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8241  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: August 14, 2008, 06:13:38 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 14, 2008, 05:57:24 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 14, 2008, 05:46:28 PM

The first time you hear Swayze utter the line, "It's my way or the highway" in Roadhouse, you just know that quality has walked in the door....

And the level of complexity and depth of the dialogue only continues to impress with later quotes such as, "Pain don't hurt," and "Calling me sir is like putting an elevator in an outhouse.  It don't belong."  But the high point of the film has to be, "Nobody ever wins a fight."  Rarely does a film include such poignant and deep philosophy. 

I actually would like to see someone teach a college course on philosophy using Roadhouse as the main source material.  I feel that such "edutainment" would eventually produce a class of "warrior/philosophers" that could eventually wrest control of this great country and lead us to a Nietzschen future much like the one Khan Noonian Singh envisioned in Star Trek 2:  The Wrath of the Hair Plug.
8242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: August 14, 2008, 05:46:28 PM
The first time you hear Swayze utter the line, "It's my way or the highway" in Roadhouse, you just know that quality has walked in the door....


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While we are it, David Lynch's Dune wasn't half bad

lynch's sets, costumes, casting and overall vision of Dune is head and shoulders above every attempt ever made to put this series on film (I'd go so far as to say that the sci fi channel's adaption basically took the look from the first one and used it for their adaptation almost completely).  the only downfall was the way the story got chewed up and spit out for general consumption.  if lynch had been even a bit more faithful to the source, i predict that his version of Dune would've become the definitive version.
8243  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you love that everyone else hates... on: August 14, 2008, 05:03:02 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 14, 2008, 04:53:42 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 14, 2008, 04:52:48 PM

Quote from: Gratch on August 14, 2008, 04:52:02 PM

Quote from: Moliere on August 14, 2008, 04:36:48 PM

Big Trouble in Little China

I challenge you to find a single person that doesn't like this movie.  It's simply unpossible.

It was decidedly "Meh".



You take that back!

anyone who hates jack burton should turn in their man card, move to Wimplevania and take up sewing!   Tongue
8244  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you hate that everyone else loves on: August 14, 2008, 04:47:34 PM

Quote from: Moliere on August 14, 2008, 04:39:32 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 14, 2008, 02:49:51 PM

<raises hand> i...uh...i love nightmare before christmas 

Sounds like you're in the wrong thread.

i've been in the wrong thread since 1989
8245  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you hate that everyone else loves on: August 14, 2008, 02:49:51 PM
<raises hand> i...uh...i love nightmare before christmas 
8246  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Fable II: Pub Games Impressions on: August 14, 2008, 01:44:24 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 14, 2008, 01:33:34 PM

I know you get the pub games free if you preorder fable 2.

ah crap, i should have looked up that little tidbit before spending my cash.   crybaby
8247  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Fable II: Pub Games Impressions on: August 14, 2008, 01:22:41 PM
Picked this up last night and quickly got hooked on the tower's gate card game.  What a brilliant little time waster!  I honestly think it's mostly a luck game, so very minimal strategy involved from my viewpoint. 

I tried the other 3 or 4 games included but kept going back to the card game.  The other games (especially the keystone game) are a bit more complex and I was short on time and patience last night.   icon_wink

I like the fact that you unlock the ability to bet more as you gain "gambler's ranks", which is just thresholds of money won that you have to surpass during your game time.

Anyone know if buying the pub games gets you a discount for the purchase amount on the retail version of Fable II, by the way?
8248  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LucasArts Embargoes "Clone Wars" Reviews on: August 13, 2008, 09:19:39 PM
plus, let's face it:  george isn't a very good screenwriter.  i'd go so far as to say he's really pretty awful.  the 1st star wars was his best effort.  the two sequels immediately following that had the advantage of Lawrence Kasdan (as did the first Indy film).  his script for the empire strikes back, for example, was stellar and that's why it's my favorite in the series.
8249  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LucasArts Embargoes "Clone Wars" Reviews on: August 13, 2008, 08:59:13 PM
From what I hear, towards the end of the movie Lucas tries to tie in another promotional character in the form of "Pizza the Hut"....
8250  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LucasArts Embargoes "Clone Wars" Reviews on: August 13, 2008, 08:53:31 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 13, 2008, 08:51:42 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 08:43:57 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 13, 2008, 08:39:51 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 08:30:59 PM

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Quote from: The Grue on August 13, 2008, 08:00:07 PM


By the way, I have no issues with a baby or gay Jabba, or even a gay baby Jabba.

MESA SO HAPPY YOUSA SAYING THAT!

I had no problem with him, either.

Although I did like him better when he was trying to get br'er rabbit to attack the tar baby....

Yes, George Lucas hates black people.

whoa, let's not get crazy!  George DID create Lando Calrissian and cast Billy Dee Williams (who I will refer to as "Mr. Suave" from this point forward) in the role.  I suspect George might actually have a little soul in his bloodline that enabled him to understand just how goddamn cool Mr. Suave really is...

Yes, but notice Lando was a criminal.

damn!  

lucas you racist son of a ...

I always wandered why the stormtroopers looked like klan members of the future!

8251  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LucasArts Embargoes "Clone Wars" Reviews on: August 13, 2008, 08:50:37 PM

Quote from: kadnod on August 13, 2008, 08:49:06 PM


And now that I think about it, why would a giant wormanoid get his rocks off by putting human chicks in gold bikinis?


the same reason old women put their poodles in sweaters?
8252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LucasArts Embargoes "Clone Wars" Reviews on: August 13, 2008, 08:43:57 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 13, 2008, 08:39:51 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 08:30:59 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 13, 2008, 08:28:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 08:18:53 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 13, 2008, 08:00:07 PM


By the way, I have no issues with a baby or gay Jabba, or even a gay baby Jabba.

MESA SO HAPPY YOUSA SAYING THAT!

I had no problem with him, either.

Although I did like him better when he was trying to get br'er rabbit to attack the tar baby....

Yes, George Lucas hates black people.

whoa, let's not get crazy!  George DID create Lando Calrissian and cast Billy Dee Williams (who I will refer to as "Mr. Suave" from this point forward) in the role.  I suspect George might actually have a little soul in his bloodline that enabled him to understand just how goddamn cool Mr. Suave really is...
8253  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LucasArts Embargoes "Clone Wars" Reviews on: August 13, 2008, 08:30:59 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 13, 2008, 08:28:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 08:18:53 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 13, 2008, 08:00:07 PM


By the way, I have no issues with a baby or gay Jabba, or even a gay baby Jabba.

MESA SO HAPPY YOUSA SAYING THAT!

I had no problem with him, either.

Although I did like him better when he was trying to get br'er rabbit to attack the tar baby....
8254  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LucasArts Embargoes "Clone Wars" Reviews on: August 13, 2008, 08:18:53 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 13, 2008, 08:00:07 PM


By the way, I have no issues with a baby or gay Jabba, or even a gay baby Jabba.

MESA SO HAPPY YOUSA SAYING THAT!
8255  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LucasArts Embargoes "Clone Wars" Reviews on: August 13, 2008, 07:20:21 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on August 13, 2008, 07:16:15 PM

People keep forgetting that this movie is kicking off a syndicated TV series that will continue the story, characters, and art style.  As of last September they had already produced 39 of 100 planned episodes. 

There's a lot more riding on this film than how it does in theatres. 

i would actually say that the television show has a great deal riding on how well this does in the theaters. 
8256  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LucasArts Embargoes "Clone Wars" Reviews on: August 13, 2008, 06:03:27 PM

Quote from: Zero on August 13, 2008, 05:57:43 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 05:35:11 PM

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Baby Jabba Hutt and Jabba the Hutt's Gay Uncle

 icon_eek

that pretty much gave me all I needed for my decision making process...

...that your going to see the movie no matter what. 


depends really.  if i can get my baby jabba hutt outfit together in time for the premiere, I might.
8257  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LucasArts Embargoes "Clone Wars" Reviews on: August 13, 2008, 05:35:11 PM
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Baby Jabba Hutt and Jabba the Hutt's Gay Uncle

 icon_eek

that pretty much gave me all I needed for my decision making process...
8258  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jake G. as Prince of Persia on: August 13, 2008, 04:00:03 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 13, 2008, 03:48:55 PM



wait...which one is jake?
8259  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 03:59:03 PM

Quote from: Zero on August 13, 2008, 03:50:57 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on August 13, 2008, 11:57:23 AM

While we're on the subject of Chinese scumbags, how about the fact that the US found proof before the games that at least two of their female gymnasts are 14, 2 years below the minimum Olympic age?

Enjoy your gold medal, cheaters.

Help me understand why its cheating?  I heard that on the news last night as well - but if they performed with the same grace, difficulties, and performance that rated them as Gold medal winners - why is that cheating?  If they allowed 14 year olds - its not the 14 year olds fault that they can out perform everyone else and beat out all the competition (including the US, which IMO wasn't that great, especially their floor exercises). 

I was actually curious about that as well.  One article explained that kids that age don't understand the pressure and are therefore less likely to screw up due to the associated mental anguish of performing for such a large audience when such high stakes are at risk.  Seemed a bit shaky as far as excuses go, to be honest.  however, rules are rules and they were put into play for a reason and should be followed.  if these accusations had been leveled against a non-host nation, it probably would have been investigated by the IOC.
8260  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Funny eBay Feedback on: August 13, 2008, 03:13:47 PM
I love these.  Years ago someone (I think Fed) posted something similar on OO.  I almost wet myself laughing at them.  My favorite from that one was a simple feedback that read, "Sun goes down, pants go down.  Sun comes up, pants come up".   icon_lol

the one that made me almost spit out of coffee from this guy's feedbacks was

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WADDA GYP!—These PAPAL INDULGENCES you sold me are only good for CLOWN heaven!
8261  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jake G. as Prince of Persia on: August 13, 2008, 03:05:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 13, 2008, 02:31:31 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 02:04:28 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 13, 2008, 02:32:34 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 12, 2008, 03:44:33 PM

Jake is one of his generation's best actors.  I have faith he'll be able to pull it off.

And I think he's a dud of an actor, personally.

I think his work in October Sky, Donnie Darko and Brokeback Mountain displayed a fairly wide range of acting ability.  I'm sticking with my original assessment.   icon_wink

don't forget the awesomeness that was 'The Day After Tomorrow'!  nod

hey, we all gotta pay the bills.   icon_smile
8262  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jake G. as Prince of Persia on: August 13, 2008, 02:04:28 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on August 13, 2008, 02:32:34 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 12, 2008, 03:44:33 PM

Jake is one of his generation's best actors.  I have faith he'll be able to pull it off.

And I think he's a dud of an actor, personally.

I think his work in October Sky, Donnie Darko and Brokeback Mountain displayed a fairly wide range of acting ability.  I'm sticking with my original assessment.   icon_wink
8263  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 13, 2008, 12:24:03 PM

Quote from: LordMortis on August 13, 2008, 11:47:08 AM

To the isolation, the street is empty, the diner is mostly empty, void not only people but of stuff, and within it you have a couple and what looks like soda jerk or short order cook talking to the couple and then another man off sitting by himself.  The jerk and couple are in the light and the man by himself, even though he is the center of painting is in shadow there is illumination in the night all around him.

My preference, though is for the first issue of The Tick's interpretation.  "I got a straw!"

 icon_lol  i always loved that they took the diner from that painting and used it in The Tick. 

I guess personal interpretation of Nighthawks boils down to "who do you identify most with in that painting". 

...and that makes me realize I need to get out and socialize more!   icon_eek
8264  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 12:21:32 PM

Quote from: scubabbl on August 13, 2008, 03:29:01 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 02:46:23 AM

I just felt that coming into this thread with both guns blazing, basically bitching that we were ugly americans for getting upset over a little girl being told by a figure of authority that she wasn't fit to be seen when there were wars going on was insulting.

Alright alright. I have to confess I've been trolling you up a bit, laying it on a bit thick, but I came across too serious. I do think it's pretty messed up what the did to the girl, especially considering what the spirit of the games are about. China is spending far to much time painting a glossy picture when everyone already knows it's fake. I do think they are not used to all the media coverage, especially since most of it is not under their control. I hope china takes a lot of these criticisms to heart and steers their country in a more positive direction, but I think like all governments, they have short memories and will go back to the same old same old once the games are over.

And I probably overreacted a bit.  Let's shake and agree to disagree on some things, but agree that a little girl shouldn't be treated in such a way.   slywink


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I do think they are not used to all the media coverage, especially since most of it is not under their control.

that's actually a pretty good assessment of what's going on with China right now, imho.

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 13, 2008, 02:48:11 AM

I'm not trying to say "forget about this little girl!" I'm just saying, this whole thing is on top of some other, much more shady shit on China's part.
I don't mean to hell with a little girl's feelings, but imagine the pain of the thousands of little girl's who's parents are in prison for political activism, etc.

One thing that IS totally outrageous is my spelling. Wtf?

i was just taken aback at the callous nature of that statement, especially given your usual sympathetic and humanist nature.  the moment we start trivializing even the smallest crimes against another human by focusing on the "larger picture" is the moment we've started that dangerous slide down the slippery slope towards that which we rail against.  i know the needs of the many should outweigh the needs of the few, but i also fear the consequences of ignoring the needs of the few when they can be addressed with simple acknowledgment.

as for the spelling, i was just all fired up.   icon_wink  god knows my love of not capitalizing and an unnatural love of ellipses makes me the biggest hypocrite when it comes to complaining about another person's grammar. 
8265  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 02:46:23 AM
I just felt that coming into this thread with both guns blazing, basically bitching that we were ugly americans for getting upset over a little girl being told by a figure of authority that she wasn't fit to be seen when there were wars going on was insulting.
8266  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Has Art regressed? on: August 13, 2008, 01:49:57 AM

Quote from: Semaj on August 13, 2008, 01:33:33 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 11, 2008, 08:41:15 PM

Valid argument made...

Ok, hepcat, you dont see how arguing on forums go.  There will be no logic used, no common sense, no facts or numbers or links that back your claim, unless they are made fo whole cloth.  No competent arguing please... smile

Ok, I can accept you like a painting that makes you lonely and depressed it brings about an emotion in you and you feel the painting has touched you in ways that are not "bad touch". 

But, on the other end of the spectrum, putting shit on a stick would make me feel repulsed/grossed out/highly irritated.  Should I congratulate the artist who brought out these emotions or point out it really just is shit on a stick?

 icon_biggrin to the first part

as for the second, obviously there are going to be extremes that can't have their existence justified by anyone who you'd actually want to spend more than 3 minutes alone with (the aforementioned german porn and snuff films, for example).  but this thread seemed to be saying at times that all modern art was crap because it either didn't look photo realistic, didn't make the viewer happy or didn't fit into one of the other boxes that a viewer felt comfortable with.  all those feelings are fine, by the way.  art is subjective to the whims of the individual audience.  i'm just trying to say that i enjoy quite a bit of modern art and that i actually do feel that the stuff i like is, in fact, art.

p.s. just out of curiosity, how does Nighthawks make you feel?  actually, i'd love to hear what others think of when they see that painting. i love hopper's work but almost all of it gives me a sense of sadness.  i've always wondered why, though.
8267  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 01:40:08 AM

Quote from: Moliere on August 13, 2008, 01:33:02 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 12:58:57 AM

you mean like posting self-righteous diatribes on an internet forum dedicated to console games?

 icon_lol


ahem

sorry...sorry...

dedicated to console AND pc gaming?
8268  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 01:22:09 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 13, 2008, 01:05:48 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 13, 2008, 12:23:14 AM

Quote from: Moliere on August 13, 2008, 12:21:22 AM

[Godwin]

What about the Nazis? Look at the master propagandist Goebbels.

[/Godwin]

 icon_lol  that actually got whipped out (in spirit) quite early on in this thread.

hey, isn't whipping out your goebbels on public forums a bit inappropriate?

8269  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 12:58:57 AM

Quote from: scubabbl on August 13, 2008, 12:52:39 AM


Our citizens gloss over problems because we thing firmly frowning on the administration (giving low approval ratings) is just and fair punishment. We're apathetic and focus our major outcries on what the media tells us vs. actually doing something about it.



you mean like posting self-righteous diatribes on an internet forum dedicated to console games?

 icon_lol

in any case, i think perhaps you're unfamiliar with the way a democratic government works.  you see, when a president and/or his administration have really low approval ratings, they get replaced when reelections come around with someone who oftentimes runs on the platform that they'll change things.  hence the issue of withdrawing from iraq being a major issue supporting obama's campaign.  so yes, virginia, ratings DO count.  unlike in, oh...say...China...in which the people have very little voice.

i can get you a book from the library that covers how all this works, if you're interested.  you seem to have picked up most of your knowledge of the american government from oliver stone movies. icon_razz

(by the way, i've never voted republican in my life - i see a "you're a conservative stooge" outburst coming- and have more than likely participated in more rallies, marches and other acts of civil disobedience than yourself...so let's cut out all the holier than thou crap, it's really grating)
8270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 12:23:14 AM

Quote from: Moliere on August 13, 2008, 12:21:22 AM

[Godwin]

What about the Nazis? Look at the master propagandist Goebbels.

[/Godwin]

 icon_lol  that actually got whipped out (in spirit) quite early on in this thread.
8271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 13, 2008, 12:09:20 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on August 12, 2008, 11:45:19 PM

There is so much more to be outraged about with China that I could care less about the feelings of a little girl.



Capital Punishment in China

You get the jist.



yeah, i get the "gist".

at any point did i even begin to state that this was the greatest outrage of our times?  is it now a rule that we can only post things that reside within the highest echelon of what's wrong with the world?  do we need to quantify every single post we make about a perceived wrong with a caveat that worse things are going on in the world?

you and scub need to post that ranking system for injustice 'cause i'm completely confused about what i can call "wrong" in this world without you guys to guide me.

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I could care less about the feelings of a little girl.

that's the first step in losing your soul, my dear boy.

 


8272  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 11:21:09 PM

Quote from: Arnir on August 12, 2008, 11:17:15 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 12, 2008, 11:11:58 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 12, 2008, 11:07:44 PM

so in essence, all injustices of the world are assigned a value by scubabbl that represents their importance.  on this scubabble scale, treating a little girl like an unwanted member of society ranks at around 1,293, while the wars in iraq, georgia and afghanistan rank around 234, 235 and 236 respectively.  if you post something with a value of 1,293 without first mentioning how horrible numbers 234, 235 and 236 are, you're a hypocrite (cause, let's face it, in this world there's no such thing as an innocent nation) and "wasting brain cycles" even commenting on it.

 icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol

i anxiously await your values for world hunger, aids and reality television.

I know for a fact that the bad haircut I received back in 1992 ranks a solid #2, only to be surpassed by Hiroshima.  And only because not only did the inhabitants have bad hair, but it was also on fire.  As you can see, the ranking scale isn't an exact science, but at least the top few seem to be worthy of their positions. 

Please try to remember that us mere mortals are not capable of thinking about items 1 - 50 without our heads exploding into flames.  So....  

#51 put me in a hospital for three weeks.

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You are now dead to me and shall never be forgiven.

yeah, yeah, yeah...you said the same thing when i made the mistake of not calling your beauty supplies "product".  the moment I got the new formula aveda confixor sampler though, who came a runnin'?
8273  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 11:13:51 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 12, 2008, 11:11:58 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 12, 2008, 11:07:44 PM

so in essence, all injustices of the world are assigned a value by scubabbl that represents their importance.  on this scubabble scale, treating a little girl like an unwanted member of society ranks at around 1,293, while the wars in iraq, georgia and afghanistan rank around 234, 235 and 236 respectively.  if you post something with a value of 1,293 without first mentioning how horrible numbers 234, 235 and 236 are, you're a hypocrite (cause, let's face it, in this world there's no such thing as an innocent nation) and "wasting brain cycles" even commenting on it.

 icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol

i anxiously await your values for world hunger, aids and reality television.

I know for a fact that the bad haircut I received back in 1992 ranks a solid #2, only to be surpassed by Hiroshima.  And only because not only did the inhabitants have bad hair, but it was also on fire.  As you can see, the ranking scale isn't an exact science, but at least the top few seem to be worthy of their positions. 

i slipped that guy a sawbuck to give you a mullet...i've always wanted to get that off my chest
8274  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 11:07:44 PM

Quote from: scubabbl on August 12, 2008, 10:44:58 PM

Quote from: rickfc on August 12, 2008, 07:29:13 PM

Quote from: scubabbl on August 12, 2008, 07:18:57 PM

you're projecting your feelings of moral superiority on others with different values just because they think differently than you, which must make them wrong.

We're really wasting brain cycles (including me, replying to this stupid topic) on this such an unimportant issue?


While the issue may seem unimportant and a waste of time to you it doesn't mean it isn't to others, nor does it make us wrong for feeling differently than you.  In fact, were China not such a cesspool for human rights violations, I'm sure that many would gladly overlook this.  However, by hosting the world, they put themselves under the microscope to be publicly scrutinized.

I would argue that at the moment, America is also a cesspool for human rights violations. Yes, China has put itself on the world stage and all the world can see, but America is on the world stage constantly and its own citizens are glossing over our treatment of people in Iraq and our conduct in our war on terror. We have been trained the listen to the media. China's gaff made front page news so of course, American's focus their moral outrage on it, but when our own government does horrible things, there is no problem, because the news said so.

It's a straight forward case of pot meets kettle....

so in essence, all injustices of the world are assigned a value by scubabbl that represents their importance.  on this scubabble scale, treating a little girl like an unwanted member of society ranks at around 1,293, while the wars in iraq, georgia and afghanistan rank around 234, 235 and 236 respectively.  if you post something with a value of 1,293 without first mentioning how horrible numbers 234, 235 and 236 are, you're a hypocrite (by the way, let's face it, in this world there's no such thing as an innocent nation so if only those not guilty of hypocrisy were allowed to cry "foul" every now and then, we'd be living in a pretty silent world) and "wasting brain cycles" even commenting on it.

 icon_lol icon_lol icon_lol

i anxiously await your values for world hunger, aids and reality television.

(by the way, our citizens are "glossing over" our problems?  have you SEEN this government's approval ratings?  have you even stepped outside your house to get a newspaper, even.   Roll Eyes.  i love it when uninformed people try to make others feel bad by spouting something they heard on television or from friends at a party.)
8275  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Women... on: August 12, 2008, 08:35:55 PM
Dress and act like a rock star...but without the whole "choking to death on your own vomit" part.
8276  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 08:34:04 PM
I'm confused:  were milli vanilli AND ashley simpson created by the government to project a better image of the United States to the world at large???

if so, who was in charge of this project and why was that person given enough Oxycontin to put 12 Rush Limbaugh's into a near catatonic state before discharging his duty?
8277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 08:20:20 PM
I still feel creeped out when I see some of the outfits they shoved a 14 year old girl (at the time) into, though.  

My disgust with China was over the treatment of the little girls, that's all.  It's like they're telling the "hidden girl", "You're not pretty enough to make it in this world."  I know it happens every day, but on a stage this big, it's just crass to a level that makes me sick.  If they were adults, I wouldn't see this in such a negative light.
8278  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movies you hate that everyone else loves on: August 12, 2008, 08:06:32 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 12, 2008, 07:59:16 PM

I'd like to add Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas to the list as well.  Over the years I have noticed how much of a cult following this film has developed, and yet for some reason I had never taken the time to watch it until this past Christmas.

Finally my wife and I caught it on television and were both excited to finally get to see what all of the hype has been about.

While the animation was rather cool, the story itself was awful.  We struggled through that abomination and at the close we both looked at each other and in unison said, "W. T. F?"  I can't even elaborate beyond "that was effing terrible."  While A Christmas Story, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and Die Hard will all remain annual Christmas favorites, I don't ever want to see The Nightmare Before Christmas ever again. 

in the movie's defense, no one actually had real hair in the film.  i understand that the rock family judges films based solely on the volume and luster of the main character's coif.  I remember the scathing review you gave the last Indiana Jones movie when the rumor leaked out that Harrison Ford was using an oil based gel instead of the preferred water based kind that most beauticians agree is better for the life of one's hair.

8279  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 07:32:35 PM

Quote from: The Grue on August 12, 2008, 07:29:32 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 12, 2008, 07:26:08 PM



and grue, read my second post in which I pretty much make your post redundant before you get the chance to chime in.  it helps if you actually read through a thread if you're going to try to shout it down.  icon_lol




I did read it...it didn't go far enough for me.

here, try this on for size:

AMERICA IS A SHALLOW WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP THAT SHOULD BE FORCED TO UNDERGO THAT TORTURE THAT DUSTIN HOFFMAN HAD DONE TO HIM IN MARATHON MAN...YOU KNOW...WITH THE TEETH PULLING AND THE BLOOD AND THE...OH GOD, THAT WAS PAINFUL TO WATCH....I HAD TO SWITCH THE CHANNEL TO NICK AT NIGHT I WAS SO TRAUMATIZED...EVEN TODAY I TAKE A SWING AT MY DENTIST IF HE COMES NEAR ME WITH ANYTHING METAL...WHICH EXPLAINS THE LACK OF MOST OF MY FRONT TEETH DUE TO GINGIVITIS

Quote from: Moliere on August 12, 2008, 07:31:00 PM

How could the Chinese do this? I'm outraged!



i wasn't aware that milli vanilli was a state sanctioned singing group   icon_confused


 icon_lol
8280  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Olympics] China's doing a bang up job... on: August 12, 2008, 07:26:08 PM

Quote from: scubabbl on August 12, 2008, 07:18:57 PM

It's a show, and it's China, who has different values than most western cultures. The face you show is more important that anything else. Presentation is important.

Here's a question, if everyone in China has no problem with this, including the girls, would you still have a problem with it? If so, you're projecting your feelings of moral superiority on others with different values just because they think differently than you, which must make them wrong.

Another non-issue hyping to seem important just to digg on China because they are different than us.

We have 3 wars going on in the world, Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia...
With the Olympics sports happening right now...
With a major political election about to take place...
With all the other crap going on in the world...

We're really wasting brain cycles (including me, replying to this stupid topic) on this such an unimportant issue?

The human race is failing... *sigh*

and as if this in itself is not enough, I present even more evidence.

http://www.bythefault.com/2008/08/10/someone-missed-a-science-class/






Wow, someone has developed a case of "I friggin' hate the world, myself, David Hasselhof and anyone with a G in their name".   icon_lol  You've done a wonderful job of self-parody, so I really have nowhere to go with you beyond that. 

(by the way, read the article:  there are actually quite a few chinese bloggers expressing outrage over the incident...so, you know, there goes your theory everyone in china thinks the same  Roll Eyes)

and grue, read my second post in which I pretty much make your post redundant before you get the chance to chime in.  it helps if you actually read through a thread if you're going to try to shout it down.  icon_lol


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