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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

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#41 D Immortalis

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:50 PM

the quote about mental illness really hits home...i dont WANT to empathize with the Joker...buuuuuut...


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_+-=-+DAEMON IMMORTALIS+-=-+_

I see behind a thousand lies that you try to hide

I bleed inside: you left your knife but I'm still alive
I...love the way you kill me
I love the way you watch me die

Life or death a bullet to the chest
I'd do it again...
Just when I think I've cut you out
You come with open arms to drag me down


#42 LiamA

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:50 AM

Looking at that trailer that movie could be reworked a little so it doesn't have to be a 'Batman' movie.



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:53 AM

Got about half way through the trailer and lost interest.



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:43 PM

And then, right at the very end, some other guy turns out to be the Joker.

I would laugh so damned hard if it ends with him turning on a TV or something to see Jared Leto on a rampage with a news reporter going, "A man calling himself 'The Joker' is wreaking havoc across the city!"

 

Truly, the greatest joke of all.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 04:09 PM

I mean, I could see the whole thing being a story told to Dr. Quinzel to make him seem sympathetic. . .

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 04:37 PM

It could also be the story Arthur tells Doctor Quinzel, and the narrative is told in flashback format.

 

Heck, that could be Harley at the beginning - or that brief shot in a diner with Arthur and the laughing girl. (Nope, turns out looking at Wikipedia that's Zazie Beetz's character Sophie)

 

All I know is it has my interest, and I'm one of those folks who was adamant that the Joker should never have an actual backstory.



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 12:05 PM

Someone needs to do that mashup.


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 02:30 PM

 

Someone needs to do that mashup.

Baby Driver got your back

 



(Can someone please embed that so the joke lands)

 


Edited by Sabrblade, 06 April 2019 - 02:30 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:47 PM


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 04:57 PM

I'm still not sure about this movie, the trailer just makes me think Star Wars with its music, then I'm more on the side of, what is the point of this movie, do we need a movie origins story for the Joker, it kind of ruins the mystery surounding the character background.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 06:31 PM

I'm still not sure about this movie, the trailer just makes me think Star Wars with its music, then I'm more on the side of, what is the point of this movie, do we need a movie origins story for the Joker, it kind of ruins the mystery surounding the character background.

 

This is an isolated, one-shot film. This isn't a Joker origin story, this is a Joker story that happens to be an origin.

 

That final sequence with "Can you introduce me as Joker?" just gives off SERIOUS Dark Knight Returns Joker on late-night-TV sequence. Please let this film be good.

 

Who am I kidding? If this film is garbage, it isn't going to be due to Joaquin Phoenix's performance.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 06:36 PM

Er...may be a good watch? Lots of masked clowns feels weird for him just starting out, though. Trailer made me feel like he already has a whole clown gang.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:25 PM

From my reading of it, he's co-opting a pre-existing clown-based protest against a divisive political figure of some sort.
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:31 AM

i still don't need this.  

The actors in this all look good.  It looks well acted, I'm sure it's well written.  I still don't need a sympathetic Joker.  I don't need to feel sad for Joker.  I don't need to wallow in his miseries so I can understand why he's the way he is.  That's not what I've ever wanted from the Joker.  

 

It looks brilliant, but it remains unnecessary.  


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:08 PM

I feel like that this movie started life as something else and got co-opted into a Joker movie.



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:25 PM

Initial reviews are generally good.

Gamespot and IGN both gave it a 10.  Most Metacritic scores are above 70, with the lone outlier thus far being from TIME magazine.  The lowest scores seem to boil down to it "trying too hard"?  Like some critics are insulted a "comic book" might actually try to be a serious film?



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:45 PM

The lowest scores seem to boil down to it "trying too hard"?  Like some critics are insulted a "comic book" might actually try to be a serious film?

 

Like, did these people somehow miss The Dark Knight? Or Winter Soldier? Civil War? Or even Endgame?!

 

Comic book movies can be serious.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:50 PM

From my reading of it, he's co-opting a pre-existing clown-based protest against a divisive political figure of some sort.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:27 AM

Didn't the comics establish at one point that there were three different people operating as the Joker anyway?


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 08:19 AM

... someone's gonna get killed because of this hugging movie. 

 

 


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