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  1. Patrick McClure Member

    Vic is not into Asians? Is this some sort of Stockholm syndrome/self hatred thing?

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    • September 5, 2019, at 9:17 AM PDT
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  2. Texmoor Coolidge

    No one’s ever really gone….

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    • September 5, 2019, at 9:26 AM PDT
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  3. Taras Coolidge

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Vic is not into Asians? Is this some sort of Stockholm syndrome/self hatred thing?

    This is known as exogamy.

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    • September 5, 2019, at 10:55 AM PDT
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    I saw Good Boys mostly by accident: going to see the movie I actually wanted to see would have tangled me up in pre-Labor Day traffic. 

    It was less scabrous than I expected, and I had a good time — even without the nostalgia factor, because my childhood in an earlier generation was rather different. 

    The girl “nemeses” were excellent. My impression of them was that they were young women of leisure: college dropouts around 20 or 21. Terrifyingly mature, of course, to our heroes.

    Probably the weakest moment — because the most implausible — was at the frat house. It’s not likely that would have ended well for our boys. 

    The discussion made me think about going to see Booksmart, just to find out if it’s really as bad as people say. 

    Then I remembered, wait a minute, I did go to see Booksmart! I merely left after 25 or 30 minutes. 

    Why I left I remember only faintly. It may simply have been, there was no reason to stay. 

    Oh! One reason just popped into my head. The predicate of the story is that the two girls who are our protagonists are surprised to learn that some of their classmates who they considered lazy and dumb have gotten into top universities as well.

    This struck me as completely bogus. The smart kids know who the other smart kids are.

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    • September 5, 2019, at 11:20 AM PDT
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  5. RS711 Listener

    I had one of those adventures with friends as well where we wandered through the woods and had to ask some random stranger where we were at when we emerged.

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    • September 5, 2019, at 11:40 AM PDT
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  6. kedavis Member

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    • September 5, 2019, at 2:16 PM PDT
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  7. filmklassik Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    This struck me as completely bogus. The smart kids know who the other smart kids are.

    That was the biggest problem you had with Booksmart??

    That reason doesn’t even scratch my top 10. Wanna know my top 10? Here’s my top 10 (and I’m surprised it isn’t yours as well).

    The top 10 reasons why Booksmart is a crime against cinema:

    Booksmart is “woke” insufferable “inclusion porn.”

    Thats it. That’s reasons 1-10 right there. Because Booksmart is a film that was not designed to be clever, funny and entertaining (the point of any good movie comedy) — oh, no; Booksmart endeavors to be nothing less than …

    A sterling example of How Life Should Be.

     

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    • September 5, 2019, at 6:39 PM PDT
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  8. colleenb Member

    @kedavis YES one of my favorites. All hoarders non-Kondorers know we will need those things we throw out someday … in the future sometime er before the Rapture… Yeah that’s the ticket.

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    • September 5, 2019, at 6:42 PM PDT
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  9. Taras Coolidge

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    This struck me as completely bogus. The smart kids know who the other smart kids are.

    That was the biggest problem you had with Booksmart??

    That reason doesn’t even scratch my top 10. Wanna know my top 10? Here’s my top 10 (and I’m surprised it isn’t yours as well).

    The top 10 reasons why Booksmart is a crime against cinema:

    Booksmart is “woke” insufferable “inclusion porn.”

    Thats it. That’s reasons 1-10 right there. Because Booksmart is a film that was not designed to be clever, funny and entertaining (the point of any good movie comedy) — oh, no; Booksmart endeavors to be nothing less than …

    A sterling example of How Life Should Be.

     

    Hey, whaddaya want! I saw only the first 25 minutes and barely remember that.

    Gays are more common in TV and movies than in real life, by at least an order of magnitude. This is reflected in polls, when people drastically overestimate how many gays there are in their workplaces and communities. 

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    • September 5, 2019, at 8:06 PM PDT
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  10. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

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    Taras (View Comment):

    This struck me as completely bogus. The smart kids know who the other smart kids are.

    That was the biggest problem you had with Booksmart??

    That reason doesn’t even scratch my top 10. Wanna know my top 10? Here’s my top 10 (and I’m surprised it isn’t yours as well).

    The top 10 reasons why Booksmart is a crime against cinema:

    Booksmart is “woke” insufferable “inclusion porn.”

    Thats it. That’s reasons 1-10 right there. Because Booksmart is a film that was not designed to be clever, funny and entertaining (the point of any good movie comedy) — oh, no; Booksmart endeavors to be nothing less than …

    A sterling example of How Life Should Be.

     

    Hey, whaddaya want! I saw only the first 25 minutes and barely remember that.

    Gays are more common in TV and movies than in real life, by at least an order of magnitude. This is reflected in polls, when people drastically overestimate how many gays there are in their workplaces and communities.

    There might easily be a higher than overall average percentage of any given “minority” in any given situation, because of self- or outside-selection. Even large HR departments might be likely to intentionally hire more than the overall average percentage of gays, for example, for the purpose of “inclusion.” And not getting sued…

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    • September 7, 2019, at 12:58 PM PDT
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  11. Taras Coolidge

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    Taras (View Comment):

    This struck me as completely bogus. The smart kids know who the other smart kids are.

    That was the biggest problem you had with Booksmart??

    That reason doesn’t even scratch my top 10. Wanna know my top 10? Here’s my top 10 (and I’m surprised it isn’t yours as well).

    The top 10 reasons why Booksmart is a crime against cinema:

    Booksmart is “woke” insufferable “inclusion porn.”

    Thats it. That’s reasons 1-10 right there. Because Booksmart is a film that was not designed to be clever, funny and entertaining (the point of any good movie comedy) — oh, no; Booksmart endeavors to be nothing less than …

    A sterling example of How Life Should Be.

     

    Hey, whaddaya want! I saw only the first 25 minutes and barely remember that.

    Gays are more common in TV and movies than in real life, by at least an order of magnitude. This is reflected in polls, when people drastically overestimate how many gays there are in their workplaces and communities.

    There might easily be a higher than overall average percentage of any given “minority” in any given situation, because of self- or outside-selection. Even large HR departments might be likely to intentionally hire more than the overall average percentage of gays, for example, for the purpose of “inclusion.” And not getting sued…

     I think the way it usually works is that, in real life, we have a circle of acquaintance of about 150, and two gays. A TV character will have a circle of acquaintance of about 15 — and two gays. 

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    • September 7, 2019, at 1:36 PM PDT
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  12. filmklassik Member

    Taras (View Comment):

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    Taras (View Comment):

    This struck me as completely bogus. The smart kids know who the other smart kids are.

    That was the biggest problem you had with Booksmart??

    That reason doesn’t even scratch my top 10. Wanna know my top 10? Here’s my top 10 (and I’m surprised it isn’t yours as well).

    The top 10 reasons why Booksmart is a crime against cinema:

    Booksmart is “woke” insufferable “inclusion porn.”

    Thats it. That’s reasons 1-10 right there. Because Booksmart is a film that was not designed to be clever, funny and entertaining (the point of any good movie comedy) — oh, no; Booksmart endeavors to be nothing less than …

    A sterling example of How Life Should Be.

     

    Hey, whaddaya want! I saw only the first 25 minutes and barely remember that.

    Gays are more common in TV and movies than in real life, by at least an order of magnitude. This is reflected in polls, when people drastically overestimate how many gays there are in their workplaces and communities.

    There might easily be a higher than overall average percentage of any given “minority” in any given situation, because of self- or outside-selection. Even large HR departments might be likely to intentionally hire more than the overall average percentage of gays, for example, for the purpose of “inclusion.” And not getting sued…

    I think the way it usually works is that, in real life, we have a circle of acquaintance of about 150, and two gays. A TV character will have a circle of acquaintance of about 15 — and two gays.

    The unwritten rule in TV now seems to be that every show must have at least one recurring gay character, and at least one mixed-race couple.

    Every. Single. Show.

    It’s truly bizarre.

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    • September 7, 2019, at 7:50 PM PDT
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