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/dev/random / Re: The last movie you saw....
« on: September 14, 2019, 11:15:06 AM »

Amazing they were able to clean up 100-year-old footage to such a level of fidelity

(I've only seen the trailer so far, not the whole documentary.)

They Shall Not Grow Old

Saw this last night. Looks like they did quite a bit of frame by frame digital editing to colorize things. There's some weird things going on with faces in some scenes, makes me think perhaps in spots they layered modern live action images and then layered the faces on that.

It's not a complete accounting of the major events that caused and swayed WW1, but it's a very accurate accounting of what life was like for any random British soldier in the trenches. Some of the shit that happened in WW2 was positively horrible, particularly for anyone in the Battle of the Bulge or the seige on Stalingrad. But I think WW1 might've been worse simply because the main battle front stayed stagnant for about 3 or 4 years. I dunno if all the overdubbed narrative is original audio recordings of people who served in WW1, but all of them have heavy british accents, and I couldn't quite understand parts of it... but at one point it sounded like one of them was describing people getting sucked into mud puddles and actually DROWNING beneath the mud around the trenches. I can't imagine how any of them got out of it alive and then went back to normal life without being totally fucking insane from the experience.

Not a kids movie at all. Probably not a good date movie, although I would urge ANYONE 14 and up to watch it just for the educational value, especially younger teens who might think of joining the military. WW1 is kinda the forgotten war that often gets buried under the Hollywood celebrity bullshit that makes WW2 history so attractive to "edu-tainment" consumers.

Some others I saw lately...

John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum

The story kinda sucks. In the first two it doesn't feel so hokey, but in this 3rd one, the whole premise of the "organization" behind the movies plot is just ridiculous. But the action is pretty fucking insane-o. Particularly the knife fight in the gun and weapons store scene towards the beginning of the movie. That was probably THE craziest fucking hand-to-hand action sequence I've ever seen in my life. INCREDIBLE!

Lords of Chaos

It's about the whole mid-90's black metal church burning thing in Norway and how Varg Vikernes killed Mayhem guitarist Euronymous. It's kinda shitty how they Hollywood-ize that whole situation. The movie makes them all look like a bunch of fucking idiots, and they were... but it also kinda glamorizes them in a way. And the movie favors the narrative that Euronymous never actually intended to kill Varg... and maybe that's true... but he DID say he wanted to drag him to the woods and make a snuff film. Them's serious words, and you can't entirely blame someone if they choose to take that threat seriously. On the other hand, evidence shows he just showed up and started knifing the shit out of him and he never really fought back, which I think says something too, like maybe the film got that part right.

Varg has since been released from prison and he's a free man now. Occasionally I'll watch his YouTube videos where he discusses different things. And sometimes I find myself agreeing with him about certain things and thinking, "Hmm, this guys pretty cool." But then I remember what he did to his FRIEND. And I also remember that he's a fucking hardcore NAZI who seems to intentionally not mention that aspect about himself in order to appear more rational and reasonable. It's "interesting" how certain people can be like that.

edit: Hmmm. Was not aware of it until just now when out of curiosity I went googling, but apparently YouTube has banned Varg from their platform because they don't want to promote "hate speech". If he had any videos promoting hate speech, that would be fine. But MOST of his videos did NOT, and in the interest of GOD DAMNED AMERICAN FREE SPEECH... I personally think they should've been left the hell alone. Free speech gets eroded a millimeter at a time. This only gets worse.

/dev/random / Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« on: September 12, 2019, 08:35:25 AM »
If you right click and "view image", you'll see the full size pic, and the warning in the upper right corner says:

Don't not eat.
It is not he is no
there is no don't

These are fake toys I guess. There's more.

/dev/random / Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« on: September 11, 2019, 06:51:23 PM »
I am not understand. This.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 09, 2019, 12:06:54 PM »
They don't need him at all. But if they have him, no one else does. That's a really really stupid reason to pay him, but it sounds just like something they'd do, doesn't it?

Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: September 09, 2019, 06:40:36 AM »
Looks like a Navy tag.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 09, 2019, 03:40:32 AM »
Did you write this foc? ;)

No, but I did say...

Surely I can't be the only one noticing how this guy seems to be flying by the seat of his pants,...

I didn't see any NFL preseason games, mostly because these days you can't tell jack shit from preseason games anyway, nobody except the guys fighting for starting positions try all that hard during preseason anymore.

Either the Vikings are pretty good, or the Falcons are really bad. Likely BOTH are true. My god, they looked fucking HELPLESS. Halfway into the 2nd quarter, I said "Fuck it, it's over already.", flipped the Xbox on and started playing some GTA Online instead.

Cowboys might finally be some serious competition for someone this year. what I thought until I saw New England play in the Sunday Night game. I'm calling it now, unless something major happens like Tom Brady breaks his arm or half the team dies from untreated foot fungus, the Patriots are gonna win the Superbowl again this year.

art, music, etc. / Re: Post Musical Equipment Here....
« on: September 08, 2019, 06:25:39 AM »
Wasn't much of a Type O Negative fan past the October Rust album. But from what I remember during the Bloody Kisses and October Rust period, Kenny Hickey used a Fernandes Revolver, which is a strat looking thing, but it came with some kind of special "Fernandes Sustainer" system on-board, which was some kind of feedback looper thingy that he used create a lot of those feedback squeals and long sustains heard so often on those two albums.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 08, 2019, 06:11:01 AM »
UNC showed marked improvement from last week... in every category except COACHING. Using that 1st timeout to save clock for a long field goal (that they predictably missed of course, another symptom of poor coaching) was dumb as hell, and almost came back to bite them in the ass. UNC got lucky. With coaching decisions like that happening 2 weeks in a row, you can probably come to expect it EVERY week. Surely I can't be the only one noticing how this guy seems to be flying by the seat of his pants, making impulsive calls without really thinking about strategy and risk/statistical % of success.

That FG was just plain dumb. UNC's kicker just isn't reliable enough to try from that distance. The likelihood of missing was quite high. If you miss, your opponent gets the ball AT the spot of the attempted FG kick. Given that information, you have almost nothing to lose going for it on 4th down. And as the announcer said, if you've already decided you AREN'T going to go for it on 4th down, why not let the clock run off and take the 5yd penalty before punting it away and SAVE all 3 timeouts for the end of the game when you might need ALL of them.

This poor decision making hasn't really effected UNC yet. But it's going to at some point. Versus Miami, they looked evenly matched. So if they would've lost, it wouldn't have been so devastating. But decisions like that are eventually going to cost them games against people they otherwise SHOULD beat.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 07, 2019, 06:20:10 PM »
For some reason, I thought FSU and ULM might be worth watching. And god dammit if ULM didn't just about beat them. Would've been funny to see FSU go 0-2 to Boise State and Louisiana Monroe.

How the fuck do you miss a 1pt field goal in overtime!?! FSU wins... only because the other team DIDN'T WANT TO. :D :dohdohdoh:

coop / Re: Mara-coop
« on: September 04, 2019, 04:57:04 PM »
I just got told to "die in rape" by someone named "Player" on the mara-coop server. :lolsign:

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 04, 2019, 05:51:46 AM »
Bahamas will have people who will never be found  :raincloud:

That's the most accurate usage of that emoji I've ever seen. :D

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 03, 2019, 07:23:18 AM »
Yeah, from what I see, Oregon @ #22 is the only 0-1 team on that list. Maybe it changed since yesterday. Unlike the position of that damn hurricane. WTF, man!?! It's like it's STUCK to the Bahamas with hurricane glue.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: September 01, 2019, 01:19:43 PM »
Well I'm not totally confident Georgia will beat them either. Georgia only put up 30 points against Vanderbilt yesterday. Alabama put up 42 against Duke. Clemson put up 52 against Georgia Tech. How many points someone scores on average in games is a good indicator of their offensive potency. The game vs. South Carolina is gonna be in Athens I think, which is good for Georgia. But even when South Carolina stinks, they show up pissed off and ready to play hard when it's Georgia.

/dev/random / Re: The Man Thread
« on: September 01, 2019, 04:46:04 AM »
STILL looking at that twitter over an hour later. :lolsign:

This is fucking glorious. She pukes EVERYWHERE! :dohdohdoh:

This'n too.

Best arrest ever.

BITCH. Lol. He say that with AUTHORITY.

/dev/random / Re: The Man Thread
« on: September 01, 2019, 03:12:17 AM »
You never hit a woman (or anyone else) when people are filming you, even if it's clearly reasonable to defend yourself in that situation. The law may say you're fine, but public opinion will still crucify you for hitting a lady. You'll be "that guy" for the rest of your life. So, good for him, he made a wise decision.

I'da just slung her ass over the ledge of the building. 10th story? Oh well.

What a great twitter page.

This one had me crying tears of joy at the end. :D

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