What is it with those bloggers at Big
JournalismLies? Do they never ever leave their politics at home and have some damn fun? The answer to that question people, is they never fucking do not ever. Let’s take the example of Adam Baldwin, the actor from Firefly and Chuck etc, he came to Emerald City ComiCon this past weekend. Well guess what he also writes for BigLies. I was going to go over and chat with him and tell him how much we loved Chuck and his character, but then some stuff went down and he tried to turn ComiCon into Breitbart world.
So here we were at ComiCon, talking about the Trek series, BSG, Firefly, etc and so on. No one talks about anything other than that, one discussion I was in while we were waiting to meet George Takei was; who is less trust worthy Romulans or Vulcans? Obviously the answer is Romulans, but that was an actual point of discussion. LOL’s!!!
This year was unbelievable because we were subjected to the long reach of Breitbart world. Delivered by his angry band of blogging minions started an ideological battle at Emerald City ComiCon.
But it started out great. I got to meet Edward James Olmos and that was amazing and cool as hell. I also got to meet and shake hands with George Takei! Oh man, yes that was so cool, and of course the man who shows up to every Emerald City Comicon Wil Wheaton. If you don’t know who Wil Wheaton is, you probably never watched NextGen, Stand By Me. We were excited to see Wil Wheaton again.
It all began with this little youtube promo. Watch it and then continue reading.
That is funny, right?
Well guess who didn’t think it was funny. Adam Baldwin took offense and made the claim to his twitter army that Wheaton and Lawson were mocking the bible. I don’t see it, but whatever. Insert Breitbart trained outrage machine here —–> It churns in perpetual motion like a twisted victim chip that never leaves its collective shoulder, picking fights and then blaming the victim of their ire. I see what you’re doing Adam Baldwin. Every aspect of our lives must come down to picking ideological fights, then brushing it off by saying all publicity is good publicity and then threatening a defamation lawsuit even though you started the fight. You learned so well from your former boss, may he Rest in Peace.
I’d already known Baldwin wrote for BigLies prior the event. I’d looked him up on twitter and that day he was having a twitter war with Podhoretz over his (Baldwin’s) opposition to vaccinations. I shut his page down immediately, thinking I just didn’t really want to ruin his acting for me. You know everyone has a right to their own beliefs etc and so on. I’ll forget about it and just remember that I love the movies and television shows he’s been in, he’s funny and he definitely has enormous talent.
The personal swipes at another ComiCon guest, seemingly came out of nowhere. But rest assured whenever some famous person tweets, be they a blogger, actor or a politician, their followers often times jump in to either agree with the person they follow or to attack the target of the tweeters ire. So what I imagine happened is, suddenly Wheaton began to get idiot right-wing threats. Sometimes extremist followers on twitter take things way too far. All of this was really unnecessary, it was ComiCon, not a political fundraiser or a rally, it simply wasn’t about politics this weekend. At some point as a society we have to begin to condemn those who would rather keep us rigidly, ideologically divided like George Bush demanded when he said; “You’re either with us or against us.” It will ruin our lives if we allow it. At the very least leave your extremism and anger at home when you come to any of the Cons. We are not stupid and we aren’t pawns in your ongoing ideological battle to conquer the world.
Reblogged this on Once Upon a Paradigm.
The Yellow Pages is also funnier than the bible. So was the last menu I read, as well as the instructions for installing my wireless card, and probably even a recent airline boarding pass.
OMG you’re mocking the bible…
It’s so disappointing to see the real person that emerges from behind the curtain isn’t it.
Sometimes it is.
You think the army of Baldwins (what are there, forty of them?) will be after me?
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What on earth do you mean, the weekend was not political?? Did you go to George Takei or Edward James Olmos’s panels? They both discussed politics at length, while Adam Baldwin very resolutely and publicly declined to do so.
But there is a significant difference between attending panels where the speakers talk about politics, and one guest attacking another guest over what turns out to be a very twisted view on a creative promo for a humor writers book.
Seemed pretty unnecessary to me.
Point remains, Adam Baldwin was about as unpolitical at the event as one could be.
Speaking of twisted views, there’s been little coverage of his later statement clarifying the jest in which the comment was made based upon a developed raport. Seems he was on the slightly playful side of it until Wil brought out the seriousness.
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