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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is the worst demographic target for a movie? on: Today at 03:12:51 pm
Teenage boys ala that quote from Michael Bay.  If some studio wants to make Twilight and leave all the seats soaking wet that's somehow, to me anyway, less destructive than making boys oh and ah and mindless crap like The Rock.

EDIT: what's the target of Seltzer and Friedberg movies?  (Date Movie, Epic Movie, etc.)?  Idiots?  Because that is literally the worst tripe I can imagine.  I'd rather watch Fly Me To The Moon.

Teenage boys. Just the dumbest ones amongst them clearly. Further proving the point.

Also weird you mention The Rock, as that's commonly considered Michael Bay's only good movie. It's the only one with a positive RT score.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Nebraska Governor and Attorney General resort to Insane Troll Logic on: Today at 12:20:04 pm
http://www.omaha.com/news/legislature/our-plan-is-to-proceed-with-the-executions-ricketts-says/article_0dc1c2d0-0638-11e5-979e-77b47170b978.html

So in a nutshell, following the death penalty repeal, the Governor announced that he'll seek executions for the 10 inmates currently on death row anyway. The Attorney General argued that the repeal bill's commutations of all death sentences to life without parole is unconstitutional and that the legislature lacks authority to commute sentences. Interestingly I read elsewhere that one of the bill's main backers, Sen. Ernie Chambers agrees with this and does not believe the legislature has the authority to do so, but as the state has now been prohibited from carrying out executions it becomes moot, basically those ten's sentences remain but can't be legally carried out.

So here's the dumb part: The state is out of a drug needed for lethal injections ANYWAY and thus couldn't carry out any even if the law had not passed. So Governor Ricketts is trying to set up an importing of it from India and has already paid an Indian source. Except importing the drug is illegal, the FDA has banned any imports of it from foreign sources that don't meet US standards, like India. So why does Ricketts think it can be imported anyway?

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In Cook v. FDA, a federal court ordered the FDA to prohibit the importation of lethal injection drugs that fail to meet the agency’s standards. The part of the ruling on the FDA’s role in lethal injection drugs was upheld by the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
Attorney General Doug Peterson has said the 2013 ruling does not apply to Nebraska because the state was not party to the case, which involved death row inmates in Arizona, California and Tennessee.
Dale Baich, assistant federal public defender in Arizona who represented inmates in the Cook case, called the attorney general’s conclusion “ridiculous.”
“If the drug is not FDA approved, it cannot be imported to the United States,” Baich said, explaining that the court ordered the agency to regulate importation of all lethal injection drugs.

This does bring up an interesting case then, could Ricketts be charged with federal crimes for illegal importation of the drug now?
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Dennis Hastert on: Today at 11:53:24 am
Do you think he might run? How would he do?
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this take on the Ferguson, MO riots on: Today at 05:58:41 am
Well I don't think I've ever seen you condemn police action, even in the case of Freddie Gray which DID have charges against the police and where it was proven Gray had committed no crime.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / What is the worst demographic target for a movie? on: Today at 12:38:30 am
So I just realized this. The knee-jerk immediate thought would be really young children as the worst for adults, but that's actually not true, far from it. Actually movies made mostly for really young children are often usually very good. Think of almost all of Pixar's output and the classic Disney films.

But as kids get older the tastes get worse. Movies aimed at teenage girls are almost always complete crap (Twilight series, similar sci-fi/fantasy crap, stupid romantic comedies, PG-13 horror movies) and teenage boys just as bad (either Adam Sandler-style comedies or Transformers type empty action.) I'd actually go and argue that teenage boys are the worst target demographic, since occasionally there's a girl-oriented teen comedy that comes up that ends up being pretty good (Easy A is a good fairly recent example.)

But on the flip side there is a female equivalent guaranteed to be just as bad: Movies aimed equally at teenage girls AND their moms. You know the Nicholas Sparks type stuff. So let's go with that and teen boys as the worst possible target demographics.

The best target demographic is probably well educated 20-30something women, since that's basically where things like Noah Baumbach's movies and quirky indie romantic comedies like (500) Days of Summer lie.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / opebo vs. Dennis Hastert on: May 29, 2015, 10:29:00 pm
opebo vs. Dennis Hastert
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of this take on the Ferguson, MO riots on: May 29, 2015, 10:03:57 pm
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Growing up outside of St. Louis, I'd always remembered it as a hick area. I doubt anybody in Missouri could've located it on the map, and probably only half of its residents could at that. As gentrification continues to take place, the blacks have had no choice but to flee to the peripheries of St. Louis - and overtook Ferguson. The badge-wearing thugs don't like the idea of uppity blacks coming in and having the nerve to live near them, so they retaliate - indiscriminately but ever so discriminately. Cop-on-black violence has been sanctioned as legalized murder against the perceived undesirables, and the quarry who dare survive are charged with 'assaulting a police officer.' Ha!

The cops claim that Michael Brown charged at Daria Wilson, and that Daria felt endangered. Fine. However, this ignores the reality of the situation - the presence of a police officer provokes the blacks, because they rightly detect the imminent danger that is upon them. I shed no tear over the riots in Ferguson, and hope that the blacks rise up against their oppressors like they once did on the Amistad, and exact retributive justice against the ruling class and their bloodthirsty blue clad henchmen.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Denny Hastert indicted on: May 29, 2015, 10:00:23 pm
I'm still confused as to why he's being indicted for giving in to blackmail. Lying to federal officials?

He wasn't indicted for giving into blackmail. He was indicted for repeatedly making withdrawals from his bank account of slightly under $10,000. If you withdraw >$10,000 the bank makes a statement to the government. Hastert tried to avoid that by repeatedly withdrawing amounts just under that. Making multiple <$10,000 withdrawals to avoid the statement is a money laundering offense usually used to prosecute drug dealers, mafia people, etc.

That's a horrendous law. Just set the limit lower if it's that much of a concern rather than prosecute a guy like this.

He should've just gone all in - one shot. Too bad. Not gonna be too upset over this considering the original issue at hand even if it was many years ago. Still concerning to see the government acting like this.

I think you're missing the point of th law. Setting a lower limit just means that people like Hastert would just take out more withdrawals at a lower amount each time. The limit itself isn't too important, it's the people who are obviously intentionally trying to evade it.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: HALLELUJAH! REJOICE! on: May 29, 2015, 04:24:50 pm
Her blessing are great indeed! Praise God on this glorious day! Show us the way Lord, take us home!

If you're going to address God by feminine pronouns (which is a cool idea, tbf), shouldn't it be Lady?

Unsurprisingly I've heard feminine pronouns for God all the time but never "Lady", though this might be more due to it being more alternating pronouns than purely feminine. I've heard "Our Mother who art in heaven" in the Lord's Prayer though.

link?

Pmed
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Have you ever argued with CountryClassSF? on: May 29, 2015, 09:50:11 am
No. Why bother with such a blatant troll?
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of Jawbreaker on: May 28, 2015, 10:13:16 pm
Obvious Freedom Band is obvious. The most influential punk band of the 90s.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Death penalty repeal passes Nebraska legislature on: May 28, 2015, 10:07:53 pm
A wonderful decision. Surprised Nebraska of all places did it.

Why?  They don't use it anyway.  All this hoopla is feel good bullsh**t.  It's like my 3 iron in my golf bag......an effective weapon when used properly.  I can't hit it if my life depended on it so after letting it sit for 10 years I got rid of it.

Cheer if you want, but you could have cheered for about the last 30 years in a row.

So the state will now save millions not having something they don't use. That's a positive.

Good point which I concede.  I'm more frustrated with those thinking it's a moral victory when it barely qualifies as one.  Money gets my attention.

It's not just a good point: It's the main selling that was used by proponents here to get rid of it.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Breaking News: New forum is up and running - sign up now! on: May 28, 2015, 09:57:39 pm
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!

I'm just as giddy as a preteen girl who just met One Direction. OMG OMG OMG OMG!
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / HALLELUJAH! REJOICE! on: May 28, 2015, 09:43:55 pm
The other Atlas is now the best forum ever, EVER! This is a glorious, glorious, GLORIOUS day! FUCK YES
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How did you first hear of Jack Kerouac? on: May 28, 2015, 09:22:28 pm
I've never heard of this person or this movie.

It has nothing to do with the movie. It has to do with this band and song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37dBq_4TsZI
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: America now FIFA's savior on: May 28, 2015, 09:57:06 am
I'd be surprised if Russia gets its hosting revoked, but Qatar, considering the slave labor conditions in building the infrastructure, and the fact there are reports that over a thousand migrant workers have died already, seems likely. And that would give seven years.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Mass arrests at FIFA on: May 28, 2015, 09:45:32 am
Not that the people getting busted are exactly sympathetic, but how does this fall under US jurisdiction? Though it sounds as if Switzerland did its own investigation and arrests, but most of this appears to be at the request of the FBI and will involve extradition.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Death penalty repeal passes Nebraska legislature on: May 28, 2015, 09:39:00 am
A wonderful decision. Surprised Nebraska of all places did it.

Why?  They don't use it anyway.  All this hoopla is feel good bullsh**t.  It's like my 3 iron in my golf bag......an effective weapon when used properly.  I can't hit it if my life depended on it so after letting it sit for 10 years I got rid of it.

Cheer if you want, but you could have cheered for about the last 30 years in a row.

So the state will now save millions not having something they don't use. That's a positive.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How did you first hear of Jack Kerouac? on: May 28, 2015, 12:07:44 am
BTW fun fact: I was baptized wearing a Jawbreaker shirt.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Reaganfan Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: May 28, 2015, 12:04:46 am
Wtf is Jawbreaker?
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How did you first hear of Jack Kerouac? on: May 28, 2015, 12:04:02 am
Other (literally normal).

This. Wtf is Jawbreaker?

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22  Forum Community / Forum Community / How did you first hear of Jack Kerouac? on: May 27, 2015, 11:46:09 pm
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23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Xenniels? The Oregon Trail Generation? on: May 27, 2015, 10:01:28 am
I was born in 2001 and I still play Oregon Trail. Everybody plays Oregon Trail. Another BRTD thread fail.

Until now I didn't even post in this thread...
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Should Charles Manson have been granted parole? on: May 26, 2015, 09:34:45 pm
He was denied parole in 2012. He will not be eligible again until 2027, where if he's still alive he'd be 92.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather attend Eurovision or Dude Fest? on: May 26, 2015, 04:12:33 pm
The poem isn't to be taken literally.
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