A game that makes children believe in a world of fantasy where battleships, thimbles, and hats are sentient and can own property. On the plus side, it raises the children to be investors and big-business types, which may not be on the plus side
according to your views. Monopoly made the child grow up to be a CEO who also thought he was a car.
When Lisa vows she’ll never take a stupid risk ever again, Homer slams the brakes and informs her otherwise, claiming that stupid risks make life worth living, and that’s why he has so many crazy adventures. So yeah, instead of being an average American man who has dramatic and absurd scenarios befall him (which is part of the reason why they’re funny), now he’s Captain Wacky, actively doing stupid things on impulse
... even Lisa in-universe seems kind of perturbed by her father’s statements.
In our last episode, Wolverine got tired of constantly being on edge and almost murdering teens, so he did what all ultra turbonerds do in times of stress and went to Japan. Shockingly, he almost instantly got caught up in a web of super-powered trouble, stumbling across the Silver Samurai’s attempt to extort a dirt-poor fishing village so that he could get... Man, I don’t even know.
Fish, I suppose. Point is, Wolverine learned that it’s okay to stab people to death
, as long as they’re the right people, and I think we can all learn a little something from that.
—Chris Sims on X-Men
("Love in Vain")
Naturally, the Cold War itself is used as a metaphor – the notion of two competing ideologies at war, unable to take into account the simple idea that living creatures are all basically worthy of existence. There’s cultural relativism at play here, and the Doctor is clearly shown to have a great deal of respect for the values of Ice Warrior culture. Which feels just a little out of character
... the Doctor is nonplussed (and still in a peaceful and understanding mindset) when Skaldak is perfectly willing to brutally murder the innocent population of Earth to protect his 'honour'? This is a weird example of (Mark) Gatiss’
trademark tone-deaf-ness. The Unquiet Dead
has some unfortunately xenophobic undertones. The Idiot’s Lantern
asks us to feel sorry for an abusive bully because he happens to be a blood relation. Here, we’re asked to accept the Doctor is okay with cold-blooded murder because it’s conducted according to an Ice Warrior’s code of honour.
Lawrence Miles, enfant terrible of the late Wilderness Years
, famously and controversially lambasted 'The Unquiet Dead' for its alleged xenophobia. The argument went that the episode went to great lengths to have the Doctor refute Rose's objections to the aliens being allowed to use human cadavers as bodies only to prove Rose right when the aliens really do turn out to be evil. At the time, I largely sided against Miles, suggesting that he was making a reading of the episode that no actual viewer would make, and thus was talking in a vacuum.
Which brings us to 'The Gift'
... it turns out that the aliens are in fact irredeemably evil — so evil, in fact, that Sarah Jane has to kill them — and we get a final monologue about how there are some good aliens, while offering an overall moral that suspicion and paranoia are the correct way to treat people who are different than us
until proven otherwise.
The way Janeway remains unseen for over ten minutes into the episode made me wonder if Chakotay hadn’t murdered her and was just covering for the fact that she was lying dead in her quarters! The truth is even more chilling as we finally get to see her, brooding in private and questioning every decision she has ever made since they entered the Delta Quadrant... I don’t get why she is agonising over a moment of compassion that help to save an entire species. Get over it, love! Apparently she won't make that mistake again, so I hope there aren’t any civilisations in trouble
out there...because she would be ‘see ya wouldn’t wanna be ya’ Janeway!
Don’t be too quick to thank a soldier today, America: you could be talking to one of the really shitty ones! This is your Veteran’s Day message from Beetle Bailey
, America’s foremost military-themed comic strip.
If you come across a damsel in distress, surprise, she's not
. She wanted you to come close so she could yank you off your horse and ride away laughing... The first time a woman in Red Dead
did this to me, I shot her off and started putting every bullet I owned into her face.
Faces don't even have a word for what I did to her. About 20 bullets in, my girlfriend woke up from her nap and asked what the hell I was doing. I explained that I wanted everyone, even the coyotes eating this bitch's remains to know the penalty for horse thievin'
. She mumbled something about crazy, but I wasn't listening. Paying attention to women was how I got into this whole corpse-mutilating pickle in the first place.
Now onto the message of the movie. The movie’s message is clear as Anne Bancroft flat out says it. All you need to cure cancer (and all diseases) are faith
. Yes people, if you are dying of cancer it’s only because you people don’t BELIEVE
enough. Oh and doctors like [Woody] Harrelson’s character that want to cure people and heal them; they are the REAL problem
. Don’t be fooled, they are the ones really making you sick. Can you really think of anything more grotesque or malicious? Saying the Haitians made a deal with the devil is pretty bad not quite in my opinion. It is moronic but coming from the source
you are not surprised. You are surprised when you are torpedoed by the message
of The Sunchaser
Marriage smooths out all of your relationship's wrinkles, you know? Living with someone and all of their issues would never exacerbate small problems or re-hash old demons. That NEVER happens.
So don't worry, girls. Some kind of 'Fairy Godmother' will sweep into your life at any moment, and find you a man to take care of everything. Just keep wishing!
. More like American Humblebragger
, AM I RIGHT? Here was every scene of American Sniper
: SOLDIER 1:
"Bro, was that the 90th baby you shot?" CHRIS KYLE:
"[Super humble] Aw, shucks, I dunno." SOLDIER 2:
"Dude! You just tagged your 100th street vendor! You get free tickets to Lady Antebellum for that!" CHRIS KYLE:
"[Kicks dirt] Just doin' my job, I reckon." SOLDIER 3:
"Are you Sergeant Kyle? Hoo, boy, my platoon was in deep shit until you dropped an anvil on that special-needs child holding a wheelbarrow full of C4!" CHRIS KYLE:
"[Shakes head] I ain't no hero."
Finally, a war movie that says that war is good, and that war has closure so long as you ice the sniper on the other team, and that you can TOTALLY shake off PTSD if you just, like, go out into the woods with a couple of crippled vets and fire some guns. GUNS: IS THERE ANYTHING THEY CAN'T DO?!
I think I get the message of the story. Christianity is good, and most, if not all, women are evil skanks who should die. And so do anyone else who celebrate any other religion. And bands that are supposedly "evil". And women in power, gays, and those who have disabilities.
That is one fucked-up message.
“Let this be a lesson, kids.” Steel said, “Stealing is a-okay and if anyone calls you out on it, feel free to have them punished in absolutely horrible ways.”