That was before I saw what the unlucky (and stupid) fan will be paying for:
Is this a joke?
Swag, memorabilia and….Personal Polaroid pictures taken from set (why the addition of the word personal? Are they sending dick pics?).
You might as well save your $4k.
Not even a set visit? Fucking FaceTime? What if you don’t have an iPhone or iPad? That’s a serious question. So I have to find someone and borrow their device because I’ve paid four thousand dollars for a video call that’s usually free. Lol. Fuck outta here.
Although, anyone silly enough to drop four grand on this foolishness would probably buy an iPhone if they don’t have one already.
The sheer brazenness of these people is disgusting.
What’s a fan got to do to get some real face time, though? Donate a kidney (+ transportation and their own medical costs?)
The replies are full of people saying they can’t afford it because they’re:
Paying for cons already
The last point had me rolling my eyes. None of these people have any common sense. They will be crying about con tickets while paying exorbitant prices. It was quite funny but sad at the same time.
WHERE IS THE LOGIC?
How can you complain when you have shown these people that you have bottomless pockets. Some of you will borrow money from people to spend one minute in the presence of these people and listen to them talk about their lives for two hours. Some of you will work multiple jobs to afford this shit. Some of you will complain after attending these things only to go again the next year.
One strategically tweeted #SPNFamily and everyone is rushing forward with open wallets.
All Jared and Jensen see is dollar signs. So excuse me for not having any sympathy.
What is wrong with you people?
Why are you entertaining this madness? You have been donating money to these people on a monthly basis for years now. Years. They will not stop taking your money until you stop giving them your money. Meanwhile, their money (mostly) isn’t going anywhere but the bank. The bank. Please have some respect for yourselves.
Like my friend put it:
Fools and their money. The guys probably came up with this scheme to pay for half of a teeth bleaching session.
Someone will have to tell me what the final bid was but $4k is probably what Genevieve spends on one ugly blouse per shopping session. Why would you donate money in the name of people who don’t value money in the first place. For all of the money fandom has collectively donated, how much have the guys and the wives donated? Have any of you demanded receipts?
Do any of you have at least one functioning brain cell?
If you do – please use it. I don’t really care, I just hate being exposed to such stupidity. Just seeing it makes my head hurt. If that makes me a hater, feel free to let me know. I will wear my title with pride.
Note to Jared and Jensen:
Please curate Supernatural’s cancellation charity raffle (at this point you might as well bleed fandom dry). Haven’t we all suffered enough? Let the show die a peaceful death already. Please.
I’m not going to spend a long time talking about this, but I ventured into the #racism tag on here and surprisingly, it was full of all kinds of crazy opinions.
The hot topic seemed to be comments said by a Cambridge University student on Friday/Saturday, during a ‘riot’ that took place in East London.
The Cambridge University student who praised rioters who threw petrol bombs at police and claimed “all white people are racist” has defended his comments.
Jason Okundaye, 20, head of the Black and Minority Ethnic society at the university, came under fire on Saturday after posting a string of posts on Twitter.
His remarks followed violent protests in Hackney, east London, on Friday night (July 28) over the death of Rashan Charles following a struggle with police.But commenting on his social media posts, Okundaye said: “My tweet about all white people being racist was pulled out of context and separate to my tweets in support of the Dalston protests.
“My tweets on white racism had been said before, in response to people acting as if racism is exclusive to working class people.
“I stated that regardless of sexuality, class, gender or age, all white people are racist i.e. not just one type of white person.”
And the reference to ‘geddit’ refers to my previous tweets on how all demographics of whiteness can and should be called out for their racism and how it specifically manifests in their groups e.g. white middle-class people refusing to hire Black people killed, or white gay men stating ‘no blacks, no asians’ on dating apps such as Grindr.
So basically, this student called all white people racist.
Apparently that’s racist.
He also said that all white people could ‘geddit’.
Apparently that’s inciting violence.
Unfortunately there are some people who think black people are afforded special treatment these days. They think equal opportunity is some sort of ploy to steal everything they have. It isn’t. Some of them even think that they’re a minority now. They’re not. They’re really not.
What really pisses me off is the people that hear the word ‘racist’ and instead of taking a breath and calming down, they proceed to show you just how racist they truly are. Some of y’all would make shitty lawyers.
In my opinion, what this student said wasn’t racist. I don’t know how calling white people racist is racist. I can’t follow that logic. Either it’s true or false. What is racist is the people on Twitter calling black people ‘sub human’ and ‘ferals’. Or the people who say we should go back to Africa.
The difference is that I see that nonsense everyday, be it on comment sections, Twitter, wherever and it’s disgusting, but I can’t really do anything about it. I reported those tweets, but that won’t stop anything.
Here, we have one admittedly inflammatory comment and now everyone is up in arms. Now they care about racism (but only so they can tell us how NOT racist they are, while being racist).
They’re talking about expelling this student and prosecuting him for ‘inciting racial hatred’. That’s bullshit. I’ll admit that when I first read the news, my reaction was dude, what are you doing?? You can’t say that. Especially as a Cambridge student. Didn’t your parents tell you when to shut up! Also, hello, Cambridge!
When you’re black, you know that there will always be people ready to help you fail. You know that there are certain things you have to be careful about saying, especially around certain people. Forget context, you have to be mindful at all times. Perhaps Jason forgot himself and was so frustrated that he tweeted what he did. Maybe he was just fed up. We’ve all been at that point. I don’t think he deserves to lose his education over that.
I find it highly ironic that an MP had this to say:
Just a few weeks ago, I was being told that a term used by one of his colleagues – ‘nigger in the woodpile’ – was just from back in the day and that outrage over the word was political correctness gone mad.
Now… an opinion is ‘racial hatred’. Y’all need to make your mind up.
Or is it that certain people can say what they want and to hell with the rest of us?
Stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki took the stage at The CW’s 2017 Upfronts Presentation on Thursday to announce that the show will do an animated Scooby-Doo crossover in its 13th season. Although some thought it could be a joke, EW has confirmed that the episode is really happening.
When. Will. They. End. This. Stupid. Show.
Scooby-Doo doesn’t deserve this, he really doesn’t. I’ve lost count of the number of things that Supernatural has tainted over the years – its writers’ ability to write, its editors’ ability to edit the show in a non amateur fashion, or its cast’s ability to act, the minds of impressionable fangirls. This show is more destructive than a moth that’s impossible to catch.
Somebody please make it stop and go away forever. PLEASE.
…. will never exist, but I didn’t have a better title. I just want to snark about all of the dumb shit I’ve read today.
First of all – Thank you France for being a voice of reason. That being said, the fact that Le Pen got so far is disturbing.
Over in the UK, the general election battle is well under way. We have to listen to dumb politicians say dumb shit and vote for the least stupid candidate.
First, it was that Jeremy Corbyn had banned Buzzfeed from his campaign trail after they posted an article saying thst he said he’d remain leader if he lost the election. He claims he didn’t but the last few months don’t really make it seem like he’d be willing to go anywhere. That’s even besides the point. The Conservatives are on course to win and Labour/Corbyn, to his credit, has some good policies.
The Tories want to bring back fox hunting. Labour wants free car parking at hospitals. So many difficult choices in this election
Antagonising Buzzfeed, which is read by the key demographic of people that Labour need to win, is pointless. His advisors need to do better. Fast.
On the flip side, Theresa May’s policies seem to be an energy cap, repeating strong and stable over and over, making the poor poorer and bringing back fox hunting?
“As it happens, personally I have always been in favour of fox hunting, and we maintain our commitment, we have had a commitment previously as a Conservative Party, to allow a free vote
Yes, bringing back fox hunting.
I already think that she’s delusional and has the personality of a prune, but this is beyond madness. We have an NHS that’s billions in debt, nurses are relying on food banks because they’re paid so badly, kids can’t afford to eat at school, there are more homeless people, London is in the middle of a very bad knife violence crisis and the PM wants to…
… bring back fox hunting, an activity that all but screams white and privileged.
Who else gives a single fuck about fox hunting? MPs can get a vote on that but not the terms of the increasingly ridiculous Brexit fiasco.
How out of touch with people can she be? It’s disgusting.
In today’s other dumb news, a UKIP MP suggested that student pick fruit in order to keep immigrants out of the county. I suppose they will find someone else to do the menial jobs that also go to immigrants. Students pick fruits, pensioners can clean toilets? All works out. Ugh, anyway.
Oh, and a Photoshop fail…I guess entertainment is slow this week.
Over in the US:
The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?
FBI Director James Comey – who was leading an investigation into alleged links between Donald Trump’s team and Russia – has been fired by the US President.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement that Mr Comey has been “terminated and removed from office.” Mr Trump acted on “clear recommendations” from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
James Comey is like that kid who so confident that they’re homework answers are right that they tell everyone else in order to impress them. And then they get an F while everyone else passes.
Comey more or less handed Trump the perfect opportunity to get rid of him by lying about Huma Abedin forwarding hundreds and thousands of email when in reality, it was less than that. Considering that he claims he inserted himself into election to combat claims of favouritism from the same person who’s just fired him, you have to wonder why he’s been in the job for as long as he is. He’s unprofessional and he’s probably going to be the reason why the Russian investigation stalls if it does.
On that note, despite what Trump claims, we all know that’s part of the reason why he’s been fired. This is what Trump does so well. Deflect and distract. Sally Yates gave some damning information yesterday this is all subterfuge and redirection of the narrative.
I can’t believe I am still writing these. It’s a testament to my lack of fresh snark material, it really is. That being said, it has been good to keep up with everything. The amount of ignorance on display is ridiculous.
Here’s a list of the previous posts because I haven’t gotten around to making a page
So, this week, the first article I stumbled upon contained this:
When asked if he thought he had changed how people vote, Mr Trump pointed to his “very high ratings”, claiming they increased by two or three times when he appeared on the Sunday morning shows. He highlighted Chris Wallace’s Fox News show.
“It had 9.2 million people. It’s the highest they’ve ever had. On any, on air, [CBS’ John] Dickerson had 5.2 million people,” he said.
“It’s the highest for ‘Face the Nation’ or as I call it, ‘Deface the Nation’. It’s the highest for ‘Deface the Nation’ since the World Trade Center. Since the World Trade Center came down. It’s a tremendous advantage.”
What. The. Actual. Fuck. What is wrong with him? Why is he comparing the ratings of his disaster of a Presidency to an actual disaster? Why the obsession with ratings? It’s weird. Oh, wait, rampant narcissism. Got it.
Oh man, has it really been over ten weeks? There is a combined post this week because I was so annoyed by Brexit that I basically gave up on politics last week.
Obviously the main story this week was Syria. At least 80 people were killed in a so-called chemical attack. Turkish officials have said that tests carried out on victims showed that sarin was used. Sarin is a gas/ nerve agent that basically fucks your shit up FAST. That it was used at all is pretty despicable. Most people believe that Assad’s regime was behind the attack. Some people think that statements made last week about the removal of Assad no longer being a priority maybe spurred the Syrian government on:
The president’s U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, said on March 30 of Assad: “Do we think he’s a hindrance? Yes. Are we going to sit there and focus on getting him out? No.”
Anyway, despite the fact that Trump & co are banning Syrian immigrants from the US, the images of dead children seemed to be the straw that broke the camels back. Syrians still aren’t welcome, but y’know what, here are some more bombs courtesy of Trump. Lest we forget that as many people were killed in recent US-backed airstrikes as there were during the chemical attack. It’s very hard to see Trump’s action as anything but posturing and hollow words given the sudden turnaround and blatant hypocrisy.
If Obama attacks Syria and innocent civilians are hurt and killed, he and the U.S. will look very bad!
Russia and Iran have warned the US they will “respond with force” if their own “red lines” are crossed in Syria.
Following Friday’s cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base, in retaliation for the chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun earlier in the week, the alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a joint statement threatening action in response to “any breach of red lines from whoever it is”.
“What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well,” the group’s joint command centre said.
White House aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner have met and agreed to “bury the hatchet” over their differences, a senior administration official said, in a bid to stop infighting that has distracted from Donald Trump’s message.
Bannon, the president’s chief strategist, and Kushner, an influential adviser and Trump’s son-in-law, met on Friday at the request of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus who told them that if they have any policy differences, they should air them internally, the official said.
“YAY!” said no-one. These two are on different ends of the same line of bullshit. They will fall out again.
It’s Not A Popularity Contest…
…but if it was…Trump and his buddy Paul Ryan would be on the losing side.
Michael Flynn; a man who’s clearly done nothing wrong. At all.
Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first National Security Advisor who unceremoniously resigned over allegations he had spoken to the Russian ambassador before taking public office, has offered to testify to officials investigating alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia in exchange for immunity, sources have told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
The reports said that Flynn had made the offer to intelligence committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as the FBI, but none had so far taken him up.
At least two White House officials played a role in surfacing the classified documents that were viewed by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, ABC News has confirmed.
Nunes, R-California, later described that information as potential evidence of improper surveillance by United States spy agencies working under the Obama administration.
On Friday, the intelligence committee’s ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, visited the White House to view what Schiff described as “precisely the same materials” that Nunes viewed. Schiff did not provide details about what was contained in the documents but said he saw no reason the committee shouldn’t have been consulted before Nunes went public.
“Nothing I could see today warranted a departure from the normal review procedures, and these materials should now be provided to the full membership of both committees,” said Schiff in a statement. “The White House has yet to explain why senior White House staff apparently shared these materials with but one member of either committee, only for their contents to be briefed back to the White House.”
There are no words. At this point, this is just blatant deflection and so stupid.
Jared Kushner is spinning around, move out of his way
Jared Kushner, who comes to Washington with no government experience, no policy experience, no diplomatic experience, and business experience limited to his family’s real estate development firm, a brief stint as a newspaper publisher, and briefly bidding to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be working on trade, Middle East policy in general, an Israel-Palestine peace deal more specifically, reforming the Veterans Administration, and solving the opioid crisis.
Call me a political novice but, if I was rich, successful and whatever else rich and successful people are and completely clueless when it came to politics, why would I want to saddle myself with 500 different political responsibilities? This beyond nepotism, it’s insanity.
“If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit. I don’t know that the critics who may say that of me, if they found themselves in this very unique and unprecedented situation that I am now in, would do any differently than I’m doing. So I hope to make a positive impact. I don’t know what it means to be complicit, but, you know, I hope time will prove that I have done a good job, and much more importantly, that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be.”
I think I just felt a strong gust of hot air. Ivanka appears to be full of it.
Democracy is a figment of our imaginations, clearly.
Pearls of Wisdom from Dr Ben Carson
“We are all in the same boat, and if part of the boat sinks, eventually, the rest of it goes down, too. When the Titanic started going down, you could be in the most luxurious suite, but you are still going down. So, you need to recognize that there is a problem here, and you need to work on it, too.”
Bear in mind that he was talking about inequality in ‘gentrified urban areas‘. Can someone tell him that rich and less well-off people are not on the same boat, hell, they’re barely on the same damn planet.
Be Careful What You Wish For
A Mexican man who spent almost two decades living in the United States was deported back to his home country late Tuesday, separating him from his US-born wife, who voted for President Donald Trump.
Roberto Beristain, 43, had been in custody since he was detained on Feb. 6 during a routine check-in with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers. After spending almost two months in detention centers across six states, the Indiana resident was suddenly taken alone to Juarez, Mexico, late Tuesday night, he said in a statement released by his attorneys, who had filed legal petitions requesting his release.
“They suddenly told me it was time to go,” Beristain said. “They told me to get my stuff, they put me in the back of a van, and sped toward the border.
A Trump supporter who allegedly banned a woman from staying in her rental home because of her race has been removed from Airbnb.
The host allegedly wrote to Suh: “I wouldn’t rent to (you) if (you) were the last person on earth. One word says it all. Asian.”
….Wow. Refusing to rent is one thing. I mean, fuck you if you’re racist, I don’t want to stay in your house anyway. To follow it up with the extra racist shit is a step too far. I love how the racists all have an extra oomph in their step these days! Trump won, so y’know, racism is justified. Brexit is happening, so let’s just treat minorities and refugees like shit. Fuck that.
That’s all for now. I have probably missed tons of important things but hopefully I’ll have a more comprehensive post up next week. Or maybe I’ll finally about Brexit. Maybe. It’s still too depressing.
Synopsis: A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.
Rotten tomatoes score: 44℅
Torn between moody grandiosity and cartoonish mayhem, Daredevil tries to have it both ways, and succeeds at neither.
Batman & Robin continues to elude me but I caught this on TV last week was inspired to blog about it. Sort of.
I don’t even need to recap. This movie is garbage.
I used to think that people were being unnecessarily harsh about it, but no, it’s bad. The only thing I liked was hearing Won’t Back Down by Fuel in the closing credits. That’s my song! Teenage me probably loved the movie’s soundtrack but overall, the film itself was a mess. It was boring and somewhat nonsensical. Colin Farrell was really cheesy as Bullseye. I have no idea what that first ninja battle scene with Elektra and Daredevil was. Or whichever one happened near that kids playground. I was just shuddering due to the cringe. Not to mention the whole ‘stay‘ thing as it’s raining buckets. UGH.
The movie is basically like one long Evanescence music video, complete with the soundtrack.
I don’t even know how Daredevil managed to survive after Elektra almost killed him. Or how he managed to catch up with the Kingpin. It was like time slowed down for me but not the movie? If that makes sense. It barely held my attention.
On the flip side, I suppose it isn’t completely worthless. The visual effects weren’t bad. It makes for good background noise/minor entertainment and there are probably worse movies out there. Like Playing It Cool (I’m still processing just how bad that movie was).
Anyway, based on this, I can only imagine how bad Affleck’s Batman is. I haven’t seen Batman vs. Superman but I hear that it wasn’t great. How surprising. I suppose the upside is that Affleck still has the perfect jawline for the role.
So, it has come to my attention that not liking things that other people like means that I hate everything. Or that talking about what I don’t like means that I hate everything. I know that I don’t hate everything and I actually don’t like being known as the person that hates everything. I’m quirky and weird, dammit. I listen to 90s music. That is a sure sign that I love everything.
Well…maybe that’s a slight exaggeration.
Anyway, I’ve decided that the best way to figure this shit out is to interview myself, so here goes nothing. (more…)
So for my birthday, I was just like, ‘Hm, let’s pick a movie’ and I chose Horrible Bosses 2. No one told me that Chris Pine was in it….. He was doing that weird yelling-talking thing again!!! And I know that he’s capable of speaking normally. I’ve seen Unstoppable! Anyway, yes. I turned it off after ten minutes.
I assumed that Gotham would be more tolerable and…it was certainly something. Sigh. (more…)