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Girls S06E01 “All I Ever Wanted”

SEASONS 4 AND 5

I haven’t written about this show in a long time.

In the previous two seasons, I think that the show got substantially worse. It seems like the point of every episode was for Lena Dunham to disgust us with her putridly fat naked body.

Hannah’s gay ex-boyfriend, Elijah, got a bigger role during the previous two seasons and became more of a regular character with his own independent arc. And gay sex. How shocking to see gay sex on an HBO series.

The only likable characters on the show are Ray and Shoshanna.

I enjoyed all of the episodes where Shoshanna is in Japan.

It should be pointed out that Shoshanna is the only character on the show who has a career in corporate America. She sees work as a place to show off her outfits and attend meetings rather than to do real work, but that’s a pretty accurate portrayal women in the workforce, I think.

S06E01

So about the first episode of the final season.

This is primarily a Hannah episode. Hannah shows us more of her disgusting naked body, and her unshaved pubic region.

After her success at getting a column published in the New York Times (about how she lost her best friend to her ex-boyfriend—that’s right, Adam and Jessa are now a couple), she gets a writing assignment to go to a surf class in Montauk, where he’s like a great white whale out of water. She feigns an injury to her arm so she can get out of the class and go back to her hotel room.

For inexplicable reasons, the super-cool Pakistani-looking surfing instructor takes a liking to her. Now that doesn’t make sense. Surely the super-cool Pakistani-looking surfing instructor has been laid by many girls, every single one of them better looking than Hannah. I don’t see what Hannah possibly has to offer him. Not only does she look horrible, her personality is even worse than her looks. She’s just a cesspool of toxic negativity and sarcasm.

Everything seems to be going well, with the Pakistani guy imparting his positive easy-going athletic non-intellectual vibe onto Hannah, but then in the morning (after a night of passionate love-making) he mentions that his girlfriend is coming to visit later in the week.

The secondary story focuses on Ray and Marnie. They are now sort of living together, but Marnie kicks him out, and when he says he will go over to Shosh’s, Marnie gets jealous and tells him that he shared an apartment with Adam. (To be honest, I don’t remember the details of how that came to be.) Anyway, Adam and Jessa’s apartment is dirty, they have moved all of Ray’s stuff into a corner, Jessa is sitting on the couch totally naked, and Ray feels very unwelcome.

The final scene shows Ray very happily sharing morning coffee with Shoshanna in her extremely neat apartment, as they discuss current events while reading the newspaper. Marnie comes in with Starbucks coffee for Ray, which Ray doesn’t drink because Ray doesn’t believe in big corporate coffee chains, and she is jealous that that Shoshanna and Ray have so much more to talk about with each other than Ray and Marnie talk about. Marnie doesn’t even know that Ray won’t drink Starbucks, but that’s an example of Marnie’s extreme self-centeredness which has been her consistent personality trait since the first season.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 18, 2017 at 7:49 pm

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  1. So basically this show is “Sex and the City” for fatter sluts? Without a Mister Big or that pesky romance. HBO: its not TV, its Porn.

    Joshua Sinistar

    February 18, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    • Sex and the City is practically wholesome by comparison. It’s also a more upbeat and better written show, partly due to its start in the idyllic late ’90s.

      Dave Pinsen

      February 19, 2017 at 3:50 am

  2. I haven’t written about this show in a long time.

    Why break the habit?

    First a Star Wars binge and now Girls. What triggered this?

    The intensity of the nerd tendencies is overwhelming.

    But this is like Trump trying to draw out the leakers. The nerds will really come out of the woodwork to post on your blog.

    It’s like you put out a nerd mating call.

    Rifleman

    February 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm

  3. This show is still going on?

    Lena Dunham is mentally ill and unattractive on the whole, but the reality is she has a pretty face. I’m sorry, her face is cute. It just is.

    Is Jessa still hot? And how the Hell did she end up with Adam?

    How did Marnie end up with Ray? I know they slept together once but I thought she didn’t want to be with him because he is a beta, Jewish nerd. Who is Shoshana with?

    Supposedly the Trump rally in FL today was very successful. They are legitimately intimidated on NeoGaf.

    There were several purposes of the rally:
    1. To re-energize Trump
    2. To re-energize Trump’s supporters
    3. To remind the GOPe that Trump commands the loyalty of the base
    4. To intimidate the courts and show them that Trump has an army of Deplorables he can release on them should the courts attempt to block his agenda

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    • Supposedly the Trump rally in FL today was very successful. They are legitimately intimidated on NeoGaf.

      Rifleman

      February 18, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    • Ray isn’t Jewish – that came up in an episode.

      Dave Pinsen

      February 18, 2017 at 10:55 pm

  4. “She sees work as a place to show off her outfits and attend meetings rather than to do real work, but that’s a pretty accurate portrayal women in the workforce, I think.”

    Really? That hasn’t been my experience at all. It’s usually a bell curve type situation, much like IQ. The women are almost all competent, and the extremes are men. There are a couple of guys without whom the company would collapse, and some useless excuses for employees that complete a negative amount of work, given all they suck out of other people through their laziness, crappy attitude, and general incompetence.

    KM32

    February 18, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    • My experience of thirty plus years in a professional setting dominated by people with professional degrees is that 20% of the people do 80% of the work and that 20% are usually men. The women engage in two exercises repeatedly: 1) always take the path of least resistance even if it is the path certain to cause greater problems in the long run; 2) plan the quality of your output not to the demands of the situation but to your desire to get home in the evening and do something else; and 3) for the really tough work find a talented guy to carry the load.

      Having said that, it is often low performance/ high ego men who present the greatest workplace problems by bringing down workplace productivity. Here’s the spectrum:

      1) low ego/high performance (best)
      2) high ego/ high performance
      3) low ego/ low performance
      4) high ego/ low performance (disaster)

      I’ve worked with a couple of 4s (nepotism hires) and they were disasters. They made work for everyone else.

      Curle

      February 19, 2017 at 9:08 am

      • The workplace will go into the bedroom with evolving technology. You would only be dealing with work psychos on the computer screen.

        Sociopaths are mostly found in VT Parasite work.

        JS

        February 19, 2017 at 10:16 am

      • There are a lot of competent and conscientious women employees. But work just isn’t their priority the way it is for some men. For some men, their career is how they measure their self worth and self esteem. No woman measures herself by her work. It’s HBD.

        destructure

        February 19, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    • I have to admit that the explosion of women in the workplace seems to be correlated with a similar growth of meetings and busywork.

      The cause and effect could go the other way than what it seems. As jobs increasingly become make work jobs, organizations have fewer problems hiring women to do them.

      Ed

      February 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

    • I agree with KM32. Women are generally competent and conscientious. Men often can’t be trusted, younger ambitious men will happily take other men down. I see a lot of consulting and I-banking where a male authority figure surrounds himself with mostly female staffers. And not to get into their pants, but because he can trust them, and knows they won’t overshadow him. Outside the US the situation gets even more extreme. In places like Russia and Iran you can only trust female employees as a rule, especially as a foreigner. Men will lie and try to take advantage of you.

      Peter Akuleyev

      February 20, 2017 at 9:42 am

  5. Why are you watching this terrible show?

    Hermes

    February 18, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    • A commenter asked me about it.

      What show do you recommend that I watch?

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      • Watch Chef’s Table on Netflix. It is a very interesting show.

        Two in the Bush

        February 18, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      • The Shield.

        There is a lot in it related to your blogging, and it is really well done besides.

        jjbees

        February 18, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      • Love and Friendship (Stillman’s take on exploitation of high-SMV value in Jane Austen’s world)… Helmet for my Pillow and With the Old Breed (a.k.a., the Pacific, a 10 hour series on the Pacific War, on which proud little Roddenberry based much of his world-view)… the films of Ford or Boetticher or Tourneur. (Ford did lots of funny and exciting Westerns, Boetticher was more of a guy like a typical Lion commenter – what is the world like?…has it ever been different?… Tourneur did Cat People and lots of other great movies.).. BInge viewing is a bad idea – there has never been a connection between the sort of person who knows what is worth listening to and watching and the sort of people who are willing to finance a binge-worthy expanse of shows based on that person’s view of the world. That being said, season 5 and 6 of Lost were pretty good, particularly where the people who used to be stuck on the island realized that they understood life on the mainland and could help others with that knowledge. 20 years from now when someone sponsors a TV series based on the works of Gene Wolfe or Christina Rossetti or someone of that caliber, people will say – that reminds me of Lost. As for me, listening to the Mozart concertos from the Ninth on to the end is a pretty good approximation of what binge watching would be in a world where there were many shows that were worth watching at the binge watching level. This is not that world. Anyway, “The Word at War” narrated by Olivier, “Civilization”, narrated by Kenneth Clarke, and “To Serve Them All My Days” are pretty good BBC products, and “Kristen Lavrandsatter” is a work of genius even beyond Ingmar Berman’s best dreams. Every episode of Are You Being Served and the Odd Couple had interesting moments. Robert Donat and Gail Russell never appeared in a bad movie, and several other actresses – Audrey Hepburn, Donna Reed, and Loretta Young – are always worth watching. Also ——————————————————————————
        The Stooges, up until the death of poor old Curlie, are worth watching in their entirety. WC Fields and John Wayne merit, each, watching 20 or more titles. Picard and Troi were good actors. Shatner was a great Alyosha in the Brothers Karamazov. That being said, acting is a waste of time for everyone who has better things to do!

        howitzer daniel

        February 18, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      • Billions on Showtime is good.

        Dave Pinsen

        February 18, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      • None, obviously. Trash the idiot box already.

        Yakov

        February 18, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      • I wasn’t saying there was another show you should be watching. But I thought this show was for liberal women and gay men. I’d rather play video games.

        Hermes

        February 19, 2017 at 12:37 am

      • Jessica Jones – Netflix. Kind of cool premise about a guy who controls other people’s minds. Kristen Ritter is easy to watch for one hour.
        The Sopranos. Sure, most people have seen it but lots of HBD style stuff there, especially the powerful pull of the ethnic in-group, etc.
        Party Down – Netflix. Good comedy. Believable flirtatious banter (as opposed to most shows). Funny unpleasant nerd guy. Cute actress (Lizzy Caplan) who displays a reasonable range of interesting female behaviors from coquette to snarky bitch to sulking to indecisive. Almost the full range of emotions for the kind of female many men (I’d bet) on this site fall for.

        Curle

        February 19, 2017 at 9:18 am

      • “Kristen Ritter is easy to watch for one hour.”

        Is she related to John Ritter from Three’s Company?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 19, 2017 at 9:24 am

      • “Kristen Ritter is easy to watch for one hour.”

        Is she related to John Ritter from Three’s Company?

        No, not according to Wiki.

        Curle

        February 19, 2017 at 9:56 am

      • Wow! Except she’s a little too skinny.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 19, 2017 at 10:39 am

      • You will probably say this is very prole, but Ashton Kutcher’s Netflix series The Ranch is very good, very masculine.

        jew613

        February 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      • John Ritter’s son Josh was on Girls. Dated Shoshanah.

        Dave Pinsen

        February 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      • Kristen Ritter had a good role in “Breaking Bad”. Yes, she is appealing.

        Daniel

        February 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      • howitzer daniel — The Pacific was really good. Maybe the best war movie/miniseries I’ve seen. I’ll probably watch it again.

        destructure

        February 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      • NYPD BLUE is a truly reactionary show after season one and it surrenders in the last season. Also any of the white rage shows about white sociopaths doing what you all dont dare.

        Colleen Pater

        February 19, 2017 at 10:39 pm

  6. I have to wonder who watches this stuff? Women are all about romance, but romance novels are nothing but tough guys who rape them. Harlequin is just one of the rape porn pirate/scoundrel fiction houses. This shit isn’t even close. These bitches are desperate, and their guys are lame. Seeing the Dunham Horror masturbating on the can? Ewwww.
    Make no mistake. These wimmens be all about respect and equality when they talk, but those romance novels are just rape porn with tough guys. They have Fabio in a fluffy shirt, but its rape, love, rape, love, jealousy, more rape and then love.
    Its 50 shades of grey without the Twilight dialogue and strong female character. More like Story of O, submission, surrender, he’s so bad, and I hate myself for loving you. Hollywood has a nasty habit of not knowing their target audiences.

    Joshua Sinistar

    February 18, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    • It’s occasionally funny. Lena Dunham physical comedy at the surf camp was funny. There was also an Lol moment last season when Marnie’s man yells about a little shelf he built to hold his Ray Bradbury collection.

      Dave Pinsen

      February 19, 2017 at 3:53 am

      • When the show first started, Dunham was briefly a heroine of the now-dead cuck wing of the Republican party, because she was criticized for the show being too white. Remember that?

        The psychology of the National Review is endlessly fascinating. It’s very “the enemy of my enemy….”

        When Lena came out as a rabid feminist, this was quietly dropped.

        I think rabid feminism also killed her humor abilities. Yiannapolos pointed out in his interview w/Maher (which I haven’t watched) that Schumer & Silverman were funny before they “contracted feminism”. I think he has a point. Feminism is a funny killer.

        gothamette

        February 19, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      • I quit subscribing and reading the National Review not long after they removed John O’Sullivan as editor and writers like Peter Brimelow were cashiered in favor of boring nonentities like Jonah Goldberg. This rag even gave horrible writer Jennifer Rubin her start. I still laugh that a former Op page editor begged Bezos to get rid of her, noting how bad and irrelevant her writing was. http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/08/ex-washington-post-ombudsman-fire-jennifer-rubin-170603. Remember, Rubin was passed off as a ‘conservative’ opinion writer.

        Curle

        February 19, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    • …but romance novels are nothing but tough guys who rape them. Harlequin is just one of the rape porn pirate/scoundrel fiction houses.

      And how do you know this?

      The problem I have with the sexually insecure white boy type analyzing women is that you guys ALWAYS portray women as wanting to be raped by alpha male/badboy/black guy/rough guy who is nothing like YOU.

      It never fails.

      Reddit has sites where people discuss this creepy white guy type. It’s some self serving rationale for their own sexual inadequacy. They see themselves as too nice, too good and so women hate, hate hate them.

      Le sigh!!!!!

      There is a near legendary poster out there named “Whiskey” who is the classic version of this sickness.

      Rifleman

      February 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      • Yeah OK. Because tough guys with aggressive attitudes and big strong muscles don’t appeal to women at all? Do they want a guy that cries? A sensitive soul who can talk to her and just be friends with? You must be joking. Who do you see going to 50 shades of grey? Is it weird White guys? Or women? It was written by a woman.

        Joshua Sinistar

        February 19, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      • Rifleman — In spite of your masculine handle, I’ve long suspected you were a woman because of comments like that.

        Regardless, no one has to read romance novels to know that women being dominated by men is a recurring theme. It’s common knowledge Just as it’s common knowledge that a MAJORITY of women have rape fantasies. They admit it themselves in surveys. Similarly, every man has noticed that cocky jerks do better with women than nice guys. Of course women deny it. But men aren’t blind.

        It’s simple HBD psychology and Game101. Women are genetically programmed to prefer strong men to weak men. Cockiness is seen as a sign of strength while nice is perceived as weak. The first thing a guy has to do to improve his appeal to women is stop being too nice. My prospects improved dramatically after I stopped. This isn’t just dating advice either. I’ve been married for years and found it works in marriage as well as with female acquaintances. Don’t get me wrong. I’m polite to women but not nice. They don’t respect it.

        destructure

        February 19, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      • being one of those guys I can attest its fairly accurate you wouldnt believe the things Ive done to women, that said if youre not an alpha whining is not not going to work, guys like heartiste are a fairly decent way to learn if a bit ridiculous at times.

        Colleen Pater

        February 19, 2017 at 10:45 pm

  7. “her unshaved pubic region”

    I’m in love.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    February 18, 2017 at 9:21 pm

  8. I liked the Japan scenes too, but Shoshanna is annoying. Ray and Adam are the only interesting characters.

    Toxic negativity and sarcasm sounds a little like this blog + comments. The Pakistani actor was also in HBO’s The Night Of, in which he had another implausible hookup.

    Dave Pinsen

    February 18, 2017 at 10:06 pm

  9. Dunham’s schtick is that Hanna is the uber Manic Pixie Dream Girl who, despite her repulsiveness (even because of it maybe) has little trouble landing dudes, even alphas. I suspect that Dunham believes this about herself. Why does she think this? She is seriously deranged.

    Whenever she can, she makes herself appear as ridiculous and unpleasant as possible: waddling around in heels, stooped shoulder, awkward gait, in short skirts, carrying herself like she is holding a quart of gas in her lower intestines. This is by intent. It’s all bizarre.

    I agree with you that Shoshana (the baby of the group) is the least repulsive of the cast, but the men are as unpleasant as the women. Ray is just a talky, nervous, neurotic latter day Woody Allen, except he is not funny at all. And Adam Driver is just too weird looking to ever be in front of a camera. Actors and Actresses, except in garish makeup for a horror film, should have pleasant miens. Driver is repulsive.

    But you are doing a service brining to mind this show, and and pointing out how it fits in with the Democratic party/left liberal worldview. Milo indicated this out the another night on Bill Maher’s show. He called the Democrats “the party of Lena Dunham”, “mental, hideous people.” And it’s true.

    Daniel

    February 18, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    • Adam Driver is just too weird looking to ever be in front of a camera. Actors and Actresses, except in garish makeup for a horror film, should have pleasant miens. Driver is repulsive.

      I agree with this. Never seen the show but saw a clip with him and some photos and the guy isn’t just ugly – your word…repulsive.

      Everything about Lena Dunham and her family seems gross, ugly and unworthy of attention.

      Milo indicated this out the another night on Bill Maher’s show. He called the Democrats “the party of Lena Dunham”, “mental, hideous people.” And it’s true.

      Good to tag the Democrats this way. Add Michael Moore. Then add swarms of Somalis and Mexican illegals, etc.

      Rifleman

      February 19, 2017 at 12:52 am

    • That’s not quite Hannah’s schtick. Steve Sailer put it well when he said Hannah is Lena minus 10 IQ points. She’s not like Carrie in SATC, going from one hunk to another; Hannah’s men are usually flawed (gay, in the case of her college ex; crazy in the case of Adam) or out of her league as LTR material (the doctor, the surf instructor).

      Adam Driver has a coiled spring intensity which is why he’s the most successful of the actors on the show.

      Dave Pinsen

      February 19, 2017 at 4:01 am

  10. Sopranos, Seinfeld, Game of Thones. . .anything except going over star drek and fat girls.

    fakeemail

    February 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

  11. “She sees work as a place to show off her outfits and attend meetings rather than to do real work, but that’s a pretty accurate portrayal women in the workforce, I think.”

    Wicked.

    “For inexplicable reasons, the super-cool Pakistani-looking surfing instructor takes a liking to her. Now that doesn’t make sense. Surely the super-cool Pakistani-looking surfing instructor has been laid by many girls, every single one of them better looking than Hannah. I don’t see what Hannah possibly has to offer him. Not only does she look horrible, her personality is even worse than her looks. She’s just a cesspool of toxic negativity and sarcasm.

    Everything seems to be going well, with the Pakistani guy imparting his positive easy-going athletic non-intellectual vibe onto Hannah, but then in the morning (after a night of passionate love-making) he mentions that his girlfriend is coming to visit later in the week.”

    The reason is that he is a Muslim.

    He practising Taqiya by pretending to be a Bobo in order to first seduce (score!), then enslave a confused, fat, and lonely white girl.

    He’s a polygamist, that’s why he mentions that his girlfriend (who is really his 14 year old cousin – who is actually his wife – from Pakistan is coming to visit later in the week. His other two wives are back in the Swat valley, waiting for him to return after his sexual Jihad sojourn in U.S.A.

    The game is to look for young, confused, often poor girls – though in this case his taste is for Bobo bitches.

    Next move in the game is to shower the “randi” (slag/slut) with charm and attention; then, you get them hooked on the heroin; then, you pass them around all your pals; then, you pimp them out to the rest of Pakistani community – pumped and dumped, passed around the country like parcels.

    Da Paks are Da players all right.

    True.

    darkreformation101

    February 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

    • Lol are you British?

      Kaz

      February 19, 2017 at 3:16 am

    • “… then, you pimp them out to the rest of Pakistani community – pumped and dumped, passed around the country like parcels.”

      This sounds like a great series finale if Hannah ends up either converting to Islam and move to Pakistan or is kidnapped there.”

      Mike Street Station

      February 19, 2017 at 9:06 am

  12. Have you been following the Kim Jong Nam assassination? Who says east asians lack creativity?

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/17/asia/kim-jong-nam-murder-suspect-gag-show/

    Magnavox

    February 19, 2017 at 12:09 am

    • Idiots say that East Asians lack creativity.

      Japanese pop culture is a geyser of creativity. Hollywood steals from it shamelessly.

      gothamette

      February 19, 2017 at 1:20 pm

  13. I’ve never watched the show, but the Pakistani guy is just sport fucking her. Whatever back story is going on in his life, it’s just a way for him to achieve orgasms by a partner easily; the true alpha male is constantly casually sexing women. Why a loathsome specimen like Lena Dunham? He’s had a head cold, or is busy at work, or distracted by something, so he’s not putting A-effort into his orgasm recruitment.

    Paul Rise

    February 19, 2017 at 12:09 am

  14. Always enjoy the Girls reviews. I appreciate the perspectives that you bring to the show.

    Back in Season 1, I recall one of your theses was that the show featured subtle alt right themes. (I.e. the bf guy secretly being Alpha.) Great stuff. I hope you consider doing more Girls write ups.

    Anonymous Bro

    February 19, 2017 at 12:33 am

    • This is what I’m referring to about Lena being a conservative heroine. She was never anything of the sort. Conservatives have a reflexive cultural cringe, where they react with doglike gratitude to anything that might be slightly sympathetic to conservative norms. I truly despise this.

      gothamette

      February 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      • Conservatives have a reflexive cultural cringe, where they react with doglike gratitude to anything that might be slightly sympathetic to conservative norms. I truly despise this.

        White Conservatives do this with blacks as well.

        Anybody black who is mildly conservative or at least critical of the cultural left cult becomes a hero to White conservatives. That is until they get shocked with the truth.

        It’s a pathetic need for approval among a breed of “white males”.

        They are often self identified as “constitutional conservatives”, “muh conservative values”, ” pro guns, pro god, muh Isrul, pro life”, “husband, father, sports team fan”.

        They are the classic beta male, “cuck conservative”.

        It’s in their DNA!

        Rifleman

        February 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      • “Anybody black who is mildly conservative or at least critical of the cultural left cult becomes a hero to White conservatives. That is until they get shocked with the truth.”

        They’re not real conservatives but fakes. They’re the very definition of a cuckservative. Lest one misunderstand the term, “cuckservative” isn’t calling a conservative a “cuck”. It’s calling out the cucks for not being real conservatives in the first place..

        “It’s a pathetic need for approval among a breed of “white males”.”

        That’s why they’re cucks.

        They are often self identified as “constitutional conservatives”, “muh conservative values”, ” pro guns, pro god, muh Isrul, pro life”, “husband, father, sports team fan”.

        I can’t stand the people who go on about “constitutional conservatism”. They treat it like some paper idol. I don’t really have anything against the constitution I suppose. But my loyalty is the the NATION not a piece of paper. If it ever got in the way of our nation’s interests I’d burn the sob and piss on the ashes. And any constitution conservative who got in the way would be hanged upside down and skinned alive.

        And what have you got against God, guns and values? Or fathers and husbands? You’ve lost the plot.

        destructure

        February 19, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      • Blacks are natural conservatives, but the power of the MSM + black churches are telling them to vote Democratic and hate whitey.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 19, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      • “Blacks are natural conservatives”

        Gotta disagree. According to Curle’s Theorem of Conservatism the single most important indicator of voting R vs. D is the number and frequency of relatives calling and asking you for money. The higher the number and frequency the more committed you will be to whichever party distributes money from someone, anyone to your deadbeat relatives and friends thus getting them off your back. Since Blacks have more deadbeat relatives and friends than any other group and given that the Ds are the ones distributing the money, and given that this arrangement isn’t going to change anytime soon, the Ds will have the Blacks locked up for the indefinite future regardless of what happens to Black churches or the MSM.

        Curle

        February 20, 2017 at 12:14 am

      • “Blacks are natural conservatives”

        No, they are natural tribalists, partly because tribalism is perfectly natural, but also because of the one-drop rule. Anyone who doesn’t know what the one drop rule is should look it up.

        The one drop rule works almost by osmosis. You know the phrase, “once you go black, you never go back”? Supposedly this is a sly tribute to greater black sexuality, sensitivity and all around greatness. The truth is, once you go black, you can’t go back. So blacks turned the bad hand into a winning one.

        They may not make great scientists, Hidden Figures notwithstanding*, but I’ve always thought blacks were pretty clever politically. They are more than the sum of their parts.

        *THAT’S A JOKE!!!

        gothamette

        February 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      • They’re not real conservatives but fakes. They’re the very definition of a cuckservative. Lest one misunderstand the term, “cuckservative” isn’t calling a conservative a “cuck”. It’s calling out the cucks for not being real conservatives in the first place..

        “It’s a pathetic need for approval among a breed of “white males”.”

        That’s why they’re cucks.

        And what have you got against God, guns and values? Or fathers and husbands? You’ve lost the plot.

        No true Scotsman

        Rifleman

        February 20, 2017 at 5:17 pm

  15. Lion: check out the Showtime series “Brotherhood”. You will definitely like it and it deals heavily with ethnic prole culture and FDR style Democrats. Brotherhood is actually what got me interested in immigration.

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 19, 2017 at 5:44 am

  16. What show should Lion watch?

    Someone above mentioned the Tony Randall “Odd Couple,” and I second the motion. The jokes are funny, the actors are all likable (well, maybe not Penny Marshall), and the show provides a window on a different culture and a different New York. For example, there is an episode in which Felix and Oscar oppose affirmative action.

    Gozo

    February 19, 2017 at 9:30 am

    • What show should Lion watch?

      Someone above mentioned the Tony Randall “Odd Couple,”

      Great show. Creator Gary Marshall died a little while ago.

      Along with the Odd Couple, there are classics – I Love Lucy, Dick Van Dyke Show, All in the Family, Taxi.

      I don’t watch new TV but Curb Your Enthusiasm and Portlandia were pretty creative and funny. Some hit or miss.

      Lion is into nerdy stuff. And shows aimed at 20 something girls.

      Rifleman

      February 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      • With wrong with shows aimed at 20-something girls?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      • “Taxi” is another good show that shows an earlier NYC, and it is full of examples of how different class and ethnic groups are perceived.

        “I Love Lucy” is very fun and very funny, but I don’t know if much is going on in the show that Lion could talk about.

        Gozo

        February 19, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      • “I Love Lucy” That’s a show that my grandparents liked.

        Like The Odd Couple, it shows a white middle-class New York City which no longer exists.

        The Odd Couple is only available on Hulu.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 19, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      • “shows a white middle-class New York City which no longer exists.”

        No kidding. I watch ‘That Girl’ sometimes with a sense of loss. Even watching something as recent as Pretty in Pink, where virtually all (all?) of the characters in the LA public high school are white and the big social message is that rich kids shouldn’t be mean to poor kids.

        Curle

        February 20, 2017 at 12:27 am

    • Man that’s from the 1970s. That’s way back in time there. With Barney Miller, The Original Muppet Show and others. But is that something for Netflix? That seems more like complete DVD set.

      Joshua Sinistar

      February 19, 2017 at 7:25 pm

  17. Good episode and review.

    Ray is Greek on the show.

    The surfer has a French first name and is from Detroit. That would make him Syrian or Lebanese IRL.

    I agree that Hannah is a dumber and more crazy version of Lena.

    Other than the general location and the sex, the show is nothing like SATC. No narration, no fantasy elements (dirty apartments everywhere), no product placement, better writing, and more sexual realism.

    Lot

    February 19, 2017 at 10:02 am

  18. The liberals on NeoGaf don’t want blacks in their neighborhoods, but not because of racism of course, just property values: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1345528

    To their credit, some of the Gaf true believers are calling the “muh property values” faction out on their hypocrisy. On Gaffer suggests putting section 8s in every white neighborhood so that there is nowhere to white flight too. Hello to the Republicans getting 90% of the white vote!

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 19, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    • “One Gaffer suggests putting section 8s in every white neighborhood so that there is nowhere to white flight too.”

      That would indeed be fair, and prevent white flight because there’d be nowhere to flee to.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      • I don’t think there’s anything fair about the government targeting certain neighborhoods and communities because of their race.

        destructure

        February 20, 2017 at 9:58 am

  19. Whiskey may be a whackadoodle, but I’d sure as hell rather have a beer with him than with chest-beating, one note old man Riflefag. I’ve never seen he/she/it say anything remotely intelligent or interesting.

    Fact Checker

    February 20, 2017 at 4:07 am

    • Rifleman is awesome

      Otis the Sweaty

      February 20, 2017 at 5:08 pm

  20. So, Lion, what is your opinion of the pubic hair question? Should women shave? Why or why not?

    Francis

    February 20, 2017 at 4:21 am

    • Lena Dunham’s Hannah character has a defense of an unshaved pubic region in the episode.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 20, 2017 at 8:16 am

      • The Lion maintains a policy of deliberate ambiguity on this divisive question.

        Francis

        February 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm


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