Jun 10, 2011
commented on The Great Tuna Melt Investigation
As a lover of all things tuna, I must rule in favor of #14. Cheesy tuna toast is also really delicious, but the broiler method is not a proper tuna melt.
As a side note, Schmacky is not technically insane. What we're actually seeing in comment #3 is just a case of somebody being completely wrong about tuna melts. I used to think the same way, back in what I refer to as my "completely wrong about tuna melts" days.
May 17, 2011
commented on Bridesmaids: Death to the Chick Flick
While stating "these women are smart and funny!" does read like a "believe it or not!!" statement, it doesn't necessarily mean "believe it or not, sometimes women are smart and funny too!" It could just as easily be saying "believe it or not, the female characters in this movie aren't written to be accessibly shallow plot pawns like they are in almost every 'chick flick' you've ever seen."
Like, "OK I know you've been burned before but this time it'll be different baby, I've changed I swear."
But honestly my gut reaction from the title and poster for this movie didn't exactly give this stereotype a lot of breathing room. It's really pretty hard not to do that with Hollywood movies.
And on that note, there is still a bottom line to be reached for a marketing department. Especially with Hollywood movies, if the movie is anything but run-of-the-mill, you're gonna have to get the point of it across to the thick-skulled masses to get there. I think comment #49 demonstrates the difficulty with the "american dudes" demographic pretty well -- jamesdingo evidently couldn't get the point even with an article breaking it down for him.