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    [–] The United States is 'looking at' banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Pompeo says EssoEssex 21 points ago in worldnews

    Well the problem with all those businesses is that they’re pitching their service to consumers, when they should really be pitching to state intelligence agencies.

    [–] “Blacks Declare War on Whites! Smash the Black Revolution NOW!” USA, 1967 EssoEssex 1 points ago in PropagandaPosters

    No, a newspaper is definitely not just any “printed publication”... By that logic, even parking tickets would be a newspaper.

    [–] “Blacks Declare War on Whites! Smash the Black Revolution NOW!” USA, 1967 EssoEssex 1 points ago in PropagandaPosters

    How am I reaching by saying a school paper is not actually a newspaper? It’s printed by a school, not a news publisher. Like the Onion might publish a paper that looks like a newspaper, but it actually isn’t. It’s comedy.

    [–] “Blacks Declare War on Whites! Smash the Black Revolution NOW!” USA, 1967 EssoEssex 2 points ago in PropagandaPosters

    School newspapers aren’t actual newspapers, just like a volcano project isn’t really a volcano.

    [–] “Blacks Declare War on Whites! Smash the Black Revolution NOW!” USA, 1967 EssoEssex 2 points ago in PropagandaPosters

    Just because you print the word “newspaper” on a large piece of paper doesn’t mean you’re actually in the newspaper business.

    [–] “Blacks Declare War on Whites! Smash the Black Revolution NOW!” USA, 1967 EssoEssex 3 points ago in PropagandaPosters

    If you can’t tell the difference between Nazi editorials and actual news reports, you don’t know what a newspaper is.

    [–] “Blacks Declare War on Whites! Smash the Black Revolution NOW!” USA, 1967 EssoEssex 3 points ago in PropagandaPosters

    This is actually a paper published by a neo-Nazi organization, not a newspaper.

    And even if it were just a clipping of a newspaper, this sub is for propaganda in all types of media, not just posters. It’s pretty explicit in the “what is this sub about?” section.

    [–] In case you didn’t know, “A Woman First: First Woman” is a real book you can buy — and it’s also a 6-hour in-character audiobook narrated by Selina and Gary. EssoEssex 3 points ago in Veep

    I can’t speak for the audiobook but I don’t think Selina was ever depicted as a stupid, shallow “slut” without redeeming qualities of any kind... I know that in interviews the cast say the Veep characters are all just terrible people, but I always thought that was mostly a marketing tag line.

    I honestly thought Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ performance in the Mother episode in Season 5 was heartbreaking, and watching Selina struggle for words to say to her mom before just giving up and reading Kent’s Hallmark card quote was too real.

    The later seasons do a lot of stuff wrong (RIP Amy), but I actually liked that Selina in the end is the story of a tragic hero haunted and ultimately ruined by her past, rather than just being a mean and sassy but ultimately “good” politician.

    [–] In case you didn’t know, “A Woman First: First Woman” is a real book you can buy — and it’s also a 6-hour in-character audiobook narrated by Selina and Gary. EssoEssex 27 points ago in Veep

    I only just started, but it's like what I imagine Mike would've written for her "autobiography" in the show, except the premise for the audiobook is Selina is reading her book for the first time, and she has Gary read the footnotes and at least one chapter; they also have dialogue together and Selina makes asides about what she's reading, and the writing itself is pretty sarcastic and funny, she reads it very funnily with a lot of melodrama.

    The "biography" itself kind of wanders in terms of "plot"; like it starts with her birth and describes straight up the weather conditions of the day (down to the temperature) probably because Mike couldn't think of anything else, and there are tangents about her ancestors arriving in America from England in like the 1600s, and that's a way I think for the writers to make jokes about history, culture, U.S. politics, whaling, etc. I haven't listened to the whole thing but I assume it's mostly like that. Selina's meta comments about what she's reading are also funny.

    Kind of reminds me of a book The Onion or the Colbert Report would've made.

    [–] Did we ever find out why Selina was so hyper in the Tehran episode? EssoEssex 8 points ago in Veep

    Honestly I think it could be a reference to hypomania something experienced by people with types of bipolar or unipolar mood disorders. The show’s talked about her being on anti-depressants before, (interacting with her St. John’s wort!) and Ben made a joke about “take your lithium, jagoff” which is one of the oldest medications used to treat bipolar disorder, which before modern psychiatry was known as far back as the ancient Greeks (who discovered the use of lithium) as manic depression.

    The actual experience of mania is also often compared to being “high”, and is associated with grandiose thoughts, so sort of like Selina’s early presidency. Then reality pulls her back down into depression.

    [–] gay_irl EssoEssex 18 points ago in gay_irl

    The Association of Relentlessly Gay Homosexuals, ARGH!