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[#] Mon Nov 29 2021 00:06:51 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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I'm surprised anyone is arguing that it has always been Pizza Huts, being that the "all restaurants are Taco Bell," thing is basically a meme. 

I guess this is proof that globalization isn't complete, yet. 

 



[#] Mon Nov 29 2021 08:15:15 EST from zelgomer

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2021-11-28 15:22 from Nurb432 <nurb432@uncensored.citadel.org>
sort of like all the Atari signs, in 80s movies that showed the
future.   

 

we all know how that ended. 


Blade Runner 2049 still featured Atari logos to keep continuity (or exploit nostalgia, more like) with the original. I thought that was a nice touch.

[#] Mon Nov 29 2021 12:02:06 EST from Nurb432

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True, if they changed it, things would have just been 'wrong'. 



[#] Mon Nov 29 2021 14:38:04 EST from LoanShark

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Yeah, like the only place that 2001 didn't age well was the use of the Pan Am logo and maybe the assumption that 1960s-style "futuristic" chairs might still be the style on a 2001 station in earth orbit
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I just rewatched (it's available in 4K now)


The Djinn chair--so futuristic that it actually stands out as dated: https://filmandfurniture.com/product/djinn-chair-olivier-morgue-2001-space-odyssey/

[#] Mon Dec 06 2021 19:23:55 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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It reminds me of a trip through Disney World (RIP Walt, may your zombie destroy the company that still bears your name)

* When you go through "Tomorrowland" you get a glimpse of what the future looked like in the 1960s
* When you go through "Spaceship Earth" in EPCOT you get a glimpse of what the future looked like in the 1980s

And both glimpses breathlessly tell us that in the future we will have PICTURE PHONES!!!!!1 on our desks and on our kitchen walls, which we will use for ALL telephone calls!

I kind of like 1960s future-kitsch. It's groovy. :)

[#] Mon Dec 06 2021 20:08:08 EST from Nurb432

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Well, they were close..  Not exact format, but conceptually..



[#] Mon Dec 06 2021 21:35:54 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Frequently this is how it is... the idea is right, the execution is wrong. 

 

Mon Dec 06 2021 20:08:08 EST from Nurb432

Well, they were close..  Not exact format, but conceptually..



 



[#] Mon Jan 10 2022 14:29:09 EST from Nurb432

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so last i heard the estimated loss of the latest installment of matrix franchise destruction : $100 million. 

Too bad its not more, Hollywood needs spanked. 



[#] Wed Jan 12 2022 10:05:24 EST from darknetuser

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2022-01-10 14:29 from Nurb432
so last i heard the estimated loss of the latest installment of
matrix franchise destruction : $100 million. 

Too bad its not more, Hollywood needs spanked. 


I only wish them heavy loses if they are woketards. They usually are.
Was this one a woketard product this time around?

[#] Wed Jan 12 2022 18:40:47 EST from Nurb432

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That is what everyone is saying

Wed Jan 12 2022 10:05:24 AM EST from darknetuser
I only wish them heavy loses if they are woketards. They usually are.
Was this one a woketard product this time around?

 



[#] Fri Jan 14 2022 12:41:09 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Actually, the Matrix series is less blatantly, hamfistedly woke than say, the Marvel shit... where for instance, the people of Wakanda all have tattoos laser etched inside their lips that reveal their identity as citizens. 

I think there is a difference between the "woke" and the "woketards". I think the "woke" know this - and understand that the woketards actually tend to hurt their causes - and worse, are just in it for the virtue signaling more often than not. 

I think most of Hollywood, what you get is straight white men and women trying to virtue signal that they are allies of marginalized groups and communities - and it comes across exactly that way. 

Lana Wacowski isn't straight - and so I think he/she tends to handle her woke material a little more authentically. It matters to her and her story - but her story matters more to her than cramming in a bunch of woketard bullshit to virtue signal that she is an ally for LGBT issues. I think she proved that when she lopped off her dick. 

 



[#] Sun Jan 23 2022 00:48:10 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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The Matrix was a good movie. It's a good thing they didn't ruin it with sequels.

The YouTube Algorithm suggested, and I watched, the old favorite of BBS denizens, WarGames (1983) with Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, and Dabney Coleman. "Free with ads" as they offer it -- unless you have a hacked YouTube client that blocks the ads ... which I do. And it made me realize a few things...

1. Back in 1983 I was too young to appreciate how cute Ally Sheedy was.
2. I really miss computers! (Real computers, not the monolithic cloud crap we have now.)
3. Despite how much we made fun of kids who saw the film and then thought they were computer experts ... it was actually a really good movie.

[#] Sun Jan 23 2022 04:51:21 EST from darknetuser

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The YouTube Algorithm suggested, and I watched, the old favorite of

BBS denizens, WarGames (1983) with Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, and

Dabney Coleman. "Free with ads" as they offer it -- unless you have a

hacked YouTube client that blocks the ads ... which I do. And it made

me realize a few things...


Next time ask for somebody to upload the movie for you, so you don't have to go through ads... I actually have a DVD with an English track :)

Oh, wait, you have an ad remover. Awesome. Leech Google dry without generating revenue for them. You are such a good boy I'd give you a cookie.

[#] Sun Jan 23 2022 08:21:23 EST from Nurb432

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i suspect that the way ad blocker works is that the ad still shows as being viewed. 

 



[#] Sun Jan 23 2022 09:58:32 EST from darknetuser

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2022-01-23 08:21 from Nurb432
i suspect that the way ad blocker works is that the ad still shows as
being viewed. 

 


He sais he is using a hacked client. Maybe you are right and what the client does is to report that the ad is being consumed. In such case, we must put IG to shame for making Google richer than it is.

[#] Sun Jan 23 2022 11:11:36 EST from Nurb432

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Only reason i say that is i have run into other cases where if ads are truly blocked, the content is too as the ad feeds back some sort of 'key' to move forward.  So it fakes it like you watched/saw the ad, but it hides it from you personally.

 

My assumption is to screw with people that use stuff like a pi-hole. 



[#] Sun Jan 23 2022 15:33:47 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Probably. But if money is moving back and forth between Hollywood and Google it's kind of a zero sum from my point of view.

[#] Sun Jan 23 2022 22:04:40 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Agreed. You're cheating one of them, you're cheating both of them - and making them pay one another for the privilege. Social protest at its finest. 

 

Sun Jan 23 2022 15:33:47 EST from IGnatius T Foobar
Probably. But if money is moving back and forth between Hollywood and Google it's kind of a zero sum from my point of view.

 



[#] Wed Jan 26 2022 09:26:14 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Exactly. So I still get the cookie :)

[#] Mon May 30 2022 23:00:39 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I was unwillingly exposed to some of the music from Disney's "Encanto" today.
All I can say is, Disney doesn't just suck, it utterly and completely sucks now. Not just woke, but woke CRAP. Walt would not be pleased.

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