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Jul 15, 2014 danewood commented on Performing Race and a Dangerously White Production of The Mikado.
@2 You can set a show in mythica Africa and design your actors in black face and musical hall caricatures and it still wouldn't be cool.
Jul 14, 2014 danewood commented on Report: Seattle Police Investigating Rape Allegation Against Uber Driver.
@7 When you hail an Uber on you phone a description of the make/model of the car, the driver's name and their picture appear. You can easily verify it's the right car by the make/model and the driver by both physical description and by asking them what their name is (this is how the driver identifies the passenger, by the way; by asking your name).
Jun 23, 2014 danewood commented on This Ball Game Bigger Than That Ball Game.

Let's be fair: The Tony Awards are to NEW YORK theater what the Academy Awards are to movies.
Jun 4, 2014 danewood commented on Today In Celebrity Apologies: Pharrell and Jonah Hill.

Actors are human beings, too, and capable of genuine emotion.

A side note, as a professional actor, the good ones aren't falsifying emotion. The good ones are empathising with their character and their character's at a level where they feel genuin emotion.

Now go back under the bridge, troll.
Apr 22, 2014 danewood commented on In Culture News: Netflix Hikes Prices, Ballet Throws Teen Night, and the Northwest's Best Forgotten Sculptor.
For the amount of tv and movies I watch on Netflix it's still a better deal than the video store and Netflix doesn't have a predatory business model. I'm sorry to see local businesses failing but the video store business model, as it stands, is terrible. Furthermore, it's not like this whole Netflix thing is new. Video stores have had over a decade to adapt and they have refused to do so.
Apr 22, 2014 danewood commented on It's Been A Couple of Days—How Are You Feeling About That Game of Thrones Rape Scene?.
I don't see George RR Martin's writing as misogynistic. I see a misogyst world in which women have little power but despite that Martin writes some extremely feminist characters. Daenarys as a strong leader, Brienne as one of the best swords(wo)men in the land who defies all gender conformity. Arya as well.

Apr 18, 2014 danewood commented on First They Made Razors with Three Blades....
I'm really surprised the disposable cartriges took off because the safety razor is still the best shave and the CHEAPEST. Seriously. You have to invest a little money in the saftey razor it self but double edged razor blades are so cheap it easily pays for itself before the year is out.

Try it. Just try it.
Apr 17, 2014 danewood commented on Port Angeles Idiots Stage Fake Kidnapping, Could Face Real Charges.

And pretending like you're abducting a child can results in unintended dangerous actions by the witnesses. What if the person chasing the car for the plate number had been injured in the pursuit. Just because there were no accidents THIS TIME doesn't mean there couldn't have been or won't be in the future.

And, please explain what free speech issue has been violated.
Apr 16, 2014 danewood commented on Who's Afraid of $15?.

Have you been paying attention? Theaters have been shuttering down at an alarming rate in the past decade. Is the theater competition as cut-throat as bars and restaurants? Well, seeing as how they are all fighting for an ever shrinking audience and ever shirnking arts funding um.. Yes.
Apr 15, 2014 danewood commented on Survey Reveals Men's Rights Activists Are Almost Entirely White, 17 to 20 Years Old.
@5 Oh god, please show me the data that indicates straight, white men have a difficult time getting into college.