Think NPR crossed with NATURAL BORN KILLERS, a spoonful of STRANGERS WITH CANDY, a little MST3K, a healthy dose of THE WIRE, and just a dash of THE FACTS OF LIFE for good measure. The boarding school version though, not that lame ass business venture fronted by Mrs. Garrett. That sucked.
…on an article about slut shaming and Rashida Jone’s recent Twitter comments saying he didn’t see the big deal about shaming, because guys are shamed “all the time” for it too.
Now, I’ve been around a bit in my 40 years. I’ve been inside locker rooms. I was a member of a frat. I’ve had friends of various ethnicities, religions, political stripes, morality, and sanity. I’ve participated in talks about sex since the first one with the boys in my neighborhood at 8 years old, until the last one my wife and I had last week. I’ve read web and blog posts, taken modern literature, women’s studies, and mass media courses once upon a time as an undergrad. I’ve had children of my own, and begun talking to them about sex.
And for the life of me, the next time I hear a man, a male shamed for being a “slut” it will be the first fucking time.
I guess true ignorance must be bliss. But it’s goddamned annoying for the rest of us.
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I mean, it’s got to be legit. It’s from the director of Homeland Security.
The best part is- don’t reply to that FBI guy. He’s a dick, and we don’t like him over here at DHS
Bemoans the ones preceding and ensuing. It’s a loss of power and a loss of vitality for each. It frightens folks to know that the clock on your cultural relevancy or your power is ticking. it happens incrementally, on a micro scale we don’t notice each day. In other words, one day you too will wake up and be 40, the days of your youth behind you. My generation is coming into the reigns of power as the baby boomers recede. The generation behind mine is coming of age. We complain about those that bookend us because we either have forgotten or can’t fathom what their lives are like.
Was MTV that great to begin with? How many asshole 35-50 year olds did you read or hear say something along the lines of “MTV doesn’t even play music videos anymore!!!” today? As if the cultural pinnacle of civilization was an afternoon full of Warrant, New Edition, and Elton John videos. MTV was and is dog shit. Don’t let my generation try and sell you some bill of goods stating the current youth culture is any more or less vapid and random than the ones that came before it. It’s not. The circumstances might be different- It’s all electronic now. It’s all recorded and stored for so long as digits in a database can last- But the humans and the conditions are still the same. There was and will always be boys and girls craving attention, whether at the sock hop or the Caligula themed award fiascos of the future.
The point is, the kids aren’t all right- they’re just as fucked up as we were. As we are. As you are and were. And we’re just as screwed up as our parents. It’s a cycle. Quit being so arrogant and see it for what it is rather than for the act of narcissism you wish it to be. Get over it and yourselves.
It’s not doing it for me. Seems stretched thin. The suspense is lacking and at times it makes little sense. And not in the “how realistic is it a transparent bomb proof dome gets dropped on a small midwestern town” realistic.
More like last week’s episode where they head to the cement factory to hide out from the bomb. Supposedly everyone is predicting that this bomb will be very dangerous (resulting from the collapse and destruction of the dome mostly) yet most everyone it seems only head one floor down into the factory- which essentially meant that they could have gotten the same basic protection in say, a cellar or basement. Just seems sloppy.
The characters mostly annoy. Half the time I’m rooting for something awful to happen to the entire town. Just to shut them up, not so much as moral punishment.
I dunno. Maybe I am getting crotchety in my old age? Or maybe I just demand buttery popcorn handjob level drama in my television these days?