EtcetEraThreadBen Shapiro doesn't believe that rap is music, cites music theorist father as his sole evidence
Red TextWhile dismantling people like Shapiro and their provocateur grifts and gimmicks is important, we also want to be wary of unfounded arguments that are just made to intentionally be inflammatory and divide people. Let's not give this any more oxygen, as it deserves none.
GamingThreadYou 3 favorite genres, and in each genre, your first, last, and favorite game
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EtcetEraThreadSam Smith comes out as non-binary (see staff post for discussion guidelines)
Red TextWe understand that the concept of being non-binary is new to many people. However, non-binary people deserve the same respect that anyone else does, and as such, we feel it is important to set guidelines so that discussion in this thread can be informed and civil:
EtcetEraThreadLeaked Clips from The Joker [WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS] Up: Second Clip Leaked [SEE STAFF POST]
Red TextCut out the hostility in this thread. People are allowed to have opinions about the film and are allowed to disagree with each other. However, if it comes to personal insults and hostility directed at other members that remains unacceptable and a violation of the site's ToS. If you don't want to talk about the leaks, then just don't post.
EtcetEraThreadThe IT Chapter 2 gay-bashing scene was based on real life events [See Staff Post]
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GamingThreadCatherine: Full Body |OT| Welcome To The Tavern of Madness [see staff post]
Red TextIt is a matter of public record that this game contains content that is blatantly transphobic and offensive. As a result, we feel it is important to set guidelines so that discussion in this thread can be both informed and civil:
GamingThreadAlec Holowka (Night in the Woods, TowerFall) accused of sexual assault [Update: Alec Holowka has reportedly passed away] [See staff posts/threadmarks]
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EtcetEraThreadJoe Biden forgets President Barack Obama's name during Press Conference.
Red TextIf all we can do with this thread is provide armchair diagnoses and inflammatory comparisons, then we can close it. Let's try to stay on topic of gaffes in a presidential primary race. Thank you.
EtcetEraThreadRemember that Trudeau/Ivanka photo that went viral? [read staff post]
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