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by Heft
Sat May 16, 2009 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most Overrated Artists/Songs
Replies: 241
Views: 33900

Re: Most Overrated Artists/Songs

Overrated: Metallica, Rolling Stones, U2, and probably Michael Jackson and Radiohead too. The Beatles and Bob Dylan could be considered overrated only because they've both been elevated to mythological status, but the Beatles were an excellent band and there are legitimate reasons why their music ha...
by Heft
Sat May 16, 2009 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 85097

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

Dollhouse has been renewed for a second season - http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/05/dollhouse-second-season.html and http://www.endofshow.com/2009/05/16/breaking-fox-renews-dollhouse-for-second-season/ Official announcement comes Monday. Summary: - 13 Episodes ordered for fall, option for more - Lower b...
by Heft
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Beware: Radioactive Escaped Paedophile
Replies: 35
Views: 3023

Re: Beware: Radioactive Escaped Paedophile

And I'm saying that no, no I did not at all OVERreact. But hey, thanks for trying to ignore my actual fucking point by reducing to "Oh don't mind he's just overreacting. " No, no, I'm pretty sure you overreacted. Admittedly you did have a valid point, but you kind of drowned it out with t...
by Heft
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 85097

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse

They said at some point (not sure if it was the first or second episode or at different parts in both) that she would be a doll for five years, then she would never remember the dollhouse and also be rich or taken care of or something like that the rest of her life. That's roughly paraphrasing from...
by Heft
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 85097

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse

They said at some point (not sure if it was the first or second episode or at different parts in both) that she would be a doll for five years, then she would never remember the dollhouse and also be rich or taken care of or something like that the rest of her life. That's roughly paraphrasing from ...
by Heft
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir
Replies: 681
Views: 46911

Re: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir

This is hardly something meriting a scandal. A few angry letters or something sure, but organized picketing and demanding resignations? An apology would be nice, I guess, but this seems to only be a big deal because it has been turned into a big deal. It's a stupid cartoon and it should be ignored ...
by Heft
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir
Replies: 681
Views: 46911

Re: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir

The cartoon in question just sucks, and whether or not the author's intent matters in the grand social context isn't so important as the fact that he seems to have absolutely failed at solidly communicating that intent, whatever it was. But latching onto the cartoon and exploding it into the public ...
by Heft
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 85097

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse

The scene in the house with the video and stuff? Best guess is that was Alpha in Caroline/Echo's family's home. I don't know if anyone's seen this, but the script from the original pilot episode is up. At least one of the old promo clips contains pretty much exclusively footage and dialogue from &qu...
by Heft
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation
Replies: 46
Views: 4854

Re: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation

The text of the entire thing, I think (I didn't actually read it) - http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2008/0027/latest/DLM1122502.html The parts most relevant to the current discussion (93A and 93C, mentioned earlier) http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2008/0027/latest/DLM1122643.html...
by Heft
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Advertisements watching people
Replies: 117
Views: 8200

Re: Advertisements watching people

I don't really see anything wrong with this, especially since it's not being used to monitor people, but just to try to refine advertisements. I don't really understand how it would work effectively in a crowded mall, but assuming it somehow does, ohwell. It doesn't sound like anyone is actually wat...
by Heft
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PETA Ad Banned From Super Bowl For Being "Too Sexy"
Replies: 70
Views: 7508

Re: PETA Ad Banned From Super Bowl For Being "Too Sexy"

Seems like the ad would fit in perfectly with the Superbowl, alongside all the various beer commercials and whatnot. Seems pretty run-of-the-mill (though poorly done - the brocolli clips made me think "forest" and in that context "forest" is most definitely not a sexy word).
by Heft
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Repo! The Genetic Opera
Replies: 41
Views: 4429

Re: Repo! The Genetic Opera

Wow, I just watched the two clips on Amazon, wow. I don't really have the money to be buying DVDs but I'll probably have to buy this one. The user reviews on Amazon averaged at about 4.5 stars, and from a quick skim it looked like a bunch of 5 stars and a few 1 stars. I'm guessing this is one of tho...
by Heft
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The 3D universe might be a giant hologram
Replies: 17
Views: 2490

Re: The 3D universe might be a giant hologram

With that headline, the only thing I can think of now is: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/29433
by Heft
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 22249

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

Titling a book "The God Delusion" is a quick way to label yourself a troll, in my eyes. That said, I haven't actually read it, mainly because I'm pretty sure someone willing to title a book like that isn't going to have a whole lot to say that will really be very interesting to me. He may ...
by Heft
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Gen X vs Millenials: The Generation gap wars...
Replies: 45
Views: 11454

Re: Gen X vs Millenials: The Generation gap wars...

There is a cultural gap. All I have to say is: Soulja Boy vs. Queen. Just let that soak in for a while. Well if you're going to do something like that at least make a fair comparison, like "Generic 70's Disco Tune vs Soulja Boy." Or, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1978_singles vs h...
by Heft
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Who
Replies: 18
Views: 1374

Re: The Who

I didn't really appreciate Moon's drumming fully until I saw the Isle of Wight live DVD from '70. His dexterity and endurance alone makes him noteworthy, and while he probably wouldn't have been a great fit in many other bands due to his manic style of drumming, he was also probably one of a relativ...
by Heft
Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 36190

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

The only single right I would consider possibly truly inalienable is free thought. conditioning/'brainwashing' anyone? I figured someone would come up with some sort of exceptional exception, hence "possibly." :P But it has the strongest claim of any of the ones I can think of, at least. ...
by Heft
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0504: "Legal Hacks"
Replies: 186
Views: 36190

Re: "Legal Hacks" Discussion

Inalienable rights are a nice rhetorical device, but most of the "inalienable" rights are also demonstratively alienable, and have been routinely violated, smothered, repressed, and given little or no thought throughout most of human history. Alternatively, if we take the "Anything I ...
by Heft
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NYT fails again Fast boot computers.
Replies: 12
Views: 1956

Re: NYT fails again Fast boot computers.

If you need a fast boot up, why not just leave your computer on stand-by mode? Because if you have for example a laptop you don't want it running more than necessary as even a good laptop won't have more than eight hours of battery time. Aswell as computers still making a bit of noise when in stand...
by Heft
Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life
Replies: 125
Views: 11561

Re: Atheism and Its Effect on One's Life

The basic question that atheists and theists seem to tend to disagree on is "Where does meaning come from?" I'd say that that's about as useful a question as "Where does existence come from?" I.e, not very. Most people believe that what they do has some sort of meaning, whether t...
by Heft
Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12349

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

In this particular case, it may not be so much that he took a sick day when he wasn't "sick," but that he actually lied to his boss about it. Also, given the nature of his reply, it's a good bet he wasn't a model employee to begin with, and probably not the boss's favorite, exactly.
by Heft
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 15yo Takes Nude Photos of Herself; Faces Felony Charges
Replies: 158
Views: 37358

Re: 15yo Takes Nude Photos of Herself; Faces Felony Charges

Obviously I agree with, well most all that's been said already, and would agree with the idea that this should be left to her parents, but the article does at point randomly throw in that she's a foster child, so that might not really be an option. Still, I'm sure the foster care system has mentors ...

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