The purpose of this thread is to take what the previous poster said, and make it really about what you feel like talking about.
Poster A: “It’s really important to eat a lot of fruit, because fruit has vitamin C.”
Poster B: “That’s true, and it just goes to show how low our culture has sunk that we don’t eat enough vitamin C. Nobody takes the time to stop and smell the roses anymore, pretty soon we won’t even leave our homes.”
Poster C: “I can’t take the time to stop and smell the roses. I don’t keep flowers inside the house because my cat would just eat them. I love owning a cat, but it can be a hassle. Cats are so much better than dogs.”
I love hiking in the mountains. Drive up to New Hampshire with a group of buddies and just spend the whole day surrounded by nature. The only problem is I’m a mosquito magnet. Anyone else into hiking?
Ugh, I hate hiking. People think it’s all this relaxing escape but it’s merely purposefully inconveniencing yourself to experience some post-modern presentation of ‘nature’ that is a false-memory of what no longer exists.
It’s like all those environmentalist nut jobs that stop up production of life-saving water techniques to save a certain endangered fish. People have to suffer water depletion because we have to be sensitive to some barely-cognitive animal.
But you are missing the point, Polaris. If the environmentalists don’t attempt to save the fish, then what’s the point of saving another life??
People are just too self centered these days. My students are a great example of this. The only subject they ever want to discuss is themselves. They don’t see themselves as part of a greater picture. All they care about is their love lives. The youth of today are hopeless.
As evidenced by the growing number of teenagers here on Mubi, the youth today aren’t just talking about themselves; they like to talk about movies, too. And not just movies, but politics and even the environment, evidenced by the numerous clubs in numerous schools. Sure, teens talk about themselves, but there’s some kind of subtext beneath that; you are mistaking expression for conceit, Bijou.
I hate people who restrict issues down to agreement or disagreement. It’s an insult to our collective intelligence and the way multiple perspectives collaborate with each other. The world nowadays isn’t restricted to the black-and-white view people sometimes see it, and shouldn’t be.
Yeah, but black-and-white views in movies are good. All black-and-white movies are better than all color movies!
Be that as it may, silent movies are better than sound movies.
There’s just not enough silence in the world anymore. Everybody needs to have bright and noisy machines, and they actually even freak out if those things are missing in the environment.
People seeking God are looking too much for some huge miracle. More often we experience God in the silences.
1 Kings 19
11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
noise, never been so much fun
Noise goes both ways for me.
Let’s talk babies.
wow. two baby posts in a row. I think we all need to take a deep breath and
1) remember the intentions of the original post
2) not try to always out do each other
3) refrain from posting twice on the same page (cough Polaris cough)
4) not post two baby posts in a row
5) Jean Luc Godard
What? The OP never said anything about multiple posts on the page.
See, what is wrong with our education system? Aren’t they teaching reading comprehension skills these days? Do I have to give Two Plus Two a remedial English course?
There’s definitely something wrong with our education system. It’s more on memorization and less on learning itself. We also definitely have a problem with dictatorial leaders around the world, like that guy in Iran. The solution to those motherfuckers is for us to build a Death Star.
First of all, what is remedial mean?
Third of all, yes I discard the two posts per page rule to address this insult of which
Fourth of all, I don’t know exactly where it means, which is the most hurtful of all insults.
Fifth of all, I am being kicked out of this cafe before I can explain myself. But I think we need some definitions before we continue with this debate and insult fest.
1) what is remideal?
2) does it have anything to do with medieval?
3) what EXACTLY does medieval mean?
The medieval ages is the proof of Christianity’s inherent atrocious treatment of man and destruction of innocence. It also substantially set back art history for several centuries.
Not just art history, but the advancement of society too. And all of us need to build a Death Star for all of the problems in the world!
I don’t get how the Death Star worked. Did people rely on it’s own gravity to walk around in there or did it have artificial gravity? How were the room constructed in regards to the shape of the thing. How big was it even? How many people were on it?
…. which is also the number of iPhones I own.
I unfortunately own only 4 iphones.
Maybe you can help me with a rumor I’ve heard: If you draw a pentagram on your floor and place an iphone at each point, then using a “gates of hell” app you can summon the devil’s minions (on a 6th i phone)?
and, ironically, the devil’s minions still use flip phones?
I have no iphones, nor any form of smartphone ….offensive self important objects – it does not surprise me they are now trying to bignote themselves by apping satan, who is cooler after all
1. have forgotten the original intention of a phone
2. are all trying to outdo each other
3. are stuffing more and more apps on the one page
4. people fill them full of baby pictures (ugh)
5. Michelle Shocked
smartass phones, I’d say
^ I pretty much exclusively use my iphones to play Ticket to Ride – the most fun board game ever! It’s nicely strategic, but you can still play it in about half an hour (10 minutes on the phone). Not enough people play board games, though…
Board games are useless if you want to achieve anything in life.. You think playing board games made Kim Il-Sung president of France?I tell you, every single person on this site is a replicant. Kim said so himself.
Have you even seen Vice Guide to Travel? Watch their N. Korean documentary and you’ll see exactly what’s wrong about communism.
North Korea is still evil even after Kim Jong-Il has passed. That’s why we need to build a Death Star.
Here’s how I propose to solve the world’s problems:
That guy from Iran- Death Star.
Hugo Chavez- Death Star.
The rest of Al Qaeda and the Hezbollah- Death Star.
George Lucas- Death Star.
I’ve always thought the Empire needed better propaganda. Why call the Death Star a “Death Star”… Why not call it… “A New Hope” because in essence that what it was for the Empire. Don’t you think all those people working on the so-called Death Star would have appreciated a less depressing name? How much happier would they have been working on a weapon called “A New Hope”? That goes to show you: as great a leader as Vader was, he is a bit overrated.
I met David Prowse before giving a talk about him playing Darth Vader. This was before the prequils were made. He was walking around with a cane and embarassingly convinced he would soon be receiving a call from Lucas to reprise his role. He was a bit naive that he was picked for any reason other than that he was a big guy. He was shocked when his voice was replaced by voice over from James Earl Jones. He claims it wasn’t because his own voice acting wasn’t good enough but because George Lucas realized suddenly at the last moment he didn’t have any black people in the film and wanted to appeal to them.
Also he said Darth Vader was not his favorite character he ever played, but rather Green Cross Man who taught kids about road safety.
He told me I looked like some guy he used to work with when he did that gig.
David Prowse is an interesting man. He’s also unaware of the power bestowed upon him by filmmakers with the Death Star. It’s the safest and most cost-efficient weapon ever if we try it on our world’s problems.
For a moment I thought you wrote Dark Star. I’ve yet to see that movie.
Nerds. Wasting time talking on the Internet. About things. You should get a life because obviously there is shit to do in the real world where we talk about cinema instead of Dark Star.