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Water Bottle

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  1. Water Bottle

    Classic Conversation, now with added Teen Angst

    Drew Brees has passed Brett Favre in total career passing yards.
  2. Water Bottle

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    The Dodgers are a great team to root for. Plus since they lost the last World Series and had to claw their way into the post-season, they are underdogs enough.
  3. Water Bottle

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    There's a chance you will become the Yankees biggest fan. 😂
  4. Water Bottle

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    What? A team with a racist/offensive name losing to a west coast team?
  5. I always encourage members to use the "ignore" feature for their own sanity.
  6. But it also doesn't mean the KKK didn't have an influence, whether you like that or not, intentional or not. Looking at the author, he's an assistant professor at Washington & Lee University and has written a couple of non-fiction novels focusing on analyzing superhero comics, their history, their influences, and their relationship with the culture and the politics of the time. He also had a blog where he contacted a Republican congressman for a year after Trump's election because he was outraged by Trump's electoral victory. But I'd say the author is more of an expert on this issue than some random nobody posting on Reddit. The author isn't attempting to discredit comic books or imply that they haven't had a positive impact on society. In fact, he'd probably argue otherwise. Even the article states "The superhero, despite the character’s evolution into a champion of the oppressed, partly originated from an oppressive, racist impulse in American culture, and the formula codifies an ethics of vigilante extremism that still contradicts the superhero’s purported social mission." I'm not entirely sure why JCS thinks a liberal can't like CBMs and superhero comic books just because you can find connections between the way the KKK was romanticized by bigots and some superhero tropes. Hell, you don't even need to tread into the history of the origins of the superhero to have problems ideologically: there's the slightly fascist and problematic law and order view that many superhero lores can inadvertently promote (despite being in the defense of the oppressed or in the defense of democracy). Instead of getting mad, just realize that JCS's initial premise is absurd. You can like something as a whole despite disliking parts of the history and disagreeing with parts of its message. I still like superhero movies but I wouldn't necessarily want to live in their universe for many reasons. Unless I had superpowers myself.
  7. Water Bottle

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    It's hard because many active Christians online (and also in real life) have sadly adopted the idea that the left is the enemy. They delude themselves into thinking there's a war on Christianity when the vast majority of the left are also Christian. I'd say a more general religion forum is probably better? Like Religious Forums?
  8. Water Bottle

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    Damn it Buehler. Just take the rest of the day off.
  9. Water Bottle

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    Rockies eliminated. Brewers advance. Hopefully, Dodgers can beat the Braves today. I guess we then take on the Brewers. At least the Red Sox series is tied but I think they play in New York next? Yikes. The dumb Astros will probably beat the racist Indians. Well okay then.
  10. Water Bottle

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    Man the loser Hemsworth really ruining his family's image.
  11. Water Bottle

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    I was SO disappointed they ended up grounding out after loading the bases. It's the Cub's turn now!
  12. Water Bottle

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    Oh man, there's a chance this Cubs-Rockies game might go into extra innings now.
  13. Water Bottle

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    I know you lost but he's the most exciting quarterback right now. Chill out and enjoy his games.
  14. Water Bottle

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    I am watching this game. Go Dodgers! @Porthos must not be happy right now.
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