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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Feb 20, 2018, 13:59 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 12:50:
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 22:46:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 20:27:
The media turned Get Out and Black Panther's successes into some sort of racial victory. Frankly, the majority watching these films literally didn't care about race. All they want is a good story, good character development, and good special effects (when appropriate). That's it. Everything else is nonsense.

13%, at least, really, really fucking cared about something else.

Also, it's hard to tell if the movie will have those things, and Black Panther's special effects were terrible. People didn't make it the biggest February movie of all time because they felt it would have a good story and good character development. Do you think people expected it to be a better story and better character development than Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Than Captain America: Civil War? Because it blew their opening weekends out of the water.

Dr. Strange was another new, weird Marvel property that recently opened. Black Panther has already made more, in 5 days, than it did in its entire run.

What do you think caused that?

The movie had excellent marketing behind it that pulled in the initial crowds, then word of mouth pulled in more. Also, it's a Marvel film in February. What else is there to watch in February? Exactly. Nothing.


So why did it blow every Marvel movie other than The Avengers away? What was that excellent marketing that 3 Iron Mans, 3 Captain Americas, 1 Avengers, 2 Guardian of the Galaxies, 3 Thors, 1 Dr. Strange, and a Spider-Man didn't have?

What's the thing that separated it? Maybe the thing you're claiming wasn't important?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2018, 13:55 Beamer
 
Nucas wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 13:53:
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 12:33:
Gee, how did I know that PC Lamer article was going to be a snowflake rant against hot chicks in fantasy armor? Rolleyes

most of the entries were dudes. but, yes, this kind of shit is genuinely embarrassing and i'm glad the grown-ups are able to engage with this kind of commentary without feeling threatened; but probably nobody is expecting that from you.

Hey, this is the closest he's come to actually reading an article he's commented on, even if he took away something ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Feb 19, 2018, 22:46 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 20:27:
The media turned Get Out and Black Panther's successes into some sort of racial victory. Frankly, the majority watching these films literally didn't care about race. All they want is a good story, good character development, and good special effects (when appropriate). That's it. Everything else is nonsense.

13%, at least, really, really fucking cared about something else.

Also, it's hard to tell if the movie will have those things, and Black Panther's special effects were terrible. People didn't make it the biggest February movie of all time because they felt it would have a good story and good character development. Do you think people expected it to be a better story and better character development than Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Than Captain America: Civil War? Because it blew their opening weekends out of the water.

Dr. Strange was another new, weird Marvel property that recently opened. Black Panther has already made more, in 5 days, than it did in its entire run.

What do you think caused that?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2018, 22:43 Beamer
 
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 22:18:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 20:42:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 19:57:
Thanks, I had used Cinemascore in the past and lost track of that site.
Never heard of the site before -- half a dozen movies later, I don't think I'll be using the service...

Despicable Me got an "A". That movie was so un-funny my wife walked away from the tv about 15 minutes in.

Were you the target audience? That's part of what they capture. Movies that do well tend to really play to the people that want to see that kind of movie. Movies that really fail are either utter abominations of movies very misleadingly marketed (i.e., trailers made it look like an all-out action or comedy, but it's really a dreary and somber film. Mother! was a recent F, for not being what people expected. Driver was fairly low, too.)

For me, Despicable Me was kind of crappy with a few good jokes. But it's DreamWorks, I know what I'm getting, and I know to avoid opening weekend.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 19, 2018, 19:11 Beamer
 
mag wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 18:17:
Bard wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 15:52:
wikileaks data, which has a track record of 100% correct 100% of the time

Oh for fucks' sake.

100% excluding any information damaging to Russia, 100% of the time.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2018, 19:11 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 18:59:
Anyone seen Black Panther.
I'm not looking for in depth analysis, just a simple 5 star or A-F ranking.

It got an A+ from Cinemascore. Only about 2 movies per year get that. You may be aware, but for others, it's surveying audiences. Polling. Not critics. The Avengers is the only other Marvel movie to get an A+.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
10. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 19, 2018, 16:52 Beamer
 
Necrophob wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 16:42:
Ozmodan wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 07:05:
I am disturbed by all the news services, they all focus only on news that fits their agenda, with some like CNN and MSNBC taking that to the extremes. Nobody seems to take the time to fact check either.

Lol, wut? How did you not include Foxnews in that statement, and say it with a straight face?

They did it first, and still do it best, but man, MSNBC was always somewhat close, and CNN went off the deep end. It's been a slow burn, with them scrambling to fill time when there's nothing to talk about, like the 24 hours after Newtown when it was all they could discuss despite there being nothing new to discuss, or the Malaysian airline, but now they're showing they totally forgot how to do news and just do dumb opinions. For every decent journalist they have there are 6 Wolf Blitzers. Which still makes them more honest than Fox News (who isn't more honest than Hannity?), but also more inept, and just unwatchable.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 19, 2018, 16:10 Beamer
 
Bard wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 15:52:
I would like to see presentation of the information we were supplied by the Russian Trolls.

I've noticed a few subscribed youtube accounts of mine that have been taken offline - however i know for certain the information provided to me by them was 100% correct (mostly being reports on information contained in wikileaks data, which has a track record of 100% correct 100% of the time).

It seems this is not so much about doing anything dodgy, like say, the privately owned north american media which happens to be owned by parent companies making their money off military adventurism - but providing voters with true information and influencing them so that they are informed voters.

Seems like this is a war on truth, rather than a war on lines, because the truth is inconvenient to the current political elite.

There's a war on truth, but when you get your truth from YouTube videos and, lately, Wikileaks, I'm not sure you're not already a casualty.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Feb 19, 2018, 15:56 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 14:56:
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 14:40:
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 13:20:
Victim gets bludgeoned, the public says, "You beat him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets strangled, the public says, "You strangled him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets stabbed, the public says, "You stabbed him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets shot, the public says, "You shot him to death? We need to do something about guns."

Call me when 17 people get strangled to death by an angry loner.

I'ts useless reasoning with these idiots. Even straight up facts and statistics are useless here. Its like reasoning with flat earthers, it just doesn't work.

Incidentally, one of the conservatives here IS a flat earther, but he's more your garden variety conspiracy nut conservative, not an alt-right "fuck everyone who isn't me' conservative.

Actually, is Cutter the original alt-righter?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
38. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 19, 2018, 15:51 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 15:21:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 09:30:
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 06:46:
This thread is great:

1) DangerDog says "Trump never claimed it was the largest inauguration. The media made the battle!"

2) It's proven Trump made the size comment

3) DangerDog says "Well, it's about when the photo was taken, so Trump was right!"


It shows That DangerDog doesn't bother looking into anything before getting all angry at someone else over it, meaning he blames the media instead of Trump, and it means he'll do anything to defend Trump.

Basically, why are we talking to him when it's been proven here he's ignorant, unwilling to use Google before committing to an opinion, and unwilling to change his poorly informed opinion after someone shows him actual video disputing his memory? This isn't even about opinions, which people here argue often. He's arguing fact in the face of video evidence. If someone can't even agree on widely-proven fact, why engage?
Sadly, DangerDog is not unique. In fact, he represents significant portion of the population. It is the very definition of how/why Trump was elected.

Yes, that's why I'm curious. I'm not going to change his mind or even get honest answers, but how he avoids reality is interesting. His political beliefs are a house of cards, he daren't risk disturbing a single one in case the whole lot falls down.

I got what you were going for. My "don't bother engaging" was rhetorical. I understand why those here that do, and do so without malice, do. I just want him to see how he has hard and fast opinions on things he hasn't looked into and is clearly very misinformed about. He won't acknowledge, and like with everything else, he'll pretend it isn't true because it's uncomfortable for him, but he'll actually see it and decide against it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Feb 19, 2018, 14:40 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 13:20:
Victim gets bludgeoned, the public says, "You beat him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets strangled, the public says, "You strangled him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets stabbed, the public says, "You stabbed him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets shot, the public says, "You shot him to death? We need to do something about guns."

Call me when 17 people get strangled to death by an angry loner.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2018, 13:13 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 13:01:
The good news is I was re-elected president of the JDreyer household!

The bad news is that I was elected by a single vote, and have to work hard to make sure the voter will re-elect me next term.

My Facebook campaign of misinformation seems to have failed. Drat!
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 19, 2018, 07:03 Beamer
 
NicklePop wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 01:19:
Whatever you think of Trump -- at least it's not Hillary in office!

War hawk, sociopath, created the private prison complex.

Neocon.

Trump is Lincoln in comparison

You're the guy that said Christianity is the solution, right?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
33. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 19, 2018, 06:46 Beamer
 
This thread is great:

1) DangerDog says "Trump never claimed it was the largest inauguration. The media made the battle!"

2) It's proven Trump made the size comment

3) DangerDog says "Well, it's about when the photo was taken, so Trump was right!"


It shows That DangerDog doesn't bother looking into anything before getting all angry at someone else over it, meaning he blames the media instead of Trump, and it means he'll do anything to defend Trump.

Basically, why are we talking to him when it's been proven here he's ignorant, unwilling to use Google before committing to an opinion, and unwilling to change his poorly informed opinion after someone shows him actual video disputing his memory? This isn't even about opinions, which people here argue often. He's arguing fact in the face of video evidence. If someone can't even agree on widely-proven fact, why engage?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2018, 08:50 Beamer
 
Nucas wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 21:45:
NamecaF wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 21:24:

It wasnt the crew starting the fights. It was a massive family of muslims looking for any excuse to pick fights with the other people enjoying a cruise. They were directly targeting Australians and picking fights for days before the security finally intervened.

the family was from Melbourne; they are Australian. where are you getting the Muslim thing from?

4chan,The_Donald and YouTube I'd assume.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
15. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 17, 2018, 21:11 Beamer
 
Guns are to blame. This doesn't happen where there are no guns. The US has the 11th highest casualty rate by firearms. It's us and third world nations.

If people only had knives, they wouldn't be any less inclined to violence, they'd just be less capable of mass violence. People are still violent in Europe, but there are no mass shootings. Not often, at least.

That should be our inspiration. Prevent the guns designed for that purpose making it out to civilians. Hunting rifles, pistols, no big deal. Rifles designed to kill many quickly? Why is this still a question?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
18. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 08:27 Beamer
 
Saboth wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 08:18:
DangerDog wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 01:54:
poor, poor Hillary

rigged the primaries so she was the chosen one.

spent 1.2 billion dollars on her campaign.

had to cheat at the debate with Trump by being given the questions in advance.

full undying support from the mainstream news media, all the "celebrity" talk show hosts fawning over her.

taken down by 13 Russian trolls.

and a frog named Pepe.

Cheers


I'm not sure about the primaries being rigged. Hillary was a Democratic candidate and the Democrats pushed her. Bernie is an independent who tried to run on the Dem ticket and they gave him zero support.

As for cheating at the debate: if Hillary had a few questions provided to her at one debate, it would have made no difference. Trump obviously had no idea what he was talking about. The man does not even understand the basics of how our government works, much less complex issues like foreign policy or world economics. It was painfully obvious he was way out of his league. The man did not even know what the Nuclear Triad is for cripe's sake. Hillary has ten times the experience and knowledge than Trump, on every single issue they could have brought up. The man is a blundering idiot who conned half the nation into voting for him by pandering to their base desires. Now that he's in office, aside from immigration and attacking anyone brown, he's done the complete opposite of everything he promised during the campaign.

So why did Hillary lose? Because she's a smug, supremely unlikeable candidate. Trump absolutely did have the help of Russian agents who flooded our social media with propaganda. And it did have an effect on people. Something like 60% of people get their news only from Facebook. If they are constantly flooded with false stories, it's going to have an impact. Hillary also suffered from the FBI dredging up the old email issue again, which turned out to be nothing...again. Hillary also miscalculated several states. It all added up to a very close race where Trump barely edged her out in EC votes, while losing by millions of votes in the popular vote.

And now that he's in office, his true colors are flying. He's done nothing for healthcare (he promised every single person would have affordable healthcare, instead, his actions have destabilized the markets further). The Republican healthcare plan was anything but. It would have removed healthcare for dozens of millions of Americans, while making it unaffordable for many more. That is not what Trump promised, but he supported it.

Trump said he was going to take Wall Street to task and hold them accountable. Instead, he deregulated them and lowered their taxes.

Same goes for Big Pharma. He was going to lower the cost of medicine and rein in Big Pharma. He did the opposite.

He was going to follow an isolationist policy and stop wasting so much on the military and foreign wars. Instead, we are increasing the military spending.

Well, you can see, the list goes on and on. The only issues he's stuck to is attacking anyone with brown skin and blaming all of the nation's problems on them, and the halfwits believe it. Trump and plutocrats like him are the causes of our woes, not the poor people and a few immigrants.

Mostly this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: 3Dfx History: The GPU's Great Turning Point Feb 16, 2018, 09:12 Beamer
 
We're all allowed our stupid, nostalgic rants we know no one else will read but feel good sharing. All of us. I'm certainly guilty.

His post wasn't incorrect for that, it was incorrect for glorifying any 3dfx card not made by Canopus. Amateurs!!!!! /gatekeeping
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 15, 2018, 17:20 Beamer
 
runnerct32 wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 17:08:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 12:28:
Beamer wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 12:07:
runnerct32 wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 10:44:
Cutter wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 10:24:
8 US School Shootings in the first seven weeks of 2018

And of course what is the GOP's response? Why everyone needs to be armed! Yeah, because every fucking whacko and moron carrying guns in the US has worked out just awesome so far so it can only obviously get better, right? Most US schools now have active shooter drills, including this one. Again, the US is the only country on the entire fucking planet where they have to do this. Is that not somehow telling just how fucked up things are? I'm just not getting this insanity along with billions of other people apparently. What's the definition of insanity, again?
Are you blaming the GOP, that is funny. It is not their fault at all. Parents are to blame here because no one wants to parent their kids anymore. Kids today have little respect for life or anything else for that matter. Stop blaming others and have the parents take responsibility for their kids and let them spank them. I grew up and never had a school shooting and gun laws were a lot looser back them

Plenty of countries have shitty parents. They don't have this issue. So it's not shitty parenting. Look elsewhere.
And those other countries don't have the gop, case closed.
If only it were that easy.
Stop blaming the GOP, it is easy to blame someone else for this problem. It's a mental health problem more than a GOP or NRA problem. Stop pointing the finger at others, we need to filter out these unstable issues from getting guns but as we all know we can get guns at flea markets if we wanted to.

1) Lots of people with mental health don't commit mass murders

2) It's really, really hard to solve mental illness. It's pretty easy to solve assault rifles

3) Hmm, I wonder who is trying to cut back on the insurance people would use to get mental health care. The GOP

4) Hmm, I wonder who it was that decided to stop funding, and therefore shut down, all the mental health facilities that were common up through the 1970s. The GOP

5) Hmm, I wonder who wouldn't be willing to spend a single dime of taxpayer money on mental health care. The GOP


You likely have a gun in your home. Congrats, you're 3 times more likely to be murdered in your home than someone without a gun.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 15, 2018, 12:07 Beamer
 
runnerct32 wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 10:44:
Cutter wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 10:24:
8 US School Shootings in the first seven weeks of 2018

And of course what is the GOP's response? Why everyone needs to be armed! Yeah, because every fucking whacko and moron carrying guns in the US has worked out just awesome so far so it can only obviously get better, right? Most US schools now have active shooter drills, including this one. Again, the US is the only country on the entire fucking planet where they have to do this. Is that not somehow telling just how fucked up things are? I'm just not getting this insanity along with billions of other people apparently. What's the definition of insanity, again?
Are you blaming the GOP, that is funny. It is not their fault at all. Parents are to blame here because no one wants to parent their kids anymore. Kids today have little respect for life or anything else for that matter. Stop blaming others and have the parents take responsibility for their kids and let them spank them. I grew up and never had a school shooting and gun laws were a lot looser back them

Plenty of countries have shitty parents. They don't have this issue. So it's not shitty parenting. Look elsewhere.
 
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