Selling ‘Wonder Woman’: How too Little AND too Much Marketing are Both Sexist

  You really should applaud the bravery of the Warner Brothers marketing division, placed in charge of promoting the upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie. That is not me being snarkily sarcastic (for a change). Those people are literally in a no-win situation.   The arrival of a stand-alone Wonder Woman feature has many excited. While not the first female heroine film (for example “Catwoman”, and “Elektra” | Read More »
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RedState’s WaterCooler! Tuesday, 5/23/3017 – Open Thread – Bikini and Lucky Lindy

With summer approaching, thoughts of the male readers of the RedState Department of History may indeed turn to the first title word in the headline — but if you know your history, you know we’re talking about a much different kind of Bikini. This one is the Atoll. May 12 marks the anniversary of the first test-firing of a U.S. airborne hydrogen bomb, at Bikini | Read More »
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Watercooler 5/22/2017 Open Thread: Not Enough Words…

Last performance for ‘the greatest show on earth’ Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, America’s best-known circus, has staged its final show after 146 years, marking the end of an era brought on by animal rights advocates. The final performance of “the greatest show on earth” took place on Sunday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, New York State.  Surprise, San Francisco | Read More »
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RedState’s WaterCooler! Sunday, 5/21/2017 – Open Thread – Help Wanted: Inquire Below.

Help Wanted. Inquire Below. Hello, RedStaters! Welcome to the Company WaterCooler. It’s RedState’s only Daily open thread! Our WaterCooler is soon to be one less writer. If you choose to accept, your mission is simple. Once a week you’ll choose a couple of topics or three or four, synopsize what you’ve read and Wah Lah you’ve got yourself a WaterCooler. Along the way, we’ve had a | Read More »
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Watercooler 05/20/17 Open Thread: Last Week, RedState

Welcome to today’s edition of Watercooler: Last Week, RedState.   This WC is all about Posts, Reader’s Diaries, and comments at RedState Hot Topics Last Week: Trump and his very best people are good at giving us things to post about.  There were a number of posts that deal with the Comey firing, see Susan’s piece on Comey agreeing to testify (or not) here: Comey To Senate | Read More »
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RedState’s WaterCooler! Friday, 5/19/2017 – Open Thread – Breakthrough: China Mines Methane Hydrates.

Not often I get to write about a real advance that will have beneficial effects for everyone, and it’s a real pleasure to do so today. China has successfully extracted gas from gas hydrates—also known as ‘fire ice’ or ‘flammable ice’—in the northern part of the South China Sea, the China Geographical Survey said on Thursday. Gas hydrate, methane hydrate in particular, is a cage-like | Read More »
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Water Cooler 05/18/17 Open Thread; Everything You Never Wanted To Know About The Special Prosecutor

Everything You Never Wanted To Know About The Office Of Special Prosecutor/Independent Counsel: Your guide to the special prosecutor’s office, its history and power. Know your facts and impress your friends.   Definitions Special Prosecutor, Special Counsel Independent Counsel: all refer to the same thing and are functionally the same. What differentiates them are the historical periods of their use and the law they were | Read More »
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Why Jimmy Fallon is Still Being Punished for Donald Trump Interview

    Sexism – James Comey – Russians – Racism – WikiLeaks – Media Bias – Voter Fraud – Gerrymandering To that list of things that Hillary Clinton cites as responsible for her election another selection can be added: Jimmy Fallon. The Tonight Show host, who has long worked on his image of being affable and even-handed, finds himself in a curious position of being | Read More »
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Watercooler 5/17 Open Thread: The Lunch-Hour Lower

Lunch Hour Lowers: Flipping Schumer and Bloomberg Off With a “Ghost Gun” On One Hour A Day This month we’re going to do something a little different for Guns & Gear Reviews, a little project I started last week called “Lunch Hour Lower”–completing an AR15 lower receiver from a ship-to-your-door 80%-ready “blank” on one hour a day using only one toolbag of readily-available tools (hence | Read More »
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