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The posts in play...

Gone With the Wind: The Great American Feminist Novel
The Case for Monopoly
Mark Kruger
Very Stable Genius Predictions
Saturday Morning Gaming: Like Where’s Waldo, But For A Computer
Stakes and Satiability- Part 2
Weekend Plans Post: My First Apartment
Unforgiven: Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl”
Republican Dissidents Shouldn’t Mourn They Should Organize.
Clare Briggs
The Party Man

The comments...

AvatarSaul Degraw

The problem is not Scarlet O’Hara but that the author of the book is clearly racist.

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to J_A
+ Well right, her story is not the story of how antebellum society actually functioned. It isn't a "bad" story just wildly inaccurate. I've said a few times [. . .]
+ Monopoly strikes me as a game that is important to have played. Much like Candyland teaches the most basic structure of a game, Monopoly is a [. . .]
+ This clip is going around now. This clip is absolutely powerful from @Trevornoah. And to hear him reference “the audio” from Bloomberg makes it extra meaningful. [. . .]
+ If you're finding yourself in a place where you are looking to kill an evening with something FTL-ish but not FTL? Pick up Shortest Trip [. . .]
Mark KrugerMark Kruger

Not only is Bloomberg hijacking the D primary process, but he's also even hijacking this comment thread. :)

AvatarJ_A in reply to Chip Daniels
+ @Chip I think you are making Kristin's point, but I'm not sure if you are making it on purpose, or by accident. It is true, that ”In [. . .]
+ My problem with FTL is that the game was at its most fun before you beat it the first time. And after you beat it for [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Fish
+ The thing that annoys me about FTL is that if you want to win there's kind of only one loadout to take to the final [. . .]
Avataratomickristin in reply to Michael Siegel

Thank you!! We're about to shift gears and go into full Stoker mode so stay tuned!

+ Skeptical that anybody would ever say something nice about Bloomberg, eh? I suppose I don't blame you. I mean, if I were trying to come up [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to J_A
+ One of the weaknesses of movies with criminals as the lead is that they soften the criminal and move all the horror and cruelty off [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird
+ Whether it is a "dumb question" or not depends on whether you've actually spoken to someone who says nice things about Bloomberg, or if you're [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Jaybird
+ Well, I think the closest recent example might be Jeb!'s campaign. He was burning through piles of money and utterly failing to get any [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Aaron David
+ I find it to be patronizing more than anything else. It's really insulting to the audience's intelligence to say some work is important for [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to InMD
+ I think that had I come across this trend when I was younger, I might have been more receptive to it, but now it just [. . .]

No comments yet? I'll just say I'm really enjoying this so far. You really channel Austen but put a layer of wonderful creepy over it.

Badges? We don't need no-

Oh, wait. Wrong cliche. Dammit. Carry on.

+ Here is my dumb question about Bloomberg. I don't have the ability to look at things objectively in this case and so I need to [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Aaron David
+ My mom had a complaint along these lines from the new Little Women movie (the book is a favorite of hers). Never read the [. . .]
AvatarAaron David

Excellent rant. Much favorable.

AvatarAaron David in reply to J_A
+ I am gonna go ahead and sign onto this 100% I bugs me to no end to see the white washing of many points [. . .]
+ I have not been back there since. I also haven't been back to the town I grew up in (NE Ohio) since 1989, when my [. . .]
+ I don’t fault (good) books for accurate descriptions, both of their characters or of their circumstances (*) The antebellum South was racist, to say the least. [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Mark Kruger
+ It is indeed interesting. I have to main trains of questions about things it might affect. The first thought I had is on the fate [. . .]
AvatarThe question in reply to Saul Degraw
+ I mean if the results from Iowa ever get certified buttigieg has a delegate lead right now but accepting numbers out of Iowa when they [. . .]
AvatarThe question in reply to Mark Kruger
+ of course you do people who are comfortable and are never ever affected by the machinations of the elite always think that having the elite [. . .]
Mark KrugerMark Kruger in reply to George Turner
+ George, this is an interesting angle. I'm not sure it's possible to buy enough talent to suck the energy out of a race in a [. . .]
+ I'm not suggesting we cancel Tracy Chapman. I'm just asking if "Fast Car" plays into and amplifies harmful stereotypes by allowing White listeners to engage [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Kristin Devine
+ Assuming the movie stays true to the book I didn't see Amy as representing a stereotype at all. This hetero dude actually found her [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to atomickristin
+ There is a school of thought that states we shouldn’t forgive the misogynistic literature of the past because they did things differently though. It’s growing [. . .]
+ I'm still waiting for all the democrats who gave Clinton a pass to stand up to him and tell him he needed to resign or [. . .]
Avataratomickristin in reply to Doctor Jay
+ Black people have every right to hate it. Absolutely. There are parts of the book and the movie that are disgusting and horrifying. [. . .]
+ Also, the first person who replies to this post with "Frankly, My Dear, I don't give a damn" wins a "Thanks Captain Obvious" badge I [. . .]
+ How old do you think this party animal is supposed to be? I’d guess late 50’s nowadays, by his look, but this was in 1916? [. . .]
AvatarDoctor Jay
+ I've never read the book. The film has some issues for me, but they aren't forefront. I have no problem with a story [. . .]
+ I couldn't find that first one sung, but I did find the tune: The second one was easier to find. Joan Baez, for example, covered it. [. . .]

Why would you spell your name in lower-case letters at the same time that people are making short jokes? Why?

AvatarOzzzy! in reply to Jaybird
+ The dumbest part of all this is the Angled, all caps Comic Sans, no? that kills his chances with the graphic design and Cleveland cav’s fan [. . .]
+ Yep, the Jiffy Mix plant was on the other side of town from Gran's. (If your car pool ever stopped for gas in Chelsea, you [. . .]
AvatarPinky in reply to DavidTC
+ Aside from the fact that all of us smart people know it's absurd, what's absurd about it? She maybe doesn't scream "winner" to me, [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Slade the Leveller
+ Man, now I'm thinking about a snap visit to the in-laws... then breakfast at Day-by-day... and a visit to Half Time Wreck. On the [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner
+ This might be very important. The Intercept - The Bloomberg Effect Mike Bloomberg is hiring so many operatives, local and state campaigns are starving [. . .]
AvatarSlade the Leveller in reply to Marchmaine

Now you’re making me pine for a walleye sandwich at Tavern on Grand.

AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Aaron David
+ One of the other candidates could (risking a potential implosion) try and own Twitter and the edgy youth vote by coming out and saying "Out [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to Jaybird
+ It's a trial balloon. Looking back to '16 and HRC getting a greater slightly bigger share of cast votes, it would make sense to see [. . .]