Friday, February 17, 2017

Farewell IMdB Message Board

IMdB is shutting down their message boards this month. Here is one of my posts, in response to someone who thinks the phrase "men of color" is anachronistically agenda driven as it appears in a PBS period piece, MERCY STREET.

Re: "Men of Color"? Really?

You nearly turned if off, but some spark of curiosity kept you watching. Follow this link from the late, great William Safire of the NY Times in 1988 and see if this information changes your opinion on the use of the phrase.

Did you know when you see a play written by Shakespeare that he was not transcribing history? That is how to appreciate historical drama or fiction. Even if you right about this being anachronistic, we don't reject JULIUS CAESAR because we heard the clock strike three (the mechanical clock had not been invented yet). The Bard was not carrying out some clock-maker's secret agenda.

A lot of your anger seems to be against women, with liberals on the side. I wonder how many of the last 100 books you've read for leisure were written by or about women?

Your comment reminds of a line from the song by Steve Martin, GRANDMOTHER'S SONG:
Criticize things you don't know about.

Turn off Limbaugh and Hannity for a month and see your life get happier.

Re: "Men of Color"? Really?

^ best possible response!

I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

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