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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1654
Views: 58736

Re: Twitter!

What? Surely Popehat's screenshots can't be from "our" milaterry loyer; the words are spelled too correctly.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 224
Views: 7036

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

I have no interest in defending Ben Shapiro. He can go fuck himself. I will voice a certain amount of agreement.with points made by reasonable people in this thread. Certain patterns of commentary are out there, I will roll my eyes at them, and I hope Ben Shapiro stays the fuck away. Shapiro wasn't...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 18:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9085
Views: 296256

Re: Petty annoyances

Right now I assume this is merely a "petty annoyance"; if unlucky, it might because a HUGE BIG DEAL. Get this: Jeff and I left our apartment a bit after 1 this afternoon to run various errands. Got back a few minutes before 6 pm and found a form-letter note from the apartment management [whose offic...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 18:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 224
Views: 7036

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

If my buddy keeps saying it is great and plot doesn't matter but it is great because...hey, look, over there! But it is great and I am just being silly to care about plot and yeah it's great..... And in other conversations he will take any and all female supporting characters from comic book movies...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 224
Views: 7036

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

For instance, I will go to the mat arguing that Wonder Woman had a ton of problems with the plot. I mean, come on, it's a DC movie! But I will also say without hesitation that it's the best DC movie thus far in this continuity. OTOH, I have friends who insist that it was great but can't really expl...
by Jennifer
18 Feb 2018, 20:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 224
Views: 7036

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

He was clearly mocking people who were acting like going to this movie was like attending the Million Man March (wanting everyone to know it as they did). Had Shapiro chosen to similarly mock people who were carrying on about Wonder Woman ("What, getting the vote and the right to no-fault divorce w...
by Jennifer
18 Feb 2018, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3775
Views: 110631

Re: When journalism goes bad

What lessons should be drawn from the most recent school shooting? That schools ought to Do Something to curb students' cellphone use. https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/02/17/586534079/should-the-parkland-shooting-change-how-we-think-about-phones-schools-and-safety?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=webs...
by Jennifer
18 Feb 2018, 15:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 224
Views: 7036

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

Shapiro wasn't talking about them. Yes he was. It was a direct call out to that mentality. I haven't seen fans of the movie making those claims. I've seen it all over my Facebook feed as well as numerous articles saying as much during the run up. Some examples: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/ma...
by Jennifer
18 Feb 2018, 05:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 224
Views: 7036

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

Shapiro is now saying he liked the movie, FWIW.

by Jennifer
18 Feb 2018, 03:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 224
Views: 7036

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

I would actually agree with gist of what the Shapiro guy said (although I have no idea who the guy is). The gushing some proggies are doing over this movie is the worst kind of slacktivism. The idea that by going to this movie (and making sure everyone knows they are going to it) they are making so...
by Jennifer
18 Feb 2018, 00:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 600
Views: 13434

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Holy shit. I saw this earlier but thought it was from the Onion's cartoonist. But no; it's Ben Garrison. This is what Trumpsters actually believe.

by Jennifer
18 Feb 2018, 00:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 600
Views: 13434

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Wow. There really isn't a limit to how low he'll sink, is there?

by Jennifer
17 Feb 2018, 19:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 224
Views: 7036

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
17 Feb 2018, 18:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 224
Views: 7036

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
16 Feb 2018, 21:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 401
Views: 8744

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
16 Feb 2018, 19:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 600
Views: 13434

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
16 Feb 2018, 19:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 401
Views: 8744

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
16 Feb 2018, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 401
Views: 8744

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
16 Feb 2018, 05:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76691

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
16 Feb 2018, 04:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 401
Views: 8744

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
16 Feb 2018, 01:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76691

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
16 Feb 2018, 01:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76691

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: 177
Views: 5259

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: 401
Views: 8744

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: 401
Views: 8744

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...