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James McDaniel
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Mar 7 James McDaniel commented on Buzzard: Slackers, Dorito Pizzas, and Stolen Checks.
As near as I can tell, the only word of this movie review that actually provides an *opinion* about the movie - as opposed to merely summarizing the premise or providing plot anecdotes or mentioning which bands are used for the soundtrack - is "hilarity". (Normally I'd give you credit for the prior adjective as well, but the deadpan part is pretty obvious from the trailer.) This reads like a typical surface-level movie summary on Netflix. Next time, try providing your readers with more opinion words - really, it's OK to judge the merits of the work in a movie review. Perhaps start with the assumption that anybody who has taken the time to find and read this review is trying to decide whether the movie is worth seeing.
Mar 5 James McDaniel commented on Records Collecting Dust: A Documentary That Needs More Women and More Color.
Wait, a movie about a *collecting* hobby that is largely engaged in by rich middle-aged white guys features... mostly rich middle-aged white guys? Stop the presses. Tomorrow - a review that wonders why there are so many people of color featured in the movie Selma.
Jan 16 James McDaniel commented on Women's College Cancels Annual Production of The Vagina Monologues....
The reaction of some Women’s Rights Activists to the demands for inclusiveness from Trans Rights Activists is sometimes suspiciously similar to the reaction of Men’s Rights Activists to the demands from Women’s Rights Activists: one of “But why do ‘they’ get a say in what ‘we’ want to do?". A reaction which, in today’s society, is often labeled as entitlement or privilege. Which is done in order to transform any attempt at defense or even simple explanation into “punching down." What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, eh? Fascinating.

Identity politics is tribalism that’s been weaponized for the ongoing culture wars. I wonder if “Puppetry of the Penis” will be the next domino to fall.
Dec 8, 2014 James McDaniel commented on Advice from a Convicted Criminal on How to Keep Your Car Safe in Seattle.
(snark) I’m shocked at the level of victim blaming in this article. Just because Mr. Westneat chose to leave a valuable in plain sight inside his vehicle does NOT mean he was asking to be robbed. Instead of giving practical, effective tips on how to reduce the chances of being targetted by criminals, we should be teaching people not to steal. (/snark)

It is interesting to observe that, in general, nobody blinks an eye when this kind of article discusses property crimes. But similar articles about crimes of violence tend to be, shall we say, less well received. I suspect that the disconnect between us and our stuff provides even the victim a certain emotional distance and thus a greater degree of objectivity about the crime.
Dec 6, 2014 James McDaniel commented on The Rolling Stone Rape Story Correction Is About a Failure of Journalism, Not a Failure of Trust.
@21: “Innocent until proven guilty (by a court of law)” might not be ideal, but it’s a bit like democracy - "It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government... except all the others that have been tried.” - Winston Churchill
Oct 31, 2014 James McDaniel commented on The World's Best Knock-Knock Joke.
“'re going to burn in a very special level of Hell - a level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.” - Shepherd Book, Firefly
Oct 27, 2014 James McDaniel commented on Why Americans Fear Ebola and the ISIS.
"The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain" by Daniel Gardner…
Oct 14, 2014 James McDaniel commented on Penn Jillette, Arbiter of Cuntiness, Is Coming to Town. -> Search: "cunt" -> About 12,100 results

-> Results only from: Articles & Archives -> About 8,010 results

Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

...[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]

Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
Jun 27, 2014 James McDaniel commented on Trust Me, You Really Don't Want to See Le Chef.
I shudder to think what you’d be filled with after watching Blazing Saddles. (Beans, perhaps?)


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