Trump Floats Libel-Law Change, Says Michael Flynn Should Seek Immunity; Harvard Gets More 'Intolerant of Intolerance'; From Sugar Daddy to Sex Trafficker? A.M. Links

|

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and don't forget to sign up for Reason's daily updates for more content.

NEXT: Tort lawsuits against VR/AR companies when users physically injure outsiders

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. Former Trump security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly shopping around for immunity deals…

    Someone’s about to find himself on the business end of a tweet storm.

    1. Hello.

      Harvard will out intolerant its intolerances into irrelevance.

  2. Arkansas joins Utah and South Dakota in declaring pornography a public health crisis.

    Exactly. Access to decent skin flicks is a right.

    1. Pornicaid? I like it!

      1. Government-provided smut? There’s no way on earth that’s a happy ending for ANYBODY.

        1. C-SPAN becomes C-PORN where the Congressional orgies are shown three times per day.

          1. I don’t feel so good.

            1. You’ll need to switch over to C-PORN+ if you’re into scat porn.

              1. If you want to see people shitting all over everything, just watch regular C-SPAN.

  3. Heroin use in America has grown most among young men, whites, and low-income and low-education populations.

    TRUMP VOTERS

    1. If Trump ever follows through on his 20+ year-held proposal to “legalize all the drugs” the GOP will secure the junkie vote for generations.

      1. He would be the LBJ of the GOP.

        1. “He would be the LBJ of the GOP.”

          That’s actually a pretty good point.

  4. Colorado considers stopping the prosecution of sexting teenagers as child pornographers but making public schools teach an anti-sexting curriculum.

    All in all, not a terrible trade off.

    1. Shouldn’t that be a part of 6th grade home economics? After you learn to use a toaster and a sewing machine, have a couple days devoted to sexting?

      1. Keeping your nudes behind a paywall is just good home economics.

  5. “”””Heroin use in America has grown most among young men, whites, and low-income and low-education populations.””

    Our investment in Afghanistan is finally paying off. Guarding those poppy fields is expensive but were getting our return in cheap heroin

  6. Arkansas joins Utah and South Dakota in declaring pornography a public health crisis.

    “Sexy Public Health Crisis” now a trending search term on YouPorn.

    1. And will be the hot Halloween costume in 2017.

  7. Heroin use in America has grown most among young men, whites, and low-income and low-education populations.

    On Mocking Dying Working Class White People
    I’m just going to cut and paste comments from this story at the Huffington Post on white working class people dying of despair. Keep in mind, the suicide, alcohol, and drug abuse is causing deaths at the level of the AIDS epidemic at its height. This sentiment is common, I just picked comments from one thread on one article….

    1. I thought an elevated suicide rate meant that we had to accommodate the effected group with whatever their hearts desire?

      1. Oh great, now we have to add an A for Appalachia to LGBTQWERTY.

        When will it all end????

    2. So, many of them might have voted for Trump, so they deserve to die. Seems legit.

      1. More likely most of them didn’t vote, but I guess that’s just as bad to a leftist.

    3. On Mocking Dying Working Class White People
      I’m just going to cut and paste comments from this story at the Huffington Post on white working class people dying of despair. Keep in mind, the suicide, alcohol, and drug abuse is causing deaths at the level of the AIDS epidemic at its height. This sentiment is common, I just picked comments from one thread on one article….

      Or you could you just come to H&R and see Sparky say that and more shit that he would never say about blacks or hispanics.

      1. Hey cutie. I’m not gonna give you any man love for free today. And please don’t try to blame me for your utter retardation.

        1. I’m retarded because you wish death on white mid-westerners? You literally said they voted for Trump and are stupefying the country and that you hope they all die. I assume then you moved on to another thread to yell at other people for being collectivists, without a hint of irony.

          1. Thank you for demonstrating your utter stupidity for everyone else. You should have been here yesterday when we were discussing how humor and satire is impossible now. You could have jumped in with Hazel to prove the point. You are so absolutely, mind-numbingly retarded that it’s almost impossible to behold. It really is quite shocking. Honestly, I would stuff a corn-studded shit back up my ass if it meant never having to be exposed to your stupidity anymore.

            1. Okay so you typed out a whole paragraph to call me stupid and not make any attempt at an argument. You could have done that with a few words

              I’ll just leave this here and you can go have yourself another grand day snobbery.

              Good, those idiots are stupidifying the country and it’s better for everyone if they’re dead. They’re the Reason we have Trump instead of an enlightened thinker.

              $park? don’t care bout yo mom|3.23.17 @ 3:47PM|

              If some knuckle-dragging bucktoothed reject of humanity cannot find the same job his pappy used to have, that’s HIS FUCKING PROBLEM. [quoted from Old MEx]

              Nailed it. Them retards got no place in this world anymore. An early death is best for everyone.

              1. Okay so you typed out a whole paragraph to call me stupid and not make any attempt at an argument. You could have done that with a few words

                It would have gotten the point across. And even with the entire paragraph it apparently still hasn’t. There is no point in “arguing” with you because the point you think you’re making is, as I said, absolutely, mind-numbingly retarded.

                Also, thank you for taking the time to link to my previous statements so everyone else can verify your utter cluelessness. Saved me the trouble.

                I suspect the real focus of your anger should be being forced to chew the scabs off your mother’s putrecent, leathery meat flaps before being allowed to curl up to sleep around the steaming pile of fresh dog shit that is the only source of heat in your basement.

                1. Now go be a good anti-collectivist and spit on some white people.

                  1. Now go be a good anti-collectivist and spit on some white people.

                    Did you get driven away from humorlesscunt.com for taking humorless cuntiness too far?

                    1. You weren’t joking. Don’t hide behind that excuse. Own your snobbery. You were agreeing with others all up and down that thread on that self-same point. You relish their “despair” and that was made abundantly clear.

                    2. Get a room, you guys.

                    3. Can’t we all just get along?

                    4. You weren’t joking. Don’t hide behind that excuse. Own your snobbery. You were agreeing with others all up and down that thread on that self-same point. You relish their “despair” and that was made abundantly clear.

                      You’re still here wallowing in your own stupidity, eh? I guess I can’t stop you and I clearly can’t make you see the light. You were too retarded to grasp the sarcasm so that obviously means I was being dead serious. MAN you are unbelievably stupid.

                    5. The sarcasm claim might hold water if you weren’t agreeing with those same sentiments expressed by others all up and down that thread. Stop being a coward and just own it.

                    6. The sarcasm claim might hold water if you weren’t agreeing with those same sentiments expressed by others all up and down that thread. Stop being a coward and just own it.

                      How many more times do you need to be called an utterly retarded moron? This is getting ridiculous. You are an unbelievably useless cunt.

                    7. Well gee wiz I guess maybe your favorite debate tactic isn’t as effective as you think.

                    8. Well gee wiz I guess maybe your favorite debate tactic isn’t as effective as you think.

                      I’m not debating you, fuckwad. I’m calling you a useless cunt. I’m sorry to tell you that your stalkerish behavior is not turning me on. There is no debate necessary to make the objective assertion that you are mind-numbingly retarded.

    4. It’s funny that some of those comments start to make good points but then go completely off the rails.

    5. Another excuse to post this.

    6. Ya know, I’m kinda tired of being expected to tiptoe around the feelings of people who made poor choices in their lives, and then expect everyone else to bail them out, or blame the gubmint, or society, or what-have-you, for supposedly forcing them to make those poor choices. I don’t care if you’re a white meth-head or a black crack-head. It is YOUR OWN FAULT that you decided to take up these destructive habits. I will have compassion towards people who are genuinely hurting. But that doesn’t mean I have to put up with your bullshit excuses about why you think it’s really not your fault. And I am certainly not going to validate your emotional vote for Trump, or Sanders, or whomever, based on feelz alone.

      1. True, but why is it ok to say what you just said about hillbilly meth heads, but if someone says the same thing (equally true) about inner city poor black people, it’s racist?

        Having spent more time than I care to admit in the ghetto, I can say that none of the top 20 problems facing that community has anything to do with white privilege.

        1. why is it ok to say what you just said about hillbilly meth heads, but if someone says the same thing (equally true) about inner city poor black people, it’s racist?

          This right here is the real problem. And some people even get their panties twisted when you say this about white people. The Race War has no winners.

  8. The man has now been arrested by the FBI for child sex trafficking.

    Next time count the rings before tapping for syrup.

    1. The incident took place in Culpeper. I’ve been through Culpeper, and i can tell you, 14 is considered spinster-age there.

      1. In Spain 14 is legal.

        I um heard that from a friend.

        1. Hell, in Massachusetts 14 is legal.

          1. Woohoo, time to trade in my wife for a newer model.

    2. A hundred bucks? If she were smarter she could have dropped the 18 act and gotten a thousand. Two if she pretended to be 12.

      1. Jer, you would pay a grand to fuck a fourteen-year-old, and two grand to fuck a twelve-year-old?

        1. I’m reasonably certain you could go to Thailand and get much better pricing.

        2. I’m reasonably certain you could go to Thailand and get much better pricing.

        3. I’m reasonably certain you could go to Thailand and get much better pricing.

          1. Huh. The squirrels are down with pederasty, it seems.

            1. Wait, are the squirrels actually Thailand’s tourism department?

  9. Former Trump security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly shopping around for immunity deals, offering to give up what he knows about Trump’s ties to Russia in exchange for prosecutorial leniency.

    Mayor: “Dr. Wernstrom, can you save my city?”
    Wernstrom: “Of course, but it’ll cost you. First I’ll need tenure.”
    Mayor: “Done.”
    Wernstrom: “And a big research grant.”
    Mayor: “You got it!”
    Wernstrom: “Also, access to a lab and five graduate students…at least three of them Chinese.”
    Mayor: “Did…all right, done. What’s your plan?”
    Wernstrom: “What plan? I’m set for life. Au revoir, suckers!”
    Leela: “That rat! Do something!”
    Mayor: “I wish I could, but he’s got tenure.”

  10. Heroin use in America has grown most among young men, whites, and low-income and low-education populations.

    On Mocking Dying Working Class White People
    I’m just going to cut and paste comments from this story at the Huffington Post on white working class people dying of despair. Keep in mind, the suicide, alcohol, and drug abuse is causing deaths at the level of the AIDS epidemic at its height. This sentiment is common, I just picked comments from one thread on one article….

    1. Don’t be impatient. The comment will eventually show.

    2. Keep in mind, the suicide, alcohol, and drug abuse is causing deaths at the level of the AIDS epidemic at its height.

      Keep in mind the AIDS epidemic at its height never caused deaths at the level of the AIDS epidemic at its height, either. It wasn’t PC to mention there’s mostly only a couple of ways to get AIDS and a couple of high-risk groups so the narrative was that we were all equally at risk and projections showed several hundred million AIDS deaths annually by the year 2000. Fortunately, most of us were wiped out by the Y2K bug before the AIDS got us. The unlucky survivors are grimly awaiting the extinction of the species by global warming.

  11. …under the banner of being “intolerant of intolerance.”

    We simply cannot tolerate intolerance.

    1. That’s intolerable.

      1. Also: There’s no fighting in the War Room.

    2. But there is nothing inherently intolerant about wanting to spend your free time in a single-gender environment.

      Is this another one of those cases where gay men and lesbians have to pretend to like each other’s company?

  12. Harvard administrators are proposing further sanctions against students who choose to join unrecognized single-sex groups or clubs…

    Harvard to students…

    1. So I take it the Harvard branch of NO MA’AM is a no-go.

      1. So is MGTOW, same as everywhere else.

    2. I demand that Harvard be more inclusive and (putting my pinky next to my mouth) give me one million dollars.

      Why should Harvard endowment money be restricted to Harvard!

      1. EXACTLY! They didn’t build that! That endowment money belongs to the people!

  13. The president also floated the idea of changing libel laws somehow in order to go after “the failing” New York Times for having “gotten [Trump] wrong for the past two years.”

    You can’t spell liberal without libel. Or maybe it’s the other way around. I don’t know; you figure it out.

    1. One of Trump’s underlings should explain to him the double-edged sword metaphor.

      Reminds me of Bill Clinton signing legislation that legally empowered women making sex crimes claims only to be bitten on the dick with it later.

  14. Maine could join California and Oregon in allowing hormonal birth-control pills to be sold without a doctor’s prescription.

    I have a theory that Maine doesn’t even really exist. Think about it. Have you ever been there? Do you know anyone who lives there or visited there? Do you know anything about it? Do you even know what it’s supposed to be for? Maine doesn’t exist.

    1. I’ve been there a couple of times, but i’m still pretty sure it’s just Canada joking.

      1. You don’t get to pin this on us.

        1. Oh yeah? Then how was i able to eat at a Tim Horton’s in Portland, smart guy? And why do Mainers refer to Quebecois as just “French”?

      2. Maine is just Nova Scotia’s big toe.

    2. I’m pretty sure I’ve been there. Sarcasmic claims to live there.

      I’m not sure what it’s for either. Especially all those damn islands.

      I think it’s just supposed to be a place where poor white people can kill themselves with drugs and booze and despair.

      1. He only claims to live there ironically.

        1. He mainely comes out at night, mainely.

          1. If you go up to far northern Maine, it seems like every other small business employs the “mainely” pun (or whatever it is) in their names.

            1. It’s all they have. Well, that and mosquitoes the size of geese.

              1. And geese the size of deer.

    1. A robust safety net should be our goal. We can argue about the accuracy of statistics and rail against the FBI for doing its job, but children and teens in at-risk and trafficking situations would be better served by our attention to programs to get them off the street and keep them off the street. I find it unconscionable that anyone would advocate abandoning youth and young adults to a life of violence and exploitation.

      It’s like that woman and I read different articles. Let’s hope ENB takes some time away from advocating for teen rape to respond.

      1. Criminalizing prostitution has worked so well to eliminate trafficking, it would be insane to try anything else.

        And suggesting that the numbers people throw around could be wrong or misleading is exactly the same as raping a 12 year old.

        1. Zeb, the only way to protect those who have resorted to selling their bodies to live is for the FBI to conduct massive stings, and put them in handcuffs, and give them the choice of a rehabilitation program or jail.

      2. To be fair, the very article she linked to in her links describes her lastest poster boy as having had actively solicited a 14 year old to join him and the other child for a round of sex. Not to say that ENB doesn’t have some point in the abstract, just that she is about as adept at selecting sympathetic victims as the Black Lives Matter people are.

        1. To be fair

          That’s not fair. However, even if we go along with your point of view, he was charged with sex trafficking because he paid someone to have sex.

          1. That someone is a 14 year old girl. Even if you take his word at face value that he had no idea she was 14, he knew damn well the other girl was 14 and said everything he could to get her in that room too. This is not a sympathetic victim of prostitution laws. This is the kind of guy that is often held up as an example by the pearl-clutchers as the epitome of the sort of “John” that justifies all these bullshit prostitution laws. He’s a uniquely awful sympathetic victim for ENB to stake her credibility on.

            1. Even if you take his word at face value that he had no idea she was 14

              He did meet the girl on a website, where she claimed she was 18.

              You keep on writing about “sympathy.” Obviously you have no sympathy for him, which is completely irrelevant. If you think what he did should result in a federal sex trafficking charge, then you are pearl clutching.

              He’s a uniquely awful sympathetic victim for ENB to stake her credibility on.

              By linking a story?

              1. Go easy, Crusty. Free Society is really dumb.

              2. He did meet the girl on a website, where she claimed she was 18.

                And he met her friend face-to-face who explicitly disclosed that she was 14 and he invited her to the room nonetheless.

                You keep on writing about “sympathy.” Obviously you have no sympathy for him, which is completely irrelevant. If you think what he did should result in a federal sex trafficking charge, then you are pearl clutching.

                I never said a trafficking charge was warranted. As I’ve already said, that it was or wasn’t “child sex trafficking” isn’t my point. It was regular ole “child sex” and that’s not a hill to die on. If there are tons of relatively decent people getting caught up in the “sex trafficking” craze she ought to be using one of those examples, instead of asking the public to feel bad for a guy that, regardless of the charges against him, likes to fuck kids. And don’t tell me he didn’t know, he invited one 14 year old whose age he was perfectly aware of to join them. It’s evident that he has very few qualms about that sort of thing.

                Since this is ostensibly journalism, not a court of law, sympathy is precisely what counts.

        2. Yeah, does anyone really feel sorry for Chester except Chester? I sure as he’ll don’t. That’s totally predatory behavior. Hopefully it doesn’t escalate when he gets out. Forensic Files had plenty of stories already.

          1. Creepiness – or morally questionable behavior – isn’t child sex trafficking.

            1. That it isn’t child sex “trafficking” isn’t the point. Are there no better examples of bullshit trafficking charges to be put on display? If ENB has to hold up this guy as an example, that implies (wrongly) that there aren’t tons of basically decent people caught up in this “sex trafficking” fad legislation. She’s basically making an argument against her own point.

      3. Better the innocent hang than the guilty go free – the motto of the modern statist.

    2. 1) Advertised at the bottom of the page: Prostitution is Just Another Vice?So Legalize It.

      2) WTF is the header/background photo? No Johns visible or money overtly changing hands so nothing to lead us to believe there’s any prostitution going on. And the blurred faces would seem to suggest that you don’t have the subjects consent and/or age. So, presumably, you’re either profiting off of or entertained by these girls/women without their consent.

  15. Union Square Manhole Fires Trigger ‘Giant Explosion’ & Evacuations

    Multiple manhole fires and at least one “massive” explosion rocked the area near Union Square shortly before 8 a.m. this morning. The FDNY is currently on the scene, and some buildings are reportedly being evacuated due to high levels of carbon monoxide. East 12th Street is currently closed between Broadway and Fourth Avenue. An FDNY spokesperson said there were no injuries reported, and firefighters are still at the scene.

    “Manhole Explosion” was my nickname in college.

    1. D-:

    2. I think that may be the best one yet.

    3. Evacuated by firefighters by Manhole Explosion. You better believe the area was rocked!

      1. Uh… thumbs up where, exactly?

    4. Better than Mannhole Steamroller, I guess.

  16. The president also floated the idea of changing libel laws

    What he tweeted was “Change libel laws?”. You know the rule about questions asked like that – the answer is always “No”. He’s not floating the idea of changing libel laws, he’s signaling his approval of keeping them just the way they are.

    Maybe. Who knows? “Change libel laws?” isn’t even a complete sentence or a complete thought and that’s the problem with Trump – the guy seems pathologically averse to ever issuing a coherent statement. But I’m sure that’s part of his 7-D wizard chess crap, keeping his enemies guessing as to what his next move might be by always giving a dozen conflicting hints but never anything concrete and useful. I’m sure his persona of a speed freak with ADD is all just an act.

    1. I don’t trust a man who doesn’t drink. We haven’t had a republican president who even sipped a little booze since 1992.

    2. Adderall is used to treat ADD and is, chemically speaking, pretty much the same thing as speed, so wouldn’t a speed freak with ADD just be a normal guy?

      1. Yeah, should have gone with “coke head with ADD”.

        1. True story: a friend of mine realized she had ADD when she snorted Adderall at a party in college, and then while all her friends were going buck wild she went back to her room and studied for like four hours.

          1. I used to snort someone else’s Ritalin before a particularly difficult metamathematics class. It really works.

    3. keeping his enemies guessing as to what his next move might be

      Well, it’s turned my morning local news into Woke Central and he’s got half the citizenry falling over themselves to tell everyone how hard they’ll Fight Back. Their heads are so far up their asses that Trump can waltz in and do whatever he wants.

  17. Tom DeLonge defined pop-punk with Blink-182. He left stardom behind to study aliens.

    Now 41, DeLonge has found success in his post-punk pursuit. In February, the Arizona-based International UFO Congress, which each year holds the largest convention of UFO investigators in the world, awarded DeLonge its UFO researcher of the year award. In March, DeLonge published a book, “Sekret Machines: Gods, Man, & War,” with occult historian Peter Levenda. The book, DeLonge said, marked the first nonfiction entry in a sweeping project that includes science-fiction novels, concept albums and movies.

    DeLonge’s phenomenon is a grand unified theory of extraterrestrial encounters. It encompasses virtually all aspects of human culture, including religion, technology, media and science. “It is the UFO phenomenon, to be sure, but that is a box too small to contain it in all its glory,” DeLonge and Levenda wrote in their new book, “as no two experts can agree on what it is.” In “Sekret Machines,” a metaphor for the phenomenon emerges: the human experience as cargo cult.

    It’s like he wants a job working for the Clintons.

    1. Tom DeLonge defined pop-punk with Blink-182.

      Uh… yeah, right.

      1. I see – you’re more of a Sum 41 guy, huh?

        1. Rhywun was pretty fly for a white guy.

      2. Even if you are just talking about the shitty pop-punk of the 90s, I think Green Day was before them.

  18. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spends his first weeks isolated from an anxious bureaucracy

    On many days, he blocks out several hours on his schedule as “reading time,” when he is cloistered in his office poring over the memos he prefers ahead of in-person meetings.

    Most of his interactions are with an insular circle of political aides who are new to the State Department. Many career diplomats say they still have not met him, and some have been instructed not to speak to him directly ? or even make eye contact.

    His distant management style has created growing bewilderment among foreign officials who are struggling to understand where the United States stands on key issues. It has sown mistrust among career employees at State, who swap paranoid stories about Tillerson that often turn out to be untrue. And it threatens to undermine the power and reach of the State Department, which has been targeted for a 30 percent funding cut in Trump’s budget.

    1. Maybe the Secretary of State will find out that he does not need most of the people in the State Department and fire a bunch of them.

      Looking at the disaster that US foreign policy has been for decades he should fire half of them now and see if things get better.

      Same thing at the Pentagon, fire anyone who has used the word “transformational” in a positive way and anyone who thinks the Pentagon knows how to nation build.

      The Trump admin needs to randomly shut down one of the 14 “intelligence agencies” per week and see if what’s left can do the job, if they can then just fire everyone at the shut down agency and then move on to the next one

  19. 1,000 Paid Russian Trolls Spread Fake News On Hillary Clinton, Senate Intelligence Heads Told

    “What really concerns me [are reports] there were upwards of 1,000 paid internet trolls working out of a facility in Russia, in effect taking over a series of computers which are then called botnets that can generate news down to specific areas,” said Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…..mg00000009

    1. “”””1,000 paid internet trolls “””

      And I did not get paid even a single kopec!!!!!!

      1. The only fake news I can recall about Clinton was that she was supposed to be a shoo-in. Does huffpo really want to keep pressing this?

        1. You don’t understand. All negative news about Clinton is fake news. Whether it’s true or not, is just a semantic game. Positive news = true and just and thank you to the lightbringer, and negative news = fake and bad and down with the Trump.

  20. Trump has continued to bully members of the House Freedom Caucus, calling out several individually in a series of Thursday tweets

    I got no problem with this. Turning Congress into a giant Twitter fight might end up being helpful.

  21. “Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt.”

    If it’s a fake investigation, why would Flynn need immunity?
    Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!

  22. Heroin use in America has grown most among young men, whites, and low-income and low-education populations.

    PSA where a yokeltarian talks about how he doesn’t use heroin because if he dies in an overdose, there will be no one left to stop the coastal liberal elite from destroying ‘Murrica, with the tag line “Trump is my Anti-drug”?

    1. And ignorance of the law is no excuse.

  23. Y’all aren’t commenting enough to make my work day go by faster anymore. I am highly disappointed.

  24. ‘Batgirl’ Movie: Joss Whedon to Direct Standalone Film (EXCLUSIVE)

    Whedon is nearing a deal to write, direct, and produce an untitled Batgirl pic for Warner Bros. as part of its DC Extended Universe.

    Ugh.

    1. I would rather watch an episode of Buffy.

    2. The Batgirl project will be the second movie from DC Films to star a female lead after Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman,” which opens June 2. Extensive footage of the film was shown Wednesday at CinemaCon.

      If Marvel can SJW bomb the genre into a smouldering hole with Catwoman and Elektra, we can too!

      1. First of all, Catwoman is a DC character, and second, nobody on earth saw Elektra.

        1. First of all, Catwoman is a DC character, and second, nobody on earth saw Elektra.

          I’d swear there was a Marvel heroine movie that I’m confusing Catwoman with but, more to my point, have they not learned that translating conventional women comic book heroes (even rebooted) to feminist movie leads is practically the recipe for producing absolute shit?

          There is no good way to earnestly turn June Cleaver into Katniss Everdeen.

        2. I saw it. In theaters. Twice.

          *hangs head in shame*

    3. Cool, another movie where a 140 pound girl is tossing 250 pound dudes across the room with ease. We haven’t had enough of those movies in the last ten years.

      1. That’s an odd complaint about a universe in which some dudes can fly.

        1. Was I complaining about some fictional universe or a common film trope?

          1. It is impossible to tell.

            1. Cool, another movie where a 140 pound girl is tossing 250 pound dudes across the room with ease. We haven’t had enough of those movies in the last ten years.

              Reading is sooo hard.

              1. Does that happen often in non-superhero movies? Come on, dude, context is not that difficult.

      2. Well, it’s not as if action movies, and especially comic book movies otherwise have highly realistic fight sequences. The stuff that big strong men do to each other in movies like that isn’t very plausible either.

        1. Are you kidding? Big, strong men can do anything.

        2. Fights in most movies are simultaneously bloody ridiculous and terrible nowadays. It’s one of the reasons John Wick was such a breath of fresh air.

          The most realistic fight scene ever is probably in Deadwood, and it’s really brutal and unpleasant.

          1. Are you trying to say that after eight bare-knuckle punches to the eyeball someone might stop getting up? That’s crazy talk.

      3. It’s all about leverage. When I played football I was a 160 pound center and I’d push guys that size around the field all day because I was smarter and faster.

        Seems like an oddly specific complaint, considering that those movies are full of lazy tropes.

    4. Slightly OT: Broodling #2 (male) got this in a lego surprise pouch and was utterly disgusted.

      The only way I can rationalize such a thing existing is by assuming that there’s some designer in Denmark who has no idea about the Batman universe.

      1. Wait’ll he gets a load of “Fairy Batman”.

        1. “Yoohoo! I’m Batman, bitches.”

      2. It was part of a running joke in the Lego Batman movie about how companies keep coming up with ridiculous costumes so they can sell people multiple versions of the same toy.

        1. Ah, Grandma took them to see that one on/for Mrs. Casual and I’s birthday(s).

  25. “Harvard administrators are proposing further sanctions against students who choose to join unrecognized single-sex groups or clubs?including prohibiting them from Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships, leading athletic teams…”

    Note the reference to “unrecognized” single-sex groups or clubs. It’s all well and good if you are a member of a fully recognized and assimilated single-sex group or club. I’m guessing that one class of the acceptable, recognized single-sex groups would be the athletic teams that you could be banned from for joining unrecognized single-sex groups.

    And, seriously though, WTF does that actually mean? If you and your next door neighbor had a treehouse when you were 8 y.o. and posted a sign that said, “No gurlz allowed,” does that count (assuming that you haven’t formally renounced your membership)? If you and a couple other dudes get together to play poker on Wednesday night, are you a member of a single-sex group?

    1. Yeah, I’m guessing the non-male, non-white groups will be grandfathered in.

      1. “grandfathered”????

        Check your privilege.

    2. And, seriously though, WTF does that actually mean? If you and your next door neighbor had a treehouse when you were 8 y.o. and posted a sign that said, “No gurlz allowed,” does that count (assuming that you haven’t formally renounced your membership)? If you and a couple other dudes get together to play poker on Wednesday night, are you a member of a single-sex group?

      This was my kneejerk reaction when I read it. Ever been to a unisex barbershop or salon? Belonged to a Book or Rod and Gun club? A fucking pickup game with the guys or girls’ night in/out?

      Even if your intention was to bias in favor of women or whatever, the concept still screams “Sue the shit out of us.” even for them.

  26. It figures that the one time somebody actually met a real female through SeekingArrangement.com they end up going to jail.

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.