Because this slots in nicely with the middle class worldview that The Poors are fucked because they’re lazy/uneducated/etc but if bad things happen to Good People (Like Us!), well... it really makes you think, doesn’t it? Not that it could ever happen to Good People because they’re, well, Good People! Read more
Sorry, I was busy...
My girlfriend tells me that apparently there’s a counter narrative building, that the only people who don’t like Cats are the critics and, remember, the critics didn’t like Cats when it came out on Broadway either! Which.... fair enough, but the critics then were calling it a light bit of frippery that would soon be… Read more
The Red Letter Media guys coined the term “Passive Progressive”, which I unabashedly love. The progressive stance of offering a progressive character in the laziest, most passive fashion ever.
I find a dark irony realizing that at the dawn of the 20th century, it was thought that industry would become so efficient that we’d only have to work maybe fifteen hours a week? And that, it was argued, was simply because humanity had to keep doing things because we were too restless. Read more
Well it’s not like he could declare war on Iran so... next best thing?
I think the difference is that Kevin Feige had already gotten the MCU machine started before Disney acquired Marvel, so it was in Disney’s best interest to leave well enough alone. And in the wake of Black Panther’s cultural omnipresence and especially Endgame, they’re not likely to change course. Read more
“Damien! Put the Corgi down, Damien!”
Yeah but that works when you’re telling a mythic space fantasy. How do light sabers work? Who knows! How did they have a second Death Star in production so fast? Because they’re the bad guys! But Yoda.... SPACE MAGIC! As far as the movies are concerned, there’s never been a map and nobody’s really set down a strict… Read more