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by Jennifer
42 minutes ago
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 180
Views: 6475

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

It's a movie where a warlord-king refuses to take in refugees and works with a CIA agent to stop an usurpation by a Black Power liberation guy. This is the sort of movie that conservatives would have orgasmed to in an earlier generation. Yeah, but it also makes black people happy and proud, which m...
by Jennifer
Today, 18:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 180
Views: 6475

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Ok, I saw it. I really, really liked it. Yeah, there were a few things I could nitpick, but it was a great super hero movie. But I don't get why liberals are spooging over it. The real mystery is why so many conservatives are so butthurt over it. This Ben Shapiro clip almost physically hurt to watc...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 21:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 385
Views: 8290

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I'm just going to go ahead and admit that the first time I read Jennifer's latest comment, I read "Disney put out a movie about some little girls who are poor but eventually they save their penises ...." Obviously I never would've written such a thing -- when lady Disney characters achieve happines...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 591
Views: 12964

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

How does Congress not impeach? A man that compromised can't run the government, unless he essentially agrees to be ceremonial head of state while Mike Pence is effectively PM. Typical liberal propaganda topped by an unhealthy dollop of wishful thinking. The whole system is corrupt and there's no re...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 385
Views: 8290

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I'm imagining Peterson getting all gripey and butthurt now because, Disney put out a movie about some little girls who are poor but eventually they save their pennies and, via prudent investing and etc., end up quite prosperous. (There's a subplot involving an adorable anthropomorphic talking woodla...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 385
Views: 8290

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Huh, so with the "archetypes" bit added to my search terms, I was able to find a transcript of Peterson's SB fondness, via "The Art of Manliness" (which is a very good and interesting blog much of the time, BTW, not an MRA blog despite the name AND the Peterson interview.) https://www.artofmanliness...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 05:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76611

Re: I may want to see that?

The Communist murders were also far less thorough --the gulag for all its horror wasn't an extermination camp. Jews in Soviet Russia and Commie Europe in general certainly had a bad time of it with some of them being murdered, but Communism never tried to systematically wipe all ALL of them the way...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 04:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 385
Views: 8290

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I tried to find a transcript so I could read what he said about Sleeping Beauty (Seriously, WTF is this "wisdom" which gets destroyed by Frozen's insidious message)? You'd think a guy as fond of tradition as Peterson would have some appreciation for the printed word in addition to videos.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 01:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76611

Re: I may want to see that?

Woo that guy murdered and starved and imprisoned a lot of people guys. He's at least the Dan Marino of totalitarian murderers and I give him no credit for intent. His inadvertent starvation is just as bad as his deliberate actions. If we are playing hypotheticals, does a hitler win preclude a stali...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 01:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76611

Re: I may want to see that?

I'm in the "Stalin was less-bad than Hitler" camp. It's true that Communism killed a lot more people than Nazism, but Communism also had a much longer timeline and much larger populations to work with. For example: in our for-reals timeline, much of postwar sub-Saharan Africa went Communist, fucking...
by Jennifer
15 Feb 2018, 23:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 176
Views: 5034

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

Goddamnit, this is just plain mean spirited... I'm just really troubled by this trend of not just playing with immigration numbers and visas and official immigration policy but of mean spiritedness on a personal level. Like with the blanket travel ban interfering with cultural and scientific co-ope...
by Jennifer
15 Feb 2018, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 385
Views: 8290

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

If we're talking about Frozen, I don't know why we're taking about Citizen Kane and not Transformers 3. Because Peterson said that “art” is not political. Citizen Kane is pretty universally viewed as art, while Transformers is not. Strictly speaking, he said art couldn't be created with a political...
by Jennifer
15 Feb 2018, 08:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 385
Views: 8290

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

So what you’re saying is, if you don’t have anything terrible to say about Peterson, you should be prohibited from the thread. Who said that? FWIW, I'm still trying to figure out what point you were attempting to make when you responded to mentions of stupid things Peterson said and did with allusi...
by Jennifer
14 Feb 2018, 22:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1046

Re: The Omnivore's 100

In the category of "Fruits That Kill With Gravity" I really like jackfruit. It hits all of the right notes. Tropical, floral, texture is interesting but not slimy. Bonus: if you buy a whole one you can break out the machete to get into it. If you don't like juicy fruit gum this is not the fruit for...
by Jennifer
14 Feb 2018, 19:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 36
Views: 460

Re: Idiocracy is here

If the commercials weren't effective then the advertisers wouldn't be able to afford to run them. With a $40 price tag on what's probably a $5 bear, you don't need many hits to come out ahead. Especially when you're advertising on what is essentially the Dogpatch Herald of the TV world. After all, ...
by Jennifer
14 Feb 2018, 18:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 385
Views: 8290

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I don't know; if he posted a video about that movie it hasn't gained much traction. Is there an actual point you're trying to make, albeit in a humorous fashion? If so I seem to be missing it; would you mind stating it straightforwardly? I get the presumed joke of "Anytime someone mentions a stupid ...
by Jennifer
14 Feb 2018, 18:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 385
Views: 8290

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Was he stupid enough to videotape himself kicking the kitten, then published it as an example of proper masculine behavior in today's hectic modern world? Because his complaints about Frozen propaganda actually were handled like that; it's not a case of someone secretly recording him when he thought...
by Jennifer
14 Feb 2018, 18:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 36
Views: 460

Re: Idiocracy is here

It is relatively rare for me to see commercials anymore because most TV I watch was DVR'd and I fast-forward through the ads. But last night, that Hitler documentary was on more for background noise than anything else, and since it was NOT prerecorded I could not skim through the ads. Maybe in an al...
by Jennifer
14 Feb 2018, 17:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 385
Views: 8290

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Apparently Peterson really really hated the movie "Frozen," not because he has a little girl who subjected him to 5,000 daily renditions of "Let it Go" back in the day, but because the whole message of "Hey, little girl, you don't NEED to wait for a handsome prince to come along and save the day" is...
by Jennifer
14 Feb 2018, 09:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4715
Views: 85559

Re: Orange is the new President

??? The right wing obsession with SNAP is baffling. No mystery why the right wingers hate it; its recipients are poor people who lack bootstrappiness, else they wouldn't need help in the first place. Plus of course they like to spread bullshit stories like this: https://twitter.com/stillgray/status...
by Jennifer
14 Feb 2018, 06:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1046

Re: The Omnivore's 100

JasonL wrote:
13 Feb 2018, 21:08
Durian is gross because of smell. Did it once in Bali.
What did it taste like?
by Jennifer
14 Feb 2018, 04:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 36
Views: 460

Re: Idiocracy is here

Yikes! I just saw the Trumpy Bear commercial on actual TV! AHC -- the so-called "American Heroes Channel" -- airing a documentary on "Hitler the Actor: Part 2." That great American hero, Hitler.
by Jennifer
14 Feb 2018, 00:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 385
Views: 8290

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Huh? The alt-right types aren't going up against identity politics; they're embracing it to toxic extremes. Ditto the MRA-types who loathe those with the identity of "woman."
by Jennifer
13 Feb 2018, 21:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 385
Views: 8290

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Very long, but actually good, essay on J Peterson: https://areomagazine.com/2018/01/29/the-guru-appeal-of-jordan-peterson-in-our-post-everything-world/ Eh, I got as far as the sixth paragraph under the religious philosophy subheading before turning my attention to other matters. The premise mention...
by Jennifer
13 Feb 2018, 17:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Omnivore's 100
Replies: 105
Views: 1046

Re: The Omnivore's 100

I've known about durian since I was a little kid -- IIRC The Book of Lists mentioned durian as the smelliest fruit yet surprisingly tasty -- and for the past few years I've lived in places where durian fruits can be bought at certain local supermarkets, but I don't want to take a whole fruit home an...