We’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that not all journalists spent yesterday trying to bury the purported far-leftist politics of the Dayton shooter. The bad news is that some of them were doing this instead:
We counted every line in every Tarantino movie to see how often women talk. This involved me seeing Once Upon a Time… two nights in a row, furiously making hash marks in a notebook in the dark while getting intermittent death stares from my seat neighborhttps://t.co/bT2nU23TMn
— Elijah Wolfson (@elijahwolfson) August 6, 2019
It took two people to tackle this pressing issue. Well, five if you count the people who contributed “additional reporting.”
Imagine being proud of something this unimportant. https://t.co/MxbY4TPV0I
— neontaster (@neontaster) August 7, 2019
So much stunning bravery, so little time.
This is so dumb. Pam Grier and Samuel L. Jackson are the two top-billed actors in Jackie Brown. That's the comparison to do (not that I see what value that has either). Of course, a film with De Niro, Keaton and Fortster will outweigh Grier's lines. pic.twitter.com/gq7wIN5zur
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) August 7, 2019
Honest question: What was this journalistic exercise supposed to prove, exactly? That Quentin Tarantino is a sexist? That actors’ value is directly proportional to the number of lines they speak? Inquiring minds want to know.
We counted every line in every Sex and the City movie to see how often men talk … https://t.co/jz8RZUQfC2
— Sam Valley (@SamValley) August 7, 2019
We counted every line in every Jane Austen novel to see how often men talk. https://t.co/SsJSriI9Fj
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) August 7, 2019
We wouldn’t mind if Elijah and Co. piped down for a while.
I like bragging about the most pathetic things I’ve done too. pic.twitter.com/Ubah3UhaC9
— michael (@caIImemichael) August 7, 2019
But at least you have a purpose in life. Other people are saving lives and fighting fires, you’re looking for imaginary persecution. BTW some of the best acting is silent. You should go recount head tilts and shrugs, you hero, you.
— Boy Oh Boy (@BueyOBuey) August 7, 2019
Heath Mac Donald famously said (something to the effect) that if we wanted to slow China’s advancement, we should drop 10 Gender Studies professors into their major universities. I think she’s correct. https://t.co/5nMQpjS4mU
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) August 7, 2019
I'm so sorry this happened to you
— [shrug emoji] (@jtLOL) August 7, 2019
You sound fun https://t.co/q1wpq1nBgo
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 7, 2019
for the 5 millionth time people suck https://t.co/HfuYxmwUHL
— Charles (@repub9989) August 7, 2019