Comments from Padma

Yes to all of these things.
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July 14, 2011 on Videogum Is Forever, At Least For DS3M
"I have a lot of feelings about this!" WHAT A SURPRISE
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July 14, 2011 on Videogum Is Forever, At Least For DS3M
Best Support for a Supporting Actress: Christina Hendricks' bras
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July 14, 2011 on The 2011 Emmy Nominations
This is awesome. And I'm home today, so I can actually participate! End of the world? Bring it on, I say!
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May 19, 2011 on Joan Holloway Was In An Everclear Video!
Well, this literally means nothing. Domestic violence victims drop charges and protection orders ALL the TIME, largely due to psychological fuckery and pressure from their batterers.
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May 5, 2011 on Uh, So, Oksana Grigorieva Has Dropped Her Domestic Abuse Charges Against Mel Gibson
Actually, all of the research and all of what we know about domestic violence is that it IS planned out. It is a pattern of behaviors chosen and planned by the perpetrator for the specific purpose of gaining control over his victim. Physical violence is seen by batterers as a perfectly acceptable form of maintaining "discipline" or control over their partner. The batterer is well-aware of what he is doing when he does it. He may very well consciously think "If the house isn't up to my standards when I get home, I'm going to beat my wife's ass." To suggest that the abuser does not have control over his own behavior, to suggest that his "mental state" is the cause of the behavior, then suggests to some degree that the blame lies with the victim. Also, I knew what you meant by a "crime of passion". It is still a dangerous misnomer.
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March 24, 2011 on An Open Letter To Good Morning America Concerning The Chris Brown Situation
This was likely due, in part or in whole, to the fact that Americans can tolerate violence much better than expressions of sexuality, because of how we are totally fucked in the head about sex. Thanks Puritans!
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March 23, 2011 on An Open Letter To Good Morning America Concerning The Chris Brown Situation
I really apologize, but I am about to get on a high horse. You can go ahead and skip this if you like. Domestic violence is not a "crime of passion", nor does it occur as a result of a "fit of rage". Domestic violence is an entrenched belief system overwhelmingly occuring in men wherein they feel that they have the right to use power and control over their partner. This includes physical violence, verbal, sexual, and emotional abuse. Long before Chris Brown decided to beat Rhianna, long before a man decides to assault his partner, a cycle begins wherein she is systematically torn down mentally and emotionally. The beating and killing of women has, for far too long, been romanticized as a "crime of passion". It is not a crime of passion. It is simply a crime.
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March 23, 2011 on An Open Letter To Good Morning America Concerning The Chris Brown Situation
"Desperately Wanting" by Better Than Ezra. You are welcome.
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March 21, 2011 on Boom Boom Boom Now Let Me Hear You Say Way-Ho!
Yeah, those scenes sort of cemented my carnal desire for Ron Swanson.
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March 18, 2011 on Kristen Schaal! Megan Mullally! Bob’s Burgers!
That you folks are guest-bloggerati makes me happy to be at work. Well, sort of. I mean, it's beautiful here, and today's a state shutdown day but I'm HERE at WORK (budget matters! state government!), but if I have to be here it's nice to have some wonderful guests on Videogum.
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March 18, 2011 on Meet Today’s Guest Bloggers: The Writers and Cast of Bob’s Burgers
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March 14, 2011 on Meet Today’s Guest Blogger: Mans
I know, right? That was weirdly hot.
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March 7, 2011 on Daniel Craig Wears A Dress For Womyn’s Rights
Gwyneth Paltrow is turning into Donatella Versace.
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February 27, 2011 on The 2011 Academy Awards Videogum Video Pizza Party
Best Picture: The King's Speech Best Actor: Colin Firth Best Actress: Natalie Portman Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld Best Director: David Fincher Original Screenplay: The King's Speech Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network Editing: The Social Network Cinematography: True Grit Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland Original Score: The King's Speech Orginal Song: 127 Hours Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland Makeup: The Wolfman Sound Editing/Sound Mixing: Inception Vusual Effects: Inception Foreign Language Film: In a Better World Documentary Feature: Inside Job Documentary Short: Killing in the Name Animated Feature: Toy Story 3 Animated Short Film: The Gruffalo Live Action Short Film: The Confession
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February 26, 2011 on The Videogum 2011 Academy Awards Pool
I am probably more excited about this than is normal and reasonable.
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February 14, 2011 on A Brief Note About This Week
Look at all of those fucking hipsters, etc.
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February 7, 2011 on Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey And Linkin Park