Fun fact: people espousing the greatest certainty about anything are generally the least informed. The more you know, the more you are aware of how much you don't know.
Wow, I'm old enough to be Austin's father but he's sounding like MY father! And Leon's too jaded to get it up even for Mega Man. Maybe this should be renamed "Three Old farts?"
I DID wonder if the sound had dropped in The Last Jedi! That's what you get when a franchise that portrays space as noisy suddenly accurately portrays space as silent.
I LIKED Guardians 2 (though apparently, everyone in the MCU has daddy issues).
On the subject of gender politics in movies, one film I saw this year was Anchor & Hope which did portray a lesbian couple as being perfectly normal (it's set in contemporary London). I wouldn't recommend it personally, but what was weird to me was how my uncle (who saw it with me and my mother) saw it as "lesbian propaganda" (he is considerably to the right of me, it's fair to say) while I just saw it as tedious because I realised how it was going to end after the first five minutes. I guess you can say it was meant to be more about the journey than the destination, but I just didn't care enough about the characters to want to keep watching (FWIW, it's currently 60% fresh on RT).
To introduce Anarchism to liberals - read The Dispossessed by Ursula le Guin, which features a realised anarchist society. And as for keeping the masses stupid, George Orwell's 1984 had "Ignorance is Strength" as one of the party's slogans and other ideas for how a totalitarian state remains in power.
This year I learned: 1) How to make banana bread (planning on baking some more in the next few days) and 2) how to record stuff and put it online (other people may wish I hadn't!)
Funny story: Orange (the colour) is named after the fruit, not the other way around. Prior to that, the colour was just considered a shade of yellow (or red).
Post by toushirokuro on Jan 12, 2018 13:15:52 GMT -6
At Leon's comment about running into people who think taxation is theft, I looked over at the co-worker of mine who has made clear their opinion that employers should not be taxed because they provide income to their employees.
XenoChrist: We're goin' down on it
Jan 13, 2018 10:03:12 GMT -6
XenoChrist: Jade's butt is a crime
Jan 15, 2018 17:50:15 GMT -6
johnpaul: It's so fine, It's a crime?
Jan 15, 2018 21:25:23 GMT -6
Dash Sean the Ragemonster: "Excessive Finery of the Butt" was outlawed in 1994 in reaction to the "Fine Butt Menace" which claimed the lives of 13 butt aficionados.
Jan 16, 2018 20:40:53 GMT -6
Jade: "Crimebutts", airing Fridays @8 on FX
Jan 17, 2018 4:43:31 GMT -6
johnpaul: # Jade's booty it so fine, It so fine that it's a crime, Jade's booty! Jade's booty! #
Jan 17, 2018 20:06:15 GMT -6
Dash Sean the Ragemonster: Following arrest, Jade's booty left its life of crime and joined the police force "Jade's booty, Jade's booty, what cha gonna do? What cha gonna do when it comes for you?"
Jan 17, 2018 20:33:34 GMT -6
someloser0: thank you all so much
Jan 24, 2018 19:05:49 GMT -6
someloser0: v.v i'll stop
Jan 24, 2018 19:05:59 GMT -6
someloser0: well, i mean. you know what i mean.
Jan 24, 2018 19:08:07 GMT -6
EsADeo: I don't know whether to post this in the forums for Season 2, 3 or 4, but technically I think Joan got what she wanted. An incredibly long time after she died, but still.
Jan 25, 2018 22:51:56 GMT -6
XenoChrist: Dash Sean is teh coolest evar!!!
Jan 30, 2018 4:44:04 GMT -6
Dash Sean the Ragemonster: Xeno... I don't know how to tell you this, but you are totally correct.
Jan 30, 2018 18:37:59 GMT -6
scarletr: Thank you all so much.
Feb 10, 2018 23:58:46 GMT -6
scarletr: Ever since Trump won, I noped myself out of reality.
Feb 10, 2018 23:59:31 GMT -6
scarletr: So just...thank you. All of you.
Feb 10, 2018 23:59:58 GMT -6
XenoChrist: I hope everything's okay scarletr
Feb 11, 2018 9:01:55 GMT -6
scarletr: It's a long story, friend. I'll tell it someday. But this might have to be my home base for a while.
Feb 12, 2018 22:01:36 GMT -6
XenoChrist: Good luck, I wish you well
Feb 13, 2018 12:54:14 GMT -6