Hah! Good one. I had to look that one up 'cause I'm so unhip it's a wonder that my bum doesn't fall off.
"Ironic Facial Hair is novelty facial hair grown with the intention of being "ironic"... Although the results are usually about as ironic as that song by Alanis Morisette. It is generally considered a hipster term. "
We *were* going to invade. Without a doubt. Instead, millions of lives were saved, and Japan saved itself to rebuild for another day.
But let's play alt-history here:
1) Let's say that the coup the day before the surrender had worked. The warrior caste remained in power, therefore no surrender.
2) Soviets were invading. The cold war starts here, only its hot.
3) We use Japan as a hot war proxy.
Do we lay slag to Japan because it won't surrender? Do we lay slag to Japan to stop the Soviets? Or do we invade with thousands of our boys to fight an enraged populace? To fight another superpower?
Yeah. "Professional Victims"? Double-plus good!
Very punny. I'm outta here. Call me a cab, will ya?
It's a rare medium that's done well.
I used to hit up all the BBS's to get the latest CGI demos. My friends and I would look at a great ray-trace of a chrome ball and remark "how realistic", "graphics are really getting cool", etc. That one movie about the kid and the video game and the spaceships was all about cgi, and we wondered at the time and effort it took to do it. Etc.
Roll forward 20-30 years and it all looks pretty dated. Especially when it's done to a movie made today. I definitely support the trend. When I can't tell is when I think it's done best.
Mad Max astounded me with the real-action stuntwork. I can still see some of the scenes in my mind's eye...live action, beautifully done.
People can always tell (lookup "uncanny valley")(nvrmnd, preaching to the choir here). F'rinstance, I've yet to see *any* movie replicate a scene of a person walking on the moon realistically. I have seen excellent reproductions of free fall, though, through a combo of good editing and rides in the Vomit Comet.
Warning: link sends you to goatse. Not a problem for me, of course, as I use systemd with a hosts file.
On the first Christmas of WW1, troops came out of the trenches en masse on both sides and shared an observance. The following Christmases, most of them just kept on shooting.
Some people are sickened; some are hardened.
And in this case, all were generals that gave specific orders that banned the practice. In their nice, warm chateaus, miles from the front.
You know, it's just like how Apollo 1 was partially successful because no one in Mission Control got killed in the fire...
No. Not like that. Not like that at all.
Why not land into a giant spider web??!!
...or a Cat's Cradle...
Look for a 1953 Oldsmobile powered by a Hellfire rocket motor on the next episode of Cuban Chrome.
With the guidance fins welded to the rear-end. Sweet!
Surely you can't be serious.
Where is your god now?
In a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
"reading, puzzle solving, posting intelligently"
So, a lot like reading
10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.