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  1. 5 minutes ago, BigFatCoward said:

    Isnt it?

    Diana came to grief because her driver was dickhead. Again, she was in no danger. He drove like a lunatic and killed her. If he'd lived he would be up for causing death by dangerous driving. 

    A paparazzi was killed a few years ago chasing after Justin Bieber. I hope they carved that on his tombstone.

    nicole Kidman was run over by a paparazzi on a bicycle.

    two guys were convicted of misdemeanor false-imprisonment for boxing in Arnold Schwarzenegger and his then-pregnant wife with their vehicles. 

    Ryan Reynolds was the victim of a hit-and-run by a paparazzi while in Vancouver filming Deadpool. He was on foot at the time. Fortunately he wasn’t really injured.

    that’s just off the top of my head. I’m sure there are plenty more.

    do you seriously think these guys are going to be courteous drivers who observe the rules of the road? Of course this is dangerous.

    and I wouldn’t put it past these vultures to actually cause an accident so they could sell the photos of the aftermath. 

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    3 hours ago, BigFatCoward said:

    My point is 'big fucking deal'. Some wankers followed you in your car, you were never in danger and could have ended it whenever they wanted by just going home and closing the door and letting your security detail deal. 

    He went to war, and he's terrified by a man on a motorbike with a camera running a red light? GTFO I don't buy it at all. 

    Paparazzi are one thing; but paparazzi on wheels is something else. Diana’s death isn’t the only time this nonsense came to grief.

  3. 36 minutes ago, BigFatCoward said:

    Can you explain why its a chase and not just being followed (not that either is acceptable)?  Chase has much more negative connotations for the pursued IMO, than someone taking your picture when they catch up with you.  

    Running the first red light maybe?

    Remember when the cops were just “following” OJ at low speed when he was in that white Bronco? Good times.

  4. 2 hours ago, Zorral said:

    I came here to post that trailer too.  These forces did a great deal of it, a very great deal of it, starting with their first step on land in this hemisphere, while also bringing with them enslavement of Africans. That those jerkwaddies in so many states that are run by the frakin' fascists are outlawing the teaching, speaking and reading of this is not a coincidence, is it?

    Yeah, this would be, “in addition to all that.” This, like the Greenville massacre, is an example of people of color actually integrating themselves into the existing, staggeringly racist system and being incredibly successful at it. And for their troubles, they got annihilated. As bad as people thought it was it was actually much, much worse.

    On a more personal note, I lived in Oklahoma for a few years. I never heard of Greenville until years later and Osage county is even more obscure. Except unlike Greenville, the federal government’s involvement is crystal clear.

    I might be thinking of a different author.

    ETA “integrating themselves into” isn’t the correct phrase. “Inspite of” or, “parallel to” would be closer. Nonetheless, they played by the rules and the powers-that-be reminded them how evil they can be.

  5. 4 hours ago, TheLastWolf said:

     

     

    I saw a talk once by (I think) the author of the book this is based on. Anyway, he was talking about what happened to the Osage county Native Americans and I literally had to turn it off. I was getting like, really, really angry hearing the story. What the US government, aligned with business interests, did to these people is beyond belief.

    I might not actually watch this movie.

  6. The Croods: A New Age

    Having just seen the first film, I decided to give this one a go. Amazing. Incredibly clever. Lots of humor. Great cast. The third act is absolutely fucking bonkers. 

    Recommend.

  7. 6 minutes ago, RumHam said:

    @Deadlines? What Deadlines?

    I meant to mention, I have a four year old nephew who I went to see this weekend. He was suddenly so into Mario. For a bit all he wanted to do was "play" Mario Kart: Double Dash which means me playing it while he directs me. 

    So I ask my sister "you took him to his first movie huh?" Nope.

    He hasn't seen it yet. He's just excited from talking to his pre-school friends and commercials or whatever.

    Star Wars for Generation Alpha. Seriously this Mario hoo-ha is getting out of control. I’ve seen it and it really wasn’t that good. Parts of it were kind of boring actually.

    It’s nice you get to bond with your nephew though.

  8. The Croods

    i never gave this movie much thought when it was released but I decided to give it a watch a mere 10 years after its release.

    I loved the hell out of this movie. Yeah it’s goofy as hell and there’s stuff that’s a bit of a stretch even given its own internal logic,  but goddamn if I didn’t laugh my arse off. The movie also had a kind of epic-ness that’s I wasn’t expecting. A kids film that felt like it had actual stakes.

    Great stuff.

    ETA: John Cleese has a story credit on this?!?

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  10. 6 hours ago, BigFatCoward said:

    I opened a jar of pesto tonight. It appeared smoke came out of the jar after I opened it and it made a big pop. Seems I nearly got botulism. 

    I’m sensing a possible smorgasbord of antibiotics in your future.

    fun fact: foil top single serving yoghurt containers: If the top is loose the yoghurt is still good, regardless of the date. If the top is tight as a snare drum, you probably want to avoid it, regardless of the date.

  11. White House Plumbers is getting better with episode 2. Liddy looks hilarious in that baby blue leisure suit and wig, though they’re laying the Nazi fanboy stuff on a little thick. Hunt is becoming an oddly compelling character.

  12. 6 hours ago, BigFatCoward said:

    adding cornflakes to banana vastly worsens a banana. 

    Try it. It’s weird how good it is. The banana has just the right amount of sweetness and there’s a textural component as well. Combined with the flakes and milk it’s surprisingly good. I’m not even a fan of breakfast cereal.

  13. 44 minutes ago, BigFatCoward said:

    What's the benefit of slicing rather than just eating a banana?  Is it like how grated cheese tastes better than sliced, and easter egg chocolate tastes better than a bar of chocolate?

    Sliced bananas on cornflakes vastly improve cornflakes.

  14. I have a microwave pasta cooker and it rocks. Dried pasta, water, a bit of salt. Pop it in, set the timer and go. I don’t even have to watch it. I’m experimenting on doing potatoes in it as well.

  15. 53 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

    The movie is trash, but it's hard to explain why cause of the things you listed. Idk anyone who has seen it and liked it.

    See, I wouldn’t even call it, “trash”. That would be interesting in its own right. I could understand it if it was shit. This is just baffling. 

    3 minutes ago, Argonath Diver said:

    My best friend has 3- and 5-year-old daughters. They've been twice and are haranguing the parents to bring them back. The 3yo has a conniption if she hasn't heard Jack Black's song Peaches every 20 minutes. The 5yo is very much in her Disney princess phase so a flashy, fun Princess Peach was very appealing. Neither has any interest at all in the video games (yet).

    Wow! OK, there’s clearly something going on here. Subliminal messages maybe? Do we need to bust out the “They Live” glasses?

    it’s particularly baffling considering how many animated films got hammered last year. DC: League of Super Pets and The Bad Guys were both much better than this. Puss in Boots 2 is a masterpiece compared to this. Even Lightyear and Strange World hold up pretty well compared to this. None of them come close to Mario’s box office success and some of them were bonafide bombs.

    2 minutes ago, williamjm said:

    I think there's just too much going on, it felt like multiple better movies all squashed together into one film.

    Maybe. It’s definitely kind of messy.

  16. 12 hours ago, BigFatCoward said:

    how the f'ck has super mario brothers made $1.16 billion?  

    A familiar IP for people from 5 to 50 that isn’t tired because of endless sequels and reboots and shared universes. But yeah this is getting stupid. The movie isn’t that good but apparently it gives the right dopamine hit to people in a specific age group.

    Even more baffling question: why did my niece (who’s 17) see it twice; in the theater?!?

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