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“I WILL NEVER RAISE ANOTHER MAN’S CHILD,” declares MGTOW in epic(ally stupid) rant

Men! you are not obliged to raise a son whose father is clearly Andy Richter

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do, and sometimes that thing he’s gotta do is to write a 1300-word rant about evil single moms who want to find new fathers for their kids.

It takes him a little while to get to the point, but life isn’t about the destination; it’s about the journey. Although, to be fair, his rant is less a ride down the highway of life as it is a ten-car pileup.

So I’m sitting here, I guess you can say a bit free. Free of the spell, of having a warm BODY to lay with.. Warmth is nice. Having a warmno body to lay next to, feel, is a nice thing.

Huh.

A nice, shapely woman to put your hands on, is always good. it’s not very fun to put your hands around something very large. Say you’re going to lay down, and you have to place your arms around a whale of a being.

He hasn’t even gotten in the vicinity of the point yet, but he’s already digressing.

( I’m not knocking fat chicks, not my thing.) (( but I’ve been there.)) – Well, I had me a whale of a woman at one time, roughly, 13 years ago, when I was a young punk shit, and couldn’t get…..

…. let’s say I just evolve Beyond what that lady was for me. Some guys like whales.

Oh yes, single mothers. Sorry. I met the jackpot of single mothers. Blond. Petite. Green eyes. Like to to go on motorcycle rides…

But there was just one goddamn motherfuking problem. I’m looking into the eyes of some fucking child. Some fucking bastard child. A child, that is longing for a father. A child, that would come up to me with his iPhone, trying to show me YouTube videos.

No, no, no! NO CHILD WILL EVER SHOW ME YOUTUBE VIDEOS.

Whose responsibility is it, to supplicate the love that is necessary for this thing?

Uh, “supplicate” means “ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly.” Not sure that’s the word you mean here, chief.

I’ll tell you whose responsibility it is not. It is not mine. Here is a clue I’m going to drop on you guys.

When I met this Psychopathic bitch we will call, the single mother. Don’t get me wrong. Loved her too fucking death. She is fucking beautiful. And amazing in every way, and a motherfuking artist, literally she sells paintings, is educated, speaks two languages, did my laundry, clean my fucking room, showed me some good food…..

So she’s “amazing in every way” except also, somehow, a “psychopathic bitch.”

….. but there was this fucking kid. This fucking child in the way.

Gosh how could you possibly have foreseen that coming while dating a single mother. What might have clued you in to the fact that SINGLE MOTHERS tend to have CHILDREN.

I’ll get back to that in a second. Before you call me some heartless, senseless, shitbag. An analogy. When I was a security guard, 10 years ago, I stumbled upon a litter of kittens. They were cute, adorable, full of life.

Aw, fuck, now he’s got tiny adorable kittens all mixed up in his bullshit.

These kittens, we’re about five of them, in a bush. I picked up one of these kittens, and because they were feral, the motherfuker bit me on my goddamn fucking finger. Blood squirted the fuck all over the place and I feared I got rabies.

I guess even tiny baby kittens can tell that you’re an asshole.

Life Goes On. And as beautiful, put together, strong, independent, cunning, intelligent, artistic, athletic this single mother of a woman I met, she is still a mammal. And what do mammals do in the wild? They make fucking litter of kittens.

Once again, our hero here seems somehow surprised that a single MOTHER would have at least one CHILD.

The absolute universal law, that governs every molecular manifestation that we as human beings live for today, involves, that same invisible, unexplainable driving force. Is procreation. That being said, the most motherfuking, goddamn, fucking draining thing ever, you can do in this life, is to attempt, to utilize your life resource, in bringing up the life of another.

So maybe you could try NOT DATING SINGLE MOTHERS.

Imagine, if I were to take on, adopting one of those stupid fucking kittens that I picked up in the wild? How many hours would it take, to raise this kitten, from placing it in a box, winning it on regular milk, heading it so that it would adapt..

Heading it?

I don’t even care what he meant to say there because I”m just glad he didn’t teke those poor innocent kittens in and then yell at them for being kittens.

Do I sound like the kind of guy, who has the patience for this fucking shit? Now imagine, investing the time and life effort into bringing up something, that has nothing to do with your own personal genealogy, Legacy, or spiritual imprint you’re going to leave on this Earth, rather that of another man?

Wait, are we still talking about kittens? Because if we are I’m getting very confused. Your cats aren’t going to help you pass your precious genes on to the next generation. And hopefully no human woman will either.

Brace yourself now. We’ve got a sharp fucking curve coming up.

And while you are doing that job, do us all a favor, ask a black man with a 10-foot dick, to come in the room bang your girlfriend, while you watch and suck your thumb, then pay him while he does it.

That is the equivalent of if you are going to become involved in another man’s child’s life.

No, it really, really isn’t.

[Edit: For Racially sensitive woke bots. This previous comment was not “Singling out the black man.” In fact, I am complimenting the black man for having superior dong sizes. If only I could have a penis the size of my forearm. My apologies. I digress.]

Yeah, nothing racist going on here.

There’s not enough words for me to describe the Slime that is a man, who allows a public court system to have his child taken away. Such was the situation when I met the aforementioned I’m speaking of.

What was the situation? Whose kid is this now? What are you talking about.

but a year was enough. One day I was driving in my car, having another Dramatical, emotionally charged, rollercoaster of a conversation with the single mother I was dating, and all of a sudden these words slipped out of my mouth.

” I will never raise another man’s child.”

Say it with me Brethren, and say it loud.

“I WILL NEVER RAISE ANOTHER MAN’S CHILD.”

Now say this with me, dude: I WILL NEVER DATE ANOTHER SINGLE MOTHER BECAUSE IF I’M NOT WILLING TO DEAL WITH THEIR KIDS I SHOULDN’T BE DATING THE MOTHER FOR A YEAR.

Now that particular combination of words, must have been potent enough to elicit a grading of emotional response from the receiver, because we have not talked nore seen each other in two weeks. I think she got the message.

Maybe you should have given her this particular message before you started dating her. And certainly before stringing her along for a year.

I was not trying to be flagrantly abusive, rather I was driving down the road when she was sending me some texts about, “not being man enough”, “accountable enough”, nor having the “emotional capacity” to love a family etc etc. …

Thee words just pooped out.

They pooped, that’s for sure.

TRULY.

It’s been a few weeks. I’m not going to lie. I do miss having a nice warm body to lay down next to, and give slight kisses on the cheek, exchanging “sweet nothings.” – but this one, I forgot, comes at a heavy price.

A heavy price you could have avoided altoether by just not dating single moms as I believe I might have mentioned one or two times before

That is the price of being cucked. CUCKED into an expectation of a role that I have no motherfuking interest to fulfill. Hell, why don’t you just make me go become a substitute teacher.

What.

While we’re at it, let me buy 10 pairs of khaki pants, participate at the local elementary school as a softball coach, and donate my weekends to knitting classes at the local Senior Center.

What are you even talking about?

( those are all Noble Deeds, don’t feel bad if you do any of those actual things.)

Yes, I’m sitting in the parking lot right now eating my pita chips and hummus. With my Trader Joe’s salad pack.

What relevant details.

One thing I would like to say, is that, I will not blame a woman for her actions in the reproductive game. When we are caught up in the midst of chemical neurosis and the smell of pussy, we’re not seeing the big picture.

Dude, you’re not even seeing the little picture.

little Timmy needs a daddy, and Mommy’s income just got cut in half. If you say you did not see the signs, you are a stupid fucking idiot. And don’t take that personally, because I willingly chose to be a stupid fucking idiot.

The first thing you’ve said that I agree with.

Now I have no regrets because, I was able to exchange bodily fluids with a European princess, who, unfortunately, has a young prince that needs guidance. But I’m no knight, I’m the guy who was shoveling manure outside of the castle courtyards so the crops will grow better for the kingdom Harvest.

This isn’t a metaphor; it’s just free association.

the dating strategy for single mothers will always be complex and evolve. Maybe the new single mothers don’t realize the implications of having a small human life and how it may become Kryptonite for a man, so they don’t really try to hide it at first.

I’m sure whatever strategy they come up with will work best if it enables them to avoid guys like you.

After enough guys have bounced, they stop putting it on their Tinder profile. ( or do they? I’m not sure.)

If a single mother is looking for a hookup, she might leave it off. But any single mom who’s looking for a long-term relationship is going to leave it on, because otherwise they might get stuck with a guy like you.

– every single mother has a right, to tell every man, “My child will always come first.”

And Every Man Has a right to say’ ” SEE YA!”

And everyone together has the right to say “you’re really kind of an asshole!”

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Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
2 months ago

At least until season 8. I seem to recall seasons 9 and 10 going off the rails.

How so?

It kind of lost the magic when Richard Dean Anderson stop caring. But there was a season 10 episode where the SG-1 (including Younger Richard Dean Anderson Replacement Actor) stopped time and lived out their entire lives together on a ship that was pretty fantastic. So it wasn’t all bad after season 8 and it had moments that made the last two seasons worth watching.

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

Also I just looked up Dark star to see what it was and my beloved and I will for sure being watch that in a month. That describes his favorite kind of bad movies to a T. We watched a movie similar to that when we first started dating it each other and it quickly became the back ground noise sex so I’m hoping maybe I can use this for some sneaky seduction.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
2 months ago

We watched a movie similar to that when we first started dating it each other and it quickly became the back ground noise sex so I’m hoping maybe I can use this for some sneaky seduction.

Definitely watch until the end though! The end makes the whole journey.

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

@policy of madness

It might have to be watched twice for that but we will give it a try lol.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 months ago

@Elaine
Have you seen Plan 9 From Outer Space? It’s kind of the quintessential so-bad-it’s-good sci fi movie.

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

@naglfar

Yes we did actually at a film festival a few years ago. You are right, that was one of those things that made my husband and I realize we like to watch bad movies together. We almost had to leave cause we were laughing to much

TheKnd
TheKnd
2 months ago

it’s not very fun to put your hands around something very large.

Since he’ll be spending a lot of time with himself, that could tell us a bit about the size of something…
(Yeah, I know, juvenile)

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
2 months ago

@TheKnd

It’s not just juvenile, it’s shaming men who have small penises (or no penis at all) for reasons that are outside their control. “Hah hah you have a small dick!” is the kind of insult an asshole makes. Don’t be an asshole.

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

@TheKND

Don’t shame dick size. It’s like shaming someone when their fat. If someone is an asshole, tear apart their argument or the stupidity of what they say. Their dick size is irrelevant.

Acid Kritana
2 months ago

@TheKnd

> it’s not very fun to put your hands around something very large.

Since he’ll be spending a lot of time with himself, that could tell us a bit about the size of something…

(Yeah, I know, juvenile)

Mocking people for their p.enis size…yes, very immature

@Policy of Madness

@TheKnd

It’s not just juvenile, it’s shaming men who have small penises (or no penis at all) for reasons that are outside their control. “Hah hah you have a small dick!” is the kind of insult an asshole makes. Don’t be an asshole.

We agree on something.

@Elaine The Witch

@TheKND

Don’t shame dick size. It’s like shaming someone when their fat. If someone is an asshole, tear apart their argument or the stupidity of what they say. Their dick size is irrelevant.

Another person I agree with…?

Wow, you guys are actually being pretty cool for once.

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

@Naglfar

have you seen Cat-women of the moon? for old bad movies that’s a really good one.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 months ago

@Elaine
I haven’t, I’ll have to add that to my list of films to watch.

@PoM

It’s not just juvenile, it’s shaming men who have small penises (or no penis at all) for reasons that are outside their control. “Hah hah you have a small dick!” is the kind of insult an asshole makes. Don’t be an asshole.

It also reinforces the idea that penis=man or manly, which isn’t great for people who have penises and aren’t men.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
2 months ago

OT: I was at a pharmacy again today and asked them why HealthCareConnect doesn’t seem to work. They more or less admitted that nonemergency health care (supposedly a birthright of every Canadian citizen) is now basically being rationed to just the larger cities.

So, it seems the medical profession has joined Instacart and Hollywood in deciding that I am an unperson because I don’t live in an expensive enough zipcode. Paying less than $2000 a month for your housing? No grocery deliveries, new movies or TV content, or doctor for you anymore, you cheapskate! Those things are now, as of sometime in 2019 or so, reserved for white-collar skilled workers with six-figure salaries and the outright rich.

There was also some load of rapid-fire acronym-laden babble about VTA-something that I didn’t entirely catch, mostly because only every 2nd or 3rd word was English (or, for that matter, a word). Whatever that was, they neglected to mention any on-ramp to it (e.g., website address) anyway, starting and ending in mid-air as it were.

So that’s it. I’m basically circling the drain at this point, with gradually worsening chronic health issues of unknown cause that I can’t do anything about until they get bad enough to cause something like a heart attack that warrants sirens and a hospital stay, by which time it’s probably too late. Unless I move to somewhere that a) would rapidly deplete my savings, in a matter of months, and then I’d be found the next spring cold and stiff and protruding from some melting snowbank, and b) is crawling with COVID, so there’d be a non-neglible likelihood of my ending up in that hospital, maybe being fitted for a toe-tag, even sooner.

Where are the people who make these decisions? By what mechanisms are they supposed to be held accountable by the general public? And if I do develop some serious condition that could have been nipped in the bud, if they hadn’t made those decisions, can I at least sue?

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

@Naglfar

Like that old asshole walter who use to come here and tell us about a man’s only value is how big his penis is. And that people with big penis are the natural leaders and all of that bull shit

Full Metal Ox
2 months ago

@Elaine:

The Filipino cult film Alyas Batman en Robin has…got to be seen to be disbelieved. The premise justifies the backyard-budget production values: it’s the story of two Pinoy comics fans who, fed up with the local bullies, decide to become the Batman and Robin (1960’s live-action version) they want to see in the world—and duly inspire equal and opposite cosplay villain nemeses. Oh, and did I mention that it’s a musical comedy?

The Internet Archive is the only place I know to find the film, because the unlicensed use of A-list superheroes (mostly DC, but at least one Marvel character makes an extremely memorable cameo) and a soundtrack of filked classic rock-and-roll songs make it a copyright clusterbomb: https://archive.org/details/alyasbatmanenrobin It’s unsubtitled, but there’s enough Taglish for English-speakers to follow the gist of the plot.

The grand finale should give you some idea of the flavor: http://youtube.com/watch?v=jd_AZuBjEIw

Last edited 2 months ago by Full Metal Ox
Sharon Carruthers
Sharon Carruthers
2 months ago

Elaine The Witch
I really liked “The Hidden”.
For something really off the wall, try “Cloud Atlas”, with Tom Hanks & Halle Berry. It was directed by the Wachowski sisters, who directed The Matrix, but it is more character driven than special effects driven. the Actors play multiple roles, sometimes with different genders.
If you like shorter movies, the YouTube “Dust” channel has short (about 10 – 30 mins), indie SF movies. Most have impressive plots, acting & special effects.

rabid rabbit
rabid rabbit
2 months ago

My contribution to the Bad Film discussion:

Way Bad Stone, 1991. Summary: A band of adventurers steals an enchanted stone, and earns a wizard’s desperate revenge. The wizard must summon all his old fighting comrades to get the artifact back – before its evil dooms their world.

This sounds like all right high fantasy, if probably goofy. But you have to know that 1) it was shot on VHS and 2) the total budget was about $2500. Apparently only a few hundred copies were ever made.

I don’t know if it’s available anywhere, the site I found it at had to take it down.

Last edited 2 months ago by rabid rabbit
Full Metal Ox
2 months ago

@rabid rabbit:

Way Bad Stone is on YouTube, although it’s age-restricted:



Dalillama
2 months ago

Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter is not to be missed by a B-Movie fan: Jesus returns to modern (actually like 20 years ago now) Toronto. His ministry is interrupted by a priest with the information that Toronto’s lesbians are being preyed upon by daywalking vampires, so it’s up to Jesus, El Santo, and gun-toting action nun Mary Magnum to save the day.
You should also try Six-String Samurai. I can’t improve on the intro text:

In 1957, the bomb dropped, and the Russians took over what was America.
The last bastion of freedom became a place called Lost Vegas and Elvis was crowned King.
After forty rockin’ years, The King is dead.
Every guitar picking, sword swinging opportunist, including Death himself, hears the call echoing across the wastelands.

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

@dalillama

You just won yourself top place on the list of what to watch when he gets home.

Dalillama
2 months ago

@Elaine
Which one sealed it?

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

@Dalilama

Jesus Christ vampire hunter

Moon Custafer
Moon Custafer
2 months ago

Oh yeah, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter is great. I think it starred most of the Ottawa punk community of the time. You might also like The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (parody of low-budget 1950s monster movies) and The Ambulance (1990), which like The Hidden isn’t actually bad, it’s just low-budget and has a quirky sense of humour.

TheKnd
TheKnd
2 months ago

@Everyone
I apologize for my behaviour. You are right and I should have known better. Sorry

mouse sparrow
mouse sparrow
2 months ago

1. The kitten didn’t bite because it was feral, it bit because it was scared.
2. Yes, it takes time to tame strays, who knew?
3. Actually, cats are lactose intolerant so they need special milk made especially for cats.
4. I, too, am surprised he didn’t admit or claim he hurt the kitten for biting him.

LollyPop
LollyPop
2 months ago

@Surplus

Just an idea – if you can set up a crowdfund thingy (I don’t know the details of how they work) for a private doctor consultation and transport to said consultation and share at some point on this blog, I would donate. I’m skint (like pretty much everyone, I guess) so it wouldn’t be a huge amount, but hopefully with enough people you could raise the funds fairly quickly.

If there is a reason why this wouldn’t work or you wouldn’t want to, I am sorry for that in advance, but the suggestion is only an attempt to help with your immediate problem. As similar things are happening in the UK with the NHS regarding difficulty accessing healthcare that should be a birthright, I know it sucks.

Professor Fate
Professor Fate
2 months ago

If it’s not not late – to add to the bad movie list – Birdemic. Ed Wood level move making – in color. The Giant Claw – 50’s monster movie cheese – the acting and such is actually fine – it’s the monster the most absurd looking space buzzard you’ve ever seen. Super Inframan – an utterly insane Chinese super hero/kung fu/monster movie from the 70’s and Miami Connection – Tai Quan Do themed rock band battles cocaine dealing ninjas in Orlando an amazing mess to watch.

Schnookums Von Fancypants, Naughty Basic Horse
Schnookums Von Fancypants, Naughty Basic Horse
2 months ago

Heh, guess I’m no fun, because JC: Vampire Hunter just fell flat to me. Started off strong though (yes, I know this isn’t exactly high cinema or anything). Still, if we’re suggesting bad but enjoyable movies, might I suggest Hawk the Slayer?

Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
2 months ago

Bad/tacky/unloved movie favorites ideal for MST3King, amongst other things, with a partner:

Reign of Fire – included cause it’s good fun, and not cause I’m in it. 😉
Spacehunter: Adventures in the forbidden zone – Micheal Ironside chewing scenery, say no more
Dark Star – already mentioned
Waterworld – OK, I’m the sole person on the planet that seems to actually like this one, so it’s fun to defend. 🙂

Last edited 2 months ago by Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
Alan Robertshaw
2 months ago

I must confess, I don’t see Dark Star as a bad film. I think it’s actually pretty brilliant. It’s got a great script; it covers some pretty deep concepts; it’s funny; and it’s been an influence on everything from Alien to Red Dwarf.

It’s probably in my top ten films generally, and second best sci-fi (after Silent Running).

Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
2 months ago

I do like Dark Star.

Silent Running … eh, I’d rather watch Barbarella.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
2 months ago

@Lollypop: Thanks, but I don’t know the first thing about any of that stuff either, which means I’d be strolling into a legal minefield without a map if I tried it. Thanks anyway.

Alan Robertshaw
2 months ago

@ threp

I quite like Barbarella too; it’s such a delightful mess 😀

The visuals are fantastic though, and it captures that campy rocketship and raygun vibe, in the same way as Flash Gordon.

LindsayIrene
LindsayIrene
2 months ago

I’m going to recommend my favorite bad movie, Amok Train. It’s an Italian production filmed in Yugoslavia in the 80s. I keep trying to suggest it to How Did This Get Made because there’s just so much weirdness going on. Like, the titular train jumps off the tracks to hunt people down. People in a boat.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
2 months ago

The Rifftrax of Birdemic: Shock and Terror is free on Amazon Prime and it is glorious. There’s a bunch of other Rifftraxes too, but Birdemic is one of my favorites. There’s a ton of disaster movies available there too. I’m on a bit of a disaster movie kick lately because I’m listening to the Disaster Girls podcast. Some recent watches include The Core, Fire Twister and Atomic Twister.

A horror TV rec I have is the Canadian show Slasher which is on Netflix. It’s got a similar format to American Horror Story with a new story each season. I think it’s better than AHS though. It’s a perfect mix of campy but scary. Fair warning, it can get gory.

Dalillama
2 months ago

@Alan
It’s my understanding that the screenwriter of Dark Star basically rewrote it as a horror film when contracted for the movie that became Alien.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
2 months ago

The Core: giving physicists uncontrollable giggles since 2003.

(And later this year it will be of legal age to vote, drive, and pose nude on OnlyFans … I feel old.)

Alan Robertshaw
2 months ago

@ Dali

Indeed. Dan O’Bannon and John Carpenter did the film at USC as a student project; on a budget of $1,000. People liked it; so they were able to scrape up some more money to film additional scenes and do a theatrical release. The final budget was around $60,000.

“We had what would have been the world’s most impressive student film and it became the world’s least impressive professional film”

Then, whilst working on Jodorwosky’s abandoned Dune adaptation, O’Bannon expanded the ‘hunt the alien’ scenes from DS into a full movie and pitched it around. Originally Roger Corman was going to do it; but a friend got them a better deal with Brandywine; and the rest is history.

I actually prefer the alien in Dark Star. The Xenomorph in Alien is that perfect organism “A survivor; unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.”

The alien in Dark Star just torments Pinback because it’s a bit of a git.

Lukas Xavier
Lukas Xavier
2 months ago

The Xenomorph in Alien is that perfect organism “A survivor; unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.”

Except it relies on other organisms to reproduce, while also killing everything in sight. Sounds like a recipe for going extinct.

Alan Robertshaw
2 months ago

@ Lukas

Yet another reason the DS alien is best. Much more sensible survival strategy. Look cute and people will take you on board and feed you. And give you a toy mouse.

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Dalillama
2 months ago

@Lukas Xavier
To be fair, we aren’t seeing them in anything that resembles their natural habitat, or really any natural habitat, or their natural social organization. We see one or a few members of a eusocial species, completely separated from the hive/colony, in artificial environments where there’s minimal prey available. In any kind of real ecology, they’d be able to eat a bunch of things and still have some things left over to use as incubators (and we see that they do take live prey for this purpose if there’s any available after they feed). They’d be terribly destructive to any Earth ecology but presumably (or canonically, if you include the expanded universe materials) their homeworld has a more robust ecosystem, and there’s things in it that give them competition. (Any society run by reasonable beings, a category which excludes corporate leadership pretty much by definition, would just put the planet under interdict and blow up anything that lifts from its surface, while sensibly nuking every off-planet nest of xenomorphs from orbit.)

Alan Robertshaw
2 months ago

@ Dali

which excludes corporate leadership pretty much by definition

Ridley Scott based Weyland-Yutani, the company in the Alien films, on British Leyland.

That was a car company here that was notorious for being rubbish. It was sort of nationalised; then the government made BL go into partnership with Japanese car companies to try to get them into shape. See here for more.

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/features/opinion/keith-adams/honda-in-the-uk/

But that’s where the idea of pretty unenthusiastic employees working for a ruthless corporation came from.

ETA: Although that’s also in Dark Star. Mild spoiler for intro to film. I like how it opens with a message from their bosses firstly commiserating on the loss of their captain because of a radiation leak; then turning down their request for radiation shielding because of “budget issues”.

Last edited 2 months ago by Alan Robertshaw
BringTheNoise
BringTheNoise
2 months ago

Younger Richard Dean Anderson Replacement Actor

Ben Browder, reuniting with Claudia Black (Vala) from their time on Farscape together

Lollypop
Lollypop
2 months ago

@Surplus
No worries 🙂 hope you get to see a doc soon.

Regarding films, I found the 2004 film version of Phantom of the Opera very funny for some reason. Troll 2 is good too.

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

All new b listed movies to watch are great. It helps me plan in time what my husband and I are going to do when he gets home. I live in a state with horrible covid problems right now, it’s slow to the give the vaccine to people and everything is closed up. So we will be pretty bored during quarantine 2 week period regardless. I mean we can’t have sex non stop the entire time.

After we get out of that we’re going to go rent a little house by one of the lakes and use that as our delayed honeymoon for a little while.

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

Also hopefully our troll finally gave up on getting his attention here.

Alan Robertshaw
2 months ago

@ Elaine

As your bloke is a squaddie; he may enjoy Dog Soldiers. It’s a rip-roaring film anyway; but it also has a really real depiction of soldiers and how they interact. Brit ones; but it may be there’s a few universal themes in there.

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

@alan

he’s not a squaddie, he’s a corporal but I bet he will still like it. I’ll tell you though, one time he was on the phone with me while I was watching an episode of NCIS, it was a bad episode. like they were really playing up the whole marine thing. and I don’t remeber exactly what was happening but there was a pregnant marine who was in trouble and hiding from someone and the team had to find her and this is basically how the diagologe went while i was watching the show

female marine “i don’t need that sir, I’m a marine first and a pregnant woman second”

my husband ” oh god”

male ncis agent ” well oorah then ma’am”

my husband, slightly longer groan of “oh god”

female marine ” oorah indeed”

my husband sounding like he’s being tortured “oh god! Jesus Christ what are you watching?!”

Alan Robertshaw
2 months ago

@ Elaine

Ah. Here squaddie is just a generic term for anyone in the military. Well, anyone who works for a living anyway.

I feel your chap’s pain. I guess it must be the same for anyone watching something they’re familiar with being played out on TV. I find most legal things a bit eye-rolly. Apart from the Rumpole stories; they’re scary accurate.

Elaine The Witch
Elaine The Witch
2 months ago

@alan

Squaddie means someone in the lowest rank in different military branches here. Also yeah, it normally just hurts when it’s suppose to be taken seriously, which is what the show was doing. They were really pushing the “this is a good female soldier, she’ll want to save her country so bad that she won’t even care that she’s 9 month pregnant or the health concerns she’s putting her soon to be born child through! how strong” I mean I thought that episode was stupid to and very propaganda like. cause it was really like

“this woman is so committed and parotic that she puts her health and her unborn child in so much danger and doesn’t even care cause it’s for her country and this is a good thing”

Even the most parotic marine isn’t like that. woman or not. And like 95% of the people in the marines are there for the benefits and money, they aren’t actually there for some righteous need to protect their country. My husband has a lot of siblings. He’s there for the health care and to education benefits for when he gets out.