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#1159676
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

That said, a recompositing of the original film elements for an OUT wouldn’t offend me, but I also don’t tend to think it is necessary.

People on this site are the only ones I’ve ever seen that claim to be offended by recompositing the original effects. I don’t think they’re bothered by the TNG blurays though.

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#1159217
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Ask the member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AKA Interrogate the Mormon
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chyron8472 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

There’s a lot of tolerance and respect for the alt-right interestingly enough.

There is? I thought most people consider them the modern-day KKK or a subsect/rebranding of neo-nazism or something. That is, the alt-right loves Trump and most people think Trump supporters are dumber than a wet fart.

Most do now, but among Trump voters and rightwingers, criticism of the alt-right isn’t very harsh and is usually prefaced by “but the left is just as bad” or something along those lines.

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#1158750
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Warbler said:

You know, somehow I must have gotten cursed into to having bad experiences at the movies. I decided to to use the free ticket I got from tlj incident, and I saw “The Post”. I sat next to an asshole who didn’t think the directive to turn off your cell phone applied to him. The jerk didn’t even put it on vibrate. It rang, twice. He didn’t even turn it off or to vibrate after the first time it rang and it rang again later on in the movie. He had it in the space in the chair for drinks, where when it rang it shined it’s bright screen right in my face. I was very temped to grab the thing and break it in two. Fuck that guy.

Why didn’t you just take the phone and shove it up his ass? It would’ve been a somewhat extreme solution, but I guarantee it would have at least given him a worse experience at the movies than you. In all seriousness though you should take situations like these as lessons to never go to the movies again unless it’s a midnight showing on Wednesday of a movie that’s in the last week of it’s theatrical run.

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#1158746
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Ask the member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AKA Interrogate the Mormon
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chyron8472 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

darth_ender said:

moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

Is it a requirement?

I was commenting on the recent conversation.

Your comments don’t describe me. I’m not bigoted and I never have claimed to carry a banner of tolerance. I don’t understand why you could possibly think of me as being proudly tolerant but there’s plenty of things I don’t understand.

Definition of bigotry

While we’re at it, we could also look at the bolded sentence and research the term oxymoron.

you seem to be under the impression that beliefs themselves somehow have the right to be respected and appreciated. I don’t think that.

I’m tolerant in that I accept that people can do and believe what they want

You don’t find those statements in conflict?

It is my impression that the word “tolerance”, as defined by the left, means that people are not only allowed to do and believe what they want, but also are allotted some measure of respect regarding their opinions or beliefs despite disagreement. A valid issue I see the right having with the left wielding that banner is that the left seems to be selective of which beliefs or opinions need be tolerated or respected.

That isn’t to say I take any position defending alt-righters who think mutual respect for one’s fellow man is a laughable farce of political correctness. I don’t. My position is that the left, not you personally MFM, is hypocritical for carrying the banner of tolerance when they only do it when it suits them.

The left is hypocritical and they respect a lot of ideologies that are regressive and damaging. I can respect a person and still find no value in their ideas. You mentioned the alt-right. That’s an example of something that I hold no respect for. I “tolerate” them only in the sense that they get to believe what they want, but I don’t respect their beliefs at all. As for conservatives, there’s no respect for opposing views on the Republican side either. There’s a lot of tolerance and respect for the alt-right interestingly enough.

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#1158457
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Ask the member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AKA Interrogate the Mormon
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darth_ender said:

moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

Is it a requirement?

I was commenting on the recent conversation.

Your comments don’t describe me. I’m not bigoted and I never have claimed to carry a banner of tolerance. I don’t understand why you could possibly think of me as being proudly tolerant but there’s plenty of things I don’t understand.

Definition of bigotry

While we’re at it, we could also look at the bolded sentence and research the term oxymoron.

I am tolerant in the sense that I am well aware that people have every right to believe whatever they want regardless of how I feel about it. Where we obviously differ is that you seem to be under the impression that beliefs themselves somehow have the right to be respected and appreciated. I don’t think that. I am not bigoted towards any people, but if you must say that I’m “bigoted” toward a religious creed in the literal sense of the word then I supposed you’re technically right in some way, though I would argue that rejecting a philosophy based on its history and core ideologies that I find objectionable isn’t a fair example of “bigotry.” It’s just my feeble and intolerant, sociopathic mind coming to a conclusion based on what it has observed. (That last sentence was sarcasm by the way.)

EDIT: And I said that I don’t carry a banner of tolerance because most people confuse tolerance with amicable, cordial, and watered-down suggestions rather than criticism. I’m tolerant in that I accept that people can do and believe what they want, but I don’t have to like those beliefs or actions.

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#1158165
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NFL
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I actually like the violence and intensity of most sports. I just don’t like the fandoms for the most part.

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#1158155
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NFL
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If only it were possible for all teams to lose all of their games, then everyone would be disappointed. That’d sure make me happy.

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#1157439
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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suspiciouscoffee said:

Hi again. I’d like to thank everyone for the well wishes, and return such wishes, especially to Bingo right now.

Some new developments have come up recently with Phil, which is not his name, but what I will call him for the remainder of this post. I came out to Phil a couple of days ago. Crush notwithstanding, we’ve been good friends for a while and I figured it was okay to tell him. He said he already suspected for a while, which struck me as odd, as all my other irl friends who are currently in-the-know seemed to be surprised by my coming-out. Phil went on to say that he had-and I promise, I’m not making this up-been analyzing my sense of humor for months and reached the conclusion that I wasn’t straight. The next day, I apologized for coming out (I apologize for everything regardless of whether I have any reason to, it’s a thing). He replied by saying, “no, no, this is good!” and gave me a surprisingly enthusiastic smile and thumbs up.

He never said anything about his own sexuality, though. Maybe I’m looking too hard into this out of desperation, but straight guys don’t tend to analyze their bros’ sexuality, right? That isn’t exactly a “no homo” thing to do. Also, a mutual friend told me Phil’s never seemed interested in girls, and they’ve known each other years longer than I have.

So now I just… ¯\ _(ツ)_/¯

You’re in a situation where you could easily ask him his orientation “just because you’re curious” and keep your feelings to yourself depending on how he answers. Based on the context now he may not suspect it as anything but a question.

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#1157347
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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chyron8472 said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Liberals and Democrats are not hostile to religion and Christianity in particular.

Not all, but many are.

Can you tell me why Hillary, being a Methodist herself, did not bolster her appearance as a person of the Christian faith? Can you tell me why Obama, being a member of United Church of Christ, did not openly refute accusations that he was Muslim rather than letting people carry on forever with it?

For my money, it’s because it doesn’t target their base.

It’s actually probably because they realized that it had no relevance to their candidacies and had no bearing on their abilities as potential presidents. As for the Muslim theory, I’m assuming he didn’t refute it because it was a psychotic conspiracy theory only believed by insane people or rightwing hacks.

 
…As opposed to Republicans, who (and this is an enormous pet peeve of mine) co-opt their so-called Christianity for political points.

Yes and this is worse than not pretending to be religious. The fact that liberals are accepting of candidates that leave God out of their rhetoric is more respectable than people that accept predatory and adulterous conmen like Donald Trump because he pretended to be a Christian.

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#1157051
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Liberals and Democrats are not hostile to religion and Christianity in particular. Secularism is not hostile to people’s personal beliefs. Also, since so many Republicans were willing to vote for Trump, that shows that they’re pretty willing to throw their traditional Christian morals into the dumpster when their candidate is the complete antithesis of their supposed values. I’m not aware of anyone denying candidates their right to subscribe to whatever religion they want. People vote against candidates based on their religiosity, but that’s everyone’s right and is completely different. As for the environment, disagreeing that mankind is having an adverse effect on our planet that will irreversibly damage it and our own living conditions if we don’t address it immediately is improper because it’s the wrong position. Climate change denial is objectively untrue. It’s patently false. I see no reason to debate it. It’s like debating whether or not setting your own hair on fire would damage your scalp.

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#1156724
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Oprah appeals to the more liberal minded people. But if you want Trump gone, we need someone that will appeal to the moderate and conservative-light people. Obviously the liberals are going to vote for the Democrat whoever it is. But the moderates and conservative-light people need to be won over.

I don’t want someone who will appeal to conservatives. That Would inhibit the potential good that a genuine liberal president can do.

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#1155995
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Oprah would be lightyears ahead of Trump in terms of presidential material. The only similarity is their lack of political qualifications. Even their celebrity isn’t a comparable since Trump was known for being the asshole gameshow host and Oprah is famous for her activism, talkshow (which is much more intelligent than most similar talkshows), and philanthropy. I’m not in favor of putting another inexperienced person in the White House, but there is no comparison between Oprah and Trump. Even on the subject of their lack of experience and knowledge on political issues, I’d have much higher hopes of Oprah being willing and able to educate herself enough to be cognizant of what her job requires of her.

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#1155189
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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SilverWook said:

I don’t get the leap from guy who drew a moderately funny comic to political sage.

Conservatives are often desperate for anyone with any sort of celebrity, no matter how weak or dated, to support them so they latch on to what they can get. That’s why Kevin Sorbo is treated like someone with meaningful opinions in right-wing spheres.

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#1155110
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Share your good news!
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Possessed said:
She didn’t say anything about “the other” so I don’t know.

If it’s not too late could you ask? This is a setup I’ve never heard anyone react to without the ROTJ spoiler and I doubt I’ll be able to find anything on it online since the Vader reveal is the more common one.

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#1155108
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Share your good news!
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TV’s Frink said:

I’m not a film buff either. But ok.

Hey, that matte line you didn’t know about until three years ago that was removed in the special edition is revisionism and a crime against our shared culture on the same level as the Jedi Rocks dance scene.

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#1155107
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Mrebo said:

There are things he has done that I think were good, others were a mixed bag, and some bad. I personally know people who aren’t embarrassingly ignorant nor malevolent that support him. Many of them discount the crazier things he says and/or does.

I’m going to need specific examples of the good things and specific examples of the crazy things they discount.

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#1155106
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How to refer to Star Wars?
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That’s pretty good but Alec Guinness is in all three films. I’d recommend changing it to The One with Peter Cushing.

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