Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Cuthbert Allgood

Cuthbert Allgood's Journal
Cuthbert Allgood's Journal
November 14, 2019

Disney+. I feel like I got my $5.99 worth just with the first Mandalorian episode.

Jon Favreau needs to direct all the Star Wars things. I felt like Mandalorian was the mash up of the best things about Star Wars with the best things about the spaghetti westerns.

And I audibly gasped at the end of the episode (foregoing spoilers at this point).

September 13, 2019

What percentage of the population knows what a record player is?

It's things like that that make it hard to hope he's our nominee.

May 14, 2019

Looking for suggestions for a minority voices literature class.

I am teaching a new class next year. First time it is being offered in the school. It will focus on literature that comes from minority voices in the US. This would be both cultural/ethnic and "situational" (if you have a better word for that, I'm looking for something better). What I mean by "situational" is LGBTQ, poverty, autism, mental health, incarceration, etc. I have some things in mind, but looking for things I probably missed. Hit me up with some titles. This would be for high school juniors and is decidedly NOT an honors class.

April 22, 2019

Black Summer -- Netflix zombie series

Started watching episode 1 tonight (Easter tradition) and got sucked in. Really liked it. My son, not a huge zombie fan, really likes it, too.

It does what Fear the Walking Dead said it would do--explore the beginning of the apocalypse. Characters are solid. Good exploration of the different ways humans handle this situation.

Recommended.

April 10, 2019

This Godless Communism (Treasure Chest Comics)--Crosspost from Comic Books group

So I was just scrolling through my ComicBookRealm website seeing what might have gone up in value and I noticed a huge amount under profit. Checked to see that it was my Treasure Chest comics for the This Godless Communism run.

I had these on a back burner to try and get when I had the choice but wasn't actively seeking them out. (For the record, it is Volume 17 of Treasure Chest issues 2-20 evens only--so 10 comic books.) I went into my LCBS one day and they have them up behind the counter for sale as a set. All 10 for $60. I knew from just mild interest that some of them had been going for that for a single issue on eBay. So it took me about less than a second to pull the trigger on them.

Fast forward a few years and now the whole bunch (I graded them about a 6.0, so I'm talking that price not for mint) is worth $1,000. That's a nice profit. Especially for something I bought just because I thought they were a hilarious throw back to the red scare shit of my youth.

You can read the atheism specific pages here. It's funny shit. I was born in the 60s and raised Catholic, so reading these old Treasure Chest comics is a hoot. And it also got me a nice profit, apparently.

April 10, 2019

This Godless Communism (Treasure Chest Comics)

So I was just scrolling through my ComicBookRealm website seeing what might have gone up in value and I noticed a huge amount under profit. Checked to see that it was my Treasure Chest comics for the This Godless Communism run.

I had these on a back burner to try and get when I had the choice but wasn't actively seeking them out. (For the record, it is Volume 17 of Treasure Chest issues 2-20 evens only--so 10 comic books.) I went into my LCBS one day and they have them up behind the counter for sale as a set. All 10 for $60. I knew from just mild interest that some of them had been going for that for a single issue on eBay. So it took me about less than a second to pull the trigger on them.

Fast forward a few years and now the whole bunch (I graded them about a 6.0, so I'm talking that price not for mint) is worth $1,000. That's a nice profit. Especially for something I bought just because I thought they were a hilarious throw back to the red scare shit of my youth.

April 10, 2019

Me Too Founder Tarana Burke Calls Biden's Response 'Disrespectful And Inexcusable'

Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement, spoke out Friday in support of the women who have come forward to accuse Joe Biden of inappropriate behavior, calling out the former vice president’s joking response to the scandal as “disrespectful and inexcusable.”

In a Twitter thread, Burke argued that the seven women who say they received unwanted physical contact from Biden were right to speak up and that the likely 2020 contender appears be deeply missing the point they are trying to make.

“It’s about bodily autonomy, it’s about power and leadership,” wrote Burke, who first started using the phrase “Me Too” to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct in 2006.

...

Burke reiterated in her tweets that nobody is “calling for [Biden] to be incarcerated or sent away.” But just because his behavior isn’t as extreme as that of disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein ― who is facing rape charges ― that doesn’t mean it should be ignored, Burke said. Doing so, she argued, will only “help deepen a culture of silence around all sexual harassment and violence.”


Full Story

I stand with Tarana Burke on this.
January 18, 2019

Buzzfeed Obstruction Artice--Don't forget Jason Leopold's prior errors

He brought us the "24 business hours" breaking story of bullshit regarding Fitzgerald's Karl Rove indictment. Which, by the link, looks like DU got sucked into, too.

Until I see something from a real journalist, I'm not going to believe the story because Leopold is a fucking joke.

January 7, 2019

Anyone else see Spider-Verse?

I saw it Saturday night. What a fantastic film. I think it's hands-down the best Spider-Man film to day. And the animation was incredible. But they just nail the characters so well. Spider-Gwen was great. And the post-credit scene sets up some nice options for the sequel. I can't believe Sony did shit the bed on an animated superhero film.

January 7, 2019

Roma has won 3 Golden Globes so far.

Perhaps a message from the Golden Globes to the nationalists of this country?

Don't get me wrong. That film is glorious, and it is sad it couldn't be up for Best Picture. It deserves everything it wins. I think it was only up for these three (screenplay, foreign language film, and director).

Profile Information

Member since: Wed Jul 19, 2017, 10:36 AM
Number of posts: 4,748

Journal Entries

Latest Discussions»Cuthbert Allgood's Journal