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#1101384
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

TV’s Frink said:

Can we just assume you’re going to agree with everything he says so you can spare us 30 more posts with the same gif?

It is of course a loop of somebody determinedly clapping something they know is wrong out of arrogance.

bullsh**

It’s from Citizen Kane. The meme is a loop of Kane angrily clapping his wife’s terrible Opera performance, which he knew all along was going to be terrible, everybody told him she was terrible, she told him she was terrible but he’s too arrogant by that point to listen.

Why it’s become a meme to indicate strong approval of something, rather than self-delusion, is anybodies guess.

Best movie ever.

Warbler said:

btw, did you even read what chyron8472 said those posts of I clapping?

Nope, didn’t even look at it.

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#1101270
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

Can we just assume you’re going to agree with everything he says so you can spare us 30 more posts with the same gif?

It is of course a loop of somebody determinedly clapping something they know is wrong out of arrogance.

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#1101068
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

To be clear I am just randomly quoting this exchange from 5-days ago in this same thread, it is not intended to make any ironic comment on recent posts…

Warbler said:

generalfrevious said:
We do not live in normal times. The truth right now is sickening. Do you even fucking know what happened last week?!? White supremacists control this country. THAT IS A FACT. President trump is becoming more authoritarian and more unhinged on an hourly basis now. Of the forty-four previous administrations, WE HAVE NEVER SEEN ANTHING THIS TERRIBLE come from our president. Instead of trying to shut me up, tell how I’m wrong according to your delusional mind.

WOULD THE MODS PLEASE BAN THIS FUCKING ASSHOLE‽‽‽‽

If he is not banned, I am very tempted to break a few rules of this place and cause quite a disturbance in protest!

I don’t get your point.

Newsflash! Anti fascist demonstrators in Charlottesville call for the US Government to: “Ban these f*king a**hole Nazi’s from protesting”. An anti fascist spokesperson was quoted as saying “If the Nazis are not banned from America, we are very tempted to break a few windows in this city and cause quite a disturbance in protest!”

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#1101056
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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To be clear I am just randomly quoting this exchange from 5-days ago in this same thread, it is not intended to make any ironic comment on recent posts…

Warbler said:

generalfrevious said:
We do not live in normal times. The truth right now is sickening. Do you even fucking know what happened last week?!? White supremacists control this country. THAT IS A FACT. President trump is becoming more authoritarian and more unhinged on an hourly basis now. Of the forty-four previous administrations, WE HAVE NEVER SEEN ANTHING THIS TERRIBLE come from our president. Instead of trying to shut me up, tell how I’m wrong according to your delusional mind.

WOULD THE MODS PLEASE BAN THIS FUCKING ASSHOLE‽‽‽‽

If he is not banned, I am very tempted to break a few rules of this place and cause quite a disturbance in protest!

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#1101027
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

I know. My point is, I don’t want to be like the Nazis. Therefore, I am against censorship of speech that I disagree with/find offensive.

Nobody was being censored. As I only just explained, FOS is only possibly in question when the state or courts intervene. The Nazis were free (and legally approved apparently) to make their hateful, offensive and terrifying (to the people it was being directed at) speeches. People just didn’t like it and gave them a kicking for being such contemptible a**wipes.

You’d really stand there silent in the street and just watch a fully armed Nazi militia squad, with burning torches march past a Synagogue shouting anti-Semitic slogans because you didn’t want to impinge on the Nazi’s FOS? Exercise your own FOS and tell what sh*tty people they are, loudly.

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#1100771
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The "Name that Movie/TV Show I Can't Name" Thread
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I’d still love some ideas on this one I posted last year:

Ryan McAvoy said:
I think it was a late 60s/early 70s American counter-culture/hippy(possibly?) desert road movie, of the Easy Rider variety. I saw it when I was probably too young to understand what it was all about but found it weird and interesting and for some reason it stuck with me like a dream half-remembered. I think I recall a scene with characters blowing smoke rings outside a diner/bar/ranch-porch or something.

Maybe some fresh faces/eyes can offer suggestions?

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#1100642
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

Warbler said:

Evelyn Beatrice Hall said:

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Edmund Burke said:

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Perhaps that is what they thought just before they turned the hoses on MLK.

Perhaps they did think that but they were idiots then. MILK =/= Nazis. Nobody thinks that (except the Nazis). You don’t think that. Also to put it as simply as possible… Good people fighting back against bad violent people for a very good reason =/= Good non-violent people being attacked by the state for a very bad reason (That sounded like a Trump sentence. Sad).

There seems to be a widespread misunderstanding of what freedom of speech is. e.g. If you say something inflammatory and the state, or the courts ban you from saying it, or imprison you for saying it, you may be having your FOC denied. If you say something inflammatory and people just don’t like what you said and become inflamed, your FOC has not been denied… you’re just an arsehole 😉

An example of that would be if you said a guys wife was ugly and the state imprisoned you for saying it (probable FOC denial). Compared with you saying a guys wife was ugly and then that same guy punching you in the face. No denial of FOC but maybe you learned a lesson in politeness. Some people might deal with that situation differently…

Of course some countries have libel laws, to prevent FOC from allowing people to just lie and defame other people without consequence. So if somebody, for example, lied about your father being part of the plot to kill JFK, you could sue them for defamation of character. Some people might deal with that situation differently…

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#1100464
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Some might find this famous (in Britain) story relevant to recent events. What is known as “The Battle of Cable Street”:

http://www.cablestreet.uk/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cable_Street

4th October 1936. Oswald Mosley’s B.U.F Party (British Union of Fascists) aka “The Blackshirts” decided to stage a march through the middle of London’s Jewish neighborhoods to intimidate them. They had a “permit” to march and therefore support from the Police, despite protests from the people of the East End. So the people took matters into their own hands, erected barricades, prevented them from marching and generally kicked the Nazis asses back out again.

It’s a celebrated event, commemorated with a stunning Mural. Well worth seeing if you are in London, I can assure you.

Cut to August 2017 and aggressively fighting back against Nazis is a bad thing? Because there is blame on both sides? I don’t think so.

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#1099494
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Yesterday…

…the POTUS, the leader of the free world, wink-wink inciting the Nazi fringe of his followers to commit religious murder… the week after they committed an act of terrorism on his own people and the day after an attack in Europe.

He brought up this Pershing myth when he was a candidate (which would have been bad enough)
but lots of crazy people run for office. When it’s the President doing it, it’s unbelievable.

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#1098757
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Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art
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Oh dear me, you are right. The extra space on the BR to focus on that arm makes it worse. That reminds me of a recent movie poster that continues to freak me out (t’s also the DVD cover too)…

An uncanny valley effect of bad photo-shopping, where it’s close to being right but when you look harder everything is wrong.

  • Weisz reflection almost but doesn’t quite match angle
  • Both occupying same space in 3D
  • Background behing Weisz is much further away than background behind him.
  • Shadows very strange
  • etc
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#1098742
Topic
Terrible DVD/Blu-ray Cover Art
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Re the last two examples. This isn’t the awesome coverart thread.

Considering the many, many lame photoshooped covers that the 5thE has had, that one is neat tidy, thought out (a consistent square motif) and colourful like the movie. You might not personally like it but it’s a good piece of design work.

The Spiderman one is supposed to look like a kid (Peter) drew it on his text book. True that the design idea has arguably been ruined by slapping the real title at the top and a drop shadow, instead of “Peter drawing it on” with a marker pen or something.

These are true related photo-shop nightmares…

(Holy hell that 4K Kwai cover is terrible)

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#1098004
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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yhwx said:

This problem is where madness lies. You could very reasonably argue that all wealth in America is ill-gotten wealth. So what? What are we going to do about it? Redistribute the wealth?

Small problem = Let’s fix it / Big problem = Let’s ignore it.

(joking)

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#1097787
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
Time

My favourite thing at the moment might be the moving graphics superimposed on the glass in the Hoth command center. It still feels like the same shot but with a modern style movie touch. Great job. It’s also something that could believably have been done in 1980 via practical means.

Also, the Bacta recolour is beautifully done. So evocative of the concept art.

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#1096361
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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darth_ender said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

darth_ender said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

yhwx said:

everybody likes choice

Not everybody. That’s the point isn’t it?

So if someone opposes abortion, that means they oppose choice?

Yes.

If you support taking abortion away, then you also support taking people’s choice to have said abortion away to. It can’t be any other way surely?

If you support taking the right to bear arms away, they you also support taking people’s choice to own said arms away. It can’t be any other way. And don’t call me Shirley.

(Assuming we are talking US politics here) That’s not a good analogy (but I think you are joking anyway) because the people you are talking about want “gun control”. Which is not the abolition of guns, it’s much stricter control of them. e.g.

Nobody is arguing for abortion without control but some want it stopped all together
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Lots of people want guns without control, some want guns controlled more and nobody wants them banned all together.

So not a comparable issue.

darth_ender said:

I am anti-certain-choices. So are you. It’s called civilization.

Of course but we are only talking about abortion. I’m “pro-choice” because I think women should be able to choose for themselves on this issue, within reasonable limits (I don’t have to agree with it). As you say you are “anti-certain-choices” and the “certain-choice” we are talking about is abortion. So you are “anti-choice” on the abortion issue, which is what I originally said.

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#1096116
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

darth_ender said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

yhwx said:

everybody likes choice

Not everybody. That’s the point isn’t it?

So if someone opposes abortion, that means they oppose choice?

Yes.

If you support taking abortion away, then you also support taking people’s choice to have said abortion away to. It can’t be any other way surely?

darth_ender said:

It doesn’t mean they hold life sacred from conception? It doesn’t mean they value the future of the child?

Those are possible reasons for opposing letting somebody have the choice.

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#1095866
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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yhwx said:

everybody likes choice

Not everybody. That’s the point isn’t it?

moviefreakedmind said:

I tend to say pro- and anti-abortion.

That doesn’t work. Being pro-choice doesn’t mean you are pro-abortion. “anti-abortion” or “anti-choice” are reasonably accurate though.

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