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Superstar Graffiti Artist David Choe Says Admission Of “Rapey” Conduct Was Simply “Dangerous Storytelling”
Choe has released a statement saying that a story he told on a podcast about a sexual incident with a masseuse in March was not “fact.” Vice, Choe’s current employer, is “looking into” whether they will continue to work with him.
Graffiti artist David Choe, who has worked with Facebook, CNN, HBO, and Vice, admitted to what he described as “rapey” behavior in a March 10 episode of a podcast he co-hosts with Asian porn star Asa Akira.
On this podcast, which had been overlooked until a post on xoJane on April 17, Choe discussed getting a massage from a masseuse he calls “Rose.” He said he got an erection during the massage and began to masturbate in front of the masseuse without telling or asking her. He recounted the incident:
It’s dangerous and it’s super self-destructive. I’m at a place and there’s potential for a lawsuit… and she has given me no signs that she’s into me or that this is appropriate behavior. In my head I go, Do you care if I jerk off right now? and it sounds so creepy in my head that I go I can’t say that out loud … So I go back to the chill method of you never ask first, you just do it, get in trouble and then pay the price later.
…So I just start jerking off. So then her hands gets off my leg and she just stops … I go “Look I’m sorry I can’t help myself — can you just pretend like I’m not doing this and you continue with the massage?” And she’s like “All right” and she does … I’m like “Can I touch your butt?” and I reach out and touch her butt and she pulls away. She doesn’t want me to touch her butt.
Rose continued the massage. He asked for oil, and she poured it on him. On the podcast, he then admits that he grabbed her hand and placed it on his penis. He asked if she would spit on it, and she said no. He asked her to kiss it, and she said no.
She’s definitely not into it, but she’s not stopping it either. I say, ‘Kiss it a little,’ she says, ‘No, all the massage oil is on it,’ and I take the back of her head and I push it down on my d**k and she doesn’t do it. And I say, ‘Open your mouth, open your mouth,’ and she does it and I start facef**king her.
Choe says that he continued with the act until he ejaculated into the masseuse’s mouth. Rose refused to have sex with him, and allegedly asked him to lie back down so she could continue with the massage.
After Choe told the story, his co-host Akira said, “You raped her.” Choe responded:
With the rape stuff… I mean, I would have been in a lot of trouble right now if I put her hand on my dick and she’s like, ‘F**king stop I’m gonna go call security.’ That would have been a much different story… I just want to make it clear that I admit that that’s rapey behavior, but I am not a rapist.
While he denies that his actions are sexual assault, the definition of rape under California law is an “act of sexual intercourse… where it is accomplished against a person’s will by means of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the person or another.”
And we wonder why grown-ups are so pissed off all the time.
In college you have a meal plan.
In college, you can have corn dogs, Lucky Charms, salad, soft-serve ice cream, and a bowl of french fries in one sitting. Now, you can’t even afford the bowl to put the Lucky Charms in. Grocery shopping sucks.
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After college you have to grocery shop.
Everything is so expensive and you just want to cry because you have to choose between laundry detergent and a box of 24 Stop and Shop brand donuts.
You are starting to understand why your parents were such bitches about grocery shopping all this time.
In college you have “Thirsty Thursday.”
In college, Thursday nights were the beginnings of your weekend because you never took Friday classes, and, if you did, you just skipped them. Too bad in the real world you can’t just not show up for work every Friday.
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After college you have “Thursday.”
You used to think Thursdays were the best, now you just think they don’t suck THAT bad.
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“You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” So tame responsibly.
Do what makes you happy because your heart knows best.
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Never lose that childish ability to see what’s really important in life.
All you need is to truly love one thing to be filled with love for everything.
The grass always seems greener elsewhere, so remember that’s just an illusion and be happy where you are.
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It was only a matter of time.
It’s the biggest mark of disrespect when people don’t return things they’ve borrowed.
THAT TUPPERWARE WAS PART OF A SET GODDAMMIT.
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You overshare details of your life…with complete strangers.
“So my doctor says it isn’t contagious, so that was a HUGE relief.”
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It takes you ages to leave the house because you never know where your phone/keys/wallet are.
Or your memory.
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You can no longer keep up with the latest music.
And why can’t he just be a nice young man?
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