Archive for July, 2007

Monday, July 30th, 2007

White critics are afraid of Forest Whitaker. Roger Ebert once mused in his take on Whitaker’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai at the absurdity of many of his peers reviewing the movie with absolute seriousness. Rather than admitting—and enjoying—the film’s silliness, they were happy to check off a list of hard facts about […]

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Thursday, July 26th, 2007

If you were to ask me what the first thing is that pops into my head when you say “Ward Churchill, ” I’d honestly have to answer with “pedophiles.” Word association can be a mysterious thing indeed. But not this time. No, I don’t have any secret information about the man, now recently fired from […]

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Dear Ben, In most circumstances, I’d begin a letter like this one with a Dear Mr. Bleiweiss. We’re not friends, you don’t know me, and I’m about to level some fairly heavy stuff in your direction. On the other hand, you’ve been kind enough to respond to my more basic questions on the forums at […]

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Saturday, July 21st, 2007

What about the “menz?” Or sometimes, “teh menz, ” to fully devolve into that self-aware style of internet speak. http://www.google.com/search?q=menz+feminism I’m hesitant to make this post as it’s impossible to say anything definitive (it’s very hard to track down the lineages of made up words) and I am personally torn on the subject. As such, […]

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

[Note: this post is marked with a special “Ongoing” tag with the expectation that updates will follow and this will be a continuous project at Adonis Mirror. Please skip to the second section to see how to contribute links and quotations of trivialized usages of the word rape.] A 68 year old judge in Nebraska […]

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

It’s not a DVD, it’s a Disney DVD! I’ve always found Disney’s brand entrenchment to be almost too bizarre for words. It’s like they’re operating out of a Machiavellian psychology handbook that was printed 150 years ago: as if redundancy alone can hypnotize people into believing in your corporation’s self image. For a company that […]

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Saturday, July 7th, 2007

At first, I was unsure of what to think about Ward Churchill. I mean, everyone was telling us what to think. FOX News called him a terrorist. Counter-Punch called him a hero. I really wasn’t swayed by the latter’s campaign in his favor: it’s not like Churchill had said anything new and it’s not like […]

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