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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1301 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:17 am

Why does he think Asperger's entails solipsism though

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#1302 Post by Dead or Deader » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:23 am

Big Ben wrote:Oh and he's on Twitter too. It's a one hundred and forty character goldmine of awful.
Who could forget about this gem of a piece!

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#1303 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:26 am

matrixschmatrix wrote:Why does he think Asperger's entails solipsism though
Because he has no real idea what it is. He's using it as a by-word for stereotypes about millennials being self-involved, disaffected, and overwhelmingly motivated by nerd interests.

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#1304 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:56 am

Haha, that is some brilliant understatement of Paul Simon's career though.

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#1305 Post by Gregory » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:35 pm

National Review already fixed it but in his review of Okja, he was making some clumsy point about millennials being indoctrinated against capitalism by cartoons. His go-to example of this was Finding Nemo but he referred to the character as "Elmo the cartoon fish."
Millennials may not remember Lassie, Bambi, or Old Yeller, but their fond memories of, say, Elmo the cartoon fish predispose them to this sentimental provocation about a helpless animal endangered by the very capitalists who engineered him in the first place. (Children don’t perceive irony, but childish adults do.)
Yeah, "childish adults perceive irony"? #-o

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#1306 Post by tenia » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:26 pm

At some point, I think he's just trying to become an exemple in the definition of "Troll".
Troll : m. name. See : Armond White.


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#1308 Post by Big Ben » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:37 pm

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Amusing that he calls Nolan apolitical when it is a documented fact that he contributed to Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

Also from what I've seen of Nolan nihilistic isn't correct either.

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#1309 Post by tenia » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:35 pm

He's like a compass always pointing the south.

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#1310 Post by bottled spider » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:00 pm

Life's short, and there are some words I just won't read past anymore, such as "fanboy".

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#1311 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:08 pm

At this point, if he wants to retain his "shock," he needs to start praising things everyone else likes

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#1312 Post by Michael Kerpan » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:28 pm

tenia wrote:He's like a compass always pointing the south.
Except when he's actually _facing_ south.

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#1313 Post by Rayon Vert » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:02 am

And Metropolis is from 1927, not '25.


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#1315 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:41 pm

It's for the National Review. The guy knows his audience.

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#1316 Post by JabbaTheSlut » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:15 pm

What the hell is wrong with the people?

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#1317 Post by Dead or Deader » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:39 pm

Armond has defended James Toback against the "Lynch-mobbers," calling him one of the most honest directors in America. Forget his banal schtick for just a second, White is defending a serial rapist/harasser who's called out against repeated offenders as being "cocksuckers" or "cunts". He's truly sunken to a new low with this defense.

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#1318 Post by Big Ben » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:44 pm

He did it when the allegations first came to light too. He published an old interview in defense of him. Why Armond thought this somehow absolved Toback of guilt is beyond me. White's Twitter feed is a WILD ride if you're curious.

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#1319 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:41 pm

It's a bit fascinating to see what Armond White used to be like as a writer and what he's become. I imagine this Elvis Costello-loving critic is the same Armond White. And according to Greil Marcus, when Paul Simon's boycott-breaking Graceland was released, "Armond White wrote at the time—not an exact quote—“'Paul Simon had the right to say anything he wanted to say about South Africa on Graceland except what he did say: nothing.'”

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#1320 Post by gcgiles1dollarbin » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:53 pm

Isn't this review the second time he has invoked My Man Godfrey as owing its sparkling wit to "a psychological framework of personal responsibility"? Because that's the only reason I watch it: to encourage my bootstrap-lifting.

EDIT: Sorry, old news. I probably read this in October.

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#1321 Post by Perkins Cobb » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:14 pm

New lows might seem difficult for Armond these days, but he's presently getting ratioed for a "crisis actor" tweet on the Parkland shooting.

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#1322 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:44 pm

What does ratioed mean? It is fucking sickening that some loonies are calling the survivors of this tragedy "crisis actors" and on top of that, it's an implied insult to teenagers-- I've worked with teens for years and guess what? They're bright, not stupid, care about things, and know how to use social media. It is unsurprising in the least that some of these kids have gained public traction in the wake of the shooting

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#1323 Post by jbeall » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:07 pm

domino harvey wrote:What does ratioed mean? It is fucking sickening that some loonies are calling the survivors of this tragedy "crisis actors" and on top of that, it's an implied insult to teenagers-- I've worked with teens for years and guess what? They're bright, not stupid, care about things, and know how to use social media. It is unsurprising in the least that some of these kids have gained public traction in the wake of the shooting
This X10. (Thank you.)

I have no further comment on the troll employed by the National Review who's apparently getting paid to regurgitate talking points from Russian bots. How very contrarian.

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#1324 Post by knives » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:44 pm


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#1325 Post by MongooseCmr » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:22 pm

I guess this confirms once and for all that Armand isn’t just an individualist/contrarian or doing criticism as performance art, but really is a delusional lunatic. I never considered him as a conspiracy theorist but it makes too much sense now.

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