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  • Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are giving off some serious 'Hunger Games' vibes at the Olympics

    02/10/2018 5:39:46 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 9, 2018 | Nicole Gallucci
    The 2018 Winter Olympics have arrived and the spotlight isn't only on the athletes. The world is keeping a close eye on the skills, performance, and fashion of announcers, too, and on day one of competitions when people wanted a hot new Olympics meme Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski volunteered as tribute. The professional figured skaters showed up looking like announcers for The Hunger Games and Twitter was shook. The two got their hair did and busted out their best maroon sequins numbers for the big night. It was straight up Caesar Flickerman and Effie Trinket in that arena. Josh...
  • Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better

    11/12/2017 9:54:03 AM PST · by Baynative · 123 replies
    World Economic Forum ^ | 11/11/16 | Ida Auken
    Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city - or should I say, "our city". I don't own anything. I don't own a car. I don't own a house. I don't own any appliances or any clothes. It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service. We have access to transportation, accommodation, food and all the things we need in our daily lives. One by one all these things became free, so it ended up not making sense for us to own...
  • The "Hunger Games" are Happening in the US, and Donald Trump is the Mockingjay (Vanity)

    08/03/2017 2:53:16 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 6 replies
    Vanity | August 3, 2017 | Ednamode
    Everyday it seems more and more like the events of the Hunger Games are playing out in Washington DC. The "Capitol" (Deep State/Globalists/Liberal Elites) led by President Snow (Obama) thought they had the districts (Red States/Trump Supporters) under control, while the ruling elite lived the life of luxury. Those in the "districts" (everyone outside of the liberal establishment) were forced to suffer the disastrous policies from the Obama administration, including Obamacare. Meanwhile, President Alma Coin (Hillary Clinton), who was destined to succeed Snow was shockingly defeated by an outsider, Katniss Everdeen (Donald Trump). Trump, the Mockinjay, leading the Rebellion (Red...
  • YA dystopias teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority

    08/01/2017 6:45:22 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    A "progressive parent" friend of mine was recently expressing enthusiasm over the fact that his children had taken to reading Young Adult dystopian novels. They were dying to see the new feature film adaptation of the book The Giver (see Sarah Palin's review, here), after having ploughed through the quartet of bestselling books by Lois Lowry. They had absorbed the blockbuster film adaptations of Divergent and The Hunger Games and had hungrily consumed the associated merchandise . They'd also made hundreds of new friends from all over the world who "shared" the same passion for dystopian teen icons Katniss, Tris...
  • The Left Finally Admits 'The Hunger Games' Is About D.C.

    11/30/2016 5:27:21 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | November 29,2016 | John Tamny
    It wasn't too long ago that the novel The Hunger Games was all the rage, along with its bestselling sequels, films based on the novels, etc. As one might expect, left and right showed up on television and in op-ed pages with voluminous commentary about how Suzanne Collins's tales were either about the soul-crushing cruelty of big government, or big business's exploitation of the little guy. Readers can imagine which side of the debate right and left were on. The corrupt and hateful capital city in the novel was the epicenter of government or capitalism depending on one's ideology. The...
  • DNC Fashion: Hillary Clinton looked presidential in an all-white pansuit

    07/29/2016 3:08:22 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 138 replies ^ | 07/28/2016 | Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
    Hillary Clinton took the Democratic National Convention stage in a crisp, white and well-fitted pantsuit. Her perfect Florence Henderson hair was freshly cut, frosted, styled and feathered. Her pearls sparkled. She seemed happy. She sounded excited. She appeared hopeful. And that was all reflected in her clothes. And most importantly, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first woman nominated to vie for the position of America's commander in chief by a major political party, looked presidential.
  • The Hunger Games: A story of how big government is not your friend.

    11/25/2014 12:24:45 PM PST · by PlatiFIST
    Mark Meuser dot com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Mark Meuser
    This law is ridiculous and is already having unintended consequences. With all the confusing jargon (intentions) its hard to tell what the real consequences are. So to avoid this confusions the Lynden Pioneer Museum is removing all of the WWII era firearms from the museum and returning them to its owners. Still this is the other headache trying to get this returned under i-594 ruling.Read the rest here.
  • 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Renews Heated Political Debate

    11/21/2014 7:05:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies ^ | 6:12 PM PST 11/21/2014 | by Paul Bond
    ...., for example, John Nolte largely ignores politics in his review of Mockingjay - Part 1, until ending with: “For some reason this feels like the exact right time for a movie about a revolution against a lying, lawless president.” Likewise, Christian Toto at his conservative site, Hollywood In Toto, largely foregoes politics, though only after opening his review with: “The first two films could be seen as either big government on dictatorial steroids or an Occupy-style lament about the evils of inequality. The franchise's third film … doesn’t change that formula despite the addition of liberal screenwriter Danny...

    06/29/2014 12:24:56 PM PDT · by Bratch · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 27, 2014 | David Bossie
    This week, the trailer for the latest installment in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, was released. As I was watching this trailer, something really struck me: the themes touched on in this film are essentially the endgame of today’s American liberalism. An all-controlling Big Government that forces unity, prosperity; it’s government that calls on you to sacrifice for the greater good. I am not suggesting that today’s Democrat Party will lead us literally to the society depicted in the Hunger Games series, but there are some lessons we can learn when we watch these films based on the dystopian novels.
  • Father of Slain Victim Blames Son’s Death on NRA and Craven Politicians

    05/24/2014 9:51:51 PM PDT · by This Just In · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    In an emotional statement, the father of a victim of the mass murder in Isla Vista on Friday night addressed reporters Saturday and warned families that it can happen to them too. "Our family has a message for every parent out there: You don’t think it’ll happen to your child until it does.”
  • Exclusive: “Hunger Games” Killer’s Dad Sells Art Photos of Women’s Behinds

    05/25/2014 2:57:10 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 141 replies
    EXCLUSIVE While Santa Barbara killer “rotted in loneliness,” his father, Peter Rodger, was anything but unable to enjoy women. Peter Rodger isn’t just the second assistant director on “The Hunger Games.” He is also a photographer. His specialty? Women’s backsides. Arses, as it were. (He’s British.)
  • Alleged (UCSB) Gunman's Family Releases Statement Supporting Gun Control (Who saw that coming?)

    05/24/2014 7:21:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | May 24, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    <p>On May 24, the family of Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger released a statement through their attorney saying they are "against guns" and support gun control.</p>
  • Family Confirms UCSB Shooter Is Son of Hunger Games Asst. Director

    05/24/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 92 replies ^ | 5/24/14 | Matt Wilstein
    Reports have now confirmed that alleged UC Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger is the son of Peter Rodger, a filmmaker who worked as an assistant director on The Hunger Games. According to ABC News, Peter Rodger’s attorney, Alan Schifman, confirmed that the shooter
  • The Purge" Evil The Purge" (Evil Illuminati Mind Control Movie! REVIEW (2013) VIDEO

    02/12/2014 2:56:02 PM PST · by restornu · 4 replies
    TheScariestMovieEver ^ | Jun 11, 2013 | KJ
    The Purge" Evil The Purge" Evil Illuminati Mind Control Movie! (2013) REVIEW! Reviewed: The movie "The Purge" is about as "Illuminati" as you can get when it comes to it's message. Not to mention it's connection to the Georgia Guidestones (Illuminati's Ten Commandments). Check this out!PURGE DOES IT NOT BRIGN TO MIND KNOCK OUT GAME FEW MONTHS AGO? 3 Teens Killed Baseball Player, out of Bordom WWII vet beaten: 88-year-old killed by teens
  • Here's What Will Happen To 'Hunger Games' And Philip Seymour Hoffman's Other Unfinished Films

    02/03/2014 1:17:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/03/2014 | Aly Weisman
    Philip Seymour was found dead in his West Village apartment this weekend of an apparent drug overdose. As his Hollywood colleagues mourn the actor's loss, many are still left wondering what happens to Hoffman's many projects he had in the works. Hoffman had a fairly hefty role in "The Hunger Games" franchise, having just been introduced as game master Plutarch Heavensbee in November's super successful "Catching Fire," which earned nearly $860 million at the box office. At the time of his death, Hoffman was just finishing up shooting on "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," but Lionsgate says his...
  • Hunger Games and Climate Games

    12/15/2013 5:04:24 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    The Virginia Free Citizen ^ | 12/15/2013 | Charles Battig
    The school lunch program is a resounding success here in Albemarle County, Virginia. School kids are awash in food; no child is left behind in the new standards-of-lunch excesses.Schools are composting the 44 percent that schools throw away as a environmental initiative instead of not solving the problem of wasting food to begin with.The children are being indoctrinated in a scientifically meaningless ritual of minding their tiny carbon footprints. It does establish the State as the source of authority at a young age. Rather than the sensible question as to why schools were generating 126 tons of food waste and...
  • 3 Ways to Use The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to Teach Your Kids About the Real World

    12/15/2013 10:31:37 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/11/2013 | Rhonda Robinson
    It was my daughter who first noticed it. “You have a moral reason behind everything you do, Mom,” she said flatly. To this day, I’m not sure if that was an accusation or a compliment. Considering she was in her early 20s at the time, it could have gone either way. Until she made that statement, however, I never really thought of it like that. But she was right.
  • Hated Avatar, Liked Thor, thinking of seeing Catching Fire. (Very Violent?)

    11/30/2013 6:20:26 PM PST · by lee martell · 57 replies
    Nov 30 2013 | Lee Martell
    I rarely go to the theatre to see movies anymore, but I'm considering going to see Catching Fire. My curiosity got the best of me some years back with Avatar, you remember, the land of the Jolly Blue Giants who were more entitled to live on earth than earthlings. I think I lasted about 20 minutes, when I suddenly realized I didn't give a hoot who did what to whom. I felt that I could have predicted the rest of the film very easily. I left, walking upstream to the darkened back rows, passing by bug-eyed movie watchers, most refusing...
  • Catching Fire: my review

    11/30/2013 2:34:46 PM PST · by LS · 85 replies
    11/30/2013 | LS
    When I saw "The Hunger Games," I was sure there was a strong anti-government message that seemed closely related to our current situation in the USA. The newest episode in the trilogy, "Catching Fire," sharpens that message even further. Jennifer Lawrence is headed for a position as one of those generation-defining actresses, much the way Katherine Hepburn, Raquel Welch, and Meryl Streep were. I'm not talking acting talent, although it's pretty clear Jenny can act. I'm talking about the actress who most quickly comes to mind when you talk of the early 21st century. She delivers another excellent performance as...
  • Catching Fire – A Great Tool For Teaching

    11/29/2013 5:51:52 AM PST · by Bill Russell · 35 replies ^ | 11/29/2013 | William Russell
    This past week I took my kids to see the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire. While it is a violent series, I cannot think of a better movie or book series to open the door to moral and political discussions with our teen and preteen kids. For those unfamiliar with the Hunger Games, it is the story of a gladiatorial competition in a futuristic totalitarian regime, which requires each of 12 isolated districts to select a teenage boy and girl by lottery to fight to the death until only one “victor” survives. The story centers on...