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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Linkee-poo clears the baffles for what looks like a productive day

The "something you never realized about Boromir." Pointed to as a good lesson to show how all your characters need to be fully developed and have their own wants, desires, motivations and autonomy. But it's complete bullshit. Boromir doesn't try to take the Ring because of his motivation, the Ring is trying to get away form Frodo and knows Boromir would use it an so draw Sauron. The Ring wants to be found, as Gandalf tells us. When Boromir first holds the Ring, you can see (in the movie) that it is calling to him. It takes Aragorn to remind Boromir that the Ring is not his to break the spell. When Boromir tries to take the Ring from Frodo, it is the Ring realizing that Frodo is about to go on alone and it is about to lose its opportunity. So it takes over Boromir (A madness, as Boromir explains, in the books Tolkien talks about his mind being fogged). This is the Ring subjugating Boromir. While everything this article says is true about Boromir's life and motivations, it is not Boromir who attempts to grab the Ring. That is the Ring itself. I wrote a whole paper on this in college. The short answer to your questions is the split between Gollum and Smeagol. Gollum is the Ring's personality writ openly. Or to explain it other wise, the Ring (and then Gollum, which is returned to Smeagol's mind during his torture in the Black Tower) are Sauron's horcruxes. (Grokked from George Takei)

"An atheist group has demanded that a Pennsylvania school apologize to a student who reportedly was refused medical treatment because she exercised her right not to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance." And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Do we really have to go through all of this again? Seriously, I've already lived this life, there is so much more to explore and correct there's really no time to go back and refight these battles. The child has a right to not participate in the Pledge of Allegiance. There are some religious groups who forbid taking pledges of allegiance and we are not the goddamn Soviets or Nazis who demand conformation to the collective whole. "The student reports that she left the nurse’s office in tears and went to the administrative offices to call her mother… but at that time the same nurse appeared again, saying, 'She isn’t calling a parent until I have a long conversation with her!'" Oh fuck no. I usually refrain from calling for people's scalps, but if I were that child's parent a Holy Fire would descend on that school and wouldn't stop until there was a smoking crater. (Grokked from Julie)

The so called liberal media. That's an article that points out 13 things we would be talking more about if the media were as liberal as the GOP and Fox News wants you to think it is.

A woman has her face smashed with a beer mug for speaking Swahili with her friends in an Applebees. 'Murica, Fuck Yea. Yes, the revolution is coming where we take idiots like the woman who used the beer mug to smash the other woman's face, and perform a re-enactment of the French Terror. I know the people like the woman who smashed the other woman's face believe the revolution will be in their favor, but it won't really.

Yea, that whole Starbucks "Red Solo Cup" controversy is just Trumped up. But it's just the bait to get the Trumnpster to say, "'I have one of the most successful Starbucks, in Trump Tower. Maybe we should boycott Starbucks? I don't know. Seriously, I don't care. By the way, that's the end of that lease, but who cares?' Trump said during a campaign event in Illinois on Monday. 'If I become president, we're all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you.'" There's a dystopian future for you. "The beating will continue until everyone is converted and says 'Merry Christmas.'"

Wow, this whole Carson story is turning into a good old fashion mudslinging with the accusations flying thick and fast. Not to mention how Dr. Carson's story about how he's so honest tuning into having been punked by the Yale newspaper. There's also a secondary narrative emerging here with Dr. Carson's memoir and his ghost writing "punching it up" with details and his campaign staff coming up with the "rap" commercial, of which Dr. Carson said he would have done differently… isn't he in charge of his own fucking campaign? Doesn't he have to sign off on these things? Didn't he put his own name on the book? Do you really want someone like that to be in charge of the country? "Oh, those nuclear missiles, well, that was an aid that approved that. I would have done it differently."

This ArsTechnica story called it "trolling", I call it "exposing their deepest fear."The wi-fi password for the last debate was "StopHillary." "The joke has inspired predictably mixed reactions on Twitter, from 'That is IRL trolling of the first magnitude. Most impressive' to '@GOP is run by scared 8th grade boys?'" (Grokked from John)

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