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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1855"You carry a 00 number, it means you have License to kill, not GET killed!"Bond was a character that people in his era could identify with: Think about how that works in the post war era. The office dwelling accountant/lawyer/ad man/salesman has an expense account. This covers some lunches at counters with clients , or maybe a few nice dinners. He flirts with the secretaries and receptionists and sometimes sleeps with them. He travels on business, perhaps from his suburb into Chicago, or from Chicago to Cleveland, or San Francisco to LA.... [more]wuwei1:27 AM on July 7, 2010they're delivering their mail to the wrong address
I think this is the crux, and is the thesis of "What's the Matter with Kansas?" There really are problems, but they're not caused by who you think.
I think this comment about James Bond and Jason Bourne is shockingly on the mark in so, so many ways.
Cool Papa Bell7:58 PM on January 24, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1853America's Angriest White MenI think this can't be said enough:But the question for these, in my interviews, is what’s preventing you from having that life to which you are entitled?
Do you think it is Black women? Do you think that it’s Black women who have downsized you, who have outsourced your job, who have closed the factory? Do you think it’s lesbians and gays who are responsible for climate change? Do you think that it’s immigrants who have in many ways... [tyllwin7:33 PM on January 24, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1852In other words, this is janky and imperfect and totally a hack.
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1851Ask MeFi post: How can I find a mega-list of WBRU's "12 Cuts Above the Rest"?Electrasy's Morning Afterglow?posted to Ask MetaFilter by waxpancake2:12 PM on March 5, 2004
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1850People have phenomenal capacity.Because you can't change the game by changing the players. You can only change the game by changing the rules The system has worked, more or less, for couple of hundred years, what's recently changed?
Oh that's right, one team has gone from willing to come to agreements for the good of the country to alternating between acting like thugs and petulant children.
Brandon Blatcher7:48 AM on January 20, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1849It's 2015 and inequality looks like it's going to be here for a while“America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves. To quote the American humorist Kin Hubbard, 'It ain’t no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.' It is in fact a crime for an American to be poor, even though America is a nation of poor. Every other nation has folk traditions of men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by... [Fizz12:23 PM on January 19, 2015