A still shot from the movie Battle of the Sexes. Courtesy of TIFFThere’s a moment in Battle of the Sexes that seems too perfect to be true. The film centers on the titular 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King, the top-ranked women’s tennis player in the world at the time, and Bobby Riggs, an avowed chauvanist, shameless self-promoter, and former men’s tennis champion.
I wasn’t surprised by PewDiePie’s latest racist slip of the tongue, I was surprised at the number of people who were shocked by it. We had the same conversation about the Face of YouTube and the limits of “jokes” half a year ago. We’re still pretending “outbursts” like his are a momentary lapse of judgment and not an accepted use of slurs in online voice chat. Kjellberg’s mistake wasn’t his language, it was the face he accidentally showed his audience the reality of online games.
Nintendo and Sega. Mario and Sonic. Blast processing and FX chips. The two companies, once blood rivals and now amicable business partners, spent the 1990s fighting for the favor and free time of a generation. The conflict is the stuff of nerdy legend, with an upcoming movie adaptation in the works. But we often miss the point when we talk about Nintendo and Sega, especially in retrospect.
I would love to work in marketing for men's skin care and hygiene products. I'd spend every day making shit that everyone else has used for years sound cool to white guys.
"NIVEA MEN'S CARE HAS BUILT A TOOL FOR MAXIMUM HYDRATION AND PROTECTION!"
It's called lotion, Steve.
@sarahsmacdonald 1) On the night of Trump's election, McAvoy had an on-air meltdown/stroke.
2) As he recovers, the newsroom is staffed by a diverse group of non-stereotypes.
3) The show is about making a difference when everyone thinks you're fake and irrelevant. It takes place in the present.
-POCAHONTAS but the message isn't "There are bad people on both sides"
-SEX AND THE CITY but Carrie is a good writer and Meredith is Black
-FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST but my wife will watch it with me
-2016 but America does a Paragon run instead of Renegade
-THE NEWSROOM but good
In the spirit of holiday shopping, here are some special editions I would buy immediately:
-THIS IS US but every Kevin storyline is actually just a new Randall scene
-FRINGE but people respect how good FRINGE is
-HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER with an ending that isn't a war crime
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