6:47 PM yesterday
commented on One Day at a Time
Oh yeah, there used to be a Week In Review column in the Stranger. I used to enjoy those a lot. I'm glad someone's taking that up for Schmader(?) again.
The only correction I would suggest is striking that bit about the new iteration of Batman being tolerable. There is no joy to be found where Batfleck looms in the shadows.
commented on Milo Yiannopoulos Gets Dropped from CPAC
@15: I believe GermanSausage was referring to a piece by Rich Smith called "RETRACTION: Milo Yiannopoulos Is Not a White Nationalist." [link
] where he commented multiple times without realizing that the point of the piece was not to defend him, but to give a laundry list of all the most awful things he'd done to others, under the guise of a retraction regarding how he'd been defined in a weeks-previous post. Apparently he still
didn't pick up on the real message there, even after it was pointed out: Milo is a piece of shit and here's all the reasons why.
commented on BANG! BANG! BANG! A Careful and Critical Analysis of John Wick: Chapter 2
Erik, you totally overlooked the magic of Peter Stormare at the start of the film. For shame!
The first one is fun, but has a few plot holes, so it's easier to simply switch off your brain and enjoy. I saw the new one on Tuesday, and decided I preferred the first one more, but still had a good time. The audience does finally get to see the moves he can pull off with a Ticonderoga, but the best bit seemed to be involving the reload of a shotgun, or the trouble he has with the sumo-looking fellow.
I'll still go see the third one when it comes out (more of these types of self-aware action indulgence, less of the dross like Transformers and the Shades of Grey franchise, please), but I don't expect to be as wowed.
commented on The President Is Insane
I heard the quote about the administration being "a fine-tuned machine" on the radio as I was driving home, and I literally laughed out loud in response.
Holy shit, that bit about nuclear holocaust being "like no other." He sounds like a sixth grader trying to bluff his way through an oral report on a book he clearly didn't read, using stolen note cards that are not in order.