Lion of the Blogosphere

Damsels in Distress (again)

I re-watched this movie; it’s still enjoyable after repeated viewings. And so amazing that the entire movie was filmed in Staten Island (except for the final Sambola dance). Staten Island could be a really nice place if it weren’t for all the guidos, the housing projects on the north shore, and if it weren’t such a hellishly long commute to Manhattan.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 31, 2015 at EDT pm

Posted in Movies, New York City

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  1. Wait, is LotBlo going back to NAM?

    Niall

    January 31, 2015 at EDT pm

  2. So it would be nice but….everything.

    jjbees

    January 31, 2015 at EDT pm

  3. imagine haiti without all the blacks. paradise.

    instead:

    rivelino

    February 1, 2015 at EDT am

  4. Lena Dunhan has filmed scenes on SI that were supposedly idyllic flyover locales. It is really beautiful here minus the main thoroughfares/ strip malls and decayed neighborhoods which comprise less than 30% of the island overall. We also have the largest greenbelt in NYC so a surprising amount of land remains undeveloped. Some of the streets are still gravel or cobblestone; I have a gravel road across from my house.

    slithy toves

    February 1, 2015 at EDT am

  5. Let’s put an end to this madnessl I propose two things:

    1) We lobby Wilhem-DumbBlasio for the creation of a bridge with a subway system that goes from Staten Island to Mahhattan. This will end SI’s isolation.

    2) Some really hot-looking youngish Italian-American babe gives Lion a night of mind-blowing sex in order to cure him of his anti-Italian bias. Too bad Alyssa Milano is married. She’d be the perfect choice.

    Two things will results from this. One, Staten Island will be a better place to live. Two, Lion can recognize IAs as potential allies and turn his intellectual efforts toward how to win them over to the HBD cause (or at least exploit them successfully) instead of driving them away with endless “guido talk.”

    Seriously, though, Lion’s case against guidos is only worth so much in the larger scheme of things. Any white ethnic group would have some “type” that makes the group look bad. With another ethnicity it would just be another type. Guidos may be a pain in the ass, but they are not destroyers of civilization.

    Maryk

    February 1, 2015 at EDT am

    • I have nothing against non-guidio Italians. And don’t forget, there are also Jewish guidos.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 1, 2015 at EDT am

    • [hot-looking youngish Italian-American babe]

      Giada De Laurentiis is now single, and she could provide him with an endless array of non-kosher dishes.

      slithy toves

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

    • Two, Lion can recognize IAs as potential allies and turn his intellectual efforts toward how to win them over to the HBD cause

      Your experience with Italian hatred on HBD blogs is quite limited if you think Lion is the worst offender. This is one of the most Italian friendly HBD blogs. Lion likes Italians. He’s not even that harsh on guidos.

      HBD on the other hand has been completely fucked up by antisemites who are now on a crusade to declassify Italians as white. They’ve transferred their hatred of Jews onto Italians after studies proved Ashkenazi have significant Italian ancestry. This is why you occasionally see confusing (to you) anti-Italian racial blog comments you’ve probably never encountered in real life.

      I suggest you not worry about how HBD perceives Italians: In the real world I’ve never encountered a white person who has racial animosity against them or considers them non-white.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

      • TUJ, I never said Lion was “the worst offender” when it came to anti-Italian remarks. And Lion certainly doesn’t “like” Italians – or he’d mention other types of them besides the guido type. As to not being harsh on guidos, there really is nothing to be harsh about. Guidos are not that important in the whole scheme of things. And Lion rarely tells us what they ever did to him that was so horrible. It’s just “yes, that area is full of guidos” or “Mr. So and So is a well known guido” or something like this. I get the feeling that he had some bad experience with guido Italians in childhood and adolescence and is still bitter about it. This is unfortunate, but it’s not a reason to alienate people from what is otherwise a stellar HBD blog. If Lion wants to throw anti-guido tantrums he should do this in private where it can’t hurt the HBD cause overall. He only encourages his readers to do the same thing and we end up sounding like junior high school kids.

        And what makes you think I’ve never encountered anti-Italian comments in real life? I’ve heard them all. I even lost a job some time back due to a boss who was bigoted against Italians. He made some horribly stupid comment about them. After finding out that I’m an IA he sort of half apologized, but then later on denied having made the comment. He kept up the remarks using “Brooklyn” instead of “Italian” but everyone knew what he meant. It’s interesting that he didn’t fear I had some guido brother or cousin who would set him straight.

        Maryk

        February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

      • And Lion certainly doesn’t “like” Italians

        Sure he does. He’s endorsed Giuliani and Chris Christie for president at various points during his lucrative blogging career. He even allows you to post.

        And what makes you think I’ve never encountered anti-Italian comments in real life?

        I’ve never read or heard any criticisms of Italians that approach HBD ones (usually outside of Lion’s domain). Uninformed HBD criticisms of Italians, similar to those made against Greek Americans, include Italians have substantial black ancestry, are not Europeans, have low IQs, and don’t physically resemble Romans.

        And these attacks were prompted by the discovery Ashkenazi’s have Italian ancestry. Apparently race realism is doing so well that insulting the fourth largest white American ethnicity is no obstacle to HBD going mainstream.

        In real life the worst I’ve noticed is crude ethnic humor about Whops or guidos. That’s all. It never once occurred to me anyone doubted Italians are white until I followed HBD blogs.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

      • psh!

        Italian Mercnas are different. at least the E coast ones stand out from all other European ethnicities as:

        1. clannish
        2. garrulous
        3. extroverted = loud
        4. chauvinistic = eh…i’m Italian…blah, blah, blah…

        Russians are awesome! they will totally assimilate in the second generation. the other so called white ethnics, the Irish, are non-descript, unobtrusive, etc.

        Robert Gabriel Mugabe

        February 2, 2015 at EDT am

      • clannish
        2. garrulous
        3. extroverted = loud
        4. chauvinistic = eh…i’m Italian…blah, blah, blah

        Mr. Mugabe Videla, you’re just proving my point. You list these as characteristics of Italians, not specifically of guidos. And no one here will ever explain how it is that “clannish” people can no longer maintain a neighborhood, nor why their outmarriage rate is over 50% (the majority of IAs born aftter 1960 are only part Italian – and 1960 was a long time ago.) Why would other white people want to marry these loud, chauvinistic, overall unpleasant people? You do the same thing that liberals do. You repeat the same nonsense over and over and just ignore the facts. Hard to understand as you’re a walking encyclopedia of data on every other subject. Also, notice that the traits you list above are all things that can be discerned after a few minutes of talking to people. Many other traits, far more harmful in the long-run, are not as easy to discern. Are you saying that you only care about traits that are visible? This would be a hard position for an intellectual to defend.

        And TUJ, Lion only likes Christie and Giuliani because he sees them as useful idiots to keep the Southern evanelicals at bay. You’ll notice how he seems to detest Santorum. – probably because it is hard to see anyone labeling Santorum a guido (whatever other faults RS might have.) In addition, our first IA president will provide great opportunities for more “guido talk.” (i.e. “Did you see that outburst of Christie’s the other day? This is what happens when you elect a guido president.,” etc,…)

        As for letting me post there, ;why wouldn’t he? I generally flatter him to no end. And the misfit in a group often makes the circle a bit more interesting.

        Maryk

        February 2, 2015 at EDT am

      • It makes sense that other Whites dislike Northeast Italian Americans and declassify them as “Whites”, and makes more sense that Anti-Semites dislike them even more than Jews.

        Mugabe’s comments about IAs pretty much sums it up and I would like to add a few. A penchant for low brow culture, a lack of intellectual curiosity, and a short temper that even Hitler’s modern day minions would not want to associate with them as worthy allies, because they come off as hot headed and dumb.

        JS

        February 2, 2015 at EDT pm

      • “a short temper that even Hitler’s modern day minions would not want to associate with them as worthy allies, because they come off as hot headed and dumb.”

        JS, that was a very slick attempt to get me to lose my temper and stop posting here. You’ve already suggested before that maybe I should leave this board. But you’ll have to do a lot better than this to drive me away. Maybe you’ll have better luck when the weather changes..

        And note, of course, that neither JS nor Mr. Vidella-Napolean-Caesar-whoever he is addresses the question of why other whites intermarry with IAs if they are such dumb hot-heads. I guess high IQ people handle tough questions this way. I wouldn’t know since I’m a dumb, hot-tempered prole.

        I only hope that Scott Walker is our next president. I want to see how the posters here handle a “guidette” as first lady.

        Maryk

        February 2, 2015 at EDT pm

      • You’ll notice how he seems to detest Santorum. – probably because it is hard to see anyone labeling Santorum a guido (whatever other faults RS might have.)

        Did you say something?

        It makes sense that other Whites dislike Northeast Italian Americans and declassify them as “Whites”,

        Perfect sense if those white nationalists are trailer park vermin who know nothing about the Northeast.

        Italian Mercnas are different. at least the E coast ones stand out from all other European ethnicities as:

        I would have thought *Jorge Videla* would hold Italians in higher regard – consider how much worse less glorious your dictatorship would be without them.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        February 2, 2015 at EDT pm

    • Oh well, there’s always Marissa Tomei . . .

      sestamibi

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

    • the garlic breath is a deal breaker.

      Robert Gabriel Mugabe

      February 2, 2015 at EDT am

    • Oh dear, oh dear. Stop fighting, please. Let me attempt a compromise:

      The organic things—Italo-Semitico-Mongoloid—inhabiting that awful cesspool [Lower East Side -ed] could not by any stretch of the imagination be call’d human. They were monstrous and nebulous adumbrations of the pithecanthropoid and amoebal; vaguely moulded from some stinking viscous slime of earth’s corruption, and slithering and oozing in and on the filthy streets or in and out of doorways in a fashion suggestive of nothing but infesting worms or deep-sea unnamabilities.

      (H.P. Lovecraft, letters)

      I too vote for Marissa Tomei, by the way. Whatever happened to all the fine guido actresses we used to see in the movies?

      Glengarry

      February 2, 2015 at EDT pm

  6. It does seem to be a truism that many places would be nice if it werent for the people.

    Lion of the Turambar

    February 1, 2015 at EDT am

    • A lot of jobs would be pleasant if it weren’t for the coworkers or the customers

      E. Rekshun

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

  7. “Staten Island could be a really nice place if it weren’t for all the guidos”

    Wouldn’t a lot of places be better without X (or with Y)? After climate and geography, it’s the people that make the place.

    JayMan

    February 1, 2015 at EDT am

    • Manhattan would be a lot nicer, if we didn’t have NAM riff raff everywhere.

      NYC and London are the 2 anglo-pyscho-spheres that brand themselves as world class cities infested with 3rd worldies.

      JS

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

  8. I guess that movie is pro-frat. Thanks to Rolling Stone but even before, it seems like a lot of the alt-right has been pro-frat, everyone is supposed to agree that “Animal House” is a great movie, etc.

    Is any alt-righter saying “no we’re not feminists, but frats still suck”?

    Their frankly girlish cliquish attitudes toward (male) outsiders, fear of STEM and reliance on shortcuts and who-you-know would seem to make them natural allies of the Left.

    STEM guys are temperamentally conservative, yet they often go herb and vote D, while frat boys strike me as temperamentally of the left, but they vote R because if you are a white male in 2015 America with functioning balls that’s what you do.

    Lowering the drinking age to 18 would at least give the frats better competition.

    ATC

    February 1, 2015 at EDT am

    • I haven’t gotten the impression they’re pro-frat so much as anti-presumption of guilt based on unsubstantiated rape charges.

      I’m not a huge fan of fraternities myself and maybe in a perfect world there would be easy roads to social status for the Adam Gellins as well as the Hoyt Thorpes but most frat guys are pretty run-of-the-mill guys and are no more evil, cowardly, or anti-learning than any other group.

      Jokah Macpherson

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

    • Is any alt-righter saying “no we’re not feminists, but frats still suck”?

      No. But there is a case to be made.

      STEM guys are temperamentally conservative, yet they often go herb and vote D, while frat boys strike me as temperamentally of the left, but they vote R because if you are a white male in 2015 America with functioning balls that’s what you do.

      Fratboys struck me as standard Republicans in both temperment and politics.

      Lowering the drinking age to 18 would at least give the frats better competition.

      Drunken 18 year old guys aren’t as noisy as guys in their early 20s. Although there are certainly many other reasons to lower the drinking age back to 18.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

    • Animal House has not aged well. The 70s was great for dance music but a dead zone for popular comedy. Things progressed badly for the frat boys – Bluto, of course (dead from coke when the real 70s hit – maybe girlfriend went to jail for buying the cocaine); also, the suave dude who tried to seduce the Dean’s wife (next famous role was playing a wimpy lowlife politician in Sopranos); also, Flounder (played a semi-hermaphrodite on a sci-fi series). And if Bluto really became a senator, he became a repulsive Arlen Spector type or an even more repulsive Ted Kennedy type, at best. (The guy who later played Amadeus and Susan Dey’s husband in Echo Park wife did the best). The Nancy Allen character (the alpha carousel girl) didn’t exactly turn out to be philoprogenitive either. D-day was funny but I think he had the common sense not to become a geriatric Harley rider caricature . Watching Animal House today is like watching the Three Stooges without Moe Larry or Curly, albeit with an updated soundtrack. Quality cinematography, though. By the way Will Ferrell is not all that funny either.

      wwebd

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

    • Frats are no different than any other organization where there is value concentrating a known commodity in a single easy to access place. Young men want to meet young women. There is a value to making that process as easy for the women as possible. A frat is simply a place where young men of a certain SMV can congregate to attract women shopping for a man. The only real question is whether the frat is Nordstrom or Sears in the eyes of the women. This will depend entirely on how accurately the women gauge their own SMV, is she a Nordstrom or Sears girl. If you aren’t in a frat you have to put more time and energy into meeting women.

      Curle

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

    • One difference between most liberals and conservatives is the personality trait “openness” to experience. People who score more highly on openness tend to be more liberal. I think a large part of this is because people high on openness are less likely to sense danger. When new immigrants come to the neighborhood, are you thinking about the cool restaurants that will open or the fact that their kids are going to be hard to teach? When someone says the word “Russia” do you think of chess and ballet, or do you think of the gulags and the KGB?

      As a STEM type myself, I identify less with the frat men than with the nerdy men. I just with the other STEM guys understood there there are threats, both foreign and domestic.

      BehindTheLines

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

      • MIT has fraternities, my cousin was in one and he won a prestigious engineering prize while there. At my college the STEM types were over, not under, represented in the frat system generally and there was one house that was overtly associated with guys thought to be nerds. One of my best friends, a STEM guy, was in it. My experience may be the exception that proves the rule, but I don’t naturally associate STEM with hostility to frats.

        Curle

        February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

      • yeah that’s the ticket.

        it couldn’t possibly be that the individual doesn’t exist outside his time and place and particular society.

        there’s no explaining Y psychological trait with X psychological trait within or without a very restricted range of environments. within, there’s no X causes Y, there’s just G + E causes X and Y. without, for any one G there will be innumerable Ps.

        Robert Gabriel Mugabe

        February 2, 2015 at EDT am

    • if it weren’t for homophobia and NAMs no college educated white male would ever vote for the GOP.

      Robert Gabriel Mugabe

      February 2, 2015 at EDT am

      • Are you serious? Are you saying that they wouldn’t because they are indoctrinated or because there is no good reason to vote GOP? Everyone in the middle class should be voting for the GOP and the vast majority of college educated white males wind up in the middle class.

        CamelCaseRob

        February 2, 2015 at EDT am

      • The proper response to this otiose assertion is, “yeah? And?” That is to say, NAM’s are the only reason, at least in the last 40 years, that anyone became a Democrat. As Shelby Steele pointed out in White Guilt, blacks serve as mascots for third-raters looking for an easy way to pump themselves up with a feeling of self-congratulation. If blacks weren’t what they are, Democrats would have a very hard time finding something to disagree about with the GOP. The other current issues of contention, such as environmental policy, might well be simply derivative of the hostility Dems carry over race. Incidentally, tomorrow I am going to the dentist because the veneer on my front tooth cracked for the 3rd time. That will make about $6,000 it’s cost me since I became one of the early “Polar Bear Hunting” victims, in 1997.

        explainer21

        February 2, 2015 at EDT pm

      • i mean that in whitopias within the US, like VT, and in all white countries there are basically no political parties like the mainstream GOP. when the indigent look like you, you’re more likely to sympathize.

        the GOP is a New World party, and the New World’s problem is and always has been race.

        Robert Gabriel Mugabe

        February 2, 2015 at EDT pm

      • @explainer21: since I became one of the early “Polar Bear Hunting” victims, in 1997.

        I got you beat by 20 years when I got jumped and beat by two older, larger puerto rican teens when I was twelve, in front of a church on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Fortunately, I had no costly or lasting injuries.

        What was the story behind your unfortunate decision to hit the NAM in his fist with your mouth?

        E. Rekshun

        February 3, 2015 at EDT pm

  9. My college roommate was quite omega but he understood that frats helped young men unlock lots of rewards on campus, so he actually tried to rush one time.

    He went to one big meeting of pledges where he was sort of acknowledged, but after that he was given the complete cold shoulder. Excluded from any pledge-type activities with no communication from anyone, and had to find out 2nd-hand that he was way too nerdy to be considered.

    The absolute pussy way this was handled by the frat is what struck me the most.

    One other time there was a sorority chick he had a crush on, so we did the Most Omega Thing Ever and posed as campus newspaper reporters interviewing people about Greek life. One of our “questions” was “Do you have a boyfriend?” Which she said yes she did. Not that she would have dated him in a million years, because he went on to get his PhD and land a >$100K job researching interesting stuff in DC, and what American girl has time for a l00zer like that?

    But what was extremely creepy is that as we were leaving the Greek housing area (which at this college included sororities and frats in a kind of semi-segregated pod) there were all these Greek guys and girls just staring at us nerdy kids from their porches and balconies like we were Leo DiCaprio in Inception when the dream people figure out he is an intruder.

    ATC

    February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

    • To defend fraternities…

      I attended a school that is a Greek powerhouse and rushed a top-tier fraternity in 2005 — I did not get a bid. I know why I was denied, and I feel that had I rushed just a few years later, I would have gotten a bid, but that’s life. If you force fraternities to extend invitations to someone who is less than desirable to protect feelings, then they lose any sense of exclusivity — which is where their power comes from.

      If he has a PhD and is making 100k doing research, I hope that he has healed from being given a cold shoulder when he was 19. One of the most off-putting things about nerds is their tendency to carried perceived slights with them from middle, high school well into adulthood.

      Moreover, outside of heads down coding and engineering design, relationships are fundamental to the business world. Now, in a small start-up, or, again, in very technical fields, an organization may be friction-less, and have less need for managerial leadership, but as organizations grow, an effective, socially savvy manager is invaluable to align competing interests.

      Logan Circle Dreaming

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

      • I had a similar experience in 2002. In fact, the reason I was denied actually had nothing to do with me. It felt unfortunate at the time since my two best friends were now in the fraternity and I was not and we consequently drifted apart but I was too bitter to just rush again the next semester. Once again – price of exclusivity. You have to break a few eggs…

        Jokah Macpherson

        February 2, 2015 at EDT am

      • I was the lowest omega in college and didn’t even think about trying to enter a fraternity, but if I had, and had gotten in, I would have lost all respect for the fraternity system.

        CamelCaseRob

        February 2, 2015 at EDT am

      • As Groucho Marx famously said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.”

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 2, 2015 at EDT am

  10. By the way, Lion – do I have permission to use the LoftB mascot, as a template for an ice cream cake?

    I’ll take a pic of it when it’s done, and should be here on the site for perusal.

    JS

    February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

    • The lion belongs to the the Czech Republic. You’ll have to ask them.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

      • Macgregor sporting goods used to have that exact emblem on some of their golf clubs, including their best offering ever, shortly before going defunct in ’08. If Lion can emulate Macgregor’s quality (he already haz their market share), he’ll be doing well.

        mel belli

        February 2, 2015 at EDT pm

  11. OT, Lion, but this is on CSpan2 right now, right up your alley. A great philosophical look at environmentalism

    Hepp

    February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

    • the threat is and has always been too many people.

      runaway methane hydrates blah, blah, blah…so what? the earth is in an ice age and has been for all of human existence, the last 50k years.

      it’ll may be a huge change, but it’s not an existential, the sky is falling, nuclear winter threat. that’s just liberal panty wastes who can’t get through a day without feeling indignant about something.

      and iirc this is the mainstream position of climate scientists:
      1. it’s happening.
      2. it’s human caused.
      3. but the effects may be *shrug*. no one knows.

      Robert Gabriel Mugabe

      February 2, 2015 at EDT am

      • Climate Scientist = Leftist Social Justice Warrior who went into science to “Make a difference”. They always put truth below ideology. Most scientists, real ones, haven’t looked into global warming, and until recently, just assumed Climate Scientists were doing real science.

        Even this much bally-hooed “2014 hottest year in history” has been shown to be a lie.

        CamelCaseRob

        February 2, 2015 at EDT am

  12. I remember wanting to see the movie after reading Steve Sailer’s review but never got around to it. Thanks for the reminder – it is added to the Netflix DVD queue.

    Jokah Macpherson

    February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

  13. Off topic: A grand jury voted to not indict the five black students at William Paterson University on the charges of aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2933807/Grand-jury-NOT-indict-five-New-Jersey-college-students-accused-kidnapping-gang-raping-freshman-girl.html

    Mark Caplan

    February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

  14. How about that Katy Perry halftime show, Lion?

    Dave Pinsen

    February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

  15. at least it’s not the Bronx. or especially the South Bronx.

    Jorge Videla

    February 1, 2015 at EDT pm

  16. You and I usually agree on movies, but I only watched about 25% of this one and then popped it out of the DVD player. I just didn’t enjoy it at all.

    CamelCaseRob

    February 2, 2015 at EDT am

    • You have to appreciate that (1) it’s a farce; and (2) Whit Stillman has put the dialog of old men into college-aged girls.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 2, 2015 at EDT pm


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