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Jul 16
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The concept of “expertise” in general, I think, gets to Trump, because it conflicts with his ego. Certainly, the things Trump himself is good* at are, of course, things that can only be accomplished by an expert, and “expert!!” is totally what Trump is. But other people, on any subject Trump hasn’t really thought about Read more

Jul 16
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Yeah, I think a few of the minor scenes of people falling off ships, especially those where the perspective and apparent size of the ships changes quite dramatically, are stitched in from Captain Blood. This is pre-Kurosawa, and a full generation before Star Wars, so I think they tended to be a lot more loosey-goosey Read more

Jul 16
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The New Mutants is the Chinese Democracy of the Disney vault. Read more

Jul 16
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Yeah, what’s missing in the X-men/minority metaphor is the legal concept of “proportionality”. There is significant usefulness in drawing the metaphor, specifically because it highlights the lengths bigots will go to justifying their bigotry in the name of some actual, tangible threat of harm. Bigots believe that gays Read more

Jul 16
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It’s not even that it is happening. Donald Trump says it’s happening. He said it was happening literally yesterday: Read more

Jul 16
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Well, there was the obligatory “Washington Football-y McFootballfaces”, but Twitter polls have learned that suggestion always wins, so they usually just ignore it.

Jul 16
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Out of curiosity, any Voyager haters here who feel like sharing why they dislike it without spoiling the final 2 seasons?
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Jul 15
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George Clooney has played a lot of shady or ambiguous characters, so even if he’s another target, he carries less weight than Hanks, who has almost always played nice guys in his career.

Jul 15
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If that wasn’t enough, Flora Robson plays, bar none, the most baller Queen Elizabeth ever put on film. Read more

Jul 15
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Captain Blood is a worthy pick, but if we’re being honest, my suggestion would be Captain Geoffrey Thorpe from The Sea Hawk. Captain Blood showed what a debonair and dashing rogue Errol Flynn could be. The Sea Hawk was the apex of the form.

Jul 15
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Really, I’m just glad that everyone in Maine finally wised to her game. It wasn’t that she was ever actually independent or reasonable. She is, and always has been, a pretty by-the-numbers Chamber of Commerce Republican. It’s just that she would sometimes toss her vote away on votes that were broadly small-l Read more

Jul 15
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Ironically enough, on this day in moose history, a moose bit my sister in 2005 . . .

Jul 15
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Yeah, this is just the personality disorder talking. I’ve seen this before. Read more

Jul 15
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He’s like two or three weeks from full-on Ghostbusters-riffing, except not ironically. Right down to Ben Carson Ernie Hudson-ing behind him.

Jul 15
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I also hasten to point out, that’s not freedom of speech. “Freedom of speech” refers to the fact that the government cannot restrict your right to speak based purely on the content of that speech, or at least, cannot do so without meeting a bar that, to this point, has proven insurmountably high in courts of law. The Read more

Jul 15
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I can think of one, but I think it ultimately reflects quite well both on Spiderman, and Raimi’s portrayal of him:

Jul 15
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I’m laughing, but good God, that woman just had no chance at life from the outset. Her parents condemned her the moment they named her.

Jul 15
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Well, any advice that involves rewatching “The Naked Now” is already starting off on the wrong foot. But as it turns out, both Data and Tasha were effectively space drunk. The difference is that Data is a childlike innocent, while Tasha is not. While we cannot state with complete certainty, as she was canonically in Read more