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chunkyloverI've never been able to figure out whether or not I like TJ Miller, but I have always enjoyed him on Silicon Valley. This interview about his exit from the show is a good example of why I can't get a handle on him. It's hard to tell if he's joking or being serious a lot of the time, and if he is being serious with some of the stuff he says ... yeesh.

And in other shocking news, Silicon Valley pretty much reset its main plot again! I think at this point, Zach Woods is the only thing making me tune in every week.

I'm not happy about Erlich leaving, but Jared has been the funniest character on the show since the first season.
Jun 27, 2017 2:37 AM
Community - Season 2 (2010-2011) - 85

This show has definitely become a "greater than the sum of its parts" kind of dealie for me. I mean, I think season 2 is just flat better than season 1, but I've also grown to be really invested in this motley crew of lovable defectives. The show still doesn't make me laugh much, but I love it just the same <3 <3 <3.
Jun 25, 2017 4:36 PM
The Candidate (1972) - 70

This movie is like if Robert Altman directed Network with the target of the satire swapped from TV to politics. Like Network, it plays more like a drama than a comedy today, with very few laughs, and a pitch black sensibility. Unlike Network, it doesn't have the advantage of being one of the best written movies of all time.

All told, a fine entry in the canon of oppressively cynical 70's American cinema.
Jun 13, 2017 3:34 PM
For reference, Vladimir Guerrero is #16 on that list, and he seems to be pretty likely to get in at this point.
Jun 12, 2017 4:56 PM
Hello. Below are the top ten most deserving retired position players and starting pitchers still eligible (or not yet eligible) for the Hall of Fame.

Who do you think is getting in among this group?

1. Barry Bonds
2. Alex Rodriguez
3. Chipper Jones
4. Scott Rolen
5. Andruw Jones
6. Derek Jeter
7. Larry Walker
8. Jim Thome
9. Edgar Martinez
10. Manny Ramirez

1. Roger Clemens
2. Curt Schilling
3. Mike Mussina
4. Roy Halladay
5. Andy Pettitte
6. Roy Oswalt
7. Cliff Lee
8. Tim Hudson
9. Mark Buehrle
10. Johan Santana
Jun 12, 2017 4:42 PM
Detrimental
Jean
DetrimentalDid you just make a thread about jean's favorite movie? I bet in real life you two would be friends.

Hey now. I love Blade Runner, but favorite movie? That's a little strong.

What's your favorite movie then?

Idk. The Matrix, I guess, just because of how much it meant to me.
Jun 11, 2017 10:39 PM
DetrimentalDid you just make a thread about jean's favorite movie? I bet in real life you two would be friends.

Hey now. I love Blade Runner, but favorite movie? That's a little strong.
Jun 11, 2017 9:44 PM
Dolores and Maeve? Westworld was co-created by Lisa Joy.
Jun 10, 2017 5:17 PM
Oh, shit. Both protagonists from The Handmaiden. Based on a novel written by a woman with a screenplay co-written by a woman.
Jun 10, 2017 5:14 PM
Zuben
Jean
Zuben
JeanIf I asked you if you were trolling, would you even know anymore? Your responses in this thread are so obviously completely unhinged.

I am no more trolling you then every person at this forum that points out that your take on Rey is overtly sexist, which is to say, not at all. The idea that I am trolling you comes from your staggering lack of introspection that makes it so you don't know how transparent your gender anxieties are to those who witness you struggle with them. Now you've created a thread about how there is a lack of female "badass" characters penned by women and come up with a single example from a movie that is an MRA fantasy about a woman who fakes rape and violence to get revenge on men and then, when this pattern of behaviour is pointed out, you are incredulous that someone would think that this fits into your well-established history of sexist attitudes. Dude, you are such a stupid, skeevy little toad.

This thread is not about how there is a lack of badass women created by women. The fact that you assumed that was my purpose in creating this thread means that you're ascribing beliefs and attitudes to me that I don't hold, which makes sense given your incorrect perception of me.?

So, granting that Gone Girl is an MRA fantasy (which I'm sure it is for some people), do you think many MRA types are celebrating Amy Dunne as a "badass?"

Your intention is irrelevant; that is literally what this thread is about. And oh wow, you like badass female characters? Sexism charge denied! This reminds me of how my views on fictional characters can't be mired in racism because I like Shaft. Fuuuuuuck you are stupid though Jean.

See above for what this thread was literally about: expanding my range of knowledge on the subject. It was not about proving a point. Those are two very different things, and you're wrong when you think it's one and not the other.?

And obviously I'm not saying that because I appreciate what a great villain Amy Dunne is, that I'm absolved from any future charges of sexism. Like, what? I'm saying that calling Amy Dunne a badass doesn't perfectly cohere to your false narrative of me as an oblivious MRA asshole like you said it did, in no uncertain terms.
Jun 10, 2017 2:37 PM
And by the way, of course I struggle with "gender anxieties." If I didn't, I wouldn't have made this thread, motivated purely by the insecurity of recognizing a gap in my knowledge of great characters written by women. I'm still drawn primarily to the kind of film/TV/lit that is targeted to men, and occasionally I feel weird about that, like I'm missing out by not varying my diet enough.

That insecurity is enough to prompt a thread like this, but it's not strong enough for me to intentionally make a change in how I consume media, ultimately. I will always read or watch something because it interests me, not because it was created by a specific demographic. Ideally, the feedback I get from threads like this is enough to pique my interest and lead me down new paths, but it hasn't happened in this case. Not surprising, but it was worth a shot, I guess.
Jun 10, 2017 2:30 PM
Zuben
JeanIf I asked you if you were trolling, would you even know anymore? Your responses in this thread are so obviously completely unhinged.

I am no more trolling you then every person at this forum that points out that your take on Rey is overtly sexist, which is to say, not at all. The idea that I am trolling you comes from your staggering lack of introspection that makes it so you don't know how transparent your gender anxieties are to those who witness you struggle with them. Now you've created a thread about how there is a lack of female "badass" characters penned by women and come up with a single example from a movie that is an MRA fantasy about a woman who fakes rape and violence to get revenge on men and then, when this pattern of behaviour is pointed out, you are incredulous that someone would think that this fits into your well-established history of sexist attitudes. Dude, you are such a stupid, skeevy little toad.

This thread is not about how there is a lack of badass women created by women. The fact that you assumed that was my purpose in creating this thread means that you're ascribing beliefs and attitudes to me that I don't hold, which makes sense given your incorrect perception of me.?

So, granting that Gone Girl is an MRA fantasy (which I'm sure it is for some people), do you think many MRA types are celebrating Amy Dunne as a "badass?"
Jun 10, 2017 2:16 PM
If I asked you if you were trolling, would you even know anymore? Your responses in this thread are so obviously completely unhinged.
Jun 10, 2017 1:49 PM
ZubenAlso, there's an obvious answer in Thelma and Louise but it's really not a very famous movie so I could see why, even after wracking your brain, you'd miss it. It's not like you're an aspiring screen writer who would know about this movie or the woman who wrote it or anything.

I do feel gross for genuinely answering the OP now though.?

I haven't seen Thelma & Louise.
Jun 10, 2017 1:44 PM
Zuben
JeanI thought of one actual answer to this thread: Amy Dunne from Gone Girl.

I don't know if this is a joke, but you couldn't have picked a better answer to prove my point about you and your attitudes toward women. Serious question: did you lift this thread idea from an MRA site?

It's not a joke, and no. I don't visit MRA sites.
Jun 10, 2017 1:42 PM
I thought of one actual answer to this thread: Amy Dunne from Gone Girl.
Jun 10, 2017 1:39 AM
Zuben
Jean
Zuben
DyneBut guys.... WHAT ABOUT THE BADASS WOMEN CHARACTERS?!?

I already slam dunked that iss.

No you did not. I imagined that post as read by someone at a podium who is then immediately pelted with garbage.

No, I did, and I also nailed how myopic you are regarding your own sexism, particularly regarding how your sexism informs even your attempts to think outside of it, mostly because of your egregious lack of self-awareness. You're a fucking toad. A real nice guys' nice guy.

No, you really didn't.?
Jun 9, 2017 2:08 AM
Zuben
DyneBut guys.... WHAT ABOUT THE BADASS WOMEN CHARACTERS?!?

I already slam dunked that iss.

No you did not. I imagined that post as read by someone at a podium who is then immediately pelted with garbage.
Jun 9, 2017 1:56 AM
Infinitus Corsair
JeanList some of your favorite badass women in film/tv/literature created by women. I just realized my favorite badass women were all written by men, which was kind of a bummer. Hopefully this thread will help broaden my horizons/jog my memory.

Do your own getting-laid homework, Jean.

:(
Jun 7, 2017 2:49 AM
List some of your favorite badass women in film/tv/literature created by women. I just realized my favorite badass women were all written by men, which was kind of a bummer. Hopefully this thread will help broaden my horizons/jog my memory.
Jun 7, 2017 2:03 AM