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American Netflix Isn't Actually Much Better Than Netflix Canada

American Netflix Isn't Actually Much Better Than Netflix Canada

Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 02:42:06 in Canada TV

“...literally 2.5x as much content, things like BSG, all the Star Treks, new seasons of currently airing shows much sooner... I don't know what kind of case is being made here, but I don't buy it.”
Jennifer Lawrence Smoking Weed? Oscar Winner Unwinds With Suspicious-Looking Cigarette (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Lawrence Smoking Weed? Oscar Winner Unwinds With Suspicious-Looking Cigarette (PHOTOS)

Commented Mar 1, 2013 at 19:54:20 in Celebrity

“Just so we're all clear... an actual cigarette, a legal stick of tobacco and about a hundred different poisons, would be a non-issue?

Pot's a lot less gross, imo.”

LibertyRoy on Mar 1, 2013 at 21:12:25

“Disagree.”
Seth MacFarlane Oscars Monologue: Actor Opens The 2013 Academy Awards

Seth MacFarlane Oscars Monologue: Actor Opens The 2013 Academy Awards

Commented Feb 25, 2013 at 02:18:44 in Entertainment

“Yeah yeah, McFarlane's whole schtick is being 'edgy' with classic misogyny and mocking the other, "it's just a joke," but the 9 year old doesn't need to be sexualized, the accomplished actress doesn't need to be objectified, and these things aren't all that funny to begin with, 'ain't-i-a-stinker' grin or not.

Not that it doesn't happen every year, I guess.”

leanforward on Feb 25, 2013 at 12:37:06

“no 9 year old was sexualized, pull-eeze and yes I know what youre refering too”
Donald Trump On Beyonce's Halftime Show: 'Ridiculous' And 'Not Appropriate'

Donald Trump On Beyonce's Halftime Show: 'Ridiculous' And 'Not Appropriate'

Commented Feb 16, 2013 at 03:14:08 in Celebrity

“who?

(I know. But wouldn't it be great if we didn't?)”
Least Popular Premiers Poll Sees Support Drop For Most Leaders

Least Popular Premiers Poll Sees Support Drop For Most Leaders

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 17:58:40 in Canada Politics

“Why is May so far away... Clark has plenty of time to do more damage.

And who else but the BC Liberals could make Adrian Dix look appeaing? Do we get a third choice?
Last time out the choice was between 'one more for the road' Gordo and 'could you be more unpleasant' Carole James... no wonder more than half of us stayed home.

Does Liz May's brilliant parliamentary effort help the BC Greens? Does anyone even know Jane Sterk's name?

Don't we deserve better than two whole shades of self-interested bureaucrats to choose?”

MCDinBC on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:35:42

“Unfortunately, you're quite right. If James was still leader, Clark would actually have a chance. I've met Dix, and I wasn't all that impressed...but he knows it's his to lose. we do deserve better...but we're not going to get it.”
'Freaks And Geeks': Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, Linda Cardellini And Busy Phillips Look Back

'Freaks And Geeks': Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, Linda Cardellini And Busy Phillips Look Back

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 01:56:41 in TV

“Absolutely epic collection of before they were famous, and one of my all-time favourite shows.

I get so sad when I get to 'Discos and Dragons' on my well-worn DVD set. Probably a bigger cancellation bummer than even (gasp) Firefly.”
Jay-Z Chats With Older Lady, 'Ellen,' On The Subway En Route To Barclays Center Show (VIDEO)

Jay-Z Chats With Older Lady, 'Ellen,' On The Subway En Route To Barclays Center Show (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 04:07:07 in Entertainment

“Jay and Bey have every reason in the world to be sweet and decent people, and it seems like often times they are.”
Canadian Flag Run Over, Stepped On By Quebec Separatists (VIDEO)

Canadian Flag Run Over, Stepped On By Quebec Separatists (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 20:52:51 in Canada Politics

“This symbolic action with no real content by a few rowdy kids has really...
not changed anything in the least.

Why is this the stop story? Didn't things happen today? Isn't the house in another marathon sitting as the opposition tries to get the Tories to see reason on yet another impractically large and far reaching bill that might actually change things in this country?

But, yeah, the flag. Burn all flags.”
'The Voice' Results: Dez Duron And Cody Belew Eliminated; Top 6 Revealed For Season 3

'The Voice' Results: Dez Duron And Cody Belew Eliminated; Top 6 Revealed For Season 3

Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 03:54:31 in TV

“Thank goodness Dez is gone. Christina might actually give someone not on her team a compliment sans backhand, and feign enthusiasm for someone other than her boy. (Amanda doesn't know who she is, but Dez is 'so versatile?' et. all)

And I love Cody, but he's a lot more sizzle than steak.

Can anyone explain Terry's appeal? He sings rock songs, yes, but only decently. Certainly not a voice for the ages. He always falls short of the big moments in the big old arena rockers, yet the crowd goes wild.”

ashleynicole728 on Nov 28, 2012 at 06:35:15

“Agreed on ALL points. I think Cody is a great entertainer but he just isn't on the same level as some of the other contestants.

I haven't seen Terry's appeal since day one. I've tried and tried, but I just don't get it.”
Poll Finds The World Is A Big Fan Of Canada

Poll Finds The World Is A Big Fan Of Canada

Commented Nov 17, 2012 at 22:11:50 in Canada Politics

“No offense, but... 'Improved Americans' - thin line between proud and arrogant, isn't it...

No, we haven't started wars, but that doesn't make Canada a dove.

The government under Harper has increasingly militarized Canada's image - they've made additions to the new citizenship guide suggesting military service, appealled to traditionalists by resuming the use of 'Royal Canadian,' the new passport design will incorporate 'military history' into the backgrounds of the stamp pages, they diverted millions of dollars to celebrate the centennial of the glorious war of 1812, and have stepped up to bat to say things like 'a threat to Israel is a threat to Canada' and invited fear-mongering about Iran into the national discourse. The Conservatives have campaigned on the issue of 'arctic sovereignty,' and portray new purchases as a vigilant effort to 'protect' a nation that has never been under direct threat from a foreign power. When Harper goes up North, he doesn't address the fact that at any given time over 20% of aboriginal communities lack potable water, he poses on tanks. The conservatives have deried the 'wimpy' beaver and suggest replacing Canada's resilient emblem with the fierce Polar Bear. Jason Kenney and many of the conservatives have a dismissive and haughty attitude toward the UN, even (seriously?) suggesting withdrawal, so as to strut about on the world stage without being told to mind our own garden.

Now, okay, that's all talk, but people can hear it.”
Poll Finds The World Is A Big Fan Of Canada

Poll Finds The World Is A Big Fan Of Canada

Commented Nov 17, 2012 at 20:32:06 in Canada Politics

“Surely the rest of the world loves Harpers commitment to 'trade.'

The rest of the world has this warm fuzzy feeling about Canada as that sort of odd, sort of cold bit that keeps quiet next to its neighbour...
How /educated/ are the respondents?”

leroybrown on Nov 17, 2012 at 21:20:45

“The rest of the has more than a fuzzy feeling about Canada. And most Canadian's when they go abroad fail to let people know that we are a proud lot. I'm a proud Canadian myself.
I tell everyone abroad that we are 'improved American's. We're easy going,polite and not arrogant. Then I top that off by telling everyone that we don't start wars.
That usually stops everyone in their tracks.
Libertarian Ron Paul said the U S has to stop playing policeman to the rest of the world. The U S can't afford it and besides they are unappreciated for all they've done. Pakistan will take a hand out and then it puts a knife in the U S's back. Then look at that hell hole of Afghanistan where they think nothing of executing an American soldier that is there to help.
them.
2014 can't come fast enough for the U S when it comes to that uncivilized country.”
Lizzy Caplan Talks 'Party Down' Movie And 'Freaks And Geeks'

Lizzy Caplan Talks 'Party Down' Movie And 'Freaks And Geeks'

Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 16:04:01 in TV

“The chemistry that Adam Scott and Amy Poehler have cultivated on Parks and Recreation is certainly much more credible than it was, but to the infinite credit of Party Down, I just don't think a person can beat Henry Pollard and Casey Klein. Just natural sizzle.”
Tammy Baldwin To Ron Johnson: 'I'm Quite Confident' I Understand The Federal Budget

Tammy Baldwin To Ron Johnson: 'I'm Quite Confident' I Understand The Federal Budget

Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 15:58:15 in Politics

“I suppose her decade+ of government experience and background in mathematics is somehow diminished in light of her sinful, sinful womanliness?

Or he just meant she needs it explained to her how, exactly, Tea Party Republicans manage to view the federal budget, which to be fair, is confounding.”
Young Adults Stress: Survey Finds 90% Of Young Canadians Are Stressed Out

Young Adults Stress: Survey Finds 90% Of Young Canadians Are Stressed Out

Commented Nov 5, 2012 at 15:58:30 in Canada Living

“Another article linking entitlement to young people staring a broken system in the face and saying 'really, this is what we've agreed to?' Never see the entitlement word broken out when talking about yet another company found guilty of fraud, a member of the government unwilling to answer specific questions about their legislation, or even, heaven forbide, when a member of our hereditary monarchy cruises through the colonies to the delight of the media and the peasants.”

NTodd on Nov 5, 2012 at 16:52:15

“You're quite right. There's something nefarious going on here that You've out your finger on. The word "entitlement" gets thrown about a lot these days, but what does it really mean? It actually implies a relation of trust and obligation. Those who are constantly going on about "entitlement" are, consciously or not, arguing against people being able to trust one another. More to the point, the finger-pointers are denying that a trust relationship has any connection to obligation. These two relations -- trust and obligation -- are the bedrock of all human society, and are the basis of our continued survival. By constantly demonizing "entitlement", the yammerers are selfishly trying to escape their obligations as participants in human society, while still expecting to be able to invest their trust in others (and receiving reciprocal obligations). It's a sick and twisted word game, and it engenders a corrosive and ultimately fatal rupture of the social bonds that ensure individual survival.”
Kerry Jang Called 'Banana' In Vancouver Shark Fin Fight By David Chung

Kerry Jang Called 'Banana' In Vancouver Shark Fin Fight By David Chung

Commented Nov 5, 2012 at 02:01:40 in Canada British Columbia

“Historical bonds were made to be broken.”
New Canadian Passports: Tories Pushed Design In A Historical Direction

New Canadian Passports: Tories Pushed Design In A Historical Direction

Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 17:53:45 in Canada Politics

“Oh, at least there will be some jingoist colonial imagery in there now. That'll make me proud to carry my passport, consarnit.”
Alice Wong Defends 'Legal' Shark Fin

Alice Wong Defends 'Legal' Shark Fin

Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 00:09:50 in Canada British Columbia

“Do they have sustainable shark fisheries?

I'd like to visit one, actually, should they ever make one.”
Mitt Romney Offers Full-Throated Attack On Obama's 'Redistribution'

Mitt Romney Offers Full-Throated Attack On Obama's 'Redistribution'

Commented Sep 19, 2012 at 16:17:10 in Politics

“I too, fondly recall Obama's divisive campaign against women's issues, the many times he's said he's not worried about the very poor and of course, the incidents where he has, behind closed doors, written off half the country in favour.”
Men's Rights Posters Torn Down In Vancouver

Men's Rights Posters Torn Down In Vancouver

Commented Sep 15, 2012 at 20:28:25 in Canada British Columbia

“I was just sayin'.”
Men's Rights Posters Torn Down In Vancouver

Men's Rights Posters Torn Down In Vancouver

Commented Sep 10, 2012 at 18:47:42 in Canada British Columbia

“Facts have no place in public awareness campaigns!

(And any campaign about marginalization which lacks the perspective of intersectionality and focuses on a single binary is just as unhelpful as none at all)”

HagueAbductions on Sep 13, 2012 at 14:55:58

“Language is part of the defining characteristic of reality,” according to Debord; however, according to Pickett , it is not so much language that is part of the defining characteristic of reality, but rather the collapse, and some would say the failure, of language. However, Sontag suggests the use of capitalist narrative to attack capitalism. An abundance of discourses concerning neodialectic feminism exist.

Thus we have to choose between capitalist narrative and textual theory. Several narratives concerning not theory per se, but subtheory may be revealed.

In a sense, Lyotard uses the term ‘neostructural semanticist theory’ to denote a self-sufficient totality. A number of conceptualisms concerning presemantic narrative exist.

...postmodernism is fun!”
huffingtonpost entry

Fox News Wonders Why Team USA's Uniforms Are Not Patriotic Enough (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 06:03:09 in Media

“Jingoism... good? I do not think you know what that word means. Here, I'll help -

"extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy" - merriam webster.

And /you/ haven't lost it, by the sounds of it.”
NDP Trying To 'Bring The Centre To Us'

NDP Trying To 'Bring The Centre To Us'

Commented Apr 9, 2012 at 14:42:13 in Canada Politics

“not nearly as arrogant as the Liberals continuing to claim they're Canada's "only option" and the "natural ruling party." Wonder if they'd clam up if they were reduced to 4th party...”
NDP Leadership: Thomas Mulcair Goes 1 On 1 With HuffPost (VIDEO)

NDP Leadership: Thomas Mulcair Goes 1 On 1 With HuffPost (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 10, 2012 at 21:40:49 in Canada Politics

“they're in /a/ closet...”
Adrian Dix, NDP Leader, To Announce Future Next Week

Adrian Dix, NDP Leader, To Announce Future Next Week

Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 23:35:34 in Canada British Columbia

“If it's anything other than 'I'm done, I'm sorry, I had a clear shot at a fish barrel and this guy Brian Topp told me not to take it" -- well, I'm never voting Orange again.”
'Disappearing Palestine' Ads On TransLink Anger Jewish Groups

'Disappearing Palestine' Ads On TransLink Anger Jewish Groups

Commented Aug 30, 2013 at 17:10:35 in Canada British Columbia

“My goodness, the truth is so hateful.

*eyes roll out of head*”
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