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Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

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Detective No. 27 posted:

"...But... but it's a dry heat!!"

-Anyone who hasn't been to Arizona in the summer.

As an Australian who's repeatedly vacationed in Alice Springs and beyond, I laugh.

Really though, the heat is actually quite tolerable until it starts to get humid. Then you need a fan if you're going to be sleeping in a tent.

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Ghost Leviathan
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DC Murderverse posted:

it's like the "loving a coworker from afar" stuff with Boyle in the first season of Brooklyn 99. it's really uncomfortable to watch him pine over Rosa that obviously and obnoxiously (not for the exact reason early Tom was, but similar reasons), but once the writers developed the character a bit more and realized how stale and awkward that story is, the show gets a lot better.

oh god I hope Joe Lo Trugilo isn't a creeper

I still think that romantic comedies and romance subplots hosed up people's ideas of relationships at least as much as porn.

Ghost Leviathan
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I recall wondering the odds on whether it was Uncle Dan who got Jamie-Lynn Spears pregnant, which ended her career with Nick. IIRC they pinned it on her boyfriend.

Would be nice to see him going down hard.

Ghost Leviathan
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I'm not surprised at the multiple degrees in writing. It's not that hard as long as you can enjoy hashing out bullshit with other students and scramble to finish essays barely past the due date before too many late penalties stack up on tons of coffee. For an active script-writer it's probably useful exercise.

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Snowman_McK posted:

gently caress, I really regret doing advertising instead.

That sounds even worse.

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Rhyno posted:

It's an exaggeration of a thing that actually happens. I had a similar assignment in high school english, pick a song and write a thing about why this song is important to you blah blah blah. 3 guys in my class of 30 or so picked R Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."

Space Jam?

Ghost Leviathan
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Were the Wu-Tang Clan always involved?

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MrMojok posted:

This implied accusation that he tried to kill Uma Thurman to protect Weinstein is absolutely loving ridiculous. I mean it is poo poo-stupid on its face, and anybody who believes it is no different from people who think the Clintons killed Vince Foster and a whole slew of other people.

Jesus loving goddamn Christ.

It's starting to sound like a great plot for a Tarantino movie.

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precision posted:

Half the time the women just let their dress or skirt just flop all over the toilet and I'm always like "gross". No matter how clean a toilet is, why tempt fate? Same with scenes where someone pukes in a dirty toilet and hangs on to the sides when there's a sink right there

You don't want to puke into a sink, goddamn.

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21 Muns posted:

Seriously how the gently caress did this not get him impeached immediately? I mean, I guess the answer is "the same reason he wasn't impeached immediately as soon as he was inaugurated (Republicans)", but still, come on.

is the only reason anyone ever though those things would actually be impeachable. The Republicans are happy as pigs in poo poo.

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R. Guyovich posted:

i've read cdan for years. he's b, b+ at best, and mostly tv

I read that as Captain Dan.

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A Buttery Pastry posted:

I think it makes a lot of sense to gradate like that, if you want to be able to distinguish better between anonymized celebrities. Plus the gradation itself mirrors the American grading system, so it seems as sensible and easily understandable as any other suggestion? Contrary to an A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L-list system would clash horribly with the more general idea of A/B/C/D-list celebrities used outside the site itself.

Weirdly enough they grade comic book characters in the same way.

Ghost Leviathan
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Interesting that comes up since GameSpot recently deleted and apologised for a tweet that called the old Lara design 'over-sexualised' and implied she wasn't an icon before her reboot redesign, after a feminist complained it's slut-shaming and enforcing patriarchal modesty norms.

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Phylodox posted:

Thatís awfully naive, really.

You could literally force them to hide themselves in nondescript brown boxes and I guarantee you a) people would sexualize that and b) they would find a way to blame the girls in the boxes.

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Mar 2, 2017

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Given the pattern of these things, might be a good idea to reserve judgement for a while, because this might get someone to come out who does say they feel victimised by his behaviour. But until then, no need to try to jump the gun to try to claim a scalp. It's about solving a problem and preventing future harm, not about finding enemies to claim victory over.

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Huh, and I was mostly guessing about Schneider having gotten Jamie-Lynn Spears pregnant, but looks like I'm not the only one who connected the dots.

He's basically been the fox in charge of the henhouse for decades now.

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You'd think so, but Jimmy Saville.

And goddamn, we just had the arrest and reveal of a cult that recruited and groomed women, including very famous Hollywood stars, as sex slaves and prostitutes.

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Knowing very little about the rap/hip hop scene other than cultural osmosis, it seems like you're considered a little behind on your cred if you HAVEN'T been in prison at some point, or at least gotten shot, addicted to drugs or having dealt them.I mean, the whole thing kinda is built on making confrontational and boundary-breaking art out of their shared terrible experiences with poverty, racism and crime.

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Didn't Dave Chappelle come up some pages ago? Apparently with the implication that one of his routines is a thinly veiled reason he's more or less retired last I checked; that seems to be the only way to opt out of a system with a horrible culture of abuse and rape.

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Third-hand info on my end, but sounds about right.

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Yahtzee is like one of the last of an endangered species at this point.

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Well, it's generally the people who came out against Gamergate who all turned out to be sexual harassers, so in conclusion, video games is a land of contrasts.

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Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

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Brutally slaughtered just offscreen with Deadpool remarking on how brutal it is, maybe gibs flying at him.

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There's a lot of discussion to be had over the actual cause, and a lot of it likely comes to capitalist alienation rendering many people essentially superfluous to society, toxic masculinity as the default upbringing for boys with no coherent alternatives, and suburban isolation, but I figured this thread is more to do with rich and powerful sexual predators rather than random losers on the internet.

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Or joining the US armed forces and marrying a stripper.

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I vaguely recall one guy who seems to have been abused by nearly everybody in Hollywood said the only people he could trust are Steven Spielberg and Michael Jackson. (oddly enough. I've mentioned that in retrospect, the latter seems maybe almost too obvious compared to the pattern we've seen of how easily the rich and famous can sexually abuse and get away with it, though that's a can of worms best not opened and no one has any proof)

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Makes me wonder if there's some MAD doctrine being deployed with blackmail material.

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I'm pretty sure false accusations are a thing, but they tend to be incredibly loving obvious and paid no attention, usually made by crazy and/or extremely stupid people, and/or against the softest possible targets rather than someone with actual power.

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Origami Dali posted:

Didn't Jacko have a bunch of nudie kids magazines in his bedroom, per the politice inventory of neverland ranch? That doesn't prove he diddled kids, but it doesn't exactly instill confidence that the accusations were bogus.

I recall they were more art books with supposedly non-sexual nudes of children among other pics rather than flat out porn, though obviously that's a blurry distinction at best. Still, might point to the theory that Jackson had a warped view of sexuality and physical boundaries from his upbringing, being exposed to sexual favours at a young age from being forced into being a child star. While there's no way to prove it, there are pointers to that he was just legitimately mentally hosed up rather than being a sexual predator.

Mostly I find it interesting that despite being one of the first high-profile entertainment sex predators in the news, he really doesn't fit the profile now.

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Errol Flynn was a flat out supervillain from all accounts. Like apparently he was literally involved in the slave trade.

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DC Murderverse posted:

amazingly, Errol Flynn probably has a slightly worse reputation than he deserves because the dude who wrote a biography about him embellished all sorts of poo poo in that book (like the nazi spy thing, for instance).

of course, Errol Flynn still happily hosed underage girls, installed two-way mirrors in the bathrooms and guest bedrooms in his mansion, lied about traveling to Spain during its civil war to report and bring supplies and food to Republican soldiers in order to create a hoax about his death to shill for a movie, and was buddy-buddy with fuckin' L. Ron Hubbard of all people, so he's still a Grade-A Shithead. But he probably wasn't an actual literal nazi.

edit: and he spent the last year of his life making a movie stumping for Fidel Castro

This guy sounds like a Venture Bros character.

Ghost Leviathan
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Talking about all kinds of random poo poo is fun though, it's basically my favourite pastime.

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Whoa nelly.

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exquisite tea posted:

What I'm getting from this is that all Meryl Streep needs to do to win another Academy Award is gently caress a horse in her next role.

There's a Bojack Horseman joke in here somewhere.

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Sounds like there should be a blanket ban of police reenacting telenovela plots.

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Straight men are definitely taught almost entirely terrible and bad lessons about sex and relationships by media, peers and most social institutions in general since birth. Doesn't mean that people of other genders and orientations can't have problems with it, though there's probably not as much study and insight into other angles of things. It's probably at least partly related to the above problems in a lot of cases, at a guess. Also likely doesn't help with queer people being more vulnerable all round.

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Rhyno posted:

A bit yes. I am aware there is a lot of music without anyone singing but I just can't fathom listening to say, a classic rock radio station and not understanding the lyrics.

That's basically my entire childhood. Hell, there's jokes about how a lot of super famous songs most of their fans will admit they have no idea what the lyrics are.

I used to think 'Ego' was 'Eagle'. It improves the song imo.

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Charlz Guybon posted:

Hasn't _______ been used in Israel to persecute Palestinians?

The answer is probably yes.

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Mar 2, 2017

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Honestly, it seems to me that the best thing to do for the fears of false accusations and ambiguous consent is to just drag more of the dirty laundry out into the open to force people to think and talk about it and the forms that sexual harassment, assault and exploitation take. That and start to overhaul the whole way that society treats sex from the ground up, but that's obviously going to be hard.

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Ghost Leviathan
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A lot of liberals are still pissed about Al Franken. There's definitely thirst for a redemption arc.

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