Mike Kriskey

Mike Kriskey


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14 years ago @ Big Hollywood - What if Tarantino Had ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Also Roald Dahl.

14 years ago @ Big Hollywood - 'Inglourious Basterds'... · 1 reply · +2 points

About that image of the hand holding the sword---am I the only one who first saw it as a sword emerging from an eye socket?

In other words, do I need some help?

14 years ago @ Big Hollywood - 'Torchwood': Pro-Ameri... · 0 replies · +1 points

I’ve sworn them off since one suggested I “knock her up.” I still have the scars.

14 years ago @ Big Hollywood - What About the 'R-Word'? · 1 reply · +2 points

In one of the recent Winter Olympics---I think the one in Turin (not Torino!)---a black athlete won some event for the first time, and the announcers did not know how to report it. You see, he wasn't an American.

They settled on, "the first African-American from any country!"

14 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Obama's Six-Month Repo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh no you didn't!

14 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Harry Potter: A Hero F... · 0 replies · +1 points

For some reason the moderator decided not to authorize my reply, so I'll try again.

My anecdotal evidence is based upon ten years working in bookstores. And I'm not trying to prove anything based upon it. I don't understand why my questioning one of the underpinnings of Whiskey's argument is unacceptable. I believe that factual claims should be true. The types of generalizations Whiskey likes to use are things like "women are left-wing" and "most women are anti-Christian," yet he never bothers to back up those generalizations with any kind of data. What possible insights could come from false generalizations?

14 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Harry Potter: A Hero F... · 0 replies · +1 points

Readership in general is overwhelmingly female when you're talking about adult readers of fiction. Harry Potter is no different. I guess my evidence (working in a bookstore for the last ten years) is anecdotal, but the boys were just as into the books as the girls, and very few adults were buying them for themselves. Those that did were generally women. I'm not sure why it is so outrageous that I ask Whiskey to back up a factual claim he has made. (I, on the other hand, am making no claim about the readership at all. I'm questioning what seems dubious to me.)

El Gordo, you don't understand the way Whiskey works. He doesn't look at data and come up with a theory, he has a preconception and makes up data to support it. (Chris E. has told me I mustn't call that lying. It's---I don't know---promoting faleshoods.)

What "insights" can be based on not having read (or comprehended) the books? Or from "generalizations" such as 'women are left-wingers' or 'most women are anti-Christian?' I can't imagine that they'd be of any value.

14 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Harry Potter: A Hero F... · 0 replies · +3 points

I've never read or seen "Brokeback Mountain" or "Thelma & Louise," but I have read the Harry Potter books.

"Control of fear, acceptance of death and loss, sticking to the right thing, of honor, of duty, and so on, even when they are very difficult and emotionally draining." Whiskey characterizes these themes as "male" and thus foreign to the Harry Potter universe. That's simply incorrect, and laughably so, to anyone who has read the books. I'm surprised that you think Whiskey's "on-the-mark" about this, given that you admit you haven't read them, but I don't have a problem with the rest of what you've said.. But it's clear that Whiskey himself is unfamiliar with the books, their themes, and their readership, and he's making himself look foolish by making these unfounded claims.

14 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Harry Potter: A Hero F... · 0 replies · +1 points

Not an ad hominem. I believe you are Whiskey, but I may be wrong. I don’t base my argument upon that conjecture, which would be an ad hominem attack. Use a dictionary.

14 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Harry Potter: A Hero F... · 0 replies · +1 points

I was giving him the benefit of the doubt. A product of ignorance and misogyny, then.