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Comment Re:Boring... (Score 1) 91

Watching somebody do something dangerous creates tension and suspense. Watching somebody a roller coaster doesn't create tension because in general we know they are safe. (When we do it ourselves, it doesn't really matter because our own instinctive fear can override our reasoning.) But watching somebody do something dangerous where we believe a possible outcome is injury or tragedy creates emotional tension.

I find NASCAR boring as fuck, but if you don't intellectually understand the appeal of daredevils, even if it doesn't appeal to you personally, you're being deliberately obtuse.

Comment Re:Trump just says stuff (Score 1) 875

While the fantasy that the Clinton campaign is somehow in charge of two other leading candidates - one of which is in the other party, makes for a cool narrative, it takes a particularly kind of naivete and never-mind lack of faith in investigative journalism to believe it's even logistically possible to do, let alone keep it a secret.

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