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    October 22, 2012 12:59 pm Caroline, I think it's definitely ill timed. Although, I do wonder if they're doing it precisely to make fun of the current hub bub about the issue? But maybe that's giving them too much credit. I unfortunately don't care enough to actually look into the campaign itself to try to find out.
    October 22, 2012 12:56 pm Question: I was going to post something as devil's advocate, surprisingly enough, but as a self-procrlaimed reformed member of that club I thought I'd just ask you. Is the following at all accurate? It seems to me that it's probably less a worry that a woman or celebrity is trying to impress and get the approval of any individual guy so much, Jim's right, that's nonsensical. Instead I'd say it's more a worry that the celebrity or woman is trying to *take advantage* of nerds. If it was to get a date, would anyone really be using an "I'm too good for you," argument against Megan Fox? Doubtful. I think people are worried that some woman is trying to lure them into their slobbering mass fan base under false pretenses. They're the personification of that really cute girl junior year who tried to get you to do her homework for her... or something like that. They don't like the idea of trying to get them to buy a ticket to their next movie, or be another view on youtube just because they spouted some Klingon. People don't like feeling *used* and they put their guard up. I think that's a totally reasonable feeling and I understand it. That said, is lashing out against these woman the proper response? Pretty obviously not. I just think we're never going to get any resolution by completely misrepresenting their psychology, and then countering it in a way that's just combative and unproductive.
    October 22, 2012 12:36 pm I will forgive College Humor the benefit of the doubt, if only for the Xbox Girls Get Revenge videos. They got a lot of flack from angry internet boys, yet still made a sequel because guys still weren't getting it. It is an intensely grotesque, but oh so cathartic two minutes of video. I watch it whenever I get lady gamer rage.
    October 18, 2012 3:13 pm A guy with those type of muscles in a crappy plastic shirt like that just makes me laugh and laugh.
    August 29, 2012 1:57 pm I'm normal with a slight twist, split by publisher and then alpha by CITY and then main character. If you do it just by title then one character is spread all over the place and that's totally unhelpful. First, I was going to just do alpha by character, but then I realized city is better so that if I'm looking for Batman, Nightwing, Catwoman, etc... they'll all be near each other. Another thought. If you sort by publisher you can do Marvel, DC and Other (including marvel/dc imprints). Sort the other by genre and you'll, for the most part, have genre sorting intact for the whole thing since main Marvel/DC is largely superhero. Worked better prior to the new 52 incorporating vertigo into main universe canon, but still...
    July 23, 2012 4:27 pm I saw the movie at a midnight showing so did not hear the news until I got home, but I passed up a second viewing a couple days later I'm sure what happened in Colorado had something to do with that. I probably will see it in the future though. The thing of it is, the emotions you describe about your wife are not dissimilar to how my own. I am a thin-skinned, empathetic weep bag. I cry at nearly ANY half decent movie no matter the genre, I tear up at sitcoms and cartoons. So when I watch a movie I know will have dramatic moments or violence it is a very conscious decision that I'm okay kicking my heart around on the ground for awhile. And there's some creators I'm willing to do that for, because even bad feelings are good to have sometimes. It's an experience and I appreciate it. On another note... This event led to a conversion about violence in movies between myself and a friend of mine. She is generally worried for the desensitization to violence in our society. Whenever someone makes that argument I have to think, "Okay, maybe some people aren't effected by these things anymore, but you're certainly not describing me." Aside from purposefully absurdest examples of violence (Kill Bill, Shoot 'em up, etc.) it doesn't matter how many times I see a person get shot, stabbed, beat, robbed... to me it ALWAYS makes the connection to real life to me. I've had the good fortune to live in relatively safe areas for the majority of my life and I'm not subjected to these events first hand. In fact, and this probably sounds backwards, but even news stories are often surreal to me, they're either cold and factual or sensationalist. I hardly ever feel any real connection. But films allow me that connection and give me that opportunity to grieve.
    July 22, 2012 7:09 pm I didn't see it coming either. Then again I also sequestered myself from any discussion and even most of the trailers before hand, so I had no part of the apparently sizeable group of people who figured out the two reveals *before stepping into the theater*. My pride makes me agree it's the blank slate explanation. Also, I totally concur on wishing for Damian (as robin to a Dick-Grayson-esque Joseph Gordon-Levitt Batman). I would watch that movie so hard. We saw her bleeding and hurt (or just hurt actually, there was a conspicuous lack of blood in this film), that's not a body in my opinion! I will still be imagining the 4th movie in my head each night.
    July 21, 2012 5:53 pm Dunno, the same conclusion was reached in battle for the cowl was it not?
    July 21, 2012 2:33 am Oh man I thought that line was awful. Maybe I'm just a big serious jerk, but all the bat lines that got laughs rang as terribly cheesy to me. It was one of the (few) things I disliked about the film. But I'm glad it appealed to someone.
    July 21, 2012 12:26 am My new license plate: JGL 4EVR