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Harvey Weinstein, Smooth Talker: Today in Tweets

Huge creep

By David Futrelle

Another day, another batch of atrocities and embarrassments, from Donald Trump challenging his secretary of state to a public IQ-test bakeoff to the release of a vomit-inducing tape of Harvey Weinstein demonstrating his, er, pickup technique.

Let’s start with that one, huh, because it’s somehow even worse than it sounds — so much so that you may want to think twice before listening to it.

You can’t help but wonder how many dozens if not hundreds of times Weinstein has had similar, er, conversations with young, vulnerable women.

In other Harvey Weinstein news:

In non-Harvey Weinstein News That is Not Actually From The Onion, No Really, This is the World We Live in Today:

Still have not heard back from the White House on this one.

More news from the alternate reality we’re now stuck in: Melania Trump is feuding with Ivana Trump (yes, Ivana, not Ivanka) over who is the true First Lady.

https://twitter.com/BenjySarlin/status/917450380044390400

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https://twitter.com/pattymo/status/917583613918695424

https://twitter.com/lyssfame/status/917127717820153856

Now, cats:

https://twitter.com/MeetAnimals/status/917260879430811648

Ok, some dogs too:

https://twitter.com/awwcuteness/status/917244228836691969

Ok, bye.

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Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
3 years ago

@TheKND

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Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
3 years ago

@theKND: omggggg <3! That was perfect.

I also agree with JennyWren about this filter, i really don’t like it.

Forny Kate
Forny Kate
3 years ago

Thirding the dislike of the Weinstein filter.

tim gueguen
3 years ago

Cybersix is an example of a show where the main character designs are actually better looking than the original source material. But I do have to note that the episode “Hashimoto, Private Eye” has pretty problematic character designs for the character Hashimoto and his little sister. They both have weird buck teeth and often squinty eyes, although they talk and act no differently than the rest of the characters. Pretty strange for a show that was a co-production with a Japanese animation studio.

Schnookums Von Ghostface Fancypants Killer
Schnookums Von Ghostface Fancypants Killer
3 years ago

“John D’arc, you mean like the French pronunciation of Joan of Arc?”

“No. Not in any way”

(Imagine this being said by Joan trying to fake a male voice )

dslucia
dslucia
3 years ago

Way way back in the 1980s, secret government employees, dug up famous guys and ladies, and made amusing genetic copies…

Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
3 years ago

I saw over on shakesville that there is a casting couch statue on top of a mall??

What is even the hell, there??

I had forgotten about those character designs, @tim gueguen. It is a weird choice for a japan coproduction to make. But then, who designed the characters? The preproduction work could have been done in Canada…? Maybe? I know the voices were recorded here, but not much else.

About animated designs that look better than the source… I find that Invader Zim is way more appealing than what Jhonen Vasquez typically draws.

Also the concept art for Reboot, wowwww that was unappealing. I was going to buy the book at a convention, until i looked through it. I bought a Guardian key chain instead. XD

(I’m a huge animation nerd, soooorryyyyy)

JFK: “Just add some er s and ahs in there!!”

The raisin episode? With songs???

ALSO i just finished season one of one punch, and i loved it. One punch!!!

A. Noyd
A. Noyd
3 years ago

Policy of Madness says:

She laid out the reasons why this would be a great move for her very methodically, but notably there was no mention of what’s in it for me. […] I told her as gently as I could that I’m not looking for a roommate, and she went silent on me.

Good for you. Also, if your niece can think of and articulate all those ways that living with you would help her, then she’s perfectly capable of thinking up ways to help herself that don’t involve taking advantage of you.

peak182
peak182
3 years ago

@Shartheheretic

In my opinion, for the most part you have to be presentable and attractive to be with an attractive women. Lets not use HW as an example. He got women through greed, abuse of power, lies and probably blackmail. I have 1000000 more respect for Incels (The NONE MYSOGINISTIC ONES) and undateble men than that manipulative piece of shit

Getting laid through scumbag behaviour and manipulation is fuck all to be proud of

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
3 years ago

Bit more background on that warrant against Deandre Harris. It’s literal Nazis.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/harold-ray-crews-league-of-the-south-deandre-harris-warrant

dreemr
dreemr
3 years ago

@Rhuu – oh, I forgot about One Punch Man!

Gussie Jives
Gussie Jives
3 years ago

Also the concept art for Reboot, wowwww that was unappealing. I was going to buy the book at a convention, until i looked through it. I bought a Guardian key chain instead. XD

That’s a shame… we talking the new Reboot or the classic Reboot? Cuz classic Reboot was also one of my faves… although I wasn’t as big a fan of it’s darker turn. To me, it was best as episodic lighthearted adventure.

Rewatching the second episode of Clone High with the student election… definitely seeing a lot of parallels with current politics.

[campaign commercial voice over] “Abraham Lincoln. Honest Abe. Or so he’d have you believe. Last year, Abe said he was fifteen years old. Now he claims to be sixteen. Which is it, Abe? Better keep your story straight. He’d also like you to believe that he’s not a baby eater. He’s never gone on record saying he isn’t. Maybe he’s too busy eating babies.

[Abe Lincoln on video]: I can’t wait to eat this– [obvious cut] Baby? [cut to video of Lincoln eating spaghetti]

[campaign commercial voice over]When’s it gonna stop, Abe? Not voting for Abe. It just makes sense.”

I’d also be remiss not to give a shout-out to Metalocalypse. Just a pitch-perfect parody of celebrity/rock star excess and fandom at the same time. The band’s inability to accomplish the most basic of everyday tasks always leaves me in stitches.

Nathan: Alright, here’s the deal: we have to do our own shopping so we can make our own dinner like regular jack-offs do. Now you’re all in charge of putting together one dish. AND DON’T JUST BUY BOOZE! That ain’t food!
Murderface: What do you mean, “booze ain’t food?” I’d rather chop off my ding-dong than admit that!

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
3 years ago

The band’s inability to accomplish the most basic of everyday tasks always leaves me in stitches.

PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
3 years ago

The Charlottsville authorities had better withdraw that warrant for Deandre Harris.

I’ve seen the videos. There isn’t a black person even involved in Crews altercation. This is targeted harrassment by those assholes.

Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
3 years ago

@Gussie Jives: I don’t know quite where your distinction is of ‘classic’ and ‘new’, haha. I know it was cancelled (I was super upset!) but then came back (hooray!), so I assume that is where it is divided?

I don’t remember if they had art from the third on seasons in there, but they might have? I just remember looking at Enzo and thinking ‘thank god they got something as appealing as they did out of this image!’

I definitely liked the darker turn. XD

I rewatched a couple of season 3 episodes over the long weekend with my room mate, and all I could say was that they were such NERDS. HUGE NERDS. It was amazing!

(There is a reboot costume group happening at my two room mates work, I am jelly that they didn’t tell me before I chose my costume!)

Also, how did I forget Metalocalypse???? It was really fun! Much more violent than I would usually watch, but “We’ve figured out how to go forward in time at the speed of real time” cracks me up every time I think of it. And their phones! That was a great recurring gag.

I remember Home Movies being fun, especially after season 1 when they got rid of the ‘squiggle vision’. I haven’t watched it since it was on TV though, don’t know how it aged.

@dreemr: I had almost avoided it? Then my room mate was like “… Come on.” After the first episode, I was hooked. It is so good!

Dormousing_it
Dormousing_it
3 years ago

@Alan Robertshaw

That’s the band member who confused the word ‘sexy’ with ‘sexist’, when their album cover got nixed because US stores wouldn’t stock it.

It’s a funny movie. I think it’s too slow-moving for today’s audiences.

That Charlottesville arrest… I have nothing to say.

Jesalin
Jesalin
3 years ago

Harvey Weinstein speaks out on sexual harassment accusations: ‘We all make mistakes’

https://globalnews.ca/news/3798900/harvey-weinstein-speaks-out-rehab/

I can’t even.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
3 years ago

@ dormousing_it

That’s the band member who confused the word ‘sexy’ with ‘sexist’,

“What’s wrong with being sexy?”

It is a great movie and, as anyone who’s worked in the business will confirm, scarily accurate. There’s a similar mocumentary about a rap band called Fear of a Black Hat. That’s also brilliant.

Band: It’s from our new album “Don’t shoot until you see the whites”

Journalist: Of their eyes?

Band: Whose eyes?

Jesalin
Jesalin
3 years ago

And in other news:

U.S. gov’t drastically underestimated civilians killed by police, study shows

In 2015 police killed 1,166 — more than 3 per day — but gov’t count missed majority of deaths

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/u-s-citizens-killed-by-police-miscount-1.4351545

And:

Donald Trump to speak at anti-LGBTQ group’s Value Voters Summit in Washington

https://globalnews.ca/news/3799296/donald-trump-speak-at-anti-lgbtq-value-voters-summit/

But yep…he’s an ally all right…*eyeroll*

booburry
booburry
3 years ago

O/t I guess
Anyone see that the Women’s Convention is having Bernie be the speaker opening night? Am I way off base or is it really fucking annoying that they couldn’t fill that spot with a woman? Maybe a fresh perspective?

Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
3 years ago

@Jesalin: :C All of those stories are sad stories.

dreemr
dreemr
3 years ago

@booburry – nope, it is Really. Fucking. Annoying.

dreemr
dreemr
3 years ago

In other O/T news, there’s this lovely bit of nonsense.

Apple’s new VP of Diversity and Inclusion feels that a room full of blue-eyed white guys = diversity.

“Diversity is the human experience,” she said. “I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT.”

Idontrememberwhaticalledmyselflasttimeipostedhere
Idontrememberwhaticalledmyselflasttimeipostedhere
3 years ago

My God, that was horrifying. I love cute, furry animals as much as the next person, but how can anyone focus on anything but that audio tape?

Screw his brother and their dumb company, how is he not in prison?

@peak182

“Wow, I thought it was the incels that were mainly the ones to watch out for. Turns out powerful rich men can also be fucking freaks with no respect.”

/s, I hope?

Gussie Jives
Gussie Jives
3 years ago

@Rhuu

Oh, I was under the impression that the book you were looking at was for the planned reboot of Reboot. According to Wiki, they’re in the filming process:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReBoot:_The_Guardian_Code

Not sure how they’re going to swing it without Tony Jay. He was Megabyte. At least we got the old series.

@Jesalin

*sigh* Those are sad stories. The more this whole Weinstein story grows, the more it lays bare just how effin’ clueless men are to what women deal with. We’ve got Chris Cillizza and his ilk using the story as another rock to throw at Hillary Clinton, we’ve got Hollywood a-holes like Matt Damon who helped quash the Weinstein story in the past, meanwhile everyone else is trying to save face by condemning Weinstein despite having sexual assault allegations against them in the past (looking your way, Ben Affleck).

I’m getting flashbacks- to that scene in Spotlight where Billy Crudup is confronted by Michael Keaton to release his list of clients:

Robby: We’ve got two stories here. We’ve got a story about degenerate clergy and we’ve got a story about a bunch of lawyers turning child abuse into a cottage industry. Now, which story do you want us to write? Cause we’re writing one of them.

And Crudup’s only response is:

Eric MacLeish: I already sent you a list of names.
Robby: What are you talking about? To whom?
Eric MacLeish: The Globe. Years ago. After the Porter case, I got plenty of calls. I had 20 priests in Boston but I couldn’t go after them without press. So I sent you guys a list of names and you buried it.

As the Catholic Church was in Boston, so the studios are in Hollywood.

The only solace I have is the cultural reckoning might be one step closer. As celebrity-obsessed as our culture is, if this is the event that keeps famous women coming forward, it might become the watershed cultural event that ripples through all strata. Keyword being might; institutional forces are resistant to change and will fight accepting culpability as the Church did, but I can only live and hope.

Side note: Spotlight is one of those movies that contains a thousand and one teachable facets. Not just about journalism and the Catholic Church hierarchy, but also about local culture, politics, the interconnectivity of power, the cycle of abuse, the effects of sustained abuse and institutional failure. Whenever I have to explain the concept of rape culture to somebody, I often find myself referencing the film for context of how it operates. I cannot recommend it enough for any Mammotheers who haven’t seen it, but I do warn those who haven’t that the heavy subject matter won’t leave you with a cathartic finale. If anything, it’ll have you wanting to hit a pillow. But if you’re in the right state of mind, it’s worth a watch.

History Nerd
History Nerd
3 years ago

The magistrate’s warrant is enough to indict Harris and have the police arrest him, but the DA (who, IIRC, is a Democrat) still needs to decide that there’s enough evidence to pursue the case. It looks like it’s a bullying tactic to lower the likelihood that Harris will cooperate with the investigation in the case against his attackers.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
3 years ago

Well that’s the end of Weinstein’s career. Hollywood just won’t countenance that sort of thing.

http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/articles/arts/culturebox/2014/02/140210_CBOX_PolanskiAllen.jpg

History Nerd
History Nerd
3 years ago

White nationalists are probably worried that a lot of members of so-called “non-violent moderate” white nationalist organizations could end up being convicted of serious violent felonies. That would open the door for groups like the SPLC to sue those organizations for tolerating an environment that encourages violence. They’re probably doing whatever they can to make sure the charges get dropped.

Gussie Jives
Gussie Jives
3 years ago

The great Digby from Hullabaloo had a prescient take on the long-term ramifications men like Trump and Weinstein have on women that I thought was worth sharing: https://digbysblog.blogspot.ca/2017/10/its-not-just-donnie-and-harve-folks.html

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
3 years ago

Seconding the recommendation for Spotlight. It’s not an easy watch, but it’s an important film and I’m glad it was made.

Hambeast, disorderly she-tornado and breaker of windows
Hambeast, disorderly she-tornado and breaker of windows
3 years ago

Re: Jesalin’s first link about Weinstein’s departure for ‘rehab’ (I mean, what does rehab for sex abuse even look like? No doubt it’s a fuckin’ resort, but I’m side eyeing the rest) Van Nuys airport is a good-sized regional airport with no major airlines serving it; it’s all private jets, high-end air shuttles and privately owned small aircraft. I grew up very close to it.

Not that it’s terribly salient to the story, but it seemed like they were making it out to be a regular commercial airport in the article.

Jesalin
Jesalin
3 years ago

@Gussie

That was depressing as all hell, mainly because it’s 100% true.

booburry
booburry
3 years ago

It’s the height male privilege that Weinstein was already assuming he’d be forgiven and invited back after “therapy” when he should be in prison. Or somewhere far away from women. I just can’t fathom the mindset.

History Nerd
History Nerd
3 years ago

There’s no “rehab” for sex offenders that will “cure” people after 6 months. Weinstein is 65, so he’s probably not going to change his learned behaviors.

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
3 years ago

@booburry:

I just can’t fathom the mindset.

“But I always got away with it before! Why should people suddenly start caring now?”

In some ways, it’s a lot like what happens with a lot of thieves who get caught because they figured they’d always gotten away before and got arrogant. In other ways, of course, it isn’t: there’s rarely this much cultural support for theft (unless you’re only stealing from people who don’t have anything anyway).

PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
3 years ago

There’s a video.

Of Crew’s assault.

There is not a black person near him.

There is no fucking case against Harris.

None.

They can drop that warrant.

They need to.

Now.

IBH Ardipithecus
IBH Ardipithecus
3 years ago

Weinstein – you’re a raging pustule on the arse of humanity.

A mistake is when you put salt in your tea instead of sugar.

You don’t mistakenly put your penis inside someone who doesn’t want it. You don’t accidentally threaten, bully and cajole women into coming to your room when they obviously want to get away.

You don’t harass, assault or rape people by mistake. They are always deliberate and calculated acts. Your disingenuous non-apology is a result only of you being exposed and caught for the abusive predator that you are.

Fuck.
Off.

History Nerd
History Nerd
3 years ago

Andy Signore, the “Honest Trailers” guy (I’m not sure if he’s the person who narrates the videos), was fired by Defy Media only after the sexual assault and harassment allegations against him were made public: http://www.businessinsider.com/honest-trailers-creator-andy-signore-fired-sexual-abuse-allegations-2017-10

Hambeast, disorderly she-tornado and breaker of windows
Hambeast, disorderly she-tornado and breaker of windows
3 years ago

History Nerd said

There’s no “rehab” for sex offenders that will “cure” people after 6 months. Weinstein is 65, so he’s probably not going to change his learned behaviors.

Pretty much what I thought. He’s going to a resort in Arizona where he’ll have a bit of talk therapy to make him feel better.

I’m probably going to have to have a break from things for a week or so. Our beloved Catbeast is going to be put down tomorrow as his kidneys seem to have shut down suddenly. He’s gotten a couple of shots to keep him comfortable till then. I don’t want to preside over any more deaths for, well, ever.

Schnookums Von Ghostface Fancypants Killer
Schnookums Von Ghostface Fancypants Killer
3 years ago

So it seems that Twitter gave Rose McGowan a temporary ban for her comments on Weinstein. You know, the company people had to basically beg for them to enforce their own TOS against actual Nazis. But boy were they ready to silence her.

Since this was on Facebook News it also showed some rando’s thoughts on this, which was two very stupid points;

1. Twitter is a private company and can do what they want with their platform. *Points at my comment above to show why that’s so fucking problematic*

2. This person then, I shit you not, said “I don’t remember anyone complaining when Milo Y. was banned on Twitter!”

Son, if you don’t remember the uproar that happened when Milo’s Frozen Peaches were taken away by the SJW Twitters, you might wish to see a doctor about your memory problems.

History Nerd
History Nerd
3 years ago

Yeah, I’d guess Weinstein’s “treatment” is talk therapy that helps him feel better. The vast majority of people who attend sex offender treatment or batterer intervention programs voluntarily (not as part of being sentenced to treatment for a criminal conviction) drop out after a few sessions.

@Schnookums

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL re: point 2

Jesalin
Jesalin
3 years ago

@Hambeast

I’m probably going to have to have a break from things for a week or so. Our beloved Catbeast is going to be put down tomorrow as his kidneys seem to have shut down suddenly. He’s gotten a couple of shots to keep him comfortable till then. I don’t want to preside over any more deaths for, well, ever.

OMG, I’m so sorry!

Dormousing_it
Dormousing_it
3 years ago

@Hambeast

I’m so sorry to hear about Catbeast.

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy
3 years ago

@Hambeast,

I’m so sorry about Catbeast. Everyone here will be aware of how much you love him.
As our vet nurse said to us when our BooBoo had heart failure, “They’re never with us for long enough.”

dreemr
dreemr
3 years ago

Oh, @Hambeast, I am so sorry about Catbeast. Take your time.

PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Tired of the Militant Plasticfaced) Sarcastic
3 years ago

Oh, Hambeast, I am so, so sorry. My sincerest condolences. 😢

Tovius
Tovius
3 years ago

@Hambeast
I’m so sorry. Losing our cat friends is always heartbreaking. I hope he can at least go peacefully.

PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
3 years ago

@repdavebrat @repmobrooks @repkenbuck @reptedbudd @repstevechabot @kycomer @warrendavidson @desjarlaisTN04 @repseanduffy @repjeffduncan @repjohnduncanjr @reptomemmer @virginiafoxx @reptrentfranks @repgallagher @RepTomGarrett @RepBobGibbs @replouiegohmert @RepGoodlatte @RepGosar @RepMGriffith @RepAndyHarrisMD @rephensarling @CongressmanHice @RepFrenchHill @repholding @RepRichHudson @repmikejohnson @repwalterjones @Jim_Jordan @RepTrentKelly @repdavidkustof @RepDLamborn @RepJasonLewis @reploudermilk @repkenmarchant @RepThomasMassie @RepMarkMeadows @RepLukeMesser @repalexmooney @repmullin @repkristinoem @RalphNorman @USRepGaryPalmer @RepStevePearce @repscottperry

These are the members of the United States House of Representatives that voted AGAINST relief funds for Puerto Rico. Shameless, craven ghouls.

I am so very, very angry right now.

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
3 years ago

@Hambeast
I’m so very sorry. You’re doing the right thing, of course, but it still hurts a lot.

Take all the time you need to recover from this blow.

Bon voyage, Catbeast. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

IBH Ardipithecus
IBH Ardipithecus
3 years ago

@Hambeast so so sorry.

I’m sat here with our beloved (16yo, blind, doddery) Spyro on my lap. Think I’ll delay getting ready for work for a few more minutes.