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#1 Edited by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

@infamousbig said:

@bisonhero said:

@jeffgoldblum said:

I always felt kind of uncomfortable about a film where the whole joke is that Americans (I'm an american myself) are going to assassinate the leader of another country (no matter how tyrannical that leader may be). I mean imagine if North Korea was releasing a film where silly North Korean comedians were sent on a mission to murder Obama? I'm all for freedom of speech, but this movie always felt a little off to me.

I dunno, I'm OK with comedies dealing with otherwise very serious political issues. I mean, Dr. Strangelove is about nuclear war which was a very real fear for people at the time.

Also, I would watch your hypothetical film with silly North Korean equivalents of Seth Rogen and James Franco.

I too would watch this North Korean film.

Also, however you may feel about the "serious political nature" of the film, I highly doubt we'd threaten a fucking terrorist attack against NK if they made a comedy about killing Obama.

I guess for me the sticking point was that the film never quite felt like satire. The difference between this and say Dr. Strangelove or Team America for me was that in those movies the Americans AND the enemy (be they Kim Jong Il or the Russians) were ludicrous, especially with Dr. Strangelove. This film on the other hand seemed to tacitly accept that real world Kim Jong Un deserved to die and that it was ok to use that as the starting point for a movie.

Also in retrospect, I would also watch that hypothetical movie, but I guess the point I was trying to make was, if you don't quite understand American culture and where this probably very silly and light-hearted film fell into it, you could see this as a legitimate threat.

But, again, Free Speech is awesome and I'm never in favor of terrorism or the threat of terrorism as an answer to any problem.

EDIT: I'd just like to say how awesome it is that everyone is having a civil discussion about this. Go team!

#2 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

I always felt kind of uncomfortable about a film where the whole joke is that Americans (I'm an american myself) are going to assassinate the leader of another country (no matter how tyrannical that leader may be). I mean imagine if North Korea was releasing a film where silly North Korean comedians were sent on a mission to murder Obama? I'm all for freedom of speech, but this movie always felt a little off to me.

#3 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

Man I remember when Gamesradar wasn't shit. The halcyon days of TalkRadar. I miss that website.

#4 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

So does this make Paul McCartney the Destiny universe's Hatsune Miku equivalent?

#5 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

@dallas_raines said:

@theht: Yep, 'people' were complaining

Dude if you're going to imply that you see these people as less than human than you're really no better then them.

Yeah questioning the humanity of racists doesn't put you on the same level of said racists.

#6 Edited by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

If my choice in activities is firing a WWI machine gun at a cornfield vs. standing shoulder-to-shoulder with smarmy hipsters to attempt to order a ridiculously overpriced drink at "the cool new place to go", it's not even a contest.

It's definitely one or the other. They are also, coincidentally, mutually exclusive. No one can like two things.

#7 Edited by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

@meaninoflife42 said:

@limond said:

What were last year's gifts?

Cards, kids drawings of a few white cards, coal, a new game called Clusterfuck, and a few others that I can't remember.

One thing you forgot that I really liked was that they made a newspaper print version of a bunch of popular webcomics and the comics they included were exclusive to it. They also took one day and just donated a dollar to charity. If you want new Cards and like fun dumb stuff I'd definitely say it was worth it.

EDIT: They also included a card with your name on it and the drawings weren't by kids they were just simple drawings by artist friends of the CAH team.

#8 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck yes. I don't know if I'll read it again, but I have before. I hope this becomes a continuing feature.

#9 Edited by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

I'm digging the dark middle chapter vibes.

#10 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3715 posts) -

@badnews said:

Update. Line art begins as well as adding the actual details such as going to add what is on the chie buttons, stripes on the track suit and pants etc

The Anime is for Jerks shirt is a nice touch.