The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Grath » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:24 pm

AHA! I knew there was something fishy going on in Canada! Just look at this picture of Justin Trudeau as an infant!
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:46 pm

The fact that the Castros are still in power makes that picture feel just that much weirder.

Of course Canada and Cuba have had a pretty good relationship for a long time and he and Trudeau Sr. were actually pretty good friends, so pics of Castro and a Trudeau are not as weird to start with as you might think.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Grath » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:16 pm

Mongrel wrote:The fact that the Castros are still in power makes that picture feel just that much weirder.

Of course Canada and Cuba have had a pretty good relationship for a long time and he and Trudeau Sr. were actually pretty good friends, so pics of Castro and a Trudeau are not as weird to start with as you might think.

Still, it's the principle of it. COMMUNISTS!

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mazian » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:59 pm

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(I assume that Stephen Harper went out as Palpatine.)

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby François » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:31 pm

As adorable as that stuff is, I can't help but feel that this is the nerd equivalent of liking Dubya because he seems like a pleasant enough feller to hang out and split a six pack with. And that's not even mentioning the "my dad sat in this chair" parallel.


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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Thad » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:41 pm

...you know that (1) is a parody site and (2) already got linked in the parody site thread, right?

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Spooky Skeleton » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:29 pm

You know, someone who isn't a smug asshole should probably be able to answer both of those by themselves but I guess I'll have to help you out.

1) Obviously Yes.
2) Obviously No.

I didn't know there was a thread for parody articles. I just found it now. Prior to knowing about said thread, I thought "Canadian politics" was the best place. I apologize for my ignorance on this issue. I'm not very knowledgeable of every thread on here.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Mongrel » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:22 pm

It's okay. It could have gone in either and was funny both times.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Thad » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:14 am

Suzanne Parkinson wrote:You know, someone who isn't a smug asshole should probably be able to answer both of those by themselves but I guess I'll have to help you out.


As always, you have done an excellent job of demonstrating how not to be a smug asshole. You sure showed me.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Sharkey » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:46 am

Settle down, fellas. We're all smug assholes here.
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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Büge » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:58 am

Mongrel wrote:Justin Trudeau loves the Kill Bill monologue.avi


So he doesn't understand Superman.

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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Thad » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:36 pm

Well, that's a bit of an oversimplification; I think that's a perfectly accurate description of Superman for the Golden and Silver Ages. The emphasis on Ma and Pa Kent as his moral compass and the idea that he's just a downhome Kansas farmboy with superpowers is...well, 30 or 40 years old, so it's not new, but in terms of the history of the character it's relatively recent.

The "Superman is who he really is, Clark Kent is the alter-ego" interpretation is dated but not wrong.

(Course, Bill's monologue about Superman "alone among superheroes" having a secret identity to hide his true, natural-born identity just goes to show he doesn't know much about superheroes. You'd think of all people Tarantino would have at least a passing familiarity with Wonder Woman.)

Even then, there have been some interesting callbacks to that old status quo in recent decades; Sims did a pretty good column recently about 1990's ideas like the public at large not even knowing that Superman had a secret identity, which actually makes a lot of sense. I mean, you look at Batman and you know he's got a secret identity because he's a dude in a fucking mask, but what would lead you to assume Superman has a secret identity? The only reason you'd assume that is that you're a reader, reading a superhero comic, and you know superhero tropes; people within Superman's world wouldn't and shouldn't make that assumption.


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Re: The Winter Up There Must Give People Brain Freeze

Postby Büge » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:08 am

Of course there's people filling the comment section with partisan sniping.

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