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Comment Re:Morons (Score 1) 259

Why do people think things like the Bechdel test are worth more than a fart in the breeze

A test is just providing some objective information about something.

What you do with that is your business.

The Bechdel test was presumably invented to identify movies that fail the Bechdel test as deficient, problematic, etc.

But the test can just as easily be interpreted the other way. Netflix might someday soon come up with a category called "Bechdel Failures" and learn that it is extremely popular with men.

I think it would be great if there was some kind of logo or something that indicated if a movie passed or failed the Bechdel test; feminists could look for passing films, and I could look for failing films.

Comment Re:Feminist/SJW Echo Chamber Circling The Bowl (Score 1) 167

He calls it the "female Ghostbusters" because that is what it is being called by various people on the internet, and he uses it as a way to show how calling it "Ghostbusters" without an additional qualifier was not a good idea because now people make up monikers to tell it apart from the 1984 movie.

If you made the effort you could easily have found out, either from reading the comments to the video, by looking at the video reactions or simply by looking at the suggested watching at the side bar, that there has been a LOT of negative feedback to this video along with reactions to that feedback. It's not my claim. It is easy to find out, it's not some obscure, arcane conspiracy that you have to unearth by digging through pages and pages of google results to carefully crafted search statements, it's plain to see if you wanted to. Since you don't like watching videos, I'll refrain from linking them, but allow me to say that much: It's not my claim. You'd just have to scroll down to the comments to the video.

I do not have to engage in "tricks" or try to deceive you, what I say is easy to show in the links provided and even easier to find for yourself if you wish to. Again, we're not talking about obscure webpages hidden somewhere in the dark web, that shit was all over YouTube and Twitter, people made comment videos to it, commented on the amount of hate it generated, etc. This is hardly difficult to find.

And yes, there were people who called him all sorts of things for just having this opinion. Take a few minutes to go through the comment section of the video and you'd be amazed.

Comment Re: Morons (Score 1) 259

No, we're talking about people here. Gender doesn't even enter the equation, there's about as many men as there are women in the "battle of the sexes". On BOTH sides, just to make shit more interesting.

No, I couldn't make something as fucked up up. Open up YouTube, grab a big bowl of popcorn, look for SJW, MGTOW or anything related and just watch the insanity spill into your living room.

Comment Re:It's Sony - duh (Score 2) 433

What matters is the intent, mens rea, the will to steal, and the intent to permanently deprave the rightful owner of his use of the item. This is critical. Without, you could become a thief without even wanting to steal anything, by mistake and accident, and I hope we can agree that this is not the intent of the law!

Allow me to show a counter example.

You are in a meeting and you have the habit of putting your cell phone on the table because it's uncomfortable in your pocket. After the meeting, you pick up your cell phone and go back, only to notice in your office that you forgot to take your cell phone along, it's on your office table, and you swiped the cell phone of someone else who just happened to have the same habit and the same phone model. Are you a thief?

According to your original statement a few postings up from this one,

"A thief takes something away from the owner dishonestly without the owner's consent, regardless of whether or not they plan on returning it."

you would be.

Maybe that's why they don't let you word laws.

Comment Re:Welcome to capitalism, bitches (Score 1) 259

I left it vague because a studio doesn't care who pays for a seat. The studio doesn't even care whether anyone's sitting in it, what it cares about is that someone pays for it. If you have a few billions to pump behind your agenda you can take over Hollywood and make it create only videos that support your view of the world. That the movie theaters are empty because you're buying all the seats since nobody gives a shit about the movies 'cause they suck worse than Battlefield Earth is secondary. Actually, not even secondary.

And yes, everything that attracts audiences (or, more exactly, sells seats) will be made unless it's illegal.

Comment Re:Bechdel Test (Score 1) 259

It was actually more the other way around, she make a bunch of videos, then asked for money to create more, delivered, IIRC, 2 of the promise dozen and wanted more money. But hey, what am I complaining about, if that's what you wanted out of your money, I guess it's ok.

Still a better comedy than Ghostbusters. And cheaper too!

Comment Re:Feminist/SJW Echo Chamber Circling The Bowl (Score 1) 167

Milo's fans are his fans for exactly the reason that he manages to get SJWs to go apeshit. He himself isn't that terribly interesting.

As for that other guy, yes. That video isn't too interesting. It is just some random guy saying he's not going to watch the movie. He has a medium sized number of people subbed to his channel, nothing that would make or break a movie. We're not talking about Roger Ebert by any means, and yet people went mental about his announcement of not watching the movie, calling him misogynist or worse just for saying "Well, my viewers asked me for my opinion 'bout it, but I ain't gonna watch it, sorry". He stated his opinion, I think even without mentioning that it's an "all female" Ghostbusters team, all he said was that he didn't like the jokes in the trailer and that he might watch it should reviews say that the trailer doesn't do it justice. That was enough for some people to start the name calling.

And just for the record, my point was not that "his opinion is somehow a form of harassment". My point is that it is not. Please don't try to switch seats.

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