(Also everyone's read greywash's On Fannishness, Intersectionality, & a Whole Other Grab-bag of Entitled Millennial Bullshit, right?)
There's also discussion going on at sholio's On the Magicians season finale, between people who've been watching the show and those of us who haven't, about the specifics but also about storytelling and audience expectations.)
Anyway I don't even go here.
the fact that heather mallick still has her column is the #1 piece of evidence of what a union can do for you at your workplace— Michael O'Shaughnessy (@MDNOShaughnessy) April 22, 2019
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Context for non-Canadians: Heather Mallick is among the several local journalists who cannot appear to write a coherent article from start to finish and remains employed despite a surplus of young journalists who would do a better job for much less money. She wrote a column today about stabbing a raccoon with a fork and how the raccoon possibly wanted to have sex with her??? I don't know. It's very incoherent and so many bad things happen in the world that it's really delightful that the entire city can come together to laugh at this.
If you're worried, the raccoon is fine.
On the other hand, I am slightly traumatized by being reminded that such a huge part of my life (which is still a huge part of my life) is now Olden Times.
nixwilliams suggested Anne with an E and I am so glad becaused it is just the most beautiful wonderful fantastical romantical show and I’m very pleased there is going to be a third season because I only have two episodes left.
Anne is lovely, Marilla and Mathew are perfect, and I want to be Aunt Jospehine Barry when I grow
Anne Shirley Cuthbert is the the neurodivergent chaotic good bisexual that I didn’t know my heart needed and I will love and protect her for ever.
Features the term "skin-teeth". DID THE TEETH START IN THE SKIN AND MIGRATE INWARDS OR IN THE PHARYNX AND MOVE OUTWARDS. Also sharks. Lots of sharks.
ZIZEK IS HAAAAAARD I don't know how to respond.
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Zizek you have never tried to be as short as possible.
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( rebuttals )
( questions )
Conclusion: That was really bad. Like funny ha-ha bad, but also just bad-bad. Despite the pretence of talking about Weighty, Important Subjects, there was really none of that, because you need the other party to at least have the same reference points, and Peterson is just not that well educated. Also because Zizek's a dick and has gone red-brown, making him a shit spokesman for contemporary Marxism. It was like a 4chan cartoon come to life.
I guess the best thing that came out of it was that some of Peterson's fanboys, having seen their idol soundly humiliated, might now flock to Zizek, whose ideology, though demented, is substantially less harmful.
Save yourself some suffering and watch the toilet speech again:
Stephen Blackwood is the moderator, says some self-congratulatory shit, and then welcomes the Muppets.
Lobster in a suit, Oscar looking slovenly as always in a polo shirt and pants that don't reach his shoes.
Oh shut up Stephen, this is not "real thinking about hard questions" this is mud wrestling.
IDEOLOGY! *takes a shot*
Stephen just claimed that neither are primarily political thinkers. Broken clocks, etc.
"Surprising agreement on deep questions" yes they both have cryptofascist leanings.
"Let's hear it for psychoanalysis!" Audience cheers.
I am pretty sure no one has ever called Zizek "dazzling" in his life until now. Zizek facepalms, then yawns, then claps for himself.
Audience is overwhelmingly Peterson fanboys, judging by the cheers.
OH GOD PETERSON IS GOING TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY. He's doing a Thinker pose.
There is far too much San Pellegrino and not enough coke on this table.
EACH OF THEM GETS TO MAKE A 30 MIN OPENING STATEMENT oh god. Then each has 10 min to reply. Then there's 45 minutes of fanboys asking questions. It's going to be a loooong night.
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The audience looks about half empty. I guess not that many people wanted to pay $500 for a ticket? There's, unfortunately, a live chat as well, and it is full of fascists, tankies, and people just typing "sniff" over and over again.
Now faded to a galaxy thing with an ominous silhouette.
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Should I hate-watch Season 5 of the Magicians when it comes out?
Yes, you like it when shows make you angry and torrenting it doesn't give them any money
No, everyone has suffered enough
I have no idea what you're talking about but I like ticking boxes
Spoiler party in the comments if anyone else feels the need to vent!
That's not exonerated! Not exonerated, not exonerated, not exonerated!!
11 instances of obstruction, oh my. And that looks a lot like a Scottish verdict on the collusion, too.
On a pretty regular basis, I find myself thinking about this scene from The Trotsky, in which two of Leon’s colleagues are trying to convince the school’s students to back Leon’s (radical) course of action:
I particularly like the acknowledgement that Tony isn’t sure that he’s sold on the path forward, but is prepared to back it anyway.
Mirrored from Under the Beret.
Also, someone needs to out Kenney. I don't know if it'll hurt his brand with the bigots and troglodytes but if anyone ever deserved to be outed, it's him. You come after the gay kids, you come after all of us, asshole.
Photo on Instagram (no injury visible, just her head in a cone).
Thank you for all your kind words and support.
Needless to say, none of it is saving the all-important Ontario taxpayer (of which I am one) a single cent. They're running up a deficit worse than the Liberals.
Now Drug Fraud is showing his vapid ignorance of collective bargaining rights.
Guess what? I don't want to strike either. I would actually like to go back to work in the fall, teach my kids, and earn a living. If he doesn't want a strike, I have some helpful advice for him:
Don't fire a quarter of the teachers in this province and make the working conditions hellish for the rest of us.
That's it. It's not rocket science. It'd also be great if he cracked a history book now and then and remembered that labour rights were the negotiated alternative to guillotines, but that may be too much to ask.