“Some of these people make my skin crawl. The characters of “Sex and the City 2” are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world which rarely requires three sentences in a row. Their defining quality is consuming things. They gobble food, fashion, houses, husbands, children, vitamins and freebies. They must plan their wardrobes on the phone, so often do they appear in different basic colors, like the plugs you pound into a Playskool workbench.”—
I should say that if you’re not a fan of Lost you should probably stop, otherwise I’m just going to sound like a blathering fanboy. But I’m not that, I promise.
I loved the finale. I loved it for a lot of reasons. I think a lot of people were upset about questions not being answered, that not enough about the island was explaned, etc. What I think is that the show has never really been about the mythical island; the show was about people. The show was about the human condition, about love, about loss, about finding our way in a world where there are no easy answers.
And to this end, the finale was perfect. At the end of a season which delved into a complex mythology, introduced new characters and put an end to so many old ones, the finale went back to the beginning in the best possible way. Sure, there’s this divine light, a monster made of black smoke, a man who doesn’t age, and a giant Egyptian statue; they gave us passing hints as to what these things are, but what really matters is we all know what they stand for. That there is good and there is evil, and that sometimes it’s very hard to tell the difference — if there’s really any difference at all. What matters in the end are the choices that we make and, perhaps most importantly, the people we care about.
“Atheists always use rape as an argument for justifying killing because they want to justify abortion. But is rape really that bad? It’s a horrible experience but you get over it with time.”—Creepiest Christian comment yet : Pharyngula
“To ask any of these questions is to answer them. Protest is only seen as fundamentally American when those who have long had the luxury of seeing themselves as prototypically American engage in it. When the dangerous and dark “other” does so, however, it isn’t viewed as normal or natural, let alone patriotic. Which is why Rush Limbaugh could say, this past week, that the Tea Parties are the first time since the Civil War that ordinary, common Americans stood up for their rights: a statement that erases the normalcy and “American-ness” of blacks in the civil rights struggle, not to mention women in the fight for suffrage and equality, working people in the fight for better working conditions, and LGBT folks as they struggle to be treated as full and equal human beings.”—
Wasn’t Rush Limbaugh going to leave the country or something? But then, who’d want him?