Dustin Riedesel Happiness and satisfaction are different things. Not to drag this convo down to the nerdery, but the people we admire are charcters like Batman, living a life committed to an ideal. But I guarantee Batman is not as happy as his more selfish, partying, billionare superhero counterpart Tony Stark...You notice how much happier Tony Stark was before he had to actually care for someone like Pepper? Happiness and satisfaction, not opposites, but you have to choose to weight one.
Dustin Riedesel Money goes where money flows. The next time 10,000 people show up to watch a a bird-legged, pre-med sophomore score fun a 7-minute mile in his "state-of-the-art fitness program, there will be plenty of donors lining up. NCAA-sanctioned CrossFit? People might actually care about the "fittest college students" in the nation.
Dustin Riedesel I saw "Arrested Development" about one hour after I submitted the article. I let out a deep sigh, thought for a few seconds about how to fix it, and then resigned myself to getting reminded in the comments. Thanks for being gracious about it!
Dustin Riedesel Whether it's "Split Personality," "Can't Take Me Home," "You Make Me Sick," "Private Show," "Dear Diary" or really just about any of the tracks from her early albums, Pink's songwriting never portrayed her as anything but brash, conflicted and sexually visceral. You can definitely tell she's matured when you listen to her current works. Frankly, I think it's cool to see her journey in her music.
Dustin Riedesel Love this! We're told that it is progressive to be tolerant, and yet we seemed to be least tolerant of people taking an unpopular stand. How that's more progressive than people of the past is beyond me. That RGIII can point this out without getting caught in a firestorm of the very political correctness he's speaking aginst is so smart.
Dustin Riedesel I don't know, man. I thought about him as Luke Cage independently, but I just googled it, and Rock is actually quoted as saying he'd love to play Cage. I think the fact that they're not mainstream is what gives it a good shot. Tarantino once thought about doing a Heroes for Hire movie. I don't see any reason to market it as a "superhero" movie. They should just do a Die Hard 3 kind of relationship, and we're finally at a point where The Rock drives an audience all by himself....I'm in geek mode right now thinking about it.
Dustin Riedesel Most of these I love. I think Zeta-Jones might have aged herself out, and I really wish someone would just let The Rock play Luke Cage already. Who could play Iron Fist beside him? I actually dig a Gosling-Rock pairing there. You can't tell me that buddy flick doesn't crush the big screen.
Dustin Riedesel That's what's wonky. The point of hte article is to tell us that we shouldn't give these things attention. But the fact that the article exists means it's giving this thing attention. This might be the most self-loathing article on PolicyMic.
Dustin Riedesel A little familiarity and a little bit of mystery. Everyone knows Superman, but no one knows this Superman. I think a lot of life-long nerds like myself love watching a superhero movie because we have vested hundreds of hours into knowing these characters, and we want to see if their character is shown correctly on the grandest stage. Nice read. I expect Man of Steel to be the biggest hit of the summer.
Dustin Riedesel I get it. The simplicity of innocence is wonderful. But the "adults should get to do what makes them happy" argument doesn't hold water. It never has. For anything. I'm too far into this comment to delete it now, but all we really have here is the simplest mind giving us the simplest version of the pro-gay side of the debate. I'm already annoyed thinking of all the complications beyond this foundation. I wish I hadn't read it. Cute though.