Out of the Blue

Watching the Olympics is a little weird, isn't it? Broadcasts of team sports like baseball and football in the U.S. piped-in fake crowd noise and used other little tricks in efforts at making things seem normal, despite having no spectators due to the pandemic. As we've discussed in the past, while artificial cheering and things like cardboard cutouts in the stands do not actually fool one completely, they still do make things seem more normal. Watching athletics in such eerie silence makes it feel like I'm watching practice sessions.

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Nobody understands that Mars has a big heart and complex emotions.
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Cutter wrote on Jul 26, 2021, 11:05:
Jonjonz wrote on Jul 26, 2021, 07:25:
Totalitarian regimes adore the Olympics. All 'professional sport' is just the Roman coliseum dressed up to look respectable. Bread and circuses. Sorry but attendance at all big time sports from tennis, golf, football, auto racing, has been in steady decline.
Tickets sold now are to mostly 1%ers and korporations who love the bolstering of their conscience soothing fantasy that they are better than the rest and deserve to hoard the worlds resources.

Black Lotus - poor mans Battle Angel Alita with Blade Runner scenery and budget animation.

Just saw an article yesterday that the ratings for these Olympics are in the toilet. The wasted money - and corruption of the IOC - is mind-boggling. They should just build an Olympic park somewhere central Europe - or one there, one in NA, one in Asia - for both summer and winter sports and just hold them there. I think every city could do far more good with the billions not wasted on this scheisse.
There's talk of permanently holding them in LA, where all the facilities already exist. The last three Olympic bids have all been single city bids because no one else wanted them.
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 26, 2021, 13:11:
This is offtopic slightly, but aren't millennials like 30-40 years old now?

I feel like a lot of these millennial stereotypes should be aimed at the next group, Gen Z or whatever, but even that sort of broad strokes categorizing is still ridiculous.

Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964
Gen X born between 1965 and 1980
Gen Y born between 1981 and 1996
Gen Z born between 1997 and 2012
Gen A (Alpha) born in 2012 and will continue at least through 2025, maybe later.

The Alpha generation is anything but alpha.

Or perhaps, the decision to change to the Greek alphabet means "alpha" has no meaning other than being a moniker.
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Jul 26, 2021, 13:11
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This is offtopic slightly, but aren't millennials like 30-40 years old now?

I feel like a lot of these millennial stereotypes should be aimed at the next group, Gen Z or whatever, but even that sort of broad strokes categorizing is still ridiculous.
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Jul 26, 2021, 12:45
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1badmf wrote on Jul 25, 2021, 20:02:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 25, 2021, 19:34:
The quality is terrible. It looks like PS3 graphics.

It might have been better to go genuine 2D anime.

that wasn't blade runner. that was more like what a millennial tiktoker thought blade runner should look like.

touché
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Jonjonz wrote on Jul 26, 2021, 07:25:
Totalitarian regimes adore the Olympics. All 'professional sport' is just the Roman coliseum dressed up to look respectable. Bread and circuses. Sorry but attendance at all big time sports from tennis, golf, football, auto racing, has been in steady decline.
Tickets sold now are to mostly 1%ers and korporations who love the bolstering of their conscience soothing fantasy that they are better than the rest and deserve to hoard the worlds resources.

Black Lotus - poor mans Battle Angel Alita with Blade Runner scenery and budget animation.

Just saw an article yesterday that the ratings for these Olympics are in the toilet. The wasted money - and corruption of the IOC - is mind-boggling. They should just build an Olympic park somewhere central Europe - or one there, one in NA, one in Asia - for both summer and winter sports and just hold them there. I think every city could do far more good with the billions not wasted on this scheisse.
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ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jul 25, 2021, 15:09:
I have zero problem with Japan going forward in the face of a virus that doesnt actually impact many, and absolutely not in a fatal way. What your precious vaccines arent working? People still catching the "yearly covid" like they do every year with the flu? Got scared of the Delta/Eastern Airlines/TWA variant? We're not going to see an end to this unless the reporting becomes factual and honest in face of the weirdly-wanted hysteria.

With that in mind, just open it all up, let people make their own decisions (or it really feels like that's the plan here, to take away peoples choices), and have the real games in front of real fans. Otherwise, this is a non-factor sports blip.. like the Dodgers thinking they won a real World Series. -Looks at the Astros*

Again, here you are spewing your feelings in the face of facts.

98% of covid deaths are amongst the unvaccinated, so clearly they're working, if you're someone capable of reading. Sadly, you often seem to put your emotions above reading.

And 600,000 Americans have died, but to you, apparently that's nothing, because you pick your opinions based upon what you feel will anger people.

It's as pitiful as it is shallow
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Jul 26, 2021, 07:25
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Jul 26, 2021, 07:25
 
Totalitarian regimes adore the Olympics. All 'professional sport' is just the Roman coliseum dressed up to look respectable. Bread and circuses. Sorry but attendance at all big time sports from tennis, golf, football, auto racing, has been in steady decline.
Tickets sold now are to mostly 1%ers and korporations who love the bolstering of their conscience soothing fantasy that they are better than the rest and deserve to hoard the worlds resources.

Black Lotus - poor mans Battle Angel Alita with Blade Runner scenery and budget animation.

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Jul 25, 2021, 21:15
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ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jul 25, 2021, 15:09:
I have zero problem with Japan going forward in the face of a virus that doesnt actually impact many, and absolutely not in a fatal way. What your precious vaccines arent working? People still catching the "yearly covid" like they do every year with the flu? Got scared of the Delta/Eastern Airlines/TWA variant? We're not going to see an end to this unless the reporting becomes factual and honest in face of the weirdly-wanted hysteria.

With that in mind, just open it all up, let people make their own decisions (or it really feels like that's the plan here, to take away peoples choices), and have the real games in front of real fans. Otherwise, this is a non-factor sports blip.. like the Dodgers thinking they won a real World Series. -Looks at the Astros*
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Fion wrote on Jul 25, 2021, 15:12:
It can be a little eerie no doubt Blue. Especially in the big arenas where they play basketball and football. But I also like that the teams have become their own fans. When not participating themselves they're going to watch and support their teammates and it can get loud. Swimming and Judo last night were very loud lol. Volleyball is always popular and it's been fairly loud too.

It's certainly a different kind of Olympics, but so far it's been a fun one to watch. At least for those of us that have escaped NBC's horrible coverage.
It's definitely a unique situation for the athletes that want to watch other sports. They have free reign to all the events without having to worry about crowds and availability of seats. They'll probably never have a situation like that again.
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Kxmode wrote on Jul 25, 2021, 19:34:
The quality is terrible. It looks like PS3 graphics.

It might have been better to go genuine 2D anime.

that wasn't blade runner. that was more like what a millennial tiktoker thought blade runner should look like.
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Jul 25, 2021, 18:45:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jul 25, 2021, 15:09:
... a virus that doesnt actually impact many, and absolutely not in a fatal way. What your precious vaccines arent working? People still catching the "yearly covid" like they do every year with the flu? Got scared of the Delta/Eastern Airlines/TWA variant? ... unless the reporting becomes factual and honest in face of the weirdly-wanted hysteria.
...
OMG, reality proof.
- Did you know that *every* government in the world is afraid of letting COVID run amok, be they left or far right leaning ?
No mass left leaning media campaign orchestrated silliness affecting *them*.
- Did you know that almost all hospitalizations and deaths are now non vaccinated people.
- Do 610,000 lost lives mean nothing to you ?
- Did you open your mind lately ?
Well, if you live in certain USA cities with no ICUs available now because of left lies, don't think of having a heart attack, serious car accident or any other medical life threatening crysis, because, boy, you're out of luck.

One more stat: Almost 25% of COVID-19 patients develop long-lasting symptoms (also known as "Long Covid"), according to a new report.
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Jul 25, 2021, 19:34
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Jul 25, 2021, 19:34
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The quality is terrible. It looks like PS3 graphics.

It might have been better to go genuine 2D anime.
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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Jul 25, 2021, 18:46
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fakespyder wrote on Jul 25, 2021, 18:28:
A lot of the visuals in that Blade Runner trailer struck the right tone. But man, that music and some of the dialogue was jarring and did not leave a good impression.

I watched it again without the audio and played some Vangelis instead...Yeah, this could turn out ok.

More Blade Runner is a great thing so long as it's done right. I'd love to see more stories set around the time of the Blackout event. There's such untapped potential in the BR universe.
I'd watch a prequel and leadup to the Blackout and replicant rebellion.
But I don't know if i want to see a sequel where the secret of replicant reproduction is common knowledge.
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Jul 25, 2021, 18:45
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jul 25, 2021, 15:09:
... a virus that doesnt actually impact many, and absolutely not in a fatal way. What your precious vaccines arent working? People still catching the "yearly covid" like they do every year with the flu? Got scared of the Delta/Eastern Airlines/TWA variant? ... unless the reporting becomes factual and honest in face of the weirdly-wanted hysteria.
...
OMG, reality proof.
- Did you know that *every* government in the world is afraid of letting COVID run amok, be they left or far right leaning ?
No mass left leaning media campaign orchestrated silliness affecting *them*.
- Did you know that almost all hospitalizations and deaths are now non vaccinated people.
- Do 610,000 lost lives mean nothing to you ?
- Did you open your mind lately ?
Well, if you live in certain USA cities with no ICUs available now because of left lies, don't think of having a heart attack, serious car accident or any other medical life threatening crysis, because, boy, you're out of luck.

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Jul 25, 2021, 18:28
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Jul 25, 2021, 18:28
 
A lot of the visuals in that Blade Runner trailer struck the right tone. But man, that music and some of the dialogue was jarring and did not leave a good impression.

I watched it again without the audio and played some Vangelis instead...Yeah, this could turn out ok.

More Blade Runner is a great thing so long as it's done right. I'd love to see more stories set around the time of the Blackout event. There's such untapped potential in the BR universe.
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Jul 25, 2021, 18:07
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It didn't make me think of Blade Runner or CyberPunk at all and that's a bad thing, imo.

For some reason it made me think of the Battle Angel Alita movie. That movie was okay... but the problem is it wasn't Bladerunner, and this is supposed to be Bladerunner.

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That Blade Runner trailer is getting panned, lol. Looks pretty stupid but I'd still end up watching it.
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It can be a little eerie no doubt Blue. Especially in the big arenas where they play basketball and football. But I also like that the teams have become their own fans. When not participating themselves they're going to watch and support their teammates and it can get loud. Swimming and Judo last night were very loud lol. Volleyball is always popular and it's been fairly loud too.

It's certainly a different kind of Olympics, but so far it's been a fun one to watch. At least for those of us that have escaped NBC's horrible coverage.
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Jul 25, 2021, 15:09
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I have zero problem with Japan going forward in the face of a virus that doesnt actually impact many, and absolutely not in a fatal way. What your precious vaccines arent working? People still catching the "yearly covid" like they do every year with the flu? Got scared of the Delta/Eastern Airlines/TWA variant? We're not going to see an end to this unless the reporting becomes factual and honest in face of the weirdly-wanted hysteria.

With that in mind, just open it all up, let people make their own decisions (or it really feels like that's the plan here, to take away peoples choices), and have the real games in front of real fans. Otherwise, this is a non-factor sports blip.. like the Dodgers thinking they won a real World Series. -Looks at the Astros*
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