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  1. Comment on What is an older TV show that you really think would be relevant today, both from an artistic and cultural standpoint? in ~tv

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    I appreciate the interesting write-up about the show. I never knew it had such a dedicated following still. I would be cautious about this and it may be because you and your husband are a little...

    I appreciate the interesting write-up about the show. I never knew it had such a dedicated following still.

    The "survival" aspect is simply the producers' way of turning up the heat on the players, and it's actually refreshingly organic. Other reality shows tend to be very heavily produced or the contestants are put under undue and unnecessary pressures as a way of trying to elicit conflict. Meanwhile, Survivor doesn't have to heavily "produce" anything, as the drama is built into the format itself.

    I would be cautious about this and it may be because you and your husband are a little too involved but what do I know :). I remember when it aired the first time and maybe it's because we are comparing it with today's standard reality editing and drama infusion but Survivor was always heavy on this too. They were just among the first and it kinda fades looking at today's shows in comparison. I do agree though that it had natural build in tension with competitions and the "survival" aspect especially compared to Big Brother, Real World etc. that were popular around the same time.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm listening til Esther Perel's "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity" and I can't recommend this book enough. Particular of course if your affected by the subject but also if you're...

    I'm listening til Esther Perel's "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity" and I can't recommend this book enough. Particular of course if your affected by the subject but also if you're curious about how important communication in relationships is especially surrounding very touchy subjects and how we frame conversations. I feel like it's one of those book everybody should read just to broaden your perspective. She writes beautifully and encapsulates so many nuances of rarely talked about issues from all sides. Blunt, empathetic and realistically.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Warner Bros. weighing fate of ‘The Flash’ as its Ezra Miller problem grows in ~movies

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    To someone not that invested in where these superheroes stem from but watches the occasional movie can anyone explain to me why these studios(?) are that important to people outside the industry?...

    To someone not that invested in where these superheroes stem from but watches the occasional movie can anyone explain to me why these studios(?) are that important to people outside the industry? Is it a company rivalry fans takes further or something else? I couldn't for the life of me tell you where Superman or Spider Man is from in this sense and honestly don't understand why it matters.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Testing end-to-end encrypted backups and more on Messenger in ~tech

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    You would be surprised (I was) to learn that it's the case for most European countries. We as most Europeans just had that conversation a long time ago and now it's other issues that's important....

    You would be surprised (I was) to learn that it's the case for most European countries. We as most Europeans just had that conversation a long time ago and now it's other issues that's important. Like we don't really talk about it at all and that makes it so weird to watch the melt down the US has concerning this issue. Most countries in Europe have stricter abortions laws than much of the access the US are fighting about but the handling/religion/politics are vastly different and agreements are easier made between people/politicians who otherwise disagree on most other subjects.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Triangle of Sadness | Official trailer in ~movies

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    Thanks for the heads up! I rarely watch trailers anymore for this exact reason but was really tempted this time.

    Thanks for the heads up! I rarely watch trailers anymore for this exact reason but was really tempted this time.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Netflix has some great games but nobody's playing them in ~games

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    Or...the marketing department did it on purpose and now everybody know because nobody knew and "somebody" posted it on reddit.

    Or...the marketing department did it on purpose and now everybody know because nobody knew and "somebody" posted it on reddit.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What's your unpopular food opinion or idiosyncrasy? in ~food

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    I feel you but congestion problems or not like what you like. It's all in good fun and these things are often great and funny conversation starters because people often realize how stupid it is to...

    I feel you but congestion problems or not like what you like. It's all in good fun and these things are often great and funny conversation starters because people often realize how stupid it is to get riled up about something so benign and subjective.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Alex Jones must pay $50m for Sandy Hook hoax claim in ~news

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    There comes a time where the leeway runs out of exits and becomes a one way to Hell.

    There comes a time where the leeway runs out of exits and becomes a one way to Hell.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on What's your unpopular food opinion or idiosyncrasy? in ~food

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    Aww man I'm sorry about that. But cool you like it that way at least. It's just that an unpopular opinion and irrationally anger goes hand in hand sometimes.

    Aww man I'm sorry about that. But cool you like it that way at least. It's just that an unpopular opinion and irrationally anger goes hand in hand sometimes.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on The case of fake IMDb credits in ~movies

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    This is one of those instances where whether its fake or not it's equally interesting. I agree I also love these deep dives.

    Also I would love it if the article's comments are genuinely from Subhankar Bagchi, but you can't trust everything you read online eh?

    This is one of those instances where whether its fake or not it's equally interesting. I agree I also love these deep dives.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What's your unpopular food opinion or idiosyncrasy? in ~food

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    Nice one... along with the soggy fries this is spot on for me and makes me irrationally angry. Like Will you please stop? I don't care if you like it - Just stop-kind of angry.

    Nice one... along with the soggy fries this is spot on for me and makes me irrationally angry. Like Will you please stop? I don't care if you like it - Just stop-kind of angry.

  12. Comment on What's your unpopular food opinion or idiosyncrasy? in ~food

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    The combination of sweet and sour is just not good. I like them separately but together they sort of cancel each other out and leaves you with a sad taste wasted potential. Real quality butter is...

    The combination of sweet and sour is just not good. I like them separately but together they sort of cancel each other out and leaves you with a sad taste wasted potential.

    Real quality butter is essential for almost everything in cooking or at least makes it infinitely better. It's unbelievable how much people around the world are missing out when where I'm coming from this is a given

    5 votes
  13. Comment on What's your unpopular food opinion or idiosyncrasy? in ~food

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    Fries: Burn the witch! I purposely overcook my fries when I make them at home so this is a hard read for me. Hawaii pizza: You're absolutely right Milk with coffee: I agree. Also for those of us...
    • Fries: Burn the witch! I purposely overcook my fries when I make them at home so this is a hard read for me.
    • Hawaii pizza: You're absolutely right
    • Milk with coffee: I agree. Also for those of us who drink a lot of coffee it helps to avoid binge drinking
    • Frozen fruit: As someone with a wife that makes excellent smoothies I have to disagree. My prime example would be pomegranate seeds.
    • McD: Actually I've just had some of the the same thoughts after avoiding it for a long time when craving junk food. I think it's the consistency that gets to me.
    • Spaghetti red sauce: Yes! I always felt it missed something. Although I've just been on vacation in Italy where I had some nice red sauce spaghetti I still agree with you.
    2 votes
  14. Comment on Denmark's controversial family policy sees many Danish parents fleeing to nearby countries, especially to the German border city of Flensburg in ~life

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    See? It's way out of proportion and doesn't paint a clear picture at all. Of course there will always be sad cases when we deal with this and I feel for these people. Thank you @cfabbro for...

    See? It's way out of proportion and doesn't paint a clear picture at all. Of course there will always be sad cases when we deal with this and I feel for these people.

    Thank you @cfabbro for providing what I didn't. If you need something translated say the word.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Denmark's controversial family policy sees many Danish parents fleeing to nearby countries, especially to the German border city of Flensburg in ~life

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    This is fucking bullshit click bait and paints it like parents are fleeing the country from the Danish government who snap up children because they know best. Of course there will be cases where...

    This is fucking bullshit click bait and paints it like parents are fleeing the country from the Danish government who snap up children because they know best. Of course there will be cases where it's very difficult but the way this "article" portrays it is not the way it is in most cases.

    Also the music makes me wanna throw up and immediately erodes the sincerity of the message.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Please bring back voice actors, stop celebrity voices in ~movies

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    Well, this seems to be a problem sometimes so I think this is what most people are objecting too. Sure a lot of famous actors can do great VA but sometimes it seems like their celebrity status is...

    Just cast whoever works best in the role.

    Well, this seems to be a problem sometimes so I think this is what most people are objecting too. Sure a lot of famous actors can do great VA but sometimes it seems like their celebrity status is more important than their actual skill or how they fit the part.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Mega Millions ticket wins $1.34 billion lottery jackpot in ~news

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    This would also be a good attitude if you wanna dab in crypto or NTF.

    This would also be a good attitude if you wanna dab in crypto or NTF.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ catapults past $1B at worldwide box office in ~movies

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    I get that but that wasn't all I said.

    I get that but that wasn't all I said.

  19. Comment on What's the point of grammatical gender? in ~humanities

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    Oh I feel you and it was off for me too but he was so likable I let it slide.

    Oh I feel you and it was off for me too but he was so likable I let it slide.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What's the point of grammatical gender? in ~humanities

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    Seems like you have a little against it then :). I agree it's kinda random but I've come to appreciate things out of the ordinary. I learned something here and that was great.

    Nothing against it, but dude should probably adjust the rest of the attire to the presence of a cowboy hat :P

    Seems like you have a little against it then :). I agree it's kinda random but I've come to appreciate things out of the ordinary.

    I learned something here and that was great.

    1 vote