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R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



The whole of Chernobyl basically boils down to this tweet:
the whole thing was about lions led by donkeys. This could've been a good point about Soviet bureaucracy and about the need to return to the more democratic communist roots, but instead it was just classcism and sympathising with nazis.

That's still the most sympathetic portrayal of the SU, however, simply by not portraying every inhabitant as either Ivan Drago or a monster straight from nazi propaganda.

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R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



Some Guy TT posted:

hey r mute do you have that political cartoon edit that depicts you as having isis thugs force bad posts down the throats of innocent goons ive been looking for that forever
you'd have to ask the politoons thread. im sure one of those nerds has it stashed away

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



one day, they will discover how to empathise with people who aren't exactly like them

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



gradenko_2000 posted:

Continuing my read-through of the Clancy novel, there's a couple of excerpts I'd like to share:



This first one is bad history. The Germans weren't watching for Patton specifically, they were watching for the phantom army formations that the Allies had conjured up (such as the "1st United States Army Group") because of radio intercepts describing these units, and then believed that Patton would be the one leading the army because he was the general they knew most/best. The deceptive creation of the army came first, and then Patton's association with it followed, not that Patton himself was the bait.



This second one is just weird. I've never seen a take that saw the Yalta Conference being a bad thing. It's almost like in the politics of 2015 the author has revised history in his head so hard that it's bad now because it involved working with and striking a deal with Stalin. The rejection of the comparison to Roosevelt is also bizarre. Are we supposed to believe FDR is also bad now?



This last one is maybe the most improbable plot point of the book: Not-Putin knows that he's becoming unpopular even among the cabal of oligarchs that he's ingratiated himself with to run Russia, so he wants to be able to to safely store his money outside of Russia, but also out of the reach of both his domestic and foreign enemies. How do you sneak away billions so that it's "untraceable"? Why, you use your ill-gotten Russian Rubles to buy bitcoins, and then you convert the bitcoins back into US Dollars, and the money is 100% laundered and nobody can tell who did it or where the money came from!
the combination of horrible writing, bad history and even worse politics really goes a long way towards explaining why all dads love this

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



lmao, this sucks rear end. also dan stevens is such a bad actor

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



what is this

https://twitter.com/PaleoSteno/status/1364985191220011008

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



people focus so much on the subject matter so much, trying to take down scorsese by saying he just makes movies with gangsters and guys who hang out with their friends, while trying to attach some sort of special significance to their comic book heroes

but the movies they're defending are just very poorly made, almost universally so. just absolute dogshit in almost every regard. you can make a good movie about superheroes, I guess, these just aren't it

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



what's anime?

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



rewatching chernobyl and im even more convinced the soviet state is the real hero here. the villains are, of course, the scientists and nuclear energy

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



scientists in the hbo chernobyl miniseries: im a genius, you're a potatofarmer. let me speak to your manager

american libs: wow, these are the heroes. representation matters.

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



jared harris owns, tho

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



Babysitter Super Sleuth posted:

the funniest part about the whole minister of mining scene is that not only did it never happen, the actual minister IRL was, themselves, a veteran coal miner who understood and cared about the workers concerns
of course

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R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011



another quote from chernobyl: we couldn't put a man on the moon, at least we can keep a man off a roof

being american should be included in the next DSM

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