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It had to happen.  I'm glad it was done pretty well.

 

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I am litterally speechless.

I am litterally speechless. Seriously you should see my face right now i'm just in utter shock. "Why would you trust the secrets of the cosmos to someone who can't brush his own teech" What hell is wrong with them.

I don't know guys I think this might be a fake video. Actually i'm pretty sure of it.


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This is a joke. It's a

This is a joke. It's a parody of Expelled.

"Physical reality” isn’t some arbitrary demarcation. It is defined in terms of what we can systematically investigate, directly or not, by means of our senses. It is preposterous to assert that the process of systematic scientific reasoning arbitrarily excludes “non-physical explanations” because the very notion of “non-physical explanation” is contradictory.

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 Wow.  Poe's Law is a son

 Wow.  Poe's Law is a son of a bitch... apparently, it's impossible to tell when an atheist is making fun of a theist, too.  

Anyway, yeah... this is a parody, kids.  I should have made that clear.  However, the fact that it's unclear should give us pause.

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No you shouldn't Hamby. I

No you shouldn't Hamby. I mean come on. It is very good satire, but good satire is just that: so subtle as to be almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

Think of The Office (at least the British version, haven't seen the American one). Part of the beauty of that show is that the parody of people in an office environment is played so straight, and the look and feel of the show is that of a normal reality show, so much so that, at least in the beggining, some people thought it WAS a normal reality show. That's part of the joke really...

 

Sort of like how about half of America doesn't get Starship Troopers. That just makes that movie all the more awesome.

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Wait, wait wait...this a

Wait, wait wait...this a parody, right? Oh okay, it is. Pretty funny.


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Aaaugh! Stuff like that

Aaaugh! Stuff like that really pisses me off!

But then, I am a Leo, so I get pissed off at the drop of a hat.

 

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Nikolaj wrote:Sort of like

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Sort of like how about half of America doesn't get Starship Troopers. That just makes that movie all the more awesome.

Whoa, people don't get Starship Troopers? That movie had a significant impact on my political focus. I've wanted to read the book since I saw the movie, and have yet to see it when I've had the money to purchase it. Sad

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 LOL... I watched Starship

 LOL... I watched Starship Troopers once with a bunch of people (many of them young... as in, early to mid 20s) and I was shocked when nobody got it.  They were making fun of the movie, saying the director was stupid and cliche and over the top, and the story line was unbelievable.

I had one of those moments like Stan Marsh trying to explain cold reading to the audience in "The Biggest Douche in the Universe" episode.

 

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 Incidentally, I once

 Incidentally, I once invented the "Denise Richards is a Bitch" drinking game to go along with Starship Troopers...

 

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Astrology got me my wife...it got me my second wife too" ....hahahahahahahahahahaahahahahaahahahahaahahahahahaahahaha

 

That is some funny shit right there.


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Hambydammit wrote:I had one

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I had one of those moments like Stan Marsh trying to explain cold reading to the audience in "The Biggest Douche in the Universe" episode.

Lol. I may frequently have a problem with South Parks tendency to immaturity, but noone does a better job of spelling out some of the more ridiculous situations today.

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 Incidentally, I once invented the "Denise Richards is a Bitch" drinking game to go along with Starship Troopers...

Ah yes. But she's just too damn hot....

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 Quote: Incidentally, I

 

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Ah yes. But she's just too damn hot....

Well, yeah... there is that... the only problem I have with her personally is that she doesn't get naked in movies nearly enough.  I'm really tired of these prudish American actresses who think they're too good to do a nude scene.  Half the reason I don't watch current movies is they stopped including the gratuitous nude scenes, and replaced them with more car chases.

Nude Scenes > Car Chases.  Everybody knows that.

 

 

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I so agree. Horror seems to

I so agree. Horror seems to be the only genre that still has gratuitous nudity as a staple of the genre. Even comedy has gone PG for the most part. The few that do still have nudity are the absolute worst movies ever made, and certainly don't qualify as comedy. Is painful a genre?

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Nikolaj wrote:Sort of like

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Sort of like how about half of America doesn't get Starship Troopers. That just makes that movie all the more awesome.

Could you explain what you mean by this?  And when you say half of America doesn't get ST, are you referring to the movie, the book, or both...as you then say the fact people don't get ST makes the movie more awesome.

As I've only read the book I'm a tad confused over on this side of the pond.


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 American audiences thought

 American audiences thought it was just a space shoot-em-up.  They didn't get that it's a pointed political criticism.

 

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Hambydammit wrote:Nude

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Nude Scenes > Car Chases.  Everybody knows that.

Not always true. I would've rather seen a car chase than the nude seen in Borat.

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spike.barnett

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Hambydammit wrote:

Nude Scenes > Car Chases.  Everybody knows that.

Not always true. I would've rather seen a car chase than the nude seen in Borat.

ROTF

C'mon, Borat was an awesome movie. Sticking out tongue

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Hambydammit wrote: American

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 American audiences thought it was just a space shoot-em-up.  They didn't get that it's a pointed political criticism.

 

Ah.  Yeah, I thought it was obvious it was a very political book...as was the Forever War.  Did most people think both of those were simply shoot-em-ups or something?


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Balkoth wrote:As I've only

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As I've only read the book I'm a tad confused over on this side of the pond.

Oh, the book was completely different from the movie. The movie was only very, very loosely based on the book, and even then, the focus of the movie basically turned into a satirical look at war, space movies, and high school-style drama. The movie is brilliant in a completely different way than the book was, too.

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While I haven't read the

While I haven't read the book, anyone I've discussed the subject with has highly recommended it to me, saying in the process that the movie was very different in many respects. Like for one, a character changes from a best friend to a lover. Or maybe it was the reverse. Meh, I can't remember.

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Yah, the ugly chick that Johnnie Rico boinks just before she dies was a guy in the book. However, Paul Verhoven probably would not know that because by his own admission, he did not bother to read past the first few chapters and just made the movie be about what he wanted it to be.

 

If you do want to pick up a copy, amazon.com has it for $3.70. Since you would take a hit on the shipping for just one book, you might also get a copy of Ender's Game if you have not already read that one too.

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Vastet wrote:spike.barnett

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Hambydammit wrote:

Nude Scenes > Car Chases.  Everybody knows that.

Not always true. I would've rather seen a car chase than the nude seen in Borat.

ROTF

C'mon, Borat was an awesome movie. Sticking out tongue

I did enjoy the movie. I found the nude scene funny in the beginning, and then intermediately throughout. It was just over extended, like some Family Guy jokes.

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Hey Will. How long have you

Hey Will. How long have you been a mod? I just now noticed the badge...


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Answers in Gene Simmons

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Yah, the ugly chick that Johnnie Rico boinks just before she dies was a guy in the book. However, Paul Verhoven probably would not know that because by his own admission, he did not bother to read past the first few chapters and just made the movie be about what he wanted it to be.

 

If you do want to pick up a copy, amazon.com has it for $3.70. Since you would take a hit on the shipping for just one book, you might also get a copy of Ender's Game if you have not already read that one too.

 

I might do that if I don't find a copy in the next year or two. I don't tend to like using online services, because most have to give my information to the US government, and I have no interest in supplying the US government with any information at all. I have only used ebay once for a game that went out of print within 2 months of its release(years before I started looking for it), so getting it any other way would have been well nigh impossible. I've never used amazon or any other service than ebay.

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spike.barnett wrote:Vastet

spike.barnett wrote:

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Hambydammit wrote:

Nude Scenes > Car Chases.  Everybody knows that.

Not always true. I would've rather seen a car chase than the nude seen in Borat.

ROTF

C'mon, Borat was an awesome movie. Sticking out tongue

I did enjoy the movie. I found the nude scene funny in the beginning, and then intermediately throughout. It was just over extended, like some Family Guy jokes.

You make a good point. Overextension isn't quite as funny as some writers seem to think it is.

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spike.barnett wrote:Hey

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Hey Will. How long have you been a mod? I just now noticed the badge...

I honestly can't remember. Rook made me a mod when he was drunk at one point. I ended up arguing with this guy who thought he was "unscholarly" (which I think had something to do with having a decoder ring) and it made him laugh, so he made me a mod.

I'm pretty sure I'm the worst moderator of all time.

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