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51  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is the Democratic Party left-wing? on: November 19, 2014, 10:47:04 pm
Yes, they are the more left-wing major American political party. Trying to
measure left-wing vs. right-wing on some sort of worldwide political spectrum is pointless.
52  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: JFK vs. Goldwater 1964 on: November 19, 2014, 10:42:43 pm
Would've lost Upper South,West Coast,Northeast and Plains if JFK didn't pass CRA.Goldwater was for gay marriage and supported civil rights.

Which I'm sure was a big political issue in 1964...
53  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What state should the previous poster move to? on: November 19, 2014, 10:37:40 pm
54  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you rather live in Forsyth County, GA or an >85% Obama precinct in Iowa? on: November 19, 2014, 10:34:47 pm
So you'd want to live in one of the most racist places in the U.S. just because it gets less snow.

Yes. I mean, as horrible as it sounds, I know weather is going make much more of a difference to my personal comfort than people's racial opinions will.
55  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Pocahontas on: November 19, 2014, 10:10:10 pm
Pixar and Studio Ghibli supported slavery and segregation in the 1860s.
Um, no.  I have nothing against Studio Ghibli; in fact, I admire the fact that they're trying to keep traditional animation and animation techniques alive in the CGI age. 

Other than the Lion King, the Pixar movies (with the exception of the cars/assorted talking vehicles movies, Toy Story 2, and The Incredibles which were HMs), and Bambi, all of Disney's movies have been HMs.
I don't know how you can think ANY Pixar films other than Toy Story 1-3 are FMs.  And with the exception of Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, and possibly Tangled and Frozen (which I still need to see), nearly every Disney film has been an HM.

Really? So you don't like Wall-E or Up? Why not?
I've never seen Wall-E, and I don't care to see it.  I saw Up with my little cousins when it first came out, but I thought it was the same old Pixar/CGI formula (post-Toy Story): cold, lifeless animation stuffed with vapid, juvenile, grade school garbage.  I miss seeing traditional animation on the big screen.  CGI is like saltwater; the more you drink, the more thirsty you get.

Seriously? Even people I know who don't normally like animation liked Up. I fail to see how this is lifeless or juvenile.
I thought that scene was decent, but I just thought, "Oh, that's sad."  On the other hand, I cry whenever I see Dumbo's mother locked in the "Mad Elephant" cage or Bambi's mother get killed by the hunter.  I would have been more sad if Carl's wife had died later in the film rather than at the beginning.  She only appears in the film for a few minutes; we don't get time to be acquainted with her.  It's almost as if Pixar intentionally added that scene in an attempt to shed its "kiddie" image. 

Traditional animation also has a warmth and life that CGI simply cannot match.  It can come close (e.g. Toy Story), but it can't reach the same level.  I wish I could find Jerry Beck's comments on the opening scenes of Up, because it summarized this well.

Interesting. It seems like the problem has less to do with the quality of Pixar's films, and more to do with your hatred of CGI as a medium.
56  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Best/worst videogame controller you've ever used? on: November 19, 2014, 06:30:40 pm
Best: Gamecube
Worst: Xbox 360. N64 also get's an honorable mention, but only on the few games that require using both the L and Z buttons. It's fine otherwise.
57  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Oklahoma on: November 19, 2014, 06:27:14 pm
All horrible states in this nation vote Republican, but not all Republican states are horrible states. Texas, North Carolina, and Alaska have their charms.

Last time I checked, Democrats usually do pretty well in the horrible cold places, like New England and the upper Midwest.
58  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Tony Blair on: November 19, 2014, 05:49:06 pm
Lean FF.
59  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: favorite U.S. city tournament (round 3) on: November 19, 2014, 05:47:28 pm
New York, NY  Cincinnati, OH
Los Angeles, CA  St. Paul, MN
Chicago, IL  Bellevue, WA
Waterbury, CT  Greensboro, NC
Philadelphia, PA  Newark, NJ
Providence, RI  Thousand Oaks, CA
San Antonio, TX  St. Louis, MO
San Diego, CA  Santa Ana, CA
Manchester, NH  Buffalo, NY
San Jose, CA  Aurora, CO
Austin, TX  Honolulu, HI
Santa Rosa, CA  Tampa, FL
Carlsbad, CA  Thornton, CO
San Francisco, CA  New Orleans, LA
Columbus, OH  Chandler, AZ
Charlotte, NC  Syracuse, NY
Vancouver, WA  Norfolk, VA
Costa Mesa, CA  Durham, NC
Downey, CA  Minneapolis, MN
Fontana, CA  Hartford, CT
Seattle, WA  Kent, WA
Denver, CO  Raleigh, NC
Washington, DC  Sunnyvale, CA
Boston, MA  Joliet, IL
Des Moines, IA  Atlanta, GA
Berkeley, CA  Virginia Beach, VA
Eugene, OR  Escondido, CA
Ann Arbor, MI  Santa Clara, CA
Portland, OR  Long Beach, CA
Las Vegas, NV  Sacramento, CA
Milwaukee, WI  Pomona, CA
Fremont, CA  Allentown, PA
60  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you rather live in Forsyth County, GA or an >85% Obama precinct in Iowa? on: November 19, 2014, 05:39:27 pm
But seriously. This:

or this:

The one that doesn't have snow.
61  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: who would have been a better governor of ny on: November 19, 2014, 05:33:54 pm
Cuomo, easily.
62  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: The previous two posters in your state on: November 18, 2014, 09:03:01 pm
Maxwell would win in a very unusual election.
63  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What state should the previous poster move to? on: November 18, 2014, 09:01:39 pm
64  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: favorite U.S. city tournament (round 2) on: November 18, 2014, 08:58:33 pm
New York, NY  Worcester, MA  
Los Angeles, CA  Newport News, VA
Chicago, IL  Brownsville, TX
Waterbury, CT  Tallahassee, FL
Philadelphia, PA  Salt Lake City, UT
Phoenix, AZ  Providence, RI
San Antonio, TX  Garden Grove, CA
San Diego, CA  Glendale, CA
Manchester, NH  Oceanside, CA
San Jose, CA  Augusta, GA
Austin, TX  Fort Lauderdale, FL
Westminster, CO  Santa Rosa, CA
Carlsbad, CA  Akron, OH
San Francisco, CA  Yonkers, NY
Columbus, OH  Aurora, IL
Charlotte, NC  Ontario, CA
Wilmington, NC  Vancouver, WA
Costa Mesa, CA  Cape Coral, FL
Downey, CA  Sioux Falls, SD
Memphis, TN  Fontana, CA
Seattle, WA  Oxnard, CA
Denver, CO  Tacoma, WA
Washington, DC  Elk Grove, CA
Boston, MA  Salem, OR
Nashville, TN  Des Moines, IA
Berkeley, CA  Rochester, NY
Springfield, IL  Eugene, OR
Ann Arbor, MI  Palmdale, CA
Portland, OR  San Bernardino, CA
Las Vegas, NV  Springfield, MA
Milwaukee, WI  Boise, ID
Albuquerque, NM  Fremont, CA
Allentown, PA  Hayward, CA
Vallejo, CA  Pomona, CA
Sacramento, CA  Cary, NC
Long Beach, CA  Rockford, IL
Santa Clara, CA  Alexandria, VA
Evansville, IN  Escondido, CA
Virginia Beach, VA  Reno, NV (Birth town)
Atlanta, GA  Kansas City, KS
Colorado Springs, CO  Joliet, IL
Omaha, NE  Sunnyvale, CA
Raleigh, NC  Torrance, CA
Kent, WA  Irvine, CA
Hartford, CT  Lakewood, CO
Minneapolis, MN  Madison, WI
Simi Valley, CA  Durham, NC
Cleveland, OH  Norfolk, VA
Coral Springs, FL  Syracuse, NY
Arlington, TX  Chandler, AZ
New Orleans, LA  St Petersburg, FL
Thornton, CO  Orlando, FL
Tampa, FL  Fort Wayne, IN
Honolulu, HI  Chula Vista, CA
Aurora, CO  Pasadena, CA
Anaheim, CA  Buffalo, NY
Santa Ana, CA  Lincoln, NE
St Louis, MO  Henderson, NV
Thousand Oaks, CA  Hampton, VA
Corpus Christi, TX  Newark, NJ
Miramar, FL  Greensboro, NC
Pittsburgh, PA  Bellevue, WA
Anchorage, AK  St Paul, MN
Stockton, CA  Cincinnati, OH
65  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Will we see another copyright extension in 2018? on: November 18, 2014, 06:48:05 pm
Unfortunately, probably so.
66  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What state should the previous poster move to? on: November 18, 2014, 06:45:29 pm
Illinois? Tongue
67  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of RR1997 on: November 18, 2014, 06:26:51 pm
68  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Adam FitzGerald v. Junk food on: November 18, 2014, 06:23:45 pm
Junk food, of course.
69  Forum Community / Forum Community / What state should the previous poster move to? on: November 18, 2014, 06:23:13 pm
Imagine that, for whatever reason, the previous had to move from their home state, but they could choose any other state to move to. Which one should they pick?
70  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rudy Giuliani vs. Michael Bloomberg vs. Andrew Cuomo on: November 18, 2014, 03:41:33 pm
Rudy, of course.
71  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Alaska (potential) 2016 Senate race on: November 18, 2014, 01:03:44 am
Murkowski, easily.
72  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your American accent? on: November 17, 2014, 10:45:51 pm
Western. No surprise.
73  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you rather live in Forsyth County, GA or an >85% Obama precinct in Iowa? on: November 17, 2014, 10:08:06 pm
Easy choice.

Indeed. GA is always better than IA.
74  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016: Democrats start with at least 207 EV's, Republicans with 164 on: November 17, 2014, 10:06:58 pm
I would switch NV and NM to tossup, considering they're more likely to vote R than MI, and becasue AZ and GA apparently count as tossup.
75  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: AK's Australian Election Series - 1992 Referendum on: November 17, 2014, 09:50:31 pm
1. YES
2. NO
3. NO
4. YES
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