The Ron Swanson of Westeros
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2/21/20
5:02 PM
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Respectfully, that isn’t what this is about. The question is whether the controlling organization has a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for the gender disparity in pay. This might work if it were something like, say, stripping or sex work (in an alternate universe where sex work was treated with the respect it Read more

2/21/20
3:17 PM
2

Trying to get through the “Heart of Stone” subplot to Witcher 3. Finished the regular game, which I loved, then went on to Toussaint, which I loved. This is kind of a slog, though, and there doesn’t seem to be any “You’re a really nice person, Shani, but I already picked Yen and do you know how many pieces she’d blow Read more

2/21/20
1:48 PM
7

SFDebris once did a truly herculean analysis of the production of the Star Wars trilogy, and Chuck’s conclusion was that George Lucas almost certainly had some kind of undiagnosed, high-functioning form of autism. Read more

2/21/20
1:09 PM
54

Take Judy Sheindlin, better known Judge Judy. While campaigning for Bloomberg, the New York Times reported that the television presenter told rally-goers: “America probably still needs a little tweaking, it doesn’t need a revolution.”
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2/21/20
11:16 AM
10

. . .Are you my neighbor? Because I just want to say, when I came over to help you with your garbage, I just wanted to be neighborly. Sorry to have scared you.

2/21/20
11:12 AM
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In season one, the Protectorate took in Takeshi after he killed his father, and then took him down when he joined the Envoys. This new body also comes with canine genetics, making Takeshi the omega to the Envoys’ alpha wolf pack. When they say heel, he stops dead in his tracks.
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2/21/20
11:06 AM
12

Yeah, I can’t help but feel that the worst thing about the digital capture technology that Lucas pioneered with the prequels (the prequels make a lot more sense if you think of them as obligatory films Lucas had to make to do what he really wanted to do, which was to beta test a new generation of digital and Read more

2/21/20
10:45 AM
20

To this day, I still use the sheepish explanation “I have a drinking problem” every time I spill something on me. And even people who do have alcoholism laugh at that joke, because the joke only works if you recognize that clumsiness does not constitute a serious problem. It’s a joke that, just like the rake gag from T Read more

2/20/20
4:31 PM
3

Season One of TNG is like some never-ending slurry of sexism, to the point that even in the episodes like “Code of Honor”, where the sexism isn’t actually the worst thing on display, the sexism is so. very. on. display. Read more

2/20/20
4:07 PM
1

Can confirm that’s actually a pretty common sentiment, and is generally considered one of the unambiguously good things that Jellicoe changed about the Enterprise. I’d go even further and say that the blue uniform also looked a lot better on Seven than the catsuit, even though she only wore the uniform for one episode. Read more

2/20/20
3:18 PM
2

Undercard selection, but the catchiest darn fake song I’ve ever heard was “Everybody Gets Laid Tonight” from the movie Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter. Not even “Toss a Coin to your Witcher” keeps pace:

2/20/20
2:16 PM
39

No matter how you change the rules, it will always be about that. And I know that and they know that. These women know what a pageant is, it’s just that they know they can win. And if the entire enterprise of femininity is fucked, then why not find ways to win where you can? Why not capitalize on it and earn a little Read more

2/20/20
1:48 PM
8

“Can’t” would be way too strong a word. From a strictly data cruncher’s perspective, the problem with 2016 was, essentially, that Nate Silver had it exactly right, but what he was right about is so counterintuitive that people just can’t wrap their minds around it. Read more