Like, you know, whatever.
"I have been a HIMYM fan since day one, and I still think the series’ first episode is one of the best comedy pilots I’ve ever seen. I love this show. I have been devoted to this show. I have stuck with this show through these last few garbage-y seasons, even as the series has squandered my affection, out of a combination of loyalty, pathetic optimism, curiosity, and the conviction that, everything else aside, the show was designed to have a happy ending. It’s in the title and everything! I have spent nine stupid years of my stupid life waiting for this happy ending, and if it turns out to be a tragic ending about a hearty widower, there is no way for me to get a refund on all this."
How many times can I repeat my refrain? I’m so glad I stopped watching this show a few seasons ago.
"I wish I could laugh at things like this, but I’m a woman, and I’m alive, and so instead of laughing at it, I actually have to spend my time avoiding being raped and worrying that if I ever were, the response would be “well, why’d you get so drunk?”"
Well, that’s just great, ABC. Thanks. I can’t wait to ignore this show. (The only reason I had a smidgen of interest is b/c one of the guys was on The Lizzie Bennet diaries series. But srsly, that wasn’t even enough to make me want to watch)
"American Hustle, currently nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, reminds me more and more of last year’s winner Argo: a well-acted, coolly costumed, high-energy period caper that is exactly as well-made as all movies should be, but, against the backdrop of our superhero blockbuster economy, gets mistaken for something truly special. American Hustle, like Argo, is perfectly good, but not nearly as good as it thinks it is. It’s sloppy and self-obsessed, masquerading as edgy when it only ever plays it safe. It is, in the parlance of the film’s original title, some bullshit."
I still haven’t seen it…
This statement by Bayer CEO sums up everything that is wrong with the multinational pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical companies are singularly focused on profit and so aggressively push for patents and high drug prices. Diseases that don’t promise a profit are neglected, and patients who can’t afford to pay are cut out of the picture. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read our response:http://ow.ly/sS4Uc
Stay classy, Bayer!
As if you didn’t have enough of a reason to hate Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor, above), How I Met Your Mother went full-on Racefail Monday. As Angry Asian Man explains:The hit CBS sitcom has had an ongoing seven-year joke about a series of allocated slaps that Marshall can “collect” from Barney — payment for losing a now-infamous season two Slap Bet. On last night’s show, in an attempt to deliver a devastating second-to-last slap to Barney, Marshall explains how he mastered the “Slap of a Million Exploding Suns.” This ended up being an excuse for the show to do some yellowface kungfoolery. To learn the powerful slap, Marshall must seek the wisdom of three great masters who can teach him mighty virtues of slapistry: speed, strength and accuracy. These Kill Bill-esque “masters,” of course, are played by the show’s stars, Colbie Smulders, Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan… rocking some mild yellowface looks, oriental orientalism and random background Asians. Lots of wind chimes and shit. At least nobody had their eyes taped back.
The episode was also protested online through the #HowIMetYourRacism tag on Twitter, with activists like Suey Park pushing the discussion.
Now, some people will argue that the show “had” to go this route to depict the mastery gag. SPOILER ALERT: These people are wrong.
The creative team didn’t “have” to do anything, first of all, because all of these people are fictional. But you could have done the same concept by putting an academic spin on it — cue Marshall building a ridiculous moving “slap dummy” machine in a classroom. Heck, there’s your chance for a Neil deGrasse Tyson cameo explaining the “SCIENCE!” without going for the lazy stereotype, and allowing for Dr. Tyson’s charm to carry the scene alongside Jason Segel.
But hey, if they wanted to keep people talking about this show as it nears the (merciful) end? Congrats. Hope they can handle the attention.
UGH So glad I already gave up on HIMYM. How did somebody think this was okay?