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Thursday, January 14, 2016

What Knight in Sexy Armor?

Being somewhat of a movie buff, I tend to foolishly compare my life to the random stuff I see on the big white screen. Not all the time, hello, but sometimes I do. And after seeing Star Wars VII: The Clone That Gave Us Hope and The Hateful Eight: Yes, It Is Great, it pains me to tell you that I've lost faith in my ability to please the ladies. No, I'm not talking about hanky panky dingalingdong. I'm talking about a big empty hole in my heart — and maybe in yours too.

Oh how I miss the eighties. How I miss calling women Ma'am without getting slapped in the face when I'm wandering somewhere up north. How I miss the days when taking a girl's hand to lead the way was not considered offensive. And when I say girl, I don't mean woman, PC Brigade, as I was a lanky teen back then, so don't shoot me just yet. Admire me for walking on eggshells lest you get offended.

I think we've gotten overboard with this PC horseshit. Oh the things that we can't say today and the things that we can't do today. It's a long, long list, and I love quoting Kurt: "Ho-o-o-o-o-orseshit!"

Oh my.

So when I was watching Star Wars VII: The Clone That Gave Us Hope, and this stormtrooper guy — yes, there's a female stormtrooper as well, flaunting her shiny knightly armor (oh the irony!) — takes the heroine's hand to show her the way to safety in the midst of a seriously violent attack, I cringed when she shouted, "Why are you holding my hand!" Now what? Is Rey a 2015 PC Brigade mouthpiece in an attempt to both educate me and Force me to smile? Say it ain't so in a galaxy far, far away.

But don't get me wrong. I love women, and not only in a non-vegetarian way. I have loved them ever since the day that cute and very intelligent nurse picked me up, touching my buttocks in the process, and introduced me to my Momma. I just feel there's only so much political correctness a person (men, women and wookiees alike) should be allowed to be exposed to, if you know what I mean. If you do, chances are you are a guy, like me — or maybe a woman who doesn't want to sound like a man before he got all etiquette-savvy.

So, if the PC Brigade is keen to promote movie gender equality, how come they all got so upset and started whining like Hayden 'Darth Vader wannabe' Christensen on hearing that Kurt Russell's John 'The Hangman' Ruth was determined to have Jennifer Jason Leigh's foul-mouthed fugitive Daisy Domergue hanged in The Hateful Eight? If the PC Brigade takes pleasure in licking their own yum-yum principles as if they were a pair of silky-soft feet, how come they got so upset (spoiler alert!) when Kurt elbowed Jennifer Jason in the face?

Yes, I love women. What are you giving me that look for? I hate hypocrisy, is all.

Something tells me writer/director Quentin Tarantino liked to press a-a-a-a-a-all the PC buttons. Because here comes ├╝ber Brit Tim Roth's Oswaldo Mobray, who is shocked to find Daisy Domergue in a blizzard with The Hangman: "Good heaven!" he says. "A woman? Out in this white hell? You must be freezing solid, poor thing!" And you're left wondering who is worse: the brute or the Brit? Could it be that maybe all men are sons of bitches in their own special way? What I do know is that if you got upset watching The Hateful Eight, feeling a woman should not be elbowed, threatened, vomited on, shot in the I-don't-even-remember-which-body-part, and certainly not hanged, you might be looking in the big ole mirror that spells it all out for you: Double... Standard.

This completes today's sermon.

Now, as for the "sexy armor," I just wanted to put that word in the title to attract your PC-unaffected attention. Call it a sign of the times. Thumbs up, thumbs down. Just don't put it on Facebook or I'll punch you in the face.

I'm modern that way. 

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82 comments:

  1. Would you have been more satisfied with VII if the reason Rey didn't want the storm trooper touching was racial?

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    1. That would have been more in keeping with Disney's legacy, but JJ wouldn't have had the guts to pull a Tarantino on his viewers.

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  2. What? You went to watch the torture porn of that psycho Tarantino who jerks to his violence related fetishes? Where do I sign the Blue/renouncing papers?

    I've always thought he belonged to an asylum and yet so many people find pleasure in watching his psychotic movies. Did you see today's Oscar noms? 90% of movies promoting extreme violence took almost all of them.

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    1. He's just showing us how sick we can be if given half the chance. It's Shakespeare with a twist.

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    2. I like that assessment! Yep, I'm sick. I enjoy Tarantino. Glad you went to see it.

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    3. I have seen it four times. I didn't really like it that much the first time, but I've grown to like it more since seeing it the second time, not because of the violence, which is so over the top it serves another purpose than entertainment (which is why I hate zombie movies - and to each their own), but because none of the characters are innocent. I'm pretty sure lots of people won't get this movie.

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    4. I know his movies are borderline psychotic, but I will forever love Pulp Fiction. Jason and I actually watch it every Christmas. Its our Christmas night tradition.

      As for Tarantino himself, he's a frickin douche bag.

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    5. Four times you say?
      Damn, they got your pay

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  3. My darling Blue,

    How the devil are you? Thanks so much for your wonderful comment on the blog. I'm so sorry for the extended delay in responding... my internet crashed, my computer exploded and my wee ole fingers haven't been working too well. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I always like a sexy man in armor - bring it on, please! love Fanny xxx

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    1. Well, look what the cat dragged in... ;) Good to hear from you again. How the devil am I? I'm tired, is what I am. Been working too much, too much toxic stuff too, but I've put a plan together to make myself a lighter shade of blue. (Now ask me if it's working.)

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  4. I hate all the PC BS going on these days. It's so ridiculous.

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    1. What's the reason, you think, there's so much PC BS going on these days?

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  5. PC has gone the way of BS or HS if you prefer Blue. I am 31 and like being called Ma'am. Hell I got called Ma'am in my teens and it's a term of maturity and endearment. Next you can't call anyone Miss. Just wait for the backlash when Mr. becomes a problem. I think it is one of the signs of the apocalypse.

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    1. Before I saw The Hateful Eight, I'd never ever heard anyone say, "HS!" with as much conviction before (good job, Kurt Russell), so, yeah, I guess I'm leaning towards HS now haha.

      Ma'am, Miss, Mrs, Ms... What's next: comrad?

      You're 31. See, you're not beating around the bush. These days you're not even allowed to ask someone how old / young they are. Pffffft.

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  6. No, she deserved to be vomited on.
    Everything is way too PC now. You can't express an opinion or your faith without someone saying you are a bigot. (And ironically those yelling the loudest for an open mind are the first to protest if your open mind doesn't line up with theirs.)
    Sheena-kay is right - I think it is a sign of the apocalypse.

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    1. Everyone is so easily offended too. I'm reminded of it at work on a daily basis.

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  7. Soooooooooooooooooo stupid as can be
    They can stuff their horseshit PC
    Hypocritical every single one of them are
    No matter who this wing nuts are near and far
    PC brigade, wackadoo vegans, extreme feminists, all out save the earth nuts or all of the above
    They are all hypocritical when push comes to shove
    Do as I say and like I do
    That is them through and through
    Oh no, you took a woman by the hand
    Pffft stick that bs shit in the sand
    I'll never go PC
    And if no one likes it they can bite me

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    1. They can bite you, you say?
      How PC (not!) at your bay

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    2. They have to rinse their mouth first
      Or their biting bubble may burst

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    3. Rinse it to begin
      And then then can sit in a bin

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    4. Then then they might
      Then then at night

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  8. Captain Phasma is obviously the Boba Fett of this star wars trilogy. She didn't really do anything, and people thought she was the coolest person ever.

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    1. It's obvious now that you've pointed it out. I think you're right, Adam.

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  9. Oh boy.....while I'm with the majority of responders that are tired of the PC brigade, as a Northerner, I detest the term, 'Ma'am. Maybe because I refuse to see myself as an old lady? Honestly, my rule is that if I can outrun you, you can't call me 'Ma'am. And I can outrun most people over the age of 25.

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  10. Oh those hypocritical PC fanatics
    with their constant spoil sport acrobatics
    If all were honest we would all agree
    To act as normal ~ all enjoying life you and me
    And not get arrested or troubled or scorned
    For doing what nature intended and not warned
    For acting in ways considered inappropriate
    For making a pass at a lovely associate
    If they continue to be daft in the way that they do
    Our human race will end and that's true . . . ha

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    1. Poet Eddie is back in town!
      Still wearing his poetic crown
      Normal is a matter of taste
      Like some think to create is to copy and paste
      My lovely associates smile to my face
      Then when I'm gone call me a disgrace
      For speaking my mind and my heart too
      That's what you get when you're a grumpy Blue

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  11. I'd hold hands with a Wookie..............just sayin'

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    1. I found out the other day that Wookiee is the proper spelling. I had no idea.

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    2. Noooooooooo I've been spelling it wrong too!!!!

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    3. I think Star Wars needs a spelling reform. Yes?

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  12. Am all for equality
    Just let them be
    Detest being called Ma'am?
    Then call them by name
    No more war of the sexist
    Altercation they can't resist

    Hank

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    1. There he is
      Doing his Hank bizzzz
      Hey, it's Friday...
      Such a fun day!

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  13. Oh no, not you too. Enough with the manufactured outrage over the "PC crowd." It's as nonsensical as thinking a movie speaks for society. Do you really think there's an uprising over The Hateful 8? This is the first I've heard of it. Even if there was, is that same supposed "crowd" the exact same one that insisted Rey declare she didn't want her hand held? Or was her declaration maybe a way to build her character and not a sign of a vast conspiracy?
    Of course there are jerks who take things too far, but they are isolated individuals who don't like the term "Ma'am" but would accept "madam" instead. Dumb dumbs are everywhere, but they aren't a movement. All of this crowing about PC is absolute horseshit. The internet has given a dozen or so ineffectual eunuchs a sense of grandiose self-importance and they are quite vocal. But it doesn't mean that all those who detest the very idea of a woman being empowered are any less in control of society. It's still a patriarchy, you still are in power, relax. So, if I may appeal to your better sense of self assessment, please, knock it off with this pseudo "why can't men be men" nonsense. Let a woman not want to hold a hand, it doesn't mean society has gone off the rails. It means that one character, in an effort to build her character, expressed her independence and desire to not be shepherded by a random stranger in a moment of crisis. I have been on the internet for years trying to appeal to people's sense of nuance and tried to get people to look at everyone as individuals and not a blanket term. Please, please, please don't look at groups and use that to define anything. Look at the individual and assess people one-on-one. Except people who like Adam Sandler movies, that group are monsters.

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    1. Did it ever occur to you, finest of Pickles, that maybe, just maybe, I was just pressing your buttons and my post is a piece of delicately crafted art that you thought was a rant? Think about it ;)

      Yes, people who like Adam Sandler movies are monsters. But who doesn't like monsters?

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    2. Yes, it occurred to me. Oh I thought. I thought and thought yet again. Yet, responses and your responses to those responses mean that either, your satire is as subtle as Donald Trump's performance art, or you're sincere. Either way, the delicate craft was not effective.
      Let's say that an artist carefully crafts a sculpture of something resembling a penis as a statement about the patriarchy, showing how twisted the male rule is by making it a veiny corkscrew shaped penis. Where does that go from a statement about the patriarchy to simply a dildo on a shelf? In my estimation, that's where people start using that "art piece" and inserting it into an orifice for self gratification. Based on how many people are "ranting" about your supposed pseudo-rant, I'd say that if you intended to delicately craft art, you instead made a PC dildo that people are gleefully using for self-gratification about how angry they are about being told it's not okay to say something shitty about women or the disadvantaged.

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    3. The pickle
      Is rather fickle
      No dildo art for me
      I'll stay dildo art free
      was that not PC
      Pffft a micro aggression it could be
      When they start naming shit and forcing others to comply
      Then I'll stab them in their PC eye
      And all that awww everyone wins shit
      Is also nuts by more than a bit
      People lose and so you should
      Learn far more that way at your hood
      But the idiots who go on and on just to run their yap
      So they can be a bigot or racial asshole to any chap
      Pitch those in the sea
      They can stick their make believe PC

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    4. Well, as always I appreciate your insightfulness but it seems to me my post got people thinking. I was watching an interview with Tarantino the other day and one of the people in the audiene asked, "Quentin, what are your thoughts on being politically-correct in today's society?" Of course we're all individuals and there is no such thing as an organized PC Brigade taking over the planet, but could it be that maybe the eggshells I see on a daily basis are not entirely a figment of my imagination? Could it be that I'm speaking from experience and my experience is different from yours but recognizable to others?

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  14. Well, you already know how we feel about this. So all I'm gonna say is... I love the term hanky panky dingalingdong. Also, I bet a woman today would totally slap you for calling it as such.

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    1. You noticed my black eye... I should've known.

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  15. I love gentleman manners. I like to be an independent woman but as well I know when a gentleman is being a gentleman and then I don't bite his head off for opening the door, etc.

    I was pleasantly surprised one night when my companion of three months reached across the bed took my hand and held it and said "Hand holding is a lost art." I'm happy that he realizes that these are simple pleasures that I very much enjoy. I tuck him bed at night for he falls asleep before me. People miss out when they get defensive about loving one another.

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    1. Look who's here :) Good to hear from you.

      It's a lost art, alright. And lost arts and independence don't need to be mutually exclusive.

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  16. Just about all of the comments say they hate PC. If it's such a pain in our cute little fannies, why do it? There has to be a leader. Blue. Why don't you step up to the plate and show us your leadership qualities? Ixnay ithway oliticalpay orrectcay. You do that and come November there will be signs everywhere, and people screaming in the street" Blueman for president. Yay.....vote Blueman." I can hardly wait.

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    1. The PC Brigade would have me shot and call it an 'unfortunate incident.' Mark my words.

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    2. Oh, here we go with the PC stuff again. I remember in Star Wars she did say why are you holding my hand and in that moment I thought was that necessary to say? I don't know I wouldn't mind a knight holding my hand and I always notice when a man holds the door for me and just for the record I've held the door for men as well. I guess I am a romantic and it's the little things that count for me. Of course I think romance is a lost art and it saddens my heart. Ok, I may be off topic but, what else is new with me.

      Did I hear you say Hanky Panky?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U59zZ8ZQrE

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    3. oh, and I posted in the wrong spot...haha...I guess I am a bit off today...haven't been feeling well.

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    4. In that moment you thought was that necessary to say? So I'm not nuts even though I did say, "Hanky Panky"? Oh I know I'm not crazy for only a minute ago I was watching an interview with the entire cast of The Hateful Eight and guess what one of the questions was...
      "Quentin, what are your thoughts on being politically-correct in today's society?" CLICK (26:46)!

      Get well soo, you hear?

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    5. Interesting clip Blue thanks for sharing and caring as always!

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    6. The PC brigade would shoot you?
      Damn, who knew

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  17. I don't think I want to see The Hateful Eight:(
    Like most things, we've taken the PC thing way too far.
    I'm all about hand holding:)

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    1. Same here, Sandra. And I don't mind people being PC. I do mind people wanting to shove it down my throat.

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  18. We may disagree in our feminist views. As I'm a woman yet laugh at womanizing jokes.
    " Why couldn't Hellen Keller drive? She's a woman".

    However I feel woman are belittled, yet we do need protection as fragile as we are. No matter who it be.

    - Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I'm all for feminism. I just think a lot of things can co-exist, is all, and double standards make me sick (both ways).

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. "I love women, and not only in a non-vegetarian way."

    That's a fucking great line if I have ever heard one!

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  20. I'm so sick of all the PC crap. We are raising a society of pansy asses that cry over everything.

    I don't mind being called ma'am. I love it when a man runs ahead of me to to hold the door for me. Can I do it myself? Yes. But manners are still golden in my book. I've had men let the door slam in my face, cut me off in the store, or snatch the last item from a shelf right out from under my hands. Equality is good and fine, but sometimes a little chivalry goes a long way. I am teaching my girls that men that act that way are NOT worth your time.

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    1. Of course you can open the door yourself. You're not a moron. You're Theresa, an intelligent and very cpable woman. Does that mean wanting to impress you by opening the door for you like an old-school gentleman is BS? I hope not.

      Your Momma is right, girls... Those guys are NOT worth your time ;)

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    2. It's absolutely not BS! Jason's parents raised him right, and after almost 20 years together, I stop at doors waiting for him to open them for me and don't realize I'm doing it at the time. It's something he's always done and I guess I've come to expect it. Now, car door opening is another story. That just bothers me for some reason. Kind of like sitting on the same side of the booth at a restaurant. Those are both no-nos for me.

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    3. Those are no-nos for me too. I want to look into a woman's eyes, not into her ears. Do I look like an ear expert?

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  21. Ty and I were just discussing this very topic the other night. We concluded that this PC Brigade doesn't want gender equality, they want complete a sexuality. Men are judged and lambasted for being "too manly", and women are looked down upon for being "too feminine". Then again, both sexes are still criticized when they don't behave enough like their own sex. So, the only conclusion I can possibly come to is that all of these PC people want our whole world to be just like that freaky civilization that they came across on Stark Trek, the Next Generation. The Genii, (or however you spell it), who had no sex or gender of any kind. They call each other "it" because there is no "he" or "she". I think that just might be where we're headed, if these noisy PC-ers get their way. I really hope they don't. It's definitely time for some of these people to calm down just a bit. Calm. Down!

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    1. **asexuality, not a sexuality. Just FYI.

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    2. Oh that would be a boring world to live in... They can count me out. Just for their information. (I know... They're cheering.)

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  22. Political correctness often makes me want to gouge my own eyes out. (Which I don't do because I'd rather see than have to blindly stumble through the insanity.) Regardless, there are a number of heads shaking moments in the average day.

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    1. Not to mention the fact that you've got beautiful eyes. Wait... can I even say that? Is it PC?Will they come and hunt me down?

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  23. I think it's a catch 22. We want to be thought of as capable but still want the benefits of chivalry. I personally think a lot of women need to calm down about it and let the man treat them like the lady they are!!! My manager won't let me out of his car without opening the door for me. It's foreign to me but I secretly love it.

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    1. I would open the door for you, too, and I know you're very capable. ;)

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  24. I like to be treated with respect. Everyone does. :) I agree, there's too much pc awareness. We've taken it to extremes and lost focus of what's really important in the big picture in so so many ways.

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  25. I haven't watched either movie but I can understand hating hypocrisy. And not getting butt hurt about everything as well

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    1. Have fun in the mountains. The snow needs you.

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  26. Oh, my Blue mouthed soul. I concur, I do. I hate all this PC Hoooorse-shit! I want a man to be lovely and hold my hand and open my doors and walk me on the inside of the street. Yes. I. Do. It' romantic, respectful and charming and it makes me feel like a lady AS I SHOULD.
    I love those buttons that Tarantino pushes.

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    1. Kurt, eat your heart out! Jules has read the script too and I have to say her HS sounds much more convincing. Yes, that's possible plus she saved everybody's life. I know you didn't even save your own. Yes, you can say it now: "Hooooorse shit!"

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