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Comment Re:I just got bored of the bloody thing (Score 4, Interesting) 193

Hitchcock knew that implied violence is more effective long term than overt gore. You can't become desensitized to your own imagination. GRRM's books are stories first, not gore & boob fests. He made you imagine the boobs and gore while showing you the story. Why do the GoT TV writers show you all the boobs and gore while making you imagine the story? I'll tell you why. It's because ...


... it's titillating.

Comment Re:Make rules and know when to break them (Score 1) 95

Some of the same writers on the other hand spent a lot of time making sure the stars go by in the right direction on the ship in Futurama, as they were trying to make the layout of the ship there a little more sensible, most of the time.

Despite the ship be nonsensical. FYI, it's not just the stars that move. The ship moves the entire universe!

Comment Re:Humans are not monogamous (Score 1) 301

Marriage exists precisely because humans are not naturally monogamous. If humans naturally mated for life, what advantage would there be in codifying the pair bonding in law, both as a commitment between two people and a commitment from the community (to police their union either socially or legally)? Naturally bonded humans would view marriage licenses and adultery laws like we would view laws telling people that they must eat food if they want to live.
But recognizing that humans are not naturally monogamous doesn't excuse cheating behavior; it only explains it.

Comment Re:Amazing (Score 1) 492

The original comment here had to do with single issue voting.

Where was that said? A single issue that tipped a balance maybe, but the FP didn't say "I don't need to hear anything else!"

I agree with Trump's suggestions regarding H1-B visas, but that certainly wouldn't get me to vote for him.

Not you, but what about someone leaning on a fence?

Comment Re: What problem? (Score 1) 212

If the video you post is, for whatever reason, popular enough that it could bring in ad revenue that makes it profitable vs. not continuing to host and distribute it, there is absolutely no basis for them to refuse to pay you.

If the works are public domain, the basis is "Google shows the works themselves, bypassing you".

Is your job running? You'd better go catch it!