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Time Bandits is underappreciated.

Qui-Gon Jinn was an interesting character.

Remember Kids, if you read it on a meme or image macro, it must be true.

And knowing is half the battle.


To many Fantasy RPGs give humans credit for being adaptable. If I wrote an RPG:

"...Humans also get the racial bonus ability: 'Pack Mentality (see Feats section)'...

'Pack Mentality':
-1 Wisdom

Select any number of arbitrary traits (Table 2.1). Any player or non-player characters having some or all of these traits are considered friendly. Characters not having these traits are considered unfriendly.
+1 to initiate combat against enemies when in group of friendly characters."

fork() is a pretty convincing case for why child labour is a good thing.

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Remember folks, use CamelCase on your hashtags, so screen readers speak it as two words

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Morning, lovely folks.

If you can see this, you are in a remarkably privileged and unique situation.

Appreciate it for what it is and do a little bit everyday to help other people get to where you are.

Every little bit counts.

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"The billionaire chief executive of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, is planning to leave the company after clashing with its parent, Facebook, over the popular messaging service’s strategy and Facebook’s attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption, according to people familiar with internal discussions."

@checkervest While I truly do love movies about resourceful heroes (of either the stoic, and/or fast-talking variety), I've had some great experiences trying things I thought would be utterly boring.

Someone recommended "The Lunchbox", and I thought about it for days afterward. Or "Warrior", which left me sobbing.

I think I might join you in your goal in trying new stuff. @jszym was telling me about their love for David Lynch, which might be a good place to start.

Just a few movies I tend to rant about, or jubilantly claim "THAT'S MY FAVORITE MOVIE EVER" when it comes up in conversation, or offer to watch with someone who hasn't seen it. I'm not one to rewatch films, and I really hesitate to rank or choose favorites. Here are a few I really like

The Fall
The Thing
(Hence the "soulmates" comment)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
City of God
Flash Gordon
Mad Max: Fury Road
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

@checkervest You and I are basically movie soulmates.

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Hello! My name is Alex. The only thing better than watching a movie in the theaters is standing out in the theater parking lot afterwards under the bright lights with some friends trying to figure out what made it tick and whether or not we liked it. I'm hoping to do some of that here!

It's hard to pick favorites, but here are some movies that I come back to time and time again:
The Eagle
The Fall
Only Lovers Left Alive
The Thing (1982)

@Modern_Industrial no more than they call "Mr Dressup" Ernie Coombs

And by "Non Canadians" I mean people who haven't spent some time in Canada. I just ran out of characters

"So I was in TO with my buds for a Reach for the Top tourney, and we lost by a hundy because those Maritimer keeners challenged (newfies starting a kerfuffle, eh?) and the judges ruled that "Ernie Coombs" was better than "Mr Dressup". Oh "for sure bud" I says "Not even Casey knows who 'Ernie Coombs is'". Ah well. Tenth out of two four. not bad. It's like Aubrey Graham says "Started from the bottom now we here".'

Is a true story, but also an incredibly hard sentence for non Canadians to parse.

"The world's just people walking around, going in to rooms and saying things. It's all a big swizzle!"

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when they told you that computers are really dumb, because they only do exactly what you tell them to do, that was a lie

a lie of omission.

they do what you tell them to do, while also doing what a million other people over the past 40 years told them to do to

sometimes, those commands interfere with, or contradict each other

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