It's not necessarily about sexism; it's about how adults, both men and women, are not only so into this shit now but are so earnest and self-rightous about it, even though it's just bad-taste crap that was created to make money off little kids, and yet now people can't just say they like the show or are fans but have to invent some identity "bronies," like being a "Trekkie" or an "Avatard" but get up in arms when anyone teases them or doesn't get it. Honestly, it's rainbow-colored kitschy ponies peddling a bunch of earnest "values" within a fantasy world, so get a sense of humor about it at least.
Most people get made fun of for something, and you're no different. Especially if what you've chosen out of a huge array of culture available to you is rainbow kiddie crap—My Little Pony, Care Bears, Pound Puppies, Shirt Tails, Rainbow Brite, Barbie etc. ad nauseam. I hated this shit when I six. It's cutesy, sanctimonious, culturally bankrupt crap, and "magic" and "friendship" are not something substantial enough for you to be preaching to me about. "Magic" is hollow bullshit, and friendship is hardly a new idea for the human species. Making friends teaches the value of friendship, not a TV show. Get over yourselves.
Goddamnit, I meant to post this to the letters page. I have dislike my own comment. Others feel free to do the same.
Did a juggalo write this, or just someone trying to sound like one? Fuckin' pennies, brown things, motherfuckers, how do they work? Why that shit gotta be brown, ninja? Y'all motherfuckers lying, and gettin' me pissed.
Every time you buy something, it's $0.43? What are you buying, bottles of Faygo?
It makes the whole thing even weirder when bronies take this shit so seriously that they're concerned about their public image and want their interest in magic and rainbow-colored ponies to not be ridiculed. When you declare that your philosophy is friendship and magic and candyland, doesn't that kind of preclude you from being pissed off on the internet?
Tonic, "males embracing magic" is "sweet and wonderful"? But magic isn't real. It's sweet when little kids believe in it because they're not supposed to know any better. Isn't growing up something that adults are supposed to do? I know it kind of sucks in a way, but not as much as being a person in an adult body who gets glassy-eyed at the mention of rainbows and magic, right? Unless you want other adults to have to take care of you, don't you need to have some kind of grip on reality and not take this shit so seriously? So yeah, like the show, that's fine, but have some self-awareness about it and recognize that it will seem odd to others, and that it's not as though the rest of us don't value friendship and good storytelling. Okay, I've already said more about this than I should.
Yes, the only reasonable conclusion is that the 14 year old girl is lying, a whore, or a lying whore. Or she was asking for it by wearing "short shorts" and a tank top. Stay classy, i'mrightyourwrong, assisse, shark attack mountain, and seanpdx.
Airbnb is "dragging down the city"? Oh please. They're in 190 countries, so according to you they must be dragging the entire planet down by fulfilling a need for short-term accommodations.
Laura Rakestraw wrote: "I assume the illegal rentals created at least a little bit of nuisance in order to be noticed in the first place" No, Anon didn't choose to report on the basis of any nuisance but instead went to the Airbnb site to locate rentals that would likely be in violation of their rental agreements. I don't see how Airbnb subletters are any more likely to cause a nuisance than renters. Airbnb kicks out members who use the service for illicit dealings. That's more than can be said for a lot of landlords.
All Comments »
All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC
Contact Info |
Production Guidelines |