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It’s called acting.
Each comment posted is basically an upvote, so as of this comment my “caption” has 23 upvotes and counting. GOOD GRIEF, five and a half years and it’s like you guys don’t know ANYTHING.
Uh, yeah, I did, it’s called THE WHOLE POST.
The total one-way trip is 2 hours, so even if what she meant was that they would split the difference, it still wouldn’t be 45 minutes it would be one hour. But pretending for a moment that the driver is going much too fast, this would still require her to say, “It is only a 45 minute drive for us to meet halfway,” but what she says is, “you’re only 45 minutes away.” All in all: nope.
You give an awful lot of credit to most actors simply for not having been in the Mickey Mouse Club.
Uh, your wife is definitely racist. No offense!
Look, here’s the thing about racism and what you pointed out in an earlier comment about the media’s desire to bring racism up and get people bothered: IT’S NOT THAT HARD TO BRING UP RACISM BECAUSE IT’S ALL AROUND US, and THERE ARE WORSE THINGS THAN PEOPLE BEING BOTHERED BY RACISM! I actually disagree with you that the media works hard at this, if anything the media ignores huge instances of racism on a regular basis. And if you’re talking about the George Zimmerman thing, you might want to check yourself, because that was for sure Big Time Racism At Work and we definitely SHOULD all be bothered by it.
There’s a very odd trend in the Good Person Community, which I think we all aspire to be a part of that suggests that the only way to be a good person is to be completely free and clear of racism, which is a totally noble goal, obviously, but it quickly becomes less noble and unhelpful when it means pretending that the racism that does exist isn’t there because you’re scared of the label. Acknowledging that something is racist doesn’t always have to be a witch hunt, sometimes it’s simply a matter of calling things what they truly are. Racism overall is a bad thing, but I think we can all agree that there are moments of relatively benign racism that aren’t supremely malicious or hurtful: that doesn’t make them NOT racist, though. They’re still for sure racist, however easily we can let them slip.
Let’s just be open and honest and call things what they are. And if our greatest worry is that people are too upset about racism, that’s something I’m very happy to deal with. I still think it is better than actual racism!
Here we go! #TBT
Please keep your comments on topic, which is: Under the Dome. Or sex scenes in movies.
Oh, I think everyone should find their role models wherever they can, and if anything I don’t even think you need to say “I know this is going to sound like a joke” before saying that you admire all of the men on Drag Race. But don’t frame it as if a heteronormative discussion of male role models is somehow rudely ignoring all of the other options out there. I don’t think that everything needs to take into account every other thing. It’s not weird or incorrect for a specific and personal point of view to overlook the infinite options open to other people. I know that you were not saying that my post was homophobic, but you did bring the word “homophobic” into the discussion through a side door and that is where I think you need to give me a fucking break.
Give me a fucking break, Eric.
Kyle Chandler (as Coach Taylor) is a great male role model, but far less quotable.
Well, it is like how Tony Soprano mourned for Gary Cooper. He could still draw on his memories of that archetype, but he also recognized that it was disappearing from the world. And honestly, yes, it does go away. You can rewatch Sopranos all that you want, but if James Gandolfini doesn’t play any more roles, and that show moves further and further into the rearview, then yes, it loses its power and meaning. If you meet someone on the street who has drawn upon Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood as his masculine role model you will laugh right in his very stupid face.
Oh, basically that I now recognize that Nora Ephron’s work was so much about how to be a woman in a modern world, and helped to define so many people’s ideas about who/what that all meant. Therefore, if I am positing that James Gandolfini (as Tony Soprano) was the last male role model, then I have to also take into account that I was probably insensitive to certain aspects of the public mourning over Ephron’s death that I am more sensitive to now. (This is all very general, too, because I don’t want to get into comparing the voluminous and varied work Ephron produced to James Gandolfini being an actor on a TV show. That could get sticky and is beside the point. We are just making casual observations to try and pull apart our feelings!)
All of that being said, I still don’t think that anyone should ever Tweet anything ever about anything because Twitter is the #1 worst.
YOU ARE THE WEAKEST LINK.
@manners, wait, you are seriously going to argue that a word that is in the Merriam Webster Dictionary is not a word because you don’t think it’s a word because you read something on a different website or someone in college told you it’s not a word? Personally, I’m of the school of thought that language is malleable and constantly evolving and that proper usage, while obviously a thing, is a function of rather than definition of language. But even if I did not feel that way, you seem, to me, to be walking on pretty thin ice by discrediting the dictionary (regardless of whether the definition is identified as colloquial, especially considering this website is written in HIGHLY colloquial English) and claiming you are the one who is right just because you found a different source that says a different thing and now you are the Final Judge of right and wrong.
I don’t mind you being the grammar police, but OWN IT, since you are FOR SURE being the grammar police.
It was a good post, manners.
Who should be the face of science? (Real question.)
Damn, that’s a cold ass Frosty.
LOLOL. GET IT? MACKLEMORE!
I am referring to the owl and the dog. Chill out, owl and dog.
I don’t like this one. It makes me nervous. These guys are not chill.