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Film, Music, Sports, and more / Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Last post by SGOS on April 23, 2017, 08:34:26 AM »
Let me know after you watch it. "What the actual fuck" was my end reaction.
And that too?  Can't believe I missed it.  I sometimes enjoy those WTF? movies.  Only if it gives me a feeling that I'd understand it if I could give it enough thought.  If it's too far beyond my grasp, well then it just ends up in the flop category.
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Film, Music, Sports, and more / Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Last post by Gawdzilla Sama on April 23, 2017, 08:24:09 AM »
That might be the only Scarlett Johansson movie I've missed.  And it's sci-fi with high score from Tomatoes.  I can't imagine how that one got by me.
Let me know after you watch it. "What the actual fuck" was my end reaction.
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Political/Government General Discussion / Re: March for Science Followup
« Last post by Gawdzilla Sama on April 23, 2017, 08:22:51 AM »
One of my cousins informed me that this was all a waste of time. Apparently we already have all the science we need.

This is why Boss Lady says I must have been adopted. Or swapped.
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One never knows quite how to interpret a weird statement like that...  B+ on the humor, C- on the clarity of meaning.  ;)
In Baruchistan statement interpret you!
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Political/Government General Discussion / Re: March for Science Followup
« Last post by Baruch on April 23, 2017, 08:03:34 AM »
We had a much better turnout than I expected considering the weather and early hour -- the statehouse west lawn wasn't packed, but it was fairly full.  Estimates are about 2,000 participants, but I think that might be a little (not a lot) low.  Unfortunately, one of the local TV news channels is calling it 'hundreds' -- even the anti-science local paper gave us the 2K turnout -- so I've sent a polite note asking them to correct their online article.

After all, among the things we marched for yesterday was accuracy.

The anti-science local paper?  What ... Watchtower?  Christian Science Monitor is fairly good journalism ;-)  Or do you live in a place where the only newspaper is from the Baptist Church?
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Political/Government General Discussion / March for Science Followup
« Last post by trdsf on April 23, 2017, 08:00:15 AM »
We had a much better turnout than I expected considering the weather and early hour -- the statehouse west lawn wasn't packed, but it was fairly full.  Estimates are about 2,000 participants, but I think that might be a little (not a lot) low.  Unfortunately, one of the local TV news channels is calling it 'hundreds' -- even the anti-science local paper gave us the 2K turnout -- so I've sent a polite note asking them to correct their online article.

After all, among the things we marched for yesterday was accuracy.
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Film, Music, Sports, and more / Re: TV Series Thread
« Last post by SGOS on April 23, 2017, 07:50:09 AM »
Rotten Tomatoes lists Dr Who as the longest running TV series (36 seasons).  I've never watched an episode, and outside of this thread, never knew anyone that has.  Not that I'm never a latecomer, however.  I missed Dexter, Breaking Bad, and all 3 of the Stargate series during their initial airings, and now they are in my Top 5 list.  It never occurred to me to watch Dr Who.  I don't know why.
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Film, Music, Sports, and more / Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Last post by SGOS on April 23, 2017, 07:20:56 AM »
Founder 8/10
Biographical account of the founding of the McDonald's Empire.  Just a very interesting movie.

Miss Sloane  10/10
Political drama that has a somewhat familiar feel.  But I had an intense visceral response to the story, which is why I gave it a 10.
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Film, Music, Sports, and more / Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Last post by SGOS on April 23, 2017, 07:14:35 AM »
Completely, standing nude in front of a mirror, inspecting the "skin" mentioned in the title. She seems bemused...

Actually, she's hot, but not insanely hot.
That might be the only Scarlett Johansson movie I've missed.  And it's sci-fi with high score from Tomatoes.  I can't imagine how that one got by me.
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General Discussion / Re: Buddhism for atheists
« Last post by Baruch on April 22, 2017, 11:30:25 PM »
I've thought about converting back to Christianity just for the purpose of being accepted again. Like it or not, there is a bbenefit to religion. It helps people assemble and thrive as a cohesive unit and support system. It sucks being on the outside and being ostracized. I think becoming atheist was the worst thing that ever happened to me. I wish I could go back and not have the awakening I had that made me change my mind.

You can't crawl back into your mother's womb ... you can't un-see things once seen.  Society is fine, except for the people.  I wouldn't describe my experience of Christian congregations as accepting ... just fellow Stepford wives.  At least in Buddhism, you can cut your own path.  Everyone here is non-conformist and usually anti-social ... so you are talking to the wrong people if you want acceptance.  I get plenty of socialization thru work, I don't need a congregation for that.  But I am recently back in synagogue ... but not because of the friendship ... it is more of a codependence thing, like a lot of families.

I have to keep my personal opinions mostly secret from the congregation, though being theist anyway, that doesn't amount to much.  The Holy Spirit was working hard last Friday night, I spontaneously agreed with a point the rabbi was making, from my own experience ... there is a confusing mixture of metaphysical beliefs between people that interferes with understanding each other, just like here.  The understanding of time in Biblical Hebrew is completely different than in English for instance.
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