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Comment Archives: stories: Screen

Re: “Judging Robert

It sounds good to me....like something I would enjoy. And I love Robert Duvall, Robert Downey Jr. and Billy Bob Thornton. I look forward to it.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Shirley Edwards on 10/08/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Mentors Not Martyrs

"I'm tired of watching all of these movies and television shows that portray a teacher as some kind of saint," the teacher said.

And parents should be tired of this too, since, no matter how well intentioned they are, teachers are active unwitting participants in the deliberate dumbing down and indoctrination of school children.

A major architect of standardized testing, H.H. Goddard, said in his book Human Efficiency (1920) that government schooling was about "the perfect organization of the hive." He said standardized testing was a way to make lower classes recognize their own inferiority. Like wearing a dunce cap, it would discourage them from breeding and having ambition. Goddard was head of the Psychology Department at Princeton, so imagine the effect he had on the minds of the doctoral candidates he coached, and there were hundreds.


Want to learn more? Take a look at John Taylor Gatto's site:

http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/underground…

John Taylor Gatto climaxed his teaching career as New York State Teacher of the Year after being named New York City Teacher of the Year on three occasions. He quit teaching in 1991 while still New York State Teacher of the Year.

Posted by watcher on 08/21/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Guilty Displeasures

RE: Chinks in the armor... "and much of its box office bankroll is coming from China" I thought BW was a liberal, non-racist publication? ouch

Posted by Steve Bennett on 08/08/2014 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Guilty Displeasures

I think we should retire the phrase "chink in the armor".

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Posted by Bob on 07/30/2014 at 5:25 PM
Posted by sirius c on 07/29/2014 at 2:24 PM

Re: “The Few, The Proud: The Camouflage Closet

The bottom line is that a person has rights under the First Amendment to make their own choices no matter what anyone else thinks. Therefore no one else should have any say and should accept what the person has done, especially since they cannot undo what the person has chosen to do. My opinion nor any other opinion matters.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jerry Branson on 06/18/2014 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Fault in Our Stars Beats Out Tom Cruise at the Box Office

Tom who?

Posted by Jewels in Boise on 06/14/2014 at 7:32 AM

Re: “Vidiot

Reminds me why I don't live in Boise anymore. Always so critical and nitpicky of everyone and everything.

Posted by duhh on 06/13/2014 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Franco

He was at his best in 'Milk.'

Posted by ajax on 06/12/2014 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Franco

He's 36....not 37.

Posted by Peggy Kataja on 06/04/2014 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Franco

He should just teach and not be creepy he seems smart enough.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by simbavad on 06/04/2014 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Franco

Is he teaching maths?!

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Posted by Maria Dase on 06/04/2014 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Franco

James Franco is exactly like a male prostitute, did you see that photo he posted on his instagram last month? It's really hard to believe James Franco has any education at all. USC and UCLA let James Franco teach acting there coz the university want to promote film school. James Franco didn't finish any education to teach at the college. James Franco have no dignity at all. Look at that movie homefront, look how dignity-LESS James Franco is. Yuck!

1 like, 8 dislikes
Posted by Johnny on 06/04/2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “The Three 'B's' of Summer Movies: Blockbusters, B-Grades and Busts

Why is X-Men DOFP put in the discount theater section? This movie looks excellent, most of the early reviews have been extremely positive, with this potentially being the best film in the franchise. This is more of a "must-see" than most of the films in the "must-see" section (though there are several of those that I'm interested in checking out).

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by --- on 05/23/2014 at 7:24 AM

Re: “The Three 'B's' of Summer Movies: Blockbusters, B-Grades and Busts

What's funny about this list is that the top 10 are the best suited for Blu-Ray rental at home. They aren't cinematic pieces that play to the big screen format. Heck, A million Ways to Die in the West looks like it was shot in an old back lot at MGM with a video camera. I'm not saying these movies aren't good. I am just of the opinion that to pay $10+ on a movie these days requires something of a rather grand scale. Give me something to look at. And most of those movies play fine at the discount theaters.

Better yet, wait till November when the actual good movies start to come out for pre-oscar buzz. Best of all, at home you can make everyone turn their cell phones off.

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Posted by Les Nessman on 05/21/2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Godzilla Attacks Boise (Twice)

I like to pronounce it - (goot) like German, and (zee yah) with a Spanish flair!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ajax on 05/09/2014 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Godzilla Attacks Boise (Twice)

Godzilla goes "GRRRR".

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Posted by Monkey Rama on 05/09/2014 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Noah: Cloudy With a Chance of Mercy

The "Book of Jubilees" and "Enoch" were rejected from the Biblical canon and NEITHER one of them mentioned the flood. In other words, they are FICTIONAL...So if the supposed basis is based on these, it's ridiculous. Let's get factual.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lex Rex on 04/09/2014 at 2:39 AM

Re: “Cable One Removes Viacom Channels in Contract Standoff

Cable One has no problem collecting their full service fee, which is much higher than other TV viewing services, then they want to provide less value to their customers for the same price. These new channels are "CRAP" and they know it. I can no longer view any of the shows I normally watch, so several of my relatives and friends in the neighborhood are searching for a better service. We are through with substandard service after years of being customers with Cable One. Look for a cancellation of service in the College Park area of Gulfport, MS. What's next? You suck for not getting your customer's feedback and just turning off the channels we paid for in the middle of the month. Turner, Viacom and whose next?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by PISSEDINGULFPORT on 04/06/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Cable One Removes Viacom Channels in Contract Standoff

Kudos to Cable One for fighting this battle. It is outrageous for the network to be loosing viewership and demand such price increases, which would be passed on the customer anyway. Companies like Viacom and Turner are opposing federal legislation to require a-la-carte programming options and pricing, because they want us to pay for hundreds of channels of crap, just so we can watch the 12 out of 300 channels that are actually good.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by JJ on 04/02/2014 at 10:27 AM

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