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I absolutely rank this as one of the big Moments in my life as a person who actively engages with text.  That is, this is a movie that you either decide to just GO WITH or you peace out as soon as you see a crowd of medieval jousting fans jamming to “We Will Rock You.” You CANNOT just passively take it in.  You MUST make a choice, and either accept or reject its wacky nature.  

I, obviously, decided that HELL YES was I into this and have never regretted it.

A TOAST TO ALL WHO ARE INTO A KNIGHT’S TALE UNIRONICALLY, particularly if you’re also an English history/language geek.

My only regret is that Chaucer’s costume did not remain just Paul Bettany’s skin.

This is the best movie, everyone else can go home

AS WELL AS HISTORICAL EPICNESS, THIS FILM HAS ONE OF THE BEST SOUNDTRACKS EVER ASSEMBLED.
QUEEN! DAVID BOWIE! AND THE EPIC THIN LIZZY!
IT IS ROCK N ROLL GOODNESS FROM START TO FINISH!

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ilyagerner:

"If you regulate guns, what about [some useful but dangerous thing that’s heavily regulated but no one wants to ban]," is the #1 dumbest argument against gun control.

#2? “Criminals don’t care about gun laws,” a formulation that produces 31,700,000 hits on Google.

This is not how gun laws work.

If someone with a criminal record goes to a federally licensed gun dealer, it doesn’t matter whether he wants to follow the law or not. The dealer, who has a strong interest in following the law because his license to operate openly depends on compliance with regulations, will run the potential purchaser through NICS. Where he’ll get denied. As has happened 700,000 times. So he doesn’t get the gun even if he wants to do this bad thing.

But if someone with a criminal record chooses to buy a gun at a show or via a private seller, they can do so because there’s no requirement for the law-abiding citizen to run the buyer through NICS. That’s why they call it a loophole. 

If gun control proponents are successful in closing that loophole, people with records will have to steal guns (not that easy) or buy them on the illicit market, where they will be much more expensive because the route of gun manufacturer -> dealer -> “clean” buyer -> criminal will be that much more difficult to traverse. Making criminals pay more for weapons is good.

Also, and I know the people making the “should we ban CARS???” argument may not be aware of this cuz I mean, it’s pretty obscure, but.

We actually DO regulate who’s allowed to drive a car.

You have to pass tests and everything.

I know.  Blows your mind, right?

ohmygil:

On the set of Avengers 2, you hear a shouting in the distance. The cast pauses, wondering what’s going on, and why set security hasn’t stopped this disturbance. It’s only then that they see what’s happening; Anthony Mackie has arrived on set bellowing “CAPTAIN AMERICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA” as he runs past Chris Evans, completely nude, and steals the shield never to be seen again that day.

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