Please tell me a time when in my lifetime when it was not considered politically correct to criticize Christians in the U.S.? Please name the comedian who makes a living belittling atheists? Or even has that as a significant part of their routine?
I think comedians' acts support the exact opposite point from the one you're trying to make, since a lot of comedy is about reversals of expectations. Comedians don't hate on atheists (or, to some extent, women, minorities [unless they're a member of that minority], poor people, the physically/mentally challenged, etc.) because it's not very funny. It's not that it's too un-PC, but these groups get belittled all the time in real life (it's pervasive throughout our society), and it's just not that funny to see a comedian do the same thing.
For example, it's widely accepted as funny, across many disparate cultures, to see a man lose a game or a fight to a woman, or to see a man dressed as a woman, because it's a reversal of what you'd normally expect -- a man "lowered" to an inferior status, that of a woman. However, it's not very funny to see a man beat a woman in a fight or win a game against a woman, generally. Does this mean that society is biased toward women, since comedies tend to show them with the upper hand? Of course not, it shows the exact opposite, since it's funny when the woman has the upper hand.
Note: this is all hastily written and full of generalizations. I'm not stating anything about what you or I personally find funny, but more society-wide observations. Also, I realize we were talking about christians/atheists; the male/female divide is more obvious and widespread, so it's easier to point out examples, but similar phenomena exist in both places.
I don't think it matters. The movie butchered so many comic book back stories...
Ha! Good one!
that it was incredibly painful to watch even after "the paint was applied."
I wouldn't call it a Ferrari either. Maybe a Pinto without a paint job.
...wait, were you serious? It seems silly to pretend that the last 15 retcons or complete rewrites were okay, but this one is a step too far! I haven't seen the movie in question and have no reason to believe it's not horrible, but to borrow from James Nicoll, the problem with defending the purity of Marvel back stories is that Marvel back stories about as pure as a cribhouse whore.
Are you serious? I didn't get too far in college, but to get a BS in 4 years, you needed to do 13-15 hours a semester. Are masters degrees really that easy?
Grad-level classes are typically fewer credits but more work than undergrad classes, and you're expected to do a whole lot more on your own outside of class. You can't directly compare an undergrad "credit" with a grad "credit".
A superior Coca Cola made with sugar instead of corn syrup [...]
(Just as a sidenote) It depends how you mean "superior", but this sheds some interesting light on the matter:
Those folks who prefer Mexican Coke (like myself), really just like the idea of Mexican Coke—whether it's because they think real sugar is tastier/healthier than corn syrup, whether it's because Mexican Coke is more expensive and harder to find, thus more valuable, whether it's because of its exoticism, whatever the reason—strip away the Mexicanness of it, and suddenly it's a lot less appealing.
Vancouver (/væn.kuvr/) is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada.
I looked up tardulent. No one seems to know what it means. Typo?
Try starting here and adding suffixes à la "fraudulent".
That raises a very good point. If I purchase something from a 7-11, I pay the sales tax of the seller's place of business, regardless of where I am from.
What you are proposing is that the 7-11 should determine where I am from, and charge me the appropriate sales tax from wherever I live.
No, the 7-11 charges you the tax based on where both you and the seller are physically located. The problem is that the sales tax laws were written based on the assumption that the seller and the buyer are in the same location, so you just charge tax based on the laws in that location. The laws fall apart when the buyer and seller are under different jurisdictions -- do you charge based on the location of the seller or the buyer? There's no satisfying option, so the answer is... neither, apparently. Online retailers shipping to other states just sorta slip through the cracks, and the states try to make up for that with use tax.
Btw, is there anyone who actually keeps track of all the use tax they owe?
Maybe someone read a scroll of genocide, thinking it was some recipe?
Or maybe they thought it was a cursed scroll of genocide, which would merely send in a few instances of the race in question -- "reverse genocide", as it were
Statistics means never having to say you're certain.