May 30, 2017

Thank God for College: Feminist Researcher Proposes Bold New Science Mixing Quantum Mechanics and "Intersectional Feminism"
— Ace

Anyone want to bet that the only thing this idiot even knows about quantum mechanics is that it involves probabilities along a spectrum and duality?

A feminist academic affiliated with the University of Arizona has invented a new theory of "intersectional quantum physics," and told the world about it in a journal published by Duke University Press.

Whitney Stark argues in support of 'combining intersectionality and quantum physicS" to better understand "marginalized people" and to create "safer spaces" for them, in the latest issue of The Minnesota Review.

Because traditional quantum physics theory has influenced humanity's understanding of the world, it has also helped lend credence to the ongoing regime of racism, sexism and classism that hurts minorities, Stark writes in "Assembled Bodies: Reconfiguring Quantum Identities."

Scientists believe this paper is composed entirely of the Stupid Quark.

Here's a bit of it:


Assembled Bodies
Reconfiguring Quantum Identities

Whitney Stark
Abstract

In this semimanifesto, I approach how understandings of quantum physics and cyborgian [???] bodies can (or always already do) ally with feminist anti-oppression practices long in use. The idea of the body (whether biological, social, or of work) is not stagnant, and new materialist feminisms help to recognize how multiple phenomena work together to behave in what can become legible at any given moment as a body. By utilizing the materiality of conceptions about connectivity often thought to be merely theoretical, by taking a critical look at the noncentralized and multiple movements of quantum physics, and by dehierarchizing the necessity of linear bodies through time, it becomes possible to reconfigure structures of value, longevity, and subjectivity in ways explicitly aligned with anti-oppression practices and identity politics. Combining intersectionality and quantum physics can provide for differing perspectives on organizing practices long used by marginalized people, for enabling apparatuses that allow for new possibilities of safer spaces, and for practices of accountability.

Over the weekend, a male conservative Twitter personality bought a ticket for the women-only screening of Wonder Woman at the Alamo Drafthouse in NYC. Actually, the screening was for people who "identify" as women.

There was a lot of, get this, hysterical emotional overreaction.

Oh, and "Charging Bull," a statue originally designed to stand by itself on Wall Street, is now opposed by, and negatively recast, by the parasitic sculpture "Fearless Girl." That statue now changes the meaning of his original work -- making the bull, which originally stood for daring and vigor, now stand for Penis-Based Oppression.

Another male artist is annoyed by this Cultural Appropriation.

So he's now erected (but of course he is, what an oppressor) a statue called "Pissing Pug" right next to Fearless Girl, urinating on her.

peepeepug.jpg

He says he deliberately made the new statue crappy because the new Fearless Girl statue is crappy too.

Correction: I was confused, thinking the new artist of this new "Pug" statue was the original artist of Charging Bull. He isn't, MWR tells me. I've rewritten the mistake out of the post.

Prank Warning: Commenters think the "cyborgian" paper on Quantum Intersectionality might be another prank paper.

Posted by: Ace at 08:01 AM | Comments (467)
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1 Inter-Sex-ionality.

Posted by: zombie at May 30, 2017 08:01 AM (DQ4Fv)

2 Pulls string on Malibu Stacy doll "Math is hard! Math is hard!" No truer words have ever been enunciated by a doll.

Posted by: zombie at May 30, 2017 08:02 AM (DQ4Fv)

3 Identity works on a quantum level, it is not immaterial; neither are the spatializing bodies of history, stigma, economics, microphilia, and epigenetics. You asswipe.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 08:03 AM (CPk08)

4 I think this Whitney Stark will probably be the next companion for Dr.Who?As long as she is also black...

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:04 AM (rmVvL)

5 In this semimanifesto Wait -- I thought is was a demimanifesto! It's getting so difficult to tell all these incomplete manifesto formats apart!

Posted by: zombie at May 30, 2017 08:04 AM (DQ4Fv)

6 TBF, the artist who put up the Pissing Pug statue (Alex Gardega) is NOT the same artist as the one who sculpted the Charging Bull (Arturo Di Modica), but they seem simpatico.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:04 AM (4df7R)

7 Actually, the "Pissing Pug" artist is not the guy who did the Bull statue. He's just pissed.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 30, 2017 08:05 AM (quw2O)

8 What posthumanist quantum feminisms have to offer in this materialist understanding, you shithead, this mattered and mattering understanding of connectivity, you stupid redneck, of the material flux of borders, is the intrinsic accountability in such epistemology, an intrinsic value (legitimacy? respect? you misogynist fuckface), all matteredand mattering; spatial, intra-acting, shifting bonding and bodies, exchanging, you science denying knuckledragger.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 08:05 AM (CPk08)

9 I like the pissing dog on that stupid grrl power statue but that's no pug!

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:05 AM (rmVvL)

10 So he's now erected (but of course he is, what an oppressor) a statue called "Pissing Pug" right next to Fearless Girl, urinating on her. I love it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 08:05 AM (493sH)

11 The artist who's done Pissing Pug is not the artist who did the original Charging Bull, although that original artist has been quite critical of Fearless Girl for glomming onto the meaning of his work.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 30, 2017 08:05 AM (+7/1f)

12 Hey, I have a great idea!  Since the Dems want to remove statues of famous Confederates from everywhere and since they claim to hate Wall Street, why don't they put one or more of those Confederate leader statues next to the girl and the bull?  (I was thinking that "Stonewall" Jackson would be appropriate here.)  LOL

Posted by: Isophorone at May 30, 2017 08:05 AM (dgFBH)

13 So he's now erected (but of course he is, what an oppressor) a statue called "Pissing Pug" right next to Fearless Girl, urinating on her. I love it Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 01:05 PM (493sH) It's getting to be like the dueling fishes on the trunks of people's cars.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 30, 2017 08:06 AM (quw2O)

14 In this semimanifesto Wait -- I thought is was a demimanifesto! Full auto assault femifesto!

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:06 AM (vc6c9)

15 Can anyone put up a statue on that street?

Posted by: Bruce at May 30, 2017 08:06 AM (8ikIW)

16 By utilizing the materiality of conceptions about connectivity often thought to be merely theoretical, by taking a critical look at the noncentralized and multiple movements of quantum physics, and by dehierarchizing the necessity of linear bodies through time, it becomes possible to reconfigure structures of value, longevity, and subjectivity in ways explicitly aligned with anti-oppression practices and identity politics.


This is actual, genuine, 100% Grade A gibberish.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:06 AM (4df7R)

17 The pissing pug statue was really disappointing. It just llke like a lump. Not like a dog, much less a pissing dog. Without being at least somewhat lifelike, it will have zero cultural impact. Which is a huge shame, because if it had been a masterful statue of a dog pissing on the girl, to scale, it would have been a fabulous symbol of society's new reality, i.e. Conservatism is the new counter-culture.

Posted by: zombie at May 30, 2017 08:06 AM (DQ4Fv)

18 Over the weekend, a male conservative Twitter personality bought a ticket for the women-only screening of Wonder Woman at the Alamo Drafthouse in NYC. Actually, the screening was for people who "identify" as women. ========== My favorite bit of the "ordeal" is that some feminists were saying, "Wow, such a pansy man who can't let women have their own spaces." About a super hero movie, which used to be a pretty exclusively male space, that's starring a woman, walking into that male space.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:06 AM (viSzi)

19 "A feminist academic affiliated with the University of Arizona" I'm calling shenanigans on the whole thing.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 30, 2017 08:07 AM (+7/1f)

20 I like the pissing dog on that stupid grrl power statue but that's no pug! Looks like a wharf rat.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:07 AM (vc6c9)

21 The only important part about scientific inquiry are the stories we tell ourselves to make ourselves feel better about ourselves. The long, hard, contemplation of our own navels.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Summer's Here and the Outrage Outlet Reminds You to Use Sun Scream When At the Beach! at May 30, 2017 08:07 AM (hLRSq)

22 Needs more piss.

Posted by: Corona at May 30, 2017 08:07 AM (/Z/Pe)

23 Love the pissing pug or whatever it is. Should have added some kind of urine stream to it though just for effect.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 30, 2017 08:07 AM (Jcg9Q)

24 >>Scientists believe this paper is composed entirely of the Stupid Quark. She only quarked because the Patriarchy pumped her full of air.

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:07 AM (/jDGf)

25 Ace, I don't think the Missing Pug artist is the original "Charging Bull" artist. But I could be wrong.

Posted by: Gem at May 30, 2017 08:08 AM (uaHyk)

26 17 Conservatism is the new counter-culture. Posted by: zombie at May 30, 2017 01:06 PM (DQ4Fv) ============== It actually has been for a little while now. It does feel somewhat transgressive to have a home, wife, and kid at 31...I mean 29.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:08 AM (viSzi)

27 The election was hacked! https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/266184/

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:08 AM (rmVvL)

28 Do you even science, wench???

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at May 30, 2017 08:08 AM (NOIQH)

29 I'll pay $50 for that statue if someone wants to ship it to me. Would look good in my garden.

Posted by: ALH at May 30, 2017 08:08 AM (uLuPn)

30 Vagina string theory. Awesome.

Posted by: filbert at May 30, 2017 08:08 AM (s5o+q)

31 Sure, go ahead and attach silly feminazi nonsense to quantum physics. Quantum physic is made up science fiction anyway.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 30, 2017 08:08 AM (TOk1P)

32 Peering into the glass counter at the Culture Deli Potato Salad -- $4.99/pound Kale Salad -- $6.99/pound Word Salad -- $50,000/year tuition

Posted by: zombie at May 30, 2017 08:08 AM (DQ4Fv)

33 Wow, my comment took that long to type and load!

Posted by: Gem at May 30, 2017 08:09 AM (uaHyk)

34 So the Emperor's new clothes are made from new atom parts

Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2017 08:09 AM (Ot7+c)

35 Whitney Stark should have challenged the intersectionality of gravity with whatever kind of people she's shilling for.

Gravity is oppressive.

Posted by: huerfano at May 30, 2017 08:09 AM (TO4Og)

36 I LOVE that the guy made that pissing dog statue.

Now *that* is pushing back and making his point succinctly. Yeah, they're all moaning about how it's a bad sculpture because they want to miss the point he's making.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at May 30, 2017 08:09 AM (NOIQH)

37 Isn't Whitney Stark that comedienne who isn't funny, but is a liberal woman, so everyone says she's funny?

Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 08:09 AM (7HtZB)

38 Little bitch looks like she needs a pop in the chops ( to quote my mom )

Posted by: AnnaRoseannAdanna at May 30, 2017 08:09 AM (SJ184)

39 LMFAO! Is Pissing Pug real?!?!! Please say yes, so I can quit the internet now while ahead and on a happy note.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 30, 2017 08:09 AM (2qHjF)

40 37 That is pretty much EVERY female comedian.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:10 AM (rmVvL)

41 I am impressed with this new scientific theory! Don't forget, today is #WorldMenstrualHygieneDay Think Hygienically! Act Locally!

Posted by: Chealsea Clinton, Deep Thought Leader [i] at May 30, 2017 08:10 AM (HTdUD)

42 After Pissing Pug, I see a whole cottage industry sprouting up of bronze sculptures being put in there, kind of like a menagerie of SJW lawn ornaments. When the gnomes start appearing is when I'll really laugh.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 30, 2017 08:10 AM (tVWQB)

43 In this semimanifesto, I approach how understandings of quantum physics and cyborgian [???] bodies Is that like the Cybermen? Oh dear, the Cybermen are patriarchal. Time for some Cyberwymyn and Cybertrannies

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 08:10 AM (493sH)

44 The only physics she needs to understand is that it is the male, based on might makes right, that control the world, fair or not.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 08:10 AM (KpCv4)

45 36 I LOVE that the guy made that pissing dog statue. Now *that* is pushing back and making his point succinctly. Yeah, they're all moaning about how it's a bad sculpture because they want to miss the point he's making. Posted by: Lizzy at May 30, 2017 01:09 PM (NOIQH) ============= The more important point is that the only statue that works almost independently is the bull itself. You take away the girl, what does happens to the scene? Especially now that there's a little pissing dog.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:10 AM (viSzi)

46 32. That's ORGANIC Word Salad. Dammit.

Posted by: Bruce at May 30, 2017 08:10 AM (8ikIW)

47 Look, don't bring your half-assed semimanifesto to a manifesto party. Peasant.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 30, 2017 08:10 AM (B+qrE)

48 >>Potato Salad -- $4.99/pound
Kale Salad -- $6.99/pound
Word Salad -- $50,000/year tuition


Perfect.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at May 30, 2017 08:10 AM (NOIQH)

49 Tiger mom looks hello kitty pissed

Posted by: Flying Allende Brothers at May 30, 2017 08:11 AM (nFwvY)

50 40 37 That is pretty much EVERY female comedian. Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 01:10 PM (rmVvL) Tammy Pescatelli is pretty funny. And not so bad on the eyes.

Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 08:11 AM (7HtZB)

51 We're gonna need a Large Xhedron Collider

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:11 AM (/jDGf)

52 Thank God for College: Feminist Researcher Proposes Bold New Science Mixing Quantum Mechanics and "Intersectional Feminism" She (and many others like her) gets paid to right insane bullshit drivel like this, and I can't find a goddamn job. Fucking hell.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 30, 2017 08:11 AM (LJ5b1)

53 43 We're on it! BBC

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:11 AM (rmVvL)

54 Let's get Physical!

Posted by: ALH at May 30, 2017 08:11 AM (uLuPn)

55 At an astronomy confab:

Some Journo: Doesn't modern astronomy make man seem so insignificant?
Modern Astronomer: The astronomers are men.

Posted by: RioBravo at May 30, 2017 08:11 AM (SsblQ)

56 I downloaded the paper. It's hysterical.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 08:12 AM (CPk08)

57 Yes, the fearless girl statue is indeed crappy. No argument there. One of Edgar Degas' ballerina bronzes is at the Indianapolis Art Museum. The bronze is in rotation but I try to see it whenever I can. It's approximately 2/3 scale so she isn't life-sized but it's almost as if you could put your fingers on her wrist and feel a pulse.

Posted by: troyriser at May 30, 2017 08:12 AM (Fw5cQ)

58 >>Scientists believe this paper is composed entirely of the Stupid Quark. ------------------------------------ She only quarked because the Patriarchy pumped her full of air. Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 01:07 PM (/jDGf) But it has electrolytes!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 30, 2017 08:12 AM (TOk1P)

59 46 32. That's ORGANIC Word Salad. Dammit. Posted by: Bruce at May 30, 2017 01:10 PM (8ikIW) Is it vegan, gluten-free, locally sourced and sustainable?

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 30, 2017 08:12 AM (LJ5b1)

60 Yay, Pissing Pug! Now that's ART!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 30, 2017 08:12 AM (ul9CR)

61 Should have added some kind of urine stream to it though just for effect.

Make it a fountain. And light it up at night.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 30, 2017 08:12 AM (qJhUV)

62 It's a joke, it has to be. Stupidity of this density would rip the fabric of space/ time.

Posted by: Pep at May 30, 2017 08:12 AM (VPqiy)

63 60 Yay, Pissing Pug! Now that's ART! Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 30, 2017 01:12 PM (ul9CR) ============= But where are the trees?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:13 AM (viSzi)

64 OT but Kathy Madigan is the funniest female comic out there. One of my favorites, male or female.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 08:13 AM (KpCv4)

65 Whitney Stark is Tony's really dumb sister and overall embarrassment to the Stark family

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 08:13 AM (493sH)

66 >> I LOVE that the guy made that pissing dog statue. Be funnier if it was a statue of R. Kelly.

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:13 AM (/jDGf)

67 I am suspicious - "Cyborgian" probably should be "Seaborgian". I think this is a joke.

Posted by: GenX at May 30, 2017 08:13 AM (UgF8H)

68 IPspouse is center-left and down-right stubborn in her independence. This morning she saw the "WW 4 Women Only" screening thing on TV, looked and me and asked why and what did they think they would accomplish.

"For you dear, the feminists, they do it for you.." was all I said, and waited.
.
.
.
Almost deadpan she replied. "Fuck 'em'"



I do love this woman.


Posted by: IP at May 30, 2017 08:14 AM (UmSfZ)

69 My favorite bit of the "ordeal" is that some feminists were saying, "Wow, such a pansy man who can't let women have their own spaces." I love tirning that shit around on them ... ... "Wow, such cunty women who can't let men have THEIR own spaces" OR "Wow, such cunty women who can't let a man into their space.". Take your pick. Beating Progressives ain't hard ... but you have to be willing to personally humiliate them. Most folks just won't.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 30, 2017 08:14 AM (tcQdP)

70 One of my first bosses on Wall Street, and to this day my favorite boss, was a woman. She was smart, fair, professional and no bullshit. She wasn't the invention of some liberal corporate feminist assholes imagination. She didn't have a Twitter hashtag and mob standing behind her (this was the 1980's) or some jerkoff corporate sponsor. She earned respect by getting the job done and being great at it. She worked her way up and fought tooth and nail just like everyone else. Nobody gave a shit that she didn't have a penis. Nobody cared who she slept with at night or what political party she followed. She just did the job better than anyone else. Imagine that, she earned it with nobody's help. It's a sad world today.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 30, 2017 08:14 AM (xWT2T)

71 After Pissing Pug, I see a whole cottage industry sprouting up of bronze sculptures being put in there, kind of like a menagerie of SJW lawn ornaments. When the gnomes start appearing is when I'll really laugh. Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 30, 2017 01:10 PM (tVWQB) I'm thinking pottery. But you definitely nailed a future trend, Brave Timetraveler.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 30, 2017 08:14 AM (2qHjF)

72 63 60 Yay, Pissing Pug! Now that's ART! Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 30, 2017 01:12 PM (ul9CR) ============= But where are the trees? Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:13 PM (viSzi) Doesn't need a tree, he's got that stupid girl's leg.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 30, 2017 08:14 AM (LJ5b1)

73 Someone tell me this is a prank.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at May 30, 2017 08:14 AM (p+Wdc)

74 By utilizing the materiality of conceptions about connectivity often thought to be merely theoretical, by taking a critical look at the noncentralized and multiple movements of quantum physics, and by dehierarchizing the necessity of linear bodies That is some Chelsea Clinton level gibberish

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 08:14 AM (493sH)

75 Have you seen the trailer for Far Cry 5?Really guys,a theocratic right wing militia takeover?Sigh.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:15 AM (rmVvL)

76 Supreme Court issued an important ruling this morning against Lexmark.  Refilled ink cartridges are legal.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 30, 2017 08:15 AM (UBzPO)

77 Lysenkoism.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 08:15 AM (oVJmc)

78 This is a prank.

Posted by: RioBravo at May 30, 2017 08:15 AM (SsblQ)

79 But where are the trees?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:13 PM


Brooklyn.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at May 30, 2017 08:15 AM (p+Wdc)

80 Hmmm....wonder if this isn't a Sokol-like trolling IRL. And, yeah - tiger-mom is hello kitty pissed. Cute

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 30, 2017 08:15 AM (TwwWO)

81 Because traditional quantum physics theory has influenced humanity's understanding of the world, it has also helped lend credence to the ongoing regime of racism, sexism and classism that hurts minorities, Stark writes in "Assembled Bodies: Reconfiguring Quantum Identities."

Where does the Conceptual Penis fit in?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 30, 2017 08:15 AM (qJhUV)

82 The next statue should be of Obama with knife and fork, preparing to eat the poor little puppeh.

Posted by: NC Ref at May 30, 2017 08:15 AM (SpeiC)

83 Holy crap. I looked up "Whitney Stark" to get a pic (because of course), and she's the lowest of "professors" -- something in the LGBT studies. Link: https://lgbt.arizona.edu/somatechnics-researcher/whitney-stark There's a link at the top for a "difference engine" which I clicked because that's where my life is right now ... and their little grievance generator 404's. She does physics the way she does web design.

Posted by: sunny-dee at May 30, 2017 08:15 AM (QAOZh)

84 I specifically utilize feminist new materialist discussions of quantum physics and cyborgian posthumanism (Haraway 1985), along with seemingly separated discussions of noncentralized leadership practices and anti-oppression organizing, subaltern studies, intersectional identity politics, and safer space. Built into all of these understandings (bodies), I find, is recognition of shifting, difference, accountability, and connectivity; a structural similarity/movement/logically inherent (diffracting?) potential/alliance. A closeness (solidarity) not only linear. You racist cracker.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 08:15 AM (CPk08)

85 >>Combining intersectionality and quantum physics can provide for differing perspectives on organizing practices long used by marginalized people, for enabling apparatuses that allow for new possibilities of safer spaces, and for practices of accountability.


None of that has to do with "quantum physics." Whitney here just wants to peddle her shtick in a new arena.

You could swap "quantum physics" out with anything and it remains just as silly - "preparing ham sandwiches," or "national parks," or "co-ed intramural soccer."

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at May 30, 2017 08:15 AM (NOIQH)

86 A femynyst writes a MAN-ifesto? I call Appropriation!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 08:16 AM (oVJmc)

87 Where does the Conceptual Penis fit in?
--------
The black hole.

Posted by: RioBravo at May 30, 2017 08:16 AM (SsblQ)

88 ...for enabling apparatuses that allow for new possibilities of safer spaces, and for practices of accountability. Translation: More Rules, Less Freedom, and Punishment for those who break the Rules.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 08:16 AM (TNe4W)

89 I'm so confused.


I think the problem is people have too much time in their hands.

Posted by: dananjcon at May 30, 2017 08:16 AM (WLK0w)

90 Beating Progressives ain't hard ... but you have to be willing to personally humiliate them. Most folks just won't. Posted by: ScoggDog Oh, I will. Humiliate hard. To the point of crying. And twice on Sundays.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:16 AM (vc6c9)

91 Turn the bull around and now it looks like she's eagerly smelling a fart. Problem solved

Posted by: Bif at May 30, 2017 08:16 AM (BGgif)

92 This is a prank.
Posted by: RioBravo at May 30, 2017 01:15 PM


Whew!  Thanks.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at May 30, 2017 08:16 AM (p+Wdc)

93 Some feminazi wil try to steal it, etc. I guess I'm a little confused, too. Can we just stick statues anywhere we want?

Posted by: Gem at May 30, 2017 08:16 AM (uaHyk)

94 Are we sure this paper is not another stunt of the Sokal variety, or is it bona-fide Free Range stupid? Love the Pissing Pug.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 30, 2017 08:17 AM (XUcIQ)

95 Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish....

Posted by: Olson a mouse... at May 30, 2017 08:17 AM (MINbv)

96 Where does the Conceptual Penis fit in? Posted by: tu3031 at May 30, 2017 01:15 PM (qJhUV) (taps cheek with finger speculatively) In the . . . um . . . In the Dark Matter?

Posted by: filbert at May 30, 2017 08:17 AM (s5o+q)

97 Holy crap. I looked up "Whitney Stark" to get a pic (because of course), and she's the lowest of "professors" -- something in the LGBT studies. Tony's sister?

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:17 AM (vc6c9)

98 93 Some feminazi wil try to steal it, etc. I guess I'm a little confused, too. Can we just stick statues anywhere we want? Posted by: Gem at May 30, 2017 01:16 PM (uaHyk) ================ If they meet with the approval of progressive cultural leaders.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:17 AM (viSzi)

99 67 I am suspicious - "Cyborgian" probably should be "Seaborgian". I think this is a joke.

Posted by: GenX at May 30, 2017 01:13 PM (UgF8H)



I don't think so. 


"While she does not have any academic training in physics or quantum physics, she did complete a master's degree in 'Cyborg and Post Colonial Theory' at the University of Utrecht."


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:17 AM (4df7R)

100 They're going to turn Wonder Woman into another Ghostbusters.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 08:17 AM (oVJmc)

101 30 Vagina string theory. Awesome. Just don't pull it!

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at May 30, 2017 08:17 AM (uBQPh)

102 If we recognize our dependencies, assemblages, not as monolithic movement or segmented bodies, perhaps we can understand ourselves, subjectivities, as political gatherings, as coalitional politics in which atoms, electrons, identities, forces shift together strategically, manifesting a political goal: me, or you. You ignorant klucker.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 08:18 AM (CPk08)

103 Where does the Conceptual Penis fit in? Posted by: tu3031 at May 30, 2017 01:15 PM (qJhUV) (taps cheek with finger speculatively) In the . . . um . . . In the Dark Matter? Posted by: filbert In the Black Hole.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:18 AM (vc6c9)

104 But where are the trees? Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:13 PM Brooklyn. Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 30, 2017 01:15 PM (p+Wdc) *snort*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 30, 2017 08:18 AM (quw2O)

105 94 To be fair,who can tell at this point?

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:18 AM (rmVvL)

106 So this is a thing now, people can just pop statues in the middle of the streets of New York? Wouldn't it be a hoot if the Confederate statues being torn down in Louisiana made their way up to Times Square? (And given the disposition of New York City in the Civil War, it wouldn't be entirely inappropriate.)

Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 08:18 AM (7HtZB)

107 I'm surprised that DeCommio didn't send out some Red Guards to remove the pissing pug

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 08:18 AM (493sH)

108 Cyborgs are Borgs who matriculated from Iowa State.

Posted by: filbert at May 30, 2017 08:18 AM (s5o+q)

109 Oh yeah that Fearless Girl statue really represents today's precious little easily offended snowflakes....

Posted by: It's Me donna at May 30, 2017 08:18 AM (O2RFr)

110 You know what "safe spaces" really are? They are expanded "gun free zones." They are "Keep Your Mouth Shut" zones. They are "Celebrate Diversity Or Be Punished" zones. Safe Spaces are "Hand Over Your Property" zones.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 08:18 AM (TNe4W)

111 Did she take a bunch of smart sounding words from the dictionary and throw them into a random sentence generator app? Because that is total gibberish rubbish.

Posted by: IC at May 30, 2017 08:18 AM (a0IVu)

112 Wasn't me. But I like what he's saying here. Art!

Posted by: Pug Mahon of the Clan Deplorable at May 30, 2017 08:19 AM (RwwCT)

113 100 They're going to turn Wonder Woman into another Ghostbusters. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 01:17 PM (oVJmc) =============== Nah. It's too late in the marketing process, too close to the release, and not being done by the studio itself.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:19 AM (viSzi)

114 He should have put up a statue of someone from HR holding a diversity manifesto. Those types of "girls" don't go anywhere without that sine qua non.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 30, 2017 08:19 AM (xWT2T)

115 91 Turn the bull around and now it looks like she's eagerly smelling a fart. Problem solved Posted by: Bif at May 30, 2017 01:16 PM (BGgif) I thought someone would put a bear behind her just about to take off her head. Keeping with the Wall Street theme.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 08:19 AM (KpCv4)

116 over/under on this paper being a set up, like the one from about a week ago?

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at May 30, 2017 08:19 AM (7tSuE)

117 I tested out my intersectionality with a hair brush once.

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton, Deep Thought Leader [/I] at May 30, 2017 08:20 AM (HTdUD)

118 Has anyone seen my girdle?

Posted by: Wonder Man at May 30, 2017 08:20 AM (KvWlw)

119 >>You know what "safe spaces" really are?

Mandated diversity hires and admissions into STEM programs.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at May 30, 2017 08:20 AM (NOIQH)

120 That paper is a joke, right? A goof to prove how nutty you can be and get published? Right?

Posted by: blaster at May 30, 2017 08:20 AM (Jcrm4)

121 A "safe space" is a euphemism for a small leftist utopia. These "safe spaces" are created and meant to expand like Cancer.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 08:20 AM (TNe4W)

122 Fearless Girl would be a bloody pulp in the real world. That's not fearlessness, it's idiocy. So it's a perfect icon for the feminists.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 08:20 AM (oVJmc)

123 Has anyone seen my girdle? I borrowed it..

Posted by: Hillary! at May 30, 2017 08:20 AM (O2RFr)

124 How does this matter in/to serious attempts to think activist practices differently? With a quantum feminist bodily phenomenological subject political gathering, we can extend our logic of subjecthood to other political gatherings, like a nongovernmental organization (NGO).

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 08:21 AM (CPk08)

125 Subaltern Studies? I would submit that there is little worth studying about Second Lieutenants.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 30, 2017 08:21 AM (quw2O)

126 115 91 Turn the bull around and now it looks like she's eagerly smelling a fart. Problem solved Posted by: Bif at May 30, 2017 01:16 PM (BGgif) I thought someone would put a bear behind her just about to take off her head. Keeping with the Wall Street theme. Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 01:19 PM (KpCv4) ============= You do that with the bear, then it looks like she's trying to protect the bear. Which, I think, would make a very apropos metaphor. Feminism doesn't care about economic success as long as they get what they want.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:21 AM (viSzi)

127 119 >>You know what "safe spaces" really are? Mandated diversity hires and admissions into STEM programs. Posted by: Lizzy at May 30, 2017 01:20 PM (NOIQH) I love that SJWs are trying to shoehorn the arts in there, to make it STEAM

Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 08:21 AM (7HtZB)

128 There were 7.7 million hits for "online thesis generator" just now. No I didn't click beyond page 2, but my guess is that out there in the interwebs is a place that, for the right $$$, would do this sort of thing for you.

Posted by: IP at May 30, 2017 08:21 AM (UmSfZ)

129 120 That paper is a joke, right? A goof to prove how nutty you can be and get published? Right? Posted by: blaster at May 30, 2017 01:20 PM (Jcrm4) I think this retarzo is fer realz.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 08:21 AM (CPk08)

130 Safe Spaces began on the campuses. Now they're in the Workplace. Like Cancer...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 08:21 AM (TNe4W)

131 Yeah, if you are applying quantum theory, the chances of any meaningful change on such a large body is pretty much...zero. If the quantum system has arrived to a point where the white male patriarchy is the dominant stabilizing mass, it means that the system has pretty much arrived at it's probability stasis. Therefore, get me a sammich, bitchez!

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at May 30, 2017 08:21 AM (FulN/)

132 Wow. That abstract sort of argues against the whole "a million monkeys with a million typewriters if given enough time could produce the works of Shakespeare" theory.

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at May 30, 2017 08:22 AM (mvenn)

133 They're going to turn Wonder Woman into another Ghostbusters.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 01:17 PM (oVJmc)


Which is unfortunate, because the trailer makes it seem like it might be worth watching.

Unlike femGhostbusters.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 30, 2017 08:22 AM (0vbqW)

134 75 Have you seen the trailer for Far Cry 5?Really guys,a theocratic right wing militia takeover?Sigh. Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 01:15 PM (rmVvL) Yeah, well, that's Ubisoft for you. On the other hand, one of the major NPCs appears to be the priest of a local church, so who knows how they handle the whole thing. It's also pretty clear that they're a violent cult, not something mainstream or representative but it could be portrayed otherwise in the game.

Posted by: Insomniac - forgotten but not gone at May 30, 2017 08:22 AM (LJ5b1)

135 Turn the bull around and now it looks like she's eagerly smelling a fart. Problem solved Posted by: Bif at May 30, 2017 01:16 PM (BGgif) I thought someone would put a bear behind her just about to take off her head. Keeping with the Wall Street theme. Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 01:19 PM (KpCv4) ============= You do that with the bear, then it looks like she's trying to protect the bear. Which, I think, would make a very apropos metaphor. Feminism doesn't care about economic success as long as they get what they want. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:21 PM (viSzi) Turn the girl around and you've got a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

Posted by: filbert at May 30, 2017 08:22 AM (s5o+q)

136 "I thought someone would put a bear behind her just about to take off her head. Keeping with the Wall Street theme. Posted by: Jack Sock " That's not funny.

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at May 30, 2017 08:22 AM (VPqiy)

137 "While she does not have any academic training in physics or quantum physics, she did complete a master's degree in 'Cyborg and Post Colonial Theory' at the University of Utrecht." Posted by: MWR Are we talkin' Battlestar Galactica post colonialism, or Last Starfighter post colonialism???

Posted by: zombie at May 30, 2017 08:23 AM (DQ4Fv)

138 The Thing just started on TCM.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:23 AM (rmVvL)

139 120 That paper is a joke, right? A goof to prove how nutty you can be and get published?
Right?
Posted by: blaster at May 30, 2017 01:20 PM (Jcrm4)

I think this retarzo is fer realz.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 01:21 PM (CPk0


Right.

That's no conceptual penis...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 30, 2017 08:23 AM (0vbqW)

140 She's trying to amend the laws of physics.

That's not how it works, hon.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at May 30, 2017 08:23 AM (NOIQH)

141 The 50's version of course.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:23 AM (rmVvL)

142 107 I'm surprised that DeCommio didn't send out some Red Guards to remove the pissing pug Pretty sure he just stood it there to take the picture. The bull and fearless girl are fastened deep below the pavement. The pug is not. Even if he left it there, it would have soon been gone.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 30, 2017 08:23 AM (ul9CR)

143 Wasn't Cyborg a novel that was used as source material for The Six Million Dollar Man....?

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 30, 2017 08:23 AM (tVWQB)

144 When you hear a leftist imam talk about expanding "safe spaces," they mean spread their Reach into Everyone's Lives.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 08:24 AM (TNe4W)

145
You could swap "quantum physics" out with anything and it remains just as silly - "preparing ham sandwiches," or "national parks," or "co-ed intramural soccer." Posted by: Lizzy at May 30, 2017 01:15 PM (NOIQH)
=====

Must be.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 30, 2017 08:24 AM (MIKMs)

146 140 She's trying to amend the laws of physics. That's not how it works, hon. Posted by: Lizzy at May 30, 2017 01:23 PM (NOIQH) ============== Well, it's not like amending the laws of supply and demand. That one's totally doable!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:24 AM (viSzi)

147 Oh yeah that Fearless Girl statue really represents today's precious little easily offended snowflakes.... Posted by: It's Me donna at May 30, 2017 01:18 PM (O2RFr) What scares me is how unscared so many of these real life "fearless girls" there are. If you are a young female, and you're not afraid of jerks who will f**k you and beat you, you're stupid. If you are a young female, and you think oppression is some dude in an ivory tower, try telling that to your landlord when you are a month and a half behind on your rent. Too many young females today are growing up thinking we're patriarching them, and they don't have a clue that toilet paper and auto repairs are not free. And daddy, who you hate, isn't going to bail you out every time you run into a little problem, if you keep calling him a patriarchal oppressor.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 30, 2017 08:24 AM (TOk1P)

148 Fearless Girl looks like she's pissed off that daddy hasn't shown up yet to train her puppy not to piss on her leg.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 30, 2017 08:24 AM (qJhUV)

149 Supreme Court issued an important ruling this morning against Lexmark. Refilled ink cartridges are legal. Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 30, 2017 01:15 PM (UBzPO) So are they going to do away with the "death clock" in printer cartridges that disables them after X number of months have passed?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 30, 2017 08:24 AM (XUcIQ)

150 In the realm of contemporary hegemonic legitimizations, intersectional, multiple identities, these temporary, overlapping alliances (in humans, most always of those most oppressed) are not allowed as legitimate. In other words, their interference patterns are posited as neither agential nor in constellation. You ignorant hick.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 08:24 AM (CPk08)

151 141 The 50's version of course. Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 01:23 PM (rmVvL) ============ That title would be The Thing From Another World. Jeez.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:24 AM (viSzi)

152 I think it would be funnier if they put a statue of a kitchen stove in front of the girl. Or a cutting board with sammich makings.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 30, 2017 08:24 AM (0vbqW)

153 The 50's version of course. The good one.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 08:25 AM (oVJmc)

154 When the gnomes start appearing is when I'll really laugh. 1) Pee on puppy 2) ??? 3) Profit!

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at May 30, 2017 08:25 AM (9MlEz)

155 >>Well, it's not like amending the laws of supply and demand. That one's totally doable!



"I know, right?"
-- Obama and his 8 years of cooked numbers

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at May 30, 2017 08:25 AM (NOIQH)

156 106 So this is a thing now, people can just pop statues in the middle of the streets of New York?


That's how the bull statue got there in the first place.  The sculptor didn't have any permissions, he just unloaded the thing there.  Seriously.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 30, 2017 08:25 AM (UBzPO)

157 153 The 50's version of course. The good one. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 01:25 PM (oVJmc) ============== As opposed to the great one.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:25 AM (viSzi)

158 I am sure that Chelsea Clinton would approve. If this isn't parody, then it is right up her alley of nonsensical gibberish.

Posted by: Cheri at May 30, 2017 08:25 AM (oiNtH)

159 I think it would be funnier if they put a statue of a kitchen stove in front of the girl. Or a cutting board with sammich makings. How about a boy statue telling her 'yes, it makes your butt look big.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 08:25 AM (oVJmc)

160 And the only Constant in their universe is not light, but stupid-- completely dense, everywhere and indestructible.


Posted by: RoyalOil at May 30, 2017 08:25 AM (ZQpd0)

161 155 >>Well, it's not like amending the laws of supply and demand. That one's totally doable! "I know, right?" -- Obama and his 8 years of cooked numbers Posted by: Lizzy at May 30, 2017 01:25 PM (NOIQH) =============== "We made it work!" -Venezuela

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:26 AM (viSzi)

162 How can feminists square their need to constantly portray as "fearless" grrl power! while at the same time demand safe spaces?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 30, 2017 08:26 AM (mQ0Mc)

163 See, what I find interesting is that the paper itself is not about teaching an intersectional feminist version of quantum physics, but rather about how Newtonian physics has affected society in such a way that categorizing of anything breaks down into hard and fast groups, rather than more granular ones.  So black feminists are rolled up into the broader category of just "feminists."



I have no idea if she has the slightest idea what she's talking about with regards to Newtonian physics, quantum physics, or how any of that relates to social construction, but it COULD be an interesting thought experiment, if done properly.  And by "done properly" I mean "written in such a way that it doesn't make people go 'Huh?' every five seconds, and also isn't meant to actually CHANGE anything, but just to give readers a different way of looking at something."



But gender studies papers are never about just looking at something from a different perspective.  They are ALWAYS about changing people's behavior to fit the preferred narrative.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:26 AM (4df7R)

164 100 They're going to turn Wonder Woman into another Ghostbusters. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 01:17 PM (oVJmc) Do you think they *want* to, b/c they know they've got a stinker on their hands, and need to blame someone else?

Posted by: Gem at May 30, 2017 08:26 AM (uaHyk)

165 "While she does not have any academic training in physics or quantum physics, she did complete a master's degree in 'Cyborg and Post Colonial Theory' at the University of Utrecht." Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 30, 2017 01:17 PM (4df7R) What in the hell does the Six Million Dollar Man have to do with post colonial theory?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 08:26 AM (493sH)

166 That's not funny. Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at May 30, 2017 01:22 PM

*golf clap*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at May 30, 2017 08:26 AM (p+Wdc)

167 151 Yeah,yeah,I was lazy.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:26 AM (rmVvL)

168 So are they going to do away with the "death clock" ------ I miss "Metalocalypse"

Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 08:26 AM (7HtZB)

169 Or a cutting board with sammich makings.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 30, 2017 01:24 PM (0vbqW)

_________




With four guys around a table playing poker?

Posted by: IP at May 30, 2017 08:27 AM (UmSfZ)

170 Where does the Conceptual Penis fit in? Posted by: tu3031 at May 30, 2017 01: Phrasing. It's in the AOSHQ style guide.

Posted by: TexasDan [/I] at May 30, 2017 08:27 AM (jkWag)

171 164 100 They're going to turn Wonder Woman into another Ghostbusters. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 01:17 PM (oVJmc) Do you think they *want* to, b/c they know they've got a stinker on their hands, and need to blame someone else? Posted by: Gem at May 30, 2017 01:26 PM (uaHyk) =============== Review embargo is over. Reviews are overwhelmingly positive. I doubt they have a stinker on their hands.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:27 AM (viSzi)

172 >>and by dehierarchizing the necessity of linear bodies through time, it becomes possible to reconfigure structures of value, longevity, and subjectivity in ways explicitly aligned with anti-oppression practices and identity politics. Well. Yeah?

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:27 AM (/jDGf)

173 Carpenter's Thing is actually more loyal to the source material.I like them both.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:27 AM (rmVvL)

174 But gender studies papers are never about just looking at something from a different perspective. They are ALWAYS about changing people's behavior to fit the preferred narrative. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 30, 2017 01:26 PM (4df7R) They should ask my wife about how that turns out ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 30, 2017 08:28 AM (tcQdP)

175 173 Carpenter's Thing is actually more loyal to the source material.I like them both. Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 01:27 PM (rmVvL) ================ "loyalty to the source material" is an invalid tool of criticism.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:28 AM (viSzi)

176 Commenters think the "cyborgian" paper on Quantum Intersectionality might be another prank paper. How can you tell? Hell, how can the people writing them tell?

Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 08:28 AM (mf5HN)

177 >>She's trying to amend the laws of physics. Just wear the bra, sugartits.

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:28 AM (/jDGf)

178 175 I didn't criticize,I said I like them both.Just stating a fact.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:29 AM (rmVvL)

179 I stopped reading at "semimanifesto" [sic]. Well, actually, at "quantum mechanics", since it is a theory that has devolved into fantasy with a score or more of variables that are mostly also fantasy and/or untestable.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 30, 2017 08:29 AM (zKIA2)

180 What in the hell does the Six Million Dollar Man have to do with post colonial theory? I read that as post coital theory. Same question.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:29 AM (vc6c9)

181 She's trying to amend the laws of physics. If it ain't broke don't fix it...

Posted by: It's Me donna at May 30, 2017 08:29 AM (O2RFr)

182 Carpenter's Thing is actually more loyal to the source material.I like them both. Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 01:27 PM (rmVvL) Carpenter's 'The Thing' is one of the greatest horror movies ever made. I watched it recently and it still holds up.

Posted by: troyriser at May 30, 2017 08:29 AM (Fw5cQ)

183 "I have no idea if she has the slightest idea what she's talking about with regards to Newtonian physics, quantum physics" ##raises hand## Oooh, oooh, ask me! I know!

Posted by: pep at May 30, 2017 08:29 AM (VPqiy)

184 Combining intersectionality and quantum physics can provide for differing perspectives on organizing practices long used by marginalized people, for enabling apparatuses that allow for new possibilities of safer spaces, and for practices of accountability. It's like she slaps words together without any understanding of their meaning or how they work in conjunction with each other

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 08:30 AM (493sH)

185 I miss the colorful cow statues that would pop up in various cities .

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 08:30 AM (KpCv4)

186 >>Vagina String Theory Schroedinger's Tampon

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:30 AM (/jDGf)

187 Scientists believe this paper is composed entirely of the Stupid Quark. Surely that is a prank paper. It doesn't even have real words or a shred of reason.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 30, 2017 08:30 AM (y4bHB)

188 "loyalty to the source material" is an invalid tool of criticism. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:28 PM (viSzi) Clearly you've never met fandom.

Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 08:31 AM (mf5HN)

189 182 Agreed.Practical effects for the win.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:31 AM (rmVvL)

190 138 The Thing just started on TCM. Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 01:23 PM (rmVvL) Ooh! Imma watch The Thing and fold laundry. Thanks, steevy! Stay frosty, horde!

Posted by: Gem at May 30, 2017 08:31 AM (uaHyk)

191 Carpenter's 'The Thing' is one of the greatest horror movies ever made. I watched it recently and it still holds up. Posted by: troyriser at May 30, 2017 01:29 PM (Fw5cQ) Is that the one starring Adrienne Barbeau's tits ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 30, 2017 08:31 AM (tcQdP)

192 Intersectional Faulknerian Trigonometry:

Snopes had wiped his boots on the rug and rolled it and taken it to the man's house, mansion, whatever you called an abode that was bigger than the adjacent angle of his rage, which will always complement the angle of depression, horizontal and perpendicular both, his fury an alternate interior angle of his impotence...

Posted by: General Zod at May 30, 2017 08:31 AM (Bdeb0)

193 Before you yell at me, go read Bankrupting Physics by Alexander Unzicker.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 30, 2017 08:32 AM (zKIA2)

194 It's like she slaps words bread, meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo together without any understanding of their meaning or how they work in conjunction with each other.

Posted by: IP at May 30, 2017 08:32 AM (UmSfZ)

195 By the way, "Fearless Girl" looks like Henry, from the funny papers back in the day, in drag.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 30, 2017 08:32 AM (XUcIQ)

196 [
It's like she slaps words together without any understanding of their meaning or how they work in conjunction with each other

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 01:30 PM (493sH)[/i]



Well she DID go to college in the Netherlands, so...

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:32 AM (4df7R)

197 this bullshit is what we should call "neo-science"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 08:32 AM (TNe4W)

198 OT: The Joke's On You, Dumbshits! Folks who buy into getting their DNA tested for "genealogical purposes" signed away their privacy rights for themselves and their families -- https://thinkprogress.org/ancestry-com- takes-dna-ownership-rights-from-customers- and-their-relatives-dbafeed02b9e All for the faintest of hopes that they might perhaps indeed be descended from an Egyptian princess of centuries ago (sorry, Squirrely MacLaine's cornered that bailiwick). What a stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:32 AM (pNxlR)

199 >>an invalid tool of criticism. What...like Charles Krauthammer?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 30, 2017 08:32 AM (/jDGf)

200 Before you yell at me, go read Bankrupting Physics by Alexander Unzicker. Posted by: Sharkman at May 30, 2017 01:32 PM (zKIA2) DON'T YOU TELL ME WHAT TO DO!

Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 08:32 AM (mf5HN)

201 191 No females in the cast at all,unless some of the dogs are bitches.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:32 AM (rmVvL)

202 She's trying to amend the laws of physics. If it ain't broke don't fix it... Posted by: It's Me donna Up next? "Dividing by Zero. A primer in STEM"

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:33 AM (vc6c9)

203 It's like she slaps words together without any understanding of their meaning or how they work in conjunction with each other Standard practice for this kind of thing.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 08:33 AM (oVJmc)

204 "Combining intersectionality and quantum physics can provide for differing perspectives on organizing practices long used by marginalized people, for enabling apparatuses that allow for new possibilities of safer spaces, and for practices of accountability." The Aristocrats!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 30, 2017 08:33 AM (TOk1P)

205 You know they are super serious about the bull imagery at the stock exchange. If you go upstairs to the eating area, there are several bull taxidermy heads on the wall by the elevator (buffalo, elk, etc)--near the ashtray surrounded by a bunch of burn marks in the floor. Personally I prefer a bull market to the alternative, so the little girl statue opposing the bull never made any any sense to me.

Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 30, 2017 08:33 AM (/BXzQ)

206 It's way past pseudoscience. It's Neo-science because it's purely political and nefarious.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 08:33 AM (TNe4W)

207 quantum bogodynamics: /kwon tm boh`goh di: nam iks/, n.

A theory that characterizes the universe in terms of bogon sources (such as politicians, used-car salesmen, TV evangelists, and suits in general), bogon sinks (such as taxpayers and computers), and bogosity potential fields. Bogon absorption, of course, causes human beings to behave mindlessly and machines to fail (and may also cause both to emit secondary bogons); however, the precise mechanics of the bogon-computron interaction are not yet understood and remain to be elucidated. Quantum bogodynamics is most often invoked to explain the sharp increase in hardware and software failures in the presence of suits; the latter emit bogons, which the former absorb. See bogon, computron, suit, psyton.

Here is a representative QBD theory: The bogon is a boson (integral spin, +1 or -1), and has zero rest mass. In this respect it is very much like a photon. However, it has a much greater momentum, thus explaining its destructive effect on computer electronics and human nervous systems. The corollary to this is that bogons also have tremendous inertia, and therefore a bogon beam is deflected only with great difficulty. When the bogon encounters its antiparticle, the cluon, they mutually annihilate each other, releasing magic smoke. Furthermore 1 Lenat = 1 mole (6.022E23) of bogons (see microLenat).

Posted by: The Jargon File at May 30, 2017 08:34 AM (yqvys)

208 188 "loyalty to the source material" is an invalid tool of criticism.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:28 PM (viSzi)



Clearly you've never met fandom.

Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 01:31 PM (mf5HN)




*twitches in corner remembering the Lord of the Rings Purity Wars of the early millennium...*


*shrieks and twitches in another corner remembering the Doctor Who TV Canon versus Doctor Who Book Canon civil war, circa 2003...*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:34 AM (4df7R)

209 188 "loyalty to the source material" is an invalid tool of criticism. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:28 PM (viSzi) Clearly you've never met fandom. Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 01:31 PM (mf5HN) ============== Oh, I have, and it's an idiot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:34 AM (viSzi)

210 Surely that is a prank paper. It doesn't even have real words or a shred of reason. Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 30, 2017 01:30 PM (y4bHB) Paradoxically, that kind of argues that it's authentic. It's surprisingly difficult for a rational, mentally healthy person to write something that nonsensical.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:34 AM (SRKgf)

211 Folks who buy into getting their DNA tested for "genealogical purposes" signed away their privacy rights for themselves and their families -- ============= I always cringe at these commercials. I keep thinking, "Yeah, dumbass...when you encounter your clone in 10 years wearing lederhosen, where you came from will be the least of your concerns."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 30, 2017 08:34 AM (vg8iE)

212 201 191 No females in the cast at all,unless some of the dogs are bitches. Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 01:32 PM (rmVvL) You were close. The Thing is female.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 08:34 AM (KpCv4)

213 Next up -- the search for the elusive "feelz" and "gender-fluid" quarks. #MuhRiceBowl #NeedsFilling

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:34 AM (pNxlR)

214 I'd like her to descibe in detail how this all works out in practice? Does she ever get around to that in the paper?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 30, 2017 08:35 AM (vRcUp)

215 205 You know they are super serious about the bull imagery at the stock exchange. If you go upstairs to the eating area, there are several bull taxidermy heads on the wall by the elevator (buffalo, elk, etc)--near the ashtray surrounded by a bunch of burn marks in the floor. Personally I prefer a bull market to the alternative, so the little girl statue opposing the bull never made any any sense to me. Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 30, 2017 01:33 PM (/BXzQ) =============== It requires you to change the meaning of the bull to something else.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:35 AM (viSzi)

216 Has thought leader Chelsea weighed in on this yet and how it is interconnected to global  warming, Twitter, and breastfeeding?

Posted by: Ripley at May 30, 2017 08:35 AM (1BQGO)

217 Personally I prefer a bull market to the alternative, so the little girl statue opposing the bull never made any any sense to me. Posted by: stace gets two scoops at May 30, 2017 01:33 PM (/BXzQ) Logic does not make sense- because feelings!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 08:35 AM (ycWCI)

218 so the little girl statue opposing the bull never made any any sense to me. Greasy spot/lubrication for the bull.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:35 AM (vc6c9)

219 186 >>Vagina String Theory Schroedinger's Tampon Posted by: garrett While still inserted, t exists in omnipotential state of bloody/not-bloody, and the only way to see if it is bloody or not is to pull it out.

Posted by: zombie at May 30, 2017 08:35 AM (DQ4Fv)

220 209 188 "loyalty to the source material" is an invalid tool of criticism. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:28 PM (viSzi) Clearly you've never met fandom. Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 01:31 PM (mf5HN) ============== Oh, I have, and it's an idiot. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:34 PM (viSzi) I'm no fan boy by far but they ruined that one Star Trek for me when they killed Pike.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 08:36 AM (KpCv4)

221 t exists = it exists

Posted by: zombie at May 30, 2017 08:36 AM (DQ4Fv)

222 208 *twitches in corner remembering the Lord of the Rings Purity Wars of the early millennium...* *shrieks and twitches in another corner remembering the Doctor Who TV Canon versus Doctor Who Book Canon civil war, circa 2003...* Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 30, 2017 01:34 PM (4df7R) ============== I waged that Lord of the Rings war in my own head in high school, until I explained it to a friend of mine and she said, "The books will always be there." That's when I realized the error of my ways. Books and movies are different.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:36 AM (viSzi)

223 I think the impenetrable density of academic writing is simply to disguise the inability of the authors to actually form sentences. As in, they are all terrible writers. But somehow we have arrived at the point that if you use enough large words and an interminable know of dependant clauses, everyone gives up trying to actually parse the sentence and assumes the author is Very Very Smart. We need Zombie Hemingway to kick some sense into these people.

Posted by: TexasDan [/I] at May 30, 2017 08:36 AM (jkWag)

224 210 Surely that is a prank paper. It doesn't even have real words or a shred of reason. Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 30, 2017 01:30 PM (y4bHB) Paradoxically, that kind of argues that it's authentic. It's surprisingly difficult for a rational, mentally healthy person to write something that nonsensical. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 30, 2017 01:34 PM (SRKgf) OTOH, it may be a prank, as author's name - Whitney Stark - may be a reference to the "Stark effect," the splitting of orbitals of, e.g., the H atom in an externally imposed electric field. OK, pretty arcane, but ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:36 AM (SRKgf)

225 Knot, not know

Posted by: TexasDan [/I] at May 30, 2017 08:36 AM (jkWag)

226 This isn't the first dog on that stretch of Wall Street.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog went down there to sniff around while Occupy Wall Street was in residence, and the results were, um, memorable. Also possibly NSFW in certain W-places, for anyone inclined to look it up during business hours.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 30, 2017 08:36 AM (ujwCG)

227 TL/DR: People bring quantum physics up in all sorts of irrelevant situations, because they don't understand it and think it's magic. "Intersectionality" is just the new word for Marxist divide and conquer politics, and leveraging grievances against a perceived majority.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:37 AM (wB8Tg)

228 Ten bucks says she thinks she's the only one who knows about the Postmodernism Generator.

Posted by: General Zod at May 30, 2017 08:37 AM (Bdeb0)

229 Well she DID go to college in the Netherlands, so... Is this another Hope Solo thread?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:37 AM (pNxlR)

230 Didn't Alan Sokal already do this? See: Sokal Affair

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2017 08:37 AM (ZO497)

231 Put this one in the yuge irony department: "Martin Schulz, leader of the centre-left Social Democrats, told reporters Trump was "the destroyer of all Western values", adding that the U.S. president was undermining the peaceful cooperation of nations based on mutual respect and tolerance." No Herr Schulz, the destroyer of all Western values is the woman you're currently running against.

Posted by: Independent George at May 30, 2017 08:37 AM (BDZWU)

232 216 Has thought leader Chelsea weighed in on this yet and how it is interconnected to global warming, Twitter, and breastfeeding? Posted by: Ripley at May 30, 2017 01:35 PM (1BQGO) Too busy garnering another award. For what, I have no idea.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:37 AM (SRKgf)

233 The little girl statue in front of the bull really is a great symbol for where we are as a nation. Generations of girls have been taught that the only reason they're not allowed to play basketball, football, tennis, and f*cking CHESS with the boys is because of misogynistic patriarchal tradition. And here we are. "Ma'am, please don't take your young daughter in there with that bull." "Shut up, oppressor! My 11th grade English teacher taught me that we are just as strong as this creature!"

Posted by: Hate Has No Home Here But He Knows the Wi-Fi Key and Helps With The Weedeating [/i] [/b] at May 30, 2017 08:38 AM (fD1ST)

234 I doubt they have a stinker on their hands.
=====

Antenna TV channels are running the old Xena series (with Hercules).

Sorry, but Wonderwoman was bright and clear (her transparent plane) and her corset/outfit was bright with her gold truth lasso.

Xena was black and brown corset with ongoing ties to Amazons.  Just too derivative for me.  And, Xena did have a sense of humor.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 30, 2017 08:38 AM (MIKMs)

235 220 I'm no fan boy by far but they ruined that one Star Trek for me when they killed Pike. Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 01:36 PM (KpCv4) =============== I was always okay with that because the point of Pike's death there was to unmoor Kirk from his crutch and protection, which had been Pike, the guy who promoted him too fast. All of a sudden, Kirk had to prove himself on his own. He had to deal with the loss of a second father. It largely works in the movie. Plus, it's an *supposed* to be an alternate universe. If you don't expect side characters to die unexpectedly going in, that's your fault.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:38 AM (viSzi)

236 OTOH, it may be a prank, as author's name - Whitney Stark - may be a reference to the "Stark effect," the splitting of orbitals of, e.g., the H atom in an externally imposed electric field. Or she's starkers. Not nekkid, but loony.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:38 AM (pNxlR)

237 She's trying to amend the laws of physics. If it ain't broke don't fix it... Posted by: It's Me donna ----------------------------- Up next? "Dividing by Zero. A primer in STEM" Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2017 01:33 PM (vc6c9) "Is Pi Really an Infinite Number? An Exploration of Mathematics as Another Form of Penis Measuring."

Posted by: BurtTC at May 30, 2017 08:38 AM (TOk1P)

238 Carpenter's Thing is actually more loyal to the source material.I like them both. Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 01:27 PM (rmVvL) It's a really great movie for the first half. Then, in the second half it goes totally haywire and makes no sense, at all. The same exact thing happens in Alien.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 30, 2017 08:39 AM (zc3Db)

239 "OTOH, it may be a prank, as author's name - Whitney Stark - may be a reference to the "Stark effect," the splitting of orbitals of, e.g., the H atom in an externally imposed electric field. " Splitter!

Posted by: Electric field, imposed externally at May 30, 2017 08:39 AM (VPqiy)

240 I waged that Lord of the Rings war in my own head in high school, until I explained it to a friend of mine and she said, "The books will always be there." That's when I realized the error of my ways. Books and movies are different. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, Maybe so, but Peter Jackson should be banned from polite society and erased from history anyway.

Posted by: TexasDan [/I] at May 30, 2017 08:39 AM (jkWag)

241 227 TL/DR: People bring quantum physics up in all sorts of irrelevant situations, because they don't understand it and think it's magic. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 30, 2017 01:37 PM (wB8Tg) This.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:39 AM (SRKgf)

242 234 I doubt they have a stinker on their hands. ===== Antenna TV channels are running the old Xena series (with Hercules). Sorry, but Wonderwoman was bright and clear (her transparent plane) and her corset/outfit was bright with her gold truth lasso. Xena was black and brown corset with ongoing ties to Amazons. Just too derivative for me. And, Xena did have a sense of humor. Posted by: mustbequantum at May 30, 2017 01:38 PM (MIKMs) ============== The costume's color scheme is off? Burn every copy of the film, then. There's no way there could possible be anything good about it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:39 AM (viSzi)

243 I don't know if it's been mentioned, but Drudge has a picture of one of us and our hurling-bone, top of first column.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 30, 2017 08:40 AM (z79tQ)

244 A researcher in culture and gender studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Stark also holds an appointment in women's and gender studies at the University of Arizona through its Institute for LGBT Studies. I don't think it's a prank. People like this are incapable of laughing at themselves.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 30, 2017 08:40 AM (vRcUp)

245 >>I always cringe at these commercials. I keep thinking, "Yeah, dumbass...when you encounter your clone in 10 years wearing lederhosen, where you came from will be the least of your concerns."


Well, then there's the Gattaca aspect of it.

And the law enforcement angle of making your DNA available in a database that could be subpoenaed.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at May 30, 2017 08:40 AM (NOIQH)

246 >>Peter Jackson should be banned from polite society and erased from history anyway. Fuck that guy right in the ass.

Posted by: Tom Bombadil at May 30, 2017 08:40 AM (/jDGf)

247 240 I waged that Lord of the Rings war in my own head in high school, until I explained it to a friend of mine and she said, "The books will always be there." That's when I realized the error of my ways. Books and movies are different. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, Maybe so, but Peter Jackson should be banned from polite society and erased from history anyway. Posted by: TexasDan at May 30, 2017 01:39 PM (jkWag) ================ He made different choices from me! Burn him at the stake!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:40 AM (viSzi)

248 I've always wanted another statue further up Broadway with the girl being trampled and gored. But I'm despicable like that.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 30, 2017 08:40 AM (xWT2T)

249 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:38 PM (viSzi) Having Pike be a vegetable would have worked just as well so your opinion is beep beepbeep beeeb beep.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 08:41 AM (KpCv4)

250 and her corset/outfit was bright with her gold truth lasso. Who comes up with these names? Gold truth lasso. Handcuffs of Justice. Penis of Plenty.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:41 AM (vc6c9)

251 Wouldn't it be a hoot if the Confederate statues being torn down in Louisiana made their way up to Times Square? (And given the disposition of New York City in the Civil War, it wouldn't be entirely inappropriate.) Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 01:18 PM (7HtZB) NYC also had a strange disposition toward the King during the Revolution. Come to think of it, NYC is really an anti-American city.. That continues with the upcoming Puerto Rican Day parade, where the grand marshal is an FALN terror-bomber...

Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2017 08:41 AM (7uYFy)

252 I'm thinking these dissertations are written using special big word generating software, and are scored by machine, never intended to be read by humans.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 30, 2017 08:41 AM (7ZVPa)

253 Soon the Laws of Themodynamics will evolve to become the Laws of Homodynamics. We're all homos, all the time...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:41 AM (pNxlR)

254 I don't know if it's been mentioned, but Drudge has a picture of one of us and our hurling-bone, top of first column. ========= I like the pic of Bill Clinton looking straight up like a corpse they propped up in a chair.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 30, 2017 08:41 AM (vg8iE)

255 >>We need Zombie Hemingway to kick some sense into these people. Posted by: TexasDan at May 30, 2017 01:36 PM (jkWag)

He was on the bluff overlooking the bridge. He turned to the Spanish woman, the one he had been eating with and drinking with and fighting with and sleeping with. The one who had been a man, but now was a woman, but he slept with him/her anyway. "That is the one. We will blow that one up." Then he turned back to look at the bridge. "We will blow it up, and the village will have a party. Then I will wear your dress and we will confuse and frighten the peasants."

Posted by: General Zod at May 30, 2017 08:42 AM (Bdeb0)

256 *twitches in corner remembering the Lord of the Rings Purity Wars of the early millennium...* *shrieks and twitches in another corner remembering the Doctor Who TV Canon versus Doctor Who Book Canon civil war, circa 2003...* Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 30, 2017 01:34 PM (4df7R) *slams down Bitter Old Fandom Queen card* Blaise Zabini. Male, female, intersex or trans? *looks around warily* And then there's V i c t o r i a B i t t e r.

Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 08:42 AM (mf5HN)

257 I think the impenetrable density of academic writing is simply to disguise the inability of the authors to actually form sentences. Posted by: TexasDan at May 30, 2017 01:36 PM (jkWag) If some people studied English first, then Science, *then* got into ideology, they might be lass whacko - and certainly you could be sure they were a whacko quicker if they were.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:42 AM (wB8Tg)

258 244 A researcher in culture and gender studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Stark also holds an appointment in women's and gender studies at the University of Arizona through its Institute for LGBT Studies. I don't think it's a prank. People like this are incapable of laughing at themselves. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 30, 2017 01:40 PM (vRcUp) What? No parallel appointment in a physics department?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:42 AM (SRKgf)

259 >>Wouldn't it be a hoot if the Confederate statues being torn down in Louisiana made their way up to Times Square?

They've been bought by a guy who's making a Confederacy/Slave theme park.
Seriously.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at May 30, 2017 08:42 AM (NOIQH)

260 I'm no fan boy by far but they ruined that one Star Trek for me when they killed Pike. The new, pre-TOS CBS series apparently has a female captain, despite TOS clearly stating that a woman had not been a starship captain by that point.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 08:42 AM (oVJmc)

261 249 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:38 PM (viSzi) Having Pike be a vegetable would have worked just as well so your opinion is beep beepbeep beeeb beep. Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 01:41 PM (KpCv4) =============== That sounds like bending over backwards to have something new match something old. Let new stories be new stories. People complain about how Star Wars tread no new ground, and then bitch about how Star Trek did things differently.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:42 AM (viSzi)

262 Maybe so, but Peter Jackson should be banned from polite society and erased from history anyway. Posted by: TexasDan at May 30, 2017 01:39 PM (jkWag) But but but... don't you WANT to see more of Legolas' dreamy dreamy eyes???

Posted by: BurtTC at May 30, 2017 08:42 AM (TOk1P)

263 248 I've always wanted another statue further up Broadway with the girl being trampled and gored. But I'm despicable like that. Posted by: Marcus T at May 30, 2017 01:40 PM (xWT2T) --- Kids can't even walk to school alone these days, so surely someone could make a statue of the mom being arrested for child endangerment.

Posted by: Hate Has No Home Here But He Knows the Wi-Fi Key and Helps With The Weedeating [/i] [/b] at May 30, 2017 08:42 AM (fD1ST)

264 The rise of the Grievance Studies Departments coincides with the closing of most of the insane asylums. Correlation is not causation, but it does make one think.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Summer's Here and the Outrage Outlet Reminds You to Use Sun Scream When At the Beach! at May 30, 2017 08:43 AM (hLRSq)

265 256 *slams down Bitter Old Fandom Queen card* Blaise Zabini. Male, female, intersex or trans? *looks around warily* And then there's V i c t o r i a B i t t e r. Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 01:42 PM (mf5HN) ============= Are these even words?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:43 AM (viSzi)

266 A researcher in culture and gender studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Stark also holds an appointment in women's and gender studies at the University of Arizona through its Institute for LGBT Hot Beverage Making Studies. FIFY.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:43 AM (SRKgf)

267 121 All leftist utopia are small. Quantum even.

Posted by: dissent555 at May 30, 2017 08:43 AM (VFhMt)

268 254 I don't know if it's been mentioned, but Drudge has a picture of one of us and our hurling-bone, top of first column. ========= I like the pic of Bill Clinton looking straight up like a corpse they propped up in a chair. Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 30, 2017 01:41 PM (vg8iE) He's about ready to be tied to the roof of the Griswold's family truckster.

Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 08:43 AM (7HtZB)

269 And the law enforcement angle of making your DNA available in a database that could be subpoenaed. Posted by: Lizzy Invent synthetic dna & spread it around a crime scene. They found the killer. Clear rates approaching 100%.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:43 AM (vc6c9)

270 188 "loyalty to the source material" is an invalid tool of criticism. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:28 PM (viSzi) Wrong. It's a perfectly valid tool of criticism, as long as it's tempered with due consideration of the limitations of the adaptation medium. If it's invalid, that's just a slippery slope to the common Hollywood practice of buying rights to books and basically throwing out every ounce of content, except for the title (World War Z, for example).

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 30, 2017 08:43 AM (quw2O)

271 >>NYC also had a strange disposition toward the King during the Revolution. Yeah. The Crown had its largest footprint in NY.

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:43 AM (/jDGf)

272 "Ma'am, please don't take your young daughter in there with that bull." "Shut up, oppressor! My 11th grade English teacher taught me that we are just as strong as this creature!" Posted by: Hate Has No Home Here But He Knows the Wi-Fi Key and Helps With The Yep. Maybe the next statue can be a dreadlocked SJW being tossed by the bulls horns. Or a pile of replica brave Little tykes statues plied in a heap behind it.

Posted by: TexasDan [/I] at May 30, 2017 08:44 AM (jkWag)

273 248 I've always wanted another statue further up Broadway with the girl being trampled and gored. But I'm despicable like that. Posted by: Marcus T at May 30, 2017 01:40 PM (xWT2T) Just be glad that there isn't another statue of a van with perv in it asking her if she wants to play with a puppy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:44 AM (SRKgf)

274 The assignment of nothingness, lack, or absence as a demarcation of that which is not valued to receive care, that which is illegitimate or nonagential, is a strategy implemented by Western Cartesian oppressors in order to maintain a hierarchy privileging that which receives the assignment of presence (for instance, in Western colonialism, those occupying the spaces we now understand as Africa and parts of Asia were deemed by Europeans as not human, lacking culture, being anachronistic -that is, not present but in a liminal past opposed to European modernity - or even as the land being empty). Quantum physics discusses the assignment of absence/nonmatter to space 'between atoms' as exactly not that. For instance, it has been common for black holes to serve as a signifier for the ultimate void or lack. However, with quantum understandings, it is commonly accepted that black holes are spaces of radical potentiality; extra-materiality. Absence itself is not nothing; it is a pathologization of what is illegible for Western hegemony as absence (qualified as bad), illegible because it cannot understand, illegible to preserve its own privileging logic. It is a radical valuing of 'absence' that perhaps holds potentialities for difference.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 08:44 AM (CPk08)

275 260 I'm no fan boy by far but they ruined that one Star Trek for me when they killed Pike. The new, pre-TOS CBS series apparently has a female captain, despite TOS clearly stating that a woman had not been a starship captain by that point. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 01:42 PM (oVJmc) Is the new series supposed to be in the reboot universe?

Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 08:44 AM (7HtZB)

276 260 I'm no fan boy by far but they ruined that one Star Trek for me when they killed Pike. The new, pre-TOS CBS series apparently has a female captain, despite TOS clearly stating that a woman had not been a starship captain by that point. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 01:42 PM (oVJmc) =============== I've tried to be optimistic about that show, but the trailers have convinced me that it's probably going to be bad. The kicker? "My species was genetically designed to sense death." *pause* "I sense it coming now." I don't expect all 15 hours of a 15 hour show to be gold, but that's fucking terrible. And they advertised with it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:44 AM (viSzi)

277 We need a thread on Tom Bombadil theories. Why did Goldberry say "He is" when Frodo asked who Tom is? Does this mean he's Eru Illuvatar? Discuss.

Posted by: Independent George at May 30, 2017 08:44 AM (BDZWU)

278 >>But but but... don't you WANT to see more of Legolas' dreamy dreamy eyes??? Ace does.

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:44 AM (/jDGf)

279 Thank God for College: Feminist Researcher Proposes Bold New Science Mixing Quantum Mechanics and "Intersectional Feminism" This paper is interesting but it's really just a poor imitation of Barky's paper with his buddy, Laurence Tribe, "Curvature of Constitutional Space"

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 30, 2017 08:44 AM (zc3Db)

280 The new, pre-TOS CBS series apparently has a female captain, despite TOS clearly stating that a woman had not been a starship captain by that point. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 01:42 PM (oVJmc) ========= But it's based in the Abrams recreated universe, no? So, all that could be out the window. It's not important anyway. Not gonna watch that tripe. I've heard it plans on being VERY, VERY SJWish.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 30, 2017 08:44 AM (vg8iE)

281 The Physics of Heels - a limerick There's a feminist theory of Quantum (Those poor students, it's destined to haunt 'em) Two grad students at the mall Succinctly summarized for all "Those shoes! They're just darling! I want 'em!"

Posted by: [/b][/i][/s]Muldoon at May 30, 2017 08:45 AM (mvenn)

282 273 248 I've always wanted another statue further up Broadway with the girl being trampled and gored. But I'm despicable like that. Posted by: Marcus T at May 30, 2017 01:40 PM (xWT2T) Just be glad that there isn't another statue of a van with perv in it asking her if she wants to play with a puppy. ============= Have one of her reading her Tweets from Carlos Danger.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 30, 2017 08:45 AM (vg8iE)

283 Way back, on the PBS show 'Thinking Allowed', Jeffery Mishlove had Murray Gell-Mann on as a guest. Mishlove repeatedly attempted to get Gell-Mann to say that quantum mechanics was the basis for free will. Gell-Mann was having none of it, and laughed at the suggestion. Seeing a highly credentialed physicist laugh at Doctor Mishlove, clinical psychologist, was highly amusing. But then, Richard Feynman did it all of the time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2017 08:46 AM (ZO497)

284 People complain about how Star Wars tread no new ground, and then bitch about how Star Trek did things differently. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:42 PM (viSzi) If you want new stories= make new stories (what a concept.) Don't: make a new story, but because you lack the courage of your convictions dress it up in the skin suit of something I liked, hoping I will check it out because you are wearing it's corpse.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 08:46 AM (ycWCI)

285 "My species was genetically designed to sense death." *pause* "I sense it coming now." ------ No, but I am breathing fast.

Posted by: Death at May 30, 2017 08:46 AM (7HtZB)

286 Is the new series supposed to be in the reboot universe? No one really knows - the trailer doesn't really give many clues one way or the other. Frankly, there are enough continuity errors in the trailer that makes me think the producers and CBS didn't give a damn which timeline it's in...they just wanted to sell a purty TV show. Given the target audience, that's going to flop I think.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 30, 2017 08:46 AM (eytER)

287 Stark teaches lezbo studies not physics. Why isn't she in the Physics Dept? Or math or science or anything to do with such? https://lgbt.arizona.edu/somatechnics-researcher/whitney-stark is her uni info but zip on her math education.

Posted by: Lester at May 30, 2017 08:46 AM (LfJIn)

288 277 We need a thread on Tom Bombadil theories. Why did Goldberry say "He is" when Frodo asked who Tom is? Does this mean he's Eru Illuvatar? Discuss. First, second, neutral, park! Hie thee hence, you leafy narc!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:47 AM (pNxlR)

289 270 Wrong. It's a perfectly valid tool of criticism, as long as it's tempered with due consideration of the limitations of the adaptation medium. If it's invalid, that's just a slippery slope to the common Hollywood practice of buying rights to books and basically throwing out every ounce of content, except for the title (World War Z, for example). Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 30, 2017 01:43 PM (quw2O) ============== "It's bad because it's not like the book" is bad. An individual piece of creative material needs to be taken on its own. Comparisons to source material are unfair to the creative team of the new material. If the two try the same thing in different ways, but the original succeeds while the new one fails, it's not because the original did it better. It's because the new one did something that didn't work. Just because the original material did it better does not make the new attempt either better or worse.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:47 AM (viSzi)

290 "My species was genetically designed to sense death." *pause* "I sense it coming now." ------ No, but I am breathing fast. Posted by: Death at May 30, 2017 01:46 PM (7HtZB) Hiyo!

Posted by: Ed McMahon at May 30, 2017 08:47 AM (ycWCI)

291 Posted by: The Jargon File at May 30, 2017 01:34 PM (yqvys) Standing slow clap for you, Sir.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 30, 2017 08:47 AM (z79tQ)

292 275 Is the new series supposed to be in the reboot universe? Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 01:44 PM (7HtZB) ============ Nope. Prime universe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:47 AM (viSzi)

293 So did anyone else optimistically order the blu-rays of TOS and Enterprise from Amazon UK for ~$27 a couple of days ago?

Posted by: Hate Has No Home Here But He Knows the Wi-Fi Key and Helps With The Weedeating [/i] [/b] at May 30, 2017 08:47 AM (fD1ST)

294 TJM, don't take this personally but you have awful taste in movies. When I read that you liked Ender's Game, that was it. It was official: You like every movie that I hate.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 08:47 AM (TNe4W)

295 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:44 PM (viSzi) Let new stories be new stories . What's wrong with you?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 08:47 AM (KpCv4)

296 No, but I am breathing fast. Posted by: Death at May 30, 2017 01:46 PM (7HtZB) And enjoying a post-coital menthol vape!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:48 AM (pNxlR)

297 Lol. Kim says he has a "bigger gift package" in store for the USA.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2017 08:48 AM (7uYFy)

298 I think the impenetrable density of academic writing is simply to disguise the inability of the authors to actually form sentences.

As in, they are all terrible writers. But somehow we have arrived at the point that if you use enough large words and an interminable know of dependant clauses, everyone gives up trying to actually parse the sentence and assumes the author is Very Very Smart.




What irritates me is that part of peer review should be, IMO, basic readability.  There are certain subjects that are simply impossible to write about in terms that a layman would understand, but when even members of your own field can't penetrate what the hell you're talking about in a journal article, it's time to go back to the wordsmithing table.  I've known a few science and engineering types in my day, and most of them would tell you that when it comes to writing for an audience beyond themselves, they usually need help. 



 That was one of the more damning aspects of the Conceptual Penis article from last week; that the peer reviewers had not thrown out any red flags about the paper even though in several places it employed random gibberish taken from one of those online PoMo academic paper generators.  Not only did they ignore the legitimate nonsense, they actually gave the whole paper glowing reviews!  This is supposedly a paper in their field of study that included honest to God gibberish, and they didn't notice.   So either they didn't read the paper at all, or they read it and didn't see anything wrong with it.  In either case they should be stricken from any future peer reviews because they've proven their opinions about what is and isn't valid aren't worth a damn.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:48 AM (4df7R)

299 If the two try the same thing in different ways, but the original succeeds while the new one fails, it's not because the original did it better. It's because the new one did something that didn't work. Just because the original material did it better does not make the new attempt either better or worse. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:47 PM (viSzi) If the original succeeded and the new one failed, I think that makes a fairly good argument on it's face that the old one was 'better'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 08:49 AM (ycWCI)

300 277 We need a thread on Tom Bombadil theories. Why did Goldberry say "He is" when Frodo asked who Tom is? Does this mean he's Eru Illuvatar? Discuss. Posted by: Independent George at May 30, 2017 01:44 PM (BDZWU) https://www.cas.unt.edu/ ~hargrove/bombadil.html Remove space. Not saying I agree with the link, but it's one of the better theories I've encountered.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 30, 2017 08:49 AM (72PAC)

301 297 It's all penis envy all the time with those people...

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:49 AM (rmVvL)

302 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 30, 2017 01:32 PM Honestly I see nothing in here that is any different from any other genetic research terms. They just get you to pay for some of the cost. (In reality they're building a giant database to sell, which is why the tests are so cheap.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at May 30, 2017 08:49 AM (dzmBR)

303 People complain about how Star Wars tread no new ground, and then bitch about how Star Trek did things differently. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:42 PM (viSzi) People will bitch about anything.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:49 AM (wB8Tg)

304 284 People complain about how Star Wars tread no new ground, and then bitch about how Star Trek did things differently. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:42 PM (viSzi) If you want new stories= make new stories (what a concept.) Don't: make a new story, but because you lack the courage of your convictions dress it up in the skin suit of something I liked, hoping I will check it out because you are wearing it's corpse. Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 01:46 PM (ycWCI) ============== That's your deal. In the reality where corporations will only give massive amounts of money to creative people to make big things when they promise to tie it to existing properties, that's just how things are going to work. The new material should be judged on its own merits. The old material will always exist (until George Lucas gets his mits on it, that is).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:50 AM (viSzi)

305 >> but when even members of your own field can't penetrate what the hell you're talking about... That was one of the more damning aspects of the Conceptual Penis article ISWYDT

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:50 AM (/jDGf)

306 297 Lol. Kim says he has a "bigger gift package" in store for the USA. Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2017 01:48 PM (7uYFy) Oh, is it the one with the craft cheeses and summer sausages? I love those.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 08:50 AM (ycWCI)

307 Posted by: Hate Has No Home Here But He Knows the Wi-Fi Key and Helps With The Weedeating at May 30, 2017 01:47 PM (fD1ST) Love the nick! LOL

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:50 AM (pNxlR)

308 >>It's all penis envy all the time with those people... Haven't seen her pic, but i'm guessing it's more like Penis Ennui.

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:51 AM (/jDGf)

309 294 TJM, don't take this personally but you have awful taste in movies. When I read that you liked Ender's Game, that was it. It was official: You like every movie that I hate. Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 01:47 PM (TNe4W) ============== WAR!!!!! I might recommend you go back and look at the thread about the 4 elements of narrative and their relative importance. It very well could be that we just look for different things in movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:51 AM (viSzi)

310 Wow, "semimanifesto" seems awfully gendered. Maybe it should just be "semifesto."

Posted by: bjmugggs at May 30, 2017 08:51 AM (e44Qj)

311 People will bitch about anything. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 30, 2017 01:49 PM (wB8Tg) I don't like the tone of your comment.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Summer's Here and the Outrage Outlet Reminds You to Use Sun Scream When At the Beach! at May 30, 2017 08:51 AM (hLRSq)

312 At you of the Body?

Posted by: Landru at May 30, 2017 08:52 AM (NgKpN)

313 Schroeder' Feminist?

Posted by: Strobe at May 30, 2017 08:52 AM (gbWkA)

314 "Too many young females today are growing up thinking we're patriarching them, and they don't have a clue that toilet paper and auto repairs are not free."

Situation summarized; possibly NSFW.

http://tinyurl.com/yav7sysm

Posted by: torquewrench at May 30, 2017 08:52 AM (ujwCG)

315 306 297 Lol. Kim says he has a "bigger gift package" in store for the USA. Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2017 01:48 PM (7uYFy) Oh, is it the one with the craft cheeses and summer sausages? I love those. Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 01:50 PM (ycWCI) Beware Koreans bearing sausage

Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 08:52 AM (7HtZB)

316 311 People will bitch about anything. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 30, 2017 01:49 PM (wB8Tg) I don't like the tone of your comment. Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Summer's Here and the Outrage Outlet Reminds You to Use Sun Scream When At the Beach! at May 30, 2017 01:51 PM (hLRSq) Herbert!

Posted by: Space Hippy at May 30, 2017 08:52 AM (NgKpN)

317 Maybe it should just be "semifesto." Posted by: bjmugggs at May 30, 2017 01:51 PM (e44Qj) --- I accidentally clicked on one of those videos twice. I mean once. One time.

Posted by: Hate Has No Home Here But He Knows the Wi-Fi Key and Helps With The Weedeating [/i] [/b] at May 30, 2017 08:52 AM (fD1ST)

318 What irritates me is that part of peer review should be, IMO, basic readability. There are certain subjects that are simply impossible to write about in terms that a layman would understand, but when even members of your own field can't penetrate what the hell you're talking about in a journal article, it's time to go back to the wordsmithing table. I've known a few science and engineering types in my day, and most of them would tell you that when it comes to writing for an audience beyond themselves, they usually need help. That was one of the more damning aspects of the Conceptual Penis article from last week; that the peer reviewers had not thrown out any red flags about the paper even though in several places it employed random gibberish taken from one of those online PoMo academic paper generators. Not only did they ignore the legitimate nonsense, they actually gave the whole paper glowing reviews! This is supposedly a paper in their field of study that included honest to God gibberish, and they didn't notice. So either they didn't read the paper at all, or they read it and didn't see anything wrong with it. In either case they should be stricken from any future peer reviews because they've proven their opinions about what is and isn't valid aren't worth a damn. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 30, 2017 01:48 PM (4df7R) Our hero has an explicit rejoinder to that objection: Theory is often conceived as inaccessible, thus for small, privileged audiences. I agree vehemently with critiques of inaccessibility, banal depoliticization, and academic elitism. I also believe this inaccessibility critique can get employed in detrimental ways, denying tools created for anti-oppression struggles through elitist demarcation of 'the masses', nonacademics, people of differing abilities or perceived statuses as not able to access, understand, or use tools/language/strategies made to dismantle this kind of hierarchical assignment. I have seen how critical language, tools, and critiques are avoided in youth work (genealogically understood in 'the mass') by academically trained employees. Frantz Fanon ([1961] 1965) writes: 'The masses are quick to seize every shade of meaning and to learn all the tricks of the trade. . . . It has been decided to consider the masses as uninitiated . . . and leave them out of things . . . the much greater business of plunder' LOL. "I can make shit up if I want!"

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 08:52 AM (CPk08)

319 I don't like the tone of your comment.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Summer's Here and the Outrage Outlet Reminds You to Use Sun Scream When At the Beach! at May 30, 2017 01:51 PM (hLRSq)

_____



Hey! Lay off him, he get to have an opinion.

Posted by: IP at May 30, 2017 08:52 AM (UmSfZ)

320 He made different choices from me! Burn him at the stake! Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May ... He has a one key piano. Let's all extol his virtues as a composer. Jackson's LOTR is his own fan fiction version of the story. Those who enjoy it are free to do so. I did at the time, more or less. Post-Hobbit and after making an effort at rewatching, I think anyone would get three memorable scenes out of nine hours of finished film, given that cast and that budget. Jackson is not a talent, and fundamentally misunderstood his most important characters.

Posted by: TexasDan [/I] at May 30, 2017 08:52 AM (jkWag)

321 So did anyone else optimistically order the blu-rays of TOS and Enterprise from Amazon UK for ~$27 a couple of days ago? I'm hoarding my old recordings of TOS because I do not accept or want the CGI special effects.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 08:53 AM (oVJmc)

322 Burn every copy of the film, then. There's no way there could possible be anything good about it.
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Huh?

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 30, 2017 08:53 AM (MIKMs)

323 299 If the original succeeded and the new one failed, I think that makes a fairly good argument on it's face that the old one was 'better'. Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 01:49 PM (ycWCI) ============ You missed my point. It's not that the new one is bad because the old one was better. If the new one is bad, it needs to be bad on it's own terms. If the new one does something different from the old one, that doesn't mean that it's bad. If the new one does something new that works just as well as something old in the old one, it doesn't make it either better or worse. The problem is getting into the comparison between old and new. New is new. Take it as it is and judge it based on its own merits, not the merits of an "original version".

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:53 AM (viSzi)

324 Prank Warning: Commenters think the "cyborgian" paper on Quantum Intersectionality might be another prank paper. I didn't buy the whole Cyborgian. It's more Zygonian instead

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 08:54 AM (493sH)

325 People will bitch about anything. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 30, 2017 01:49 PM (wB8Tg) Yeah, I fucking hate that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 08:54 AM (oVJmc)

326 I reiterate, Skoal. BTW, the title of his paper was ' Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity' -------------- For any normal person, the title alone would cause the BS Detector light to start flashing. ----- In Sokal's own words, it was designed to demonstrate that "a leading North American journal of cultural studies . . . would publish an article liberally salted with nonsense if (a) it contained the right buzzwords and (b) flattered the editors' ideological preconceptions."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2017 08:54 AM (ZO497)

327 Why are there no gender studies arguing the penis as the center of the universe and that the vagina's purpose it to figure out how to best serve it? And also make me a sammich.

Posted by: MAGA at May 30, 2017 08:54 AM (LQ1Q3)

328 I think all, meaning ALL, research papers should be published with the names of the peer reviewers included. It wouldn't violate the "sacred anonymity" of the actual review process itself, but it would unmask fellow travellers in the proliferation of bad and invalid science. "If you did nothing wrong, then what have you to fear?"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:55 AM (pNxlR)

329 I reiterate, Skoal .... or Sokal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2017 08:55 AM (ZO497)

330 Oh those peaceful refugees,eh Angela? https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/266190/

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:55 AM (rmVvL)

331 Tom Bombadil was surely a Valar, equivalent of one of the Olympic gods, who had lost his way. His power diminished somewhat, but his purpose gone completely.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2017 08:55 AM (VdICR)

332 *slams down Bitter Old Fandom Queen card* Blaise Zabini. Male, female, intersex or trans? *looks around warily* And then there's V i c t o r i a B i t t e r. Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 01:42 PM (mf5HN) Go with Modesty Blaise instead. The 1966 movie is modestly amusing

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 08:55 AM (493sH)

333 321 So did anyone else optimistically order the blu-rays of TOS and Enterprise from Amazon UK for ~$27 a couple of days ago? I'm hoarding my old recordings of TOS because I do not accept or want the CGI special effects. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 01:53 PM (oVJmc) ============== Pretty sure the Blu rays include both the upgraded versions and the original broadcast versions. I know that CBS isn't interested in rewriting history ala Lucas and Star Wars.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:55 AM (viSzi)

334 If math wasn't hard (and it hadn't driven me to drinking, a problem all its own), it wouldn't have taken me six and a half years and dropping out two semesters to finish my goddamned BA.

I can write military history like John fucking Keegan, give me a quadratic equation set and I want to put a gun in my mouth.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at May 30, 2017 08:55 AM (A17MJ)

335 *twitches in corner remembering the Lord of the Rings Purity Wars of the early millennium...*
*shrieks and twitches in another corner remembering the Doctor Who TV Canon versus Doctor Who Book Canon civil war, circa 2003...*
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 30, 2017 01:34 PM


When I went to see the first movie, there were two high school aged-ish kids in front of us.  As the movie ended, they looked at each other and said, "well...that ending sucked."  Took everything I had not to dope slap them from behind and tell them to, in the spirit of AtC, rtfbymf!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at May 30, 2017 08:55 AM (p+Wdc)

336 *slams down Bitter Old Fandom Queen card*

Blaise Zabini. Male, female, intersex or trans?



Oh CHRIST.  She went there.


*stares into the void*


*the void stares back*


All is nothing. Nothing is all. There is no beginning to the end, because the beginning is always ending, over and over, forever.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:55 AM (4df7R)

337 Kepler's laws of interplanetary gravity... are cisnormative fat-shaming of body positive womyn.

Posted by: wooga at May 30, 2017 08:55 AM (py3x2)

338 Greatest earnings press release ever, speaking of semi-puns: ""Match Group had a seminal fourth quarter . . ."

Posted by: bjmugggs at May 30, 2017 08:56 AM (e44Qj)

339 To add to the funny to start the week, I highly recommend searching Twitter and others for the hash #notallorcs Holy shit, this is some of the funniest stuff of 2017 IMHO. Highly Effective as well.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 30, 2017 08:56 AM (2qHjF)

340 287 Stark teaches lezbo studies not physics. Why isn't she in the Physics Dept? Or math or science or anything to do with such? https://lgbt.arizona.edu/somatechnics-researcher/whitney-stark is her uni info but zip on her math education. Posted by: Lester at May 30, 2017 01:46 PM (LfJIn) Probably too voluminous to fit on the web page.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:56 AM (SRKgf)

341 I'm hoarding my old recordings of TOS because I do not accept or want the CGI special effects. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 01:53 PM (oVJmc) --- While I watch and enjoy it, I've never been a huge Star Trek fan. I've never even seen Enterprise, but I liked the guy in Quantum Leap so I figure I'll give it a shot. The main reason I bought TOS is that I've realized how safe it is to have on the TV with my pre-teen kids around, and that it teaches useful lessons if they happen to sit long enough to actually watch it. Plus $27. I got the Hitchcock collection for ten or so, too. I'm hoping they all ship.

Posted by: Hate Has No Home Here But He Knows the Wi-Fi Key and Helps With The Weedeating [/i] [/b] at May 30, 2017 08:57 AM (fD1ST)

342 Butthurt is always increasing.

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:57 AM (/jDGf)

343 297 Lol. Kim says he has a "bigger gift package" in store for the USA. Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2017 01:48 PM (7uYFy) He does have the latitude and longitude of Berkeley and Portland, doesn't he?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:57 AM (SRKgf)

344 If this is a prank, it is BRILLIANT, because this: These sciences, which were/are forcibly made to be considered truthful, valuable, universal, and objective, explicitly attack/ed (denigrate, primitivize, feminize) matriarchal structures, forms of care valuing connectivities and interdependence (one explicitly relevant to quantum physics being witchcraft), kinds of bodies differing from the arbitrarily and subjectively decided norm (white, binary-male, considered physically able-bodied, heterosexual, etc.), practices of sodomy, nonbinary gender structures. They have established understandings of division, categorization, proof, and health, and have been used to establish hierarchies of race, speciesism, and vitalism, which justified/y exploitation of people, animals, and nature. What using quantum understandings in this way lends itself to, I believe, is obstructing that whole game that was implemented explicitly for the purpose of white global exploitation through disidentifying in one of its own trusted buddies: science. is actually coherent,IF you choose to believe every single retarded canard of 34rd wave femiist theory. I don't think its a prank, but if so, LOLOLOLOL

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 08:57 AM (CPk08)

345 Enterprise was....a wasted opportunity.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 08:57 AM (rmVvL)

346 >>To add to the funny to start the week, I highly recommend searching Twitter and others for the hash #notallorcs This is useless without a link.

Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 08:57 AM (/jDGf)

347 You missed my point. It's not that the new one is bad because the old one was better. If the new one is bad, it needs to be bad on it's own terms. If the new one does something different from the old one, that doesn't mean that it's bad. If the new one does something new that works just as well as something old in the old one, it doesn't make it either better or worse. The problem is getting into the comparison between old and new. New is new. Take it as it is and judge it based on its own merits, not the merits of an "original version". Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:53 PM (viSzi) The great thing about free will and a free country? I get to judge a movie or bit of art on whatever I want to. This is true of all of us. And we all do it, though we may dress it up in whatever argument we want.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 08:58 AM (ycWCI)

348 345 Enterprise was....a wasted opportunity. Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 01:57 PM (rmVvL) ================ Season 4 is good. The two parter set in the mirror universe is great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:58 AM (viSzi)

349 342 Butthurt is always increasing. Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 01:57 PM (/jDGf) Butthurt is entropy??

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 08:58 AM (SRKgf)

350 Theory is often conceived as inaccessible, thus for small, privileged audiences. I agree vehemently with critiques of inaccessibility, banal depoliticization, and academic elitism. I also believe this inaccessibility critique can get employed in detrimental ways, denying tools created for anti-oppression struggles through elitist demarcation of 'the masses', nonacademics, people of differing abilities or perceived statuses as not able to access, understand, or use tools/language/strategies made to dismantle this kind of hierarchical assignment. I have seen how critical language, tools, and critiques are avoided in youth work (genealogically understood in 'the mass') by academically trained employees. Frantz Fanon ([1961] 1965) writes: 'The masses are quick to seize every shade of meaning and to learn all the tricks of the trade. . . . It has been decided to consider the masses as uninitiated . . . and leave them out of things . . . the much greater business of plunder' LOL. "I can make shit up if I want!" Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 01:52 PM (CPk0 Which is exactly how we got Man Made Global warmering through CO2.... I can argue, from verifiable measurable data that CO2 will not add any more temp increase to the atmosphere... it long ago reached its peak effectiveness based on how much energy in its absorption bands are available for it to absorb... But when confronted by this, I'm then told, oh.... its complicated, and while we can't explain how you are wrong... scientists agree that you are... because.... complicated... /facepalm

Posted by: Space Hippy at May 30, 2017 08:58 AM (NgKpN)

351
No, but I am breathing fast.

Posted by: Death at May 30, 2017 01:46 PM (7HtZB)

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I DO NOT BREATHE.  posted by DEATH.


(per Terry Pratchett)

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 30, 2017 08:58 AM (MIKMs)

352 347 The great thing about free will and a free country? I get to judge a movie or bit of art on whatever I want to. This is true of all of us. And we all do it, though we may dress it up in whatever argument we want. Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 01:58 PM (ycWCI) ================ The problem of how you approach these movies is that you're limiting what you will enjoy based on parameters that don't actually determine the quality of that movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 08:59 AM (viSzi)

353 The problem is getting into the comparison between old and new. New is new. Take it as it is and judge it based on its own merits, not the merits of an "original version". Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:53 PM (viSzi) But "new" is not really "new". It's a rehash of "old". If it doesn't exceed "old" by a decent amount then there was no point in making it. "New" is not to be judged on its own merits because it wasn't created on its own.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 30, 2017 08:59 AM (zc3Db)

354 Who is Source??

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 08:59 AM (TNe4W)

355 Stark teaches lezbo studies not physics. Why isn't she in the Physics Dept? Or math or science or anything to do with such? https://lgbt.arizona.edu/somatechnics-researcher/whitney-stark is her uni info but zip on her math education. Posted by: Lester at May 30, 2017 01:46 PM (LfJIn) Which makes her very qualified to yap on about quantum physics.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 08:59 AM (493sH)

356 The Schwartz is strong with these wyomins

Posted by: Strobe at May 30, 2017 08:59 AM (gbWkA)

357 I think it is Dennis Prager who says Leftist professors talk a lot of mumble jumble to make everyone think they ard way smarter than their classes students.

Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2017 08:59 AM (Ot7+c)

358 Stupid Quark=Hillary+Huma=Quantum Entanglement

Posted by: Under Fire at May 30, 2017 08:59 AM (l4aLi)

359 #notallorcs doesn't auto-fill, so you know it pisses off the SJW's.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at May 30, 2017 09:00 AM (VG/ku)

360 344. Heh....reads rather like House of leaves in places

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 30, 2017 09:00 AM (TwwWO)

361 one explicitly relevant to quantum physics being witchcraft I thought the same thing when I took quantum mechanics.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 09:00 AM (SRKgf)

362 346 >>To add to the funny to start the week, I highly recommend searching Twitter and others for the hash #notallorcs This is useless without a link. Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 01:57 PM (/jDGf) What? You literally go to Twitter.com or Instagram and search #notallorcs

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 30, 2017 09:00 AM (2qHjF)

363 I like the pissing pug. 

As for the fearless girl.  What kind of a fearless girl walks the streets of NYC without her mattress on her back?

Posted by: gracepc at May 30, 2017 09:00 AM (OU4q6)

364 >>>Jackson is not a talent, and fundamentally misunderstood his most important characters. Just wait until LOTR gets remade as a TV miniseries, in musical form, starring Neil Patrick Harris in "The Tom Bombadil Story"

Posted by: wooga at May 30, 2017 09:00 AM (py3x2)

365 Stark was just pissed that she took her Quantum to the mechanic and he charged her 150 bucks to rotate the air in her tires.

Posted by: Roy at May 30, 2017 09:00 AM (7n4KQ)

366 A "source close to Trump" just spoke to Fake News to report that since returning from overseas trip Trump "lives within himself" and is now "withdrawing" emotionally.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 09:00 AM (TNe4W)

367 The Schwartz is strong with these wyomins Posted by: Strobe at May 30, 2017 01:59 PM (gbWkA) But not the schwantz as that is hated by them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 09:01 AM (493sH)

368 Anyone see this article on surrogacy in CA? It's pretty chilling, but I guess they would be concerned only if Christians were involved. http://bit.ly/2saOfu1

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 30, 2017 09:01 AM (JKNZq)

369 >>342 Butthurt is always increasing. Posted by: garrett at May 30, 2017 01:57 PM (/jDGf)

For every butthurt there is an equal and opposite butthurt.

Posted by: General Zod at May 30, 2017 09:01 AM (Bdeb0)

370 353 But "new" is not really "new". It's a rehash of "old". If it doesn't exceed "old" by a decent amount then there was no point in making it. "New" is not to be judged on its own merits because it wasn't created on its own. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 30, 2017 01:59 PM (zc3Db) ================= Everything is a rehash of something else. There are 26 plots. Romeo and Juliet is a rip off of an earlier play. Hamlet is a hash of Danish history. Gone with the Wind did things differently from the book. There is shockingly little true originality in the world. It's what happens after thousands of years and billions of people try their hands at telling stories. If you're looking for only the absolute best of anything, then you're left with very little to enjoy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 09:01 AM (Hs5mU)

371 Just because the original material did it better does not make the new attempt either better or worse. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:47 PM (viSzi) My point was that you dismissed "loyalty to the source material" out of hand, by saying that it was invalid. If that's true then Hollywood could remake "The Hunt For Red October" by putting the title on a remake of "Pretty Woman" and we CAN'T criticize the film for being a bad adaptation of THFRO because it might actually be a good rom-com film (depending on if you think Pretty Woman is a good rom-com story in the first place.)

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 30, 2017 09:02 AM (quw2O)

372 255 that was epic

Posted by: TexasDan [/I] at May 30, 2017 09:02 AM (jkWag)

373 So many Sources... and weird how all these Sources are "close to" whoever they're gossiping about or indicting.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 09:02 AM (TNe4W)

374 Seems like Trump "withdrawing emotionally" would be extremely obvious.

Posted by: Hate Has No Home Here But He Knows the Wi-Fi Key and Helps With The Weedeating [/i] [/b] at May 30, 2017 09:02 AM (fD1ST)

375 Spicer up.

Posted by: WisRich at May 30, 2017 09:03 AM (hdpay)

376 A "source close to Trump" just spoke to Fake News to report that since returning from overseas trip Trump "lives within himself" and is now "withdrawing" emotionally. Yeeeeeaaaahhhh. Tell me another one.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 09:03 AM (oVJmc)

377 371 My point was that you dismissed "loyalty to the source material" out of hand, by saying that it was invalid. If that's true then Hollywood could remake "The Hunt For Red October" by putting the title on a remake of "Pretty Woman" and we CAN'T criticize the film for being a bad adaptation of THFRO because it might actually be a good rom-com film (depending on if you think Pretty Woman is a good rom-com story in the first place.) Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 30, 2017 02:02 PM (quw2O) ================ You can call it a bad adaptation, but it wouldn't make it a bad movie. Maybe it'd be the best whore with a heart of gold story in the world, but because it has the wrong title, people will shit on it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 09:03 AM (Hs5mU)

378 >>366 A "source close to Trump" just spoke to Fake News to report that since returning from overseas trip Trump "lives within himself" and is now "withdrawing" emotionally. Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 02:00 PM (TNe4W)

Excellent--everything is working according to plan. Soon, the soft, dulcet tones of Bannon's voice will be whispering our intentions into his ear. "Be equal to the moment, sire. Build the TrumpCamps."

Posted by: General Zod at May 30, 2017 09:03 AM (Bdeb0)

379 The problem of how you approach these movies is that you're limiting what you will enjoy based on parameters that don't actually determine the quality of that movie. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:59 PM (viSzi) Penalty!! You can't really tell someone "how to enjoy" something. It's a totally subjective state.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 30, 2017 09:03 AM (zc3Db)

380 366. Yeah, he always struck me as a brooding type......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 30, 2017 09:03 AM (TwwWO)

381 The problem of how you approach these movies is that you're limiting what you will enjoy based on parameters that don't actually determine the quality of that movie. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 01:59 PM (viSzi) I love argument for argument sake as much as the next guy. However, "The problem of how you approach these movies is..." is kind of annoying. Trying to get people to watch things or worse ENJOY things they do not enjoy is a fool's errand. Even better? Telling them that the reason they do not like it is a problem with them. This is like telling Ace that the reason he does not like gay porn is because he is not approaching it in the right manner.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 09:03 AM (ycWCI)

382 Spicer up. Posted by: WisRich at May 30, 2017 02:03 PM (hdpay) Didn't unnamed sources say about a month ago that he was going to be out of that job?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2017 09:03 AM (493sH)

383 Maybe it'd be the best whore with a heart of gold story in the world, but because it has the wrong title, people will shit on it. Are titles meaningless?

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 30, 2017 09:04 AM (PFy0L)

384 372 255 that was epic Posted by: TexasDan at May 30, 2017 02:02 PM (jkWag) Yes , pretty good.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 09:04 AM (KpCv4)

385 378. By tengri, the Golden Path is a hard one, but we must walk its every step....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 30, 2017 09:05 AM (TwwWO)

386 380 366. Yeah, he always struck me as a brooding type...... Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 30, 2017 02:03 PM (TwwWO) Yeah, a complete introvert.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 09:05 AM (ycWCI)

387 331 Tom Bombadil was surely a Valar, equivalent of one of the Olympic gods, who had lost his way. His power diminished somewhat, but his purpose gone completely. Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2017 01:55 PM (VdICR) === Him being a Valar theory is quite interesting. Also, Goldberry's description is similar to Yavanna.

Posted by: Independent George at May 30, 2017 09:05 AM (BDZWU)

388 366 A "source close to Trump" just spoke to Fake News to report that since returning from overseas trip Trump "lives within himself" and is now "withdrawing" emotionally. Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 02:00 PM (TNe4W) Otherwise known as "jet lag."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 09:05 AM (SRKgf)

389
He was on the bluff overlooking the bridge. He turned to the Spanish woman, the one he had been eating with and drinking with and fighting with and sleeping with. The one who had been a man, but now was a woman, but he slept with him/her anyway. "That is the one. We will blow that one up." Then he turned back to look at the bridge. "We will blow it up, and the village will have a party. Then I will wear your dress and we will confuse and frighten the peasants."

Posted by: General Zod at May 30, 2017 01:42 PM (Bdeb0)


Easy, fish.

Posted by: dagny at May 30, 2017 09:05 AM (xrSGs)

390 Listen to Trump's speeches overseas. That's not 'withdrawing emotionally.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 09:06 AM (oVJmc)

391 386 380 366. Yeah, he always struck me as a brooding type...... Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 30, 2017 02:03 PM (TwwWO) Yeah, a complete introvert. Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 02:05 PM (ycWCI) What can we do to get him out of his shell, and build up his self-esteem?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 09:06 AM (SRKgf)

392 The new ST series will be 95% pc dreck. Hardcore. Dreck. Enterprise was supposed to be a return to the basics - the meat and potato Shakespearean morality play - and that production went down in flames. And that dirty heretic JJ Abrams? Burn the witch.

Posted by: 13times at May 30, 2017 09:06 AM (WHVu+)

393 Otherwise known as "jet lag." Ha! Good catch.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 09:06 AM (TNe4W)

394 One of these days the left is going to be whacked alongside the head by something called 'facts'. It's going to leave an ugly bruise.

Posted by: Eromero at May 30, 2017 09:06 AM (zLDYs)

395 Politico spins the story of Pence hitting the trail for a couple weeks to shore up the GOP who 'fear disastrous midterms " and that he's "positioning himself for the post-Trump era..." The comments are a hoot.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2017 09:06 AM (7uYFy)

396 391 386 380 366. Yeah, he always struck me as a brooding type...... Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 30, 2017 02:03 PM (TwwWO) Yeah, a complete introvert. Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 02:05 PM (ycWCI) What can we do to get him out of his shell, and build up his self-esteem? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 30, 2017 02:06 PM (SRKgf) Give him a nobel prize?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 09:06 AM (ycWCI)

397 Everything is a rehash of something else. Uh ... no. People who can't think of anything original like to say that to comfort themselves. There are 26 plots. LOL. I have to assume this is sarvastic. Romeo and Juliet is a rip off of an earlier play. Hamlet is a hash of Danish history. Gone with the Wind did things differently from the book. There is shockingly little true originality in the world. It's what happens after thousands of years and billions of people try their hands at telling stories. If you're looking for only the absolute best of anything, then you're left with very little to enjoy. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 02:01 PM (Hs5mU) That's just silliness. Not to mention that there's a huge difference between two people coming up with similar plots and a friggin REMAKE.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 30, 2017 09:07 AM (zc3Db)

398 I seem to remember from the Conan books I read in my misspent youth that the evil Stygian sorceror Thoth Amon was always reciting incantations and uttering twisted syllables "meant for no human tongue." I'm thinking that's pretty much the case here too- she's just searching for the appropriate spell to bring the old ones back to this plane of existence.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at May 30, 2017 09:07 AM (mN+tK)

399 Spicer going over the yuge, fabulous, great foreign trip....the best every, really, believe me. I luv it. Trump not backing down.

Posted by: WisRich at May 30, 2017 09:07 AM (hdpay)

400 If math wasn't hard (and it hadn't driven me to drinking, a problem all its own), it wouldn't have taken me six and a half years and dropping out two semesters to finish my goddamned BA. ------------- At some risk, I post this excerpt from Tristram Shandy. As an aside, Mike Hammer's Cat is named for Uncle Toby: No sooner was my uncle Toby satisfied which road the cannon-ball did not go, but he was insensibly led on, and resolved in his mind to enquire and find out which road the ball did go: For which purpose he was obliged to set off afresh with old Maltus, and studied him devoutly.—He proceeded next to Gallileo and Torricellius, wherein, by certain geometrical rules, infallibly laid down, he found the precise path to be a PARABOLA,—or else an HYPERBOLA,—and that the parameter, or latus rectum, of the conic section of the said path, was to the quantity and amplitude in a direct ratio, as the whole line to the sine of double the angle of incidence, form’d by the breech upon an horizontal plane;—and that the semiparameter,———– stop! my dear uncle Toby,—stop!—go not one foot further into this thorny and bewilder’d track,—intricate are the steps! intricate are the mases of this labyrinth! intricate are the troubles which the pursuit of this bewitching phantom, KNOWLEDGE, will bring upon thee.—O my uncle! fly - - fly - - fly from it as from a serpent.—Is it fit, good-natur’d man! thou should’st sit up, with the wound upon thy groin, whole nights baking thy blood with hectic watchings?—Alas! ’twill exasperate thy symptoms,—check thy perspirations,— evaporate thy spirits,—waste thy animal strength,—dry up thy radical moisture,—bring thee into a costive habit of body, impair thy health,—and hasten all the infirmities of thy old age.—O my uncle! my uncle Toby.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 30, 2017 09:08 AM (ZO497)

401 Are titles meaningless?

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 30, 2017 02:04 PM (PFy0L)



Whoops, misread that.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 30, 2017 09:08 AM (JO9+V)

402 387 331 Tom Bombadil was surely a Valar, equivalent of one of the Olympic gods, who had lost his way. His power diminished somewhat, but his purpose gone completely. Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2017 01:55 PM (VdICR) === Him being a Valar theory is quite interesting. Also, Goldberry's description is similar to Yavanna. Posted by: Independent George at May 30, 2017 02:05 PM (BDZWU) That's essentially what the link I posted above says. It makes sense, but I don't know enough about the world outside the main series to say anything for sure. I suppose Bombadil could just be Tolkien having a little fun.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 30, 2017 09:08 AM (72PAC)

403 Why are there no gender studies arguing the penis as the center of the universe and that the vagina's purpose it to figure out how to best serve it? And also make me a sammich. Posted by: MAGA at May 30, 2017 01:54 PM (LQ1Q3) Because you the answer would be: Beer soaked and grilled, then served on a Pretzilla bun. With ketchup.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 30, 2017 09:08 AM (z79tQ)

404 Just an aside , I was watching a Last Man Standing episode this weekend where he was trying to come up with an ending to one of his blog broadcasts when one of his employees suggested 'Never give up, Never surrender ' . He said that's a good one and signed off with it while tapping his chest with a closed fist. Heh.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 09:09 AM (KpCv4)

405 cnn reported it as "breaking news" cnn is a caricature of a funhouse mirror image of itself now.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 09:09 AM (TNe4W)

406 397. No, there really are that few plots. Some fellow with an Italian name published a rather learned disquisition on the subject some years back.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 30, 2017 09:09 AM (TwwWO)

407 One of our upcoming movie threads is going to be... interesting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 09:09 AM (Hs5mU)

408 Brain and brain!!! What is "brain"!!!???

Posted by: quantum [s]physicist[/s] feminist at May 30, 2017 09:10 AM (nlbfN)

409 The bacterial statue I have placed next to the pug will wipe out the bull, the girl, and the pug.

Posted by: Michaelangelo de Grinchi at May 30, 2017 09:10 AM (zllbf)

410 A "source close to Trump" just spoke to Fake News to report that since returning from overseas trip Trump "lives within himself" and is now "withdrawing" emotionally. Yeeeeeaaaahhhh. Tell me another one. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 02:03 PM (oVJmc) Trump is as emotionally needy as a brick.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Summer's Here and the Outrage Outlet Reminds You to Use Sun Scream When At the Beach! at May 30, 2017 09:10 AM (hLRSq)

411 I would like to see a TV series set in the First Age or Second Age of Middle Earth

Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 09:10 AM (7HtZB)

412 Should be called "retarded girl" or "blind/deaf girl" if we're supposed to think it's possible that a girl "stand up to" a raging bull.


However, the metaphor works if the bull is raging capitalism bringing strength and power to the economy, and "fearless girl" symbolizes the ahistorical hysterical feminist communist socialist left who, in its stupidity, wants to tame the bull and castrate it so that the economy descends into chaos, starvation, and anarchy. 

Posted by: dagny at May 30, 2017 09:10 AM (xrSGs)

413 How can feminists square their need to constantly portray as "fearless" grrl power! while at the same time demand safe spaces? Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at May 30, 2017 01:26 PM (mQ0Mc) The same way they can square inviting in millions upon millions of illegals to live in peace and prosperity, far away from their dysfunctional home countries full of war and poverty, while at the same time condemning America as a bigoted, racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic hell-hole where persons of color are target practice for homicidal white people, the minute they step outside their front door.

Posted by: Carol Burnett as Scarlet O'Hara at May 30, 2017 09:11 AM (dargh)

414 Politico spins the story of Pence hitting the trail for a couple weeks to shore up the GOP who 'fear disastrous midterms " The GOP has only itself to blame for ''disastrous midterms,' not Trump.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 09:11 AM (oVJmc)

415 The Democrats/Media aren't trying to impeach Trump. If they get lucky and it happens, fine. They just want to taint his election with Russia and make his administration look like a shit-show and him look like a clod, bungling his way around the world.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2017 09:11 AM (7uYFy)

416 CNN is just a leftist Safe Space.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 09:12 AM (oVJmc)

417 That's a goofy looking pug.  Is he lifting his leg on the little girl's shoe?

Posted by: Fritz at May 30, 2017 09:12 AM (2Mnv1)

418 What can we do to get him out of his shell, and build up his self-esteem? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 30, 2017 02:06 PM (SRKgf) Give him a nobel prize? Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 02:06 PM (ycWCI) You're sure just one will do the job? Maybe we can get a bulk discount.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 09:12 AM (SRKgf)

419 The GOP has only itself to blame for ''disastrous midterms,' not Trump. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 02:11 PM (oVJmc) I agree. But will they ever learn?

Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2017 09:12 AM (7uYFy)

420 At some risk, I post this excerpt from Tristram Shandy. As an aside, Mike Hammer's Cat is named for Uncle Toby:
=====

I laughed all the way through, even though I can't stand the literary convolutions of the time.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 30, 2017 09:12 AM (MIKMs)

421 Oh CHRIST. She went there. *stares into the void* *the void stares back* All is nothing. Nothing is all. There is no beginning to the end, because the beginning is always ending, over and over, forever. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at May 30, 2017 01:55 PM (4df7R) I figured I'd just get right there instead of upping the ante slowly. For those who don't know, of all the insanely batshit things that have happened in fandom, and fandom has done insanely batshit things, the Victoria Bitter saga may be the most batshit of all. The spacing between the letters is because you don't want to summon whatever name s/h/it's using now. Let me put it this way, when the pseudocide and the faking a con that ends up with minor LotR actors being flown over from NZ and then stranded in LA are the oh pfft that's nothing parts of the story, you've hit next level bat shittery.

Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 09:13 AM (mf5HN)

422 Not a prank -- she's listed as a researcher in LGBT studies at U of Arizona, on their website. I mean, the paper is a joke, but not an intentional one.

Posted by: sunny-dee at May 30, 2017 09:13 AM (QAOZh)

423 The Left is just wishcasting,maybe Trump is so miserable he will resign!Yeah,sure thing.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 09:13 AM (rmVvL)

424 413. TL; DR F*CK YOU, DAD!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 30, 2017 09:13 AM (TwwWO)

425 Nood, and wasnt looking for it

Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2017 09:13 AM (Ot7+c)

426 You can call it a bad adaptation, but it wouldn't make it a bad movie. Maybe it'd be the best whore with a heart of gold story in the world, but because it has the wrong title, people will shit on it. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 02:03 PM (Hs5mU) I would submit that a film that takes a popular book and totally changes damn near everything is already flirting with being a bad film, regardless of the quality, because a significant portion of the audience is expecting the film to at least nominally follow the plot of the original book. Criticism isn't just a matter of making the case for a film being good or bad filmmaking. It's also a way for the audience to get a hopefully trusted opinion on the question "Will I enjoy this film?" before spending their money. And for a fair number of people in the audience, loyalty to the source is going to be a criteria for answering that question. So yes, it's a valid tool.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 30, 2017 09:14 AM (quw2O)

427 345 Enterprise was....a wasted opportunity.

Posted by: steevy at May 30, 2017 01:57 PM (rmVvL)



Understatement of the year.


I think Enterprise had the most potential of any Trek offering - TV or movie-wise - since DS9, but they squandered it.  Instead of pursuing new ideas, they reverted to using the same themes and even enemies as later series.  They fought THE BORG, ffs.  THE BORG! 


When you look at the talented actors and the characters they played - Trip Tucker was awesome and I will FIGHT YOU if you disagree, and Ian Malcolm was my pre-TOS boyfriend - it really is a shame how the show creators wasted all that potential.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 30, 2017 09:14 AM (4df7R)

428 411 I would like to see a TV series set in the First Age or Second Age of Middle Earth Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 02:10 PM (7HtZB) The thing about the Silmarillion I always found funny is that the events going on it are a lot more earth shaking and interesting than those going on in Middle Earth- which I think was part of Tolkien's point. You have everything: Madness, Betrayal, corruption, torture, true love, escape, heists, accidental incest, insanely brave last stands, giant spiders. A guy chained to a mountain by his wrist for hundreds of years.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 09:14 AM (ycWCI)

429 cnn reported it as "breaking news" cnn is a caricature of a funhouse mirror image of itself now. Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 30, 2017 02:09 PM (TNe4W) "Broadcast from our studios in Bedlam ..."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at May 30, 2017 09:14 AM (SRKgf)

430 I think it is Dennis Prager who says Leftist professors talk a lot of mumble jumble to make everyone think they ard way smarter than their classes students. Posted by: Skip What's wrong with that?

Posted by: Chelsea Brainiac Clinton at May 30, 2017 09:14 AM (oiNtH)

431 I'm curious about those Top and Bottom quarks.

Posted by: Barry from Djakarta at May 30, 2017 09:14 AM (vQDU/)

432 The GOP has only itself to blame for ''disastrous midterms,' not Trump. Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2017 02:11 PM (oVJmc) I agree. But will they ever learn? Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2017 02:12 PM (7uYFy) Wait, did I pass out and miss like a year and a half? That would explain the state of the roots of my hair.

Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 09:14 AM (mf5HN)

433 Butthurt is entropy?? Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 30, 2017 01:58 PM (SRKgf) Butthurt = entropy We now have our First Theorem in Intersectional Physics.

Posted by: tbodie [/I][/b][/u][/s] at May 30, 2017 09:14 AM (wm53o)

434 I luv it. Trump not backing down.

Posted by: WisRich at May 30, 2017 02:07 PM (hdpay)


By the way, this is why Trump > Pence.

I probably agree with Pence more on a per-issue basis, but he's shown by the Indiana RFRA kerfluffle that occurred while he was governor, that if you push him hard enough, he will fall over.

Trump will not back down. This is what we need more at the moment, greater than someone who agrees with us ideologically. We need someone who will stand up to the progressive goons and tell them to shove it.

Later on, we can discuss policy.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 30, 2017 09:15 AM (0vbqW)

435 426 I would submit that a film that takes a popular book and totally changes damn near everything is already flirting with being a bad film, regardless of the quality, because a significant portion of the audience is expecting the film to at least nominally follow the plot of the original book. Criticism isn't just a matter of making the case for a film being good or bad filmmaking. It's also a way for the audience to get a hopefully trusted opinion on the question "Will I enjoy this film?" before spending their money. And for a fair number of people in the audience, loyalty to the source is going to be a criteria for answering that question. So yes, it's a valid tool. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 30, 2017 02:14 PM (quw2O) =============== A movie can be bad, despite being good, because of expectations?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 09:15 AM (Hs5mU)

436
Splitting Atoms with Her Mind!!!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 30, 2017 09:16 AM (r+sAi)

437 I do think Trump will not run for second term if things start to fall into place and a large part of his agenda is accomplished before the end of the first term. He wants to go out a winner.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 09:16 AM (KpCv4)

438 Whatevs...

Posted by: rd at May 30, 2017 09:16 AM (XSEwK)

439 For those who don't know, of all the insanely batshit things that have happened in fandom, and fandom has done insanely batshit things, the Victoria Bitter saga may be the most batshit of all. The spacing between the letters is because you don't want to summon whatever name s/h/it's using now. Let me put it this way, when the pseudocide and the faking a con that ends up with minor LotR actors being flown over from NZ and then stranded in LA are the oh pfft that's nothing parts of the story, you've hit next level bat shittery. Posted by: alexthechick - now with extra sand! at May 30, 2017 02:13 PM (mf5HN) I don't know, but now I really want to.

Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 09:16 AM (7HtZB)

440 >>417 That's a goofy looking pug. Is he lifting his leg on the little girl's shoe? Posted by: Fritz at May 30, 2017 02:12 PM (2Mnv1)

Better than the pug would've been a huge Great Bernard ambitiously mounting her from behind, his paws on her shoulders and a huge metallic smile on his bronze-drool-covered face.

Posted by: General Zod at May 30, 2017 09:16 AM (Bdeb0)

441 I think the way Pike was killed was far worse than the fact that he was. An emergency meeting of senior officers takes place in and exposed and defenseless room with a giant window. Not a single writer was capable of voicing an objection that just maybe the top brass would have a fortified bunker for emergency meetings? The problem with the Star Trek reboots where that they were packed to the gills with the same superficial references meant to trigger nostalgia for casual fans as the new Star Wars, while also having some of the most ridiculous writing in the franchise's history. Action sequences were inserted for no reason other than "it'll look cool" ignoring the the technology inherent in the universe that completely negates the need for the sequence (diving into a volcano rather than dropping the item from space or using a transporter or even just from altitude, etc). New technology introduced that destroys the entire premise of the series in its capabilities, but the implications of the new technology are ignored (transporter capable of instantly crossing most of the galaxy, removing almost any need to starships). There was zero thought put into any of the scripts. Even when the TNG movies turned into bad action movies they still tried to anchor them in what was plausible for the universe they existed in. The Star Trek reboots were much more about taking some of the look and feel and slapping that on top of some generic action. But look over there! A tribble! Ohh and a Klingon! You're watching Star Trek!

Posted by: Sjg at May 30, 2017 09:16 AM (gDSJf)

442 I always enjoyed bringing up the Silmarillion when the LDS missionaries dropped by. "How could only one man think up the Book Of Mormon by himself", they would ask. "Hold my beer", says JRRT

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 30, 2017 09:17 AM (vQDU/)

443 411 I would like to see a TV series set in the First Age or Second Age of Middle Earth Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 02:10 PM (7HtZB) === I would love to see that. But it probably won't happen because Tolkien never sold the rights to it like he did with The Hobbit and LOTR and his son is very protective of his father's work.

Posted by: Independent George at May 30, 2017 09:17 AM (BDZWU)

444 >>437 I do think Trump will not run for second term if things start to fall into place and a large part of his agenda is accomplished before the end of the first term. He wants to go out a winner. Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 02:16 PM (KpCv4)

If he wants to go out a winner, he needs to hit the tail to fire up the grope voter base.

Posted by: General Zod at May 30, 2017 09:17 AM (Bdeb0)

445 "Broadcast from our studios in Bedlam ..."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 30, 2017 02:14 PM (SRKgf)


Well, it's either that or "Hi, this is Keith Olbermann coming to you live from #TheResistance HQ, located right here in the basement of GQ magazine, right next to the boiler room."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at May 30, 2017 09:17 AM (0vbqW)

446 Note, Whitney Stark has also published these papers: http://independent.academia.edu/StarkWhitney/Papers And her Master's thesis "Bomb the Archives" which contains prose nearly indistinguishable from the babble in the paper cited. Whitney is for real, folks!

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at May 30, 2017 09:17 AM (CPk08)

447 441 I think the way Pike was killed was far worse than the fact that he was. An emergency meeting of senior officers takes place in and exposed and defenseless room with a giant window. Not a single writer was capable of voicing an objection that just maybe the top brass would have a fortified bunker for emergency meetings? The problem with the Star Trek reboots where that they were packed to the gills with the same superficial references meant to trigger nostalgia for casual fans as the new Star Wars, while also having some of the most ridiculous writing in the franchise's history. Action sequences were inserted for no reason other than "it'll look cool" ignoring the the technology inherent in the universe that completely negates the need for the sequence (diving into a volcano rather than dropping the item from space or using a transporter or even just from altitude, etc). New technology introduced that destroys the entire premise of the series in its capabilities, but the implications of the new technology are ignored (transporter capable of instantly crossing most of the galaxy, removing almost any need to starships). There was zero thought put into any of the scripts. Even when the TNG movies turned into bad action movies they still tried to anchor them in what was plausible for the universe they existed in. The Star Trek reboots were much more about taking some of the look and feel and slapping that on top of some generic action. But look over there! A tribble! Ohh and a Klingon! You're watching Star Trek! Posted by: Sjg at May 30, 2017 02:16 PM (gDSJf) =============== I was only sort of defending the decision to kill Pike. I'm not a huge fan of Into Darkness. I think killing Pike sort of works, though. The practical elements, right, don't really make sense. But that's a problem with the fact that the new stuff wasn't good. Not because it was different from the original.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 09:18 AM (6/J53)

448 443 411 I would like to see a TV series set in the First Age or Second Age of Middle Earth Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 02:10 PM (7HtZB) === I would love to see that. But it probably won't happen because Tolkien never sold the rights to it like he did with The Hobbit and LOTR and his son is very protective of his father's work. Posted by: Independent George at May 30, 2017 02:17 PM (BDZWU) =============== His son also hated everything Jackson did. So, if it happens, it's decades away after Christopher bites the dust and the estate is in desperate needs of money.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 09:19 AM (Px3Km)

449 Drudge has a picture of the odious Kathy Griffin posing with the bloody decapitate head of Trump... They aren't going to be happy until he's dead. They are unhinged and deranged and taking the country with them...

Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2017 09:20 AM (7uYFy)

450
I don't know, but now I really want to.

Posted by: josephistan at May 30, 2017 02:16 PM (7HtZB)


It's honest to God insane. I was only marginally aware of it at the time, but yeah.  I wonder if there's a book about it somewhere, because really, the whole fiasco deserves a book.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 30, 2017 09:21 AM (4df7R)

451 Posted by: General Zod at May 30, 2017 02:17 PM (Bdeb0) Don't disagree with that. Also think he needs to focus on the Wall again . Not because it's the most important thing to me but that it was one of his core campaign rhetoric.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 30, 2017 09:21 AM (KpCv4)

452 His son also hated everything Jackson did. So, if it happens, it's decades away after Christopher bites the dust and the estate is in desperate needs of money. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 02:19 PM (Px3Km) I think you can agree that Jackson has a tendency to at least... bloat Tolkien's work (although this is primarily in the Hobbit which took a novel and stretched to make it three films.) Can you image what he would do with the Silmarillion?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 09:21 AM (ycWCI)

453 452 I think you can agree that Jackson has a tendency to at least... bloat Tolkien's work (although this is primarily in the Hobbit which took a novel and stretched to make it three films.) Can you image what he would do with the Silmarillion? Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2017 02:21 PM (ycWCI) =============== Compared to the book, I think LOTR is relatively streamlined by comparison in movie form. But yeah, The Hobbit went way overboard, and I don't entirely blame Jackson for that. He was set to make two movies, and seven months before the first one was released, the studio told him to make it three. There's where a lot of that bloat comes from. And the problem is that Jackson, in that 3 movie undertaking of The Hobbit, had so much distraction playing around that he lost the core of the story. It's all there, but there's also 4-5 hours of extra stuff clogging up the eye holes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 30, 2017 09:24 AM (viSzi)

454 Has anyone commented on the unmistakable whiteness of the Fearless Girl? Why not a black girl on Wall Street? Why did it have to be a white girl? Huh? Huh?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 30, 2017 09:25 AM (4AVeu)

455 I'll start doing my job very soon. Toastmasters has been a wonderful experience. Soon.

Posted by: Jeff Sessions at May 30, 2017 09:25 AM (l4aLi)

456 Translation: More Rules, Less Freedom, and Punishment for those who break the Rules displease me. Fixed

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 30, 2017 09:42 AM (RQP0C)

457 Pissing Pug was the right idea but poor execution. Someone needs to put up a statue of a poor immigrant family between Fearless Girl and the bull so it looks like FG is being rude to the immigrants and making them feel unwelcome. Please.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at May 30, 2017 09:43 AM (CtvfD)

458 That Bull market wanted to keep charging but #shepersisted.

Posted by: mx4 at May 30, 2017 09:52 AM (Pm5E2)

459 CERN actually discovered a parallel universe that functioned on Feminist quantum intersectionality. Unfortunately, it vanished up its own ass too fast to be measured.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at May 30, 2017 10:12 AM (Bllk5)

460 334 If math wasn't hard (and it hadn't driven me to drinking, a problem all its own), it wouldn't have taken me six and a half years and dropping out two semesters to finish my goddamned BA. I can write military history like John fucking Keegan, give me a quadratic equation set and I want to put a gun in my mouth. My problem was the opposite of yours. Math, algebra anyway, was no big deal for me. Writing, OTOH was like performing an appendectomy on myself. Back in the dark ages when I was in college, only nerdlingers used a computer and laptops did not even exist. When we wrote it was in frikken longhand and on the spot. Not good for a non-medicated ADHD sufferer. Being able to edit on the fly and type faster than I could ever write makes a huge difference.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at May 30, 2017 10:24 AM (uBQPh)

461 Needed to plumb the girl and make it look like she's pissing herself despite the defiant look.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 30, 2017 10:25 AM (e1mEI)

462 Re: 'Good/Bad Movie' and' original source stuff - For me the argument is marketing and fraud. When a movie is advertised as a visual recreation of a favored book or other source it should stay reasonably true to the source. If the producers of the movie are going to throw out 90% of the source then it should be marketed as '... as rewritten/reimagined by". After one has paid an extortionate sum in expectation that a favorite and familiar book will be presented with integrity - and the movie slaps him/her in the face with a Lucy-football gotcha' anger ensues and all thought of good/bad evaporates. Example: 'Starship Troopers' (The Book) has 'Dizzy' a mere MALE spear carrier who appears only to die in the first 10 or so pages. The movie turns this character female and Central to the plot. I call BS and fraud. I walked out 15 minutes into the movie and was laughed at when I asked for my money back. Caveat Emptor indeed!

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at May 30, 2017 10:41 AM (zXsR8)

463 You are not of the body! Summon the Lawgivers!

Posted by: Fox2! at May 30, 2017 11:15 AM (lxioR)

464 yeah, that girl's face looks eerily like Obama's visage

Posted by: Rex Mundi at May 30, 2017 11:59 AM (zGV4Y)

465 'Prank Warning: Commenters think the "cyborgian" paper on Quantum Intersectionality might be another prank paper.' This commenter questions whether there's a meaningful difference between "prank papers" and "real" ones.

Posted by: Optimizer at May 30, 2017 12:27 PM (EnK/R)

466 Do Quantum Mechanics charge $85 per hour like car mechanics?

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 30, 2017 05:09 PM (Ndje9)

467 The little town west of us has these bronze statues around a fountain, boys with dogs, girls with books and some kid and his dog fishing in the fountain.
Every time they put one up someone tears it down and steals it.
They put out a camera to watch the statues and someone stole the camera.
Why bother?

Posted by: obsidian at May 31, 2017 08:11 AM (ARK2U)

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