Monthly Archives: June 2011

As it turns out, there is a such thing as a dumb question.

And Justice Antonin Scalia just proved it!

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Haha! What a stupid question! But uggghhh what is the answer? Wal-Mart has already SAID that it has a policy AGAINST discrimination! The managers aren’t giving the exact same shitty reason as to why these women are being discriminated against! What is Justice Scalia supposed to do? Trust 1.5 million women instead of the approximately 3,400 managers?? What more do these women, who have absolutely nothing in common, want? Justice is so hard.

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Hysteria

“Why are women always so irrational and emotional?”

“Woman are crazy!”



“Feminists are always looking for things to get mad about.”

“Men are the rational, logical thinkers.”

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ETA: “Women be shoppin’!”

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Fuck it, it’s a boycott.

Hoooo boy. 30 Rock, I want to like you. But it would be really nice if I could watch you without feeling like I’m supporting a bunch of vaguely racist, misogynist homophobes. You already have a huge problem with rape jokes. I keep trying to forget about how Alec Baldwin is a disgusting person, but it’s hard when he’s writing about how men just can’t help treating their pregnant wives like shit cheating, especially if they’re “modern” and “high functioning.” (What?) And I don’t know what the fuck is going on with Tracy Morgan, but can we at least agree that him saying he would stab his son in the head if he’s gay is the tipping point? Like, I was already on the edge of a boycott, but now I basically have to boycott this show because I will not like myself as a person if I keep watching it. So, congrats.

[And this isn’t even including the super uncomfortable things that Tina Fey said in her book, which no one seems to be talking about. I’m sure your dad was a great guy Tina, but telling you that you had to put your bike away because he saw black kids around the neighbourhood is actually racist. You saying that you’re only attracted to white guys is also a sign of systemic racism. The fact that men in your writing room don’t know what pads used to look like is actually a by-product of sexism. Seriously, do you not get this?]

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Wars

How many wars, secret or otherwise, is the US government fighting these days? By my count, they are fighting in:

  1. Iraq
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Libya
  4. Pakistan
  5. Yemen
  6. Women’s uteri

Am I missing anything? I guess I’m not including the war on unions, the war on education, or the war on their own infrastructure.

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Vex-Men

I do not understand why people are falling all over themselves to tell us how great (or “surprisingly great” or “surprisingly entertaining”) X-Men: First Class is. Here is a spoiler: it is not good. It is just not a good movie. Is it better than Wolverine: Origins? Yes. Is it better then X-Men: The Last Stand? Yes. Does it have a colon in its title like all of those movies? Yes. But is it good? No. God, no.

Here’s why:

  • The trailers that preceded the movie included The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo AND Mr. Popper’s Penguins. [Okay, that’s not so much the movie’s fault.]
  • Any special effects that had to do with someone or something flying were terrible.
  • Not every scene needed a 40-piece string orchestra soundtrack.
  • Mystique ages half as slowly as everyone else? So she’s actually 40? I guess?
  • Magneto’s accent changes from god-knows-what to American to Irish throughout.
  • That close-up shot of Darwin when Kevin Bacon says the word “enslaved.”
  • Angel’s clothes from the 90s.
  • Who feels bad for Kevin Bacon when he dies besides Xavier? Was the audience supposed to feel sympathetic towards him?
  • The delay between X getting shot and the CIA agent saying they needed to get him to a hospital. (A Cuban hospital, I guess?)
  • WHERE DID CHILD MYSTIQUE EVEN COME FROM?? She just SHOWS UP in Xavier’s CASTLE which is in the middle of nowhere!

And these reasons don’t even touch on other things that I’ve read elsewhere, such as: why did Xavier hold Kevin Bacon in place while he was being killed if he was so against it; Xavier’s point about humans working well with mutants is totally moot before he even says it; that scene where they come up with their mutant names; the only black characters either die or are evil; Xavier’s team at the end is all white dudes; the women are all disparaged in some way, but no parallel is drawn between being a woman and being a mutant; why didn’t Emma Frost mind-meld her way out of CIA basement jail; etc. etc. etc.

GET IT TOGETHER, MOVIE-GOING PUBLIC!

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