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 +1Posted on Sep 9th, 2011 | re: Rick Perry Killed 234 People (APPLAUSE BREAK) (172 comments)

I’ve actually read otherwise: for instance, aboriginals in Canada (a very socioeconomically disadvantaged population) suffer from far higher rates of suicide than non-aboriginal Canadians.

 +12Posted on Sep 8th, 2011 | re: Rick Perry Killed 234 People (APPLAUSE BREAK) (172 comments)

Just to add in here the whole socio-economic factor in crime: criminal populations are largely non-Caucasian, as are the populations of death row. Does that seem like an equitable system of justice? If non-Caucasian people, who tend, on the whole in America, to be poorer off than Caucasian people, are bearing the brunt of a system that endorses capital punishment, then it seems obvious to me that there is a socio-economic component (ie endemic poverty in non-Caucasian communities) that is leading to a higher crime rate. Also, I don’t think it comes as controversial to anybody that crime rates are higher among minorities. Is that because we are somehow “too soft” on them? I certainly think not, and am willing to guess it has much more to do with poverty than with not threatening people enough with the death penalty.

 +4Posted on Sep 8th, 2011 | re: Rick Perry Killed 234 People (APPLAUSE BREAK) (172 comments)

It’s also more expensive, on average, to execute someone than to imprison them for life. Cool government policy, Republicans who shriek about excessive government spending!

 +3Posted on Sep 8th, 2011 | re: Rick Perry Killed 234 People (APPLAUSE BREAK) (172 comments)

“yes, texas executes mentally handicapped people. [!!!!]”

In the spirit of this video: UPVOTE!

 +8Posted on Aug 22nd, 2011 | re: Kim Kardashian Wedding Open Thread Or Literally ANYTHING ELSE Open Thread (105 comments)

:( #Canadagum #SADadagum

 +27Posted on Aug 1st, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Greenberg (130 comments)

It’s from the Garden State lecture series on characterization.

 +3Posted on Aug 1st, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Greenberg (130 comments)

Agreed! I really hated Away We Go! But I also really liked Greenberg! “Movies, you are tearing me apart!” -Tommy Wise-no.

 +35Posted on Aug 1st, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Greenberg (130 comments)

My ex-girlfriend looks like EXACTLY like Optimus Prime.

It’d be like a person made out of week-old shower soap.

Some of us are working on our Cup-and-Ball 3D screenplays as we speak.

Also best series of endings of a movie ever.

I’m glad the director chose to include the pan-out to show all of the ships lined up like game pieces. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have made the connection between the movie Battleship and the board game Battleship.

 0Posted on Aug 1st, 2011 | re: Fox News Anchor Disproves Global Warming, Leaves Bill Nye Stunned (85 comments)

There are volcanoes on the moon. Your argument is invalid. [Nicholas Cage's hair photoshoped to look like a volcano.jpeg goes here]

 +2Posted on Aug 1st, 2011 | re: Fox News Anchor Disproves Global Warming, Leaves Bill Nye Stunned (85 comments)

I love the interrobang at the end of the last option. JUST STUMBLED ACROSS US!?!?!??! Such urgency!

 +5Posted on Jul 25th, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Synecdoche, New York (133 comments)

I actually heard an interview with Charlie Kaufman that backs your point, tiredandwired. In the interview (Might have been a “Special Features” addition on the DVD, total Special Features-head right here), he said that the burning house was supposed to represent Samantha Morton’s character’s decision to undertake a path in life that she knows will lead to ruin, but that she freely accepts any way. I think that’s a pretty relate-able point because how many times in life do we make decisions that we know in the long term will harm us, but at the time we’re just like “Ehhh fuck it, why not.”

 +7Posted on Jul 18th, 2011 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (152 comments)

It’s their “Bella.”

 +12Posted on Jul 18th, 2011 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (152 comments)

“Snape?
Snape??
SNAAAAPPPPEEEEEE!!!!”

-Harry Potter and the Metal Gears of Solid.

 +10Posted on Jul 15th, 2011 | re: Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments (59 comments)

Just found my new personal introduction to strangers to be used from now till forever.

 +4Posted on Jul 15th, 2011 | re: Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments (59 comments)

Toronto meetup! Videogum International! Much like CNN International: same trampoline accidents, vaguely unidentifiable accents.

 +5Posted on Jul 15th, 2011 | re: BREAKING TRAMPOLINE ACCIDENT: Slow Motion Trampoline Accident (41 comments)

“A variety of calculations have been performed to determine if cow tipping is physically possible.”
Cool calculations! I’m sure next on their chopping block was carbon-dating the age of the mooniverse.

 +3Posted on Jul 14th, 2011 | re: Alison Brie And Gillian Jacobs GQ "Lesbian Scene" Open Thread (140 comments)

Steve Winwood does have a point in that we can find the images aesthetically pleasing (Cf. va-va-va-voom), but also find the implications of these images as problematic as they are AWOOGA AWOOGA.

 +29Posted on Jul 14th, 2011 | re: Alison Brie And Gillian Jacobs GQ "Lesbian Scene" Open Thread (140 comments)

Lord knows that’s how Chris Farley got discovered!

 0Posted on Jul 14th, 2011 | re: Michele Bachmann, Ladies And Germs (65 comments)

Whoops wrong reply ugh ugh ugh.

 +2Posted on Jul 14th, 2011 | re: Michele Bachmann, Ladies And Germs (65 comments)

Yoda man!