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I feel like I’m seeing a ton of articles lately about how the KC Royals are so much better than the SF Giants because they obviously ‘deserve it so much more and KC is so much more interesting.’ What? They’re two great teams! And the Giants are just as interesting as the Royals, dammit. I’m a fucking Athletics fan and I know the Giants are awesome.

SF and KC (the cities) are obviously having a lot of fun, because they both jokingly banned songs till the end of the series. (Well, KC took it farther because they banned Train in it’s entirety ((which is silly really because look at how amazing Train is)) and SF banned the song ‘Royals.’ I’m not gonna lie and say I’m not feeling a little geographically competitive, but still. Let’s all just have fun like they are.

Forgot to record the 49ers game tonight to watch it back… But by the looks of the score, I don’t think I want to watch it.

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I won’t be able to watch the game, so I’ll rely on you guys to know what happened…

Thoughts on the game? In your opinion, what was the downfall for the 49ers? QB, defense, offense, none, all the above? Would love to hear your thoughts since I didn’t watch the game.

Yeah… don’t watch it. It’s violently painful.

The first half was… meh. We didn’t play well, and we had a TD right before the half, so I almost thought it would bolster us to a win like last week, even if Dawson did miss a Field Goal. (I know, Dawson, God of Accuracy!) But the 3rd quarter was truly, terribly horrible. HORRIBLE. We lost all control and the Broncos ran all over us. Gore was held back by the Broncos’ D-Line, Boldin dropped the ball about 2 yards from the end zone, and Kaep got sacked over, and over, and OVER again.

By the end of the game, I’m pretty sure that we literally had no more Offensive Linemen on the bench. None. Towards the end of the 4th Gabbert went in, and there was another TD so at least it wasn’t 10-42…

First half Kaep actually wasn’t playing too badly, but the longer the 2nd went on, the worse he became. Honestly though, I think what truly sank us is the fact that we have been absolutely decimated by injury. Decimated. Really, we just desperately need to use this upcoming bye week to get healthy.

If we can do that, we’ll be a totally different team. I was pleased to hear at least one commentator say the same thing, so… fingers crossed.

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a question: does anyone else get second hand embarrassment when watching con panels? like when fans start asking questions? do you ever get so embarrassed that you have to pause the video momentarily and just, chill for a minute? 

Oh God, yes. Picture it: Comic-Con 2013, the Warner Bros. Panel. A fangirl goes up to the mic and talks about how ‘first of all she’s so excited to see Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart because you both mean so much to me.’ She even begins to cry a little. Looking up at the screen, I see Ian McKellan covertly roll his eyes. You sly dog you.

Never before have I felt such second hand embarrassment.

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Okay, but this movie wins the award for Best Use of Manpain, tho.

In any other movie, Raleigh would’ve spent 90 minutes being like MY PAIN IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR STUPID WAR, and instead, he snaps back into action as soon as he meets Mako. That’s awesome. But what floors me is that he uses his own grief to help Mako survive hers. He knows how awful it is to lose your family. He knows what she’s going through. And instead of whining or thinking his pain makes him entitled to opt out of his responsibilities, he empathizes with Mako, supports her, and encourages her.

Raleigh’s greatest strength is his compassion. And that’s the kind of male hero I’d like to see on my screen, please.

Plus, like, a bazillion more movies about Mako Mori.

I have a friend who thinks Pacific Rim is the best expression of true, non-toxic, GOOD masculinity in recent times.

All agreement.

Let’s talk about Stacker Pentecost in light of this, though. Because we learn, towards the end of the movie, that the day he met Mako is the day he lost his partner. He gets out of that jaeger after having piloted it alone, after having his body burned for hours by toxic radiation, after losing the person he was mentally linked to (family? partner? friend?) and what does he do? He adopts a young girl, and more than that, he promises her her right to revenge if that’s what she wants. Tries his best to keep her safe but gives her the tools and skills and support and eventually permission to fight. Respects her enough to rely on her. Gives her a home and family and meaningful, important vocation during the goddamn apocalypse. Let’s talk about the kind of masculinity that uplifts others that completely. That takes all kinds of pain and stands up in the face of it because of the people who need to see him still standing. That has purpose and drive and passion but above all understands other people and believes in them.

Stacker fucking Pentecost everybody.

I have a friend who thinks Pacific Rim is the best expression of true, non-toxic, GOOD masculinity in recent times.

^ THIS.

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I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired

i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do

Awesome! Those forward-thinking Scandinavians!

That’s it. I’m gonna do it.

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Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home

‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ Police pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.

A North Carolina teen was recently assaulted and pepper sprayed by police in his own home, after he was mistaken for a burglar.  18-year-old DeShawn Currie has been living with foster parents Ricky and Stacy Tyler in Wake County, North Carolina for about a year.

The Tylers love DeShawn as their own son and they have taken him into their home, in hopes to provide him the safe and loving environment that he needs to thrive in the most important years of his life.

Unfortunately, some of the Tyler’s neighbors were not familiar with the family dynamics of the home, and decided to call the police to report a burglary when they saw the young man entering his home after school one day.  DeShawn did not climb through a window or struggle to get inside, but simply walked through the unlocked door of the home.  The only thing that actually made his neighbors suspicious, was the color of his skin.

When police arrived on the scene they treated DeShawn like a criminal without asking any questions.

“They was like, ‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?” DeShawn said in an interview.

When DeShawn asked the officers why they were in his home, they pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.

“I’m feeling comfortable, I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved. And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad,” DeShawn later told reporters.

During the entire altercation, police were shouting profanity at the young man, and pointing multiple guns at his face.  When DeShawn stood firm and insisted that he was in fact in his own home, police attacked him with pepper spray.

When Stacy Tyler came home from work she saw her son DeShawn in the driveway being treated by paramedics for the injuries that police had inflicted.

“My 5-year-old last night, she looked at me and said, ‘Mama I don’t understand why they hated our brother, and they had to come in and hurt him,” Stay Tyler told reporters.

“Everything that we’ve worked so hard for in the past years was stripped away yesterday in just a matter of moments,” father Ricky Tyler added.

The police department has defended their actions, saying that that DeShawn did not obey the officer’s orders to the letter, despite the fact that they were intruders in his home and had no right to be there barking orders at him.

Now this is something to bring attention to.

Yes

This is disgusting.

Mother. Fucking. Pigs.

This made me tear up.

profiling pigs.  No justice for young black men, or even a phone call to his foster parents to ask them.  Cops just think if a young man is black, he’s doing something criminal.

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