"If you consider the roles men and women traditionally played in ancient civilizations..."
Revisiting "Snow Day" in 2017 is illuminating, if a bit disappointing. Grind up your average family-friendly teen romance, season it with unsustainable 90s largesse and stuff it into commercial-grade casing, and you get this wonderfully escapist moralizing tale that says a lot more about the past than the future.
“To start with, we all know this film has the superior romantic subplot of all Star Wars films. What I see when I watch Attack of the Clones is a precocious teenage boy pursuing an older woman and winning her over, largely against her wishes and her better judgment. That looks like true love to me.”
Winter has fallen on the Midwest. Temps are dropping, snow is impacting travel, and the nights are at their longest. We find ourselves at an undeniably harder time of year, but also a more ruminatory one. Everyone agrees 2016 was a lot to swallow, now it’s time to digest it.
At this point I’m not interested in imagining some alternate timeline in which Bernie beat Hillary, or Hillary beat Trump, but politics aside, Trump’s election proves that the electoral system—which was designed to stop populist candidates from hijacking the government—is broken and must be reformed or reimagined.
"The narrative of the noble weak vanquishing the overconfident strong underlies all our hopes and expectations about athletic contests. Problem is, the World Series is almost over, and I don’t have a loser to back yet.”
“Now look, don’t misunderstand me, I’m nothing like Trump,” Gore later told the Hybrid Herald. “It’s just that—and you may be too young to remember—but 2000 was a pretty close race. And I probably should have won except for Nader and the Florida hanging chads, that’s pretty much the consensus. Plus I won the popular vote.”
"You have guys willing to cram themselves into tiny cars even though there isn't nearly enough room for them all. That flies in the face of science."
“You see, the central idiom here is the inescapable choice between one bad option and another much worse option,” said Holliday. “That’s how a lot of them work, actually.”