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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2020, 03:00:28 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/entertainment/looney-tunes-reboot-guns-trnd/index.html

This is getting old. Now Elmer Fudd can't go "wabbit" hunting with a gun but a scythe is perfectly okay?! And we can't have our "rootin' tootin' shootin'" firebrand with his trademark pistols anymore?!

Fuck this world, I swear.

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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #61 on: June 09, 2020, 01:39:42 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/entertainment/looney-tunes-reboot-guns-trnd/index.html

It's gonna be bland, flavorless, corporate approved drivel for sure.

John Kricfalusi, the creator of Ren and Stimpy, has some good rants on the decay of American cartoons. In the director's commentary track of the Ren and Stimpy DVDs he explains that the story of any given cartoon used to be up to the cartoonist himself. The boss of the company was only interested in finished products, so the cartoonist could draw whatever he wanted and as long as it didn't have DICKS in it the boss would usually buy it from him and put it on TV. That's why cartoons from the first half of the 20th century had such extreme violence.

Time passed, and these small animation companies became large corporations with big studios, lots of employees, and worst of all, stockholders. The CEO then had to make sure his cartoons wouldn't offend advertisers who buy commercial slots. Knowing how filthy and crazy most animators were, these companies moved the job of story writing away from the animators to other people. People who used to just wing it and draw their own stuff were then told exactly what to draw, and were not allowed to draw anything else. This was the late 20th century.

Now, in the early 21st century, these big television monopolies have entire departments devoted to public relations and political correctness. Computers do all the animation, everything is reviewed for possible offensive content, and the end result is crap. Big business killed the cartoon.


Don't get me wrong. The racist cartoons were dumb and i'm glad those were boxed up and left in the vault. I just want sex and violence. That's the main reason I drifted away from western cartoons and started watching anime as a teenager.
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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #62 on: September 22, 2020, 09:12:47 AM »
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/22/uk/old-tv-breaks-broadband-village-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

Lawl!  Damn old TV knocked out the internet for these folks in Wales every day.  :lol:
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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2020, 12:49:42 PM »
An entire village. That is some impressive range for a Wi-Fi jamming vintage television.
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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2020, 04:43:00 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/us/3-year-old-dies-birthday-gunshot-trnd/index.html

Ugh... again... People who don't practice proper gun safety and who refuse to stop having guns around kids. Another senseless death due to this shit.  =_=


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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2020, 12:44:32 PM »
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Investigators believe the child found the gun involved in the incident after it allegedly fell out of a family member's pocket.

This is why you put the gun in a fucking holster.

There are responsible gun owners who commit themselves to the highest standards of safety, and then there's this guy. Don't be this guy.
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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #66 on: February 23, 2021, 12:33:56 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/28/us/iowa-gender-reveal-death/index.html

And I thought Florida man was dumb.   :death:

Oh definitely. Recipe for disaster if you're not trained to handle explosives.

It happened again.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56159731

Seriously, DO NOT build your own explosive devices. Not even for peaceful purposes. Pipe bombs are super fucking dangerous.
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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2021, 06:22:00 PM »
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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #69 on: March 02, 2021, 11:52:58 AM »
https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/02/us/imperial-california-crash/index.html

How do you even FIT 27 people in one SUV?! I mean, I'm all for being sad that 14 of them died by ramming into a semi-truck head on, but just... HOW?! I can't even imagine an SUV holding that many people. That HAD to be unsafe somehow... it just HAD to. I just... I just... what is this, I don't even...   :death:
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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #70 on: March 03, 2021, 01:54:21 AM »
How do you even FIT 27 people in one SUV?!

It seems they tore the back seats out to make more room. Very dangerous indeed.

Another article I read suggested these people were farm workers, and the SUV was their shuttle between work and home. If that's really true, and they had to modify an SUV in a dangerous way just to make the commute, then the company they work for ought to step in and help them. Their employer should just buy a used bus from one of the nearby school districts and make that the company bus.
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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2021, 12:19:20 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/28/us/iowa-gender-reveal-death/index.html

And I thought Florida man was dumb.   :death:
It happened again.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56159731

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-56861212

Oh well, at least no one was hurt this time, if only because they did it in a rock quarry. So what's next? Pink and blue colored nukes for gender reveal parties?
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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #72 on: May 14, 2021, 05:55:06 PM »
Pokémon card sales at major US retailer halted over security fears

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Target... made the decision after a man drew a gun in a fight over trading cards outside a store in Wisconsin... after four men allegedly assaulted another man over sports trading cards... The victim, who had a license to carry a concealed gun, ended the fight by drawing his weapon, police say.

Jesus fucking christ, people.

These weren't just punk kids either, they were in their 20s and 30s! Too bad they act their shoe size and not their age.
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Re: The news article discussion topic
« Reply #73 on: May 14, 2021, 06:00:32 PM »
Wait, they decided to stop selling Pokemon trading cards just because of an isolated incident?  Wow, good job there, Target.

I mean, hell, if Wal-Mart didn't ban wearing masks inside after a security guard ate it trying to tell this Karen to wear one... 

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