Comments from Demolitionist

Well, it was less PSA and more realistic scenario, in my opinion.

That said, it’s far from perfect (it has Rihanna and Eminem in it for starters), but it’s a step in the right direction, as opposed to what you see most of the time when it comes to issues of domestic abuse. You usually get a woman being beaten and crying, and you give the real-life abused women another excuse to stay with their shitty partner, in that “He doesn’t treat me like that. He only hits me when he gets really angry. Most of the time it’s great!”

I’m simply arguing against the archetype of the abuser who’s never nice. I just think it’s a good idea to show the good times as well, to let people see that the rights that are there don’t correct the egregious wrongs. If you really want to get into what this video did wrong, let’s start with the fact that it ends with them still together.

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August 6, 2010 on Eminem And Rihanna “Love The Way You Lie” Video, You Guys

I find it difficult to believe that anyone that could find any enjoyment in domestic violence would be reached by any type of music video. That type of person needs help on a different level.

I also think we need to talk down to people a little less. In many cases, matters are simplified to the point of being insulting. You’re not going to scare kids away from drugs by telling them every bag of pot they buy is funding terrorists, and you’re not going to get people in realistic domestic abuse scenarios to relate to something that’s really one-sided.

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August 6, 2010 on Eminem And Rihanna “Love The Way You Lie” Video, You Guys

Thank you. As I explained in a post above, it’s not a black and white world and I think the video does a good job of portraying that.

Also, as someone who finds domestic abuse to be one of the most disgusting things a person can do, it makes me very, VERY happy to know you’re no longer in that relationship.

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August 6, 2010 on Eminem And Rihanna “Love The Way You Lie” Video, You Guys

I thought the video being pretty was the point it was trying to make. It’s really easy to vilify domestic abuse (and it sure as hell deserves to be vilified) when you just show a man beating the shit out of a woman.

If you make it pretty, and show them making up and the whole “exciting” roller coaster relationship, it’s easier to see why someone would stay in a relationship despite abuse.

I’m no expert on the subject, but that’s my two cents.

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August 6, 2010 on Eminem And Rihanna “Love The Way You Lie” Video, You Guys

I think Mans nailed it. By Gabe’s own logic, he’s racist because he said crack. Honestly, I read about this story from three different places, and this is the only site that mentions crack. The rest said something along the lines of “smoked drugs from a pipe.” Because he’s a rarely-working actor that probably doesn’t have much money, and is white, I assumed it was meth. So, maybe I’M the racist. Fuck, I don’t know anymore.

I rarely post but I really enjoy reading the comments on this site because the people are more like a family and you don’t get the disgusting comments you run into on other sites. From this post and several of the others I’ve read this week, though, with bickering and whining and overly sensitive comments people have been posting, I’m thinking Gabe needs to hit the Reset Button again.

Creepy Lurker

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June 24, 2010 on Jeremy London Probably Not Kidnapped! Jeremy London Racist Drug Addict!

I love Ebert, and I agree, the fact that I don’t agree with him 100% of the time does nothing to my opinion of the man. Much like the “video games can’t be art” argument, I respectfully disagree.

I will say that I didn’t like how condescending he came off in the Kick-Ass review, though.

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April 20, 2010 on The Videogum Movie Club: Kick-Ass

Yeah, I feel the same way. People get cheated on all the time, and you never want someone to get treated like shit, so I do feel bad for Bullock, but when you date/marry an garbage, what do you expect? The fact that he cheated with a (possibly) racist walking canvas makes it slightly interesting, but I think it would be better if we all moved on.

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April 2, 2010 on Sandra Bullock Teaches Us To Mourn For The World

His taste for weak garbage lacking any substance is fairly obvious.

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March 4, 2010 on Gwyneth Paltrow Has Just Discovered Sleep. Neat!

What a coincidence! I just discovered that GOOP is a good way to be put to barf.

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March 4, 2010 on Gwyneth Paltrow Has Just Discovered Sleep. Neat!

I wish I could upvote you forever for that. I’ve been frequenting Videogum since early last year, so I’ve caught on to most of the inside jokes, but that list is amazing.

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March 4, 2010 on The TWSS Archives: Australian Today Show Wii “Curling Challenge” Moment

A month or two? I just want to say that I appreciate the fact that you can hate a man for something you don’t even really remember. Your vengeful hatred reminds me of Inigo Montoya, who hated the six-fingered man for killing his father or mother or something.

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March 2, 2010 on Roger Ebert, The Best, Finally Gets His Voice Back

Aren’t those proposed ratings determined by other movies you’ve watched and rated? So, you either rarely like anything, or rarely like sports movies. The fact that Netflix suspects you’d like Fired Up the most out of the listed movies is a sad, sad thing.

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January 12, 2010 on Netflix FAIL

That, or Dead Tony Orlando.

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October 30, 2009 on Mickey Rourke Wins The Halloween Costume Contest Of My Nightmares

Holy shit, that picture has me wanting to punch my monitor so hard… SO HARD.

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October 27, 2009 on Microsoft Computes That Seth MacFarlane Is The Worst

I would say yes. As Gabe said in the article though, outrage is a personal thing, so to each his own.

Chris Farley was awesome, but I don’t really see the offense here, especially considering the Farley family’s approval. They didn’t change Farley’s appearance or dialog, so the original content remains intact. Granted, I’d be offended if they had someone dub Farley’s voice and CGI’d his mouth to hawk Direct TV, even with the Farley family’s approval, but that’s not the case. They just showed a funny part of a funny movie and edited Spade’s part.

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October 27, 2009 on David Spade’s Publicist Makes No Apologies For Disgraceful Farley Ad

I liked it better the first time. I prefer my 5th grader boner jokes with a side of improper spelling and grammar.

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September 14, 2009 on That’s Your Boyfriend: All Your Boyfriends

Oh wait, I meant the unfunny thing. The terribly unfunny thing.

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August 18, 2009 on Seth MacFarlane Clearly Hopes To Win An Emmy For Being The Worst

Yeah, the funny part is that this clip is a barely redubbed piece of an episode where Brian borrows money from Stewie (“Where’s my money” instead of “Emmy”). Seriously, the worst.

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August 18, 2009 on Seth MacFarlane Clearly Hopes To Win An Emmy For Being The Worst