Posts Tagged ‘political correctness’

Django Unchained

December 30th, 2012 No comments

Definitely a lot of stuff for lily liveried bleeding hearts to get bent out of shape about. The faint of heart or delicate of sensibilities should not click the more link.

First, I enjoyed it. It’s deeply flawed in a lot of the ways Inglourious Basterds was, though. Plus a new one. Maybe two new ones.

Tarantino is spending way too much time with Eli Roth. After a while the blood splatters just get ridiculous.

His new editor needs to learn the truth to power trick. The pacing was way off, but slow throughout.

One great thing, the trailer does NOT give the movie away. I stopped watching them after the second trailer but even then the movie was not given away. Pretty awesome.

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A word about nomenclature

July 13th, 2009 4 comments

I’ve gotten into a bit of trouble with a friend of mine over my use of “Oriental” rather than the more common “Asian” in conversation. When called on this thus far I’ve either dismissed it (“… Oriental-” “Asian.” “Yeah…) or given the disingenuous but very quick explanation that the words are functionally identical because they both roughly mean “east”.

I’ll now go into detail about my conscious word choice, to clarify my thoughts and to demonstrate I’m not just an asshole. Of course this in no way asserts that I’m not an asshole, if for no other reason than it’s nearly impossible to talk about these things without sounding like an asshole. I’m okay with being thought an asshole. Take that as a warning before you continue.

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