May 19, 2011 at 12:10:32
“So Lars von Trier thought the man married to his mother, who was Jewish, was his father (he was raised an atheist). Instead his father was a German man. At least that is what the first part was about. I am sure as someone who grew up in post war Europe (b. 1956ish) that must have been extremely strange culturally. Though I don't condone saying "I am a Nazi," I do think he was being flip and cynical and making a stupid joke. It's like he realizes he has dug himself in to a hole-"How do I get out of this [Israel] sentence?" and goes for the most perverse thing he can think of, "Okay, I am a Nazi."
People make jokes about horrible travesties all the time. Sometimes those jokes are good, (Springtime for Hitler anyone?) and sometimes they come out awkward an unfunny. I just feel like if we aren't ever allowed to joke about horrible things how are we supposed to heal?”
“I love how people are all like "well kids are fat so this is good"... Though health professionals have said that these
1. DO NOT help people lose weight.
2. That they throw off the natural gait, which would be very bad for developing bones.
The fact that these are ONLY marketed towards girls is an issue. And the issue that we should be discussing, not the straw man of "well kids are overweight..."
These shoes are not a magic pill to make kids lose weight. Parents need to take more responsibility for getting their kids out and about. Take them to a playground, enroll them in sports! Make better eating choices! These are the things that will help kids. It is very disconcerning and sickening to look at these comments. Being "blunt" or "truthful" does not actually make you right and I fear you don't really understand the issue with marketing a "weight-loss" tool just for young girls.”
garystartswithg on May 10, 2011 at 14:27:43
“they are marketed to girls for a reason -- women in this country are subjected to an amazing amount of self hatred that they accept as normal. when grown women make better role models for little girls then there won't be much of a market for them for chldren.
i personally don't buy sketchers anyway -- teach your child something about quality.”
AllyCat7 on May 10, 2011 at 14:21:24
“Exactly! If anything, Shape-ups are NOT promoting an active lifestyle. They are promoting firming your legs and butt the easy way--by simply wearing them and doing everyday activities. And anyway, why are we promoting firming butts and legs to kids. We should be focusing on their inner health. Leave the superficial marketing for adults, please.”
Apr 19, 2011 at 16:10:48
“No, you are completely correct. I find Edward Zwick to be one of the biggest perpertrators of this. You mentioned one of his movies (Glory) and he has The Last Samurai and Blood Diamonds under his belt. It drives me crazy...And I am neither black nor a man...maybe slightly militant.”
Apr 19, 2011 at 15:48:24
“Woahwoahwoah...Slow down! Repeat again: They are going to REBOOT THE SERIES after this movie?
Why? Don't we have enough Batman? And aren't reboots usually done because the franchise was either bad/unpopular? I mean I would understand if they take it off of one of the other comics, but...AUGH! This is so frustrating! I can't even think in coherent thoughts. Everyone (figurative of course) knows Batman's story! They don't need a reboot!”
Leadsled on Apr 19, 2011 at 16:05:39
“Do your research before you respond to articles. The very stuff they cite in this article makes it clear they arent rebooting batman at all. This article just was written by someone who cannot read.”
uhavenoface on Apr 19, 2011 at 15:59:21
“from what i've heard, they're rebooting batman mostly because they want to do a justice league movie, and they don't think nolan's batman would fit the tone of the other characters they're developing now (superman, green lantern, etc.).”
echo pdx on Apr 19, 2011 at 15:57:44
“Reboot does not necessarily imply "origin story." I don't believe it will be much different from a new writing/art team on the comic operating under a new editorial agenda. So, it will have a different feel, and may not acknowledge Nolan's trilogy, but going back to square one would be a tremendous blunder, and since Nolan is producing I have a hard time believing they would do that. You could be right, it could still happen, but it's anything but a foregone conclusion.
Who could follow in Nolan's footsteps? What about Heath Ledger's? There is still plenty of potential for "Batman 2015" to be a catastrophe, but I think they're avoiding some key missteps with this decision. They're also opening the franchise to a much larger stable of potential villains; many of Batman's greatest foes would never work in the Nolanverse.
I believe this is more akin to a transition between different Bonds than anything we've seen in the burgeoning super hero genre the past ten years. Nothing to worry about, provided you like lots and lots of Batman and are open to new interpretations.”
“So here is what makes me sad: the article itself has nothing to do with her being a "curvy" model. It is just a lookbook for different summer outfit ideas. Thanks for making this about body politics though! Really going for the win...”
“What constitutes a "high heel"? How many inches are we talking about? I can't wear flats because my ankles tend to collapse inward and I walk on my flattened arch. I find heels from 1-2 inches keeps me walking on a normal part of my foot.
So when does a shoe become a high heeled shoe?”
Apr 3, 2011 at 19:24:09
“Wow Hollywood...Can we say beating a fairy tale to death?
And a NEW retelling of Romeo and Juliet? Because there aren't a thousand of those. Gross.
Good for her I guess. Love her eyebrows, hate the dye job.”
Apr 3, 2011 at 19:19:37
“So depressing. This man really needs help and this is just feeding his ego. He looks awful, he seems completely unbalanced at this point. I feel like someone really needs to step in and give him an intervention, not his own tour. You paid to see a crazy man rant! This is his life, not a show. Sure they should get their money back and have a right to complain, but seriously shame on you! Just sad. And these are people laughing at someone with severe addiction and personal issuses. I am sure reality TV is to blame somehow.”
Apr 3, 2011 at 19:08:49
“I am a huge Marvel fan and I am very excited for Captain America. I am so glad they are going for his origins and not just putting him in the present day. I am also really excited for Thor for various reasons I will not get into.
I feel that Marvel's characters have also been very layered. DC, with the exception of Batman and later characters sure, usually has more archetypes which translate better because when you only have 2 hours to explain who someone is, one dimension is easier than two.
Probalby will skip this though. Never really got in to DC, I have a soft spot for Ryan Reynolds, but after and ill-advised watching of The Proposal not so excited anymore. And just bleck Blake Lively.”
“People who have healthcare provided for them go to the ER/doctor/hospital/etc. for everything. Things that us in the U.S. could never even fathom. Sometimes for better sometimes for stupid. Hey good thing he did though or it would never have been on that show!”
ramal on Mar 29, 2011 at 03:18:48
“You have obviously never worked in an ER in the United States.”
“What does padding have to do with developement? I mean if they are developing why do they need padding? I developed kind of young (10/11) and nothing I wore had PADDING in it. Because padding is supposed to make your breasts look larger. Support, sure, but not padding.”
1. It is " Style News You Might Have MISSED" because these are not the big fashion stories. Says so right in the headline. They are always like this.
2. It is the Style section. Most of it is about vanity and celebrity and trends. If you don't like it don't participate.
I like the style section becasue it gives me an outlet and a fantasy. Gets me away from the serious stuff and allows me to be completely frivolous. In theory. I still live below the poverty line so I am not participating in a lot of this BUT I CAN DREAM!”
Mar 27, 2011 at 19:09:31
“Hahaaa. I know. The first time I saw Perry in this outfit, I think it was on a some sort of promo I watche don Logo, I thought she is trying SO HARD to be Gaga...But always comes off looking cheaper. The outfit looked really bad without all the effects.
I am not saying this because of who she is, what she does, or how big her goodies are, just she doesn't wear clothes the way The-Ga can... And tends to choose cheap looking fabrics”
Mar 27, 2011 at 19:05:11
“Uh, POP music these days is hardly ever about art... Originality is a whole other monster since one can make the argument that no art is original since everything is influenced by what came before. There is plenty of amazing music out there that does not require sex to sell it. Like Janelle Monae or Florence Welch.”
Jesse Wright on Mar 27, 2011 at 19:35:28
“That's what I'm saying though, her music isn't art nor original but it's catchy...who cares. Yes Janelle Monae is awesome and Florence Welch can belt out a tune but there's always going to be someone who picks the Katy Perry bunch because she's part of the cool, pretty girl club...”
Mar 27, 2011 at 15:16:00
“Also, age of consent varies greatly from state to state with very differents ins-and-outs of the law. In California and Arizona age of consent is 18. In Hawaii and Idaho it's 14. In Kentucky it is age 16 ONLY IF the other person is over age 21. Apparently in Mississippi it's 16, but if a girl is 12 the status only applies to virgins. So whatever that means.
I don't know many of the finer points of the laws, except WA because I live here. In Washington it is age 16 as long as the partner isn't more than 60 months older than the person in question. I needed to know because I was in a relationship with someone much older than I was at 16. Not 60 months older, but older.”
“Isaac and Galliano are not similar designers in the least. And Isaac doesn't favor designers who don't design like him. I know, I have watched The Fashion Show and you can totally see what he is doing there. However if I was raised an observant Jew, or if I was Jewish at all, and I worked in the fashion industry I would condemn the heck out of Galliano. (I mean I do condemn him anyway, just no one cares what I say because I am not famous.) He is right and Dior did the right thing.”
“A little late isn't it AP? Those shirts were all the rage 3 years ago, but I don't know if they are even produced anymore.
Just want damages, not interested in actually stopping the product. Maybe that will make these shirts valuable after people start tossing them.”
Mar 8, 2011 at 17:50:11
“You know "men" as a group are just as varied and different as "women" are as a group. Saying "men" just want "woman" who is nice to him and that WE have to sacrifice is old-fashioned and frankly offensive to both men and women who are looking for partners who are equal. I know because I have a very smart and fun beau who has been my partner for almost seven years. I am also very smart and a bit lovely with a sharp wit. I have been accused of emasculating men before and when I started seeing my partner I apologized for something saying, "I am sorry if that emasculated you, apparently I do that." He didn't even know what I was talking about because he was not afraid of me. He felt secure enough in himself that what I was doing was not frightening to him in the least.
So there you have it. I am not going to tone down my ambitions because I might hurt someone else's ego. I just needed to find someone who could hang with my own awesomeness.”
Mike in San Pedro on Apr 27, 2011 at 01:10:14
“"I just needed to find someone who could hang with my own awesomeness." Truye
Mar 8, 2011 at 17:17:01
“Ahahahaa. Cracks me up. By beau kind of hates the Warblers because just on principle he hates acapella. However the understanding is that they are so heavily auto-tuned that it is barely acapella singing. So we will be skipping that one. Actually I haven't downloaded any Glee songs since the second season. Chin-scratcher that one.
And ExJxS, yes he is pretty much the best thing on Glee right now. Darren's voice is so amazing. I wish he were Finn...”