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Monday morning GameSTONK gamble

by | Feb 1, 2021 | Mondays | 5 comments

Well, THAT was an interesting week that we just left behind. The dominant headline from the past week was of course all about the way that individual investors made several big investors cry “UNCLE!” over their Gamestop short squeeze. And it was GLORIOUS to behold.

Here’s a video breakdown of the whole thing:

And here are a couple more videos explaining what happened and why it matters:

Make no mistake, this was a HUGE moment in financial markets history. The hedge fund short squeeze made them kick and scream like colicky babies, which was HILARIOUS to watch. But it also means that ordinary investors have rediscovered their immense power under the current, very biased and broken, system.

You have the ability to break the beast. You just have to use it. I’ll narrate more about it in an upcoming post – my mailing list subscribers already got a nice dose of insight into things from me. (Want in on that action? Then stop dicking around and subscribe already!)

And you have the ability to hold those in positions of power and influence accountable for their actions. Yes, the game is completely rigged at every level – I’ve been saying precisely that for YEARS. But that doesn’t mean that you are without power or tools to take on those who dream themselves to be your masters.


Our good buddy The Male Brain wanted to make this week’s theme all about Clark Gable – this being his birthday and all – but the Gamestop story has really been dominating headlines over the last few days, and with very, very good reason. Nonetheless, the Clark Gable angle is a great one, so let’s dive right into it.

Here’s the man’s bio, mostly from Wikipedia, with Dawn Pine’s comments interspersed throughout in bold:

“Born in 1901, the son of an oil driller in Ohio, William Clark Gable was an affable but unremarkable child. His mother died when he was still an infant, and he was raised mostly by his stepmother.  Gable was mechanically inclined and loved to repair cars with his father, who insisted that he engage in masculine activities such as hunting and hard physical work.  

An indifferent student, Clark dropped out of school at 16 and took a host of jobs to support himself. Drawn to the stage when he was just twenty, he saw acting as a way out of working in the oil fields.”

Yes, some people will work very hard in order to not work hard at all. Yet having your father instil masculinity in you is crucial.

“He was a strapping young man with startling gray eyes, but had big ears and bad teeth. Still, he was focused, determined, ambitious. He studied his craft, and in 1924, ended up marrying Josephine Dillon, the acting coach who would mentor him in his early career. (She was well over a decade Clark’s senior.). They would divorce in less than 6 years, as he would ditch her to move on. Note that she invested in him (paid for dental work), so we are not looking at some great examples of gratitude.”

So he was so focused he would nail his teacher, marry her even though she was a cougar. Also – you can become a sex symbol even if you are ugly.

“It took him 5 years to move from extra to star. Once he started he became a star. In 1931 he starred in several movies and became a masculine icon.We are most familiar with his work in Gone with the Wind (1939). his famous line “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”, is one of the most famous lines in movie history.

In 1942 he enlisted, following his 3rd wife’s death. He aimed for the air force and wanted to be an officer. But the corps had other plans – his special assignment: to make a recruiting film in combat with the Eighth Air Force to recruit aerial gunners. Gable flew five combat missions, including one to Germany, as an observer-gunner in B-17 Flying Fortresses.
Adolf Hitler favored Gable above all other actors. During World War II, Hitler offered a sizable reward to anyone who could capture and bring Gable to him unscathed.

Gable was a conservative Republican, though he never publicly spoke about politics. His third wife, Carole Lombard, was an activist liberal Democrat, and she convinced him to support Democratic president Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. In 1944, he became an early member of the conservative Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, an anti-communist organization, alongside Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, and other conservative actors and film-makers. In February 1952, he attended a televised rally in New York where he enthusiastically urged General Dwight D. Eisenhower to run for president, when Eisenhower was still being sought by both parties as their candidate. Gable suffered a severe coronary thrombosis and still voted by mail in the 1960 presidential election for Vice President Richard Nixon.”

Here are some videos about the great man himself, starting with a good documentary film:

Here is a video that shows how he transformed over the years:

Here is are his best lines from his most iconic film role:

Yeah. THAT Clark Gable – the one and only.

As Dawn pointed out, this one shows why it pays to play within the status quo and yet still engage in some bad behaviour:

Like a lot of Hollywood stars back during the Golden Age of cinema, Mr. Gable could both sing and dance – unlike most one-dimensional tools of the modern Hellmouth:

Pictures to follow down below.


His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, the Lion of Midnight, may the Lord bless him and preserve him, apparently has no plans to go quietly into the night:

I support him, of course, and I wish him the very best of luck. But there is simply no getting away from the fact that the American political system is simply DEAD. So let’s stop pretending that anyone can save it.

The God-Emperor can split the Republicucks in two, and that would be a VERY Good Thing. The Republicucks and the GOPe betrayed their base and deserve to be destroyed. And yes, this means that there will never be another Republicuck President. Someone please explain to me why a non-Trumpian Republicuck would be a good thing in the White House?


#BasedTucker is based:

This next clip tells you everything you need to know about FloriDUH:

Python for dinner, anyone? I mean, I’ve eaten crocodile and kangaroo – former tastes a bit like stringy chicken, latter tastes… sort of odd, actually – but I’ve never eaten snake, that I know of.


Mark Dice offers up his take on the GameSTONK non-troversy:


Dave from Blue Collar Logic has some advice about the whole “healing and uniting” thing for the Fake President:

It’s nice of Dave to try and all, but let’s face facts: Sleepy Creepy Corrupt Slow Uncle Joe doesn’t have the brains to figure out how to be a good President. Moreover, he isn’t even a legitimate one. So let’s stop pretending that this “healing and unity” shit can ever actually happen, and let’s just get to the whole “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition” part instead.

Moving on – Jason shares how he contracted the Kung Flu, and how he got through it all:


Bill Whittle correctly identifies the problem with modren “science”:

Essentially the issue comes down to the confusion of scientody with scientism.

Remember, as always, that “SCIENCE” is in fact made up of three – these days, four – parts:

  • Scientage – the body of transparently testable scientific knowledge;
  • Scientody – the scientific method of testing knowledge through hypothesis, inference, and experimentation;
  • Scientistry – the profession of science, i.e. “what scientists DO” (and much of the time, that is NOT scientody);
  • Scientism – the dogma and cult of “science” that claims that scientists are ALWAYS right;

Scientody does not give scientists god-like powers. Nor are scientists any wiser or better than ordinary people without scientific credentials – indeed, in a great many cases, they are far more ignorant, stupid, and sloppy in their thinking.


In the wake of the Fake President’s attempts to impose un-Constitutional gun control measures, several states are FINALLY standing up to tyranny (sort of), and are “considering becoming 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries”:

That’s a start, I suppose. Now if only they’d start booting Big Tech companies out of their territory, we might finally get somewhere.


Besides indulging in his excellent taste in film, The Male Brain also spent plenty of time and effort collecting some great clips for your entertainment this week. We start, of course, with Dr. Thomas Sowell BFTOing the Fake President:

The problem is, of course, that Joe Biden is thicker than a brick. It takes a special kind of talent to spend 50 years in the Swamp and NOT accomplish anything of note – and Biden certainly has that, in spades.

Prager U spends quite a lot of time on a tautology:

Yeah, look dude, we’ve known for AT LEAST 20 YEARS that acadaemia is controlled by the Left. It’s old news. Move on.

So we shall – to the latest CinemaSins video, all about the movie adaptation of the greatest military sci-fi novel of all time:

That is a movie that I absolutely love to hate. When viewed on its own, it’s an extremely silly, stupid, funny, and satirical take on militarism and fascism, and that is all well and good. The problem is that Paul Verhoeven, Lefty Dutch bastard that he is, shat ALL OVER one of my absolute favourite books.

I get that this is the same Paul Verhoeven who made RoboCop and the original Total Recall, so I’m willing to cut him some slack. But he then went and ruined it by making Basic Instinct, Showgirls (ye gods) and Starshit Poopers. So my willingness to forgive and forget kind of runs out there.

I will give Verhoeven credit for some good things, though. His abortion of a film did pave the way for the hugely underrated CGI series Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles, as well as the two Japanese CGI OVAs. So it wasn’t ALL bad news.

Right, onward – JP Sears is on a roll with this latest sketch:

Another one from him about what Peak Cancel Culture would look like:

Another Prager U video about how Ivy League dipshits want to repeal something they don’t understand because they don’t have the brains and common sense that God gave a wet noodle:

I attended an Ivy League school for my Master’s degree. I try not to advertise the fact because of the shame that I feel now, watching these same trust fund babies running around trying to tear their own country down. Honestly, if someone carpet-bombed Harvard and Yale tomorrow, I wouldn’t feel bad about it.

I’m not saying that SHOULD happen, of course. I’m saying that I wouldn’t feel bad if it DID happen.

Interesting video up next from Cheddar about the London skyscrapers and their weird shapes:

It is a rather good question, actually. I’ve spent a lot of time in London and I hate how the skyscrapers there have ruined the skyline. But I will admit that they are shaped the way they are for a reason – not just because the architects hate everything that is Good, Beautiful, and True.

Our boy from Think Before You Sleep explains how and why feminism has been doing Bad Things to our brains for years:


Some great Twits from The Male Brain also, on the subject of the fact that the Black Looming Menace organisation just received a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize:

I couldn’t quite believe that headline when I saw it either, but it’s real. It’s 50-50 as to whether they’ll win, though – if the Obarmy Standard is anything to go by, even though the BLMers burned a bunch of cities down over last summer, they didn’t drone-strike American citizens without warrants, so they probably aren’t peaceful enough to qualify.


Paul Ramsey thinks that the Fake President’s policies will result in economic disaster – and he’s right:

Since I’m no longer employed within the US and no longer rely on US companies for support, I have no problem with Biden voters getting EXACTLY what they voted for. Those idiots WANTED more taxes, more regulations, more economic idiocies, and more intervention in the economy.

To me, it’s simply poetic irony that husbands whose wives voted for Biden are now losing their jobs. That is a cruel thing to say, and I fully acknowledge that. I’ve lost three jobs to corporate cruelty caused by massive economic volatility and uncertainty from both Obarmy’s and the God-Emperor’s policies.

But the fact is that voting has CONSEQUENCES – and if you don’t believe that, then you don’t understand what a vote actually is. I recommend (re-)reading STARSHIP TROOPERS if you don’t get it.


Lord Razor of the Fist Clan rejoices in the way that the weaponised autists of r/wallstreetbets took on the financial elites on Wall Street and made them kneel in prostration:


Tangentially related – have you ever watched the classic James Foley film, based on the superb David Mamet screenplay, Glengarry Glenn Ross? It’s a great movie, in no small part because of this legendary scene starring Alec Baldwin:

I watched this film at the recommendation of one of my very first bosses. Every time he saw me afterwards he would quote the “PUT! THE COFFEE! DOWN!” line. It never fails to crack me up.

But behind the humour lies a message that is a sharp and hard as steel. It’s worth remembering in any professional or personal context.

Basically, it comes down to this:

You are not here to be liked. You are here to do a job. Finish that job, and move on. If people hate your guts afterwards, that’s fine – but, especially if you are in a leadership position, you cannot afford to let your personal feelings get in the way.


If you’ve ever wanted to watch a Moose-Limb completely LOSE HIS SHIT, without suffering from premature detonation in the process, watch Dawah Man go apeshit over… actually, no one really seems to know what it was all about, but boy was it funny, in a pathetic sort of way:

This is why Christians like me say that Islam is a retarded, and retarding, faith – it literally makes people stop thinking.


Colin from Islam Critiqued put up a video nearly a year ago about the myth of the “perfect preservation of the Koran”, citing actual Izzlamic sources on the subject, and it’s still well worth watching today after the entire kerfuffle over the “holes in the narrative”:

Keep in mind that this video appeared three months before Sh. Dr. Yasir Qadhi’s infamous interview with Li’l Mimi Hijab, in which our friendly neighbourhood dawahgandist heard straight from the horse’s mouth (so to speak) that the idea of perfect preservation, and the normal understanding of ahruf and qira’at, is like an emperor who has no clothes. (His words, not mine – you can see for yourself in the interview.)


The Dizzle explains how we managed to let Big Tech become Big Brother:


Dr. Frank Turek from Cross Examined points out that, just because the New Testament doesn’t explicitly condemn homosexuality, that absolutely does not mean that the act of homosexuality is kosher:


Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms is offering a superb new course on confronting Islam with historical critique – if you’re interested, make sure you sign up:


Our friends at CIRA International have an amazing and inspirational story about a former Muslim and his turning away from the darkness of Islam, and back toward the light of Our King:


China Uncensored is every bit as horrified as the rest of us are at the Chinese technique of swabbing your arse to check for their very own WuFlu:

First China wrecked the world’s economy with a virus that they quite possibly engineered themselves. Then they successfully made the world copy their own ridiculous lockdown model to turn people into self-enforced prisoners. And now they’re bending their own people over a table and ramming things up their butts to prove a point.

Welcome to your bright and shiny future, America.


Speaking of which, here is America Uncovered looking in detail at the EPIC AMAZEBALLS AWESOMESAUCE that is the GameSTONK story:


Jared Taylor from American Renaissance refutes the ridiculous notion that the problem with America is White people:


Terrence Popp explains how Gamma males think and operate when they go into full-on creep mode:


I’m not a big fan of Steven Crowder, but I have to admit that this parody of one of my favourite movies is actually quite good, relatively speaking:

Looks like Louder with Crowder is back, which is good news in general for the Right.


Midnight’s Edge takes a comprehensive and careful look at the extent to which Bob Iger is to blame for the current, disastrous, state of STAR WARS:


Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock investigates the rumours surrounding the possibility that the Devil Mouse Wars sequel trilogy will actually be rebooted using archived footage


Gary from Nerdrotic cannot refrain from mocking the ever-loving SHIT out of the incredible dump of horripilation that is Batwoman Season 2:


The Drinker absolutely cannot stop laughing at the sheer batshit bugf**k INSANITY of the Godzilla vs Kong film:

“[m]aking big lizard and big monkey go boom” – yep. I’d pay to watch that shit (though obviously not in a movie theatre).

And yes, the scale of the two monsters is way off between the movies. Godzilla (2014) was actually quite good, I liked it a lot – the movie did a very good job of building up the suspense surrounding Gojira and creating an oppressive atmosphere of dread and terror surrounding all of the monsters involved.

And yeah, Godzilla was terrifyingly huge in that film.

But then Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019 came along, and… boy was THAT an incomprehensible mess. It just looked utterly bonkers. King Ghidora was all kinds of weird and crazy, and Godzilla himself looked like he’d both slimmed down and shrunk.

This movie has a (supposedly) 300-foot-tall giant lizard fighting an ape that should, by rights, be significantly shorter, on the deck of an aircraft carrier.

NONE of this makes even a whisker of sense.

But that’s OK. The point of this movie is to cudgel your brain into numb submission with a baseball bat made entirely out of giant explosions and horn noises. Let’s see if it works.


Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is from Dawn Pine, and concerns yet another upcoming near miss fro an asteroid:

An asteroid the size of the Sydney Opera House is heading towards our planet.

The space rock is dubbed 2021 AG7 and while it will come close, we’ll all be fine, there’s no chance of it hitting us.

At its closest point, it will be 11 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon – that’s about 4.2 million kilometres from us.

AG7 is rocketing along up there, travelling at a mind-blowing 16.6 kilometres per second.


Your long read of the week is also from our friend Dawn Pine, and is all about the Green Devolution:

These green plans, on the other hand, are not a natural, organic revolution. They are mandated, from the top down, by a political class that seeks to mould the UK economy into a command-and-control system reminiscent of the Soviet one. They are eagerly supported, not only by green activists and their academic and media comrades, but also by the money men and the big-company élites, who stand to gain billions and more from all these projects. They are supported by church leaders, too – about as establishment as you can get. But they take no account of the many, for whom the policies will cause severe pain and expense, without any corresponding benefits. This is no less than a takeover of the economy by an élite, that seems to have no interest at all in the well-being of ordinary people.

And if things go wrong and goals set cannot be met, will there be any option to back out, and return to the old methods? If world-wide shortages of materials to make batteries, for example, were to slow down the roll-out of electric vehicles, would we be able to continue for as long as necessary with petrol and diesel cars? Even if the carmakers had not already dismantled their assembly lines, I very much doubt that the politicians would let that happen. The little people, they would opine, will just have to do without.

For these reasons, I find it very dishonest to try to liken this supposed green industrial revolution to the Industrial Revolution which began 250 or so years ago. I can think of two far better analogies. One was Stalin’s “Great Turn” of the early 1930s, which rapidly “modernized” Soviet Russia using a top-down, communist model; and in the process, committed genocide against the kulaks, and caused the Holodomor famine. The other was Mao’s “Great Leap Forward.” And we all know how that turned out. It is because of this analogy that I have dubbed the green industrial revolution plan the “Great Leap Backward.”


Linkage is good for you:

And some more from Dawn Pine:


The Neo-Tsar addressed the Annual Illuminati Club Meeting – er, I mean, the World Economic Forum 2021 – in Davos, and offered up a stark warning about the extreme dangers of what the Freemasons around the world are doing these days:


History lessons of the week:


Your Great Man of the Week is the legendary Roman Emperor Trajan:


In honour of fellow HALOniac and Longtime Reader & Friend of the Site (LRnFotS) MrUNIVAC and his newly-discovered hatred of HALO 5: Guardians, here is a LONG series of videos looking at the reasons behind the game’s AWFUL campaign:

Both MrUNIVAC and I genuinely hate large parts of the H5:G campaign for its sheer stupidity, blandness, and awful gameplay mechanics. Yeah, it’s fun to play, but it’s AT BEST a 6/10 experience. ANd that’s a huge problem given that its predecessor, HALO 4, scsores a SOLID 8.5/10.

Let’s all hope that HALO Infinite fixes at least some of the really awful problems that plagued its predecessor. Based on what we’re seeing so far, it’s looking very promising.


Wazzocks gonna wazzock:


Kitchen Nightmares with the Angry Scot:


Comedy hour:

This clip from The Boondocks is a very funny, and quite RAAAACISSS!!!!, parody of an actual supply-chain fiasco that KFC went through several years ago:


Pics, guns, girls, starting with those Clark Gable pictures that Dawn Pine sent over, along with his sentiments:

Frame this and use it – every damn day
Amen
Yes, but WE do. A LOT of memes.
I do hope not, but hey, I can’t blame them, either
Make it bacon, and we will ALL give a damn

(You see? Even Jews think bacon is a gift from God!!!)

This one isn’t relevant but it’s REALLY funny
Actually, we care, and we adore them

Onward:

That image, right there, summarises precisely how I feel now that I’m in PommieBastardLande instead of the USSA.

I’d say “born before 1990” because I’ve seen grown-ass people my sister’s age become SUPER-DOOPER OFFENDED by words.

Headlines of the week indicate that China really might have gone a step too far with its Kung Flu Anal Swabs:

Your “Kwisatz Haderach” moment of the week:

Your “Elmer Fudd” moment of the week:

Your… uh… y’know what, this one defies categorisation:

Your “Injury Time-Out” moment of the week:

Your “Song of the South” moment of the week:

Your “They’re HEEEEERE!!!” moment of the week:

Your “Get Off Your Couch, Lardass” moment of the week:

Your “Goy Wars” moment of the week:

Your “Consistency is Important” moment of the week:

Yeah, but he probably gets paid a shit-ton of money more than you do.

CAN. CONFIRM.

Yeah. That reminds me of the classic “Doppelkupplungsgetriebe” moment from TOP GEAR.

This next one nearly broke my brain when I saw it:

And another thing – IT’S NOT “DUCK. IT’S NEVER, EVER “DUCK”, DAMN YOU!

This one is an irony fail if there ever was one:


Your Dog of the Week is the extremely rare Sakhalin Husky:

Sakhalin Husky Info, Temperament, Puppies, Pictures

Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:

And also your animals are absolute DICKS moment of the week, to balance things out:


Gym beast props this week go to a possibly unusual candidate – Henry Rollins:

If you have not read his superb article, “Iron and the Soul“, then you really need to do it now. That is the motivation that you need to get into the gym and lift heavy shit.

I’m not a fan of Black Flag – never listened to any of their stuff. But they opened for the almighty and legendary IRON MAIDEN once, so they can’t be completely crap.


Buakaw Beatdown of the Week:


Jesus loves knockouts:

Actually, Rob “Hammerkick” Kaman was one of the very few opponents that genuinely challenged Ernesto “Mr. Perfect” Hoost, and with good reason:


Synthwave keeps things groovin’:


#HeavenlyMetal


And now for your starting Instathot of the week. She calls herself Nicusia, and she’s almost certainly from Canada. She evidently splits her time between Toronto, San Diego, and Los Angeles. I can find little information beyond that, but… well, she’s an Instathot, which means that she has mastered the art of marrying vacuity and salaciousness into a winning formula designed to sell you shit. That’s just how they roll – they’re plastic, they’re not-so-fantastic, and some of them – I make NO representations whatsoever about which ones – charge by the hour.

At least this one doesn’t have any tattoos that I can see. That’s one point working very strongly in her favour. But, in all honesty, if you compare her with last week’s Instathot, also a Canuck, you’d be hard-pressed to spot the difference.

Anyway, that’s it for this Monday. Off to work with you, now, the Fake President’s impending economic catastrophe needs wage-slaves and you’re one of them.

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  1. MrUNIVAC

    Added the Act Man stuff to my Watch Later list. At least Sanghelios is cool, right? 🙂

    At this point I put H5:G in the same bucket as Attack of the Clones. Both are the worst entries in their respective franchises, but they’re still better than most of their competition. Clones is also still better than anything the Devil Mouse has put out, Rogue One included.

    Infinite is looking pretty good, but if I want to play it in 4K, it’s sadly a no-brainer choice between my PC and the XBOX SeX. My gaming tower is built on 13-year old technology, and bringing it up to modern standards will run me about six times the cost of a SeX, with half of that allocated to GPU (thanks, pandemic demand and Bitcoin miners!) There’s also a roughly equal chance of being able to buy either one (thanks, bots and scalpers!)

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  2. Didact

    Added the Act Man stuff to my Watch Later list. At least Sanghelios is cool, right? 🙂

    Yeah. It’s a good list of videos. He does go on a bit but his basic points are really solid.

    At this point I put H5:G in the same bucket as Attack of the Clones. Both are the worst entries in their respective franchises, but they’re still better than most of their competition. Clones is also still better than anything the Devil Mouse has put out, Rogue One included.

    I generally agree. And actually AotC was significantly better than The Phantom Headcase, as my sister and I call it. But yes H5:G is by far the worst game in the series. It has some great moments, but the writing is shit, the dialogue is clunky and wooden AT BEST, the gameplay is annoying, the boss battles are retarded, and the squad dynamics are a complete fugazi.

    The mission on Sanghelios generally saves the game from being a complete disaster, but the fact that they ruined the Hunters so badly is genuinely annoying. Actually, the Hunters have become more challenging and irritating with every game since HALO Reach. But even in HALO 4 you could still sort of fight off a Hunter pair by moving around them. In H5:G it’s impossible. And the fact that almost EVERY multi-shot weapon now tracks, including Hunter fuel-rod guns, is simply ridiculous. The people who did the writing for that game had almost no respect for the lore and back-story.

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    • MrUNIVAC

      You’re going to think I’m crazy, but I actually prefer The Phantom Headcase. Hear me out before you drop the banhammer!

      I love the prequels, but all three of them have major, major problems, and they are 100% George Lucas’s fault. On the other side, the man is a master visual storyteller, so they also have lots of kickass special effects and really cool Star Wars-y stuff. My calculus is based on whether the good stuff outweighs the bad:

      TPM: averages out to an OK movie. Liam Neeson, the podrace, Duel of the Fates, and Maul are all series high points, set against low points like Jar Jar and midi-chlorians.
      AotC: averages out to a bad movie. The horrid “love story” completely sinks what is an otherwise decent entry, although I think it has the best ending out of all of them.
      RoTS: very little bad, mostly awesome. All I can really complain about is the uneven tone in the beginning, “no, it’s because I’m so in love with you!” and the blatant and stupid digs at George W. Bush (Lucas would always deny it, but we’re not idiots, and neither were the critics who heaped praise on this one because it validated their personal politics).

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  3. furor kek tonicus

    that Boondocks isn’t “racist”, two years ago BLM people were murdering each other over line jumping because of Popeye’s chicken sandwich.
    .
    also, Aaron McGruder is my nigga. i was reading The Boondocks in the WashPo when i was contracting in Falls Church VA.
    .
    there IS one racist ( / race realist ) character in The Boondocks universe, Uncle Ruckus hates Black people with a passion.
    .
    regarding Gable, diction seems to be a lost art in Hollywood. pretty much all of the old time stars had exceptionally distinct modes of speech, such that even today someone like Rich Little can do an entire skit of the old A list stars and many people will still recognize who he’s imitating. this may even have been part of Schwarzenegger’s success, you couldn’t mistake his voice for anyone else.
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    but apart from Christopher Walken and Matthew McConaughey, are there really any stars still doing that?
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    how this ties into Clark is this, his acting career didn’t take off until after he had undergone extensive speech therapy and completely changed the way he talked …

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  4. MagisterG

    Tacitus had these BLM folks pegged nearly 2,000 years ago (in a passage critiquing his own Romans’ propensity for ultra violence!) – Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant “Where they make a desert, they call it ‘peace’.”

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