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by thoreau
Yesterday, 10:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 187
Views: 5491

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

Woke Bill Kristol continues to confuse my instincts. https://twitter.com/billkristol/status/967219581084368896 Help me out here. I get that I have landed in a parallel dimension, but there are a whole lot of those. So I need to ask a question to narrow things down: Was Season Five of Firefly any go...
by thoreau
23 Feb 2018, 15:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Weapons of math deconstruction
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: Weapons of math deconstruction

pistoffnick wrote:
23 Feb 2018, 14:40
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by thoreau
23 Feb 2018, 12:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Weapons of math deconstruction
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Weapons of math deconstruction

High school student reported to cops after someone noted that a square root symbol looked like a gun.

http://www.miamiherald.com/article201604224.html

Ivo Shandor was right.
by thoreau
22 Feb 2018, 18:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4740
Views: 87089

Re: Orange is the new President

Gotta be fake.

Trump's orders come on Kremlin letterhead.
by thoreau
21 Feb 2018, 16:48
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Nick tilts at CPAC and Milo
Replies: 23
Views: 1380

Re: Nick tilts at CPAC and Milo

I believe that when conservatives start selling dietary supplements to cranks a pop-up window appears, saying "ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!" And then their character's gold total goes up.
by thoreau
20 Feb 2018, 12:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11663
Views: 630351

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
by thoreau
20 Feb 2018, 11:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11663
Views: 630351

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
20 Feb 2018, 11:37
Everyone on Twitter should be liquidated.
Nowadays that would constitute a literal coup against the state.

Not saying you're wrong, mind you.
by thoreau
20 Feb 2018, 10:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9175

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

We should count the fingers on his right hand.
by thoreau
19 Feb 2018, 23:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4740
Views: 87089

Re: Orange is the new President

And he's running in Utah, the red state that had the strongest #NeverTrump third party candidate. If he denounced Trump and all his works he could probably cobble together enough McMullin Republicans, independents, and even Blues that he could win while alienating the Trumpsters.
by thoreau
19 Feb 2018, 21:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11663
Views: 630351

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Trigger Warning for Freddie DeBoer, but I like this metaphorical take on outrage culture

http://archive.is/g4mfx
by thoreau
19 Feb 2018, 19:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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

Sorry, I was not reading carefully enough. I thought that people were expressing annoyance with some of the commentary out there along the lines of "We've never had a black action hero before" and "This is beyond just a whole lot of fun, this is a transformative moment for society." If people were a...
by thoreau
19 Feb 2018, 18:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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 thoreau
19 Feb 2018, 18:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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

lunchstealer wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 18:32
thoreau wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 18:08
I'm gonna say that Black Panther is Marvel's best James Bond movie.
Black Panther Q is Best Q
So say we all.
by thoreau
19 Feb 2018, 18:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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

I'm gonna say that Black Panther is Marvel's best James Bond movie.
by thoreau
19 Feb 2018, 13:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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 thoreau
19 Feb 2018, 12:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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

I would say it was better than Marvel's average, but not awesomely spectacular or anything. Better than a lot of Marvel movies, not quite as good as the first Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy. On par with Dr. Strange.
by thoreau
18 Feb 2018, 23:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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

Also, when did thoreau get a byline at Breitbart. http://www.breitbart .com/big-hollywood/2018/02/16/black-panther-review-great-actors-make-failure-launch/ Um, Black Panther is not Trump. Killmonger is: An usurper who speaks with a down-scale American accent, crazy hair, gold themes on his costume ...
by thoreau
18 Feb 2018, 21:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 604
Views: 13713

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Another person from the Trump campaign is about to plead guilty and testify against Manafort:

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-p ... story.html

I wonder if that's part of why Trump was so grumpy on Twitter this weekend.
by thoreau
18 Feb 2018, 20:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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

I'm not a huge Ben Shapiro fan, but I will say that with both Wonder Woman and Black Panther there's been a certain kind of progressive commentary that could be summarized as "I've never seen an action movie before so I will assume that this is the first time there's ever been an action movie with a...
by thoreau
18 Feb 2018, 00:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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

I spent the last half of the movie wondering if the CIA agent would turn out to be in cahoots with the usurper, who is maybe loyal to the US (or pretending to be loyal) as part of some plot to put a US special forces commando on the throne. I am glad that they left room for that possibility, to keep...
by thoreau
17 Feb 2018, 18:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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.

But it's also a fun action film.
by thoreau
17 Feb 2018, 14:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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

Black Panther was the guy who feared a black planet. His usurper cousin wanted to bring it about.
by thoreau
17 Feb 2018, 14:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 229
Views: 7168

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 villain is into Black Power! He's even inspired by a father who practically recites a Ta-Nehisi Coates critique of Amer...