Aug 12, 2013 redemma commented on I, Anonymous.
@35: bell hooks also spells her name in an annoying way. She says she does it in lowercase so people will pay less attention to her name, but it only makes people pay more attention to her name, which means she's kind of full of shit.
Jul 28, 2013 redemma commented on Slog Bible Study: Matthew 8:30-32.
And so God created the police.
Jul 19, 2013 redemma commented on The Deep and Morally Troubling Chocolate.
Also Theo had already been paid for their chocolate bar. Goldy isn't keeping money out of their pockets by refusing to eat a piece, just being a dick.
Jul 17, 2013 redemma commented on The Lord of the Ring.
Yes, but there's also a lot of original elements in Wagner that also appear in Tolkien. In the original myths, the ring just gives you the power to multiply your wealth, from what I understand (haven't actually read them). Wagner added the whole "the ring gives you great power but also corrupts your soul" bit.
Jul 16, 2013 redemma commented on "But He's [Insert Race Here]!" No. Read This..
Many Hispanic people are white. They are not considered white in the US, but they will be eventually (just like Italian and Irish people used to be considered nonwhite). You can be from Mexico or Peru or (especially) Argentina and be of Spanish, German, Italian or Jewish descent — and therefore white. Also, a lot of white and mixed-race people from Latin America are racist as fuck.
Jul 11, 2013 redemma commented on So We 'Bate On, Boots Against Croissants, Jason Bourne Sheepishly Into the Post.
Don't forget "The Canterbury Tale"
Jun 27, 2013 redemma commented on Today in the Surveillance State: PRISM Meets "Finnegans Wake".
Whether fact or fiction, this is the greatest thing I've read all year.
Jun 19, 2013 redemma commented on Never Heard of 'Em.
Combat Rock is great. I've never heard Cut the Crap and I don't feel I really need to, but to me Combat Rock is easily their third best, behind London Calling and the UK version of The Clash. And while the US version is good (White Man in Hammersmith Palais! Complete Control!) it also has some kinda crappy moments (Clash City Rockers sounds like a wet fart to me) and I love that the UK version kicks off with Janie Jones. Such a great way to start an album.

But yeah, Combat Rock is great. I probably listen to it more than Sandinista! (which I guess is "objectively" better), and it's not boring like Give Em Enough Rope.
Jun 18, 2013 redemma commented on Spoiled Rotten: Man of Steel.
I didn't really mind his execution of Zod for many of the reasons other people mention, but I was very, very disappointed by the amount of collateral damage in the second half of the film. The only thing that might save it in the sequel for me is that one of my friends mentioned that a lot of property marked "Luthor Industries" was destroyed (I didn't catch this myself), which is enough for me to give them the benefit of the doubt that they'll do something like what 11 is suggesting. But taken on its own, Man of Steel could've been so much more than what it was.
Jun 13, 2013 redemma commented on When the Government Vanishes, Mexican Farmers Take Up Arms Against Narcos.
In Mexico, guns are not legally available to people who need them. In the US, guns are too available for people who don't. Neither one has a sensible policy.