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Headlines: 5/25/2017
Montana Election Results Tallied by Decision Desk as They Come In, In an AoS Comment Post
I don't want to step on the ONT, but if you want to follow the race where a Citizen Activist had his Safe Space violated by someone using Hate Questions and shut down those Hate Questions with a Speech Bodyslam, check it out
Social-justice kumbaya version of Reddit closes after burning through $11M in funding "a community forum product that was heavily moderated so as to conform with social-justice norms." [dri]
Fox Reporter Alicia Acuna, Eyewitness to the Alleged "Attack" on Guardian Propagandist Ben Jacobs by GOP House Candidate Greg Gianforte Now Walking Back Her Story. He'll hopefully win the seat and as a bonus, the Left will have potentially wasted their money on pervert/tax cheat opponent Rob Quist's campaign. [J.J. Sefton]
Youth Issues Cry for Help from Manchester Arena "Officials from Britain’s National Health Service offered regret that — despite having one of the world’s best-known socialized health systems — the government was unable to help the youth before his untimely death." [CBD]
Headlines: 05/24/2017
Contrarian Take: Ignore the Nay-Sayers, Guy Ritchie's Arthurian Spin in "The Legend of the Sword" is a Great Film That Gets At Deep Questions of Theodicy
I haven't seen it, so I can't comment. I guess my only thought is that a lot of the pans I've seen complain that "This isn't the classic King Arthur story!" Well, I do like the classic sort of stories, but we have seen those. I can't reject a film for trying a new take.
Zack Snyder Removes Himself from "Justice League" Franchise Due to Suicide of Daughter
Usually you'd say one of these "I'm resigning to spend more time with my family" statements is a cover, but in this case, there's probably a lot of truth to it. On the other hand, there is also probably a bit of non-coincidence here as well, as Snyder's vision has been rejected critically and also commercially (yes, the movies made money, but not nearly as much as was hoped for), and Warner Brothers (I think) is putting Silver-Age-loving Geoff Johns in as quarterback to guide the DC cinematic universe away from the suicidal "dark and gritty" trajectory Snyder put it on and back to a more optimistic, heroic place
BTW, I thought Watchmen was an okay movie -- but Watchmen was supposed to be a counterpoint and deconstruction of the usual comic book story. You don't give the Watchman treatment to non-Watchmen characters. I just don't understand why DC's animation department, and its much beloved hits Batman, Superman, JLA, and Teen Titans -- weren't taken as an existing model for success.
Study: Yes, Republicans Are Tuning Out ESPN; In Some Measures, Republican Viewership Falls by 36%
Meh, no big deal. It's not as if Republicans (formerly) were the biggest consumers of sports entertainment or anything.
Roger Ailes quipped, "Fox News serves a niche audience -- 50% of the country." ESPN seems to hoping for a similar play. They'll also be serving a niche audience -- the 35% of liberals who are frequent sports watchers.
Katy Perry: We Should Love Everyone, Even the Terrorists, Except for the Deplorables on the Internet, "which is y'know, sometimes a great place but an absolute, y'know, underbelly mob-pit of horribleness"
I'm always interested to see where the Absolute Moral Imperative of Loving Everyone gets suddenly switched off when it's someone the People Who Love have Group Permission to Hate
Would she call the jihadism movement "an underbelly mob-pit of horribleness"? No, she would not. Murderers are to be loved; people who point out that there are murderers are to be despised and ostracized.
The Most Ridiculous Twin Peaks Cameo
It's in episode 3; don't watch if you don't want it spoiled (as in, out of context). For context, this ridiculous character is named "Wally Brando" for some reason, and of course dresses like a young Brando, and does a bad Brando impression as he pontificates stupidly about his travels across America on his motorcycle. He also appears to be on the verge of laughing as he delivers some of these nonsense lines. The character he pontificates to, played by Robert Forster, has already indicated he's not very psyched to have to see this idiot, and just struggles to nod during Wally Brando's silly monologue, and waits for it to finally be over.
I usually don't find this kind of so-bad-it's-funny camp humor amusing (anyone can do things really badly, after all), but this particular example I liked a lot.
It should also be noted that not much in the show has been funny so far, so maybe I was just primed for a little levity.
Former Actress Amber Tamblyn Announces Her Privileged War on Tolerance
Former actresses never really die, not so long as Twitter allows them an account
Habitual Social Justice Warrior Harasser Freaks Out on Nazi-esque Agitator Richard Spencer at a Gym
The SJW in question was last seen harassing a Muslim former Georgetown professor for having the gall to write a pro-Trump op-ed for the National Laughingstock.
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