Fox & Friends host explains the Matrix, poorly

On Sunday, Elon Musk tweeted about taking the Red Pill, which Ivanka Trump enthusiastically retweeted as "Taken!"

The Matrix co-creator Lilly Wachowski offered the perfect response to this:

On Monday morning, Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt tried to explain the origins of the red pill meme, which has been hijacked by the alt-right despite being created by two trans women.

You could take the Blue Pill if you wanted to go back home or you wanted the story to end. You could take the Red Pill if you wanted to continue on to Wonderland.

To be fair: in The Matrix, Morpheus does say, "You take the blue pill...the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill...you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." Because the character is speaking metaphorically to Neo about the fact that the world we know is a digital simulation and we're all just factory farmed batteries to feed evil robots.

It's not clear if Ainsley Earhardt understands this distinction. Read the rest

All feminists want to be raped, says Red Pill Reddit thread boss. Is he New Hampshire State Rep. Robert Fisher?

A GOP lawmaker swears he's not the notorious internet misogynist who said this... Read the rest

Zoe Quinn and Chuck Tingle are making an amazing game

Gamergate bogeywoman Zoe Quinn is making a new punk game, in collaboration with Amazon deep weird porn-writer (and table-turning, MRA-confounding Hugo nominee Chuck Tingle, and It. Looks. Awesome. Read the rest

Weird porn author who was dragged into Hugo Awards mess pulls off epic troll

For the second year in a row, a bunch of disgruntled "conservative" sf readers and writers are attempting to destroy science fiction's Hugo Awards by nominating slates of works that are, variously: rabid racist tracts; works by their ideological opponents; tepid military sf; works by bystanders; and weird porn by Chuck Tingle, a master of the form, who has nothing to do with any of this. Read the rest

Red Pill, Blue Pill: if Dr Seuss wrote about Men's Rights Advocates

Jaya Saxena and Matt Lubchansky roast the Red Pill men's rights movement in a scathing, scintillating, rhyming Dr Seuss parody that features such gems as: "They’re in the friendzone!/What a pity/Stuck in the orbit/Of a girl that’s pretty." Read the rest