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‘High quantity’ of chlorine gas released at aquatic centre in London’s Olympic park | London | The Guardian

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Old 03-28-2022, 09:37 AM
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Even if I watch it again I might not be sure of this: did Will Smith initially laugh - while Jada immediately looked unhappy - then he looked at her and decided it wasn't funny?
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Old 03-28-2022, 11:16 AM
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Even if I watch it again I might not be sure of this: did Will Smith initially laugh - while Jada immediately looked unhappy - then he looked at her and decided it wasn't funny?
Yeah, that seems to be what happened.

His acceptance speech for Best Actor not long after was pretty crazy too.







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Had they just been offended and sat there in silence and dealt with it elsewhere at some later time, Chris Rock would have 100% come off as the villain in this. At the point of the punch, I considered them both jerks, relatively equally. After the subsequent ranting, I just thought Will Smith came off as unhinged. He tried to make apologies for it in his speech later, but it will be hard to like him again even as much as I did pre this.

Bad/terrible joke, but worse response.
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Old 03-28-2022, 06:32 PM
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Better response from Smith: step up on stage, share the mic: “Chris, friend, I know you don’t mean nothing by that but you and I are role models. Making jokes of a genetic issue isn’t cool, kids watch this show. And we need to be good men on stage. I need you to apologize.”

But instead, thug hits bigmouth. There’s the example kids get.
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Old 03-28-2022, 08:01 PM
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Had they just been offended and sat there in silence ...
I'm thinking that Smith's toxic idea of manhood wouldn't let him just sit in silence. Which is the real tragedy here.

In my view, he needn't have remained passively in his seat. If he had got up and he and his wife had walked out, I am fairly sure that she would have felt loved and supported, and everyone would have understood. Hell, they might even have applauded the move. And think what a supremely powerful passive-aggressive gesture that would have become when his name was pulled from the envelope and everyone in the room, and the world, knew why he was missing his moment of triumph. That I would like to have seen.

This not so much.
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Yes, that would have worked too. Made him seem like a quitter, but would have had, like 80% of the sympathy on his side rather than the maybe 25% he ended up with.
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Old 03-28-2022, 08:09 PM
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that would have ... Made him seem like a quitter ...

Huh?

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First I heard of this Michelle Obama on Twitter: "Yesterday, President Biden signed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act into law‚ÄĒfinally designating lynching as a federal hate crime in the United States. For many Black folks, this historic moment comes with a lot of different emotions‚ÄĒI know it does for me."
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Hello is this the generic catch-all :pedobear: thread?

The day I thwarted Jimmy Savile: Mark Lawson on trying to stop Britainís worst sex offender | Television | The Guardian

Not pleasant reading.

Ghislaine Maxwellís bid for new trial denied, judge rules | Ghislaine Maxwell | The Guardian

That's better.
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Blue Mountains landslide: bodies of British father and son recovered from Wentworth Falls | New South Wales | The Guardian

I've been to the Blue Mountains. It's a beautiful area and just not the kind of place you expect to get killed by a landslide.
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This firm made Republicans go viral ‚ÄĒ now itís falling apart - The Verge
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So many surprises in that article. Not.
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With discussion going on in the big thread Iíll put this war crime here:
Ukrainian zoo workers found shot to death and dumped in barricaded room, say owners
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derped the thrad, fixed
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derped the thrad, fixed
Like a good netizen.
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ďFrom Kamís linkĒ Benny can be a tough director, thereís no question,Ē a Johnson spokesperson said when confronted with the claims. ďThat level of stress isnít for everyone, but itís also what has helped make Benny successful.Ē


Itís worth noting how success in business is implicitly assumed to justify what in any civilised society would be unacceptable means. Thatís how toxic the American Dream is.
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With discussion going on in the big thread I’ll put this war crime here:
Ukrainian zoo workers found shot to death and dumped in barricaded room, say owners
Shocking if true.

“From Kam’s link” The ABC has not been able to independently verify the claims.


Always bear in mind there’s a war on.
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Cancel culture? This ain’t it, chief.

Eta: dang, forgot the morons in cars thrad
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Le Pen is not mightier
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ERCOT asks Texans to conserve power after electricity plants go offline



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Dallas NewsPower prices on the ERCOT wholesale market on Friday afternoon spiked above $3,000 per megawatt-hour, far above the usual range of around zero dollars to $30 per megawatt-hour.

Yay capitalism!
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