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May 31, 2014 Max Power commented on That’s Kind of Racist, Dude.
@78 The Danish have accented English. In fact, they have all different kinds of accents, depending on who their English teacher was and whether they are from the capital or outlying farmlands. I will tell you one thing about having Danish and Scandinavian friends that is relevant to this article, though: they see me as an American first. Not as an Asian.

There is nothing like the wave of "well, I never!" that comes from white people when non-white people point out the little things that only they have to deal with. As the author said, it's not a big deal, but it's the kind of thing that every Asian (and probably Indians and Hispanics) has experienced several times over the course of their lives.
Aug 12, 2012 Max Power commented on GeekGirlCon Costumes.
@6...and there's your misogynistic bullying comment for the day.

Why do Doctor Who cosplayers always wear the fez? I get it, it's funny and fun to say, "I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool." But he only wore it for, like, a minute of screen time in one episode.
Apr 17, 2012 Max Power commented on Eli Sanders Just Won a Pulitzer Prize for a Feature Last Year in The Stranger.
Holy shit, congratulations Eli! That was a great article.
Mar 14, 2012 Max Power commented on Concessions 90210.
Poooooop! Best of luck to you, and I know you will poop your way to the heights of whatever place you write for.
Dec 2, 2011 Max Power commented on You Say Bay-YON-say, I Say Bee-YON-say.
My French aunt pronounces it in a very French way I can't even represent fully. She says "bay-YON-zeh." And Jay-Z is "dzah-ZAY."
Jun 26, 2011 Max Power commented on 'Glee'.
While I'm not a fan of Glee and find a lot of their stories and characters completely unrealistic, this article is the biggest Complainabrag ever. A lot of people would kill to have your job, dude. You write about TV for a major newspaper. And you act like it's settling to be a director or a critic. Would you rather be a waiter in LA? Or the guy who played Spider-man on Broadway and broke his neck?
Apr 7, 2011 Max Power commented on Racist! Space Jews and More....
Episode I was like a shitstorm of racism. I would say the Trade Federation guys were the most obviously racist, then Watto, then Jar Jar.

What about Michael Bay's Transformers, with the jive-talkin' robots with gold teef who can't read so good?
Apr 1, 2011 Max Power commented on A Letter to Our Readers About The Stranger’s Exciting New Digital Pricing Initiative.
I sincerely hope that is Paul's real middle name.
Mar 30, 2011 Max Power commented on Revised Wonder Woman Costume—Now with More Bounce to the Ounce!.
I didn't get all the interweb rage over the previous costume. I guess shiny pants = bad? The new sweatjeggings are so blah.

However, bewbs.
Mar 30, 2011 Max Power commented on I Have Gazed Into the Depths of Zack Snyder's Soul.
I went into the movie in an apprehensive mood because of the reviews. I'm squarely in the target demographic, big videogame/fantasy/sci-fi nerd, Buffy fan, loved Starbuck on the new Battlestar Galactica, all that jazz. What I saw was so misogynistic and rapey that it spoiled the brief, enjoyable action sequences. The trailer makes it look like these are strong, empowered women kicking ass. But when you see it, you realize they're all weak, powerless, degraded stereotypes. The thing is, I believe Snyder actually has convinced himself that this movie has a deep message about female empowerment, when the ending (and indeed most of the movie) says the complete opposite. It left me disgusted.