• Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab


    I wondered that, too.

    I confess I don’t know much about the culture so I was hesitant to say anything, but wouldn’t the women, especially in that date and time, raise some eyebrows with the uncovered heads?

    Am I over thinking?

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    I am really getting into Graham. I didn’t think I would as companions always seem to be younger and naïve. The voice of age, experience and wisdom are a breath of fresh air as Graham is taking everyone – including the Doctor – under his wing and sharing his real world wisdom.

    It’s not cynicism… which seems to be a growing case with a lot of…[Read more]

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic The Tsuranga Conundrum


    I did not make that connection, but I did wonder if Pting was Stitch from the animated movie Lilo and Stitch

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic The Tsuranga Conundrum


    Does that also mean we need to reverse engineer when SmithDoc actually wore the fez and when he didn’t… or when he took it off and at what point???

    My head is spinning

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic The Tsuranga Conundrum

    I think we are all taking the color of the shirt too far. The Doctor changes shirts. If anything, it denotes the passage of time (Team Tardis has been on adventures – at exotic beaches I think were mentioned – and they changed clothes). I, for one, rather like changing up the color of my clothes. It keeps me from thinking I am wearing a…[Read more]

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK


    I have heard that Aaron McGruder (of Boondocks and Black Jesus fame) is developing a show about the American South post American Civil War. The show is about three states that were given to former slaves as reparations and all the adventures surrounding.

    I think it is slated to go on Amazon. That could be a show worth checking out…[Read more]

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Rosa


    I am a big fan of South Park and its humor. I had every intention of being nice. This episode was about judging people (trans included) on their behavior – not only because they are trans (the PC thing to do, it seems, these days).

    As much as I consider myself “woke,” Bruce, now Kaitlyn, Jenner has always been kind of a jerk. Olympic…[Read more]

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Rosa


    In the words of PC Principle from South Park, “… this kind of transphobic, bigoted hate speech isn’t going to fly around here, bro. I thought we were all on board Kaitlyn Jenner is an amazing, beautiful woman who had the exquisite bravery of a butterfly flying against the wind. AND THEN THIS SH!T COMES FLYING OUT OF PEOPLE’S MOUTH!!!”


  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK


    Haven’t you heard???
    In this new era of Political Correctness, the straight white men are the most persecuted of all! I mean, we actually have to pay attention to our words and actions. We have to be accountable to our own bigotry.

    Talk about unfair

    *** please please please have everyone hear how sarcastic I am being right now ***

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK


    Please believe me when I tell you it is not my intention to start some huge political debate (I just got over one in the Rosa Forum… neither of our minds changed).

    I just find it very surreal. I have been hearing very similar arguments for years. The best illustration is when I was in college and the Communication Dept. attempted to…[Read more]

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    Big fan of this week’s episode. I little “monster” story for Samhain Holiday.

    Really digging the old school opening sequence. Just the right amount of acknowledging the past in such a new show.

    Only real slight was the cut off at the very end. I the BBCA version, I barely got to enjoy the all hands pulling the Tardis lever before heading stra…[Read more]

  • @msrbahar

    FYI – I am not afraid to express my opinion. I just posted how I don’t like a famous painting. The fact that I claimed I would never post about something I just posted about, was supposed to be quirky – hence the Ooops in parenthesis. I think others got the joke as they commented on it.

    I am getting the vibe that you are an outraged…[Read more]

  • No one is saying you don’t have a right to your opinion. There are a whole lot of people here who disagree. I happen to not think all that deeply into music. My experience, as noted in a prior post, is limited to, “… that sounds cool.” When Puro talks about music, I listen. Just as I listened to PhD. Art history professor during the discussion…[Read more]

  • <span class=”useratname”>@msrbahar</span>

    You do have every right to your opinion. I my opinion, arguing with a PhD. in their field of study is not the brightest of ideas.

    Just like those who have the opinion it’s ok to fart in public. Nothing wrong with it. It will cause a certain amount of backlash from those with differing opinions. Again.…[Read more]

  • Any story with Puro and Bowie is worth the research

    I always feel smarter when I read a post from Puro.

    My experience with music pretty much stops at, “That sounds cool…”

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Rosa

    The more I think about it, the more I am wondering if the villain this week was racism. The time traveler was just the embodiment of racism… inflexible ideologue that really doesn’t make any sense – but there it is; super dangerous an making everything more difficult than it needs to be.

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Rosa

    It is also important to keep in mind getting arrested was no walk in the park in those days – especially for the Black population. Yes there was a lot of media on her, but she had no idea what would actually happen to her in police custody once she was behind closed doors.

    It was entirely possible very terrible things could have happened to her…[Read more]

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Rosa

    Thanks, Bluesqueakpip,

    Sometimes it’s nice to be wrong. I am rather critical about my Southern countrymen (too much experience). Maybe I am guilty of stereo typing all conservatives. I guess they have let me down too many times that I get judgmental.

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Rosa

    Speaking as a white man living in the Midwest in the US, I found the episode rather depressing. We have come along way from legal discrimination in this country, but systemic racism is alive an well. We seem to have chosen to focus on Latin Americans and Muslim Americans as well as continuing our oppression of African Americans at seemingly every…[Read more]

  • Darth Valaryn replied to the topic Rosa

    “I’m not a racist, but…”

    This statement usually comes before someone says something racist

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