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Re: Random & Fun

Post by gkscotty » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:06 am

The Watch’s Carrot has been cast, and I think he looks the part!

https://deadline.com/2019/08/the-watch- ... 202707717/
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Post by Stretch_Dude » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:09 pm

It looks like the impossible may finally happen.

Netflix is animating Bone.
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Re: Random & Fun

Post by SirMustapha » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:16 pm

So how about a My Little Pony blooper reel?
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Post by Meteorite » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:03 pm

Yes yes, May had already alerted me to Rarity's shocking language.
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<gkscotty|drawing> most people play Pokemon games with GameFAQs or a Pokéwiki open
<gkscotty|drawing> you seem to have TVTRopes :P


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Post by SirMustapha » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:29 pm

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Re: Random & Fun

Post by Meteorite » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:01 am

So, in my current endeavor to save money for a new computer, I made the wise decision to buy this first.

Dropbox because can't attach photo for some reason
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<gkscotty|drawing> most people play Pokemon games with GameFAQs or a Pokéwiki open
<gkscotty|drawing> you seem to have TVTRopes :P


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Post by Nidotamer » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:20 am

Oh hey, it finally arrived?
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Post by SirMustapha » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:09 pm

That is appropriately and rightfully fabulous.
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Post by Archonix » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:57 pm

Pisco sour.

I spent all of new year making these. They were very popular with the family.

Now I'm drinking my own because I can.
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Post by SirMustapha » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:35 pm

Oh, yes, I definitely want to try that. I haven't seen pisco around here, though, sadly.
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Post by Archonix » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:26 pm

Max Gentlemen Sexy Business is apparently a dating business tycoon management sim and dating sim that I suspect Beb might fine amusing, at least in the trailer. It seems rather silly.
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Post by gkscotty » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:59 pm

I played the original. I don't remember it being that horny. But that's OK.
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Post by c_nordlander » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:16 pm

I'm wondering how many of those boobies and butts from the trailer will actually be in the game...
Are you really gonna take it like that?
Riding on the missile with a cowboy hat?

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Post by gkscotty » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:21 am

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Re: Random & Fun

Post by SirMustapha » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:14 pm

Weird Al is indeed a fascinating phenomenon. Artists and acts like him are expected to be a mere flash in the pan, and there have been many before him and many after him that will be just like that. I can only assume that he struck that magical, fine balance between luck, hard work and sheer talent that makes him enduring. I liked the part about his creative process, and the way he exhausts lyrical possibilities . It's a strong reminder that parody is not an easy thing to do.

What struck me as really funny is the phrase that the "get over your ego" thing he does is a very American thing. I've lived 34 years in a country that's essentially the USA's backyard, I've gobbled up much more American influence and culture than is recommended by the WHO, and I can say there's nothing less American than egalitarianism. What I've learnt from the exhaustive bombardment of Uncle Sam nationalism is that we have to prove our worth and show what makes us unique, win first place in the school science fair, win that talent contest, fix our self-esteem problems and invite the pretty girl to prom night; and that all superstardom is deserved, it's a gift sent by God. If anything, the reason why mainstream culture embraces the parody act and the occasional satire is to give the fleeting impression that criticism is effective, and neutralising it at the same time. It's the reason why Deadpool exists: because he breaks the 4th walls and knows all the Internet memes, that makes Marvel "self-aware" and immune to all criticism, and all "roasting" is a form of post-ironic praise.

... and yet, all those things make Weird Al even more interesting as an artist, because he somehow stands above all the post-irony. I think it's exactly his sincerity that makes him different, so he has no need to be afraid of being reverent. He clearly admires the artists and songs he parodies, and that makes him bigger, not smaller.

And I still love him very much for Don't Download This Song.
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