paigeharding
One Bird Mocking
paigeharding
Mar 3
29

So it’s my responsibility to have a baby because I’m supposed to support other people in retirement even though I’m never going to get to have one?* I mean, I’m not one of those people who’s unwilling to pay taxes in to support the public good. I’m happy to pay a higher tax rate (obviously based on income with Read more

Mar 3
1

I don’t quite agree here. Yes, the storyteller is not in the room with you, but you are still being told a story as a group and having those shared moments of suspense, joy and surprise as part of a group. You are all subconsciously connected by the same narrative thread. Read more

Mar 3
3

My son has ADHD, and I have always found it funny that when we try to watch something at home, he’s all over the place. He’s on his phone, he’s getting up and running to the kitchen or his room. But at a theater, ever since he was little, he just sits there and watches the movie. Read more

Mar 3
1

While I do lament the loss of the theater industry, I think the way the pandemic has been handled (objectively awfully) is only going to prolong the uncertainty in the US. Read more

Mar 3
2

The silence of the audience as we all watched “Joker” together was one of my favorite movie memories of recent years, as well as both times I saw “Mad Max: Fury Road” for the opposite reason!

Mar 3
5

I’ve watched Back to the Future countless times but never had the chance to watch it in the cinema. Because I was a baby. I have never laughed whilst watching it, until I went to a trilogy screening in 2015. I’ve never had a more concrete example of the power inherent in a communal viewing experience than that.

Mar 3
19

Absolutely. I know there’s a bunch of people on the Internet, esp. on io9, who are going to poo-poo it, but this time last year, I sat in a full theater that exploded in cheers at the stinger of the Sonic movie with the highly anticipated appearance of a certain two-tailed fox, and sorry, that’s not replicable on my Read more

Mar 1
16

I got my first dose of the vaccine the same day as President Biden, so I'm clearly better than Trump. My hospital should pay me extra for my vaccine ambassadorship. I take a walk almost every day at lunch, and I see the same people almost every day, and I've told almost all the people on my walk about my experience Read more

Mar 1
26

Mary Trump, his niece, says that he would never run in 2024 because he would risk losing again and he cannot bear that. I tend to believe her since she was the one who was running around with her hair on fire in late December trying to warn us that he was still extremely dangerous, and we all know how that turned out. Read more

Jul 12 2015
184

I think it’s easier for everyone to turn this into a question of whether Joan Jett — a famous person we’ve all heard of — did something ethically/humanly questionable back when she was 16. But what we really need to be focusing on is the grown man and rapist who committed these atrocious acts. Not only did he Read more