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(12-12-2016 11:28 AM)sterling_archer Wrote:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shieldmaiden

Myth. The SJW crowd wants to argue that there is fact behind it, because it helps their social engineering agenda, but anyone with a brain knows the biological truth. Not even all men are cut out to be warriors, and very, very, few women. The truth is that there have been women who have fought, but that is almost always a desperation move, at least up until very recently. The "shield maiden" thing, along with Valkyries and Amazons and any similar are notable specifically because it's something that everyone back then knew was inherently in the realm of the supernatural. Yes, somewhere in history at times a woman was physically tougher and a better fighter than some men, and undoubtedly defeated some in battle. That probably represents 1 in 100,000, not the levels of normalcy that the left wants to paint. It's bell curve stuff. If you have a bell curve on a chart where being further to the right makes you a better physical fighter, the curve for men is offset to the right considerably so that the median for men is to the right of all except the very highest tail of women. The median for women is below all but a small % of men. Historically, given those realities, plus roles in reproduction and social standards, it didn't make sense to have women warriors in order to capture the tiny % of fighters it would have gained you.

The left has been working on rewriting history for decades now though, and they get more bold all the time. Unless there is a very serious effort to fight back, the "facts" are going to be on their side, since they are fabricating the facts.
12-12-2016 12:03 PM
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(12-12-2016 11:22 AM)Malone Wrote:  Ya, same shit in The 100. Really interesting premise, some good actors. All but one of the badasses are women. The AI baddy is a woman. The leader of the ground faction is a woman. The blonde that leads them is a woman, and dykes out with the leader of the ground faction. Of course all of the women are about 95 pounds and regularly kick the shit out of giant men.

Yeah, no kidding, at least make them the kind of big ugly women who truly might beat the crap out of a man. There are women out there in the world who would scare me, but they don't look like supermodels. They weigh 250-350 pounds. Not the pure fat ones, the somewhat fat but also just huge and ugly ones. I knew some like that growing up, usually the men in their family were a lot scarier, but I would have been wary of tangling with even the women.
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(12-12-2016 12:03 PM)Edmund Ironside Wrote:  The truth is that there have been women who have fought, but that is almost always a desperation move, at least up until very recently.

Exactly, even the article I linked says that there are no definitive evidence outside few female graves with weapons. If shieldmaiden actually fought, they were pretty much rarity in itself.
12-12-2016 04:01 PM
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hopefully with Trump around, that should change.

(12-12-2016 10:01 AM)Edmund Ironside Wrote:  
(12-11-2016 10:36 AM)Lucario Wrote:  Lethal Weapon

This show has a good habit of focusing on brotherhood, " bro got ya back" mentality, family mentality( your not alone mentality even if things are hopeless) and badass shooting/chase/explosion scenes. There is not feminism/SJW/homosexual pandering crap going on in the show. I have no idea who this show is flying under the radar form SJWs so well, but credit to the producers.

Nice to hear that it sounds like a rare remake that hasn't been completely ruined, but if it is successful enough I'm sure the pressure will come to castrate it.

That's why you can't fall in love with certain shows, or characters, or actors ... as much as you might like certain movies or episodes, they can be taken by the SJW eventually. There is nothing they love more than to get their hands on that masculine hero of yours and turn him into a cuck, and hope that somehow that influences you to think it's ok to be a cuck.
12-18-2016 04:12 AM
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Is anyone watching Halt and catch fire? Besides a female genius who owns a company and some gay scenes it is not too bad.

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12-18-2016 09:32 AM
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I finally sat down and forced myself through the first season of Mr. Robot this last week- let me say, if its still on your watchlist at this point like it was for me, don't waste your time.

The show is well acted and produced, but the story is pretty bad and nothing you haven't seen before most likely. Handful of plot lines that don't ever go anywhere and completely bizarre choices made by some of the main characters with no resolution. I like the main actor, Rami Malek- hopefully he'll keep getting more work at least.

Also sat down and tried to watch Luther, the british show with Idris Elba in it.
I'm a big fan of his- he basically plays a genius police detective with rage issues in this, so you'd think its a winning combination for him to chew some scenes up, but his character is also saddled with a bad hangup on his ex-wife, and its so lame. Its off-putting for a show that had a lot of promise with a real talent. Not to mention the woman playing his wife is a horrible actor. Every scene with her just pulled me out of the show.

Looking for a new show to fill some time during travel the next few weeks- going to give Bosch via Amazon Prime a shot.

Goliath (also on Prime) was really good except for a weak ending. I'd still recommend that one if anybody is looking to kill some hours-
12-19-2016 04:54 PM
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Mr Robot is brilliant. Watch it.
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Just finished Sons of Anarchy. It was good right up until Clay got shot in the neck. Pearlman was carrying the show. It was two seasons too long.

Now I am watching The Wire. It is phenomenal. Sometimes you forget that it is fiction.

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12-28-2016 07:57 AM
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(12-28-2016 07:57 AM)Meat Head Wrote:  Just finished Sons of Anarchy. It was good right up until Clay got shot in the neck. Pearlman was carrying the show. It was two seasons too long.

Now I am watching The Wire. It is phenomenal. Sometimes you forget that it is fiction.

I've been in debates with people about whether popular culture is more a reflection on, or influencer of, society in general. The first example for that debate that comes to my mind is the transvestite character from the later seasons of Sons of Anarchy. I'm pretty confident that most of the audience of SoA wasn't dying to see a recurring, heroic trans character. I'm also confident that things like that are added as attempts to influence the audience. Further, I'm sure that those attempts succeed to some degree on the audience as a whole. Despite that, SoA is a pretty decent show on the whole.

The Wire is great, one of the best series ever.
12-28-2016 11:35 AM
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^ I've heard a lot of people say "The Wire" is good, but I've never seen it. I hope it hasn't been "over-sold" to a point where no matter how good it is, it doesn't live up to its own hype. Who knows, maybe it is that good. I'll have to check it out sometime. Is it on Netflix?

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The wire is good but there's this season where it was boring as fuck and was falling asleep in some episodes.

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(12-28-2016 11:54 AM)LeoneVolpe Wrote:  ^ I've heard a lot of people say "The Wire" is good, but I've never seen it. I hope it hasn't been "over-sold" to a point where no matter how good it is, it doesn't live up to its own hype. Who knows, maybe it is that good. I'll have to check it out sometime. Is it on Netflix?

The Wire - WB(would binge)

The wire is #1 on my list as far as cop shows go, But it's not only just a cop show. The wire also shows how politics plays into crime and enforcing it. The characters are great, you even find yourself liking some of the so called, "Scumbags".

As Cattle rustler mentioned, there is one season that's not up to par with the rest. I think it's season 2 where the story surrounds the corruption associated with the shipping docks. If you stick with it, you will be handsomely rewarded. HBO realizes its mistake and in season 3 refocuses their story back to the corner boys and the drug dealers. Although its not as good as the rest of the other seasons, S2 is still watchable and shouldn't be skipped if you don't want to miss any part of this awesome series.



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More wrt "The Wire":

Maybe it's just me, but I didn't mind season 2. It's definitely a bit different. I really like the realistic portrayals of corruption throughout the series, including how corruption at the top breeds corruption throughout in multiple ways. Season 2 is just another facet of that.

The whole thing probably appeals to you more if you have seen enough of large organizations to recognize the dynamics being portrayed. It's the kind of thing I wouldn't have appreciated nearly as much when I was younger.

It might be hard to follow the first few episodes, but if you stick with it, it will probably grow on you. For some of it you have to get acclimated to the accents and terminology. Most of the time they use realistic dialogue rather than that thing where they unrealistically over-explain things so you can follow. Or at least I thought so ... probably an actual Baltimore corner kid would be smirking at me for saying that.
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(12-28-2016 11:54 AM)LeoneVolpe Wrote:  ^ I've heard a lot of people say "The Wire" is good, but I've never seen it. I hope it hasn't been "over-sold" to a point where no matter how good it is, it doesn't live up to its own hype. Who knows, maybe it is that good. I'll have to check it out sometime. Is it on Netflix?

I don't think it's streaming on Netflix at this point, but it's on Amazon, free to watch with Amazon Prime, if that helps. I originally watched it on Netflix DVDs.
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Yeah, I think it's season 2 with the stevedores (I learned that word from the show)...holy fuck I wanted to kill myself.

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How many seasons does "The Wire" have? Didn't it have a relatively short run?

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(12-28-2016 03:20 PM)LeoneVolpe Wrote:  How many seasons does "The Wire" have? Didn't it have a relatively short run?

5, about 72 hour long episodes.

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(12-28-2016 03:15 PM)Edmund Ironside Wrote:  More wrt "The Wire":

Maybe it's just me, but I didn't mind season 2. It's definitely a bit different. I really like the realistic portrayals of corruption throughout the series, including how corruption at the top breeds corruption throughout in multiple ways. Season 2 is just another facet of that.

The whole thing probably appeals to you more if you have seen enough of large organizations to recognize the dynamics being portrayed. It's the kind of thing I wouldn't have appreciated nearly as much when I was younger.

It might be hard to follow the first few episodes, but if you stick with it, it will probably grow on you. For some of it you have to get acclimated to the accents and terminology. Most of the time they use realistic dialogue rather than that thing where they unrealistically over-explain things so you can follow. Or at least I thought so ... probably an actual Baltimore corner kid would be smirking at me for saying that.

This is what I love about the show. It doesn't water the dialog/slang down. I'm from NYC and grew up "in the hood" and I had to get used to the Baltimore terminologies. I never used the term Corner boys until watching the showWink







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Could someone explai to me why the Wire didnt do well at the Emmys? Was it because the Wire isnt politically correct? David Simon said a predominantly black cast isnt appealing to White America.

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Watch the Netflix show Medici: Masters of Florence. It has Rob Stark ( I forget his real name) and Dustin Hoffman. It's not as brutal or as grand as Game of Thrones but it has a lot of the political intrigue the first season of GOT had.
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^Just saw that on 1337. Waiting for more reviews before I start to watch.
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(12-29-2016 03:29 AM)Meat Head Wrote:  Could someone explai to me why the Wire didnt do well at the Emmys? Was it because the Wire isnt politically correct? David Simon said a predominantly black cast isnt appealing to White America.

As a counterpoint to the "black cast isn't appealing to white America" argument, I present to you exhibit A: the vast majority of people say season 2 was their least favorite, and season 2 has way more screen time for white people than any other season. Feel me?

Or maybe that actually is racist, because if you are a racist white person who thinks the problems in the hood are rooted in the ethnicity of the people living there, season 2 is the one that shows lower middle class white folks getting corrupt when they are put in a crummy economic situation. (Note - just arguing with myself, not really trying to assert racism on the part of people who don't like season 2.)
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(12-29-2016 03:29 AM)Meat Head Wrote:  Could someone explai to me why the Wire didnt do well at the Emmys? Was it because the Wire isnt politically correct? David Simon said a predominantly black cast isnt appealing to White America.

Could be that or the fact that it just didn't "click" with many people. Those who love The Wire swear by its realistic portrayal and acting. Those who don't care for it just think it's boring (which it is in many ways), convoluted, and drawn out.

I personally like The Sopranos better due to the fact there was far more comedic relief and "winking" at the audience. Plus, and maybe this is my inner racist talking, I much prefer watching Italian gangsters and the inner workings of the mob as opposed to East coast drug dealers.
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Little late to the party, but just started watching House of Cards over the holidays. Season 1 was great!
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^Wait till you see others, it gets better and better.
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