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If you don’t have PTSD, it’s not a “trigger”
Posted Nov 6, 2014 by Nycea
“It’s not something that offends your sensibilities. You may even be downright infuriated by something, but that doesn’t mean you’re being triggered.”
Why Burton’s Batman will age better than Nolan’s
Posted Apr 21, 2015 by Steven Birkner
“It has the effect of reminding us while we’re watching a tightly-plotted crime drama that there is in fact a billionaire dressed up as a giant bat who refuses to use guns, fights criminals who have guns, and yet routinely emerges unscathed.”
Marvel’s Civil War: How not to do a “heroes in conflict” story
Posted Mar 30, 2016 by Steven Birkner
“Unfortunately, what you often end up with is one side representing a ludicrous, straw man position either out of the laziness of the author or as a result of the author clearly choosing a side and letting that choice dictate the direction the story takes.”
5 lies anime taught me
Posted Mar 11, 2016 by Hex
“No matter what Yu-Gi-Oh tries to push, believing in yourself isn’t enough. Beg pardon, Inuyasha, but you can’t just swing Tessaiga around like a drunken baseball player. Hey, Naruto, sometimes you have to do more than say ‘believe it’ and punch.”
Top 4 reasons Captain America should be gay
Posted Apr 15, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“We’re in an age where fans are demanding diversity, and it’s a lot more effective to simply modify existing superheroes than to make new ones and hope they become popular. So just for the sake of argument, here are the top four reasons why Marvel should make Captain America a gay man.”
How The Killing Joke ruined Batgirl
Posted Mar 20, 2015 by Joshua Bell
“Choosing such a horrifying image as a celebration is in incredibly poor taste. It comes across as a glorification of Batgirl’s humiliation and degradation.”
Video: Snakes on a Plane (The TV Edit)
Posted Apr 25, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
"Not only did they take an idiotic R-rated B movie famous for its internet buzz-worthy title and make it safe for family viewing, but they also allowed one guy with a computer and a TV capture card to cause a minor sensation that swept across the globe, and ultimately inspired a bit on a late night talk show."
Jar Jar is not a Sith Lord, and why fan theories are ultimately pointless
Posted Dec 15, 2015 by Nathan Kerner
“Does Lucas seem like a guy capable of playing a long game like having the bad guy be the comic relief for two movies before revealing himself as the ultimate evil? He didn’t even handle Palpatine’s long game well.”
The real reason for Warner/DC’s “no jokes” policy
Posted Sep 4, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“Who is this meant to appeal to, exactly? Robots? Vulcans? Oscar the Grouch? Is there a single demographic anywhere in the world that does not like humor at all in their movies?”
Heidi Montag's "Higher"
Posted Mar 4, 2008 by Jack Spencer, Jr.
"It looks like Heidi Montag figured she could sing, and has released a song and video entitled 'Higher'. I suspect it's terrible, but I've already seen 'My Humps', so how bad could this be?"
Sharknado 2, and the scourge of intentionally bad movies
Posted Jul 15, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“Instead, we get this crap, which supposedly knows it’s crap, which means we’ve now achieved Crap Inception, but at the end of the day, we’re still watching crap.”
16 reasons Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is better than you think
Posted Jul 9, 2015 by Steven Birkner
“It’s my personal view that Attack of the Clones gets a bad rap, so here are some reasons why I think it’s underrated and deserves some reconsideration.”
Should Picard have died in “Best of Both Worlds”?
Posted Aug 5, 2014 by Thomas Stockel
“We go from a buildup where the status quo might be changed Forever! to one where ultimately there are no consequences whatsoever. And in the long run, this cripples the franchise.”
Should Picard have died? Part 2: How Trek goes on without him
Posted Sep 2, 2014 by Thomas Stockel
“I’m going to indulge in wild speculation here in regards to what the Star Trek franchise could have looked like without Picard. And that involves treating the entire Star Trek franchise as one whole story.”
Endorsement: Lee L. Mercer, Jr. for President of the United States
Posted Feb 4, 2008 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
"I'm backing Mr. Mercer for one simple reason: He represents everything the Agony Booth stands for. This site has a strong fondness for spectacular failures, and displays of complete insanity. And if Mr. Mercer is elected President, I can guarantee it will be the most spectacular and insane failure in the history of this great nation."
Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt
Posted Feb 26, 2006 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“Steven Seagal, former bodyguard turned actor, who once claimed to have worked for the CIA, and who now claims to be a reincarnated Tibetan lama (though not a reincarnated llama, which is probably closer to the truth), has taken time out from his busy direct-to-video acting career and burgeoning singing career [!] to develop a brand new kind of energy drink. I know this much is true, because I've purchased and consumed exactly two (2) cans of Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt in both of its powerful flavors: ‘Asian Experience’ and ‘Cherry Charge’.”