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  1. Comment on Sexist and offensive vintage ads that would never fly today, 1940-1980 in ~design

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    I'm pretty sure at some point the entire notion of advertising itself will seem quite bizarre.

    I'm pretty sure at some point the entire notion of advertising itself will seem quite bizarre.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Text analysis of Harry Potter fanfiction in ~books

  3. Comment on Kellogg’s cereal strike is latest sign of pushback from US snack makers in ~finance

  4. Comment on Neuomorphism — A passing fad or is it here to stay? in ~design

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    Huh... why not? Why change something that literally everyone understands just to appease to some arbitrary sense or elegance?

    We don't have to (but god, I wish we could) go back all the way to using floppies to indicate "Save" again

    Huh... why not? Why change something that literally everyone understands just to appease to some arbitrary sense or elegance?

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Remastered versions of GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas releasing on consoles and PC later this year in ~games

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    Since no one made the connection, I'll start: it's a shame that they thought they needed to remove all those mods to give way for the remasters. That is obviously false. It's very hard to imagine...

    Since no one made the connection, I'll start: it's a shame that they thought they needed to remove all those mods to give way for the remasters. That is obviously false. It's very hard to imagine a scenario in which the remasters will not be a huge success.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on What is your favorite comedy sketch of all time? in ~talk

    corleone
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    That is genius! Was it made in response to a particular incident?

    That is genius! Was it made in response to a particular incident?

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What is your favorite comedy sketch of all time? in ~talk

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    I know that, thank you! I just wanted to add a link on the YouTube playlist and it only accepts YouTube (not Vimeo).

    I know that, thank you! I just wanted to add a link on the YouTube playlist and it only accepts YouTube (not Vimeo).

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What is your favorite comedy sketch of all time? in ~talk

    corleone
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    Awesome! Do you have a specific YouTube link that you'd like to share so I can add it to the YouTube playlist I created?

    Awesome! Do you have a specific YouTube link that you'd like to share so I can add it to the YouTube playlist I created?

  9. Comment on The problem with film criticism in ~movies

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    Translation: "get off my lawn!". I learned, in film school, that there are different kinds of criticism that serve different purposes. Some help viewers decide what they're gonna watch. Others...

    As a craft, American mainstream movies are all but dead, more the product of the merchandising department than filmmakers. American movies have replaced story and character and emotion with spectacle and noise, something you couldn’t say about the first contemporary special-effects movies, like Close Encounters of the Third Kind or E.T., or even the best comic-book movies like Richard Lester’s Superman II and Tim Burton’s Batman

    Translation: "get off my lawn!".

    I learned, in film school, that there are different kinds of criticism that serve different purposes. Some help viewers decide what they're gonna watch. Others contextualize the film on the medium's history. Some are more descriptive and resemble film analysis. Some use the film as a starting point for philosophical or sociopolitical speculation. Most are a particular mix of those and other elements. All can be wonderful or terrible.

    I worked as a film critic for my state's largest print newspaper, for a print magazine, and also on the internet. I've read lots of awful criticism in print, enough for me to have serious doubts that the decadence of the genre in actual publications (as opposed to random comments) is a direct consequence of the arrival of the internet.

    It's hard to read this article without thinking of cultural elitism. Sure, anyone can write nowadays, and you know what? For those who were unable to share their thoughts and build a community around their interests, we're in the Golden Age of film criticism. We may not have a film criticism celebrity as important as, say, Metacritic, but there's space for everyone. Just make peace with the fact that from now on you have to share your little fief with everyone else.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on What is your favorite comedy sketch of all time? in ~talk

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    Awesome, thanks! I already knew the one by Monty Python, and Aerobics by Key & Peele is phenomenal! I added all the videos to a YouTube playlist in the same order as here. I did this to facilitate...

    Awesome, thanks! I already knew the one by Monty Python, and Aerobics by Key & Peele is phenomenal! I added all the videos to a YouTube playlist in the same order as here.

    I did this to facilitate watching on my television. Maybe others will find it useful.

    I will try to update the playlist if the post receives more entires.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What is your favorite comedy sketch of all time? in ~talk

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    My nomination is the phenomenal Are we the Baddies?, by the British duo Mitchell and Webb. It pokes fun at nazis.

    My nomination is the phenomenal Are we the Baddies?, by the British duo Mitchell and Webb. It pokes fun at nazis.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on When fake becomes real: J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius in ~humanities

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    Recent Stuff You Know podcast on the subject. (the word count is incorrect, the article has way more than 64 words).

    Recent Stuff You Know podcast on the subject.

    (the word count is incorrect, the article has way more than 64 words).

    4 votes
  13. What is your favorite comedy sketch of all time?

    From Wikipedia: Sketch comedy comprises a series of short, amusing scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long, performed by a group of comic actors or...

    From Wikipedia:

    Sketch comedy comprises a series of short, amusing scenes or vignettes, called "sketches", commonly between one and ten minutes long, performed by a group of comic actors or comedians

    When I say comedy sketch, I mean the type of comedy made by Monty Python, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Saturday Night Live, Kids in the Hall, etc. Anxious to hear and see what you like the most! Links are appreciated 😊

    18 votes
  14. What delicious foods don't photograph well?

    In the times of social media, food must not only taste good, but look good as well. Some beautiful foods are really not that good, while some ugly foods are delicious, but totally ignored. Can you...

    In the times of social media, food must not only taste good, but look good as well. Some beautiful foods are really not that good, while some ugly foods are delicious, but totally ignored. Can you come up with any examples of that?

    14 votes
  15. Comment on Windows 11: The Ars Technica review in ~tech

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    Looks like a step in the right direction. They're going back on several terrible decisions. It's a shame that they're seemingly going to ship it in an unfinished state though.

    Looks like a step in the right direction. They're going back on several terrible decisions. It's a shame that they're seemingly going to ship it in an unfinished state though.

    3 votes