American Spirit sent me a travel ashtray.
Yeah, that’s not how you hockey
I done this 3 games in a row this season.
"Positioning Staten Island as the only small, dark, potentially evil part of NYC just reaffirms the experience of those who never leave the more connected parts of the five boroughs."
rip to my dude please enjoy this compilation of all the times they use nos in the fast n furious movies that my housemate made
STAR TREK DELETED SCENE: Spock's birth.
A blockbuster film trilogy based on a bestselling book series in which 24 teenagers representing 12 exploited, impoverished provinces fight to the death for the entertainment of a wealthy, debauched capital city was always going to inspire plenty of political commentary. In fact, The Hunger Games has already moved a “coalition of fandom leaders and members” to raise awareness about poverty, hunger, and economic equality in the US. But it isn’t just progressives who have found support for their views in the series’ political subtext; as Jason Bailey pointed out last week, Tea Party types might well interpret the films as pro-states’ rights. Which raises the question: just what have right-wing publications and pundits been saying about Catching Fire?
Plenty of conservative writers are, in fact, reading the film as an endorsement of their values. Francesca Chambers at Red Alert Politics praises it as a propaganda film, arguing that it “makes the right to self-determination and emerging democracies riveting issues by employing top-notch visual effects and inspiring music.” And then she makes an incredibly bizarre assertion about who will and won’t enjoy Catching Fire:
"Anyone not enthralled by the film is either a male over the age of 25 who doesn’t appreciate the concurrent plot centering on the personal life of the 17-year-old heroine, Katniss, and her ongoing love triangle with her Peeta and Gale or a left-wing feminist who takes issue with Katniss’ portrayal as being too weak-willed and emotionally fragile to handle being notified of the insurgency’s plans until after she’s participated in their mission."
Because, you know, why would you read what the actual “left-wing feminist” conversation around Catching Fire has been when you can just imagine what they might object to about it. (Also, if the opening-night screening I caught was any indication, men over 25 are plenty riveted by Katniss’ story.)
People really like kids movies, huh?
FIVE PEOPLE WHO REBLOG THIS BETWEEN NOW AND SUNDAY WILL BE RANDOMLY CHOSEN TO RECEIVE A FULL SET OF ALL 1100 SUPERFIGHT CARDS FROM THE PILE OF CARDS WHOSE BOXES GOT ALL MESSED UP ON THEIR WAY TO THE WAREHOUSE. YOU CAN WIN OUR TRASH! (No really, the cards are fine. So are the boxes. Just dings I didn’t want to ship.)
SUPERFIGHT HAS SOME NEW RULES, for those of you who missed it! Here they are:
Separate the white cards from the black cards.
Everyone draw three white cards and five black cards.
Pick a player to be the Ref of the first fight.
Ref: Draw a white card and two black cards from the decks, and place them on the table.
Let’s say it’s a T-Rex with a lightsaber who throws grenades. Two powers almost totally erased by those ornamental arms.
Okay, everyone else, there is your Opponent. Choose one white card and one black card from your hand as your Fighter to beat that T-Rex.
Let’s say you play a Samurai who can clone himself. That T-Rex is screwed.
Okay, Ref, now pick a direction, left or right.
Everyone then plays one black card on the player next to them in that direction, skipping the Ref.
This is when you get rid of the… less desirable… black cards. And this is your chance to really make some people angry. Do it. Make their flying kindergarten class afraid of heights. They deserve it. They locked your fire-breathing chimp in an antique diver’s helmet last round.
Now Ref, pick which Fighter would do the best against your Opponent. the Fighter you pick takes your white card as a Trophy.
(That self-cloning samurai had a fighting chance, but someone put him in a giant hamster ball.)
Argue with everyone else about why they lost (they’ll start the argument for you). Listen to them argue with each other. Laugh as friendships are permanently destroyed. This is the best part.
Now change Refs somehow and do it all again. Always have a hand of three white cards and five black cards.
Play until you are sick of playing, and whoever has the most Trophies wins.
Oh, and keep an eye on SuperfightGame.com for updates, news about new expansions, and all kinds of stuff!
Or buy a Superfight gift card for someone you hate!
Thanks to Eclectic Gamer for the rule suggestion! And to the entire Superfight community for thinking of new ways to play and hate each other!
I just reblogged myself! I hope I win!
Bloody Diarrhea. John Arderne, De arte phisicali et de cirurgia, England ca. 1425. Stockholm, Kungliga biblioteket, X 118
This is a timesink of epic proportions.
Make sure you try the anus analyzer as well!