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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Apr 2010, 8:43pm

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Post by Wolter » 15 Apr 2010, 8:45pm

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I think Mitch McConnell is the perfect image of the Republican party: an old, jowly white guy whose face conveys a belligerent fear of the 21st century.
He actually bears a striking resemblance to some of the more cringing orcs from the Lord of the Rings movies.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Apr 2010, 8:48pm

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
I think Mitch McConnell is the perfect image of the Republican party: an old, jowly white guy whose face conveys a belligerent fear of the 21st century.
He actually bears a striking resemblance to some of the more cringing orcs from the Lord of the Rings movies.
At this moment, I almost regret not having seen any of those flicks. Of course, I'd lose that sense of entitlement to push your head in a toilet, nerdlinger, so it's, at best, a push.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Wolter » 15 Apr 2010, 8:58pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
I think Mitch McConnell is the perfect image of the Republican party: an old, jowly white guy whose face conveys a belligerent fear of the 21st century.
He actually bears a striking resemblance to some of the more cringing orcs from the Lord of the Rings movies.
At this moment, I almost regret not having seen any of those flicks. Of course, I'd lose that sense of entitlement to push your head in a toilet, nerdlinger, so it's, at best, a push.
They're worth seeing, with a caveat that they aren't perfect. Still, considering how badly he could have fucked them up, the level of quality is reasonably stunning.
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Post by Flex » 15 Apr 2010, 9:06pm

Wolter wrote:They're worth seeing, with a caveat that they aren't perfect. Still, considering how badly he could have fucked them up, the level of quality is reasonably stunning.
It's about as good an adaptation of the books as I can imagine while still keeping it, you know, entertaining.

I think the franchise is a case where the sum is more than the parts, actually.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Apr 2010, 9:08pm

Wolter wrote:They're worth seeing, with a caveat that they aren't perfect. Still, considering how badly he could have fucked them up, the level of quality is reasonably stunning.
I doubt I'll ever see them. The subject matter just doesn't interest me. I've never liked fantasy. For the same reason that I can't imagine I'll ever see Brokeback Mountain—don't like romances, don't like westerns, so there's not much there for me.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:They're worth seeing, with a caveat that they aren't perfect. Still, considering how badly he could have fucked them up, the level of quality is reasonably stunning.
I doubt I'll ever see them. The subject matter just doesn't interest me. I've never liked fantasy. For the same reason that I can't imagine I'll ever see Brokeback Mountain—don't like romances, don't like westerns, so there's not much there for me.
Perhaps you'd rather see Bareback Mountain. :shifty:
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Post by Flex » 15 Apr 2010, 9:11pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:They're worth seeing, with a caveat that they aren't perfect. Still, considering how badly he could have fucked them up, the level of quality is reasonably stunning.
I doubt I'll ever see them. The subject matter just doesn't interest me. I've never liked fantasy. For the same reason that I can't imagine I'll ever see Brokeback Mountain—don't like romances, don't like westerns, so there's not much there for me.
God, you're such a queer.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Apr 2010, 9:13pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:They're worth seeing, with a caveat that they aren't perfect. Still, considering how badly he could have fucked them up, the level of quality is reasonably stunning.
I doubt I'll ever see them. The subject matter just doesn't interest me. I've never liked fantasy. For the same reason that I can't imagine I'll ever see Brokeback Mountain—don't like romances, don't like westerns, so there's not much there for me.
God, you're such a queer.
Engage in one prison rape and you're branded for life. :disshame:
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

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Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
I think Mitch McConnell is the perfect image of the Republican party: an old, jowly white guy whose face conveys a belligerent fear of the 21st century.
He actually bears a striking resemblance to some of the more cringing orcs from the Lord of the Rings movies.
Leave it to you to make it all nerdy.
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Post by Wolter » 16 Apr 2010, 10:56am

JennyB wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
I think Mitch McConnell is the perfect image of the Republican party: an old, jowly white guy whose face conveys a belligerent fear of the 21st century.
He actually bears a striking resemblance to some of the more cringing orcs from the Lord of the Rings movies.
Leave it to you to make it all awesome.
It's a gift.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Apr 2010, 7:02pm

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Fox News: Providing only the most crucial information.
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Post by JennyB » 27 Apr 2010, 8:54pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
Fox News: Providing only the most crucial information.
Could you imagine though the absolute chaos which would ensue after Fox News reported what is on Hoy's iPod?
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Apr 2010, 8:58pm

JennyB wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Image
Fox News: Providing only the most crucial information.
Could you imagine though the absolute chaos which would ensue after Fox News reported what is on Hoy's iPod?
Less than what would happen if the exact contents were posted here. But that's because we know what to be outraged by.
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Re: The IMCT Media Criticism Thread

Post by Flex » 29 Apr 2010, 11:55pm

Flipped on the television for a few minutes while I was cleaning the kitchen and caught CNN running a segment which played as a love-letter to Arizona ranchers who support the new Immigration law. The entire segment was full of unfounded speculation with no attempt by CNN to question or correct any of the "facts" being presented, and CNN lovingly framing the entire debate in terms of What's The Best Way To Keep The Illegals Out of Our Country?

Then they led into a segment on how great school uniforms are and how well they affect children's behaviour and I turned the television off in disgust.
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