Comments Lisa Marcus Likes

This makes me feel uncomfortable because on the one hand it points out that people's lives were ruined by making this information public, yet on the other hand it seems to enjoy outing the people yet again. Why did an article that ends with "Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop" have to mention the names and show the faces of the people involved? It could as easily have left the names out and blurred the faces to get the point across ... though I must admit that I'm not sure what the point is.

It also leaves out the live ruined by so-called "name and shame" laws and attempts, like http://www.theguardian.com/society/2000/aug/04/childprotection from 2000 where "News of the World" stopped its name-and-shame campaign "after a string of vigilante attacks on men either named or mistakenly identified as those named by the campaign.", or Florida's short-lived law "requiring women who put up their infants for adoption to first publish their sexual histories in a newspaper if they didn't know the identity of the father". Or those who were publicly shamed for reporting cases of child abuse ( http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/whistleblower-priest-says-he-was-given-no-support-after-he-spoke-out-about-child-abuse/story-e6frf7kx-1226597392725 ) or "reporting misconduct to [police] Internal Affairs Bureau" ( http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-lieutenant-branded-whistleblower-rat-colleagues-article-1.1535719 ). These somehow all seem like they should be higher on the list than a woman whose didn't clean up after her dog pooped in a subway.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
  2 replies
Though... I have to say, Atkins wouldn't approve of most of these since they contain lots of starch and sugar in addition to the bacon. The high protein/fat diet only works if you aren't stuffing your maw with biscuits and sugar at the same time...
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
  1 reply
Have to agree with rcxb. The list is way too non-specific, which then makes it wide open (which is the point of most lists anyway). But if you say Airport is a "disaster" move, then so is Apollo 13 which is infinitely better. Ditto Airplane! (Really?) - I say Dr. Strangelove. . . As for others:

On the Beach
The Road
Night of the Living Dead
War of the Worlds (Original)
Godzilla (Original)
Things to Come
I am Legend
The Omega Man

More keep popping up as I type, but you get the point - appears our initial Lister doesn't watch much science fiction. . .
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Not too fond of their list, but I'm not even sure where the genre starts and ends. How much of the movie must the disaster take-up? What kind of disasters count? How many people have to be involved? With both Titanic and Airplane in there, the definition must be pretty wide-open. I'd say most popular movies probably include something crashing and/or several people dying for some reason, at some point, but are they all disaster movies?

If any of these count, I'd vote for:

Abyss (1989)
Pitch Black (2000)
Sum of all Fears (2002)
Fortress 2 (1999)
Resident Evil (2002)
Prometheus (2012)
Alien (1979)
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Poltergeist (1982)
Hero (1992)
Soldier (1998)
2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
Gremlins (1984)
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
  1 reply
A creature that can terrify you just by scowling is not "cute." But I can understand how her attitude changed completely when she saw the babies. It's empathy for a critter who's just trying to keep her family together and safe. Still, I can't stand possums. I've been surprised by too many big ones in my attic or basement or trees that were way too close and I didn't see until they moved. That's unnerving.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
  1 reply
I can honestly say that I do not recall watching one minute of any of those shows. One show that really disappointed me was Bob Newhart's follow up to the hilarious "Newhart" innkeeper show. It was Bob as a cartoonist or something like that. Put it into the "what were they thinking" category.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Etiquette question: Is it acceptable to tuck dollar bills in g-strings at funerals?

Another question: Does the clergy at the funeral act as MC? "Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. But first....MITZY AND HER TRAINED FERRET!!!"

I was going to ask something about the deceased receiving a lap dance. However, unlike the other things I've posted here, it would be in poor taste.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
  2 replies
Instead of building a mini-house, most people just buy a cheap old trailer and put it in the back yard of a friend or family member's house. Not usually allowed by zoning, but incredibly common. Only costs $50 to rent a truck to move the trailer once, if you don't already have a vehicle.

I just went on craigslist and found an older 20' travel trailer going for $800, which is just about the same sqft'age as this mini-house. Seller says it's in good condition, but even if not, there are LOTS of other choices out there, and they're not difficult to repair.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
  3 replies


Page 1 of 23       next | last

Profile for Lisa Marcus

  • Member Since 2012/12/13


Statistics

Blog Posts

  • Posts Written 1,746
  • Comments Received 2,127
  • Post Views 3,109,210
  • Unique Visitors 2,476,340
  • Likes Received 5,486

Comments

  • Threads Started 112
  • Replies Posted 293
  • Likes Received 143