You're not down under by any chance? When I was an ignorant teen I was in a local production of Aida where the only dark-skinned PoC in the cast were my sister, my father, a friend an myself. As blackface is "frowned upon", all the cast members playing Nubians were advised to get fake tans 'as dark as possible' as… » 9/27/14 12:14pm 9/27/14 12:14pm

Even foreign accents are apparently too much for US audiences. See: ABC doing Secrets and Lies, a remake of an Aussie series (potential spoilers at the second link). See also: Everything the UK has made ever that isn't Dr Who or Downton Abbey » 9/13/14 10:23pm 9/13/14 10:23pm

I'm happy this vid gives the lead singer's girl friends, avoiding the age old '5 odd dudes singing about one girl' problem that has puzzled me since childhood. Of course, that problem has another solution of the locomotive variety, but that's hardly a civil conversation topic. » 7/22/14 10:50am 7/22/14 10:50am

Re 1: The best payoff for this I've seen is in Divergent (which, to be completely honest is mostly woeful). Throughout the film, people keep telling the protagonist that she wont really shoot/fight/injure them because she used to belong to the Amish faction so she must not have it in her. When her nemesis pulls this… » 7/18/14 7:45am 7/18/14 7:45am

Oh my god, I would love that movie so much more if it didn't have the scene where Jennifer Aniston gets shitty at Baffleck for not proposing. Every time it plays, I yell "THAT'S NOT THE SCENARIO THAT WAS OUTLINED IN THE BOOK" » 7/15/14 9:50am 7/15/14 9:50am