on a hoverboard in an apparent new world record.
The Guinness World Records reported on its website that 37-year-old Franky Zapata travelled 2,252 metres off the French Atlantic coastal town of Sausset-les-Pins on Saturday at a height of 50 metres above the surface of the water.
It said a Guinness World Records official was on hand for the flight and determined that it beat the previous record of 275.9 metres by Canadian Catalin Alexandru Duru last year.
Zapata achieved the new flight on a jet-powered craft developed by his company Zapata Racing. He also held an earlier Guinness record for doing 26 backflips with a water jet pack in a single minute.



Franky Zapata crushes hoverboard world record with his flyboard Air between Carry-le-Rouet and Sausset-les-Pins. This is the first press video released by Zapata Racing.