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I feel like a better question is what e-mail address their publicists are using...
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September 15, 2011 on Celebrities Use Outdated E-Mail Clients, But WHY?
Yes and I am inclined to agree, except on one point: the movie is ABOUT the concept that their stories are unheard and that the truth is being exposed, and it is effectively accomplishing the opposite here.
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August 15, 2011 on An Open Letter From The Association Of Black Women Historians To The Help
Oh, shit. I say this all the time. I verb it, though: "Netflixing"
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August 15, 2011 on An Open Letter From The Association Of Black Women Historians To The Help
I think you're right, but I would go so far as to say that people who enjoyed it did so based around the fact that it is a supposedly historically accurate representation of that period, which would in turn lead people to seek out reviews/accounts/etc that are consistent with what they already saw. They wouldn't look for or even pay attention to information that is framed in a way that doesn't line up with this, especially because in itself the plot revolves around "shining a light on information that was not easily accessible" and "giving a voice to those who were not heard." The film/novel are probably enough to give most people the sense that they have been educated on the topic in some way.
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August 15, 2011 on An Open Letter From The Association Of Black Women Historians To The Help
Is that the same thing? Seems like that was kind of a catharsis for an otherwise-cowardly way out for him, whereas this is more of an unhealthy perpetuation of a myth. PS that was the soonest I've ever been Godwin'd.
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August 15, 2011 on An Open Letter From The Association Of Black Women Historians To The Help
Is there any polite way to link to this on my [seemingly progressive] friends' Facebook updates talking about how awesome the movie is/how excited they are to see it?
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August 15, 2011 on An Open Letter From The Association Of Black Women Historians To The Help
Glad to see at least one person is laughing at Ken Jeong!
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July 21, 2011 on I Think You’ll Like This Community Blooper Reel
Has anyone seen Beth Holloway's show on Lifetime? Oh jeez. Now that's a sad case. Rich white girl's mom milking sensationalist fears and perpetuating other rich white girls' parents' endless anxiety about sex trades and missing persons reports. the show is literally her just talking to other parents about their missing children, and they're advertising it as her being an expert on the subject and helping them through it. FUCKIN LIFETIME.
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July 7, 2011 on The Eek Report: Elizabeth Smart Hired By ABC News To Talk About Stolen Children
what about kid cudi - day n night?
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June 10, 2011 on What’s The Song Of The Summer 2011?
Will this be obscure enough for a Halloween costume?
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June 8, 2011 on That’s Your 13-Year-Old: Katy Perry
vaguely, some people got upset over the state of commenting and amount of .gifs (heavily paraphrasing), and it led to people wanting "the old vgum" back which ostracized a lot of folks and I think on both ends it ended up getting personal in one way or another (eg bad taste in mouth). am I wrong here? btw FWIW Jana I am 100% with you in everything that you said! I am more inflammatory than anything (troll at heart) and so I will still refrain from commenting in the future.
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June 2, 2011 on The Videogum 6-Month Performance Review
OH SHIT. & I, with the equally-defensive, antagonistic dumb-playing that I so easily fall into.
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June 2, 2011 on The Videogum 6-Month Performance Review
cosigned on all 5 points.
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June 2, 2011 on The Videogum 6-Month Performance Review
what needs clarifying? it is pretty straightforward, no?
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June 2, 2011 on The Videogum 6-Month Performance Review
EVERYONE TAKES IT WAY TOO SERIOUSLY. People get defensive over way too little. Any dissent or waver from the groupthink is confronted with hostility. Plus, I just don't think it's funny anymore. It's borderline cultish. Kelly shows promise and balances it out a bit, but Gabe's solo run was draining my patience. but hey, I love me some Monsters. I just can't take the writing "YOU GUYS." I once received a ton of downvotes for saying I thought it was a waste of time to catalogue "inside jokes", and I stand by that. It's a blog. #blogblog
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June 2, 2011 on The Videogum 6-Month Performance Review
YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH
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May 11, 2011 on Meet Today’s Guest Blogger: Godsauce
BEAT ME BY 4 MINUTES
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January 6, 2011 on This Is Your Audition
a charity function? these people realize he's an unbearably evil dictator, yes? they seem relatively unaffected. cool it, kurt russell.
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December 13, 2010 on Vladimir Putin Sings “Blueberry Hill”
oh oh also, I didn't know that Jon Hamm's first hand was supposed to be black until I saw the west coast version and it was a lady's hand. which I thought was way funnier than the east coast version
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October 15, 2010 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread: Live 30 Rock Edition
oh I get it. I am the worst. I see.
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October 15, 2010 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread: Live 30 Rock Edition
no ivy is the worst oooobviously... but come on! I really don't understand what they see in michael c
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October 15, 2010 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread: Live 30 Rock Edition
NO come on how can you like michael c even a little. he is boring and distasteful and I hate his designs. I wish April would have taken his place.
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October 15, 2010 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread: Live 30 Rock Edition
jeb. jeb jeb jeb. you are so right. they were creative with it, and I think that's why I liked it so much. on its own, no, it probably was not a good episode of a television show. but it was a great episode of 30 rock.
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October 15, 2010 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread: Live 30 Rock Edition
anyone catch all the extremely obvious references to AD? "COMEON!" - all the characters "stop saying that." - will arnett "I'm freezing my blue man group off here. " - david cross "other quotes that prove my point" zzzzzz
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October 8, 2010 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread: Rhubarb Rhubarb Peas And Carrots Rhubarb
term detroiters use to refer to cites south of detroit. it's redundant, really
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October 8, 2010 on That’s Your Girlfriend: Jennifer Lynn Petkov
blatant hypocrisy re: the literature distributed to children and 'SORRY, ANDERSON, cyberbullying isn't technically a crime'. that part is what sent me over. come on, jerkstores.
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September 30, 2010 on That’s Your Boyfriend’s Boyfriend: Mike Cox
I thank the hour I spent reading wikipedia's list of unusual deaths article for my ability to bring you this gem of reality 2009: Kim Sa-rang, a 3-month-old Korean girl, died from malnutrition after both her parents spent hours each day in an internet cafe raising a virtual child on an online game, Prius Online.[178]
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September 30, 2010 on Law & Order: SVU Captures Videogame Players Perfectly