Oh Man I Gotta Start Waching Lena Dunham's Girls

Riveting stuff.

Responding last year to viewers who denounced the lack of racial diversity on HBO's Girls, its creator and star, Lena Dunham, told NPR, "I take that criticism very seriously... As much as I can say [writing four white main characters] was an accident, it was only later as the criticism came out, I thought, 'I hear this and I want to respond to it." She did just that in Sunday night's episode, choosing not only to cast African-American Community star Donald Glover as her character Hannah Horvath's new boyfriend, but also to address the issue of race as it manifests itself in their relationship.

Tell me more.

Glover's Sandy made his first appearance in the Season 2 premiere. A handsome, easygoing, responsible law student who doesn't go in for the awkward sex and excruciating mind games of Hannah's most recent ex, Adam, he has only one flaw (or what passes for a flaw among 20-somethings in Brooklyn): He's a Republican. His political orientation barely comes up in the premiere, but Hannah's roommate, Elijah, thrusts it to the fore in Sunday's episode, picking a fight with Sandy in the bathroom over his presumed opposition to same-sex marriage. Before the credits roll, Hannah is using his soft-spoken conservatism as an excuse to break up with him—although, in true Girls fashion, what's really bothering her is his dislike of a personal essay she's given to him to read.

Do they have a word for "too exciting"? Besides "too exciting," I mean. Because, I need that word to explain what I'm feeling right now.


It's in the midst of their final argument that Hannah and Sandy find themselves yelling at each other about race. "I also would love to know how you feel about the fact that two out of three people on death row are black men," she says.

This is amazing.

"Wow, Hannah. I didn't know that. Thank you for enlightening me that things are tougher for minorities," he shoots back.

It gets better. They soon deal with the issue of "exoticizing."

Soon, he's mocking her for exoticizing him—"'Oh, I'm a white girl and I moved to New York and I'm having a great time and I got a fixed gear bike and I'm gonna date a black guy and we're gonna go to a dangerous part of town,'" he scoffs. "And then they can't deal with who I am"—and she's feebly turning around the accusation on him. "The joke's on you, because you know what? I never thought about the fact that you were black once," Hannah says when it's clear the breakup is really happening, despite the fact that she's the one who introduced race into the conversation. "That's insane." Sandy tells her. "You should, because that's what I am." By the time he asks Hannah to leave, both have admitted they don't feel good about what they've said to each other. The viewer at home, witnessing such shrewdly observed yet ultimately unresolved racial and political tension, is bound to feel just as rattled.

I feel rattled just reading it! I felt the rattles all the way down in my man-box.

Holy crap. Holy crap. I can't believe I haven't been watching.

Just one question: If I put this program on, is there any danger of my television exploding? Like, are we sure that all tv's are able to handle this much power and excitement?

Is it only newer tvs that can handle the show? Do I need a special converter?

If I watch on an 3D TV, will it literally kill me?

I need answers to these questions. And I need to watch HBO's Girls.

It's not entertainment.

It's HBO.

[Update JohnE.] As if you needed any more reasons to drop everything and start watching this show, there's this too:

I didn't really understand how often Lena Dunham was nude on screen, or how often she did sex-scenes. If you take that in with the sex scene between her parents, what you have is one of the most democratic--and everyhuman--depictions of sex to ever exist in pop culture. The more I thought about this, the more important it became to me.
DVR -> Season Pass -> Save Until I Delete

Posted by: Ace at 07:40 PM



Comments

1 She's super talented.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 07:33 PM (9XBK2)

2 "I also would love to know how you feel about the fact that two out of three people on death row are black men," she says.

Uhhh, they fucked up....they got caught.

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2013 07:40 PM (Sg0G/)

3 She was okay in bed for the first time.

Posted by: Lord Obama the Playa at January 24, 2013 07:42 PM (F6KtL)

4 You need to watch this kind of raw stuff on a high definition assault TV!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 24, 2013 07:42 PM (Cnqmv)

5 I don't know. Isn't having a republican be likeable just a little too edgy for HBO?

Posted by: Truman North, now at 25% battery life at January 24, 2013 07:42 PM (s8fwg)

6 It's just like Downton Abbey. Except with an ugly lead. And worse in every way.

Posted by: DarrenODaly at January 24, 2013 07:43 PM (EqXTp)

7 "man-box"

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Would someone help Ace sort things out. Thanks.

Posted by: tasker at January 24, 2013 07:43 PM (r2PLg)

8 Slightly off topic:

Recipe: Bachelor Chow by CozMark
Ingredients
1 lb bacon
1 lb ham (steak)
1 lb sausage (preferably with jalapeno)
1 lb dried beans (I prefer black, like my assault weapons)
2 cans chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes (preferably with chipotle,green chili, some sorta pepper)
1 tbsp black pepper
3 tbsp dried parsley
1 white onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups rice (I prefer brown, like my women)
1 bottle good beer (like Shiner Bock or Guiness) DO NOT USE AMERICAN SWILL PISS WATER LIKE BUD OR MILLER

Beans: boil them for 3-4 minutes, cover and remove from heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours - OR- soak overnight
Bacon: MAKE THE BACON until it's crispy crunchy, eat half (optional) and chop up the rest.
Sausage: Cook the sausage and dice it up. Dice the ham too. Small pieces.
Rice: Cook the rice but NOT in the crockpot.
Drain the beans
Put
it all into a 4 qt. crockpot/slow cooker. Pour in the beer until it's
right below the rim, slam the rest, throw empty bottle against wall.
Cook on HIGH for 4 hours and then low for 2 hours. Serve over rice (that
you did NOT put into the crockpot)

Posted by: CozMark at January 24, 2013 07:43 PM (dm7Ev)

9 Also: glad they told me up front how I should feel watching this. The one thing I don't want from my TV is entertainment in real time.

Posted by: Truman North, now at 25% battery life at January 24, 2013 07:43 PM (s8fwg)

10 Gosh. That sure sounds like a tee vee show.

And it looks like vapid is the new black this year. Along with dull. It's also the new black.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at January 24, 2013 07:44 PM (LfAFA)

11 We support that White man's position on gay marriage. Stone all of them we say.

Posted by: Muslims everywhere at January 24, 2013 07:44 PM (F6KtL)

12 6 It's just like Downton Abbey. Except with an ugly lead. And worse in every way.
Posted by: DarrenODaly at January 24, 2013 07:43 PM (EqXTp)

___________________

Gawd--Elizabeth McGovern bothers the hell out of me.

Doe she only have one acting face?

The smirky-smile.

Posted by: tasker at January 24, 2013 07:44 PM (r2PLg)

13 I can tell you ace,my cousins have 20 something daughters and they all love,LOVE this stupid fucking show.They get mad if you criticize it.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 07:44 PM (9XBK2)

14

It's not entertainment.

It's HBO.
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... and by H.B.O. I think you mean Crap !

Posted by: American Dawg at January 24, 2013 07:44 PM (trA4n)

15 Something tells me you really aren't all that serious about watching the show. I cannot put my finger on why.

Posted by: cranky-d at January 24, 2013 07:44 PM (KYUjK)

16 What is with these hipster twats? Is dumpy and unattractive with a shitty haircut the new hotness?

Who is it that watches this shit with pleasure?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 24, 2013 07:45 PM (JDIKC)

17 Isn't it Lena Dunham in CAC's post too???

Posted by: andycanuck at January 24, 2013 07:45 PM (ORGYc)

18 "A handsome, easygoing, responsible law student" dating a flabby ugly ducking lesbian? Nah, too realistic.

Posted by: Obviosity at January 24, 2013 07:45 PM (HShiY)

19

"And the Peabody Award goes to -- oh my god! Girls! Ya!"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 24, 2013 07:46 PM (kdS6q)

20

Wow, it sounds like Guess Who's Coming To Dinner and All In The Family all rolled up into one great show!


They have Meathead (but he's a Republican version) and everything!

Posted by: soothsayer at January 24, 2013 07:46 PM (ZgBZU)

21 I think Valerie Nile could get a reality show on HBO....

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at January 24, 2013 07:46 PM (AC0lD)

22 HBO has set a hotline for helping folks who are overwhelmed by the show.

It's kinda swamped right now.

Posted by: eman at January 24, 2013 07:46 PM (tBnjP)

23 Ingredients
1 lb bacon
1 lb ham (steak)
1 lb sausage (preferably with jalapeño)

_____________

aka Heart Attack Soup.

Don't let CAC see this.

His gallbladder already surrendered trying to save more vital organ-ige.

Posted by: tasker at January 24, 2013 07:47 PM (r2PLg)

24 Just one question: If I put this program on, is there any danger of my television exploding? Like, are we sure that all tv's are able to handle this much power and excitement?

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Illogical. Illogical. All units relate. All units. Norman, coordinate.

Posted by: Ace's TV as he watches Girls at January 24, 2013 07:47 PM (FzhYM)

25 Hey she got to check off both the black guy and Republican box at once so that's done!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 24, 2013 07:47 PM (Gk3SS)

26 People are just so mean to Lena Dunham. She's, like, totally, like, you know, articulate? And way not racist! She, like, totally waited for a black guy to be her first, you know.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at January 24, 2013 07:47 PM (b+8h9)

27 I don't understand why you meanies hate my new favorite show.

Posted by: Whoredon at January 24, 2013 07:47 PM (7xeJQ)

28 Call me when Dunham gets a silverback gorilla for a lover.

Transgressive!

Posted by: George Orwell what knows this is an assault blog at January 24, 2013 07:48 PM (Lxw+T)

29 None of you really read this post.

Otherwise--you would have comments about--

Ace:"my man-box".

Posted by: tasker at January 24, 2013 07:48 PM (r2PLg)

30 This is like when Kirk kissed Uhura on TV

Breaking down the walls of stereotype everywhere

It sucks to sleep on your buddy's couch in the garage but

Posted by: @JoseCanseco at January 24, 2013 07:48 PM (s8fwg)

31 BREAKING: DHS has put out an alert for a sudden FUPA strike on HBO.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows this is an assault blog at January 24, 2013 07:49 PM (Lxw+T)

32 And with tattoos of scenes from Winnie the Pooh and Charlotte's Web on her body? Stupid, STUPID c*nt.

I've got some Fair Trade backhands that I'd be willing to donate to this useless whore's education.

Cute doesn't make me angry. THIS makes me angry.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 24, 2013 07:49 PM (JDIKC)

33 I can't help it. I liked the first season.

I'd watch the new episodes, but so far I can't find any functioning torrents. There doesn't seem to be much demand so far.

Posted by: Kensington at January 24, 2013 07:49 PM (H84UO)

34 That's the channel with "1st 10," right? I love that stuff!

Posted by: On Demand at January 24, 2013 07:49 PM (I88Jc)

35 Ace needs to watch some porn, stat!

Posted by: Oswald at January 24, 2013 07:49 PM (5pi9n)

36 This is like when Kirk kissed Uhura on TV

What you rubes didn't know was I also fingered her.

I'm 23rd century, baby.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at January 24, 2013 07:50 PM (Lxw+T)

37 There are those who disagree with this show

Posted by: wimpy o'pezznizzle at January 24, 2013 07:50 PM (7VoHu)

38 "First and Ten"


Posted by: On Demand at January 24, 2013 07:50 PM (I88Jc)

39 When are they going to show the musical episode?

Alan Alda guest stars as Uncle Hawkeye.

Posted by: eman at January 24, 2013 07:50 PM (tBnjP)

40 Okay--why are dudes knowing more about this show "Girls"?

Oh wait...porno hopes dashed.

Posted by: tasker at January 24, 2013 07:50 PM (r2PLg)

41
Fucking HBO.

I hate HBO.
But they are right...."It's not entertainment".
It's propaganda that has given us....president BHO.

Posted by: wheatie at January 24, 2013 07:50 PM (fH4X9)

42 Alex the chick is hotter than Lena Dunham and I've never seen a picture of her.

Actually she's hotter than Kate Upton so this might be damning with faint praise

Posted by: Truman North, now at 25% battery life at January 24, 2013 07:50 PM (s8fwg)

43 Is this Len Dunham any relation to that Rachel Maddow fellow?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 24, 2013 07:50 PM (+z4pE)

44 16 What is with these hipster twats? Is dumpy and unattractive with a shitty haircut the new hotness?

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You're supposed to like them ironically, see.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at January 24, 2013 07:50 PM (b+8h9)

45
23 The ham should be lean because it's a ham STEAK.

Posted by: CozMark at January 24, 2013 07:51 PM (WAHqd)

46

Hussein Box Office.

Posted by: wheatie at January 24, 2013 07:51 PM (fH4X9)

47 Man Box is perfect.

Posted by: Keith at January 24, 2013 07:52 PM (NYPPE)

48 So she creates someone who is entirely opposite of her sub group black/republican/lower class.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at January 24, 2013 07:52 PM (NzBQO)

49 The black republican seems like the only thing going for the show.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 24, 2013 07:52 PM (piMMO)

50 8
Slightly off topic:

Recipe: Bachelor Chow by CozMark



Posted by: CozMark at January 24, 2013 07:43 PM (dm7Ev)

I'll see your bachelor chow and I raise you a bag of carnivore trail mix: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/1-lb-carnivore-trail-mix.aspx?a=912772

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at January 24, 2013 07:52 PM (7xeJQ)

51 HBO really tried to doctor up photos of Lena Dunham to make her look hot when they were first promoting this show.

I mean, look at her in the link in my sig (she's 2nd from the right), and then look at any other picture of her.

Posted by: Kensington at January 24, 2013 07:52 PM (H84UO)

52
So brave, as Ace would say.

Let's see Lena tackle Islam and women in a real knee-slappin episode!


Posted by: soothsayer at January 24, 2013 07:52 PM (LL42r)

53 Cool! She'll alter her writing episode by episode based on public criticism? This has endless capabilities.

The best thing to happen to storytelling since Smellivision.

Posted by: CJ at January 24, 2013 07:52 PM (9G+G5)

54 my secretary is telling me how happy she is that hillary is going to be prez in 2016. after reading thisgarbabei dobelieve i am losing my mind.

Posted by: dillhole1 at January 24, 2013 07:53 PM (uURnG)

55 Things less gay than"Girls": porn filmed inside an actual Turkish prison

Posted by: zimriel at January 24, 2013 07:53 PM (+XGEJ)

56 45
23 The ham should be lean because it's a ham STEAK.
Posted by: CozMark at January 24, 2013 07:51 PM (WAHqd)

__________

Well, okay then.

Posted by: tasker at January 24, 2013 07:53 PM (r2PLg)

57 44 16 What is with these hipster twats? Is dumpy and unattractive with a shitty haircut the new hotness?

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You're supposed to like them ironically, see.


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No I think this is propaganda. I think they are trying to establish this as the new standard of beauty. Just like Hollywood doesn't ever feature a real man actor under the age of 55.

Posted by: Truman North, now at 25% battery life at January 24, 2013 07:53 PM (s8fwg)

58 I used to think there was a high standard after watching years of Seinfeld, but clearly there is not.

Does this mean I can writing sitcoms now?

Posted by: edmund at January 24, 2013 07:53 PM (Bjz58)

59 Man-box

It's vajazzled. With nine inch nails.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 07:53 PM (Lxw+T)

60 A black Republican? You mean like Colin Powell (bwahaha), or like Allen West? Because one of these is not like the other.

He probably also sells crack to toddlers for their allowance money. He then uses that money to buy an arsenal of assault weapons.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 24, 2013 07:53 PM (ccXZP)

61 does anyone have a link to the couch molester post?

Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 07:54 PM (nqBYe)

62 Alex the chick is hotter than Lena Dunham and I've never seen a picture of her.


Actually she's hotter than Kate Upton so this might be damning with faint praise


AtC is especially cute when she's angry.

Oh hey, I just got a box delivered to my door. BRB!

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at January 24, 2013 07:54 PM (FzhYM)

63
“It definitely wasn’t a ‘F--- you, haters!’ That’s not really how I tend to roll my game,” said Dunham. “But, at the same time, it was a pretty clear statement that we are comfortable, that there isn’t a political agenda against having black characters in the show.”





"How I tend to roll"? Oooo -- proactive and totally in my face!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 24, 2013 07:54 PM (kdS6q)

64 Things less gay than"Girls": porn filmed inside an actual Turkish prison

Hell, even Turkish Star Trek.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APBjyBKq86k

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at January 24, 2013 07:55 PM (Lxw+T)

65 I mean, look at her in the link in my sig (she's 2nd from the right), and then look at any other picture of her.



That's not attractive. That's a practice girl.

Posted by: Truman North, now at 25% battery life at January 24, 2013 07:55 PM (s8fwg)

66 Does this mean I can writing sitcoms now?
Posted by: edmund at January 24, 2013 07:53 PM (Bjz5

No.

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2013 07:55 PM (Sg0G/)

67 Posted by: Truman North, now at 25% battery life at January 24, 2013 07:50 PM (s8fwg)


Awwww, go on. No. Really. Everyone else take notes, this is the kind of quality sucking up I expect from the Horde.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 24, 2013 07:55 PM (Gk3SS)

68 Tiberius! Great to see you!

Posted by: Bob, Person of Hench, Assaulty Consultant at January 24, 2013 07:55 PM (1efte)

69 Posted by: dillhole1 at January 24, 2013 07:53 PM (uURnG)

Err..ask her if Hillary can help find her a job...

Hello??

Posted by: Portnoy at January 24, 2013 07:55 PM (A5Abh)

70 50
Why didn't I think of that?

Posted by: CozMark at January 24, 2013 07:56 PM (JeBIy)

71 Yes, but will arguments end in two snaps in a z formation?

You know, keepin' it real and all.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 24, 2013 07:56 PM (xz0nG)

72 It's not TV, it's HBO.

Posted by: JDTAY at January 24, 2013 07:57 PM (a0nis)

73 56
AND-chicken broth made with lean chickens

Posted by: CozMark at January 24, 2013 07:57 PM (JeBIy)

74 Wait I'm really confused, are hipsters pissed because this show is insulting their urban elitism or do they love it because it accurately portrays their lifestyle? Because reading some articles on it they seem pretty split on whether they should love this show or hate it.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at January 24, 2013 07:57 PM (NzBQO)

75 #61 Yes, here. And I answered you in the other thread too.
minx.cc/?post=336677

BTW, is that intoxicating scent you're wearing Scotch-Guard®?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 24, 2013 07:57 PM (ORGYc)

76 man-box; is that a thing?

Posted by: sierra five at January 24, 2013 07:57 PM (Dll6b)

77 Err..ask her if Hillary can help find her a job...

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I could always use a little help...

Posted by: Huma Abedin at January 24, 2013 07:57 PM (b+8h9)

78 Then one of the girls wears a peanut costume and gets killed by an elephant.

Posted by: eman at January 24, 2013 07:57 PM (tBnjP)

79 Oh hey, I just got a box delivered to my door. BRB!

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One of those pricey call girls eh?

Posted by: Truman North, now at 25% battery life at January 24, 2013 07:58 PM (s8fwg)

80 Wow. Really dredging the bottom of the news barrel now. I can't believe you wasted a post on this.

Posted by: JohnJ at January 24, 2013 07:58 PM (Tt6ky)

81
It might as well have been:

I'm a black man and you needed to patronize to blacks so, here I am! Black, republican... scary side of town!

Ooooh. Black men in prison.




How many other provocative elements might they have worked in?

Ebonics?

Affirmative Action?

Salad tossing?


Geez.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 24, 2013 07:58 PM (piMMO)

82 I just want everyone who argued about Dunham's hotness when the "I voted for...Barack <slobber, slobber> Obama!" ad came out to gaze on those photos and despair.

Yecccchhhh.


Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at January 24, 2013 07:58 PM (1vNdN)

83 Lefties love pushing the envelope unless their name is on the outside.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 24, 2013 07:58 PM (xz0nG)

84 If Dunham wants to be edgy, how about writing in a lover who is "a man charged with having curbside sex with an abandoned couch."

Come on, Lena. FUPA is FUBAR.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 07:58 PM (Lxw+T)

85 I love the show, but I can see why red state wingnuts wouldn't.

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at January 24, 2013 07:58 PM (E55AK)

86 'Man box' is good, but it's no 'liquid curious'.

Posted by: Meghan's McCans at January 24, 2013 07:59 PM (xfWVe)

87 Then one of the girls wears a peanut costume and gets killed by an elephant.
Was she assaulted?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 24, 2013 07:59 PM (ORGYc)

88 69 -

she's too stoopid to live much less get a job. the body is a solid 8 though and i do get bored.

Posted by: dillhole1 at January 24, 2013 07:59 PM (uURnG)

89 One of those pricey call girls eh?

*****

Leg lamp?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 24, 2013 07:59 PM (piMMO)

90 Caligula died this day, 1972 years ago.

Thanks, Shep.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 24, 2013 08:00 PM (piMMO)

91 Next week they're taking up the issue of bananas : delicious treat or hate-fruit, with phallic tendencies, engineered by The Man?

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 24, 2013 08:01 PM (4cRnj)

92 Just remember, this is what 12 years of public school and 4-6 years of public-subsidized education teaches people to like.

Posted by: Hopeless at January 24, 2013 08:01 PM (D90Db)

93 78 Then one of the girls wears a peanut costume and gets killed by an elephant.
Posted by: eman at January 24, 2013 07:57 PM (tBnjP)

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First good LMFAO all day!

Posted by: Truman North, now at 25% battery life at January 24, 2013 08:01 PM (s8fwg)

94 Caligula died this day, 1972 years ago.

But his spirit lives on in Obama's wife, Incitatus.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:01 PM (Lxw+T)

95 It's not TV...

It's porn!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1AiHBZuB1E

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at January 24, 2013 08:01 PM (7xeJQ)

96 Caligula died this day, 1972 years ago.

Neigh! Neigh! :=(

Posted by: senator incitatus at January 24, 2013 08:02 PM (ORGYc)

97
I think you mean 1,672 years ago.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 24, 2013 08:02 PM (eHNxr)

98 I'll stick to Glee reruns.

Posted by: The Guy Who Used To Dig Janet Napolitano But Now Digs Glee at January 24, 2013 08:02 PM (QKKT0)

99 andy thank you.

i tried to find it under google couch molester, didn't work.

makes funny face in query.

Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 08:02 PM (nqBYe)

100 hate-fruit

I like hate-fruit with chocolate ice cream, fudge syrup and assault peanuts.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:02 PM (Lxw+T)

101 Remember, this is important stuff...to somebody.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 24, 2013 08:02 PM (BuSM8)

102 5--- "I don't know. Isn't having a republican be likeable just a little too edgy for HBO?"
Posted by: Truman North, now at 25% battery life at January 24, 2013 07:42 PM (s8fwg)

Yeah. And a BLACK Republican who isn't portrayed as a knuckle-dragging monster.
We should be thankful.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 24, 2013 08:03 PM (C8mVl)

103 A Republican hung like a horse, the perfect human.

Posted by: Czar of politico-genetic mutations at January 24, 2013 08:03 PM (XLuH2)

104 I watched the episode and watch the show. She asks him to read her fiction, he criticizes it, and due to her innate insecurity, this is when she questions his politics via-a-vis his face. As with most of her situations, Dunham is revealed to be the insecure and/or immature moron, and in the process, she subtly sends up the myopia and parochialism of her Oberlin beginnings. His character is the most mature and intelligent of any on the show.

I realize that her success coupled with her Obama ad has been unnerving, but I have been to the heart of the enemy "Girls" and that is my report.

Posted by: Hoke Malokey at January 24, 2013 08:03 PM (m2SiY)

105 Weird!
It's almost as though HBO was owned by Time Warner. Oh, wait.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 24, 2013 08:03 PM (1V6Pv)

106 One of those pricey call girls eh?

Posted by: Truman North, now at 25% battery life at January 24, 2013 07:58 PM (s8fwg)



AtC is a giver.

On a completely unrelated note, I realized I really like the sound of "Rage of Raptors".

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at January 24, 2013 08:03 PM (FzhYM)

107 So Ace help me out here b/c I lack HBO....This "Girls" thing(is Girls Ironic?) is about how much beer sub Megan McCain chicks need to get dudes to slam to rut with?

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 08:04 PM (LRFds)

108 No problem, Ette. nqBYe for now and maybe I'll see you later at the ORGYc on the ONT?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 24, 2013 08:04 PM (ORGYc)

109 90 Caligula died this day, 1972 years ago.

Thanks, Shep.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 24, 2013 08:00 PM (piMMO)

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Shep's big on hero-worship and fantasy role-play

Posted by: Truman North, now at 25% battery life at January 24, 2013 08:04 PM (s8fwg)

110 Holy shit!

Ho long have those photos been up at Drudge?!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 24, 2013 08:04 PM (piMMO)

111 Shakespeare addressed race in all his plays. It's the mark of sophisticated and insightful entertainment.

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at January 24, 2013 08:04 PM (QKKT0)

112 OT -- Breitbart has an article about a NY student using an AR-15 to scare off some burglars; what's amazing is he wasn't arrested for possessing an EBR.

http://tinyurl.com/a2eq3g4

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 24, 2013 08:04 PM (ccXZP)

113 On a completely unrelated note, I realized I really like the sound of "Rage of Raptors".


Posted by: ConservativeMonster at January 24, 2013 08:03 PM (FzhYM)



Ravage of Raptors though Rage does work as well.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 24, 2013 08:05 PM (Gk3SS)

114 "face" should read "race"

Posted by: Hoke Malokey at January 24, 2013 08:05 PM (m2SiY)

115 Ah the delicious stereotype of white woman who wants black guy but doesn't want to say she wants him because he's black so she positions herself as superior when she's found out.

Wait they actually aired that? Thats like the theme of Jungle Fever, except without having an interracial couple-hating asshat like Lee for a director.

Posted by: CAC at January 24, 2013 08:05 PM (GdFam)

116 I have to skim stuff like this b/c I know I'll never watch it. I'm now sorry I even paid that much attention to it.
Sounds like the basest propaganda. You'd have to be pretty hopeless yourself to believe that this shit would have any effect on any but the most kapok-infested cranium.

Posted by: Thorvald at January 24, 2013 08:06 PM (1V6Pv)

117 48 Adam Smith's IPH,

Yup...

we are in a bus barreling down the hill and our twenty somethings demand it be driven by a cartoon dog named "Cliche" who is as blind as Mr Magoo.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 08:06 PM (LRFds)

118 One thing I find weird about the show, as a New Yorker, is that the four female leads represent four female archetypes who would never be friends in the real life.

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at January 24, 2013 08:06 PM (E55AK)

119 "I also would love to know how you feel about the fact that two out of three people on death row are black men," she says.

Well, I know Jesse Jackson is relieved to see white guys in an alley in the dead of night. So, I'm good.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:06 PM (Lxw+T)

120 Shep would like to _____ Caligula's ______

Posted by: sierra five at January 24, 2013 08:06 PM (Dll6b)

121 I think you mean 1,672 years ago.


***

Maybe.

Maybe I typo'd, maybe I misquoted Shep.

I will never tell.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 24, 2013 08:06 PM (piMMO)

122 Weelllll

as long a Danny Glover is representing the conservative point of view we are in good hands! And it was written by that clever, father hating tatoo'd, food binging, self hating Lena Dunham. Super. what could go wrong?

And we know its fiction cause no way a guy like that would be attracted to a girl like that. Too annoying

Posted by: thunderb at January 24, 2013 08:07 PM (Dnbau)

123 116 Thorvald,

"Yeah I know...amazing ain't it? You're welcome!"

//Re-elected SCOAMF

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 08:07 PM (LRFds)

124 Ravage of Raptors though Rage does work as well.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 24, 2013 08:05 PM (Gk3SS)


I know, but ace was talking about how cute => rage, which the brain-hamster chewed on a little bit, and suddenly that popped to mind.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at January 24, 2013 08:07 PM (FzhYM)

125 No problem, Ette. nqBYe for now and maybe I'll see you later at the ORGYc on the ONT?


Posted by: andycanuck at January 24, 2013 08:04 PM (ORGYc)

andy, perhaps i'll share my decadent gently tucked and rolled couch with you.

Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 08:07 PM (nqBYe)

126 I can't stand that scrunt. She gives me the heebie jeebies

Posted by: The Jackhole at January 24, 2013 08:07 PM (nTgAI)

127 Man, that writing's almost as good as "I had orgasms, he had wargasms." Some profound shit.

Posted by: BS Inc. at January 24, 2013 08:08 PM (eP0u9)

128 Yet more wish fulfillment "drama."

Like Sex in the City.

And Spongebob Squarepants.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 24, 2013 08:08 PM (xSegX)

129 ok is this post about Lena's trials supposed to be a metaphor for cute?
cause i find i'm kinda piss'd off.

Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 08:08 PM (nqBYe)

130 we are in a bus barreling down the hill and our twenty somethings demand it be driven by a cartoon dog named "Cliche" who is as blind as Mr Magoo.

It's ironic and subzero hip. Anyway, Dad will just buy us another car if the dog wrecks it. Dad, or Obama.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:09 PM (Lxw+T)

131 121 Maybe I typo'd, maybe I misquoted Shep.

--------

Maybe you're one of those gullible folks who believe the 3rd through 6th centuries actually happened.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at January 24, 2013 08:10 PM (FzhYM)

132
Did George Lucas or JJ Abrams direct this?

But how is it this bim gets a TV show, and then massive amounts of publicity?

It goes back to what I've said...it's not a conspracy if they are all working together.

Like Fluke...how the blue hell did she end up all over the place?

Just an accident?


Posted by: Rev Dr. E Buzz Yannoglanchie at January 24, 2013 08:10 PM (ApGOC)

133 Hipster makes awful hipster show about awful hipsters.
Ugh.

Posted by: CAC at January 24, 2013 08:10 PM (GdFam)

134 those pictures at Drudge remind me of Jack Nicholson at the end of Witches of Eastwick. heh

Posted by: thunderb at January 24, 2013 08:10 PM (Dnbau)

135 I am at work & looked at Drudge. British newspapers
are calling the SCOAMT The Fly Guy because
One was buzzing around him for 5 minutes
Today when he was announcing new appointments.
I know it is O/T but at least they are being honest
unlike US press. I posted because of Ace's
Earlier piece about press being extension
of WH.

Posted by: CarolT at January 24, 2013 08:11 PM (s0f54)

136 120 Shep would like to _____ Caligula's ______

-------

Given the sort of things that Pixy turns into underscores, he'd need a time-travelling camera.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at January 24, 2013 08:11 PM (FzhYM)

137 My screenplay:

HIPSTERS MUST DIE

I'll start the bidding at $1 million dollars...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 24, 2013 08:11 PM (xz0nG)

138 Responding last year to viewers who denounced the lack of racial
diversity on HBO's Girls, its creator and star, Lena Dunham, told NPR,
"I take that criticism very seriously... As much as I can say [writing
four white main characters] was an accident, it was only later as the
criticism came out, I thought, 'I hear this and I want to respond to
it."


So what about us, muchacha? Are we like, scenery to you?

Posted by: A Media-Savvy Illegal Alien Standing Out Front At Home Depot at January 24, 2013 08:12 PM (QKKT0)

139 After Coolidge, we got Hoover.

After the Star Wars trilogy, we got Howard the Duck.

After Rome, The Sopranos, Deadwood, and The Wire, we get Girls.

Posted by: logprof at January 24, 2013 08:12 PM (jVAw4)

140 Hipster makes awful hipster show about awful hipsters.

Maybe J J Abrams could direct this too. Then it would be awful hipsters with a shaky camera and post-production lens flares.

Well, it couldn't hurt.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:12 PM (Lxw+T)

141 those pictures at Drudge remind me of Jack Nicholson at the end of Witches of Eastwick. heh

****

Yep.

Right along the lines of what I was thinking.

His fucking soul has rotted and he can't even keep the flies away any longer.

Ya know, the whole "false prophet" thing is petty fucking scary.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 24, 2013 08:13 PM (piMMO)

142
I was referring to the skipped-over 3 centuries.


Fuck it.

I'll do it live.

I'LL DO IT LIVE.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 24, 2013 08:13 PM (vuIm8)

143 120 Shep would like to _____ Caligula's ______

Posted by: sierra five at January 24, 2013 08:06 PM (Dll6b)

[snickers]

Posted by: Charles Nelson Riley at January 24, 2013 08:14 PM (jVAw4)

144 Maybe I'm a freak, but I don't like watching people have sex. I'd rather be having sex.

Posted by: L, elle at January 24, 2013 08:14 PM (0PiQ4)

145 those pictures at Drudge remind me of Jack Nicholson at the end of Witches of Eastwick. heh

The devil tried to make a Faustian bargain with Obama, but Obama had nothing to offer.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 24, 2013 08:15 PM (xSegX)

146
The Obama video is unforgiveable, and I don't have HBO. Hence, I've never seen Girls.

That being said, I watched her movie, Tiny Furniture, and enjoyed it as some messed-up character study of people who are completely far-removed from my moral sphere. For instance, the mother castigates the daughter for letting a boy stay in their apartment when the daughter "isn't even sleeping with him!" And in the movie, she's fodder for a creep who pulls a "pump-and-dump" on her in a truly sad scene. How terrible would it be to have a "love" scene in your movie where the character loosely based on your own life is casually used and cast aside? She must have had a certain level of self-knowledge to write that, which makes it pitiable.

There was something inherently... fascinating about the film. I didn't sympathize with anyone in the film, but I still thought it was interesting. Just like how most of the characters in "Kids" are execrable, but the movie is interesting.

I wouldn't mind a show with an intelligent black Republican so I'll withhold judgment. She probably had no other choice but to have left-wing politics given her parents and environment, and maybe there will be a flicker of sentience years down the line.

Posted by: La Mauvaise New Yorkaise at January 24, 2013 08:15 PM (I8mbz)

147
Lectures dude that Death Row is two thirds black men?
Think it's more like just over 40%. Shoulda dumped her just for that.
Maybe next week?

Posted by: Andrew at January 24, 2013 08:15 PM (9rQXv)

148
@42Alex the chick is hotter than Lena Dunham and I've never seen a picture of her.
-------------------------------------------
Is this the lead-in to an announcement by AtC of her new show, "Chicks", which will be all Alex, all the time?

Posted by: junior at January 24, 2013 08:16 PM (UWFpX)

149 Who subscribes to HBO anyway? I assume it's people who are reasonably well-off. I mean, it ain't free.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 24, 2013 08:16 PM (C8mVl)

150 sooon, in order to be fair, Ms Dunham will have to sleep with an Asian, a Hispanic, a woman, a transgender, a Native American, a handicapped person, a Hindu, a Jew and an Arab. But she will marry a rich white protestant who is enlightened by her specialness

Posted by: thunderb at January 24, 2013 08:16 PM (Dnbau)

151 133 Hipster makes awful hipster show about awful hipsters.
Ugh.

Posted by: CAC at January 24, 2013 08:10 PM (GdFam)

--Exactly. As someone once put it about Sex and the City, you can tell that the show's writers are mostly gay men, because no straight man would ever be attracted to these women in real life. I have not seen any of Girls, but I suspect that there's the same amount of navel-gazing coupled with snobbery going on there.

Posted by: logprof at January 24, 2013 08:17 PM (jVAw4)

152 Lectures dude that Death Row is two thirds black men?
Think it's more like just over 40%. Shoulda dumped her just for that.
Maybe next week?


Yeah, that seemed really high to me too, but I'm guessing she's not so good with the math. Two-thirds, two-fifths, eh, same thing.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 24, 2013 08:17 PM (xSegX)

153 What, you mean a flabby girl whose skin is the color and consistency of a mackerel belly, with tats and bad teeth, that's *not* the new hotness?

Gee. Glad I don't have an HBO subscription...

Posted by: GuyfromNH at January 24, 2013 08:17 PM (kbOju)

154 Who subscribes to HBO anyway? I assume it's people who are reasonably well-off. I mean, it ain't free.


****

When I moved they gave me a deal wherein I receive HBO and Showtime, free, for one year.

The very day it's no longer free, it's cancelled.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 24, 2013 08:18 PM (piMMO)

155 135 I am at work & looked at Drudge. British newspapers
are calling the SCOAMT The Fly Guy because
One was buzzing around him for 5 minutes
Today when he was announcing new appointments.
I know it is O/T but at least they are being honest
unlike US press. I posted because of Ace's
Earlier piece about press being extension
of WH.

Posted by: CarolT at January 24, 2013 08:11 PM (s0f54)

--More like Lord of the Flies.

Posted by: logprof at January 24, 2013 08:18 PM (jVAw4)

156 For any other Project Runway junkies out there, the new season airs tonight. They're introducing the new designers now.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 24, 2013 08:19 PM (piMMO)

157 Posted by: CozMark at January 24, 2013 07:43 PM (dm7Ev)

You forgot the 1/2 lb. of grated cheeze

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 24, 2013 08:19 PM (Vk2pI)

158 He's pretty fly for a half-white guy.

Posted by: Dinah Lord at January 24, 2013 08:19 PM (46UXb)

159
"The joke's on you, because you know what? I never thought about the fact that you were black once," Hannah says when it's clear the breakup is really happening, despite the fact that she's the one who introduced race into the conversation. "That's insane." Sandy tells her. "You should, because that's what I am."

Sorry, but this is all kinds of awesome. No, I'm not snarking.

I endured a lecture from somedope in my writing group this past weekend who co-authored a children's book with a black woman. She said she and the co-author would go into elementary schools and ask the kids to point out the differences between the two of them. And then she proudly told us: "And none of them ever mentioned that my co-author was black and I'm white! How wonderfulis that?"

All I could think was:
1) Every kid in the class knows what's what. You've just indoctrined them to be afraid to point out something obvious.
2) It's no wonder our children have no critical thinking skills when they're not even allowed tospeak toblatantdistinctions.

Posted by: La Mauvaise New Yorkaise at January 24, 2013 08:21 PM (I8mbz)

160 what you have is one of the most democratic--and everyhuman--depictions of sex to ever exist in pop culture.

"Everyhuman." How precious thy neologism.

"Everyprimate." Or "everymammal." Come on, let's be inclusive.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:21 PM (Lxw+T)

161
Alex the chick is hotter than Lena Dunham
Posted by: Truman North




Alex Karras is hotter than Lena Dunham...

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 24, 2013 08:21 PM (kdS6q)

162 Yeah Verizon offered me HBO and Showtime when I got FIOS, I said give me a free DVR instead, they accepted.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at January 24, 2013 08:21 PM (NzBQO)

163 Reading that conversation sounds vaguely similar to a conversation I had with someone... in 1985. When we were teenagers. Out here in the sticks. Not the center of the uNYverse.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 24, 2013 08:23 PM (BeSEI)

164 I watched one episode of this dogshit and wanted to drive from Georgia to the East Village and murder people like this right then. People actually like this tripe? "Girls" is the TV equivalent of the band System of a Down; it's popular despite being utter crap in every way

Posted by: UGAdawg at January 24, 2013 08:23 PM (WYOrt)

165 Instead of wasting money on an HBO subscription, will just get on the waiting list with Beretta for the 30rd magazines for my CX-4 Storm.
http://tinyurl.com/ayt7vp4

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 24, 2013 08:23 PM (Mj6r9)

166 164 I watched one episode of this dogshit and wanted to drive from Georgia to the East Village and murder people like this right then. People actually like this tripe? "Girls" is the TV equivalent of the band System of a Down; it's popular despite being utter crap in every way

Posted by: UGAdawg at January 24, 2013 08:23 PM (WYOrt)

--I think you mean Nickelback.

Posted by: logprof at January 24, 2013 08:24 PM (jVAw4)

167 Attention must be paid!

TODAY IN HISTORY: Jan. 24, 1935: First Canned Beer Sold.

< bows head >

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 24, 2013 08:25 PM (xz0nG)

168 a flabby girl whose skin is the color and consistency of a mackerel belly, with tats and bad teeth, that's *not* the new hotness?

You are supposed to aver and pretend Lena Dunham's muggy sheen is the new hotness.

But everyone still chooses Robert Palmer video chicks, and everyone knows it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcATvu5f9vE

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:25 PM (Lxw+T)

169 157
a half pound of grated cheese sounds like a bit much

Posted by: CozMark at January 24, 2013 08:25 PM (JeBIy)

170 I am sure glad she addressed the race issue, NOW we can all put it behind us again just like after we elected a black president.


woooh glad that mess is over with

Posted by: dandalo at January 24, 2013 08:25 PM (GAJm6)

171 156---" For any other Project Runway junkies out there, the new season airs tonight. They're introducing the new designers now."
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 24, 2013 08:19 PM (piMMO)

Oooh. I enjoy that show ---- but I can't watch because Mr. DeVille is watching a basketball game.
I love the episodes when they have to shop at a pet store, or party-supply store, stuff like that. These contestants have talent.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 24, 2013 08:25 PM (C8mVl)

172
calling the SCOAMT The Fly Guy
Posted by: CarolT




and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses: and in all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 24, 2013 08:25 PM (kdS6q)

173 I watched one episode of this dogshit and wanted to drive from Georgia to the East Village and murder people like this right then.

I'll pay for your gasoline.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:26 PM (Lxw+T)

174 If you ever discover that what you're seeing is a play within a play, just
slow down, take a deep breath, and hold on for the ride of your life.

Posted by: Jack Handey at January 24, 2013 08:26 PM (sBIDg)

175 I'm only tangentially aware of this show, but from everything I've been able to glean, this Lena Dunham dame is a real twat. An annoying, smug, liberal twat. Isn't this the one who did that "my first time was with Barack Obama" thing? Yeah? Twat.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at January 24, 2013 08:26 PM (8AF9+)

176 >>> As with most of her situations, Dunham is revealed to be the insecure and/or immature moron, and in the process, she subtly sends up the myopia and parochialism of her Oberlin beginnings.

Meh. Most characters have flaws. So I will give it one point for a modicum of self-reflection.

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2013 08:27 PM (LCRYB)

177 She does nude scenes? Gross.

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 24, 2013 08:27 PM (Iyg03)

178 This show was written and reviewed by people who have "lots of interracially coupled friends", IYKWIM.

Fucking awful.

Posted by: CAC at January 24, 2013 08:27 PM (GdFam)

179

I think you mean emoticon. Dummy.


Posted by: soothsayer at January 24, 2013 08:28 PM (NLH1M)

180 Is this a show or a litmus test? If you think watching awful self absorbed progs bump uglies and behave badly is not entertaining, then you are part of the war on womyn and subscribe to awful American ideals of beauty and relationships

Posted by: thunderb at January 24, 2013 08:28 PM (Dnbau)

181 all due respect, a lot of shows these days feature characters who subtly undermine themselves.

Yes, it's a fine thing, but I can't get too excited about it. It's not like she just split the soap opera atom.

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2013 08:28 PM (LCRYB)

182 He probably also sells crack to toddlers for their allowance money. He
then uses that money to buy an arsenal of assault weapons.


Good. That means he's a capitalist, a Second Amendment supporter, and he firmly believes that the government should end it's useless and harmful War on Drugs.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 24, 2013 08:28 PM (hpDVh)

183 Good Lord.Retroplex has some POS "documentary" on about the "military industrial complex" called Why We Fight.From 2006,never heard of it before.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 08:28 PM (9XBK2)

184 I undermine myself and note insecurities and weaknesses and no one's forwarding my name to the Peabody Committee.

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2013 08:28 PM (LCRYB)

185 I didn't really understand how often Lena Dunham was nude on screen,

Translation: OMG, why does she keep getting naked?

or
how often she did sex-scenes.


All the daddy issues of a porn actress without the attractiveness or sex appeal

If you take that in with the sex scene
between her parents,


I don't want to know what this means. I just don't.

what you have is one of the most democratic--and
everyhuman--depictions of sex to ever exist in pop culture.


Translation: She's ugly and un-sexy even by the standards of amateur granny porn. But I'm no prize myself, so it makes me feel good about my own flabtastic self.

The more I
thought about this, the more important it became to me.


I really need to justify to myself why I'm watching this skank on TV every week and nonetheless getting a chubby.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 24, 2013 08:29 PM (xSegX)

186 It's not like she just split the soap opera atom.

We split that to win the war against phosphates.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:29 PM (Lxw+T)

187 Glover is probably horrible in this wretched excuse for a tv show but his standup, and character on Community, are hilarious.

Posted by: Colonel Pooteh at January 24, 2013 08:29 PM (zpEAp)

188 Good Lord.Retroplex has some POS "documentary" on about the "military
industrial complex" called Why We Fight.From 2006,never heard of it
before.


"Lawyer-government complex" <-- feel free to use it.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 24, 2013 08:30 PM (xSegX)

189
If I watch the show, do I get to see what Brian Williams' head on a naked female body looks like?

Posted by: Alec Leamas at January 24, 2013 08:30 PM (Nfpnr)

190 A black republican in Brooklyn? So it's fiction then?

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 24, 2013 08:31 PM (mV8sg)

191 Ya--but she helped you find your man-box--so there's that.

Posted by: tasker at January 24, 2013 08:31 PM (r2PLg)

192 Is this the lead-in to an announcement by AtC of her new show, "Chicks", which will be all Alex, all the time?


Posted by: junior at January 24, 2013 08:16 PM (UWFpX)



If I'm the creator of a show called Chicks I can assure you of the following:


A. I will not be appearing in it.

B. There will be copious amounts of utterly gratuitous nudity.

C. There will be no pesky "plot" or "dialogue" or "coherence".

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 24, 2013 08:31 PM (Gk3SS)

193 If I watch the show, do I get to see what Brian Williams' head on a naked female body looks like?

Like Brian Williams.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:31 PM (Lxw+T)

194 Two things I've learned due to the show: Bryan William's daughter is really fucking hot and David Mamet's daughter is either the world's biggest JAP or she's a very talented actress.

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at January 24, 2013 08:31 PM (E55AK)

195 [Begin TV commercial with still photos of a fly-covered SCOAMF and a corpulent Sally Strudders narrating.]

Struggling
tyrants of the world village need your collective monetary support and
worship to obtain
insecticide and netting for their shanty-like palaces and new monuments to cronyism.
Won't you please help give a little thug the gift of hope? In return,
you'll receive daily lectures of scorn for your naivete in e-mails
requesting more blind faith...and cash.

Posted by: Swollen Bellies full of Kobe Beef at January 24, 2013 08:31 PM (I88Jc)

196 The most honest treatment of interracial couples was an Ikea commercial I saw two years ago. Every other depiction on screen is purely for provocative or "controversial" purposes or to showcase the progressiveness of the writer of the show.

Gah gah gah gah a billion times gah.

Posted by: CAC at January 24, 2013 08:31 PM (GdFam)

197 Lena Dunham is a less feminine looking Michael cera.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 24, 2013 08:31 PM (Xx8hz)

198 16
What is with these hipster twats? Is dumpy and unattractive with a shitty haircut the new hotness?



Who is it that watches this shit with pleasure?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 24, 2013 07:45 PM (JDIKC)

Dumpy and unattractive hipster twats with bad haircuts are who watches these shows. The Garafalos, the Maddows, the Hilarys.
Shows like this make me happy that the NHL is playing again.

Posted by: MrCaniac at January 24, 2013 08:31 PM (Zd/NW)

199 speaking of Donald Glover, he was in a movie I liked called "Mystery Team," which is a takeoff of the Hardy Boys/Three Investigators -- what happens when they grow up, or are *supposed* to grow up, and everyone is sick of their Boy Adventurers schtick?

If it sounds like a fun idea that will get old in 35 minutes, it is in fact just that, but still, half a good movie is better than most movies manage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GLONhcF5Jc

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2013 08:32 PM (LCRYB)

200 Maybe I'm a freak, but I don't like watching people have sex. I'd rather be having sex.

Same here. Unfortunately I ran out of ether last weekend, so it's back to peeking in windows for the time being.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 24, 2013 08:32 PM (hpDVh)

201 GAAAH!

Posted by: CAC at January 24, 2013 08:33 PM (GdFam)

202 If I wanted this I would just visit the fam in Brooklyn, minus the black conservative. Believe me, it isn't very entertaining

Posted by: thunderb at January 24, 2013 08:34 PM (Dnbau)

203

I'm amazed that so many people still watch TV.

*picks up bass, thumps*

Posted by: Meremortal, slutdrop the GOPe at January 24, 2013 08:34 PM (1Y+hH)

204

Then one of the girls wears a peanut costume and gets killed by an elephant.

That makes me think of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
She could have been saved by Boo Radley.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 24, 2013 08:34 PM (Kgufq)

205 On which episode does Lena Dunham get a Michelle Obama haircut?

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:35 PM (Lxw+T)

206 Ahh, the obsessive navel gazing of 20'something douchebags, watch them as they dwell on the enthralling minutiae of everything they encounter and maybe, just maybe, make a friend along the way.

Posted by: booger at January 24, 2013 08:35 PM (HI6wa)

207
This series is one of the biggest instances of "puffery" I've ever seen. Worse than the Kardashians. Worse than Lady Gaga. Because there's REALLY no there there, but all these doltish lefties are pretending the show is EVER SO IMPORTANT and ground-breaking.
Because there's never been a tv show about neurotic, annoying people before. Hmm. Maybe it's because of Lena Dunham's tiring exhibitionistic nudity, after all!

Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Bly, Azof, UK at January 24, 2013 08:35 PM (7v5Ct)

208
Ooh, ooh, I have an idea: if this Len Dunham guy is so sensitive to criticism that he writes shows to please an audience, maybe we should start complaining that his show never depicts responsible gun owners in a positive light.

Then he can write an episode like that and be all cutting-edgy and stuff.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 24, 2013 08:35 PM (+z4pE)

209 122
Weelllll
as long a Danny Glover is representing the conservative point of
view we are in good hands! And it was written by that clever, father
hating tatoo'd, food binging, self hating Lena Dunham. Super. what could
go wrong?



And we know its fiction cause no way a guy like that would be attracted to a girl like that. Too annoying

Posted by: thunderb at January 24, 2013 08:07 PM (Dnbau)

Donald, not Danny. Donald is on the show "Community", plays a geeky ex-football player.

Posted by: MrCaniac at January 24, 2013 08:35 PM (Zd/NW)

210 I'd say Lena Dunham reminded me of some girls I got drunk and necked with in college, but that'd be unfair. Those girls in college were better looking. And had great personalities.

Posted by: Rich Fader at January 24, 2013 08:36 PM (xuOds)

211 Before I saw this beast I couldn't figure out how that crazy dude could get off on that lawn couch.

.......he must watch her show.

She's about as sexy as a fly covered dog poop pyramid.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 24, 2013 08:36 PM (aZ6ew)

212 I dropped HBO a year ago, but I would have not know what fucking channel this was on. If it's not on Fox, Fox Business, the Food channel or the Military channel I will be missing it. Oh, and the history channel.

As you said early, MSM is so fucking nuts.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 24, 2013 08:36 PM (wR+pz)

213 She reminds me of Pat on the old Saturday Night Live.

Posted by: Not an Artist at January 24, 2013 08:36 PM (uRumV)

214 I can't believe the shit kerry said today. The world has gone crazy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 24, 2013 08:37 PM (9Bj8R)

215 Gawd--have of you should be arrested --you know who you are.

Posted by: tasker at January 24, 2013 08:37 PM (r2PLg)

216 The "Girls" demographic- white women under 30- voted for Romney,

Posted by: Jon (not the troll) at January 24, 2013 08:37 PM (reJvr)

217 Oh, I guess the "jungle fever" wore off and her mom told her no Black guys?


Why isn't that a question?

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 24, 2013 08:37 PM (wR+pz)

218 Dumpy and unattractive hipster twats

I gotta say, that's what i hate most about hipsters, the dumpy, sloppy look they insist upon. A lot of people in the 80's were twats too but at least they tried to look good.

Posted by: booger at January 24, 2013 08:37 PM (HI6wa)

219 wow big mistake, don't turn off safe search and type lena dunham nude into google images. you will lose your last meal.

Posted by: justin at January 24, 2013 08:38 PM (tclnS)

220 I heard black guys like fat white chicks. Guess its true.

Posted by: Beer goggles at January 24, 2013 08:38 PM (u3N3z)

221 oops. I don't watch "Community". I prefer movies

Posted by: thunderb at January 24, 2013 08:38 PM (Dnbau)

222 I'd love to see Lena Dunham in a fight to the death with a Gorn. However, I might have some trouble deciding who was wearing the rubber suit.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at January 24, 2013 08:38 PM (Lxw+T)

223 194 - Which sets me off on the tangential thought about how our ruling class has become hereditary.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 24, 2013 08:38 PM (C8mVl)

224 Aaaand cut.

Posted by: Ronster at January 24, 2013 08:38 PM (JgkPs)

225 --half-- of you should be arrested.

It's shock typos.

Posted by: tasker at January 24, 2013 08:38 PM (r2PLg)

226 the thing that is so funny is that they are so "edgy" and "counter culture" that they all look the same, as if in a uniform

Posted by: thunderb at January 24, 2013 08:40 PM (Dnbau)

227 188 AmishDude. I call it the bureaucratic/corporate complex. Apparently that's what Eisenhower was really warning about but he mentioned military/industrial as a lead-in to the warning and that's what progressives grabbed.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at January 24, 2013 08:40 PM (wbeNt)

228 "everyhuman"
lol!


So... not even worth pirating?

Posted by: fb at January 24, 2013 08:40 PM (qnMOL)

229 "Maybe I'm a freak, but I don't like watching people have sex. I'd rather be having sex."

I kind of like watching people have sex, but I draw the line at watching Lena Dunham having sex. They actually put that on TV?

Posted by: Jerome at January 24, 2013 08:41 PM (eQa5p)

230
the thing that is so funny is that they are so "edgy" and "counter culture" that they all look the same, as if in a uniform

Just like the '60's hippies. Some things never change.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at January 24, 2013 08:41 PM (+z4pE)

231 Why don't they hire Token from South Park?

Posted by: TexasJew at January 24, 2013 08:42 PM (lD8ju)

232 I would DVR it just to see if I could read the purple cartoon tats on her back fat.

Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2013 08:42 PM (tiOTz)

233 I dunno, I had thought way back in 'the Jeffersons ' we'd already done interracial sex marriage , existance wasn't that like 30 year s ago?

does she think she's being ??????? is this a new idea for her??

what ,what is her point?
i really don't get this

Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 08:42 PM (nqBYe)

234 but I draw the line at watching Lena Dunham having sex.

I think it's a bit like the way oysters spawn. It just gets sprayed all over the room. A sort of gaseous pearl necklace.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at January 24, 2013 08:43 PM (Lxw+T)

235 I met this chick, Lena, in a trailer park in Rock Hill, SC. She wasn't THAT fat then, but she sucked a mean dick.

I was drunk, da huh.

Posted by: Billy Bob, The guy who drinks in SC at January 24, 2013 08:43 PM (wR+pz)

236 I am way behind the curve.

So I am catching up on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Some episodes are too funny. The McPoyles Hold the Gang Hostage is my favorite so far.

Posted by: sTevo at January 24, 2013 08:43 PM (VMcEw)

237 16 What is with these hipster twats? Is dumpy and unattractive with a shitty haircut the new hotness?

Who is it that watches this shit with pleasure?
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 24, 2013 07:45 PM (JDIKC)
----
Brian Williams shows up on set to watch his naked daughter have simulated sex all the time, look it up at newsbusters.

Posted by: V at January 24, 2013 08:43 PM (Ig3W5)

238 omg look i am teaching myself and a bunch of hipsters that i am like 30-40 years behind?

Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 08:44 PM (nqBYe)

239
>>>>what ,what is her point?
i really don't get this

It's an avoidance mechanism for her internal racism. She isn't corfortable around real blacks and needs to express it elsewhere. It's a rich white snob thing.

Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2013 08:44 PM (tiOTz)

240 I dunno, I had thought way back in 'the Jeffersons ' we'd already done interracial sex marriage , existance wasn't that like 30 year s ago?

does she think she's being ??????? is this a new idea for her??

what ,what is her point?
i really don't get this
Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 08:42 PM (nqBYe)
And a few million of us have married that way.
I guess she thinks we're the cool counter-cultural other.

Because it's so exotic to do that.

But hey feeling that way is totally not racist and silly.

What is her fucking point?

Posted by: CAC at January 24, 2013 08:44 PM (GdFam)

241 Brian Williams shows up on set to watch his naked daughter have simulated sex all the time, look it up at newsbusters.

The man is lucky he hasn't had a talk with Chris Hansen.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:45 PM (Lxw+T)

242 Cac, they really do live on another planet!
no wonder they think weird shit.

Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 08:46 PM (nqBYe)

243 Fat white girls will get the "Jungle fever".



http://tinyurl.com/8xon3zg

Posted by: Mandingo at January 24, 2013 08:47 PM (wR+pz)

244 This stuff is what Black dreams are made of despite the statistics,,,

Posted by: Clemenza at January 24, 2013 08:47 PM (x59Gv)

245 yeah go ahead and act out this stuff...

Posted by: Clemenza at January 24, 2013 08:47 PM (x59Gv)

246 "'The joke's on you, because you know what? I never thought about the fact that you were black once,' Hannah says..."

Except for the fact that, you know, it's already been admitted that the guy was hired for the role SPECIFICALLY in introduce race into the show. Sort on an affirmative-action boyfriend.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at January 24, 2013 08:47 PM (n4EDK)

247 >>What is her fucking point?
Posted by: CAC at January 24, 2013 08:44 PM (GdFam)



Same as the rest of 'em.
......might be a little buried under a sweaty FUPA though.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 24, 2013 08:48 PM (aZ6ew)

248 I don't think Brian William's daughter gets naked.Not yet anyway.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 08:48 PM (9XBK2)

249 man talk about living as a progress... regressive!

Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 08:48 PM (nqBYe)

250 I want to poke my eyes out after reading that drivel. Why are liberals so fucking stupid? Someone please explain this. They really think they are the smartest most clever people in the universe, but god-damn they are so stupid it hurts.

Posted by: gigg at January 24, 2013 08:48 PM (dDD3H)

251 @246 you know some things just smell that way...like the attraction of flies...

Posted by: Clemenza at January 24, 2013 08:49 PM (x59Gv)

252 "and everyhuman"?
..what a terrific mindthought!

Posted by: LexisTexas at January 24, 2013 08:49 PM (kPFAg)

253 Ha. and Ha, Colorado Alex @200.

(too lazy to cut and paste your funny)

Posted by: Lazy L,, elle on her phone at January 24, 2013 08:49 PM (5SlKF)

254 249 man talk about living as a progress... regressive!
Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 08:48 PM (nqBYe)
The exoticism of this is so fucking offensive- even more so because it's deliberate pandering without any self-awareness.

Glabh.

Posted by: CAC at January 24, 2013 08:49 PM (GdFam)

255 I am perfectly fine with the 2 out if 3 people on death row being black.

Here in Texas we don't give a shit.

Posted by: TexasJew at January 24, 2013 08:49 PM (lD8ju)

256 What's wrong with white girls?

They don't get the fucking around deal and they cost you a fucking bundle.

Posted by: Tiger at January 24, 2013 08:49 PM (wR+pz)

257 Liberal tokenism. Everyone get's their own little box on the plantation.

Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2013 08:50 PM (tiOTz)

258 227 Yep,and that's all they care to remember of that speech.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 08:50 PM (9XBK2)

259 anyone tweet the twit she's decades behind !
hell really it's so strange but we get a glimpse into their thoughts.oh and i guess the thoughts of all that partiipated in this crap.



Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 08:51 PM (nqBYe)

260 They really think they are the smartest most clever people in the universe, but god-damn they are so stupid it hurts.

If you just think of them as never having grown intellectually or emotionally beyond the 7th grade, it all makes sense.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 24, 2013 08:51 PM (hKD3s)

261 Shit, I clicked Ace's link up top and had to look at her.

She's supposed to be somebody'd idea of a fuck puppet? Looks to me as if fingering away at Starbucks on your iPad doesn't tone those arms much.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at January 24, 2013 08:51 PM (PH+2B)

262 I can't wait to see the subtle and nuanced treatment Dunham will deliver to a born-again Christian character or a middle-aged white money manager.

Exotic! I mean, she knows nothing of these rare beasts.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:52 PM (Lxw+T)

263 Cac, it's so strange i felt like i just popped in to their reality.

no wonder they're such a mess.

Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 08:52 PM (nqBYe)

264 Why would youPAY for HBO and feed the leftist beast? weren't you wanting to do something about the damn media? stop financing their war on the right.

Posted by: Saxon at January 24, 2013 08:52 PM (6RuD3)

265 Ace: Watching that show will not only cause you to turn in your man-card, you will also be asked to relinquish your testicles, since you obviously won't be using them anymore.

Posted by: badanov at January 24, 2013 08:53 PM (2D3Sc)

266 Ms Dunham will have to sleep with an Asian, a Hispanic, a woman, a
transgender, a Native American, a handicapped person, a Hindu, a Jew and
an Arab


At the same time?

<shudder>

Posted by: Armando at January 24, 2013 08:53 PM (IDypm)

267 At the same time?



She's counting her orifices right now.

Posted by: George Orwell says it doesn't make a difference at this point at January 24, 2013 08:53 PM (Lxw+T)

268 The worst thing about this is the willing suspension of disbelief this demands. In real life, talking about race issues isn't foreplay for these dumbasses. In real life, the guy shoots on her face and doesn't get her to orgasm and she rejoices in her sexual liberation.

Posted by: Lazy L,, elle on her phone at January 24, 2013 08:54 PM (5SlKF)

269 "...what you have is one of the most democratic--and everyhuman--depictions of sex to ever exist in pop culture. The more I thought about this, the more important it became to me."

Dem
ocratic and everyhuman depictions of sex? What the hell does that even mean? Are they voting? Is it an orgy involving billions of people? Is there a show of hands, or something? What sort of pervert goes for this sort of thing? What's wrong with basic duct tape and handcuffs?

Or, is "democratic" and "everyhuman" just buzz words that pretentious twits use?

Posted by: otho at January 24, 2013 08:54 PM (yBF/9)

270 My time at last has come!

Posted by: Tanto "Bubba" Goldstein at January 24, 2013 08:55 PM (hpDVh)

271 268 You say that like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 08:56 PM (9XBK2)

272 Ace, many thanks for the one of the biggest laughs I've had in a long time. I watched one episode of that misfire and now I'm glad I did because it made what I just read that much funnier.

Posted by: farmersusie at January 24, 2013 08:56 PM (9zugO)

273
The worst thing about this is the willing suspension of disbelief this
demands. In real life, talking about race issues isn't foreplay for
these dumbasses. In real life, the guy shoots on her face and doesn't
get her to orgasm and she rejoices in her sexual liberation.


The sexual revolution has been one of the most harmful events to happen to women in the last thousand years. We'll be dealing with the aftereffects for generations.

Posted by: Tanto at January 24, 2013 08:57 PM (hpDVh)

274 Off, sock!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 24, 2013 08:57 PM (hpDVh)

275 If I want to watch weird black guys bone tatted up ugly white girls with buck teeth and saggy tits, there's about 4 million places on the intertubes to see that..

Posted by: TexasJew at January 24, 2013 08:58 PM (lD8ju)

276 Brian Williams faps to his daughter's sex scenes.

Haven't read all the comments, just covering in case it hasn't been mentioned.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2013 08:58 PM (UOM48)

277 intellectually or emotionally beyond the 7th grade, it all makes sense.

---------------------------------------

Your actually pretty spot on. They never evolved an idea past the ideas they were told they should have. This race shit is the same shit I was spoon-fed in 5th and 6th grade. I still remember the liberal scrunt teacher telling us "this is what YOU did, this is what the SOUTH, YOU PEOPLE did to black people"

Considering 70-80% of my classmates were descendants of immigrants, and had no part in pre civil war America was a minor point she did not think if I guess.

MIzzz Montinger god I hate her to this day.

Posted by: gigg at January 24, 2013 08:58 PM (dDD3H)

278
Democratic and everyhuman depictions of sex? What the hell does that
even mean? Are they voting? Is it an orgy involving billions of people?
Is there a show of hands, or something? What sort of pervert goes for
this sort of thing? What's wrong with basic duct tape and handcuffs?


It means fat ugly people. God forbid we should want to see attractive naked wimmins.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 24, 2013 08:58 PM (hpDVh)

279 I forgot to add that after wiping off her cum-struck face, the girl is prone to fits of crying for reasons that escape her. But these emotional outbursts are portrayed as part of her femininity instead of banal stupidity.

Posted by: Lazy L,, elle on her phone at January 24, 2013 09:00 PM (13IVx)

280 Okay I don't really understand this show. What is it about? I don't have HBO, sorry, not going to watch it.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 24, 2013 09:01 PM (cnS/d)

281 Why does Ace want to wach Lena Durham?

Posted by: TexasJew at January 24, 2013 09:01 PM (lD8ju)

282 Why does Ace want to wach Lena Durham?
Posted by: TexasJew at January 24, 2013 09:01 PM (lD8ju)


death wish

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 24, 2013 09:02 PM (9Bj8R)

283 We only have TV for the movies we get ourselves. We don't have amy actual channels-by choice. If this is the fare on HBO I'll happily pass. I just watched Act I of "The Magic Flute". I'll go with Mozart over Lena Dunham's drivel.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 24, 2013 09:02 PM (+qMCO)

284 I just think Brian Williams faps to a photo of Michelle's humongous ass..

Posted by: TexasJew at January 24, 2013 09:03 PM (lD8ju)

285 "I also would love to know how you feel about the fact that two out of three people on death row are black men,"

Is there a correct number she had in mind? A number she would prefer?

Posted by: fb at January 24, 2013 09:04 PM (qnMOL)

286 The magic flute? Sounds like it might be fapworthy.... go on....

Posted by: gigg at January 24, 2013 09:04 PM (dDD3H)

287 I don't care if you want to sex a knot hole in a tree. Just keep it to yourself. Black, white ortree, I do not care. None will get you extra points with me.

Posted by: Ronster at January 24, 2013 09:05 PM (JgkPs)

288 An unknown group in Egypt, Qaeda al-Jihad has threatened to use force to protect President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood movement from any attack by secular forces and crusaders.

Its activist described Morsi as caliph and the vicar of God in Egypt, the daily Al-Quds al-Arabi said


And now they have more F-16s and Abrams Tanks to do it with. Allah Akbar!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 24, 2013 09:05 PM (9Bj8R)

289 Lena Dunham is to sexy as Jay Carney is to honesty.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2013 09:05 PM (UOM48)

290 Beating your dick like it owes you money is one thing. Sticking it into the likes of Lena is a whole 'nother level of abuse.

Posted by: Fritz at January 24, 2013 09:06 PM (WM+rJ)

291
I just think Brian Williams faps to a photo of Michelle's humongous Barack Obama's ass..


FTFY

Posted by: Armando at January 24, 2013 09:06 PM (IDypm)

292 Just UGH.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2013 09:06 PM (UOM48)

293 Chemjeff bc Ace has a fetish for boyish chubby inked up girls or he is being his usual sarcastic, tongue in cheek, endearing self.

Posted by: Lazy L,, elle on her phone at January 24, 2013 09:07 PM (ndxIr)

294 If my son brought Lena Dunham home and said, "Hey, Mom, Dad, meet your new d-i-l." I'd make him wish he'd never left Afghanistan.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2013 09:07 PM (UOM48)

295
A New York City Black Republican? That's kind of like a jackalope, right?

So how many times did they have him walk on-screen while eating Oreos? Because you know that leftists are all about destroying those old racial stereotypes.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 24, 2013 09:08 PM (MBqvE)

296 Ace

It's more than a nod at self mockery. She's a big fat target and the fury she's engendered is impressive.

But the black Republican is written as the most intelligent, self possessed character and thus far, the only one who isn't self obsessed and boho NY silly. And I think that was purposeful when Dunham wrote him, because her rejection of him and her invocation of all the racial and political stuff was solely because he said she was a shitty writer.

I realize t doesn't jibe with the onslaught, but there you have it.

Posted by: Hoke Malokey at January 24, 2013 09:09 PM (m2SiY)

297 Just watched her in a nude sex scene. Lena Dunham should be a lot more self conscious about her body. A LOT. Like, not ever doing another nude sex scene ever, ever again.
I know she's young and trying to find her identity and all that 20 something bs. Someone needs to explain what a "practice girl" is so she can move on to her bitter lesbian phase.

Posted by: CozMark at January 24, 2013 09:09 PM (dm7Ev)

298 A New York City Black Republican? That's kind of like a jackalope, right?

I think many people have pointed out that there's no way even Archie Bunker would have been a Republican, given his demographic and geography.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 24, 2013 09:09 PM (xSegX)

299 This show is so-so. Dunham is a clever writer, at her best when mocking the superficiality and self-absorption of her own generation and cohort, but it's hard to stay interested in a show where all of the characters are meant to be hated. There are certainly funny jokes, but who really wants to sit through episode after episode of Dunham saying exactly the same thing: young adults in New York are vain, shallow and utterly unable to find substance to fill their empty lives. I watched it for a few hours, but it soon became monotonous and depressing. Dunham paints a bleak self-portrait, to be sure.

Posted by: Jordan at January 24, 2013 09:10 PM (Hz1zc)

300 214 NeverGiveUp,

Look the new voters under 25 don't give a shit about security through strength who the fuck sold it to them?

Their teachers?

Their congresscritters?

Hell none of our own goddamned politicians ever sold the notion.

Look I know most of our side ain't gonna follow me or anyone else to cross the Rubicon and go Art V so we're gonna let the combination of these people and the illegals and imports who don't even have to pass a civics test at all anymore to show knowledge of our civics to tilt the thing and screw us.

I mean what the hell do we even goddamned stand for that is not echoes of rote from 20 years ago?

We have Juan Queeg, Olympia Snowe until now Krispy Kreme, Bloomberg "all Republicans" a multi-millionaire who allows a fucking Alinsky moocher to preen as though he is a better example of America and not get rebuked once?

We need to make our goddamned case to a bunch of kids who we allowed the media and the left to convince that our power was the reason Jihadi jim hates us that demanding free shit with no power means we get nuked someday....

and giggles will call it fearmongering.

Reagan would have cleaned Obama's clock even with the changes in demography because he would not have allowed the left to control the fucking narrative, he would have been trying to make the case for 20 years BEFORE the election if that is what it goddamned took.

Obama and the media are trying to kill this nation as rendered in 4-12 more years tops and we are going to be at best mexico del norte....

but too many of us keep thinking there's a quick fix or we think we can somehow show the fucking media or Hollywood, no no really I am an intellectual too I will hit the uncredentialed conservative snow witch, or the villain of the week....what you people don't get is WE ARE ALL THE VILLAIN of he damned millenia.

They are not swaying they are warring.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:10 PM (LRFds)

301 bwahaha she actually thinks this is strange and daring and its 2013~!

Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 09:10 PM (nqBYe)

302 291 --- Yeah, that's more like it.
Remember when he got that White House interview back in 2009 and actually bowed to the Won?
Hilarious.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 24, 2013 09:11 PM (C8mVl)

303 298 Amish Dude,

He'd have been an irritated scoop jackson type that MAYBE crossed with Reagan.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:11 PM (LRFds)

304 and NGU I'm sorry my rant took off....

I was simply going to leave it at "they have no idea that everything Kerry said was terrifying" and it came out wrong.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:12 PM (LRFds)

305 Attention seekers seek attention. This dunham bieotch is seeking my attention. I can't give it to her because I don't have a clue who she isor where she resides.

Posted by: Ronster at January 24, 2013 09:13 PM (JgkPs)

306 297 CozMark,

Heh...yeah she is definitely a starter kit.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:13 PM (LRFds)

307 Ronster yeah me too, this is the first time I've heard of this show, and I'm like "big deal"

Posted by: chemjeff at January 24, 2013 09:14 PM (cnS/d)

308 Unintended pregnancies on the rise in servicewomen




By Genevra Pittman
NEW YORK | Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:15pm EST
(Reuters Health) - Just over ten percent of women in the military said in 2008 they'd had an unintended pregnancy in the last year - a figure significantly higher than rates in the general public, according to a new study.

In total, about 900 women had been unable to deploy in the past year due to a pregnancy, whether intentional or unintended, according to findings published in February's Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The rate of unintended pregnancy - 105 for every 1,000 women - was a small increase over the rate in 2005 of 97 per 1,000 servicewomen. That figure is also 50 percent higher than rates of unintended pregnancy among similarly aged women the general, non-military public.

And in a related story:
Mabus: First women selected for attack subs
By Sam Fellman - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Jan 24, 2013 15:03:31 EST
The Navy’s civilian leader announced Thursday that attack submarines will be integrated with female officers and enlisted, an expected move that begins the next round of the Silent Service’s integration that started three years ago.

Every been on an Attack Sub? They ain't Boomers. Real tight quarters which will lead to....well you get the idea

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 24, 2013 09:14 PM (9Bj8R)

309 i'll give her 1/100 point for trying to date a conservative guy .

Posted by: Ette at January 24, 2013 09:14 PM (nqBYe)

310 I was simply going to leave it at "they have no idea that everything Kerry said was terrifying" and it came out wrong.
Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:12 PM (LRFds)


No need to apologize to me. i feel your pain

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 24, 2013 09:15 PM (9Bj8R)

311 308 Mabus really enjoys carrying out his bosses destructive orders.Loves it.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 09:16 PM (9XBK2)

312 Do any morons here want to see Lena Dunham nekkid?

Seriously.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2013 09:19 PM (UOM48)

313 Anyone else getting tired of Hannity?

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 24, 2013 09:20 PM (wR+pz)

314 I pulled the plug on cable/satellite in 2011. Fuck these leftist bastards.

Posted by: V at January 24, 2013 09:21 PM (Ig3W5)

315 312 Not really,but there is a morbid curiosity.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 09:21 PM (9XBK2)

316 312 Do any morons here want to see Lena Dunham nekkid?

Seriously.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2013 09:19 PM (UOM4

----
NO!!

Posted by: V at January 24, 2013 09:21 PM (Ig3W5)

317 The viewer at home, witnessing such shrewdly observed yet ultimately
unresolved racial and political tension, is bound to feel just as
rattled.


Unless they haven't been in a coma since the mid-1960s, then they're bound to feel a mild sense of having seen that all before, and flip over to something entertaining. Like Law Order reruns from the Benjamin Bratt era. Rowr.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ drinking heavily at January 24, 2013 09:22 PM (hO8IJ)

318 314 V,

I celebrated the new year last year after their assholish coverage of 2011 with yanking it....seldom been happier.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:22 PM (LRFds)

319 sven you may want to have your doc check you out for Hawaiian Punch Syndrome.

It can present itself with periodic scoamfic ranting and hyperbolic commentia.



Posted by: ontherocks at January 24, 2013 09:22 PM (aZ6ew)

320 Why?

Just why?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 24, 2013 09:22 PM (AgPwe)

321 Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 24, 2013 09:14 PM (9Bj8R)

The entire armed forces is being dismantled and destoyed by JEF. It's what he wants and it will be what he gets. Damn shame.

Posted by: Ronster at January 24, 2013 09:22 PM (JgkPs)

322 I thought we hunted HBO's here? Jus' checking....

Posted by: Ripley at January 24, 2013 09:22 PM (OaHHI)

323 315
312 Not really,but there is a morbid curiosity.



You never seen a fat tattooed bitch? Go to wal mart.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 24, 2013 09:22 PM (wR+pz)

324 317 Ms radish,

or the "guess what's in the box?" network...

dear God they are trying to run the killing fields without the bayonet drills or forced labor....(yet)

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:23 PM (LRFds)

325 Do any morons here want to see Lena Dunham nekkid?

Don't do it with a full stomach.

Posted by: Ronster at January 24, 2013 09:24 PM (JgkPs)

326 Do any morons here want to see Lena Dunham nekkid?

Boing-oing-oing-oing-oing-oing! She reminds me of my mom!

Posted by: Gerg at January 24, 2013 09:24 PM (IDypm)

327 >>>Do any morons here want to see Lena Dunham nekkid?

Was my sarcasm too subtle?

Posted by: JohnE. at January 24, 2013 09:25 PM (nRTou)

328 Lena Dunham looks like the smug idiot who bags groceries at my Kroger. And I'm pretty sure her car in the parking lot has Coexist and Obama 2012 stickers.

If my son brought her home, I'd have him committed and tell her she'd have five seconds to get off my property or.....


Nevermind.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2013 09:25 PM (UOM48)

329 You never seen a fat tattooed bitch? Go to wal mart.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 24, 2013 09:22 PM (wR+pz)


Remember to have a couple 20s hanging out of your pocket, that way you can see a naked fat bitch.

Wait, would that work? Wait a minute, be back later...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 24, 2013 09:26 PM (AgPwe)

330 299
This show is so-so. Dunham is a clever writer, at her best when mocking
the superficiality and self-absorption of her own generation and cohort,
but it's hard to stay interested in a show where all of the characters
are meant to be hated. There are certainly funny jokes, but who really
wants to sit through episode after episode of Dunham saying exactly the
same thing: young adults in New York are vain, shallow and utterly
unable to find substance to fill their empty lives. I watched it for a
few hours, but it soon became monotonous and depressing. Dunham paints a
bleak self-portrait, to be sure.

Posted by: Jordan at January 24, 2013 09:10 PM (Hz1zc)

This is exactly why I never liked Seinfeld. It also was a show about how vapid, shallow and useless most NYC folks in that demographic really are, all while claiming they are the center of the known universe. It wore thin pretty fast.

Posted by: tcn at January 24, 2013 09:26 PM (VLG62)

331 The antidote for this chick ?

Archer comes on in 30 minutes .

Posted by: awkward davies at January 24, 2013 09:26 PM (USjX1)

332 Unintended pregnancies on the rise in servicewomen


No, merely unintended deployments. The pregnancies were intended after they got their orders.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 24, 2013 09:27 PM (hpDVh)

333 Lena Dunham, Spanx called and said they don't have your size in stock.

XXXXXXX-large ass.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2013 09:27 PM (UOM48)

334 321 Ronster,

It is also why he wants us disarmed I think. He sends home enough enlisted and the riots start they'll tree almost any LE organization if organized, and that ain't brag that's fact. The US army takes MOUT to a whole different level along with the Marines.

Basically he's setting the course so that with media willful refusal to report accurately in any way to set the table to let Israel die, and the middle east to explode.

Figure after the pain gets bad enough on the economy he's gonna try to get the UN to leverage a bailout of some sort to get us to give up our Veto power and then all our natural resources will belong to the world.

And I have never been a 5 alarm UN nutter in my life I just know they are and always have been a fraud about "spreading freedom and security."

Basically I think the AGW cult is an op being ran by the international hard left to break our backs.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:27 PM (LRFds)

335 If I didn't know better, I would think that Pannetta, et. al. were conspiring to create a serious breach between the military and the rest of the country. I do not for one minute think that the military is buying all this touchy-feely crap foisted upon them by these post-thinking fools and "progressives." At some point, they will go their own way, and we know how well that works out in the long run.

Posted by: tcn at January 24, 2013 09:29 PM (VLG62)

336 332 Of course,they have a built in dodge.By all means let us put them in more front line jobs.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 09:29 PM (9XBK2)

337 Do any morons here want to see Lena Dunham nekkid?

Seriously.


She reminds me of a girl that I knew back in Portland. The girl in question, K, was a libertarian geek. Fun to be around some times, but a pretty heavy drinker and prone to game playing. She liked guns, however, but otherwise ran in hipster circles.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 24, 2013 09:29 PM (hpDVh)

338 319 ontherocks,

Maybe...

then again I probably shouldn't watch the 3d ep of justified and then post pondering the decline of national defense because of retarded kids voting and lena dunham's nude presence.

May have short circuited my brain.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:29 PM (LRFds)

339 I think you mean 1,672 years ago.

Wikipedia says 1972.

Posted by: Fixit Boi at January 24, 2013 09:30 PM (opLk0)

340 Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:27 PM (LRFds)

Can't disagree with anything you typed.

Posted by: Ronster at January 24, 2013 09:30 PM (JgkPs)

341 I get HBO in my prison cell and that Dunham guy is HOT!

Posted by: Ted at January 24, 2013 09:30 PM (IFKXN)

342 Lena Dunham is the Criss Angel of Mackenzie Philips.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows where thou concealest thy þr0n at January 24, 2013 09:31 PM (Lxw+T)

343
If I didn't know better, I would think that Pannetta, et. al. were
conspiring to create a serious breach between the military and the rest
of the country. I do not for one minute think that the military is
buying all this touchy-feely crap foisted upon them by these
post-thinking fools and "progressives." At some point, they will go
their own way, and we know how well that works out in the long run.


The goal is to break the military culture. They're clearing out the officer corps, and you'll see the NCO corps take a beating next. It wouldn't surprise me if the next few years sees an increase in the power of EO reps into de facto political officers.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 24, 2013 09:32 PM (hpDVh)

344 >>Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:29 PM (LRFds)




Just want you to have laugh now and again, that's all.

......it's still allowed

Posted by: ontherocks at January 24, 2013 09:33 PM (aZ6ew)

345 Lena Dunham is the Criss Angel of Mackenzie Philips.

You win the internet for the day.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 24, 2013 09:33 PM (hpDVh)

346 Lena Dunham is the Criss Angel of Mackenzie Philips

So she'll be doing lines of PixyStix instead of cocaine?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 24, 2013 09:33 PM (hKD3s)

347 Nevergiveup I hear ya. Its a readiness issue. People don't wanna talk about it.

Posted by: thunderb at January 24, 2013 09:34 PM (Dnbau)

348 343 We know the guys at the top are on board.Or they get their walking papers.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 09:34 PM (9XBK2)

349 Do any morons here want to see Lena Dunham nekkid? Seriously.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2013 09:19 PM


In my basement well, sure. She's the perfect size.

Posted by: buffalo bill at January 24, 2013 09:34 PM (yBF/9)

350 As long as our military can wave a white flag and surrender with style as the French do, then the libs have achieved their goal of neutering the US.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 24, 2013 09:34 PM (Cnqmv)

351 346 Lena Dunham is the Criss Angel of Mackenzie Philips

So she'll be doing lines of PixyStix instead of cocaine?


I think she will be doing her dad.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows where thou concealest thy þr0n at January 24, 2013 09:35 PM (Lxw+T)

352 312 Do any morons here want to see Lena Dunham nekkid?

Seriously.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2013 09:19 PM (UOM4


I'd rather drive to the Schlossen Cutoff, get out of my car, and cut of my Schlossen.

Then gouge my eyes out with a rusty spoon.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 24, 2013 09:35 PM (5J54Q)

353 335 TCN,

Eh...look the gay thing doesn't bother anyone I know....hell it wouldn't have bothered me except of course that by the donks doing it the way they did they have a new protected class of troop....

the women in combat thing....

Again this is just "pretty pony" favoritism shit....

They get a "choice" of course they are not being held to combat arms physical readiness standards which means that sooner or later on a long enough timeline somebody is gonna die because an ammo can doesn't weigh 40% of its normal weight for a female.

Most of the women I've known in the army were very much against the idea....I think you'll have women going to Ranger school and Q course who have no intention of ever using 'em for promotion points.

SOCOM will be pissed, quietly because it is a waste of time to a degree and with the budget games coming the slots are not there to be wasted.

At the end of the day this is about idiots like this Dunham wench who would never in a million years serve "fighting for the sisterhood" in a battle the women who do actually serve don't really care about too much but by golly a bunch of hardcore shrieking near retired bra burners do....

It's our whole fucking nation's fate in a nutshell.

Special interest groups with no concern with their make-a-wish's impact on getting actual missions done but empowered to SHOW THE MAN.

Well fellas no matter how much the media tried to hide it....Obama and by proxy YOU DONKS "are the man."

The GOP left you a lot of wealth potential, too much debt, and a LOT of power. I'm sure you'll enjoy squandering it, when you get nuked from your hubris you are not getting in my hidey hole. The way you're playing the 20 somethings is how the 3d world is playing you.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:37 PM (LRFds)

354 344 On the rocks,

I had a few last night and today...

thanks for the thoughts.

Sincerely.

sven

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:37 PM (LRFds)

355 Just released...

"Defense Department Rescinds Direct Combat Exclusion Rule; Services to Expand Integration of Women into Previously Restricted Occupations and Units.


Today, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey announced the rescission the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule for women and that the Department of Defense plans to remove gender-based barriers to service."

Posted by: Icedog at January 24, 2013 09:39 PM (PTS+l)

356 I've noticed that all of the cabinet positions have become all encompassing positions. When the future SoS starts babbling about global warming then it's over. Wait, I think that already happened. We are boned.

Posted by: Ronster at January 24, 2013 09:39 PM (JgkPs)

357 i got nuthin


standing by for next thread

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 24, 2013 09:40 PM (8sCoq)

358 343 Colorado Alex,

It's slowly been happening anyway, now that he is "flexible" it'll get worse.

They have kept increasing the amount of time wasted on banal frivolity sensitivity training trying to mold the force to be more tolerant of Jihadi Jim, all suicides are YOUR fault if you don't see the signs...

That last one pisses me off more than the gay shit, and the race hustling...

I've seen too many empty boots in my time around the force these last 23 years.

Those boots are not empty because of anything other than the national addiction to running the world on the cheap, and optempo, with a side of cultural stigma for seeking help.

If command wants to know who is to blame for force attrition I suggest they hand out mirrors and send one to Bush and another to Barack Obama.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:42 PM (LRFds)

359 ...a follow-up question to my post. If Washington has determined there are no differences between men and women in regards to military service, does this mean women would now be drafted equally with men? If not, why? Is American ready to see their wives, daughters and mothers drafted?

Posted by: Icedog at January 24, 2013 09:42 PM (PTS+l)

360 Schlossen Cutoff

There is a furniture store or car lot some where in the vicinity.

Posted by: Ronster at January 24, 2013 09:43 PM (JgkPs)

361 Our nation + Lena Dunham = our nation to hell in a handbasket


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2013 09:44 PM (UOM48)

362 Is American ready to see their wives, daughters and mothers drafted?

They're not ready to see their sons drafted....because we've been an all-volunteer force since July 1973.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 24, 2013 09:44 PM (hKD3s)

363 359 Icedog,

"Shut up," they explained.

The answer is no, women are now "equal plus!"

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:45 PM (LRFds)

364 Is American ready to see their wives, daughters and mothers drafted?

They're not ready to see their sons drafted....because we've been an all-volunteer force since July 1973.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 24, 2013 09:44 PM (hKD3s)


Well the "Legal" question now is will women have to "register" for a potential draft?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 24, 2013 09:46 PM (9Bj8R)

365 362 Yeah but we still have selective service for emegencies.Do women have to get selective service cards?They should now.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 09:46 PM (9XBK2)

366 362 Sean bannion,

Correct which as I know you well know makes the left's antics offensive in some ways.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:46 PM (LRFds)

367 Jones in CO i hear ya

Posted by: chemjeff at January 24, 2013 09:47 PM (BBWjt)

368 Contrarian prediction time!

We'll see women registered for the Selective Service. Why? Because once you have all 18-25 year olds registered, the left will push to turn it into a "national service" scheme that forcibly channels them into working for various left wing programs.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 24, 2013 09:47 PM (hpDVh)

369 364 NeverGiveUp,

No, I don't believe so. The law so far as i understand it, still implicitly "males." They threaten to add women to it from time to time, but that gag got a little less funny after 9/11.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:48 PM (LRFds)

370 368 Colorado Alex,

Who knows the left loves them some slave labor?

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 09:49 PM (LRFds)

371 Who knows the left loves them some slave labor?

Anyone who's read any history of the past 100 years.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 24, 2013 09:50 PM (hpDVh)

372 Well the "Legal" question now is will women have to "register" for a potential draft?

I highly doubt it since their participation in these combat units is voluntary, whereas Selective Service registration is not. M

Just another glaring double standard brought to you by the Anerican left.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 24, 2013 09:51 PM (hKD3s)

373 Ya know this is just another way for the liberals to divide this country. Women are already an integral part of today's Military. We would be hard pressed to have a functioning Military without women and most of the women I serve with I have nothing but the upmost respect for. The % of women in the Military that want to serve in front line infantry Units is extremely small and there was not need what so ever to do this at this time. I can't think of one rational reason to do this other than to "fuck" with the Military.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 24, 2013 09:51 PM (9Bj8R)

374 I don't think pregnancy should disqualify a woman from combat. In every other occupation that would be sex discrimination, right?
Why not take this idiocy all the way?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 24, 2013 09:53 PM (C8mVl)

375 I can't think of one rational reason to do this other than to "fuck" with the Military.

Bingo.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 24, 2013 09:55 PM (hKD3s)

376
I highly doubt it since their participation in these combat units is voluntary, whereas Selective Service registration is not. M



Just another glaring double standard brought to you by the Anerican left.


Even that doesn't make sense, because you could draft women to fill support roles, thus freeing men for combat duty.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 24, 2013 09:57 PM (hpDVh)

377 Perhaps the United States could take its cues on this issue from Israel. I realize there are cultural differences, but I suspect Israel has already settled most of the difficult questions about women serving in combat. I've never visited Israel, but I understand women are a conspicuous part of even elite military units.

Posted by: Jordan at January 24, 2013 10:03 PM (Hz1zc)

378 376 Colorado Alex,

They relish the double standard enough they don't care I think. The other thing is combat arms work is hard, and it is a high impact lifestyle even in peacetime. I got hurt bad enough my first term was my only term b/c of the drawdown.

I ran a lot prior to service and it kicked my at peak 162 pound high% muscle body up enough there were weekends I went to my bathtub drank some schnapps and slept for 18 hours.

My point is, there are plenty of men who can't hang and I've known women who barely meet the passing male standard but my Tow Gunners' Ruck doesn't check your crotch for what it weighs.

15+ mile road marches get sporty.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 10:04 PM (LRFds)

379 377 Jordan,

perhaps we should ask General Diane Feinstein noted arms and tactics expert her opinion.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 10:05 PM (LRFds)

380 It's going to happen, Sven, so we had best model our integration on other countries who have done so successfully already.

Posted by: Jordan at January 24, 2013 10:07 PM (Hz1zc)

381 380 Jordan,

Hey Jordan here we are again....

you and your asshole heroes fucking shit up they don't understand....me in a position to pay a direct pricve and you gloating over your stupid fucking "victory"

Here's the deal sport the military will deal with your side's idiocy the best that they can and sooner or later your bullshit will get people killed.

The military will be blamed and you will use it to hurt the force further pissing everyone in the military community that is not a partisan donk off at your idiocy even more.

I'll go out on a limb and guess DoD is two to two hundred thousand steps ahead of you.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 10:12 PM (LRFds)

382 Nope,Israel no longer uses women as infantry.They erxperimented early on and it was a failure.As it was with the communists who tried it as early as WW1 .

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2013 10:12 PM (9XBK2)

383 Eh, what Hoke Malokey said. I was very pleasantly surprised by the characterization of the Republican character. And the write-up Ace quotes from totally misses the point, the dynamic and the humor of the scene.

It's clear if you actually watch it (as opposed to relying on the description above) that most of what her character says in this scene is BS (and we're meant to see it as BS). The argument actually isn't about race or politics-- the trigger is her hurt vanity (he criticizes her writing). And in the context of the scene, the liberal talking-points she spouts appear especially glib, empty, silly. The Republican character clearly appears (and is meant to appear) as the rational sane one here.

I actually like this show. Dunham is as (or much more) brutal on her character, and the female characters in general, as/ than the men. In ways that (I must confess) I sometimes relate to, looking back at my foolish youth.

Believe me, I have every reason to dislike Dunham (especially after that cringeworthy Obama ad), but I like her show. The worst and most hateful thing about it is the hype-- and e.g. write-ups like the one above that make much more of it than is there (e.g. strive to find some deep political significance), and thus miss what is there, what's charmingly and insightfully self-deprecating about it.

Posted by: lael at January 24, 2013 10:16 PM (NUqzK)

384 HBO has put out some quality shows. The Wire, Band of Brothers, Game of Thrones, John Adams, Overall though, HBO is shit.

Posted by: puddleglum at January 24, 2013 10:17 PM (RGbza)

385 I've never visited Israel, but I understand women are a conspicuous part of even elite military units.

Posted by: Jordan at January 24, 2013 10:03 PM (Hz1zc)

You would be wrong.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 24, 2013 10:18 PM (GsoHv)

386 385 CBD,

Yeah well Jordan ain't big on facts that is why I said "ask General Feinstein"

Every failed foreign force's policy of the last 70 years....?

Yeah Barry will take 'em for a spin.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 10:19 PM (LRFds)

387 "382 Nope,Israel no longer uses women as infantry.They erxperimented early on and it was a failure.As it was with the communists who tried it as early as WW1 ."

A lie. One of Israel's most famous infantry battalion is 70% female. According to their website, the IDF drafts 1500 female combat soldiers each year.

Posted by: Jordan at January 24, 2013 10:27 PM (Hz1zc)

388 I love the fact that she shows the world you don't need to be pretty to be popular....you just need to be slutty.

As for the TV exploding...no, but it will get an std.

Posted by: Manti Te'o at January 24, 2013 10:31 PM (T/L2Z)

389 HBO has strong credentials. The Wire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers, John Adams, The Larry David Show, are as fine as anything ever to air on TV. Barbarians at the Gate, Path to War, The Pacific, Flight of the Conchords, Girls, Rome, Deadwood, Extras, Angels in America, From Earth to the Moon, Veep, The Corrner, Luck.

It's a little strange how Bill Maher and now Dunham makes people so emphatic.

Lael is correct n Girls. Dunham may be your worst nightmare, but it doesn't really do to read about her show and then create a fiction about what she is conveying. Ace's riff is funny but it also reeks of the wounded conservative bemoaning being left it of pop culture and slashing wildly at his cooler tormentors.

Does Dunham know she has written a skewering of knee-jerk urban lefty groupthink, as well as a send up of her character's narcissism? Of course. Does that in any way comport with Ace's review of some things he read about the show? Nope.

Posted by: Hoke Malokey at January 24, 2013 10:31 PM (m2SiY)

390 I actually liked the first season a lot, because I thought Dunham was being tongue-in-cheek, making fun of the lazy vapidness of her own and the others' characters. Now, after the Obama "first time" commercial I am looking at the second season in a new light and it is making me sick to my stomach.

Posted by: Z as in Jersey at January 24, 2013 10:34 PM (Fvc1x)

391 Sean Penn is a fucking lunatic but I never considered his hard on for Hugo Chavez in evaluating his performance in Mystic River.

Posted by: Hoke Malokey at January 24, 2013 10:35 PM (m2SiY)

392 This show makes me glad I'm not young and not a hipster.

Posted by: Woody at January 24, 2013 10:41 PM (07RHD)

393 Jordan the Segev Cmmte opened up 92% of combat arms roles to women.

The Caracal unit is the 70% one.

I suggest you read up on their first combat since integration.

It's illustrative and the source of a scandal.

The majority of Israeli women in combat arms units fill jobs no different than what US women already fill by the way they're called "combat service support"....things like K-9, Missile Crew, a lot of tech jobs, fuel drivers, ammo distribution

You are comparing apples and oranges to an extent although I will admit the 2007 changes ostensibly do grant "the right."

but like i said tiger google the Caracal Batt's 1st AAR

I'll give you a highlight....

http://tinyurl.com/axjgvbk

Now what do you think they left out?

Oh the woman who made the initial report wound up hiding in a bush and left her team shorthanded and was reprimanded.

I know plenty of women who are far better soldiers with a lot more and harder stick time than I have.

My wife is one of them. She has a nice little device on her chest called a Combat Action Badge that means a lot more in the scheme of things than any EIB or such. Psychologically what the infantry has to do is hard, and it impacts women a little differently than men from what the MPs I know say.

The reprimanded Caracal female broke because she couldn't fire on the youngsters they had just been handing out water to, and she broke.

I am not saying I am better, or that she sucks, or that it means the women have no role there I am however saying that that break in the line impacted mission force protection profile and cost dead.

I am not really in love with cavalierly gambling lives of men and women I love and revere many of whom that relationship is personal so feminists who are not ever in harm's way get to feel 'special."

That you can't grasp that says more about you than me.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 10:55 PM (LRFds)

394 To Ace's credit, his misinterpretation of the scene and the black conservative character is explained by the fact that he didn't see the show or scene. The Atlantic writer, however, has no such excuse: " By the time he asks Hannah to leave, both have admitted they don't feel good about what they've said to each other. The viewer at home, witnessing such shrewdly observed yet ultimately unresolved racial and political tension, is bound to feel just as rattled."

I can safely say that the only person rattled by this funny scene was an Atlantic writer who presumes to get Dunham in line artistically with a reproving "Dunham continues to cast non-white actors only when race defines their character—which is to say, she still doesn't get it."

Posted by: Hoke Malokey at January 24, 2013 10:56 PM (m2SiY)

395 I wouldn't screw Lena Dunham even for the story.

Posted by: Jon in TX at January 24, 2013 11:16 PM (PKRPm)

396
Riveting... what I wish I were doing instead of reading this tripe.

I LOLed when the first comment I scrolled to randomly was CozMark's recipe for "Bachelor Chow"...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at January 24, 2013 11:19 PM (Jcd0S)

397 395 Jon in TX,

well she sure screwed us with her advocacy...

Posted by: sven10077 at January 24, 2013 11:19 PM (LRFds)

398 Cf. the other political bit in the last Girls ep, when her blonde friend points out that Democrats and Republicans are equally assholes, and blames Clinton for the economic crisis.

Look, I have no doubt that Dunham is an Obama fan. But-- just speculating here-- I wouldn't be surprised if some part of her motivation in making the Obama ad was to prove her political bona fides (as a progressive liberal Democrat), and thus immunize herself (and her show) from political criticism from the left-- e.g. for daring to provide a positive (or not totally evil) portrayal of a Republican, and a black Republican at that (he's also shown to be non-homophobic). I assume much of the writing and maybe shooting of this season's eps was in the can before she did the Obama ad.

After all, every liberal knows Republicans are racist bigots! In her interviews (and in the Obama ad), Dunham assures everyone that, of course, she's on the political good side and has all the correct opinions.

But that may give her more artistic license to mock and puncture the foibles and self-delusions of the (liberal) characters on her show.

Posted by: lael at January 24, 2013 11:21 PM (NUqzK)

399 Ah yes. What are the chances we'd hear Glass-Steagall on Girls? But there it was.

Posted by: Hoke Malokey at January 24, 2013 11:36 PM (m2SiY)

400 >>>"I also would love to know how you feel about the fact that two out of three people on death row are black men," she says.

Not true. Dumbass Dunham couldn't even look that up? The majority of people on deathrow and who are executed are white.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at January 25, 2013 12:04 AM (V05tk)

401 Just tried "lena dunham is" on google. Funniest shit I've seen all day. We're wasting time that could be spent enjoying 1941 for free on Crackle.

Posted by: Rednomore at January 25, 2013 01:40 AM (L5acZ)

402 Its a horrible little show with horrible little people who are desperately trying to be relevant but wallowing in their own irrelevancy. I watched one show and my brain cells threaten to commit mass suicide...

Posted by: cathymv at January 25, 2013 07:52 AM (NHFzt)

403 300 - Roger that.

Posted by: Joe Momma at January 25, 2013 07:53 AM (659DL)

404 On the topic of Republican characters on TV shows (mostly or all written by liberals), here (from pajiba.com) is a list of "Television's 10 Most Beloved Republican Characters."

http://tinyurl.com/ae8elrd

I do really like some of these characters, and give some of these shows credit for that. (Though yes, it is a little like being grateful for crumbs.)

Another good character I can think of was Claire Fisher's Republican boyfriend.

It does seem silly of me to defend Dunham here. But I think it's worthwhile to credit (or at least be fair-minded toward) TV shows that-- whatever their faults-- go against the grain in portraying smart, likable, "cool" Republican, conservative, or right-wing libertarian characters. I'd think Ace of all people-- who for good reason is so aware of and engaged by the issue of pop culture's political influence-- might be a little less knee-jerk hostile to this aspect of Dunham's show.

Posted by: lael at January 25, 2013 08:00 AM (NUqzK)

405 (Claire Fisher's Republican boyfriend on 6 Feet Under)

Posted by: lael at January 25, 2013 08:07 AM (NUqzK)

406 A friend of mine once rigged his cable box to get HBO free, and when caught learned that it means "Home Boy Orifice." I wish Cathy Griffin was in this show, and maybe "Game of Thrones" too. If the new boyfriend is black and Republican, don't they get to hurl racial slurs at him and dismiss him as a race traitor. Man, that's edgy.

Posted by: direwolf at January 25, 2013 09:26 AM (A0Skg)

407 Once again we see the Left's soft racism of low expectations. We would expect a "handsome, easygoing, responsible law student", black or white, wouldn't have to settle for an unattractive, heavy, neurotic girlfriend.

This obvious mismatch makes her black character seem even more of a token than he was intended to be.

Posted by: gasss at January 25, 2013 10:00 AM (MFuKa)

408 Also, for those who are somewhat refreshed that she wrote in a "cool Republican character", just wait until later in the season when he gets violent in a psychotic rage, or goes on a homophobic rant before being caught at a bathhouse, or kills a homeless man for sport with an assault rifle.

Posted by: gasss at January 25, 2013 10:02 AM (MFuKa)

409
<i>Dunham may be your worst nightmare...</i>
Actually, my daughter ending up like any of the female characters on "Girls" is my worst nightmare.HannahCo.must be what Obama had in mind by promising free birth control to the laydeez, can't think of any other reason.

Posted by: furious at January 25, 2013 10:18 AM (8lw4l)

410 I haven't watched HBO since the Sopranos, and that's been what, 7 years since it ended?

Of course, David Chase had to take repeated shots at Repubs and Bush, apropos of nothing (why didn't that terrorism plot ever amount to anything? Didn't matter, it was just an excuse to take shots at the Bush administration.)

And of course, Tony and his crew were racist homophobes.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 25, 2013 01:02 PM (7ObY1)

411 OMG, this stupid show stole part of my life away and I never even watched it.

This post was evil. And lame. and a time-waster. And NSFW.

That's like putting a black Republican love interest on a show just so you could show diversity .... link bait for boobs.

This post was like the guy who drinks some sour milk and then says:

"Ewww, gross! ... Hey, buddy, try this!"


Posted by: Harry P Ness Reid at January 27, 2013 02:16 AM (oLIxy)






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