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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    There are degrees of being in the "public spotlight" these days. If you're unlucky enough to be involved in a news cycle, journalists are going to try to find their own angle to the story by snooping into your past and digging up salacious dirt on you, no matter how peripheral it is to your life or the news story.
    True. Kind of weird now, that with everything recorded, nobody is totally free to say dumb **** ever. I think things in the past are probably survivable if they aren't too ****ed up. I mean Robert Byrd managed to make a decent career for himself.

    It's much harder when the Tweets came out super recently.

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    Getting fired for your massassi posts
    Apparently Linus Torvalds was recently relieved from his $1.6M salaried position in order to take some time off to think about how to be more polite, for the almost three decades worth of vitriolic LKML posts, because some women complained to the New Yorker that they find his abrasive treatment of people to be so unsettling that they would be unable to function or be accepted as contributors to the project.

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    Linus was right to walk away but I certainly hope it wasn’t because “women are more fragile than men” like the New Yorker seems to suggest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    Getting fired for your massassi posts
    Unfortunately for some, when you're in the public spotlight these things start to matter.
    I was disappointed that I wasn't denied entry to the U.S. in 2006 for all my burgerboy posts.

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    Then again, in DXN you can more or less massacre the NYPD (you don't have to, though, but...), so maybe that one might be more likely to be held against me these days.

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    As for Linus Torvalds, in Finland his behavior would be summed up as, uh...

    ... being Finnish.

    Quote Originally Posted by The New Yorker
    “He is an equal-opportunity abuser”

    100% Finnish.


    I mean what's the deal with you goddam burg-----
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    True. Kind of weird now, that with everything recorded, nobody is totally free to say dumb **** ever. I think things in the past are probably survivable if they aren't too ****ed up. I mean Robert Byrd managed to make a decent career for himself.

    It's much harder when the Tweets came out super recently.
    The tweets didn’t come out recently. They were made years ago, Disney knew about his background, there was controversy about them when Disney first hired him

    Disney didn’t care until very recently, when a certain political extremist internet celebrity brought them up again. Now, it’s possible that the current political climate convinced Disney to pay attention (combined with the fact that said celebrity had incited a mass shooting before), but I think it’s more likely an excuse.

    Disney has always seemed uncomfortable with celebrity writers and directors. They seem to prefer compliance above all else, and don’t seem to have much of a problem firing directors and reshooting if they try to exercise independence. Gunn’s movies were a lot more successful than Disney expected which probably made Gunn feel like he had more political capital than he really did (zero). I’m guessing these tweets were just an excuse to get rid of him. He maybe had a multi film contract with a morality clause and they used those tweets to release themselves from it, even though they probably just wanted to get someone willing to sit down and shut up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki View Post
    As for Linus Torvalds, in Finland his behavior would be summed up as, uh...

    ... being Finnish.



    100% Finnish.


    I mean what's the deal with you goddam burg-----
    Right, next they’ll criticize him for avoiding eye contact and standing at least 2m away from everyone else.

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    I saw John Wick today. What a treat it was. Concise and to the point. It was highly cliched, but the cliches were served up with what felt to me like blatant honesty. It's pretty common of relatively new movies to deliberately subvert those same cliches at every turn. Embracing them made the cliches refreshing to me, which sounds weird because cliches should be the opposite of refreshing. I'm going to watch the sequel, too, although I read that it's not as good.
    Looks like we're not going down after all, so nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    You brought it up, what are your thoughts?
    I think I mostly agree with what you posted above. Personally, at first when we were just talking about the tweets I thought it would have been a good time for Disney to relax about it. Off color jokes shouldn't kill your career. Disney pretty much has a philosophy of do no harm to the mouse and shies away from controversy. Or at least the controversies that are likely to call for or lead to large scale boycotts. When the picture became public (or "public-er" since, like the tweets, they may have already been floating around too) I found their position slightly more rational and understand them sticking to the firing. I still don't like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Krokodile View Post
    I saw John Wick today. What a treat it was. Concise and to the point. It was highly cliched, but the cliches were served up with what felt to me like blatant honesty. It's pretty common of relatively new movies to deliberately subvert those same cliches at every turn. Embracing them made the cliches refreshing to me, which sounds weird because cliches should be the opposite of refreshing. I'm going to watch the sequel, too, although I read that it's not as good.
    I don't blame you for wanting to watch the sequel. I watched it a couple months or so back. I'll probably watch the third one at some point too but if you have any self-control, stop at the first. The second without comparison to the first is a mediocre B film at best. Compared to the first it's horrendous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    True. Kind of weird now, that with everything recorded, nobody is totally free to say dumb **** ever. I think things in the past are probably survivable if they aren't too ****ed up. I mean Robert Byrd managed to make a decent career for himself.

    It's much harder when the Tweets came out super recently.
    Damn, testament to how bad the access Hollywood tape was that I can't even countenance letting those words remain there unedited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    The tweets didn’t come out recently. They were made years ago, Disney knew about his background, there was controversy about them when Disney first hired him

    Disney didn’t care until very recently, when a certain political extremist internet celebrity brought them up again. Now, it’s possible that the current political climate convinced Disney to pay attention (combined with the fact that said celebrity had incited a mass shooting before), but I think it’s more likely an excuse.

    Disney has always seemed uncomfortable with celebrity writers and directors. They seem to prefer compliance above all else, and don’t seem to have much of a problem firing directors and reshooting if they try to exercise independence. Gunn’s movies were a lot more successful than Disney expected which probably made Gunn feel like he had more political capital than he really did (zero). I’m guessing these tweets were just an excuse to get rid of him. He maybe had a multi film contract with a morality clause and they used those tweets to release themselves from it, even though they probably just wanted to get someone willing to sit down and shut up.
    goddamn

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    John Wick 2 wasn't bad. Not as good as the first, but a solid action movie. I'm looking forward to #3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krokodile View Post
    I saw John Wick today. What a treat it was. Concise and to the point. It was highly cliched, but the cliches were served up with what felt to me like blatant honesty. It's pretty common of relatively new movies to deliberately subvert those same cliches at every turn. Embracing them made the cliches refreshing to me, which sounds weird because cliches should be the opposite of refreshing. I'm going to watch the sequel, too, although I read that it's not as good.
    An awesome movie. I should watch the second one sometimes. One of the best things about that movie is that you can actually see the action going on. Too many action movies nowadays rely on quick cuts and shaky cams.
    Sorry for the lousy German

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    He actually learned how to shoot three-gun, and despite the humorous narrator, it's very challenging. Impressive.

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    Well, I said TFA sucks before it was cool to say it. John Wick 2 was solid action but not a particularly good film. To me the direction was a huge mistake. Now, I'm unaware if this is based on a comic or something but it could have been much better. I guess I shouldn't be too negative about it. I wasn't, like, The Last Jedi mad at it. I just thought it kept getting more dumb as the film went on but not in a way that makes it unwatchable. I can't really explain why I feel this way without potentially ruining the plot for those that haven't seen it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    John Wick 2 wasn't bad. Not as good as the first, but a solid action movie. I'm looking forward to #3.
    It was an okay action movie that suffered from being the sequel to a near-transcendent action movie. It's uncommon that I see a truly bad movie the year it comes out, and John Wick 2 isn't a bad movie, but it was still near the bottom of my list for 2017.

    Last year we started picking out a horror film or two to watch most every night in October, and we're doing it again this year. Last night it was Train to Busan, a Korean zombie movie that absolutely lived up to the hype I'd heard about it. We're planning on watching the new Jeremy Saulnier film, Hold the Dark, tonight. I loved Blue Ruin and Green Room so I've got high hopes.
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    My wife doesn't like horror movies, which is sad, because I enjoy them. She hid under the blanket when we watched this.

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    It's been a while but I'll put a horror movie on when my son is being particularly annoying, which increases the more I let him play the sort of games most kids his age like to play. Anyway, nothing too crazy. The last one was Final Destination which I had never seen. He didn't like it but it's moving pictures on the screen so he can't stop watching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    True. Kind of weird now, that with everything recorded, nobody is totally free to say dumb **** ever. I think things in the past are probably survivable if they aren't too ****ed up. I mean Robert Byrd managed to make a decent career for himself.

    It's much harder when the Tweets came out super recently.
    Don't want to take this thread in a Trumpy direction, but I think anxieties related to this issue contributed to Trump's rise. (Which is what I was getting at when I posted the words from the access hollywood tape.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    Don't want to take this thread in a Trumpy direction
    And I don't want to encourage you to do so but could you explain that a little better please? edit - or do it in the other thread if you want and let me know, kthxbye
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    My wife doesn't like horror movies, which is sad, because I enjoy them. She hid under the blanket when we watched this.
    She was right. The Lights Out short film might be the scariest thing I've ever seen.

    Hold the Dark turned out to be a very good movie but still kind of a disappointing one. It's still a Jeremy Saulnier film, but it's an incredibly sanitized one; it felt much more like Taylor Sheridan's Wind River than it did Green Room.
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    I get startled by stuff like noticing a bird sitting next to me on a bench, so I don't watch horror movies.

    And yet I put this in TODOA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_iZbPh2fus#t=11m39s

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    The saw The Witch and now I'm scared of the dark

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    English or it didn't happen. All Republicans aren't fluent in German yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki View Post
    I get startled by stuff like noticing a bird sitting next to me on a bench, so I don't watch horror movies.

    And yet I put this in TODOA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_iZbPh2fus#t=11m39s
    Did you search TODOA on youtube to find this? Lol

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    My son and I watched Doctor Strange. I found the premise interesting but I was bored throughout the entire movie. The villains and conflict were uninteresting and the progression of the hero was blah. The city-twisting special-effects were meh. It all just felt so random. Like there was no "system" of magic, it was just whatever you wanted. My son liked it, though. I'd rather watch more Thor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookie06 View Post
    English or it didn't happen. All Republicans aren't fluent in German yet.
    Translation:
    "EEEHHH- oh my god, oh my god, oh. my. god."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    Did you search TODOA on youtube to find this? Lol
    Nah, the creator of that video series linked me to the first one:
    https://www.moddb.com/mods/todoa/page/4#comments
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    My only real complaint about John Wick 2 was that it felt a little overlong. I did like how it essentially went "OK here's how this universe works" and dived right into the silliness of it.

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    I'd rather watch more Thor.
    Well, you didn't like Infinity War which picks up with Thor right after Ragnarok. The previous two Thor films are different so I'm not sure you'd like them, if you haven't seen them yet. Did you miss his appearance in Doctor Strange?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baconfish View Post
    My only real complaint about John Wick 2 was that it felt a little overlong. I did like how it essentially went "OK here's how this universe works" and dived right into the silliness of it.
    I can appreciate that but that silliness is in stark contrast to the original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookie06 View Post
    Well, you didn't like Infinity War which picks up with Thor right after Ragnarok. The previous two Thor films are different so I'm not sure you'd like them, if you haven't seen them yet. Did you miss his appearance in Doctor Strange?
    I enjoyed the first Thor movie. I can't really remember the second one. Something to do with Loki and a cube maybe. The Thor appearance in Doctor Strange was just a bit of a longer cut from the scene in the Thor movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookie06 View Post
    I can appreciate that but that silliness is in stark contrast to the original.
    You think a film with a hotel for international assassins and v camp Ian MacShane is taking itself seriously?

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    1. Tombstone
    2. Ghostbusters
    3. For a Few Dollars More
    4. Casablanca
    5. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    6. Die Hard
    7. Casino Royale
    8. John Wick
    9. His Girl Friday
    10. Chinatown

    Order can vary on an hourly basis

    What's your list

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    1. Woody Woodpecker (2017)
    2. Woody Woodpecker (2017)
    3. Woody Woodpecker (2017)
    4. Woody Woodpecker (2017)
    5. Woody Woodpecker (2017)
    6. Woody Woodpecker (2017)
    7. Woody Woodpecker (2017)
    8. Woody Woodpecker (2017)
    9. Woody Woodpecker (2017)
    10. Woody Woodpecker (2017)

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    1. Ghostbusters 2
    2. Back to the Future 3
    3. Caddyshack 2
    4. Die Hard 2
    5. Star Trek: Nemesis
    6. Quantum of Solace
    7. Jurassic Park 3
    8. The Dead Pool
    9. Speed 2
    10. Superman 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    1. Ghostbusters 2
    2. Back to the Future 3
    3. Caddyshack 2
    4. Die Hard 2
    5. Star Trek: Nemesis
    6. Quantum of Solace
    7. Jurassic Park 3
    8. The Dead Pool
    9. Speed 2
    10. Superman 4
    I find this post deeply unsettling. Please don't.

    In no particular order:
    Empire Strikes Back
    Taxi Driver
    Dr. Strangelove
    Amadeus
    The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
    Goodfellas
    The Shining
    Stalker
    Se7en
    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

    I left it off but I love F for Fake.

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    My favorite part of Star Trek Nemesis was when Riker went to deck 29 (out of 24) and threw a guy down a bottomless pit.

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    Uh, I'd like to think of a list. (also no particular order)

    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Empire Strikes Back
    A New Hope (it's just too much fun to leave out)
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Alien
    Terminator 2
    The Jungle Book (1967)
    My Name is Nobody
    Princess Mononoke
    Inglourious Basterds
    Drunken Master

    Bonus, for mentioning Star Wars twice: Evil Dead 2
    Sorry for the lousy German

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