TaraC73 said:Absolutely - human life always trumps animal life.
Absolutely - human life always trumps animal life.
Holy shit! So many great things are going on in that picture. Breaks my brain a little.
Pourin one out for DJ Roomba.
Travis said: TaraC73 said:Absolutely - human life always trumps animal life.
I think the Harambe thing went down the way that it needed to, and I'm not disputing that, but I don't know that I can sign off on that as a blanket statement. Poachers come to mind. Also, people who willfully keep and mistreat animals. I once went to a grizzly rescue in Montana where they had a bear who had spent something like 14 years in a cage that maybe surpassed its body size by a few feet in space. Would it have been a tragedy if that bear had gotten loose and killed those fuckers who did that to it? I see stories on the news where people flat out torture dogs to absolutely disgusting levels all the time. If a situation were to arise where those dogs mauled their torturing captors, I would call that justice. Reasonable and fundamentally kind humans, most human beings belong within your statement, but most certainly not all of them.
@Hatorian I can get down with that. I was just being an "always" fascist in regards to @TaraC73 's summation. I've just got a very jagged spot inside when it comes to animal cruelty.
Certainly agree with "in most cases."
On a side note, judge me as you will, but I really like So You Think You Can Dance. My wife and I watch and bet on the outcome every year but we were going to skip "The Next Generation" because we figured there would be no way that it wouldn't be really watered down and not as interesting. Then she got the flu (or something akin to it) for a few days, tried it out, got hooked on it, and roped me back in. The point being a dude dancing with an 8 year old kid totally made me cry. It was just a super interesting (and really well staged) interpretation of the idea of being a total mess and solemnly reflecting on the loss of your innocence and having a conversation with that younger version of yourself. It was very powerful for me as in my younger, much more uneven days I have had similar reflections. Anyhoo, in case anyone is interested...
@akritenbrink Ha! My wife wishes!
Yeah, I was glad when that kid got eliminated. Aside from the definite discomfort of little kids doing sexy-ish ballroom dancing with grown ups I also just kind of didn't like that kid. He seemed like he might be the kind of kid who is a total brat off screen (did I just say that publicly? Am I a bad person?). I get what you're saying about TJ, but I was actually kind of happy. If you put aside some of the inherent physical limitations dude was pretty impressive. It's always tough though. I remember the year that Legacy was going through and he kept getting "out of genre" points and is that fair? I honestly don't know. I kind of chalked his experience through the show similarly, but I don't know if that's a fair barometer. At least in this case it was 100% votes so I guess their conscience is clear. All that said, him and Robert were just fucking amazing together every time. I kept telling my wife, "this is the week, this is the week where they announce that Robert gave up a kid for adoption about 8 years ago..." It was a really pleasant surprise. I think Kida (who I am convinced was named after the Radiohead record) was pretty amazing and the Canadian girl was fantastic. I'm really hoping we're back to adults next season (and hopefully some very, very missed Sonya Tayeh choreography), but that was a really successful little experiment.
Yeah, as much as I really liked watching TJ with Robert I kind of wondered why they let someone so young in when they just physically aren't capable of so much that kids only a few years older are capable of. I did like Tahani, but man, seeing her dance next to Comfort was kind of brutal at times. Not her fault, but being next to someone that insanely good was not an advantage for her where it somehow worked out that way for a couple of other kids. Oh, actually Tate's possibly a good example of what that. Fuckin Catherine, man. She just carries people, and she's amazing at it. I remember her and Legacy and how she basically threw that dude on her back for about half a season. Tate, though I think she was better than I think you did, was most definitely a beneficiary there where Tahani probably had a disadvantage. I don't know how it works but half the time all I could see was Comfort blowing Tahani off the stage despite the fact that she was really talented.
Yeah, in the end I completely agree. They got it right with Kida. At least to my laymen eye test he was pretty clearly the best of the lot. I know what you mean though. You start rooting for it and getting attached to contestants. I recently told my wife that Alex Wong's injury was one of the worst things that ever happened to me. Ha! (though that more so came down to a bet that I inevitably lost where he would have kicked everyone's ass and I had to buy my wife a purse as opposed to being taken to Vegas).
HA HA! That amazing, ridiculously cool hip hop number. Fantastic!!! I smiled super big just now having someone else recall it. That's great! That number was the moment that I knew there was no way I was going to lose. I bragged so damned hard that night. It was the next week that he dropped out, right?
I had a feeling everything would work out just fine for that guy. So goddamn talented. I still say his Achilles tendon (pretty sure that was the injury, but I don't remember for sure) owes me a weekend in Vegas though.