So this is a video of Andrew Garfield playing basketball with some kids in his like, legit movie Spider-Man outfit.
When I was way younger I waited in line for hours at a comic book store to meet what was (obviously now less obviously at the time) a guy dressed as Spider-Man to get his autograph. It really did not go well! I tried to play it cool, which basically has never been a successful strategy for me as a child or an adult.
If I were one of these kids, though, that got to play basketball with Spider-Man, like the actual Spider-Man from the movies because at that age what is an actor even, I would have lost my complete and utter mind. I guess the fact that I would have had to be outside on a basketball court kind of exclude this from ever happening to a young me, but it’s still nice to think that there’s still magic out there IRL.
It’s time, Internet. It’s time to find a new hill to fight and die on.
Seems like a good time for this.
I mean, also this. Because who cares.
Also are people legit feelings-hurt upset over this?
It’s so dumb, if you ever see me arguing or caring either way (as I just did a few minutes ago), know that I infinitely don’t care/think this is hilarious.
The standard pronunciation for most people has been GIF not JIF (simply because the G stands for graphical). This goes against the pronunciation that the creator (and the company he worked for). So who’s right? Is it the originator that lays claim, or the users of language? And what of people who spell it out when they say it (I say P N G instead of ping when talking about .png)?
Also, it should be noted that this conversation/argument is the only time people mention Compuserve, which I find hilarious.
Women read comics. Anyone at all engaged in social media knows this. Women read comics and are a driving force behind fandom. I think I could call them the driving force behind fandom and put up a convincing argument. Just think about it: what fandoms have driven America crazy in the last decade? Could anyone dissuade me from saying that they were Harry Potter, Twilight and the Hunger Games? “Avatar” may have put butts in theater seats, but you don’t hear about it… ever. No one is immersed in the world of “Avatar” except James Cameron and people who enjoy wearing Na’vi Zentai suits. “The Avengers” was pretty darn huge and, if Tumblr is any indication, a whopping portion of the people driving that fandom online do not possess a Y chromosome. Women engage in fandom to levels that men do not. When women get behind something, their sheer numbers and passion force it into the mainstream. That’s why you can name the actor who plays that werewolf kid in “Twilight” and probably sing at least the chorus to one Justin Bieber song. What do tween boys like? I have no clue. Sports? Probably sports.