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From the New York Times’ review of Peppermint, a sort of Liam Neeson’s Taken for Ben Affleck’s ex-wife Jennifer Garner:

By Aisha Harris
Sept. 6, 2018

… Unfortunately, the film plays dangerously into violent Latino stereotypes. One blood bath takes place in a piñata warehouse, where Riley mows down Diego’s unsuspecting gang one by one, to the tune of a heavy metal song with Spanish lyrics. All of the dead appear to be Latinos (save for a couple of Korean mob allies), but she leaves the sole white guy working there alive in order to interrogate him. The moment says a lot about the way Hollywood continuously villainizes people of color and values certain lives over others.

What kind of message is Hollywood sending by leaving a white guy alive?

Leave No White Man Alive.

And from Reuters today:

Mass graves with 166 bodies found in eastern Mexico

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 / 2:51 PM / UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO

 
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  1. Anon7 says:

    A fight in a piñata warehouse? Are you sure this isn’t a Pink Panther movie?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Lurker
    , @Paul Jolliffe
  2. They have been running commercials for it and Finale in the 5 – 6 pm slot on ESPN lately, so maybe they both stink. Peppermint looks retarded even in the trailer.

  3. Hail says: • Website

    Hollywood continuously villainizes people of color


    “I, Aisha Harris, have never actually seen a Hollywood movie, but I have heard they villainize people of color. I am against this.”

    Aisha is a senior staff editor at the New York Times, covering culture

    Oh, God.

    Email her at [email protected]. Follow her on twitter at @craftingmystyle.

    A recent Tweet:

    Aisha Harris @craftingmystyle
    Aug 20, 2018
    Which cameraperson did Ja Rule pay to keep cutting to him in the audience? #vmas (yes, I’m watching the vmas…)

    How many of the sharp I-Steve readers reading these words knew what the VMAs were on first glance, or were aware they just occurred a few weeks ago? (I admit to ignorance on both.)

  4. syonredux says:

    Unfortunately, the film plays dangerously into violent Latino stereotypes. One blood bath takes place in a piñata warehouse, where Riley mows down Diego’s unsuspecting gang one by one, to the tune of a heavy metal song with Spanish lyrics. All of the dead appear to be Latinos (save for a couple of Korean mob allies), but she leaves the sole white guy working there alive in order to interrogate him. The moment says a lot about the way Hollywood continuously villainizes people of color and values certain lives over others.

    How un-WOKE. Clearly, they should have had the bad guys be White neo-Nazi bikers…..Or maybe FSB operatives….

  5. bomag says:

    Latinos dying on film: just doing the jobs Americans won’t do anymore.

    • LOL: Jim Don Bob
  6. syonredux says:
    @Hail

    Aisha is a senior staff editor at the New York Times, covering culture. Previously, she was a culture writer and editor for Slate and the host of its podcast centered around representation in film and TV, Represent. Elsewhere, she’s contributed to The Dissolve, Marie Claire Italy, and has been seen and heard as a guest on NPR, BBC, CBC, MSNBC, NBC, CNN, WNYC, and PBS. She’s also been featured as a panelist and moderator at events like SXSW, Comic Con San Diego, and more. She is an alumnus of Northwestern University and New York University with degrees in theatre and cinema studies.

    http://www.aishaharris.com/

    • Replies: @Currahee
    , @anonymous
    , @Vojkan
  7. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:

    Hollywood’s typical formula is for the villains to be northern Europeans and or non-black non-whites. In order not to alienate the significantly northern European descended audience for its product, Hollywood frequently has white or northern European protagonists opposite the northern European and or non-black non-white villains. And in order not to appear racist for having non-black non-whites mostly as villains, it often includes some non-whites, usually blacks, in supporting roles aiding the protagonist, and infuses its movies with liberal anti-racist messaging. Jews and Jewish phenotypes, along with blacks, are typically only in positive protagonist characters, and if they are portrayed as villains, they are not portrayed as one-dimensional, unambiguously evil villains like northern Europeans and non-black non-white villains are.

    This formula may change in certain respects and degrees with changing demographics and the globalization of the movie industry, but it has generally prevailed until now.

    • Agree: BB753, Twinkie
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @Lurker
  8. New law

    “Says a lot about” = hate speech = prison

  9. Glaivester says: • Website

    Has she seen the new Death Wish? Literally the first guys killed by the protagonist are white carjackers victimizing a black woman (or a black couple – I only saw the woman, but I think that it was mentioned that she was with her husband/boyfriend).

  10. Ibound1 says:

    “The moment says a lot about the way [Fill in the blank] continuously villainizes people of color and values certain lives over others.”

    This sentence is all purpose and can be used in any essay about America published in the New York Times. In fact, I think it should be the paper’s new motto.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  11. Bugg says:

    Another question; Jennifer Garner is 5’8″ in heels, 120 lbs. soaking wet. Don’t care how much Ninja Warrior training she does, she is not killing a bunch of guys. Hollywood releases a movie or 2 every year with this fantasy that little tiny girls are gonna kill 45 meaty muscleheads with their bare hands. Chris Farley being a Chippendale’s dancer was more plausible.

    Ms. Harris is more upset about the ethnicity of the dead guys than, you know, they’re guys who are probably not going to one by one get killed by some tiny girl.

  12. “The moment says a lot about the way Hollywood continuously villainizes people of color and values certain lives over others. ”

    Excluding The Black Panther, the Marvel Avengers movies including all of the spin offs have featured exactly ONE black villain, and he wasn’t even the main villain: Djimon Hounsou. The Mandarin, Iron man’s long time Chinese arch enemy, was re-written as a fake villain performed by a drunken Brit acted out by an Indian pretending to be English.
    They have however, replaced several of the white hero characters with black actors.

    Ina broader sense, what the last movie made that actually had a black main villain/antagonist? Unbreakable?

    The people that write this stuff cannot be this stupid so the alternative is pretty obvious.

  13. TGGP says: • Website

    Heroes have to kill somebody, so the logical implication of not casting anyone potentially offensive in such roles would be more jobs for white guys.

    Your note about the mass-grave in Mexico reminded me of when I read an article about a different movie in which the (white American) writer complained about an in-development film being set in Mexico and having a cartel as the baddies for an American action hero to take on. A Mexican commenter responded by noting that living near the actual atrocities the cartels carry out made him look favorably upon any movie in which they get what’s coming to them. We in America don’t hear too much about the populist cinema of Mexico (Alfonso Cuaron doesn’t cut it, though El Mariachi is another story), so I don’t actually know how films there treat the subject (or don’t).

  14. @Jim Don Bob

    It’s being released in the Worse-than-Idiocracy-Slot on the movie calendar, so that probably tells you something about what the studio execs thought of it.

  15. Aisha Harris.

    God help us. Though why he should escapes me. We visited this nonsense upon ourselves. We now bow down before ‘Ms. probably about up to being a bank teller.’ Fuck me.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  16. @Colin Wright

    Actually, the soft, ‘have I been a bad puppy?’ eyes suggest ol’ Aisha was raised as an adoptee by liberal white parents.

    She compensates for that marginal I.Q. by taking care to do exactly as she’s told.

    …pure speculation, of course. She could be the quadroon Mahatma Gandhi.

    Sure.

  17. Anonymous[413] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve, any thoughts on Burt Reynolds?

  18. @Hail

    Aisha is a senior staff editor at the New York Times, covering culture

    Pretty standard issue now days.

    In the establishment media white == Jewish, then “diversity” means hiring a few token blacks or much more occasionally the odd AAF like Sarah Jeong who has learned to rant appropriately

    The people whose ancestors actually built the nation–increasingly rare. (And for that matter they rarely bother to ferret out anyone from the huge mestizo population we have now.)

    • Replies: @Hail
  19. It was apparent even as a child that the correlation between being the first to die and being a menial, black helper in the Bond films was unreasonably high (perfect).

    • Replies: @Pericles
  20. Bugg says:

    “She is an alumnus of Northwestern University and New York University with degrees in theatre and cinema studies.”

    She spent serious money on an education she assumed would put her on the Spike Lee track to be a filmmaker, or like Adam Sandler, a performer herself(both Lee and Sandler are NYU arts alumni). Heck, she even got a ‘graduate” degree in this field, which seems pointless. It did not happen. And instead she’s writing nonsense about “representing”. The only way she has any clue she’s even alive professionally is writing woke nonsense like this.

  21. Simon says:
    @Bugg

    Movie fights between men and women are often ridiculous. This is one of the reasons I’m such a fan of Sicario (the first film, not the recent sequel). Emily Blunt, who starred as an FBI agent, said in an interview:

    “It was the massive fight scene with Jon Bernthal. He’s a boxer, so he was like, ‘Just smack me. I’m fine. I’m not even gonna feel it.’ I mean, we kicked the shit out of each other. I think it was just that feeling of being overpowered by a guy. I’d never experienced that before. But I really like that you don’t have this sort of cheesy action sequence where I’m kicking someone’s ass who could blatantly overpower me any day of the week.”

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  22. @Bugg

    Another question; Jennifer Garner is 5’8″ in heels, 120 lbs. soaking wet. Don’t care how much Ninja Warrior training she does, she is not killing a bunch of guys. Hollywood releases a movie or 2 every year with this fantasy that little tiny girls are gonna kill 45 meaty muscleheads with their bare hands. Chris Farley being a Chippendale’s dancer was more plausible.

    Agreed. The butt kicking babe trope is perhaps the most ridiculous things Hollyweird does. It actually wrecks even “suspension of disbelief”. It’s so stupid it makes these black rocket science geniuses figuriging out how to save world seem sort of quasi-believable. I mean their *could* be one, right? (Five standard deviations out.)

    However–not having seen the movie–she says “mowed down”. If Jennifer Garner is armed with an automatic weapon killing a whole bunch of guys is entirely possible. They didn’t call the Colt revolver “the great equalizer” for nothing. Every gal should learn to handle a firearm and shoot.

  23. Barnard says:
    @Bugg

    In her younger days she starred in the spy/sci-fi show Alias on ABC. Her character routinely beat up men twice her size. At least then she was young and agile. As a 40 something mother these scenes have to strain credibility even more.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  24. songbird says:

    They’d probably like something like the A-team but where the team and the van was rainbow-colored and every bullet hit a white guy, instead of safely ricocheting into nothing important.

  25. Zippy says:

    I’m seeing it.

    Yes, I recognize that Miss Garner is hardly plausible as a karate mistress, though as others have noted, if she is shooting, it’s more believable.

    But anything that annoys the NY Times because it depicts Latino violence is a movie I will reward.

  26. songbird says:
    @AnotherDad

    I think it depends a bit. For instance, in HK cinema, you had some women who were very acrobatic and so they could really add to the visual experience, and so facilitate suspension of disbelief, which was already really written into the tropes, even when male actors starred.

    With Hollywood, it is much different though. Action tends to be less stylized to start. Then your typical starlets don’t have the skills, and they are not something that can be acquired in short order, but must be taught from a very young age in a demanding program.

    American action used to center around buff guys like Schwarzenegger. The best action movies are still pretty much all from that era, so it is like there was already a built-in obstacle. Add the inevitable politics, and it just makes it worse.

    • Replies: @Anon
  27. @Jim Don Bob

    I just saw it. It’s kinda fun if you enjoy watching vile villains killed in creative ways and are willing to totally suspend disbelief and accept that a petite, 40-something female can wipe out scores of Hispanic gang bangers and other lowlifes and continue doing this while sustaining the requisite number of “flesh wounds”. (The new standard Hollywood tx for these appears to be a slosh of vodka over the wound, followed by a swig of the same, deft use of a staple gun, and duct tape to hold everything together.) I lefdt the theater believing that I got my money’s worth, a rare feeling this past summer.

  28. Hollywood should indeed depict more white people as victims of crime.

    Crime perpetrated by non-whites.

    That would be realistic.

  29. Anon87 says:
    @Bugg

    Ignore the goof, the point about tough action babes stands

  30. Anon[394] • Disclaimer says:

    We need separate counties at this point. Almost everything Sailer writes about could be fixed with just that by itself, so why don’t more people support it? It would seem obvious – no more racist media, no more wars, no more discrimination, no more SPLC, no more antifa, no more social media censorship, no more immigration, no more deepstate, no more affirmative action, no more professional school admissions discrimination, and we get to have an establishment and institutions completely controlled by our people for our people’s benefit. So, why isn’t this the logical outcome of where things should go? Are people really THAT blindly loyal to a piece of paper and some cloth? Party’s over guys. Time to start anew. Why be loyal to something that isn’t loyal to you? I don’t understand this. We need a new way forward because the current one just isn’t going to work.

  31. Kyle says:
    @Hail

    VMA = video music awards.
    Also if the camera kept cutting to “ja rule” then she must be referring to a taped version of the 1997 or 1998 VMAs. In 1998 some people knew who “ja rule” was. In 2018 nobody knows who “ja rule” is, and I doubt there would be the presence of a “ja rule” at the current year video music awards.

    - to give you some perspective I am not THE 27 year old, but A 27 year old.

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
  32. slumber_j says:

    And from Reuters today:

    Mass graves with 166 bodies found in eastern Mexico

    SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 / 2:51 PM / UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO

    You might imagine there’s some deep cultural stuff going on:

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/21/aztec-skull-trophy-rack-discovered-mexico-citys-templo-mayor-ruin-site

  33. @MikeatMikedotMike

    You mean like the TV ads for all the home security systems always showing burglars as block head white guys?

    To be fair, that IS one crime category where whites have pretty much held their own over the years.

    But as carjackers?

  34. Ibound1 says:
    @Anon

    Even after the Westetn Roman Empire was overrun with barbarians, the barbarian Kings still wanted titles from the Empire, still wanted a bureaucracy to keep records in Latin, still wanted approval from the Church because they could not conceive of any institution other than the Empire. The Emperor in Byzantium was still the Emperor. It took a very long time to turn Europe into nations

    • Replies: @anonymous
  35. Kyle says:

    Jennifer garner is so, sooo, so gorgeous.
    Why has she never gone through the formality of becoming a legitimate movie star?
    She’s done ok work on television, and is a credit card spokeswoman.
    Is she a bad actress?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Dave Pinsen
  36. @Kyle

    Three kids with Ben Affleck. Presumably, different priorities than pure career success.

    In 2012, it didn’t seem unimaginable that she might be First Lady someday. Her husband was flying high in his various careers, but his acting was a little like Reagan’s: good at playing sincere.

  37. Not too far OT: Academy Postponing New Popular Oscar Category

    Key quotation:

    Critics of the idea variously complained that creating a new Oscar was akin to asking popular films to sit at the kids’ table, while others argued it would devalue the eventual winner of the best picture Oscar.

    This season, Black Panther was emerging as a possible test case for the new pop Oscar. Undeniably popular — the pic has grossed $1.3 billion worldwide — it has also been critically applauded, earning a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Early handicapping has put it in the running for a best picture nomination, and while the Academy said a film could be eligible in both the best picture and best popular movie categories, some warned that a movie like Black Panther’s best picture prospects could be impacted negatively if Academy members were suddenly offered the option of voting for it as best popular film. The pic’s star Chadwick Boseman told THR, “There’s no campaign [that we are mounting] for popular film; like, if there’s a campaign, it’s for best picture and that’s all there is to it.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  38. @Colin Wright

    She’s just a person trying to make it in the world, whose job title and income are greater then they would be in a test-based (and brain computational speed-based) ordering of job allocation. Various empire-industrial actors perpetuate certain falsehoods so that most people in society don’t realize what is occurring.

  39. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    The moment says a lot about the way Hollywood continuously villainizes people of color

    So true, sista. Ten million white villains and ten million magic negroes later, they let one white guy live and well, this is the result. Everyone so racist. Continuously.

    Speaking of, that’s not Aisha Harris in the pic. That’s Buckwheat.

  40. Anonymous[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bugg

    A woman could train to become a sniper and use distance and sharp-shooting to take out the antagonists. But that would show guns in a good light (as the equalizers they are) so Hollywood won’t make that film.

    Honestly, though, Hollywood makes 99% drool. Steve is far too forgiving of the dreck they churn out. I did see *one good movie recently that reminded me of movies that they used to make way back when- 12 Strong

  41. Twinkie says:
    @Simon

    Movie fights between men and women are often ridiculous. This is one of the reasons I’m such a fan of Sicario (the first film, not the recent sequel).

    Agreed! However, most movie fights are ridiculous, not just those between men and women.

  42. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux

    NYT: The (((Ruling Class))) and their Pampered Pets.

  43. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Glaivester

    In my town it’s always white-bread types carjacking, raping, shooting POCs.

    Every day it’s the same old story, but the lying media won’t report it!

    J/K of course, but since I can’t seem to find Tiny Duck anymore…

  44. @Anon

    Anon[394] writes, “We need separate counties at this point.”

    Yes. Separate counties is a much more practical solution than the separate-countries solution like the partition of the Raj into India and Pakistan. And because the 3,242 counties in the United States are small and widely distributed, any red citizen who wanted to move to a blue county, or vice versa, would not have far to move.

  45. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ibound1

    It took a very long time to turn Europe into nations

    Extremely salient point. It’s going to take a very long time again.

    But it’s not clear how many white people will be around.

  46. @Jus' Sayin'...

    (The new standard Hollywood tx for these appears to be a slosh of vodka over the wound, followed by a swig of the same, deft use of a staple gun, and duct tape to hold everything together.)

    Post-battle self-care (and the accompanying score!) was far manlier in the ’80s:

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
  47. She is an alumnus of Northwestern University and New York University with degrees in theatre and cinema studies.

    “What are two pieces of paper that have less intrinsic value than the 99-cent, 1000-sheet roll of Scott’s toilet paper that I pick up at the Dollar General, Alex.”

  48. Anon[189] • Disclaimer says:

    “It took a very long time to turn Europe into nations.”

    Didn’t take long after the Soviet Union fell. Anyway, there seems to be an obvious solution here that no one is considering. Maybe it is old age; Boomers don’t really care as they got theirs in life. Sure, they may not like where things are going (police state and all), but it’s also not like they are going to live to see it anyway. That’s my guess. If so, is there another candidate for worst generation in American history? Not even the Civil War generation compares, as their mistakes were all eventually made right. This generation’s mistakes can only be rectified at this point by the second coming of Jesus Christ or Julius Caesar…or something bizarre and unlikely like a huge economic crash, an asteroid strike, or an AI singularity. That’s how bad things are.

  49. In the old Star Trek days, it was always men in red shirts who got killed. It didn’t matter what color the men where, just their shirts.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  50. So, what you’re looking for is something like the battle of Rorke’s Drift, only the natives will be white and the guys in cool old-fashioned uniforms will be guys like Lin-Manuel Miranda.

  51. Kirt says:

    The reviews I’ve read of Peppermint essentially don’t like it for being politically incorrect. The trailers look good, if rather conventional – basically a vengeful mom instead of a vengeful dad. I recall the first time I saw Jennifer Garner was in an Alias episode where she went mano a mano with a bad guy played by former UFC champion Oleg Taktarov. Her inevitable win did not quite meet my suspension of disbelief threshold. Even so, I plan on seeing Peppermint on Sunday. It looks better than most movies around these days.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  52. @Steve Sailer

    Maybe if Ben Affleck were a conservative he’d have a political future, but as a leftist he can’t compete in the New Democratic Party.

  53. @Anon

    Boomers don’t really care as they got theirs in life.

    In other words, they take after their parents and grandparents. (You know, the elders you love because they spoiled rather than disciplined you.)

    The soft suburban life may look like mollycoddling, but seen another way, it’s theft. By abandoning their hometowns and neighborhoods, the old vets detached their progeny from their legacy.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  54. indocon says:

    The start of NFL season looks terrible, listless teams going at it, bet the ratings are going to be terrible. The black index of ads is off the charts, an alien watching them might think that >50% of the population is black.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  55. @Steve Sailer

    She does a lot of Toyota commercials in New England, maybe national. She pushes credit cards, too. Her face is so stretched by plastique, she looks almost Chinese. You know just looking at her she’s a feckless, entitled bitch. Good for Ben getting loose from her. She was on some PBS panel awhile back, God what a self-absorbed broad. I know that’s par for the course, but she’s beyond annoying. Grudge Fuck annoying.

  56. Lugash says:
    @Bugg

    Garner was a similarly silly Butt Kicking Babe role in The Kingdom. She gets in a fight with a 250lb cop/jihadi/whatever who has her in a death grip, but decides to toss her around so she can get to a knife and gut him.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0431197/

  57. @Twinkie

    Agreed! However, most movie fights are ridiculous, not just those between men and women.

    Two of the more ridiculous and unbelievable, but very watchable and cinematic, fights in the movies I’ve enjoyed were the one in the remake of Casino Royale, with Daniel Craig, and the one in the most recent Mission Impossible movie, with Tom Cruise. Curiously, both take place in men’s rooms. Must be something about the stall doors slamming noisily that adds to the sense of mayhem.

    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
  58. BenKenobi says:
    @indocon

    According to Steve’s famous graph, they will be!

    They will be.

  59. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Barnard

    Garner, like Summer Glau, is a former ballerina, so it wasn’t hard for her to learn karate kicks for Alias. But when you see actual female fighters on film, even attractive ones like Gina Carano and Rhonda Rousey, the differences are stark. They are a lot thicker and more robust looking than Garner or Glau who look like retired ballerinas.

  60. Hail says: • Website
    @Colin Wright

    Aisha Harris on her father:

    I was about 7 or 8 when my dad sat me down to watch “Roots” – all 500 hours of it – recorded on VHS tapes from an ’80s cable rebroadcast. Alex Haley’s tale of genealogical discovery resonated with my father as a powerful attempt to re-establish the lineal connection between Africans and African-Americans that had been erased by slavery.

    That didn’t stop my father from (sort of) jokingly asking, upon my return from Kenya last month, “Did you feel different when you landed in the motherland?” What he meant, of course, was whether I felt as if I’d returned “home” to a place I’d never before been.

    A few years ago, my father took an ancestry DNA test, which revealed that some of his roots can be traced to Nigeria. But I don’t consider myself Nigerian-American, or even African-American.

    Where I’m from is America – who I am is a black American.

    The same Aisha Harris is apparently also the one behind the ‘Santa is Not White’ campaign of 2013, if you remember that:

    “I remember feeling as though, even though my father tried to tell me otherwise, that the Black Santa wasn’t the real thing,” Harris explains, “and I feel like a lot of kids can probably relate. Because you are constantly inundated with these images of Santa only being white. I feel like that kind of needs to change because the world — and America — is not that white anymore.”

    From this to the New York Times

    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
  61. @PiltdownMan

    I’ll see your mens room and raise you a naked Russian bath:

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  62. @Hail

    For a moment I thought wow, is ‘Roots’ really 500 hours long?

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @Colin Wright
  63. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The soft suburban life may look like mollycoddling, but seen another way, it’s theft. By abandoning their hometowns and neighborhoods, the old vets detached their progeny from their legacy.

    True, but the actual purpose was to keep you from getting raped in school every day.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  64. @Anon

    We need separate counties at this point. Almost everything Sailer writes about could be fixed with just that by itself, so why don’t more people support it?

    I’m on board.

    But the reason more people don’t support it is
    a) for the fringes it is diametrically opposed to their interests
    or
    b) white people (and other productive middle class people) haven’t woken up yet.

    Boiled down the essential demand of the coalition of fringes is to be able to live in a white nation (or live in a white neighborhood or attend a white school)–reap the benefits thereof, prosperity, order, quality, rule-of-law–but not have white people in charge and make them give up their stuff.

    Their complaint “you’re oppressing me … but don’t you try and leave!” is–given any thought–deeply contradictory and ridiculous. But the establishment throws up mountains–montain ranges–of verbiage to obscure this contradiction and make the whining sound plausible.

    This is why i think just talking up “separation” is so powerful. It’s not something we have to run out and do tomorrow. But just saying it and getting people to think about it–”hey they keep bad mouthing us whites, how we’re always oppressing them … yet really really hate the idea of us living in our own nation?”–can really rip the blinders off people’s eyes. It is the simple “revealled preference” debunking of the entire minoritarian narrative.

  65. For a moment I thought wow, is ‘Roots’ really 500 hours long?

    Aren’t all miniseries? It sure seems that way.

    I’ve only seen a minute or two of it. The opening scene was totally fraudulent. (If it was set in Africa. Not so if it was in our bayous.)

    White men chasing a native into the jungle, then capturing him? Huh? White men died in the jungle. Hell, they barely survived Virginia. And he didn’t know his own territory?

    The slave who killed my ancestor’s first wife got farther afield in alien Rhode Island, and managed to drown himself before being caught.

    That scene was just ridiculous. But watching Sandy Duncan, one of my favorite celebrities, degrade herself, even for thirty seconds, was too much pain to take.

    At first we Coasties took some pride in one of our own’s success. But that dissipated rather quickly.

  66. @AnotherDad

    The problem isn’t that they hate us. They don’t hate us enough.

    I just saw a piece on Quora that claimed that none of Britain’s former colonies– white, Chinese, and black Caribbean ones, that is, I’m not sure about the African ones– ever voted to cease being colonies. They wanted to stay. Independence was all top-down.

    (Of course, it might have been good for Britain. So it would have been democratic on that score.)

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @jim jones
  67. @Jus' Sayin'...

    The new standard Hollywood tx for these appears to be a slosh of vodka over the wound, followed by a swig of the same, deft use of a staple gun, and duct tape to hold everything together.

    Well, how do you fix your vehicle, smarty pants? Call Car Talk on NPR? Wait for MacGyver reruns?

  68. El Dato says:

    All of the dead appear to be Latinos (save for a couple of Korean mob allies), but she leaves the sole white guy working there alive in order to interrogate him.

    That’s because he’s the only one with IQ high enough to be able to understand the questions.

    The moment says a lot about the way Hollywood continuously villainizes people of color and values certain lives over others.

    No, it was a rational decision, I tell you.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  69. Anonymous[407] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ibound1

    “The moment says a lot about the way [Fill in the white] continuously villainizes people of color and values certain lives over others.”

    Better.

    A good addition to WaPo’s promise that “Democracy Dies In Darkness”.

  70. Twinkie says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    And the ship’s captain is always on away-missions, along with the Executive Officer and/or other senior officers of the ship… because decapitating a ship’s command is no big deal in a voyage into the unknown.

  71. Twinkie says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I just saw a piece on Quora that claimed that none of Britain’s former colonies– white, Chinese, and black Caribbean ones, that is, I’m not sure about the African ones– ever voted to cease being colonies. They wanted to stay. Independence was all top-down.

    Are you unfamiliar with the Malayan Emergency? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayan_Emergency

    Forget voting. The Chinese took up arms against the British.

    Also, Hong Kong had a nascent democracy movement that was suppressed by the British. In general, the British were very good at coopting or otherwise repressing self-rule by playing one native faction against another, placing themselves as referees. Gentleman’s repression, if you will. Those magnificent bastards.

  72. jackson says:

    The three countries with the highest murder rates in the world?

    1. El Salvador
    2. Honduras
    3. Venezuela

  73. anon[130] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bugg

    A based Lenin might have asked: Who has better hair than whom?

  74. Pericles says:
    @Uilleam Yr Alban

    In the opening of one of the recent Bond films, Bond gets shot by a black AA hire nominally on the same side. She then gets promoted to a very nice desk job for her troubles.

  75. J.Ross says: • Website

    Before he died Bill Pullman starred in a David Mamet Bad movie about New York cops not being appreciated by the public, which I refused to accept because of the “stereotypicalness” of the laTino badguy (and the general horrendousness of the dialogue). The laTino bad guy accused the hero cop of brutality and stalked a girlfriend, and in the end committed suicide because as a hot-blooded laTino blade he could not bear rejection.
    ___Posting

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  76. Pericles says:
    @Kirt

    Even so, I plan on seeing Peppermint on Sunday. It looks better than most movies around these days.

    I’ve heard good things about the Mel/Vince Dragged Across Concrete.

  77. J.Ross says: • Website

    Before he died Bill Pullman starred in a David Mamet Bad movie about New York cops not being appreciated by the public, which I refused to accept because of the “stereotypicalness” of the laTino badguy (and the general horrendousness of the dialogue). The laTino bad guy accused the hero cop of brutality in a courtroom/hostage context and stalked a girlfriend, and in the end committed suicide because as a hot-blooded laTino blade he could not bear rejection.
    ___
    Posting will be irregular because my devices shut off if I access certain sites. Yes I have checked the battery.
    ___
    There’s a line from Schindler’s List I want to quote. I wish I could show you this person I saw while I was shambling unworthily around U of M recently, East Asian, absolutely perfectly tailored slate grey cocktail dress, highly acceptable hair, and, just to bring up Mortal Kombat, a white surgical mask. I dig masking as a courtesy around flu season but there was nothing unhealthy about this girl. I begin to suspect that petereicke’s law will apply to the nominally sensible custom of masking — originally to protect others, now just to weird people out.
    _____
    Sorry about double posting, cannot be helped until I alter my devices, which I suspect of White House level loyalty.

  78. HEL says:
    @Twinkie

    Agreed! However, most movie fights are ridiculous, not just those between men and women.

    Yeah, the constant whining about how female action heroes are ‘unbelievable’ kinda drives me nuts. Unbelievable compared to what? Keanu Reeves gunning down 100 Russian mafia members in close quarters? Bruce Lee beating down 75 henchmen (who sportingly attack him one at a time) in 10 minutes, not one of whom, for some unknown reason, has a firearm? Gimme a break.

    They’re on to something, of course, and I agree that female action stars tend to be unsatisfying. But it’s not cause their imaginary cinematic feats are any less believable than the already utterly impossible feats of their male counterparts. It’s more fundamental–some sexy little twig of a girl just isn’t a badass. Ever, at all, on any level. Sure, I know Judge Dredd couldn’t blast his way through an entire tower block filled with drugged out gangsters. Indeed the whole universe they created there is ludicrous, impossible. But hey, Karl Urban does come off as cool and tough. I can buy that much, even though ya know that isn’t real either. That’s where female action leads fail most, in the fundamental feel of the character. Having Scarlett Johansson, or whoever, attempt the classic dry, laconic action hero persona is just goofy and unconvincing. And that wouldn’t be an appealing look on a woman anyway. It’s a truly ridiculous thing to demand the public needs to see. It really doesn’t make any more aesthetic sense than remaking Beaches with Vin Diesel and The Rock. Though perhaps that’ll be the new frontier in breaking gender stereotypes, remaking chick flick weepies with roided out gorillas. In fact, I think I may just have had my million dollar idea . . . Off to Hollywood!

  79. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    Their complaint “you’re oppressing me … but don’t you try and leave!” is–given any thought–deeply contradictory and ridiculous.

    They don’t want you to leave. They want you to be their slaves.

  80. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Kyle

    I turned on the TV to the same channel the game was on, and caught her on one of those late night shows. She mentioned (in the context of discussing recovering from a stunt injury) that’s she’s 46. Still gorgeous.

    Coincidentally, I was looking for an example of the show Dinner for Five to share in the tweet below, and the first episode that came up on YouTube was one with her and Ben Affleck among the guests. She looks like a movie star just eating her meal and smiling at the knuckleheads around the table.

  81. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @HEL

    It’s a shame, because women can be menacing without the physicality. No spoilers, because I haven’t finished it yet, but the second season of Ozark has a perfectly menacing female character, an icy blonde lawyer/apparatchik for the drug cartel. The menace comes knowing that she she could sic her cartel goons on you with a word.

  82. @The Last Real Calvinist

    They added a Best Animated Feature Oscar after Beauty and the Beast got a Best Picture nomination. Since then, Up and Toy Story 3 have gotten Best Picture nominations, but that’s under the expanded number of nods, so they probably weren’t real contenders to win.

    They used to give a Best Picture nomination to one popular popcorn movie per year like Airport in 1970. But by 1985 the huge hit “Back to the Future” was not nominated for Best Picture, despite being, you know, the best picture of 1985. But it was extremely popular, so what did it need an Oscar nomination for?

    They could call it the Hundred Million Oscar for movies with at least 9 figures in domestic box office or a quarter billion worldwide. So far this year, five nominations would likely go to A Quiet Place, Incredibles 2, Black Panther, and then some combination of Mission Impossible, Avengers, Antman, Deadpool, and Crazy Rich Asians. Or they could limit it to 9 figure budget movies, which would knock out A Quiet Place.

    In the last 5 years, the only Best Picture nominees with 100 million plus budgets have been Dunkirk, Revenant, The Martian, Mad Max, Wolf of Wall Street, and Gravity. So 6 out of 43 Best Picture nominees. These six are all by star directors. I’ve seen them all except The Revenant, which sounds good, and they are all good. So, yeah, it would seem like a good idea to encourage high quality big budget movies.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    , @Jim Don Bob
  83. @Hail

    The VMAs are the most insufferable of all of the awards shows. It used to be a pretty significant cultural event, but was always cringeworthy unless you were a 13-year-old girl. The crowd is packed with teenagers and the “woo”ing is painful. Now it is the most SJW event conceivable. I think they were the first to abolish gender categories.

  84. @Anon

    Uh, how did that work out in 1861?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  85. @Twinkie

    the British were very good at coopting or otherwise repressing self-rule by playing one native faction against another, placing themselves as referees.

    Kind of what like the globalists are doing in using immigrants?

  86. Anon[225] • Disclaimer says:

    “Uh, how did that work out in 1861?”

    Uh, is it still 1861?

  87. CAL2 says:
    @HEL

    It’s the level of disbelief. Of course Reeves, Arnold, Norris, or Stallone aren’t going to wipe out 20 guys at once in real life. But you believe they could easily take out a couple. (BTW, there’s a video of Reeves at a gun range and he can actually shoot.) You never believe the 95 pound waif is going to eliminate a single guy in close quarters unless the guy is stupid or something lucky for the waif happens.

    Interestingly, for Hollywood, the two more realistic female action stars were Weaver and Hamilton in Alien and The Terminator franchises.

  88. @Jim Christian

    Whew, angry much?

    “You know just looking at her she’s a feckless, entitled bitch. ”

    The entitled bitch is Affleck. All the success in the world, three healthy kids, a gorgeous wife and he throws it all away in the most public & spectacular fashion? Who is the entitled bitch?

    He was and is lucky to have her. She should have told him to fuck off but she did one of those intervention things while he was fucking a Playboy model.

    I’ve never seen her in a movie and I don’t think she’s gorgeous (sorry, Kyle) but I don’t get off on her marital tribulations.

    “Grudge Fuck annoying.”

    How revealing. You want to, but can’t.

    I know just from reading this that you are on the road to Chris Watts psychopathy. Get some help.

  89. @HEL

    I agree with this.

    Movies should be an exaggeration of reality, not a distortion of it.

    Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz is the embodiment of courage and decency. She slaps the Lion in the nose once, because he menaced Toto. That’s it.

    (And don’t get me started on the Wicked Witch, it’s off topic, but she’s very scary in a female way. She doesn’t blast people to death, she’s cruel and capricious and vengeful….)

    That’s why Wonder Woman worked – she’s got superpowers, yeah, and picks up tanks, but was otherwise quite feminine and blazed with motherly wrath at the horror of war, had great hair, and impeccable eye-liner.

  90. RVBlake says:

    I agree with Aisha…I, too, am against the vicitimization of people of color as depicted in Hollywood movies I’ve never seen. Aisha – wasn’t that the name of Mohammed’s child bride?

  91. Thinking about this more I can’t help but wonder if Ms. Harris’ comment is the product of her deep sexual frustration – i. e., “If I can’t have a huwhiteboi nobody can!”

    I think that would fit with the constant Leftist predilection for projection.

  92. Brutusale says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    Garrett McNamara, a top big wave surfer, uses Super Glue to close himself up after contact with the reefs.

    “McNamara has unrivaled experience and, like an aging matador, his gray hairs are emblems of both his expertise and his good luck, but he knows the dangers. In addition to breaking his back, McNamara has cracked his ribs, ruptured his eardrums and received too many stitches to count. He has gotten so tired of getting sewn up by doctors that he now treats all but the deepest wounds with superglue. When he surfs, his hard, reinforced boards often get dented. I assumed this was because the boards hit the ocean floor during wipeouts. In fact, McNamara tells me, the dents are caused by the board smashing against his own body.”

  93. Brutusale says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Fists, knives, pistols, AKs, hand dryers, and guys who’re evenly matched.

    • Replies: @The Plutonium Kid
  94. Escher says:

    The Mexicans were racist for not hiring more than 1 white guy at the Piñata warehouse.

  95. Garner was in the TV show Alias, which I still consider to be one of the best comedies on television. In one episode, the big bad had two bodyguards. These guys were KGB super assassins. She knocked out one with a single punch, and the second with a single punch. I laughed so hard. In the old days, they knew that to build up suspense, the bad guys had to throw Ms. Peel around a few times before John Sneed had to rescue her.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  96. Brutusale says:
    @Steve Sailer

    They’re fine with covert affirmative action. It’s overt affirmative action that they have a problem with.

  97. @Anonymous

    Yep, my Dad had told me there was an agenda in the media, including TV and the movies a long long time ago. “Believe 1/2 of what you read and 1/4 of what you hear.” he said, but it may have been reversed (therefore I’ll just go with the conservative value, 0.25, on both). Because I always have this in my mind, I see the agenda right away. Therefore I can’t watch any new movies, and I don’t.

    You are right that there is all that figuring going on in these movie-makers heads, #276. I don’t know how you’d do it without a spreadsheet or something. Maybe there’s an app for that – CastCorrect would be a suggestion for a name.

  98. @Glaivester

    Serious question, Glaivester – why are you supporting these people?

    Hollywood doesn’t care what you write here under iSteve. It sounds like they’ve got your money, but more importantly, they got to broadcast their lies to your eyes and ears.

  99. @Anon

    … or something bizarre and unlikely like a huge economic crash, an asteroid strike, or an AI singularity.

    Do you think an economic crash could be called bizarre? I consider it very likely at that. Math ain’t bizarre.

  100. @Jim Christian

    Her face is so stretched by plastique, …

    Plastique?! Man, I wouldn’t want to fight her man-to-woman either. One kick to the jaw and … Kaboomyow!*

    (You can’t get away with anything around here.)

    .

    * Yes, as a matter of fact, I do think she has detonators for fillings.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  101. kihowi says:
    @Colin Wright

    Thanks for putting into words what I noticed immediately. The puppy eyes are correlated with how liberal a woman is. You go to the health food store and the specimens working there radiate a victimhood that makes is almost impossible to look them in the eyes. Remember the crazy NYT asian? She had it in buckets.

    They’re also the kind of women I know I could bed. My personal theory is that they are aware how vulnerable they are and politically lashing out is an attempt to feel a bit better.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  102. @Roderick Spode

    For a moment I thought wow, is ‘Roots’ really 500 hours long?

    No. It just seemed like it.

  103. @Steve Sailer

    I read The Revenant book this summer; it was pretty good. I may even watch the movie.

  104. @Roderick Spode

    ‘For a moment I thought wow, is ‘Roots’ really 500 hours long?’

    Sounds reasonable to me. All white people should be forced to watch it, too.

    This is SARCASM. The world’s become so demented those sentences could be written in all seriousness.

  105. peterike says:

    Watched that trailer. Actually, the most surprising part isn’t what Garner does from an action hero perspective. The most surprising part is that her character is married to a white guy.

  106. @HEL

    ‘…It really doesn’t make any more aesthetic sense than remaking Beaches with Vin Diesel and The Rock. Though perhaps that’ll be the new frontier in breaking gender stereotypes, remaking chick flick weepies with roided out gorillas…’

    I think this is a winner.

  107. @Hail

    Aisha is a senior staff editor at the New York Times, covering culture

    Oh, God.

    LOL. On LinkedIn she gives her title as “Assistant Editor for TV”. Either way, don’t worry, she’s not going to be the Times’ point person now covering the NY Philharmonic’s new fall season, or the Metropolitan Opera’s. Or at most she’ll parachute in to complain about the excessive number of white musicians and how none of them are ever killed off by the end of the performance.

  108. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon7

    Fight in a piñata warehouse is a rip off from a 70s spy movie. A lot of the action was in a warehouse full of costumes masks and props for the February carnivals in Europe.

    That’s what film school consists of, watching old movies so they can copy bits and pieces into new movies. I watch Turner Classics because I can’t stand the ADs on other channels. I’ve come to recognize the continuous adaption of old into new movies.

    About half of every TV program but TMC is devoted to ADs. Some of the sit coms are now on Netflix. Netflix shows state the hours minutes and seconds. The sitcoms and half hour shows state 15 or 14 minutes. The rest of the time was taken up by ADs. A 110 minutes movie is stretched to 190 minutes, 80 minutes of irritating ADs.

    The news programs seem to be 4 minutes of news, 3 minutes of ADs and announcements of breaking news.

    I don’t see how people can stand TV.

  109. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @songbird

    Stunt women are used for the action scenes along with a lot of cutting and photoshop. Most stunt actors come from stunt families and parents train them from early childhood.

    • Replies: @songbird
  110. @AnotherDad

    Yep. We learned in Vietnam that little guys with guns were plenty dangerous.

  111. Lurker says:
    @Hail

    I realise she’s being ironic (or is she?) but most people seem woefully blinkered about TV, even after all these decades.

    The director or a trusted underling decide which shots are broadcast, not the guy on the camera. If the cameraman is pointing at Mr. Rule thats because he was told to do that.

    Everything you see on screen is the result of choices and decisions about casting, directing, editing, framing etc. But people are encouraged to believe they are watching an unmediated slice of life. And thats just factual programming, never mind once you get onto fiction.

  112. @Steve Sailer

    Mississippi Ben Affleck and Lebanese-Limey Kentucky guy Vince Vaughn are both tall and stocky and they use the same fighting style in some movies. Could be the movie fight choreographer is the same.

  113. I’m wondering how Hollywood is going to cover the cage match between Spartacus and Pocahontas.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  114. Lurker says:
    @Anonymous

    Exactly!

    Black villains, to the degree they are portrayed at all, are usually silent henchmen, merely extras. And if they do rise beyond the two dimensional there will be at least a hint of root causes, mitigating circumstances, tough choices involved.

  115. @Twinkie

    most movie fights are ridiculous, not just those between men and women.

    They always give you an overoptimistic idea about how much abuse a human can take — a dozen direct punches to the face, and a guy is still on his feet, alert and agile as ever.

    Guys get knocked out and within seconds of “coming to” they’re back in the fight, good as new.

    Watch a real boxing match and you see that a single undeflected punch to the head ends a fight. (Bouts last longer than 10 seconds because the fighters are great at protecting themselves.)

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anonymous
    , @Buffalo Joe
  116. Anon[222] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    I’ve only watched one awards show in my entire life. My family never watched the academy awards so I never did at home. First year of college there was all this excitement about the academy awards. So we all went to the TV room to watch this thrilling and oh so important event.

    I was soooo bored. It was more boring than church At least in church there’s some movement and the clergy critter does various things.

    After about half an hour I just left.

  117. Anon[222] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew

    We kids watched those old cowboy movies and shows like rifleman gun smoke etc on TV. They were always breaking furniture and crashing through second floor banisters.

    Mom always joked that a carpenter would have made a fortune in the old west

  118. @anonymous

    True, but the actual purpose was to keep you from getting raped in school every day.

    Was that really a problem in the ethnic neigborhoods? (Never mind the small towns.) My mom grew up in Queens, and never mentioned a fear of rape.

    If you want to know what city kids looked like sixty years ago, watch the opening credits of Leonard Bernstein’s “Young People’s Concerts”. A good centennial celebration.

    (Of course his politics was fully on the wavelength that ruined the city for decades.)

  119. @candid_observer

    I’m wondering how Hollywood is going to cover the cage match between Spartacus and Pocahontas.

    Nude.

    • Replies: @Anonymoose
  120. @Redneck farmer

    Uh, how did that work out in 1861?

    That was stupid. Fighting to keep territories no sane person would want to. The resulting Union would have been whiter than Canada.

    Likewise, Russia should have expelled Chechen. But there was a pipeline or some other issue involved. You sure don’t want the people.

  121. @MikeatMikedotMike

    Samuel Jackson played the villain in Kingsman. I think there have been others too.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  122. @Twinkie

    Forget voting. The Chinese took up arms against the British.

    I have read that this was a fringe movement trained and financed by Communist China. If the ethnic Chinese in the territory (~50% of the total, including Singapore) had decided to fight the metropole, it is unlikely that the Crown could have gotten out with less than tens of thousands of National Servicemen from the British Isles dead, assuming the kid glove approach actually used by British counter-insurgency forces. In reality, the insurgents numbered at most in the thousands at their peak, vs the hundreds of thousands that would have materialized, had the movement real support among the millions of ethnic Chinese in the Straits Settlements.

    Also, Hong Kong had a nascent democracy movement that was suppressed by the British.

    There was an article about the tightrope the British walked, after the Chinese Communist victory in 1949, vis-a-vis Hong Kong. The Communist red line was the British creation of a local legislature as a prelude to potential independence. That would be the trigger for a Chinese invasion.

    In general, the British were very good at coopting or otherwise repressing self-rule by playing one native faction against another, placing themselves as referees.

    There was no particular need to divide the “natives”, many of whom were either from other parts of the empire, or from outside the empire altogether. In many cases, their interests were diametrically opposed. The non-Muslims in Malaysia would presumably have had an interest in continued British occupation, whereas the Muslims would want majoritarian (i.e. Muslim) rule in order to privilege themselves over the non-Muslims, who would have been seen as settlers and interlopers imposed on them by colonial overlords.

  123. jim jones says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Just like America, rich people wanted the War of Independence

  124. @AnotherDad

    Having seen the movie, I can assure you that the Garner character takes out the bad guys with various firearms and usually at a distance. When she mixes it up close she gets clobbered, at least until she once again gets her hands on a gun, hand grenade, or something similar. As the old saying goes, “God made men. Sam Colt made men equal.”

    All that said, the combat is, as it always is in movies, absurd. The pleasure is in watching good, as it so rarely does in real life, violently triumphing over evil. In fact, the only scene in the movie that annoyed me was the one in which the Garner character played nice and bolloxed the opportunity to wreak ultimate, condign revenge on her arch enemy.

  125. Anonymous[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Neither Bill Pullman nor David Mamet are deceased.

    Burt Reynolds is, though. RIP, Bandit.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  126. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew

    Not even head shots. An average man can incapacitate the biggest, strongest men with a shot to the liver:

  127. bomag says:
    @Anon

    … is there another candidate for worst generation in American history?

    I’ll stick up for them a little bit in that the The Pill and retreat from traditional mores was unprecedented.

  128. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    That depends. Is she mowing down a bunch of unarmed men from a distance? Or is it like Commando where John Matrix is able to mow down a veritable army of soldiers equipped with their own machine guns, rocket launchers, and jeeps?

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  129. They don’t accuse whites of racism because they want equality; they mean to tell whites that they are the new overlords. They are not preaching equality to question authority, but to assert it.

  130. songbird says:
    @Anon

    Stunt people do have a certain amount of skill, but I think there was a whole different level in HK cinema.

    Firstly, they were crazier and more willing to hurt themselves or let others be hurt – the actual stars. Kind of like the silent movie era. Secondly, there were a lot of kids that were beaten or starved when they couldn’t do full splits, like Jackie Chan who is now an old gaffer, without really a new generation to replace him and others. Not quite of the same skill, anyway.

  131. @Twinkie

    Also, Hong Kong had a nascent democracy movement that was suppressed by the British.

    Sure, some would want that over undemocratic rule. But if the real choice is between Elizabeth and Mao, who would choose the latter? Well over half the population escaped, or were children of those who escaped, the mainland.

    For such a proud race, they have an awful lot of second homes in Vancouver.

  132. @Brutusale

    Damn, all that flashing light is enough to give you an epileptic seizure.

  133. @El Dato

    El, and he spoke English, duh.

  134. @kihowi

    kihowi. the people in health food stores look anything but healthy.

  135. @International Jew

    IJ, not to mention that a solid, barehanded punch to the skull often leads to broken knuckles, which pretty much ends the fight.

  136. @Anonymous

    “veritable army of soldiers ”

    Yeah but they were mestizos. Jesse Owens would win every event in the Special Olympics as well.

  137. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    An average man probably isn’t going to land a punch that professional boxers rarely do.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  138. Vojkan says:
    @syonredux

    You sit at a table in a café in Paris, then Aisha and two friends sit at the next table. A couple of minutes later you look for a free table away from them because the bits of their conversation you overheard sounded so idiotic that you just needed to put some distance between your ears and them.

  139. Hail says: • Website
    @AnotherDad

    they rarely bother to ferret out anyone from the huge mestizo population we have now

    Challenge to I-Steve-land:

    Name one famous opinion-shaper/pundit/journalist in the USA who is mestizo.

    Mesitzo here means a person with personal Spanish-language-origin plus substantial Amerindian ancestry that approaches or exceeds his/her White ancestral component. (Therefore 3/4-Jewish, likely-0%-Amerindian Matthew Yglesias doesn’t count.)

    No cheating (googling, etc.).

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  140. @Anonymous

    Neither Bill Pullman nor David Mamet are deceased.

    He didn’t say Pullman was deceased. He said the guy starred in the movie before he died. Which is true, he did.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  141. Twinkie says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Liver kicks are easier to land than liver punches. It’s usually done with the left/lead foot, usually with a quick stance switch. My training partners and I used to drop each other with it routinely when I used to train in Muay Thai. The nasty thing about it is that it sets up a head kick on the same side when you drop the elbow to guard against it.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  142. @Hail

    Juan Williams?

    (It took me 5 minutes just to come up with that, and I’m not even sure he qualifies.)

    • Replies: @Hail
  143. @Anonymous

    I protect against this by drinking. My liver is rock solid.

  144. Hail says: • Website
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    Juan Williams?

    It turns out that Juan Williams actually did a 23andMe for the light news-commentary show (The Five, FoxNews) which aired June 25, 2018 (see transcript).

    Here is the Juan Williams part from this segment of the show:

    PERINO: Juan, go ahead.

    WILLIAMS: So you know, I did Ancestry.com before this, but it came back pretty much the same. So Ancestry had me mostly from the Benin-Togo slave trade and all that. This one says 48.8 percent sub-Saharan African, mostly West African. But then 25 percent European: British, Iberian. Greg [Gutfeld] and I do have things in common.

    GUFELD[?]: Yes, I’m 9 percent Iberian.

    WILLIAMS: Point two percent Ashkenazi Jewish.

    GUILFOYLE: We’re all related there.

    WILLIAMS: But so whereas Ancestry.com had me at, like, 27, 28 percent South Asian. This one has me 20 percent South Asian, more European than South Asian.

    So,
    Juan Williams’ 23andMe ancestral estimate is:
    - 48.8% Sub-Saharan
    - 25% European, of which British Isles and Iberian stand out
    - 0.2% Ashkenazi
    - 20% South Asian
    - 6% Other/Unstated (possibly [presumably?] some/much of this is Amerindian)

    Juan Williams’ ancestry seems strikingly exotic for someone with two Panamanian parents (yet also somehow fitting for someone with the name ‘Juan Williams’…). He has a Hindu grandparent? Only 25% White ancestry (he looks to be more), which is just as much British Isles as Iberian?

    But alas! “Mestizo,” he is not.

    • Agree: MikeatMikedotMike
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    , @Reg Cæsar
  145. @MikeatMikedotMike

    Most recently, Domino (a character most notable in the comics for her literally chalk-white skin) was played some brown woman with an Afro in the Deadpool sequel (the actress was apparently cast in the role as a favour to that continually metastasizing cancer on the American pop-cultural landscape, Donald Glover).

    The whole thing rather sadly turned into an another example of diversity literally kills when the producers’ insistence upon having a black female stunt performer doubling for the actress in a scene involving some dangerous motorcycle riding resulted in the death of the inexperienced stunwoman.

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  146. @Kyle

    THE 27 year old must be in his mid 30s by now. He has been 27 a very long time.

  147. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    I found the full show on Youtube, grabbed screenshots for each of the five’s results, and have put them up on Twitter. It turns out Greg Gutfeld is a quarter-Jew.

    Gutfeld’s comments on his Jewish ancestry:

    GUTFELD: I’m 30 percent Ashkenazi Jewish. Which “Gutfeld” kind of would have given that away. But that’s pretty cool. They’re like 30 percent — 30 percent of all Nobel Prize winners.

    PERINO: Yes.

    GUTFELD: And 40 percent of all Oscar-winning directors.

    PERINO: Wow.

    GUTFELD: So that explains a lot.

    As for Juan Williams, he has 0.6% Amerindian. This would seem to be much less Amerindian than the average for Panama. Wiki sez:

    In 2010 the population [of Panama] was 65% Mestizo (mixed white, Native American), 9.2% Black, 6.8% mulattoes, 13% White and 6% Native Americans

    Juan Williams’ full results as aired on Fox:

    https://twitter.com/Hail__To_You/status/1038233114663899136

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    , @MikeatMikedotMike
  148. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    Correction:

  149. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Twinkie

    I’ve seen boxers land it with left hooks to the body on occasion – Mickey Ward against Arturo Gatti, Hopkins against De La Hoya, but it’s rare.

  150. @flyingtiger

    You mention Ms. Peel–Diana Rigg had to be the most unconvincing ass-kicker of all time.

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  151. @al gore rhythms

    Jackson was the villain in the movie I mentioned, Unbreakable, as well. That’s two out of what, 500 action/adventure/drama movies in the last 20 years? Black villains in movies where the protagonist is black do not count.

  152. @Hail

    I was actually thinking that Williams was to some extent Caribbean, Cuban, Dominican, etc; like half black half Amerindian in that regard. Not mestizo but the closest I could think of. Regardless he’s not even close to that, and more Euro than I would have ever thought.

  153. @Hail

    Juan Williams’ ancestry seems strikingly exotic for someone with two Panamanian parents

    Black Panamanians are often English-speakers from the Mosquito Coast.

    So he’s likely part Mosquito.

  154. @Buster Keaton’s Stunt Double

    I remember the old TV shows from the 70′s like Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman, where the editing was so poor you could actually see the actresses’ male stunt doubles’ beards in the final product. Spaceballs later made fun of this when the hero’s stunt doubles are captured and the princess’s stunt double is sporting a goatee or whatever.

    As to your last point, there’s this:

    https://www.stripes.com/fitzgerald-officer-of-the-deck-pleads-guilty-at-court-martial-1.525888

  155. @International Jew

    Well, Roy Jones Jr. did okay with the liver shot:

  156. @International Jew

    Oh boy, last time I mentioned the liver shot…

    …you were thrown out of the bar?

    However, some bars will make you a foie gras cocktail. Eg, the Duck and Waffle in London, Betony in New York, Blyth & Burrows in the humbler Portland and Ox in the snootier one…

    http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/savory-cocktails-with-foie-gras-bone-marrow-snap-peas

    https://mashable.com/2016/01/27/meat-cocktail-trend/#D2UCJrBmEGq8

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanneobriencoffey/2018/02/22/dare-to-serve-a-foie-gras-washed-cocktail-and-other-luxe-options-for-your-oscar-party/

    https://www.delish.com/food/news/a37497/foie-gras-cocktail/

  157. @Anon7

    Or this shootout scene from Woody Allen’s “Broadway Danny Rose”:

  158. @The Wild Geese Howard

    I am proud to say I saw Rambo III in a movie theater when it came out.

    With a date.

    She hated it.

    But that was OK, because I planned it that way. I had to take her to a movie after she had bought two tickets to the 1988 Michigan vs. Miami football game in Ann Arbor (great game even though Michigan lost.)

    She told me later she didn’t think we had much in common.

    Win/win.

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  159. @Paul Jolliffe

    I am proud to say I saw Rambo III in a movie theater when it came out.

    Rambo III was the first R-rated movie I ever saw thanks to the miracle of pay-per-view.

    It will always have a place in my heart for the most amazing 9 minutes of ’80s action ever put on film:

    “Hell of a time for humor John…”

    I am also a Michigan graduate and ex-pat. That was a hell of a game, one that Michigan should have won over that Miami scum.

  160. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    You mention Ms. Peel–Diana Rigg had to be the most unconvincing ass-kicker of all time.

    I saw The Avengers on late late night reruns, as a early-teen or even preteen, like most American kids. I did pick up on the idea that it was satire, unlike a lot of Americans who took it very seriously, at face value. But it took me a while.

    For the Brits it was blatantly a droll comedy from day one, of course.

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  161. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    What the hell, I was certain that Bill Pullman had died of cancer. Why did I think that?
    … I had Stephane Sednaoui’d him with Bill Paxton, who died from complications from surgery.

  162. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    One of the really fun things about it is that they kill people. Similar American shows had last-minute reprieves and improbably convenient knockouts. It was a minor controversy when the show came over.
    Did you get the Winged Avenger, the deliriously silly episode parodying a [camera slants to Dutch angle] certain contemporaneous action-comedy TV show known for silly costumes and one-liners? In the last act the mask comes off (as it were) and they play, not suspiciously similar music, but the actual “fight” music from the rival series, copyright be damned.
    It is a real tragedy that about an entire season was lost because nobody thought anybody would care about seeing it decades later.

  163. @Achmed E. Newman

    * Yes, as a matter of fact, I do think she has detonators for fillings.

    Well, my joke was more along the lines of ‘hazardous like sticking your dick in a hornet’s nest’. Detonators works, however.

  164. dfordoom says: • Website
    @AnotherDad

    I’m on board.

    But the reason more people don’t support it is

    The reason more people don’t support separate countries is that such a system already exists. The rich, the top 25% say, live in one country, in their gated suburbs and their lilywhite whitopias. The rest of the population lives in steadily increasing decay and squalor but they have plenty of porn and plenty of drugs and they don’t care.

    The rich are mostly white or Jewish with some Asians. The rich whites do not want to have a separate country with other white people.

    The idea that you can ever get “white people” to get behind the idea of separate countries for white people is an infantile fantasy. “White people” is a concept that doesn’t exist. The rich have no country. There’s no support for the idea of separate countries for white people because about half the white population would be absolutely and irrevocably opposed to such a thing.

    As usual white nationalists focus on their racial fantasies while failing to notice that society is rigidly divided along class lines.

  165. Kirt says:

    OK, I saw it – satisfying revenge fantasy. Usual unbelievable Hollywood gun fights where the good guy (gal in this case) never misses and never suffers any damage that can’t be repaired on the spot by self-administered field surgery. The last scene seems like a set-up for a sequel if the box office warrants. BTW, maybe I missed something, but I don’t know where the title Peppermint comes from. Was it just chosen at random?

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