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You'll be greatly missed Kobe 14 comments
guest_ · 1 minute ago
And they haven’t released the names- but we know Kobe was on that helicopter. So I’m just saying it’s kinda an odd thing... fame, death, society, media- how each reacts and what each cares about most. It’s just odd. They usually don’t release names until they have both a positive ID, and the family has been notified. But when a celebrity dies- the whole world sometimes knows before the family. Just odd.
You'll be greatly missed Kobe 14 comments
guest_ · 3 minutes ago
To someone like me- asides the fact I know his name- he’s the same as any of the other people on the helicopter. Didn’t know them (probably,) or follow their careers either. He had many fans- so to them his death is important- but it just saying it’s kinda sad that 9 people can die and the news, largely the world- only REALLY cares about one, and kinda cares about another one- but just because they happen to be related to the guy people care about.
You'll be greatly missed Kobe 14 comments
guest_ · 6 minutes ago
I found out about his daughter and the number of people involved later in the day after I wrote this- since this meme is literally how I found out he had died. but that kinda shows my point. 9 people died- including a father and daughter at least- but the leading headlines are just about his death. Not even a nod like “Kobe Bryant and 8 others killed...” that sort of thing.
Yup! 2 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
No, but you don’t understand. All those people would be perfectly functional and fine if only they had been taught to do their taxes- at least according to popular sentiment it seems.
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It is simple, we just don't like strong female characters 22 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
So I mean- asides basically saying “Go back to your corner and enjoy the fact you get ANY lead roles...” what better solution is there than to try and include some diversity where it doesn’t directly effect the plot negatively?
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It is simple, we just don't like strong female characters 22 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
So I’m not ragging on you- I’m just saying I don’t know it’s so simple. Hollywood has been increasing sequels and reboots and franchises over the years- not decreasing. So they aren’t likely to stop on their own. Mandating all “original” Works be cast for “diversity” doesn’t seem right or even legal- and if we don’t do that and give a GENEROUS 50/50 split to casting new films- that makes less than 10% of films we can use as vehicles for “diverse” leads.
It is simple, we just don't like strong female characters 22 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
Terminator 2 got over 1,000% the budget of one. Blaire Witch 2 got about 10x the budget of one as well. Fresh off the bat- without glowing reviews- untested- a new hames Bond is going to get a massive paycheck, not for their name- for Bonds name. Daniel Craig was a theater actor who had been in some well reviewed films that weren’t exactly block busters. Bond launched him from being a niche actor to being a strong leading man- his big “action adventure” roles before that basically add up to... Tomb Raider. Unless one wants to count Munich as an action film. He looked the part and they figured he could act. He had an intensity they wanted for the reimagined Bond- something no previous Bond had- in order to tell a different story that’s the same story.
It is simple, we just don't like strong female characters 22 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
So now we’ve not fixed the bias against “diverse” actors and created a bias where “non diverse” actors effectively can’t play certain types of films. What’s more- it’s still racially bias because sequels and reboots and existing franchises are where the money is generally.
It is simple, we just don't like strong female characters 22 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
So we already don’t get many original movies regardless of race- making that solution not exactly realistic. But there is another race issue there- even IF we said “ok. Make 100% of those less than 20% of originals films POC...” that brings out “representation” total for Hollywood short of reality but closer. But- if the place for actors of color and “diversity” characters is in original works- and we cast them for these original works- that means white actors can only get leads in franchise films and sequels.
It is simple, we just don't like strong female characters 22 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
People often say: “just make new movies for those people...” Well- even if we remove rave from the equation that’s a major complaint with Hollywood in general. As said- less than 20% of bog release films are “original.” In fact- many times an original script gets taken and a franchise slapped on top. That’s how we got the Die Hard franchise- the first film was based (loosely) on a book- and later on they had a script and liked it but didn’t think it would draw people- so they rewrote it as a diehard film. That happens a lot in Hollywood. Adapt an existing original script and add franchise details and characters so it sells.
It is simple, we just don't like strong female characters 22 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
In demographic terms- people of color are almost half the US population. That means that if Hollywood doesn’t recast any of these reboots or based on existing franchise works- and even more ridiculous- recast based on true story films- then 50% of the population can only appear as leads in less than 20% of films. Unless Hollywood cuts off its own cash cow and reduces the number of works based on existing franchises- but between changing a detail that often isn’t plot centric or never making another James Bond movie because they can’t fill a quota for leads- which one seems like the better compromise for studios and viewers?
It is simple, we just don't like strong female characters 22 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
I wouldn’t say “no one,” but while I can see forcing diversity could cause upset- much akin to pandering- it’s a sticky wicket. In 2018 less than 20% of films were “original works” or based on non fictional characters or events. That’s over 80% of films that are sequels, prequels, reboots, or based off existing franchises. 22% of that 80% give or take are sequels and prequels which leaves about 40% of films- almost half- as reboots or based on existing franchises and characters.
The colder the better, right fellas? 6 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
Yes.
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College campus protest sponsored by H.O.O.P., probably 22 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
Beyond religion there are also cultural beliefs. I’ve talked to friends from abroad and heard folk beliefs from “it helps prevent kids from playing with themselves” to “it makes your penis less sensitive so you can be a better husband..” etc. None really have strong medical backing and are subjective of course- but those are some of the “non medical” “non religious reasons I’ve heard.
College campus protest sponsored by H.O.O.P., probably 22 comments
guest_ · 2 hours ago
But also supposedly HPV and certain other things are also easier to catch for guys with foreskin. As far as we currently know- HPV doesn’t do anything to guys when contracted through the genitals- but it’s also supposed to be a step to preventing that.
College campus protest sponsored by H.O.O.P., probably 22 comments
guest_ · 3 hours ago
It supposedly reduces UTI and makes it easier to “keep clean,” but yeah- that second part is just like... wash the damn thing. I knew a kid who had to get circumcised in elementary school because he didn’t keep it clean. He didn’t enjoy that. That’s another part of why they do it to babies- just in case you’re that unlucky kid/guy who has to get circumcised later in life when you’ll remember it and it might effect you. As a baby you (probably) don’t remember or have any effect from it and you don’t have a huge social life or school or work to worry about- so they figure “just get it out of the way...”
The Russians used a pencil 34 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
Tl:dr/conclusion- if you live somewhere that Bananas grow (Thailand has markets have been doing this for example,) it seems like a great way to reduce waste. If your consumer base has buying and consumption habits that fit it could work well. It isn’t a “perfect solution” and there are many reasons why long term and wide spread this idea might not be viable if scaled up globally.
The Russians used a pencil 34 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
Bamboo has its own issues with deforestation, loss of habitat, water rights, worker abuse, and other complications.
The Russians used a pencil 34 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
This included “puppet states” and regime changes put in place by the United States and it’s interests to ensure that regardless of the effect on the people of South and Central America that they’d rather have brutal tyrants in charge that play nice with our businesses than leaders who won’t do what we want but are good to their people.
The Russians used a pencil 34 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
In fact- in America bananas have a bloody and dirty history. Believe it or not- many of South America’s woes trace back to action by the US government on behalf of Dole and other fruit companies- where the military was literally used as a method to secure the interest of Bog banana in South America.
The Russians used a pencil 34 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
An increase in demand for banana leaves would likely result in greater green house emissions from the supply cycle. There’s also the fact that as usually happens with cash crops- especially those in high demand and grown in humid environments- to meet demands you’re probably looking at massive deforestation of rainforest and abuse of local workers.
The Russians used a pencil 34 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
Not a bad idea. Too bad banana leaves only keep for 2-7 days unless frozen (then about 2 weeks.) Meaning that unless you can get Banana Leaves locally- that means trucking in leaves regularly. Small orders frequently for cost and waste reasons. Bananas only grow in hot and humid places. The US is one of the worlds largest Banana consumers but only produces a small amount- almost exclusively in Hawaii. Most Bananas are brought in through South America.
Finally there's an option for everyone 6 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
Look at that. 5 minutes when making a menu, and maybe another 10 every update and now not only could a lot of people be happy, but a whole debate is off the table. It’s almost like it’s more work to resist the idea than to just do it....
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My, how the tables have turned! 1 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
My other favorite one is the family that foreclosed on a bank.
I totally agree with this. 2 comments
guest_ · 4 hours ago
It’s not a bad look. The two flaws I see are:
1. No one really knows their head shape until they shave it. Some guys get the “powerhouse dome” and some get what looks like a more flatter swept back look- aka: “the turtle.” and quite a few variants in between.
2. We don’t really know if he CAN grow a “proper” or non patchy beard. I can’t remember him ever doing so, and can’t seem to find any evidence he did. There’s one still from an interview where he looks like he has like... a pre teen mustache... and a quick Google search revealed that it seems WAY too many people are seemingly unhealthily preoccupied with the question- to the point of article after article with high def photos and all manner of “experts” and analysts picking apart wether he can grow a beard... although... it seems as many people are obsessed with his son having a beard as him not... strange times indeed.
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