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The situation here is still pretty psychotic.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 at 12:36:34 AM EST
'Joker' is pacing to have the biggest box-office opening ever for October
It looks like "Joker" is going to have the last laugh [...]

Thursday preview screenings of "Joker" brought in $13.3 million. That's a record for the month of October, beating out Sony's "Venom," which opened last year with $10 million in previews and went on to have an opening weekend domestic total of $80 million, which is also a record.  

`Ad Astra' Is The Latest Movie About Toxic Masculinity To Struggle At The Box Office

As Ad Astra inched past the $20 million mark in its fourth day of domestic release, the odds of being a financial win for Fox and Disney are not in its favor. Yes, it is a visual wonder, and I would argue it has enough action and pulpy material to satiate those mostly showing up for blockbuster thrills. However, James Gray's mix of Apocalypse Now and Solaris was never going to be as inherently commercial as something like The Martian or even Passengers. That said, with $46 million worldwide so far on a budget of around $100 million (thanks to reshoots following poor test screenings), the (rather good) Brad Pitt sci-fi melodrama is just the latest movie about toxic masculinity to disappoint or outright fail at the box office.
by das monde on Sun Oct 6th, 2019 at 03:22:50 PM EST
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Lecter, just caught my eye.

Conjuring Hannibal Lecter, the master criminal who debuted in Silence of The Lambs. I have been as perplexed by theories of abnormal psych as the conspicuous elasticity of "normal" psychology since I started reading Freud years ago. Anyway, I planted a seed so to speak in reddit a couple of weeks ago during the Pocahontas and "brownface" revival, mentioning Buffalo Bill, the "unsub" hunched over a sewing machine. That image emerged from me repertoire of American pulp folklore --maybe attatchment disorder binds their pathology? I dunno. It's unfashionable wih the pros now who dispense pills repress everything, and I can't recall details in Harris' novels. But suddenly, mirthlessly the moment seemed to exemplify, or express rather rudely, an invidious desire in the "we" to assume or stake a claim on skin evoking dark passion, dark thoughts, dark deeds, and persecution as is convenient. This sort of crime of opportunity if you will is endemic and cheap.

What value "fine tuning" racial recognition features subtracts from delusions of danger gripping America's progressive tinkers is difficult to fathom.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 03:33:53 AM EST
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Trend: 'Blackfishing'  - White Girls Become 'Black' For Likes!!! (Pics), 2018
The diametrical point of view on "likes" if not morbidity may be ascertained from the growth (vol, val) of bleaching cremes trade.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 02:31:50 PM EST
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by das monde on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 12:29:53 PM EST
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My. Moore has come a distance from his youth in front of the idiot box* with Roger & Me and Fahrenheit 9/11 to Facebook. He's so urbane.

"three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968, twice weekly for the first two and weekly for the third"
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* mom epithet

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 06:40:48 PM EST
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person of color

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 7th, 2019 at 06:43:42 PM EST
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