schmartmann

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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)

:( #Canadagum #SADadagum

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August 22, 2011 on Kim Kardashian Wedding Open Thread Or Literally ANYTHING ELSE Open Thread

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

It’d be like a person made out of week-old shower soap.

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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)?

Some of us are working on our Cup-and-Ball 3D screenplays as we speak.

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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)?

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

It’s their “Bella.”

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July 18, 2011 on The Videogum Movie Club: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2

“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