@Hot Doom Exactly. The thing about the Subway tie-in, especially, just felt so ON THE NOSE for exactly the kind of tie-ins they'd have in the capital leading up to the quarter quell. And combining "girl on fire" imagery with Sriracha, of all things... I wish I could have been a fly on the wall of whatever agency dreamed that up.
@Statham And thank you, sir, for Snatch.
So, have you guys read the books? Because, like, the evil of commercializing children fighting to the death was kind of a big theme... and now we're seeing the "fashions" of the capital being promoted? Or the other day I was at Subway, and they have Hunger Games themed sriracha sandwich sauce and soda cups with Hunger Games contestants on them (collect them all!) and I just feel like there is something something irony something something life imitates art.
Confession: I love the books, and I am a full-grown adult human with a job.
I can't wait to hear about Colin Frizzel and his big knob. Don't disappoint me.
Mr. BlueBlazes doesn't allow Christmas movies before Thanksgiving, but I'll admit I break it out in the off season sometimes when he's not home. :)
So this is what government looks like in homogenized states. Very few progressives would have the fortitude to live in Oklahoma. I personally left a very red flyover state for the same reason. I still believe that our congressmen are supposed to represent us, and I was tired of being represented by a bunch of middle-aged, chauvinist bigots.
I think the thing that really makes me sick about it is that the reps themselves even acknowledge that they are spending too much time on these cultural issues. Sure, they could be finding ways to improve education and social services so the Davis family could live a more secure life... but why would that be in the interest of the government? Sheesh.
Hey, I encourage you all to take the full test (there's a link for it in the test window at TIME. While it doesn't give you a state, it does feed the state-level data. It asks you where you grew up and where you live now.
PS: I got Utah but I live in Oregon. I'm probably a little too socially reserved for dark green...
@garli I had a job like that. And shortly after I reported him [not that this would happen to you!], I got called in for a formal performance review with him and the head of HR. To review MY performance. Somehow I survived that meeting, but I found a new job with a cool boss. I just couldn't deal with his power trips a minute longer.
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Did I even mention the co-worker who clipped his fingernails at his desk mere feet from me and sometimes the clippings would go flying onto my desk? The sound of fingernail clippers still prompts my gag reflex.
@PomoFrannyGlass Not only that, but he will recognize that you have trained yourself not to feel anything, and he will call you on it constantly. He will see that you have rendered yourself basically incapable of emotional intimacy because of all the bullshit that came before him, and maybe he won't exactly understand, but he will make a point of being absolutely worthy of your trust because he can see what will happen if he isn't. None of your friends will approve because he is so completely unlike anyone you've been with before. He is not "cool" in any sense. They want you going out with another semi-employed hipster d-bag, bro or whatever because those guys fit neatly into your demographic's desires according to The Media. You will begin to wonder if indeed he is wrong for you because he doesn't fit any of the categories you thought you wanted. But he will wear you down with his relentless support, friendship and cuddling. Really, it will be more than you can handle most of the time, but he will keep saying that you deserve it, so OK, you just go with it. Also, this happens in Fall because fall is the perfect time of year to fall in love and transition into watching sappy xmas movies together under a blanket.