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Horror Movies

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"Isn't the original Jurassic Park your favorite movie of all time?" "Yes, but that's because I like dinosaurs and I WANT there to be an island full of them. If John Hammond's lab had been breeding serial killers in creepy masks, I wouldn't have watched!" "Wait, are you sure? That could actually be good." "Ok, I WOULD watch the scenes where Jeff Goldblum tries to convince a bunch of executives that the park is a bad idea."
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Covarr
11 days ago
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I can absolutely see the appeal of horror movies. Like some movies aim to make you sad, some aim to make you laugh, some aim to inspire... it's about getting more deeply in touch with your emotions and feelings.

Which is all largely moot, because the overwhelming majority of horror movies aren't actually scary. Jurassic Park worked despite that, due to good characters and interesting science and philosophy, but the genre largely fails at its primary goal.
Moses Lake, WA
Covarr
11 days ago
(If you want true, proper horror, step away from the movies for a while and go read The Enigma of Amigara Fault.)
GreenChange
10 days ago
I don't see the appeal of horror movies, but I really enjoyed Cabin In The Woods - it turns the genre on its head!
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mburch42
11 days ago
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same
istoner
11 days ago
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Cosmopolitanism about horror movies. Right on.

I know everyone's into what they're into, but I have never understood romantic tragedies.
sirwired
11 days ago
Best summary of Nicholas Sparks movies: "White People Nearly Kissing" (was a caption to a photo of all his books) With that in mind, you can spot a Sparks movie without even being able to read the title.
MaryEllenCG
10 days ago
I feel the same way about Emotional Manipulation shows like This Is Us. I just don't get the appeal at all!
rclatterbuck
11 days ago
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This follows right along with the Jurassic Park sequel: 4 million AD, dinosaur scientists clone extinct humans. The human they clone is Jeff Goldblum. They mix mosquito DNA to fill in the gaps. Boom! This is really a sequel to The Fly.
alt_text_at_your_service
11 days ago
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"Isn't the original Jurassic Park your favorite movie of all time?" "Yes, but that's because I like dinosaurs and I WANT there to be an island full of them. If John Hammond's lab had been breeding serial killers in creepy masks, I wouldn't have watched!" "Wait, are you sure? That could actually be good." "Ok, I WOULD watch the scenes where Jeff Goldblum tries to convince a bunch of executives that the park is a bad idea."
vfxGer
10 days ago
I want to buy the rights to the serial killer park film
alt_text_bot
11 days ago
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"Isn't the original Jurassic Park your favorite movie of all time?" "Yes, but that's because I like dinosaurs and I WANT there to be an island full of them. If John Hammond's lab had been breeding serial killers in creepy masks, I wouldn't have watched!" "Wait, are you sure? That could actually be good." "Ok, I WOULD watch the scenes where Jeff Goldblum tries to convince a bunch of executives that the park is a bad idea."

Bad Opinions

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I thought of another bad opinion! I couldn't find anyone who expressed it specifically, but still, the fact that I can so easily imagine it is infuriating! I'm gonna tell everyone about it!
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Covarr
23 days ago
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Ugh, people who support mandatory adult euthanization for sexual assault victims are the worst. What do you mean nobody actually thinks that's okay? Listen, I'm going to share my meme on Facebook and Twitter anyway and garner lots of support against this just in case it ever becomes a thing.
Moses Lake, WA
dukeofwulf
23 days ago
Lately it seems like you could find lots of "people who support mandatory adult euthanization for sexual assault victims of Supreme Court nominees."
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vfxGer
22 days ago
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Clamp homeless people!
alt_text_at_your_service
23 days ago
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I thought of another bad opinion! I couldn't find anyone who expressed it specifically, but still, the fact that I can so easily imagine it is infuriating! I'm gonna tell everyone about it!
alt_text_bot
23 days ago
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I thought of another bad opinion! I couldn't find anyone who expressed it specifically, but still, the fact that I can so easily imagine it is infuriating! I'm gonna tell everyone about it!

6/6 Time

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You know how einstein figured out that the speed of light was constant, and everything else had to change for consistency? My theory is like his, except not smart or good.
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Covarr
25 days ago
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I don't think this is what the song "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof meant.
Moses Lake, WA
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zwol
25 days ago
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I earnestly want this.
Pittsburgh, PA
HarlandCorbin
25 days ago
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Sounds like the time system that was used in the Arabian peninsula. Midnight was when the sun set, you adjusted your clocks to midnight when you saw the sun go down.
asaz989
25 days ago
I think the 6-6 convention was from medieval Europe.
bluegecko
25 days ago
Yep. They're called "variable hours" in Jewish law, and I'm hardly surprised Arabia as a whole used that system. I honestly think Rome did, too, but I forget.
alt_text_at_your_service
25 days ago
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You know how einstein figured out that the speed of light was constant, and everything else had to change for consistency? My theory is like his, except not smart or good.
alt_text_bot
25 days ago
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You know how einstein figured out that the speed of light was constant, and everything else had to change for consistency? My theory is like his, except not smart or good.

Trum-

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Excited to vote for future presidents Bill Eisenhamper, Amy Forb, Ethan Obample, and Abigail Washingtoast.
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Covarr
35 days ago
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We've had six presidents named James. Conspiracy?
Moses Lake, WA
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alt_text_bot
35 days ago
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Excited to vote for future presidents Bill Eisenhamper, Amy Forb, Ethan Obample, and Abigail Washingtoast.
alt_text_at_your_service
35 days ago
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Excited to vote for future presidents Bill Eisenhamper, Amy Forb, Ethan Obample, and Abigail Washingtoast.

Social Media Announcement

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Why I'm Moving Most of My Social Activity to Slack, Then Creating a Second Slack to Avoid the People in the First One, Then Giving Up on Social Interaction Completely, Then Going Back to Texting
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Covarr
37 days ago
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Why I'm joining Twitter and setting up a bot that just links to my Facebook posts: A tech-unsavvy manifesto
Moses Lake, WA
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hananc
37 days ago
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I am moving to USENET
satadru
37 days ago
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More threading in newsblur comments please! :)
New York, NY
synchromesh
37 days ago
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"Mastadon"?
Norfolk, England
thelem
37 days ago
http://lmgtfy.com/?s=d&q=Mastadon
deadlock989
37 days ago
cf. Mastodon
thelem
37 days ago
Good point @deadlock989, DDG found it anyway so I didn't even notice the incorrect spelling. Knowing Randall I'm going to assume that's a deliberate mistake referencing something I don't know about.
nanciejk
37 days ago
Anytime I'm not sure of something Randall's referenced, I check out http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
jth
35 days ago
0/2 @thelem - Here's a link for the service: https://mastodon.social/ and the image I'm seeing has the typo corrected now (spelled correctly as Mastodon).
alt_text_at_your_service
38 days ago
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Why I'm Moving Most of My Social Activity to Slack, Then Creating a Second Slack to Avoid the People in the First One, Then Giving Up on Social Interaction Completely, Then Going Back to Texting
fxer
37 days ago
you'll always be my favorite for no reason at all, other alt-text bot
alt_text_bot
38 days ago
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Why I'm Moving Most of My Social Activity to Slack, Then Creating a Second Slack to Avoid the People in the First One, Then Giving Up on Social Interaction Completely, Then Going Back to Texting
alexjurkiewicz
37 days ago
i missed you, second alt text bot ❤️
firetech
36 days ago
Technically, first alt text bot. It was just down a while, before alt_text_at_your_service popped up. ;)
Aissen
36 days ago
@alexjurkiewicz it didn't go anywhere, it's been up non-stop for months now, but maybe you didn't see the posts ? Newsblur has a weird Pulic Comments selection algorithm.

Sandboxing Cycle

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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?
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Covarr
39 days ago
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You don't have to sanitize your inputs if your application runs in a sandbox that prevents inputs.
Moses Lake, WA
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DaftDoki
38 days ago
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Life
Seattle
JayM
39 days ago
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Oh, this is perfect. Must pay some royalties for this for the next microsegmentation conversation. So spot on.
Atlanta, GA
tante
39 days ago
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XKCD's sandboxing circle not only applies to tech.
Oldenburg/Germany
beslayed
39 days ago
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alt_text_at_your_service
40 days ago
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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?
alt_text_bot
40 days ago
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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?
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