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Indirect Detection

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I'm like a prisoner in Plato's Cave, seeing only the shade you throw on the wall.
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corjen
30 days ago
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Sharing for the alt text.
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Covarr
30 days ago
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I had a friend a couple months ago ranting about how awful the pro-pedophilia movement was, and all I could think was "what pro-pedophilia movement?"
Moses Lake, WA
chrisamico
30 days ago
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This is pretty much the social web in 2018.
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rraszews
30 days ago
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Fred Clark, the Slacktivist, has written a bunch of times before about the "Anti-Kitten-Burning Coalition". Long story short, probably no one is burning kittens or hunting shelter animals for sport; claiming such (and in many cases, convincing yourself you believe it too) is a way to make yourself feel like a hero for opposing something evil (Without having to do much work, since you can't actually go out there and fight the kitten-burners as said burners do not exist), and get other people to sign on to support your side because otherwise they're siding with the kitten-burners.
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ireuben
30 days ago
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I totally thought this was going to be a “my hobby is...” post (or maybe that’s just what the friend is doing!).
alt_text_at_your_service
30 days ago
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I'm like a prisoner in Plato's Cave, seeing only the shade you throw on the wall.
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I'm like a prisoner in Plato's Cave, seeing only the shade you throw on the wall.

#1821 – Musical

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#1821 – Musical

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corjen
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Horror Movies

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"Isn't the original Jurassic Park your favorite movie of all time?" "Yes, but that's because I like dinosaurs and I WANT there to be an island full of them. If John Hammond's lab had been breeding serial killers in creepy masks, I wouldn't have watched!" "Wait, are you sure? That could actually be good." "Ok, I WOULD watch the scenes where Jeff Goldblum tries to convince a bunch of executives that the park is a bad idea."
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mburch42
65 days ago
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same
istoner
65 days ago
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Cosmopolitanism about horror movies. Right on.

I know everyone's into what they're into, but I have never understood romantic tragedies.
sirwired
64 days ago
Best summary of Nicholas Sparks movies: "White People Nearly Kissing" (was a caption to a photo of all his books) With that in mind, you can spot a Sparks movie without even being able to read the title.
MaryEllenCG
64 days ago
I feel the same way about Emotional Manipulation shows like This Is Us. I just don't get the appeal at all!
Covarr
65 days ago
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I can absolutely see the appeal of horror movies. Like some movies aim to make you sad, some aim to make you laugh, some aim to inspire... it's about getting more deeply in touch with your emotions and feelings.

Which is all largely moot, because the overwhelming majority of horror movies aren't actually scary. Jurassic Park worked despite that, due to good characters and interesting science and philosophy, but the genre largely fails at its primary goal.
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Covarr
65 days ago
(If you want true, proper horror, step away from the movies for a while and go read The Enigma of Amigara Fault.)
GreenChange
64 days ago
I don't see the appeal of horror movies, but I really enjoyed Cabin In The Woods - it turns the genre on its head!
rclatterbuck
65 days ago
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This follows right along with the Jurassic Park sequel: 4 million AD, dinosaur scientists clone extinct humans. The human they clone is Jeff Goldblum. They mix mosquito DNA to fill in the gaps. Boom! This is really a sequel to The Fly.
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"Isn't the original Jurassic Park your favorite movie of all time?" "Yes, but that's because I like dinosaurs and I WANT there to be an island full of them. If John Hammond's lab had been breeding serial killers in creepy masks, I wouldn't have watched!" "Wait, are you sure? That could actually be good." "Ok, I WOULD watch the scenes where Jeff Goldblum tries to convince a bunch of executives that the park is a bad idea."
vfxGer
64 days ago
I want to buy the rights to the serial killer park film
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65 days ago
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"Isn't the original Jurassic Park your favorite movie of all time?" "Yes, but that's because I like dinosaurs and I WANT there to be an island full of them. If John Hammond's lab had been breeding serial killers in creepy masks, I wouldn't have watched!" "Wait, are you sure? That could actually be good." "Ok, I WOULD watch the scenes where Jeff Goldblum tries to convince a bunch of executives that the park is a bad idea."

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Fridge

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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I look within fridge of my soul and I find there are 6 kinds of mustard but no square meals.


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francisga
102 days ago
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Don't miss the bonus panel.
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fxer
101 days ago
never sure how to see the bonus panel
fxer
101 days ago
ah, you gotta click the red button in the footer

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Calling

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Calling

The flames will get you out there. You will catch fire and be uncomfortable.



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