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by Zohar
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 22887

Re: Black Panther

Jorpho wrote:Didn't Avatar make heaps of money before being largely forgotten (except for being a movie that made heaps of money) ?

I am actually consistently surprised how people keep remembering and liking Avatar. I'm not sure why, but I don't think your point stands.
by Zohar
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 176
Views: 21948

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I disagree. People like labels because they're convenient - you're in the same boat with a bunch of other people, you can get the support of others who know what you're going through in a precise manner, it's easy to find communities that take your experiences for granted. People generally like putt...
by Zohar
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Shape of Waiter
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Re: The Shape of Water

I liked the movie a lot, but I'm not sure why people are raving about it as Oscar material. It's beautiful, well-acted, well-directed, but there's nothing particularly groundbreaking or unusual about the story. Also we watched the first Hellboy right after we saw the movie, and the similarities were...
by Zohar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2133249

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey, welcome back, I remember your avatar, which is basically how I identify people here.
by Zohar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2613386

Re: Post your boat race.

Congrats on being out! And that dress is cute!
by Zohar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 8768

Re: Black Panther

Are you trying to say slavery had consequences?
by Zohar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6453
Views: 500004

Re: Trump presidency

If we never interact with assholes, we might not fully appreciate the value of decent people. Citation please. The whole "without the bad times we wouldn't appreciate the good times" is a common enough trope, but I have a feeling an harmonious utopia where everyone is pleasant to each oth...
by Zohar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792316

Re: Today I Made:

Oh god. I was SO tired on Monday. Puppy woke us up twice during the night to take her outside. No wonder I wanted to bake her.
by Zohar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Into the Breach
Replies: 0
Views: 2256

Into the Breach

Into the Breach , the new game from the creators of FTL, is out. I have about 300 hours clocked in FTL, I wonder how this game will hold up. I've only played for an hour or so, so my information may be off. It's a tactical strategy game played on maps of just 8x8 blocks. You control three mechs and...
by Zohar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: More efficient airplane boarding protocols
Replies: 66
Views: 7749

Re: More efficient airplane boarding protocols

If the passenger assigned to 40a is standing in the aisle in row 40 fiddling with the overhead bin, then the passengers assigned to 40b-40f are standing in the aisle blocking rows 35-39, waiting for the first passenger to get out of the way so that they can take their seats. The passengers assigned...
by Zohar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 22887

Re: Black Panther

I assumed they were basically paid actors.
by Zohar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: More efficient airplane boarding protocols
Replies: 66
Views: 7749

Re: More efficient airplane boarding protocols

Except if you board back to front, anyone who's stuck delaying a row is going to be further back in the plane. Maybe I didn't explain myself properly. If the door is at the front of the plane and the passengers in row 40 are taking forever to get into their seat, the passengers in row 39 don't give ...
by Zohar
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Disney, Fox, MCU
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Re: Disney, Fox, MCU

Why wouldn't it happen pretty much exactly as it did in the first X-Men movie? Mutants start popping up all over the place and we learn there was a secret school helping them out. Not too far fetched - they just need to reboot the franchise. Hugh Jackman already basically said he's done, I think, so...
by Zohar
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 19603

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

You seem to think enemies and aggressors are just naturally occurring elements of society and not a result of government. What I'm getting at is governments are the cause of these enemies.
by Zohar
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 19603

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

And my point is that all wars and all need to "defend from outsides" comes from governments.
by Zohar
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 3522

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

I am somewhat skeptical of your numbers. For one thing, if ads are so lucrative, why do sites even bother with merchandising in the first place?
by Zohar
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: More efficient airplane boarding protocols
Replies: 66
Views: 7749

Re: More efficient airplane boarding protocols

They're not subsidizing the rest of the plane. There's a third the amount of people per square meter in 1st class so they pay three times as much. You really think the amount people pay in coach is negligible? In any case my point was specifically regarding the special treatment they get during boar...
by Zohar
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 19603

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

Except usually the reason the outsiders want to come after us is because of the government, not the governed... Yeah, that's why we came after the American Indians and took their land. It was the Indans' governments that made the Europeans want to colonize them out of existence. Oh yeah great examp...
by Zohar
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 3522

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Yeah, you have a really skewed idea of how much ads make for people who share them. I've been reading the webcomic for more than ten years now, never missed one. If I donated Randall a single dollar, he would make more money off of me than he ever would have from my through ads. However, since I ord...
by Zohar
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 161
Views: 19603

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

Except usually the reason the outsiders want to come after us is because of the government, not the governed...
by Zohar
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: More efficient airplane boarding protocols
Replies: 66
Views: 7749

Re: More efficient airplane boarding protocols

I'm assuming this is a reserved seating flight? Anyway there's two main facts you're overlooking here. 1. People are easily and confused and can't easily follow directions in airports - many of them just assume everything will work out since so many people are pushing them along, many are exhausted ...
by Zohar
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 654
Views: 236677

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

I was gonna say "Ugh, snow crash". I really disliked that book, but I know I'm in a relative minority opinion on that.
by Zohar
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792316

Re: Today I Made:

I just noticed again we have the pasta attachment to our mixer and we haven't made fresh pasta in a while. Should probably fix that. Friday I made some delicious, delicious humus. It really turned out fantastic. I got some mushrooms and pita bread to make fried mushroom topping for it tonight. I als...
by Zohar
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 22887

Re: Black Panther

I want an entire movie dedicated to Shuri inventing various gadgets for different heroes and being awesome.
by Zohar
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)
Replies: 121
Views: 20576

Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

There's a lot of factors in what makes a person cry, at a given movie at a given time. I like This American Life's story on crying about movies on airplanes . (I just relistened and Freaky Friday is one of their examples) Off topic (because not a movie) but I guess since we're mentioned This Americ...
by Zohar
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2133249

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I suppose if you're a podcast you probably want to get some sponsorship deals. Have you tried calling Casper?
by Zohar
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6453
Views: 500004

Re: Trump presidency

elasto wrote:
US billionaire Warren Buffet says his conglomerate has received a profit boost of $29bn as a result of President Donald Trump's tax reforms.

Maybe he should use some of these profits for lobbying for tax reform.
by Zohar
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8230
Views: 1268699

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Meh? Probably a bit unusual when considering cishet population but I've known people who felt pretty fluid with their gender. It's a social construct after all so I'm not surprised your social experience impacts it. Does it bother you?
by Zohar
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6453
Views: 500004

Re: Trump presidency

Aren't most of these shooters coming from more-or-less middle class backgrounds? I don't remember a narrative of them being particularly poor.
by Zohar
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6453
Views: 500004

Re: Trump presidency

BTW, you know who worked in a public school and had a conceal carry permit? Philando Castile. So yeah, still not sold that giving more guns is a good idea.
by Zohar
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6453
Views: 500004

Re: Trump presidency

...Gun control advocates want to take away Edgar's hobby just to prevent... Not just "Edgar"'s hobby, but lots of people's hobbies, and also the very idea that people can have dangerous tools as part of their hobbies. You realize we already do this for a lot of things already, right? We r...
by Zohar
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6453
Views: 500004

Re: Trump presidency

That said, it would not take much to convince me that there should be a police officer in all schools, but for a totally different reason. If a fight between two students broke out or someone was caught with drugs, it would be more appropriate for a police officer to handle the situation than a tea...
by Zohar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Coco
Replies: 6
Views: 2417

Re: Coco

It's nice you're putting words in my mouth that I never said.
by Zohar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6453
Views: 500004

Re: Trump presidency

You are disgusting.
by Zohar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 176
Views: 21948

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Both in Israel and in the US I've had a set of measuring cups and spoons, as well as a scale. I always prefer weighing ingredients, but the vast majority of recipes I've seen measure eggs by whole units (based on large eggs), simply because unless you're working in an industrial kitchen you probably...
by Zohar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Gunnerkrigg Court
Replies: 153
Views: 47674

Re: Gunnerkrigg Court

On the subreddit people talk about how Coyote in myth often dies because he goes too far and is then resurrected, so it's possible that's what we'll see here. He certainly seems surprised at Ysengrin's bite, but I suppose it could just be a "WTF do you think you're doing" sort of expression.
by Zohar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Coco
Replies: 6
Views: 2417

Re: Coco

The more time goes by the more I dislike how emotionally manipulative this movie is. Someone at Pixar said "We need everyone to cry at the end, no matter how in-line with the rest of the film it is" and they decided to go with what they did. It's some Lars Von Trier-level bullshit.
by Zohar
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6453
Views: 500004

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, his behavior around this affair is more relevant politically than his actual infidelity.
by Zohar
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792316

Re: Today I Made:

The recipe suggested mango powder but we didn't have any. It suggested lemon juice as substitute, so I used that. Probably not as authentic but still turned out great.
by Zohar
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 28
Views: 4839

Re: black history

My department's newsletter sent out a similar feature today, linking an article on the life of noted black meteorologist, flight instructor, and 1936 Olympic gold medallist Archie Williams : As I recall, when I came back home . . . people asked me, ‘How did those dirty Nazis treat you?’ To which I ...

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