What’s new on the Mountain Xpress Forums this week? Let’s take a look.
Racism is always a tricky topic, but that doesn’t mean that even well-intentioned, intelligent people are always free of racial prejudice. Which is the topic examined on this thread, where the “boarders” (that is, the forum regulars) talk about their prejudices. As piffy points out, “They think that as long as they don’t dress up in white sheets they’re in the clear. Here’s a hint: nearly every white person i have ever met in my life is a racist. (Yes, , I am a white guy, so I get to call us out on these things).”
As many parents know, traveling with young children and babies can be a stressful experience, as
noted in this thread. Tricks and tips to keep the kids occupied and the parents sane are helpful, but even a little commiseration can go a long way. Of course, true to form, jokester brebro has his own approach. “It helps if you start them out right by finding a random bratty kid in a Wal-Mart or other public place and just knock them out, then they won’t ever mess with you themselves. I heard it also works in prison.”
Now that we’re at the end of the first month of 2010, the novelty of “best of the last decade” lists is starting to wear off. Or is it? Because this thread is all about the best director of the last 10 years. Is it Wes Anderson? Danny Boyle? Clint Eastwood? Film-loving arguments abound!
What a rotten week! First ground-breaking revisionist historian Howard Zinn dies, followed shortly thereafter by ground-breaking author J.D. Salinger. But at least we can still talk about their lives and impact over on the forums.
Of course, this is just a sample of the new discussions that took place on the forum this week. Don’t see a discussion about that burning topic you’d like to talk about? Why not start your own? All registered members of the MountainX.com have forum accounts, and if you aren’t a member, joining is easy — just click here.
— Steve Shanafelt, forums administrator