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