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The best sign at a women's protest.

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348 points · 6 months ago

You think Stewart was walking around with a befuddled Gandalf?

Gandalf's wizard staff shrunk.

149 points · 6 months ago

How dare he protest woman.

Women's protest


Women own the protest. They seem to be allowing him to protest recent star trek shows and movies

Judging by the people they had speak at the "women's march"... a radical sharia law devotee, and a woman that spent years in prison for assault,

the biggest "women's protest" organizers are against women.

His sign is fully appropriate. :(

I love all women, they would all be free under my dogmatic religious law.

She’s fuckin nuts.

Two terrorists and a woman convicted of hate crimes.

Linda's mates are iffy.

-5 points · 6 months ago(1 child)

A teacher was arrested for asking why the superintendent was set to receive a $38,000 pay increase when the teachers hadn't received a pay increase in.10 years.

Race to the bottom so they can keep fucking digging.

-8 points · 6 months ago(11 children)

holy shit, the irony

-4 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

What's the irony?

5 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

lol really? I'm pretty sure you're trolling now. The post you were replying to was using atypical humor. You were "correcting" them and telling them not to go around correcting people on the internet. And you completely missed their joke.

Edit: to be clear, your first joke was fine. You did miss his joke though, he was using some grammatical humor to start a joke that Sir Ian McKellen was protesting something even more absurd. That thing being Star Trek. He's just using the Picard Facepalm meme to advertise his feelings on the opposition, not protesting Star Trek

-2 points · 6 months ago

He doesn't seem to be making a joke but trying to clarify the original joke for me and explain what an apostrophe is, which is some smug grammar nazi shit. But you are right I am trolling, in that I am fishing for an argument. I can't help myself some times... or all time, it's a sad hobby.

ok, so I won't engage past this - I can't clarify any further than I did in my edit. His comment on the apostrophe was just building off your joke and adding his interpretation. fucking obviously he's not protesting Star Trek or women, but it's funny to think it. you just seem to think he's legitimately protesting star trek, so you missed the joke, and made an extremely ironic reply, lol

1 point · 6 months ago

Nah, it's cool. I totally missed his joke. I even edited my spectrum comment to reflect that, you may enjoy it. Have a wonderful day, you've earned it.

If he wasn't protesting Star Trek what was he protesting then? Huh? Got nothing!?

I thought so , you don't know

0 points · 6 months ago

He was protesting Star Trek, I was making a false observation as play at humor.

Are you making another attempt here? The humorous false observation was that he was protesting Star Trek. Meaning, he was not protesting Star Trek. This is too funny, but more like in a sad way

3 points · 6 months ago

Oh lord no, wow, I never bothered to read his sign. "Holly shit, the irony." indeed. I have failed my people, I will not be welcome back to the bridge and I don't mean the one on the Enterprise.

oh wow, you actually redeemed yourself a lot here by admitting fault. good on you dude. plenty of people jump straight to the comments without really looking at the subject matter, but usually that's just on articles, lol. glad you got it!

Why are they both so awesome? Every time they show up some place, I can't help thinking what awesome people they both are.

I love them both so much. Knowing they're friends IRL gives me the warm fuzzies. I wish I could be their friend too.

Be careful, I said something similar to this once about Sir Patrick and reddit responded as if I was a psycopath.

Dude what?? About Sir Patrick are you a lunatic or something?? Man.

Probably because they're both the best wingman you could ever hope for.

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3 points · 6 months ago

Waiting for Godo? Damn, I soo want to see them in that. Not gonna happen :(

Not gonna happen :(

Spoilers: yes, that's more or less it

-48 points · 6 months ago(7 children)

Who. Fucking. Cares.

Gay men looking to sex up a wizard might.

I put on my robe and wizard hat.

It's an old reference but it checks out.

One of the most hysterical references if you read the full transcript.

I did. A million times. And it never truly gets old.

-6 points · 6 months ago(0 children)
-20 points · 6 months ago(5 children)

Awesome people in their youth, built their fortunes,

and now old enough to snub their noses at politically correct madness with no fear.

Something to aspire to. Real roll models for men right there.

You clearly know nothing about them...

And I also think you've misunderstood what kind of protest this was. It's not an 'anti-women' march, or whatever you think this is...

And if you don't say what it is, you probably don't know yourself.

So, what was it then? Come, come, elucidate your thoughts.

Because as it stands, your comment is completely worthless.

And if you don't say what it is, you probably don't know yourself.

So, what was it then? Come, come, elucidate your thoughts.

Because as it stands, your comment is completely worthless.

Actually, it had a lot of worth in pointing out your blatant bullshit. But since you insist...

Here's what the march was about

And here's what Ian himself said on Twitter

It almost sounds like he likes women, and dislikes Trump...

Edit: Like you said, "real role models for men"

There is absolutely nothing wrong with women.

These marches are ridiculous and do no good, but most women are pretty darn OK.

Ahh THAT is the march he was on. Ok, the sign is as stupid as the march was. What a useless waste of time.

May as well do that "screaming at the sky" nonsense.

What a darn shame..

He came and stayed at a hotel I was running one day with his partner, when he came in for dinner his t-shirt said something along the lines of ' I'm magneto, gandalf and I'm gay. What are you going to do about it? '.

Such a nice guy.

That must have been the Photoshop'd version of him rather than the real him.

The photoshopped version of him from social media photos came in for dinner?

I've seen a picture of that from a Pride parade he attended!

I'm magneto, gandalf and I'm gay. What are you going to do about it?

Tell you you're a national fucking treasure that's what.

I honestly had no idea he was gay until about 2 years ago.

Had the chance to be present at one of his talks, he is one of the sweetest people I have ever seen. He actually entered the hall with “YOU SHALL NOT PASS” and everyone went crazy.

Upvote for scarf only

it looks like the Fourth Doctor's (Tom Baker) scarf with the colours inverted in ms paint.

Confirmed. Ian is playing the Master this time around.

That'd be cool.

He did voice the Great Intelligence back in 2012.

The best doctor.

I upvoted for that wall, love the way it looks

I dunno, it's giving me vague r/trypophobia vibes

I don't get it

The person holding the sign is Sir Ian McKellen, a very popular Britih actor that played the roles of Magneto in X-men and Gandalf in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He is holding a sign of Sir Patrick Stewart facepalming from an episode of Star Trek.

The humor is that the two of them are very frequently confused with one another, to such a point that they laugh about it and make jokes about it constantly.

Ok, thanks

I don't think anyone at all confuses the two for one another. They're really good friends though. Sir Patrick Stewart (straight-married) has kissed Sir Ian McKellan on the lips. They give joint interviews on their bromance. Here they are playing the newlywed game (kinda). Here's a bunch of pictures of then hanging out in NYC. Now tell me you don't want to third wheel that shit.

3 points · 6 months ago

I got to see the two of them do Waiting for Godot on Broadway together, which was amazing and bizarre.

2 points · 6 months ago

They’re tight from back in their Shakespeare days.

I'm half convinced they switch off being Meryl Streep.

I think he was the one that actually performed the marriage ceremony for McKellan and his partner

I think it was the other way around. Though officiating each other's weddings wouldn't surprise me.

I believe the humor is partially related to their close friendship which is sometimes mistaken for being a bit more then just a friendship.

I love these 2 so much.

25 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

I would give anything to have a TV show that just followed them around their daily life.

"The Awesome Couple"

Is it women protesting or people protesting women?


neither actually it was an anti-trump protest

Funnily enough, most of the UK attendees I've spoken to have no real idea of what they're actually hoping to achieve. They're "protesting" a leader of another country, which is effectively an empty gesture.

I think the point is that trump made comments about not wanting to come here if we were going to protest. So people wanted to show that wouldn’t bloody well happen.

As far as I'm aware Trump being afraid of protests is little more than a rumour which the papers are lapping up. People here screeching and stomping in the streets is a total waste of time.

Ah, I was under the impression that he tweeted it or something. Cheers for the clarification.

Exactly. It was to show resistance to his outwardly misogynistic pussgrabbery...

And racism, and global warming denial

What the heck is a women’s protest?

Given the location, I think it was at the women's march (against trump and brexit) in London last year.

Yeah, an identical (or at least very similar) image was posted on r/pics at the time of the protest.

Women’s protest against Brexit? How is Brexit oppressive to women?

It was an offshoot of the anti-Trump march in Washington. It kinda became anti right-wing. I was in the area for a date as it was clearing up. Utterly chaotic.

-8 points · 6 months ago(1 child)

This confused me too, so I looked it up: Seems like they are just riding the coattails of the woman's protest in Washington (which was largely about gender equality, so it made sense). By calling this one a woman's protest too there is instant name recognition, despite officially having said that persons of any gender are invited to participate and not really focusing on gender issues.

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What the heck would bird’s be protesting?

Jet engines.


The unfair subjugation of falcons committed by eagles.

Overly-strict regulations regarding the sunflower-seed-to-total-weight ratios in bird feed.

4 points · 6 months ago


Trump's Tweets

But this is a protest both men and women attend.

What would you call a protest against a Dakota Access Pipeline?

For further context, this photo was taken the same weekend as Trump's inauguration and the woman's march in Washington DC.

I just want to give him a big ol hug. He is awesome.

Get him a sign saying "You shall not pass!"

Those two have the best bromance I’ve ever seen.

Don’t get him mad or he will rip that fence apart

3 points · 6 months ago

Wait so OP is against women or?..

I think he was marching in solidarity. Trump got in with a wave of misogynistic policies, language and actions, and Brexit used a lot of Trump rhetoric and zeitgeist.

1 point · 6 months ago

Im not talking about the picture itself, just that the caption used seemed odd.

Misogynistic policies? Perhaps I haven’t heard, but I’m not sure which of his policies are misogynistic.

I love this. I don’t know the issue being protested but even if I was on the other side of said issue I would love it. This is subtle and clever. The opposite of a pussy hat.


Why are people protesting women? They're just as needed as men are for the whole humanity surviving thing.

Two meme Sir encounter

Thats a very whovian like scarf

I want that scarf!!!

Haha they know !!

I too, protest women

Love these guys...

Well he’s a great woman

Picard: his face palmed.

It's so meta.

Sir Ian, smiling wide.

Everyone’s going to be covering their faces like Picard when it comes out how many of Bryan Singer’s little private parties this guy has attended.


That scarf is awesome!

The scarf is amazing.

Oh my god he's adorable. I love their bromance, and that they do things like this

Magneto is that you?

What were the women protesting?

Why are we protesting women?

Glad to see that he's embarrassed by these ridiculous protests too

HOLY SH*T, Is Gandalf!

-42 points · 6 months ago(2 children)
10 points · 6 months ago

Go back to your hole

He can't. They shut r/incels down.

-10 points · 6 months ago(0 children)
-23 points · 6 months ago(10 children)

Why are you putting way too many quotation marks around women? It's confusing me.

Maybe they are used to a different markup language. On Wikipedia three single quotes makes the text bold. I don't know of any markup language that uses three double quotes, though.

The irony of a woman being assaulted by a man at the march and the protesters slightly helped the man.

Well that escalated extraordinarily quickly. I wonder if there is any context to this altercation that is missing. Who are anyway? Hmm, Wikipedia describes them as:

a Canadian far-right [2][3] online political and social commentary media website

So I think it can be safely assumed there is a whole lot of context missing, where the journalist spends 10 minutes trying to push people's buttons. Still, the guy shouldn't have hit her. So the other people in the protest did the right thing and tried to de-escalate the situation. Whereas, the journalist sounded she kept on trying to an antagonise people.

Wow you just assume they asked for it because of their ideology, sickening. Have some integrity and admit assaults are wrong.

Holy shit you're actually being serious.

You're furthering the point that the people at these protests are only there to virtue signal and don't actually stand up for what they preach. They watched a man assault a woman but because she was a conservative they literally helped him get away and defended him. Hypocrisy at its finest, and you're jumping in with the partisan train. ... bravo.

You hit the nail on the head and our comments obviously are hitting a nerve with Reddit's predominantly liberal base.

It's really sad that people can't see the hypocrisy.

-3 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

So the other people in the protest did the right thing and tried to de-escalate the situation

no, they didn't. The right thing was to detain him and ensure he meets the police. Not to provide an escape route. Rebel Media had to offer a reward online for whomever identifies the assailant. I.e. liberal witnesses were horse shit.

Whereas, the journalist sounded she kept on trying to an antagonise people.

By saying things they don't agree with? Dude could've just walked away.

Magneto and his signs are getting annoying AF.

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