Thursday, April 05, 2012

Tired, and racists

Still disgusted that racists are upset that the character of Rue in The Hunger Games is played by a perfectly adorable little black girl -- just as described in the book. I haven't seen the movie, and won't see the movie, because I've read the book and that's always a recipe for disappointment, but this is just a sad commentary on the fact that racism isn't dead even though there's no reason for it to exist in today's America.

Dang I'm tired today. Haven't been getting enough sleep, I guess. Luckily the project at work is winding down to the point where I can work normal hours now, I was having to work off hours because I had to do some scheduled service outages and you can't do that while people are at work, and the result was late nights and disrupted sleep routines. Grr.

-- Badtux the Tired Penguin


  1. For the fact of racism existing, see the historical pictures being posted at, under the title "What they mean when they say 'We want our country back.'"

  2. I don't need the photos, Vilstef. I'm old enough that I remember those days first-hand. For the younger set, however, I suspect that might be an eye-opener...

    - Badtux the Elderly Penguin

    1. I've never seen signs like that, I live to far north. I've certainly seen racism practiced on Blacks, Indians and any convenient minority. We are long past the time for this 'wisdom' to vanish unmourned.

  3. FWIW, folks like me who work on those systems appreciate what you guys do

  4. Did you like the book?

    Re: movies -- LOTR was not a disappointment. The Harry Potter movies has not been disappointments, and HBO's GoT (not a movie, I know, but still) is kick-ass awesome.

    By the way, I think Jon Snow survives.


  5. JzB, the first book was great. The remaining two books of the Hunger Games series were "merely* very good. Definitely recommended.

    I was afraid to go to the LOTR movies, and I haven't read the last few tomes of the Harry Potter saga because I don't actually buy paper books anymore, it's all ebooks nowadays because I just don't have space for paper books, and Harry Potter wasn't available as an ebook until recently, so I didn't go to see the movies because I didn't want to ruin the book.

    And Jon Snow doesn't survive. He's dead. Well, temporarily. People seem to have trouble staying dead there...


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