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My fellow Monsters, let me ask you: do you think Gina Torres is ever a bad thing? Do you think that David Boreanaz singing “Oh, Jasmine” to the tune of “Mandy” is bad thing? Do you think that a wee demon flinging a rubber hand at Amy Acker is a bad thing?
If you do, then sure, punch Kartheiser in the face, I guess.
But if you think those are all fabulous things that totally make up for the Cordelia-bonking and Keith Szarabajka’s unfortunate old-age makeup in that one episode… let’s chip in to buy the guy a helmet or something.
It is very reasonable to suggest that if you find some pleasure in watching something destructive in movie, it is because you genuinely want that exact thing to happen in real life to real people.
Whoops, should have been a reply to lil sebastian. Solidarity!
I will share your downvotes proudly. I watched just those few seconds with the field going boom about 10 times in a row. I didn’t know that’s what I’ve wanted to see all my life but IT IS.
It is certainly less fun, but it is also interesting to look at, especially if someone else has already done the part that takes effort. I skimmed through parts of the Pulp Fiction re-cut this morning because someone said “Hey, here’s a neat illustration of the importance of editing.” It’s not that I think, “Gee, this movie would be SO MUCH better if it was in chronological order,” but it is easier to understand how something works if you take it apart.
Phew. I read that Salon article this morning, and when I saw it linked here I had to know if anyone else here thought that it was terrible and wrong. BFFs!
You have covered the wrongness so can I just emphasize how terrible the writing is? It’s terrible! Note to the editors at Salon, if there are any: “indomitable” doesn’t mean whatever you think it does, “footsteps” and “ragtag” aren’t hyphenated words, and I’m not even going to get into the convoluted style of the entire piece. I’ve got red ink all over my monitor now and it’s your fault, Salon! Boo.
Also, Clooney came in after Batman Forever. At that point, what is left to destroy?
Yay. I know Kubrick is polarizing, but I love him and Eyes Wide Shut.
And re the CGI people: you can get the “unrated” version and the CGI is even more ridiculous when you see what they were hiding. It is genuinely hilarious, not pornographic. The censorship is counterproductive, because it all looks much dirtier when you can’t see what’s actually going on.
betheni, god, I don’t know what to say. Someone told me to be strong once, and I don’t really know why those two words helped me when it was hard, but for some reason they did. So if it means anything: be strong.
I was thinking about this more today, and: If there is anyone still reading this thread who is still all, “Everyone gets teased and it’s how kids are and what’s the big deal anyway?” –please think about this. The people describing what they experienced are still ashamed. That’s what’s insidious. I hate to speak for others, but I don’t think I’m the only one who finds it very hard to even admit how I was treated as a pre-teen/teen. I don’t know how to express the shame I still feel for things that were done to me. I know it’s not rational, but I still feel it. When adults make excuses for their abusers and say, “Well, I probably deserved it,” we realize it’s horrible that they’ve become so acclimated to abuse. Think about what it means when children feel that way.
Amen. I hate the word “bullying” because it covers such a range of behavior, which is why you get people saying, “Oh, that’s just how kids are.” Sure, kids tease each other and gossip and maybe get into fights occasionally (but adults should still intervene it when they’re aware it’s happening). But I was routinely targeted for abuse and casual nastiness on a daily basis for years, and eventually it was a good day if nobody spoke to me at all. And the lesson I learned was “I deserve to be treated this way,” because that was the only explanation that made sense.
This was 20 years ago, and there were actually a few kids in my class who had a much rougher time than I did. I can barely stand to think about it.
You & your godson are the best.
Do they have any stats on how many people think a percent sign goes before a number instead of after it? Because that’s the part of the population I’m more worried about.
Except it’s not a new model, and he’s not helping anyone but himself. The most generous interpretation is that he is so terrible at understanding the business that he genuinely believes he’s offering up some bold new vision… and that he’s such a solipsist that he thinks that his own experiences and goals are universal.
There’s a pretty thorough analysis at
Like the notorious lefties in Panama City, the Pentagon, the ABB plant, Appomatix, Huntsville, the Penske building, Virginia Tech, and Fort Hood?
Confirmation bias; you’re soaking in it.
I know it is just a typo and I’m not trying to be all Winwood about it, but “We got ourselves a regular Dane Cook over hear with the annunciation” amused me. I imagine an angel visiting Palin to perform some terrible stand-up at her.
Like, how many times are you going to want to get married? Most people only have weddings a few (dozen) times in their whole life. So if the government won’t let you marry the person of your choice I guess it might “ruin” that one day when you would have gotten married, but it’s still just one day so don’t get worked up about it, you guys!
I caught it a few months ago for some reason and I was happy that Winona & Ethan wound up together because they are both horrible people who entirely deserve the unending misery they will surely inflict upon each other.
Me too! Drunky high-fives! When I wake up tomorrow (as the sun sets, probably), future-me will be so angry at right-now-me. But I’m pretty sure future-me is a jerk who deserves to suffer.
He is so great at being so crazy, too! He’s Baltar without the whining. Love!
NOBODY has made a gif of Crispin Glover in Willard? Really? No rats pouring out of the elevator or anything?
You guys, I don’t even know how to do that because lame? But I came in here totally expecting to see one and laugh heartily and give upvotes. And that didn’t happen and now I’m almost sad enough to keep bloated rat corpses as collectibles.
(No, I’m not.)
lawblog, I am in awe.
Upvotes for Versus! Yay!
This is “a high-concept faith-based legal thriller.” What a good combination of things to be!
And it appears to share the “dying girlfriend” revelation. AMONG OTHERS.
I just stumbled upon this, and thought it might make Gabe feel better to know that other people shared his Comic-Con trauma. Or maybe this will just give him flashbacks, which could be entertaining for the rest of us.
You are the winner.