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Didn't see that GIF coming.
     
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Is the splice that obvious in the original? You could apparently get anything past me when I was 12.
     
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Hah.
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Is the splice that obvious in the original? You could apparently get anything past me when I was 12.
The GIF is missing the cutaway to others.

I remember being grossed out by that scene as a kid. Now it's hilarious.
     
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Pretty amazing that this ended up with a PG rating.

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Wasn't it before PG-13?
     
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It was, yes, but I've R rated movies with less gore and killing.

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Spielberg knew how to schmooze them.
     
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Jul 6, 2015, 05:21 PM
 
No shit. Even Poltergeist got a PG rating.

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I posit Spielberg hates children.

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I posit Spielberg hates children.

I'm not kidding.
Easy call. Everyone hates children.
     
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Especially god.
     
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and the lesser god
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What?
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
What?
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Jul 7, 2015, 11:37 AM
 
More like a vag pounding love story
     
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Jul 7, 2015, 11:52 AM
 
WHAT? The irony is I can hear the "D" in vag.
     
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Jul 7, 2015, 12:37 PM
 
Sex and nudity in cinema (and TV) is being ridiculed of late, some nonsense about female actresses being exploited (as if women don't have agency to make their own decisions about such things). It's like we're back in the 1950s again.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Sex and nudity in cinema (and TV) is being ridiculed of late, some nonsense about female actresses being exploited (as if women don't have agency to make their own decisions about such things). It's like we're back in the 1950s again.

They are being exploited. What's being ridiculed is not the decision to enter porn or the existence of porn, but the lack of regulation in the industry. It's worthy of discussion and refrain from snap judgment.
     
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Jul 7, 2015, 12:57 PM
 
Sexism in the industry bugs the living shit out of me, and it's something I go out of my way to combat, but how on earth could you regulate something like that?
     
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Jul 7, 2015, 01:03 PM
 
It's not really about sexism. Watch this video:

Rashida Jones On Being Sex-Positive But Still Challenging The Porn Industry

Very reasonable arguments made here, I think...
     
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Are we talking about the porn industry or the industry industry (Hollywood)?

With the industry, the problem is sexism. The whole thing is a boy's club.
     
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Shaddim was clearly referring to the TV and movie industry. This can be ascertained from reading his post as it says "cinema (and TV)."
     
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That's what I assumed.

I also assumed he was specifically talking about Rose McGowan.
     
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Jul 7, 2015, 01:33 PM
 
If you want good example in music videos, go to YouTube and watch Robin Thicke's unrated version of "Blurred Lines" Since a woman was the director does that exempt it from being sexist? The same thing for Jlo's "Booty" video? warning both are NSFW.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Are we talking about the porn industry or the industry industry (Hollywood)?

With the industry, the problem is sexism. The whole thing is a boy's club.
I should temper my horn tooting here by mentioning, as a behind-the-scenes person, how you look and whether I want to bang you is irrelevant, so it's easy for me to be egalitarian.

When it comes to what goes in front of the camera? I can't unsee the part where I know what side of the bread the butter's on.

Which make no mistake, means I suck.
     
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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
If you want good example in music videos, go to YouTube and watch Robin Thicke's unrated version of BLURRED LINES Since a woman was the director does that exempt it from being sexist? The same thing for Jlo's "Booty" video? warning both are NSFW.
What?
     
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It seems to me that if one is going to criticize the Blurred Lines video then at least be consistent and criticize Magic Mike XXL.

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And I'm pretty sure we can't really make a determination without putting the scenes in question on a loop.
     
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And I'm pretty sure we can't really make a determination without putting the scenes in question on a loop.
     
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Criticism originates in my pants!
     
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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
If you want good example in music videos, go to YouTube and watch Robin Thicke's unrated version of "Blurred Lines" Since a woman was the director does that exempt it from being sexist? The same thing for Jlo's "Booty" video? warning both are NSFW.
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What?
NSFW
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https://youtu.be/zwT6DZCQi9k
     
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They are being exploited. What's being ridiculed is not the decision to enter porn or the existence of porn, but the lack of regulation in the industry. It's worthy of discussion and refrain from snap judgment.
Nudity and sex portrayed in mainstream media isn't "porn". Sorry. Even then, women run the porn industry now anyway, so go talk to them about how they're exploiting themselves and each other.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Nudity and sex portrayed in mainstream isn't "porn". Sorry. Even then, women run the porn industry now anyway, so go talk to them about how they're exploiting themselves and each other.
What did you make of the Rashida Jones interview?
     
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What did you make of the Rashida Jones interview?
Yep. What about it?
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Jul 8, 2015, 08:03 AM
 
Sorry for the quick hijack, but yesterday I helped my mom transfer one of her vinyls to digital.







I think they got rid of a bunch of vinyls at some point and this is what's left.
     
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whoa, Seals and Croft. Summer breeze?
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I hope they shared a doobie while doing the transfer.
     
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that's some heavy shit right there.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I hope they shared a doobie while doing the transfer.
I immediately thought: $10 says there's a pot seed left in the crease of one of the double albums.
     
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I think they got rid of a bunch of vinyls at some point and this is what's left.
Taking them to a record shop or just tossing them?
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What did you make of the Rashida Jones interview?
That I have better things to do than watch a 12 minute video.

Summarize that shit.
     
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
Taking them to a record shop or just tossing them?
The pictured stack is their current collection, they pared down several years ago, I'm not sure where the rest went.
     
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I thought people only had 10 albums

Some of those look like they're from the 70s.

The pictured stack is their current collection, they pared down several years ago, I'm not sure where the rest went.
Uh huh.

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Less than 24 hours after Ms. Swift complained publicly that Apple was not planning to pay royalties during a three-month trial period of its new streaming music service, the company changed course, and confirmed that it will pay its full royalty rates for music during the free trial.
     
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When Taylor Swift speaks, even the most powerful company in the world listens.

Less than 24 hours after Ms. Swift complained publicly that Apple was not planning to pay royalties during a three-month trial period of its new streaming music service, the company changed course, and confirmed that it will pay its full royalty rates for music during the free trial.

“When I woke up this morning and read Taylor’s note, it really solidified that we need to make a change, ” Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, said in an interview late Sunday.

In a letter posted Sunday morning to her Tumblr page, called “To Apple, Love Taylor, ” Ms. Swift addressed a situation that had begun to send shock waves through the music industry: Apple, which has announced a subscription streaming service to compete with Spotify, Rhapsody and Deezer, was not going to pay royalties during the trial period.

Ms. Swift, who last year pulled her music from Spotify in another dispute over royalties, called Apple’s policy “shocking, disappointing and completely unlike this historically progressive company.”

Ms. Swift had framed her letter as an explanation for why she was withholding her latest album, “1989, ” from Apple’s new service. But she said that she was also speaking for other musicians who were afraid to speak up about the issue, and her comments found wide support in the music world. On Twitter, Elvis Costello called Ms. Swift’s note “a note from our future President.”

Apple’s new service, called Apple Music, is set to become available worldwide on June 30. Besides its longstanding iTunes download store, it will include a $10 streaming subscription plan, a free Internet radio station and a media platform that will let artists upload songs, videos and other content for fans. Unlike Spotify, which lets customers listen free or pay monthly fees to eliminate ads, Apple’s subscription feature will have no permanent free level.

Apple’s arrival in streaming music has been much anticipated by the music industry, but its plan not to pay royalties during its trial period drew complaints from independent music groups around the world, saying that the company’s terms were unfair.

But the criticism from Ms. Swift — perhaps the biggest star in pop today — was a damaging public-relations misstep for Apple on the eve of its big new product release.

Mr. Cue, the Apple executive in charge of iTunes and Apple’s new music service, said that he had spoken to Ms. Swift on Sunday. “I did let her know that we heard her concerns and made the change, ” he said.

Mr. Cue said the company’s original plan was to pay a slightly higher royalty rate — at least 71.5 percent of the money it collects from sales, as opposed to the industry standard of about 70 percent — in exchange for the free trial.

But many record executives, particularly at small labels where margins are thin, had described a frightening scenario in which income from important new albums that came out during the free period would not only lose out on crucial download income, but also get nothing from Apple’s new streaming feature.

Mr. Cue said that Apple will now pay royalties to both record companies and music publishers for the use of music during the trial period. He declined to specify how much money that might cost the company, which is the biggest retailer of music.

Ms. Swift has long been outspoken on economic issues for musicians. In a piece in The Wall Street Journal last year, she wrote: “Valuable things should be paid for. It’s my opinion that music should not be free.”
     
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Jul 9, 2015, 08:47 AM
 
Come on, "Mr. Cue"? You can't make this crap up.

I had to deal with months of horrid marketing exposure for her here in NYC - at every turn was an frickin ad for her. She's a greedy marketing whore, to put it politely. And her music sucks.

I feel better now, thank you.
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