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by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 15:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I don't wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 2527
Views: 89512

Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

Based on the entertainment industry's moves over the past decade, I can only assume that Congress passed a law banning the creation of new IP in movies and TV shows. Eh, plenty of new shows it there not based on existing IPs*. But MTV actually putting together a show-necromancy department is more t...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 15:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I don't wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 2527
Views: 89512

Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

Good on them if they do, as that's probably the hardest market to successfully go after. I have to wonder who this is aimed at. There seems to be a formula of starting with an appeal to the nostalgia audience while flinging a few bones of contemporariness to see what sticks to the wall of the young...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 04:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I don't wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 2527
Views: 89512

Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

The funny thing is that all the reactions stem from a blurb in a press release. To be brutally fair, we don't even know if this show will even manifest, much less how bad it will be. Stay in your lane, Millennials. Gen X culture is not your costume! Well, elsewhere, I've found out that there's anoth...
by Eric the .5b
22 Jun 2018, 20:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 51
Views: 633

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

Calling it sabotage misses the point I think. It's a genuine difference about what counts as freedom - if you follow Balko on Twitter you'll see a lot of those kinds of exchanges. It doesn't matter if the difference is genuine or not. The ACLU has stood for a particular stance on what freedom is an...
by Eric the .5b
22 Jun 2018, 20:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 51
Views: 633

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

Truth, but post Skokie they ate it hard in a lot of places and a bunch of money and some staff skeddadled. And the people who donated and went to work for them since then knew what the ACLU was about. 'Sabotage" might be slightly too strong a word for this, but only slightly. I believe the preferre...
by Eric the .5b
22 Jun 2018, 19:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 51
Views: 633

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

dhex wrote:
22 Jun 2018, 19:29
Truth, but post Skokie they ate it hard in a lot of places and a bunch of money and some staff skeddadled.
And the people who donated and went to work for them since then knew what the ACLU was about.

'Sabotage" might be slightly too strong a word for this, but only slightly.
by Eric the .5b
22 Jun 2018, 18:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I don't wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 2527
Views: 89512

Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

Reboot of the MTV animated show Daria . Except it'll be Daria and Jodie . Who the Hell is Jodie? A minor character who was a black girl in Daria's school. I don't even remember anything about the character, and I watched a number of episodes of the show back in the Thoreauic Age. Apparently, having...
by Eric the .5b
22 Jun 2018, 17:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2575
Views: 126457

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

That's demented; I'm not sure whether in the good or bad way.
by Eric the .5b
22 Jun 2018, 17:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 51
Views: 633

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

dhex wrote:
22 Jun 2018, 15:01
We forget how bugfuck nuts opposition to the aclu was forty years ago.
It's not the opposition, it's that the opposition is now calling from inside the house.
by Eric the .5b
22 Jun 2018, 02:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 51
Views: 633

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

It was easier for the ACLU to justify defending Nazis to their donors when they were just maginalized kooks in Peoria as opposed to presidential advisors. They still lost a fuckton of donors back then because the American left viewed them as nothing more than legal aid for left-wing causes that got...
by Eric the .5b
21 Jun 2018, 19:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 51
Views: 633

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

And, frankly, I'm not seeing the harm from allowing a little more hate speech. We didn't get a President who calls Nazis "very fine people" because we let guys with swastika tattoos get parade permits. We got him because he had a reality TV show on NBC. We got him because he held his rallies. We go...
by Eric the .5b
21 Jun 2018, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 51
Views: 633

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

Also, I thought that the ACLU was for intellectual types, smart and idealistic law grads, people who read a lot, etc. How dumb do you have to be to think that relaxing the protections of the First Amendment will benefit marginalized groups? It's never the dominant factions who need free speech prot...
by Eric the .5b
21 Jun 2018, 17:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 51
Views: 633

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

I am not really bothered by the ACLU refusing to represent (for free!) people who are agitating against civil rights. Well, I'm a donor and I'm bothered because I'm donating to defend principles, not people. Same. Though, going by the outsize hate Blues have for libertarians (because libertarians->...
by Eric the .5b
21 Jun 2018, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 51
Views: 633

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 14:51
Eric the .5b wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 14:42
When are you bothered by anything most people here are bothered by, FFF?
Well, you bother me, so there's that. And Trump too. So, those two things.
I'm not aware that most people here are "bothered" by me.

But Trump, I'll give you that.
by Eric the .5b
21 Jun 2018, 16:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5529
Views: 217869

Re: Light laffs

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by Eric the .5b
21 Jun 2018, 14:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 51
Views: 633

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

When are you bothered by anything most people here are bothered by, FFF?
by Eric the .5b
21 Jun 2018, 14:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 51
Views: 633

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

At the same time, the memo reads like an attempt to persuade and/or appease staffers who want to take a sharp turn in how they prioritize free speech issues. And that worries me. The organization is probably still dominated at the higher levels by Boomer and Gen X civil libertarians who will contin...
by Eric the .5b
20 Jun 2018, 23:01
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 287
Views: 12609

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

tr0g wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 22:54
I think it was Bunny Huang, so maybe it's on his blog.
I don't see it there, but I also think the poster was a skinny white guy.
by Eric the .5b
20 Jun 2018, 20:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 236
Views: 13293

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

As for the 'other' solstice - tomorrow - apparently the world is once again about to end: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/711049/end-of-world-rapture-june-21-2018-summer-solstice-earth-bible-apocalypse-jesus Well, at least we don't have to roll our eyes at stories about this coming apoc...
by Eric the .5b
20 Jun 2018, 19:19
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 287
Views: 12609

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Maybe a decade ago, I read a blog post by someone who frequently used a tactical pouch belt, the sort you can unclip, run through an x-ray, then clip back on, for both everyday use and air travel. At least at the time, it didn't count as luggage, and so it was a handy way to carry a load of things o...
by Eric the .5b
20 Jun 2018, 18:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7676

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

And my cynicism explodes as I follow the links and learn that this abuse is a continuing thing documented not not just back into the Obama administration, but was already being litigated back in the Bush administration. It's undoubtedly happening to many more children now, as the number of kids in d...
by Eric the .5b
19 Jun 2018, 19:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5239
Views: 112954

Re: Orange is the new President

*Nice classical reference ;) Hey, know your audience. :) But, also quoting you: Oh, fuck. The GOP really has sold it's soul: https://twitter.com/QuinnipiacPoll/status/1008801403333238784/photo/1 I think those numbers would be different if a Blue president were in charge and doing this (see the reac...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2018, 23:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5239
Views: 112954

Re: Orange is the new President

Meh. In the world where Trump keeled over before the Team Ted debates, people would be going on about how "Only Ted Cruz" or "Only Jeb Bush" would be doing this stuff that Red voters are clamoring for and that Team Red is eager to do. You truly think Cruz or Bush (especially!) would be putting chil...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2018, 19:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5239
Views: 112954

Re: Orange is the new President

Meh. In the world where Trump keeled over before the Team Ted debates, people would be going on about how "Only Ted Cruz" or "Only Jeb Bush" would be doing this stuff that Red voters are clamoring for and that Team Red is eager to do. You truly think Cruz or Bush (especially!) would be putting chil...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2018, 18:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5239
Views: 112954

Re: Orange is the new President

Meh. In the world where Trump keeled over before the Team Ted debates, people would be going on about how "Only Ted Cruz" or "Only Jeb Bush" would be doing this stuff that Red voters are clamoring for and that Team Red is eager to do.