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  1. I would say -- let's do the same as last year and then gauge interest in a second league of either a different scoring type or keeper.
  2. Day of the Shining Star (Kim Jong-il's Birthday)?
  3. It's remarkable how coordinated, stealth, and effective the Dems are at organizing and executing their agenda across society ... except in REAL LIFE.
  4. Most of what I've seen is also commenting on the feckless boob that is Mike Pence. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/pences-anti-north-korea-pr-campaign-bombs.html
  5. 100% agree with this sentiment.
  6. That seems like missing the point - commentary on their race and gender is to highlight age-old and ongoing inequities which are the problems to be considered and addressed. D&D, or whomever else, are beneficiaries of those inequities and not victims in that discussion. Painting them as victims -- which may not be your intention but that is what is happening -- is wholly inappropriate.
  7. Understood - though it seems odd to not recognize something like this: https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/with-black-panther-we-have-a-black-movie-and-a-black-mo-1822871952 "Largely though, it’s good to have a movie, especially one with as big a budget and as much commercial appeal as Black Panther, get the black-movie-soundtrack treatment. It’s a good day to be black and sexy." Were Black Panther to be directed by Bryan Singer, D&D, etc. it's hard to imagine the same development and reception. That is something that should impact everyone potentially interested in the film. I'll grant, this one may be a bit of cherry picking based on the history and subject matter of the comic. That said, I'd say the same for A Wrinkle in Time. Also, just pointing out that you do care when "people" have "problems' because a "causcasian male" was hired, but couldn't care less if a minority/female director is hired. This difference in attention supports the feedback loop of supporting the hiring of white men -- any controversy that mentions their "whiteness" is unacceptable and should be CONFRONTED, meanwhile amplifying minority/women is ho-hum (supposedly).
  8. Disappointing that you couldn't care less. Many people see that a small, homogeneous group is going to produce fewer interesting stories, styles, etc. -- For example. people want to see the stories move beyond established characters and the jedi. Ignoring that people want more diversity (race, gender, age, etc.) in directors in order to get diversity in perspective, story, and style -- in order to focus on the 'marginalization' of white men is a straw man that has been well trod upon in the past. Skin color is an easy crutch. Personally, I've begun to watch more and more international movies -- Korean, Iranian, French, Dutch, etc. which have led me to a lot of really fascinating movies. Not all of them are exceptional, mind you, but the range of stories and styles is exceptional and sorely missed in American cinema - IMO.
  9. You pointed out the existence of directors who are female and/or people of color. I supported their legitimacy as directors. For this - suddenly accusations of racism and identity politics (lol, friend) come out of the woodwork. Acknowledging the existence of women and people of color - that was the triggering episode for these folks. That should be sobering. White men do not like to reminded that women and minorities also exist (and should be treated like people).
  10. Darvish, Lester, Quintana, Hendricks, and Tyler Chatwood is a pretty nice rotation. Quintana even be considered a solid 2. I like Tyler Chatwood too -- he's a solid pitcher with room to improve. His ceiling is probably the lowest of the group, but I like the floor.
  11. Someone wandered out of the wrong reddit subforum.
  12. I was defending a set of directors that you described pretty negatively - all of whom have made movies that I've enjoyed. I was not advocating for anyone specifically -- the collection of suggestions were D&D and the list Mormont suggested -- I'd thank you to not put words in my mouth nor ascribe my intentions there as well. It's really remarkable how fully you missed the point here. To the point of 'reverse racism' -- dude, it's fucking weak and sad to see this shit. I love the "I'm so not racist that I'm going to defend the marginalized white man." By the way, to be clear, ad hominem attacks started here. So, violently not appreciated Sun Worshipper. By all means dudes, keep pushing the "best available" argument which somehow always results in finding a white dude. I have nothing against white dudes -- I am one. I have the awareness to recognize the fallacious argument made that reinforces ongoing institutional marginalization.
  13. Tilting at windmills still, eh? You'll get them someday.
  14. @Bronn&Jax -- Coo' I would be interested in either. Not sure that I've thought about either enough to have an opinion between one over the other. We've used a modified (WJ-ified :p) roto setup on yahoo. I usually like yahoo ... but I would be amenable to a change if there is a different scoring format or other reason to switch Last year setup: Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL, DL, DL Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS) Pitchers Stat Categories: Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB), Quality Starts (QS)