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Holy Irrelevance!

There's plenty of shit going on in the world right now. Bradley Manning's conviction and other personal issues. Military pushbacks in Egypt and Syria. The NASDAQ being offline for much of this week. Hell, even A-Rod and pitches being thrown at him. Yet what is the second top trending topic on Google News as I write this?

The goddam Batman:

According to one local news/sports outlet, Ben Affleck's annointing to the role of Robert a Bruce "broke the Internet" in the past 24 hours.  It apparently has to do with his lackluster performance as Daredevil in 2003.

It reached the threshold of necessary action on the whitehouse.gov website, since more than 100,000 geeks petitioned President Obama to “denounce the selection of Ben Affleck” and recast the role of Batman.

Holy censorship:

Thanks for your interest in We the People, a new tool on WhiteHouse.gov that allows all Americans to ask the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country.

The petition you are trying to access has been removed from the site under our Moderation Policy because it is in violation of our Terms of Participation.

While you can't sign this petition, there may be other petitions on We the People on a similar issue that you'd like to add your name to. Or, you can create your own petition.

Apparently, neither Daredevil nor Gigli is considered sufficiently newsworthy for the POTUS to launch a drone hit on Bennifer, with or without his -nifer suffix.  Personally, I don't get what the fuss is about; his recent redemption in Argo, not to mention his Bat-like ass-kicking of Satan in Dogma, make him a far worthier successor to Adam (West) than Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney or Bale. All of whom sound like a less-than-kickass law firm.

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thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: August 24th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm hoping Affleck will be good in the role, though I far prefer him as a director and writer. Watching the 'net explode was interesting on an academic level, though. :)

(btw, Manning is transgender and self-identifies as female; from the LGBTQA style guides I've been reading that means feminine pronouns should be used as well as Manning's chosen first name of Chelsea).
xiphias From: xiphias Date: August 24th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I liked DAREDEVIL for what it's worth.
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