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  1. Comment on The Race is on to Make the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ in ~tv

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    I don't think I made it to anything about Japan and my problem is I can't follow the story. Yeah, that trailer looks cool and I like Aaron Paul but when did he join the cast and it looks like a...

    I don't think I made it to anything about Japan and my problem is I can't follow the story. Yeah, that trailer looks cool and I like Aaron Paul but when did he join the cast and it looks like a complete different show. It feel like the show is all over the place I just lose interest then.

  2. Comment on Somebody thought it was a good idea to put a touchscreen with kids games on my head in ~talk

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    I haven't experienced it but that would drive me crazy too. No way I would just let that fly without telling them in a nice way. That idea wasn't thought through at all.

    I haven't experienced it but that would drive me crazy too. No way I would just let that fly without telling them in a nice way. That idea wasn't thought through at all.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on The Race is on to Make the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ in ~tv

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    Really? I lost interest early season 2 and everybody I talk too did pretty much the same. Sure it could pick up again but with the vast amount of content right now chances are not many people will...

    Really? I lost interest early season 2 and everybody I talk too did pretty much the same. Sure it could pick up again but with the vast amount of content right now chances are not many people will do that after they abandon a show.

  4. Comment on Making Playgrounds a Little More Dangerous in ~life

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    I actually do and she never said it had no effect. I can only talk about my own experiences with my children and friends children but if they have an interesting outdoor alternative they will...

    I actually do and she never said it had no effect. I can only talk about my own experiences with my children and friends children but if they have an interesting outdoor alternative they will choose that 9 out of 10 times unless they're tired or worn out for the day.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I took a swing at Working Miracles and I was not impressed. I wanted to like it but just didn't. The jokes were tame and unoriginal. I generally think the vast amount of content right now is...

    I took a swing at Working Miracles and I was not impressed. I wanted to like it but just didn't. The jokes were tame and unoriginal. I generally think the vast amount of content right now is partly at fault for the sub par content out there with pretty great actors. It's like the creators think the actors alone can ring in the audience like the block busters in the old days.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    There are times when an actor just nails a role where you would have absolutely no idea how to describe that character beforehand but now it just makes perfect sense. This is one of those times...

    NoHo hank the Chechen mafia bro,

    There are times when an actor just nails a role where you would have absolutely no idea how to describe that character beforehand but now it just makes perfect sense. This is one of those times for me.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I think it is. It's getting close to being a little ridiculous but not there yet. The great actors still keeps the show at a decent quality.

    I think it is. It's getting close to being a little ridiculous but not there yet. The great actors still keeps the show at a decent quality.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on At least 41 people were killed after Aeroflot plane made an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow in ~news

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    Can you elaborate on this? the article doen't seem to mention anything about passengers leaving with their hand luggage.

    This is not the first time in recent years we have seen passengers evacuate striken aircraft with their hand luggage, but for perhaps the first time (at least recently) this selfishness seems to have cost lives. That factor will surely be the subject of regulator scrutiny.

    Can you elaborate on this? the article doen't seem to mention anything about passengers leaving with their hand luggage.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Burger King plans to roll out Impossible Whopper across the United States in ~food

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    Of course not, although it would be nice if they actually gave a shit about peoples well-being. I'm more shocked that people int this thread aren't talking about it and are more focused on some...

    Of course not, although it would be nice if they actually gave a shit about peoples well-being. I'm more shocked that people int this thread aren't talking about it and are more focused on some shitty veggie replacement add.

  10. Comment on Music Streaming Services Are Gaslighting Us in ~music

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    Fucking A!

    It is unfortunate that the world is shrinking the way it is, but options for those who care about music (or books, movies, news, or anything else going through these same digital growing pains) still abound and I doubt we'll ever reach a point where there are none. They're not difficult to find for anyone willing to put half as much effort into looking as they do complaining about how difficult they are to find these days.

    Fucking A!

  11. Comment on Burger King plans to roll out Impossible Whopper across the United States in ~food

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    Wtf? Balance? You shouldn't be going to BK everyday in the first place. Why is nobody questioning this? It's cool that they focus on less meat and maybe a healthier alternative to the Whopper but...

    With the Impossible Whopper, Burger King is primarily targeting meat eaters who seek more balance in their diet. The new product is designed to "give somebody who wants to eat a burger every day, but doesn't necessarily want to eat beef everyday, permission to come into the restaurants more frequently,"

    Wtf? Balance? You shouldn't be going to BK everyday in the first place. Why is nobody questioning this? It's cool that they focus on less meat and maybe a healthier alternative to the Whopper but ffs we shouldn't encourage people to eat at fast food places everyday.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Which subscriptions do you consider to be worth their cost? in ~talk

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    God dammit Unblock-Us isn't looking good here...

    God dammit Unblock-Us isn't looking good here...

  13. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

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    Well your probably right so I'll shut up for now.

    Well your probably right so I'll shut up for now.

  14. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

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    Again of course I have but I try not to. No hard feelings I'm not trying to attack you. Who benefits that opinion other than you perpetuating a beating of an old horse? The more we hivemind this...

    Again of course I have but I try not to. No hard feelings I'm not trying to attack you. Who benefits that opinion other than you perpetuating a beating of an old horse? The more we hivemind this place from the beginning the more it becomes just another reddit and I would love to be challenged a bit more on things I might have thought I didn't like instead of tired old opinions I've heard a million times.

  15. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

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    Of course I have but there's a difference between saying you just don't like it and saying it's the absolute worst. I would much rather listen to someone who's exited about Kiefers new album and...

    Of course I have but there's a difference between saying you just don't like it and saying it's the absolute worst. I would much rather listen to someone who's exited about Kiefers new album and why than read some unoriginal comment about boohoo country is so bad nowadays but I secretly love Pink and 90s boybands because that's still cool if you keep an ironic distance to it all.

  16. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

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    I don't give a shit about pop country but I've always found it weird that some people need to bash other genres just because you don't like it.

    I don't give a shit about pop country but I've always found it weird that some people need to bash other genres just because you don't like it.

  17. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Both great bands but very different in styles I might add.

    Both great bands but very different in styles I might add.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Faceless Together - What is 4chan in ~misc

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    Like any other thread or comment involving 4chan people are never going to agree but this attempt at describing the essence of 4chan is one of the more interesting I've read.

    Like any other thread or comment involving 4chan people are never going to agree but this attempt at describing the essence of 4chan is one of the more interesting I've read.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on I Can't Do Anything for Fun Anymore; Every Hobby Is an Attempt to Make Money in ~life

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    Why would being creative be without worry just because we remove money issues? That's what I don't get. I get that capitalism is your current fuel but it's not like it's the root of all problems...

    I understand what you're saying and I agree in principle. It does sound lovely to be able to simply create without worry about how you're going to pay your rent. But at the same time, a lot of art is about conflict and if everything is taken care of for you, what kind of real world conflict have you experienced? I have a literary background, and I always wanted to be a literary author. But the reality is that I've lived a pretty charmed life. My struggles have been superficial. So when I've sat down in the past to write something more literary, it comes out as navel-gazing. Fortunately (or unfortunately), life has dealt me some great existential ennui these last few years and maybe that will help inspire some more literary pursuits as I stumble into middle age.
    More to your point, if A (capitalism) didn't exist and I could focus on B (my philosophical message), would I even have B? As I mentioned, my message is currently minimalist, anti-consumption, love, anti-capitalist. So if capitalism fell right now and we arrived at utopia, what would my art be? I truly don't know. Fortunately (or--again--unfortunately), I see a further descent into a darker and harder capitalism in my lifetime, so I'll probably always have something to rage against. Really, though, the rage I feel for capitalism is more about our current style of capitalism and how people so blindly accept their consumerist roles in it.

    Why would being creative be without worry just because we remove money issues? That's what I don't get. I get that capitalism is your current fuel but it's not like it's the root of all problems for mankind and manmind so what's to say one of the other philosophical (or practical for that matter) issues can't be the future fuel if we remove capitalism? We human beings have an unique way of finding problems even if there are none. But you kinda said it yourself. You like capitalism so your preferred fuel is to perfect it rather than abolish it.

    As for your original idea, money killing creativity, I might argue that it happens at the other end of the spectrum. Too much money, which takes much of the struggle out of life, can kill creativity. Not always, but in a lot of cases. If an artist becomes too successful and too rich, they can lose that original spark. And I think this goes back to needing conflict and struggle to really have something important to say. When you no longer have that, you can lose touch with the rest of humanity.

    But why do struggle and conflict have to evolve money? What I originally meant was the concept of money is irrelevant to equally important questions and issues and by solely focusing on money we deprive ourselves opportunities. It's the easy way out. I got no money? - write a book about getting more money. I have too much money? - write a book about how to use them so you feel good about yourself. My neighbor has more money than I? - write a book about how money doesn't really matter (or write the first book again). Like you I've had a similar upbringing in terms of struggles but still there are a million issues we fight every day that doesn't have anything to do with money if we really try to think about it.