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Comment Cowboy Bebop =/!= cowboy genre? (Score 1) 225

The sci-fi western is tough sod to trod. The winners (Firefly, Cowboy Bebop) have typically placed Cowboys into Outter Space, and not Aliens into the Old West.

and a foreign cartoon that only has cowboys in the name when talking about an unrelated movie.

Calling Cowboy Bebop a 'sci-fi western' is a bit of a stretch. I mean, they are bounty hunters, which is an Old West-y concept, and they call themselves cowboys, but that's about as far as the similarities go. It's hard to actually define which genre Bebop belongs to, it's sort of a mishmash of dystopian-scifi-anime-crime drama-adventure saga. Not much room for 'western' in there.

Comment Is this for real? (Score 1) 696

This sounds like the kind of crackpotedness my conspiracy-theorist friend would come up with. You know the kind of fellow I mean, the one that has all kinds of things to say about the Federal Reserve and probably watched the Zeitgeist movie too many times. I mean, I understand the legal theories behind it, but it seems too off-the-wall to be something that is actually happening.

Comment Re:No kidding (Score 1) 277

I'm sure you'll have a lot of people disagree with a lot of your proposals, so bear with me and do keep in mind that I fundamentally agree with you that some major changes are needed in this country. However, I would like to suggest that you give a bit more thought to one particular point in your diatribe that you may have included without giving it much consideration:

Prison inmates will be forced to work to pay for their food, cells. No television, no books, no workout equipment, no basketball, no nothing. They get up, eat, work, eat, work, eat, go to bed, rinse, repeat.

Having been to jail a few times myself I can attest that a large selection of cheap paperbacks can make the experience a lot more bearable. Some kind of work during the day wouldn't hurt, either, but the ability to mentally remove oneself from the immediate surroundings is made possible for a very small expense, and does wonders for an inmate's state of mind. I've personally made quite a few donations of old paperbacks to local jails and juvenile halls for this very reason.

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