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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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It is the year 2050. Why is "OK, Millennial" trending?


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:26 AM

By now y'all have probably heard about the trending meme "OK, Boomer" ascending from TikTok to the New Zealand Parliament. For those out of the loop, the meme mocks attitudes commonly associated with individuals of the Baby Boomer generation. Unsurprisingly for a social phenomenon, meme users have generically expanded targets beyond genuine Boomers, such as to Generation X parents. For their part, detractors decry "OK, Boomer" as ageist.

 

Now let's think further on, as this Reddit thread ponders. Ultimately, entropy is inevitable and each generation of humans becomes decrepit in its own way. While Generations Y/Z may be on the short end of the stick of life right now, what do you anticipate will become their clashes with the youth of tomorrow?

 

As a refresher, here are the loosely-agreed birth dates for generations in Western culture:

 

1883-1900 | Lost Generation

1901-1927 | Greatest Generation

1928-1945 | Silent Generation

1946-1964 | Baby Boomers

1965-1980 | Generation X - Latchkey Kids, MTV Generation, Baby Busters

1981-1996 | Generation Y - Millennials

1997-? | Generation Z - Digital Natives, iGeneration


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#2 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:36 AM

Bold of you to assume that Millennials want to live to see 2050.

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:52 AM

Bold of you to assume we'll even have a choice in the matter.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:11 AM

“Whither are the manly vigour and athletic appearance of our forefathers flown? Can these be their legitimate heirs? Surely, no; a race of effeminate, self-admiring, emaciated fribbles can never have descended in a direct line from the heroes of Potiers and Agincourt…”

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:34 AM

Probably in response to us telling stories of plentiful food and resources.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:10 PM

I'm too apathetic to make the requisite Bubblegum Crisis macro, but generation gaps happen, surprise


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 04:51 PM

We won't be able to guess. Think about how terminology evolved from 40 years ago to today. Whatever kids in 2050 will be calling Millenials, none of us would probably understand it.

I think the entire thing funny, because this happens with every generation. It goes both ways too, with older folks thinking the younger are useless.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:09 PM

https://www.penny-ar...y-in-the-future

 

I think of this for the future problems.

 

Of course that is assuming that we don't destroy the planet or ourselves.


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:45 PM

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:13 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:33 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

Their general apathy towards everything is just getting reciprocated back.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:04 PM

With older folks thinking the younger are useless.


I know the ones i work with are pretty useless
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:58 AM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 

And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 09:07 AM

"Every time I talk to an old person about a home they are like, ' My house is worth two million dollars, and I bought it for 11 raspberries.'."


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:01 AM

 

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 

And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.

 

Better end...we get to stay home (in the house we paid for), watching Ranma, Exosquad, G1, Robotech, and GI Joe with our kids (which we had), teaching them to play Battletech, driving to work to pay for the kids having an existential crisis and the nurse for our aging Boomer parents, all to get ready to drive over and feed them and wipe their **** from their TV remote (seriously, how does that happen).  You wonder why we don't engage in the culture war, or boycott salt water, or eat flackseed and gravel...we don't have time.

 

Great...now everyone is going to say, "Ok, Xer", but I can't hear you, I am watching Bubblegum Crisis with my son to get my smiles where I can.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:30 PM

Here is the stand up comedian I quoted:

 

 

 

Has some language.


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:09 PM

"Ok Boomer" is just "cool story bro" with the subject becoming more generalized.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:29 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 
And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.
Ah yes. Free from the drama about wondering what sort of world our children and grandchildren are going to inherit.


...wait.
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:21 PM

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:51 PM

Latter half of the sentence aside, it's gotta be said that no one gets left out of the inter-generational drama. It's not as if no one has ever used the term "gen X-er" derisively. And I'm a millennial who already doesn't understand gen Z or whatever they're called.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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