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by thoreau
15 minutes ago
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4304
Views: 166487

Re: Food

Yep.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 23:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4304
Views: 166487

Re: Food

I went to the Korean-Mexican fusion truck again this evening. Tofu burrito and fish taco. Anyone who dislikes either immigration or cultural appropriation is decrying a truly amazing cultural and culinary innovation, and should feel bad about themselves.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 17:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8659
Views: 241473

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Williams never complained publicly, people were upset on her behalf. Fair enough. Though I would totally get if she and the actors (all of whom also just collected SAG minimum) were upset at Wahlberg. Basically the complaint would be, "We all sucked it up to make sure everything got done and you're...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 17:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8659
Views: 241473

Re: Observations of the Random sort

So, wait, her complaint is that somebody else got paid for work that she decided to waive the fee for? This wasn't even a matter of her agent failing the Implicit Association Test and getting her a contact that obligated her to do reshoots without pay? She chose this? I mean, good for her for choosi...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 13:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3690
Views: 107693

Re: When journalism goes bad

I'm trying to work in a joke about Spinal Tap's drummers.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 11:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8659
Views: 241473

Re: Observations of the Random sort

He is totally within his rights to use the Spacey situation to leverage a payday. Of course, as he discovered, it also leaves him open to a PR mess if it comes out later. This. Yes, decoder rings, skin in games, value propositions, envy, etc. All that said, if you're in a business where image is ev...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 00:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 104
Views: 1350

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Lewinsky scandal.

by thoreau
16 Jan 2018, 23:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4563
Views: 79592

Re: Orange is the new President

Goddamnit, I was hoping they'd find some sort of terrible illness and announce that he only has a few months before he relocates to the extra-warm shithole where Nixon's hanging out these days.
by thoreau
16 Jan 2018, 20:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8659
Views: 241473

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I don’t understand why agents don’t act to equilibriate terms of deals. Maybe different clients have different clout? Maybe they value different things? Maybe she valued up-front pay more than terms like no extra fees for reshoots, while Wahlberg wanted different terms? Maybe a given client will ha...
by thoreau
16 Jan 2018, 20:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 459
Views: 8620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

She's a young photographer in Brooklyn. She got the attention of a women's lifestyle site in Brooklyn more easily than a major outlet But once she got their attention they got everyone else's attention.

Also, it's babe.net, not babe.com. I learned this the hard way.
by thoreau
16 Jan 2018, 14:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 459
Views: 8620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I suspect a lot of girls are still taught to be afraid of their sexuality. I don't think the current sex-negative trend in feminism is helping. But it isn't entirely sex-negative. It is sex-binary. There is totally awesome enthusiastically consensual sex. And there is rape. There is nothing in betw...
by thoreau
16 Jan 2018, 13:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2083
Views: 82503

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Damn, we keep losing 90's rockers. Hopefully when I reflect back on 2018 I won't be looking back in anger.
by thoreau
16 Jan 2018, 12:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 459
Views: 8620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Am I the only one wondering why we care about some random bad article on babe.com? If the dude's name was Aziz Khan, no one would care about this story, at all. Well, it involves sex, and sex sells, and among stories that involve sex this one is the perfect distillation of so many things that have ...
by thoreau
16 Jan 2018, 10:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 459
Views: 8620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Team anti David French http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455445/aziz-ansari-allegations-defects-modern-sexual-morality I think I am sort of on his side, actually. Or, at least, I think that if we are going to regard young women in the way that a certain type of feminist wants us to, then a dece...
by thoreau
16 Jan 2018, 10:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 459
Views: 8620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Team anti David French http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455445/aziz-ansari-allegations-defects-modern-sexual-morality I think I am sort of on his side, actually. Or, at least, I think that if we are going to regard young women in the way that a certain type of feminist wants us to, then a dece...
by thoreau
16 Jan 2018, 02:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3690
Views: 107693

Re: When journalism goes bad

I'm not sure just how free-market the status quo of whatever era was, but certainly free-market rhetoric can be used in ways that are more favorable to the interests of the haves than the have-nots. If a given industrial segment is doing well, free-market rhetoric can be used to argue against punish...
by thoreau
15 Jan 2018, 23:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4563
Views: 79592

Re: Orange is the new President

Mo wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 23:26
Do Republicans even know how to capitalism anymore?
Did they ever?
by thoreau
15 Jan 2018, 22:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 459
Views: 8620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Well, I guess the question is, enthusiastic consent as a standard for what? I think many people have been in a situation where they notice part-way through the act that their partner suddenly isn't into it. The decent thing to say is "Are you OK?" Often the answer will be the word "yes" but somethin...
by thoreau
15 Jan 2018, 22:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 459
Views: 8620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I'm generally perfectly fine with the idea of enthusiastic consent, but goddamn , I think it's on you if, absent any intimidation or threat or whatever, you go down on someone instead of just indicating in some way that you don't wanna. If you can't bring yourself to say "no", then maybe you just d...
by thoreau
15 Jan 2018, 20:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 459
Views: 8620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

More thoughts about Ansari: If a woman wrote about that without naming the man, it would be about how men need to pay more attention to nonverbal cues and I think we could all agree. By naming the man it turns into a question of whether his conduct was bad enough to merit exile from the professional...
by thoreau
15 Jan 2018, 15:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3690
Views: 107693

Re: When journalism goes bad

Some slippery slope arguments are reasonable, but once you start accepting slippery slope arguments you'll eventually accept the bad ones too and then everything goes to shit.

:)
by thoreau
15 Jan 2018, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8659
Views: 241473

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The only measure that matters is what The Market thinks. Which actor makes the most money?
by thoreau
15 Jan 2018, 01:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 459
Views: 8620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

That whole story annoyed me. Why would you go to someone’s apartment if you have no interest in sex? I’m genuinely asking. It’s like you’re not actually understanding what the different parts of a standard date are. Also a guy doesn’t want to play with your fucking hair in some situation that doesn...
by thoreau
15 Jan 2018, 00:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 459
Views: 8620

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

So, Aziz Ansari. https://www.google.com/amp/s/babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355/amp If the question is whether he should learn to read some clues, hell yeah. OTOH, he took her clothes off, she didn't put them back on, he asked her for oral sex and she did it rather than saying "No, I'm putting a...
by thoreau
14 Jan 2018, 15:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 75
Views: 1951

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Why are you posting that in this thread, Painboy? As near as we can tell no asses were disrupted.