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coldforge
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« Reply #150 on: Oct 15, 2008, 04:45:19 PM »

Well, clearly, watching you bitch about articles on the internet doesn't get me as mad as Slate does you. But I AM trying.
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milly balgeary
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« Reply #151 on: Oct 15, 2008, 06:08:35 PM »

i don't know why you hate slate so much. people.
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #152 on: Oct 15, 2008, 06:20:00 PM »

Just go read the articles linked to in this thread.  There's 7 pages worth of shitty, shitty articles.

That's why.
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« Reply #153 on: Oct 29, 2008, 05:11:59 PM »

They have an article up today about the new AC/DC album titled "Still Current"
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #154 on: Nov 14, 2008, 05:21:15 PM »

Front page of Slate today:

"DRESSING MICHELLE:

Unsolicted fashion advice for the new first lady.
by Josh Patner

Will she do for clothes what Oprah did for books?
by Lauren Sandler"
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Antero
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« Reply #155 on: Nov 14, 2008, 05:56:07 PM »

What the fuck.  "Will she do for clothes what Oprah did for books?" is a mess of illogic, vague racism, false analogy, and poop.
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #156 on: Nov 16, 2008, 04:22:56 PM »

http://www.slate.com/id/2204485/

In-depth analysis of the political implications of Obama's possible choices for breed of dog.
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citrus
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« Reply #157 on: Nov 16, 2008, 04:54:40 PM »

http://www.slate.com/id/2204597/

OBAMA SHOULD GET GEEKS FOR HIS CABINET AND OH BTW INTELLIGENCE = AUTISM.

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Summers can also be arrogant and politically incorrect. He sometimes does a poor job hiding his contempt for lesser intellects and loves to play the intellectual provocateur. Socially, he can be a bit autistic.

what does that even mean  Sad

autism is not a personality trait, for god's sake. how about "socially inept"? "awkward"? perhaps "insensitive"? because that's obviously what you mean but somehow found the most offensive, off-target way to say it. actually i think he nailed it with the first two sentences, and yet "semi-autistic" ends up in the subtitle of the article.

i should get in on this slate-bashing thread more often.
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« Reply #158 on: Nov 16, 2008, 07:42:51 PM »

Do you remember, about a decade ago, when ADD was a personality trait, replacing terms like "active," "greagarious," or "addicted to coke"? I blame the internet.
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« Reply #159 on: Nov 16, 2008, 10:30:26 PM »

why are you guys so ocd about this
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #160 on: Nov 17, 2008, 12:29:33 AM »

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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citrus
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« Reply #161 on: Nov 17, 2008, 02:11:24 AM »

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

why are you being so mixed episode of bipolar about this?
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #162 on: Nov 18, 2008, 04:22:34 PM »

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In Search of Lost Crime
The quotidian beauty of Law & Order.

http://www.slate.com/id/2204588/

Seriously, is there a TV critic working today more nauseating than Troy Patterson?  The E! Online message boards are better.
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« Reply #163 on: Nov 18, 2008, 04:35:11 PM »

Whatever dude, I thought that was pretty interesting.


Course I don't like hold myself to WB standards when it comes to televisual entertainment, either
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #164 on: Nov 18, 2008, 04:36:38 PM »

Not a rip on L&O (I suspect my feelings on it are similar to yours), a rip on the article (and specifically that pompous headline).

The article was like, "Why are you giving me a book report on a Law & Order episode you just watched"?
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #165 on: Nov 18, 2008, 04:40:46 PM »

Haha yeah fair enough


Although of all the unnecessarily esoteric descriptors, "quotidian" probably comes pretty close to the mark when you think about it
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« Reply #166 on: Nov 18, 2008, 09:54:13 PM »

Front page of Slate today:

"DRESSING MICHELLE:

Unsolicted fashion advice for the new first lady.
by Josh Patner

Will she do for clothes what Oprah did for books?
by Lauren Sandler"

New York Times: For Books, Is Obama New Oprah?
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« Reply #167 on: Nov 18, 2008, 09:56:41 PM »

Obama is the new Our-Only-Other-Powerful-Black-Person!
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« Reply #168 on: Nov 19, 2008, 01:34:57 AM »

I'd be glad to have Obama start dropping titles of books about politics into interviews regularly, especially if said books then start selling like Oprah book club titles. I'd sure rather have people reading Jonathan Alter's book about FDR than "The White Oleander".
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« Reply #169 on: Nov 22, 2008, 10:27:37 PM »

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It's ultra-professional, yes—but oh my, is it busy. Guns N' Roses always mixed up its hard rock with other stuff: pop-metal, boogie-blues, Queen-inspired glam, schmaltzy piano pop in the Elton John mode. But Chinese Democracy ups the fussiness factor a hundredfold—call it hard rococo.

I am generally pro-pun but someone needs to be shot for this
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« Reply #170 on: Dec 02, 2008, 05:12:57 PM »

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Isn't it time for Hillary Clinton to get a quickie divorce from Bill (it can be done; it took about 20 minutes for Madonna to dissolve her marriage) before her confirmation hearings start? The New York Times reports that over the last few weeks of negotiations between Obama's representatives and Bill, he has agreed to various restrictions on his business and philanthropic dealings to keep Hillary from getting mired in a bunch of scandals and conflicts. He promises to "submit his future personal speeches and business activities for review by State Department ethics officials and, if necessary, by the White House counsel’s office." Yeah, that should work, because if we know anything about Bill Clinton it's that a) He responds well to being on a short leash, and b) He's really good at filing timely paperwork.
Surely Hillary will not have trouble getting confirmed, but her hearings will be all about Bill—Sen. Richard Lugar virtually promises that. As her presidential campaign made clear, not only does Hillary not need Bill anymore, he has turned into a liability (except financially, and she would come away with a big settlement). And just think, if she divorced him, it would be the first time that their relationship made sense.

Good times
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« Reply #171 on: Dec 02, 2008, 06:42:49 PM »

WOW. That's incredibly stupid even for Slate.
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« Reply #172 on: Dec 02, 2008, 07:56:14 PM »

It would be interesting to go back ten years and look at the editorial pieces telling Hillary what she should have done then.
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« Reply #173 on: Dec 02, 2008, 08:33:26 PM »

Am I the only one who thinks that they must have an open marriage?
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #174 on: Dec 02, 2008, 09:21:39 PM »

I've always figured that he cheats and she puts up with it because she's getting other things out of the relationship.
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