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“It's not just the kissing that made this scene amazing, but everything leading up to it: her staring at him, Damon opening up, the hand-holding and her getting worked up and needing to catch her breath. It perfectly captured how a women gets turned on! Very few shows or films get this right. Usually it's just one little speech and they kiss. They took 5 minutes to build up an incredible connection to show it wasn't just an on-the-road hookup, but a culmination of their entire relationship.”—About the Damon and Elena kiss in ‘Heart of Darkness’ (x)
“As a younger woman, she had experienced all of these wonderful memories with a Doctor who already knew her, whereas now she has to continually encounter younger versions of that same man, each of whom seems to know her less and less. “Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead” indicated to us that it must have been difficult for River Song to encounter a Doctor who did not know her, particularly in that haunting line in which she compared meeting him to seeing a photograph of someone you love, before you met him or her. This scene underlines that heartbreak even further. She tells Amy that she dreads the day she comes across a Doctor who has no memory of her–that it will kill her–and that line is truly brutal to hear, because as we already know but she does not, those words are far more prophetic than she realizes. This line also reiterates the sadness of the dichotomy between how the two different versions of the Doctor treat her in this episode. If we had been paying close attention at the start of the episode, we might have noticed that the Stetson-wearing Doctor was much happier to see River than we have ever seen our Doctor behave. That was one subtle sign that something had changed. Coming so close on the heels of being embraced by a Doctor who remembers her, who really knows her, what a slap in the face (fittingly) it must have been to River to then have to deal with one who still distrusts her.”—Robert William Berg review of ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ [source]
“Stories where Batman rails against Superman for being able to fly above it all and have bullets bounce of his chest while sitting in his billion-dollar stealth jet, nestled snugly in his kevlar armor, both of which were prepared for the evening by his combat trained butler, are among the dumbest things that have ever seen print. Yes, Batman struggled and trained, and that's a very important aspect of his character, but you know how he traveled around the world to become a ninja and stocked his utility belt with grappling hooks and pointy metal logos? He used the vast fortune he inherited from his parents through no effort of his own, and having that much money is the closest thing we have in the real world to super-powers. Ragging on Superman for "inheriting" powers -- powers he uses exclusively to help other people -- rather than being a self-made man isn't just being a dick, it's being a massively hypocritical dick. ”—(Read More: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/07/29/ask-chris-66-superman-batman-and-the-worlds-finest-friendshi/#ixzz1Th6B9TOL)
Excerpt from: Why Are Atheists So Angry?
- I get angry when believers say at the beginning of an argument that their belief is based on reason and evidence, and at the end of the argument say things like, “It just seems that way to me,” or, “I feel it in my heart.” As if that were a clincher. I mean, couldn’t they have said that at the beginning of the argument, and not wasted my time? I have better things to do than debate people who pretend to care about evidence and reason but actually don’t. I could be playing with our kittens and watching Project Runway.
- I get angry when believers unhesitatingly attribute every good thing in the world to God — and then respond to bad things by saying, “God works in mysterious ways.” If God’s ways are so mysterious, and we can’t begin to understand his thinking behind tsunamis and drought and pediatric cancer, then what makes you think you understand his intentions when it comes to pretty sunsets or cute puppies or helping you find the peanut butter?
- I get angry when believers unhesitatingly attribute every good thing in the world to God — and then respond to bad things by saying, “God had to do it that way, his hands were tied.” You’re telling me that God is powerful and smart enough to create pretty sunsets and help you find the peanut butter, but he’s not powerful or smart enough to create a world without tsunamis and drought and pediatric cancer?
- I’m angry at the unbelievable self-centered pettiness of so much prayer. I get angry when people ask God to help them find the peanut butter… and neglect to ask him to end tsunamis and drought and pediatric cancer.