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Though Strauss makes great effort to critique the the vain emptiness of some aspects of the game culture and the transformation of nice goofy guys into slick greaseballs, he behaves in almost the exact same way but paints his exploits in a radioactive awesome colour (because when the alpha-game-messiah does it it's all cool braaah).
Rational Wiki on Neil Strauss, the Moses of Pick-Up culture

"Stigma" suggests AIDS is fundamentally a minority (i.e., gay) problem. In fact, it is at its worst as a plague afflicting the heterosexual majority in Africa. There's now an HIV-positive Muppet on TV over there, by the way, if you're interested in real bravery.
John Ruch on Star Trek: Enterprise, Boston Herald

The episode's message ends up completely garbled. Intended as a condemnation of homophobia, the episode instead comes off as the story of one woman's brave quest for cock in the face of lesbian tyranny.
Cracked, on Star Trek: The Next Generation's "The Outcast"

If your movie has a problem with showing people doing stuff, then maybe you shouldn't make a movie about people doing that stuff. You're just confusing the audience.
Diamanda Hagan on Sting: Moment of Truth

The topics vary, but many of them are concerned with God-fearing murderers and rapists ending up in Paradise because they accept the Holy Spirit, whereas the good guys go to hell.

Power Rangers, please don't preach a message of non-violent self-defense when literally the entire show revolves around fighting evil by punching and shooting it.

Let's put aside that the filmmakers might have feared alienating the presumably large pro-gun segment of Seagal's fanbase (such as it now is). More to the point, most if not all of Seagal's films revolve around evil plots perpetrated by elements of the U.S. Government. So he's hardly in a position to point at others and yell ‘paranoia.’
Jabootu on Steven Seagal's The Patriot

Obviously people were going out to [drum 'n' bass] nights then, just as they are now, but by 2009 it had long since stopped being at the bleeding edge. [The Drum 'N' Bassment is] not completely incongruous as a name for a club, but it does help bolster the argument that Moore's out of his depth here [...] this is where the youth is, where the new stuff's happening. Don't be wagging your finger and telling everyone creativity's dead if the last time you had any idea what was going on in popular music was 1995.

This movie haaaaaaaaaaaaates the media. Kinda ironic considering what created the Spice Girls in the first place.

When Molly told Nephrite how she felt, she was being true to herself! See where that got her? Stupid bitch should have kept her mouth shut.
Sailor Moon, giving a "Sailor Says" for episode 16 of Sailor Moon Abridged

So... this episode was about cheating. I don't know how, exactly. I mean, it seemed pretty kosher to me. The pencil was hers, after all. Just, uh, don't cut corners, kids!
Sailor Moon, giving a "Sailor Says" for episode 17 of Sailor Moon Abridged

Red Guy: You know, kiddies, there is a moral here.
Cow: Oh, there is?
Red Guy: Yes; crime doesn't pay!
Cow: ...I do not understand.
Red Guy: I didn't say it was a good moral.

Luna: So what did we learn here today?
Lincoln: That if your family member resents you, you can always buy their affection back?
Lucy: Or that if you act like a brat, your family will shower you with gifts.
Luna: Sounds about right.


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