schmartmann

Comments from schmartmann

I've actually read otherwise: for instance, aboriginals in Canada (a very socioeconomically disadvantaged population) suffer from far higher rates of suicide than non-aboriginal Canadians.
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September 9, 2011 on Rick Perry Killed 234 People (APPLAUSE BREAK)
Just to add in here the whole socio-economic factor in crime: criminal populations are largely non-Caucasian, as are the populations of death row. Does that seem like an equitable system of justice? If non-Caucasian people, who tend, on the whole in America, to be poorer off than Caucasian people, are bearing the brunt of a system that endorses capital punishment, then it seems obvious to me that there is a socio-economic component (ie endemic poverty in non-Caucasian communities) that is leading to a higher crime rate. Also, I don't think it comes as controversial to anybody that crime rates are higher among minorities. Is that because we are somehow "too soft" on them? I certainly think not, and am willing to guess it has much more to do with poverty than with not threatening people enough with the death penalty.
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September 8, 2011 on Rick Perry Killed 234 People (APPLAUSE BREAK)
It's also more expensive, on average, to execute someone than to imprison them for life. Cool government policy, Republicans who shriek about excessive government spending!
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September 8, 2011 on Rick Perry Killed 234 People (APPLAUSE BREAK)
"yes, texas executes mentally handicapped people. [!!!!]" In the spirit of this video: UPVOTE!
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September 8, 2011 on Rick Perry Killed 234 People (APPLAUSE BREAK)
It's from the Garden State lecture series on characterization.
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August 1, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Greenberg
Agreed! I really hated Away We Go! But I also really liked Greenberg! "Movies, you are tearing me apart!" -Tommy Wise-no.
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August 1, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Greenberg
My ex-girlfriend looks like EXACTLY like Optimus Prime.
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August 1, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Greenberg
I'm glad the director chose to include the pan-out to show all of the ships lined up like game pieces. Otherwise, I wouldn't have made the connection between the movie Battleship and the board game Battleship.
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August 1, 2011 on Which Of Today’s Two Terrible Movie Trailers Is More Terrible Than The Other One (Which Is Still Very Terrible)?
There are volcanoes on the moon. Your argument is invalid. [Nicholas Cage's hair photoshoped to look like a volcano.jpeg goes here]
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August 1, 2011 on Fox News Anchor Disproves Global Warming, Leaves Bill Nye Stunned
I love the interrobang at the end of the last option. JUST STUMBLED ACROSS US!?!?!??! Such urgency!
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August 1, 2011 on Fox News Anchor Disproves Global Warming, Leaves Bill Nye Stunned
I actually heard an interview with Charlie Kaufman that backs your point, tiredandwired. In the interview (Might have been a "Special Features" addition on the DVD, total Special Features-head right here), he said that the burning house was supposed to represent Samantha Morton's character's decision to undertake a path in life that she knows will lead to ruin, but that she freely accepts any way. I think that's a pretty relate-able point because how many times in life do we make decisions that we know in the long term will harm us, but at the time we're just like "Ehhh fuck it, why not."
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July 25, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Synecdoche, New York
"Snape? Snape?? SNAAAAPPPPEEEEEE!!!!" -Harry Potter and the Metal Gears of Solid.
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July 18, 2011 on The Videogum Movie Club: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Just found my new personal introduction to strangers to be used from now till forever.
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July 15, 2011 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
Toronto meetup! Videogum International! Much like CNN International: same trampoline accidents, vaguely unidentifiable accents.
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July 15, 2011 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
"A variety of calculations have been performed to determine if cow tipping is physically possible." Cool calculations! I'm sure next on their chopping block was carbon-dating the age of the mooniverse.
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July 15, 2011 on BREAKING TRAMPOLINE ACCIDENT: Slow Motion Trampoline Accident
Steve Winwood does have a point in that we can find the images aesthetically pleasing (Cf. va-va-va-voom), but also find the implications of these images as problematic as they are AWOOGA AWOOGA.
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July 14, 2011 on Alison Brie And Gillian Jacobs GQ “Lesbian Scene” Open Thread
Lord knows that's how Chris Farley got discovered!
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July 14, 2011 on Alison Brie And Gillian Jacobs GQ “Lesbian Scene” Open Thread
Whoops wrong reply ugh ugh ugh.
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July 14, 2011 on Michele Bachmann, Ladies And Germs
I place a lot of the blame on the primaries system. People who vote in political parties' primaries tend to be the most dedicated followers of that particular platform, and so candidates need to cater to those voters. In the general election, however, candidates then need to backpedal and present themselves as blandly and middle-of-the-road to cater to most of the American electorate, who are usually pretty apathetic.
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July 14, 2011 on Michele Bachmann, Ladies And Germs
While I love IASIP, only one (The Big Bang Theory) of the six shows nominated for best comedy has a laugh track.
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July 14, 2011 on The 2011 Emmy Nominations
What is your avatar, notspelledbrain!? It looks very familiar, and is (I am 90% sure) from a late-90s Nicktoon whose name escapes me!
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July 14, 2011 on The 2011 Emmy Nominations
I read an interview with one of the writers for Community in which she stated that the third season is going to explore more of the back stories of the characters and their motivations for being at Greendale. I'm hopeful that this means the show hasn't totally abandoned character-based episodes in favour of the high-concept stuff.
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July 14, 2011 on The 2011 Emmy Nominations