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I am amused by this video but simultaneously horrified that anyone takes this man (and by that I mean Alex Jones, of course, not John Oliver) even remotely seriously.

Just so that it is crystal clear, I'd like to point out again that Alex Jones and his InfoWars media product is something which is considered by the current President of the United States of America to be a paragon of journalism (along with Faux Noise, Bratbarf Noise, and the goddamn National fucking Enquirer of all things).

Also, this, again. Alex Jones is either a "performance artist," or Alex Jones is a bona fide kook. Either way, he is full of this.
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Pick threefour characters to describe you.

My choices, in tweet form, behind cut. )

In non-tweet form:

Reginald Barclay

Sheldon Cooper

The Trio
(Or, at least, Jonathan and Andrew anyway. Not so much Warren.)
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Yeah, I liked the original movies well enough, but the cartoon was definitely more my thing as a kid. Good to hear it holds up. If/when I ever get around to going through old cartoons like that, The Real Ghostbusters will be at the top of the list.
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Of course he did.

Of. Fucking. Course. He. Did. I wouldn't have expected anything less, up to and including the completely non sequitur nature of his response.

In any case, it doesn't make Jon Stewart any less absolutely right, though, and it doesn't make Sean Hannity any less of the fucking blithering moron he's always been, obviously.
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Potential alternative title: "Jon Stewart rips Donald Trumpan angry groundhog a new one, via ripping Sean HannityLumpy a new one."

This man needs his own show again or even just his own Youtube channel. I'd watch it.
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"Within the first 20 minutes of the show after the interview began, Trump tweeted that the final cut of the interview was 'total and complete disaster.'"

Um, no. As it shows right there in the article itself, it was @realDenaldTrump that made that tweet. Denald. Not Donald. In other words, an obvious parody account.

(EDIT) And now, of course, they've edited the article to remove the reference to the parody tweet in an attempt to make it look like they never fucked up, though they clearly had. (/EDIT)

Look, I know it's very easy to mock the guy, and people want to do it as much as they can (I sure know I do), but Donald Trump says enough legit asinine bullshit on his own Twitter account and other places without people needing to attribute the words of a clear parody account as Trump's own, whether by accident or on purpose (either way, shame on complex.com [a site I'd never even heard of prior to this, so I have no idea how "big" it is or anything, it's just that I was seeing people on my follow list retweeting this article]).

With that said, I haven't seen Trump's 60 Minutes interview, and I have no interest in ever watching it, either, so I don't know, maybe it actually is the "disaster" that the parody account claimed it to be. I wouldn't doubt it, given that Trump's involved, after all.
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I can kind of agree with both sides of the discussion, though I personally have no problem with John Cho's Sulu being gay.

George Takei's perspective is that it isn't true to Gene Roddenberry's original version of Star Trek, because his Sulu wasn't gay in that. While I can see where he's coming from... kind of... well... in response to that I have to say... has Mr. Takei even seen the first two movies? Neither of those, in many ways, were true to Roddenberry's vision, either. My way of dealing with this issue is simply to call nuTrek what it is: an entirely separate universe (outside of Nimoy cameos, which, sadly, can no longer happen) that merely has in-name-only versions of Kirk, Spock, Sulu, etc. Just like the Mirror Universe (even if the mirror characters were played by the same actors in the original shows). Sure, there are many similarities between the nuTrek characters and the Trek Prime characters, but there are just as many differences as well.

Sure, nuTrek and Trek Prime were supposedly exactly identical up until the point where Nero entered from the Prime universe, but I've already called that into question, anyway (and that's not even counting other instances of time travel into the pre-Nero timeline by later crews from Trek Prime, e.g. Star Trek: First Contact.) And there were already differences between the nuTrek and Prime characters, even before that, so who can say for sure that nuTrek Sulu is (and was always) gay whereas Prime Sulu wasn't? (Well, I guess Simon Pegg can, since he's the one who wrote Beyond. So there you go.)

But generally speaking, yeah, Pine-Kirk is not Shatner-Kirk. Quinto-Spock is not Nimoy-Spock. Saldana-Uhura is not Nichols-Uhura. Pegg-Scott is not Doohan-Scott. Yelchin-Chekov is not Koenig-Chekov. Urban-McCoy is not Kelley-McCoy (though out of all of them, I'd have to say Karl Urban's Leonard McCoy is probably the most similar to DeForest Kelley's Prime version). Cumberbatch-Khan is most definitely not Montalban-Khan. And, of course, Cho-Sulu is not Takei-Sulu, even above and beyond the issue of sexual orientation or whatever. And, on the whole, I suppose that is a good thing, because it would be rather boring if the characters were exactly the same as the originals.

To put it succinctly, with all due respect to George Takei, complaining that nuTrek Sulu is gay makes about as much sense as complaining that Terran Empire Sulu is evil. This is my stance from an in-universe standpoint. From a meta standpoint (which, really, is what the disagreement between Takei and Pegg concerns), I mostly agree with Pegg on this one. I think Takei is simply coming at it from the standpoint of "Sulu wasn't gay in the original, so he shouldn't be gay here, either" and I get that, but I just don't think it's relevant, from either a meta standpoint or an in-universe standpoint. (To be fair, to get back to the in-universe stuff for a bit, the whole "alternate dimension vs alternate timeline" thing threw me off for a while, too.)

(With all that said, even so, I still have little to no interest in going to see Star Trek Beyond, for the reasons I've already stated. Cho-Sulu being gay wouldn't have been a dealbreaker for me, though.)
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I guess I need to start watching this show. I'll get right on that, after I watch all of the 2003 series for the first time (of which I also still haven't yet seen even a single full episode).

No, but seriously, that's pretty cool.
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I'm no fan of Jim Sterling. I've mentioned this on several occasions in the past. If you watch the above video, you can probably get an inkling of why that is the case.


With that said, I will allow that in this particular case, at least, Mr. Sterling is using his powers for the side of good, for once. And for that, I thank him.
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Here's another interesting video from a lawyer in response to the Nostalgia Critic Where's The Fair Use? video.
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Pretty interesting.
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As I said in my previous post on this subject, this shit right here is why I will never seriously use Youtube myself for anything at all. And at this point, even if they did fix the broken system at some nebulous point in the future, they've already allowed it to go on for far too long that I would ever trust them again.

Good on Doug Walker and everyone else who is fighting against this rampant horseshit, though. More power to them.
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After watching that The Death and Return of Superman thing, I started looking into more of this Max Landis guy's stuff. That's when I found this:

Pretty much how it all went down, yeah.

(And this is apparently the source of that "But I still got some good hits in though, right?" thing that the Super Best Friends Play guys say in several of their videos.)

So, yes, I know I'm behind the times on this shit, but I might post more of this guy's stuff if I find more that's cool, and I hope I do. Won't be tonight, though.
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Tweets behind cut )

I have written posts about this guy before, so I guess I should link back to them here. Rather than go into all of that shit again, all I'll say here is, to repeat the subject line, I truly don't get why this dude is so fucking popular. He is, somehow, once again the most subscribed channel on Youtube. That seems to be his only claim to "fame."

If Felix Kjellberg deserves a spot on something like the Today show or whatever, then so do James Rolfe, Mike Matei, and Brendan Castner. So do Matt Kowalewski, Pat Boivin, Woolie Madden, and Liam Allen-Miller. So does Joe Vargas. So does Noah Antwiler. And so do so many other, far better LPers than PewDiePie.

I just don't. I don't even.

(Not that appearing on TV with fucking Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb is all that great an honor in the first place, mind you.)
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"A somewhat-mostly-accurate educational parody film by Max Landis, Produced by Bryan Basham @bryan_basham
Starring Elden Henson, Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Morgan Krantz and many more."

Yeah, that's pretty much how that Death and Return of Superman thing went, as far as I can remember of reading the whole thing myself, years ago.

Okay. So here's (mostly) the chain of events that led to me finding the above video, which I'd never seen or even knew existed before today (well yesterday, actually).

First of all, I was watching an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In this episode, I got as far as to the point where Xander and Oz were briefly discussing various colors of Kryptonite.

And so, completely derailed and completely abandoning my viewing of that episode of Buffy for the time being, until probably tomorrow (later today) or whenever, I started looking up stuff about Kryptonite. While doing so, I found a mention in the Gold Kryptonite section of someone named Clark Luthor, and I was like "Who the fuck is Clark Luthor?" It turns out that Clark Luthor comes from Smallville, apparently (the TV show, that is, of which, incidentally, I've only seen maybe the first season or two). He's an alternate universe, evil version of Superman.

Which got me to thinking about other alternate universe versions of Superman (and there are so many), specifically evil versions of Superman. And, on a whim, I decided to see if there were any versus threads anywhere concerning Justice Lord Superman from the DCAU and Regime Superman from the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us. There are such threads, by the way.

However, as you can see from that Google link (at least as of the time of this post, anyway), one of the top results in that search was to this thread on GameFAQs, where people debated about whether or not Regime Superman was justified in what he was doing (which was interesting, until it devolved into people hurling insults at one another, as is typical for GameFAQs forums). In that, I found a link to another, similar thread, also on GameFAQs. And it was in that thread, finally, that I found the link to the above embedded Youtube video (on the bottom of page 2 of that second, 28-page thread).

So yeah...


...yeah. Uh huh.

And now I'm going to bed.

*nods sagely*
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Tweets behind cut )

I'm no fan whatsoever of Megyn Kelly or Faux Noise, mind you, but yeah... fuck Donald Trump.

Really, fuck Donald Trump. I can't say that enough. It was bad enough when I had to see this assclown on commercials for The Apprentice or whatever, but now that he's fucking running for President, I am so beyond sick of hearing his stupid voice and seeing his ugly face, which seems to be perpetually stuck in a duckface, and his horrendous hair. (The fact that that is Trump's real hair and not a butt-fugly, badly worn toupée somehow makes it even worse. With a terrible toupée, at least, he'd have an excuse.)

As much as I strongly dislike Ted Cruz (currently the guy second to Trump in the polls... somehow), I'd probably take him before I'd want Donald Jackass Trump in there. Really, though, I'd rather have either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton or even that O'Malley guy in there before any of the GOP candidates, but I'd take just about any of the other GOP candidates before I'd want Donald Jerkass Trump in there. Hell, as much as I absolutely loathed George W. Bush and thought he was the worst President we've ever had, at least while I've been alive, I'd be in favor of fucking amending the Constitution to allow his dumb ass to be President again before I'd want Donald Jackhole Trump in there.

Truly, Trump's involvement in this Presidential race has turned the whole thing into a goddamn farce. (Well... by that, of course, I mean a bigger farce than it usually already is, anyway.)

Youtube embeds behind cut )

Seriously, this is the man who is currently the frontrunner for the GOP nomination for President of the United States of America. This is the guy who has been endorsed by the failed joke of a (Vice Presidential) candidate from the previous election cycle. Just sit for a moment and process that bit of asininity. Truly mull it over for a while.

Hell, I'd vote for Vince McMahon to be President before I'd want Trump in there. And by that, I mean either the actual real life Vince McMahon who is currently running the WWE into the ground with his piss poor decisions or the cartoonishly evil "Mr. McMahon" character. That's how shitty a job I think Trump would do if he became President: on par with a bad decision-making, out-of-touch old fogy and/or a Snidely Whiplash-level professional wrestlingsports entertainment heel. Take your pick.

I think America could stand to have Stone Cold Steve Austin come out and put Trump in his place again. The dumbass could certainly stand to have an ego deflation or three, and that's the bottom line.
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Seriously, modern video game industry? Seriously? ಠ_ಠ

I think Angry Joe (or, rather, the Sovereign) says it best:
I'm just glad I was already mostly apathetic about the FF7 remake in the first place, even before this news.

(Also, I should go back and rewatch Hercules and Xena again one of these days.)
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The GOP front runner, ladies and gentlemen. Seriously, Donald Trump simply can't be for real, in my opinion.

I have no further comment. This dumbass bullshit speaks for itself.

(EDIT) What CNN should do is to just give a check directly to the charities in question, with the memo of "For Donald Trump, Because Donald Trump Won't." (/EDIT)


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